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Old 05-09-2009, 10:33 PM   #91
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I am in on this thread! I can give my 2 cents -- I bought a flex-binder from Mead at Target a few months ago -- it is 6X9... the bind is fabric, the binder cover is flexible plastic, and it came with insert pockets and paper, etc. I gutted the whole thing, and have slowly been filling it with pages I am creating for my trip -- I highly recommend these binders! Because of the material, it is extremely light, and fits perfectly in the VB mailbag (a slightly larger version of the hipster) and I imagine they would fit into other similar sized bags easily. That they are not bulky makes it a viable option for taking it into the park.. Which I wanted to do. A few photos of it are on my PTR -- in its early fledgling stage! I am ready to unveil the finished product in a few weeks... Getting close to our trip mid - June!
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Old 05-10-2009, 06:43 PM   #92
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I did this as a baby planning journal for my middle son.
I found it in a drawer the other day. Forgot all about it. 6 years of no sleep will do that.
It makes a nice keepsake.

Glad to see I'm not the only weirdo to use a composition book as a scrapbook sorta thing. Love your Disney journal. Nice job.
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Old 05-10-2009, 07:24 PM   #93
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Oh Wow!!! all you guys ideas are wonderful.

I'm making one, but I don't think it will be as creative.

Not very good in Art class back in high school.
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Old 05-10-2009, 09:31 PM   #94
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I'm hooked and decided to make a binder as well. We haven't even planned a trip yet but I'm hoping we can go next summer. Went to Wal-Mart and bought a leather journal for $7.00 on clearance and have already done all sections, added some stickers, and used scrapbooking letters to label each section since my handwriting isn't all that great. I'll post pictures when I find the dang cord for the camera.
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Old 05-10-2009, 09:45 PM   #95
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My DD9 and I started her journal today, a Mother's Day activity! We got the title page done! Then we did a 'fun facts' page...I wrote questions like - "When are we going?" - "Who is going to DW?" - "What are we celebrating?" - "Who are the characters that I am most looking forward to seeing?" - "What three rides am I most looking forward to?" We are calling it PRE-JOURNALING! I can't wait to see our finished project!!!!
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Old 05-10-2009, 09:49 PM   #96
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This is great! I love to hear everyone giving this a try. I hope to see pictures soon I bought a leather planner on ebay today!I can't wait to get started. I've been collecting some clipart on my computer, getting ready!
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Old 05-10-2009, 09:50 PM   #97
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Wow! All of these ideas are wonderful. I was so overwhelmed to start my own planning binder and now I just need to find the time to do it!
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Old 05-11-2009, 04:39 PM   #98
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All these ideas are absolutely wonderful!! I am definitely gonna have to start one of these !!
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Old 05-11-2009, 05:00 PM   #99
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These are wonderful - thanks for sharing!
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Old 05-12-2009, 12:40 PM   #100
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I need help!

I went to WalMart today during my lunch break hoping to find a nice planning journal so I can get started on our Honeymoon PJ and I thought something would jump out at me, but I stood in the "organizers" isle completely clueless.. Then I moved over to the sprial notebooks, stared at those and again.. clueless..

Someone send me a link to a picture of what I should use?? I really liked whatever the OP used, but I didn't see it at WalMart, or rather, couldn't "picture" what she had used.

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Old 05-12-2009, 01:05 PM   #101
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Hi Kristy - if you liked my spreadsheet I'll be happy to send you the template to put your times on, or I'll put your dates in for you.

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I would also LOVE a copy of the spread sheet!!

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Old 05-12-2009, 03:39 PM   #103
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I need help!

I went to WalMart today during my lunch break hoping to find a nice planning journal so I can get started on our Honeymoon PJ and I thought something would jump out at me, but I stood in the "organizers" isle completely clueless.. Then I moved over to the sprial notebooks, stared at those and again.. clueless..

Someone send me a link to a picture of what I should use?? I really liked whatever the OP used, but I didn't see it at WalMart, or rather, couldn't "picture" what she had used.

Many many thanks!!!!
Hi Oily Stars! And hey to a fellow Dallas, Texan!
I just started on my binder and still have lots to do! I think the first thing would be to decide what kind of binder you want: a BIG one that you can take pages out of each day or a not-so-big binder that you want to take into the park with you. Then try to categorize the sections you want, such as:
General Info (who is going, packing list, etc)
Reservations (hotel, flight, ADRs, etc)
Park Info (when, hours, plans, etc)
Day-by-Day schedule (including must-do attractions, parades, etc)
And maybe a Trip Report Section (if you plan on doing one)

Once all this stuff is done, then it's time to decorate! I totally plan on hitting up Michael's for lots of stickers and scrapbook stuff! I'm not the most creative on this board by far, but let me know if you have any questions! Good luck!


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Old 05-12-2009, 04:11 PM   #104
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Hi Amanda!

I was thinking of more of a Day-to-Day journal for while we're at the park.

The first portion of the book was going to be the planning stages.. Copy of our reservations, little blurb about how excited we are, ADRs we have booked already, shows we hope to see...

Then, while we're on our honeymoon, I was thinking about journaling in the morning/night about what we're doing/did that day. Have pockets for our receipts and maps... etc...

I don't plan on taking it with me to the parks, I'm already going to be lugging around my Nikon D200 camera, I don't need any extra weight! I'd like something small.. like a 6x9?

I think I'll be more likely to journal about our trip while we're there. I'm *still* working on a scrapbook from our trip in 2007. I think I'm on page 4......
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Hi Amanda!

I was thinking of more of a Day-to-Day journal for while we're at the park.

The first portion of the book was going to be the planning stages.. Copy of our reservations, little blurb about how excited we are, ADRs we have booked already, shows we hope to see...

Then, while we're on our honeymoon, I was thinking about journaling in the morning/night about what we're doing/did that day. Have pockets for our receipts and maps... etc...

I don't plan on taking it with me to the parks, I'm already going to be lugging around my Nikon D200 camera, I don't need any extra weight! I'd like something small.. like a 6x9?

I think I'll be more likely to journal about our trip while we're there. I'm *still* working on a scrapbook from our trip in 2007. I think I'm on page 4......
That's pretty close to what I did, although I had planning info and pages for each day's journalling mixed in together in a weird way that only makes sense to me LOL. I got a 5x7/ 6x9 something like that sized blank book (on the first page of this thread) at Walmart and scrapbooking whatnot worked really well for that. And yeah, taking it to the park didn't happen although I made mine small enough to fit in my Overland Donner and my VB Hipster. I kept it on the table in the hotel room and pulled it out at night to recap the day. Makes a cute keepsake Have fun with yours!
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