Confessions of a Journal Hoarder

It’s true. I am one of the biggest journal hoarders you’ll ever meet.

I have big journals, small journals, composition notebooks, journaling journals, list notepads, tiny spirals…et cetera, et cetera. Just take a look at my collection.


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Series That Will Always Be My Favorites

Hey guys! 🙂 I am happy to say that I am back with a post about books!

*flings confetti*

It has been much too long, and though I have immensely enjoyed my faith-based posts and everything else, I’m glad to be writing about books again!

Today I’m going to be talking about the series that will always, always be my favorites. It’s difficult for me to answer the question, “What’s your favorite book?” …because some of my favorites are not books, but series!

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Reinvented//Episode 1: Ways I Find Inspiration

Hello everyone! I hope you’re all having a great day- and can you believe it’s already been April for over a week?! This year has been going by so quickly.

Welcome to the first episode of Purely Olivia’s newest series: Reinvented. I’ve been piecing this together in my mind for a while now, so I’m really looking forward to finally doing it. Reinvented is going to be when I randomly find a post from my old blog and then reinvent it create a new post! For example, if the old post talks about a library trip I took, the new post could be reasons I love libraries. Make sense?

For today’s post, I’m taking this old post about inspiration and changing it up to talk about how I find inspiration! You can feel free to read the post from my old blog, but I assure you that it’s horrific and I got embarrassed just skimming it.

todd skinner

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When God’s Plan and Your Plan Don’t Match

Hey everyone! This is the second post in my series on my faith, the first of which you can find by clicking here. 🙂 Today’s topic is one that everyone can relate to, because we’ve all experienced it- when your plan and God’s plan don’t match up.


Recently in my life I went through something that propelled me to write this post. It was my inspiration for this and really got me thinking about God’s plan. That’s something I’ve always wondered about, as I think most Christians do at some point in their faith life.

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