You’re an adult now. It’s time to stop jotting things down on receipts and scraps of paper you found in your junk drawer. Whether you’re a writer who always needs a notebook handy, a dreamer who finds inspiration in everyday life or just your average on-the-move guy or gal, your daily musings and messages deserve to live in a real journal (and no, stacks of napkins do not count). We found 10 awesome journals with statements of their own to help you get organized, and may even inspire you to clean out that junk drawer. Click through the gallery to check ‘em out!
Whether you prefer relaxing beach vacations or three-month treks through the jungle, it’s always fun to write down travel highlights and maybe draw some doodles of that hot cabana boy. This dreamy sky-themed journal would be the perfect place to record your next adventure.
We’re sure you recognize the face of Mickey Mouse’s famous girlfriend Minnie, but something else is different about her. Has Minnie gone fashionable? Why, yes, as Forever 21 and Disney have teamed up for a special holiday collection featuring the stylish Minnie Muse. Minnie has traded in her chunky pumps and polka dots for strappy YSL-esque platform sandals, a chic red peacoat, and two It-bags. But, of course, her signature, oversized bow is still present. We’ve fallen hard for the Minnie Muse Note Pad, but the rest of the collection shouldn’t be missed either, especially at Forever 21 prices.
Remember that girl from elementary school who genuinely thought she was a horse? Every class had one. She would gallop around the playground at recess and she ate a shocking amount of carrots and when the teacher would call her name she would say, “I only answer to my real name, Tumbles!” I was pretty good friends with the horse girl for awhile, but eventually we grew apart. By third grade, I was ready to move on to more mature schoolyard games like Pirate Ship War and Escape From the Orphanage, but every day with her it was “Let’s play horse show! Brush my mane!” Frankly, it got a little tedious.
Maybe you loved the Horse Girl, maybe you hated her, maybe you were her, but in any case this awesome hand-stitched notebook is a great way to honor her memory. Ride on, Horse Girl, ride on. [Notebook, $18] Keep reading »
For writers, the ultimate notebook in which to scribble random thoughts and genius prose is, without a doubt, the iconic Moleskine. For years the little black book has been used by writers, thinkers, and artists alike. But now that dark notebook has seen the light and is taking a pure look at life, in a limited-edition white version. In an effort to clear the mind and rid the brain of all distractions, seek out this white Moleskine, which will provide not only a clean template for your thoughts, but will also make all your writer friends jealous.
Our life’s to-do list — things we need to buy at the drugstore, ingredients for the butternut squash soup recipe we’ve been dying to make, reminders to make doctor and dentist appointments — is contained on scraps of paper and the back of receipts scattered throughout our apartment and various handbags. These notes are cluttering up our life and, frankly, making us forget what we were supposed to do. So now we’ve started carrying around this little notebook, which is the perfect size for toting everywhere, and, as it says on its cover, the paper is the “most advanced quality” and “gives best writing features.” Basically, it’s the most charming notebook we’ve ever encountered. [$3.25, The Daily Planner]
We’re giving away five Apica notebooks, but you have to work if you want your nails to look good. The five best commenters for this coming week — from today, Friday, May 29 through Thursday, May 4 — will be awarded with one. So, be as clever, smart, and original as you can! Click HERE to read the official rules.
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