Sunday, July 29, 2012

Ideas notebook

Don't you hate it when you think of a great idea for a recipe, outfit post location, DIY, etc etc and you don't have anywhere to write it down! I do. I either end up forgetting the idea all together when I go back to write it down or I end up with 30 different random notes on my iPhone. I thought it was the perfect idea to make a cute little Ideas Notebook for all my ideas, thoughts, goals etc for my blog. And of course make it small enough to carry around in any bag.  
What you'll need.

1. Buy desired size notebook. 2. Make tabs for categories. -Fold colored paper in half. -Staple about 1/2 inch down. -Stamp or write on name of category. - Place and tape tabs desired pages apart in notebook. 3. Make cover for notebook. -Cut scrapbook paper to size of notebook cover. -Put desired word on cover. -Superglue onto cover and use pattern tape to cover the seem. Done!

Now I have a place for all my thoughts for this here blog. And I can stay more organized as well. I have already started to write ideas in it and I am wondering how fast it will fill up! 

love, Carlee


  1. really cute DIY! You made it super pretty :D

  2. Ooh I love this! I always had so many different notebooks where I'd jot things down, I wish I had just one little book like yours! Cute DIY

  3. So cute! I have a notebook like this, but I should add tabs like you, because my ideas are all jumbled together randomly haha

  4. cool idea! i always forget my ideas and end up with tons of post it notes everywhere but i keep a mini notebook in my purse

  5. This is the best idea EVER! Seriously, so cute. The tabs are definitely the best part of the notebook :)

  6. Oh how cute! I love it! I had a notebook created that I use because I'm like you- I'd end up with 30 notes in all different places and of course I'd end up losing the best ones.

  7. This is SO cute. I'm a notebook fanatic- it is definitely my weakness. I have about ten composition books that I could do this with and it would be so fun :). Great project, thank you for sharing!

    Triple Thread

  8. OMG what a cute post! I'm so glad I stumbled upon your blog--definitely following now :) I just started a blog and would LOVE for you to stop by and follow if you like it xoxo
    Obviously Obsessed 

  9. what an adorable post! New follower!

  10. This is one super cute idea.

    categorizing them is cool.

    I started writing such notes at random places in my office diary. Now I carry my little notebook always with me.

    Here's one DIY on how I re-used old paper to make a new notebook. recycling is cool too.

    CHeers :)

  11. Omg this is so sweet I can't believe you made it yourself. So lovely, I want one!

  12. Great post !

    Like your style girl ;)

    This is really a cute book I will try it too thanks for sharing ;)

    If you have the time you are always welcome on my blog :)

    I just wanted to let you know I’ll be following you around from now


  13. This is so cute and you make it look so easy too!

    Wardrobe Quarry

  14. ah so ingenious!! i can't tell you how many sticky notes i have lying around :D also was curious if you ever go to any of the seattle blog meetups?


  15. This is such a cute craft project, Carlee - I love the way it turned out! I may need to make one myself. Greetings from Atlanta. ;-)

  16. This is a great idea! It is nice to have somewhere to store all of our brilliant thoughts.
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  17. oh gosh, i absolutely love this idea!! i always have way too many ideas rolling around in my head. need to be better at jotting them all down :)
    xo TJ

  18. This DIY was exactly what I needed to stumble across on my dashboard today! I'm currently in the process of trying to organize my life, and a notebook like this would go perfect with my planner. Lovely idea!


  19. Yes I need that <3

    Great blog; FOLLOWED

    Lots of love; Pauline

  20. Wow this is super cool idea and you are such a creative genius
    Following you,please follow back to keep in touch through comments!

  21. aww this is such a sweet notebook - nice DIY tutorial!
    would you like to follow each other?

  22. I need to do this. I love the letter stamps

  23. Awe, this is a very cute idea and turned out very well. Great inspiration! :)

  24. omg this is adorable! i love it! you should check out the Erin Condren planners, theyre amamzing & i think you'd like them!

    xo Kelly

  25. This is seriously an adorable idea. Right now I use a plain old notebook for ideas and stuff, but this is so much more fun! I may just have to give this try. Thanks for the tutorial.

  26. hey, carlee. that is a cute notebook. i'd love to make one with my kids. great DIY project. you're adorable, and love your blog--enjyoed your looks and posts. you have a new follower, and i'd be honored to stay connected. cheers and have a great day!
    ADAM ❤ ALEX Mommy


Thanks for the wonderful comment. I read and enjoy every single one. Have a question for me, I will reply as soon as I can. Love , Carlee