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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Carolina Pad Paper Goods Review and Giveaway

I love to write and ever since I was a little girl I coveted all types of stationery products and paper goods. I always requested stationery sets and notebooks and pens for Christmas and my birthday. I had pen pals galore. When I got older and moved away from home, I would write to everyone I knew. At college, I had notebooks and folders for everything. Suffice it to say, I love any type of office supplies and paper goods. To this day, I often write my reviews or blog in a notebook and then type it in. So when I was offered the opportunity to review products from Carolina Pad and I said YES!

The items I received were notebooks and folders. I took one notebook with me on my Mexico trip so I wouldn't forget anything and have notes for my blog. I love the other notebooks but my favorite item was the Hot Chocolate Organizational folder. It has 8 double-sided pockets. It holds all my notes and they don't fall out. I also like that they have a wonderful line of "Green" products called Sasquatch. I am all about greening up the world and these items made mostly from plant and recycled pulp materials are not only great for the environment but look good too.

Carolina Pad has so many types and styles of office supplies to offer. Founded in 1945, their core philosophy is "service, reliability, and quality at a fair price.” They expanded the business in 2000 by introducing office and school products with a fashionable flair. And fashionable they are. There are so many cool styles, it's hard to pick just one. Besides being able to find these products at the Carolina Pad website you can find the supplies at major retailers like Target, Wal-Mart, Walgreens, Amazon and Staples among others. Trust me, these are well worth it!

So would you like to have some of these wonderfully, fashionable and cool products? Well, you can. The nice people at Carolina Pad are offering one of my readers a set of their own. I am so jealous because the set includes a journal, mouse pad, magnets, pens, notebooks, laptop tote and so much more. This is one awesome giveaway! I wish I could enter it myself!! The winner will be able to choose from their Simply Chic or Eye Candy sets. WOW!!! The sets are worth over $150.



I am giving you lots of ways to enter since this is such a great prize. So if you want the opportunity to win this fantastic prize here are the deets:

Entry Rules

Mandatory Entry :
Visit the Carolina Pad and come back and tell me your favorite product and why you like it.

Want extra entries?
* Follow Carolina Pad on Facebook (1 entry)
* Join the Carolina Pad Insights Panel. Want a chance to preview new Carolina Pad products and take them for a test drive? You may get the opportunity to receive free samples for your opinions. (1 entry)
* Follow Carolina Pad on Twitter (1 entry)
* Follow my blog (1 entry)
* Subscribe to to the feed (1 entry)
* Follow me on Twitter (@carogonza) and tweet this post. You can earn and entry a day by tweeting once a day. Leave the link to the tweet in your post. (1 entry per day - you can use the tweet below)
GIVEAWAY- $150 worth of functional and fun Carolina Pad office supplies. @carogonza & @carolinapad http://tinyurl.com/ms7ex3
* Fav me on Technorati (leave your username - 1 entry)
* Blog about this giveaway (3 entries)

Make sure to leave a separate comment for the entries you complete! How easy is that?

Deadline: Sunday, June 28th at 11:59 pm EST. I will use random.org to pick a winner so everyone has a chance to win. PLEASE leave an email if your blogger profile does not include it or you don't have a blog. This is super important because if I pull your name and I don't have an email or a way to contact you, I will draw another winner. I need a way to contact you. Once a winner is drawn I will contact them and the winner will have 48 hours to reply back before I draw a new winner. Giveaway is open to US residents only who are 18 years of age or older.

381 comments:

  1. Great giveaway! I like the u:create Artist Book - any of the sketch books.

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  2. I'm a fan of Carolina Pad @ Facebook

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  3. I joined the Carolina Pad Insights Panel - it was hard to find though - I had to google it to find it.

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  4. I follow you @ Twitter of course

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  5. oops I forgot to add my tweet @carogonza to the follow you @ Twitter entry - so count this as one entry - I faved @ Technorati :))

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  6. I'm crazy when it comes to note-taking. So, I love the little hot chocolate personal notebook (the one with the polka dots!). Totally small enough to fit in my purse, and super cute!

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  7. I follow you @ twitter :)

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  8. Joined the insight panel too!

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  9. Fan of Carolina Pad on faebook!

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  10. I love the Hot Chocolate pattern.

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  11. I follow Carolina Pad on Facebook.
    http://www.facebook.com/cathymccaughan

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  12. I joined the Carolina Pad insights panel.

    cathy at domesticpsychology dot com

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  13. I follow Carolina Pad on Twitter. That's how I knew about your giveaway.
    http://twitter.com/cathymccaughan
    cathy at domesticpsychology dot com

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  14. i like the whimsical flower accordion file-love the colors ;)

    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  15. i subsribe

    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  16. i follow your blog

    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  17. I like the whimsical flower accordian file for storing coupons!

    katie_kitty@msn.com

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  18. I follow Carolina Pad on Facebook!

    katie_kitty@msn.com

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  19. I joined the insights panel.

    katie_kitty@msn.com

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  20. I follow Carolina Pad on Twitter.

    katie_kitty@msn.com

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  21. I like the Whimsical Flower Personal Book. I keep a notebook this size in my purse all the time and I love the pattern.

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  22. Follow Carolina Pad on twitter (sendtocindy)

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  23. Faved you on Technorati (thebabblingbrooks)

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  24. following you on twitter (sendtocindy) and tweeted
    http://twitter.com/sendtocindy/status/2228496623

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  25. I like the Sasquatch Purse Book. It looks sturdy enough to survive my purse and I like that it is recycled.

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  26. I like the sleek lines of the pearls paradise collection!

    ajcmeyer AT go DOT com

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  27. I checked them out and I really like: Prints Charming Sticky Notes & Flags

    These would be great for school and studying, as well as when I blog about books I'm reading.

    Awesome giveaway,
    Lauren

    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

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  28. I am now following you on blogger.

    -Lauren

    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

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  29. I am following Carolina on Twitter.

    -Lauren
    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

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  30. I have signed up for their insights panel as well.

    thanks so much for the fun givewaway. I have a ton in the left hand sidebar if you want to enter those!!

    -lauren
    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

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  31. I like ALL of the eye candy becuase its so bright and festive! It would make filing and staying organized feel like less of a chore!

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  32. I joined the Carolina Pad Insights Panel and used you as my referral!

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  33. I follow you on Twitter- @MsLatina

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  34. I follow Carolina Pad on Twitter

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  35. I tweeted!
    Did it wrong so had to do it twice LOL

    http://twitter.com/MsLatina/status/2231791046

    http://twitter.com/MsLatina/status/2231759445

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  36. Love the Whimsical Flower line! THanks!!

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  37. I went to their website and I love anything from the hot chocolate collection! I actullay own a lot of last seasons stuff, I would love to win this! What a great giveaway!

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  38. I followed them on twitter. my username is emcclana

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  39. I love love love the Prints Charming Notebook. Damask is my favorite pattern ever! This would be great for keeping track of blog ideas I think of while I'm on the go.

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  40. I follow Carolina Pad on Twitter (Chanmeleon)

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  41. I am a fan of Carolina Pad and Paper on Facebook. facebook.com/chanmeleon

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  42. I follow you on Twitter and I tweeted about this giveaway (Chanmeleon)

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  43. I love everything in the new 2009 Whimsical flower collection!

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  44. I follow Carolina pads on facebook

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  45. I follow carolina pad on facebook (and twotter too which is what I meant on my above entry)

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  46. follow on twitter and tweeted- http://twitter.com/pestkaj/status/2233423278

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  47. The hot chocolate accordian file would help keep my homeschool papers organized and looking good.

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  48. I love the Whimsical Flower Journal. That collection is by far my favorite and within it, I like the Journal best. It's important to write in a journal - helps to consolidate, focus, pull forth your thoughts.


    mayacarpenter at verizon dot net

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  49. I'm a fan of CP on Facebook. (I don't know what I did to turn on underline (??) I'm Janet Maya Carpenter

    mayacarpenter at verizon dot net

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  50. Following CP on twitter, I'm janetmom2maya
    mayacarpenter at verizon dot net

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  51. I'm following your blog.
    mayacarpenter at verizon dot net

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  52. I subscribed to your feed through google reader
    mayacarpenter at verizon dot net

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  53. I'm following you on twitter and tweeted http://twitter.com/janetmom2maya/status/2235290481

    not sure about technorati - just got the monster message :(

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  54. I blogged at www.giveawaysonblogs.blogspot.com/2009/06/thursday0618.html
    mayacarpenter at verizon dot net
    #1

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  55. I blogged at www.giveawaysonblogs.blogspot.com/2009/06/thursday0618.html
    mayacarpenter at verizon dot net
    #2

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  56. I blogged at www.giveawaysonblogs.blogspot.com/2009/06/thursday0618.html
    mayacarpenter at verizon dot net
    #3

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  57. Ah, I slayed the technorati monster and faved you :)

    mayacarpenter at verizon dot net
    mom2maya on technorati

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  58. I love the Hot Chocolate Notebooks.

    itsonlyjc AT hotmail DOT com

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  59. I'm a follower of this blog. I'm excited by this giveaway. I have always loved new paper products like your giving away! I'm excited by the Simply Chic Laptop Tote. It's is black and white houndstooth. I had a black & white houndstooth dress that was my favorite as a teenager. It was a back to school favorite. I have to check this item out further. Thank you.
    makeupgirl21@comcast.net

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  60. I love the entire Kendall Collection, and the Eye Candy Collection. My favorite in the Kendall collection would be the Kendall Kollection Laptop Tote. I love the bright colors. I really need a tote for my laptop as i have no case for it.
    Thanks for the chance
    itsjustmerene2003 at yahoo dot com

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  61. I joined the Carolina Pad Insight Panel. Thanks
    itsjustmerene2003 at yahoo dot com

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  62. I follow your blog, Thanks!

    itsjustmerene2003@yahoo.com

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  63. I already follow Carolina Pad on Twitter, I love their products. Thanks!

    JustAuntrene
    I.D Twitter

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  64. I subscribe Via Google reader, Thanks!

    itsjustmerene2003 at yahoo dot com.

    I feel like a stalker, I follow, subscribe, tweet, and on and on. I don't stalk.. just so afraid I will miss something great. Thanks!

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  65. I follow you on Twitter and I tweeted.. Thanks!

    http://twitter.com/JustAuntrene/status/2239058486

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  66. I like the Kendall Kollection Planner. I am such an unorganized person. When I have an appointment or errand to remember, I jot it down on a little sticky note and I have those all over the place. With a planner, I think I could clean up the workspace and have all my notes in one place.
    talonsmom731 at gmail dot com

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  67. I follow Carolina Pad on Facebook.
    talonsmom731 at gmail dot com

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  68. I follow Carolina Pad on Twitter (talonsmom731)
    talonsmom731 at gmail dot com

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  69. I'm a blog follower.
    talonsmom731 at gmail dot com

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  70. I follow on Twitter and tweeted
    http://twitter.com/talonsmom731/status/2241283807
    talonsmom731 at gmail dot com

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  71. I faved on Technorati (Fr00tL00ps731)
    talonsmom731 at gmail dot com

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  72. I blogged entry 1
    http://goyay.blogspot.com/2009/06/carolina-pad-giveaway.html
    talonsmom731 at gmail dot com

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  73. I blogged entry 2
    http://goyay.blogspot.com/2009/06/carolina-pad-giveaway.html
    talonsmom731 at gmail dot com

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  74. I blogged entry 3
    http://goyay.blogspot.com/2009/06/carolina-pad-giveaway.html
    talonsmom731 at gmail dot com

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  75. The Prints Charming Planner is my favorite because it's pretty & practical.

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  76. Following Carolina Pad on twitter

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  77. Following on twitter & tweet

    https://twitter.com/bridget3420/status/2241829612

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  78. Technorati favorite - bridget3420

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  79. I like the Hot Chocolate Desk Calendars.

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  80. I follow

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  81. I subscribe via reader

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  82. I love the Hot Chocolate-the colors are great in it! sharhondacrow@cox.net

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  83. I follow Carolina Pad on Twitter

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  84. I follow you on Twitter and tweeted
    http://twitter.com/The4Crows/status/2246040304

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  85. http://twitter.com/janetmom2maya/status/2248294376

    tweet!
    mayacarpenter at verizon dot net

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  86. blogged entry 1 http://i-winner.blogspot.com/2009/06/love-for-caro.html

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  87. blogged entry 2 http://i-winner.blogspot.com/2009/06/love-for-caro.html

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  88. blogged entry 3 http://i-winner.blogspot.com/2009/06/love-for-caro.html

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  89. todays tweet http://twitter.com/pestkaj/status/2249568730

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  90. Hot Chocolate is my favorite pattern and I like the desk calendars. I need a new one! Thanks!

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  91. I follow @carolinapad on twitter- hondaray6

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  92. I follow on twitter and tweeted
    http://twitter.com/hondaray6/status/2252401757

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  93. I blogged
    http://dun4fun-hondaray6.blogspot.com/2009/06/i-won-this-and-so-can-you.html Entry #1

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  94. I blogged
    http://dun4fun-hondaray6.blogspot.com/2009/06/i-won-this-and-so-can-you.html Entry #2

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  95. I blogged
    http://dun4fun-hondaray6.blogspot.com/2009/06/i-won-this-and-so-can-you.html Entry #3

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  96. tweet

    https://twitter.com/bridget3420/status/2254433907

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  97. I love all the Eye Candy items!~

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  98. I am following Carolina Pad on Facebook

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  99. I joined the Carolina Pad Insights Panel

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  100. I am following Carolina Pad on Twitter

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  101. OMG!! the prints charming design too cute

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  102. I am following you on Twitter now http://twitter.com/sondrabelle/status/2255984903

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  103. I am now following your blog. Thanks!

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  104. Such a tough decision...there are so many great choices from Carolina Pad! I think my favorite the Hot Chocolate collection...all of the colors just pop with the brown background.
    Thanks!
    Aimee
    sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

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  105. I am following Carolina Pad on Twitter...my user name is Nelsby.
    Thanks!
    Aimee
    sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

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  106. I am following Carolina Pad on Facebook.
    Thanks!
    Aimee
    sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

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  107. I joined the Carolina Pad Insights Panel.
    Thanks!
    Aimee
    sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

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  108. I am following your blog.
    Thanks!
    Aimee
    sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

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  109. I subscribe to your blog's RSS feed on Google Reader.
    Thanks!
    Aimee
    sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

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  110. I faved your blog on Technorati.
    Thanks!
    Aimee
    sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

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  111. I am following you on Twitter (user name: Nelsby) AND I Tweeted about this giveaway: http://twitter.com/Nelsby/status/2255855254
    Thanks!
    Aimee
    sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

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  112. I love the Whimsical Flower Ideal book because of the cute design and perfect size for note taking.

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  113. I am now a fan on facebook-Megan Wallace Rogers

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  114. I am now following CP on twitter-JustForMeAndYou

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  115. Follow you and twittered here: http://twitter.com/JustForMeAndYou/status/2257611250

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  116. I follow on twitter and tweeted
    http://twitter.com/lgsmith09

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  117. 6/21 tweet

    http://twitter.com/bridget3420/status/2263675556

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  118. I love the Kendall Collection Laptop Tote!

    robin@lolidots.com

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  119. I joined the insights panel!

    robin@lolidots.com

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  120. I follow you on twitter!

    username: lolidots

    robin@lolidots.com

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  121. I tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/lolidots/status/2263740902

    robin@lolidots.com

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  122. I follow Carolina Pad on twitter

    username: lolidots

    robin@lolidots.com

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  123. Tweet~http://twitter.com/hondaray6/status/2265591095

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  124. I'm always on the lookout for nice pens and the Graphic in Nature pens look great.

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  125. I've always used lovely notebooks and the Prints Charming notebook caught my eye. the entire Prints Charming collection is very elegant.

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  126. I really like the Hot Chocolate Student Planner

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  127. I really like the items in the Kendall collection I know my daughter would love the pencils because the design is appealing to girls her age. Also, the fact that a portion of the collections sales are donated to a good cause is a plus.

    micaela6955 at msn dot com

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  128. Carolina Pad facebook fan Michele Pineda

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  129. following Carolina Pad on twitter @micaela6955

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  130. joined the Insights Panel

    micaela6955 at msn dot com

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  131. blog follower

    micaela6955 at msn dot com

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  132. twitter follower @micaela6955 tweet http://twitter.com/micaela6955/status/2267206995

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  133. I love their Prints Charming line because I LOVE damask!

    contact me at:
    celeste@mail4me.com

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  134. I follow you

    contact me at:
    celeste@mail4me.com

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  135. Tweet Tweet: http://twitter.com/Nelsby/status/2267377102
    Thanks!
    Aimee
    sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

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  136. I like the Prints Charming Sticky Notes & Flags, I can always use sticky notes for everything.

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  137. Following Carolina pad on Twitter

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  138. Follow you on Twitter & tweeted: https://twitter.com/SueC/status/2268218548

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  139. I love the Hot Chocolate Accordion Folder. My daughter has never been able to use a binder for school, so I always get her accordion folders.... but never pretty ones like this!

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  140. I'm following Carolina Pad on twitter- bsw529

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  141. I'm following you on Twitter and tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/bsw529/status/2271882739

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  142. I like the Prints Charming planner; it's just the right size for me plus I like that it has tabbed dividers

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  143. I follow Carolina Pad on Twitter (CarmaSez)

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  144. Prints Charming is my fave!

    Deborah
    comfortjoydesignsATgmailDOTcom

    Michigan Addy Ready!

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  145. Twittered here: https://twitter.com/JustForMeAndYou/status/2273820422

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  146. tweet! http://twitter.com/janetmom2maya/status/2274449714

    mayacarpenter at verizon dot net

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  147. My favorite item is the Kendall Kollection File Folders because I need all the help I can get to keep organized (and with style, please!) =)

    treflea4 at gmail dot com

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  148. I suscribe.

    treflea4 at gmail dot com

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  149. I follow on Blogger.

    treflea4 at gmail dot com

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  150. 6/22 tweet

    https://twitter.com/bridget3420/status/2275742112

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  151. Twittered here: https://twitter.com/JustForMeAndYou/status/2278745097

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  152. Today's tweet: http://twitter.com/SueC/status/2278792030

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  153. I like the Graphic in Nature Journal- mainly because I love journals and small notebooks- there's always a use for them!

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  154. Carolina pad facebook fan- Joanna Harris Price

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  155. Follow Carolina pad on Twitter- joannagiveaway

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  156. Tweeted- http://twitter.com/joannagiveaway/status/2280604612

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  157. Blogged- http://pricemommysense.blogspot.com/2009/06/giveaway-monday_22.html

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  158. 2- Blogged- http://pricemommysense.blogspot.com/2009/06/giveaway-monday_22.html

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  159. 3- Blogged- http://pricemommysense.blogspot.com/2009/06/giveaway-monday_22.html

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  160. Tweet~http://twitter.com/hondaray6/status/2280637107

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  161. I like their whole hot chocolate collection

    erica_haggins@hotmail.com

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  162. I follow carolina pad on twitter.


    @erica_h

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  163. I subscribe via reader.

    esurvey@live.com

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