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?


  1. Don't forget "Today I am thankful for..." I include that in each daily journal entry, making myself write at least 3 things per day. I started journaling at the beginning of the year. Thanks for all the ideas! And I LOVE that you made your own! I use one I got on sale at (you guessed it!) Barnes and Noble. But truth be told I have a stack of empty notebooks and journals - I have a bit of a notebook problem...

  2. You've inspired me! I've been pinning journal ideas but haven't made a start yet. I really like how cute and creative your journal looks and with your list of topic ideas I think I can get get started... thanks!

  3. I like to journal as well. I like to make lists, goals, etc in my journal. It is more fun and represents more of who I am then just my day to day. I am going to use some of your writing prompts to add to mine :)

  4. pssst... btw - I just shared this at the Salt & Light link up! It's a link up to share posts from other bloggers that you enjoyed recently. :0)


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