Win It: marta designs.

This week’s fabulous giveaway is courtesy of the sweet-as-pie Marta Dansie. You probably know her best from her blog, marta writes, but did you know she’s an amazing graphic designer/bookbinder/calligrapher and has an online shop? Cause she is and she does. The shop is marta designs and the goods? Well, nothing short of beautiful and impressive of course.

Lucky, lucky you – Marta is giving away one of her much sought after mini diaries! They measure in at a minute 5.5 x 4.25 inches and are designed with a fill in the blank format to capture your thoughts. Sixty dear diary pages of smooth white paper, printed with fine black print and saddle stitched by hand for you to jot in the details that matter.

To Enter, Tell Me:
1. About the last dream you had + can remember (and isn’t X-rated!)
2. Your email address to notify you if you win (those who do not will be disqualified)
3. Do it all before Monday, October 26th at 9am CST

In the mean time, take a look around marta’s shop! This is her last batch of mini diaries before the holidays and they make great stocking stuffers, so maybe snatch up a few while you’re visiting. One can never be too prepared!


Pocket Workbooks.

I’m in full back-to-school mode, sans classes and kiddos. When August rolls around my focus is on one thing: school supplies! I’m a nut for them. I stalk the aisles at the big box stores looking for notebooks to last me through the coming year. And while I normally end up with the 5 Star brand for their durability, I’m loving the more handcrafted ones that are popping up everywhere. These Pocket Workbooks from dozi really caught my eye.



New notebooks!

Whitelines is the new generation of writing paper. The concept is patented and yet very simple: Since markings from pens are dark they interfere with the traditional dark lines of ordinary paper. On Whitelines there is no visual interference between the lines and the pen colour.



I have more paper goods than I can shake a stick at (do people still say that even?), but I can’t stop smiling when I look at ecojot’s collection. Their notebooks are my favorite, but they also have a big ‘ol selection of agendas, calendars and other things covered in their fun and carefree illustrations! (Psst… don’t miss their free eco cards and desktop wallpaper!)


Win It: Linda & Harriett.

Linda & Harriett recently expanded their line of much sought after notepads to include thirteen designs! Measuring around 5.25 X 8.5″ and weighing in at 100 pages, they’re bigger than your average notepad for lots of notes and doodling. I have this one and it makes me happy each and every time I use it.

And lucky, lucky you because they’re offering up one of their lace notepads to one of you!

Here’s how to enter: I want to know if you could write one letter who it would be to and why. Your BFF? Your BF? Or maybe even yourself? You have until next Monday, May 18th at noon CST to comment. (US residents only please.) Please include your email address to be eligible. A winner will be chosen shortly after. Good luck!


My Life Story.

I love the idea of one diary for your entire life. Baby book, journals, keepsakes – all in one book, in one place. My Life Story – the 100 year diary – does just that for you. I imagine it would be fantastically tattered and worn by the end…