I finished reading Gold Spun by Brandie June and am getting ready to post the review. In the meantime, I decided to do an unboxing of the book and created a new YouTube channel to share my book unboxing. I don’t get a lot of physical books to review so I’ll probably add reviews (?) or other things related to books on this channel. I hope you’ll subscribe!
These notebooks are honestly beautiful. I love that they have a table of contents and numbered pages. As a writer, these two features are what’s most important to me in a notebook, but the soft and pliable faux leather, metallic charm, and burgundy brown edging of these Le Stallion Notebooks add a little excitement each time I grab for them. I haven’t written in them yet, but they are on the table next to me and I’m always finding myself running my hands over them and flipping through the empty lined pages.
It’s crazy how important looks is…but I would know that as an avid reader and writer. I’m often drawn to pretty looking book covers, and admit, I’d choose a good looking book cover over one that is mediocre. However, this isn’t to say I would never read a book that didn’t have a nice cover. Blurbs are important too and I mostly go by blurbs after gushing over the covers. I think I treat notebooks the same. Looks matter, but what’s most important is what’s inside, and as mentioned earlier, the table and contents and numbered pages sold me.
I rarely use the back pocket but I’m always in favor of it because there may be times when I’ll need a place to tuck scratches of short scenes or maybe even a list of name of characters I know I’ll forget if I don’t jot them down. I often use sticky tabs in my notebooks and have kept them in the back pocket.
It’s hard to capture the true color of the edging but it gives the notebooks a clean look.
There are four colors available: Ariegeois (Ashgray Black), Garanno (Cocoa Brown), Henson (Desert Brown), and Galloway (Khaki Cream) [not shown]. These notebooks are available for $19.95 each on Le Stallion’s website.
I was given three Le Stallion notebooks to unbox and review. I had no expectations since I’ve never heard of these notebooks but I was pleasantly surprised at how beautiful they were. Here’s the unboxing video. Photos to come.
I skipped last month’s play list, but I’ll list it below. I’m not sure how I stumbled upon Empire of the Sun, but I really like their music. I’m sure I’ve heard of their music, but I may have just not known it was them. Anyway, really good stuff.
This video was uploaded a little late because I was out of town but here it is. I personally prefer thicker leathers but for some reason, this one speaks to me. I love the color and how pliable it is. The striations give this notebook character. It’s just an overall happy little notebook.
I uploaded the Travel Kit by Ali Edwards on my Youtube a couple of days ago. I had planned to share some layouts using the kit with the video, but I just don’t have the time at the moment. I’ll probably work on the layouts in the next few weeks. Here is the unboxing video if you’re into scrapbooking kits.
Got back from San Francisco a couple of days ago. It was a nice little trip. I’ll be sharing some photos later on.
This month’s music was another trip down memory lane. I’ve been listening to a lot of DJ Mystik and other EDMs. Except for a few:
“Grow Up” by Ian Flanigan. I heard Ian sing it on The Voice live and totally fell in love.
“When the World’s Asleep” by Roger Shah. This EDM came up on my iTunes list and fit my dystopian story so I had it on repeat for awhile.
“What A Feeling” by Irene Cara. Finished watching the movie, Flashdance, and loved it. I’ve probably watched this movie three or four times and I always learn something new each time I watch it. Maybe I just forgot but I didn’t realize the boyfriend got the MC into the tryout by contacting someone on the art committee. I always thought she applied and simply was given the opportunity.
Here’s a list of the other songs I listened to this month:
“Dream As One” DJ Mystik
“Dreaming In the Night” DJ Mystik
“Paraiso” DJ Mystik
“Down to Earth” Peter Gabriel (from the movie, Wall-E)
I’ve been subscribing to the Cocoa Daisy Planner Add-on kit for about a year now. I’ve always enjoyed their presentation and all the goodies they gather. I’ve subscribed to their other kits in the past but didn’t need all the goodies. The Planner Add-on has just the perfect amount for what I need. Also, it can get expensive if you like decorating your notebooks. I’ve purchased from other brands before and found that Cocoa Daisy was priced much better than the others.