Tuesday, September 8, 2015

My Greatest Comforts + A Giveaway (Win Moorea Seal's The 52 Lists Project!)



Over the years, you guys have seen jewelry made by my friend Moorea Seal, as well as goods from her gorgeously curated shop, featured here on the blog. Today, I'm so excited to announce that her very first book, The 52 Lists Project: A Year of Weekly Journaling Inspiration, is being released! (And one of you is going to win a copy of you own; more on that in a minute.) Not only is Moorea a talented artist and incredibly successful business owner, she is also a genuine, kind, caring person who makes it her mission to empower girls and women of all ages. I was sent an advance copy of her book last month, and I can't tell you guys how much I've been enjoying creating lists (and staring at the impeccably designed pages and cover - hello gold foil!). A journal of seasonal lists (that began as a project on Moorea's blog where she would post a list each week, share her responses, and invite her readers to complete their own lists), The 52 Lists Project features a list for each week of the year, with space for your personal responses in between beautiful illustrations and photographs.


Today I wanted to share one of my favorite lists from you, taken from the Fall section section of the book, called 'My Greatest Comforts.' There is something therapeutic about list-making in general, but to sit down and reflect for a few quiet moments on the things in life that bring me the most comfort, along with the act of hand writing them down, was downright restorative. I felt refreshed after making the list, and the list itself has served as a great reminder for me to consciously partake in at least one (hopefully more!) of these comforts every single day.

In case you can't read my handwriting in these images, here is my list of greatest comforts: downtime with my husband and daughter // long baths // music (too many types and bands to list) // flowers // going to the movies (and eating massive amounts of popcorn) // coffee // spending time in nature - beach/ocean, mountains, forests - I'll take it all // Netflix binge watching sessions // massages (or any spa treatments really) // the Dalai Lama // motherhood // traveling to my favorite places // tacos tacos tacos // yoga // sitting in the sunshine // hot cider with cinnamon in the fall // dogs // going for walks // Tibetan momos (my favorite food) // freshly washed sheets // chocolate (obviously) // a clean house (a rare pleasure as I am very messy) //  the moon // being with my best friends (many of whom live far away) // kisses from my little girl // the sounds throughs open windows // my bed.



In celebration of Moorea's book release, I'm thrilled to announce that one lucky Bubby and Bean reader is going to win a copy of your very own! See below for how to enter. And if you can't wait (I wouldn't be able to!), you can go purchase your own copy right now right here.


To enter, use the form below. There are several options for entries. You can also enter on Instagram, right here.

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UPDATE: The randomly chosen winner was Hollie A/@happyhollieday. Congrats! Please email us with your shipping address.

This giveaway will run through September 16, 2015 and is open to Bubby and Bean readers worldwide. All entries from the Rafflecopter form above and Instagram will be combined. A winner will be randomly chosen shortly after the end of the giveaway and announced here.


Big congratulations to Moorea on the day of her book release!  I can't wait to spend the year filling it out.


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48 comments:

  1. LITTLE AMERICA BACKPACK is my favorite item.

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  2. One of my greatest comforts is listening to my mom's voice every weekend over Skype to know that she's alright.

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  3. My greatest comfort is watching movies in bed. :)

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  4. Reading alone in a quiet house!

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  5. My greatest comfort is being at home at my parent's house.

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  6. One of my greatest comforts, which I admit I haven't indulged in for a while, is making lists. I journaled a lot when I was younger, before I had my blog, and part of that was always making lists - things that made me happy, places I had visited, songs I loved. There's something about list making that quantifies our existence in way that nothing else can. So naturally I would be very excited to win a copy of this book - fingers crossed! - but I will be getting my own copy one way or the other :)
    xox,
    Cee

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  7. I love the trio air plant hanger!

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  8. My greatest comfort is cooking

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  9. My favorite Moorea item is CORALIE TOTE BAG but sadly it is sold out. Next would be the journal you are blogging about.

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  10. I LOVE this hat! http://www.mooreaseal.com/collections/accessories/products/finnon-hat-1

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  11. My greatest comfort is also my guilty pleasure - a good beer, snacks, and tv on the couch with my boo. =)

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  12. my greastest comfort is snugling with my grandaughter x

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  13. Sorry to comment again, but one of my greatest comforts is being around my parents and having a good laugh!

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  14. A good book in a bubble bath are the best comforts I can get currently!

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  15. One of my greatest comforts is lying in bed with a good book

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  16. & i love the scallop midi ring!

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  17. Knowing the family are home safe and sound is my greatest comfort.

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  18. I love the TRISULI WRAP BRACELET.

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  20. As cliché as this may sound to some, my greatest comfort is Jesus Christ. When I choose to really be with Him I experience a peace that cannot be fully expressed. It's amazing the difference in my emotions when I choose to trust Him and not try to figure out life on my own, or walk this road in my own strength.

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  21. Would love to win this!!

    http://art-love-fashion.blogspot.com.au

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  22. Gosh, there's so many things I like on Moorea's site. But in celebration of my love for traveling I'll go with the 'Straight as an Arrow Duffel Bag' :)

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  23. My greatest comfort is spending time with my husband and daughter and I LOVE the Doma necklace!

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  24. My greatest comfort is spending time with my family

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  25. I like the Kraft cube sticky notes

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  26. My greatest comfort is sitting in the rocker in my son's room and snuggling him to sleep. His breath on my chest is another comfort (but not the accompanying drool!).

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  27. I love Moorea's zodiac pendants! I have twins on the way (!!) so I would wear a double pendant: one for the twins and one for my 23 month old :)

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  28. I love laying on the couch, reading, with a blanket over my legs!

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  29. So many cool things that I would love to have, but I love the Harbour Tote and the Safari Bucket Tote

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  30. I love the tumblers with the gold accents in Moorea's shop. :)

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  31. A comfort to me is always a warm coffee shop on a chilly day.

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  32. One of my biggest comforts is live music.

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  33. My favorite item Is definitely JAGGED DIAMONDS DUFFEL BAG. I am a total bag lady.

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  34. one of my greatest comforts is chocolate!

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  35. My greatest comfort is patting my big tabby cat,Billie! ...and my fav item is the McCarthy tote...thanks for the chanceX

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  36. Reading a book snuggled up under a duvet

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  37. I love the zodiac pendants! My greatest comfort is a good cup of tea and a cuddle off my little boy!

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