How to Use Your Agenda! // My Personal Weekly + Monthly Layout

I confess. I have an obsession with paper. And pens. And probably washi tape. Oh, and fun little paper clips. It only makes sense that I have always used a paper planner. I've tried Google Calendar. I'll use it every now and then for reminders but a paper planner has very rarely let me down. I can lay it out, skim the months' and weeks' plans, write random notes that are somehow easier for me to find than typing it into a search bar and make it pretty / practice handlettering or doodles!! 

It just works for me. And it always has.

I've used my fair share of planners. A few years ago, I decided to design my own. Something that would work for me. I took concepts that I liked from planners I used since high school; brainstormed; designed it on paper; added tons of details that I needed on a monthly, weekly and daily basis; and finally built my perfect planner - which has actually ended up being the perfect planner for so many others! 

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Handletter Huntsville // A Daily Handlettering Challenge

I started following the @encouragehuntsville's daily handlettering challenge a couple of weeks ago and I'm LOVING it. The challenge has been super fun and I've loved getting to see other creatives in Huntsville put their skills to the test. Watch and follow the progress of the Jitney handlettering process on our Instagram account here

The Earth Laughs in Flowers // Handlettering via Jitney's Journeys
Look Up & Reach High // Handlettering via Jitney's Journeys
Hey, it's okay // Handlettering via Jitney's Journeys
Today was a fairytale // Handlettering via Jitney's Journeys
The Best Time is Now // Handlettering via Jitney's Journeys
Bloom Where You are Planted // Handlettering via Jitney's Journeys
Oh Darling, Let's Be Adventurers // Handlettering via Jitney's Journeys
Here Comes the Sun Handlettering & Handpainted Watercolor /Gouache via Jitney's Journeys

Jitney's Journeys : Jeremiah 17:7-8 Custom Barnwood Piece

My friend Judy was at it again with another brilliant idea. (I should really make a "tag" for her so you can see all of the artwork we've collaborated on.) Her husband's birthday was coming up and she wanted to give him a custom piece featuring Jeremiah 17:7-8 with a tree of some sort and maybe a river running across it somehow. I'm not sure if this is what she had in mind originally but I ended up creating the artwork on barnwood with a typography mixture of my handlettering with a clean, sans serif font. I fell in LOVE with it and I'm hoping they did too! 

As always, I'm deeply encouraged by the scripture I have the blessing of working with. There is beautiful hope and pure Truth in these verses. Oh, I just love it.

Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord,
whose trust is the Lord.
He is like a tree planted by water,
that sends out its roots by the stream,
and does not fear when heat comes,
for its leaves remain green,
and is not anxious in the year of drought,
for it does not cease to bear fruit.
— Jeremiah 17:7-8

Find this and other custom artwork from Jitney's Journeys here. If you would like to order a custom piece of artwork or something similar to this, contact us here

Jitney's Journeys : Original Handlettering for Wedding Envelopes

Remember those lovely burlap centerpieces I made for Ashley, one of our Etsy clients? Well, after she received the package, she sent me an email kindly asking if I would be interested in addressing the envelopes for the Aguiar wedding. 

You better believe I responded with a resounding "YES!" From what she's told me, she and her fiancee love the outdoors and their decor will feature beautiful autumn elements (I don't want to ruin the decor surprises for her guests!). The wedding will be held at a charming, rustic lodge in a local state park (one of their favorite hangouts). With all of the inspiration she gave me, it was easy to come up with a quite a few options for address formats. After much deliberation, this was the design she decided on...