Today the kids and I went to my friend Shawn’s home to see how she makes the journals she sells for her business “Sparrow Tracks.” She finds old and worn books and recycles them into journals and sells them here. I have bought journals from Shawn a couple of times for myself and as gifts. The average price is $16 without shipping, but if you are local you may find them in a couple of coffee shops around town.

The kids brought a few old books we found at Powell’s and got to participate in the creating of their own journals. It was fun and the kids got to walk away with a special journal that they help make. Thank you Shawn! It was fun to see how you make them. It was a great “field trip” for the kids!

If you are interested in checking out her site visit Sparrow Tracks.