Wednesday, September 19, 2012

"My Home" Journals

I am forever looking at decorating/organization magazines and not to mention my 53 boards on Pinterest. At least I'm organized on Pinterest because my magazines have taken over.

They are thrown in a basket, piled on a shelf, sitting on a table, and not to mention the stack I get in the mail I haven't even looked at yet. I'm sure I am not the only one that has magazines all over the place. I always keep them thinking I will need to comeback to the great idea I found. Now, that is funny because I wouldn't know where to begin to find that idea. 

I was thinking I really need to organize these magazines without keeping them. It took me a while to come up with an idea that would work for me and not create more clutter. I pulled out my craft tote and found some page protectors. This is a good start!

I have these really cute 7 x 9 binders. I just love them because they do not take up a lot of room, fit perfect on my shelves, and they are perfect for the photo journaling I do. (That will be another blog...hopefully soon)

I think I have everything. Let's get started!!

The first binder is for "My Home". It is filled with all kinds of neat ideas for the house. I not only cut out ideas in the magazines, I also cut out phrases and words. I use them through out many of my journals. This one I used "Your Home" from one of the magazines and cut out photos of different areas of the home and pasted them on a piece of scrap paper and made the cover of "My Home" journal. 

The different categories are: Living room, Kitchen, Bedroom, Office, Bath. And, in those categories I have some sub-categories such as Laundry, Bedroom 1, Bedroom 2, Foyer. 

In each category, I add any ideas that I find that I love about each room of the house. 

Some I slide down in page protectors.

And, some I glue on scrap paper and make notes about anything specific I like about each one. 

My second binder is full of decorating and organizing inspirations. 

My categories for this journal is: Color, Shelves, DIY, Organize, and Outdoors.


This is where I keep color combinations I like...

Shelf decor ideas, any good DIY projects...

Organizing ideas and dreamy outdoor projects. It's still a work in progress. But, at least I will have all my decorating and organizing "LIKES" in two places. Either on the shelf or on "Pinterest".

 I think I might be on my way to being organized. OK! not really but it's a start.



  1. It is like a pre-pinterest pinterest! Wow, that looks like a lot of work- but very impressed. I guess then as you don't like ideas or taste changes you can always just pull pages out.

    1. Hi Emmy! Nope not a lot of work at all...and it sure keeps the magazine clutter down ;-)

  2. Stopped by to pin this! What a great idea!

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Diana! Pin away it's an addicting

  3. I have one binder like this that I did several years ago. Needless to say, I think I need about 5 more!

  4. I love this idea! I've tried it before by tearing out articles with this very intent but the way you actually journal on the page and record your thoughts helps a lot. I tend to tear out and then loose it or forget why I tore it out.

    1. That's funny, Belinda! I forget why I save things too...LOL

  5. It must be the cooler air that has arrived with Fall...because I'm also purging my magazines now. I do a similar process with magnetic photo that I do not need any adhesive...just cut and lift and place between the magnetic sheets ;} I also use plastic drawers to pre-sort my stuff into recipes, health, fashion and design. Then when I feel like putting stuff into my binders I just pull out whichever drawer I want to work on and go for some inspiration. It's what we did before we became "pinterst"

  6. Your dividers are adorable! It must feel great to have it all cataloged and organized. Thanks so much for linking up!

  7. Just featured this great post..too good not to share!


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