Calling All Journal Junkies & Daring Doodlers; Color Fanatics & Magic Moment Makers

Do you want to go on a musings adventure*?
*musings adventure — an adventure to write, doodle, draw, color, play
…to explore your creative expression

Anytime is the perfect time to begin a musings adventure*

BIG APOLOGIES NOTE: I found an error on the printed Daily Musings Journals where I somehow missed that there were double day words in the Thursday boxes in June. You can download corrected pages just below. For printed journals, you may want to just cut out the word Thursday and paste it over top of the garble, or you can cut out the entire square and paste it on top the square. Another option is you can get creative on your own…and just paste another paper over it and write the day yourself :)
I am very sorry for the inconvenience.

(and big apologies!)

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2018 Daily Musings Journal Printable Edition (April-June)
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Do you want to bring some color, fun and creative play into your journaling practice? The Daily Musings Journal gives you just the right space to go on a colorful & fun musings adventure*!

*musings adventure — an adventure to write, doodle, draw, color, play … to explore your creative expression

  • It offers a fun and simple format to help you capture your everyday moments
  • It is a relatively “blank canvas” with hand drawn boxes set-up in week spreads for the entire year.
  • If provides space to color, sketch and doodle, to add quotes, gratitudes, dreams — or whatever inspires you on that day.

I created the Daily Musings Journal from a personal practice, and this practice has evolved into a fun “bite-sized” creative practice over the years.

It all began many years ago. I first started with day planners that I bought to track my workouts, adventures, thoughts, and feelings.

But soon these day planners began to feel restrictive, especially because they never gave me the same space for each day of the week. I almost started believing they were made for people who didn’t like the weekend – and fun and play.

How the journal has evolved:

After I was sure I wasn’t going to find the kind of journal I needed to fulfill my desire for a different kind of space, I began creating my own design, using a blank spiral bound journal I made.

I experimented with how I wanted to use the space, creating each week by hand. Creating week by week and month by month, I was perpetually behind and sloppy, so my motives for creating the Daily Musings Journal were partly selfish:
I wanted to have the entire year ready for the adventures of the new year – before the new year started!

How I use my Daily Musings Journal is constantly evolving, but I’ve settled on a design that I love.

Daily Musings Journal Page Views


I thought, there must be others of you out there that would love to have some open, yet defined space on which to muse about your daily adventures, thoughts, feelings, gratitudes and more!

And I wasn’t wrong!

2014 was the first year I published the Daily Musings Journal and I’m so pleased to know that I’m not the only who loves journaling this way.

I am so enjoying my musings journal this year…I’m in love with my morning ritual of musing/doodling :) I think I had to let go of some critic voices to really engage! What you offer thru this is really quite magical and inviting to our creative muses that still may need to do some planning, too… I kinda blend that… :)
What you’ve created, your gift of this journal, inspires creativity each day! And… living in the moment. ~ Katey S.

How about you?

Are you looking for a different kind of space for your musings — a journal that makes the practice of daily creative journaling simple and fun?

If yes, come on in and create your own musings adventure this coming year!

The Daily Musings Journal is:

  • A place for reflection and self-discovery
  • A spot to capture your memories before you forget them
  • A space to add color and joy to your week
  • A square to doodle to your heart’s content
  • A tool for tracking your food, exercise, feelings, gratitudes, ____________(fill in your need!)
  • A nook to create your one sentence journal (inspired by Gretchen Rubin)
  • A corner to write a haiku each day, if that’s your thing
  • A place to record your triumphs and milestones

      The list could go on…

In short, the Daily Musings Journal is the perfect companion that will bring you creativity, gratitude, self-discovery, mindfulness and all the other gifts in the art of journaling.

Once you start using the Daily Musings Journal, you won’t be able to do without it anymore.

The 2018 Daily Musings Journal includes:

  • 144 pages plus cover – 7″w x 9″h wire-o bound
  • Nice 80# opaque text stock for all your musings
  • A spread for each week of 2018 (New for 2018: weeks begin on Monday)
  • A hand-drawn space for each day of each week
  • Spacious musings pages to begin each month and a few extra at the front and back
  • A month calendar for each month of 2018 with the new moon & full moon noted for each month (these are traditional month calendars beginning on Sunday)
  • Enough space to add color, sketches, notes, ideas, etc
  • Two triangle mandala templates for you to color and embellish
  • A musings adventure inspiration spread
  • A note from me with fun ideas for your musings adventure – including several doodle icon ideas

The clean black and white design lends itself – begs, really, for color! Thin line markers and colored pencils work really well. It’s also fun to use a plain old lead pencil to create a lovely monochromatic look. And all the lettering that looks hand-drawn (the words, along with the boxes) are… well… hand-drawn! By yours truly, Lisa – the mountain mermaid and your creative adventure guide.

If this journal sounds, feels and looks like something that will give you fun space to muse and create in grab your copy today!
pssst…these journals make a  great gift for that creative soul in your life, too!

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$26.00/each $19.50 (plus shipping & handling)

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If you’d like to purchase a quantity larger than three, please contact me directly at lisa (at) mountainmermaidstudios (dot) com.

Shipping from three to six within the United States is the same: $16. I’m happy to work out the appropriate shipping for whatever quantity you’d like, and get the journals shipped right out to you! Thank you!

2018 Printable Edition (April–June) $7.00

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NOTE for International Peeps: For ease in shipment please add your phone number in note to seller in Paypal. Thank you!!

I know shipping internationally is a bit prohibitive, and if you want to order a larger quantity I can check on shipping and hopefully a multiple journal order will make it a bit more reasonable. Thank you! :)


There is also an undated version of the popular Daily Musings Journal. If you love this format, and having dates feels intimidating check out all the details on the Musings Adventure Journal here!


Love for the Daily Musings Journal

My chat with Sadelle Wiltshire of about her Daily Musings Journal practice.

My chat with Jennifer Lee of Artizen Coaching about her Daily Musings Journal practice.

My chat with Debra Marrs of Writing Together about her Daily Musings Journal practice.

Just a quick note to let you know how much I LOVE your journals. I have been using them for years now. For the past two years, I have used it daily. I love going back to it also and seeing what I did in the past. I love how I am now using my brain in healthy and creative ways each day. Thank you for designing these journals and sharing them with the world. ~ Sharon W.

I am so enjoying my musings journal this year…I’m in love with my morning ritual of musing/doodling :) I think I had to let go of some critic voices to really engage! What you offer thru this is really quite magical and inviting to our creative muses that still may need to do some planning, too… I kinda blend that… :)
What you’ve created, your gift of this journal, inspires creativity each day! And… living in the moment. ~ Katey S.


A little bit about your Creative Adventure Guide:

Lisa, aka the mountain mermaid, is a Creative Adventure Guide living in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. She lives by the motto Create, Play, Thrive. When she’s not out exploring the trails she can often be seen pedaling around town with her colorful bag of journaling supplies. Embracing her creative life is an ongoing adventure, a journey that she loves and trusts more each year – and hopes to inspire others to do the same.

The Daily Musings Journal was born from her need for the perfect space for her personal creative practice of capturing her everyday magic moments. In creating the musings journal series she hopes to inspire you to cultivate your own bite-sized creative practice. She also hosts to Wild Soul Creative Painting Play Nights and other creative expression workshops. Her mermaid musings and tales share stories of her life – offering you inspiration to live your life filled with create, play & thrive.

Thank you for coming along on this journey with me!

For additional musings adventure inspiration visit the mountain mermaid at:
You can also find her at her other favorite online haunts:
Instagram: @lisa_deyoung and #musingsadventure

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