How to plan a planner

How to plan a planner

Lizz DiCesare, MB patron and pal, has never found a planner that suits her style. So, she did what any self-respecting book fiend would do - she designed her own.

Alistair gets lost in the archives: How seasonal pocketbooks came to be

Alistair gets lost in the archives: How seasonal pocketbooks came to be

Alistair has a love for hunting through archives of all kinds. And he's not looking for anything specific, he's link-hopping between everything from classic public domain illustrations to an 1837 copy of British Manly Exercises Containing Rowing, Sailing, Riding & Driving, (why the hell did anyone ever feel the need to archive that?).

Eat your heart out, Jamie Oliver. We've got our own cookbook.

Eat your heart out, Jamie Oliver. We've got our own cookbook.

Just kidding, we really do love Jamie Oliver (but our cookbooks are also great).

Ready, set, write!

Ready, set, write!

Ready to write some letters and be remembered forever for your witty correspondence? Hold on sailor, not so fast. First we have to make those letters legible. 

Chicken scratch

Chicken scratch

Don’t sweat it when it comes to perfect penmanship posture, improper pen holding will not result in lashes from your teacher because it’s not 1908 anymore.

Back to second grade

Back to second grade

My handwriting sucks. So much so, that I don’t even write the addresses on the packages we send out. The solution? Back to 2nd grade, where you practice cursive on a template (for real, we made you a template).

Measure twice, cut once

Measure twice, cut once

"Measure twice, cut once" is a lovely phrase. But sometimes, when you're rushed or pressured or a little cocky or just eager as heck, you only measure once.