I’ve always enjoyed fountain pens. I think they’re so romantic. I remember my grandmother having a large antique secretary desk in her living room. Aside from her stationery, it also contained a glass inkwell, ink, and a dip pen. She had the most beautiful handwriting. Fountain pens have come and gone from my life over […]
We spent yesterday just wandering and exploring downtown Geneva, IL. Geneva is a suburb about an hour outside Chicago and Sundays they host an absolutely charming French Market. Amongst all the eye-catching beauty of the town, these homes stood out as truly swoon-worthy. Who doesn’t love a crisp white clapboard house with dark shutters and bright […]
Hi guys! I’ve been wondering what’s next for this blog. I enjoy so many things and wonder if there’s enough commonality to just tie them all up in one place, or do they need to be in separate sites? I had a fun chat with a very sweet friend last weekend who recommended that I […]
I’ve moved! This tutorial “DIY: How to make a Midori style Traveler’s Notebook for under $5!” and other fun stuff is now at: http://alanawpiper.com/2015/04/05/diy-how-to-make-a-midori-style-travelers-notebook-for-under-5/
I saw this fabulous diy over on Buzzfeed today and couldn’t wait to give it a try.
The organization obsession continues! Last night I was clicking around and one of the gals in my planner and organization group shared this video on how to make your own folder inserts. Oh my gosh. It’s a craft, a paper craft, and an organizational thing! IT’S ALL THE THINGS!
I’ve moved! This printable “Free printable: Filofax / DayTimer / Planner page for daily tasks” and other fun stuff is now at: http://alanawpiper.com/2015/01/08/free-printable-filofax-daytimer-planner-page-daily-tasks/
A couple of weeks ago my friend Nicole (the fabulous lady in chief at Making It Lovely) and I went shopping. I’ve been really in love with those little wool pom-pom garlands, but while one may not be very expensive, to have enough for a 7 foot tree would really add up. So while we […]
A few weeks back I went for my first round of trying on glasses from Warby Parker. The glasses themselves were cute, but I don’t think I’ve picked good options for my face. So let’s just chalk that last one up to a learning experience.
I had such an epiphany the other day. I thought I was being completely brilliant. Why not pack all of the extra cluttery home decor stuff and then use it as your own little shop so you can cycle things in and out of your home to freshen things up? Well I’m such a freaking […]