The “basic yet classic Large Plain Moleskine notebook” is one of my favorite notebooks to use as a writing journal. A.k.a. my diary. I like the black cover because it is slick and simple, but this time I felt a need for a more colorful cover. So I pimped it, what else is there to do when you crave colors?

I used some of my round stickers to alter it and make it my own. Now it looks like something I might have owned when I was ten, but I still like it even though I’m 30+ now. Some things never change, and stickers still rock.

Altered with stickers classic Large Plain Moleskine notebook, photo and decorating by iHanna

I write journals and would recommend journal writing to anyone who wishes to pursue a writing career. You learn a lot. You also remember a lot… and memory is important.
Judy Collins

When I first tried the plain Moleskine notebook I did not like to write on the silky pages, but I got used to it and now I love them. The 240 pages in a Moleskine Notebook are cream colored, thin and smooth to write on.

Moleskine spelled out for you, photo by iHanna

I am always looking for blank pages (no lines) in a notebook, because I like the freedom it presents me with. It is too bad that there are so many cool notebooks that only come with lined papers if you ask me. When I was younger and I used a pencil and lined paper. Then at some point as a teenager I converted to ball point pen and blank pages. First I used a lined papers behind the notebook page as a guide, but these days I never bother with that practice. My lines are not always straight and the letters not always correct, but I just keep writing.

What are the most important thing when you get a new notebook? have you tried the Moleskine Plain Notebook yet? They are pricey but I like ’em and they last a long time (3-4 months for me).