Apr 11, 2013

Spring Cleaning Giveaway

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!






70 comments:

Paulette said...

Hi Jen,
What lovely books.
I think they'd make great grimore/recipe keepers. Please add my name to your great giveaway.
thanks,

Betty said...

I am late doing my spring cleaning, but will get to it next week. Please put my name in your drawing. Such beautiful journals.

Lisa Teaney said...

Those are such lovely books! I appreciate my name in the drawing, thanks!

Betty said...

Those are beautiful and the size sound perfect for taking out and exploring with! Please add me to your drawing. Thanks!
eibhir at yahoo dot com

Annette L said...

These are beautiful and would make a fabulous Book of Shadows. Please include me in the fun.

Lois said...

I have been clearing out my junk drawers too. And I have five of them. Nobody should have so many. Sigh. And I didn't find anything as lovely as those journals in my junk drawers. I did find countless phone chargers and mystery keys. Feels good though, to clear out stuff. L

Atticus Hob said...

I'd like in, please.

Barbara F. said...

I want to start journaling, and these books are all lovely. Count me in, Jen! xo

Kelly M said...

What beautiful books for journals! My first journal ever is almost full (i'm so proud of myself) and it's time to start looking for another one. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win what could be my next journal.

greekwitch said...

They are beautiful! What a wonderful giveaway!
I have so many spots in my home like your drawer. The problem is that whenever i decide to clean up one, the others seem to get bigger!

Magaly Guerrero said...

I have never seen a journal that I haven't loved. And handmade paper? This relationship is meant to be!

Do add my name to the hat, and happy spring cleaning!

DJ said...

Oooh, they're almost an exact match for one I have (mine is green) that I haven't been able to find! Count me in! (And I'll happily wait for Canada Post/US Postal Service mules to deliver.) :D

jill said...

Ooooh they are beautiful,please would you count me in your draw,hope you enjoy the rest of your spring cleaning.Love Jill xxx

The Cauldron Keeper said...

Pretty! What a great idea for dealing with the stuff we buy and end up not using.

Rebecca Pilon said...

Those journals are gorgeous! I would love to have one of them! I too am doing spring cleaning (when I can squeeze in the time).

jaz@octoberfarm said...

fabulous giveaway! don't include me though...give someone else a chance!

mxtodis123 said...

Oh, they are lovely. Please enter me.
Mary

Pallas Renatus said...

Spring cleaning may turn into a week-long project for me. I don't think I'll happen upon anything nearly as nifty, though!

Clanori said...

Spring cleaning is so liberating,The journals are gorgeous

AnnaMarie said...

Hi, Jen!!!

These are both gorgeous, especially the triquetra journal! Please add my name to your list & help fuel my journal addiction LOL ♥

AnnaMarie, anna.soleil86@gmail.com

BrigidsBlest said...

What lovely journals! Anyone who wins one is a lucky soul, indeed!

~Jennifer

bookofshadowsandblessings said...

you are certainly finding better things them I am in the cupboards. They are beautiful! I would love to be entered plus the 21st is my birthday! I think I would make it into a family recipe book. I have been looking for the right book for that.

Helen Jeffrey said...

you are certainly finding better things in the cupboards then I am :).They are both beautiful and the 21st is my birthday to boot!

Yasmin said...

Beautiful books! Would love to win one, thank you for this giveaway!

Drako said...

I would love to enter this. Those journals are beautiful

The Country Witch said...

I must have this, it can be no other way :)

They are stunning, please do add my name to the giveaway!

Jessica Forrester said...

I'd like to be included in the fun I think i'd make it my dream journal

PaganPrincess said...

Would love to be added to the drawing on behalf of my 13 yr old daughter not sure if I have a google ID so just incase my email is Italian.Pagan.Mistress@Gmail Thank you so much Good luck to everyone )O(

treehugger said...

Please add me to the list...those are divine!

Carolyn Davis said...

Hi Jen I would love to win one of your journals. They are beautiful. I have been looking for another journal to start another BOS and have not found anything that caught my eye. These are just what I am looking for exactly. Plus with money being tight they would help so much. I love your advice and comments on Pagan Mama. You have actually helped me alot. Thank you for all that you do.

Carolina Gonzalez said...

Add me in, and if I win, I will help you pay the shipping!

his.explicitly said...

would love to be added into this giveaway

Kallan Kennedy said...

Oh, how stunning!! ME! Pick me!! ;) <3 Thank you for doing this, Jen!

Rhonda DeFelice said...

Merry met! We recently moved and I resisted starting a junk drawer. Alas, they are inevitable!!! These journals are beautiful, please do add me on in there.

Acquainting myself with your posts now, happy to have stumbled across your blog!

-Good Green Witch

Loren Morris said...

Those are gorgeous!!

Lina said...

Stunning and inspirational to look at...imagine the wonderful visions that would be brought to the page with these gorgeous journals!! It's a lovely giveaway...thank you for the opportunity to win!

NCDad said...

What beautiful journals!! Please enter my name in the drawing :)

Dana McKinney said...

I would dearly love to have one of these to use as a Grimoire. Thank you!

Eliora said...

Beautiful volumes - very fitting companions to your wonderful writing. I'd love to have one. Thank you!

petoskystone said...

How lovely! Thank you for the chance to win one. I'm still trying to find a way to get a dresser over here from Ikea as it isn't spring cleaning but moving which has me rearranging.

Autumn Heather said...

oh yes pls!

Sekem- Miw said...

Oh those are gorgeous! I would love to be entered into the draw. I have so much organizing to do once we move end of the month. Right down to my B.O.S.
I have issues with junk drawers too, really need to get out of that habit lol.

amber said...

What a great blog. I love the name :) Enter me too, if its still open, please :)

Draco Blud said...

These look great!

Holly said...

Lovely books, Jen & a nice idea to share them!

Mary Burris said...

They are lovely - please enter my name in the contest!

The StarFire Witch / Bald Girl said...

Add me to the pot o'names please. These are beautiful :)

starfirewitch @ gmail . Com

BastianX said...

Please add me to your list! Beautiful Bindings!
skoshigod@gmail.com

mrsduncanmahogany said...

What beauties! They look oxblood in color! Just lovely! Please add my name to the mix. Thanks!!

Dianna

Gaia said...

I think they lovely, and just the right size for me. I'd truly appreciate one of thiese, and having just retired and cut my income in half--well, your price is right! Kim

Katie Oakley said...

These are amazing. I would love to get one.

Dede said...

Bless your heart for cleaning out that junk drawer! Jen I also dislike cleaning that drawer and I think after the three surgeries I now have two junk drawers in the kitchen that someone else started. I would love to know who did this to me. Maybe tomorrow I will get some newspaper put out on the kitchen floor and dump them both out. Sounds so brave maybe to brave to do both at one time. But then if the weather is nice, well you know where I will be and it won't be in the house. Wishing you an outdoor weekend!

(((HUGS)))

Mystica said...

Please clean more drawers!!!! this is gorgeous.

Sandra said...

A few days ago I started Spring cleaning too. What a wonderful way to bring new life into the house after a long winter.

Love the journals..how generous if you offer them

Please do include my name...thanks.

mamadee said...

Thank you! We <3 you! Please enter Sugie & I! Love - Dana ( mamadee)

Renee Olson said...

<3 IT enter me in your giveaway!!

Indigobjects said...

Hey, Jen!

Desiree Moonstone said...

Hi Jen,
These are gorgeous and I would love to win one to turn into a BOS...

StaceyUK said...

Is this draw open to US people only?

Rue said...

Hi Stacey, no - I'll ship anywhere. I'm in Canada and am happy to ship all over. International parcels will simply take much longer to arrive as I choose the cheapest shipping option. I sent a parcel to Germany last year. It got there but took about 5 weeks.

ann said...

Lovely, I would very much love to own one!!
katslover@att.net

LaTrice said...

The journals are simply beautiful.

Dannii said...

Absolutely gorgeous! They would make a great Book of Mirrors.
BB

NakedTree said...


How absolutely generous of you.

The books will come alive once pen touches paper.

Joy to whom-ever wins!
NakedTree

Eala Magee said...

These journals are perfectly breathtaking! Please add my name to your giveaway. Thank you! :)

Iesadora said...

Your so sweet to give these away! I love the color =D Count me in please!!

pombagiraspolly said...

ohhh.. me please in the draw! these look wonderful!!

one even has geese..

*twirls about*
Polly

:)

brandi said...

~too funny...growing up the one thing that drove me crazy was my moms junk drawer...i always said i would never have such and well low and behold...i do...the strangest little drawer filled with random bits and pieces of life that as you said have no real home...hhhmmm...maybe today i should spend some time wandering through that mysterious drawer and see what comes from it! these journals are unique and beautifully crafted...reminds me of Oberon leather...how sweet you are to be so giving...be well and much love light and blessings~

TMC said...

Wow, how generous! Count me in!

Michelle said...

Gorgeous journals! So kind of you to give them away! Would make me a perfect 30th birthday present :-)