washi tape notebook:

August 16, 2011

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Ever since I was in college, I've always kept some sort of notebook with me to write down "to do" things from day to day. So for the latest notebook, I purchased one of these simple Mead notebooks and got some new Lotta Jansdotter washi tape (don't you just love the yellow one?) and decorated a new notebook for myself!

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On the inside, I always try to make a calendar for the upcoming months.. Someone saw this one time and said I was ocd! But I just try to be organized!

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I used some of the decals I designed (that I had at the craft show) and put one on the front and one on the inside. I am really loving these decals :)

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That's it! A very simple + quick afternoon project. If you're overwhelmed or just need to get a little more organized, I totally recommend keeping a notebook with you. I know there are lots of organization/productivity apps on smart phones now and days but there is something awesome about writing things down the good old fashion way ;)

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44 hello's:

  1. I am also a notebook keeper, I have never got on board with technology for my lists and calendars.i love this notebook with this gorgeous tape. I may have to try it.

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  2. what a coincidence, I'm just looking for erasable calender to hang in my office wall. That's a bigger version of your notebook!

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  3. This is gorgeous. I need a planner of some sort for the new school year, but all the affordable ones are ugly, all the pretty ones are expensive. I'd love to try this out.

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  4. Love it!
    I have way too many notebooks/diarys. Now I want a new one that looks just like yours.

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  5. What a gorgeous notebook!! You make everything so pretty, Danni! Happy Tuesday :)

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  6. I love that! It's a good use of washi tape--which I have waaay too much of and have been hoarding for too long! (I have that Lotta Jansdotter one, too--love!) Sooo...are the decals going to be sold anytime soon (for those of us who live too far away to pop in a craft show ;) ??? :)

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  7. such a simple idea but looks so cute! i love that you decorated the inside too x
    ps having a mini calendar is no-way ocd! or maybe just organisation freaks like us think that...x

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  8. I LOVE this notebook! especially the calendar in the front, definitely not OCD. I'll have to add that to my next one :)

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  9. Amy - Thank You Cards Shop16 August, 2011 10:29

    love this idea! so sweet :) i'm forever filling notebooks and making to-do lists filled with plans (favorite activity of the day sometimes) i'm hoping you offer those decals online in the future, they're really sweet.

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  10. how does everyone have so much washi tape and i have none!? i gotta get some!

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  11. I always have a notebook w/ me too bc paper is always better. Very cute notebook & yes that yellow Walsh tape is fantastic.

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  12. Beautiful work, Danni! I used to obsess over cute notebooks, but strangely I found that I write best in simple black moleskins. Something about those just works for me. The washi tape however...well, I can never have too much of that.

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  13. This is such a great idea! I was looking for a journal yesterday but I couldn't find one that was as cute as this! I can't wait for my washi tape collection to grow was big as yours, it makes everything look so pretty!

    P.s. I love love your decals, I purchased 2 of them and put them on the back of my phone.

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  14. Need this! I cannot stand electronic calendars. So chic!

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  15. oh such a gorgeous DIY! i have a weakness for notebooks - love this.

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  16. what a great notebook! I also have one for to do things...
    but I especially loved the washi tape cover!

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  17. amazingly beautiful.. wow.. must find that tape. xo hugs thks for sharing with us!

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  18. I'm totally making one of these to throw in my purse this afternoon. So cute!

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  19. How may someone who was unable to attend the craft show purchase some of your fabulous decals? Thank you so much for making each day a little brighter with your fun ideas. <3 Liz

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  20. This is the cutest idea EVER. I just ordered some Washi tape just so I can make it.

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  21. @kimberly & @beautyinsimplicity -- I promise I'll be putting the decals online very soon!

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  22. This notebook is too cute! My notebook is almost finished and after reading your post I'm thinking maybe I'll decorate a new one for myself too!

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  23. I like this idea! The elephant paperclip is soooo cute! Where did you get it from??

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  24. Um, this is amazing! I'm loving it. My problem with notebooks is that I leave them at the page I'm jotting, so the cover is never to be seen again. If I did this, I'd learn to close the notebook. :)

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  25. Love love love. Notebooks like this make me happy to stay organized. :)

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  26. Oh my goodness this is the cutest thing ever. My washi tape addiction started when I first bought some from you at Patchwork a couple of years ago and this helps keep it going strong! :)
    It was great to see you on Saturday. Mac was so excited about his camera and especially the mustache magnet...thanks again.

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  27. great idea! Love this notebook!

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  28. this is so cute! i love all the colors layered together...what a fun project! xo, katie

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  29. What a great idea! I love it!

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  30. I heart washi tape.

    ♥ sécia
    www.petiteinsanities.blogspot.com

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  31. I totally agree about the beauty of writing things down the old fashioned way. I have tried countless times to use an app on my phone but I always go right back to my little planner notebook! lol

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  32. so much love! did you make the calendar yourself, or is there someplace i can grab it or a similar, customizable one? i love it so much and want it, ah! <3 thanks for always being so inspiring. :)

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  33. We added this onto our blog :)
    http://www.enchantedhoneybee.com/2011/09/keeping-organized.html

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  34. I can never get used to using apps on my phone to keep me organized - I always download them and never use them :D A notebook is the only thing that works for me :)

    Oh, and "Sometimes if something isn't written down that I get done, I'll add it just so I can cross it off ;) (tell me there is someone else out there who does this too!) " - Yeah - me!! :D

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  35. Wow! This is an awesome journal!! I have waaay to many journals, but no one can ever have too many journals.....especially if they look like this :o) Thanks for all the inspiration and all the wonderful project ideas you post. You R the BEST!

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  36. How fun! So creative and pretty. I need to decorate a few of my sketchbooks with this tape. :)

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  37. This is lovely and so simple! I always have a composition book going to collect ideas. This is a great way to dress it up.

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  38. This is awesome, I'm in love with notebooks..

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  39. love washi tape! i actually made moleskine with washi tape =D

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  40. I LOVE WASHI TAPE!!! this is adorable! i did a moleskine project with it =D

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  41. I agree with the need to have some kind of paper always at hand to write down lists and things to do. Love this idea.

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