introducing … simple notebooks!
You guys! Notebooks! The most basic thing ever … but now available with OUR designs! I can’t even tell you how giddy I am about this new product launch because I personally use notebooks so so so much in my life and for so many different reasons! This blog post is packed with pictures so you can see and practically “feel” all the details … and I am also sharing INSPIRATION on how I personally use the notebooks in various ways. I think you’ll be excited to take your own spin on the notebooks when they land in your hands.
And yeah, I can safely say that ALL of us here at Becky Higgins would deem this one of our #BHFavorites!
First let’s take a peek at each of the 4 new designs we’re launching … NOW! Today! They’re in the shop at this very moment!
Do you already have a favorite??
Alright, here we go! For each of the 4 designs, you’ll see a picture of the front, the back, and a closer detail shot to see that gold foil action. Each notebook has a touch of gold and they’re even prettier in person, guys.
If you have ANY of our products (physical, digital, or app) … you know we care about the details. You know that quality is important to us and that we are a premium brand and not a discount brand. Here are a few details worth pointing out about our Simple Notebooks.
1) The white spiral binding is awesome and your pages aren’t going to catch or snag. Also, the binding is just large enough to fit a pen inside the coil … which is awesome, since keeping a pen with a notebook is always a good idea.
2) All of the pages in all of the notebooks are the same. The printed lines are very light because I personally believe the more subtle the lines, the better. After all, it’s your handwriting that matters most. Not the lines. They’re just there to guide you in keeping things straight. You know?
3) Positive messaging. Our tagline, printed at the bottom of each page, is a subtle reminder that cultivating a good life and recording it is exactly what you’re doing each time your pen hits the paper in these notebooks. Also … the “loud and clear” message on the front of each notebook is designed to motivate you. These are some of our personal favorite phrases in life.
inspiration for using simple notebooks
I can tell you I’ve wasted NO time at all in putting these notebooks to good use, and everyone on our team is in the same boat. Here are some ideas and inspiration to get your wheels spinning!
TO-DOs + TASKS | It’s probably the number-one thing people use notebooks for. Pretty basic concept, but I have a very specific way that I keep lists so if you are interested, there’s a video about that. ; )
HONEY DO LISTS | I know I’m not the only married person who keeps lists FOR my spouse. Right? Crickets? For real, I’ve never seen David write out a list of any kind. Ever. For anything. It blows my mind that he remembers anything, honestly, but somehow he does remember a lot! To each their own, right? That said, I keep a running list of “David” topics. It’s not even really a honey-do list as much as it’s a list of things we need to remember to talk about, look into, or take care of.
JOURNAL | For yourself, for a child, for whatever you want! I’ve been keeping journals like this for my kids for a while now, and I have found that I’m more aware of THEM … simply because I know I’m going to record an occasional thing I noticed about them in their journal. I did a detailed blog post about that and you can catch that here.
FOR THE KIDS | Yes, for SURE the kids (of all ages) should have their own notebook! Here are Crew’s recent doodles from sitting in church. I actually find that he listens better if his hands are busy. And besides, doodling is therapeutic!
NOTES OF THE SPIRIT | This is a term I personally use that pretty much summarizes all the things that end up in this particular notebook, whether it be from taking notes in church or at other meetings or conferences and even after I’ve listened to a podcast and want to remember my main take-aways.
I personally believe that when you take a moment (or a few moments) to write something down, you’re better able to RECALL what you learned or felt simply from the act of recording it … and even if you don’t actually look back on those notes! Although I do love to look back at my notes. ; )
RANDOM LISTS | Lists, lists, lists … who loves making lists?? In this day & age of technology, sure it makes sense to use our phones for certain things, but there’s nothing like pen to paper and I LOVE making handwritten lists. Who’s with me? The random list you see here happens to be a list of “things to do with Laurie” when we were anticipating the arrival of our foreign exchange student chaperone Laurie, who stayed with us for nearly a month. It was awesome to keep checking in on the list, to be sure we hadn’t forgotten about certain things!
Of course there are SO many random lists that could be made, for so many reasons!
There you have it! Are your wheels spinning? Are you even going to be able to pick up only ONE notebook?? I didn’t think so! Grab a few! And by the way … for SURE think about back-to-school gifts for your kids’ teachers! I’m going to be doing that this week actually, and I’m also thinking about birthday gifts. All the love for notebooks! May these become a fun + meaningful part of your everyday life.