31 Dec 2012

Line A Day Journal


I am not a journaler.  I have tried before and failed big time.  Even Fin's baby book was a struggle for me (to tell you the truth, I still have to add her pictures for month 7-12).  I want to record memories as Fin grows up, but it has to be easy and quick or I know I won't stick with it.  I had heard of the One Line A Day journal and thought it was a brilliant idea.  I actually even had one in my Amazon cart at one point, but then changed my mind.  It was quite small, and felt too grown up to record the antics of a toddler.  So, I made my own.

I picked up a plain jane journal at Barnes and Noble, and then added some stickers to it that I picked up at Michael's.  



I used a hot pink Sharpie to add in the dates.


The journal I picked didn't have enough pages for each page to be its own date, so I just split each page in half.  There are 10 lines for each date.  My plan is to use only 2 lines each day so that I can record journal entries for 5 years.  I think it will be really interesting to look back each year and see what we did the year before on the same day.  I also hope it will be a place to record the funny things that Finley says and the cute quirks that make us laugh out loud.

There are some blank pages at the end of the journal that we can use to keep little mementos such as plane boarding passes, tickets, coins, etc.  

The journal has its own little basket to sit on Fin's dresser that I stocked with double sided tape, scissors and a multitude of pens.  Everything is there and ready to go so there are no excuses.  



Wish me luck in my line a day adventure!  

Do any of you journal for your kids?  What do you like to record?

10 comments:

  1. Kelly, I think that it's a great idea! I wish you well in your journaling journey.

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    1. Thanks Erica!
      Are you a journaler? I try every once and while to start it, but then usually give up after a few days.
      Happy New Year to you.

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    2. Ha ha, in my mind I am a lot of things...but a dedicated journaler, no. I've found that I'm not very good at sticking with it.

      But a couple of lines every day might be a lot more manageable. I think there are a lot of things that I would like to try in 2013, writing more is one of them.

      Hope you have a great New Year too!

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    3. It seems more attainable, does it? I hope this will help us remember the small things - the ones that make us smile throughout the day.

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  2. I have never been to good at daily entries, BUT, I have a little book that I write cute things the grands say and sweet sayings or quotes. When my youngest (now 23) was little, I did the cute quotes, and when she graduated HS, I incorporated them in her scrapbooks.

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    1. That's a great idea Donna! I have lofty dreams of having all these little books for Fin all just waiting for her when she moves out, or on her wedding, etc, etc. Baby steps though...I'll try and get through January and then hopefully the habit will be formed!

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  3. Very pretty! You have sparked my creativity ;)

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    1. Thank you, and thanks for stopping by!

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  4. I wish I had found this before I went out and bought the actual book. It was twenty dollars! This is a really great idea.

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    1. Too bad! Well in another 5 years you can make one, right? :)

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