This weekend I'm going to Jamaica for a short trip to celebrate my best friend's mom's birthday! As with any trip, nearly all of the details arrive via email: flight itineraries, activity schedules from the family, shuttle confirmations, etc. I have forwarded each of those into my Evernote "Travel" notebook. I've edited the subject line of each note (defaulting to the email subject) with "Jamaica | _________.” To quickly access any email or note on the trip, I simply search “Jamaica” and this is what I see! Since I might not be on wifi when I need a note, I’ll take my “Travel” notebook offline before I leave home.
I had my blood pressure taken last week and added the reading to my “My Blood Pressure” note in my “Medical” Evernote notebook. It’s helpful to see a history like this laid out so clearly. Other notes in this notebook are an old eyeglass prescription, dentist’s records, and medical bills.
In this blog post you read that I went to upstate New York without any of my technology (except for me iPhone). The entire purpose of the trip was to execute a major web design and branding overhaul for The Inspired Office. I keep all of my moodboards and examples from others' sites neatly organized in Evernote. Because we had a desktop computer up there, we had all of my notes and images. Thanks to Evernote, I didn't skip a beat. I just logged on to Evernote.com and each one of my 2000+ notes was there as I left it.
Evernote is a one stop shop for zapping kids' artwork. I save about 1 out of 10 pieces my nieces create for me. Everything else gets photographed into my "Memorabilia" Evernote notebook. I only have about 50 notes in here as of now. I deliberately do not tag these notes. Just like a "real" memorabilia box, I like opening this notebook and rummaging through it, all but forgetting what I added but having the joy of rediscovering it. Once that number gets to 100+, I might change my mind about that. The latest work of art from my nieces is a fan art triptych dedicated to my cat, Zucca. They lovingly drew pictures for him that we posted above his food. A few weeks later after Zucca was tired of looking at them, into Evernote they went. View the installation art piece here.
I was at my favorite antique shop in Virginia (right at Shenandoah National Park) on Saturday where I saw some mantles that I loved. Having been wanting to makeover my bare fireplace for some time, I immediately turned to Evernote to find the measurements of my corner fireplace wall. Because I had this measurement & an image of my fireplace in Evernote, I was able to score a gorgeous antique marble mantle for $40! Stay tuned for makeover pics!
Click here to view my "Fireplace Mantle" note in my "Home" notebook to see the new mantle (and the others I was considering) and the "before" shot of my fireplace.
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