Welcome...we're so glad you've stopped by our online café of words! Nestled in the pages of social media, you've arrived at a place where you'll find words of inspiration, hope, and encouragement on this journey. Even more importantly, you'll find a quiet place to meet with a God who loves you.
The Notebook Café allows you to sit quietly, take a brief pause in the busyness of life, and discover a God who longs for a real relationship with you. So settle in and browse The Notebook Café. Our door is always open 24/7. It's always a faith filled day at The Notebook Cafe located in an historic 1875 bank building in picturesque Walnut, Iowa, a little hidden gem in the Midwest. Here's ways you can interact with The Notebook Cafe --
Online devotions can be found by clicking here.
Books by The Notebook Cafe including our best seller 'Heart of a Warrior' - A Legacy of Faith by Shelly Thompson can be found by clicking here. This travel adventure back to the neighborhood of 5th street is sure to give you hope and encouragement. The 5th Street Candle Collection offers a closer look into the lives of the women on 5th Street you'll meet in 'Heart of a Warrior'. Click here for more information.
Online Magazine 'For your Heart and Home' November/December issue
Women Enjoy our complimentary online magazine 'For your Heart and Home'. You'll love our inspirational home decor ideas combined with our encouraging and heartwarming articles. Grab your coffee...or tea, and click here to visit us on the pages of 'For your Heart and Home'.
Visit 'The Cafe'
Women love 'The Cafe' in quaint Walnut Iowa. 'The Cafe' offers women a brunch; devotion time with The Notebook Cafe Publisher, Shelly Thompson; and a tour of the historical 1875 bank building and boarding rooms restored by Shelly, her husband and family. Click here for more information.
Visit our sweet shop, Millie McKeever's Vintage & Home Decor
Millie’s is a cozy little shop named after The Notebook Cafe Publisher's grandmother, Millie McKeever, who was a Godly influence in her life. Millie's has two locations. You’ll love the warm welcoming atmosphere of the boutique farmhouse in Johnston at 10,000 NW 70th. It's stocked with beautifully staged select vintage items paired with new home decor, giving you lots of inspiration and ideas. Our second location is in a restored 1875 historic bank building at 201 Antique City Drive in Walnut Iowa. You’ll be welcomed with 16” ceilings, beautiful chandeliers, and a charming historical atmosphere. Follow Millie McKeever's Vintage & Home Decor Facebook page for open times and events at both locations
The 5th Street Candle Collection
We’ve partnered with a local candlemaker in Walnut Iowa to make 100% American made soy candles. The candles come with the special family recipe to make these delicious family traditions that the candles are named for, and a card with the 5th Street Story. They are tied with apron strings and love from our home to yours. Click here for more on The 5th Street Candle Collection.
If you want to learn more about the Publisher of The Notebook Cafe and author, Shelly Thompson, click here and read her testimony...Life Behind the Door.