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Create a sisterhood of the traveling journal

 
So maybe you and your besties won’t be able to find a magical pair of pants to fit all of you like Tibby, Lena, Carmen and Bridget in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, but that doesn’t mean you can’t stay connected this summer!

 

For an alternative that’s just as fun, try creating a sisterhood of the traveling journal.

 

Get started

Run out and grab a cute journal, notebook or scrapbook. We love the idea of purchasing a plain book and throwing a decorating party with your BFFs. You can cut out your names from your favorite magazine, pictures of inspiring celebs and more. Glue on a few rhinestones to add some sparkle and faux flower or two, and you’ll have the perfect book in which to record your summer adventures. For a li’l bit of entertainment, watch the two Traveling Pants films.

 

It’s all about organization

Create a system for passing along the journal.  For example, every week you could pass the journal along to a new girl, either by leaving it in her mailbox if you can’t see her in person or tossing it in the mail. Everyone gets a certain amount of time with the book before they have to pass it on. While they have it, they can write down what they’re doing, doodle cartoons or paste in pictures and mementos.

 

Need some inspiration?

Not sure what to write? We’ve got a boatload of ideas to get your creative juices flowing:

Storytelling – Write a novel or a silly story as a group. Each girl writes a chapter of the story when it’s her turn to have the journal. By the time the summer is over, the story needs to be finished, to plan accordingly!

Secret keeper – Make this a book of confessions. Promise each other that whatever you write in the journal stays among your group. No gossiping allowed! Let this be a space to be open and honest.

Doodle diary – If your group isn’t packed with poets, why not draw your way through the summer instead? Create a comic book with each girl contributing recurring characters, or simply doodle away, darling!

 

How are you gonna keep in touch with your besties this summer, babes?

BY MADELEINE BROWN AND BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 5/18/2011 4:27:00 PM

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