Monday, September 15, 2014

Journaling ideas

I have always wanted to be a someone who kept a journal.  The idea of it seemed so...well, neat.  However, I would start a journal but within a few weeks I would be done. 

I thought journaling meant writing a description of my day.  It was booooooring!!  I have since learned that keeping a journal is fun and can be as creative as you want it to be. 

I decided - after pinning journal ideas from Pinterest, of course - to create my own journal.  It was fun and I loved the sense of accomplishment I felt when it was completed.

I started off by gathering various pieces of paper from our craft closet.  I wasn't concerned with matching, but with finding colors and patterns that I liked.

I decided the size journal I wanted and then I cut each piece of paper to match that size.  Once all of the papers were cut, I decorated each piece with a scrap of paper, sticker, etc.  After all of the papers were complete, I punched holes in each one and tied ribbon to hold it together.  It's pretty basic, but I love it! :)

Here is what it looks like...

My first journal entry began yesterday.  I wrote down things from church that touched my heart.

Thinking of a topic to journal about can be tricky sometimes.  Here is a list that I have come up with...
  • Things from church
  • Things I love
  • Songs I'm singing
  • Fall loves
  • My smiles come from...
  • Favorite books
  • Books I want to read
  • Favorite skincare products
  • Fall goals
  • Top 5 movies
  • Summer memories
  • What would I do with an extra $100
  • Favorite outfits
  • What I do with me time
  • What I did today
  • Things on my heart
  • Scriptures that are speaking to me
  • Answered prayers
  • Prayer requests
  • Who I'm praying for
  • Projects I want to take on
  • Family funnies
Journaling can be so much fun and it creates mementos for your family years from now.

Do you journal?  If so, what are some of your favorite topics?