Monday, December 12, 2011

{GIVEAWAY} Hospital Bag Essentials :: Bring a KATE SPADE Journal!

When a friend or loved one is stuck in the hospital and you don't know how to help them, here is a useful gift! Please read on.. so you can enter to win this fabulous journal from Kate Spade!

Are you are getting ready for a long hospital stay? Don't forget to bring a journal or notebook. When you are in the hospital...all the days tend to blur together. You lay in your hospital bed with emotions of uncertainty and questions, and when the moment comes and the doctors arrive...your mind goes blank! It happens every time. They are in a rush and you forgot that one thing you wanted to ask! I am always handing my patients paper to write down their questions. 

Having a journal or notebook gives you a place to jot down all your questions, concerns, and test results. Just last week, as I cared for my patient in the ICU, his lovely wife was being his amazing advocate and writing down all the happenings of the day in her journal. Having a journal will allow you to keep everything organized and ready for when someone needs information about your hospital course. 

     1. Annie & Isabel Hospital Gown{s} - giveaway closed
     2. You Own Shower gel, Loofa, Lotion, & Lip Gloss/Balm - giveaway closed
     3. Comfy Socks - to enter this giveaway click here *closes midnight 12/13 PST 
     4. A Journal or Notebook 
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We love all things fabulous, so we purchased this Kate Spade journal to give away to our fans.  

  • comment on this blog post with your email address AND/OR "like" our post on Facebook about this giveaway. We will put your name in twice if you do both!  
  • You do not have to be heading to the hospital to win!
This giveaway will run for 3 days and will close at midnight PST on Wednesday December 14th. We will announce the winner on Thursday morning on our Facebook wall and via email if you've entered on our blog. This contest is open to US residents only and the winner will be selected randomly. You are not eligible if you have won a previous hospital bag essential giveaway this week.

*This post is dedicated to my friend Nicole Carillo. My son was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis and was urgently admitted to the ICU when he was 2 years old and I was 8 months pregnant. Nicole brought me a journal, along with food for a week...and coffee every morning! I kept track of his lab results and updates from the nurses and doctors. I also wrote down all the names of the amazing medical staff that cared for him, so I could write them all thank you notes. I always cherish thank you notes from the patients I take care of and didn't want to forget the nurses and doctors that made our hospital stay so much more bearable. The journal Nicole gave me helped me after we got home from the hospital to process all that happened those two scary weeks. It helped me tremendously. Thank you Nicole!!! You are an amazing friend. 


  1. I would love to win,would be a great to give to my sister who is due soon!

  2. Who does not love Kate Spade - and this would be a perfect gift for my expecting bestie!

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  3. I am a writer, so I'm always in need of a new journal.