Composition Journal Notebook Diary 2017

My New Compostion Journal + Decoration Plans

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Composition Book as a Journal?

Good day my dear reader!

Did you have a great thanksgiving holiday? I enjoyed hanging out with my family and eating delicious mashed sweet potatoes!

I decided this month to start a new diary. I was writing daily journaling in my manifestation book, however, I wanted something specifically dedicated to writing out my feelings, brain dumping, and life recording. I was going to go to A.C. Moore to purchase one of their $5 journals, but I decided to be more frugal and opt for a composition book lying around my house. I know it may not seem as glamorous as a moleskin journal or something more decorative, but it is functional!

Pros and Cons of Using a Composition Book as a Journal


  • Composition books are ridiculously affordable and easy to purchase.
  • They come in a variety of paper styles: Graph, wide-ruled, and college ruled.
  • Different design options are available for more money if you want your cover to be more decorative


  • Comp. books easily fall apart. I remember when I was in school, my comp. books would fall apart on me after weeks of heavy use and notetaking.
  • Cheaper options of comp. books aren’t as cute as their regular, more expensive, counterparts. However, you can always redecorate your book!


My Plans for my Composition Book Journal

My  journal will strictly be for writing out my thoughts, feelings, emotion, etc. I want the journal to be inviting and creative. I want to feel linspired to grab the book whenever I need a pick me up at any time. I am currently looking for a few decoration ideas from Pinterest, YouTube, and Instagram. I would like to make the journal artsy and quirky and maybe include some inserts with quotes.

Here are some decoration ideas I am pondering for my journal (Links Below):

What about you? Do you like to journal? Have you ever journaled in a composition book? Do you have any ideas for decorating a journal?

Let me know in the comments or on one of my social media pages!


Picture Links:

SimplyKelly Designs 
artsy_xo Tutorial

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