However, I've seen, and heard about the Midori Traveler's Notebook A LOT lately and after watching a lot of videos and perusing a lot of Instagram feeds :) I decided to buy a Jendori from Chic Sparrow on Etsy. Essentially, a Midori or a Jendori or a Fauxdori is a leather cover with a few elastic bands in the spine which you slip paper books into. There is a whole range of things you could use your book for. A journal, a planner, a sketchbook, or all three!!
So, here is how I've chosen to set up my Jendori! PICTURE HEAVY POST AHEAD!!
Here's the cover. I added a little charm to front :) I love the color, it matches my Madewell Tote perfectly and smells wonderful!
Here's a picture from the top, a little blurry, but I added some monthly tabs and it gives it a little color too.
And here's a side view. The leather is super thick! I'm SO pleased with this cover, seriously!
I ordered two different books from Yellow Paper House on Etsy. One of which was this monthly, which was blank and I had to fill in the dates. What I loved about Yellow Paper House, besides the crazy fast shipping, was the number of colors you could choose from for your pages! They had SO many options for books to choose from, but I just got the two.
The fronts of the books came blank so I decorated them, for now, with a simple Project Life card, and some washi tape.
This is the second book I ordered. It was the weekly, January through March 2015. I picked a fun bright blue color.
I MADE two different folders to hold all those little bits and pieces. After watching YouTube videos, mine were kind of messed up and looked a little wonky, but I made them work :)
I think my favorite part are the books I made and were a big part of why I bought the Jendori in the first place. These books were super easy to make and I even have Abie hooked on making them!
I made one book that was a combination of plain paper and graph paper. I am using it to keep my to do lists, book lists, home lists, etc in.
Then I was inspired by Tracy's post on her Fauxbochini and I made an entirely separate book of graph paper to journal in. All of these books fit in my Jendori and I love it!!
Here's the back of my book :)
So, that's it. I'm enjoying this new system, for now. I know that I'll go back to my Filofax one of these days, but for now...
What is your organizing plan for 2015?