Hey strangers! I am so sorry that I have been away much longer than I ever imagined. Being married has kept me much busier than I ever imagined, but it is starting to slow down a bit, so this next week I hope to get back into my normal blogging routine — and do my last Hairstyling with NuMe post where I show you how I did my hair for my wedding! 😀
But for today, I just realized that I have two reviews due this week. So I’m going to be sharing one f them with you today. I also have, on my ever-growing “To-Post” list, to do a post with pictures from my wedding and also let y’all know what I’ve been up to since my wedding on April 26th. Would y’all be interested in seeing some pictures? If you would, I’ll definitely get it up ASAP. 🙂
I’m so glad to be “almost” back into blogging again. I really missed interacting with you guys on here!
Anywho, let’s dive into this review!
About Lavishy Paris Journals…
Paris journal made with recycled wood free paper
Designed by LAVISHY to match our unisex bag and accessories
collection Viaggio–Italian for Travel, this journal is made with
recycled wood free paper.
-Material: Recycled wood free paper
-Size: 21 x 15 x 1.2 cm / 8 x 6 x 0.5 inch
-144 lined pages
-23 lines per page
-Elastic closure band
-Handy internal pocket
From Lavishy — “Our designs are our points of view how the world and our life can be. Be good, be beautiful, be creative, and have fun.”
Packaging & Appearance…
I really love the look of these journals! Lavishy sells many different designs, but this is the one that stood out to me the most, and seeing it in person is even better. I love the warm tan/brown/black color of the background and I think the bird (a swallow, I believe) is so pretty! And there are other cut little decorative items randomly sprinkled on the front and back cover — from a 10 cent stamp to the tips of a leaf. I love everything about the look of this journal!
Ease of Use…
The journal has a really nice strap around it that helps keep the book closed. I like that little”protective” touch to the journals. I know it doesn’t do a whole lot (it’s not like it locks it away from prying eyes), but I always like some sort of closure on my journals. And the strap/band isn’t super tight or anything, letting you easily slip it on and off whenever you want to open the journal. The spine of the journal is pretty tight, so this definitely isn’t the journal that will just flop open and stay open, so keep that in mind. I don’t mind that fact at all.
Any Likes & Dislikes…
There’s a little pocket included in the back, which is really neat. I like the idea of being able to put little pieces of paper back there and know it’s secure. I always tend to stick random papers in my journal, so this aspect of Lavishy’s journals is definitely a plus! I am not sure how well the spine of this book will hold up over time, but that might be the only negative part to these journals…maybe. 🙂 The price is pretty good — $12 for a journal. But the fact that they are journals made from recycled wood-free paper is pretty neat. Especially if you like to buy more Eco-friendly material — this journal would definitely be something worth checking out.
I really like Lavishy’s journals! I have always enjoyed keeping a journal, and even if you don’t you’d probably find these journals very helpful and handy. Such as for taking notes in class, church or a meeting. I like that they’re made from recycled materials, too. All in all, I give these two big thumbs up from me. 🙂
This giveaway is hosted by Tomoson.com, and there’s only a few more days left to enter. So if you are interested in winning one of these journals, make sure you enter TODAY!!!! Don’t miss out — anyone can enter!!!
His Princess says
I would love to see some pictures of you wedding!
Shecki Grtlyblesd says
I really hate the Tomoson contest widget. I know it's easier than creating a rafflecopter, but man is it a tempermental creature! I've tried to enter, and it's not letting me.
Brooke @ i blog 4 books says
Welcome back! I was thinking about you the other day and hoping you'd be able to post soon. (Though I KNOW you've been super busy!) Can't wait to see pics of your wedding and hear more about your new home and how you are settling in as a married woman!
Katie McCurdy says
His Princess – Okay, great 🙂 I'll start working on that. 🙂
Shecki – Oh no! I'm so sorry that it's not behaving for you — in the future I will make sure to use Rafflecopter whenever possible. It's too late for me to switch it now…hope you can get it to work for you so that you can enter!
Brooke – Hey girl! I've been thinking about you all a lot this past week. Was almost able to start blogging again this week, but we are moving into our new rental house this week and so I've been packing most days. 🙂 But I will do an update post soon — so glad to be back. 🙂
Jennifer Shelton says
HI! I have shared on Facebook, but the entry form is not submitting it. I have also liked the Legacy of a Writer and followed Katie McCurdy on Facebook, but it wont let me submit those either, it is giving me error messages! Just wanted to let you know I did all of them 🙂