New Notebooks from Target

Dear Reader,

Recently, on a trip to Target, I picked up two new notebooks. I can’t ever go to Target without at least looking at the journals/notebook section – they always have trendy and classic designs that I can’t seem to resist! Gold foiling has been on trend for quite awhile now, and while I resisted it for quite some time (I’m a silver kind of girl normally), I have to say I’ve finally come around to it.

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One is spiral bound, and the other cloth bound, both with gold foiling on the covers.

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Inside the spiral notebook.

The spiral notebook has bright white paper with perforated pages. I bought it to use for pen pal letters and it’s worked great so far. I love the size and shape of the pages and it just has a really clean and classy feel. I keep it in my purse most of the time.

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The end papers of the cloth-bound journal.

I’ve decided to use the cloth-bound journal as my new daily journal. Although my last one isn’t full yet, I felt the need for a change, and this one just felt right, if you know what I mean. I’m finding the large pages are great because I have a little bit of extra room to decorate the pages with washi tape, as you can see below.

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Using washi tape to decorate my journal.

Using washi tape and other decoration is something I’ve experimented with a little bit in past journals, and I’ve picked it back up this spring. I enjoy seeing a little bit of color on the pages as I’m writing and when I go back to read my entries later. I also feel like it’s another way to express my mood in a visual way. I don’t decorate the pages beforehand, so it’s always an in-the-moment choice which tapes I use.

It’s true, I have quite an obsession with notebooks and journals of all kinds. Soon I will share my collection of unused journals with you all – in case you’re as paper nerdy as I am!

Thanks for reading,
Emma.

 

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