Friday, August 24, 2012

Captureing Everyday Life and a Gievaway


I love journaling.  I love capturing everyday life with words and pictures.  I have probably half a dozen different journals, all with a different purpose. There's my personal family blog that I turn into a book at the end of each year.  There's the little leather journal I keep on my night stand that I record the blessing I receive each day.  There's the one that I use to keep quotes and inspirational messages.  Another one holds the family letters that I type up each month to share with family what we've been up to for the past four weeks.  I also have a journal I write for each of my kids documenting their milestones, funny or kind stories, and accomplishments they've achieved.


All my journals are treasures.  I feel that if I don't write it down then before long it becomes lost.  I know I would have forgotten about how my daughter used to be afraid to step on the sidewalk cracks when she was one year old or how my son loved the pez dispenser his grandma bought him so much that he slept with it every night for weeks.  Fun, sweet things to remember.


One of my favorite things to document are the funny things my kids say.  I love to go back and read them over and over again.  I crack up every time.  When they say something funny I always pause and grab a paper and pencil and jot it down or sometimes if I'm out and about I'll send myself a quick email using my phone so I don't forget that funny or cute thing they said.  It takes less than a minute and it is so worth it!  I have a list where I compile all their quotables on my computer and I later add them to their journals and to the end of my blog-turned-book each year.

So, of course when I saw Paper Coterie's new Quotable Book I fell in love.  What a great idea for capturing all those cute kid quotables!

Each book can be personalized with up to 19 photos and is full of space for writing down those sweet things your kids say.  Keep it handy and it will become a treasure to look back on for years to come.

I thought this was something our readers would love as much as I do, so we're giving one away (free shipping included too!).  Enter through rafflecopter below.


 Giveaway ends Thursday, August 30th.

Want to buy one to document what your kids say, or to give one as a gift?
Visit Paper Coterie and enter promo code QUOTABLE through September 2nd to get one for only $12!

Good luck!

 

17 comments:

  1. This is awesome. I am seriously horrible at documenting, and I have always wanted to be BETTER. The only thing I ever do, is write quotes on a scrap of paper I keep tucked in my scriptures, and it's fun to look back on those and see the funny things said and done! So this seems like JACKPOT! Exactly what I want!!

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  2. This is such a great idea!

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  3. I make a picture book at the end of every year.

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  4. I wish I was better at doing things like this!

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  5. I wrote in journals, but this would be super cute for my boys!

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  6. Love this idea! I used to write down fun things on scraps of paper sadly sometimes they get lost. This would be a fun easy way to keep track of them! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  7. I mostly document electronically with our family blog, but I really, really, REALLY need to start doing something that is tangible. Thanks!

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  8. I print out a blog book at the end of every year. And I also make an Adventure Book for my son with the top 2O things he did that year. They are a big hit and he loves to pull them out and show his grandparents and friends that visit! Thanks for hosting this great giveaway.

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  9. What a great giveaway! I'm terrible at journaling and scrapbooking. I try to update my family's blog as often as possible.

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  10. I love to have the written word to look back on- blog, journal, etc, so this is PERFECT!

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  11. I'm SO far behind! Would love this!

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  12. We take a few random photos, never as many as I'd like.... and the really funny stuff, gets posted on FaceBook.
    A little book to record it all is a great idea.

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  13. I started a 5 year baby book but also do yearly photo books.

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  14. I love to blog. With two kiddos it's been harder, but that is still what I love to do. :)

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  15. I only blog and love it and print to photos to make an album but writing notes about those days is great idea. (one more point: I am from Turkey, can I participate in the giveaway?)

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