Thoughtful Details with Journals + Notebooks

Friday, September 7, 2018

Brass Magnifying Glass

Friends, is the the work week actually over?! I can't believe what an eventful few days it's been, coming back from a 3 day weekend. Did anyone else need two cups of coffee everyday this week, just to push through the afternoon? Maybe it's a combination of myself wanting to stay in Summer vacation mode, which you can't blame me for or maybe it's trying to re-adjust to an early morning schedule with the kids back in school again. Overall, I'm happy to take on the busyness and look forward to new changes taking place in the coming months. Stay tuned for more details in a lifestyle post coming soon. If you'd like to follow along on my instagram stories, to see what's been keeping me occupied lately in my neck of the woods, I'd love for you to stop by and visit! 

Onto the pretty things! In mid-Summer, I compiled a list of all my favorite books, perfect for coffee tables and bookshelves, seen here. Books are so multi-functional: they're great for creating different levels in design, they act as an inspirational read for guests and yourself, and are basically your all around decor filler when you're not sure what to add. Alongside these gems is another detail with the same purpose and you've guessed it ... it's journals and notebooks. They really add a thoughtful story to the little vignettes you set-up around your home. Think bedside and accent tables, and work desks.

Give this a try: Stack a pair of two journals in your favorite color scheme with a Fall candle to embrace the upcoming season. For a work desk, rest a large open bound journal laid wide open, to set the scene for a space of reflection and creative thinking. You'll find that there are so many pretty options out there, from leather to floral patterns, and fabric covered. They're all so lovely!

Here are some ways to create beautiful vignettes around the home using journals & notebooks. 



I had a lot of fun creating these for you while listening to my favorite tunes in country music. What type of music calms you after a busy week or even sparks your creativity to soar with ideas? I'd love for you to share in the comments below! Enjoy spending a little time styling your home this weekend and thanks for stay awhile!

Warmly ~



  1. I loved how you gave simple detailed suggestions for decor, display, and inspiration. Saying "stack two similar colored journals with a candle on top" really helped break it down for me into doable action (if that makes sense :)) Also music playing when I work is soooo hard for me. I get too distracted. However I recently found a spotify playlist called "Productive Morning" that has been perfect. Great inspiring post. xo

    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed the post and I love stacking books for that added interest and charm. I've been meaning to get on spotify and I will try to look into it soon! Your suggested playlist of a Productive Morning will surely be one of the first I look up! Thanks so much Annette for the suggestion! xo

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