UPDATE on my A5 Galen Leather Traveler's Notebook

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hey everyone Desiree here so in this video I'm going to give you an update of my new I think it's pronounced Galen leather travelers notebooks or gallon leather travelers notebook if you saw my last video you saw that I did the unboxing of this notebook this is it here it's an a5 I guess hand stitched classic style travelers notebook I actually had a question in my last video if I could show the notebook completely open so I want to do that and because someone wanted to see the leather so I wanted to make sure that I can showcase 11 I mean it's a beautiful gorgeous gorgeous notebook the color is absolutely amazing the leather is amazing this is the insight here I chose purple and it's a very rich eggplant color and the outside is like de violet burgundy color very very pretty so I wanted to kind of do an update in this video because believe it or not I love this notebook but I'm not sure I'm going to be able to use it now for those of you who don't know I really like to kind of stuff my notebooks and this travelers notebook as you can see doesn't really allow for a whole lot of stuffing there's no reinforced buying it's pretty much a standard size as a matter of fact let's measure it use me so when you measure it open wide it's the belt I want to say it's about 13 inches wide blade flat and then this is eight and a half inches exactly so you know it is it is a5 size however it's not it doesn't give you a whole lot of length for I guess stuffing and you guys know I like to stuff so here okay so here are the inserts that I wanted to use in this particular notebook this is one that I've had for a while from I bought from TJ Maxx and then you guys may have seen the video I did on these these are the Molly and Rex travel journals if you haven't seen that video where I reviewed these I will link it down below but how I wanted to do this now this is a four strand notebook and I'm going to show you guys that even just putting them in like this the notebooks come right to the edge but let's go ahead and put them on the elastics and see how it's going to work now like I said this is a very beautiful notebook but I'm not entirely sure it's going to work for me now when I posted my pictures on Instagram someone had told me that this particular travelers notebook maker they do not make deluxe or pocket versions of their notebooks so all of their notebooks are like the I guess classic style you know no Pocket Style so I guess pockets are not an option if you want to order this so here you go I've got four inserts in there but as you guys can see I'm getting some overhang and that is not going to work for me that's that's just not going to work I can't I can't deal with that which is unfortunate because I really like this nope so you know I mean I could use a different size insert but I wanted to use these particular inserts I could probably take one out you know maybe I could take this one out and do that but then like it's still not like I still don't have any any room no wiggle room so to speak you know because if I want to add like my zip pocket or folder or dashboards or something I think it's going to be too close to the edge and I don't like that so I don't know what I was going to do like I said I want to use these for infants and I want to be able to add my dashboard my zip pocket and all that stuff and I don't even think this is like really super stuff I mean this is only for for travelers notebooks so if you guys are considering this this is just something to be aware of I don't know if gallon or Galen leather makes a wide version I didn't see that option when I ordered it but that's just something to be aware of and something to think about if you are going to order support of this and then to to consider what kind of inserts you're going to use to because obviously these don't work and these are just the standard a5 inserts so I just wanted to kind of share that update with you guys I'm not sure what I'm going to do if I'm going to keep this notebook if I'm going to sell it if I'm going to try and tweak my setup a little bit hmm I just don't know but I wanted to share that because I know when I posted my last video I had a lot questions about you know the sizing and you know how how it is if it can work okay so I guess that's it for now I hope you guys kind of enjoyed this quick update if you have any questions feel free to throw those down below and if you're not subscribed please make sure you do so I have a lot more videos to come thank you all so much for taking the time to watch and I'll definitely see you in the next video bye


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