Toddler-friendly fabric ornaments

December 11th, 2014
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If you enjoy decorating your Christmas tree, you’ll want my little boy to visit. Every morning, he happily takes all the ornaments off the lower half of our tree. He sorts them, hands them to us, and sets them on the tree branches like he sees me doing. Oh the toddler love! Then as he’s getting into pjs with his dad at the end of the day, I put them all back on the tree. The next day, he starts again! I love this curious, excited, jolly phase.

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My fool-proof journal entry technique

November 14th, 2014
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Every Friday, I like to tell you about the newest Gadanke Workshop that went live the Monday before. It’s my chance to remind you to pause, grab your journal, and watch the workshop if you haven’t. It’s also an opportunity to write to you and just tell you a little about what’s going on here and things like why I created the week’s workshop.

This week’s workshop: A fool-proof journal entry technique

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Paperclipping a journal entry

October 23rd, 2014
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Every once and a while, I like to layer different papers in a journal entry. When you do this multiple times, it gives your journal more bulk and variety. I think that added texture makes a journal feel more fun.

Your eye will immediately be drawn to a page that’s different than others, too. The above page is from an older version of Gadanke’s best selling writing prompt journal – the She introspective journal. The entry was a simple reminder to myself. See how layering gave my little note so much dimension? Using the brightly colored Italian paper that came in the journal as the background paper really adds an extra punch. So does the fun paperclip!

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