Alphabet of our Love List Ideas

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The first time I ever shared the Alphabet of Our Love journal, I had been blogging for less than a month, it was my 7th blog post and it was over 8 years ago - June of 2010. We've come a long way baby! After I gifted the journal to my #1 sweetie, which he loved by the way and I still see him occasionally flipping through it, he urged me to add it to my shop. He said that it would

This little journal is the gift I created for my sweeetie all those years ago to celebrate our 12th wedding anniversary.

That Was Then...

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...And This Is Now

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With 27 pages: a dedication page for you to write a love note to your sweetie, followed by one page for each letter of the alphabet, you're able to jot down a memory, a special moment, an unforgettable experience, a joke, a shared tenderness to celebrate the love of your life.

Here are some of the pages from the journal I gifted to my Mr. wRight:

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The letters are placed randomly, one to a page, and there are a variety of font styles and colors so each page is a surprise. You can find it here - with a choice from over 10 colors and even the opportunity to personalize the heart with your initials.

ALPHABET OF OUR LOVE 
Today, I want to share pages from Alphabet of Our Love journals shared by two I Love It All Brand Ambassadors. I'm so honored to have these two ladies on my creative team! Not only will you be inspired by their innovative approach to using the alphabet to celebrate their love, you'll see that although Kate and Sarah are each using the same journal, in the end they have personalized it and made it their very own treasured keepsake, true one-of-a-kind gifts.

Meet Kate
First up is Kate Ware, a friend first from social media whom I have had the pleasure of meeting in real life and hosting in our home. She has the most adorable pups, is an amazing photographer and a crazy talented memory keeper.

Here's what Kate had to say when I asked her how she created this little treasure:
by using my hand writing, stamping the key words, using bits and baubles from different vendors, photos, and also asking Mike to play along and fill out some of the book as well (he’s a keeper!).
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You can connect with Kate on Instagram and you'll also see her lovely posts over on the I Love It All Facebook page, too.

Meet Sarah
Next up is Brand Ambassador Sarah, who caught my eye with her super fun Happy Planner posts. I'm a planner girl, but of a different sort. I adore my Filofax and keep it more on the functional, non-decorated side, but if you're a fan of pretty stickers and getting stuff done then you should definitely check out Sarah's IG.

Here's what Sarah says:
I'm not working through my journal in any certain order, just as ideas pop into my head!
Sarah will be gifting the Alphabet of Our Love to her husband this Valentine's Day and over the next few weeks she'll be sharing a few pages with her followers. I am so looking forward to seeing how this little journal evolves and you will be, too.

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Check in with Sarah on her Instagram page and also on the I Love It All Facebook page, too.

ALPHABET OF OUR LOVE LIST IDEAS
If you've been wondering if you could ever come up with enough reasons for each and letter of the alphabet, have no worries...I made a list! It's just a little something to get your creative juices flowing and to give you new ideas and insight on how to think outside the box. Don't let those letters intimidate you, jump in and you'll be surprised at how the words start to the flow once you jump in and begin.

JOURNALS FOR DAD, MOM + THE GRANDS
After several requests from customers, I even added an option to gift it to the other loved ones in our life...Dad, Daddy, Mom, Mommy, Grandpa, Nana...you get the idea. Such a fun way to get the grandkids involved in a gift for Mamaw, even using their own handwriting if they can. 

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QUICK LINKS

find the Alphabet of Our Love here 
and use the coupon code 
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Gratitude Creates A Vision for Tomorrow

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Gratitude creates a vision for tomorrow, taking what we are today and forming what was today into a new chance, a new joy, a new triumph, a struggle overcome.

For the last several years, I have curated the Sunday Photos series, featuring one my photographs  along with a quote or some inspiring words that touched my heart. I'll still be sharing words that speak to me in this space each week, just in a new format.

See you next week with another Sunday Quote!

Lunch Date = Quality Time = Happy Me

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It was a really good day.
What started out as breakfast together after dropping off the truck for maintenance turned into taking the truck to Knoxville to a different shop which led to a lunch date and a quick trip to Costco...all on a beautiful, sunshine-y day with 70* temps and a slight breeze.
Yeah, pretty much perfect.

THIS WEEK IN MY GRATITUDE JOURNAL
Last week, I went through my Field Notes Gratitude Journal and embellished some pages. Okay, in reality it's more like 95% of the pages but once I start, I can't stop. I took the opportunity to pull out my seldom used stamps and stamped away. Obviously my stamping skills are less than stellar, but I still had fun. And that's all that matters. 

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And if that wasn't enough, this has been an absolutely wonderful couple of days for Victoria. First, she scores 9 points in her basketball game and then she gets straight A's on her report card!

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She's been trying to earn straight A's on her report card since school began. Oh my gosh, I wish you could have seen the joy on her face when she showed us her report card. Priceless.

I used this Gratitude Journal, the stamped page is included in your journal, I just colored in the double line wth my blue marker, but you don't have to.

 Wondering what to do with that little embellishment kit you get with your Gratitude Journal? I paper clipped mine to the inside back cover. That way, when I need it, it will be waiting for me to play with.

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WHAT IS #ILOVETHURSDAYTHANKS ?
What is #ilovethursdaythanks? It's a way for me, and you, to connect with other like minded souls. Those of us that find joy in documenting our thankful thoughts and grateful moments. Those moments that sometimes could be so quickly forgotten, those thoughts that haunt us and won't let us go, those words that touched our heart when we needed them most, those people who made a difference just by being there.


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Join us over on Instagram and share your #ilovethursdaythanks, follow me @iloveitallshop.

2019 Goals Worksheet for your Travelers Notebook

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2019 GOALS WORKSHEET FOR YOUR TRAVELERS NOTEBOOK

When I began writing my Goals list, I truly had no idea it would end up with this many goals. I mean really, this is a total surprise for me personally. Wow, 2019 must be my year to get stuff done. I want to grow in so many ways and I hope that I can stay focused and keep my eyes on the prize.

I tend to get a little distracted and that surprises me because I am an organizer, a list maker and a generally tidy person. But, I do tend to procrastinate, more so when it's something I don't want to do. And sometimes, goals are messy and maybe something we don't necessarily want to do even though we know we need to do them.

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Traditionally, I don't make resolutions at the beginniing of each new year. This year, though, I felt like something had shifted in my outlook. I have some areas in my life that need attention and love and nurturing. And I wanted to write them down and somehow feel accountable for them all.

Hence the Goals Worksheet. 

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And you know me, I had to pretty it up with some washi tape, although looking at it now, I feel like I like last year's better, and an adorable paper clip so I can flip to my list in a flash. Hey, I hope this little freebie download helps you make a plan and stay focused on your ultimate goal - making your life the best it can be.

GOAL TRACKER + NO SPEND MONTH TRACKER

Thinking it's time for a No Spend month? You are not alone! I've been using this tracker to keep myself accountable. Somehow, the satisfaction of marking off each day makes me not want to break my winning streak! And it even has a spot to write your goal - mine is 25 out of 31 No Spend days in January - and a space to write your reward.

What do you think of my little hack - read more about my hack from journal card to shipping tag.

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DOWNLOAD YOUR 2019 GOALS WORKSHEET

The Top 10 Most Read Blog Posts of 2018

Welcome to the Top 10 Blog Posts of 2018 round up, I'm so happy you're here. According to blog stats, and you, these 10 blog posts are the most read and visited blog posts of 2018. If you've already read all these posts, go you...and thank you for following along and reading about my crafty memorykeeping adventures. Be sure to scroll to the end for your 20% off coupon code. {wink, wink}

If you've never visited before, welcome to I Love It All. I'm Monika and I am a lover of many things: journals, mini books, crafts, home decor, planners + organization and art. I also love texture and layering and making something out of nothing.

TOP 10 BLOG POSTS OF 2018