30 Thankful Days | A Mixed Paper Journal

My creative time project for November is going to be a mini book dedicated to thankfulness. I'm calling it my 30 Thankful Days journal and this is what I'll be using. And if you take a peek below, you may be wondering...is that pink burlap? Yes, yes it is...and I can't wait to dig in an play around!


Date Night In My Gratitude Journal

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Last week, we were lucky enough to have Date Night...on a weekday. Yeah crazy, right? I'm pretty grateful for our time together and for the opportunity to see Del McCourey and Friends in concert right here in our little community.

So technically, this isn't literally before the pen. I had already added a tab with a cutout heart and  handwritten  the words Date Night before I took the photo. But I wanted you to see how cute it is to add little elements to your journal to make it uniquely yours. I adore how the tab is peeking out from the folded over kraft bag.

Happy Halloween | Free Pocket Page Download

Halloween is not my favorite. Well, I love all the Reese's peanut butter cups and Nerds, but the dressing up and going door to door or trunk to trunk, not so much. The kids love it, though, so onward we go.

This is a {free} 3x4 pocket page card designed to print on a 4x6. You can print on cardstock, for muted colors, on matte photo paper for more saturated colors or even on photo paper for a high shine, glossy look.

Inside My Gratitude Journal | September + October

Let's Take A Peek
Some pages you've alredy seen, but others are new to you. 

The main theme I wanted you to see all up close and personal, and why I'm sharing all my pages this week, is that you don't have to journal every single day. Don't let the idea of journaling every day stop you from keeping a Gratitude Journal. 

30 Days of Lists | Days 27 - 30

Day 28 | Favorite Teams 
And how could I have forgotten to add our Tennessee Vols?

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Day 27 | Currently Loving
Have you ever noticed that your currently loving lists look similar? Well mine do.

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I had to show off my new shop stamp, I love it. Here's what I'm doing with it!
And I didn't think I would enjoy my {previously loved} Apple watch. Now that I'm wearing glasses full-time and can see without having to put on my readers, I am amazed at how useful this watch really is for me.

The journaling card came as a freebie download when you registered for 30 Days of Lists, I've already begun the design on the next freebie. And there will be another #30lists challenge in December, so do make plans to join the fun. That's an affiliate link, it costs you nothing extra but earns me a small fee if you purchase. Thank you.

Day 29 |  How I Spent My Time This Month
The original list prompt was how I spent it with friends but, well, I spent way more time with my kids in the car than anywhere else. Amiright?

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I used a pie chart configuration with different patterned papers on top of my Road Trip journaling card. It's part of a 4-card set in the shop.

Day 30 | Things That Made This Month Special

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That's right, both my Mom and Husband are Virgo's and they have to put up with heard-headed Aries me.

Love that dandelion journaling card as much as I do? It's part of a 4-card instant download set in the shop.
Hop on over to Instagram where I share more detail photos and info behind all the lists.

There will be a December 30 Days of Lists challenge...stay tuned here and on my IG @iloveitallshop and I'll update you for when registration opens!

MORE links
September 2018 30 Lists       Days 1 - 5   |    Days 6 - 13    |    Days 14 - 26   |   Days 27 - 30
Mixed Paper Journals like the one I used
Prepping My Junk Journal 
Sneak Peeks Inside My Journal
All my #30lists Lists

Week 39 in My Gratitude Journal

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I didn't journal each and every day this week, but I wanted to share with you on this #ilovethursdaythanks day what I was grateful for this week. So, I pulled out my journal, decorated the page with some watercolors and got to thinking.

I just started journaling my thankful thoughts and then stopped when I ran out of space.
That's it.
Easy peasy.

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no right or wrong way
So there's me admitting that I didn't journal every single day. Or even a few days. Nope. I literally did this journal page in about 5 minutes, and most of that time was in waiting for the watercolors to dry so that I didn't smudge it any more than it already was.

Let no one, not even yourself, tell you that you didn't do it right. There is no right, there is no wrong. Just do it. A year from now, you'll look back on your journaling and it will put a smile on your face.

what I used
This week, I used the original Gratitude Journal style. There's also a larger, lined bound journal, a notebook style journal and also Travelers Notebook inserts in 5 sizes to choose from.

But, you there's also tons more - one that might suit your style of journaling better - in the I Love It All shop. You can even find the fun, colorful shipping tags you see up there in my first photo.

join in
Want to document your own #ilovethursdaythanks? Write down what you're thankful for, it doesn't have to be in a journal or notebook, just list it and then head on over to Instagram to post! Be sure to use the hashtag #ilovethursdaythanks so I can take a peek!

Free Halloween Countdown Calendar

Halloween Countdown Calendar Download | iloveitallwithmonikawright.com

Who's ready to countdown to Halloween with me? 

Let the kiddos take turns marking off how long it is until they get to dress up and scare the Boo out of everyone. It's sized to print on letter size cardstock and you can leave as is or trim it down to 8" x 10" and pop it behind a frame to use with a dry erase marker on the glass. 

Here are the girls using the calendar crossing the days off and here's how to hack the letter size calendar to use in your Filofax planner like I did.

Download your countdown calendar and get ready to BOO someone!

more halloween inspiration
Did you see this Halloween Canvas Treat Bag tutorial?
Grab your cardstock and googly eyes for this Ghost banner...so boo-tiful.
Or maybe you need some journaling cards for your Halloween memories.
And all of the Halloween posts from the blog.

Free October Calendar

Your Free October calendar cutie is here!

We're kicking off the first day of October with Fall Break {the girls are ecstatic over the prospect of sleeping in} and pulling out our Halloween bin to decorate the house. It's not my favorite thing to decorate for, but the kids enjoy it so I always play along with it. They've been dying to hang up their glow-in-the-dark skeletons for two weeks!