If you are a Naturally Family reader you know how much I love Minted. We used Minted for our birth announcements and New Years cards (p.s. I’m sending them out today). We also gifted my grandmother the Vermont photo art print for Christmas this year and ordered ourselves Naturally Family business cards. As you can see I’m just in love. I love the designs, the customer service and the selection of products.
The newest addition to my Minted collection are their notebooks and planners. If you know me you know how obsessed with notebooks I am. I love the feeling of putting pen to paper (pen must have the cap on the end of course or it cannot be used) and just writing down anything I am thinking. My best blog posts are the ones that I put down on paper first. I make notes regarding blog ideas, recipe ideas, menu planning, homeschool planning or just simply anything that I am thinking at the moment. While I obviously love using my blog to write and share I first love to brainstorm and/or outline on paper first. I am also that way when it comes to planners.
Planners are another item you could say I collect; I usually have at least three going at one time. I like to have a planner for both of my blogs and one that is for our family and my workouts. I have tried to convince myself that online planners or iPad apps work just as well but for me they just don’t. Just like with blogging I like to put things down on paper first. That being said if it is an important task or event I will also put it in my Google Calendar so that I get an alert but first it always goes in my paper planner. There is just something about seeing everything laid out on paper.
One new thing I am doing this year is taking daily notes of what we did or a little anecdote from the day and recording it in my planner. I also have two notes books one for each of the kids to take notes about their year so that they will have it when they get older and can go back and see what they were doing or a funny quote they said.
I credit the idea of daily journaling to my grandmother for this idea because for as long as I can remember she has written in her journal everyday. It’s not a dear diary type of journal but more of a line of the day style where she records notes from the day such as what she did that day or who came over to visit. Often when we visit she will pull it out to tell us what was going on that same day the year before or if we are trying to remember when something occurred she can pull out her little journal planner and tell us. I love this about her and I have decided that I want to continue this practice myself.
Well ‘cheers’ to the new year and to new notebooks and planners. Is there anyone else out there that also shares my love for the handwritten word? Also if you love planners and/or journals you can get Enjoy 20% off all day planners, notebooks, and address books. Code: DAY20 but the promo code ends today January 5th so take advantage!
Also….I know that this is a big year for weddings and lots of friends are getting engaged (Congrats to our friends Laura and Aaron) so you or a loved one might be on the looking to send Save The Dates; while we are far beyond that point I can’t help but lust after the beautiful options on Minted
Disclaimer: Minted provided me with a store credit in exchange for posting my honest opinions. I would like to note that I loved Minted and shop the site often regardless of any store credit. Seriously I have an obsession.