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Life is a doodle

Empowering girls to be thankful, mindful, creative, and kind!

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The Life-Long Benefits of Journal Writing

"The starting point of discovering who you are, your gifts, your talents, your dreams, is being comfortable with yourself. Spend time alone. Write in a journal." – Robin Sharma and "Journal writing gives us insights into who we are, who we were, and who we can become." - Sandra Marinella

Gifting that special girl in your life a lockable journal does wonders for…

Journaling Encourages Gratitude


Sometimes, even the most “Mom, I’m bored” days can be the most powerful. Recording daily thoughts and feelings trains the brain to shift toward a more positive mindset by helping girls appreciate what they already have rather than focusing on what they don't have.

journaling improves confidence


One of the grooviest aspects of journaling is the ability to relive positive experiences. Writing down the highlights of a vacation – or even just the day – releases endorphins and dopamine, which boosts self-esteem and confidence.

journaling increases mindfulness


Journaling is a super way for girls to bring trapped emotions to the surface and release them. It helps improve resilience, overcome feelings of stress and anxiety, and become more accepting of the comings and goings of everyday life.


Love it or hate it, kids and teens today are the social media generation. However, did you know that journaling engages the right-hand side of the brain – the one responsible for creativity? It’s something social media can only dream of doing!

“Journaling is like having a relationship with your mind.”

Girls Journal Gift Set

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At Life is a Doodle, you will never pay for something you don't love! We offer a variety of locking diary gift sets and one thing that remains consistent is the high-quality materials we use and the stellar customer service you will receive.

All 300 pages of your diary are made with 80 gram paper so ink will not bleed through. Our diary locks are the best on the market with less than a 3% defect rate- twice as low as our competitors.

If you happen to fall in that unfortunate 3%- no worries! We will refund you with no fuss.  If you are not happy with your purchase for any reason, just reach out to us at and we will make it right! 

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Yes! You read that right. At Life is a Doodle we value simplicity and transparency. There will be no surprises at check-out. We have done everything we can to make your shopping experience quick and easy! 

"The perfect gift for my granddaughter!"

Discover why customers love Life is a Doodle locking diaries and journals for girls:


Well, after I purchased this for my niece on a whim I started to question if I was going to be happy with my choice. I received the journal gift set today and couldn't be more pleased! It's adorable, and all the little extras are perfect for any young girl! The cute little note from the seller kept me from procrastinating on this review. Thanks for the perfect Christmas gift, I'm confident it will be treasured..

Enid Toon 

 Happy Auntie / Amazon Customer


I purchased a Life is a Doodle diary as a birthday present for my nine year. I was expecting something kind of chintzy, but what I got with something way better! The gift set was great quality, it had all kinds a little details that kids love, a few little extras that aren’t in the ad. And a very cute note from the family that owns this business -including input from their child. I absolutely love the set and I will purchase it again for other gifts for her siblings. It comes in several different styles. Even though I am pushing 50 it was so appealing I sort of wanted one for myself hehe. I would absolutely recommend it..

Jessica T. 

Happy Momma / Amazon Customer


This diary is the perfect gift for my granddaughter! The packaging is very professional and the "extras" (sparkly pen, zippered pen holder and cute bracelet) are so fun. She will love it. Online shopping is not the easiest sometimes to determine quality, but this product knocked it out of the park!


Happy Grandmother / Amazon Customer

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Life is a Doodle Brand Owner
The mother, wife, and coffee lover behind Life is a Doodle
Rachael VanWagner

Welcome to Life is a Doodle, the brand dedicated to empowering the girls of today (and the women of tomorrow!).

I am passionate about instilling healthy mindsets and leadership skills into future generations. I believe there is nothing more powerful than encouraging young people to find their voice and use if for good in this world.

I’ve always believed that girls can achieve anything they set their minds to – so long as they have the right tools, some extra encouragement, and a way to discover their own unique voice.

What started as a side-gig to channel my glitter and sparkle has since become a private space for girls to express themselves…and feel more grateful, creative, and inspired to do amazing things as they grow older!

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