Notes for Nicholas:

October 18, 2011

Nicholas often has to work late at his job. (we're talking over 12 hour days sometimes!) A couple months ago, he was working late all week and so I made him some encouraging notes, to help through those long nights. It is so funny because a reader, Torrie, actually just commented last Friday about wanting to see some more 'book of notes' posts, so this post is for you Torrie! ;)






So unlike the other book I made Nicholas, this one was only one page. I included a couple little notes, a bible verse, a music playlist (that I made him online) and some other misc things.

What about you? Is there someone that may need some encouragement in your life? Make them a book of notes! It's really simple, and lots of fun. You just need paper, and maybe a printer if you want to print anything out. Just let me know if you need any pointers/tips ;)

56 hello's:

  1. You two are such a cute couple, and this is just a precious idea. Thanks for sharing! I will keep this little project in mind.

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  2. I totally should have done this when I went to Europe for a month. He would have loved this.

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  3. This one is so lovely! My husband just started a new job (his first "real" job) and he's working a lot and traveling some--I wrote a bunch of cards for him, but I think I'll change it up and do a book like this next time he's on the road!

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  4. The google maps directions don't work now. :-/

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  5. i remember when you made your other book of notes - it inspired me to make one for Ryan and he LOVED it!!! i think you just inspired me to make him a second one - since we're long distance right now, i'll mail it to him. always love these posts, danni!

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  6. WHERE do I sign up for tips on how to make a really cool and thoughtful book/page like this! I also call Jon my love! Did you print out the "hello my love" on paper and cut it out? Also the Google maps circle, was that printed with a stamp like print overlayed on it? I LOVE your thoughtfulness Danni! I'm sure it made his long weeks a little more tolerable knowing he had a wonderful wife to come home to!

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  7. Such a sweet idea, so touching and personal x

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  8. this is SOO stinking cute danni!!! :D

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  9. Danni! You are so creative and inspiring! I am so making this for Joey!! And since I'm making handmade gifts this year, this would be so fun to make for everyone! ;)

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  10. My husband is in the same industry so I know how it feels for you and him when they have to work those long hours :) I randomly bake his favorite cookies to put a smile on his face when he comes home looking like a zombie, but this sounds like a great idea!

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  11. This is so great! I bet he felt recharged and like a million bucks after getting this. What a sweet idea.

    - Sarah
    http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com

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  12. your creativity just kills me! and inspires me haha! i always want to try and do things like this and then I remember to do it maybe a day before I want it done and needless to say, it does not happen. I need to make my self a little note to remember to make a little note for someone else!

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  13. This is so adorable! I am a little sad though that Google maps no longer calculates directions from China to Taiwan. Just says unavailable. Silliness corrected :(

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  14. i love it!! thanks for this "[book of] notes" post! it's really nostalgic for me because i grew up with The Jolly Postman book that you mentioned in your other "Envelope Book" post and I could sit for hours just opening all the envelopes and reading all the letters in it as a kid!

    so, where do you get all of those different types of CUTE envelopes?!

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  15. I love every tiny little bit of this! Such a sweet idea.

    Mac was eager to plan our Friday snack last night. He was asking in disbelief, "Danni really is coming here?" :)

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  16. Danny this is absolutely lovely. I am going to take inspiration from you and make one of these for Mr B, and another for my step-daughter, both of whom are in need of some extra love and encouragement right now. Thank you!

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  17. Amy - Thank You Cards Shop18 October, 2011 10:13

    this is such a sweet idea. i've got lots of fun ephemera in my craft drawers - time to put it to a good use!

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  18. I mean Danni not Danny. So sorry!!! Please blame the fact that is is currently 3.42am and I have already been up for over an hour. You can call me Naomy next time, to get back at me. :-(

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  19. My fiancé works crazy hours as well! These notes are so cute, I should make him some too :-) Thanks Danni!

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  20. This is such a wonderful gift and so sweet! I'm definitely going to add this to my to-do list. Thanks for all the inspiration! :)

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  21. This is an incredibly sweet idea. I love how DIY gifts can be so heartwarming!

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  22. I love your to-do list! You always think of the cutest gifts!

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  23. You are one creative lady!

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  24. Love it. So romantic:) XOXO, Jillian Clemmons

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  25. @Anna + @Jennifer Ellen -- Bummer! It was funny, it used to say "swim across sea" or something like that ;)

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  26. thats soooo cute... I have to do something 5 years anniversary in november... Oh my gosh.. I have to brainstorm immediatly... You made my day!

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  27. I always love looking at your little books you make for Nicholas. they are so adorable! And you do such an amazing job! Great inspiration, one day I'll do something like that for Jason. :) I just dont have time and our 3rd year is this sunday!.. so we agreed to buy each other cards this year. :)

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  28. Hey, Could you give me some ideas for different types of notes to put in the book? I love all of these books of notes :)

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  29. you are freakin CREATIVE!! what a thoughtful thing to do for your partner! my fiancé and I write notes back and forth to each other in a special notebook, not only is it a chronicle of our lives together, but it's the best to come home to a hand written note, makes us feel really young ;))

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  30. This is so lovely, Danni! Gorgeous!

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  31. Danni, this is adorable! You're really the sweetest. And sadly, I tried the google maps thing but it didn't work - what's step 48?

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  32. i LOVE this. it's like encouragement notes on steroids. hahahah, so cute. gonna try this out! :)

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  33. This is beyond cute!


    Camila Faria

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  34. I love it, it is a work of art!

    I was wondering if winner of the yellow week giveaway was posted.

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  35. This is just the sweetest idea I've ever seen- what a cute wife you are!

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  36. What an adorable idea. Do you mind if I steal it for my boyfriend's birthday?

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  37. This is so great and really cute! My other half could definitely do with some notes, sadly I wish I had the time to make them look like this!

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  38. Gosh, just tried it again on Google Map:
    Answer: We could not calculate directions between China and Taiwan.

    The following is real answer provided by Google Map few months ago. Really had a great laugh then.

    Google Maps step #48 is: Swim to Taiwan. Hahaha

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  39. Such a sweet and lovely idea... I'm sure Nicholas won't feel lonely during those long hours of work... You always have this cute ideas Danni... =)

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  40. Oh, this is so lovely and so inspiring!

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  41. Dani, I always love your little cards. So lovely and simple.

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  42. Such a sweet idea! I love how simple it is. :)

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  43. This is so sweet~~~~~he is lucky to have you.

    Btw I'm from Taiwan and I never thought of actually googling from China to Taiwan.

    The answer made me howl with laughter.

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  44. Great idea! One day I was thinking to write a similar notebook to my boy with different lists of things to do together. I love you're style!
    Sorry for my English, I'm from Barcelona! Hello from Spain!

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  46. I love this idea! I'll try it for my oldest child, with notes of encouragement and affirmations.

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  47. I love it:) your inspiring seriously..... how was your husband's reaction?

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  48. Omg I'm in love with this idea of a book of notes! It'll be the perfect Christmas presents for my friends! Thanks & I'll share my link once I make them `=]

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  49. I love it how you try to make normal days special by being kind to the people you love. I'm sure this makes their day so, so wonderful! You make me see everyday things from a different perspective and appreciate the small things :)

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  50. What are those cute blue borders on the front? Is that tape? If it's a printout, can you upload it?! I can't wait to do this for Valentine's Day :D

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  51. hi there! i LOVE this idea. i'm leaving for the peace corps soon and i was thinking of making a book of notes for some of my closest friends. question is, where did you get the actual book for the notes? did you make them? thanks!

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  52. hi! i am leaving for the peace corps in a few weeks and i was thinking of making my closest friends a book of notes. i LOVE this idea! question is, where did you get the actual book for the notes? did you make them yourself? if so, how? thanks in advance for your help!

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  53. Hello!
    How did you make the actual book covering. I really love the idea. Wanted to make it for my bestfriend for her birthday. I was planning to slip a giftcard in. Is there any special paper for the cover? Thanks

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