Hi Everyone! It’s
Jennifer here taking over for today! Wow
my first ever blog post! I’m so excited!
And away we go…..
Do you record everything and anything you’re grateful for maybe in your blog, a piece of paper, a sticky note or anything you can get your hands on? Is it for your eyes only or are you a bit daring and don’t mind the world getting a little bit of insight of your little corner? Me? There are things I keep privately maybe in my head or in a private journal. But then there are things I don’t mind the public seeing and getting to know me. I do it both in my blog: http://jdcreated.blogspot.com and in a ‘gratitude journal.’
I had bought a raw journal from Wal-Mart about 2 years ago, decked it out on the front…and never touched it for about a year or so. Yikes! Then one day found it and made a commitment to write what I’m grateful for an almost daily basis.
I used scraps from my
stash to add a little of my style along with my entries. I decided to not use any embellishments with
too much bulk as I knew that my journal would get thicker with each page (and
it sure did, it went from 1/2'” to now 2 ½”!!!). I even used my journal to record my thoughts
during our road trip from Washington to Cali last week. Adding memorabilia such as business cards,
business note stickies, parts of menus, parts of cards I receive from loved
ones, napkins with logos, brochures, and almost anything else gave each page a
unique and fun look and set the memory in plain sight.
A simple journal is all you need at a great price. Just the other day, we did a Target run and I found this eco-friendly journal made by Banana Paper Company for just $6.99. The owls were so cute and I love the fact it was made from recycled papers and banana leaves.