What Makes Me Thankful

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I give equal time to just about all my Gratitude Journals, so I was a little freaked out when I opened my journal and found this page waiting for me to write my thankful thoughts. Welcome to another #ilovethursdaythanks roundup.

THIS WEEK IN MY GRATITUDE JOURNAL

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My plan was to journal about a phone call I had recently received, a phone call that was a significant turning point. A conversation I've been waiting on for years and years. And this phone message form was there waiting on me, like God knew all along that this phone call was going to happen and it was going to be this journal I opened to journal my thankful thoughts.

God has a plan, friends.

MY "OTHER" GRATITUDE JOURNALS
This week, I also journaled in my travelers notebook journal, where I added a journal card to the page with some washi tape. I used another piece of washi tape to attach a paper pennant that has some private journaling beneath it.

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Here's a little loop video I made showing you how it works:


I added a new journaling card set to the shop yesterday and I need to print and test it out to be sure cut lines were correct. I also like to work up a few project to showcase how to use the cards to share in the listing as well.

So here's what I came up with: a great way to take a moment to reflect upon a long-time friendship, a friendship that has sustained so many seasons of my life. She's a keeper with a heart of gold.

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And I love it! If you do to, you can see more of how I've used my book ring journal card Gratitude Journal. 

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.
#gratitude journal #gratitude #grateful #journal #thankful #thankfulness #thankful notebook #notebook #travelers notebook

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

Listers Gotta List Focus Challenge

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After all the fun I had with the December 30 Days of Lists challenge I felt like I wanted to do another listing challenge for the new year. For the month of January, I'll be joining in with The Reset Girl and her monthly #listersgottalist tribe. You can see my lists over on Instagram, too. 


SETTING UP MY LISTERS JOURNAL
I printed the challenge prompts onto sticker paper and trimmed the headers to make a title page for my journal. While I was watching television one evening, I hand cut and rounded the edges of all the prompts I chose to answer and added them to my travelers notebook. 

I'm using an A6 insert, this is the set I'm using, and  I’ll keep it simple this motnh with just the list prompt stickers and my lists. 


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back of cover page sticker folded over

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LISTS FOR DAYS
If you love listing challeges as much as I do, here's a peek at all my other list journals and mini books over the years

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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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

This Free Habit Tracker Printable Will Help You Reach Your Goals

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Are you a habit and goal tracking sort of person?

I'm not. But lately I have have begun to think that I ought to be. Well, over the years I have dabbled in keeping track of a few things in my Filofax planner, hoping to form good {and better} habits, but nothing consistently or with long-term success. I definitely have some habits I would like to make a part of my regular routine and become second nature.

FORMING GOOD HABITS
I've always heard that a habit takes 21 days to form. So I did some research and found this article on habit formation. Totally makes sense, right?

I have tried so very hard to make "drinking water" a natural habit, something that is second nature, but after some time I fall back into the dark, deep hole of just grabbing a Dr. Pepper. Ugh. Honestly, sometimes I even forget to drink at all during the day because I often skip lunch. I know, not a good habit at all and definitely not even good for my health.

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PLANNING TO FORM A GOOD HABIT
So, I thought that if I had something visual to remind myself to reach my goal, I might do better with actually reaching my goals. I'm all about reaching goals. And rewards!

This month, I choose to make drinking 4 glasses of water a day for 20 out of 31 days a priority for me. And then I added it to the front of my A6 travelers notebook. All I have to do is trace inside the number each day I meet my goal.

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FREE HABIT TRACKER PRINTABLE
I've included a box for to write a GOAL and then also a box to choose a REWARD.

#ILOVETHURSDAYTHANKS IN 2019

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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.

From personal experience, not all of my entries are earth shattering moments. I am often thankful for the skills of my stylist who covers my gray hair so convincingly {at least to me}, thankful for the quietness of the house after the kids have left for school, grateful for the noise of house as we all gather for dinner again after a day of us all being somewhere else.

It's the small moments that make my heart sing. That's not saying that I don't enjoy being spoiled with a new winter coat, especially since I've gained weight and my 14-year old coat is now a smidge toooooo small, but when the girls remember to put the toilet paper roll on the holder, now that's a score!

THIS WEEK WITH MY ONE LITTLE WORD
On a side note, I signed up to join Ali Edwards in her annual One Little Word adventures. My word of the year is GROW and in an attempt to allow the word guide me and remind me, I added it to the inside cover of my Gratitude Journal - this is the journal I'm using in these photos - thinking that each time I use my journal, the word will greet me and let itself be known.

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I used this new journaling card set and instead of printing on white cardstock like I usually do, I printed the file on vellum. Then when I added the vellum word strip, it kind of got lost so I ended up printing the printable on white cardstock as well and I love that now the word phrase pops out and gets noticed. 

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You all know I am a fan of texture and hidden journaling, so I used some washi tape to attach the journal card to the inside cover of my Gratitude Journal. I used my watercolor paints to fill in the scalloped edges of the stamped journaling spot {stamped image is part of your Gratitude Journal when you receive it} and let the heart be the letter O in my word GROW. Clever, right?

I may still journal a little something under GROW, not sure yet.

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THIS WEEK IN MY GRATITUDE JOURNAL
I don't have new notebook anxiety, but there's something about opening up your journal to the first page and just wanting it to be perfect. Is mine perfect? No. Does it tell my story? Yes!

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Don't let imperfection or doubt hold you back from sharing your story. Pull out a notebook or journal or even index cards. Begin writing what made you smile today. It will change your outlook and your life. 

Sure, I'd love for you to choose one of my products, but that's not what Gratitude is all about. I want you to find what makes your heart happy and works for your life and just do it.

Go you!

JOIN OUR TRIBE
I'm not the only one out there documenting their #ilovethursdaythanks. The I Love It All Brand Ambassadors are also joining in, using the hashtag and posting over on Instagram.


If you'd like to share your thankful thoughts, leave a comment. Or, join us on Instagram. Be sure to tag me @iloveitallshop, so I can visit and share in your joy, too.

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