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30 December 2005 @ 02:55 pm
journals & such  
At lunchtime today, I went and brought the new journal I'd been craving, one I decided was perfect for the embodiment paper journal project. In case you haven't joined yet, it's a community dedicated to keeping a paper journal for a whole year, writing in it every day, even if it's just a line or two. I think it's a fabulous idea; I have so many half-finished journals that I always had the best intentions of maintaining, perhaps what I need is a project like this that I will want to keep up with in 2006. I'd been looking at this journal in the bookstore from before Christmas, but couldn't justify buying it, but it's ideal for this project.

the journal

inside the journal

The pages are light purple and say across the bottom, To have a good friend is one of the greatest delights in life. I'm very excited to start this project. Not to mention that after 20% discount for the bookstore sale plus other gift vouchers and credit notes, my journal cost me a whole $1.32. Now that's guilt-free spending ;)

And, on a completely different note, just one Christmas photo that I thought I would share, I think many of you will completely understand my joy at receiving this...

lush goodies!

One of my Christmas presents from Noel. Okay, so I chose everything out and then used his credit card to pay for it online, but I had it delivered to his work so I didn't see the box until Christmas morning. Everything was wrapped so beautifully, and it smells luscious ♥

?starlakitty on December 30th, 2005 05:07 am (UTC)
ooh! that new paper journal is lovely!!!
and that community sounds amazing. i think i ought to join.
also, yay for lush products!!!
flyingsouthflyingsouth on December 30th, 2005 05:51 am (UTC)
The journal is great! I love that MILK stuff, such nice photos :)

Also I'm jealous of your Lush stuff, I have never got anything from them but the smell is so good when you walk past the store...!
◕ ◡ ◕chasethestars on December 30th, 2005 06:13 am (UTC)
it's gorgeous, and very inspiring
signora oriente: ♪ ; pink & redplathsrevenge on December 30th, 2005 07:11 am (UTC)
oh, lovely! i just bought a new moleskine, as there are only twenty or so pages left in my current. and i am so happy about your lush gifts! is that a sex bomb i see there? and a butterball it seems? those are both wonderful.
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on January 2nd, 2006 11:05 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you joined it, I was thinking of you because I know you are a paper journal girl too :)
And yes, I did get a sex bomb ball! :D I didn't get a butterball though, I can't remember which one that is in there though... hmm.
japanese dollsmashedcupcakes on December 30th, 2005 07:25 am (UTC)
i love cheap, yet cute things.
& what an awesome idea for a communuity. i think i might want to get involved in that too.
the anne witchdeaddoloreshaze on December 30th, 2005 09:06 am (UTC)
what a lovely journal! i think i'm going to join that community - i would like to start writing in my paper journal every day instead of once every few weeks.

congrats on your lovely bath stuff :)

thanks for adding me. i have added you back! i know who you are from reading your comments in ohcarnival's lj.

my name is anna. :) and now i must go to bed (stupid five am)
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on January 2nd, 2006 10:53 pm (UTC)
thankyou for adding me back dear! i just had to tell you, I was reading The Bell Jar last night, and it made me think of you, as I know you are a Plath fan :) I'm looking forward to getting to know you better dear :)
Aileanaaileana on December 30th, 2005 10:42 am (UTC)
Oh my, I am so jealous you have all that Lush stuff. I think I'd spend ALL of my wages in that place if I could. Well, maybe half in bpal too :)

The journal looks beautiful, by the way. I'm really looking forward to this project :)
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on January 2nd, 2006 10:56 pm (UTC)
oh i am dying to buy some perfume oils from bpal, but i'm resisting so far, sigh.
i'm so glad you joined the project too :)
Annekafleece_ice on December 30th, 2005 07:45 pm (UTC)
That's a lot from Lush!! You lucky girl, I love Lush so much... Mind if I add you?
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on January 2nd, 2006 10:59 pm (UTC)
of course not! i will add you back :)
tschembalo: miumiuyes_please on December 30th, 2005 10:51 pm (UTC)
SWOON. love lush!!
seaside space oddity: it made your mind active & dreamyseasidestarlet on December 31st, 2005 03:57 am (UTC)
I adore Lush ! ! ! Did you buy one of their faery bath bombs? Those are my favourite. & your journal's wonderful too!
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on January 2nd, 2006 11:01 pm (UTC)
thankyou honey! I didn't get one of the faery bath bombs, but I have one that a friend sent me awhile back still to use :) There were somany wonderful things, it was so hard to choose between them all!
Candie?sexinasweater on December 31st, 2005 04:35 am (UTC)
that community looked so interesting i just had to join it.. although it's been flooding my friends page at an alarming rate
Elysiastarellis on December 31st, 2005 08:22 am (UTC)
Yay for LUSH goodies! Your new journal is beautiful. It is not a must to post scans of my journal if I join the Embodiment Project, is it? ♥
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on January 2nd, 2006 11:03 pm (UTC)
oh no darling, of course not! The main thing is about keeping a journal for yourself, the posting on the community etc is just an extra if you want to :)
I'm so glad you joined! :)
snowflakesugar on December 31st, 2005 10:54 am (UTC)
the journal is very cute. it's been aaaages since i last pampered myself with some lush goodies!! i must go and get some nice soap.
jessicasea__secret on December 31st, 2005 04:32 pm (UTC)
i just joined embodiment, but i don't know if i really count, because my paper journal is already going. but since one of my resolutions is to write in it every day, i think i can still join...
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on January 2nd, 2006 11:03 pm (UTC)
I would think so too :) I'm so glad you joined too! :)
And welcome back <3<3
jessicasea__secret on January 3rd, 2006 01:46 am (UTC)
thanks! :)
idapeedapants on December 31st, 2005 06:01 pm (UTC)
hey, i saw ur entry thru adelaideans' friends page and i thought, thats a great idea, the paper journal thingy. so many thanks to u, i've joined in too. cheers!
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on January 2nd, 2006 11:04 pm (UTC)
oh I'm so glad! :)