5-Year Journal

Friday, August 6, 2010



This is one of my favorite possessions ever...I mean, the whole "if your apt. was on fire what you grab" kind of favorite.
You can purchase it Here
It's a 5 year diary! Each page represents one date, so when you write in it year after year you can easily see what you wrote the year before. You only write a few lines per day, so it's pretty easy to keep up on =) It also has a place to list the books you've read and the places you've been (with a little map to make a dot on it!)
I guess I'm getting a little nostalgic about life - when I opened to today I saw that a year ago we were making plans to fly to Switzerland for Marks job interview - it makes me think about how crazy life is and you just never know what is around the corner. I couldn't have dreamt up 90% of the things I've done in the past year a year ago - isn't that what makes life wonderful? =)


96 comments:

style'n said...

OMG love this! I have a terrible memory and always forget where we travel each year. And I love that you can list the books you read and other details of life. I am checking out the link now. What a great idea.

style'n said...

Krystal,
Thank you for the recommendation I just ordered it from Amazon. It was a great deal at $16.00! Have a great weekend,
Naina

Catita said...

i couldn't agree more! make sure you keep it near the door in case of fire...it will be easier to grab!!! And remember with your blog now, you can also go back in time but this time through pictures and comments from all over the world followers! ;)

Cara said...

Oh wow-this is really cool! NOt sure if I have the time for that right now though...

Jess said...

This is a great idea! I might have to get one. I like the idea that you only have to write a few lines a day. I think I stopped keeping a journal because I felt overwhelmed with the idea of writing several pages a day...

thanks for sharing!!

xo

Melissa said...

I love this idea in a major way!

Inspired Shares said...

I love it...I think I may go buy one. Writing is so calming to me and I really don't do it enough...not counting the blog of course!

Have a lovely weekend!

Julie xo

Hollie said...

I need something like this. I've been thinking about turning my blog into a book, but it's turned into something about more than just my life experiences. This would be a great alternative!

Stacey said...

Wonderful idea and yes it's amazing where life can take you! Happy Friday. xo

Audrey Allure said...

That sounds amazing! I gave up on my journal months ago :) But this is great that you only write a few lines per day!

Signe said...

very pretty :)
have a fab weekend!

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

This is a really cool idea. It is crazy what a difference a year can make.

Mia Delessi said...

That's amazing, I need one diary like that

Ashley said...

I couldn't have dreamt up 90% of the things I've done in the past year a year ago - isn't that what makes life wonderful? =)

^
well said, my friend :)

And a request: Can you post a wedding picture of you and mark? I'd like to see the good ol' times :)

Andrea said...

I have tried to keep a diary so many times, but I can never do it. I get all ecvited and start thinking ok I am going to write something meaningful every day, and then it just fades out. How is it that I can blog every day though?? Hmmm

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Very cool, I may have to get one!

Purses Pastries Etc... said...

Oh, I couldn't agree more! What a great idea :)

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

What a wonderful idea! I love it!

Have a great weekend, sweetie :)

Faiza said...

excellent idea!

what a blessed life krystal!

Annie said...

Awww I love it!! Now if only I could commit to writing in it regularly...

KristiMcMurry said...

that's AMAZING! I just bought one. I can't wait to start it!

Tayebug said...

I like that. I always wanted to keep a diary, but I always felt I had to practically write a book each day, so I never did it. Why not just a few lines to remind you. Perfect!

PursuitOfLLT said...

oooh I want this! Must order now!

heidi adnum said...

Great idea.

Josie said...

I love this -- how great to go back and see all that's happened!
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

teresa said...

very cute blog, i need a new notebook and planner .

BusyB said...

I luv writing stuff down...and that is a cute notebook to do so!!! : )

HAPPY FRIDAY!!!!
have a great weekend!

Kiki said...

Yes, this is a great idea and I love journalling!! Great find!! and at $16!! WOW..

Have a Great Weekend!!

XOXO
Kiki

Ms. Emily Ann said...

What an awesome thing to have! I need to get one! ...well I guess blogging is kinda like a life journal, right?? :)

the chirpy bird said...

That's it, I'm buying it! I wish you could get a cut of the profits, cause these babies are going to sell like hot cakes!
xo tash

Mumbles said...

such a lovely idea,
and I do have a diary, (a sort of) ahaha
it's great when you read it again and you remember what you where doing a year (or two) before

♥ Marley

Couture Carrie said...

Lovely, darling!

xoxox,
CC

Nikki said...

I love the cover! Although I would probably just use it for grocery lists. I'm lame like that.

Mackenzie {Design Darling} said...

I adore this idea. There's one from Chronicle Books that I've been coveting forever but now is the time! Have a great weekend and thank you for your sweet comments this week :)

Paislea Elyse said...

This is such a cute idea! To be able to track things that you want to remember forever!!!

I hope that you're having a great friday and hope you have a glorious weekend!!

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Robyn said...

I have never been able to journal. I always give up after just a few weeks. Come to think of it, blogging is kind of like journaling. I guess my blog is my most successful journal to date. Mini high five to myself.

v [ hobovogue ] said...

wait this is really cool. i journal every once in a while and it's so much fun / therapeutic haha . hmmmmmmm might invest in one...


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L and T said...

that's a really great concept. I have a diary and I always try to keep it updated! I like to see it as a witness of my life and a thoughts reliever!

Pop Champagne said...

that is a fun idea! lol I found a stack of my journals from back in middle school the other day I can't believe what I was thinking at some of those times

Leia said...

A 5-year diary! THAT IS SO COOL! I want one!!!

Leia

Christina said...

such a cool idea! I know I would totally slack though!

happy weekend :))

Style, She Wrote said...

Great idea. Fun way to remember life's many events.

kelli g. { bug miscellany } said...

this is such a cool idea! i think it would actually give me an incentive to more faithfully maintain a journal. :)

ps - so glad you liked t.a.t.e. i highly, highly recommend their CD. :D

Kristin said...

It is amazing to look back and see what's transpired. A few years ago, I never thought I'd be wrangling a two year old right now. HA!

and flowers pick themselves said...

my mother bought one a few years ago. she adores it!

xo Alison

Reina said...

love it! i think the keeping track of all the books i've read and when would be a good idea for me.

but i can top 5 years!

i've been keeping a journal since 2nd grade. seriously. i have no idea how i got started, i think someone handed me a journal and was like "you should journal" and i was like "okay". great story right?
haha, yea. but anyways, its very nostolgic to go back and see my horrible handwriting and horrible spelling. And what i write varies, but i treat it like a diary.
now i can always go back and re-live my first reaction to whatever happened.
its cool.

Marie said...

What a cool planner, I want one for myself!:D

I am your newest follower!:D

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Indie.Tea said...

That's such a pretty journal! I'd totally buy it if I wasnt addicted to Moleskins (I have several notebooks, and a black leather planner already)

Lenore @ Lather. Write. Repeat. said...

What a great idea! I have too short of an attention span to journal but a few lines a day seems perfect!

XO
Lenore

Nubiasnonsense said...

That seems really neat.. I always wanted to keep a journal but i need more dedication towards it

OneCraftyFox said...

I really like this idea!

Happy Weekend :)

The girl of many sorts. said...

Hi girl:)
That is such a great tip:)
Thanks for sharing - SP

Missy Cheeks said...

a really nice idea :)
have a great weekend.

Mariam Hakim said...

I used to have a journal.. somehow I keep misplacing it. This is such a cool idea though :)

Meg said...

that is super cool! i kinda want one now! i actually just started journaling again for the first time since college. i feel like that journal would give me more incentive to keep it up!

Stephany said...

I heard about this type of journal on another blog and it seems like such a neat idea! It must be so awesome to look back to see what life was like on that exact date a year or two ago! I must get one of these!!

firepages said...

I love to write in a journal, but it is so hard finding a journal with the type of page structure that works for me, which is why I have like six unfinished journals. Lol.

Lady Grey said...

oh I love this idea! And I especially love how you described it... as in saving it from a fire... priceless!
oxo

Marcie said...

LOOOVE this! I really need one. Brilliant idea.

xo M

daisymay aka Chantele said...

Thats very cool. Do you know what is even cooler though? I am posting your parcel today!! Yay!! lol. Hope you like everything! Daisy Dayz Home

Wild and Precious said...

pretty cool! always looking for new journals.

Katie said...

I love this idea!

mel said...

omg i love this! fab idea, thanks for posting! :)
xx
mel

peterbellandtinkerpan.blogspot.com

Poppies and Sunshine said...

I love it! I use to journal all the time. A notebook like this would really inspire me to start again!

Ms. Chyme said...

I like that too i want to buy. That is good and so easy to remember what has been happening in the past.

shari @ little blue deer said...

Your life is so inspiring! Truly, I love your blog and hearing about your adventures, it is just fascinating and you are so cool and brave! XO!

The Zhush said...

I kept a journal when I lived abroad...I should start again! Thanks for the reminder!

Anna Jane said...

great post. i want to do this now as it's crazy how life can take different turns.

thanks!
xx anna jane

teresa said...

i would really love to do that, but i feel like my mom would be nosey and find it and read it . this has happened before,and it wasn't good ! meaning she found out with past lovers and such . ahhhhhh what a nightmare

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

I love the tree trunk on the cover.
Hope you are having a good weekend.

jemina said...

Sounds awesome!!! WOW!!! 5 years!!! xoxo

Molly said...

How cool is this?? Thanks for finding and pointing this out.

I know how my mad money is being spent!

daisymay aka Chantele said...

p.s. award on my blog for you honey! Daisy Dayz Home

Jen said...

How fun! We should all have one of these!

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Becky said...

Such a cute idea!! ♥

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Jammer said...

LOVE this idea!! It's perfect.

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Melissa Blake said...

This is a GREAT idea!!

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

What a great idea!! :)

Mono S. said...

I would tell you what a good idea I think this is but, er.. it looks like I've been beaten to the punch!

Still.. it is, a good idea. In fact, I think I might start something like this as I rapidly approach 30 *nods*

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Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

Thanks Lady! I appreciate everything!

ag. said...

I think I have to go buy one, what a great journal...and filling in only a few lines would be perfect for me. What a cool thing to have!

Ms. Chyme said...

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Heather {A Measure Of...} said...

Ooh! That is an amazing idea! I used to keep a journal, and then just got so bad about keeping it. I am good at it when I'm on the road... but hard to keep up at "home." But a few lines a day, I think I could do that. And a map with little dots, and, YES!, the ability to look back at where you were last year!

I hope one of these days soon you are able to write down: job found, or decided not to work and start my own etsy instead :)

Winnie's Wardrobe said...

Your posts are really interesting to read as its always something different but we can all relate to :) The Journal is a great idea <3 i think i may need to get one!

xx Winnie

MarchMusings said...

Funny coincidence that last night I was thinking of what I'd grab if there was a fire. What a lovely book

Paislea Elyse said...

i hope you're having a good weekend!!!


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:: Lavender's Green :: said...

Such a good idea! I have a 365 book, which is very similar but it (obviously) only spans one year. The pages are numbered, but not dated so you can start your year whenever you like :)

x Jasmine

Under Urooba's Umbrella! said...

I love how your blog is a myriad of little blurbs--little blurbs and findings that are SO interesting!
Gotta follow you now! :D

jamie-lee said...

This sounds like a perfect idea - I'm not very good at remembering whole events, and it owuld be interesting to go back and read what I'd written a year earlier. Definately buying this in my next amazon purcahse! x

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Jade "Purple" Brown said...

thats such agreat concept, good find!

jadepurplebrown.blogspot.com

Elaine said...

That's awesome. Sounds perfect for me because I am horrible at journal-writing.

clothed much, a modest fashion blog

Sarah Tucker said...

my best friend got me one of these and I absolutely loooove it!!

Jesa said...

Brilliant, absolutely perfect :)


cheers, Jesa

3ate4 said...

Great idea, I think I'd still manage to forget to write in it sometimes, though!

Liz said...

eek, I have one and I never write in it! I know how hard is it to write one line!!! I must be incredibly lazy!

 

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