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Monday, October 19, 2015

Mommy Monday: inspirational quote box for your purse

Last year, I made a little box to put in my purse for those days when things are just a little too crazy and life feels overwhelming. I made one for my sister as well and it was a great gift to give for Christmas! I have pulled it out a few times and I love having it there with me.


This was a pretty simple DIY project. For the box, I took an empty Altoids mint tin and covered it in duct tape, then added a few gold stickers that I had in my stash. It would probably look nicer if you spray painted it, but duct tape was what I had on hand so that's what I used! ;)


I do like that the tin is small and unassuming, so I don't have to worry much about someone else opening it. Not that people are digging through my purse or anything... But still.

I designed the images for the cards on my computer. You could use colored paper and hand-write on them, or you could use pretty much any software on your computer to print your own. I added some quotes- Bible verses, song lyrics, and other inspirational quotes I love- to some, and put photos of my favorite people on others. So when I flip through the cards, I am reminded of the people that I love (and love me back!), focus my thoughts on what's important and valuable to me, and remind myself of why I am doing what I am doing every day.

If you or someone you know is going through a difficult time, or just has a lot on their plate, this would be a great thing to make for you or your loved one! Do you keep anything in your purse to keep you inspired and focused on what matters?

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    1. So glad you like it! Let me know if you make one yourself. I really do love having it in my purse.

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  2. This is a great idea - thank you for sharing it! It will make a wonderful gift for some new teachers at our school! :)

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    1. Kay, that is genius! I'm so glad you thought of doing this for new teachers. They could keep it in their teacher desk with inspirational quotes about teaching etc. I have always kept the drawings, cards, and notes that students make for me, and copies of any notes/emails that I get from parents somewhere in my classroom for when I feel like a terrible teacher.

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  3. What a lovely idea. Thanks so much for sharing!

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    1. Thank you! I'd love to see what you come up with if you decide to make one yourself :)

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  4. Such a great inspirational idea #twinklytuesday

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    1. Thank you for the comment- I really have found it helpful to have with me :)

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  5. That's a fab idea and sounds like a wonderful way of finding encouragement and inspiration when you're just having one of those days.

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    1. It has been great to have on hand for sure :) Thanks for the wonderful comment!

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  6. You're so creative. It's a lovely idea — nice to think you've got a little pocket full of inspiration should you need it! :) Thanks so much for linking up to #TwinklyTuesday — hope to see you again tomorrow!

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    1. Thanks so much! I have definitely found it encouraging to have on hand :)

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