Bridget’s Birthday Bash {Gadanke Journal Review & Giveaway}

Disclosure: This post is part of my week of giveaways.
I did not receive any compensation for this post.
The opinions below are all mine & I am excited to share about the unique Gadanke journals.
Thanks to Katie, the owner of Gadanke, for providing a journal to the winner of this contest.

I was sitting at lunch with a few friends and a few people I didn’t know at Blissdom this past year. We did a business card swap and one of the ladies passed out tiny little handmade journals for each of us. It was full of thought provoking prompts and pretty paper. (I’m a sucker for pretty paper, you know). When I got home, I checked out the website for the little journal and found that she had a wide variety of options. These journals aren’t bound like most of the ones I use, but held together with rings so that you can pop it open and add anything you like. I had a drawing from Lydia that fit one of the prompts perfectly so I took a quick shot of it with my iPhone, sized it down a little, printed it out, and added it right in. That was really nice. No glue. No tape. Just pop it right in.

Although I love the paper and the way you can add things, my favorite thing was the prompts. Katie has written prompts on many pages of the journal that can help get you rolling. Sometimes a blank sheet of paper is so intimidating! But to complete a sentence or answer a question seems much less daunting. Many of the prompts in the Become journal were about asking yourself what you really want and how to get that, how to unlock your dreams and begin making them a reality. I was surprised at some of the things that came from my pen.

And you’ll note that I got the white one especially because I wanted to doodle the whole cover. Doodling isn’t just mindless drawing for me(more on that tomorrow), so I really enjoyed the time I spent coloring the front. There’s just something almost magical about allowing yourself to swish and swirl all over the page.

I loved mine so much, I asked if I could give one to one of you! Don’t turn away just because you aren’t a woman or because you’re already livin’ the dream. Gadanke really does have something for everyone: women, kids, mother & daughter, baby books, and more ! So go take a few minutes to look around and see which one is a good fit for you! You’ll have 5 possible ways to enter, but you must do the first one for the others to count. Each entry must be in a separate comment. The giveaway will run until 11:59pm EST on June 30th.

Mandatory Entry:

  • To enter you must leave one comment (not on Facebook but in the comment section below) letting me know which journal you like most from Gadanke.

Additional Entries (must be entered separately to count):

Winner will be chosen using and will be notified by email. If winner does not respond within 24 hours, a new winner will be chosen.

39 Responses to Bridget’s Birthday Bash {Gadanke Journal Review & Giveaway}
  1. Tonya
    June 25, 2013 | 10:12 am

    I love the “she” journal….She can be for anything or any woman….She could be for recording moments of joy or feelings of struggle. I love it!

  2. Cindy
    June 25, 2013 | 11:42 am

    I like the letter holding journal. I love the idea of saving favorite cards and notes from friends and family.

  3. Liz Sanders
    June 25, 2013 | 12:38 pm

    I really like the baby brag book, (although my baby days are over, I think it would still serve as a kid book as well)
    I ALSO really like the Taste, food a recipe journal. I could jot down all types of goodies in there!

  4. Liz Sanders
    June 25, 2013 | 12:39 pm

    Liked on Facebook!

  5. Liz Sanders
    June 25, 2013 | 12:39 pm

    followed Katie on Twitter

  6. Amber
    June 25, 2013 | 2:23 pm

    I like the Seeking Grace Journal!

  7. Amber
    June 25, 2013 | 2:25 pm
  8. Amber
    June 25, 2013 | 2:29 pm

    Liked Gadanke on Facebook.

  9. LeAnn
    June 25, 2013 | 3:32 pm

    I like the baby book (You are loved) of course! I also like the one on travel and the family journey book. Barry and I like to “talk” about the places we’ve been and how we are going to record it but that would be fun to really do it!

  10. LeAnn
    June 25, 2013 | 3:41 pm

    liked it on Facebook!

  11. Rachael Mercer
    June 25, 2013 | 5:56 pm

    I’d choose the purple Mom & Me journal. Missing my mom and wondering how she’d think about things would be neat for MKM and I to work through questions and prompts….

  12. Rachael Mercer
    June 25, 2013 | 6:05 pm

    Followed her on Twitter!

  13. Rachael Mercer
    June 25, 2013 | 6:10 pm

    I liked her on FB, too!!

  14. Kimberly
    June 27, 2013 | 10:51 am

    I think I would go for the classic “Becoming” one- those sound like questions I need answers to!

  15. Kimberly
    June 27, 2013 | 11:08 am

    I also liked her on FB!

  16. Hope Wood
    June 27, 2013 | 12:43 pm

    I think I want one of each but maybe I would like to start with “She”.

  17. Hope Wood
    June 27, 2013 | 12:51 pm

    I liked her on FB!

  18. Hope Wood
    June 27, 2013 | 12:57 pm

    following on twitter!

  19. punkinmama
    June 28, 2013 | 1:54 pm

    So many good options! I’d probably go with Kid Journal, but the Mommy Daughter one is tempting too.

  20. Linda Robison
    June 29, 2013 | 12:21 pm

    Oh it’s all about the SHE journal for me! It would be lovely to get one and document my life right now.

  21. Linda Robison
    June 29, 2013 | 12:23 pm

    Liking the facebook page, loving this giveaway

  22. Linda Robison
    June 29, 2013 | 12:23 pm

    Following on Twitter @LeftHandedLinda

  23. CathyMartin
    June 29, 2013 | 4:34 pm

    I like any of them!

  24. Anna Radchenko
    June 29, 2013 | 5:01 pm

    I love all Gadanke journals, but I’m really interested in getting the Love Fills a Lifetime scrapbook 🙂

  25. Anna Radchenko
    June 29, 2013 | 5:02 pm

    I like Gadanke on twitter (@radchenko819)

  26. Anna Radchenko
    June 29, 2013 | 5:02 pm

    I meant follow on twitter in that previous comment (lol!)

    I also LIKE Gadanke on FACEBOOK 🙂

  27. Destiny
    June 30, 2013 | 10:50 am

    I love the Become journal.

  28. Destiny
    June 30, 2013 | 10:51 am

    I like Gadanke on Facebook.

  29. Melissa
    June 30, 2013 | 9:14 pm

    Very excited about this!

  30. Laura
    June 30, 2013 | 9:20 pm

    She journal!

  31. Laura
    June 30, 2013 | 9:20 pm

    Posting here.

  32. Leslie Gowan
    June 30, 2013 | 9:21 pm

    My favorite is the She journal 1.1. I like telling stories and I feel like writing them down will help me remember them later since I’m making new ones all the time!

  33. Leslie Gowan
    June 30, 2013 | 9:26 pm
  34. Leslie Gowan
    June 30, 2013 | 9:26 pm

    I loved it on Facebook too!!

  35. Allison
    June 30, 2013 | 9:38 pm

    Love the Mother/Daughter Journal!

  36. Allison
    June 30, 2013 | 9:40 pm

    Liked on Facebook!