I have a special spiral notebook. Consisting of a simple, inexpensive sketch book with my own handmade cover, it's filled with tear sheets from shelter magazines.
Though I enjoy these decorating magazines, I don't collect them because I never have the time to peruse them again. Instead, I either pass them on to a friend or recycle them. But before they go in the recycling bin, I make sure to quickly leaf through them one more time and tear out only my absolute favorite photos. These pictures get pasted into this book. Here's a peek inside . . .
Click on any of the photos if you'd like an enlarged view.
The last few pages are devoted to paint swatches and fabric samples from each of the rooms in our house. If I'm out shopping for something specific that needs to match, I take this book along and have everything I need at my fingertips.
Isn't my little inspiration book fun? And it really never ceases to inspire me.