yes you can: A GIVEAWAY!

have you seen "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown?" or more importantly have you heard Kristin Chenoweth preform "My New Philosophy" {go watch it NOW}. I like philosophies, mottos, catch phrases what have you. I like them. I write them in my planner or on little sticky notes I put up on mirrors. I have weekly mottos, monthly mottos, minute mottos. I'm a list maker and note taker. Something about writing things down makes them more real to me. oh, and it has to be in pen (no digital/techy notes for me!) I need the satisfaction of physically crossing things off as I accomplish them. Is it no surprise that I LOVE the new year? I love a fresh start, a time to reflect on the ups and downs of the previous year, a time to make goals and pick new philosophies.

my motto for 2012?

It's simple, maybe even cheesy. But it's just the motto I need. Way too often I underestimate myself (and I don't think I'm alone). I (we) have lots to offer but fear and doubt somehow always get in the way. Well not this year! No, not 2012! This year I don't hesitate. This year, every idea is a good idea and every goal worth running wild for. I'm all kinds of excited for 2012! And I hope you are too! Which is why I wanted to share this GIVEAWAY with you:

It's a hand-bound notebook made by yours truly ;) It's part of a collection that I'll be selling in my shop (to be opened in 2012!!) It's cover is recycled card-stock and includes 30 blank pages, perfect for writing all your goals for 2012! And to top it off: an embroidered "YES YOU CAN" to remind you of just that, that you really can do and be anything you want. This is our year!!!

k enough with my graduation speech.

here's how to enter:
{must be a follower}
1 entry: leave a comment below of a goal you have for 2012
2 entries: share/link this giveaway on facebook & leave a comment saying so/link
3 entires: post this giveaway on your blog & share a link in the comments

thats a total of 6 possible entries! Or I suppose more if you have like a bazillion blogs or something.....

giveaway closes Friday, January 6th @ midnight. a winner will be randomly chosen and announced Saturday.

good luck & have a happy new year!


  1. How fun! I would love a journal!

    One of my goals for New Years is to spend less, make more. You know, spend less money, make food and school projects and decorations instead. Spend less time online, make more memories with face-to-face interactions. You get the picture :)

  2. So cute! One goal is to read more. (following in reader)

  3. I want one. A goal I have is to pick the guitar back up.

  4. new years goal: be happier in the moment.
    and less Facebook time haha

    love your blog and love this. best giveaway ever

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  6. Goal for 2012: Absolutely IMMERSE myself in art-making, music-making, and my relationship with my Savior. Less of me, more of Him.

    I shared the link:
    1. http://melizzaaa.tumblr.com/post/15153986503/via-all-the-belles-whistles-yes-you-can-a
    2. http://melizzaaa.blogspot.com/2012/01/yes-you-can-giveaway.html
    3. and on my Facebook, which you can see since we're friends :)

  7. Love this!

    My goals for this year is to learn to play the guitar, stress less, and smile more.

  8. Okay. Now I posted it on facebook. next, my blog.

    I hope I win (:

  9. laugh more.
    i mean a whole lot more.

  10. One goal I have is to only buy one new clothing item/accessory a month. It's gonna be hard! haha ;) I love the journals, they are so cute!

  11. I Want one!!!
    My goals are to get off my anti-depressants, be in an art show, and to stop swearing. Sadly the third goal i think will prove to be the hardest

    Love you claire

  12. LOVE IT! a goal for me is to think more highly of people.. i tend to have a negative brain.

  13. These are really cute. My goal is to learn the Why? in school.

  14. One of my goals for 2012 is to cook dinner at least twice a week...preferably a healthy dinner.
    Love you cwara the journals are lovely