I cleaned out the junk drawer last night. It had become a state of anxiety for me - that drawer, where all the things go and so many things never come out again. When it was done I felt like I'd lost ten pounds.
In moving some things that I didn't want to get rid of to another location, I noticed the handmade journals I had purchased a year ago. These pretties were meant to be journals or possibly books of secrets or some such thing, but they were a bit smaller than I had anticipated when I ordered them. Now they are just sitting here, sadly unused.
Instead of leave them to collect dust for another year, I thought that a couple of you lovely readers would like to get your hands on one. They are really quite pretty. A Celtic cross adorns the front, a flock of geese fly over the cover flap, and a triskele shields the back of the book. The paper inside is handmade. They are truly lovely, but as I mentioned, a bit small for me. They are 7 inches tall and 5 1/4 inches wide. They have a long leather strap attached that winds around the journal for closure.
I have two pristine, never-used journals to give away. One each to two, lucky readers. I quick-snapped some pics this morning - so you can see the journals below. Both are identical.
All you have to do, if you want one of these beauties, is leave a comment below. I'll draw a name in just over a week's time on Sunday, April 21st.
This year I'm saving up my giveaway budget for October, so definitely get in on these goodies if they perk your interest. Two years ago I had my first Great October Book Giveaway, and gave away one book each week. Last year, I managed to give away 2 books each week, and this year I'm hoping to double or triple that number. All the books will be magical or herbal in topic and autographed by their authors. It's a bit of an undertaking that I will be starting to arrange at the end of this month when my trips and festival are completed.
As always, please ensure that if you don't have a Google ID that shows up on your comment, that there is a way for me to contact you should you win a journal. I will ship internationally, but those shipments will have to go at the cheapest rate as international post is a bit outrageous. It will get to you...eventually!