Middle Dune GIVEAWAY!


After all-day sickness had solidly set in, miserable nausea and generally feeling like crap….it was difficult to feel excited about pregnancy. Instead it just felt like my body failing me. I had no cute bump (and wouldn’t for weeeeeeeks lol), no knowledge of what lay ahead me. It was hard to connect the dots emotionally to the fact that a BRAND NEW LIFE was growing inside me.

That all changed.

With a heart beat.

Laying back on the awkward, paper-lined table, the small handheld machine picked up the most beautiful sound I’d ever heard. Strong, rhythmic shoosh-shoosh-shoosh. It filled my heart to the brim. “I love this heart beat. This one, right here, bravely beating. I love you. You’re mine.”

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I was so brimming with emotions leaving that midwife appointment I scribbled out on a loose piece of paper all my longings and hopes for this child of mine. I folded the piece of paper, and knew then that I wanted a safe place to collect my love for this child. One notebook instead of following my usual pattern of jotting things in text-emails to myself, random Word documents, and in corners of planners.

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When I found this hand bound coptic notebook I INSTANTLY fell in love. It’s beautiful in every way, exceptionally well made -the way it’s bound, the weight of the pages, the design. And personally I love how the pages lay flat for journaling.

And how fun that after we found out we were having a son the theme of constellations has continually come up, and so this moon phase design was perfect!


To make it even more sweet, when I reached out to the Middle Dune shop owner Sylvia, she was such a lovely person! I am delighted to be sharing her work. All her paper goods are SPOT ON in their bold, charming design and exceptional quality – everything from small jotter notebooks to adorable cards.


….she was so kind to offer a chance for one of you to WIN THEIR CHOICE OF A COPTIC BOUND JOURNAL!

To enter the giveaway simply:

(1) Follow @olexalove AND @middledune on Instagram (2) Tag 2 friends (or more for additional entries) on the giveaway photo so they can join the fun!

Giveaway will be open until Saturday, April 2nd. And the winner will be announced in the comments section of the original Instagram giveaway photo by 9 pm EDT.

May the winning force be with you!


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