Thankful Journal

November 2, 2011

Welcome November!

I have to admit, like a lot of the rest of the world, especially the retail sector, when November 1 hits, my mind goes from Halloween into Christmas mode. I usually get out the decorations, start searching itunes for some new Christmas music and start my shopping.

However, this year, I wanted to really let the Thanksgiving holiday appear. This is made expoentially easier, since our Christmas decorations are hiding in my parents garage. We've still got our pumpkins around and to get myself into this holiday, I made a Thankful Journal.

At our local craft store, they have a bunch of bins full of blank notebooks, in all different styles.
I grabbed this one, because it comes with a little pen and snaps closed, so the pages won't get messed up if I put it in my purse.

I covered the outside with patterned paper , layered a couple more smaller pieces, and added some letters and a few embellishments. Since I knew I would be carrying this around, I covered my letters in Glossy Accents adhesive, to make sure they were on there, as well as adding a 3 demensional feel to them.

I stamped each page with the date, numbered from 1-30.
Originally I was planned to just do a list of 5 things I'm thankful for each day, but after I looked at my list yesterday, I added a little blurb about my day, which kind of explains why I chose those items.

Like Today, I'm not feeling very good, so on my list is :
  • Modern Medicine
  • Sweatshirts + Yoga Pants
  • Snuggling with Zoe
  • Smart Phones
  • Laptop
I have quite a few extra pages, so I'm going to try and ask Zoe what's she's thankful for throughout the month as well.

How do you celebrate the Thanksgiving season?

Holly & Co.


Unknown said...

Beautiful journal ! Love the embellishments :) I am most thankful for my family which includes 10 cats .. they are what puts a smile on my face :)

Kimber-Leigh said...

hi holly! i love your journal!

thanks for your comment on my butter is on our list for this weekend...but i would have never thought to pair it with pumpkin scones. (and now i'll be making those too! thanks for the rec!)

Donna said...

that is completely adorable. Love the concept, too. Thanks for visiting my blog today.

Turkey day is pretty quite here - just dinner with the fam. But I'm thankful for my fam :)

Jenni S. said...

I'm thankful for...

*your blog
*my new sewing machine
*good food
*my family
*that I get to see you at Christmas

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