Wednesday, April 15, 2009

just to be clear...

I know many of you are visiting my blog from the link in the latest MM newsletter. Kelly called last week to "interview" me about some journaling ideas for the first part of the article.  When my daughter read the newsletter today, she wondered why I said what I am quoted as saying on #3 (below). 


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March 2009 Edition
Five Journaling Tips from Wendy Sue

Wendy Sue Anderson is the queen of journaling. Just a visit to her blog and you'll see the creativity that pours from her fingertips. We asked her to share her top five tips for creating meaningful journaling on any project.

  1. Keep it Real: "Don't just write a lot of fluff to take up space. If you don't have anything to say, then let the page speak for itself!"
  2. Use Your Blog: Your blog, your Facebook updates, even your Twitter posts can be a great source of journaling material!
  3. Keep a Notebook: "I have one section for my son, and one for my daughter. When they say something cute, or when I just want to remember what they were doing on a certain day, I just jot it down."
  4. Write by Hand: "I'm a big fan of handwritten journaling. My grandmother just passed away and I treasure anything she wrote by hand."
  5. Make Lists! "Everything can become a list. Favorite memories, favorite restaurants, places visited. Just make it a simple list and your journaling is done!"


I just wanted to clear up any misconceptions about favoring only one my little notebook, I have a section for EACH of my kiddos - not just my daughter and one son.  Just so you know. 

I think I shared a peek at my notebook a while ago, but here it is again.  I guess I should remove the 2007 sticker...or maybe I'll just add a dash and the year I finish filling it up.  Anyway, here it is: (notice the four tabs - one section for each child)

wendy_process_1 wendy_process_2

I most definitely recommend keeping a notebook like this for jotting down cute things your kids say or do, or anything you might forget if you don't write it down's a great go-to place when you're working on your scrapbook pages!

Oh, and thank you for the sweet compliment about my journaling, Kelly, I appreciate it! 

Carry on. :o)


  1. Thank you for the wonderful advice I am putting a "quote" journal on my to-do list today! My kids say the darndest things and I laugh so hard...but ask me a week later and the words are gone. It's so important to me to remember these cute parts of their personalities!!!

  2. Oh! I need to make one of these! Great idea!!! :D