About Not Just Journals
Bob and I started this small business in 2012 as a way to use up extra scrapbook paper. We made a few journals for an independent bookstore to see if anyone would like to buy them, and they did! Soon people were requesting different types of journals and products to help with personal organization. Address Books, Gratitude Journals, Personal Planners and so many more items have been added over the years.
We now make over 20 different types of journals. Our best seller is the Personal Password Book which comes in two sizes. I enjoy the craft shows and interacting with people. I couldn't possibly do this without my husband's help making the journals.
During a craft show in January of 2014, I was approached by a young woman who was interested in purchasing a large quantity of journals from me to be included in backpacks for children entering local hospitals with serious illnesses. Since that time my Bob and I have delivered 2000 journals to Bags of Smiles, Inc. You can view their complete story at www.bagsofsmiles.org
We now have journals in 4 different retail locations along with selling online and at around 20 craft events each year. People ask if it's a lot of work and it can be, but it is also very fun and fulfilling to make a product that makes someone else's life a little better.
Owners: Nancy and Robert Kjellberg