Caravan Sonnet: December 2018

12/11/18

Mary Poppins: A Jolly Holiday Vintage Junk Journal Video

Happy Tuesday friends! Today I am excited to share another video from my new YouTube channel that just recently went live just a little bit ago! Today I am excited to share a video of a new item that is now available in the shop! You can find it HERE!!

This one just makes me smile... I love Mary Poppins and the songs from the original movie bring back such fun childhood memories! This was definitely my favorite movie as a little girl and so hearing the music all over again just makes me smile! Are you excited about the new movie? I love Emily Blunt so I think it is going to be fantastic! 

 I hope this video brings a smile to your face this chilly Tuesday morning! *smiles* You can find the video HERE (or watch right below) and the new channel by clicking HERE! Thanks for checking it out, liking it, commenting, and following along y'all! *smiles*
Happy Tuesday friends! I hope you have a wonderful day!

12/10/18

December Caravan's 12 Days of Christmas: Day 10

It's time for December Caravan's 12 Days of Christmas Exciting Shop Sales & Gifts!

🎶On the 10th Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me...a $10 Barnes & Noble GiftCard!🎶

To enter for the chance to win, simply head on over to the new IG shop account (www.instagram.com/decembercaravanshop) and follow the simple and easy directions for your chance to win! Giveaway ends at 9pm tonight so hurry on over! 

You can go directly to the IG shop HERE! Happy Saturday friends!

12/8/18

December Caravan's 12 Days of Christmas: Day 8

It's time for December Caravan's 12 Days of Christmas Exciting Shop Sales & Gifts!

🎶On the 8th Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me...a $10 Regal Cinema GiftCard!🎶

To enter for the chance to win, simply head on over to the new IG shop account (www.instagram.com/decembercaravanshop) and follow the simple and easy directions for your chance to win! Giveaway ends at 9pm tonight so hurry on over! 

You can go directly to the IG shop HERE! Happy Saturday friends!

Mary Poppins: A Jolly Holiday Junk Journal

Happy Saturday friends! Today I am so excited to share with you the first of the four FINAL junk journals and items that will be going into the shop for this year! This adorable Mary Poppins A Jolly Holiday Junk Journal is now available for purchase! (You can find it HERE!) 
Y'all know how much I love creating different and unique journals and altered books. These beautiful and unique journals are the perfect way to grab onto ordinary moments or days and remember special times in life. With the new Mary Poppins coming out (who else is as excited as I am?!?) I was inspired to create a couple of junk journals based on this!
This beautiful vintage (1964) Mary Poppins: A Jolly Holiday Junk Journal is a Mary Poppins lovers dream. With approximately 150 pages/tags of quality and beautiful scrapbook paper, adorable vintage and modern embellishments and ephemera, and pretty surprises, this Junk Journal will create a treasured keepsake for a lifetime and can be used throughout the holiday season and year.
This junk journal (although vintage) was in excellent condition and contains ALL of the original book pages and even includes some poetry pages from a Julie Andrews Poetry book as a nod to the original movie. 
With the upcoming release of the new Mary Poppins movie, this is a treasure that will remind generations of the past while creating precious new memories.  
I fell in love with the precious pictures, the detailed illustrations, and the vibrant colors of this classic book that has delighted girls and dreamers for generations. Using this Vintage (1964) Mary Poppins Junk Journal you can easily add in pictures and quick notes so that you can remember the special days forever. 
I was showing this junk journal to a friend and she said it would be the perfect present for a newly engaged bride-to-be and I loved that idea! What a fun idea to record the proposal and engagement season in this junk journal
What I love about Cinderella (and Disney in general) is that the stories are timeless for dreamers to dream and wish in all different ways. No matter how you would use this junk journal it would be precious. *smiles* 
If you are interested in this Vintage Mary Poppins A Jolly Holiday Junk Journal can find it HERE. 

Or if you are interested in looking at other tag and junk journals that are available in the shop you can find them in the tag and junk journal section HEREStay tuned as a video of this junk journal will soon be on my new youtube channelOr find one of me talking about the junk journal on the shops instagram page by clicking HERE!
Happy Saturday friends! I hope that you have a wonderful day with friends and family!!

12/7/18

December Caravan's 12 Days of Christmas: Day 7

It's time for December Caravan's 12 Days of Christmas Exciting Shop Sales & Gifts!

🎶On the 7th Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me...a $5 Giftcard to Starbucks!!🎶

To enter for the chance to win, simply head on over to the new IG shop account (www.instagram.com/decembercaravanshop) and follow the simple and easy directions for your chance to win! Giveaway ends at 10pm tonight so hurry on over! 

You can go directly to the IG shop HERE! Happy Friday friends!

12/6/18

Girl in Red Dress Junk Journal Video

Happy Thursday friends! Today I am excited to share another video from my new YouTube channel that just recently went live a couple of weeks ago! Today I am excited to share a video of a new item that is now available in the shop (*update: it is now sold but you can find other additional junk journals in the shop HERE!)!

This one just makes me smile... I love these rustic and cozy colors of the season and I love the song version that I chose to put with this video! I hope it brings a smile to your face this Thursday morning! *smiles* You can find the video HERE (or watch right below) and the new channel by clicking HERE! Thanks for checking it out, liking it, commenting, and following along y'all! *smiles*
Happy Thursday friends! I hope y'all are having a wonderful day!

December Caravan's 12 Days of Christmas: Day 6

It's time for December Caravan's 12 Days of Christmas Exciting Shop Sales & Gifts!

🎶On the 6th Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me..."20% off Santa's Rocket Sleigh Junk Journal"!!🎶

This beautiful vintage (1957) Santa's Rocket Sleigh junk journal is a Christmas Lovers dream. With approximately 200 pages of quality and beautiful scrapbook paper, adorable vintage and modern embellishments and tags, original book pages, cards, ribbon (both vintage and unique modern) and pretty surprises, this Junk Journal will create a treasured keepsake for a lifetime and can be used throughout the holiday season and year.

This Santa's Rocket Sleigh Junk Journal is THE perfect Vintage Santa Lovers' Dream! It will truly be a keepsake that will be treasured forever!! 

You can go directly to this listing that is on a special Christmas sale for today ONLY by clicking the link HERE! Happy Thursday friends!

12/5/18

December Caravan's 12 Days of Christmas: Day 5

It's time for December Caravan's 12 Days of Christmas Exciting Shop Sales & Gifts!

🎶On the 5th Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me...a copy of 12 Things to Do E-Book for LESS than ONE dollar!🎶

This book is written for those with a heart and desire to practically meet someone struggling through the confusing and difficult road of a chronic health condition this holiday season. Often those who long to walk the journey of a chronic health condition with their loved ones ask from a sincere place, "How can I really help this holiday?" but feel at a loss of where to start. This book is filled with unique and one-of-a-kind ideas for this holiday season that will be a wonderful "jumping off point" for you to be reaching out to those whom you love that struggle with chronic health issues and their loved ones.

You can go directly to this listing that is on a special Christmas sale for today ONLY by clicking the link HERE! Happy Wednesday friends!

Romantic Date Ideas For Winter

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Now that winter is here there is a big temptation to camp out in the house for the next few months and speak to absolutely no one in the process. But just because it is winter doesn’t mean you have to stay indoors, and there are plenty of ways you can have fun with your other half in the cold. Here are some top date night ideas for couples this winter.

Go camping
It might be winter and the weather may be a little harsh however that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a little break now and again. For a romantic weekend break you can pack up a tent, the  best portable generator you can find and plenty of blankets and head out into the countryside. When you have no phone signal it will be freeing and you will be able to truly spend time together.

Go bowling
Bowling is a sport which can be played in twos, and it can be a fun way to change up your regular night time routine for something a little more competitive. If you have a local bowling alley you can book a lane, grab some drinks and just have fun with each other for a while and this can be the best way to spend your time as a couple.

Try axe throwing
If you are used to going for dinner and a movie and you fancy trying something a little more out of your comfort zone, there is a great activity you can try: axe throwing. What better way to be together and also release some stress than to throw axes at targets and have a laugh with the person you love!

Visit an open mic night
If you are sick of being in the house all of the time binge watching Netflix, another thing you can always try is visiting either a musical show like The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance or going to a local pub for an open mic night. Open mic nights can be super fun because you can see people of all ages and styles playing around on stage and you can even get involved yourself. A couple of drinks and some entertainment can be an awesome way to spend the evening.

Go ice skating
For a winter activity which is sure to put a smile on your faces and bring you a little closer together, there is nothing better than ice skating. Ice skating is not only super festive but it is romantic and can be a great way for you both to reconnect after a tough week or month in the office in the run up to Christmas. You’ll be able to hold hands and pick each other up when you slip over and it can be a fun way to spend an evening!

Visit the Christmas markets
Christmas markets are always a fun thing to do during the festive period and many big cities have amazing markets which you simply have to visit during the evening or at the weekend. You can take a stroll through the stalls and take time to try out lots of different cheeses, meats, alcohol and other goodies. It can also be a fun place to buy some wacky gifts for family members and friends! And of course you can then sit under the tent with a glass of mulled wine and watch the world go by around you both.

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12/4/18

December Caravan's 12 Days of Christmas: Day 4

It's time for December Caravan's 12 Days of Christmas Exciting Shop Sales & Gifts!


These gorgeous and unique decorations are a rare treasure that you can use for years to come to decorate your home, a room, across the fireplace, a classroom, or even as a gift. These beautiful and unique garlands will add to your festivities or decor throughout the year!

You can go directly to this listing that is on a special Christmas sale for today ONLY by clicking the link HERE! Happy Tuesday friends!

*please note that this sale does not include custom order listings*

12/3/18

December Caravan's 12 Days of Christmas: DAY 3

It's time for December Caravan's 12 Days of Christmas Exciting Shop Sales & Gifts!

🎶On the 3rd Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me...25% off a Custom Altered City/State/or Country Journal with Midori Cover & Insert!!🎶

This listing is for a custom altered city/state/or country journal with a midori type cover and Insert that gives the perfect opportunity for someone to carry their journals with them to record memories, document sweet events, and to use as a travel guide throughout their trip. Each journal comes with unique travel quotes (often pertaining to the particular trip), lovely paper, pretty ribbon, and a variety of unique and additional embellishments. Each travel book is from the year 2012 to the present (I always try to find one of the newest additions) and has been altered to be practically used while still having a unique treasure to easily carry throughout a persons individual travels. In addition to this each altered journal has been made into a partial album (using acid free materials) so that pictures can be printed and easily "scrapbooked" for a unique memory. 

This sweet Custom Altered City/State/or Country Journal with Midori Cover & Insert is THE perfect gift for the travel lover on your gift list! It will truly be a keepsake that they treasure forever!! 

You can go directly to this listing that is on a special Christmas sale for today ONLY by clicking the link HERE! Happy Monday friends!

Simple Ways To Make Your New Year Resolutions Stick

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Think back to the New Year resolutions you made at the start of this year. How many did you keep? Chances are, like many of us, you have probably broken quite a few, despite your good intentions. Still, there is always this coming year to return to them. Perhaps this next year will be the year that they finally stick. Maybe.

To give you a fighting chance at keeping them, here are some tips that we think you will find useful.

Make plans to help you succeed. When setting your resolutions, think about how you might achieve them. If you want to eat healthier, plan to learn one new recipe a month. If you want to exercise more, join a gym or plan an itinerary of activities you might take up over the year. If you finally want to meet the man of your dreams this year, plan to use a free singles phone chat to meet others in your area, or map out singles clubs in your locale and visit one a month. Abstract resolutions never work, so make a plan within a plan to help you achieve them.

Don't run before you can walk. This is especially relevant if you are thinking about your new year fitness goals, but it also applies to any resolution you intend to make. Don't do too much all at once, as you will overwhelm yourself and potentially fail. Before going for a run each day, go for a gentle jog until you are ready. Instead of telling yourself you will give up smoking, try and cut down on what you smoke before giving up entirely. It's about taking small steps, gearing yourself up until you are ready for the larger goal you have in mind.

Seek as much help as necessary. Do you have the willpower to manage all of your goals yourself? If you are somebody who has broken more resolutions than you have kept, then the answer is probably 'no.' Therefore, seek support from those who can help you. Start in the morning with prayer, such as praying to God for your future husband, and asking Him for strength to help you meet your daily goals. Enlist friends and family into your support network; those people who will hold you accountable, such as when you are trying to give up a bad habit. And join up with like-minded people, such as a weight-watchers group if losing weight is one of your resolutions for the year ahead. You might not make it if you go it alone, so find help from whatever sources are available to you.

Don't let failure get the better of you. Don't beat yourself up if you fail to reach your targets. If you miss the gym one week, or if you let your unhealthy eating cravings get the better of you, don't assume you have failed for another year.  If you berate yourself on your failings, you might be tempted to both a) leave your resolutions until the next new year, and b) fall into old habits as comfort for failing to make new, healthier habits. Be kind to yourself - you're only human after all - and pick yourself up and start again. We all make mistakes, and you're no different. While you should do all you can to succeed with your resolutions, don't let any slip-ups derail you for another year. Keep trying, as you won't succeed otherwise.

So, go into the New Year with what we have said in mind. You have more chance of making your resolutions stick if you do. We hope our advice helped, but if you have any other tips for our readers, be sure to let us know.

We wish you a very happy and successful new year!


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12/2/18

December Caravan's 12 Days of Christmas: Day 2

It's time for December Caravan's 12 Days of Christmas Exciting Shop Sales & Gifts!

🎶On the 2nd Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me...a custom "940 Saturdays Altered Journal on Sale"!!🎶

It is truly amazing to think that from the time a baby is born until they are 18 years old there are only 940 Saturdays that a family spends with that child. Remembering the sweet, the ordinary, and the special occasions is a lifetime treasure that new parents will want to keep forever! This book comes with a small book that gives HUNDREDS of affordable fun and unique suggestions that are age appropriate too! 

This sweet 940 Saturdays altered journal is THE perfect baby shower or Baby's First Christmas gift (or adoption gift!) for new parents! It will truly be a keepsake that they treasure forever!! 

You can go directly to this listing that is on a special Christmas sale for today ONLY by clicking the link HERE! Happy Sunday friends!