Journaling for the self-employed

Journaling for the self-employed

by Andy Youings May 19, 2017

If you're self-employed professional, you will appreciate the amount of planning and organisation that comes with working for yourself. We’re here to help with our Top 4 tips to help you stay organised and build a strong business.
House & Garden Festival 2 for 1 offer

House & Garden Festival 2 for 1 offer

by Andy Youings May 15, 2017

We’re really excited to invite you to join us at brand new summer event - House & Garden Festival, 21-24 June at Olympia London. We'll be there with the complete Say Nice Things collection for you to see and purchase. The show will also be the first public outing for some new products due in the next few weeks...we can't wait to share them with you.
Writing for emotional intelligence

Writing for emotional intelligence

by Andy Youings May 12, 2017

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, a national campaign to help remove the stigma attached to mental illness. With homage to the campaign, we have dedicated this week’s blog post to the topic of emotional intelligence and how writing techniques can be used as part of a self-help approach.

Still mad about stationery

Still mad about stationery

by Andy Youings May 05, 2017

We loved National Stationery Week 2017 but unfortunately, like all good things, it had to end. In this week’s blog, we look at the best bits from the seven days of stationery and look forward to the other reasons to get passionate about paper during May. 
What might your handwriting say about you?

What might your handwriting say about you?

by Andy Youings April 27, 2017

As National Stationery Week draws to a close, we thought #FountainPenFriday was a great opportunity to delve into the curious world of graphology; the study of our handwriting and what it might say about us. Time to get our research hats on!
A Thank You goes a long way

A Thank You goes a long way

by Andy Youings April 27, 2017

With National Stationery Week in full swing and today being #ThankYouThursday, now is the perfect time to reflect upon all the things we are thankful for. And whilst it’s always nice to express thanks in person, writing down all the things we are grateful for comes with many benefits, and where better to take note than in your journal or notebook.

How to draw a dog with a story

How to draw a dog with a story

by Andy Youings April 25, 2017

It's National Stationery Week so we're celebrating Tuesday's #GetCrafty theme with this cute film that teaches your kids how to draw a dog. #NatStatWeek #7DaysofStationery
Seven Days of Stationery

Seven Days of Stationery

by Andy Youings April 21, 2017

If you are a stationery fanatic then we’re sure you are aware that National Stationery Week is just around the corner and the perfect excuse to celebrate just about everything to do with paper, your pen pot or pencil case. So, whether you’re nerdy for notebooks, jolly about journals or have a penchant for pencils, this is the week for you.
Habit track goals into reality

Habit track goals into reality

by Andy Youings April 15, 2017

At this time of year many of our News Year’s resolutions can start to become a distant memory. And when the warmer weather arrives along with the promise of al fresco dining, the last thing on our minds is eating healthy or going to the gym. That’s why it’s a great idea to use your Say Nice Things journal to track your habits all year so that you don’t lose focus of your goals.

Easter arts and crafts

Easter arts and crafts

by Andy Youings April 07, 2017

Although we love the excuse to enjoy some extra chocolate treats at this time of year, at Say Nice Things we’re all about being creative (and organised, of course). So, here’s our pick of some simple but egg-cellent Easter art and craft ideas for a little fun for everyone at home this half term. Let’s get cracking!
Your creative cooking journey

Your creative cooking journey

by Andy Youings March 31, 2017

Being organised with meal plans, recipes and culinary inspiration can really help you to get creative in the kitchen. So, if you’re a real foodie, read on as we serve up some great ideas on how you can use your journal to create the perfect place for everything food related. 
Planning home improvements

Planning home improvements

by Andy Youings March 24, 2017

There’s something about the arrival of spring that makes our thoughts turn to improving our lives with some home improvements. So, whether it’s decorating the kid’s bedrooms, giving your garden a makeover or building an extension we share some simple ideas on using your journal to collect your thoughts and piece together your next home improvement plan.

A day to remember

A day to remember

by Andy Youings March 14, 2017

Planning your wedding, the most perfect day of your life, is a big deal. But as with any big event there is a lot of planning…and we mean a lot! Here’s just a few handy tips on how your journal can help to take the strain and keep you organised and stress-free for the Big Day.
Adding the personal touch

Adding the personal touch

by Andy Youings March 10, 2017

It can be hard to find a gift that really shows your Mum how much you appreciate everything she does. We look at how you can personalise a Say Nice Things journal with a few little touches to add extra thought and love to your gift this Mother's Day.

New parent daily diary

New parent daily diary

by Andy Youings March 03, 2017

Sometimes, having a baby can feel a little bit like Groundhog Day with a seemingly never ending cycle of feeding, changing nappies and getting your little one off to sleep. Why not use your Say Nice Things journal as a Daily Diary to record your achievements, with the added bonus of creating a lovely memory book to look back on and share with your children in the future.

Organising your family life

Organising your family life

by Andy Youings February 24, 2017

Family life can sometimes get hectic. With everyone having different interests, activities and commitments keeping track requires a good organisational strategy.  We look at the ways your Say Nice Things journal can be used to become the second-in-command you need to help whip your squadron into shape.
Magic moments, perfectly organised

Magic moments, perfectly organised

by Sarah Curtis February 17, 2017

No matter how prepared you think you are for becoming a parent, think again. When that little person arrives in your life, everything changes and life is never quite the same again. Using your Say Nice Things journal to keep a Baby's First Year Diary is the perfect way to capture those special moments in your child's life.

 

Written with love

Written with love

by Andy Youings February 09, 2017

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, why not ditch the chocolates and flowers and use the written word to express how you feel. Valentine’s might be the perfect excuse to shower your loved one with gifts, but why not take some time to write down how you feel to show the person you love how much you really care for them.


Stationery in the workplace

Stationery in the workplace

by Andy Youings February 03, 2017

We don’t just need beautiful stationery at work because it’s convenient and handy; we need it because it can also lift our spirits, helping to keep us motivated and focused on the task in hand which in turn can help to make us more productive. 
Night thoughts

Night thoughts

by Andy Youings January 27, 2017

Some of the best ideas always seem to come to us at night. And why is it that when you wake up in the morning you can just about remember how to work the kettle but have absolutely no idea what that world changing idea was? One sure fire way to remember your ideas at night and enjoy a good night's sleep is to keep your Say Nice Things journal and pen by your bed so you can write them down. In our latest article we share some simple ideas to think clearly and sleep better.
Review round up

Review round up

by Andy Youings January 20, 2017

We understand that it can be hard to choose a product based only on what you can see on our website; sometimes you'd like to hear what other people have to say. Since our launch we've been lucky enough to receive some very nice feedback from the lovely folks out in the stationery blogging community so we thought we would share these with you in order to provide some independent feedback on our products.

Many happy returns

Many happy returns

by Andy Youings January 20, 2017

You’ve hiked the Himalayas, sky dived in Australia and backpacked across New Zealand. It’s understandable you might just be feeling slightly lost on your return home and getting back to reality but don’t worry; we’re here to share a few tips on how to avoid the post-travel blues by using your journal to reminisce on your adventure, remember what’s great about being home and start planning for the next adventure!
Travelling memories

Travelling memories

by Andy Youings January 13, 2017

Last week we looked at how your Say Nice Things journal or notebook could be used to help plan the travel adventure of a lifetime. In this second instalment, we share some tips and ideas for using your journal during your trip to ensure you preserve travel memories in a unique and special way.
On your marks, get set, travel!

On your marks, get set, travel!

by Andy Youings January 06, 2017

Whether it’s a sabbatical from work, backpacking through Asia or that dream trip around the world, there’s no better time to start planning and no better place to get organised than in your Say Nice Things journal. In this first of a three-part blog we consider how your journal can help you to start get organised for your adventure.