April 19, 2012

A Perfect Little Gift …

My mother gave me this little book as a birthday gift back in February. It is about the size of my outstretched hand.

Speaking from a design perspective, I think the cover is absolute perfection. It’s vintage and modern. The fonts are to die for. It’s got gorgeous gilded pages.  And I don’t mind it sitting on my night stand because it’s so pretty to look at.

Speaking from a concept perspective, I think the idea behind this journal is SHEER GENIUS! I used to be such a devoted journal writer. Then I had kids.

This journal has a question for each day and a few lines where you  write your response. There are enough lines for five years worth of responses.  I am excited to compare my answers over the years.

I love this journal so much, I just bought one and gave it to my friend Ronalin for her birthday.  We had a good laugh when we looked at the question of the day on her birthdate:  “What do you think is your biggest shortcoming?”  Happy Birthday!

I think this is a perfect little gift for a friend – pretty and practical. Would you be an effective journal writer with a journal like this?

7 comments:

Apis Melliflora said...

I agree. It's a gem. Where to buy it? I think it's an Anthropologie find. Somedays, I bristle at the questions and rewrite the prompt. Is that bad? =)

The Dragonfly said...

Apis, click on the link in the first paragraph of this post and it will take you to Amazon where you can by this little gem of a book!

Anonymous said...

I had a book similiar to this (possibly the same publisher) where you just write 5 lines a day over 5 years. I gave up after missing a few weeks - that's a bad habit of mine - if I don't write it a journal every day, I get frustrated and give up. I like the Q&A format better, though!

AllisonK said...

how fun! I agree the design is perfect!

Tracie said...

I LOVE everything about this little book! And now I must go add it to my Amazon cart! I love how it only provides a few lines to write because that will require me to be more thoughtful and concise in answering. What a great gift idea too! Brilliant!

TracyS. said...

Love it. I used to journal, before kids. Now, I just pull out old journals and read them to the kids for a laugh.

The Queen Vee said...

Sometimes the questions are really silly, dumb or just plain stupid. I still write each day and ignore the question if I don't like it. Off to bed soon and before sleep I'll write in a little book just like the one pictured.