Wendy Hackney Richardson

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I am not sure why I haven’t blogged sooner. Years ago, I had a blog but I let it go when life got in the way and technology has grown so much that it is literally like I have never used a keyboard.

I have always loved to just grab a piece of paper and jot down my feelings about something. Seems like it makes me think more about a situation to just write and rewrite my thoughts a few times and read it back to myself.

Then I started to think that it would be nice if someday my sons could read the things that I said and maybe it would mean something to them. But the more I wrote, the more I loved the process and here we are.

I scrapbook. So, it is a natural thing to need to capture a feeling for a scrapbook page. When I first started scrapbooking, it was just photos on a page. But now, I won't even make a page without a journal thought for the photo on the page. The pages won't mean anything to the next generation without the stories that go with them.

Anyway, most days I have a thought. Sometimes those end up here. Thanks for reading them and sharing your thoughts as well. If you have a blog be sure to comment so I can learn more about you.



All Past Blog Posts by date

Death in the Family

By whatwendysaid | Nov 24, 2018

November 24, 2018 Today is the first day that I have been able to settle down enough to write about everything that has happened this week. We were scheduled to go to China for what was supposed to be the trip of a lifetime. We were spending 20 days in the country and visiting so many cool things. I took my 13 year old son to stay the night with his dad so we could go to the airport to catch our flights and when we got to his house it was a bit of a shock. Mikey went in…

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Nov 21st – China Trip Day 1 – Preparing to Leave 🙂

By whatwendysaid | Nov 20, 2018

Nov 21, 2018 Check them out in my Etsy Shop ;:) Today is finally here. I swear I am so excited. Over the last couple years we have grown to be more and more comfortable with our travels but this last 12 months, 2017 – 2018 will go down in history as the year of amazing adventures for sure. We started out last February with a trip to Venice for Carnival. We made our costumes and got to travel there and spend a couple weeks enjoying the most amazing city. Then we took Mikey with us and took a trip…

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Alma Adorable Digital Planner

By whatwendysaid | Nov 3, 2018

I love it when I feel creative. But it is extra fun when someone commissions you to create what they want, what they have in their head and you have to find a way to get it out of their brain, into yours and then into the real world.  That’s what happened with the Alma Digital Planner. A customer contacted me to ask if another item that I had previously created could come in pink. Then the fun started. These digital planners are created to be used in the GoodNotes app on the Apple iPad. Some people do use them…

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My New Rolodex Style Digital Planners Brain Dump

By whatwendysaid | Oct 27, 2018

I am so excited to share my newest item in my Etsy shop. They turned out even cuter than they were in my brain late last night. I spent half the night and all of today getting them out of my head and onto the iPad. How cute are they ! I made two different versions so far. There are about four more half started so I could get the idea out of my brain. Those will be coming soon to the Etsy shop. Hope you enjoy them. They are perfect for little things you want to keep track of,…

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My New Digital Planners for the iPad & GoodNotes

By whatwendysaid | Oct 16, 2018

Thanks for visiting my website. You can see the full line of my new digital planners in the tabs above or visit my Etsy Store. I offer several different versions and will be adding more over the coming days.      

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How to get a Visa for a Trip to China ?

By whatwendysaid | Oct 13, 2018

My husband and I have a bucket list. We pretty much sit around on our day jobs and do the things that are required of us, but secretly in our minds we are always thinking about where we will go next. Once we decided that we were going to just go straight to the top of the bucket list and clear off China (the number one must do thing on our list) it became a rush to the airport for us. That’s pretty much how most of our trips happen. One minute we are dreaming and the next we are…

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The Seven Wonders of the World

By whatwendysaid | Oct 7, 2018

Over the last couple years we have been blessed to get to travel. I have seen so many amazing things, I can’t even count. But the list of things that we still want to see is far longer than the list of ones we have already enjoyed. The Great Wall of China is always at the top of a bucket list. So we have decided to take one last trip this year to mark that one off while we are still able. I know, it sounds like I think I wont have enough time to see everything. My 13 year…

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My hubs latest scary books 🙂

By whatwendysaid | Oct 5, 2018

My husband is a talented writer. He writes kids books, adult only scary books with somewhat of a twisted view of things, comics, graphic novels and sweet poems and so much more. I am always amazed at the things he writes. He really doesn’t have a specific type of writing. He can write something about a sweet lover one minute and a zombie eating his children the next. I love to watch him create. Check out his work at

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Belfry Middle School Football

By whatwendysaid | Aug 9, 2018

Belfry Middle School Football 🏈 🏈 🏈 I’m old. But these coaches are not spring chickens. They are grown men with kids, lives, jobs and families of their own and it is no easy task for them to raise one good boy. But they are raising 40 of them. They influence their lives and what they will become as much as their parents do and sometimes, more. Certainly, they deserve our gratitude for all they do for our boys. Today I watched a ballgame. That doesn’t sound special maybe to those of you who watch ballgames on a regular basis but to…

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Paris Wedding

This was the most amazing day of my life. I won't say I married the man of my dreams. The truth is, I never even dreamed of anything as wonderful as him.

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Venice Carnevale 2018

Attending Carnevale in Venice would have been the most amazing thing in my lifetime, had I not been to Paris. So, it's the second most amazing thing. But I admit that it competes in my head for the top spot sometimes.

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Hatfield McCoy Girl

The third thing that I say is the most amazing thing that ever happened in my life is the Hatfield McCoy GeoTrail Event. Sounds silly to write it but when I lay my head down to leave this world, it will be one of the things that I recall and think about.

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Had awesome experiences
Married the man of my dreams
Was Thankful