Monday, August 9, 2010

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Back to School 2010 Giveaway: Orange Circle Studio Calendars & Planners [CLOSED]

Orange Circle Studio makes some amazing planners that are stylish, unique, functional, and affordable. I love that their planners are designed with moms in mind, which is something I hadn’t really seen before. I was given the opportunity to try out two of their wall calendars and a mom planner.

At first glance, I had to notice how cute they are! Being a mom of two boys, I don’t get enough girly things in my life so seeing the flowery pink and other vibrant colors really made me smile. Next I noticed that these are not your average run-of-the-mill calendars. These are very well-made, not just made of paper, but something thicker than that. They will not fall apart by the middle of the year, that’s for sure. I also really love their unique designs and that the calendars and planners all begin their year in August, when school starts and mom’s busy schedule begins. All 3 have tons of space for recording your events, but it doesn’t stop there.

The Mom’s 24/7 Calendar is the best wall calendar I have ever seen. The top portion contains the calendar and enough space to write in your events/appointments but the bottom is what makes it truly unique. There is a pad of tear of paper at the bottom that holds a detailed view of your week. You can fill in all the details of everything there and then neatly rip it away when the week is through. Also, the right hand side of that pad is perforated with a “My List” section to fill in your grocery, to-do, or whatever else you need. Then you just tear off at the perforations and you have it to go. Truly an innovative product!

The Do It All Bold Blossoms Calendar is also a great calendar, but doesn’t feature the weekly pad at the bottom. What it does feature is a bigger calendar with more space to fill in information, stickers to mark important dates, holidays, and events, and two pockets for storing important items at the bottom.

Both wall calendars have the ability to be hung by a nail or tack or can be stuck to your fridge with the built-in magnets and both come with a handy pen that fits in a holder.

Last but certainly not least is the Do It All Bold Blossoms 17 month planner. I love the Bold Blossoms design; it’s so feminine and cute.

This planner is the perfect planner for moms. I love the elastic band closure, so nothing slips out. I love the front pocket to hold bills, invitations, and other paperwork. The stickers are convenient for marking holidays, appointments, parties, date nights, birthdays and more. The planner pages are large enough to hold all the necessary information about each event, yet the planner isn’t too big or bulky either. It runs from August 2010 until January 2012 so, for the price of $14.99, you’re getting a lot. It also features a list of 2011 and 2012 holidays, a place for emergency information, an address book, note pages, and 3 column perforated pages for your To Do and Shopping lists, a really unique and genius feature. All in all, this is, by far, the best planner I’ve ever seen and I can’t wait until August to start using all these great products.

To view the full selection of calendars and planners offered by Orange Circle Studio, visit . For a limited time, when you become a fan of Orange Circle Studio on Facebook, you will receive a discount code for 20% off your next purchase.

Thank you to Orange Circle Studio for providing us with sample products free of charge to base this review upon and for providing additional products for our contest prize.

What you can win:
One lucky reader will receive a prize pack containing the following items (ARV $45):
  • a Mom's 24/7 Monthly/Weekly Calendar
  • a Bold Blossoms Do It All Planner
  • a Bold Blossoms Do It All Calendar

This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only. You do not need to be a blogger to enter, but you must have a valid email address and be age 18 years or older. If you enter anonymously and do not include a valid email address in your comment entries, I will not be able to notify you should you win this random drawing.

How to Gain Entries:
Browse the selection of planners and calendars offered by Orange Circle Studio. Then leave a comment telling me the name of one item that would help you be more organized (aside from the 3 items reviewed in this article). You MUST do this to be eligible to win this contest.

Extra Entries:

1) For 5 extra entries, leave a relevant comment on one of my non-giveaway posts. Then leave FIVE separate comments with the name of the post on which you commented. You will earn 5 extra entries for each different non-contest post you comment on.


For 5 extra entries, enter one of my other contests. Leave FIVE separate comments here telling me which contest you entered. You will earn 5 extra entries for each contest you enter.

For 10 extra entries, blog about this contest linking back to this post AND . Then come back here and leave TEN separate comments with the link to your blog post.


For 1 extra entry each, if you are a Friend of mine on Facebook and/or if you have "liked" the 3 Garnets & 2 Sapphires Facebook page, then leave a separate comment here telling me so with the link to your Facebook profile.

5) For 1 extra entry each
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(All entries will be verified prior to awarding this prize.)

Random Drawing:

This contest will be closed on Monday, August 23rd, 2010 at 11:59pm EST. A random number drawing will be held shortly after. The winner will be announced here and will be contact via email or through their blog. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new number will be drawn.

Good luck in the drawing!