Happy Monday, friends! I am so excited to finally announce the official arrival of the first issue of a brand new project I dreamt up many moons ago -- Gina's Journal. Every month, I will be releasing a new issue full of vintage ephemera, cozy illustrations, homemade recipes, crafts, quotes -- all of the unique … Continue reading Gina’s Journal – It’s Here!
In the early morning hours of December 26 while Princess (my sweet Ragdoll kitty) and I sat in the reflection of the Christmas tree lights and watched the rising sun cast pink and blue hues across the sky, I started to think about the 12 Days of Christmas. The previous 25 days were packed with … Continue reading What the 12 Days of Christmas Mean to Me
In this season of my life, I sometimes sit and think about paths I should have taken or missed opportunities. I always end up chalking all of my perceived mistakes up to inexperience. I sometimes try really hard to think about my mindset during certain periods of my life to identify my motivation for doing … Continue reading My New Autumn Journal
I always find myself trying new organization techniques in January. There's something innately refreshing about the month, full of both purges and resets. For the past few months, I have desperately needed a creative planner, nothing elaborate or fancy, but something to quickly jot down ideas and schedule creative projects. I tend to get overwhelmed … Continue reading Free Vintage-Inspired 2022 Calendar Printable
Last year, I discovered a beautiful craft perfect for cold weathered days -- ice ornaments. After I made my first batch, my mom and I spent many an hour gushing over them. This is no exaggeration. Combining the best of what winter has to offer, these ornaments are simply breathtaking. If you have the opportunity … Continue reading Ice Ornament Recipe
As my journaling practice evolves, inevitably so do my junk journals. If you follow me on YouTube or Instagram, it's no big shock to hear me say within this last year, I have found myself completely aligned with the seasons. The rhythm of nature and the turning of the seasons has become the drum to … Continue reading Wintering — A New Junk Journal Kit
In my latest YouTube video, I took some time to look over my journals from the last year. 2021 without a doubt, has been my most productive journaling year to date. I don't think I have ever utilized a journal every month or every two months consecutively in a year. It really feels like quite … Continue reading Happy New Year!
There’s a little less than 2 weeks before Christmas and I recently found a few fun (and vintage of course!) holiday-themed audio books to help capture the feelings of the season. If you are searching for a book chock full of traditional winter cheer, here are a few suggestions to put you perfectly in the … Continue reading Capture the Feelings of the Season
Two years ago, I'd laugh if you told me December would become a favorite month of mine. December? The month that signaled the start of what seemed like an endless string of long, dark, and chilly days? No way! The first of December usually marked the point I would begin counting out on my fingers … Continue reading Celebrating the Beauty of December
It’s been a while since I’ve given this blog a proper update, so I thought I would carve some time out this Thanksgiving holiday and start anew. You’ve probably noticed that Free Vintage Fridays have stopped rather abruptly. I always meant to use this space as a blog, in its truest sense. And as with … Continue reading Hello, There