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You all have BLOWN me away…!

So can I just say something? You all are one downright amazing group of readers!!

I was so excited about the and knew it was a product that has the ability to totally transform your life. However, it’s scary to put a product out there for all the world and encourage other people to buy it — especially because this was our first time to offer physical products in our online store.

But I believe in this product, I know the value it has had in my own life, and I knew that it was something many of you have been asking for. So I wrote the post on Tuesday telling you about it.

And then I clicked publish with a little fear and trepidation wondering if anyone would actually order it.

20 minutes went by and it was pretty much crickets chirping.

I started to second-guess myself and wonder if maybe I had been crazy to put the time and effort into this. But then I remembered: you know what? If I did all of that work just so I could have a product that would make a difference in my personal life as I use it year after year, it was completely worth the effort.

Well, about 5 more minutes went by, and then the orders started trickling in a few at a time. A few more hours went by and they started streaming in. And by that evening, so many orders had come in we started talking about possibly needing to hire extra help to fulfill them all!

Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing in my excitement and for supporting this project — buying copies not only for yourself, but for your friends and family.

Being the goal-oriented person I am, I set what I thought was a fairly audacious sales goal of how many I had hoped to sell by year-end. I truly didn’t think we would hit it, but I set it anyway.

Well, guess what?!? We hit the year-end sales goal in less than two days!!!

Yes, I told you that you all BLOW ME AWAY!

I am humbly grateful for each of you, for reading here, for sending in encouraging comments and emails, for being such cheerleaders, and for showing up here every day and investing your time and resources to help make this site a success.

I’m not sure what to say other than thank you from the bottom of my heart. You bless me far more than you could ever imagine!


If you didn’t get a chance to order a , the $2 off coupon code is only good through midnight tonight.

We do not plan to offer it at this low of a price again before Christmas (except for bulk orders). So if you have been thinking of ordering, now’s the time to do it!

Through tonight at midnight, save $2 off the purchase of from our store when you use coupon code BLESSING14 at checkout.

That makes it just $7.99 + shipping. You can order as many as you’d like with this discount code.

This would make a great gift idea for friends and family this Christmas season! And don’t forget to purchase one for yourself, as well!

If you’d prefer, the Blessings Journal are also . However, the $2 discount code is only good through .

This offer is valid through through midnight tonight only (November 20, 2014).

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  • says:

    Awesome! I can’t wait to get mine that you are so generously blessing me with! Choosing an attitude of gratitude is so important. I believe this journal is going to help me tremendously in having a more positive outlook on life, lord knows that I need it right now! Thanks for being such an inspiration to me! I have learned so much from you and your blog! Thank you thank you thank you times a million! Blessings from the bottom if my heart and soul <3

  • says:

    Congratulations! That is so exciting! I am going to put this on my own Christmas list. I’m crossing my fingers that I’ll receive it as a gift. 🙂 Thank you for all you do.

  • says:

    It’s awesome when something you’re afraid of turns out to be a huge blessing! Been there. Congratulations! I’m super excited to get mine!
    P.S. I LOVE that it’s hardback!!!

  • Robyn says:

    Awesome!! Now you need a cute budget book to go with it!! 🙂

    • Jo says:

      We’re still finalizing the product line development, but there’s a good chance that will be coming in 2015!! I can’t wait to show you what we’re cooking up…!

      • Robyn says:

        Yay!!!! Can’t wait!

      • Robyn says:

        I would love to see a budget book for the whole year that I could write in and plan ahead with instead of having to print out sheets etc…would love one already put together or bound together that I can just fill in the numbers. Hope that makes sense! 🙂

      • says:

        I can’t wait to see this line! In my opinion, the first thing you should put out is your cash system envelope to match your logo; I’ve seen you promote finds from other businesses, and I feel that would be one product that is directly relates to all of your other works and site! The second thing I would love to see if you had some sort of case/folder duo, that could hold both a phone or tablet, as well as a small accordion section for coupons. In-store, I always feel I am juggling too much with a coupon binder, purse, phone to look up ever changing app deals, and a cash envelope. Going to the store requires more gear than a vacation!

        • Jo says:

          Shh! Don’t tell anyone, but we’re working on that very thing right now, with plans to possibly do the second idea sometime in the not-too-distant future!!

  • Melissa H says:

    Do you know how much shipping is?

  • Johanna says:

    Congratulations!! So excited for you!!! God is up to something good 🙂

  • Lynn says:

    Congratulations! I believe that the response shows that you are definitely filling a need here. For myself, I purchased one as soon as I got your email then went back today and purchased two more for friends! Thank you for all your hard work in designing this and making it something we all can use.

  • shannon says:

    I just went to order from Amazon and it is out of stock 🙁

    • Jo says:

      I know. 🙁 They’ve ordered a bunch more, but won’t have them in until next week. However, you can still order from them, it just might take 2-3 weeks for it to arrive. If you want to get the journals more quickly than that, you can order through our site.

  • says:

    Congratulations!!! I ordered mine and I’m super excited to get it!!! I have a journaling group I was planning on getting these for for Christmas and was going to wait to see if there was going to be another sale before Christmas (and you just answered that in this post!) How many is going to be considered bulk? I plan on buying five more and am trying to decide if I should get them now or wait till the bulk sale?

    • Jo says:

      This will be the cheapest price you’ll see before Christmas on orders of less than 10. We will be offering the same price ($7.99 per journal) for orders of 10 or more as a long-term offer.

      So the answer is: yes, go ahead and order now if you want get the best price on an order of 5 journals.

  • Kristin says:

    I am so excited for you! And for myself! This journal looks like an amazing tool to really keep my head and heart in the right place despite the craziness surrounding me. I’m not a mom, but I can’t tell you how much your blog has taught me and helped prepare my heart for being the best wife, daughter, sister and friend during this strange transition period they call the mid-20s. Thank you so much for your honesty, openness, and hard work! You are such a blessing!

  • Shannon says:

    Crystal, I am trying to order 2 now and I am putting the code in but it isn’t changing the price – am I doing something wrong?

  • says:

    Yay! And I might I put in a suggestion for a goal setting workbook? 🙂

  • Sarah D. says:

    Quick question – should I be expecting a confirmation email after I order or not?

  • says:

    WOW, congratulations! That’s so incredible that you already met your sales goal in just two days!

  • Nancy says:

    I’m really thinking about getting this for my mom for Christmas, it seems like she’s been in a funk for several years now. Not doing much besides working and staying home and either reading or sleeping the day away. It would be nice if this could help her get out of that funk, by seeing how good she really has it…

  • carol fleisher says:

    I am trying to check out but I keep getting this error number fail check sum test. Any ideas why? Thanks for your help and keep up the great work.

    • Jo says:

      I’m so sorry that you’re having issues… the only thing I can think is that the site is getting SLAMMED right now with orders. Email me your mailing address and I’ll send you a copy free of charge for your troubles. crystal @

  • Heidi says:

    Do you know when these will be back in stock at amazon?

    • Jo says:

      We’re hoping they will be back in stock next week. I’d recommend going ahead and ordering now, though, because there’s a chance that Amazon is going to have trouble keeping them in stock based upon the rate they’ve been selling.

  • says:

    If you need extra help filling orders, let me know. I live a few miles away and would love to help with the packing party. Really. Will work for coffee…

    • Jo says:

      You are so sweet to offer! We have a couple of teens who are handling it for us right now and, so far, they are *loving* it. It always makes me happy to provide jobs for enthusiastic and hard-working young people!

  • Chelsea says:

    Yay!! So happy to see its success, I have the book on my Christmas list! 🙂

  • says:

    I keep trying to enter the code and process my order, but the discount isn’t coming up and then it errors out. 🙁 Oh well, hoping I can purchase it later. Will add it to my Christmas list. Thanks Crystal for all you do! 🙂

    • Jo says:

      If you didn’t get it to work last night, email me and I’ll be happy to send you one free of charge for your trouble. crystal @

  • Suzanne says:

    Just placed my order, Crystal, and can’t wait to receive! Your posts on contentment and gratitude are some of my favorites. ☺

  • Sally says:

    I am assembling a set of all the December212012 books for my daughter’s hope chest. I already have December212012’s Budget book and Say Goodbye to Survival Mode. When I receive my copies of Choose Gratitude, the set will be up to date.

  • Brenna says:

    I would love this more if it was spiral bound. Any chance to have that option? I find it easier to write when the book doesn’t have to held open to write.
    I’m excited to see other products coming soon.

  • Lori Galati says:

    I just ordered three…one for my sister, my mom and myself! I was still use the discount code, I hope that is ok. I cannot wait to give them as gifts and enjoy it myself, what a great idea!

  • Amy T says:

    I missed the coupon code and it is sold out on Amazon 🙁 .

  • Kim says:

    I placed the order but have not gotten a confirmation email. I see that my credit card has a pending charge. Does that mean it has gone through? Also – very excited about this journal. I have felt a need the last few days to start looking at all of the blessings God has provided me and then I read your post about the journal. Also purchased two as gifts! Cannot wait to see how it changes my attitude!

  • Jennifer H says:

    Hi Crystal! I ordered two of these the other day when you had the coupon code. I just realized I didn’t get an email confirmation. Does that mean my order didn’t go through?

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