Thursday, February 17, 2011
Carolina Pad Review and Giveaway
This year is starting out to be a busy one. Sophie turned one, I am reviewing a lot of great products for companies, I just joined Thirty-One as a consultant, I host a weekly coupon class in town, and still manage to get church secretarial work done. How do I organize it all? Well, I don't, not well anyway. I write things on sticky notes, the back of a receipt, a napkin, whatever. They are all in a pile on my desk. Not very organized, huh?
That's why I am so excited to review three awesome BRAND NEW products from Carolina Pad.
Carolina Pad is a leading supplier of fashion school, office, and organizational products. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, with offices in Hong Kong and Shanghai, Carolina Pad is one of the fastest growing stationery companies in the world. Its school, office, and arts and crafts products can be found at mass merchant, office supply, grocery, and drug stores. The Carolina Pad portfolio of brands include Studio C™, Note2Self™, Ghostline®, Notebound®, Sasquatch®, and u:create®.
I have seen these at Wal-Mart and Target and love all the designs and colors. As a former teacher, I am a sucker for trendy and chic notebooks, pens, and organizers.
The Charleston Bookmark and Flags is the first item I want to tell you about.
This product is perfect beside my laptop in the den. This where I do calls, computer work, and couponing. This 2011-2012 monthly view calendar is perfect to glance at when I am scheduling parties, play dates, and events for church. I can even use it as a bookmark. The size is just right for a magazine, cookbook, or reading book. I like it to "bookmark" a coupon in a magazine. I can get the scissors and cut it out quickly. It has come in handy "bookmarking" a recipe too. This calendar comes with 250 colored sticky flags. These flags have come in handy when I am writing my grocery list. I use the flags to mark which coupons I need to cut out in the Sunday inserts. I love writing quick Internet sites on these and sticking them to the laptop.
The next item I received to review is The Errand Runner.
The Errand Runner is a 75-sheet notepad that can be used daily. It features a list of times. These start at 7am and end at 9pm. There is space for details as well. This is perfect for a busy mom like me. I can get up in the morning and jot down everything I need to do for the day right on the notepad. It helps me organize so I don't forget a meeting or appointment. When I have completed an errand, I simply check it off the list. Easy Peasy! My only problem, there isn't enough hours in the day.
The final product I reviewed for Carolina Pad, is my favorite!! The Information Organizer:
This organizer has it all. The Information Organizer is a spiral bound organizer featuring:
6 dividers with pockets
12 business card sleeves
6 double-sided pockets
74 sticker labels for dividers
I can use a section for coupons. The coupons can be folded to fit in the business card sleeve for easy viewing. The pockets hold my grocery list and weekly fliers. I have it all in one place.
Another section holds all my business cards from product reviews. This is great especially when I need to contact them. The pockets are perfect for emails.
Another divided section is for family life. The business card holders store important id cards, insurance cards, appointment cards, etc.
The Bottom Line: Carolina Pad products are functional and trendy. I loved each item I reviewed. They are durable and make organizing a lot easier. I will be looking for more of these products at local retailers in the future.
GIVEAWAY: Carolina Pad is giving a Mission Montana reader a prize pack of the same items I received. Open to US/Canada residents.
Mandatory Entry: Go to Carolina Pad and look at other products they offer. Leave a comment telling me another item you would love to try. Please leave your email if it is not visible in GFC.
Extra Entries: Leave a separate comment for EACH item that you do.
1. Follow Carolina Pad on Facebook - tell them Mission Montana blog sent you (3 entries)
2. Follow Carolina Pad on Twitter
3. Join the Carolina Pad mailing list here (left hand corner)
4. Follow me: one entry for each!
5. SHARE giveaway: one entry for each, can be done daily!
6. Comment on a non-giveaway review
7. BLOG about this giveaway and leave link to post (5 entries)
Giveaway ends 2/27. Good Luck! Open to US and Canada
*Disclaimer: I received these products to review. No monetary compensation was given. These are my honest views and opinions.
Posted by Holly at 3:08 PM