There aren't enough #hearteyes in the world for how much I loved putting this post togetherI think I say that a lot, about the #hearteyes, and I probably mean it every time I say it, but this time I really, really mean it.
The One Product that Simplifies My Life
It's no secret that I love my traveler's notebook. And if you're not familiar with traveler's notebooks, IT'S HIGH TIME THE TWO OF YOU TWO BECAME ACQUAINTED.
A traveler's notebook is basically a hunk of leather (some shops use canvas, or other cloth materials) with elastic straps run through so you can insert a certain number of blank notebooks and organizers, each of which can easily be replaced or moved around which, in effect, makes the traveler's notebook your completely customizable journal or planner.
Here, look at how pretty it is:
This particular traveler's notebook from Grace and Salt Ink has six journals and two super-stuffed organizers inside. I use it for my monthly calendar and weekly planner, as an art journal, and as a general brain-dump area for note taking, blog and shop ideas, etc. The thing is MASSIVE, because it has pretty much my whole life in it.
The original traveler's notebook was the Midori Traveler's Notebook. I've never owned an original Midori, but I've gone through a few different brands of "fauxdoris", and when I landed on the inkDori from Grace and Salt Ink, which you see here in my photos, I found my true traveler's notebook love. I now have three inkDoris in three different sizes, and I love each one of them!
As I said, this particular inkDori (a Chunky Deluxe in Dove Grey with Stone elastics) has pretty much my entire life in it. I was going to attempt a video walk through but have serious issues to get past in regards to hating the sound of my own voice, so you'll just have to live without the video for now. #getoverit
Instead, I'll just tell you what's inside: two full-to-the-max organizers containing sticky notes, paperclips, notecards, scrap papers, planner stickers, extra bands for holding notebooks together, and a mini lineal (mini ruler). Then after the organizers I have one month-view calendar, a weekly planner, an art journal, a random note-taking journal, a blog planning notebook, and a shop planning notebook.
Digital calendars and task lists are great -- I am not against going digital -- however, with the way my mind works, writing (or doodling!) things down helps to retain information. That goes for weekly tasks or events, notes during a course, random thoughts, favorite quotes, blog post ideas, etc. ALLOFIT gets put into its own special place in my heart... I mean... I mean in my inkDori.
How could having everything organized in one central location not simplify your life?
Grace and Salt Ink's shop has been on summer break, but GUESS WHAT. The shop has re-opened and is at your beck and call! I've heard a rumor that orders are pouring in like crazy, so I suggest you head to the shop NOW so you can get your hands on one of these beauties.
(No, seriously, do you have any questions?)
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