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The Best Notebooks (and Not Just Because They Look Nice)

By Nicole Balch |

Ecojot recently sent a few samples of the new line to review, and there was a feature in their notebooks that I was particularly impressed with. Keep reading, because also I will share with you why I am nuts. Fun!

OK, confession time. I have a weird thing about not wanting to ruin a cute notebook (or journal, or sketchbook, or pad of paper…). I leave the first page blank, so as not to sully it. I write slowly and carefully, so as not to fill the pages with unreadable chicken scratch. You know how you scribble with a pen if it’s running low on ink? Not in my precious!

Well now, they have these new “jot and share” notebooks. The pages are perforated so that they can be torn out! No more stressing over having a less than perfect page. Heck, I’ve even started writing grocery lists on the pages. This is a big step for me! Kidding. (Sort of.) And now you know one of my neuroses.

In summation: I’m crazy, and also crazy about these notebooks with perforated pages. Ha, see what I did there? Ba dum bum.

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Nicole Balch

Nicole Balch writes Making it Lovely, a design and lifestyle blog about living a stylish life and transforming the so-so. Her work has appeared in Better Homes & Gardens, The Chicago Tribune Magazine, Ladies' Home Journal, and other publications. She lives in Oak Park, Illinois with her husband and two young kids. Read bio and latest posts → Read Nicole's latest posts →

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0 thoughts on “The Best Notebooks (and Not Just Because They Look Nice)

  1. Allyn Howard says:

    I love ecojot’s products and their commitment to the environment and great causes. I know what you mean about hating to ruin a cute notebook. I suffer the exact same neuroses! By the middle it usually gets pretty messy. Perforations should help, just wonder how thinned-out each notebook will become ;)

  2. Theresa says:

    I take that neuroses even further…I DON’T write in cute notebooks. I have shelves and shelves of notebooks without anything in them…

  3. Erika says:

    Ha! I do the same thing! I “save” my cutebooks – for what, I have no idea.
    I’ve gotten a little bit better about using them, but not much.

  4. Melissa@Julia's Bookbag says:

    HA HA HA HA! Oh this is too funny! I too love beautiful notebooks and I start writing all over them the minute I get them. What does THAT mean do you think? I think you have just invented a new view-into-the mind technique…..

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