30 Uses For a Blank Journal

30 Different Ways to Use Your Blank Journals

Have to admit that I’m a sucker for blank journals and have an entire cabinet full of them, just waiting to be used!

Even though I already have more than enough journals to last a lifetime, I keep buying more. A pretty cover will catch my eye and then winds up going home with me.

I simply cannot resist a gorgeous cover!

But some of them are so pretty that I’m almost afraid to use them. So I put them in aside, saving them for a special occasion.

What special occasion? Who knows. Sort of like when you don’t use your “good” dishes, put out the fancy soap, burn the decorative candle, or wear that expensive outfit.

It’s understandable. A blank page can be so incredibly intimidating! What if you make a mistake? It’s ruined!


Let’s use those good dishes! Wear that expensive outfit! Wash our hands with the fancy rose-shaped soap! Burn that intricately carved decorative candle! And most important of all, use those blank notebooks!

So to try and take some of the pressure off, here are a few ideas on how to use those beautiful, blank journals:

Start a Diary

When I was a child, I’d occasionally receive a diary for my birthday. One of those little books with a lock and key and Diary stamped on the front cover. I’d dutifully fill it out for a few weeks, then get bored and toss it aside.

Now that I’m older, I’ve found that I love keeping a personal journal!

I started in college, using one of my old binders and regular loose leaf paper.  Now I use a pretty lined journal, and try to write something every day.

It’s a great way to organize my thoughts and work out any issues, plus record memories.
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23 Journals to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing!

It’s hard to believe that it’s been fifty years since Neil Armstrong took his first steps on the moon!

While I ‘m not old enough to actually remember watching the moon landing, I’ve seen enough videos and news footage to feel like I was there.

What an amazing achievement!

Needless to say, the 50th anniversary of the moon landing is kind of a big deal. Seems that everywhere you turn, there are commemorative items of every description.

Debating between two commemorative t-shirts at the store, I was surprised to see a blank journal celebrating the anniversary.

Now you’re talking! I LOVE blank journals!

Did a little digging and found a treasure trove of blank journals and notebooks celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Lunar Landing.

So many awesome options!

So for all of my fellow journal and notebook lovers out there, I put together a list of some of my favorites!

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NASA Approved

These are the blank books with NASA’s official seal of approval. I don’t know about you, but that puts them right at the top of my list! There’s just that extra little cachet of being NASA approved.


NASA Apollo 11 50th Anniversary First Man on The Moon: Officially Licensed Moon Landing Word Art Notebook by Space Books by Witty Logic

Very cool cover with a moon-shaped word cloud with terms & quotes from the moon landing! Love the retro look!

There’s a mission overview in the front with the mission objective and highlights. Plain wide-ruled lines with no side margin inside.

Size: 6×9

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