Gratitude Journal {week 11}


On Sundays this year at The Daily Digi, we are going to be sharing a FREE weekly gratitude journal spread. These pages are a place for you to record little memories you don’t want to forget, little reasons to be grateful. Each week their will be a gratefulness quote as well as a few photo spots.

You can use these FREE pages in a number of ways:

1) As digital scrapbooking templates. The download will always include .psd files for both 2-page 12×12 spreads as well as 2-page 8.5×11 spreads. You can add your own papers and elements and scrap ’till your heart’s content! (This is also a good option for those of you who get twitchy because I started the week with Friday. Since January 1 is a Friday, I like to start each week that way, but you may not! Feel free to adjust as needed!

2) As a digital journal. Keep the colors and text just as they are. Simply flatten the layers and add your notes of gratitude. Easy peasy!

3) As printed pages. Print out and write on them the good old-fashioned way. There is a .pdf file included for printing two letter-sized pages. Print your photos and attach!

If you have missed previous weeks, grab them HERE.

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If you have used the templates or print-outs, we’d LOVE to see them! Share a link in the comments or EMAIL ME . We just might feature your page!

Be sure to be back next week for your next FREE journal template!

Gratitude Journal {week nine}

On Sundays this year at The Daily Digi, we are going to be sharing a FREE weekly gratitude journal spread. These pages are a place for you to record little memories you don’t want to forget, little reasons to be grateful. Each week their will be a gratefulness quote as well as a few photo spots.

You can use these FREE pages in a number of ways:

1) As digital scrapbooking templates. The download will always include .psd files for both 2-page 12×12 spreads as well as 2-page 8.5×11 spreads. You can add your own papers and elements and scrap ’till your heart’s content! (This is also a good option for those of you who get twitchy because I started the week with Friday. Since January 1 is a Friday, I like to start each week that way, but you may not! Feel free to adjust as needed!

2) As a digital journal. Keep the colors and text just as they are. Simply flatten the layers and add your notes of gratitude. Easy peasy!

3) As printed pages. Print out and write on them the good old-fashioned way. There is a .pdf file included for printing two letter-sized pages. Print your photos and attach!

If you have missed previous weeks, grab them HERE.

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If you have used the templates or print-outs, we’d LOVE to see them! Share a link in the comments or EMAIL ME . We just might feature your page!

Be sure to be back next week for your next FREE journal template!

Gratitude Journal {week eight}

On Sundays this year at The Daily Digi, we are going to be sharing a FREE weekly gratitude journal spread. These pages are a place for you to record little memories you don’t want to forget, little reasons to be grateful. Each week their will be a gratefulness quote as well as a few photo spots.

You can use these FREE pages in a number of ways:

1) As digital scrapbooking templates. The download will always include .psd files for both 2-page 12×12 spreads as well as 2-page 8.5×11 spreads. You can add your own papers and elements and scrap ’till your heart’s content! (This is also a good option for those of you who get twitchy because I started the week with Friday. Since January 1 is a Friday, I like to start each week that way, but you may not! Feel free to adjust as needed!

2) As a digital journal. Keep the colors and text just as they are. Simply flatten the layers and add your notes of gratitude. Easy peasy!

3) As printed pages. Print out and write on them the good old-fashioned way. There is a .pdf file included for printing two letter-sized pages. Print your photos and attach!

If you have missed previous weeks, grab them HERE.

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If you have used the templates or print-outs, we’d LOVE to see them! Share a link in the comments or EMAIL ME . We just might feature your page!

Be sure to be back next week for your next FREE journal template!

Gratitude Journal {week seven}

On Sundays this year at The Daily Digi, we are going to be sharing a FREE weekly gratitude journal spread. These pages are a place for you to record little memories you don’t want to forget, little reasons to be grateful. Each week their will be a gratefulness quote as well as a few photo spots.

You can use these FREE pages in a number of ways:

1) As digital scrapbooking templates. The download will always include .psd files for both 2-page 12×12 spreads as well as 2-page 8.5×11 spreads. You can add your own papers and elements and scrap ’till your heart’s content! (This is also a good option for those of you who get twitchy because I started the week with Friday. Since January 1 is a Friday, I like to start each week that way, but you may not! Feel free to adjust as needed!

2) As a digital journal. Keep the colors and text just as they are. Simply flatten the layers and add your notes of gratitude. Easy peasy!

3) As printed pages. Print out and write on them the good old-fashioned way. There is a .pdf file included for printing two letter-sized pages. Print your photos and attach!

If you have missed previous weeks, grab them HERE.

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If you have used the templates or print-outs, we’d LOVE to see them! Share a link in the comments or EMAIL ME . We just might feature your page!

Be sure to be back next week for your next FREE journal template!

Gratitude Journal {week three}

On Sundays this year at The Daily Digi, we are going to be sharing a FREE weekly gratitude journal spread. These pages are a place for you to record little memories you don’t want to forget, little reasons to be grateful. Each week their will be a gratefulness quote as well as a few photo spots.

You can use these FREE pages in a number of ways:

1) As digital scrapbooking templates. The download will always include .psd files for both 2-page 12×12 spreads as well as 2-page 8.5×11 spreads. You can add your own papers and elements and scrap ’till your heart’s content! (This is also a good option for those of you who get twitchy because I started the week with Friday. Since January 1 is a Friday, I like to start each week that way, but you may not! Feel free to adjust as needed!

2) As a digital journal. Keep the colors and text just as they are. Simply flatten the layers and add your notes of gratitude. Easy peasy!

3) As printed pages. Print out and write on them the good old-fashioned way. There is a .pdf file included for printing two letter-sized pages. Print your photos and attach!

Be sure to be back next week for your next FREE journal template!

Clearing Your Life

It’s that time of year again…the time when we make lists and goals and resolutions. Unfortunately, what often happens is that we try to squeeze all of this newness into an already filled and overflowing life. Everything is chaotic and yet we somehow convince ourselves that this is the year we are going to get serious about those goals and dreams.

Believe me. I’ve been there.

Leo Babauta of Zen Habits gives some great advice for the New Year.

In his post he lists 12 different areas of life that need to be cleared for the coming year, things like clearing clutter from around the home and clearing your inbox.

If you want to start the new year off right, why not tie up those loose ends on the year coming to an end? You’ll be glad you did.

Read the rest of Leo’s post HERE

Holiday Baking​

It is no secret that I love to bake. I do it all the time. But my favorite time of the year to bake is in December. There are just too many amazing recipes out there! I want to try them all.

My Pinterest boards are just FILLED with yummy recipes I want to try. I really need to start a board for all the baked goods I have tried. There are a lot!

Here is a few that I have my eye on for this season. Can’t wait to get started!

All images are linked to their original source

Peppermint Bark Milkshake

Coal Rice Krispy Treats

Peanut Butter Christmas Trees

Grinch Popcorn

Brownie Christmas Trees

Peppermint Oreo Truffles


What about you? Do you have any recipes you are excited to try? Any holiday favorites?

Gratitude

As you start a new week, I want to encourage you to think deeply on this quote. It’s so easy to overlook the everyday things in our lives due to the sheer fact that they are always there. Our family. Our home. Our safety. Our freedom. Our health. Our potential.

But what if these things disappeared? What we once took for granted would become the thing we longed for most.

Gratitude is one of my favorite by-products of photography and scrapbooking. Taking the time to notice and record the everyday mundane parts of life reminds me of how blessed I am. Despite the pain, despite the struggles, despite the uncertainties of life, there is so much to be grateful for.

Here in the United States, we’ve just finished up a holiday that calls us to be thankful. As we now rush full speed ahead into the Christmas season, let’s not lose sight of what is truly precious. The things you long to buy this year will be the things that are cluttering your house next year. Don’t let them consume you while you miss seeing the things that most deserve your gratitude.

Turkey Cake

Last Thanksgiving, my Aunt and I agreed to share the cooking of the meal. I would make our family’s favorites and she would bring some of her and my uncle’s can’t-have-Thanksgiving-without foods. We had a feast! Roasted Turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, homemade rolls, cranberry sauce, corn, and more.

My aunt also told me she would bring a dessert, but that it was a surprise for the kids. After taking a break and cleaning up the meal, my aunt summoned the kids to the kitchen and she told them a story:

“Your mom and were splitting up the meal, deciding on who would cook what. Apparently I was supposed to bring dessert but I got it mixed up and I brought another turkey. I feel bad, but I don’t want it to go to waste. So, who’s hungry?”

The kids, bellies already full, looked forlornly at my aunt who then proceeded to uncover her “turkey”. It looked like the real deal!

Upon closer inspection, things didn’t look quite right. That skin was looking mighty pasty!

We decided to carve it up and see what was going on…

To the children’s delight, inside this “turkey” was a cavity filled not with stuffing, but rather, CANDY!

Needless to say, the kids were no longer full and were begging for another piece of “turkey!” Such a fun dessert. The stuffing looked so real and the spinach and cranberry bed which were real, gave it an authenticity beyond compare.

If you want to make on of your own, check out THIS RECIPE.