June 19, 2011

I Don't Feel Like Writing a Post...

...but it doesn't mean I haven't been doing anything!

Lately, I think a lot of people have been suffering from don't-wanna-write-a-post-itis. The culprit? I think we've been all doing a lot more than we normally do. I have a thousand things I'd like to write a post on but so much has been going on.

 I finally found something to do with those old textbooks that no one wants. 

I have been using them as scrapbooks.This is not a new idea, in fact it is hundreds of years old, or a very creative idea but it does solve two problems I've been having. Historically, paper has been an expensive item: frugal housewives have long taken to using their husband's old business ledgers to paste newspaper clippings, recipes, letters, drawings, and photos into to keep them neat and in one place.These scrapbooks are not pretty but they do tell a lot about what people were interested in.

I had a lot of clippings, photocopied pages from old books, and magazine stories lying around. This really ended up being a good solution.  

Before I did this I made sure that really no one had any use for these books. The two books I used were an old Political Science book and an old Economics book. They were already outdated by the time the classes were finished, so I couldn't sell them back, I couldn't sell them online, I couldn't even give them away. I felt bad putting them in the recycling bin. I can't believe I didn't think of this before! It really does help keep my notes in order.


  1. What a fabulous idea! Maybe I'll use this sometime :D

  2. Wow, I never would've thought of that! What a great idea!

    I agree, my blog is definitely suffering right now!

  3. Great idea! I am going to have to do this! I know what we'll be doing at my party. ;)

    I also have the same Civil War notepad for my donations.

  4. Whoaaaa! I love this idea. Question: Do you make covers for them so you know what's inside now? I'm definitely gonna do this.

  5. Gahh Steph, that's an awesome idea! Now I know what to do with my school textbooks (just passed 9th grade, wahoo!) What magazines do you like looking for pictures in?

  6. I haven't covered them yet but I am collecting pictures from magazines and I am going to stick them to clear contact paper and cover the fronts.

    I've been using clipping from National Geographic for the covers, the photos are beautiful.

  7. What a cute idea! Do you find that the books get bulgy after you paste too much into them?

  8. I haven't actually found it to be a problem. If it becomes a problem, you could rip out every other page and then use it. :D

  9. This is a great idea. I have a huge, heavy pile of papers and magazine tear outs that I was finally able to have brought over to NZ. Then I asked for a bottle of rubber cement haha. Time to get scrap booking. I've also been suffering from don't-wanna-write-a-post-itis.


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