Good evening one and all! I really hope you’re having a great December, it’s definitely starting to get a lot colder, I seem to be wrapping up in more layers each day I go out. For today’s Blogmas post, I am sharing with you the Th[ink] Dot Grid Notebook from Creoly. This is my second collaboration with Creoly, after becoming a part of their “Early Bird” Review Club.
My first collaboration I was lucky enough to review their Black Marble Pen Duo, so it’s nice to have something different on this occasion and review a notebook. Now, this notebook is no means fancy but it’s enough to personalise. I’ve been wanting to create my own Bullet Journal for a while now but I’ve never really thought if I would benefit from one.
I am a very organised person, every weekend I create checklists of things I need to complete, I’ve got a Filofax for my diary that holds everything I’m doing. Now I’ve got a full-time job, I’ve even got a diary for that as I have client and normal meetings. I need to know what’s going on at all times and understand what’s happening when, if I don’t know, then I start to forget things.
Bullet Journals are great as you’re able to personalise them to yourself, you’ve got a plain canvas and you can do whatever you want. You can decorate each page how you want and a layout that suits you. Of course with Bullet Journaling becoming more popular, there are so many different notebooks you could purchase to create a Bullet Journal.
The Th[ink] Dot Grid Notebook is perfect! There are so many different features that you need to look at before buying. What do you want from your Bullet Journal? The features of this notebook are;
- 15.2 x 20.3 cm (6 x 8 inch) spiral bound book. Lays completely flat for easy use
- 100 pages, (50 sheets) of high-quality 120gsm paper – thicker than leading brands. No ink bleed from fountain pen and markers
- Water resistant, anti-scuff laminated 600gsm front and back cover. Offers great rigidity
- Light grey dot grid on both sides of page – 5mm spacing. Makes an ideal bullet journal or pad for layout and design work
I love notebooks with a spiral bound, as it’s easier to use both sides, I find with hardback bound books, I never use the opposite side as I’m afraid of breaking the spine. With Bullet Journaling you are able to use any type of pens to add colour, the last thing you want is the pens going through the paper, but with 120gsm paper, this does not happen.
I’m still not 100% sure what I want to create with this notebook, I have received this at a perfect time as I can start planning for 2018. I could either use this for a dated Bullet Journal or more of an organisation tool for my blog. Pinterest has been a lifesaver! I’ve used it a lot recently to grab ideas for pages. I’ve had a lot of fun doing this and I forgot how exciting it is to be creative like this.
I’ve only just started but this is what I’ve got so far:
If you like the looks of the Th[ink] Dot Grid Notebook, you can get your hands on one from Amazon or their official website! I would definitely recommend it if you’re thinking about starting a Bullet Journal for 2018. I purchased mine on Amazon for £12.99, the day after though it went up to £14.99 which I do think is a little steep though.
Have you started your own Bullet Journal? Have you got any recommendations for pages? I would love to know in the comments!
*Through the “Early Bird” Review Club, the Th[ink] Dot Grid Notebook was kindly sent to me for free by Creoly, in return for an honest review as well as sharing/speaking about the product, for more information please see my About Page.
Missed previous Blogmas posts, find them all here! 🎄