I don't "journal." I know! Do you? I like the IDEA of journaling. I just don't seem to have the time for Jack Handy type "deep thoughts." Anyone with me? I don't really even know which ones are considered notebooks and which you'd call a journal. I'm a rule breaker, anyway, so I call 'em and use 'em as I feel led. :-) I've been slowing filling pages in a couple of my blank books/journals/notebooks in assorted ways. Here's how:
1. This paper book was a fabulous handmade Etsy find that sat on my shelf for almost 2 years before I decided its purpose. First of all, let me say I HAD to have this book with THIS Candyland cover because the two children featured are the spitting image of MY two children – blue-eyed blondies, boy and girl very close in age and size. It was too cute – with covers made from actual board games. The pages inside are blank.
This is now a memory book hopefully to one day be filled with drawings by my munchkins. I have them draw anything of their choosing three times a year. Spring birthday, late summer birthday and Christmas. The goal will be to see their artistic ability grow over the years ... and oooohhh and awwww over the ones they did as little tikes. :-)
2. AND, did you see the one tucked behind? Spiral bound lined notebook by Curly Girl - love Leigh's stuff! Just got it!
3. I received this bound journal with a photo of Yosemite National Park as a gift a number of years ago:
I started to write in it after my daughter was born. This is my Memory Book of all the sweet, cute, funny things my kiddos have said ... the ones that I remember to write down. :-) I write about our special adventures and milestones. But mostly I write sweet mommy lovey mushy thoughts I have towards my two angels.
4&5. These two spiral bound notebooks have been in use since about 2001:
6&7. The yellow "Idea Log" in the back is from Anthropologie and is what it is. The floral aqua design journal on top was just too cute to pass by:
place to collect quotes and the page designs are assorted – lines, checks or just illustrations:
"New York"journal with retro pages, well, it just jumped into my hands and begged to leave the store with me:
What about you? Do you keep a daily journal? Do you collect pretty notebooks? Do you use a Prayer Journal? That's one I'd like to do with the kids. Anyone have tips for me?