Trunk Giveaway: Leather Moleskine Cover from Inkleaf Leathers

The Inkleaf Leather Co. crafts their fine leather goods in a small workshop in Colorado. This is a mom and pop operation in the truest sense; the company consists of a husband and wife team who make everything themselves, with their own four hands. They hand tool, hand dye and hand stitch everything they craft.  Their products are made with  4-5 oz Hermann Oak vegetable tanned leather and are stitched with waxed Irish linen thread, just like the top saddle makers use.

Inkleaf Leather Co. is giving away one of their large Moleskine notebook covers in walnut (an $80 value). Protect your trusty pocket notebook with handsome leather.

To enter the giveaway, leave a comment telling us what you use your pocket notebook for.

Giveaway ends Nov. 17 at 10:00 pm CST. We will randomly draw one comment to be the winner.

Contest is over. Will be announcing winner shortly.

{ 526 comments }

Brent Young November 16, 2011 at 11:50 pm

I use my notebook for just about anything. Writing down lists such as grocery or even the 100 must read list here on AoM. I just finished writing down the advice from Andrew Jackson’s mother. Just about anything I thing is worth sticking pencil to paper and my hand is reaching for my back pocket where I keep my trusty notebook.

Robert November 17, 2011 at 12:51 am

It depends, on the situation. Sometimes it works as scrap paper where I can rip it out and use it for passing a note for whatever reason. Other times it works for writing lists, like if I stumble across a book that seems interesting I’ll write it down. Then there are the times when I have a thought that I have to get down.

TJ November 17, 2011 at 2:38 am

A better question would be: what don’t I use my pocket notebook for?

I have one for personal notes, thoughts, and ideas; another for scheduling, and calendar; and a third for planning my marriage with my fiancee (which would look way more professional with this case).

Keep it up McKays!

Ted November 17, 2011 at 9:41 am

I carry my pocket notebook everywhere with me. I use it as a to-do list as well as for jotting down information to be dealt with at a later time (like phone numbers and such for my master address book at home). Finally, it’s perfect for on-the-spot planning and capturing ideas that might come up at any time.

Michael November 17, 2011 at 11:55 am

I use pocket notebooks for jotting down assignments and keeping track of to-dos through the day.

Stephen November 17, 2011 at 12:12 pm

To hold my personal thoughts or perhaps to hold my notes while performing work duties.

nathan kirkpatrick November 17, 2011 at 12:16 pm

I keep mine handy for those moments of clarity when I need to write a thought or idea down…preventing it from slipping away. : )

Dana (I'm a dude) November 17, 2011 at 12:26 pm

I use mine a lot because of the way my brain works. I have ADD-I so I have to write some things down so as not to forget them, but also, when I think about something, I have the ability to “put it on the back burner” but my brain keeps thinking about it. I have, many times, been sitting there minding my own business, when out of nowhere a fully-formed, well thought out invention comes out from that very back burner. In order to keep from losing these inventions, many of which I have later seen come to the market by someone else and get really popular, I write them down in my notebook. Also, if there is anything at all that I don’t want to forget, I write it down. Also, I am writing a story, so when an idea I want to put in pops into my head, I jot it down as well. Pretty much, I use it for EVERYTHING I don’t wan’t to lose.

Spencer November 17, 2011 at 1:09 pm

I use my notebooks for mainly for keeping track of my workouts. But there’s also some poetry, everyday notes, and a few humorous doodles in there too.

Chip November 17, 2011 at 1:52 pm

I use mine mostly on trips (business and personal) to jot down places I have been, great restaurants, and anything I might want to know if I were to go back again. Fun to look back through the pages too.

Jarrad November 17, 2011 at 2:08 pm

I mostly use my notebook to jot down to do lists or if I have a great idea for a short story.

David November 17, 2011 at 2:51 pm

Notes, lots and lots of notes.

Keith November 17, 2011 at 3:03 pm

I use my pocket notebook to write down questions and ideas that occur to me and that I want to explore later. This is especially useful for business ideas that occur to me at random intervals.

Mark November 17, 2011 at 3:22 pm

What CAN’T you use a notebook for? I use mine everyday for scheduling, note taking, and keeping track of projects.

jweaks November 17, 2011 at 3:31 pm

As a travel journal!

Stephen November 17, 2011 at 4:00 pm

I use mine to write down my dreams once I wake up. I also journal about the various places I travel to, along with aspirations, thoughts, and business ideas.

JIm November 17, 2011 at 4:04 pm

I first started using notebooks after reading your previous blog post on why and how to use notebooks. Since then I have used it mainly for work to jot down information from meetings, ideas, drafts and outlines for writings.

Victor P November 17, 2011 at 4:17 pm

Ever since I read the AoM’s article on keeping a journal, I’ve taken to jotting down my daily activities, random musings, and lists of various details down. It’s an addicting habit that I don’t want to get over. I must say, however, that my notebook doesn’t look half as good the Leather Moleskine Cover pictured here. If I had one as nice as this one, I think it would make a better presentantion for my future grandchildren to paw through instead of the lined notepad I have. They can read how grandpa had a real life eye-phone and walked to work everyday instead of taking my hoverboard (It WILL be invented one day!)

Chip November 17, 2011 at 5:43 pm

I take my moleskines with me everywhere. Being a graphic artist, I am always sketching out things for people and clients, and being able to cover my sketchbooks up with a beautiful leather cover would make my simple drawings and ideas look even better to my clients. Not only that, I would be able to tell them where I got my beautiful and stylish moleskine cover.

Neil Herrington November 17, 2011 at 5:54 pm

My pocket notebook is a chronicle of thoughts, reminders, dreams and ambitions. It follows me as closely as my wallet. The human mind cannot remember everything demanded of it during our daily rigors. My notebook stands behind me to pick up the slack. Anything including names, dates, numbers and interesting thoughts is only a few riffled pages away.

Mike Dobbs November 17, 2011 at 8:12 pm

My pocket book keeps track of meetings, goals, shopping lists, to-do lists, travel lists, project measurements and phone numbers. I use it for brainstorming when reading a paper, magazine, or to capture a random thought from a meeting or article that I want to follow up on. I have repeatedly looked thru old pocket notebooks to discover I’ve met a goal, or I did indeed buy that object I saved so long for. Thank you to my grandfather who inspired me to keep a pocket notebook.

Chad November 17, 2011 at 9:32 pm

As an ecologist I use moleskine notebooks to keep notes of my field work.

Jason Polaski November 17, 2011 at 10:36 pm

I’ve used my Moleskine for just about everything. From ideas for inventions, to photograph planning and teaching myself Hebrew to concocting recipes and everything inbetween.

Nowadays, besides the odd note or idea, I use my Moleskine mostly for taking care of my scouts. It contains lesson ideas, attendance, parents concerns, hike ideas and locations and everything Baden-Powell might have thought boys would love. Anything outdoors that might inspire me or the boys. A good leather cover for it would be a great legacy for the scouts generations from now when their dads that used to be my scouts bring in the next generation and see it sitting there (probably with a set of glasses on it by then).

Seth November 17, 2011 at 10:53 pm

I’d use my awesome pocket notebook for car maintenance intervals and to remind myself of those things I will inevitably forget.

Gilligan November 17, 2011 at 10:56 pm

I use my notebook to plan out the next great novel I will write. Someday.

mitchell lee November 18, 2011 at 1:47 am

I use my notebook to keep track of my adventures and my thoughts of being a survivalist, adventurer, husband, father, and constant wondering wanderer.

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