Ready for Writing - Giveaway

This week's giveaway is sponsored by Mary Matous of Love2Embellish. Mary and her mother love scrap-booking and found a way to combine that with their love for altering things. Check out their Etsy store here to see many of their creations from banners to journals and more, all of which would make a great one-of-a-kind gifts!

How to enter: Simply leave a comment (here or on Facebook) and tell us what you would use one of these adorable journals for: a precious memory, a party, a gift, a daily journal? Lots of great ideas! Please don't forget to leave an email address, if I cannot contact you then you cannot collect your prize!

Contest ends at 10:00PM on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011.  Winners will be announced Wednesday, August 24th, 2011.  Contest open to US residents only.

And the winner is... Krista of Jinda's Charm!  Congrats, you won a Green, Blue and Yellow Glittered Journal AND a Lily Girl Altered Journal by Love2Embellish, a $24 value.  These journals are 9 1/2 x 7 1/2 with 100 sheets of paper inside.  Both sides are covered with high quality acid free scrap-booking paper and the inside covers are also covered in coordinating paper.  Each journal has bright fun colors, embellishments, and are tied together with ribbon. These are great for guest books and make wonderful gifts for teachers, aspiring writers, or recording that exciting summer vacation.

Didn't win?  Fear not!  Mary has plenty of journals in her Etsy Store, along with many fun new products!

Are you interested in sponsoring one of our giveaways and having your business listed on our site as shown above? Email me at for more information!


    I have been wanting to have a journal, but keep forgetting to buy one while I am out at the store! So this would be perfect...and so special. What I would like to use it for is to write down the funny things that my children say to me. Like how my 6 year old son tells me that he loves me to the moon and back, plus as big as a dinosaur. Or to write down to remember how my 2 year old says certain words. Like "Nana" for milk and "I no-no" for I dont know . I want to fill this journal with sweet and funny things they say so that when I feel unlucky or unhappy with life, I can always look at this to remember how blessed I am to have these beautiful children.

  2. Krista- that is such a great idea! What a very sweet thought. And how much fun will that be to give to your kiddos when they grow up? Love it!

  3. So cute! Well, it would make the perfect gift for my youngest daughter who is heading to college on Sunday! She dreams of being a writer and LOVES to blog and write in a journal. It would be perfect for recording her thoughts and feelings of living life "on her own" for the first time. :)


  4. I would give one to my sister for her birthday. After a bad break-up, she's moved here (yay!), and she is finding new friends and building up her own business. I'd like to give her this journal with some hidden quotes inside..."If you are passionate about something, inspiration is all around you. It shows up on any given day and in every possible way."..."The best day of your life is the day you decide to live for yourself." etc. I think she'd really like it!

  5. Beautiful! I would use it to give it to my special friend and let her turn it into her own recipe book and I will include some of mine that she enjoys.

    Miroslava Loaiza

  6. Lovely! This would make a great gift for my mom or best friend, but it would be hard to part with!

    Jessica D.