Setting Up My Traveler's Notebook

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hey guys and welcome back to my channel microscope beauty today I'm walking you through my travelers notebook this is a chic Sparrow classic cream in chocolate and is an a it six size which I find to be the perfect size not too big not too small plenty of room to write and I just really enjoy this size a lot so let's dive in to show you everything I have in here it's pretty chunky so there's lots going on but at first I have a bunch of paper clips and bows and palms up here that I like to switch out based on season so I have it some clips from the Book Nook patch created by Danielle this really awesome knitted one is by lilac pineapple Co and then I also have a whole pink fluff little pom in the back as well plus this little guy up in the front was created by a viewer named Kimberly so thank you so much Kimberly so I have that tucked up there and it looks very fall very pumpkin spice lots of really cute stuff happening up there but let's dive into the actual insides of the notebook so since this is a classic it does not have any pockets and I must admit I really want some so I actually have another traveler's notebook on the way so I'll do a flip through that once I get that one set up but once you open up the travelers notebook you see this really cute little acetate that I got at Michaels during my come shopping with me trip and then it goes to the first dashboard this sticker is from the novel coffee and then I just have some scrapbook paper I got from Michaels in a chic Sparrow dashboard insert these just make it so much easier to switch things in and out if you want to change up your paper type there is an easy little slot to do that the majority of my notebooks are from oh hello stationery since they are a six and they really love a good dot grid notebook so all of them are dark red this first one is my daily to-do list I like to keep everything in one spot just all my list I use these Erin Condren little sticky notes these long ones I cut them down so I can write what photos I need to take what I want to talk about in the vlog and then I just have my to-do list on one page with a oh hello sticker so this notebook is almost used up and then we have the back end of the first dashboard and then the acetate and we start on the next dashboard in the next section this is where I like to keep all of my brain dump lists so this is a oh hello stationery die cut sticker and in here is literally any ideas and he lists any meeting notes anything that's just like in my brain I put it in here so it's not necessarily a to-do list but there could be elements of it that I transfer over to my to-do list so this is another ovolo stationery one I just have lists and such in here pretty basic nothing too crazy then I have jump banded them together and if you guys want to see a video about jump inning I can definitely do that I jump into the brain dump book with my home improvement like super to-do list these are the things that are bigger projects are things that I want to get done later on that I know I can't accomplish right away so a lot of them are just home stuff like I want to finish up a bedroom patch some holes in our walls caulk some windows things that if we have a free Saturday in a weekend this would be a really great list to turn to for things that I need to get done then I have this pen loop by Erin Condren and I attached it to the back of this notebook because I plan on having this notebook in here for quite a while there are a ton of pages I can use and it's a kind of notebook for bigger plans and projects so that is this section my traveler's notebook has four bands so I jump banded a couple of notebooks together to fit more in here so now we're onto the third jump band and this is where I keep my new 1407 planners certs these are for 2018 and I plan on using them as an overview of things that are going on and then I have a second one jump banded to the first one and this one is going to be used for mileage so I haven't used them yet but they're just really small cute little calendars that'll be great to write down any meetings or any events coming up so when I'm out and about and someone asks if I'm free I'll be able to look into this rather than having to carry my Erin Condren around or telling them that I'll contact them later I can look right away and know exactly what's going on so I have those two in here already and then in the back I have this pocket from the wandering monarch she sent a couple to me and since this notebook doesn't have a pocket this is a really great way to store any loose bits coupons that sort of thing it's tucked back on the fourth fan so it's kind of snug in here but I don't use it all that often it's just to hold a couple of things that I might need on the go so that is how I currently have my travelers notebook set up what I love about this system is that it's so easy to change you can just take things in and out adapt it for the seasons it's so flexible and easy to use let me know in the comments below if you have a travelers notebook how do you store all of your supplies where do you put those also what's your favorite section in your travelers notebook I really enjoy like my dashboards and the way that this acetate looks with them but I just love this system and I'm really excited to share with you my journey since this is my first set up things will probably change but I'm excited to see what happens as always thank you guys so much for watching give this video a thumbs up if you enjoy this type of video if you want to see more flip through videos that sort of thing and I will see you guys in my next one bye


Megan Yim · May 16, 2019 at 11:53 am

LOVE your videos keep it up 🙂

Leslie Cornelison · May 16, 2019 at 11:53 am

I love you videos. I’m new to travelers notebooks and I can’t wait to order from your site. I was wondering if you had any dashboard covers?

Deidra Almeida · May 16, 2019 at 11:53 am

I just found your channel, love it…I have a#5 (B6) never thought I might want to go smaller but I"m thinking I need a #3(A6) for on the go, dang I"m going to the foxy fix web site now … stop me now!!!! ok that must be a yes..I'm off and I"ll be checking out your shop as well……:P

Chara Choppel · May 16, 2019 at 11:53 am

If you want pockets on the TN, why not just cut a piece of leather to size and pin it on with paper clips – just as a makeshift. Or you could put on a plastic pocket.

Jessica Collins · May 16, 2019 at 11:53 am

Ddoes your tn go with you when you go out?

plaidandglitter · May 16, 2019 at 11:53 am


Thank you for sharing1 I too am new to planning or using a planning book. My sister in law is an avid user and has many neat gadgets and many containers full stuff for her planners. So, I started by my sister in law as she's my "boot leggier" has initially supplied me with a few of travlers notebooks. I have 2 A5s, one leather and another cloth, one at work is also a leather bound mint green that is used specifically for work from projects to training and health of the critters I care for. Due to the weight, I decided to use the smaller one for personal use, it's very small, not sure of the size, but it's by the planners society. There's two pockets that contain stickers and have many inserts, from calendars to lists, notes and section for journaling. I'm new to journaling, but thought it would be helpful in times when it's hard to turn the brain off when trying to sleep, the thoughts can be written down. we'll see how it goes, as it will take time to start writing things down, but I'm sure with time and with everything, it will become habit. I just learned today how to use the die cuts, paper clip with glue or with spongey double sided sticky tape, for now its a bit of effort, but may try and use later and just learned how to add an extra band for additional inserts to the planner, so it's been quiet the journey and spent most of the past two days just learning about how to decorate and what's out there and ideas on how to use a travelers note book.

S SD · May 16, 2019 at 11:53 am

I love your setup! How did you get the polka dot acetate to attach to your notebook?

Life Like Zoe · May 16, 2019 at 11:53 am

All of those paper clips are just so cute!

Ashley Beth · May 16, 2019 at 11:53 am

I love your TN and set up! I must admit I was hoping this video would show you literally setting it up…putting all the things inside the book because thats the title. I just recently purchased my own and I'm such a newb at knowing how to jump band the books and paper. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

Gilda Meraz · May 16, 2019 at 11:53 am

I’ve recently discovered TN’S and would love to know how to jump band notebooks???

Carolyn Zook · May 16, 2019 at 11:53 am

More like this, please! I'm new to bullet journaling so very interested!

Aura Glover · May 16, 2019 at 11:53 am

I'd love a jump banding video as I'm going to purchase a travelers notebook in the next month or so… Awesome video as always <3

Chiara B · May 16, 2019 at 11:53 am

I love your set up, I am not a big fan of those all alike tn filled with diecuts etc. so yours is essential but practical. I might order some inserts soon for mine!!

Sandra Dewling · May 16, 2019 at 11:53 am

I like dashboards with a few pockets. I love notebooks notebooks notebooks … love your setup

Stacy B. · May 16, 2019 at 11:53 am

Love your setup. I love flowers and your dashboards are beautiful. Tfs.

xxSkyLoverxxHolla · May 16, 2019 at 11:53 am

You know what would be cool? I know you can just google it but I find it difficult to remember paper sizes. I'd find it amazing if you could maybe compare paper sizes (even if it's on scrap paper). And then maybe how you would use that size for planning if you had too. That way you could see what could fit to-do lists or which type can comfortably do vertical/horizontal etc. if that makes sense…

Planner Stuff · May 16, 2019 at 11:53 am

Such a lovely setup!!! Those clips are too cute!!!

Karen S · May 16, 2019 at 11:53 am

Great video….nice and simple layout…although you forgot to put the link to my pocket folder store…lol.

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