Sunday, October 23, 2011

365 Days of Gratitude

So I was on Pinterest and pinned this mini-book. Then I visited the blog to find out more.
Seemed right up my alley. A way to reflect on all the blessings in my life and a way to use up all my odds and ends. My goal was to make this without buying anything new. Haha! Silly me!

My mistake was thinking that I had enough stickers to number each moment of gratitude. So if you decide to do this project, I highly advise against numbering each one with a sticker. I should have hand numbered them or used stamps.

But here's what I came up with. I decided to call it 365 Days of Gratitude in 2012 because I wanted to focus less on things and more on moments.

On this page I'll write a note to myself about why I started this book etc.

I tried to create as many spaces on each to write as possible and I cut some pages down so you could see the next page peaking through.


This page folds out.



I had a few extra pages so I decided to put some reflection pages at the end. I found these cute envelopes at Michael's. They have cards inside that slide out.


So I'm ready! Let the reflecting begin!

21 comments:

Kristy @ Next to Heaven said...

love love love love love love love this one!! I am so excited for you and for me to steal it!! I have so much paper I am hording for just the right thing!!

Dina said...

you are totally amazing! It would have taken me until 2018 to make this book!

I bet having 365 days of gratitude will be life changing!

Anonymous said...

Erin, this is a work of art! It's absolutely beautiful. How much would you charge to make one? And be fair--don't cheat yourself. I just love it.
Tricia

Allison said...

Wow! LOVE this!! Just BEAUTIFUL! No wonder your dining room was a mess! Totally worth it... something great to look forward to in 2012 and look back on forever!

Monika Wright said...

Your Journal is absolutely fabulous, hope you're enjoying yours as much as I am enjoying reflecting upon my daily Gratitudes!

Monika
iloveitallwithmonikawright.com
iloveitall.etsy.com

Anonymous said...

This is so beautiful. Laura

Brianna @ Life.Family.Love. said...

I love this! Can't wait to make one for myself and one for my daughter. I found you through Destination:Craft. I'd love it if you'd stop by my blog sometime!

www.starneslifefamilylove.blogspot.com

Erin said...

I'm with Dina above that it would have taken me FOREVER to make this book. It turned out beautifully and what a great idea!

Karri Reiser said...

I'm so excited to make one myself. You did a beautiful job. Thank you for at my Our Favorite Things Link Party.

Kathie said...

WOW! This is such a great idea and you've brought it to life beautifully! You need to include being thankful for being so gifted when you fill it out on one of those days! :) Thanks for sharing at Gettin' Krafty1

Micah and Katie said...

What a great idea!!!

Laura said...

You did a beautiful job on this! It is such a neat idea! Glad you mentioned about how you ran out of number stickers- I would have done the same thing:)I'll keep that in mind if I get to make one of these.

Bobi Jensen said...

I love it!

Bobi
http://westernwarmth.blogspot.com

Sarah Larsen said...

Very cute. You worked hard on this!

I am your newest follower! I would love for you to follow me back and share this at my Flaunt It Friday link party. :)
http://www.blissfulbucketlist.com/2012/10/flaunt-it-friday-18.html

Looking forward to more posts,
Sarah@
www.blissfulbucketlist.com

Meredith @ Wait Til Your Father Gets Home said...

I'm such a sucker for journal keeping. This is WONDERFUL! I might make one for 2013 now, so it's ready :o)

Thank you so much for partying with us @ Keep Calm & Link Up this week! Have a nice weekend!! xo, Meredith @ www.waittilyourfathergetshome.com

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Wow a very pretty book you have created and what a lovely idea behind it! Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Karri Reiser said...

Hi Erin, I featured your post in this weeks link party,
http://mylifesatreasure.blogspot.com/2012/10/our-favorite-things-link-party-20.html
Thanks for sharing.

Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes said...

This is so beautiful! Thanks you for sharing at All my Bloggy Friends. I'm looking forward to seeing what you share this week! :)

Liz @ Here's to Handy Andy said...

Your book is absolutely beautiful! And what an awesome idea! Thanks so much for sharing at our Pinteresting Link Party!

Jenn @ Clean and Scentsible said...

Love the idea and I love the album!! Thanks so much for coming out to the party at Clean and Scentsible. I will be featuring this tomorrow. Happy Sunday!
Jenn :)

Deborah Daneliz Rivera said...

Great Journal. I also have a 365 Journal that I write in. very cute