Wheeee! It's Tuesday! This is not just ANY old Tuesday though. This is a giveaway Tuesday! What??? That's right, the celebration of my 475th post continues all week. Wait, does that mean no RTT? Yes, but keep reading anyway, you don't want to miss this.
Since today is a day we talk about our random thoughts, I thought the was the perfect day to do a giveaway from Gadanke.
Haven't heard of Gadanke? Well if you like words, stories and memories, this is the shop for you. It's run by the amazing Katie, who I "met" online a few years ago. We were both Americans living in Germany, though several hours apart, and fell in love with her blog and was fascinated by the renovation of their 45sqm (480sqf) apartment. You read that right, 480 square feet. Could you live in a space that small? They are now living in the US and renovating an airplane hangar!
Katie is one of the sweetest, most genuine people you could ever have the pleasure of chatting with. She and her German husband, Martin, are ardent believers in being environmentally friendly and strive to lead a simpler life. I admire them for that. I personally couldn't do it (I'm too high maintenance for that!), but I'm in awe of their experience which she blogs about at Making This Home.
So, what's the giveaway? I guess I should tell you that, huh? It's a $20 gift certificate to Gadanke for your very own environmentally friendly journal.
Gadanke's motto is Celebrate your story! With one of her prompt journals you'll be celebrating your own story in style.
Katie, what's Gadanke all about?
It's about documenting who you are and what you crave and believe. Handmade journaling products at Gadanke are filled with creative writing prompts and tidbits to make you think (and laugh!). These baby books, prayer journals, travel books, and diaries make your writing process more meaningful and fun! Plus they're totally eco-savvy with 100% recycled papers.
So, what gave you the idea for your journals?
A couple of years ago, NPR's StoryCorp was in town. It was also my grandma's 90th birthday. The two of us decided to hop into the recording studio to capture some pieces of her story. I had all sorts of prompts to help her with her story telling. (I was always the listener, the one who asked question after question.) The only problem? My grandma couldn't remember. Too much time had passed. Later, my dad turned to me and said, "Katie, I need you to write down your story." I knew he wished he had his mom's stories. So I started writing. I started wondering about all of the other women who have stories deep inside of them, and I started thinking about how my tendency to just listen and ask could help put those stories onto paper. Gadanke was born with fabulous writing prompts and recycled papers. I feel so lucky to be living my dream.
Isn't that wonderful? Don't you want to preserve your memories in one of these lovely journals?
Some of my personal favorites are her Love Letter Mini Books:
Vintage Fabric Covered books:
My absolute personal favorite though is the SHE: Me, My Heart, My World Personal Journal:
It's full of of prompts, quotes and enclosures to make sure future generations will know who you really are.
To enter, go to Gadanke and look around. Come back here and tell me which journal you'd like to celebrate your story. Easy, huh?
If you'd like extra entries: you can do any or all of the following. Come back and leave a separate comment for each one you do.
Follow Katie on Twitter www.twitter.com/makingthishome
Subscribing to Katie's blog www.makingthishome.com. Trust me when I say you will find her blog a fascinating read.
Follow my blog because I am awesome. Obviously. If you're already a follower, let me know in a separate comment.
Oh, and follow ME on twitter at www.twitter//MominHighHeels I don't tweet much yet, but once I get my smart phone, I'll be all over it. This will get you an extra entry too!
Thank you Katie for this wonderful giveaway!
If you haven't entered yesterday's giveaway, go here and enter for a chance to win a signed book from my friend Michele Feltman Strider and a $25 Amazon Gift Card!
I hope you all have a fantastic RTT and I promise I'll be back to my regular, smart, funny, witty (self-obsessed) RTT self next week.