Thankful Thursday Thoughts

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All month, we have been documenting our 30 Thankful Thoughts over on Instagram {you can find all my lists here} using the journal prompts I shared a few weeks ago. And by we, I mean all you like-minded gratitude journaling souls AND the Creative Team.

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In addition to following along with the prompts, there's also the weekly #ilovethursdaythanks when I share a page or two or three from my own gratitude journals. You can catch up with all my pages I've posted on Instagram. 

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THIS WEEK IN MY GRATITUDE JOURNAL 

With two teenage girls in the house, a sleep-in is always looked forward to with open arms. By them AND us if you really want to know. Plus, I do love me some homemade sugar cookies, especially when someone makes them for me!

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#diy journal #tgratitude #gratitude journal #junk journal #square #ilovethursdaythanks #thankful #grateful
#diy journal #tgratitude #gratitude journal #junk journal #square #ilovethursdaythanks #thankful #grateful

BOOK RING JOURNAL CARDS

Using a book ring is such an awesome way to make your own DIY journal using a collection of paper scraps and printable journal cards

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Grateful Journal Card

There's even a collection in the shop ready-made for you to dive in and personalize it with your own embellishments and journal cards:

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Here are some other posts sharing my book ring journal if you want to see how it all comes together:

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.

Join us over on Instagram and share your #ilovethursdaythanks#ilovethursdaythanks.

November is National Gratitude Month

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All this month, I'm hosting a challenge - 30 Thankful Thoughts - as a way to become even more aware of the simple joys, tiny victories and second chances. I've been journaling my grateful moments and thankful thoughts since 2010, taking just a few moments a few days a week to document the little moments.

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Join us over on Instagram where we're posting with the #30thankfulthoughts hashtag and tag me @iloveitallshop so I can encourage your journey of gratitude. I'm using this journal for the November challenge and this journal as my 2020 Gratitude Journal.

Free Download | Fall Back Journaling Card

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Oy! Our minds and bodies are going to be out of sync for more than an hour with the time change, amiright? I can't tell you how many years in a row it's taken me months to fix the clock in my craft studio. Here's a reminder to set your clocks one hour back this weekend. 

Tag me on IG @iloveitallshop, #iloveitallshop and on FB @ILoveItAll if you use this freebie in your journals or memory keeping projects.

I Feel Lucky

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Can you believe that we've been journaling together for 10 months now? Isn't it awesome how we get to relive all the little joys we documented along the way by taking a peek at our pages? Yeah, that's pretty powerful stuff.

THIS WEEK IN MY GRATITUDE JOURNALS 
Micro Happy Planner
So, I did a thing. I used a 40% off coupon and bought myself one of those cute Happy Planners in the Micro size. Which led to me trying my hand at making some pages that would match, which you can find here, and adding them to my planner journal.

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#gratitude #gratitude journal #Happy Planner #The Happy Planner #grateful #journaling #thankful #thanfulness #Mindfulness #365 Things I Am Grateful For
#gratitude #gratitude journal #Happy Planner #The Happy Planner #grateful #journaling #thankful #thanfulness #Mindfulness #365 Things I Am Grateful For

And then one of my Creative Team members, Lea, shared that she had the Mermaid themed Micro Happy Planner so we worked on this planner page slash journal card set together.

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And then I gave the pages a test run myself and used the purple number 1 from this printable when I realized it coordinated so perfectly. After beginning to write my entry, I realized I could only squeak out just enough ink from my dried up gold gel pen to write the word Grateful and then switched to another pen.

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#gratitude #gratitude journal #Happy Planner #The Happy Planner #grateful #journaling #thankful #thanfulness #Mindfulness #365 Things I Am Grateful For
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Flagship Gratitude Journal
The "original" Gratitude Journal is and always will be my go-to journal. 

After reinforcing the edge of my message slip with some washi tape, it was a bit wrinkly after having handled my journal regularly since January, I relied on a different washi tape as my journal prompt.

Do you do that?

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#gratitude #gratitude journal #Happy Planner #The Happy Planner #grateful #journaling #thankful #thanfulness #Mindfulness #365 Things I Am Grateful For

And because my junk journaling heart just couldn't throw away an awesome tag with great graphics, I incorporated it into my journal using vellum strips for my thankful thoughts.

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#gratitude #gratitude journal #Happy Planner #The Happy Planner #grateful #journaling #thankful #thanfulness #Mindfulness #365 Things I Am Grateful For

THE SEPTEMBER BOHO BERRY CHALLENGE
If you have wanted to try gratitude journaling but don't know where to start or what to "feel" grateful for, I've come up with a list of journal prompt. Tomorrow the 30 Thankful Thoughts kicks off and you're invited to join in.

Grab a journal and begin documenting your thankful thoughts and grateful moments.  

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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.

Free Hello NovemberJournal Card

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Falling leaves and expanding waistlines...that's a huge part of what November is all about for me. Hey, a girl has to taste test all the holiday goodies, right?

Plus, two of three of our children celebrate birthdays in November, so there's even more sweet treats to taste test. Zach and Victoria were born 13 years and 8 days apart and will be 28 and 14.

I hope you enjoy journaling about what you're looking forward to in November.

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Through The Eyes of Gratitude

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I want always to see the world as magical and amazing, don't you?

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 The Sunday Quote!

Boho Berry Challenge Roundup

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In September, I was a journaling madwoman. I had three different listing challenges I was inspired to participate in: 30 Days of Lists, 30 Days of Bible Lettering and this one from Boho Berry which I'll finish sharing with you today.

THE SEPTEMBER BOHO BERRY CHALLENGE

Knowing that I was going to be doing several listing challenges in one month, for this journal I decided to keep it simple and *almost* unembellished. At least for me. 

SUPPLIES USED
1/2" Paper Strips Cut From Scraps
This Journal - musical notes card

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BOHO BERRY CHALLENGE LISTS

Family Traditions
I could write a book about our family traditions, but here are three that quickly came to mind.

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Advice to Young Me
I cannot stress enough the advice of trusting your gut. That is one piece of advice I will definitely pass along to my girls and continue to believe in today.

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I'm Really Good At  |  How I Feel Today
More word strips on the left and an acrylic paint blob on the right to hold my journaling...and still holding strong with the label stickers for my journal prompts.

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My Idea Of A Perfect Day
I try to make every day have a little bit of perfect in it, because we all know not every day can be sunshine and flowers. 

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Lessons Learned
Just when you think you've heard it all, you hear your kids using your logic or insight or explanation in conversation with another person. A person not in your family. Then, you realize, that kids really do hear and listen to what you are saying and you are so thankful that they chose something you said that was worth repeating. Yeah, you know what I mean there, right?!?

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10 Years From Now
...I might have to admit I'm old.

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I Feel Happy When
The more days I spend on this Earth, the more I am thankful for my generally upbeat, positive frame of mind. There are way too many people who deal with anxiety, depression and low self esteem.

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My Life Motto
We may wonder why, we will question, we won't understand. But God has a master plan and we just have to trust in his timing.

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Pine Bough Set, printed on vellum 

Earliest Memory
I adore my memories of time spent in Germany with my grandparents, aunt and uncle and my cousins.

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Want to see the rest of my September Boho Berry Challenge lists? I previously shared a few of my lists in this post.

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This Week In My Gratitude Journal

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Some weeks, my heart is just so full I think it's going to burst. 

THIS WEEK IN MY GRATITUDE JOURNAL

Finishing Up September
I colored in random squares of the graph paper page with my bright, sunny yellow marker and then journaled around them. 

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I had taken the girls to town to do some clothes shopping. I didn't love everything they tried on and they ended up getting two items that weren't my favorite. They were appropriate, sure, they were stylish for their age, yes, but just not items I was crazy about.

But I had to let that go and allow them to make decisions, choose their own clothes that expresses their style. And then, after all that they did a fashion show for their DaDa and I ended up loving what they pick out after all.

See crazy Mom, you should trust your girls. They've got this.

It shouldn't be hard to have Date Night with your husband, but somehow we just always end up including the girls in our plans. But that changed last Friday when, on a whim, we decided to have Date Day and head into town after e dropped off the girls at school.

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And it was good. So good. Just us.

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Surprisingly, after all this time, I still seem to learn new things about my Sweetie.

Heading Into October
Everyone loves an art project, right? Well, I do . I'm always playing around with things I know nothing about. I have seen people using bubble wrap in their art journaling and I had a go at it.

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I pulled out the watercolors and just added colors in different spots onto the bubble wrap and then smooshed it lightly onto my kraft paper bag.

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I journaled my thankful thought and tucked it inside the pocket formed when I folded over the kraft bag. It's kind of my thing, you know, adding folded kraft bags to my mini books. I'm not tired of it yet, so they continue to make an appearance.

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I remain in awe of my two girls. They don't give up, they keep on trying and they are rewarded with their hard work. Victoria has tried out for the middle school basketball team for the past two years. And for the past two years, she wasn't chosen to be on the team.

But this year it's different baby! She's a member of the Varsity Girls Basketball Team. Go Mustangs!

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This page is the inside of the kraft paper bag. I used one of the yellow watercolor tags and turned it upside down, added a strip of washi tape and punched some mini stars out of gold paper to trim the right edge.

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2020 GRATITUDE JOURNALS

This is the journal I've been using since 2010 and will again in 2020...

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...but you can choose from over 10 different styles, sizes and types of Gratitude Journals.

This is the journal I'll be using in November for the 30 Thankful Thoughts journaling challenge. It's really kind of perfect...with 30 pages and 30 prompts and 30 days in the month it just seemed like a match I couldn't pass up.

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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.