Unboxing – Stories That Create Music Box

Today I received my book box from Celebrate Books, a Dutch book subscription service that offered an English book box for March. The theme of this box was ‘Stories that create music’. About this box they said;

“Raise up your alternating voices! This box is all about love, grief and a story that sings directly to your heart. This solid contemporary book will make you fall in love with endearing and diverse characters. You are going to need those tissues.”

 

Stories That Create Music Box

Curious to find out what was inside this box?

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5 Things We Can Learn from Alice in Wonderland

Ever since the first time a saw the classic Disney animated movie, I was in love with Alice in Wonderland. It’s a wonderful story about a little girl named Alice who chases a white rabbit down a hole. She enters a magical world where she discovers the strength and potential of her imagination.

Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland is a beloved classic tale and there is lots to learn from its underlying messages.

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How I use my Travelers Notebook as a stamp album

I’ve had my olive green pocket-size Travelers Notebook for a while now, but I didn’t really know what I was going to use it for. I have one grid and one blanc insert. Today I am working on my blanc insert. I decided to make it a small notebook to store my postage stamps.

Travelers Journal Stamp Album

I actually love how my cover turned out, if I may say so myself..
To create an air mail theme, I used washi tape, some stickers and a couple of vintage postage stamps to decorate the cover of my blanc insert.

 

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Unboxing – Chocolate and Book Box

A couple of weeks ago, I was looking for book subscription boxes. One of the boxes that caught my eye was the Chocolate and Book box.

Today I received my box. It is my first ever subscription box, so I didn’t really know what to expect. I was very happy when I opened the box and I think I will need to order next month’s box too.

“Books and chocolate make life bearable…”

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5 Reasons to Keep a Journal

For as long as I can remember I love journals, pens, drawing and writing. I have a box full of old diaries, holiday scrapbooks and other notebooks from the past years. Still I journal almost every day.

I keep a Bullet Journal for my daily appointments, tasks and lists.

I have a Junk Journal for memory keeping.

And I have a journal in which I write for half an hour (almost) every day. I write about what happened, how I feel, what my wishes are, what my fears are.. This is a personal notebook in which I write everything that I can possibly think about.

This morning I was reflecting about why I enjoy journaling. Here are five reasons why I love to write.

My journals.
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Book Review – Creative Flow

Two days ago I walked into a bookshop and I stumbled upon a book between a few large stacks. The book has cheerful illustrations on the cover and I was drawn to it immediately.

The book is called ‘Creative Flow – A year in my mindful life’ and it is sort of a creative diary. It is written by Jocelyn de Kwant, a mindfulness journalist, and the illustrations are by Sanny van Loon. ‘Creative Flow’ is a workbook with 365 practical exercises that revolve around mindfulness. There are many drawing tasks, but also writing assignments and breathing exercises.

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