Wednesday, 28 January 2015

My Travellers Notebook - Shaina

Today I would like to introduce you to Shaina. 

My name is Shaina Neal. I am a traveller and I've just moved to Georgia after living in Europe for 3 years. I am an 8th grade math teacher, a wife, and a mother to 2 fur babies. My hope is to one day retire to Spain and flamenco when I'm not working on a novel!

1. How long have you been using a travellers note book for?

I've been stalking travellers notebooks for for about 2 years now, but I bought my first one in May when I arrived back in the States.

2. What size(s) of travellers notebooks do you use?

I am also really in love with moleskine squared cahiers, so I use that size.

3. How many inserts/booklets does your travellers notebook hold?

My  TN holds anywhere from 4-8 depending on what I have in there and how I position it. I am waiting on a new one from ZenKraft tomorrow and I am beyond excited! I think this one may hold 4-5.

4. What does each insert or notebook get used for?

I have my daily, which is a full size moleskine soft cover squared notebook, and I use this for my doodling, lesson planning, bullet journaling, brain dumping. ITs just a catch all. Then I have cahiers as well. One for my novel, another for my goals (life and day to day), the other is for my fitness life (food and exercise)

5. If you could have an insert designed just for you, what would it contain?

I think part of the fun is having a blank canvas to work with every day. I think my perfect page would say "Hey beautiful, what have you got for me today" at the top. Or some kind of magical page that can take a picture of me everyday and it just appears on the page. Hahahaha if only!

6. Have you ever considered making your own travellers notebook cover?

I have, but I don't really have time. As I said, I am an 8th grade math teacher, blogger, and an aspiring writer. I prefer to buy them and be wowed by their beauty.

7. Apart from paper inserts, what else do you carry in your TN and how?

I also carry a clear zipper case, and a folder that I made. I keep my paper clips, sticky notes, and stickers in there. Sometimes I stick a pen in there too!

8. What attracts you to using a travellers notebook compared to other formats?

I love the idea of multiple notebooks. I have always  kept journals, and the TN systems allows me to have a separate place for al my thoughts. I used to just put tabs in my journals, but this system is much better

9. What would you like to see in a travellers notebook design?

Built in pockets, pen loop, slightly harder leather. This is just nit picky stuff, I love them all the way around the board.

10. What advice would you give to a new travellers notebook user?

Take your time. Don't get 27 inserts and then feel overwhelmed by thousands of blank pages. I started with 3 inserts and that was almost too much! hahahaha. So my advice is to just take your time and ease into it!

11. Finally, what would you like to see on Travellers Notebook Times?

I love pictures of people's daily/weekly spread. I love those way more than pics of journal set ups. I like to see people's creativity and their ideas. I also like to talk about the kind of things I like to include in my TN so seeing that from others would be perfect.

Thank you Shaina thank you for your support. 

If you would like to feature in 'My Travellers Notebook' please contact us: travellersnotebooktimes at gmail dot com

Monday, 26 January 2015

Web Finds - 26 January 2015

So I hope you had a good week. It is time to sit back and relax and have a read of the latest blog posts and watch some of the latest videos.
  1. Traveler's Notebooks Meet Up - Blank and Write
  2. Made to Measure Midori Style - Margate +
  3. Happy Friday #38 : 2015 Journals - Julia's Bento
  4. My Midori Passport size TN. - Blank and Write
  5. Das Midori Travelers Notebook und ich zwei Wochen später - Pixelgraphix
  6. My very first Pyrography Traveler's Notebook and a giveaway - Morgan Le Fae's Trinkets
  7. Sunday share 2015 setup and my handmade travelers notebook - Artmingle
We are starting to monitor blogs that have TN type posts in them, if you would like your blog added to the system please contact us: travellersnotebooktimes at gmail dot com

And we have found these videos for your enjoyment as well.
  1. January 2015 Setup in Narrow Gemini from ChicSparrow - Carie Harling
  2. Very Affordable Fauxdori Review | Midori Comparison - MissVickyBee
  3. My very first Pyrography Traveler's Notebook and a giveaway - monique vmb
  4. Chic Sparrow 'Jendori' Travelers Notebook Unboxing - Sarah Carper
  5. Midori Travlers Notebook Planner ~ Week 2-3 Its working! - MyHomeMatters
  6. 2015 Journals - Julia's Bento
  7. A Gift to You, My Friend: Fauxdori - Monique Smith
  8. Travelers Notebook Refill (Midori) - Nothingelse1364
  9. Every Day Planner Setup 2015 - Sophie Hurden
We are starting to monitor You Tube channels that have TN type videos in them, if you would like your blog added to the system please contact us: travellersnotebooktimes at gmail dot com

Enjoy

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Affordable Travellers Notebook Review


This is a great video by MissVickyBee,


And if you aren't in the USA, this package is also available on Amazon UK, it's available in six different colours. At this price I'm tempted to order one of these in and see what it's like. But Vicky seemed to like it.

 

Thursday, 22 January 2015

My Travellers Notebook - Karyn

Today I would like to introduce you to Karyn

I am currently studying for my real estate licence.  I like to be organised so have used some form of diary over the last 10 years or more. I can't remember how I found the travellers notebook, but am delighted I did as I used to feel I was wrestling with the others, now I have peace.

1. How long have you been using a travellers note book for?

I have only been using one for the last 4 months.  I made one when I first learned about the travellers notebook to see if I would like it.  Once I saw the potential I purchased both the passport and standard sized midori.

2. What size(s) of travellers notebooks do you use?

I have both the passport and full size and I use them both together.

3. How many inserts/booklets does your travellers notebook hold?

My full size has 4 notebooks in it and I would like to add another.  My passport has two notebooks in it.

4. What does each insert or notebook get used for?

In my passport (which I use as my wallet) I have a blank notebook for notes and the midori dairy insert.  In my full size I have one for notes, study etc.  it is really my brain dump.  One is my diary with a day per page based on the DIYFish inserts.  One is a zentangle booklet and the other is a journal.

5. If you could have an insert designed just for you, what would it contain?

Funny you should ask that as I have just designed one that I am going to see if it can be made up for me around zentangling.

6. Have you ever considered making your own travellers notebook cover?

Yes my first one was and the leather was a little soft so I ironed doublefacing sticky stuff onto it and ironed a piece of fabric onto that which made it firmer.  I do love my 'true' midoris though!

7. Apart from paper inserts, what else do you carry in your TN and how?

I carry a card pocket and a plastic zip pocket (for money) in my passport.  I have a zip pocket in my full size and I did have the kraft folder in there as well but found I wasn't using it so took it out and have made a larger fold out 'note' holder which I am happy with.

8. What attracts you to using a travellers notebook compared to other formats?

I like the compact feel in my hands as well as there being no rings to get in the way when I am writing.

9. What would you like to see in a travellers notebook design?

I can't think of anything off the top of my head as I use the graph notebooks and draw them in myself to see if it works before taking it further - getting someone to design something.

10. What advice would you give to a new travellers notebook user?

Let go of any preconceived ideas you have about planners as this is a whole new ball game.

11. Finally, what would you like to see on Travellers Notebook Times?

I am really enjoying the you tube videos that you post.  I would like to see any new plans and ideas people come up with as many people think outside the box and may not think their idea is worthy of sharing.

Thank you Karyn, thank you for your help and support. 

And if you would like to feature in 'My Travellers Notebook' please contact us: travellersnotebooktimes at gmail dot com

Monday, 19 January 2015

Web Finds - 19 January 2015

So I hope you had a good week. It is time to sit back and relax and have a read of the latest blog posts and watch some of the latest videos.
  1. Mon MagDori - Confessions d'une accro à l'organisation
  2. Midori Traveler's Notebook - La Fin Du Globe
  3. Undated version of Midori Daily Dashboard - My Life All in One Place
  4. ZenKraft B5 Kodiak Brown Bi-Fold with Tri-Tech Pockets - ZenKraft Traveler's Notes
  5. Midori Traveler's Notebook : Homer Collage (WIP) - La Fin Du Globe
  6. Midori Notes and others - Margate+
  7. ZenKraft A5 X-Treme Distressed Brown Bi-Fold Notebook - ZenKraft Traveler's Notes
  8. Midori Traveler's Notebook : Weekend sketches. - La Fin Du Globe
We are starting to monitor blogs that have TN type posts in them, if you would like your blog added to the system please contact us: travellersnotebooktimes at gmail dot com

And we have found these videos for your enjoyment as well.
  1. 2015 Planners: An Introduction - Sophie Hurden 
  2. Top-Loading Envelope Tutorial for Your Traveler's Notebook - Erin Joy
  3. Update #1 Decluttering inside and out with my Midori Traveler's Notebook - Tracy Reinhardt
  4. Decorating in my Midori Travelers Notebook: Happy Mail #2 - MyLifeMits
  5. How to Start in Your Midori Traveler's Notebook | My Tips + Tricks - Serena Bee
  6. Midori Traveler's Notebook setup! - Tori Hughes
  7. JenDori Setup 2015 FauxDori / Midori Travelers Notebook - Joanne DelBalso
  8. Robyn's Little Nest - Updated 2015 Travelers Notebook Planner Setup - Robynslittlenest
  9. January Fauxdori Bullet Journal Set Up - Crazielittlefish
We are starting to monitor You Tube channels that have TN type videos in them, if you would like your blog added to the system please contact us: travellersnotebooktimes at gmail dot com

Enjoy

Monday, 12 January 2015

Web Finds 12 January 2015

So I hope you had a good week. It is time to sit back and relax and have a read of the latest blog posts and watch some of the latest videos.
  1. Introducing my 2015 planners... - Team Filofax
  2. "The Traveling Midori" Project -Sign In Begins! - My Summer Touch
  3. Kickstarter: Code & Quill Notebooks - The Well Appointed Desk
  4. ZenKraft X-Treme Bi-Fold in distressed brown leather - ZenKraft Traveler's Notes
  5. Happy Friday #36 : Catching Up - Julia's Bento
  6. ZenKraft Ultra Distressed Brown Bison Bi-Fold w/Pockets - ZenKraft Traveler's Notes
We are starting to monitor blogs that have TN type posts in them, if you would like your blog added to the system please contact us: travellersnotebooktimes at gmail dot com

And we have found these videos for your enjoyment as well.
  1. Surprise Travelers Notebook in Tri Fold from Jonelifish on Etsy!!! - WillowMuck
  2. Midori Travelers Notebook my Bullet Journal System (english) - Cre8tiveCre8tions by Andrea Gomoll
  3. 2015 Planner Setup - A5 Midori Style Traveler's Notebook - Life in Print
  4. Midori Traveler's Notebook | Jan 2 2015 Journal Page - RhomanysRealm
  5. My Passport Traveler's Notebook setup 2015 - MadeWithLoveCrafter
  6. Field Notes travelers notebook wallet setup! - Kerri Pouliot
  7. X47 vs Midori Traveler's notebook - taniame 
  8. Midori Travelers Notebook Planner week1 - MyHomeMatters
  9. DIY | FAUXDORI TRAVELERS NOTEBOOK - abetweene
  10. Making a Travelers Notebook Part 1 of 2 - Hoodlumsx4
  11. Making a Travelers Notebook Part 2 of 2 adding a napkin - Hoodlumsx4
We are starting to monitor You Tube channels that have TN type videos in them, if you would like your blog added to the system please contact us: travellersnotebooktimes at gmail dot com

Enjoy

Monday, 5 January 2015

Web Finds - 5 January 2015

So I hope you had a good New Year. It is time to sit back and relax and have a read of the latest blog posts and watch some of the latest videos.
  1. Mind-Papers von X17 - Janas Book Look
  2. Fauxdori’s - Random Pastimes of a Restless Mind
  3. Unstoppable 2015 - Scription
  4. Hacking a Midori Traveler’s Notebook - The Well Appointed Desk
  5. Fauxdori for Xmas presents  - Random Pastimes of a Restless Mind
  6. How to make your own Midori (Fauxdori) Traveler’s Notebook  - The C Side
  7. ZenKraft Distressed Brown Leather Kraft Folder - ZenKraft Traveler's Notes
  8. Gillio : Giramondo - Julia's Bento
  9. Free 2015-16 Month to View diary for the Midori Traveler's Notebook - My Life All in One Place
  10. Chronodex Weekly Planner Jan-Jun 2015 Released! - Scription
  11. ZenKraft Scarlet Raven Bi-Fold with Double Tech Pockets - ZenKraft Traveler's Notes
  12. DIY Midori Notebook Tabs - Seaweed Kisses
  13. Happy New Year - Fauxdori Art Journal page. - Indigo Blue
  14. Beautiful TN Icons by Thomas Huang - Scription
  15. Word.Notebooks: Polygons and Indigo - The Well Appointed Desk
We are starting to monitor blogs that have TN type posts in them, if you would like your blog added to the system please contact us: travellersnotebooktimes at gmail dot com

And we have found these videos for your enjoyment as well.
  1. Giramondo in Red-a quick overview - Debbie Hockedy
  2. Midori Traveler's Notebook | Jan 1 2015 Journal Page - Rhomanys Realm
  3. Midori Travelers Notebook goodies from the Travel Factory - florence antonette
  4. Midori Travelers Notebook Planer Inserts ~ 2015 - MyHomeMatters
  5. Midori Traveler's Notebook Art Journal Page - Teddi Confetti
  6. DIYFish project inserts in a "Dori" - Cheryl Campbell
  7. 2015 Bullet Journal Setup in a Fauxdori - Poochie Baby
  8. Midori Travelers Notebook - Bullet Journal (deutsch/german) - Cre8tiveCre8tions by Andrea Gomoll
We are starting to monitor You Tube channels that have TN type videos in them, if you would like your blog added to the system please contact us: travellersnotebooktimes at gmail dot com

Enjoy

Friday, 2 January 2015

Friday TN Question No. 8

We hope you all had a very pleasant New Year

So this weeks question:
How do you split things between your different inserts/notebooks in your Travellers Notebook?  
Please answer in the comments below, although I know a few of you will answer my question on Facebook.

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