Giveaway: the Time Keeper


Celebrations / Monday, September 29th, 2014

Hello dear people. Look what I have…

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I’m happy to announce that we have a giveaway opening today, for a 2015 copy of the Time Keeper! Anyone who has used this planner before probably loves it enough that I could skip the advertising and cut straight to the giving, eh?

This year’s version is crazy gorgeous.

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And you should be proud of me for taking such cute pictures, considering the shaking going on beneath my set, and the difficulty of keeping his tail off the photos…

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…and this distracting darling in the background.

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Where was I? Oh yes, right here. Sans animals and cute humans.

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For those of you who don’t know, the Time Keeper is a yearly planner designed by a Mennonite mom of four, Starla Kreider. It’s beautiful inside and out. I love its simple, practical design—I’ve experimented with more complex planners and I keep coming back to this one. There’s a full-page spread for every week of the year, as well as monthly calendars, brainstorming spaces, inspirational quotes, note pages, and enough perforated blank shopping lists to last the whole year.

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I’m so excited to give a free copy to one of you. (The other copy is my own. Not available for anyone for love, money, or chocolate.)

Better still, we have a back-up option for the not-winners of this giveaway! Starla is offering a $1.00 refund {on her website} {to my readers} for every Time Keeper purchased before midnight on October 9. That gives you three days after the giveaway closes. When you place your order, watch for the option to “Add special instructions to the seller.” Leave Starla a note saying you’re ordering from the Confessions giveaway, and she’ll enclose a dollar refund with every brand new planner!

They make beautiful gifts.

More good news?

For anyone who’s local to the Meadville area, our favorite bookstore Christian Learning Resource is also offering the same discount: $1.00 off any Time Keeper purchased by October 15! Yay! So stop by and make sure to mention the Confessions giveaway for your special rate. You’ll have a full week and a half after the giveaway closes.

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This calls for some champagne to celebrate, but I’m not a drinker so I’ll have to pour it out on the ground like David with the Bethlehem waters. I hope the Lord enjoys it.

What do I want out of you in return? Hmm. Let me think about that one. Someone told me I should ask you to share a link on social media for either Christian Learning Resource, the Time Keeper, or this blog. But I hate arm-twisting promotions. “Boost my boat and you just might win a chance…” Blech. So use your own judgment. But share the joy. If you know of someone who’d love a chance to win the Time Keeper, or buy it with a discount, please share the link or drop them an email. The more the merrier.

And drop me a comment here if you’d like to enter the giveaway. Let’s have some fun.

Update: Giveaway closed. Thanks for joining!

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Giveaway ends in one week: Monday, Oct 6, 2014 at 12:00 noon.

Open to US residents only. I know this is not fair and I’m sorry; someday I will do a giveaway I can send anywhere in the world.

Winner will be chosen by random.org.

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Cynthia
7 years ago

I have totally enjoyed using my 2014 planner. It is a timesaver, time manager, organizer for me. I asked my daughter in law on Saturday if she bought the one for next year yet. She said she hadn’t. It is on her Christmas list or if she doesn’t get it there she will just buy one. I would love to give her the free one. Smile!! Thanks for promoting this organizer and thanks to Starla for putting her idea in print and offering it to the rest of us.

mom coblentz
7 years ago

My name’s in x5!!!

Rhonda
7 years ago

My daily planner is my brains… though I never tried Time Keeper. Please enter me into this giveaway. 🙂

Karen
7 years ago

I love the Time Keeper too, but because of the expense I’ve been using cheaper ones. So, I would LOVE to win one! 🙂 I live in Ireland but also have a US mailing address … can I still be in?

7 years ago
Reply to  Karen

Sure thing!

7 years ago

I’d love to have a copy of this beautiful planner. And I’ll share your blog and this post with my Mom. This is a great post to share and I’ve been wanting to get her started reading your blog anyhow, now that she has decent internet in her house.

Yvonne
7 years ago

I would love to be in! 🙂

Heidi Shank
7 years ago

Please enter me in the sweepstakes as well!!

Sheila
7 years ago

I have little use for this beauty but would love to give it to a friend who is very organized and scheduled. I am blind and once shared with her (after she had asked) that the most difficult part of mothering blind was not being able to read to my children. Soon after that she started coming once a week and reading an hour to my daughters…I’d love to bless her with this Time-Keeper.

7 years ago
Reply to  Sheila

This makes me want to cry! What a sweet friend.

I’m delighted to know you’re still reading. I think of you, and try not to rely too heavily on pictures.

char
7 years ago
Reply to  Sheila

Shelia, you are a sweetheart. Always thinking of others. Love your heart!

Kim Martin
7 years ago

I would love to win this. I enjoy your blog a lot. PS. Cute little girl. Looks like her Mama. 🙂

Donna
7 years ago

Please enter me in the giveaway. I love calendars and lists and organizing so I know I’d love the Time Keeper!

Ruth
7 years ago

Would love to win this!

Shaunda
7 years ago

I do not trust random.org but I guess I’ll jump in anyway. 😉
Awesome photos!!!!

Rachel N.
7 years ago

I’m forever making lists…sometimes they work, sometimes I lose them & other times I re-write them. Some planners & I meet & get along really well. She looks like a beauty as well as an asset! Thank you for the chance to toss in the hat & hope for a win 😉

Lisa
7 years ago

I have used Starla’s TimeKeeper for 3-4 years now and recommend it often! This little book runs my life (after the Bible, of course). I already have my 2015 copy, but would love to win one to give to a friend from church.

Jolene
7 years ago

Awesome! I’d love to win this!

Deborah
7 years ago

I was just going to use a pretty little notebook for a planner this year, but TimeKeeper would be even more fun! Thanks for the chance!

Lauretta
7 years ago

I love the whole idea of planners and think surely it is the missing link in my household struggles. Each year my cousin faithfully gives me another chance and each year most of the book looks just like it did. But I would like to enter my name–and use it as a gift if it doesn’t win me over. 🙂

Lanita
7 years ago

I would love to win one. I had one last year. This year I have a different one. I liked The Time Keeper better. Beautiful pictures.

Audrey R
7 years ago

I have a 2014 Time Keeper planner that I use daily, but I don’t have one for 2015 yet. I would love to win a copy!!

Lauren
7 years ago

I have always wanted to try the Time Keeper planner but never have gotten one! I would love to win this!

Corleen
7 years ago

Oh my, the sad truth is that it takes a giveaway to get this silent stalker of your blog to finally speak up… And then you go and add the disclaimer at the bottom that Canadians are out of luck… So I decided to comment anyhow because I love time keeper and use it every year and I haven’t got my new one yet and I tho’t just maybe I come around your area just often enough that I could still count? There. No shipping costs at all!

7 years ago
Reply to  Corleen

Corleen! I had no idea you show up here. Well, I consider the giveaway a success. [grin]

And yes, if you plan to come around in the weeks/months before the New Year I will gladly enter you in the drawing! The handoff would be a good chance to meet up for a chat or something. 🙂

Corleen
7 years ago
Reply to  Shari

Ha! So that’s why bloggers do giveaways- to find out who all reads their stuff. Yep, I’ve been stalking you for quite some time. And enjoying it too.
I should be in the area mid-November. We can meet for that coffee chat or something then with or without the prized planner…I’d love to be entered in the drawing. Thanks Shari. 🙂

Louise
7 years ago

It’s so beautiful! I’d love to win. But here’s my disclaimer. =) I often buy these lovely planners, and they set on my desk with very few plans in them. They do, however, fill up with funny children’s quotes, how many jars of peaches got canned, and how much my toddler weighed on his trip to the doctor.

Marlene
7 years ago

Oooh, what a lovely item to win! Yup, count me in the draw.

Larisa
7 years ago

I have used this planner the last two years and enjoyed it! I haven’t gotten one for next year yet. You can enter me into the fun.

Sherri
7 years ago

I already have my Time Keeper on order, but I’d love to have one to give as a gift! I’ve always used lists to keep my head together, and I love the organization the Time Keeper offers!

Rhoda
7 years ago

Pick me! Pick me!

Glenda
7 years ago

I would love to win Starla’s lovely work!

7 years ago

I am organizationally challenged. I would like to give it a try. I really enjoy your blog. It is nice to know I am not the only mom who has her fair share of drama.

Beth Russo
7 years ago

Oh count me in! I can’t do the cell phone organizer thing because I like to see it in front of me so I use the ol’ pencil and paper routine. This sounds wonderful, but I’m not Mennonite. Does that matter? I do read the bible and go to church and love the Lord, does that count? 🙂 Now this is a fun giveaway.

7 years ago
Reply to  Beth Russo

Oh my word, Beth! Do you really suspect me of discriminating against denominations here?!

Hush up there. 🙂 And welcome to the giveaway party.

7 years ago

Just look at all the comments – aren’t giveaways fun??! 🙂 I would be delighted to have one of these! Lists and such are my thang 🙂 And my cheap-o notebook “planner” is sure looking ragged…

Lori
7 years ago

I’d love to win this! I really liked it other years too! And I’m one that has to be very intentional to try to be organized and using lists/planners etc. so its good when I have that planner on my counter every day…. Thanks!

Danae Schrock
7 years ago

Count me in please! I’ve used this planner for the past two years, and I love it!

Marian
7 years ago

I love this planner !!! Thanks for the chance to win!

Loretta
7 years ago

I was just wanting a planner for 2015. I’d love to try the Time Keeper! 🙂

7 years ago

I do not want to know what my life would be like without a planner. Disastrous, without a doubt.
On my to-do list, I have a note about buying a planner for 2015. So why not enter? On another note, your blog is my favorite. So glad I stumbled upon it.

Andrea Nisly
7 years ago

I’ve never used a planner, but this one looks like a good one to start. Please enter me in the drawing.

Misty
7 years ago

Would love to win this planner.

Cheryl
7 years ago

I have loosely used this planner for several years. Heavily busy weeks are well marked, but there are months that I don’t write anything either. Each year, I vow I will get more organized. If I won this one, maybe I’d have enough of a guilt trip to use it even more. I really do like the layout, and use the shopping lists a lot!!

Wendy
7 years ago

My mom gave me this planner last year for Christmas and I have really enjoyed using it. Some weeks are very empty, but some are very heavily marked and I have been so thankful for it. I was hoping to get the 2015, so I will see how I do in this drawing. 🙂

Gwenda
7 years ago

It would be great to win this! Please count me in! Thanks!

Faith from WI
7 years ago

Please add my name to the box! If I don’t win it, I’d definitely like to purchase a copy of it!

Marty Ehst
7 years ago

I didn’t buy my 2015 planner yet, so I’d like to enter…I love reading your posts, and love, love the picture of your daughter wearing the boot and shoe!

7 years ago
Reply to  Marty Ehst

Thanks Marty. You are a very perceptive woman; I was hoping you would think that was ME.

Okay, maybe not. But you’re perceptive nonetheless. 🙂

7 years ago

I’ve used this planner for 2 years, and it really helps to free up my brain space! I have mine for 2015, but I would love to give one to a friend!

Kayla
7 years ago

I used the timekeeper a few years and loved it! Oh, and your daughter is darling btw. 🙂

Laura
7 years ago

OH yes, I would love this! I too live outside of the US, but have a MN address. I’ve used this planner for several years now and love it!

Ruth Byler
7 years ago

This just might be better then my tattered old notebook that has got notes scribbled all over! I’d love a chance to win! 🙂

Rebecca
7 years ago

Looks wonderful!

Kerra Troyer
7 years ago

Haven’t gotten my 2015 Time Keeper yet…and I never win giveaways. So thanks in advance for the $1 off option!

7 years ago
Reply to  Kerra Troyer

🙂

Sherilyn Miller
7 years ago

Oh my! I have used this planner for several years and LOVE it! Maybe if I won you wouldn’t even need to ship it because we are coming from Kansas to Ryan and Becca’s wedding. :)-

On a little different note… Do you have a sister Jean who is going to Israel to work with my sister Elana?!

7 years ago

Yes, that’s right! How fun. I would love to meet you at the wedding.

7 years ago

I used the Time Keeper for the first time this year and LOVED it!!