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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Other Journals.

... How many blessings can we count, daily?

Abundance can be found everywhere, both in amazing events and simple everyday life.

Simple Abundance has been a faithful companion of mine for more than 10 years now, and I still need it. Each and every year I find new inspiration in this comforting book.
One of the fundamental tools of the inner journey according to the author, is the Gratitude Journal, a blank notebook or more elaborate journal where to write down things you're grateful for. I have always used a blank pretty notebook covered in burgundy silk, but this year I decided to make a different journal where I can play with paint too. 
I also thought of making some of my eco-chic journals for you to enjoy, if you like to follow the path along with me... you can find a couple of them in my online shop.

I purchased The Simple Abundance Companion a few years ago, but never had the chance to use it. This year I feel I need it more than ever, it will help me focus on some aspects of my inner life.

Another Gratitude Journal in blue and pale pink...

We should be grateful for Love...

... family comfort...

... winged messengers...

... even imperfection and 'no' days!

Hope these inspire you.


  1. Such a lovely post, and stunning journals! Having gratitude is such a blessing ~ your book sounds like a must read!

  2. Love the gratitude book, how perfect. You have such an artistic way of decorating that inspires me! Your journals are so beautiful.
    Margaret B

  3. Nice to read that you can find new inspiration in that book. It's true, we have so much to be grateful.
    Your journals are so beautiful, what a inspiration you have ! They look so romantic with the lace and the vintage pictures.

    Have a nice weekend,

  4. Beautiful journals. I try everyday to be grateful for everything in my life. I do this before I go to sleep in hopes that I can carry it over to the next day. Your post was beautiful just like always. Thanks

  5. Hello Monica
    That journal sounds like a wonderful idea and looks so pretty with it.
    So glad that you have reminded me of the title of that book (The simple Abundance Companion). I read about it before and thought I'd like to read that but when it came to looking for it, I forgot the title and where I read about it!
    Have a lovely weekend
    Warm wishes
    Isabelle x

  6. Monica, they are just beautiful. I love how you make everything so pretty. I swear I would feel like a princess with one of those books. Thanks for being so inspiring. Have a great weekend.

  7. What a wonderful idea. I love the gratitude journal. It's a perfect gift. :-)



  8. Lovely book! You are so talented in many ways...I love the new bears you've created!
    I'm grateful for you!

  9. My Simple Abundance is sitting on my night table right now!
    What a lovely creative post. Thank you!

  10. Your journals are so pretty, Monica and love the idea of the Gratitude Journal. We do have so much to be thankful for.

    Have a wonderful weekend

  11. Monica your gratitude journal is wonderful. I am so glad to hear that you reveiw this wonderful book yearly as well. When I first read Simple Abundance, it came at a time when I needed it most, so it has always been and always will be so special to me.

  12. What a thoughtful and lovely post.

    I see you will have lots of fun things to show for the Vintage Valentine Blog Party. I have added you to my sidebar link list. When you get a chance come by and get your button for your post and/or sidebar. And welcome to the PARTY. xo Joan

  13. Oops! I see that you have your button. I missed it. Thanks for adding it already! xo Joan

  14. Oh Monica, that is just the best post. Thanks for sharing the name of the book. Love it. And your journals are absolutely beautiful. Such inspiration. Love the paint, too.. :)


  15. You made this so beautiful......
    And you are so right it is so important to look at what we have and not to focuse on what we don't have......
    I must say I don't have anything to wish. I am so thankful for everything I have, I don't need more.
    And every day I cherise the luck in my life.

    How strong from you to loose so much weigth.
    Super that you did this yourself.
    I am wishing you every day things to be grateful for.......
    Fine evening

  16. Very nice and romantic journals. What a lovely idea ! and the photos are so sweet ! xo

  17. Beautiful journals Monica. I read her book over and over too. Last year I made happiness journals for my Friday group of ladies. We need to have happy thoughts and be thankful. Love to you and Ms. Kim! Sharon and Teddy. He just came from the groomers and he ran and sat in front of the mirror ( no kidding). He thinks he's pretty cute and boy is he working it. LOL


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