DIY Journal (I’m a copycatty girl)

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I’m taking a break from bathroom posts for a bit to do a little back to school stuff.
That’s what is going on in my home and so…
that’s what’s going on here at NellieBellie. We kind of go together that way.

Notebooks are needed for school. Lots of them. And my 14 year old girlie likes the fancy ones.
Yep…nope. Not paying. Sorry, I passed the mean mother class with flying colors. Want to see my medal?

So…we do a bit of “prettying” all by ourselves.

This was up on one of my favorite blogs…



So, we copycatted.

copycat challenge

Nope. Not telling you how. Not that it’s hard or anything. But still.
Desiree did that. You need to go to her blog to see the how-to’s.
And please oh please go pin hers from her blog, not mine…I don’t want the credit!

And of course hers looks better…doh! She’s a genius.
And her photography skills are epic.

But still, do yourself a favor and glue some pretty paper to a cheap notebook rather then shelling out money for a fancy notebook. Better yet…let your kids do their own!!
Yep, I had my Wheaties this morning!


Linking this post with these happening places…

-Debbiedoo’s--Uncommon  Designs-

Nellie is the founder of NellieBellie, and takes basically every photograph you've ever seen on this site. She also runs our web design business, the Savvy Sites Administration.


  1. Ricki JIll Treleaven

    August 2, 2012 at 10:56 am

    Your DIY journal is too cute. My daughter would one one of these!

    Linking from Debbiedoo’s,
    Ricki Jill

  2. Marcella C

    August 1, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    I love these notebooks!

  3. The 36th AVENUE

    August 1, 2012 at 9:16 am

    You are awesome girl!
    I love what you come up with… :)

  4. Jen @ Four Marrs & One Venus

    August 1, 2012 at 8:28 am

    Oh My gosh look at those notebooks! How fun, I like that you had your wheaties this morning and told me to let the kids make them- Your the best full of great ideas- Garsh! Cute Martha– I mean- NellieBellie!!!! ;)

  5. debbie

    August 1, 2012 at 8:08 am

    This is adorable. She is going to be so flattered over the copy. Not sure if you linked this to the party, I just came over via my blog roll. If you did thanks:)

  6. Kimberly from Serendipity Refined

    August 1, 2012 at 7:55 am

    I’m doing this! Of course, I’ll need to find some nice young ladies to give them to because I don’t think that my high school and college aged SONS would probably “appreciate them” as much as I would hope…even if I made them plaid…or striped! xo

  7. Bliss

    August 1, 2012 at 7:47 am

    OHHHH…. look at you knocking off 36th Avenue! Can’t wait to see the ones you make for Levi or does he just get plain?


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