Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Etsy Find: My Handbound Books and a Giveaway

I am a writer. It is one of my greatest passions in life. As much as I do adore my computer for the ease of writing, there's just something about putting pen to paper that excites me. I am especially fond of pretty journals and have a collection of them that I have kept since I was a teenager.

For awhile, I got away from keeping a journal. Life got busy, I suppose. Even so, I realized recently that I missed the feel of pen in hand and the joy I receved from writing. So, my search for a new journal began.

I found many journals that I liked, but the ones that really caught my eye are the ones made by the great Etsy shop My Handbound Books. Rhonda's handbound books and planners are some of the most beautiful I have ever seen.

My Handbound Books journals and planners are covered in butter-soft leather, and have a strap to wrap around the book that tucks under itself to keep everything neat and tidy.

Buy It:
My Handbound Books offers many gorgeous handbound journals and planners for sale. Visit the shop now to purchase a one of a kind journal for yourself or the writer in your life.

WIN IT:
One living life one day at a time reader will win a 2-Year Monthly Planner for 2009-2010.
This monthly planner has a wrap-around suede leather cover and is bound using a simple longstitch in dark brown linen thread, visible on the spine.

This book contains:
* a 2-year monthly calendar with a 2-page spread for each month
* other standard pages for personal info, phone numbers, addresses, important dates, 2011 future planning pages, etc.
* a set of pocket pages at the back
* lots of blank pages (half the pages lined and half are unlined)
* an attached ribbon bookmark.

The cover is soft beige suede cowhide. There is a strap to wrap around the book that tucks under itself to keep everything neat and tidy. Book size is about 6¼" x 3½" and ¾" thick (or 16cm x 9.5cm x 2cm). This book is not refillable.


HERE’S HOW TO WIN:
• Visit My Handbound Books, and then come back here and tell me tell which product you like most, and what you would use it for.
• If you are not a blogger, email 3 of your friends telling them about this giveaway, and cc me at colleenstearns@gmail.com.

SCORE EXTRA ENTRIES:
1. Blog about this giveaway with a link back to my site and My Handbound Books (be sure to post your link here so I know where to find it).
2. Subscribe to my blog via email.
3. Click on the FOLLOW THIS BLOG link on my left sidebar.
4. Tweet about this contest on Twitter (Be sure to follow me on Twitter too- see link in my sidebar.).

IMPORTANT: Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry.

*Enter by 9pm (EST) on Tuesday, January 20, 2009.

One lucky commenter will be chosen at random and notified via email, so make sure you leave a valid email address in your comment. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to the email. If she or he does not respond within 48 hours, a new random winner will be chosen.

32 comments:

Tickleworm said...

I love the lime green journal, because, A. I love green...and B. I have been wanting to start a journal.
That way I could just jot a little something every night.
rachelherzog@bellsouth.net

Tickleworm said...

I am a follower!
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Tammi said...

I like the grey suede mini journal - I'd use it to record all the great new things my girls are doign - a keepsake for them when they are older...

Thanks!

Tammi said...

I follow
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Shelley said...

Milk Chocolate Leather Journal - handbound is my favorite.

Thanks for a great giveaway.

tskrush (at) cox (dot) net

Shelley said...

Follower

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Ashley said...

My fave is the Butterscotch Brown Leather Journal - handbound. love the ties & the natural color!

A Family Completed... said...

I like the brown leather mini journal. i love the contrast stitching. Thanks for the entry
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A Family Completed... said...

I follow
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Kaycee said...

WOW!! Thanks for posting this- I love finding unique planners and journals for each year! I love the Lime Green Suede Journal and I would use it to keep my deepest thoughts because I love to journal!

kayceewilliams AT gmail DOT com

Kaycee said...

I follow you!!

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WonderfullyMade729 said...

My favorite is the Milk Chocolate Leather Journal with 320 pages... I would use it to write letters to my children and give it to them when they graduate

WonderfullyMade729 said...

subscribed!

WonderfullyMade729 said...

following!

The Dreamer said...

follower!

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The Dreamer said...

I love the orange bandana journal and I would use it for sketches.

thanks

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2 by 2 boutique said...

i love the lemon lime journal! I would use it to start writing a book of "letters" to my kiddos to one day give them when they have kiddos!

2 by 2 boutique said...

i am a follower!

2 by 2 boutique said...

i am subscribed!

Aimee said...

I like the Autumn Journal - small handbound pocket sketchbook. I'm a graphic designer, so a lot of times when I meet with clients I need to sketch out things...this would be fun to use for that purpose!!

libby_design at yahoo dot com

Aimee said...

I'm a subscriber!

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Misty said...

this is nice! thank you.
i love the Milk Chocolate Leather Journal, id like this to give to my mom so she can keep her work scheduale strait. thanks
mommy2skie@yahoo.com

Misty said...

subscribed.
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Misty said...

following you.
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~ Cee ~ said...

I love the Pink and Pink Journal - with pink chain stitch and Coptic endbands - it is just begging to be written in, but almost too pretty to do so! Thanks for the giveaway!

ceevegnashville [at] gmail [dot] com

WonderfullyMade729 said...

tweeted here today... http://twitter.com/britzy2/status/1122639292

Marci said...

I LOVE the brown leather journal and would use it for my personal journal. What beautiful products!
marci6tx at msn dot com

jamaise said...

Wow these are really nice. I live the Large Ochre Brown Leather Journal - handbound - 320 pages - it looks so Revolutionary War era. I love it.

jamaise said...

I subscribe :))

jamaise said...

I follow too

jamaise said...

Tweet! http://twitter.com/jamaise/status/1123438862

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Jayme said...

i love the Milk Chocolate Leather Journal and think it would be great for doing my devotions!! i love your products, thanks!!

jayme[dot]bouwens@yahoo[dot]com