Thursday, December 10, 2009

{ reader giveaway: the mini diary }








Scrumptious new diary covers

The lovely and creative Marta recently contacted to let me know that she's currently creating another batch of her divine mini diaries to arrive in time for the holidays and is taking pre-orders through her shop. I was thrilled...after procrastinating and missing out on her last production run, I've been visiting her shop daily hoping to find more in stock.

Its tiny, fill-in-the blank style makes it easy to pop it into a handbag and jot brief, {happy} thoughts from the day while on the go. I plan to buy one that my daughter and I can share and record both of our thoughts at the end of the day--a new bedtime ritual and the chance to celebrate and share the little things that make both of us happy.

The really good news is that S.HOPtalk readers have the chance to WIN their very own mini diary. Simply leave a comment on this post before Monday, December 14th and tell me something you're currently loving {a favorite smell, sound, book...anything}. A winner will be chosen randomly from the comments left and announced on Monday afternoon. Good Luck!!!

Quick Links:
Marta's always inspiring blog

82 comments:

Claudia Finn said...

I love decorating with starfish for Christmas, I love popping them into a vignette, it brings to mind the Bethlehem night to me.

Lesley Miller said...

I am loving: the smell of my Christmas tree, the sound of Casting Crowns Christmas CD, the taste of Peppermint hot chocolate, the sight of flickering candles, the feel of cold air.

Mary Frances said...

I am loving the fact that I broke out my cream cashmere mittens this morning. The first really good, cold morning in Alabama.

Spears said...

I am LOVING that my 2 year old daughter is learning to sing Christmas songs...there's just nothing sweeter!
sarah
smatti78@yahoo.com

Miss•Elena•Eous said...

Aww what cute little books! Right now I'm loving the dark skies outside.. the whisper of rain and I hope they keep their promise.

Lindsay said...

I am loving that my husband and I will be spending our first Christmas with our baby girl. Happy Holidays. What a great giveaway!

mary elizabeth said...

love marta, love the mini diaries!

but i am also loving lately hot hot hot showers! (my poor skin!)

{lovely little things} said...

I'm currently loving my candle that makes my house smell warm, cozy, and scented of the holidays!

roysie said...

I am loving my flannel duvet cover... it means that winter is officially here!

My Grama's Soul said...

Right now I am loving hot chocolate. Living in AZ it is usually so warm that it is not a drink I enjoy - but this holiday season --OH MY!!

Great give-away, count me in.

Happy holidays to you,

Jo

Anna said...

i am obsessed with those giant m&m cookies you can buy at the gas station. so soft & chewy & as big as my head. in love!

Beth Daane said...

I am loving all of the truly selfless and giving people I have been meeting lately.

Candace & Eddy said...

Love it!

leighmorlock said...

I'm loving settling into my new home in Siem Reap. Last night I took a tuk-tuk to the foreign correspondents club, met new friends, shared sangria, chatted and laughed. I love being welcomed to this wonderful vibrant city!

Simply Mel said...

I'm absolutely engrossed in my current book, The Glass Castle! So much in fact, that I must pull myself away from blogging so I can finish it tonight!

Superwoman Scrapper said...

Well it is Christmas so I'm currently loving all the red, silver and gold glitter. Seems like everything just looks fancier and better this time of year decked out in holiday glitter!!!

C.L. Davis said...

Loving the end of the term and the fact that I can be free of grading papers for the Christmas week - to just spend time with family!

Anna Kristina said...

loving hot beverages in our new apartment. my husband graduated in may, but with the economy, finding a job was slow. thankfully, he finally got a job and we moved to boston in the middle of november. the cold new england weather makes me appreciate steeping tea and making hot chocolate in the biggest kitchen we've ever had.

Amanda said...

I'm loving that my new boyfriend came with a group of witty, funny friends that have adopted me as one of their own. Grad school is feeling less lonely now!

Betsy said...

in love with my google reader!

TLC said...

I love the sound of sleigh bells and the smell of satsumas

Jennifer said...

I am loving that it is the end of the semester! I work at a college, and I am looking forward to a little downtime over break. Bring on the eggnog!

Jennifer said...

i am loving the steady stream of visitors, both day and overnight, that have been coming around lately. our house feels really warm with all these voices.

Megan said...

I am loving no school during Christmas break, the smell of home-cooked meals for the holidays, and getting ready for Jesus's birthday :)

Leslie said...

Right now I'm loving the taste of a hot chai tea latte. It really makes me slow down and enjoy the little moments of the holiday season.

Crystal said...

I am loving my yellow quilt, my stuffed moose with his little hat & scarf and my little toy deer. The simple things make me happy and put a smile on my face.

LMT said...

I love the Mini Diaries! Also, I am loving being pregnant for the first time.

hannah said...

loving that my husband only has one week of school left until christmas break. i miss him!

love marta's mini diaries!

Karen Beth said...

I'm currently loving navel oranges and chai tea. Um, not together. :)

msred5@yahoo.com

Rebecca said...

I'm loving the twinkling lights on my Christmas tree. It is one of my favorite things about the holiday.

rbalderas at nc dot rr dot com

Katie Mitchell said...

I'm currently loving my 2 month old baby girl, and toast with nutella & bananas!

Katie H said...

What an awesome giveaway! I love Marta's mini diaries. :)

Currently I'm loving baking holiday-themed goodies, my cinnamon candle, & hot baths on cold nights. Love this time of year!

katieharrison13 at gmail dot com

Tiff said...

i'm loving warm jackets right now!

Cat said...

I love seeing people being generous and giving to food banks and toy for tots. I wish this would go on all year long. Thanks for the giveaway!

Lena said...

Love Marta and these minis.

I am also majorly loving how snuggly my 9-month-old is in the mornings as she wakes up. She used to wake up, bam! let's go, and now she is easing into her day.

(parsonslena@gmail.com)

Getthebubbles said...

I'm loving these shoes right now, as well as enjoying getting into the Christmas spirit - I love wrapping gifts and the look of presents under the tree :)

Linda said...

I love all the Christmas goodies--the cookies and candy and hot chocolate. I am also loving Interlibrary Loan Services--I love having all the wonderful books in the world available just by requesting them! And I know that I would love having a Mini Diary of my own!

crissy said...

I'm really loving my Christmas tree and all the sparkling lights everywhere. They're just so pretty to look at.

The girl said...

I am loving my homemade white chocolate popcorn. The only problem is that I will probably never want to have regular popcorn again.

Oh, and its been chilly here in San Antonio, so I am loving my soft blankets that are rarely used the rest of the year!

ellen said...

I'm loving my christmas wreath yankee candle!

Christen Krumm said...

I am loving learning my new daughter!
xoxo
christen

Ksenia said...

I'm loving listening to the very enthusiastic jabbering by my one year old son.

valeasc said...

Right now I am loving a cup of lemon and ginger tea!

Thanks for this gorgeous giveaway! I am currently offering a giveaway myself, come visit :)
http://valeasc.blogspot.com

Mel said...

I am loving the taste of yummy egg nog!

Amanda said...

I'm loving the nearness of Christmas break and the plans to decorate the Christmas tree with my fiancee tonight!

Melissa S. said...

Loving homemade Christmas decorations right now, specifically anything to do with pinecones!

MH said...

currently loving the taste, smell, and warmth of white hot chocolate!

writebym@gmail.com

Monika said...

Just loving life. Because we have 2 little ones, it's precious to see their innocent take on what Christmas means to them. ...and to hear them talk about Baby Jesus brings tears to my eyes.

jaclyn said...

loving wreaths this christmas... i've adorned my home with many different types!

Nicole said...

I am in love with our Christmas tree, decorations and baking. I dove into the holidays this year and couldn't be happier.
*Thanks for the offer!!

Season said...

love m.writes and also loving holiday baking.

Hillary said...

euphoria hot chocolate and homemade cookies. mmmm

Sparks said...

Seeing as it's still snowing, I'm loving that my car has all-wheel drive!

Anonymous said...

Love that I get to see a "special" performance of The Nutcracker tomorrow!

Tissy

Emily said...

I am currently loving English Toffee made by a coworker and some hazelnut hot chocolate. Mmmm...

Mary said...

i'm loving christmas music. i listen to it non-stop in december - it sets the best mood!

sunny said...

I am currently loving my cozy, organized "public" rooms at home. (open living/dining/kitchen area, office nook and bathroom). Because I spent a long afternoon before a friend's arrival (for a week-long stay!) organizing those rooms and a closet, everything has a place which makes picking up and putting things away simple at night. Didn't know being this organized would make life so much easier. (basic, I know)

Whit said...

oh yipee! how i love a good giveaway, especially featuring one of my faves! i am loving all the wonderful giveaways and ideas i find in blogland for the holidays!

Jaimie said...

i'm currently loving how big my kid is getting.

lyss bay said...

i am currently loving curling up by the fire and reading Jane Eyre.

Carol said...

I love the sense of wonderment in my 2y.o. with the christmas lights. I love my 4 y.o. making up her own words to christmas songs.

Anonymous said...

I am love love loving our cold December in Texas...finally get to wear my scarves that I love. Hope I win!
atpeschultz@hotmail.com
pam in texas

melissa kaye said...

Currently I am loving the sounds of Trans-Siberian Orchestra! Ahh...tis the season for beautiful music. :) We saw them in concert last year right after Christmas and they were just amazing!

erica said...

i'm loving soy peppermint hot chocolate!!! YUM! we had a blizzard here this week, so it's very comforting to have a warm drink in hand. :)

Shimmy Shake said...

Would love this, so lovely!

Melissa Y. Allam said...

I've ordered a few of these to give away as gifts. I'd love to win one for myself for this year. I'm really loving decorating for all the parties I've been doing this season. I'm going to start it as a business next year.

tammy said...

i am loving my new christmas tree...covered in pink, silver, and chartreuse, 9 ft and skinny!

Mary Grace said...

I am loving hot cocoa and homemade chocholate chip cookies @ midnight, bright distracting Christmas lights, and Norah Jones.

Cassie said...

I am loving the smell of my homemade orange pomanders with added cloves and cinnamon sticks! Just essence of Christmas xx

florcita said...

Lovely books! I just love papers! Something Im loving?? mmmh... sun and flowers... Im in the southern hemisphere now where everything is in bloom, sunny and warm... lovely!

Ashley said...

I am loving the fact that I have just finished my last Fall semester at Wellesley College! The sun is so bright this morning and I can see the dark blue of the lake outside my window. Even though I still have 3 final papers to write, I feel at peace. The world is beautiful.

RW said...

I am loving our christmas tree this year. it is ridiculously huge and we took alot of joy in decorating it.

jaytee'sbtw said...

I am currently la la loving singing Christmas songs!! It is different this year, and I am unsure why, but I love singing along with the radio! And i am loving the smell of my Swiffer Jet!!! (What a must in a household!!) And...let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!!!

Erin Lee said...

I am loving listening to Christmas music on pandora as I fall asleep each night :)

Andi said...

I love the smell of my newborn's head as I am cuddling her and the feel of her soft cheeks when I kiss them. She is a lot of work, but these little things make it all worth it!

swell.life said...

Am loving the sound of...silence. Baby in bed, a day's work done, now curling up with my laptop for some quiet unwinding time.

kris said...

I am LOVING having my daughter home from her first semester of college for Christmas Break!
kstoner@crosspointe.org

sylwia said...

I love the smell of my traditional Polish Xmas dishes - they smell so much better when you live far away from home:)

marla said...

i'm loving big snowflakes slowly swirling from the sky.

Alissa said...

I'm loving feeling my baby kick for the first time this month, and that we are giving most of our family their Christmas presents in the form of donations to Charity. They both make me feel so good.

Toby said...

I love snow on a day that is just crisp enough to feel the bite, but not so cold that I'm freezing.

Kelli Jane said...

sad I missed this...I LOVE these!! They remind me of the very first journal my grandma gave me in 8th grade.

Related Posts Widget for Blogs by LinkWithin