The Second Ten Days: Gratitude Documented 2019!

The Second Ten Days

The Second Ten days of Gratitude Documented 2019 has really brought my creativity out and has been such fun. Switching my routine up has really been beneficial for me. And although I’ve found it challenging, it has definitely helped me to grow. So here are the next ten days in pictures!

11 and 12

Pages 11 and 12 features the themes Glory and Scripture. I was a little uncertain with this spread, but it came out WAY better than expected. It is now one of my favorites of the entire journal so far.
Days 11 & 12

13 and 14

Again I surprised myself with this layout. Featureing the themes of Mercy and Discipline, I pulled out a medium I rarely use and absolutely love the end result.
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15 and 16

Admittedly I struggled with this layout. I did keep it simple and overall I’m pleased with the turnout. These pages feature Home and Legacy which can go hand in hand.
Pages 15 & 16

17 and 18

Also keeping it simple here for Hope and Heritage with scrap paper and collaging elements.
Pages 17 & 18

19 & 20

These pages feature the themes of Forgiveness a New Song. I had a thought about it and they came together fairly quickly.
19  & 20

I have to thank Illustrated Faith for this annual series. It has really pushed me and drawn out creativity I didn’t know I had within me. My other posts about the Gratitude Documented 2019 series can be found here and here!

Netflix Show Recommendation: Money Heist!

Money Heist


The show Money Heist is a riveting and Spanish crime drama. It premiered on Netflix on December 20, 2017. The Professor recruits a band of misfit criminals and prepares them to execute his plan to rob the Royal Mint of Spain. As an ode to his father, the Professor engages in the ultimate chess match between his team and the police. Though the Professor’s plan is well thought out, mishaps and mistakes happen. In this high stakes game, the team must deal with the consequences of their actions and recover as best they can.

Quick Character Thoughts

There is a myriad of colorful and wonderful characters throughout the show Money Heist. But I have to count the Professor and Nairobi as my favorites. Though the whole show is narrated by the character Tokyo, she proves to be one of my least favorites along with her significant other Rio. Though many will love her for her brash boldness, she gets way too emotional in tough situations. She is terrible at handling a crisis and her actions many times prove to be self-serving. Her significant other, Rio is the same. Coupled with his young age and naïveté, Rio’s feelings get the best of him and it proves to be a detriment to the team on more than one occasion.

I love the Professor because he is brilliant. And although he seems stoic at times, he cares deeply for each and every one of his team. And Nairobi just has an infectious, joyous can-do attitude. If I was ever stuck in a television show and needed a pep talk, I wouldn’t want anyone but Nairobi to handle it. By the end, I grow quite fond of Denver and Helsinki as well.  The longer the series runs, the more you get to know the characters.  And the more you grow to love them, flaws and all.

Overall Thoughts

The show Money Heist is completely riveting. It had me on the edge of my seat from episode one and it’s amazing watching this story unfold. There is always a plot twist around the corner and nearly every episode ends on a cliffhanger. It just made me want to keep watching. I came to this series late and was convinced to watch it by my brother. As of now I’ve watched all three parts that are available twice, and am anxiously awaiting part 4 in January 2020. If you like shows that keep you guessing and on the edge of your seat, then Money Heist if the show for you.

You can check out my other Netflix recommendations Here and here.

If you’ve watched the show Money Heist aka La Casa de Papel, I’d love to know your thoughts. Leave a comment!

The First Ten Days: Gratitude Documented 2019

The First Ten Days

The first ten days of Gratitude Documented 2019 have been quite enjoyable.  The Gratitude Documented Series hosted by Illustrated Faith has given me a chance to change my routine, and get my creative juices flowing. Here are the first ten days of the series in pictures.

One and Two

One and Two of the first ten days feature the themes God Winks and Rainbows with their corresponding scriptures.

Days One & Two

Three and Four

Three and Four covers the themes of Meekness and Self-Control.
Meekness and Self Control

Five and Six

And I really enjoyed documenting five and six. It features the themes of Sanctification and Refuge. It reminds me that home and refuge can be found in feeling.

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Seven and Eight

With themes of Salvation and Testimony, these pages were a joy to put together.

Days Seven and Eight

Nine and Ten

And lastly for nine and ten featuring the themes Wonder and Discipleship!

Days Nine and Ten

To check out my preparation post for Gratitude Documented 2019, click here.