Boho Berry Challenge | September 2019

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Along with my usual September 30 Days of Lists challenge activity, I've also been journaling some of a few prompts from the Boho Berry challenge. I'm a sucker for journaling my story in short bursts. And listing is a great way for me to stop, reflect and journal in just a few minutes a day.

Plus, it gives me an excuse to choose another cute journal to play with. This is the one I'm using, with the musical notes card.

LISTIG IN MY JUNK JOURNAL

I undertook this project with the intention of keeping it simple. The last time I did a Boho Berry challenge, I'm pretty sure that I used a travelers notebook. Well, I just checked and I did, you can really about it here.

Take a peek at my journal pages and you'll see just how minimal, at least for me, I've kept my journal.

This Is Me
You can't not love a listing challenge that begins with a "This Is Me" prompt. Because, really, we change from day to day and who we are changes, too. And it's nice to have record of all the me's that we are.

Sometimes I get tired of answering these type of prompts, but I try to come up with something different when I do answer them.

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#Boho Berry Challenge #bohoberrychallenge #list journal #listing challenge #journaling #journal #junk journal #I Love It All
#Boho Berry Challenge #bohoberrychallenge #list journal #listing challenge #journaling #journal #junk journal #I Love It All

I used some scrap vellum to tear off paper strips to hold my journaling so the patterned paper would show through.

My Favorite Things
I'm a sucker for vintage style papers and this retro manuscript paper is so fun. I include them in almost all of my journals, I love them that much.

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I'm Inspired By
Still keeping it simple with word strips. This time, I am using the bottom of patterned cardstock. You know, that strip we cut off to make a perfect 12x12? So many times, the back side those strips has a lovely pattern...and that's what I'm using. Fun, right.

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When I Was Young
Sometimes, it's just better to not know what's in store for us. Because, then we might alter our universe and mess with God's master plan for us.

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I'm Really Good At
I am most proud that I was even able to help to co-create three of the most amazing kids. Who knew I would be good at that?

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Bucket List
Number one on my list would make me the happiest of all. If that was all I ever got the rest of my life, it would be complete.

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#Boho Berry Challenge #bohoberrychallenge #list journal #listing challenge #journaling #journal #junk journal #I Love It All

My Happy Place
My favorite place just happens to be any place we are together. As much as I love a little alone time, a little quiet time, the best things in my life happen we we are together as a family.

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I hope that I might have inspired you to add a few simple journals from the shop to your cart. They're great to have on hand for journaling...making up your own journal prompts like I did in #mysummertimeproject or in this mixed paper ring bound journal, here are a few more pages and I loved making this page in my journal, too.

Play in Your Junk Journal

#junk journal #play #journal #mini book #mini album #chipboard #embellishment kit

There's a new kid in town and it's in a new size, too. This 5x7 junk journal has two heavyweight chipboard covers, think three times the thickness of the Gratitude Journal, and the front cover has the word play cut out. 

This charming new journal also includes a fun and "playful" embellishment kit which includes 18 pieces, that label collection has alone 30 awesome stickers. I love the yellow pom pom ball ribbon, the camera flair button and, well, I really l just love this whole kit.


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With ring bound journals, you are able to rearrange pages, add pages and even tuck in other ephemera.


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#junk journal #play #journal #mini book #mini album #chipboard #embellishment kit#junk journal #play #journal #mini book #mini album #chipboard #embellishment kit
#junk journal #play #journal #mini book #mini album #chipboard #embellishment kit#junk journal #play #journal #mini book #mini album #chipboard #embellishment kit

love this journal so much, I'm holding one back for myself. I'll be sure to share pages with you as I work in this playful mini book.


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Are you thinking that you might need bigger rings for your journal as it gets chunky as you fill it with memories and stories? My Etsy shop also has 2” and 3” rings, because sometimes we journal girls just add too much stuff, amiright? 

9 1/2 Months of Gratitude Journaling

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That's what 9 1/2 months of gratitude journaling looks like and isn't it a gorgeous sight? So many thankful thoughts and grateful moments captured between these covers. You guys, I cannot even adequately share with you in words what rereading these little snippets of my life at those particular moments means to me.

This journal is truly a blessing to me. A reminder that in every single day there is some good, some goodness, some bright spot to be joyful for.

THIS WEEK IN MY GRATITUDE JOURNAL

I love, love, love plain old everday notebook paper and in my opinion, wide ruled is best of all.

My Mom {Oma - German for Granny} always makes a point of keeping the connection going between her and our girls. It's tough sometimes to get us all together, these girls have sports, homework, youth group, clubs, golf lessons and choir. It's like trying to herd elephants to find an open spot.

And yesterday was our day. During bowling practice, but still, we got to visit and chat and Oma got to see Isabella in action.

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This page was already stamped with the Rate The Day and all I had to do was to color in my stars, because it was a 5-Star kind of day.

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I searched through my embellishments and found this "sweet" word round and attached it, leaving part of the design off the page as a sort of tab.

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You can get this same "sweet" word round, too, by subscribing to my newsletter and getting that whole page of cute printables below.

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WHAT I'M USING

This is the Gratitude Journal I'm using this week. And I've been using this journal for the past 9 1/2 months, opening it up at least once a week, sometimes twice. I might have used it more but, you see, this isn't the only journal I use to document my thankful thoughts and grateful moments. 

So, yeah, this journal has held up well to being handled, used, watercolored in, stamped in, written in and carried around a few times. You should not at all be worried about the durability of this gorgeous journal. I think you'll love it!

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The 2020 Gratitude Journals will be in the shop on Monday, September 16th!

Currently in My 30 Lists Journal

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I haven't shared the card I tucked inside the kraft bag pocket of the journal I'm using for the September 30 Days of Lists journal. It has become a tradition for me to add a little "about me" card to each of my #30lists journals for quite a while now. I think it's just a neat way to have a snapshot of who I am, at this particular point in time.

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Here's another post about my September #30 lists journal, if you'd like to read it.
Follow this link to read every #30lists list prompt I've ever posted.

THERE'S A FIRST TIME FOR EVERYTHING

This will be the first time in 21 challenges that I’ve added a photo of myself. I pretty much goof up every photo with closed eyes, an awkward pose, a goofy smile and sometimes all of the above. But, I did it anyway because my kids will one day laugh that Mommy is wearing yet another blue and white striped shirt. 


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#30lists #30 days of lists #currently #right now #printable #junk journal #mini book

Yeah, I probably have about 5 different ones and I love them all! I accidentally printed my photo onto plain paper but it worked out in the end because then I could doodle a picture frame. 


WHAT I USED

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My Story Page Tab                                    Currently Journaling Card          

The Best Parts of My Job

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In case you're wondering, I've been posting all my #30lists journal pages over on my Instagram page but wanted to share this page over here today, too. I'll get caught up and share all my lists-to-date here on the blog {real} soon.

I'm using that journal you see up there, but I have lots and lots of other journals that are equally fun, including ring bound and travelers notebooks.

This fun mixed paper journal of mine is already getting chunky with lots of layers and texture so let’s dive in and take a peek.


THE BEST PARTS OF MY JOB

This journal is one I sell in my shop and comes to you with the washi tape and the green arrow die cut embellishments already attached to the envelope for you. 


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I ended up slipping one of the freebie printables I designed for this round, register now and you'l get the free printable, too, “the best” under the arrow and also added a number 9 from this printable. You might be able to see that I printed it on textured paper which gives it a nice feel and texture and it's something just a little bit different.

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Here you can see how I attached it all to the flap so that I can still open the envelope. The “don’t give up” shipping tag is also part of the free printable I designed and just seemed a perfect fit for my list. 

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See how I cleverly added the list prompt to the inside of the envelope?

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Now you may be thinking that there’s a whole lot of “I” going on up there on that list, but that’s the best part…when I work I’m working for me and not for someone else who’s telling me what I should “love” doing. Sure, there are challenges to being a small business owner, but it’s all worth it. 

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#30lists #lists #mixed media journal #junk journal #mini book #mini album #creative journaling #journaling #smashbook

In case you can’t read my handwriting or my list:

  • I answer only to myself
  • I make the rules
  • I work hard to reach my goals + for my benefit
  • no dress code
  • family always comes first
  • I love what I do
  • I feel good about where I am

MORE 30 LISTS

Getting Ready
Days 1 + 2
Find more journals perfect for listing, telling your story, documenting an adventure, or...

30 Days of Bible Lettering in my Travelers Notebook

#30 Days of Bible Lettering #lettering #handlettering #travelers notebook #journal cards #instant downloads #journaling cards #memorykeeping #midori
journal card | 1" joy round here, here, here

I've participated a few times before with the 30 Days of Bible Lettering challenge on Instagram, each time using a travelers notebook. I'm not in any way at all a talented hand lettering artist, but I do enjoy trying to letter in a fancier way. And if by practicing my lettering it's with me learning a new bible verse, that's even better!

I began by using a few of my seldom used stamps as backgrounds for each bible verse. I'm not that fantastic of a stamper, as you'll see as you scroll down, but I have fun so I just embrace the imperfections of my methods. I also added a few spots of watercolor and stencils.

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 On My Mind journal card

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Today journal card | book page label 

#30 Days of Bible Lettering #lettering #handlettering #travelers notebook #journal cards #instant downloads #journaling cards #memorykeeping #midori

#30 Days of Bible Lettering #lettering #handlettering #travelers notebook #journal cards #instant downloads #journaling cards #memorykeeping #midori

#30 Days of Bible Lettering #lettering #handlettering #travelers notebook #journal cards #instant downloads #journaling cards #memorykeeping #midori

#30 Days of Bible Lettering #lettering #handlettering #travelers notebook #journal cards #instant downloads #journaling cards #memorykeeping #midori

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The Best | This Week In My Gratitude Journal

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I am grateful for the best. 
He is better than me. 
He is more patient, more kind, more forgiving, more insightful, more giving. He is my everything and I am nothing without him. He is my husband.

THIS WEEK IN MY GRATITUDE JOURNAL

Even though I use several different gratitude journals through the course of a month, I always fall back on the flagship journal. I love the composition journal for longer journaling, the top bound for fun and the travelers notebook for art journaling with stamping and watercolors. I've even used the One Line a Day journal, too. 

 If you've been wondering when the 2020 journals will be ready to ship...the wait is short, I hope to have them ready for you on Monday.

Here's my journal and the September tab...all ready for me to turn the page and begin documenting my thankful thoughts and grateful moments.

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List Nerd
So, I started off using a journal card and journaled the joy I have for the #30lists community. I do love journaling and list prompts, don't I? You can still register for the September 30 Lists challenge

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#gratitude journal #gratitude #Mindset #mindfulness #i am thankful #I am grateful #thankfulness #junk journal

The Best
My sweetie, he's a keeper. And I hope that you have a "the best" in your life to stand by you and support you as my sweetie has me over these 21 years.

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"the best" die cut

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.