Monday, 24 June 2013


I've changed my journaling yet again!  Most of you who know me, will see I've had a right dilemma with my Journaling in the past, I've had so many changes. You can read about them here , here and here.  It's a lot isn't it!  

These are some of the journals I have used in the past....
Many notebooks inc. A5Filofax Flex
A5 Purple Malden
A5 Ochre Malden
Then at the beginning of June, I thought, that's it, I need to get a grip on this and decided to use a lovely notebook from Paper chase, this fit snugly in my black Filofax Flex.  I drew a daily grid of what I wanted to fill in and it was working well.  
The Paper Chase grid notebook comes with 300 pages (600 sides), so that's a lot of journaling!  I decided to add some extras to my journals, notes, weekly events, quotes, jokes, fun facts etc.  And I really liked how it was looking.

Then doubt kicked in!  I liked how things were going, but I didn't like the joint daily journaling and scrapbook journal mixing.  I use my past journals to see what I was up to in previous years and I thought, I am going to have to wade through pages and pages to find stuff. So another  journal idea was needed.  This is what I came up with this time.

A set of three B5 Kraft Notebooks from Waterstones.  Each book holds 30 pages (so some months, I am going to have to add another page). 

Again I made my own page templates to fill in each day. This is my daily journal.

So for my scrap booking journal, I went back to using a Martha Stewart Premium Journal (8x10).  This is  bigger than my A5 notebook so I can get a lot more in it.  

First thing I did, was get my Bon Jovi Concert page transferred.
Ticket view
Newspaper review, with my own review underneath.
Then I added a few other bits.  I dedicated this page to my dad. 

This is going to be the "Things I Love" page, it's still a working progress!
All written in shades of green.
Monthly Weather.
hmm, green again, I don't even like Green! lol
And this is the weekly page, I spent hours doing this on Sunday night.  I do one of these every week, it gives me a round up of the week. (Still need to fill in the right hand side).

Last weeks entry in my A5 notebook (I later glued this page into the MS Journal.

This Journal is big enough to hold my Daily Journal in.

See, fit's together nicely!

Now, fingers crossed, this set up will work for me!

Let me know how you journal, what works for you? What things do you add to your own journals?  Please share, I am always looking for new ideas to add to my own books.

P.S. My apologies to anyone who spells Journaling with two L's.  I can never decided which is the correct way! Journaling or Journalling???