Where Inspiration Grows

Yesterday I was chatting with a maker and the subject of the perfect notebook came up. It turns out she had quite a few thoughts on what that ideal form must entail — and, listening to her, I realized I do as well.

That means I love discovering new entries in this classic category that check off multiple boxes, like the newest offerings from Shades of Expression Designs. The family-run New Jersey house of stationery throws its hat in the ring with a lucky grouping of 13 journals in a variety of themes.

Just as a compelling card image can inspire a meaningful message inside, who knows what world-changing brilliance these laminated covers may spark? Each is 5.5″ x 8.5″ with 120 lined pages. 

If cooking up a masterpiece is more your speed, check out their new recipe book. Also sized at 5.5″ x 8.5″ and 120 pages, it features sections for ingredients and instructions so every culinary classic is neatly presented and preserved for posterity. 

Each design is $14 retail a pop. Shop them all here, or, if you are wholesale, find this woman-owned business — lovingly run by one mom, 2 daughters and a granddaughter — on Faire.