Sunday, June 08, 2008

Y'all are going to think I have too much time on my hands...

but I have had a rough day (it was my preacher's last day at church...very emotional) and I just want to think about something that makes me happy. My notebooks make me happy. I've been using a plain brown steno book as my "brain" for awhile now. It's so important to me that I bought a purse with a pocket to fit. The problem, of course, was that they're plain and brown and ugly. They do not go with my pretty new blue purse! I also had a stack of magazines that I couldn't throw away because they were just too lovely (Southern Lady for example). So I tore into the magazines and pulled out every picture that appealed to me...blue hydrangeas, pecan tassies, lace hankies, a golden pineapple, peaches, whatever,,,and saved them in a file folder. Now each month I start a new notebook. It only takes about 15 minutes to dig through the pictures til I find some I like and glue them to the cover. Rubber cement and/or modge podge seem to work the best, by the way. Now I know this probably seems a little like a waste of time, but y'all it is so much fun to turn this boring old notebook into something pretty and interesting. And looking over them today really did cheer me up:)

2 comments:

Mandi said...

I LOVE this! I'm a notebook gal myself, and I've been buying mine at the dollar store just to have something prettier than a plain pad of paper, but I love the idea of doing this myself even more.

However, I'm also a "give me the details" kinda girl. Would you be willing to share an up close picture of one or more of them so I can see EXACTLY what you did?

Shannon@Idylwild said...

Mandi - Absolutely:) Aren't you sweet! I'll let you know when I get something up. I love them because they're so personal so you can just let yourself run wild with them:)