How I used Evernote this week to organize my upcoming trip

Evernote Camera Roll 20151026 141449 (1)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.  

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How I used Evernote this week to keep medical records

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.

How I used Evernote this week to immortalize (and toss) my nieces' artwork

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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.

How I used Evernote to Access a Wall Measurement at home while antiquing

15I 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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