Today I decided to use two older A5 notebooks for uses other than my daily planner. I am excited because I love using such beautiful pieces for other areas of my life.
In the above photo, the top planner is an A5 Van der Spek Touch Me in black. I've had it for a few years, but haven't used it for a while. Initially, I ordered it as my daily planner, but I found it a bit too big for my daily use. So it's been sitting on my shelf. Until today! Now I have made it my reference library for my office. It houses business cards that I need to keep, but don't need to carry with me every day. Gift ideas for the holidays. And my Thanksgiving shopping list and the menu for dinner (always good to plan early). It includes all the things I need to keep track of, but don't need in my daily planner. It sits on my desk and is easy to reference.
The second planner I have put into use is an A5 Filofax Malden in fuschia. I have always loved this planner, but it's too big for my daily planner. Now, it is the notebook I use for my Bible study, which I do each morning and evening. It also houses words of inspiration from my kids, verses I want to memorize and anything I want to study when reading the Bible.
In the above photo, you can see the A5 Malden, my Bible (blue) and my Five-Minute Journal. I highly recommend the Five-Minute Journal. It is to be completed each morning and night. It forces you to focus on what you are thankful for, what good things happened during the day and what you would have changed if given the chance. I find it reminds me of all the wonderful blessings in my life.