simon says: document the day to day (GIVEAWAY)

I am starting a series called “Simon says” highlighting things that Simon and I love or want to try for baby and mom. This is the first of several already planned posts with giveaways and discount codes. I hope that you’ll join and share your favorite items too – I have some exciting things to share! 

Before I had a baby I was a big fan of scrapbooking and photography. I am still a fan of both, but my time for scrapbooking has been replaced by other less fun life things – like sleeping and laundry (blah). I have put my Project Life albums on hold (to be picked up again someday I hope!), but that doesn’t mean that I don’t want to document and remember milestones – I absolutely do.

When I was pregnant I was looking for an easy way to document once Simon was born and I knew that I needed something extremely quick and mindless or I wouldn’t do it. If I had to pause for more than 2 minutes to “document”, I wasn’t going to be able to stick to it.

I’m glad that I listened to myself this time — I tend to take on really big craft projects with the intent of being really great and starting a new hobby in a weekend…like that time that I decided to become a quilter overnight even though I can barely sew in a straight line… eh hem.

Anyway, in my opinion, this One Line A Day book is PERFECT to do exactly what I need – quickly capture daily notes about milestones, firsts, and general life with a new baby stuff.


Thankfully I got one for a shower gift and have been using it since the morning Simon was born. I keep it on my nightstand with a pen and every night I write in it before I go to bed.

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The One Line a Day book is great for capturing the first 5 years of baby milestones, but really, it’s a fairly generic book that can be used to capture 5 years of anything that interests you.

There’s a version especially for moms, but aside from being pink, it’s really no different.

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I have loved mine and picked up an extra for a blog reader. To win the blue One Line a Day book, please:

  • Follow Hook, Thread & Tinker using the links on the right
  • Leave a comment and let me know how you’ll use the book!

US Residents only, please.

I will draw a winner on Monday next week, 9/15.

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16 thoughts on “simon says: document the day to day (GIVEAWAY)

  1. Now this is something I wish I had when i was abroad!! I think back to my semester in Italy and always wished I did a better job at documenting my time there. As I see it fit now, there are so many random activities my friends and I have talked about doing over the next year. I’ve started to make a list: mosaic class, home cooked meals, scrap-booking (I’ll have to check out project life), photography, rock climbing.. to start. But I think a book like this could help me document my progress towards accomplishing those list items! and maybe help hold me accountable — because I’ll admit it, I am not the best at following through on personal to-do lists

    • That’s an awesome idea, Tara! I am bad about documenting when I travel too. I always have the best of intentions but then after a couple of weeks I start to forget. It’s nice to be able to pair up journal with pictures when you get home too!

  2. Ah, I love my book so much! I need to be much more diligent though! I would like to win this for my friend who is having a baby in November 🙂 She would love it! Thanks for the giveaway.

  3. I need this book!! I tried so hard to keep a generic journal for funny things the kids say and do and I have not written in it in over a year 🙁 With something that allows me smaller space to document daily funnies/thoughts/etc, it would give me the permission to not write a ton, easing guilt and making it so much more feasible and so much less intimidating to keep up with special moments I want to remember.

  4. I used to do this every night on a calendar book. I loved going back and reading things I did that I would have completely forgotten about otherwise. I would love something like this because it’sjust meant for “quick hits” every day.

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  6. There is nothing better than pen and paper… I’ve been blogging for a long time but as you know babies make it harder and harder to get it done! Would love a way keep track that doesn’t include power cords! Love the blog!!

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