Journaling for Two

Written by Doreene Clement

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If there is a specific problem or concern inrepparttar relationship, you may want to start journaling there. You can also use a couple's journal to tell each other, daily, how much you love each other and why. You can journal your dreams and hopes forrepparttar 144977 future, your children, each other,repparttar 144978 world. Or combine any of these ideas, along with your own ideas. You have a blank palette, so fill inrepparttar 144979 space with what is most important for you and your relationship.

You can also add photos, poems, fortune cookie fortunes, even cutouts from magazines to your journal.

If you have lost an important relationship through death or some other change you can journal your thoughts and feelings to this person inrepparttar 144980 same way. This can be a very powerful way to move through loss, touching those fears and feelings that are still within.

However you decide to userepparttar 144981 couple's journaling, be sure to journalrepparttar 144982 love andrepparttar 144983 joy, along withrepparttar 144984 rest of your feelings. One tip - If you are taking time to write to one another, keep clear about what is a fact and what are your feelings.

You can also journal with friends and coworkers usingrepparttar 144985 same ideas.

Copyright 2003 Doreene Clement All Rights Reserved

Doreene Clement, a cancer victor and author of The 5 Year Journal, is currently writing a new book, Blessed, about her life and her cancer experience. For more information 480.423.8095 Copyright 2005 OMDC, LLC All Rights Reserved

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Baby Shower Centerpieces That Double as a Gift!

Written by Randy Wilson

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  • Go to a craft section or a craft store and purchase small pink and blue gemstones. You could place these in votive holders, or small glass vases of different sizes. Add shredded tissue torepparttar mix and you will have another lovely baby shower centerpiece.

  • You could get different glass figurines of a stork, swan, castle, teddy bear, or whatever would fit withrepparttar 144976 theme. Put them in a box filled with colored shredded paper and putrepparttar 144977 figurine on top. Any of these would be a great addition to your baby shower.

  • Hang an umbrella fromrepparttar 144978 ceiling filled with stuffed animals. Or you could put flowers inside and add balloons, dolls and/or ribbons.

  • Fill a bucket, bowl, or basket with candy, small stuffed animals, or flowers.

  • Ifrepparttar 144979 baby shower is inrepparttar 144980 fall or winter. Use small pumpkins, headstones, or leaves of different colors. Pumpkins could be made of tissue, or small figures of pumpkins.

  • Tropical Themes could use many different items to make your baby shower center piece. Pineapples, tiki lights, small palm trees, hula dancer center piece, or a flamingo.

  • Nautical themes could use small boats, ships, sailboats, anchors, or a treasure chest.

  • Spring themes could include items such as hearts, leprechauns, or bunnies.

  • Western themes could use straw, cowboy hats, cowboy boots, western badges and rope.

    These are just some ideas to choose from. Think about them, mix and match, or add your own ideas to make baby shower centerpieces that perfectly match your theme. You and your guests and guest of honor will have a fun day. They will be getting away from reality for a short time to rest and enjoy themselves.

    Copyright Randy Wilson, All Rights Reserved.

    Randy is owner of How to Plan a Baby Shower where you can get more tips and ideas for your baby shower. You can also purchase and find free baby shower games.

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