{giveaway} 2011 daily planner

Happy Monday friends!

So I've been thinking a lot about you all lately. Both your lovely and encouraging comments and how it makes my day every time someone new visits my little ol' corner of the internet. So to say both THANK YOU (!) and MERRY CHRISTMAS (!), I'm hosting my first ever (!) giveaway this week. (Woah ... so many exclamation points.)

I'm completely old school when it comes to my daily planner -- I LOVE paper. I love holding my planner in my hand, writing my lists in it, and then physically crossing the tasks off my lists when they're complete. I also think there is something so special about going back through old planners and seeing what you were doing on a certain day. Somehow seeing a simple line on a planner brings an entire day/week's worth of memories for me.

So this year I bought two planners -- one for me and one for one of you! One reader will receive the planner of their choice from the two below.

The first I found at Red Star Ink. I love it's simple, modern design. I'm a huge font geek and really like the clean font-centric cover.

There is also so much room in this for lists, and notes, and ... more lists. :)

The selling point for me though are the daily pages. So much space for appointments and tasks and to-do lists!

The second planner is from Alex Wijnen. I actually have her 2010 planner and I've really enjoyed her illustrations all year. 

The calendar comes with twelve beautiful illustrations such as this ... 

... and this awesome gnome.

There is quite a bit of room to write out appointments and tasks.

And, of course, a full month view each month.

Which planner do you like better? It's a tough choice, right?

To enter the giveaway, please leave a comment with the planner you would like and your contact info. To double your chances, blog or tweet about this giveaway and leave a second comment.

The giveaway will close Thursday, Dec. 23, and winners will be announced on Friday, the 24th. I want you to get your planner by the first of the year!

Good luck, and thank you again for stopping by my blog! :)


  1. Ohmygosh the second one is AMAZING! I've never heard of that artist before -- obv. time for some research =) Though I'd honestly love either planner, the second one is def my favorite =)

    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

  2. I really like the first one. It's so simple and clean but also really pretty. That thing would make my day every day!

  3. Definitely the second. I LOVE that gnome.

  4. as a fellow font geek and list-lover, I have to go with the Red Star Ink option. It's nice to feel like you're starting from a blank slate. ;)

    Thanks for the great posts and comments this year!

  5. Hi Jenn, it's lovely to meet you! To hear someone else say they love to write things down is music to my ears, I'm exactly the same way! I look forward to following you, and reading more! xoxo

  6. Oh I love the clean lines of the first one. Thanks for the chance to win!

    (BTW - do you know about the blog called "blog giveaways"? You can send them details about your giveaway (instructions on blog) and they will help send readers to your site. It's great way for new people to see your blog!)

  7. Hello!
    I like the simplicity of the first planner best. I think that I would fill it with my own drawings :)
    Thanks so much!

  8. What a fun give away Jenn!!!The illustrations of the second planner are super cute, but I think I would pick the first one being a fellow font geek and list maker :)

  9. Thanks so much for the giveaway Jenn! I'm partial to the first planner, I have to say. Something about the clean lined look says "New Years Resolution" to me!

  10. Hi Jenn, What a giveaway!!! is so lovely!!! I really like all the draws!!!

    I am sorry for taking to reply, I am very forgetful lately, heheh... I only want to wish you a Merry Xmas and a happy 2011 (I think i'll comment you before 2011 but I don't want to forget to wish you a Merry Xmas, hehehe!!!

  11. What a great idea! That's so nice of you! I absolutely adore the first one and likewise get a thrill from crossing things off a to-do list. In fact, sometimes I even add things to the list that I've already done just to have the satisfaction of drawing a thick commanding line through it!

    Happy holidays!

  12. Oh, the Red Star Ink creation is calling my name (hello daily pages!).

    Merry Christmas!


  13. I really like the second planner...looks really cool!

    katch05 at gmail dot com

  14. I just tweeted about this today, too. Once again I love love that first planner.


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