Thursday, November 13, 2008

the mini mart {mini giveaway!}

I've spent my entire life wishing I kept a journal. I've had countless failed attempts, I always start with the best of intentions and fizzle out within the first week or so. There are so many wonderful benefits from keeping a journal, I try to tell myself that our family blog is at least some documentation of our lives, but it definitely lacks in some areas.


When I came across the blog marta writes, I fell instantly in love. Her writing style, her simplistic views and documentations. Come to find out she has an amazing little shop. Selling these mini diaries that even I can keep up with on a daily basis. I have to say I honestly love them. I think they are perfect for me. On days that I have more time, I can jot down a few extra things and feel good about my efforts. Not to mention the fact that they are fun to go back and read with the girls.


To make it even more appealing, the covers are just my style. Some print, some color and a small enough size to fit in my purse, glove box, really anywhere I'll be. They'll make the perfect stocking stuffers, but be sure to keep one for yourself.

Extra Goodness: WIN ONE! Leave a comment on this post (any comment) and you'll be entered to win. Monday morning I'll pick and post a random winner, Good Luck!!

154 comments:

  1. I love the idea of simplified journaling!

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  2. Oh please, oh please! I need to get back into journaling!
    Shannon
    shanicherie@gmail.com

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  3. so cute! I would keep it in my purse and probably write idea for blog post that come to mind throughout the day...

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  4. I just discovered these, too, and I think it's such a brilliant idea. I'll take one please!

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  5. I love these! Adorable! I keep baby books for my kids, does that count as journaling? ;)

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  6. These are so neat! I love how they capture just a single moment in time! What a great way to record memories and feelings on a daily basis!

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  7. n I could keep a journal with a fabulous book like this!

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  8. those are such a great idea, and so cute too!

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  9. I'm with you on the many attempts at journaling. Perhaps this is the ticket. . .

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  10. oh my gosh, these are perfect! i can't even blog on a regular basis, so these will help out a ton.

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  11. love marta and the mini diaries.

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  12. I would love to win one of these!!!!

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  13. love these mini diaries! I'm going to check out marta's site now!

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  14. I love this idea! Ever since I got married my journal writing has suffered. This would be great for me!

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  15. Wow - these seem right up my alley.

    Thanks,
    Maureen (jnomaxx at hotmail dot com)

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  16. i love m.writes and these sweet little diaries! pick me!

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  17. wow this is a fun one...I too have failed to keep up with a current journal, but what better day to start then today...er well Monday anyways!

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  18. I too fail at keeping a journal...these would be perfect!

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  19. Yes please! I'm a journal/stationery "junkie"...

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  20. Beautiful...a bit of a fix for a paper addict like myself!

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  21. I also am a failed journaler- would love to try these

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  22. Those are fantastic. I am a journal-failure as well and these would be great to jot down random stuff each day. Love it! I will probably order a few even if I don't win!

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  23. Oh I love Martha! I read her blog all the time and she is just so sweet and her journals are amazing!

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  24. What a great idea! I would love one!

    Kristen :)

    kdegrand@hotmail.com

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  25. oh, i love these. so perfect for documenting the early days of my baby's life...the small details. and then to save them for her later...they're beautiful.

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  26. Ive kept a journal since middle school and the entries are priceless - a little embarrassing, but so relevant to my age and the experiences are timeless....I hope I'll be able to look back and remember what I was thinking and feeling so that I can relate better to my daughter as she grows and learns and hurts and achieves!

    it is a commitment, so pretty little journals may be the perfect motivation to jot down a thought or two. But, I think BLOGS are virtual journals, too! Ands yours is such a nice chronicle of your journey and what you love:)

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  27. this is a journal that wouldn't bore/embarrass me years from now!

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  28. i love my daily dose of marta's blog. thank you for this giveaway! these mini diaries are the sweetest! love, lindsay

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  29. kellyache[at] hotmail.comNovember 13, 2008 at 9:35 AM

    Tiny and non-overwhelming. I think I could actually journal in those. Thanks!

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  30. My sister just bought a couple of these and they look wonderful...I would love to win one!

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  31. I Love marta's blog and these journals are perfect in every way--hope I win!
    Amy D.

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  32. Marta has been one of my daily reads for a long time. I love these diaries!

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  33. What a perfect journal. It would inspire me to write things down.

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  34. oooohhh- so sweet and the perfect way to record life that is just passing way too quickly!

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  35. I agree about the covers...they're adorable!

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  36. so great! i just love journals. can't even count how many i've filled over the years. thank you!

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  37. Love them. Stylish and functional! adorable!

    Alecia

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  38. I love these. I'm thinking of a Christmas gift for my S-I-L. And then one of course for myself.

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  39. These are great. Maybe they really would inspire me to start journaling again.

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  40. i'd love the motivation. pick me!

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  41. I really, really, really need a mini diary!

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  42. Oh, cute journals! I too start and never keep up with journaling. Maybe a pretty one would be inspiring enough to keep me going. :)

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  43. I suck at keeping a journal too... these may be the prefect answer for me!

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  44. isn't marta such a cute girl and great writer? it's through her that i found your site, and i love it!

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  45. I'm not sure if I will keep it or give it to a friend.... Thanks!

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  46. I love this idea!! So deliciously, perfectly simple!

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  47. What a neat idea, and such beautiful design! Thanks for sharing!

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  48. How fun!! What a creative journal!

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  49. This is a great idea - I sure could use it!

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  50. Sounds like a perfect solution for me too!

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  51. Beautiful! I've started so many journal, but never continue. Maybe having a pretty one would keep me going!

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  52. I would love to start journaling again and these make it seem doable and fun!

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  53. I love these! Such a wonderful idea when you don't get to your journal until 11 at night!
    Amy Wright

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  54. These look very cute! I'd love one to write in!

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  55. What beautiful journals! It'd be such a delight to write in something so chic! :)

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  56. Maybe this would get me to write! All that empty space in traditional journals intimidates me!

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  57. this is a great way to still leave some personal history behind during this hectic season, well who am i kidding, this lifetime.

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  58. me please! atpeschultz@hotmail.com

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  59. i adore these. not as much as i adore the beautiful marta's blog though.
    my attempts at journalling are wordy and over-analytical and not a good record of memories or a creative release.

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  60. Fantastic idea! I love the size.

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  61. I love it! It's perfect!

    Carla
    cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  62. Yep, big fan of Marta too here!

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  63. I started keeping a journal for and about my daughter several months ago, but I haven't been very consistent in writing in it. I'd love to check these out!

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  64. oh PLEASE! i really need something like this!

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  65. I LOVE these mini journals. Makes it easy.

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  66. Very cute and stylish! Would love to tote one of these around -- so much more fun that posting an updated status to my Facebook page.

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  67. these are so cute! what a great idea.

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  68. I love journal writing! Enter me please

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  69. how cute are these!! thanks for the chance!

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  70. These diaries are so cute! I love that they are portable so you can take advantage of "stolen" minutes here and there to capture some of life's moments.

    michelle at northofthe49 dot com

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  71. Agreed. These are a perfect little slice of heaven. We all have time to write down one or two things a day. I need one!
    ~Eryn

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  72. Those are so cute. I always keep a mini journal in my purse.

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  73. seems very easy! They are fantastic.

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  74. What good motivation to get back to journaling.

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  75. Yeah...same diary keeping problems at my house...these look great! I want one!

    rachclegg@yahoo.com

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  76. This is awesome. If I don't win, I'll be buying one for sure!

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  77. I have a small journal addiction and am constantly looking for ways to fill it. This would be great.

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  78. I love her blog and those notebooks are so awesome.

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  79. how cute are these! My daughter would love them!
    andreanathan AT AOL DOT COM

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  80. I am going to need a dozen of these for Christmas presents. Wait - a bakers dozen, one for me :)

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  81. I'd love one of these!

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  82. Very neat idea to capture the important moments!

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  83. These look adorable! Thank you for hosting this giveaway:O)

    jubileeDOTeduATgmailDOTcom

    Christina

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  84. Oh I do love Marta's mini diaries. Enter me, please.

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  85. What a nifty idea!

    Ryanwithballard@hotmail.com

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  86. So cute!! Would love to win!
    jenny
    jenny@ykwc.net

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  87. I came across her blog one day and love it too!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    emmarleed[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  88. cute diaries. They'd inspire me to keep a journal I'm sure.

    taunawilkinson@yahoo.com

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  89. Who wouldn't want to write in one of those?!
    Melissa Stringham

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  90. Just back from birthdayparty in Amsterdam... wish I am not to late for the diray-winning! Sparkling time in Amsterdam, and after a 12 hours traintrip quite tired... love rea

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  91. They are just lovely! I've always wanted to start a journal collection.

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