A golden journal

*I received one Golden Journal for the purpose of this review.  As always all opinions are my own*

At my last psychologist appointment we talked about ways to help boost the way that I feel about myself.  Anxiety has been kicking my butt pretty hard over the last couple of months and something had to give.  We came up with two ideas.

The first idea is a ‘Ta-da list’.  A ta-da list is like a to-do list but the difference is that you write down the things that you have achieved.  If you are anything like me, the feeling of being able to tick lots of stuff off your list is pretty awesome.  The idea is to give me a sense of accomplishment as I tend to focus on the things I haven’t done, rather than all of the things that I have actually done.  It’s also why we have developed a wellness plan.

The second idea is writing down positive things about myself.  My goal is to write 5 things every day.  It is really hard and I hate it.  My psychologist said that she initially wanted to give me the goal of 10 things but she was worried that I would tell her to bugger off and not do it.  I tend to get overwhelmed easily at the moment.

So with those two goals in mind, clearly I needed a new notebook.  I’ve talked quite a few times about my love of stationary and notebooks.  So when Emily, the mastermind behind Golden Journals got in touch with me, I jumped at the chance.  A childhood favourite story and a notebook all rolled into one.  What’s not to love!?golden journal cover

Emily started Golden Journals as a creative outlet, a way to share her passion for books with the world.  Each journal is created from an upcycled Little Golden Book joined together with a notebook.  The story is woven through the pages of the notebook, so you get to enjoy the complete beauty of the classic Little Golden Book.  golden journal

I was really surprised at the size of the notebook.  Along with the pages of the story woven through the lined pages, there are pockets for you to store things in.  The journal is bound with a sturdy large ring bind, helping to keep the pages together and your journal in great condition.  There are also more specialised journals available such as a wedding planner or a daily planner.

With over 2000 books currently in her collection, Emily makes the assurance that if she doesn’t have a title in her vast collection, she can source it for you.  So if you have a favourite book from your child, make sure to get in contact to see if Emily can help you.

Did you read Little Golden Books as a child?

What story would you choose for a Golden Journal?

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16 thoughts on “A golden journal

  1. Leanne @ Deep Fried Fruit

    That is so so so so so so cool.
    I am going to track one day. Because I am someone that turns my to-dos into ta-dahs on a daily basis and you can’t do that without great stationery.

  2. Lydia C. Lee

    I love the idea of the Ta-Dah list! I need that. As for Golden Books, those journals are awesome…how to narrow it to just one!! I loved the pictures in the Bear that wouldn’t go to bed one (and the dad carries him up on his shoulders).I forget what that’s called….

  3. Michelle@myslowlivingadventure

    I love this post. The Ta Da list is great and I also think that coming up with positive things about yourself is a fantastic idea. Nobody does that often enough. We have a local bar that uses the covers of Little Golden Books to hold their drinks menus which is quite sweet.

  4. Kathy

    What a lovely idea by Emily – and keep up the self-compliments won’t you (and the Ta Da list). When we were trying to fall pregnant we started our Golden Book collection – it numbers about 250 but we seem to run out of new titles to buy somewhere along the infertility/adoption journey. So Golden Books are special to me.

  5. Rhianna

    OMG!!!! I am in love! What a super fabulous idea. I so want one, I would actually probably need two. The Saggy Baggy Elephant and The Little Red Cabos.

    Leaving some fairy wishes and butterfly kisses from #teamIBOT

  6. Jody at Six Little Hearts

    I collect Little Golden Books. They are so lovely. I go for the vintage ones. They are very hard to find these days – perhaps this is why?!
    I was looking at them in Big W just a couple of weeks ago. Remember how special it was to receive one when you were out shopping?

  7. Hugzilla

    ZOMG I had that EXACT same Golden Book growing up, and it was my all-time favourite after Cinderella and the Poky Little Puppy. What a gorgeous idea for a notebook.


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