My first giveaway! Still feeling the love from yesterday’s post.

January 26, 2013

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I’ve been thinking about this for a while now and wanted to put together something special, something which is “me” and also has value.

What I came up with is this little gift package:

A Moleskine journal – because I write, sketch, keep insane little ideas in Moleskine journals.

Ephemera stuffed in the journal —sketches, stamps, old photos, bits of things – because I love to create with ephemera and think you might like to too.

Some of my kaleidoscope cards – because I write to people and so think you might like to too.

A sweet little vintage vase for you to put some flowers in and brighten up your space while you write – because I love vintage and flowers.

And two little bits of vintage lace, one for the vase and one for the cup of tea you will sip – because I love tea.

It all goes into this sweet little house box and gets mailed to anywhere at all – because mail goes everywhere these days.

So here’s the catch: Leave me a comment please 🙂 That’s all.

And, if you like, I have a little favour to ask of you. Lately I’ve been thinking about this site because some people have asked me to type cast it. I hate pigeon holing things and always refuse to, but it does make me think. What kind of site is this? Is it even possible to put it into a bracket…like, say, lifestyle blog? Art, photography, travel, she’s-all-over-the-place-with-this blog? The thing is I just don’t know, so if you have a feeling or anything pops into your mind, like that word association stuff, I’d be ever so grateful if you could please tell me. 🙂

Apparently people have these things open for a length of time, so shall we say week Sunday? That would give me till Sunday Feb 3 to figure out what a random number generator is. And then this sweet little package will be flying out to you.

(this is a bit of a secret but there are eight more Moleskine journals here so this giveaway may have to be repeated with different goodies)

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  • Reply Barbara F. January 26, 2013 at 7:01 am

    What a wonderful giveaway. So many of us in Blogland are kindred spirits. Random Org. Generator is easy peasy! xo

  • Reply Beth MacKinney January 26, 2013 at 7:26 am

    I love your giveaway. (Especially the journal, since journals are wonderful.) Hmm. For your blog, you don’t have to pigeon hole yourself. What if you have something new called eclecticity?

  • Reply Michelle V. Alkerton January 26, 2013 at 7:30 am

    Hi Veronica. What a fun giveaway! I’m in :). Maybe your bracket phrase could be [creativity flows]. Just a thought.
    Stay inspired!

  • Reply Kirra Antrobus January 26, 2013 at 7:37 am

    I’ve never used a Moleskine but of course I’ve heard lots of good things about it.

    I’ll share your post so hopefully you get some more comments. But hopefully not too many since I want to win. 😉

  • Reply Carole January 26, 2013 at 7:41 am

    Hey Veronica, I’ve been thinking about your question … “What kind of site is this.” To be honest, I don’t know and if you asked me what kind of site I have, the answer would still be, “I don’t know.” Some days I feel like a chameleon, will the writer emerge or the paper crafting gal, or perhaps the one that knits, crochets, sews, plays in the “dirt” and so on … Mind you when I have a task on hand for WRSS hospice, I know what is on my agenda, other than that, I never know *smile* and I like it like that. That is one of the reasons I keep my blogs separate, one for writing and the other to release that creative muse (if I can find her) who insists on marching to her own drummer.

    Sorry my friend guess I wasn’t much help. It is wet, wet, wet here but who cares, my youngest daughter and her family are coming for a visit … sushi all the way for dinner Veronica. Hugs … Carole

  • Reply Jo Ann J. A. Jordan January 26, 2013 at 7:44 am

    Veronica, what a sweet giveaway… The pictures will probably be awe-inspiring if they are yours. I think your blog is very creative. I have seen some great things here. I hope you have a wonderful week dear.

  • Reply Jeannine Bergers Everett January 26, 2013 at 7:50 am

    Your posts always bring me light and peace, and inject some beauty into my day. The best part of winning would be that it would be like meeting a little piece of you in hopes that our paths cross some day. I have a hard time putting your blog into a category. If you were a catalog or a business, I’d call you a lifestyle brand–one which shines sunlight on the beauty found in overlooked places.

    As a statistician, random number generation is right up my alley. Assign each person a number. Go to Put in the min and max and push generate. Voila.

  • Reply margo roby January 26, 2013 at 8:10 am

    I LOVE this!. I repeat: LOVE! So very cool, so very you.

    A blog like yours can’t be type-cast. Call it ‘eclectic’ or if that confuses people ‘personal’ because that’s what your blog is: the things in life you find magical.

    Random generator so easy I can do it. Just Google for one. Now, I shall go back to my day with a smile.


  • Reply Jade Sutor January 26, 2013 at 8:53 am

    What a fantastic giveaway! By Charlie’s Hand sent me over 🙂

  • Reply Sabra Bowers January 26, 2013 at 9:29 am

    Oh, I do want to win this lovely package and like Jeannine mentioned the best part would be having a package from you. Your blog is a personal blog and because you are an artist and live a creative life, your blog is creative, entertaining…a delight to see and read. I would also say it has its spiritual side (but maybe that is just me projecting). I’d say you have your own style and eclectic isn’t a warm enough word to describe it. You allow your readers to see into your real life and real self which makes it an endearing blog. I love it!

  • Reply Kaitlyn Pearson January 26, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    This is an already fantastic blog and now a wonderful giveaway! Journals and personal treasures such as a postacard or image that holds a memory for you and a new one for whoever receives it are a big favourite of mine so I will be crossing my widgets, eyes and toes. I stumble with words which is why I draw pictures… I do love the electicity idea from Beth tho!

  • Reply January 26, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    Well, Veronica, when you figure out how to use the random number generator, please share. I’m part of the Grow Your Blog Party and will need to use that tool on Feb. 1. In the meantime, I like your blog and especially your giveaway. As for a label for your blog? I’d have to say just be yourself and post what moves you. I had the same problem and a blogger friend told me to just blog and enjoy the process. So maybe that’s what you blog can be – a “process” blog.


  • Reply Susan January 26, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    I am delighted you visited my blog thus allowing me to discover yours. As for a description, the words serendipity, atelier and salon come to mind. I now live not far from Vancouver on the Sunshine Coast and commute to Calgary. Visits to England punctuate my life now and then. I hope to recreate an English cottage garden here on the coast. Your give away is enchanting.

  • Reply Linda H. January 26, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    This is a great contest, Veronica. I’d love to win that package.

    As far as your blog? I am not sure what category it would fall under. I am not sure what mine would fall under either. Though many blogs have a dominant theme, I think many bloggers do well by being themselves and just writing what comes to mind. You are versatile, and I like that. Hmmmm….versatile Veronica 🙂 Just keep doing what you’re doing.

  • Reply Barbara Morrison January 26, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    Such a lovely idea for a giveaway! And yesterday’s post made me cry & miss my boys.

  • Reply boltoncarley January 26, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    i do not need to be included in the giveaway, but wanted to say i completely understand about not pigeon-holing! that’s why i don’t have a label either, yet i don’t have very good numbers either so don’t listen to me! 🙂

  • Reply Becca January 26, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    You are inspiring. And creative. And a true artist. And a traveller. And I love every bit of you and your blog. 😉

  • Reply iris January 27, 2013 at 2:48 am

    très joli création
    j’ ai mis votre blog dans mes ” coups de coeur ”
    tout se trouve dans ce paquet ( créativités & photos & tendresse )
    à très bientôt
    edith ( iris )

  • Reply iris January 27, 2013 at 2:51 am

    correction de mon adresse mail
    edith ( iris )

  • Reply Barbara Morrison January 27, 2013 at 4:17 am

    Lovely idea for a giveaway! a perfect combination.

  • Reply amy m Welling January 27, 2013 at 4:40 am

    this is an awesome giveaway ,thank you so much for the opportunity!!!

  • Reply Catherine Llewellyn January 27, 2013 at 7:25 am

    Veronica this sounds like about ten giveaways rolled into one! as the proud possessor of two of your wilidlife sketches I know how precious your images are XX

  • Reply katherinemcneese-quilter January 27, 2013 at 8:13 am

    What a lovely giveaway!

  • Reply Wendy Wirth January 27, 2013 at 9:55 am

    Hello, Just came over by way of the Grow Your Own Blog. Your blog sounds very interesting, and your pictures are gorgeous.

  • Reply Pamela January 27, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    Veronica, I would die for a moleskin journal! Please put me in. I would have to agree with Margo, eclectic is a good choice of words. Who wants to be classified anyhow? Unique is the only way to go in my book. :=)


  • Reply kareninkenai January 27, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    Moleskins are the best and such a wonderful giveaway; I think you left a comment on my Blog – but, I have been sans computer for a week (motherboard died) – it was just returned yesterday. Trying to Blog Hop then reply to comments. Will take time! Smiles. Love your blog and your unique style. Also like “Common Magic” – special. I struggle with trying to find a gallery link for my photography, but haven’t come up with an easy solution yet, either. Hugs from Alaska. Karen

  • Reply Dormouse January 28, 2013 at 1:40 am

    What a wonderful giveaway Veronica! I’m so glad I found your blog to follow…I enjoy reading it even though I don’t often comment. What I really like is the fact it’s not one-thing-or-the-other…each day’s post is different from the last… Making the ordinary extraordinary…

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  • Reply Penny January 28, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    Hmmm….how to classify? A creative life blog?
    I hope you are keeping toasty warm and enjoying a nice cup of tea x

  • Reply Linda G Hatton January 28, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    Looks lovely, Veronica! I am not sure about your blog. I think it’s wonderful as is. I always have a peaceful feeling when I visit. It’s all beautiful!

  • Reply Muddy Kinzer January 28, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    Hi Veronica,

    I love your giveaway! Your moleskin journals sound great! I love what you’re doing here & have enjoyed reading about your New Year’s Resolutions…and the permission you give yourself to change them as it suits you…love it! 🙂

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  • Reply Joanne Roberts January 29, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    What a lovely giveaway. I look forward to exploring your blog and giving you feed back on its niche. It seems eclectic, just like me.

  • Reply rachel January 29, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    Moleskin journals are simply amazing!

  • Reply thotlady January 30, 2013 at 4:38 am

    Great blog. I have just started drinking tea (at 56), yikes where have I been, so this give-a-way is perfect for me. Hint, hint.

  • Reply margaret b January 30, 2013 at 5:40 am

    How I would love to be entered in your draw…I was just looking at those journals, so sweet and inviting…I love blank pages that call for you to draw or write in them….

  • Reply Leticia Collado January 30, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    Hey, I was wondering if your giveaway is for U.S. residents only, or worldwide… I would love a Moleskine Journal, but they are *really* expensive over here… Thanks!

    • Reply Veronica January 30, 2013 at 7:11 pm

      worldwide Leticia 🙂

  • Reply Deborah February 1, 2013 at 3:00 am

    Hi, I’d like to enter the giveaway. Thanks!

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  • Reply pegsplace February 2, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    Hey, I just realizedvthat i didn’t enter or comment on you ver philosophical post! I think that yournblog is about you everything that touches you. I don’t think thatbyou can put it in one “slot” . I like that you write about life and how you see it and do it. It kind ofbreminds me of “Simple Abundance” by Sarah Ban Breathnach.

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