2012 Best of My Days Notepad {free download}

The new updated version for 2013 can be found by clicking here.


Last 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 kids, but they also make a great little gift for friends, teachers, kids, etc. Here’s what I wrote about it last year:

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.

So many of you have been asking for another one this year…thank you for the extra motivation to get the 2012 version made! I am by not means a graphic designer, nonetheless here you go. There are links at the end to download both versions for your own use.


1. Print the pages onto 8.5 x 11 cardstock and trim each month to be the same size.

2. Punch a hole in the top corner and add a metal ring or something similar. It would be cute to do ribbon or fabric, but you want to be able to flip the pages easily.

3. I used a doily, baker’s twine and coffee sleeves to ‘wrap’ my notepads. For the coffee sleeves, I tore them open, turned them inside out and glued it back together on the back side. Never throw clean coffee sleeves away! I have an entire drawer in my crafting cabinet full of these things. So handy.

This is a super fast project if you are only doing a couple. This little guy worked on Thanksgiving leaves while I worked on the notepads. Each time I post a craft with my kitchen table in it, someone asks about the table. I usually don’t get around to answering. So…for those that are curious. It is a concrete table top on a wood base. I don’t have a tutorial for it. Our friend Tim Paslay built it with Chris.

And now for the free downloads. I am not able to host these on my server, so they are set up in Google Documents. You should be able to click on the buttons below to download your choice of notepads (or both). Enjoy!

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