The Diaries of Miss Anne Lister

Anne Lister (1791-1840) was a wealthy heiress who inherited Shibden Hall in West Yorkshire from her uncle in 1826. Shibden Hall had been in the family since 1420. Throughout her life, she kept diaries in which she chronicled the details of her everyday life, including her financial concerns, her industrial activities, her work improving Shibden […]

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The Peppermint Pig

Smashing a Peppermint Pig is an American Christmas tradition that goes back to the early 1880s. At that time the pig was a symbol of prosperity.  Sharing the pieces of the pig was supposed to bring good luck and health. Saratoga Sweets, based in Clifton Park, NY, makes the Peppermint Pig using molds from the […]

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Time management Monday: Why use a paper planner? Part 2: Creativity and Memory

Welcome to Part 2 of our Why Use A Paper Planner? series. In Part 1 we talked about some of the reasons why people use paper planners, especially the freedom to express your personality. In this post we’ll talk about how people use planners to express their creativity, and preserve memories. Back in the day […]

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Writing Wednesday: Gini’s Journal 21 for her Page Per Day Challenge

Many thanks to Gini for sharing with us how she has been using her Journal 21 planner that she won in December’s giveaway for her Page Per Day Challenge this year! This year I am using a Journal 21 planner from Quo Vadis for the Page a Day challenge (with thanks to Quo Vadis for […]

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Comic Journaling in a Scholar

Sandra Steen Bartholomew is an author, illustrator, cartoonist, mixed media artist and a Certified Zentangle Teacher.  She is currently in school to get her Masters in Applied Cartooning. Earlier this summer, Sandy got in touch with me about possible Quo Vadis planner formats to draw daily cartoons!  She heard from a mutual friend – Sandra […]

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