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This Year I Will… by Tiffany Louise

41G9jnllpRL._SX351_BO1,204,203,200_This Year I Will… have so many journals to write in that I just can’t keep track of them all. But that’s OK.

This Year I Will… is another favorite journal I came across recently. I am still writing in it, as the year has not gone by yet. In fact, I’m not even to the part of the book that is broken up into the 52-week increments.

I first portion of this journal is meant to help you understand your goals and desires.

I loved this section because it made me take a look at the things I care about and the things I want in life, and how those things work with or against each other.

These “lessons” will help prepare you for the 52-weeks of goals and writing about your highs and lows for each week. I am excited to get to this part of the journal, but I still have a little ways to go on the preparation parts. This journal will take me through the rest of the year and into next year, and I can’t wait for this adventure!

I hope that this journal not only helps me achieve my goals, but I also think it will assist in seeing even my failures as part of the road to success.

 

This book was free from the publisher. My unbiased review is for your pleasure!

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The 5-Minute Mindfulness Journal by Noah Rasheta

 

71QpzXq101LMindfulness, meditation, yoga, exercise, and healthy eating are things I try to integrate into my life as often as possible. I found that this little journal is helping me with a couple of those things.

The 5-Minute Mindfulness Journal not only helps me be more mindful, but it has allowed me a chance to meditate on things that I may not have thought to focus on before.

This journal works to help you learn to slow down and put a focus on the now, on the things that you are doing when you’re doing them. It teaches us to listen to the voice in our head (our inner narrator), as well as when NOT to listen to the voices (negative self-talk).

Not only is this little journal all about YOU, and accepting yourself, but it is a lesson in being kind and accepting of others as well.

This journal has become one of my go-to “diaries” when I need some quiet time of reflection and thought. I highly recommend it.

I received this book for free from the publisher for this unbiased review.

 

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The Art Of Hand Lettering For Beginners by Joanna Munoz

51wWqkdkB2L._SX384_BO1,204,203,200_DIY everything is in these days, and lettering your own signs, cards, and other things is a must if you want to be a creative genius. I LOVE art and crafting, but even I could use some hand lettering practice, which is why I requested this particular book to review.

I was worried that The Art Of Hand Lettering For Beginners would be difficult to follow (yes, it says it’s for beginners, but I’ve had drawing books for beginners that were difficult to understand). Luckily, it’s an easy book to learn from.

One of the things I really liked about this book is that it has lined pages for you to practice on. Of course, I invested in a lined dry erase board for lettering to practice on.

The second amazing thing about this book is that it covers more than one font style. You will learn various fonts, from basic to super-fancy. It also includes step-by-step instructions for some specific projects, including embroidered gift bags, coasters, and chalkboard sign lettering.

On top of all of that awesomeness, it also offers you some information on how to create your own personalized font!

This is a must-have book for all crafty folks out there.

 

I received this book for free from the publisher, and I love it!