things i love about you

Things that I love about you, let me count the ways. I'm a firm believer in letting the people we love know just how special they are to us.

I have really been a fan of the smaller sized notebooks and journals in the last few months. There's just something about them that seems so approachable and makes me want to dig in my stash of goodies and decorate a few pages.

It's Gordon's birthday in a few weeks and this is what I made for him.

...a new mini journal called Things I Love About You. And it sort of comes at the right time, too, as Gordon's 45th birthday is in a few weeks. Don't you love when a plan {you didn't even know you had} comes together?

I've already embellished and finished a few pages. I just gathered a handful of journaling cards and, because I loved it so much the last few times I've done it, the girls' watercolor set.

The page tab comes in the add-on embellishment kit. These pages are 28 lb. ultra smooth writing paper and because of that, I like to use the Sharpie Fine pen. You can see a bit of shadowing on the reverse side of the paper, but not at all like a permanent Sharpie. And there's not smudging at all, like there would be if you used a gel pen.

Here's how you can incorporate some hidden journaling.

Go ahead, steal the King of Hearts from that old deck of cards in the kitchen junk drawer. I just attached it with a bit of washi tape hoping he'll know to lift it up to see my message full of love.

The blue shipping tag comes with the add-on kit, but you can also find more here and here. Find glassine, kraft and cotton muslin bags in lots of sizes.

After Gordon's birthday, I'll share more to show you how you can take a blank notebook and make it the cutest thing ever...and full of love.

New Product Introduction

The newest size notebook {seen above} for the shop came about when a customer asked if I could create the travelers notebook Gratitude Journal in the A6 size. Of course! In the mock-up, I had some extra room on the page and tried to think of something to fit the size so that I wouldn't waste the rest of the page when I printed and trimmed and that's how I came up with the Things I Love About You journal.

Comment to Win - Giveaway Now Closed

I'm giving away one of these cute little journals and I'll even include the add-on embellishment kit to get you started in your creative process.

  1. Leave a comment on this blog post sharing one thing you love or are grateful for.
  2. Earn another entry by Pinning this link on Pinterest or this Gratitude Journal link and leaving a comment on this blog post with the link to your Pin.
  3. Want another chance? Follow along with me on my new business page on Instagram. Leave a link here with your IG user name so I know who you are.
Giveaway Closes on Wednesday, August 31st

The Winner Is Commenter #3

Susan Siegismund, please contact me!

Related Products

10 Things I Love About You  |  Because I Love You  |  Alphabet of Our Love 


  1. Hi! What a fun size and a great idea for special people in our lives. I am grateful for the @30dayslisting group, I have met so many awesome people (like you) that inspire. Thanks for that.

  2. This is so cute. I love it- especially the "King of my Heart" page. Something I love that I'm looking forward to is our September listing! And the beach. :)

  3. I love and am grateful for first Family and second Flowers. All kinds of Flowers.

    I'm following along on Insta (@susie2_71)

  4. These small journals look perfect for so many things - would love to win one!!

  5. these are beautiful and really cute . .thanks for sharing - so grateful for people like you who are willing to share creative ideas and encouragement, thank you!

  6. Adorable journal Monika; thanks for the chance :) I am so very grateful for all my travels this summer with my family; its one of my fav things to do! My IG is scrappysuedxb

  7. I'm thankful for every moment that I have my family around. The super cute "king of my heart" is going to Pinterest and I always love to see what fun things you are thinking up on Insta. Thanks for all your FUN ideas. I love it all!!


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