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Thursday, December 8, 2011

2nd Annual Busy Body Book Giveaway!

This giveaway is now closed. But if you’re looking for a good calendar/planner…keep reading!

Since 2012 is just around the corner (how did that happen anyway?), I thought we could talk calendars for just a minute. Plus, I have a cool giveaway attached to this little chat. Sound good?

I LOVE my Busy Body Book. Love love love. I’m a paper girl all the way when it comes to my calendar and this organizer has been perfect for me. I picked my first one up at a blogger event a few years ago and have gotten one each year ever since. It’s the best! Cate was super excited at the beginning of the school year to discover that her first grade teacher also uses a Busy Body Book, which earned me a few extra ‘cool points’ in Cate’s book!

Here are the top reasons I love the Busy Body Book:

  • The grid layout is super handy
  • I can see a week at a time and there’s plenty of room for notes/lists/appointments/etc
  • The cover design is super cute and has a thick plastic cover, making it nice and sturdy
  • It’s spiral bound
  • There’s a bookmark that you can move from week to week

I shared Busy Body Books with you last year and I’m doing it again because I love supporting them. Plus, they are doing another giveaway here on TWFD to help you get ready for 2012! Yippee!

THREE of you lucky, randomly-selected people will each win a Busy Body Book for 2012. Simply leave a comment on this post by Midnight PT on Tuesday, December 13.Β The three winners will be announced on Wednesday, December 14.

And since it’s the season of giving, this is definitely a great gift idea for the busy people in your life!

Good luck with the giveaway and happy organizing!


  1. 1

    I SO need one of these!

  2. 2

    I would love to win this, I need to get more organized this coming year.

  3. 3
    Angela Stiner

    These look like a great, super cute way to be organized! I need one!

  4. 4

    I would love one of these! Thanks!

  5. 5
    Sara padgett

    I’d love to try out this calendar for 2012! Thanks for the chance to win!

  6. 6


  7. 7

    I would love to win!

  8. 8

    Love this! Thanks for “chatting” with us and offering the giveaway!

  9. 9

    i was just thinking to myself this morning that it was time to find a 2012 calendar. me me me please!!!

  10. 10
    Amy W.C.

    Ooh oh ooh! I love planning and organizing everything!!!! I’d love it so much please!!!

  11. 11

    Love the blog, and the calendar looks great! Thanks!

  12. 12

    What a great organizer!!

  13. 13
    Daija H.

    Ooh! I was just telling my husband that he could get me a 2012 calendar for Christmas. This one would be perfect!

  14. 15

    I’d make full use of this!

  15. I’ve used a paper calendar for YEARS! I would love this!

  16. 17
    Susan Jereniuk

    I would love this calendar. I write notes on the back of scraps of paper and then my purse is full of these!

  17. 18

    This sounds like a planner I would use. I love week at a time viewing!! Thanks for the chat! πŸ™‚ will pass this one to my fellow teachers.

  18. 19

    Getting organized is always a great new year’s resolution!

  19. 20

    I can’t remember anything. I need this!

  20. 21

    So glad to hear I’m not the last person on the planet that loves using a paper calendar! πŸ™‚ Woud love one these babies for next year!

  21. 22

    Looks like a FABULOUS way to keep a busy mom more organized!

  22. 23
    Teresa Thomas

    I’m a paper girl too, and am still looking for that ONE perfect calendar. This could be it!

  23. 24

    Woohoo! This would be a perfect fit for my New Year’s resolution!

  24. 25
    Annie Gonzales

    I would love to have one!

  25. 26

    Count me in!

  26. 27

    very cool!

  27. 28

    very nice and very cute!

  28. 30

    I would LOVE this! Starting grad school in January & I’m thinking organization will be key!

  29. 31

    That looks much more fun than my plain ol’ black calendar. Might have to get one anyway… πŸ™‚

  30. 32

    I love Busy body books!

  31. 33

    Oh, this would SO help with my organization.

  32. 34

    With four kids now and running all over God’s green earth with appointments and all sorts of things, this would be AWESOME!

  33. 35

    Getting one of these would be awesome!

  34. 36

    I am still a paper girl too when it comes to my calendar. I like to physically cross things off as they happen. Would love one of these!

  35. I’m totally a paper gal too. Would LOVE this!

  36. 38
    Courtney Smith

    Me, Me!

  37. 39

    What a great idea!! We could definitely use this in our house next year. Thanks!

  38. 40
    Amy Garner

    This would be so nice for when I student teach next semester!!

  39. 41

    Need and want this!

  40. 42

    I had one of these a couple of years ago and LOVED it! I want to win so bad! Pick me! Pick me! πŸ™‚

  41. 43

    Oh, pick me please!

  42. 44

    Great way to stay organized! Thanks!

  43. 45
    Amanda T

    I am in desperate need of anything like this

  44. 46

    I’d like to have one πŸ˜€

  45. 47
    Rebekah L

    I would love one. I need a little organization in my life.

  46. 48

    This would be super helpful.

  47. 49
    Linda F

    This would be great to help me get organized.

  48. 50
    Jenny D.

    I’m a paper girl too and am always looking for the perfect planner!

  49. 51
    Mary Beth

    This looks like the perfect organizer. I would love one!

  50. 52
    Alison Poirier

    We have discussed this, I am such a paper person! I am always looking for a good book. Me please!

  51. 53

    I would be so happy to win this! I am always making lists and it would be nice to have them all in one place πŸ™‚

  52. 54
    Jessica Hansen

    Would this replace my addiction to google calendar on my iPhone? It just might!

  53. 55

    I Love mine! I make lots of lists in it and I would love a new one!

  54. 56

    So cute! It would definitely help me become even more organized

  55. 57

    Just my style!

  56. 58

    Ooh, I’m always on the lookout for a practical organizer.

  57. 59

    So cute! and a reminder that I need to buckle down and get organized πŸ˜‰

  58. This looks interesting, I’d love to win.

  59. 61

    I need something to help me. I forget too many things or I double book myself. πŸ™‚

  60. 62

    I have been on the lookout for a cute organizational solution…this looks perfect!

  61. 63
    Kristin T

    I would love one!

  62. So cute!

    I need this to organize all my busy bodies πŸ˜‰

  63. 65

    My mother could use one of those! Thanks for the chance to win. πŸ™‚

  64. 66

    These look cool!

  65. 67

    I am so a paper calendar girl myself. Thanks for the chance.

  66. 68

    I would give mine to my wife who loves to organize everything.

  67. 69

    Yes please!

  68. 70

    I could definitely use this to schedule my days as a teacher.

  69. I’ll take any help I can get.

  70. 72
    Sarah Darby

    Ooo! That would be great to have. Merry Christmas to me.

  71. 73
    Sara B.

    I would SO love this!!! i haven’t found a personal planner that really fits my needs and would love to take this one out for a test drive πŸ™‚

  72. 74

    How cool. I’ve never found one I really like. Thanks for sharing!

  73. 75

    Ohhhh! I would love one of these!

  74. 77

    I’m a paper girl all the way as well when it comes to my calendar. Your post on these last year inspired me to go out and pick up a calendar I really liked and it has been heavily used all year. I’m excited to do the same for 2012!

  75. 78

    This is something I really need. As a homeschooler, I really need to be organized and this would help a lot.

  76. I was just thinking that it’s time for me to buy a new calendar/notebook. This one looks fantastic! Thanks for sharing.

  77. 80

    I’m a paper girl too when it comes to my agenda. I would LOVE to win this! xo

  78. 81

    I keep a digital calendar AND a paper calendar. I could definitely use this calendar. Cool!

  79. 82

    Ohh!! What a great calendar!! I would love to try it!

  80. 83

    I would love a busy body cal…since I feel like a busy person most of the time.

  81. 84
    Angie .

    I, too, am a paper calendar girl – and I would LOVE to try this one out!!

  82. This is such a great giveaway! I am totally a list/paper kinda girl, this would be prefect!

  83. 86

    I love finding new personal planner, definitely would like to see this in person!

  84. 87

    I would love to try one!

  85. 88
    Nicole B.

    This might be the thing that finally gets me more organized.

  86. Starting a new planer is always fun, kept my first year of menus etc in an old notebook…

  87. 90

    Yay! I need this! Maybe I could actually stick to a new years resolution of being organized finally!!!

  88. 91

    I so need one of these for my sister. I’ve drawn her this year and am stumped!

  89. 92

    I really could use something like this in my eternal quest to get organized!

  90. 93

    This looks awesome! Thanks for the giveaway.

  91. 94

    I love keeping up with you and your family by reading your blog each week, Jane. You are a daughter to be proud of and a mother extraordinaire!

  92. 95

    Looks like a fantastic gift for my sister! πŸ™‚

  93. 96

    So cute! And a perfect gift for my sister who has two little ones under age three and is always busy! She needs help getting organized and this would be perfect!

  94. 97

    Thanks for sharing! I’m also a paper person and would love to try this.

  95. 98

    Looks fun!

  96. 99

    I need all the help I can get when it comes to being organized.

  97. I love a good organizer! No doubt!

  98. 101
    Jane L

    That looks amazing!

  99. 102

    Super cute! I hope I win πŸ™‚

  100. I am currently in calendar purgatory — I can’t find a good system. This sounds perfect — back to basics!!

  101. 104

    Busy, busy, busy, made less crazy sounds great!

  102. 105

    As a busy working mom with a new bundle of joy on his way… this planner would be great!

  103. 106

    I also love physically writing things down, I would love this!

  104. thanks for the chance to win πŸ™‚

  105. 108

    I too have to have my calendar and “to do” list on paper. I physically want to carry this around with me at all times.

    I would love this!


  106. I am a big “to do” list girl and they have to be written down. It’s all about checking things off. So this would be awesome. I may get one even if I don’t win. Get calendar for 2012 — CHECK!

  107. 110
    Gina W.

    I, too, love having a paper calendar/daily planner. Thanks for the opportunity!

  108. 111
    Whitney S.

    My husband keeps telling me I need to do my planner all digital….on my phone or computer, but I don’t like to do that! I have just been buying cheapo planners the past few years and don’t love them. I would love to try this out!

  109. 112

    i would love to try this out.

  110. 113

    I would love to win this.

  111. 114

    I love all things to aid in organization!! Especially paper for easy visuals!

  112. 115

    I got one of these for the first time last year and fell in love with it!

  113. 116

    I am organization obsessed and also love the paper version of calendars – just can’t get too techy yet. This looks great!

  114. 118
    Samantha N.

    Those look helpful! I need help with organization! 2012 is the perfect time to start!

  115. 119
    Sarah A.

    I definitely need one of those to keep my life in order. Thanks!

  116. 120

    Love and Need one!

  117. 121

    this looks awesome!

  118. 122

    with a 19 year old and a 6 MONTH old, i need this πŸ™‚ thanks for the opportunity.

  119. 123
    t sara

    I’m with you…paper calendars all the way!

  120. 124

    These look super handy! could really use one to keep my life organized for 2012!

  121. 125
    Julie berry

    I would love to win one of these

  122. 126

    This is great! And just what I need to keep my crazy busy life organized!

  123. 127

    would LOVE to get this…just had baby number 4 this summer and my life is chaos!

  124. 128

    I am a very busy wife, mom and college student. And since 2012 will be my last year in college, I would definitely love winning this lovely organizer!

  125. 129

    I tried last year and didn’t win so I’m excited you’re offering it again. Thanks for the opportunity!

  126. 130

    This looks great!

  127. 131
    Stephanie P.

    Love those planners too! Happy Holidays!

  128. 132

    I love this planner, it’s so cute!!

  129. 133

    I’m with you– it has to be a paper calendar πŸ™‚ This one looks great!

  130. 134

    This would be awesome! 3 kids, husband, work, 2 schools…need something to keep me more organized!

  131. 135

    Oh! I need one of those!

  132. 136

    I was just at the store thinking…how in the world can I get organized. Yes Please!

  133. 137
    Lindsay Rutman

    NEED this.

  134. 138

    4 kids and a newborn grandson…soooooo need one! Thanks

  135. 139

    I would love to win this! Just stumbled across your blog and I love it.
    Thank you!

  136. 140

    Oh, I so need a new calendar…:)

  137. 141

    I’ve been looking for a good organizer/planner. This looks perfect!

  138. I have three blogs, three Facebook pages, three Twitter streams – I just posted on Facebook today that I need to get organized, and one of the comments I got was to use a BusyBodyBook!

  139. 143
    Nikki CB

    Looks great!

  140. 144

    I seriously need one of these!

  141. 145
    Traci P

    I am definitely a “organize on paper” person and picking out my calendar for the next year is always an important and lengthy task! I remember this giveaway from last year and oh, how I wanted to win. Hoping for better luck this time around…thank you!

  142. 146

    sounds useful!

  143. 147

    With my “9-day week” and my family’s regular 7-day week schedule, it is difficult to keep everything organized. I’m still looking for that “perfect” organizer and this one sounds like it might just be it!

  144. 148

    I’d love, love, love to win one.

  145. 149

    This BusyBodyBook looks awesome! As a mom, wife, student, and teacher, I could really use this πŸ™‚

  146. 150

    Must. Get. Organized. Looks like a great tool in the yearly, monthly, daily quest!

  147. 151

    Looks like a great planner!

  148. 152

    I’m a busy body if there ever was one!

  149. 153

    Ill take one πŸ™‚

  150. 154
    Michelle D

    Ohhh I so need this:)

  151. I would love this! Thanks for the chance!

  152. 156
    Wendy D

    This would be great to keep track of school, home and church events! Also a great way to keep up with the weekly menu planning.

  153. 157

    I had a busy body book last year and loved it! I would love to have one for 2012!

  154. 158

    what a cool idea… i need one, i really do! may the busiest body win πŸ˜‰

  155. 159

    I would love a paper calendar. I love Outlook, but the problem is, i don’t have a smart phone, so I never have my calendar with me when I am trying to schedule things.

  156. 160

    Omg! Would love thissss!:)

  157. 161
    Lori H

    My goal for 2012 is to be more organized. I have been searching for the “perfect” planner, something that let’s me do it all in one place. This may be the ticket for me.

  158. 162
    Ashlyn C

    I totally am a person that likes to write it down and see it. Looks like a great organizer!

  159. 163

    I’ve been agonizing over a new planner. I tried using my smartphone this past year, but I can’t stay on top of things like when I use paper.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  160. 164
    Jessica E

    These look amazing. If I don’t win one, I’ll definitely buy one!

  161. 165

    Always could use a tool to help with organization. Love that it is an “old school” paper planner!

  162. 166

    I’m a paper girl too! Love this!

  163. 167

    I need paper too! I was showing my mom the scribbls all over my planner today in fact. Smart phones just dont compare!

  164. 168
    Kim in AZ

    I’d love a chance to win – with virtual schooling 4 kids, plus a 3 year old and 19 month old, it is a bit insane around here most days. Structure and organization are what I most need every day of the year. πŸ™‚

  165. 169

    Would love to win this!

  166. 170
    April V

    I would LOVE one!! Ive been eyeing these for awhile now!!

  167. 171
    Sam H

    OK! Trying again this year! Me, me me!

  168. 172
    Mandy D

    With as much as I fo on a computer I am still all paper when it comes to my calendar.

  169. 173

    Perfect timing – I’ve been on the hunt for a new planner!

  170. 174
    Laura P.

    Perfect! I am a paper girl all the way and always need help organizing! πŸ™‚

  171. 175

    I would love a new planner! πŸ™‚

  172. 176

    always looking for better ways to be organized

  173. 177
    Jessica Ward

    I need this! My life is so disorganized. I think that book is calling my name.

  174. 178
    Carolyn S

    I have been looking for a new and better orgainizer!

  175. 179

    I would love to win this! I’ve been trying to go the electronic but I end up printing a pasting in a notebook anyway. I decided that when in comes to the planner/agenda I need to write it down.

  176. 180
    Melissa D.

    How cute is that organizer?

  177. 181

    This is totally what I need! Looks very cute to carry around too!

  178. 182
    Katie Anderson

    I never get to your give aways in time!!
    Maybe I’ll be lucky this time

  179. 183

    What a great invention for a working Mom.

  180. 184
    Jess S

    Oh how I could use one of these! The pregnancy-brain has started to set in and I’m forgetting things left and right. Just last night, I left my office keys in the bathroom at work…all night. Went home without them and our department secretary had to email our whole department this morning!

  181. 185

    Love the paper-and-pencil lifestyle. πŸ˜‰

  182. 186

    Jane, I totally want/need one of these. think I’m gonna have to break down and buy one if I don’t get picked again!

  183. 187

    I could really use this since my husband and I just became foster parents and have two very busy boys ages 3 and 4 they are our great nephews but are still a handful. I have case workers in and out of the house all the time so it would come in real handy for me so that I could write when they were coming. Please pick me for one. Thanks Marsha

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