Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Wednesday Giveaway: Quotable Journal

This week's giveaway will continue on that writer's vein. I'm a huge fan of journaling (I've saved each one since junior high), but I haven't done much of it since I began blogging. Still, to me there's something about putting pen to paper that a computer cannot replace. Maybe that's why I still handwrite everything you read here before typing it. Plus, those books last long after your computer explodes, your hard drive dies and your files get deleted.

You can flip through and laugh at those petty little troubles of long ago and marvel at how much - or in my case, how little - your handwriting has changed over the years. And when your children swear you couldn't possibly understand how they feel about [insert teen crisis du jour], well you've got the backup to help you relate. I think that's why I keep mine. I don't read them, but I hope one day my kids will. Hopefully they don't think me insane.

The journal that's currently keeping my secrets is the Quotable Butterfly Journal which bears the anonymous quote "Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly." How fitting. This week, one of you will win a journal in the design of your choice. Just leave a comment saying which one is your fave and a winner will be announced on Friday.

CONGRATULATIONS: Toriz is this week's winner!

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23 comments:

  1. I love the My Wish for You Journal.

    I would love to have that to write my wishes for my kids to give to them someday.

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  2. The "Creating Yourself" journal is totally me. I have created myself and recreated myself as I get older (and hopefully wiser.) I'm glad I'm not the only one who feels the need to put pen to paper sometimes. When I'm really faced with writers block this is the only thing that pulls me out of it.

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  3. The Shoot for the Moon journal would be great. That is one of my favorite quotes. :)

    -Lauren
    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

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  4. Count me in! I like the Take Our Breath Away Journal. I'd definitely fill the first few pages with a list of the moments and things that have done that to me.

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  5. have i won yet?

    ok well if I win I'd like the "live with" journal.

    why am i so anti-caps tonight?

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  6. Second that, the "Take Our Breath Away" one seems awesome! How on earth do you get this many giveaways, HONESTLY now?!

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  7. So cool...I like the There is No Set Path one!

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  8. this was hard...i choose There is no set path.

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  9. i like the may you be happy always journal.

    and i love journals! i love all things paper products :)

    AND today is my birthday, so i think i should win :)

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  10. I like the "May you be happy" journal.

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  11. I love the "Creating Yourself"

    I've seen it before and I always look at it, mostly because it says "BUY ME!"

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  12. I like the Take Our Breath Away journal. It would be great to put snapshots of moments like that in there. :)

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  13. I'm a big Thoreau fan, so I really liked that one. Very cool journals!

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  14. Even 5-6 years later...when we moved from apartment to house....I have tiny fretting moments. You see, I had two journals in my possession from my college days, and they disappeared. I sometimes wonder if Hubs found them and threw them out (gasp!), if I threw them out and don't recall....or if they're around and my kids find them when I die and see all the angst that WAS their mom during college. I hope they're thrown out.

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  15. They are all cute, but my favorite is the shoot for the moon one.

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  17. I used to keep a journal all the time, but it's harder to do now. I did havve journals dating back to when I was in my teens, but I destroyed them all. Why? Because they weren't meant for anyone but myself to read, so when I no longer could I decided I didn't want anyone else to either.

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  18. Fun! Stopped by from SITS to say hi, but I'll join in here. I'd love the Shoot For The Moon journal. Very cool!

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  19. Just stopped by from SITS to say hello. Love all you pictures. Thanks for sharing your wonderful site. Cheers, Lia

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  20. seeing this journal makes me emotional. i used to have the website www.shebecameabutterfly.net about my journey to wholeness. i even have the butterfly journal you posted a pic of. the butterfly was a symbol of my growing as a person. unfortunately, someone has ruined the image of the butterfly for me. it makes me sad. sorry that i'm rambling on this post.

    i would really love to win a new journal, something i can use from this point forward. i would love to win "life isn't about finding yourself. life is about creating yourself."

    thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

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  21. I love the "creating yourself" journal.

    I love all the quotable products. I have a magnet on my desk at work and send the cards as often as I can afford :)

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  22. I don't know if I'm too late for the giveaway, but I do want to say I love the feeling of pen and paper still, no matter what. And I actually love that butterfly quote one best.

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