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Finishing off my journal

This Blog post is from my old website before I switched to self-hosting. It was published on June 20, 2018

There are only three pages left in my first traveler’s notebook insert. I can’t believe it filled up this fast. I have been in this insert for about for months now in which Inserts became my new favorite thing to write in and I can’t wait to decorate my new one. I am already looking for ideas. Besides being excited about moving into a new insert I wanted to try something new and added some more bits and pieces to the insert I am about to finish which I want to show you today.

Finishing Off My JournalWhen I started this insert I didn’t know what to put on the first page. At first, I wanted to add a quote but I couldn’t find one that fit and I never found a better idea. I never liked that my first page was empty and that the ink I wrote with on the other page bled through. Now that I am at the end of this insert I finally had an idea on what to do with this page. I decided to include a table of content. Although my old journal had a table of content which I never really used I wanted to include something in this journal that would make it easier to find certain events or times I went through. I am currently in the process of graduating and I thought I might want to skip through that time in my life someday.

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First I skipped through my whole journal and numbered every single page. Of course, I didn’t notice I missed four pages until I was done and had to cross some of the numbers I had already written but I decided not to worry about that. I worry too much about making everything perfect.

Next, I created a background using some cardstock and glued some ripped graph paper on top. Then I went through my insert again and added all the event I thought I might look for in a couple of years to my table of content.

Finishing off my journal insertI also wanted to add some tabs which turned out to be harder than I thought because I didn’t leave any space at the end of the page. Instead, I  pretty much wrote up to the edge of the paper. I got the idea from @agirlwithajournal and @megjournals because they are both obsessed with them and decided to give it a try. I went through my journal once more and added some very small tabs wherever I found some space. In the end, I ended up really liking them and decided to leave some space to add tabs in my next insert.

Is there anything you do once you are heading towards finishing your journal?

Lots of Love

Just A Blank Space

Setting up my new diary

This Blog post is from my old website before I switched to self-hosting. It was published on January 28, 2018

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This is my new Diary. I finished the last page of my old journal on January 24 and I am going to do a flip through of it very soon. But for today I want to show you my new diary. I am really excited about it because not only do I love the way it looks but I also made it myself. It is one of my first handmade journals that I am also selling in my Etsy Shop. I made it from an old book by replacing the pages with blank paper.

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For the first page, I added my contact so in case I’ll lose my diary, which I hope I never will, it can find it’s way back to me. I also added a warning for anyone not to keep reading.

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On the next page, I added my traditional welcome page. In every journal, I start with a welcoming page in which my journal tells me a little bit more about itself. I really like doing this pages because it is an opportunity to reflect on what you want to write about and what might be coming up.

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For my first entry, I tried to experiment with the new layout and I absolutely love it. My only concern is that since this notebook as about 500 pages it will become really, really big over time.


Do you have a diary? If you do, do you have any special pages you always include?

Lots of Love

Just A Blank Space