Keeping Organized

I always have a lot on my mind and I think I’m just happiest that way. I’ve never been one that just likes to relax (only on certain vacations do I allow myself to fully relax). I like being a busy body and because I have so many ongoing projects (work and personal) I have a lot of ideas swirling in my head and I have to write everything down. One of my questions I got on formspring was how I keep myself organized. I have several forms of being organized schedule wise like keeping my outlook calendar synced with my iPhone which is also synced with my google calendar. For random thoughts and ideas and also to keep track of some of my scheduling, I bought the Moleskine Color-a-Month daily planner. Of course I could track all of this digitally, especially because I make all kinds of lists in my iPhone but sometimes I just need to write stuff down. I also love that I can go back and see what I was thinking of that day and the notes that go along with it. Plus, these separate month planners are so much smaller than the full moleskins that it’s super light to keep in my purse. The colors are pretty too! I keep the rest of the months on a shelf in our place, it’s like decoration.

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It’s always nice to have something handy to write in but it’s even better if it’s something cute. Here are some other notebooks I found that I think are super cute!

I like the covers of the two below. so funny. 🙂

Jasper + Black Shopaholics I Met and Liked

Pretty colors and personalization. I love to personalize stuff like this.

Horchow Large Metallic Leather Notebook

These are really neat because you can fold the cover all the way back, basically inside out.

Revolver Rioja Large Journal

I’m always attracted to things with hearts on it.

Leather Heart Journal

Aren’t these fruit so adorable?

Cutie Fruity Friends by Asking for Trouble

The combination of the letterpress covers + the bright paper is so pretty!

Bright Booklet by Orange Beautiful

The perfect title for these notebooks

Bright Ideas by Albertine Press

And perhaps some inspirational words to keep your inspirations in?

Eccolo™ We Remember Moments Journal

Eccolo™ You’ve Got Something to Say Journal

Nina of Femme Rationale also had a great post on day planners, go check out her picks too!

Are you the type to write things down pen to paper too or do you manage everything digitally?

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  • Red Lipstick Style
    February 16, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    ADORE these! I'm definately a notebook girl. I have to write things down; I love little notebooks and Hello Kitty pens in various colors to color code certain contents. 😉

  • J @ The Look 4 Less
    February 16, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    Such cute little notebooks!! I love that last one. I definitely do a combination of writing things in notebooks/on paper and keeping a list digitally. I'm glad I'm not the only one who rarely relaxes, I'm a busy body too! 🙂

  • Maritess
    February 16, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    I love these notebooks! I find myself constantly buying them with the intention of writing things down, but when it comes to it, I just write everything down in my planner (or my hand)…

  • Diane
    February 16, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    love the jasper + black ones! so adorable!!!

  • DiamondsandTulle
    February 16, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    LOVE the otebooks you picked! I like keeping info on my computer but for calendar events and Things To Do Lists, I realized that I really need to put it down with pen on paper. It helps me remember much better.

  • Amber's Notebook
    February 16, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    I LOVE all those! I a kind of anotebook freak (hence my blog's name Amber's Notebook) and I LOVE all these!! Great notebook finds!

  • janettaylor
    February 16, 2010 at 3:54 pm


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  • Chessa!
    February 16, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    I'm obsessed with moleskins and these are perfect! I rely (a bit too much) on my google calendar but sometimes you just need a place to write things down – inspiration, thoughts, etc.

    and btw, I am in love with striped everything! My husband even teases me about it…even my socks! love your outfit in yesterday's post! xx

  • Taylor Sterling
    February 16, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    These are adorable! I love the titles on the notebooks! They would make great gifts!

  • Mrs.Zeus
    February 16, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    I am with you girl!

    I like being busy and consistently making of list of what to do, keeps my brain active.

    These are adorable notebooks!!

  • Shortiee31
    February 16, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    Haha I use both! I have a few simple notebooks for lists and I also use the Memo feature on the BlackBerry 🙂

  • sharonlei
    February 16, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    I love notebooks. 🙂 I have way too many.. but everytime I come across a cute one I can't resist but get it.

    xx Love & Aloha

  • StyleScrybe
    February 16, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    Well, at least now I know I'm not the only one who appreciates the thrill of a new notebook! VERY cute selections!

  • Chic 'n Cheap Living
    February 17, 2010 at 12:24 am

    I love to keep a daily to do list for work and writing it with pen on paper just seems to solidify it so much more (and there's nothing like checking a to do). I love the distinction between month – it definitely makes packing lighter and easy to distinguish!

  • Rosemary
    February 17, 2010 at 8:46 am

    So cute! Though I love my hot pink Filofax, I'm tempted throughout the year to ditch it for something cuter–there are just too many adorable planners and notebooks available, aren't there?!

  • Alyssa
    February 18, 2010 at 12:02 am

    Ah! I have a weird desire to acquire as many cute notebooks as possible, so this post was just… "look at all of these awesome things you can't have right now!" lol. But thanks for sharing nonetheless. 😀