Tuesday, January 17, 2012

New Year! New You!

Hello everyone! I know that many of us make resolutions at the start of a new year. And many of us resolve to take better care of ourselves, by making healthy food choices, dieting and exercising. Research suggests that those who write down every morsel that enters their mouths during the course of a day, tend to not only loose more weight, they also keep it off! Sounds like a good plan to me and having a pretty little journal to keep track of all those bites is essential in my book! Today I am sharing a few of the Food Journals I created for my friends and me...

stamp set: Organize It!(GinaK Designs)
card stock: True Black(Papertrey Ink)   Ivory Layering Weight(GinaK Designs)
patterned paper: Picadilly Collection(Basic Grey)   Modern Homemaker(October Afternoon)  Recipe Time(American Traditions Designs)  I Heart You(Pebbles)
other: black gingham ribbon(GinaK Designs)   Classic Oval Nestabilities(Spellbinders)  spiral Notebooks(Staples)

These little gems are the perfect size for tossing into your handbag, briefcase or back pack. And they were super simple to make. I picked up the notebooks from Staples. They sell them in packs of 5 or so and only cost a few dollars, so I was able to make several. I have had this stamp set for a few years. I love it when the designers pull out the older sets and make them 'new' again. I also had some food themed patterned paper in my stash and thought it would be perfect for covering the fronts of the notebooks. The insides are lined paper, so there is lots of room for tracking what you chew! I got this idea from one of my favorite places to learn...StampTV. These nifty notebooks aren't just for food journals. You can use them for a multitude of things...you can make a prayer journal, a praise journal, sketch book, inspiration journal, I have one that I keep my craft shopping list in. When I plan to go out and about, I drop it into my purse in case I find a sale! 

Thank you so much for visiting today! Make it a good one!



Sheila H said...

So cool, Barb! I don't have the stamp set, but I wish I did. It would be fun to make some journals, especially for crafting :)

Kim Burmeister said...

Oh, this is so true and I love your journals. I should make one of these, because I know there are a lot of things I eat that I shouldn't. What a great way to keep track. Wonderful project!

Jeanne said...

Fantastic, Barb!

Ms Qadirah said...

Hi there SOC Sista Barb, your journals are amazing. i just started WW and I can appreciate this journal. Thanks for an opportunity to win one..