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Lollipop Box Club Review & Competition

Today I am excited to be sharing with you this month’s Lollipop Box Club kit and a competition for one of you lucky folks to win a box. I think the first thing to say about the Lollipop Box Club is that it isn’t simply a stationery subscription box, it is a fair bit more than that, it really is a club. Along with the kit, there is a blog, a YouTube channel and a Facebook community group. Each month there is a theme to the kit and with each theme there’s a meaning behind the kit to help inspire Read more >


Pen Pal Sign Up July 2018

It is pen pal sign up time!!! I get so, so many requests to run these, so I just know that this one is going to be popular! This is a chance to get yourself a pen pal or two. Of all of the Bring Back Paper activities that I run, I admit that this is by far the most time-consuming and tricky to organise, the last one took me several days, but I just love it! I know how much it means to so many people when they get that pen pal and start up new friendships. So do Read more >


Birthday Additions To My TBR Pile

Of course we all know that I needed more books. It was pretty much a given that I was going to buy a huge stack of them on my birthday, wasn’t it? A book-buying binge is pretty much synonymous with my birthday! You may be aware that I already have a significant To Be Read pile. I’m not sure of the exact number of books that I own and have yet to read, and I do my best to avoid checking and counting them, but I’d guess it’s in the region of around 40 books. Ish. Give or take a Read more >


Stationery Swap June 2018

Woohoo, it’s time for a stationery swap! This is a chance for you to spread some happiness with happy mail as you can enjoy putting together a parcel full of pretty papery goodies for your swap partner and then you get to unwrap their offerings as a treat for yourself. It is all round stationery happiness! It is fun and simple activity to get involved with. All you need to do is pop a package of stationery bits and bobs together and send them out into the world to your swap partner so that they have received them by the Read more >


Bullet Journal Prompts for Bookworms

Today I am sharing a few ideas that connect two of my favourite papery things, bullet journals and books! I have been thinking up a few bullet journal prompts for bookworms. I love putting together new bullet journal collections, some that are entirely practical and useful, others that are simply fun to do. These are a bit of a mix between the two. If you aren’t a big reader, then they aren’t likely to be remotely useful, but to those of us who often have our noses in a book, or spend far too much time browsing book shops, there Read more >


Send Some Snail Mail This Month! #BringBackPaper

This month, I’d love to encourage more people to send out some snail mail, by running a little #BringBackPaper challenge. It’s such a simple thing to do, and I absolutely believe that it cheers up the recipient and is a fun thing for the sender to do. I know, I know, I do go on about this, but just try it and you’ll see why. OK, so you’ve read this far and you’re thinking, ‘yes, this would be a nice thing to do….but who do I write to?’ Good question. Fortunately, it’s one that I can help with! – send Read more >


Having Pen Pals – It’s A Selfish Thing

I talk quite a lot here about my love of snail mail, having pen pals, spreading the happy mail joy and so on. And it absolutely is about brightening someone’s day with lovely post. But, it’s also a selfish thing. No question about it. Having pen pals gives me an excuse to buy loads of stationery. An actual legitimate reason! My first thought, and it’s totally selfish! Now, you can pen pal with the most basic of stationery as it’s all about the thought and your lovely messages, but I do love the additional fun of building up a rather Read more >


Bring Back Paper Book Swap April 2018

I am thinking that it must be about time for another book swap, I haven’t run one yet this year so I must remedy that! I do love a good old book swap. I like deliberating over which book to send as much I like to receive the surprise book in the post! The idea behind the book swap is very simple and easy for anyone to take part in. It’s open to all, as long as you’re aged over 18. The idea is to send a pre-loved fiction book out into the world for someone else to enjoy, and Read more >


Do You Read Or Are You A Reader?

Do you read or are you a reader? I think there’s a difference, you see. My Husband reads, whereas I am a reader. I am a reader. I have to have a book on the go at all times. I often have the book near me. I love walking into a bookshop and can rarely pass one without going in for a little browse. I am familiar with a huge amount of authors, and will often have a good idea of the newest titles, the book that everyone is talking about. If I have a birthday coming up, I am Read more >


A One-Off Happy Mail Sign Up

I’m quite excited about this month’s Bring Back Paper activity, as it’s something I haven’t run for a while, but I remember it being very popular the last time that I did it. As regular readers will know, I am all about snail mail. I love penning handwritten letters and I think there’s something quite special about receiving a little happy mail. And then there’s the fact that it’s a great excuse to accumulate lots of pretty stationery! Whilst so many of us love to get happy mail, some pretty snail mail in amongst junk mail and bills, I realise Read more >


The Bring Back Paper Gift Box – I Need Your Help!

I have had an idea for a while now to offer a Bring Back Paper Gift Box. It does sound like a box I’d be very happy to receive, and I know from some of your comments that I am not alone. So I have started to outline a few plans for this, and whilst it is in the early stages I would like to take the opportunity to do a little market research with you before I get any further. The Bring Back Paper box would be an indulgent box for paper lovers, a package of delights to enjoy Read more >


10 Inspiring Instagram Accounts for Snail Mailers

10 Inspiring Instagram Accounts for Snail Mailers

Oh, how I love Instagram, it’s just so pretty there! I also love to send lots of snail mail and inspire others to do the same. Which is why today I’m combining these two loves and sharing with you 10 inspiring Instagram accounts for snail mailers. Teaforcamellia A post shared by @teaforcamellia on Nov 28, 2017 at 11:39pm PST Edelweiss_post A post shared by Patrick Dea (@edelweiss_post) on Jan 18, 2018 at 7:16am PST Thepapermistress A post shared by Ksenia | Paper Mistress Store (@thepapermistress) on Jan 12, 2018 at 10:02pm PST Italic.I11ustrator A post shared by italic.Illustrator (@italic.i11ustrator) on Read more >


Stationery Swap February 2018

Firstly, I just want to say how much I loved running last month’s Bring Back Paper activity, a pen pal sign up. We had more people than we’ve ever had get involved and it was so lovely getting emails from so many people keen to send snail mail. I do hope that everyone that joined in gets their letters out there this month, and don’t worry if you missed out, I will run another one soon. In the meantime, we have a fun stationery swap to get involved in! This is a chance for you to spread some happiness with Read more >


The Stationery That I Couldn’t Be Without!

OK, OK, obviously I want all of my stationery and so much more, but I have made myself think really hard about this. Really hard. So today I am sharing with you the stationery that I couldn’t be without, those items that I either use the most or the ones that simply make me the happiest. My Bullet Journal Where would I be without my bullet journal? What did I do without it?! This is always out and open in the kitchen, ready to keep me on track for the day and it’s a great place to capture memories along Read more >


Free Pen Pal Resources

Today I wanted to share something of a go-to post for all of your snail mail needs, a free pen pal resources list for you. It includes plenty of printables, from writing paper to pen pal trackers, along with a stack of ideas for snail mail that you can send. I hope that it helps and inspires you… Writing Paper Of course, you can use any paper you want, but if you’re looking to pretty your letters up, here are a few websites where you can download a variety of paper designs from: Printable border stationery Fun printable paper Cute Read more >


Getting Back To YouTube

I have been very quiet on my YouTube channel over the past few months, very quiet. In fact, my last upload was last summer! I think it was a case of having the kids at home during the summer, and I try not to work when they’re off school, and then settling into my new routine from September. The full time studying has taken some adjustment period, so I have prioritised that and then the blog in the time I’ve had available. But I have found I’ve missed sharing the odd video here and there, so I’m determined to get Read more >