Tuesday, April 11, 2017

I ~ Idea Books

As you know, during this A-Z challenge I have been chattering on about the things I have in my idea books. I realized yesterday I haven't shown you the books themselves. So here they are. My five main ones. I still have notebooks and journals, but these binders are the ones I call my idea books.

The big pink one has over 500 pages, and is devoted entirely to homeschooling, while the others are much more of a hodgepodge of things that I keep organized with my handy little tabs.
My love for lists and idea books has been handed down to our children. Rosie Mae and Sharon each have their own, already brimming with lots of juicy, interesting things.

While we were spring cleaning the storage room I came across an older binder. I pitched the contents, since there was no point in hanging onto the pages of farm records any longer after having moved off that farm years ago. I filled it with fresh paper and presented it to Steven along with a new pen. Who would have thought a five year old would love his very own idea book so much?! He's spent lots of time ever since getting it, drawing and writing in it everyday.


  1. I was wondering what the idea books looked like that you are keeping. They remind me of commonplace books - except with yours it looks like you have more flexibility of adding and removing things to suit your interests.

  2. Thanks so much for sharing the pictures and explaining how you use these! I'm a listmaker at heart who loves plans, stucture, and organization. I think you've talked me into making my own idea book!

  3. Good Morning MaryAnn,
    I am enjoying your A to Z posts. Thanks for sharing.

  4. I can certainly understand why Steven would like his own Idea Book. Exactly what mum and his sisters have! What about his brother? Is he above all of this, or out and about, now?


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