- the comb binding (my left handedness loves that it opens flat for writing)
- the cute papers (I am very visual)
- the blank pages just begging for doodling and other artwork each day
- the customization
- the small size (5X7)
- it used materials I have on hand, so they didn't cost another dime
- my ability to change papers out as I need to
- the laminated covers and dividers should wear well
Here's a look at my little tabbed pages. I eyeballed and cut out the tabs and labeled them with a Sharpie after they were laminated so I could change the topics if I wanted. Right now they are Prayer, Home, School and Etc.
Now I can start each day with a clean slate, er, paper. I can make notes, circle things, make notes of all kinds so I don't forget things (maybe). So you may ask why I don't just use something electronic. I have a PDA. This makes me happy, the PDA does not. I also have a big paper planner. It is too bulky for my diaper bag (which doubles as my purse). This little book keeps all my thoughts and notes in one handy place. And hey, look at the title of this blog. I'm a little bit into making books.
And my girls chose the papers for their own little books. They are so different! And I added some ribbons to the spines as well.
The idea is that they will have a place for scheduling their day, keeping notes of all kinds and generally developing skills for caring for home and family. Who doesn't need a lovely little book for keeping notes and memories in?