Tuesday, January 17, 2012

New Year! New You!

Hello Everyone, Barb here. Happy New Year! 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! Here are 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 an office supply store, they sell them in packs of 5 or so and only cost a few dollars, so I was able to make several. I 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! Aren't they cute? You want one? To be entered into a random drawing to win a Food Journal of your own, just leave a comment on this post, sharing one of your New Year's Resolutions by Friday, January 20th. The winner will be chosen on Saturday morning, January 21 and the results will be posted on my blog...THE BUZZ.  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 write 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!

This is the beginning of a whole year of possibilities! We are hindered only by ourselves...branch out, learn something new, do something you've never done, try a new crafting style, learn another language and try to make every day matter! Thank you for visiting with me today, and I wish you ALL GOOD THINGS for 2012!



  1. Beautiful Barb. I just started weight watchers and I can appreciate the journal. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I love the idea. It is better than the paper I am using to keep track of my food intake for my boot camp workout group.

  3. Love these journals Barb. One of my resolutions for this year is regarding my health..I am 39 and have been on blood pressure pills for hypertension ever since I had my second child (who is now 12) and last year I was put on two pills daily...ugh..so my goal/resolution is to work out at least 5 days a week and work on my diet and food choices. These would be great to help me along that journey : )

  4. So cute, writing what you eat makes you really see the big picture. My resolution this year is to be less stressed. Thanks for the chance to enter.

  5. Love them thanks for sharing, going to give it try

  6. Love the food journals! I lost 68 pounds the last time I kept one. However, it was not nearly as nice as those. My resolutions all revolve around one word "NOURISH". This year, I want to nourish myself - body, mind, and soul. I want to nourish others. I want to nourish my faith. So, I have to put things in my body that nourish it, read and learn things to nourish my mind and pray and read the Bible to nourish my soul. I need to act and say things that nourish others. So, those are my resolutions.

  7. I love these journals! And I love the idea of using them as a prayer journal! I have so many people to pray for in my head that I really need to write them down! These could be my Food for the Soul Journals!

  8. Thank you, Ladies for your kind comments!

  9. GinaK did a great video tutorial on this which was easy to follow. I made a couple too! Thanks so much for sharing these.



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