September 22, 2010

A Couple’s Journal

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Whenever I find an extra second in the day, I love to jot down little or big events or experiences in a journal.  Journals are such an amazing way to keep memories alive!  I keep both a personal and family journal.  I have so much fun reading through the history of my life.  It is incredible how many little things you can forget over time.

Keeping in the spirit of journals, I wanted to start one with my spouse.  I call this type of a journal…a COUPLE’S JOURNAL.  My husband and I are both authors in this journal.  Our goal is easy…write one entry per week.  One of us simply writes a memory, something that made us smile or something we never ever want to forget.  I then pass it off to my husband.  He then adds to my writing and starts a new memory.  I get the journal back, add to his writing and start a new memory.  The journal cycle of writing continues!  It is so fun to not only remember special things, but to also understand my husband’s perspective on the same event.  A couple’s journal truly celebrates marriage, being together and remembering the simple things that make life great.
How to make the journal…
1. Get a composition notebook.  (Right now is the best time to get one, because they are around 25 cents with all the back to school stuff.)
2. Cover the journal with any type of scrapbook paper you may have around the house.
Once the journal is completed, download the couple’s journal starter ideas.  I glued the starter ideas inside the front cover of my notebook.  The starter list has all sorts of topics and things to get you and your spouse writing tonight!
This journal should cost no more than 25 cents and be ready for writing tonight!
What memories are you glad you journaled about?

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14 Responses to “A Couple’s Journal”

  1. Cristy says:

    Too cute! My husband and I do the same thing, but it's an on going email. It's really like a journal though. It's not just memories of what we liked, but even a good place to vent if we've had a fight or something. It's a way to keep talking to each other since so often parents forget to do that once children come in to the marriage.

  2. CorieAnn Scarbrough says:

    @Cristy-You are right! Communication is so important! I love that you guys email throughout the day!

  3. allie says:

    Love it! Where did you find the LOVE sign?

  4. CorieAnn Scarbrough says:

    @allie-the LOVE sign came from Michael's. For $4, you get a huge bag of words to use on cards, scrapbooks, etc.

  5. Tiffany says:

    Thank you for this idea. My husband is currently depolyed overseas & it is hard to keep coming up with ideas that are creative to keep our relationship strong & show him that I am thinking of him. I am tweeking this a bit & we will do it long distance!

  6. ~ Lori ~ says:

    You have a lovely blog and wonderful ideas!! Thank you for sharing them.

    I have nominated you for a One Lovely Blog award!
    http://justmeandmylife-lbuckner.blogspot.com/

  7. Erika says:

    Such a cute idea, Corie!

  8. Reagan says:

    Great idea–of course this will only fuel my obsession with school supplies. I'm not sure if my DH will thank you or ask you to bar me from the DD blog!

  9. Tiffany The Grocery Thief says:

    Hey- Just wanted you to know that I gave you this award-
    http://thesavinqueen.blogspot.com/2010/09/one-lovely-blog-award-goes-to.html

  10. CorieAnn Scarbrough says:

    @Tiffany-I am glad you guys will be able to use this idea..even if your husband is overseas!

    @Reagan-I am also obsessed with school supplies! There is just something about new supplies and a great deal…

  11. Tyson and Emily says:

    This idea is fantastic!! I'm slightly addicted to journal writing, but my husband isn't, and I've ALWAYS want his take on things that we do! Maybe this will be entertaining enough for him to do with me on sunday afternoons! Even if he just talks and I write down what he says!! Love it! Thanks for the awesome ideas!!

  12. Robert, Melanie and fam says:

    Such a fun idea! I love making these kind of journals for my neices and nephews I never thought of making one for me and my hubby! One little thing you should add when you make your journal, just add modge podge (love that stuff) over the paper front and back and it's all sealed on and looks like a book you bought! :)

  13. Tessa says:

    Made it and love it, cant wait to write memories with the hubby

  14. Kaitskiba94 says:

    I really love this idea! I want to give it to my boyfriend as a gift, we’ve always loved exchanging letters. I just need some ideas on how to make the first entry. I’m thinking about a letter, maybe explaining what it is?


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