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.


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!


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

114 Replies to “Giveaway: the Time Keeper”

  1. 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.

  2. 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?

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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 😉

  6. 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.

  7. 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!

  8. 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. 🙂

  9. 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!

    1. 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. 🙂

      1. 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. 🙂

  10. 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.

  11. 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!

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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…

  15. 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!

  16. 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.

  17. 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!!

  18. 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. 🙂

  19. 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!

  20. 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!

  21. 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!

  22. 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?!

  23. I’ve used The Time Keeper for 6 years. Obviously, I’m sold on it! I have my copy for 2015, but I know who I’ll give this freebie to if I win.

    Bonus Mennonite game: My sister is friends with Starla from CBS days. ☺

  24. Me please! I’ve read rave reviews on this planner but never tried it. I use 2 different planners due to lack of space for all my notes! This could possibly be my solution!:)

  25. How dreadful….a free item brings us out like fruit flies to pear peelings. =-) You know well and good that I’d enjoy something I didn’t have to pay for. I’m dreadful at organization, but always try, which I think counts, at least a little. Have fun choosing, because I bet all that stuff is just to trick us. =-)

    1. And as for you, my sassy friend… I will have you to know that is very real. I often wish I could pick the most deserving winner, but that wouldn’t be quite fair, would it? And how could I ever decide?

      So there. 😉

  26. I’ve had one the last 2 years. I would love to get a free one. Oh, btw, have you met the talented young lady who did the photography? She works in the kitchen at Faith Builders right now. 🙂

  27. hey it just so happens that i’m on this side of the world this year instead of at home in china, so…. i’d love a chance to win 😉

  28. I love this planner. Last year I didn’t buy one, and I missed it all year long. I’ve come to accept that this is a necessary yearly purchase for me. 😀

  29. Can you believe that I’ve never used a planner in my life? Of course, my Outlook calendar and a pencil and paper won’t let me go anywhere without them.

  30. I call the Time Keeper my “brain.” I misplaced mine for a few days last week, and seriously felt lost! I’d love to win one for next year.

  31. I would love to try this planner. I have one I use but never used this one. Thanks so much and thanks for the chuckles I get out of some of your writings!!

  32. I am currently in my 6th year of using The Time Keeper and I plan to use it again next year…what better way to get it than to win it? Thanks for the opportunity…

  33. I’ve been using the TK for several years now and just love it.

    I feel like Donkey in Shrek, jumping up and down behind the crowd, shouting, “Pick me! Hey, pick me!”

  34. New wife here, looking for ways to figure out how to run a household in an organized fashion! 🙂 I’d love to get a copy free, but thanks for the coupon too!

  35. I’ve read this now for the second time, enjoyed the pictures again, and decided I may as well enter the drawing since I just had that big birthday and it’s about time I got organized like all of my “girls”…never too late to learn some new tricks…thanks for letting me be a part of this exciting game!!

  36. When I first started reading the comments I decided I’d feel guilty entering. I love starting the year out with one and then by summer, I lose my head and depend on everyone around me. It’s still a mystery to me why I don’t use it when I need it the most. I finished reading all the comments and realized I could have the fun of entering and winning and give it to one of two of my friends that entered here. So two of you on this page- you just got a double chance of winning! (This reminded me of your offer, Shari, to do a giveaway for me. Let me know when you need to see who your readers are again)

  37. I absolutely love using the Time Keeper….can’t bring myself to buy anything cheaper after using the Time Keeper for 4 years!

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