diy {the best of my days notepad- 2011}

****You can find the 2012 version, by clicking here****

Recently my husband needed a small gift to pass out to small group leaders at our church. Last year they did plastic footballs with logos on them. I made a few negative comments about the footballs and his response to me was instead of complaining I should come up with something better. Thank you Chris, point taken.

He needed something inexpensive and over 250 of them. The theme he was working with was regarding making the most of the time we’ve been given. I created a little daily calendar/notepad. The idea is simple: write down the best part of your day…each day. At the end of the day when I reflect on what was the best of my day, it is usually not “I answered all the emails in my inbox” or something of that nature. It usually involves still moments cuddling on the couch with a child or something related to relationships in my life.

(For sake of cuteness, I wrapped mine with ribbon, baker’s twine, paper doilies, fabric tape, & repurposed coffee sleeve)

The intention was for these to go to adults, but I wanted to my older two boys (4 & 6) to have one. I’ve started doing it with them at night. I want them to learn to think through how they spend their time each day and to continue to practice gratitude. As a mom, it has been good for me to hear each day was stood out to them as the best. It prompts them to share with me things they don’t always on their own.

I didn’t get the notepads made until after January started (it does drive me a bit crazy not to have the full month, but I am getting over it). The first day my boys did it they wrote “I love to play outside with Kennedi.” and “Getting to go to Target and get a slushie with Nana.”

I look forward to reading over their “bests” at the end of the year…and making sure I repeat their “bests” throughout this year.

I wanted to make the pdf files available for you to download to make your own. I wish I had done this before Christmas…they would have been great Christmas gifts. I’m pretty sure I’ll be on the ball with this for Christmas 2011. If you are like me and it bothers you that you can’t start this on January 1st…just make stuff up ๐Ÿ™‚

Because of recent server issues I am hosting the pdf file on Google Docs. Once you click on the link to open the file in Google Docs, you will need to select “File” on the top left of the screen and then “download original”. Enjoy!

Download Here


1. Print the 4 sheets onto white cardstock

2. Cut out each month (there is a faint grid background to help you see where to cut)

3. Punch a hole in the top corner

4. Combine using a small ring

5. Wrap cutely if giving as a gift

UPDATE: Despite my attempts to double check dates, I missed January 31st on the notepad. I apologize that you will have to write that date in. Next time I attempt a download I’ll have someone else double check it!


And it totally unrelated news…my bedroom subflooring is getting painted. Don’t be jealous my 1990s Umbros.


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  • Shannon Phillips - Oh swoon! I love it!!! Thank you so much for sharing your download with all of us. We will be taking advantage of that for sure. I think it is so important to focus on the beautiful gifts that the Lord has given us.
    I can’t wait to see what you do with your floors.

  • Suzette Mahoney - Thank you! This is an adorable idea!

  • Deb @ PaperTurtle - Oh what a great idea! How wonderful to teach your children (and encourage adults) to take a few minutes to reflect on the blessings of the day. And your design is just adorable. Thanks for the free download! xo

  • amanda torres - Really cool idea. When I was a teacher, we would play High/Low at the end of the day. The kids would each share their high and low moment of the day. It was a great insight to what truly impacted their day.

    Now onto the real important part of my comment. You’ve got some really nice legs in those Umbro shorts. Must be from years and years of gymnastics. Too bad my legs didn’t hold onto that ‘gymnast’ shape. They kinda took on the cottage cheese shape instead. Don’t be jealous!

  • Anna Marie - How sweet of you to share with us! And seeing that floor being painting is super exciting to me for some reason.

  • Kristina - awesome…thanks for the download!

  • Amy Holgersen - Perfectly perfect, as always.

    Why is it that I am not you neighbor?! Boo.


  • emily anderson - your floor! chris finally gave in and is letting you paint it white? i remember you saying he wasn’t too fond of the idea ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Kelsey - LOVE the download. Starting this today! Thanks so much for all your DIY ideas ๐Ÿ™‚

  • tiffani - such a thoughtful idea/gift! I can’t wait to record my girls gratitudes at night onto that cute pad now! Thanks for the gift:)

  • Tess S - great gift idea! so genuine!

  • Kristin - Love the download. Thank you! We talk about the best and worst of our day around the dinner table, and I’ve been wanting to keep a record of them. This makes it so cute and fun. Can’t wait to see your room come together!

  • gina - Umbros. Awesome. I AM jealous. Thanks for sharing the project. You have had a hand in encouraging our family to be more grateful on a daily basis. Also, we did your stocking idea last week when putting away our Christmas stuff. Excited to open them up next year and see what all has happened!

  • Sarah S - Oh my goodness! I LOVE this! I had thought about making your cute perpetual calendar, but this is much easier (and still super cute!).

  • Tess S - this is so wonderful! what a beautiful gift idea. i love gifts that encourage happiness.

  • Jen - Thanks for sharing! I can’t wait to see what you do with your bedroom! I just love your style…

  • ashley jensen - Haha!! I just knew you were going to paint it!

  • maria - ashley this is so great thank you so much printing them off now!!!!

  • Lori - Love my little calendar…have already put down my best thing for the day…from yesterdays…it bothers me too that I didn’t have this since Jan. 1. I will make mine up as well. Perfect Polly would like me!!! (I think she is a card from Old Maid???)
    can’t wait to see the bedroom!!!!

  • Gevay - Can I just say you, you and your 90’s Umbros rock!

  • mrs.magoo - I love this. Thank you. What a great idea…

  • Jeannette - When I got mine, I said to myself…”looks like Ashley!” I love the idea of the kids having one. With a new baby coming, I thought it would be great to have one to make a note each day about the baby!! Thanks for being so awesome!

  • Lauren Klouda - What a beautiful idea. No matter how you decorate it… keeping track of the good moments of each day can make us grateful people. Love it!

  • mandi - YES!!! The 1990’s Umbros- making a comeback : )! I played soccer, so I was the queen of these.

    I really like your best of days idea. I like to do this too- in journal form. But I like the ease of this- and it’s cute! Thanks for the download!

    Something else I like to do- that I think you’ll appreciate- is to write a journal to my children. When something happens- a little thing, like a flower picked and brought to me, a funny pronunciation of a word- or a big thing, like a lost tooth- I like to jot it down in their journal. I’ve been doing this since they were both born. I love these little journals. I look back over them and see how far we’ve come in such a short amount of time. Something else I like to add is bits of parenting advice. Like when my eldest finally became potty trained, I jotted down what worked for her. I can’t wait to give them their journals one day when they become parents. Here is a link from my blog on it if interested (please excuse the fact that it is pictureless!) :

    One thing I hope to do in the near future, once my Moonpie is a bit more proficient in her writing, is to start writing a journal back and forth to one another. I can’t wait to have our own little secrets and love letters shared back and forth!

  • Julie - Thanks for sharing! I cannot wait to do this! How great to do it with my kids too. And yes I will probably make stuff up, or write something silly in the first days of January.

  • Krista Lund - thank you for this sweet (and easy!) gift idea. you rock!

  • The Prairie Hen - Dear Craft-Ashley,
    I ADORE this idea… it works SO perfectly with my blogging challenge for this year!!! YOu must have read my mind!

    I’m doing Monthly love lists on my blog… just a little tidbit of a moment I loved for each day of the month — to be posted on the 1st Monday of each month…

    I was using sticky notes to keep track of my thoughts… but I’m happy to say that I have printed a new “best of my days” journal on lovely golden textured carstock for myself and one in each of my two older children’s favorite colors Blue for my six yr old daughter and “cream” for my four year old son…

    It’s his fave because, “Papa (my dad) puts cream in his coffee, an I love Papa!”

    Love and thanks,
    Raimie @ The Prairie Hen

  • giozi - It is a good idea, simple, nice, pretty, and cheap ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • meg duerksen - girl you have great legs!!!

    those are the coolest notebooks!
    i really love that.
    if i can figure out to download and print them…….
    i will do it.
    my three youngest would love it as much as i do.
    maybe i could even get craig to do it?!!
    i can dream.

  • caro - love, love, love your diy and love too the paints floor.

  • Laurie J - umbros are still cool, girl!

  • Liz R. - LOVE the best of my days idea… we just painted the subfloor in our dining room… what a HUGE difference it made. I’m sure yours will be even more amazing!

  • Chris Campbell - Meg, I agree. She has got some great legs! I also have to say I am always game for a little crazyness in the house whether it is with some painted floors or having our bedroom in our living room!!! It makes for some great wrestling with the kids! You know they love it.

  • Kate - Love your blog, the first one I’ve ever properly followed. You seem like a down-to-earth, making the most out of everyday kind of person (with photography skills I only aspire to!) – so this project seems spot on. Unfortunately I live within the great firewall of China and google aren’t their favourite people so the link is blocked but I reckon I can try and knock this up myself! Thanks for the inspiration.

  • trish - GREAT idea! i will for sure be doing this for my boys!!

  • Christy - L to the O to the L! My sister harassed me till I threw my umbros away! That snob.

  • Jen - Ashley I LOVE this… Thank you!

  • Lori - Love the list idea, thanks for sharing!

    PS. Great legs! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Kelly - It’s really funny that you posted this. We do “best part/worst part” with our boys every night at dinner. Everyone shares the very best thing and the very worst things about their days. Most of the time, they have a really hard time coming up with a worst thing. It usually ends up being something like, “I only got to play video games for 10 minutes” and really if that’s the worst of it then that’s great! Sometimes it’s a real, bigger problem which is also totally great because then we can work through it together and we know what’s going on in their little heads. All of that to say, when you posted the last DIY journal thingy, the one featured on the Today Show, I thought it would be perfect to use for recording our best part/worst part. I have all the stuff to make it, I just haven’t done it yet. It’s on the list for this week! ๐Ÿ™‚ And I think the Umbros are awesome!

  • Aimee W. - Thank you so much for this fantastic download! I’m doing a gift exchange with a friend of mine and I was looking for the perfect gift for her and her soon to be fiance! This is just perfect!

  • Lindsey - Ashley – I recently found your blog off of a friends craft blog. I love your photography and projects! hope you don’t mind having another person stalk your life ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m so excited to try some of these crafts! I’m also getting more into photography so I love watching your photo style!

  • jessica h - how great! thanks!! I had begun 2011 writing down a short statement of “gratitude” from each day to remind myself how much I have to be thankful for (inspired by your journal DIY)….but I just didn’t have anywhere cute to keep my statements–now I do ๐Ÿ™‚ We also do this verbally with our boys at the dinner table; it would be neat to write theirs down for them too until they can write it down all cute-sy for themselves like your two big guys! oh, and the painting job looks so fun…is it gray? that will look nice…I LOVE painting!!! even moreso in comfy old school shorts, ha ha ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Jessica Egg - What a great idea! I’ll be making these tonight when the kids fall asleep ๐Ÿ™‚

  • amber - I would totally make up stuff just to fill in that calendar.
    Can’t wait to see the bedroom…so exciting:)!
    Thanks for sharing these…I think Christmas 2011 is just about right!!

  • christina larsen - LOVE this. Thanks for sharing.

  • Trinity - Ashley, I just printed the notebook and now I have to cut it…I am going to give them to our AWANA kids….great idea! LOVE it!!!

  • Courtney Henson - Ummmm…and just so you know – totally not jealous of the umbros but totally jealous of those legs! Love this little favorite moment list! You may just inspire me to go out and get some more printer ink so I can print these! Thanks for sharing!

  • Nicole - I love this idea!! Thanks for sharing it!

  • Erin - Dear Ashley,
    I have been reading your blog for a while now and finally felt compelled to write and tell you how grateful I am that you share bits of yourself with the rest of us in such a positive way. I will be printing this list off for myself! I look forward to reading your blog each day–keep coming with the inspiration. May God bless you for spreading the Christ-light to all those who read your work.

    All the best to you and your family!

    P.S. What kind of paint are you using and how did you prep? How is the paint holding up in your other painted floors? We have some painted floors that are starting to look like a hot mess and any tips would be greatly appreciated!

  • Brooke Whitis - LOVE this idea!! I have a book of gratitude where I write down things I’m thankful for, but this is a great idea, especially for kids. I would even love to do it with my class at school!

    PS. I love the umbros. I probably used to have 100 pair. I remember all of them, but sadly, they are spending their time at the local goodwill.

    PPS. I have two carpeted bedrooms left in my home, and I believe before the end of this year, it is very possible they will be stripped and painted as well. Love that you have the guts to do this….one question (that you don’t have to respond to now..) about Baby sister’s room….

    How did you make the transition from room to hallway look natural, since the transition is from white floor to dark hardwood, or white floor to carpet? Just a question because my transition would be white floors to dark hardwood in the hallway.


  • Cottage Gal - Thank you for sharing this awesome idea! I’m going to start mine today ๐Ÿ™‚ Each year my sister has a hard time coming up with a cute gift idea for her employees that won’t break the bank – I’ve already passed this idea long to her – I think it will be perfect!

  • ashlee - I love that you are painting your subfloor. I CANNOT wait to see the finished product! I am totally doing the gratitude journal with my kids and myself. What a great idea and a great keepsake!

  • Kenna - This is a great idea! Thank you so much for posting this. I am also excited to see the progress of your room – I’m moving into a new house and will be decorating soon.

  • Paola - Hello! I am a big fan of your blog and I love all your projects. I just want to ask you about your photography wall. How you did it? Do you use something special so you pictures do not get ruin?

  • Holly - Just jealous that you can still fit in your 1990’s shorts!

  • Cottage Gal - Just wanted to let you know that I linked back to this post on my blog!

  • Rachel - No offense to the footballs but this blows them out of the water. Wow! Love, love, love, I’ll be linking.

  • georgia - Reading the word Umbros makes me laugh.

  • Andrea - Love this idea!

    You are so creative, it amazes me!

    Thanks for the download, I can’t wait to make this!

  • laura - this is BRILLIANT. and ADORABLE. and i love it. thank you so much for sharing! i am going to try to get my six year old on board with this each night!

  • Andrea Jett - Thank you for the download! Feel free to post freebies like that anytime you want! ๐Ÿ˜‰ So blessed by your creativity!

  • laura - what are you using to paint the floors? laytex? a special pain? anything going on top to protect it? i would luuuuuuuuuv to know:).

  • Jess - Love the notebooks…what a great gift idea! I can’t wait to see the “after” pictures of your bedroom. How exciting to see the floors painted white. I love white. Maybe someday I can talk my husband into letting me do that in our bedrooms. It would be a miracle…he loves carpet under his toes! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Carolyn - I love the notepads – especially the doily and ribbon version! Such a great idea to do with kids.

  • Kristin S - I’m impressed you can fit in the Umbros!

  • Mariela - Ashley Ann, you’re so talented with your hands… i wish i could be more like you.. you’re very creative. Congratulations on your b-e-a-utiful family! I also love your pictures, they look great. Thank you for sharing your tips!! Keep it up, super mum! XOXO from Argentina!

  • eheddings - Great, thoughtful idea! Thank you, Ashley. Any chance that you will make a copy that says 2012? Not a high priority, I am sure. But it is never to early to start planning for next year.

  • Shannon - Great idea, thanks! And can I ask about the floor? It looks great, can you share the best paint, ect to use for that? Thanks!

  • ashley wise - OMG! these are so dang cute! Thank you SO much! I am over about 70 women in my church and next sunday I am totally going to give these to them! I love them so much! Keep up the good work and thanks again for sharing this with all your readers!

  • kim - My family does a “gratitude box”. It sits out on a counter in the kitchen every day along with a supply of little note sized papers /pens. Throughout the day we can write down things we’re grateful for – be it a favor someone did for you, or just whatever your little heart felt thankful for that day. We read them every night at dinner. I’ve found it’s really helpful in letting people feel appreciated for things you may not think to say thank you for.

  • Kelly - Why paint the subfloor?

    Anyway, I LOVE your ideas. I keep coming back to see what you post. Thanks for sharing so generously
    YES that would bug me to start now in January.
    This would be great to do with / for my students!


  • Melissa McClure - I love this Ashley! I wanted to make your index card journal calendar but can NOT get around to doing it. This download I just print off will let me make it and start it tonight! AND I’m going to do this with Lily Faye (I’ll do the writing of course). ๐Ÿ™‚ Also, LOVE the 90’s umbros. I have 2 black pairs myself; paint splatters and holes included. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Chelle - i adore the concept and the design!!! thank you for sharing them as well as the file…can’t wait to make mine!!

    p.s. i will totally be making up the beginning of Jan!!!

  • tasha roe - love this idea.
    love that you are painting your floor. i’m trying to convince the hubster to let us do that on the second floor – reclaimed wood painted white….swoon.

  • Sharry Sullivan - Thank you for jump starting my tomorrow!

  • MGF - You crack me up with your umbros

  • Stacey - I miss my 1990’s Umbros!

    Super cute gift idea!

  • Felicia - I love this! I can’t wait to do it w/my 7 yr. old. We have been doing best & worst since he could talk.

    I am so making for a couple of my coworkers. It is will help reflect the good & less focus on the not as good.

    BTW – love the Design Sponge journal. I was a little late making it, but able to make up the few days that I missed.

  • Chelsea - I love this. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I will be printing it off and starting tomorrow. On another note, I actually am kind of envious of your umbros. I’d forgotten all about them, and now I am kind of nostalgic for my old pair. They were comfy…

  • Susie - You’re adorable. I love this daily positive at the end of the day- I think I’ll look forward to it all day long ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks, Ashley!

  • Jenny - I have been doing this every night with my son as part of his tuck-in routine for two years. I just never thought of writing it down. However if there is one thing we do consistently (my son is adamant about it), it’s asking him to tell me the favorite part of his day.

  • anneke - I love this idea, I’m trying to make some. Today is a great start-day too: it’s 11-1-11 (for the Europeans) or for you Americans: 01-11-11…

  • Laura - Love this! I’m going to print it out now. And I will “back date” for the last 10 days. I think I can remember/make stuff up for all 10. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Moni - Dear Ashley! I love your idea!
    And I love your blog & your photos!
    Greetings from Germany!

  • Candice Forte - Someday I think it would be fun to have a photojournalistic view of your whole day wake until sleep (if you even do that sleeping thing, which I doubt). How does one with 4 children and 2 who are not school age be so productive? You maybe can start teaching a time management and “how to interact with your kids and still love on them while being productive” seminar!

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  • Ginny - I’m printing these for my kids. My oldest tends to always be unhappy, so I am always telling her she needs to write something positive down every day. Now there is no excuse ๐Ÿ™‚

    I love the line about bothering you it didn’t start on the 1st, I was thinking the same thing myself, lol.

  • Reidunn - Love that your husband comments on your legs through your blog!
    Looking forward to see how your bedroom floor turns out.

  • Emily F - What a neat idea! I can’t wait to use these!

    Can’t wait to see the finished floors look like!

  • Julie Call - Thank you so much for sharing the download! I already ask each one of my children what the best part of their day was as I tuck them in. I am going to make one for each of them (and myself of course:o). This is also a great Valentine’s gift idea for friends and family! Thanks so much!

  • Karen - The timing on this was perfect. I downloaded these yesterday for my daughter’s Girl Scout troop. I had them scrapbooking yesterday so I made these and handed them out to all of them after as another fun memory idea. They love them and my daughter back filled them in. Thanks so much for sharing!

  • Franna Larsen - OH MY GOSH!!!! LOVE this idea…I can NOT wait to print these up and give them out! THANK YOU!

  • Anndee - I love this. Thank you!!!

  • Melissa Christensen - Love this idea!! But January has 31 days in it and the sheets only have 30 listed. I wouldn’t worry about it but it’s my Birthday!! I’m sure that would count as a BEST for the day! LOL

  • Francine - Thank you! This will be the perfect addition to my night pages journaling habit.

  • Sherry - What a great idea! Would it be possible for you to post a set for 2012 in the next few months so that we can assemble gifts for next year? Thank you for sharing with us!

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  • Ashley - Thank you Thank you Thank you! Especially for attaching the google doc. I am so excited to use this as a way to hold on to some great memories. Also, I’m a teacher and I’d love to make these as gifts for my students (or help them make some).

  • Getty Image Office Philippines - Great notepads, how creative. Thanks for sharing the procedure on how to make creative notepads.

  • Jen B - Hi! I’m new to your blog and just had to say how much I LOVE this idea! What a simple but effective way to focus on the positive. I sure could use more of that in my life. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for sharing!

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  • Julie - These are SO cute!!! Thanks so much for sharing! Think there’s anyway to make 2012 available so I can start on Christmas gifts for next year?? ๐Ÿ™‚ Just trying to stay true to my New Years Resolutions…staying organized (i.e. not waiting until the last minute to make Christmas gifts!).

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  • Syndi - Love it! I copied your idea and worked mine in MS Word; I wanted an 5.5×8 page (two per legal size page) for my daughter (7y/o, 2nd grd) so she could have a little more space. I think it’s a great idea for her to jot down the little things that make her happy and be able to revisit them years from now. Her first entry: “Somebody peed in the hall! Awesome, right?!” …Not exactly what I had in mind ๐Ÿ™‚

  • patty - love this! visiting from miss melissa at familiar path… and um, surely you played soccer if you are in umbras, no? ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • Robin Gibson - THIS is an AMAZING idea, and LOVE LOVE LOVE how your made your book! THANKS for sharing! I am going to make one in the am, when I have some more time!
    LOVE IT!

  • Rebecca - Pure Awesomeness! Thanks for the download and thanks to Kolette Hall for sharing the link to your blog on her blog!

  • Angie F - LOVE that I can do this with my girls!! YEAH!!! Thanks so much! I’m here from Kolette’s blog.

  • Mary Ann - Thank you for the great best of my days download!

  • Cheri - Love this concept – thanks for sharing. I linked back to you over on my blog!

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  • Audre - Thank you so much for this! I totally LOVE it. Is there a way to change the year to 2012? I want to get an early start on Christmas gifts! Thanks again!!

  • Amy - I love this idea. I want to use it for teacher gifts for this year, but I need to know if there is a way to change Jan-May from 2011 to 2012. The sooner you let me know the better…we start school in one week and I need to make 70 of these by then. Thanks!

  • Sue - Hi Ashley, I have recently found your blog and I LOVE your crafts! Any chance you will post a 2012 google doc for this? I would love to make this for my moms group ladies for christmas (I know, I am waaaay ahead) and I was hoping you might be able to tweak the doc! Thanks so much!

  • Adriane - Hi, I just found your blog (it’s 10/2/11) and saw this. WOW! I want to do this for 2012! Will you be making one for the new year??? Thanks!

  • Aimee - I LOVE this project! What a meaningful keepsake! I would really like to have this for 2012. Before I try to recreate the wheel, are you going to make one for 2012?

  • Aimee - Are you going to post a 2012 edition? I love this! What a blessing

  • Leah - Any chance you will be making one for 2012. I would love to make these for my friends for Christmas. I’m in 7th grade and I love to craft. Thank you, Leah

  • Cloud9 Design - thank you so much!! this is such a wonderful idea!!! ๐Ÿ™‚


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  • Tina - This is so adorable!! and nicely done!!! Awesome idea ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Louise - The download for the 2012 edition doesn’t work ๐Ÿ™
    creative idea!

  • Tara - Just discovered your site and I love it. Thank you for posting the best-of-my-days notepad download. I just tried the link for the 2012 version and it didn’t work. Any suggestions? Thanks!

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  • The Best of My Days {January} โ€” Sacred Mundane - […] For Christmas a friend gave me a beautiful and unique hand-made gift: The Best of My Days. Twelve simple pages, labeled for each month, with long and narrow and numbered space for each day. Just enough room to write a few words for each day of the year — the best of my days. I hung it right above my kitchen sink, where I can see it all the time. And this simple exercise, of reflecting each day on one simple joy, has been a delightfulย and unexpected part of my 2012. I love the Week’s end with thanksย and will continue to do it, but thought at month’s end it’d be fun to just share the best of my days.ย (Make your own!) […]

  • Summer Valentine - I love this idea and would like to make it for teacher gifts. I cannot seem to change it to 2013. Any suggestions?


  • Stephanie - I know this is an old post but I’ve had it stored in my memory bank as a great little gift idea for our church staff. I was wondering how you made it? I looked at your download in hopes I could just change the year but I couldn’t figure out how!?! Of course I can just wing it ๐Ÿ™‚ and create my own, but yours is soooo cute. If you have a chance in your crazy busy life these days can you tell me how you created yours? Our staff party isn’t until Jan. 4th so I have a week to get it done. Thanks a bunch!

  • AshleyAnn - Stephanie – Here is a link to the 2013 one

  • 2012 Best of My Days Notepad {free download} » - […] year I shared a little notepad for jotting down one thing that stood out as the best thing from that day. I use these with my […]

  • Today's Housewife : It’s beginning to sound a bit like…. - […] share the gratitude and stickย the best of my days notepadย in their […]