May 5, 2014

on journaling / loo / documenting the dog days wk. 1

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if the story is in you, it has to come out. 
// william faulkner // 
I lived by I lived on Grooveshark photo unnamed_zps39dc6fc7.jpgthis is loo - petite and a bit exotic just like the lovely actress {louise [loo] brealey} she's named after was a gift from my world traveling cousin who purchased this lil' notebook on her trip to korea. loo is a bit different than the rest of her precedents as she is the smallest notebook i have ever owned, and contains completely blank pages {and a completely blank kraft cover}. she may be small but between her hard cover, there's loads of dreams, observations, and aspirations tucked within her pages. 
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journaling prompt:: what is your summer manifesto? what are your aspirations, your plans, your reading lists, soundtracks? 
"I like beginnings because they are so full of promise. The first page of a book, the first day of a job, the first time you buy flowers for yourself, your first date...I like beginnings because I know there's always more to come." Shymera Perera 
whether you follow me on instagram or not, you may noted that i just might have a slight thing - more like obsession *cough, cough* - for journals. if there are only three things i post here in my garden walk it's either about flowers, prose, or my journals {add "food" to that list and voila! you have my instagram feed in a nutshell}. :)

by tradition, i am starting a new 'summer journal,' and thanks to your interest, i want to share with you as i document these deliciously long weeks of summertime by posting daily entries, prompts, tips, inspiration, and quotes every week or so. i'm so excited to see where this goes! my hope is that you will be inspired and will feel free to post your own journaling creativeness on your blog or instagram feed {<< be sure to use the long hashtag #documentingthedogdays}. i'd love to see. 

take a peek inside // here & here


  1. I stumbled upon your lovely blog not to long ago and I just wanted to say that it is so pretty and I love your photography!

  2. Ahh. What a lovely idea! I'll be following along. :)

  3. Knew you'd put it to good and beautiful use, cousin. <3

  4. Your journals. I can't even put into words how much I love all of them, and I can't wait to see this one journey through the summertime.

  5. I love your blog and your photography! It's absolutely wonderful.
    I take it from some of the photos that you have a typewriter. Am I correct? If so, do you have any advice when buying/looking for a typewriter?
    I have been extremely interested in purchasing a typewriter for quite a while, but I just don't know where to start. I would appreciate your advice greatly :)

    Beautiful post, as always <3

  6. oh grace, i love this so much. and i can't get over your creative-ness.
    i'm so looking forward to see the rest of your pages throughout summer. <3

  7. WOW your journal.
    so gorgeous (totally loving the doctor who quote & her name - loo <3)
    seriously beautiful & definitely inspiring.

  8. Your journals are so beautiful. I can't wait to see more!!

  9. your journals are so beautiful, amazing and inspiring! thanks for sharing all your lovely pictures of them!

    Love ~*Chantelle*~

  10. I know I am a bit late in commenting, but I just wanted to say that your journals are lovely and I gain great inspiration from them. Thank you for sharing!