Pick Your Journal Giveaway

By Kate Riley August 5, 2011

Hello friends, I can’t believe it’s August already, and the kids are soon back to school. I’ll be spending the weekend and much of next week adventuring with the kiddos and savoring what’s left of summer.

I’ve been writing more in my Motherhood Journal lately after spending many months ignoring it.  I wish I hadn’t done that, they change so much so quickly, and for me it’s important to record not only their changes but also my reflections too.

Do you journal?  In this digital world, there’s something so nice about the written word in one’s own handwriting and a place to store ideas and thoughts.  This weekend five winners can pick a journal from the collection over at Gadanke – an online store for handmade journals made from recycled papers.  Whether it’s for travel, for prayer, or for just the little things, it is important to record your thoughts, because your story matters. pick your journal


These are a lovely gift for you or a friend, and if you’re one of the lucky five, you can choose from any of the journal products at Gadanke.

Eligibility to win one of five free journals from Gadanke:

1) Hop on over to the Gadanke shop and look around.  Pick your favorite and name it in a comment.

2) Spread the word on Twitter or Facebook with a link to this giveaway for extra entries.

Five winners chosen at random, free shipping too.  Giveaway ends Sunday August 7th at 8 p.m. PST.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.  The five winners are:  #2 Mollie B; #99 Emily; #111 Aleigh S; #205 Katrina Garcia; and #296 Jordan G.  All of you received an email to make your selection! 

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The winners of the Attiser Linens Giveaway are #407 Shira at Little Green Box and #1,093 Sara Lease.  Congratulations ladies, I’ll be in touch later today!

And thanks to so many of you for your suggestions on what color to paint my front door, I’m off to pick up some samples at my local paint store, I hope to have a new color up by this weekend!





  1. I love the She: Me, My Life, My Days Journal it’s super adorable—- Great Giveaway :)

  2. I really love the vintage fabric journal in pink and white stripes. I used to be so good about journaling and I’ve been thinking about getting back on track with that!

  3. I like the ‘The Little Things’ Listing thankful thoughts in the Blue Bird Trellis design!! Super cute!!
    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  4. What a fabulous give-away!! I would pick the “she” one or the “you are loved”!!! I’ll spread the word on my facebook page!!! Thanks so much for a wonderful give-away!!

  5. Love the vintage fabric journals!
    I’ve been keeping journals since I was 12 (now 27) and just love the feel of writing out my thoughts down on paper. I don’t do it as often now that I’ve two little ones but still, those few quiet moments of writing that I do occasionally get are priceless!

  6. I like the ‘Seeking Grace’ journal. I’ve found that by journaling my thoughts, hopes and prayers, I can read back and see how prayers were answered. A fabulous faith builder!

    Great shop!
    I spread the word on FB. 8]

  7. I love the “she” journal and the “love where you live” journal. And the kid’s journal would be perfect for my 7 year old. Dang it! I just want them all!!

  8. I love the Vintage Journal in the pink and white stripes. The travel journal is cute too!

  9. The vintage fabric books are just beautiful, and with blank pages I can use it for whatever! Yhanks for the chance to win!

  10. With the opening line it has, I have to go with the vintage fabric covered one. It’s hard to beat this reminder; “i find happiness when i quit trying to be perfect.”

  11. I absolutely LOVE the vintage fabric books, especially the pink and white striped one! I am getting married in a year, and it would be great to have something to carry around and write inspirations and ideas in as they come to me (which always happens to be at the most inconvenient times – like in the grocery store line!)

  12. I love the You are Loved journal. It would give me a chance to write down all those things I missed.

  13. “you are loved” baby book is so perfect. I even like the thought of giving this to them when they have children just so they know how important it is to catch the moments that are so precious.

  14. I am smitten for “She: Me, my heart, my world”. I have stacks of journals dating back 25 years. A great journal allows you to peel off motherhood, spouse, and persona of over-stressed coffee addict, and it allows you to just breathe…..in those moments, it is just you, your heart, and your world.

  15. I would pick the you are loved baby book, as I am currently pregnant with my first – due in March!!

  16. Something Serious with Something Silly, Pretty in Serious Pink Doodle List. Anything with a Pretty in Pink refefence is up my alley!

  17. Especially like the vintage fabric journals. Also, love the “you are loved” journal.

  18. I really love these journals! I especially love the Love Letter minibook. I could definitely put that one to use. :)

  19. Oooh! I love those vintage styled journals! So cute and easy to carry around with me when I go on my consultations!

    Much Love,

  20. Oh, I pinned the She: me, my life, my days journal ages ago and just haven’t ordered one yet. I guess I’ll wait a little longer (say, after Sunday) before I order one ;)

  21. The “love where we live” journal as we just moved across the country to a new state, town and house and I am finding it hard to get settled. Maybe writing it down would help me feel more at home.

    Thanks for yor blog. It’s a great inspiration and a joy to read.

  22. I love the little things/thankful thoughts journal. Something I have wanted to start for a long time. Thanks for hosting this!

  23. I love the She journal! The hardest decision is which one would you purchase! The 2 versions both look fab and 6 colors to choose from! OMG!!! Must have one!

  24. The Love Letters is definitely my favorite. I would love to fill that our for my husband!

  25. I love the {Become} ~ Creative Journey Diary in purple- it’s perfect for the creative kick I am on right now- love reading your blog by the way! :)

  26. I love the “Love Where We Live” Journal — what a great way to capture great things to remember about our homes.

  27. I like the ‘minibook for someone you love’. I think a journal to describe your feelings for your spouse is a great idea. I especially like the example of writing something in it every month… and then giving it to your spouse on your next anniversary. What a great gift!


  28. I would pick the prayer journal. It would be the perfect place for my grandmother and I to write letters back and forth to each other. She is 82 years old and lives in Texas, I in NYC. I wouldn’t mind mailing it back and forth, it would be a wonderful keepsake. She loves God so much and I know her words of wisdom would always help me “seek grace!”

  29. I like Become. Any help I can get in being more creative I’ll take it.


  30. Love the You Are Loved in Pink Bubble Gum for my daughter (and new baby granddaughter) and for me the Become Creative Journey in Purple Passion Fruit. Defintely going to order if I don’t win!

  31. I can’t decide between the Become Creative Journal, or the Seeking Grace Prayer Book. I would love to win either of them … and then perhaps purchase the other ;)

  32. I love the baby book but since I am done having kids I don’t suppose it would make sense to buy one of those! The travel one was nice too but with 2 little ones, I don’t do much of that anymore. I love the vintage fabric ones and that is probably what I would pick for myself.

  33. This is tough because I like most of them but I think I’d really make use of the Doodle List one.

  34. Oh, love this! I have been thinking about starting a gratitude journal again. We did one as a family a few years ago and it was great to see what everyone was grateful for every day. I really like the Love where you Live one, but the vintage fabric journals are cute too.

  35. My favorite one is definitely the {Vintage Fabric Journal} ~ Blank Book in Pink & White stripe. Absolutely LOVE it! Thanks for the chance to win it!

  36. vintage fabric citrus yellow blossom – gorgeous – a hop away from summer any time!

  37. I keep a prayer journal and right now I’m using an agenda to record them. I would love to have the prayer journal!

  38. Oh, I LOVE the “She – personal journal 1.0″… what a fabulous idea!

  39. Love the “You are Loved” journal. I have a traditional baby book that I write in for my two year old, but I would enjoy having a journal without boundaries, just to write in and tell her about our days together and about how much I adore her.

  40. I love to Journal–and the Doodle Book and the Vintage Fabric Journals are my favorites…

  41. I love the “you are loved” baby book. it’s the perfect inspiration to write my baby’s first story, which I’ve been meaning to do. Even if I don’t win I’m reminded that I want to hand write out my thoughts about her. Thank you!

  42. I love the vintage fabric journal and the She 1.0 journal. Though they are all so creative!

  43. Ohhhhh how cute! I love the “you are loved” baby book. As much as I’d love to sit down and scrapbook all our wonderful memories I know it would never get done but a simple baby book like this would make a wonderful keepsake! Great gift idea!

  44. The vintage faric journals are very cool! Thanks for hosting another giveaway!!

  45. I like the little things journal. It’s pretty and would be a nice way to remember and remind myself of thankful thoughts.

  46. I love the floral “The Little Things.” My kids and I started a thankfulness journal this year and it’s been a great reminder to document our blessings. There are many! :)

  47. I’m between the travel journal and one of the vintage travel journals. We’re making a trip to Europe this year and we wanted to start a travel journal about our trips!

  48. I have had a journal going as long as I can remember-since I was a wee one. In addition to my ‘regular’ journal about events and the like, I keep one for home ideas where I jot down inspirations I see in others homes, on blogs (of course!) etc. I loved the ‘follow your heart’ and ‘seeking grace’ journals.

  49. Love the {Journey} travel journal! We have an RV and do LOTS of family camping with our five kiddos. This is a definite upgrade from the 3 ring notebook I currently keep in the RV to record our adventures.

    P.S. Can’t wait to see your new front door! (secretly hoping you went with the peacock blue)

  50. I’d pick the “The Little Things” thankful thoughts journal. Can’t have enough of those!

  51. Hi Kate! My favorite is the vintage fabric covered one in pink and white stripes.

  52. I’m diggin’ the vintage fabric blank journal….because I’ll change my mind half a dozen times before I settle on what topic I want to write about.

  53. I really loved the Love Where We Live and Become journals…and the vintage fabric journals were pretty cute too!

  54. I would like to win a Vintage Fabric Journal. I love the feel of a book in my hands and the fabric would just make that experience even more special. Thanks for the giveaway!

  55. I LOVE their Journals…
    The {Vintage Fabric Journal} ~ Blank Book in the Spring Mountain Meadow is lovely!
    Many thanks, Cindi

  56. Hi, centsational girl. Just found your blog and am loving it. Your makeovers (esp the dining room) are fantastic. If you are looking for a giveaway/contest for your readers, I’d like to offer to help you with one from Hadley Pottery Company (http://hadleypottery.com/shop.html), a great company that makes iconic hand-crafted, hand-painted pottery in Louisville, KY in a very wide variety of patterns and items. We would love to work with you if you are looking for more contests/giveaways in the coming months. You can reach me at [email protected] if you have any interest. Thanks and can’t wait to read what’s next.

  57. I love the spring meadow vintage fabric journal. Thank you for this giveaway.

  58. I think I would pick the kid’s journal…Jump Up!

    My eight year old son would love this!

  59. I love the “Love Letter” A mini book for someone you love. We don’t take the time to write a love note, let alone a love letter!! This book would be awesome to get started on something we need to do more of.

  60. I love journals! I always have at least two notebooks going at once. My fave is the vintage fabric blank book :)

  61. Love the vintage fabric journal. Have gotten out of the habit of journaling, but started it up again, mainly to journal my thoughts as my son starts his senior year in high school.

  62. Wow, they’re all great! To pick one… I think I’d pick the “Seeking Grace”! Thanks for a wonderful giveaway!

  63. I LOVE the “become” journal — it would inspire me to fill its pages with all kinds of thoughts floating around in my head!

  64. I like the Love Where We Live one. Thanks for the chance!
    – Danielle
    other-option AT hotmail DOT com

  65. Hello! I came to your blog from ‘Between Naps on the Porch’ to lust after your butler pantry’s glass backsplash. I had never thought about putting up tile on mine in my 100 year old house so thank you for the new idea!

    As for the giveaway I love the ‘Become’ journal if I am so lucky to be chosen as one of the five. If we get to pick a color I request the purple cover. It sounds like a wonderful place to store a few dreams.

  66. I love the “something serious, something silly” journal. Many times, sitting down with a beautiful journal, I feel so compelled to write something serious or deep or the need to probe my heart and soul to find something compelling to write. Why would I be silly in such a beautiful and proper book?
    This is an “anything goes”, “free pass” journal. I can write serious or silly; little rhymes, songs or doodle with colored pencils. This little journal would set me FREE!

  67. If I had to pick (it’s so hard!) it would be the {Seeking Grace} prayer journal. I’ve wanted to start one of those for a long time!

  68. The vintage fabric journals have so much of a personal vibe – like they were made for someone special. Love them.

  69. I would choose the Seeking Grace prayer journal in blue.

    I love journaling! Being consistent is the problem ….

  70. {You are Loved} in Blue Linen… because my little one is already 8 months old and I want to savor everything now, relive it in the future, and share with him one day too.

  71. love the travel journal – the journey I am taking…though I don’t travel, somedays seem very much like a journey :)

  72. Started journalling when I was 22…more than a few years more than half my life. UGGHH.
    Even had my young adults [female and male] get in the act. My 22 yr. old son journalled his way across his UK and Europe trip, needless to say an uhh hem, rather interesting read for old Momma when he got back…but none-the-less. At least he wrote about his trip and can go back to it when he wants to. [2 yrs ago] .
    So…short story long, I’d love the “SHE”. What a super site too. They have great ideas and items there. Glad you’ve blogged it!

  73. I like the Little Things Journal the best. It would help me look at all the things I should be grateful for.

  74. I am torn between “Love Letter” and “The Little Things”. Hmmmmm……which one?

  75. I love the grateful red rose journal! Something we can’t do enough of….write what we are grateful for from big to small things

  76. I love {The Little Things} ~ Listing Thankful Thoughts in either print and {Love Letter} ~ A Minibook for Someone You Love in blue bird trellis or red & orange flower.
    sweetpeonies07 at gmail

  77. I apologize if this is a duplicate. It doesn’t seem as my 1st attempt at commenting/entering went through.

    I love The Little Things in either print and I love Love letter in either blue bird trellis or red & orange flower
    sweetpeonies07 at gmail

  78. I LOVE the love where we live journal. We are moving into our first home right now. We can’t wait to renovate, decorate, and document the process. It’s a perfect little journal for the task!

  79. The Little Things and the Vintage Journals are really cute…fun, fun, fun. Thank you!

  80. I’d pick the “She: Me, My Life, My Days” journal. Pretty much covers everything I journal about. Thanks for the giveaway!

  81. I like the vintage fabric notebooks– the bright yellow blooms, to be specific. So cheerful!

  82. I absolutely adore the She: Me, My Heart, My World journal. I love the mix of different papers within the journal, just makes it look so much fun to play with.

  83. I loved the Something Serious with Something Silly} ~ Doodle List. Am I too silly? Hope I am, but I am afraid I am not…

  84. My favorite is {You Are Loved} ~ Baby Book, I hope to be starting mine soon. Fingers cross.

  85. I am taking a trip to London in October so the yellow Journey book would be perfect. These are really fun books!

  86. I love the vintage fabric journal. It makes me want to crawl in my big fluffy chair with a pen.

  87. My favorite is the “seeking grace” journal. I love to journal my prayers and this would be perfect for that. Thank you for this opportunity!

  88. Love the SHE journal for documenting your thoughts and also the vintage fabric journals. Just my style!

  89. I love the She journals-I’d start with the 1.0. Thanks for this great giveaway!

  90. Seeking Grace is the one I would want. I could use all the prayers I can get. I often read a prayer I would like to keep.

  91. I really like the she ones but i LOVE become. I could really use it right now in my life.

  92. The Become journal looks fantastic….I’m almost 40 and still trying to figure it out!!

  93. I really enjoy the vintage fabric journal. I would get it in the Spring Mountain Meadow fabric.

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