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Why you Should be Documenting your Love Story and How to Start Today!!

Documenting Your Love Story

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If you are looking for an amazing way to document your love story, look no further! I’ve been looking around for a love journal and I have finally found the PERFECT printable love journal by The Dating Divas! It’s the perfect DIY anniversary or birthday gift for your husband. This amazing printable pack includes journaling prompts, gorgeous one-of-a-kind graphics, and spaces to include treasured photos.

The Perfect DIY Gift for Him

The Dating Divas is my favorite site I refer to regularly for ideas and tips to constantly be strengthening my marriage. You guys are going to LOVE them! They are bursting with marriage and date night ideas! For this love journal, they collaborated with designer Erin of Strawberry Mommycakes, to develop a modern love journal that you and your husband will love. The I Love Us book features 48-pages of beautifully coordinated designs and writing prompts. All you need to do is print and add your unique story! Documenting the what and why of your relationship has never been easier!

Take a look at what’s included in this DIY love book:

  • Introductory How-To Guide
  • Front, Back, & Spine Covers (2 Options Included!)
  • Dedication Page
  • Love Story Prompts
  • 5 Love Quote Designs
  • 6 Framed Photo Pages
  • Photo Embellishments & Caption Tags
  • BONUS Section: Quote Designs as Printable Art

All this for $12.97!

I absolutely love the bright colors and design elements included in this printable pack!

How to Create this DIY Love Journal for Him:

Recording your story doesn’t have to be tedious or time consuming. And, you don’t need to have a background in scrapbooking or graphic design to pull everything together. Nope! With this printable I Love Us book, it’s all done for you! They’ve taken all the guess work out of crafting a unique keepsake celebrating your relationship.

To get started, you will need: pens, scissors, glue, a 1-inch binder, and several cute photos of you and your sweetie. If you want to keep your pages beautifully preserved for years to come, you might consider placing them in page protectors. Erin included not just 1 gorgeous cover, back, and spine designs, but 2! Take your pick!

After you’ve placed your pages in the binder, it’s time to start journaling! Our DIY love book takes the stress out of trying to come up with the perfect thing to say. Forget writer’s block! Our pages of journaling prompts will help guide you as you record the meaningful moments, feelings, and memories of your marriage. You will be documenting:

  • How You Met
  • The What, When, Where, Who of a Special Event
  • Favorite New Years and Anniversary Memories
  • 20 Things You Love About Him
  • Favorite Activities
  • Just Because Trivia
  • And… so much more!

Once your journaling is complete, continue to personalize your DIY love book with treasured photos from your relationship. Erin created several pages of photo designs in unique sizes and layouts. The pairing of photos and your unique voice, as heard through the journaling prompts, will truly bring this DIY gift to life!

The last step is adding photo embellishments to the pages. The ribbon banners serve as perfect caption place holders to remind your spouse of shared times together. Don’t you love the cute arrows and LOVE graphics?!

Your hubby will love this walk down memory lane! He will be amazed at all the care and effort that you took to create a one-of-a-kind gift for him.

SPECIAL BONUS DETAILS!

Throughout the love journal, Erin included 5 gorgeous love quote designs. These beautiful images are one of my FAVORITE parts- they are such inspiring visual reminders of the power of love. Erin was kind enough to translate these quotes into art prints as a SPECIAL BONUS for our readers! Yep, that’s right- we’ve included a special section of 8×10 and 5×7 prints featuring all 5 of the gorgeous quotes captured in the book!

Simply print out your favorite graphics and place in a frame for instant home decor!

These art prints are amazing! Which ones should I frame in my house?

Get this entire Printable Bundle & Bonus for just $12.97!

The I Love Us book is the perfect, personalized romantic gift for him! Consider your search for the most amazing anniversary or birthday gift for your husband OVER when you purchase this special love journal. Can you imagine the look on his face as he reads through this DIY book?

If you loved this project, be sure to check out our unique printable baby album for parents-to-be! Just like the I Love Us book, this printable journal features beautiful graphic design elements, as well as guided writing prompts. All the work is done for you with both of these instant downloads!

Start documenting your love story today!

You’ll thank you, and your kids and grandkids will too!

 

Do you document  you and your spouse’s love story? How do you do it differently? Let me know below!

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Be Inspired Planner Review

The Be Inspired Planner Review

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As you all know from my post Are you a Planner Freak Like Me? I LOVE planners, so having a chance to review the Be Inspired Planner was a favorite event for me this week!

Upon the un-boxing of the Be Inspired Planner, I was beyond surprised and excited to find that this planner is a Hard back planner! The first hard cover planner I have ever had! This is such an amazing feature because soft covers can get easily damaged ESPECIALLY when your a mom or stepmom!

Am i right? Duh!

Anyway, along with  the hard cover the Be Inspired planner has a spiral ring for easy turning and page access.  The next feature I noticed was the color scheme which was beautiful and colorful but it is a pastel kinda colorful, not to bright  and crazy! 

The planner has two separate types of calender spots, the monthly view has wide boxes for easy writing and scheduling and each has a box to write down your inspiring goals. The weekly view has boxes separated by times for full length scheduling, a spot for top priorities and additional spots for important goals/things to remember. There are several NOTE  pages as well.

One feature i really like also is the monthly goal pages where you can list and separate your goals by priority  The Be Inspited Planner also has two sheets of stickers to use with the planner.

This planner would be awesome for any mom, stepmom, or blogger who wants to make and keep their goals. This is am excellent planner, priced affordably, very durable and beautifully designed! 

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Easter Activities for both Families and Blended Families

Easter Activities for Families & Blended Families 

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Spring has Sprung  and with Spring comes Easter! What dOEs your family do to celebrate that christ has Risen.

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In our family we have several different traditions for Easter, though Jesus is the main reason, not the Easter bunny.

 

the traditions and activities we participate in with our kids as a blended family(and regular families can as well):

 

♥New Sunday aka church attire for each (pretty pastel colored dresses and shirts, white/cream shoes etc)

 

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♥Make Easter baskets FOR each child filled with age appropriate goodies such as cute bunnies, Easter books, small amount of candies, or little odd and end toys

♥Boil and decorate Easter decorated(colored, painted, stickers added) eggs

 

♥Go to a family members house and have Easter dinner then the adults hide the eggs and the kids hunt them. Including money filled prize eggs. We usually end up doing this at several different family members houses.

 

♥Attend a Easter church service celebration

♥create Easter themed crafts other than eggs

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♥Decorate our house Easter style

 

♥a new thing we Have started doing since my kids got in elementary are Easter themed educational worksheets. The place we order these from is wonderful and they have TONS of various themes and types of kid friendly educational worksheets, resources and more! The link is below

Easter is almost here, so warm up those thinking skills with this free Easter addition worksheet i am offering. For more fun ways to practice addition, visit Education.com.

 


 

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What does your family do to celebrate Easter? I would LOVE to hear your traditions below!

 

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