Monday, December 28, 2009


My giveaway win from the beautiful bride-to-be Gracie arrived today! I'm the proud owner of a Compendium journal. I absolutely love it. It's full of inspiring quotes on the corners of each page.

I was drawn to this one by Ralph Waldo Emerson: "For everything you have missed in life, you have gained something else."

She enclosed a card with the nicest message, saying she hoped my new journal would help in my move. Thank you Gracie for the giveaway, the extra cute notebook that reminded me of my niece, and the pen.

I chose the Gratitude journal to be reminded of every day blessings.... I already filled out a few pages:

I'm thankful for my cute nieces and their unconditional love. Sophia says, "my Mickey" when talking to darling friend on the phone.

darling friend... he sent the sweetest Christmas cards to my family, even my little seester. It was unexpected (maybe he didn't tell me cos he knows i can't keep a secret, ha) and warmed my heart. I have a good man in my life. I am SO thankful for that.

I'm thankful for my snow boots.

I'm thankful for fluffy covers.

I'm thankful for my will-power to not eat my weight in Milano cookies (this, this was hard).

I'm even thankful for the things that frustrated me; like having bestie's Christmas pressies sent back to me because i wrote the wrong address. {It's going to be late, i have have to repackage it, it's going to be late, and i will pay more in postage. Oh and it's going to be late. lol} It's my absolute fault and i was upset at myself for it... and then i remembered i should be thankful that at least it didn't get lost in the mail. Moreso, I'm thankful to have a best friend who understands and is not worried over the mistake i was SO worried over.

I'm thankful.

I'm thankful to record these little blessings in my life in a beautiful journal.

Thank-you Gracie!


Rasha (andthisiswhatshesaid) said...

SO cute hun....

Belen said...

if that's the journal i saw at Anthropologie, then i'm jealous! LOL. i saw an orange one and a blue one and fell in love! :D

♥Aubrey said...

Awww...journals are the bestest!!! I luv reading your posts...even more so this one as you've highlighted things you're thankful for :) Luv it to pieces ♥

Elizabeth Marie said...

Awww...well first of all, you are gorgeous gorgeous! I want a journal too, theres something about pen on paper that is so freeing.

Yay for being thankful. Such a good reminder.

jozen said...

i love this post. you are too sweet (and so pretty!!). you are very blessed in life.

missy. said...

you have beautiful eyes! aaahh so jealous of them.

what a great quote by rwe. LOVE his quotes.

how sweet of max to do that. he really is a good guy and it's more like he is LUCKY to have you in his life my dear micaela.


Marisa said...

i love that journal and am with Liz "theres something about pen on paper that is so freeing."

max is always doing the sweetest things... it makes me believe that he deserves you...

LOL Milano cookies... my moms favorite when I was growing up... I used to sneak them into my room but she always knew when even one was gone..YUM

you are too sweet about the pressies... I am actually excited to be getting them later, it will give me time to enjoy them on there own... love you

that quote is so perfect!

J. said...

I adore that quote... in fact, I just wrote it down in my little quotebook! :)

Summer (BisforBrown) said...

who is that beauty in your photos? lol. such a gorg ladycakes.

you journal your heart out!


Gracie said...

Aww yay!! I'm sooo happy that you finally received it!! I really love the journal myself and will probably buy one too!

I really hope it helps you with everything your going through. Being thankful always helps :)

mwa xx

Megan said...

Isn't Gracie the best? The journal is lovely and perfect for you with all the quotes.

:: Gina :: said...

oh shut up with that perfect hair of yours !

i know ... totally irrelevant to your post (the book is nice .. yada yada )

but how do you expect me to concentrate with all that gorgeous hair!


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