Monday, January 28, 2013

Make It Mondays - Between Us Journal for Girls

Welcome to my Make it Mondays!  Every Monday, I'll be sharing a little something I made for a loved one, a friend or maybe one of my crafty peeps!  This year, I'm focusing more making time for crafting for work AND for pleasure...projects will range from project with the kids, to handmade gifts to whatever I happen to pull together during the week :)
 
This week's share is a "Between Us" journal I made for my daughter and I.
 
 
I read about this idea (can't remember where) about a mom who started a journal for her daughter and it turned into more of a "safe" place to exchange their ideas, thoughts and questions.  Our kids are exposed to so much so young these days,
 
I need to know my tween feels like she can hit me up about anything that's on her mind

 
I lucked up on these chipboard journals at Michael's for 25 cents and altered one with the butterfly paper and my new crafting obsession, washi tape.
 
Here's a little peak at the inside...my mini-me is so excited about this, we got started this morning!  How do you encourage "real talk" with your daughter?

7 comments:

  1. such a precious book that you both will treasure!! Wonderful that you are open with your daughter!! Some kids don't have that opportunity in life!! Your such a sweet inspiration to me!!
    Paula Driver

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    1. Paula, even for my chatty child, there are times when she's reluctant to share things, so I am trying to provide her with a place where she won't be worried whether I'll get upset or something...I'll let you know how it's going! Thank you for always uplifting me!

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  2. I love that you made your own! It will become a keepsake!!
    Be free to draw as you did and share dreams, hopes, past experiences. Take time to put time in to it.

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    1. Yes, Krista! I hope to incorporate all of that in our journal and that this will be the 1st of many to come :) Thank you for taking YOUR time to stop by and post feedback!

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  3. How wonderful! I wish I had done this when my kids were younger. I have started writing down one thing that I'm thankful for every night before I go to bed in a journal as part of my new year challenge and this type of journal would be PERFECT! thank you for sharing your sweet story with us!

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  4. This is SUCH a great idea Kim. I love it and I really want to try to this for my daughters. Coming over from Created by DonnaK. You have fabulous goodies. Happy birthday!!!

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I appreciate your thoughtful comments!