Life altering . . .

August and the beginning of a new school year has always been a time for me to re-focus and PLAN!! I don't have to plan for homeschooling this year as my youngest is a HS Senior and taking classes outside our home and dual credit at college. So . . . I'm just planning for me!

One plan for me is to spend time each morning for devotions and prayer before I can get on the computer. I altered one of the 25¢ composition notebooks for a journal. Can I tell you I love Modge Podge!!! Am I the only one who has owned the stuff forever and hadn't use it!! When I have altered notebooks in the past they didn't look so good. Get Modge Podge.

I love this Robert Louis Stevenson quote. The stamp set is from MFT. I won it in their recent bloghop. It does pay to leave comments!!!  

I would hate to tell you how long it took to make this tag. I was trying to channel my inner Mish and layer etc. but the background paper is so busy that simple eventually won the day.

Did you notice the color of the binding? It was white but I used my PTI Chai cube. Love the result. 

Hope you are staying cool. We had a weak front pass through yesterday, ending our 18 day streak of 100+ weather. It only reached 96. ~Rhonda

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stamps: MFT  


  1. Rhonda this is a beautiful notebook. What an inspriational place to journal!

  2. I AM IN LOVE with how the chai cube died this ..... really beautiful and hello I have this paper pad that you used and it is one of my favorites so I hope you do not mind that I am going to copy you ....... and of course the green ribbon MY FAVORITE COLOR ...... this is just wonderful Rhonda!!!

  3. What a great notebook Rhonda! A plan? What's that? lol

  4. It looks great!

    You should post a picture of the notebook before you altered it -- I have no idea what a composition notebook is :) It must be an American thing :)

    And now I am off too google Modge Podge!

    The notebook is great though :)

  5. This is gorgeous! I love how the binding looks now!

  6. Fabulous job! And I love the colored binding. How creative!

  7. Great notebook. Love how the binding came out too.

  8. Rhonda, this is so pretty! The tag is the perfect complement to the background paper. I am going to copy that quotation in my journal. Have a cool weekend :) --the cool front dropped our temps from the upper 90's to the upper 80's.

  9. Gosh! I couldn't cope in that heat LOL!!!
    Love your notebook - I've got a stash of Modge Pod but I'm not sure how to use it *blush* I just bought it because I thought I needed it LOL!!!

  10. Wow! I would feel more inspired to plan with one of these in my hands! Your DP is absolutely GORGEOUS and I love the Chai on the binding! Your tag and sentiment just finish this beautifully! You must be thrilled with the final result!

  11. Fabulous journal cover! The binding color is wonderful and will remember your tip/idea for the future. Every time I see the weather map now I think of you in the 100°+ temps! Keep cool.


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