Sunday, February 7, 2010

{365 reasons why i love you}

sweet girls
{my daughters}
+
a sweet idea
=
a sweet keepsake treasure
love from
mom
xoxo

a few years ago for
Valentine's Day
I gave each of my girls a journal
{that I started exactly one year before that Valentine's Day}
xoxo
I wrote in each daughter's journal
everyday for 365 days





dated each new entry
{never missed a day}
wrote
why I loved them
what made them special
things they did that day that I so appreciated
listed their gifts
and
how they have blessed me
xoxo

each daughter's journal
was unique and personal to them
xoxo
it made for a very special
Valentine's Day


xoxo

365 reasons why I love you
give it a try
it will make next years Valentine's Day very special
for the love ones in your life
xoxo

64 comments:

Bubu said...

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Vicki said...

Koralee, your girls are beautiful like their sweet mom! I know they will treasure their Valentine journal for all of time!! What a special and wonderful present you gave them! Have a happy week and blessed Sunday! Vicki

tales from an oc cottage said...

What a precious idea!

m ^..^

Bubu said...

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Thank you :). KISSES FROM SPAIN

•••HAVE A NICE WEEK•••

Maria said...

Koralee ~ what a special, sweet person you are~
How blessed are we for getting to know you ~
This is a LOVE♥ly place to find beauty and a ray of God's JOY.
This is one of the most precious ideas I have ever read about * truly.

smiles from me to you ~ Maria

Carol said...

What a treasure that must have been...and will always be to your girls. What a commitment on your part. I love it!!
Have a happy "Pre- Valentine" week!

Cherry Blossoms said...

What a sweet idea and most of all this will always be something for them to treasure!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Your daughters are beautiful and so lucky to have you for a mother. What a brilliant idea...they will treasure them forever.

Sue

Julie Harward said...

Beautiful daughters! Great idea too..wouldn't we all love something like that from our mom's! :D

Catherine said...

Such a beautiful wonderful thoughtful idea! I am sure your daughters will cherish it forever.

THE HOME THAT LOVE BUILT said...

Thanks for sharing this sweet idea!!!

Blessings,
Brook

Maria Confer said...

This is a genius idea Koralee. You are the most amazing and thoughtful mom and you have the most beautiful daughters.

Lulu Letty

Marg said...

It's always a treasure to meet someone new through blogging. I loved your idea...and that has spurred me on to try that for next year's Valentines. I have two daughters and that would make it very special for them.

becky said...

How nice!Im writing now in a what I call,A Mothers Journal.To be given to them,my 2 daughters when its done.This idea of yours is great I may just do that as well.Thanks for sharing!

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh my gosh, that is just so amazing, truly. What a mother you are... I know they must love and adore that precious keepsake from you so much.

They are all gorgeous by the way, but then so are you...inside and out.
xoxo

anna lisa said...

that's the sweetest thing I've ever heard!!

Tracey said...

I just recently found your blog, and I think you have so many lovely ideas! This one is my favourite so far! :) Thanks for the inspiration.
I've just started a new blog if you're ever in the mood to take a look:
http://myhouseofgiggles.blogspot.com/

I too am from Vancouver.....what a beautiful place we live in!

Looking forward to many more of your posts,

Tracey

Dragonfly said...

What a beautiful idea!! They will cherish these forever :-)

ELK said...

i think that took a lot of discipline ...and love! you are amazing

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

Oh Koralee you are so thoughtful and creative! What a wonderful gift for your daughters that they will cherish forever!

I love this idea and your sweet spirit is one of the 365 reasons I love you!

Hugs,
Karyn

Laura Trevey said...

What a priceless and thoughtful gift!!!
They will treasure it forever ~~

xoxo

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

What a great idea! Your daughters, and probably their daughters, will treasure those forever!
(And wow, you must be very disciplined!)

Martha said...

I've been doing this for my hubby!!! I use tags everyday but nonetheless very similar...I believe my year ends sometime early April of this year....

So glad you shared and had fun with it!!! By the way the picture of your daughters is beautiful!!!!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Koralee, this is a wonderful idea. What a sweet mom you are!
Blessings,
Marcia

TAPESTRIESOFNATURE said...

WHAT A FANTASTIC IDEA! AND A WONDERFUL KEEPSAKE FOR YOUR DAUGHTERS!

WAS IT HARD TO KEEP IT A SECRET FOR A WHOLE YEAR OR DID THEY KNOW WHAT YOU WERE DOING?

Jacqueline said...

What a wonderful idea, Koralee and lovely for your daughters to keep forever.
What a thoughtful mother you are. XXXX

Simply Mel said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely! Your girls are so lucky to have you as their mom!

Great idea! In fact, I started writing a daily journal for Gaia since the day of her birth, and I haven't stopped! On Journal #3 now!

Have a beautiful week!
~Melissa

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

That is about the most wonderful gift I have ever heard of giving. What an amazing mom you are!

Robin~♥

Auntie Cake said...

OOOOHHH! This has to be the sweetest idea ever. I am putting four journals on my Target list. Love the picture of your beautiful daughters! They are every bit as beautiful as you are. And I loved your journal collage also. Only you could make journals so beautiful! BTW~I noticed your wonderful heart for us...
Kate

Frenchy chick said...

I need to try this...Great idea.
I am a designer from Paris. Come see my blog and let's be blog buddies. I am looking for friends.
XOXO
www.lechateaudesfleurs.blogspot.com

emma wallace said...

Goodness! What a completely wonderful idea!

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TUTU Monkey said...

Oh my gosh what a wonderful idea!

I love your blog......thanks for popping in mine so I could find you!

Have a wonderful new week!!

Splendid Willow said...

Koralee, you are the most thoughtful and loving person I have ever met in blog land! And your daughters picked the best Mom! I feel I need to start something similar for my girls. Thank you for the inspiration. And thank you for always teaching me about life priorities. Cyber hug, Mon

http://www.splendidwillow.com

RosieP said...

What a truly wonderful idea Koralee, something for them to treasure.

Hugs RosieP x

Rose said...

What special gifts! Something to be cherished for a lifetime.

Rose

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Wow Koralee, this is really one of the sweetest, loveliest and most precious gift-ideas I have ever heard of! Once again so, so inspiring and irresistible post!! Your daughters are beauties!! I'm sure your 3 darlings will cherish your fabulous journals for ever.
I also do LOVE your folded pages into this sweet heart !

Happy thoughts!
Saskia

Val said...

What a lovely idea!your girls must be proud to have you.it seems that they grow with a lot of love,that's why they are so pretty!
val

Csillagos said...

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Marina said...

Koralee ... that is an amazingly thoughtful gift!
I'm sure your beautiful daughters will always treasure it!
I have made baby keepsake books for my 3 girls ... but nothing since!
I think I might give this sweet idea a try.

Thank you so much for sharing!
xx

Amanda said...

What a special idea, and how treasured that must make your girls feel. You must be an amazing mum!

Raquel said...

Hi what a wonderful gift.. so lovely :)

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have a nice day

Kissed by an Angel said...

That is the most wonderful idea, and the most special gift!!!!
xxxx

Kellie Collis said...

Your daughters are beautiful!!x

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Koralee, what an excellent idea...to try to find a calendar journal of some sort, fix it up really pretty and write away! You are so filled with ideas. Are you a teacher? You are an angel!!! Anita

Tracey said...

Oh Koralee I've got tears in my eyes that's such a beautiful, beautiful gift for your sweet girls!!! So special! I just love the idea...and I'm mighty impressed you didn't miss a day! You always amaze me!

Happy Monday ~

:) T

Julie said...

What a wonderful gift for your daughters! I'm sure they will teasure them forever.

Happy Valentines week!

Kitty M said...

Awww Koralee what a beautiful idea, this has brought a tear to my eye - I am up for adoption! Kisses Kitty xxx

Helen McGinn said...

Wow...what an amazing idea. I'm so going to do this. Thank you so much for sharing it. You are such an inspiration....and you used tartan for your notebooks...yeah!

Helen xx

hometown girl said...

wow! that is the sweetest gift! they must have loved it and how they will cherish it. what a wonderful mom you are, your girls are so lucky to have you! xo susan

Randi Troxell said...

oh.. what a beautiful and sweet idea! and what a great mother you are too!!

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

Koralee! That is the sweetest idea I have ever heard.

I will do that ... especially now since my daughter is starting to be a reader!

And I'll do one for my husband. I know it will train me to find something I love about them daily, and that will undoubtably make my heart GROW!!

xoxo

Rizzi said...

HI KORALEE,
WHAT A SPECIAL MOM YOU ARE. YOUR GIRLS ARE BEAUTIFUL, YOU MUST BE SO PROUD OF THEM. THE LOVE IN YOUR HEART SAYS IT ALL. SUCH A SPECIAL GIFT YOU MADE, THAT IS TRUE LOVE FROM YOU. RIZZI

The Garden Bell said...

Hi Kora -

What a gret idea. You must have had a wonderful time doing this for the girls. Ok, so I know someday they will come to REALLY appreicate this. I'll have to start one for the hubbie.

Just wanted to let you know that your Olympic posting has given me the name for my next project that got underway during the Super Bowl last nite. Hope you don't mind if I add a link to my posting. I also have a link in there for Luc over in the Attic 24. If you don't already visit her, she is totally worth a moment.

Off to finish my posting.

Hugs, Kate - The Garden Bell xoxoxoxoxo

Libbie said...

WHAT AN AMAZING GIFT!!! That is so cool Koralee. How priceless! I am sure they are enjoying reading their books again & again!

Having grown up middle of 3 girls I LOVE seeing your girls. I still wish I could give Annie a sister...but what if it were another boy...that just might kill me :)

Beautiful Post! I have books going for my kids but I can't imagine writing in them everyday...you are way too amazing! I love amazing!

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

What a beautiful idea...I'm gonna try that with my boys...do you think they'll think it's too mushy :o)

OceanDreams said...

Your daughters are lucky to have you in their lives, what a precious mom you are! :) Very creative mom as well, my mom is also very creative and I know I love it when she gives me artsy gifts!

BonjourRomance said...

Oh Koralee, what a precious treasure you have given your three daughters - and each one is beautiful like their mother.
This is such a fabulous idea, I just did a post about not letting a day go by without saying I love you to those around us, and you my friend are a living example of this!

Pinecone Camp said...

Very sweet idea, as all your ideas are! It looks like you checked out the beautiful wall at the Vancouver Art Gallery. I loved it!

LuLu said...

Oh Koralee you just make me want to be a better mom!!! This is the most amazing gift i could ever think of giving my children. I just can't get over it! thank YOU for everything... the ideas, the smiles, how to live!!
xo,
LuLu

Julie Ann said...

Oh, Koralee!! That is such an awesome idea!! I bet your girls just LOVEd their journals and will treasure them for a lifetime!!

Kali said...

Amazing! absolutely amazing!

Sarah said...

Hi Koralee,
I love that journal idea. What a special treasure for your girls. And that photo of them against the flowers... where is that? What a cool wall!
♥ Sarah

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

You are such a lovely mum, and how wonderful of you to do this for them all....I think it is really sweet :-)

WOWandTHEN said...

Hi: from Calgary, lovely to find your most inspiring gift to us all who read and take it to heart... it is amazing the avenues God has given us to share himself through our gifts...
Blessings and enjoy the excitement of the games... I have just started a blog.. stop in for a wee visit... Pam. http://wowandthen.blogspot.com