Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Tween Girl Gift Idea: Carolina Pad Review and GIVEAWAY!! **ENDED**

Sponsored post*
 I have an August birthday and I used to get really girly new shiny schools supplies as a birthday gift every year. Because I loved school, I really appreciated these gifts. The more feminine the supplies were, the better! Carolina Pad  creates beautiful and high quality school and office supply collections and I was lucky enough to receive products from their brand new  Commerce with a Conscience collection.

The products are from the Dreamsicle collection created by Carolina Pad and designed by JACK!E to benefit Girls on the Run International.

About Girls on the Run®
Girls on the Run inspires 3rd through 8th grade girls to stay true to themselves and live free from societal stereotypes. The 12 week after-school curriculum innovatively weaves training for a 5k run with lessons that empower girls to celebrate their bodies, honor their voices and embrace their gifts. Girls on the Run has more than 150 councils across North America , serving more than 50,000 girls annually.  To learn more or find a program near you, visit girlsontherun.org.

About Commerce with a Conscience
Commerce with a Conscience™, a partnership between Carolina Pad and JACK!E, combines the everyday products from Studio C and the extraordinary design from Jackie McFee to create a communication platform for non-profit organizations. The first Commerce with a Conscience collection – the Kendall Kollection – was launched in 2008 in support of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Review: I was given the following products to review:
            .    1-subject notebook - MSRP $2.99
·       Ideal book (3-subject professional notebook) – MSRP $3.99
·        Ribbon-tie journal – MSRP $5.99
·        2-pocket folder – MSRP $.99
·        Composition Book – MSRP $2.59
·        Personal book – MSRP $2.50
·        Binder w/tab dividers – MSRP $5.99 & $2.49

My reaction to the collection began before I even opened the package. The black package had writing on the outside with common and unfortunate things young girls often tell themselves such as "You're stupid" and "I'm fat". I did wonder what the delivery guy must have thought when he handed it to me!  As soon as I opened the package, I was greeted with this giant sticker shown to the left.

I have reviewed Carolina Pad products in the past so I have come to expect high quality products from them. This collection did not disappoint. Each binder, tab, notebook, and folder is made to resist wear and tear. The collection keeps the needs of the consumer in mind, using things like inner envelopes and tabs for easy organization. I have been using the binder and tabs to help me organize my blog information, and it has shown no wear or tear and it has been with me everywhere for weeks.

 There were inspirational sayings all over this collection. They were subtly yet strategically placed so that girls have an opportunity to read the quotes during their daily activities and hopefully take time to pause and reflect on the hopeful statements.

Several of the products had an option for personalization. I gave this journal to Bella and she loved the pastel colors. She is too young to realize the significance of the sayings, but she really enjoyed the look of it. She likes anything that is super-girly.


Buy it here: The Dreamsicle collection from Carolina Pad is available nation-wide at Wal-Mart, CVS, Hannaford, Kroger, Meijer, Michael's, Office Max, Staples and Wegmans.

Win it here: Carolina Pad is going to give one lucky Cake Mom reader a similar selection of products from the Dreamsicle Commerce with a Conscious collection!

Mandatory Entry:  Visit Carolina Pad's website and tell me what collection you like the MOST and how you would use this collection if you won.  Please note: if you have won a prize package from Caroline Pad within the last 90 days, you are not eligible for this giveaway.

**Please read the rules**
This is open to US and Canadian addresses only.  You must complete the mandatory entry before completing optional entries. Each optional entry needs to be added as a separate comment. If an method counts as several entries, please leave a comment for each bonus entry. Comments that do not follow the rules will not count and will be deleted. PLEASE LEAVE ME YOUR EMAIL IN THE COMMENT!

Optional entries: Leave an additional comment for each entry
1. Follow my blog (publicly)
2. Subscribe to my blog via email and confirm the subscription
3. Grab my button and post a link to your blog
4. Blog about this contest (with a link to my blog) and post a link to your blog (3 entries)
5. Follow me and Carolina Pad on twitter AND tweet about this contest (can be done daily). You must place a link to your tweet.
6. Like the Dreamsicle Collection on Facebook.

Winner will be selected on 7/30 via random.org and will be emailed.

I was provide with the mentioned products. The views expressed here are my own. No other compensation was received.

161 comments:

Melissa said...

Love the eye candy collection. I'd use it to start a penpal project with my blog followers! omydarlingblog(at)gmail(dot)com

Melissa said...

Follow you on GFC,too.

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

Whimsical Flower is my favorite - would share with my family if I won mrs.mommyyatgmail

Jean said...

I like the Simply Chic collection, and would give it to my daughter

Shel said...

The Sasquatch collection is so fun..we call my oldest son "Sasquatch" because he's huge. This would be perfect for my teen daughter although I hope she'd share with me! I love how colorful they are.

shel704 at aol dot com

Shel said...

I follow you both on Twitter and I tweeted:
http://twitter.com/auntiethesis/status/19068031356

shel704 at aol dot com

Shel said...

GFC follower
shel704 at aol dot com

Shel said...

Like Dreamsicle on Facebook: Michelle Hudak
shel704 at aol dot com

Shel said...

I'm an email subscriber
shel704 at aol dot com

Cindi S World said...

I would choose the Hot Chocolate collection. Itscindisworld at yahoo dot com

Cindi S World said...

I follow your blog, itscindisworld at yahoo dot com

Nicole C. said...

I like the Royal Twist collection and if I won I would give this to my daughter for school!

choateorama(at)gmail(dot)com

Nicole C. said...

I follow on gfc.

choateorama(at)gmail(dot)com

wildcat32 said...

I love Free Spirit. I would give this to my oldest child who will be a high school senior this year.
monster6236 at gmail dot com

Mamushi Love said...

My fave is the Zensational collection.

I'd share the products with my God-daughter, keeping whatever she doesn't need for myself to use while attending my art school.

lmurley2000 said...

i also like the eye candy collection

lmurley2000@yahoo.com

lmurley2000 said...

follow on GFC

lmurley2000@yahoo.com

lmurley2000 said...

email subscriber

lmurley2000@yahoo.com

lmurley2000 said...

follow both and tweeted

http://twitter.com/lmurley2000/status/19085651379

lmurley2000@yahoo.com

lmurley2000 said...

like DC on facebook-lmurley2000

lmurley2000@yahoo.com

Benita said...

I like the Kendall Kollection and would share it with colleagues and friends at work.

bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

Benita said...

Email subscriber.

bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

Benita said...

GFC Follower.

bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

pmernick said...

My favorite is the Pearl Stripe collection. I would give this to my tween - she would love it!
PMNSL95 at triad dot rr dot com

pmernick said...

I follow your blog via GFC
PMNSL95 at triad dot rr dot com

pmernick said...

I'm an email subscriber
PMNSL95 at triad dot rr dot com

bayctygrl said...

I love the Techno collection, there was a rock collection the other day I loved but i didn't see it :( I would give the products to my daughter for school!

hippopurplemonkey at yahoo dot com

bayctygrl said...

follow on google Jennifer
hippopurplemonkey at yahoo dot com

bayctygrl said...

subscribe to email
hippopurplemonkey at yahoo dot com

mogrill said...

I like the creamsicle collection.
Thanks for the chance.
mogrill@comcast.net

Loren @ The Baking Sheet said...

Whimsical Flower is my favorite!

lorenoneill@aol.com

Loren @ The Baking Sheet said...

I follow Cake Mom publicly!

lorenoneill@aol.com

Loren @ The Baking Sheet said...

I subscribe to Cake Mom via email!

lorenoneill@aol.com

Loren @ The Baking Sheet said...

I grabbed your button!

lorenoneill@aol.com

walkabout said...

I like the Eye candy collection and would have it near the phone as we are allways in need of something to write in!
rally_thade17@hotmail.com

walkabout said...

I subscribe
rally_thade17@hotmail.com

meeyeehere said...

Whimsical flower is my favorite although eye candy is really nice too!I would give them to my mom as a gift for going back to school and taking a few classes.
jacksoncrisman@yahoo.com

Missybeez said...

I like the Kendall Kollection and I would give it to my niece.


honeybeez80@yahoo.com

Missybeez said...

follow GFC

Kristen said...

I'm a big list maker, so I'd use them to keep notes in. I like the Hot Chocolate collection

couponboss at gmail dot com

Penny said...

I like Zensational. I'd use it to continue the journal I'm writing for my 11 month old daughter.

Penny said...

i follow your blog

Penny said...

email subscriber

Penny said...

twitter fan of both. tweeted http://twitter.com/hcwpw/status/19273419474

Penny said...

dreamsicle facebook fan

lynn said...

i love the hot chocolate pattern. It'd be great for my Middle Schooler. We saw it today at Staples and she loved it.

lynnbspencer@ec.rr.com

lynn said...

i subscribe via email

lynnbspencer@ec.rr.com

bison61 said...

I like the TranZend, I'd like the journal - I write in one every day

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

409cope said...

I likw the Whimsical Flower collection and I would use this to keep track of contest,grocery lists,for my home office.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

409cope said...

I follow through google friend.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

409cope said...

I am an email subscriber.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

409cope said...

I follow you both on twitter and tweeted-http://twitter.com/409cope/status/19341767130

409cope said...

I like Dreamsicle on facebook.Shari D cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

Sharon Harmon said...

Simply Chic is my favorite collection! I would use it to keep in touch with my friends all over the USA!

Michele P. said...

I like the Hot Chocolate collection for myself... and I have an 8 yr old daughter starting 3rd grade who would love this collection if I won it.

micaela6955 at msn dot com

Michele P. said...

blog follower via GFC

micaela6955 at msn dot com

Michele P. said...

I like the Dreamsicle collection on FB Michele Pineda

micaela6955 at msn dot com

Michele P. said...

following both on twitter @micaela6955 tweet http://twitter.com/micaela6955/status/19387627350

micaela6955 at msn dot com

Traci said...

I like the Hot Chocolate collection...I would use some myself and others as stocking stuffers
tdsutherland at gmail dot com

Traci said...

I follow via GFC
tdsutherland at gmail dot com

Traci said...

I subscribe to your email updates
tdsutherland at gmail dot com

Traci said...

I have your button on my right sidebar @ my1littleworld.blogspot.com
tdsutherland at gmail dot com

Traci said...

I also entered the Popsicle contest
tdsutherland at gmail dot com

Abbi said...

i like the Eye Candy collection. My girls would love to have this for school
kidpack05 at yahoo dt com

Abbi said...

like them on fb
kidpack05 at yahoo dt com

Abbi said...

following both with a tweet
http://twitter.com/kidpack05/status/19497365440
kidpack05 at yahoo dt com

- Marybeth I. said...

I love Royal Twist

misaacmom at gmail dot com

- Marybeth I. said...

I follow you gfc
misaacmom at gmail dot com

- Marybeth I. said...

http://twitter.com/misaacmom/status/19510199585

misaacmom at gmail dot com

- Marybeth I. said...

liked dreamsicle on FB

http://twitter.com/misaacmom/status/19510199585

shala_darkstone said...

Hi, I like the Royal Twist collection the best. I'd use it to organize household info. and to keep personal notes (goals, to do lists, etc.).

shala_darkstone said...

I follow your blog publicly.

shala_darkstone said...

I subscribe to your blog via email.

shala_darkstone said...

I follow you and Carolina Pad on twitter. Here's my tweet - http://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/19519019305

shala_darkstone said...

I like the Dreamsicle Collection on Facebook. My FB name is Maddie Brubaker.

409cope said...

daily tweet-http://twitter.com/409cope/status/19528787038

Lexigurl said...

I love the Eye candy collection.
lexigurl_17 (at) hotmail

Lexigurl said...

GFC follower
lexigurl_17 (at) hotmail

Abbi said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/kidpack05/status/19573021171
kidpack05 at yahoo dt com

409cope said...

daily tweet-http://twitter.com/409cope/status/19615587873

momznite said...

My favorite collections are Eye Candy and Hot Chocolate. These items would be used to empower and inspire a budding young author.
momznite_at_yahoo_daught_com

Hoa said...

I like the TranZend collection and I would use it to write down personal goals, accomplishments, etc.

alittlepieceofheaven777(at)yahoo(dot)com

Hoa said...

Follower via GFC

alittlepieceofheaven777(at)yahoo(dot)com

Hoa said...

E-mail subscriber

alittlepieceofheaven777(at)yahoo(dot)com

Hoa said...

Followed you and Carolina Pad on twitter (@hle123)
Tweet:
http://twitter.com/hle123/status/19695580096

alittlepieceofheaven777(at)yahoo(dot)com

shala_darkstone said...

Tweet - http://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/19703828605

shala_darkstone said...

Tweet - http://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/19730729092

LindsayC said...

I like the Hot Chocolate collection best and I would use these to keep my appointments and keep track of my medical things.

LindsayC said...

I follow this blog publicly

LindsayC said...

Your button is on my blog at colitascorner.blogspot.com

LindsayC said...

I blogged http://colitascorner.blogspot.com/2010/07/carolina-pad-giveaway_28.html #1

LindsayC said...

I blogged http://colitascorner.blogspot.com/2010/07/carolina-pad-giveaway_28.html #2

LindsayC said...

I blogged http://colitascorner.blogspot.com/2010/07/carolina-pad-giveaway_28.html #3

LindsayC said...

I follow you and carolina pad on twitter http://twitter.com/Lstixrud/status/19759877274

LindsayC said...

I like dreamsicle collection facebook page

Abbi said...

http://twitter.com/kidpack05/status/19762750541
kidpack05 at yahoo dt com

Anonymous said...

The Techno Collection would be my choice!

theyyyguy@yahoo.com

allisonsbj3 said...

My favorite is the Kendell collection.

allisonsbj3(at)gmail(dot)com

allisonsbj3 said...

Blog follower

allisonsbj3(at)gmail(dot)com

allisonsbj3 said...

Facebook fan

allisonsbj3(at)gmail(dot)com

allisonsbj3 said...

Email subscriber
allisonsbj3(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

My favorite is the eye candy collection and I would give these to my mom for her birthday she could use them for her job. I like that I can personalize it.

teacherlinz at yahoo dot com

Beejax said...

I like the Simply Chic collection best and I would use these as my school supplies for school when I start up again.

Beejax said...

Your button is on my blog beejax.blogspot.com

Beejax said...

I follow publicly

Beejax said...

I like the Carolina Pad Dreamsicle Colllection on Facebook

Beejax said...

I posted on my blog http://beejax.blogspot.com/2010/07/carolina-pad-stationary-giveaway.html 1

Beejax said...

I posted on my blog http://beejax.blogspot.com/2010/07/carolina-pad-stationary-giveaway.html 2

Beejax said...

I posted on my blog http://beejax.blogspot.com/2010/07/carolina-pad-stationary-giveaway.html 3

Beejax said...

Following you and carolina pad tweet http://twitter.com/Beejax/status/19798720630

My3Sons33 said...

My favorite is Zensational. I would give these to my niece. She's starting college and I know she would love it. lisacarr7 at aol dot com

My3Sons33 said...

I follow your blog publicly. lisacarr7 at aol dot com

My3Sons33 said...

I follow you both on twitter (@My3Sons33) and tweeted. http://twitter.com/My3Sons33/status/19804971183 lisacarr7 at aol dot com

My3Sons33 said...

I like the Dreamsicle collection on facebook. (Lisa Carr) lisacarr7 at aol dot com

Angie said...

Love the Hot Chocolate collection. I'd give it to my daughter who will be starting school again way too soon!

shala_darkstone said...

Tweet - http://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/19812399400

amyd said...

I also like the eye candy,would use it for my newly started business
ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com

amyd said...

follow on gfc
amydelong
ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com

amyd said...

subscribe
ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com

Pamela S said...

I love Whimsical Flower because it's so bright & cheery. I'd give it to my daughter going off to college this fall. Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)aol(DOT)com

Pamela S said...

Follower GFC

FDP 4 Life said...

i love the kendall collection
susansmoaks at gmail dot com

FDP 4 Life said...

follower
susansmoaks at gmail dot com

FDP 4 Life said...

subscriber
susansmoaks at gmail dot com

Julie said...

My favorite is the Whimsical Collection. I would give the prize to my daughter to use:)

aunteegem@yahoo.com

Julie said...

follow blog
aunteegem@yahoo.com

Julie said...

email subscriber
aunteegem@yahoo.com

Julie said...

like Dreamsicle on fb-Julie Scott laws
aunteegem@yahoo.com

MAC Mom said...

I like Hot Chocolate collection best.
I would give the notebook and binder to my daughter for school.
Jesskaufman at hotmail dot com

MAC Mom said...

Follow on GFC

MAC Mom said...

Liked dreamsicle collection on Facebook

dolls123 said...

I like the Eye Candy collection and I would give it to my daughter. She likes sending out letters.

luckydolls123[at]verizon[dot]net

dolls123 said...

I follow your blog (publicly)

luckydolls123[at]verizon[dot]net

dolls123 said...

I subscribe to your blog via email

luckydolls123[at]verizon[dot]net

dolls123 said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
dolls123 said...

Liked the Dreamsicle Collection on Facebook
michelle rosborough

luckydolls123[at]verizon[dot]net

Amanda S. said...

My favorite is the Hot Chocolate collection, and I would give this set to my tween daughter! Thanks!

email is in my profile

ewhatley said...

my fave collection is pearl stripe

ewhatley at embarqmail dot com

LC said...

My favorite is the Hot Chocolate collection and I would use some of the stuff myself and give parts of it to my niece for school.

LC said...

I follow this blog publicly

LC said...

I posted your button at http://sweepstakesjunkiegiveawayaficionado.blogspot.com

LC said...

I posted this giveaway at http://sweepstakesjunkiegiveawayaficionado.blogspot.com/2010/07/dreamsicle-commerce-with-conscience.html

Entry 1

LC said...

I posted this giveaway at http://sweepstakesjunkiegiveawayaficionado.blogspot.com/2010/07/dreamsicle-commerce-with-conscience.html

Entry 2

LC said...

I posted this giveaway at http://sweepstakesjunkiegiveawayaficionado.blogspot.com/2010/07/dreamsicle-commerce-with-conscience.html

Entry 3

LC said...

I like the Dreamsicle Collection's facebook page

LC said...

I follow you and carolina pad and my tweet of the giveaway http://twitter.com/LindzCS/status/19874094942

LindsayC said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
LindsayC said...

Daily Tweet for 7/29 http://twitter.com/Lstixrud/status/19874199581

Katie said...

I like Pattern Play!

kt1969 at comcast dot net

Katie said...

I follow you on GFC.

kt1969 at comcast dot net

Katie said...

I like Dreamsicle on Facebook.

Katie E.
kt1969 at comcast dot net

Gianna said...

Pearl Stripe Composition Book.
I'd use them for writing and recipes.

Beejax said...

Tweet for 7-29 http://twitter.com/Beejax/status/19882734710

shala_darkstone said...

Tweet - http://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/19899159209

ms-texas said...

i like the Eye Candy collection - I would give it to my daughter to use as she returns to school!

debbiebellows(at)gmail(dot)como

ms-texas said...

following your blog publicly

debbiebellows(at)gmail(dot) com

ms-texas said...

following you and Carolina Pad on twitter and I tweeted

http://twitter.com/bellows22/status/19909991778

debbiebellows(at)gmail(dot) com

tina reynolds said...

I also liked the hot chocolate design, I would share it and use it also to keep my thought organized! eaglesforjack@gmail.com

tina reynolds said...

i follow your blog

tina reynolds said...

i subscribe to your blog

ms-texas said...
This comment has been removed by the author.