Tuesday, October 16, 2007

From a Mother's Heart...

Recently a fellow blogger (Jewels from "Eyes of Wonder"/whose blog is now no longer with us) shared a daily housewife's blogging journal idea..I thought it was great then..and still think it is a great idea, and a good use for recycling old magazines with pretty pictures.

.....But I took a slightly different approach to the idea and decided to make a journal that was geared towards sharing "from a Mother's heart"
I started collecting and cutting out various magazine images and recipes, and have started to create a "From a mother's heart" journal for my oldest daughter.
In it I am sharing a bit of myself and the things that bring cheer to me, I'm including snippets of wisdom here and there throughout the book, as well as cut out recipes and decorating tips/ideas.
I'm also including little cheerful saying such as " remember to smile" and so forth.
To create the journal I am simply using a spiral bound sketch pad to which I am writing my entries and drawings with an archival quality pen.
This is a great idea for Christmas gifts..or for college gifts, wedding gifts, etc.
I encourage you to give it a try. It's a fun project to do and can be done in those "quiet mama moments".
Here's wishing you all a lovely evening!
Thanks for joining me in "blogland"
~The Garden Goose~


Anonymous said...

Great Ideal Tina. I got behind in mine and have been rethinking how I want to do mine from here on out so it's not so over whelming.

CARole said...

Good morning. I just found your blog and wanted you to know that your idea of a journal is lovely. What a treasure to give your daughter. It will become more and more valuable as the years pass. Be sure to date it. Happy day!

~~Anne said...

It's beautiful, Tina!! What a lovely idea. I'm sure your daughter will treasure it.

Thanks for your continued visits to my blog. I appreciate you stopping by and leaving a comment. I wish I had more time to devote to it, but right now I don't.


jayedee said...

i have had this "from a mother's heart journal" on my mind for a couple of days. what a lovely gift to give a daughter and how i wish i had something like this from my own mother! thank you for sharing your own heart with us!

Val said...

I love that... it's beautiful! I recently did something similar for my son and his pregnancy.

Glad to know your blog. :)