Note to Self

I’m the kind of person who typically needs to write something down in order to really remember it in a timely manner. If I don’t make a note, it usually comes back to me when it’s really inconvenient like right when I’m about to fall asleep for the night or right when I get home.  I write to-do lists on a daily basis both in and out of work and prefer to utilize paper that’s cute and/or quirky. But who doesn’t, yanno? Forget the plain ol’ post-it notes. Many designers and department stores carry super cute notepads, sticky notes, and mini notebooks for a great price. They can make a to-do list a little less blah and also make for great gifts during this holiday season.

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From the top left: ‘Get It Done!’ Zebra notepad by Rifle Paper Company // Fat Rabbit Sticky Memo Pad via // Gold Dots Notepad by Kate Spade New York via Papryus // ‘Do the Write Thing’ Mini Leather Notebook by Kenneth Cole // F*cking Genius Sticky Notes by Paper Source // Striped Spiral Notebook by Kate Spade New York.

Shopping tip: I have found some of the best and most affordable notepads at TJ Maxx and Marshalls.

I love to keep my paper in a tray on my desk for easy access:


Photo via Pinterest.


Photo via Pinterest.


Photo via, you guessed it, Pinterest.


  1. I am another gal who has to write things down to ensure they get done. I love the notebooks you have selected here, particularly “do the write thing.” clever. I find too that you can pick up some gems for reasonable price at Target. You may enjoy my hangout over at www, where I gush over all things paper and the lost art of letter writing.