Thursday, March 11, 2010

Get Organized this Tax Season with Carolina Pad (Review and Giveaway)!

It's almost April, and everyone knows that tax season is now in session! For those of you who have been doing your taxes for a while or for those who have decided to venture out and do your own taxes for the first time, you may know the frustration that arises when trying to get everything organized. I mean it's hard to keep your documents in one place and I'm sure everyone has that dreaded box or drawer that is over brimming with statements and documents. I usually find that if I can use pretty things, it really helps with doing tedious tasks. I was so happy when I was contacted by Carolina Pad to do a review especially for the tax season.

Carolina Pad is a great company that specializes in school and office supplies that are well designed and fashionable. They understand that sometimes you need something to cheer you up when you are doing something that may not be exciting. They really bring cool designs and excitement to products that are often very clean and plain. They have collections that can appeal to any age, whether you are just starting out school or already working. They offer great products such as laptop bags, pencil cases, pens, folders, paper clips and so much more!


What I admire most about Carolina Pad is their commitment to Commerce with a Conscience! They donate a lot of time and products to very deserving organizations and they have special collections where proceeds go to certain organizations. They also have a great line The Sasquatch Brand which uses mostly recycled content.


Carolina Pad
has been featured in many great shows such as Glee, Desperate Housewives and 90210! Their products have even been seen used by Carrie Underwood on Oprah and Miley Cyrus loves their products too!


My Review:

Carolina Pad
was so generous to send me a huge box of goodies so that I could get my paperwork in order and more importantly do it fashionably! I was sent the following products from their best selling line "Hot Chocolate":

  • 13 pocket folder - $7.49
  • File folders - $5.99
  • 26 pocket folder - $17.99
  • 8 pocket folder - $6.99
  • Binder clips - $2.99
  • Paper clips - $2.99
My favorite piece from the collection has to be the 26 Pocket Folder because I can store so much paperwork in it. It is easy to organize and I love that it has a handle so it makes it easy to tote around. The fact that it is so compact means that you can organize without having to give up a lot of space. I have found that it is more convenient having everything organized and takes less time and less stress to complete forms.

For the Organizational Folder, I like that it is smaller than the 26 Pocket Folder because it is perfect for school! This is the one that I tote to school so that I can put all the loose paper and notes that I get from my different classes. Since the five classes that I am taking can easily fit into this folder I only need to bring one folder to class instead of multiple binders. I also get lots of great compliments on how unique it is! And there is no way someone can accidentally grab my folder thinking it's theirs.


I also find that it helps if you can organize forms and paper together, but if you don't want to use a stapler or can't then the Binder Clips and Paper Clips come in handy as well. I love how they are different patterns so that you can tell them apart and makes it easy to distinguish between the piles.


Here are additional pictures of the other items that I received from Carolina Pad:



Buy It!:

Carolina Pad
is offering a 10% discount on all purchases using the code Tax_Relief

The Giveaway:

I'm so excited to be able to offer you the chance to win the same set of goodies I was lucky enough to review! (ARV $44.44)!

This giveaway is sadly only open to US and Canadian Residents!

The giveaway will end on April 1st!

Required Entry: Visit Carolina Pad and tell me the name of your favorite collection (other than Hot Chocolate)


Optional extra entries:(Once you've done the required entry, you may do as many of these extra entry options as you'd like!)

1) If you are an old follower you get 6 extra entries
2) If you are a new follower you get 4 extra entries
3) Blog about this giveaway including a link the contest for five extra entries! Please include a link to your post!
4) Become a Carolina Pad facebook fan. (leave username)
5) Follow Carolina Pad on twitter - 1 entry (leave username)
6) Tweet this giveaway including a link to the contest and make sure you tweet it to me by @thegiveawaydiva. You can do this once a day for one entry per tweet!
7)Add my button to your blog for five extra entries
8) IF you enter any of my other giveaways you get one extra entry per contest entered!

You must not have won a Carolina Pad giveaway within the last 90 days. I will email the winner and they will have 48 hours to respond to the notification email, or a new winner will be chosen. Open to US and Canadian residents. Good luck!



I received a collection of Carolina Pad products in order to facilitate my review. No other compensation was received. This post is based on my own personal opinions and experiences.

482 comments:

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debbiekl said...

I'm a follower #4

debbiekl said...

I'm following CP on twitter (drainl)

Emily said...

I love the Whimsical Flower collection

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Emily said...

I am a current follower (1)

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Emily said...

I am a current follower (2)

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Emily said...

I am a current follower (3)

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Emily said...

I am a current follower (4)

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Emily said...

I am a current follower (5)

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Emily said...

I am a current follower (6)

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Emily said...

I entered the Flirty Aprons giveaway

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Emily said...

Entered Jolt giveaway

emily.p.britt[at]gmail[dot]com

Melissa said...

this would be great to win! after taxes, you can stayu organized all year long! or forever, however long you keep it! i would love to win this!

hughesfamily said...

The Kendall Kollection is the best, because it is cute, it is alliteration, and, most importantly, it benefits a wonderful cause!

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hughesfamily said...

follower 1

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hughesfamily said...

follower 2
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hughesfamily said...

follower 3

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hughesfamily said...

follower 4

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tanya904 said...

My fave is the Dreamsicle Collection
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tanya904 said...

Follower #1

tanya904 said...

Follower #2

tanya904 said...

Follower #3

tanya904 said...

Follower #4

tanya904 said...

Follower #5

tanya904 said...

Follower #6

tanya904 said...

twitter follower @starryeyed24

tanya904 said...

#2
twitter follower @starryeyed24

Elphie said...

My favorite collection is Eye Candy.
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Elphie said...

new follower 1
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Elphie said...

new follower 2
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Elphie said...

new follower 3
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Elphie said...

new follower 4
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Elphie said...

I follow Carolina Pad on twitter (@fureez)
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Elphie said...

http://twitter.com/fureez/status/10458443327

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melanie said...

My favorite is the Graphic in Nature collection!

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melanie said...

I'm an "old" follower.

mi3ragamuffins at aol dot com

melanie said...

I'm an "old" follower.

mi3ragamuffins at aol dot com

melanie said...

I'm an "old" follower.

mi3ragamuffins at aol dot com

melanie said...

I'm an "old" follower.

mi3ragamuffins at aol dot com

melanie said...

I'm an "old" follower.

mi3ragamuffins at aol dot com

melanie said...

I'm an "old" follower.

mi3ragamuffins at aol dot com

melanie said...

I entered the Jolt Style Giveaway

mi3ragamuffins at aol dot com

stephy905 said...

My favorite collection is Eye Candy

stephy905@hotmail.com

stephy905 said...

I follow your blog #1

stephy905

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stephy905 said...

I follow your blog #2

stephy905

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stephy905 said...

I follow your blog #3

stephy905

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stephy905 said...

I follow your blog #4

stephy905

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stephy905 said...

I follow your blog #5

stephy905

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stephy905 said...

I follow your blog #6

stephy905

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stephy905 said...

I blogged your giveaway #1

http://stephanie-laplante.blogspot.com/2010/03/carolina-pad-giveaway.html

stephy905@hotmail.com

stephy905 said...

I blogged your giveaway #2

http://stephanie-laplante.blogspot.com/2010/03/carolina-pad-giveaway.html

stephy905@hotmail.com

stephy905 said...

I blogged your giveaway #3

http://stephanie-laplante.blogspot.com/2010/03/carolina-pad-giveaway.html

stephy905@hotmail.com

stephy905 said...

I blogged your giveaway #4

http://stephanie-laplante.blogspot.com/2010/03/carolina-pad-giveaway.html

stephy905@hotmail.com

stephy905 said...

I blogged your giveaway #5

http://stephanie-laplante.blogspot.com/2010/03/carolina-pad-giveaway.html

stephy905@hotmail.com

stephy905 said...

I'm a fan of Carolina Pad on facebook

Stephanie Brenda LaPlante

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stephy905 said...

I follow Carolina Pad on twitter - stephy905

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stephy905 said...

Daily Tweet

http://twitter.com/stephy905/statuses/10477145304

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stephy905 said...

I grabbed your button #1

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stephy905 said...

I grabbed your button #2

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stephy905 said...

I grabbed your button #3

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stephy905 said...

I grabbed your button #4

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stephy905 said...

I grabbed your button #5

http://stephanie-laplante.blogspot.com/

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stephy905 said...

I entered your Toosis Jewelry Design giveaway

stephy905@hotmail.com

stephy905 said...

I entered your Flirty Aprons giveaway

stephy905@hotmail.com

stephy905 said...

I entered your Jolt Style giveaway

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YogaMama said...

I like the Whimsical Flower collection.

YogaMama said...

I follow your blog. #1

YogaMama said...

I follow your blog. #2

YogaMama said...

I follow your blog. #3

YogaMama said...

I follow your blog. #4

Celeste said...

Kendall Kollection :)

contact me at:
celeste@mail4me.com

Celeste said...

#1 old follower

contact me at:
celeste@mail4me.com

Celeste said...

#2 old follower

contact me at:
celeste@mail4me.com

Celeste said...

#3 old follower

contact me at:
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Celeste said...

#4 old follower

contact me at:
celeste@mail4me.com

Celeste said...

#5 old follower

contact me at:
celeste@mail4me.com

Celeste said...

#6 old follower

contact me at:
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Celeste said...

#1 button

contact me at:
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Celeste said...

#2 button

contact me at:
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Celeste said...

#3 button

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Celeste said...

#4 button

contact me at:
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Celeste said...

#5 button

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- Marybeth I. said...

I love eye candy

- Marybeth I. said...

follow 1

- Marybeth I. said...

follow 2

- Marybeth I. said...

follow 3

- Marybeth I. said...

follow 4

- Marybeth I. said...

entered jolt

RockerJewlz said...

Okay:

Entries:

1. Dreamsicle is my favorite collection
2. I am an old follower
3. Became a fan (username: Hoolie Vallejo)

I believe that makes 8 entries, thank you!

Melissa said...

My favorite is the whimsical flower collection

missavene at gmail dot com

Melissa said...

I am already a follower.

missavene at gmail dot com

Melissa said...

I entered the flirty apron give away

missavene at gmail dot com

Melissa said...

I entered the jeans give away

missavene at gmail dot com

Jinx said...

I like the simply chic laptop tote!
Looks very vivid :)
sympathetic_kitty@yahoo.com
ashley

Jinx said...

New follower : )
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ashley

(1)

Jinx said...

New follower : )
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ashley

(2)

Jinx said...

New follower : )
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ashley


(3)

Jinx said...

New follower : )
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ashley
(4)

Jinx said...

Facebook Fan
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ashley
www.facebook.com/ashleybwomble

Jinx said...

Twitter Follower
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ashley
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stephy905 said...

Daily Tweet

http://twitter.com/stephy905/statuses/10543525659

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Michaela said...

i am an "old" follower #1

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michaela

Michaela said...

i am an "old" follower #2

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michaela

Michaela said...

i am an "old" follower #3

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michaela

Michaela said...

i am an "old" follower #4

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michaela

Michaela said...

i am an "old" follower #5

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michaela

Michaela said...

i am an "old" follower #6

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michaela

Michaela said...

i also meant to add to my last entry (#6) that my favorite collection is the sasquatch brand!

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michaela

Heather! said...

I love the Eye Candy collection! Need to get my hands on these products...I LOVE Carolina Pad!!

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Heather! said...

Old follower! Yay!!
#1
h4schaffer at gmail dot com

Heather! said...

Old follower.
#2
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Heather! said...

Old follower.
#3
h4schaffer at gmail dot com

Heather! said...

Old follower.
#4
h4schaffer at gmail dot com

Heather! said...

Old follower.
#5
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Heather! said...

Old follower! Whoo-hoo!
#6
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Heather! said...

I am a fan of Carolina Pad on Facebook!
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Heather! said...

I follow CarolinaPad on Twitter as hybroanglid.
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Heather! said...

I entered the Toosis giveaway!
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Heather! said...

Sorry...I forgot to leave my Facebook name for that entry: Heather S Chaffer. :)

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M said...

I would try the MX Notebook!

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M said...

I'm an old follower!

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stephy905 said...

Daily Tweet

http://twitter.com/stephy905/statuses/10642926488

stephy905@hotmail.com

samamfee said...

I am confused.

Tracy Suzanne said...

I like the Pattern Play collection.

Thanks for another great giveaway!

Hugs...Tracy :)

Tracy Suzanne said...

I'm a new follower #1.

Tracy :)

Tracy Suzanne said...

I'm a new follower #2.

Tracy Suzanne said...

I'm a new follower #3.

Tracy Suzanne said...

I'm a new follower #4

Tracy Suzanne said...

I enter flirty aprons giveaway here.

Hugs...Tracy :)

Bcteagirl said...

Pattern Play is another favourite of mine! (Although I still think hot Chocolate is the best :P)

teagirl1 at telus dot net

Bcteagirl said...

Tweet!
http://twitter.com/bcteagirl/status/10809563529

Bcteagirl said...

I also entered the Flirty apron contest!

Glogirl said...

I entered the Cover Your Hair giveaway.

Anna said...

Whimsical flower----beautiful!

Anna said...

I subscribe to you!

Jenna said...

I like the Pearl Stripe Collection

Jenna said...

I am a new follower 1

Jenna said...

I am a new follower 2

Jenna said...

I am a new follower 3

Jenna said...

I am a new follower 4

Jenna said...

I Follow Carolina Pad on twitter under ninabonita33

Amy said...

I like the Kendall Collection.

Amy said...

I entered the Lisa Leanord necklace giveaway.

Bcteagirl said...

Tweet!
http://twitter.com/bcteagirl/status/10852492840

Miss Love said...

I love the Simply chic collection.
mislove13[at]hotmail[dot]com

Miss Love said...

i follow your blog

mislove13[at]hotmail[dot]com

Miss Love said...

i follow you on twitter

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Miss Love said...

I entered the Cover Your Hair giveaway, the Love in 90 days giveaway, and the Flirty Apron giveaway.

mislove13[at]hotmail[dot]com

Naomi said...

I love the Dreamsicle collection, I am a new follower!

mariko.koda@gmail.com

Bcteagirl said...

Tweet!
http://twitter.com/bcteagirl/status/10910364450

Melody said...

I like the Executive Collection.

melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

STYLEEZTA said...

I like whimsical flower!

STYLEEZTA said...

follower :)

STYLEEZTA said...

carolina pad fan on fb
melissa valmonte

STYLEEZTA said...

carolina pad fan on fb
melissa valmonte

STYLEEZTA said...

following carolina pad on twitter
@styleezta

lin said...

I love the Pearl Stripe collection!
linalia.lee at gmail dot com

lin said...

entered the Lisa Leonard giveaway
linalia.lee at gmail dot com

lin said...

entered Jolt Jeans giveaway
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lin said...

following carolinapad on twitter
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lin said...

current follower x1
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lin said...

current follower x2
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lin said...

current follower x3
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lin said...

current follower x4
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lin said...

current follower x5
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lin said...

current follower x6
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lin said...

tweeted at http://twitter.com/linalia/status/10951360930

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stephy905 said...

I entered the Cover Your Hair giveaway

stephy905@hotmail.com

Tylerpants said...

I also like the Whimsical Flower, just in time for Spring! tylerpants{at}gmail.com

Tylerpants said...

I'm a follower! tylerpants{at}gmail.com #1

Tylerpants said...

I'm a follower! tylerpants{at}gmail.com #2

Tylerpants said...

I'm a follower! tylerpants{at}gmail.com #3

Tylerpants said...

I'm a follower! tylerpants{at}gmail.com #4

Tylerpants said...

I'm a follower! tylerpants{at}gmail.com #5

Tylerpants said...

I'm a follower! tylerpants{at}gmail.com #6

Tylerpants said...

I entered the Lisa Leonard Designs giveaway. tylerpants{at}gmail.com

Tylerpants said...

I entered the Flirty Aprons giveaway! tylerpants{at}gmail.com

Tylerpants said...

I entered the Jolt Style giveaway! tylerpants{at}gmail.com

Huguette E. said...

I like the Eye Candy collection.

Huguette E. said...

Entered the Cover Your Hair Giveaway.

Huguette E. said...

Entered the Jolt Style Giveaway.

Huguette E. said...

Entered the Lisa Leonard Designs Giveaway.

Huguette E. said...

Entered the Flirty Aprons Review and Giveaway.

The Plumber's Wife said...

I like the whimsical flower collection.

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The Plumber's Wife said...

Follow #1


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The Plumber's Wife said...

Follow #2


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The Plumber's Wife said...

Follow #3

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The Plumber's Wife said...

Follow #4

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The Plumber's Wife said...

Follow #5

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The Plumber's Wife said...

Follow #6

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The Plumber's Wife said...

I follow Carolina Pad on twitter (wifeofaplumber)

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Michelle said...

I love the Whimsical Flower collection! Thanks for the chance to win. mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

Michelle said...

Old follower #1
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Michelle said...

Old follower #2
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Michelle said...

Old follower #3
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Michelle said...

Old follower #4
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Michelle said...

Old follower #5
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Michelle said...

Old follower #6
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Michelle said...

Follow Carolina Pad on twitter as mrsmchappell
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Michelle said...

Tweet - http://twitter.com/MrsMChappell/statuses/11162930808
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