Monday, January 30, 2012

moleskines.


these are my eight moleskine notebooks. I am officially addicted.



this is my art journal. unlined, heavy paper that can sort of handle watercolor and permanent marker.



this is my pocket-sized red planner. I got it for Christmas, but it starts in June of last year, so it has all this annoying/tantalizing empty space in the beginning...


therefore: song lyrics.






this is my red volant notebook, for my one-thousand-gifts-listing.





this is my black cahier lined notebook, for Bible study, sermon notes, etc.






this is my 2012 goals/month lists/relevant quotes/book lists notebook (also a cahier lined journal).




this is my prayer-journal, inspired by The HelpAibileen talks about how she writes her prayers out, and I was like--I should try that. so I did, and it works way better for me. you know how praying can turn into daydreaming/worrying/getting sidetracked in general? this helps me be consistent and focused, and remember to pray for the people I've committed to pray for.




this is my comfily-battered pocket-size notebook for pasting pretty or sentimental things.









and this is my pocket-size, everything-I-want-to-remember-for-eventually notebook. it's for brilliant pinterest ideas, hot mama contracts, courtship behavior contracts... stuff like that. :)


anyways. yes. I do love my moleskines. :) and I can already think of a good use for two more...



also: my friend Beka gave me socks with hearts and red bows. it's amazing how wearing a cute, mildly un-matching outfit can make my day so much better. even if I kind of just want to ooze around in fuzzy pajamas all day long. once I change and throw my hair into a ponytail and put on rumberry lotion (Hadley! ♥), I am ready to conquer the world.


any recent addictions? pick-me-ups? things that help you conquer the world? 

76 comments:

  1. loving your moleskins. those song lyric photos are awesome. and... yeah, that's pretty much it. now i'm off to walmart to pick me up some moleskins♥

    xoxo,
    Jessica

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  2. I really must get some moleskins. they're not very popular over here in england. all of your notebooks are amazing! I am a total notebook nerd. I love them to bits....now I'm going to search the internet for moleskins.

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  3. Ahh! I super love your moleskins!

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  4. omg i love all the moleskin notebooks- so pretty and so inspiring :) xo

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  5. Love your moleskines! I already have a journal but I should totally start using a moleskine. <3

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  6. Loved this post! I'm a notebook nerd, anyway, and I love seeing other people's notebooks. :) I have a collection myself, but only two of them are Moleskines. Our Target doesn't have many to choose from.

    ~Kristin

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  7. You've inspired me to get some moleskins! You have the coolest handwriting.:)

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  8. Your moleskines are super cool.

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  9. Those socks are so cute!!

    Your moleskine with the song lylics rocks! Doing a "thousand gifts" is a good idea. I've thought about starting one

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  10. ahem. jealous! i need to get some moleskins so badly. great post :))
    -jocee <3

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  11. I love moleskins! And well, notebooks in general. You can never have to many! :) Love your handwriting. It is beautiful! :)

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  12. The way people keep talking about moleskins makes me want to get some. And by the way, the fact that you wrote Without You in one of the them makes me quite happy.

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  13. love all your moleskins! I have way too many journals so it's cool to see someone else too. I lug 'em with me and then feel bad...there's just something not quite so comforting as actually writing! :) I already have several books with similar themes (1,000 gifts, prayer, random thoughts, ideas) but you've given me some more ideas...hmmm. Where can I go get me some more??

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  14. On a completely unrelated note, YOUR NAILPOLISH!!! So pretty. Love, love, love. =) *hurries off to repaint nails*

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  15. *sigh* those journals are gorgeous! I can't really do much other than write in them though I've longed to write in different styles and write lyrics...I really should do that one of these days. Love those socks they are adorable!
    Recent addiction...Jamie Grace's One Song At A Time album and dystopia books :) Sierra
    Keep Growing Beautiful♥ (Cause You Are!)

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    1. Or I should say he... isn't he great? :P I saw him in concert a little while ago! :)

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  17. You have beautiful handwriting! Love it.
    I have a Moleskine Star Wars notebook, which I haven't used yet.

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  18. Oh how beautiful! I feel inspired to purchase my own at some point...that or just journal in general! Golly! :D
    Beautiful handwriting by the way!

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  19. Love these creative books of yours :D. OH! And I just gotta say it makes me happy that you like Lecrae :D. His songs are SO good!

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  20. I love keeping my movie tickets-I think I need a large scrapbook notebook for a my sentimental stuff. I want to loo into these notebooks-I am a notebook and journal person.

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  21. i.need.one.of.these.

    I've still yet to find a large wide page vintage scrapbook to use as place to plaster things like feather, tickets, pictures, and random stuff. I guess I'll find one someday.

    p.s. love your handwriting

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  22. Oh i love moleskin journals <3
    Plus i love your handwriting!

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  23. Yay! I am delighted to see I am not the only one addicted to gorgeous notebooks! I too have certain ones devoted to different things.

    Hooray for Moleskines! =)

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  24. OH, I bought a Moleskin for my sister for Christmas and she loved it! (She's in college for Art Education ;) )

    Those look so awesome, and i love the pictures :D

    ~Mercy

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  25. I just found your blog and I LOVE it! And I really liked the lyrics you wrote ;)

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  26. Words cannot express how happy this made me feel. And I am in desperate need of a moleskin. Your handwriting is so so so gorgeous. I love it. A lot.

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  27. Your journals are too cute and wonderful! Just like your handwriting. It's darling. :)
    Journaling = love.

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  28. OH my. This is so good. So good.

    Your nail polish color.
    Your handwriting + drawings.
    Your creativity.
    Your MOLESKINS!

    Ah, can I have it all? Purrty please?

    XOXO

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  29. I like your 1000 gifts list. ;-)

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  30. I just started a 1000 gifts notebook! It's so great.

    This year I'm trying an experiment for my normal journal. I'm journaling and drawing on random bits of paper instead of in a book, and at the end of the year I want to either try my hand at bookbinding, or else hold them together with rings or something.

    I think it will be great, because then I can put watercolor paintings, concert programs, doodles, paper doilies etc. right into the binding!

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  31. I'm so happy I'm not the only one who's addicted to notebooks & moleskins! I have one in which I glue movie ticket stubs and other random things. You have the best handwriting I've ever seen in my life... <3

    -jessie suzanne

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  32. Has any one ever told you you have really good handwriting??

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  33. I don't have any moleskins, but they're on my wishlist for my birthday. I love your drawings in the first one. Also, you have gorgeous handwriting :)

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  34. I never thought I would meet someone who has as many moleskines as I do!!! Swooning over your collection right now! Thank you so much for sharing this!

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  35. you have got to be kidding me. this is extraordinary. I lovelovelove notebooks--well, paper in general if we're being honest--but I have no moleskines specifically. jealous.

    oh, and:
    "without you" = ♥
    "good life" = ♥
    scribbling down lyrics in general = ♥
    your handwriting = ♥
    a prayer journal like in The Help (why didn't I think of that?) = ♥
    the anchor drawn on your thumb = ♥
    pasting things in notebooks = ♥
    tickets to Les Mis, Thor, and Captain America = ♥
    funky socks = ♥

    uhm, if you're really wondering, I conquer the world by singing really, really loud... (:

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  36. Hmm. I think I should also invest on moleskines this year. Nice that you have a prayer journal. You gave me an idea. My journal is full of random posts. hahaha.

    Notebooks and journals are really one of my favorite things!

    Love this post! :)

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  37. This post was rather inspiring actually. From a fellow writer, it was beautiful to see someone who does similar things as I do. Your journals are beautiful, and your handwriting is lovely! Keep writing, no matter what. :)

    Love,
    Annaliese

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  38. I suddenly feel completely justified in my love of notebooks and the fact that I have a couple of journals. :)

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  39. Oh my word! I'm doing the 1000 Gifts thing too!<3 It's a great book(:

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  40. you really inspired me! I should start keeping a diary as well!

    XoXo
    Plami

    http://www.fashionthrill.com/

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  41. I have one question...what is a hot mama contract?

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    1. heh. :) basically... the vow to be a hot mama. so like, workout/take care of yourself even after multiple children.

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  42. You are the most epic journal keeper ever... I am so jealous...

    So I know I don't comment on your blog, like, ever so you don't know who I am, but I tagged you in a post on my blog... Hope you will go take a look... :)

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  43. I have been a notebook addict for a very long time... :) I love your collection! And it's funny that you should be writing a 1000 gifts list, because I just started one! Did you read One Thousand Gifts? I'm not quite done with it yet... :) ~Emily

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  44. Wow, this really made me want to get these!

    I'm amazed how organized you are, I can never seem to stick to a single topic or use for my notebooks without straying off or running out of things to put in them.

    Fantastic pictures and a solid post!

    http://wilsonftw.blogspot.com/

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  45. PERFECTION.
    You are so organized with your thoughts- the inside of your journals are so pretty--- you inspired me to be the same--- :)
    And to write in my journal more! :)
    ♥Ky
    www.thebirdssay.blogspot.com

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  46. I saw a few of your movie ticket stubs. I think I've kept all of mine from 2010, 2011, ad this year so far. All together about 20 0r 30. :)

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  47. I could stare at pretty notebooks all day. So many things in my life have been happily digitized, but I just can't digitize my planner or my journal - at least not until there is much, much better handwriting-on-tablet software.

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  48. I LOVE FUNKY SOCKS!!!!! Especially when they don't go with an outfit. XD Try wearing striped toe socks with ballet flats. That's my fav. :)

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  49. Moleskines: Lovely, lovely, lovely.

    The end.

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  50. These are beautiful! I used to journal everyday, and I used moleskins quite a lot. I miss them!

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  51. Oh my gosh, I absolutely LOVE your hand writing! It is so pretty! And nice ideas of how to use your notebooks. I should get a prayer journal too because I often get distracting when praying too. :)

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  52. Oh my, this makes me want a moleskine asap! I really need to record things more. I've gotten extremely lazy about it lately. And your handwritting is absoloutely dashing. I love it.

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  53. I am officially inspired... haha. I love the idea of writing down 2012's "gifts." What a great way to stay focused. I, too, have a journal obsession, but I have never owned a moleskin. Must have one now! =)

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  54. I like journals too. I always thought I was weird because I had more than one journal for different things. Now I see I'm not alone although you have was surpassed me with 8. - I love your handwriting by the way!

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  55. Okay, you've officially inspired me. I'm getting some notebooks. ;)

    Katie

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  56. I totally just went out and bought another journal to write song lyrics in after reading this post....

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  57. Ok so....
    1) You have as many journals as I do! You are awesome!
    2) I LOVE your handwriting....no really, serious envy here =)
    3) I am totally doing the 1000 gifts challenge too =)
    4) I cracked up at the empty space in the front of the diary....I am THE SAME =)
    .....we could totally be friends ;)

    Much Love,
    L

    (allglorious-within.blogspot.com)

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  58. Well I don't know if you will get my comment since your original post is more than a year ago. However, just saw your notebooks through The blog Notebook Stories. They are awesome. Your handwriting is beautiful and I am inspired! Very inspired!! I have let my notebooks become lonely in boxes and on shelves, but now I have the desire to show them some love. I especially love the idea of using one for a prayer journal. Thank you SO much for sharing your notebooks.

    Patricia

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  59. I love this very, very, very much! (I'm an avid notebooker too, but seldom more than one at a time!) Bravo!

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