I wanted to have a way to keep some of my son's crazy ramblings/funny comments/cute mispronunciations all in one place so that some day we can all have a good laugh at the things that came out of his mouth. Right now I have dozens of little papers all over the place with Cole-isms on them.
I have also been looking for a place to keep some of our family traditions written down- so that we can pass them down to the next generation. We didn't have too many traditions when I was growing up, but the few that we did mean a great deal to me to this day.
|my most favorite notebook ever|
I've looked a bunch of places. I just have not found 'it'. I DID find a couple of options however that MAY work if I don't find something better.
In the dollar bins at Michael's I found these beauties:
They are the perfect size-- almost exactly what I have been looking for. The patterns are so cute and the colors are great. In this case I actually really LIKE the fact that they are not spiral bound because I want these to be keepsakes of sorts and I wouldn't want the pages to accidentally rip out.
For now, I'm thinking of using the green one as a 'Book of Cole-isms" (maybe one page per quote/funny saying and a page to chronicle all of his cute mispronunciations), and the yellow notebook for our family traditions. I may also add a strip of ribbon down the front with enough overhang to use as a "bookmark" - I haven't quite decided yet though.
Anyway, along my journey for "the Perfect Notebook" I also purchased these two "regular sized" notebooks at Target. I already have plans for the composition notebook. I love the pattern and it was only $1 so I couldn't pass it up.
I am going to find a coordinating piece of scrapbook paper to cover the label part so it doesn't look quite so academic.
How cute is that spiral notebook?! I was immediately drawn to it, but couldn't quite think of a use for it yet. I flipped it over and saw my favorite sight-- the Target red clearance tag! So for $.74 I figured I could certainly FIND for a use for it!
I think my favorite notebook cost $2.99 at a store that we don't have here in Connecticut (kinda expensive for a cheapskate like me, but it was SO worth it!) For $3.74 I was able to grab these 4-- I think I'm O.K. with that.