It’s tabs for me


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It’s time to admit that I’m addicted.  Not to the nightly tipple or a secret stash of chocolate. I’m talking tabs people. Little dividers that I’ve devised to help me find all the little notes I leave in…well  notebooks.

It started with the diary or more accurately , my bullet Journal.  I’m never satisfied with the store brought ones. Some things will work and other parts won’t, so I made a little black and white number to sit on my desk and track my writing. Nothing out-landish about that, you say.

But it didn’t stop.I’ve gone overboard, there’s no denying it.

You know how it is when you’re on the move and an idea pops into your head. A line here or there. A lightbulb moment. A bit of dialogue that sings. Oh the time spent thumbing back through notebooks for that priceless spark that would make the paragraph come together.  In an attempt to find those little gems we all scribble down I took to my current writing project notebook and before you can say rainbow card-stock it looked like little tongues were poking out at me. This miraculous idea would see bits of coloured paper scattered across three rooms, sticky tape on the bottom of each foot in the household and a fiendishly happy mother writing on tiny rectangles and flipping through the results.

This has grown.  This has become a movement. This is now a revolution.

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It soon included  general notes. Now it’s recipe books, shopping lists, to do lists….it’s changed my life. OK that’s over the top but it’s safe to say I’m spending less time flipping through a book saying where did I write that….


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12 thoughts on “It’s tabs for me

  1. I love all your tabs! As a self diagnosed stationery addict I totally get it! You need to Bullet Journal – it will change your life! I’ve just started and love it as it brings journaling, to do’s, all those sticky bits of paper on your kitchen table and a bit of art (if you are so inclined) all to one place – enter the BuJo! Hope you can join in my #myspotonearth challenge on Instagram – where you live looks amazing! 💕


  2. Okay, you are adorable. I have to love anyone who is addicted to tabs. I’m rather addicted to sticky notes and to-do lists. We are kindred spirits, I can tell.

    I’m glad I was able to find your blog! Did you figure out what is going on with your gravatar?


    1. I hope I figured it out, Robin, I hate thinking of people falling down a random pothole of my making. Stationary kindred spirits always find each other. 🙂


  3. I have a lovely, small leather bound notebook stamped with my initials given to me by my family for Mother’s Day that I have yet to use because of that annoying problem of painstaking retrieval After the fact. So I love your idea, and have to ask, Why did I not think of this?!?

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