Hi friends! I have something exciting to share with you today that has been going on behind the scenes for the past few months…a brand new line of traveler’s notebooks.
Perhaps you have been hit by the planner craze also? It kind of snuck up on me. I’ve kept a planner since high school and have always loved to fill in my plans for the week, homework assignments and nights out. It kind of served as a diary more than anything else. And as I have grown older (and my memory has become less reliable) it has become a necessity – keeping track of appointments, kid activities, nightly dinners and special occasions that would otherwise slip through the cracks.
But there has never been a perfect system. Up until now, I used one jumbo pre-printed weekly agenda for family and kid stuff and also for menu planning. There is another binder for keeping track of design team assignments, project deadlines and personal creative projects. There is a sketchbook, a notebook and a few separate printables – grocery lists, to-dos and chores.
And all of these various books and papers end up all over the house, never in plain site when I need them. It’s totally frustrating.
So when I came across the traveler’s notebook style of planning, it blew my mind. Completely. A way to personalize planning the exact way I need it and a place to keep it all together so it can easily be found. Unreal! Amazing! Exactly what I need!
There is a large size which will serve me at home and is easily and quickly wrapped up for on the go. (Perfect for all the last minute trips we’ll likely take over the summer.) It fits A5 and A9 size notebooks – pretty common sizes for planner supplies and if you prefer to DIY your notebooks, they will fit in here as well. You can fit 6 notebooks or journals in this size. That’s everything I could ask for.
The smaller pocket version is perfect for on the go. I will keep several blank notebooks in here – for me and the kids, along with a calendar. At 4″x6″ it’s just the right size for my bag. And if you love Field Notes brand, you’ll be glad to know they fit in here perfectly.
The one quality that was missing from the planner was one that I kept seeing pop up in the binder style of planner. Pockets for storing supplies, pens and other extras. I did a lot of searching and it seemed that the binder style and the traveler’s notebook style just didn’t cross over. There’s wasn’t one that was exactly as I pictured in my mind. Always the particular one, this girl.
Certainly I couldn’t be the only one that was longing for a hybrid style of planner. One with lots of style and personality along with the functionality and quality. It can’t always be a choice between design and usefulness. I demand both!
And after a bit of trial and error and a whole lot of visualization, these pretty floral planners were concepted. I love them quite a bit.
This planner used the simple elastic band system for storing notebooks. You can add in 2 as is and with the addition of a few extra rubber bands or elastics, you can add in up to 4 more. In fact, the more you add, the better these books look.
Tuck a pen in too so you don’t have to dig when you need it.
There are big buxom, romantic florals on navy with a copper metallic wrap. Classic yellow stripes for a more neutral look. And the ultra pretty and trendy floral/succulent mix in shades of pink/orange/yellow and aqua. They look great together or on their own. Whichever is your style.
They are available now in my shop. Please go and take a peek and see if this type of planner might work for you as well. And because I feel like celebrating after finally bringing this idea to fruition, if you’re interested, feel free to use the HELLO20 for a healthy discount. It’s good through Monday, May 11th.
(PS. For further celebration, there is a big giveway going on later today on my instagram account. Check out the details for entering under @salery)
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend with the beautiful women in your life. Happy Mother’s Day!