Thursday, January 1, 2009

My first real 2009 post!

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I began this year right by treating myself to a journal I have had my eye on for about a year now. Made by, this book is totally decadent! The leather is butter soft and the inner pages are handmade paper with a deckled edge. I had my initials stamped into the front cover. I further personalized it by adding a stamped image that is one of my favorites. I also added a key - keys being one of my personal icons.

CIMG6523 Tamarind leaves were added during the paper making process. Isn't this just gorgeous?!

CIMG6517 Getting ready for the new year!

CIMG6518 CIMG6519 My preparation to see my one resolution come to fruition. I attached a pre-made card and library pocket in order to record my weight loss each month. My goal date, October 9th - this date coincides with a journaling prompt from last year entitled 1 Year, 1 Month & 1 Day. My word of choice for the year is also recorded here to help me recall. My word is RELEASE.

CIMG6522 My final New Year addition to this new journal is a quote found in a book I finished a day or so ago. The book was entitled, "The Thirteenth Tale". A good read by Diane Setterfield. This particular quote was my favorite passage from the entire book! It struck a nerve in me and made me think - hard!


With my new journal all set up and ready for my pen, (and whatever else I might toss in), I feel very prepared to face the new year. Good thing I suppose since the new year made it here about 2.5 hours ago. Ha!

Good Night All and The Happiest of New Years to Y'all!!!


  1. oh i love this new journal. very luscious. the quote very thought provoking. you are awesome and way ahead of the game for the new year. i honestly have not thought about much except a word to ponder for the new year "healing". You go girl on your 1,1,1 weight loss. You now have a cheering section of 1 or more.

  2. your well deserved journal is gorgeous!

  3. You have been so busy updating your blog. What a busy bee you are! I'm so happy that you have decided to include Soul Journaling with all of the things that you do.

    Love that new journal. Happy journaling!

  4. Jinxi thank you thank you and thank you. You have incited me to get on with my own journal and to record my own weight loss goal.Now to find and get the journal that i want.