Do you like taking notes? Do you have a journal? Do you have lists? Don't you just sometimes need something to write down a thought? I do.
And I do have some journals, large notebooks and so... but wanted to have just a little notebook available at all times and that I could have in my purse without adding too much weight (enough with what I already carry...).
So I took these little notebooks...
I bought them for less than a buck in Kmart... (I later saw them at Walmart even cheaper....), and decided to make them cool...
I covered one of them with an embossed paper simulating handwriting and used one of the blue flowers from my SWAP last June, remember? You can review that post and refresh your memory HERE. (I still have a lot of them ... if you want to swap, email me!!! LOL).
I also covered the back-cover to create unity... I did not cover inside, but sure you could do if you want to...
I embellished other notebook with pet's theme... We already write down several things about my dog, and observations around his health, so instead of the loose papers my husband has, I thought it was cool he has a little notebook as well.
Finally, since I'm traveling very soon... I "dressed" the other notebook to get ready to go with me. I always write down notes when I travel... sometimes are just historical data, curious things, wines tasted, or names I don't want to forget.... Now, I have the notebook that will go with me to my next adventure. (Psst psst.... Actually, I am traveling right now... I scheduled this post to publish automatically for when I was out of town... )
As I mentioned, I did not embellish inside the covers of the mini notebooks, but I am sure you can do, and probably add pockets or maybe tags... Also, I used these spiral notebooks and decided to embellish up to the metal, so you see part of the original base, but if you have a way to take out the cover to embellished and then assemble again, it would be perfect... or use mini notebooks without spiral so you cover completely.
I think I might dress up some more mini notebooks in the future and make them from simple to cool... One for wine notes, another one for a gift, recipes, shopping lists, ideas for scrapbooking... whatever you might think of... make them cool.
Did this idea inspire you? Are you going to make something from simple to cool? You can do the same with attitude, behavior and words... you know that? Be cool... :)