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Beauty: {This is Glamorous}

by | Feb 7, 2008 | Inspired Living, Organization

Beauty: {This is Glamorous}

Beauty: {This is Glamorous}

Beauty: {This is Glamorous}

Beauty: {This is Glamorous}

There are certain things I’m never without: lipgloss, a PDA, a great handbag, and of course, a notebook. I’m an avid note-taker and list-maker, so a good notebook is always within reach.

Everyday life can be hectic, so to stay organized, I write everything down. As a design oriented and visual person, I think better when I’m surrounded by beautiful things, which includes the notebook I carry. The one I’m using at the moment is a blank hardbound with a vintage silk scarf cover–it not only adds beauty to my day, but inspires thoughts, plans and dreams that are a part of living a beautiful life.

–{this is glamorous}

photos and text copyright This Is Glamorous

Coming up: TWO GIVEAWAYS! Designer tips for beauty, & Happiness For Two!


  1. All Things Bright and Beautiful

    Glamorous! I am Honored to
    be the very FIRST person to be posting a comment on your post!
    here. I have been waiting for this post. I am in no ways surprised that you should have such a stylish
    notebook – – it is beautiful!
    Hugs bug


  2. Alison Gibbs

    Fabulous looking notebook.

  3. Daisy Cottage

    Beautiful notebook and inspiration!

  4. rochambeau

    Like her hint. I wish I were more disciplined in this area of my life. “This is glam “sets a good example! Will get back to carrying my book today!

  5. rosieswhimsy

    I don’t know how I got behind and missed three posts on your blog….sigh….I love beautiful journals. It’s a marvelous way to pamper yourself and make the ordinary special :-) Rosie

  6. mrs darling

    Ah I love notebooks and pretty things! This is lovely!

  7. Becky K.

    The very smell of a new notebook makes me happy!
    I love paper and the ability to write thoughts on a clean new page.
    Thanks for sharing your notebook!
    Becky K.

  8. anne

    Gorgeous notebook, what a lovely idea. x

  9. Lynda

    I have little notebooks everywhere! I’m always writing down notes and to-do lists …

  10. parisparfait

    Very beautiful! I have lots of notebooks too. Too many, in fact, but I keep buying more. Who can resist such beauty?

  11. Kathy at Shocking Pink Thread

    Beautiful notebooks and journals are a special weakness of mine! I have one for just about every subject! Thank you for this glamorous post!

  12. Karla

    I love beautiful notebooks!

  13. Pat

    Hi Melissa! I’m thoroughly enjoying inspiration week. I’m a note taker too and I like a pretty notebook. My notebook is at the back of my day planner and address book. Another item I can’t do without!

    I wrote about the construction of our home, today. You will see lots of evidence of my note taking there!


  14. Mrs. Jules

    Love the photos from This is Glamorous (great site)…I’m a list person, too. You’ve reminded me to keep organized by packing one of my notebooks to take along for the day!

  15. Terri

    Melissa, you are a bloggin fanatic. I can’t keep up! I love your notebooks and do agree that a lovely notebook is an important spot for all your big beautiful thoughts! I generally keep a nice one too…
    xo Terri

  16. Aina

    I am so taken by yout latest posts Melissa, thank you so very much for wonderful stories and pictures!!
    Wave from Holland :)

  17. karen

    Me too, I have been blogging even before the Internet, Now I have a lovely excuse to share what I write in my journals. Yours journals are so pretty. A pretty journal and a pretty pen and I am lost in dreamland! Now thanks to blogland we can peek into everyone else’s journals.

    You are invited to a World-Wide Giveaway. How nice…just in time for Valentine’s Day. Stop by my post today and leave a comment to enter mine, and follow the yellow brick road to the links to skatey-eight bloggers from around the world who are participating. Have a lovely day. Blessings, Karen

  18. Jrizzo

    I am the same way.. I don’t know what I would do with out my notebook!!!!These are lovely..
    Jen R

  19. Tara

    OK…a secret here–I have a notbook with a section labeled for EACH child so i can rememeber who is going where and what school project is due…sounds anal but it really keeps me focused on each kid!

  20. Melissa

    Oh Melissa, we truly are kindred spirits because I am NEVER (and I mean never) anywhere with out my notebook. Write now (haha, right now) I am using a beautiful deep red leather journal with a leather tie strap and swirls on the cover. LOVE IT!

    I keep notes, thoughts, dreams, etc. in it and they each have a different section of the book so I can keep them all separate (no tabs or anything, just a random spot in the book)

  21. Christi from Charm & Grace

    I am so with you on this one. Being a very visually oriented person also, I have to be surrounded by beautiful things in order to feel productive and useful. It just makes life more feel right. I really believe that this is something that is put within us by the Lord, and that when we crave beauty in “things” we are really craving the essence of who He is.

    Beautiful journals… I have three of them in my bedroom at present, each with a different function, but all with beautiful covers. My favorite is the beautiful floral one with the spiral binding because I can fold it all the way back to write on either side of the page.



  22. Penny, Mosaic Artist

    I have been looking at gorgeous journals and I think I need about 10 of them, just because they all are so beautiful! I love the idea of silk scarf cover..

  23. JO

    I have a ton of journals… quite lovely… I only wish I used them more… there is a sense of peace and serenity that comes with journaling… I am just not good at keeping it up



  24. Jenn and Jacqui

    Hi Melissa, Jacqui and I both have a few journals and this one is certainly glamourous. J & j xo

  25. Kathy sue

    You must read Alexandra Stoddard, she is a firm beliver in surrounding herself with beautiful things. On her desk you will find a beautiful cup filled with pretty colored pencils. Her grace notes are wonderful. If you haven’t read any of her books you must try one. they are inspiring as is your Blog. thankyou for sharing.

  26. kasey

    just the best!


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