The new year brings endless possibilities! It’s a great time to make resolutions like learning something new or changing something for the better. Read below to get some fun inspiration for this year’s resolutions from Ursula of kraft&mint! See how she uses our notebooks to bring her resolution to life.

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As a mom of three active kids, I’m constantly trying to get through the day, rushing here and there. I am always going a million miles an hour with the unsettling feeling that I’ll never catch up. And then it hits me, I need to take a deep breath, pray and regroup.

Sometimes I ask myself: “What is it that I can enjoy at this very moment?” My surroundings, my children’s laugh, or? Can I really pause and take a deep breath and just be? Maybe I can…
The new habit I’d like to develop in 2015 is “to be more in the moment” and enjoy the “now” right now.

For example, if I’m waiting for the kids to come out of school, I’ll quickly get on my phone and browse the web feeding my Pinterest addiction. What if, instead of consuming the latest tweets or my friend’s Facebook updates, I would pause, close my eyes and be still.

Would I be able to do that? I’m not sure. I have a very simple plan to accomplish more “stillness” and less rushing around. No, I will not tattoo “Be more in the moment” on my arm, but I will start writing my thoughts in a small journal.

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Being in the moment doesn’t involve staring in the distance and do nothing. Instead, I need to change my focus away from the “little screen,” (aka my iPhone) and concentrate on writing, producing something tangible like a journal.

I’ve kept the journals I had in my twenties and re-reading them is like traveling in time for me. Moments I had completely forgotten, are there, in my diary, for me to read and just remember.
This is good. I’m sincerely looking forward to writing and to record my thoughts when the time permits.

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What does it mean to “be in the moment” for you? Please give it a thought. Write more and see what happens. Get a journal, keep it with you in the car, have another one by your bed or keep one at the office. I’ve also designed a printable for you to put at work or at home. Please choose a color that best suits you or download them all!

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Find the printables here!

What will you journal about?

A few ideas to write about:

These are the top three things that make me laugh ________
I worry too much about _________________
If I had an unexpected day off I would go to_____________
make_____________, call___________________

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Marah Mendes runs the personal lifestyle blog Aj & Cj Play out of the Pacific Northwest. She is a former PDX Ad Account Exec turned busy stay at home mom/freelance copywriter. Her blog is a place for other Moms to gather inspiration on motherhood, family life, party planning, kids fashion and interior design.


Setting out to create an inspired workspace means looking out for those unexpected items that infuse a room with personal style. You might be looking for an enjoyable space that redefines working from home or you might be looking for your corporate office to feel more like home. Either way we all want a space where we love to be! Take a look at a few of my favorite personalized office items that will transform a simple room into your most loved room.

Office Makeover Ideas

When styling your space keep in mind that the little details make a big difference. Custom Acrylic photo blocks add a touch of personal style to any shelf. I used them to display artwork and fill with a few of my favorite pictures.

Home Makeover ideas

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Tiny Prints Acrylic Photo Blocks

I also utilized a mix of modern and colorful personalized throw pillows to brighten up the corner of the room. Of course a soft monogrammed cashmere blanket is the perfect addition to everyone’s desk chair.

home office decor accents

Herringbone Monogrammed Custom Blankets | Personalized Photo Pillows

Beautiful books also work great as decor. Stack them and use them to display small trinkets. I love the new line of Penguin Classics.

home decor book accents

Succulents, Pink Peony’s and Desktop art adds color, style and beauty to any dull space.

home decor succulent planters

The perfect personalized stationary is a must.

home office stationery

Acrylic Trays | Thank You Notes

home office decor

Personalized Embossers

See more office styling tips on Marah’s blog.

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