My Updated Notebook+Stationery Collection

My Updated Notebook and Stationery Collection

I have a sort of unhealthy obsession with all things notebook and stationery. Put me in a bookstore or a stationery store and you could leave me there all day (give me some coffee and food and I am never leaving)! Today I decided to share with you all some beautiful and amazing notebooks, pens and post its.

If this post interests you, make sure to check out my previous favorite notebooks post by clicking here: https://thelifewedreamof.com/2017/03/17/my-favourite-notebooks/

(Just to let you know that everything is from indigo.ca (not an affiliate link) except for the post-its… I just have an actual obsession with the store).

Motivating Pens

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Sometimes we need those little bursts or little quotes to keep us going. I know that when I’m going to be knee deep in a 15-page essay, a little motivation will go a long way. We tend to buy the standard blue and black pen, but spicing things up or making things cuter adds to a certain aesthetic but personally, it makes me more motivated to write. I love how these pens are adorable and have the most inspiring little quotes on them, which motivates me to conquer the world.

Goal Getter

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We all have goals but keeping them in one place where we can constantly go back to is the key to making these goals a reality. I use this notebook to write down and structure my short-term goals that are contributing to a long-term goal. The notebook breaks down your goal, gives you a slot for a deadline, makes you set your Why for the goal, predict the outcomes you will face and the necessary steps to take, as well as what you will reward yourself with once your goal is reached. This notebook keeps me organized and accountable.

Effortlessly Herself

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When I read the quote, it stuck with me and I knew I had to have it. The quote reads “She was one of the rare ones so effortlessly herself, and the world loved her for it”. Every time I need a reminder of who I am and where I’m going I go back to this quote and let it guide me in my way.

There Is Beauty in Simplicity

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As aesthetically pleasing as this notebook is, I use it more for the practicality it offers. I have multiple notebooks like this one but with different covers because they make the perfect notebooks. I use them in class to take notes, for miscellaneous things and this one is being used for anything to do with habits and my blog.

Quote Away

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This is my dream/vision notebook. Anything I want to do, any dream of the future that I have is marked down in this journal. This is where I dream big and not let anything hold me back. When I first saw the cover, I knew that this journal would hold all the dreams that had to come out of my head.

Meet Me in Paris

This is the cutest set of post its I have ever seen; however, this is not from indigo, unfortunately. I bought them with the intention to use them when I plan my study abroad semester in Paris in a few months.

I love writing, dreaming and thinking. Notebooks, pens, stationery in general, are the tools I use to express who I am and what I want from life, and how I am going to get there. Before anything on this blog is published, it all starts off in these notebooks. Writing for me is like keeping a record of my life, and thoughts and I write so much because there are so many ideas and dreams that I want to reach and accomplish.

I hope this gave you some motivation to pick up a cute notebook and pen and write whatever you feel the need to write. Comment down below which one is your favorite notebook.

Top 3 Favourite Books

A person changes and so do your book choices, what I loved to read 5 years ago is definitely not what I enjoy reading now. If anything I’ve become more accepting of different types of genres of books. My top 3 favorite books are ones that have left a mark on me, and ones I will instantly reach for again without hesitation. I hope you will give these books and authors a chance!

The Paris Secret by Karen Swan

Summary: “A young art agent by the name of Flora is asked to handle a client in Paris. The client has discovered a Will left by an already passed away grandfather, leaving the family with an abandoned apartment filled with priced artifacts and paintings, which went missing after the Second World War. Thrown in with a confusing past, missing pieces of a large puzzle, a drizzle of romance and loyalty issues, this book has it all.”

I recommend this book to anyone who loves history, and anything to do with the World Wars. There were moments when nothing much was happening, but if you read carefully and pay attention to details you will slowly get caught up faster in the story than you thought you would. The back and forth and frustrations of the art world throughout the time of the World Wars comes into the much-needed light.

It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini

Summary: “Craig is an extremely stressed overachiever, or at least that’s what he thinks he is. Until one night he has this thought about jumping over a bridge and checks himself into a hospital. Little does he know he is going to stay there for quite some time and meet people who will change his life.”

I would recommend this book to anyone who has dealt with mental health issues, or is curious about them or wants to learn how to understand someone they know that has them. I deal with anxiety, and as you will come to discover throughout the book, it is not easily shown nor is it even understood if you have it yourself. The characters are so flawed, that they make some of the most relatable people I know, regardless of them being a fictional character. I believe it is a book that everyone should read, mainly because people need to understand that mental health is important, and those that have troubles or issues with it should not need to hide it or be feared because of it.

Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen

Summary: “Sydney has always grown up in the shadow of her older brother and she has reached a point where she has had enough. Deciding to be a bit rebellious, she needs to break free. In come the Chathams family, the complete opposite of her family. They are loud, caring, obnoxious, protective and always in each other’s business.  Throughout the book, all types of relationships will be tested and while she is trying to discover a more liberating side of herself, you find yourself on the journey of trying to discover yourself as well.”

People are very much on either side of the fence when it comes to Sarah Dessen novels. Many believe that it is pure sappy romance, and has no actual plot. But I beg to differ, Sarah Dessen explores relationships, not just romantic, but between families and friends and the complications that come with them, as well as benefits they could have. Sarah Dessen has never failed to capture the reader’s attention and emotions, with every new book that comes out I become more and more impressed. She opens a door to relationships and family issues that not many authors can do while making relatable characters and exposing young adults to a different way of seeing the world.

Feel free to leave your top 3 favorite books down below in the comments! I am always looking for a new read!

Thank you and have a Wonderful day!

Sarah