Carolina Pad-Unique Valentines Day Gift Giveaway

I recently had the opportunity to review the “Hot Chocolate” collection from Carolina Pad, they also offered me the opportunity to offer you lovely readers a giveaway, and I couldn’t pass it up!

For the upcoming Valentine’s Day holiday, Carolina Pad has a unique gift idea that’s 100% fat free and would make the perfect gift for those teens and women in your life; the Carolina Pad Hot Chocolate collection of fashionable school and office supplies!

Carolina Pad is the industry leader in fashion school and office supplies. Their trendy products have been featured on “Glee,” “Desperate Housewives” and “90210″ and can also be found at mass retailers nationwide, such as Walmart. I myself love these cool colored and fashionable stationary and office items. My husband and I both enjoy writing, we’re actually both working on a few projects right now and we tend to purchase a lot of notebooks and office supplies to organize our notes and ideas. Since we really only have a Walmart and a grocery store in our community, we always shop at Walmart and I’ve seen these notebooks with the cool designs but never knew they were from Carolina Pad, until now.

The Giveaway

One lucky Mom Fuse reader will win a cool Carolina Pad Hot Chocolate collection set which includes:

1-subject notebook – MSRP $3.99
8-pocket organizing folder – MSRP $6.99
File Folders – MSRP $5.99
Binder Clips – MSRP $2.99
Paper Clips – MSRP $2.99

To Enter:

1. Visit CarolinaPad.com and leave a comment below letting us know who this Carolina Pad collection would be perfect and why. Whether it be  your daughter, your niece, yourself.. we’d love to know!

For Extra Entries: (leave a separate comment for each extra entry you do)

1. Become a Facebook fan of Carolina Pad.

2. Follow Carolina Pad on Twitter.

3. Tweet This:

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4. Help us spread the word! Post about this giveaway on Facebook, Myspace, Plurk, your blog, etc. Leave a comment below letting us know! Leave a separate comment for each entry.

  • Contest Ends 2/12
  • U.S. & Canada Residents Only
  • Comments not adhering to the rules will be deleted
  • Good Luck!

Valentine’s Day Gifts For The Fashionista Mom

P.S. I Love You Necklace

The P.S. I Love You Necklace from Guy and Eva is a great gift for any jewelry lover on your list, especially mom!

Not only will the necklace look great with any outfit and style, she’ll know she’s loved when she receives this beauty!

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Monroe Bag by Namaste

The Monroe Bag is the essential handbag for any occasion. With an exterior document pocket, unique 3-compartment design, and a multitude of interior pockets, this bag is designed to carry everything whether it’s for work, kids, or personal items. Its chic exterior design makes it versatile for day to day and evening use. The Monroe Bag retails for $75-85 and is offered in many colors, including the Perfect RED for the perfect woman this Valentine’s Day.

Check out our Namaste handbag review.

Clear Depression Glass Square Earrings from Bottled Up Designs

From beautifully embossed clear antique depression glass, two squares cut to measure 1/2″ hang from a 1/2″ sterling hoop. Includes “The Story of the Glass” for you to see what your reclaimed glass was originally. Price $45.

Bottled Up Designs is a remarkable new line of jewelry made from antique glass and bottles reclaimed from antique bottle dumps throughout natural wooded habitats and rural farmlands throughout the Pennsylvania Amish Country. This is done in an effort to help the environment and protect wildlife by removing this hazard.

Navy Blue Safari Silver Zulugrass Necklace from the Leakey Collection

The Navy Blue Safari Silver Zulugrass Necklace from the Leakey Collection is a dazzling display of color and an eco fashion statement! 16 strands of Zulugrass beads in a beautiful combination strung with Czech glass beads for extra sparkle. Wear as a long necklace or a choker. Simply adjust with a pull on the satin cord. Light weight and comfortable, these necklaces look great with outfits from casual to professional.

Available in a variety of colors at an affordable price ($39.95 or lower) it makes the perfect gift!

Check out our Zulugrass jewelry review here.

Mariah Carey Forever Eau de Parfum

An opulent floral, Forever reflects a modern image of glamour with its rich notes and exquisite packaging.

Composed of iconic white florals of gardenia and tuberose, radiant lotus blossom, and neroli, and mesmerizing white musk and exotic bright woods, Forever reflects a modern image of glamour. True to Mariah Carey, Forever is a harmony of notes reminiscent of classic Hollywood allure, wrapped in warm sensuality for a timeless interpretation of glamour.

Available at department stores such as Macy’s, as well as Macys.com

Valentine’s Day Gifts For The Wife Who Loves Fashion

Mali Bracelet

This gorgeous Mali Bracelet is made from clear Austrian Crystals and Genuine Leather. It features an 8″ magnet clasp for easy on and off capabilities and looks great worn with any attire.

Makes the perfect gift for any woman who loves fashion and jewelry.

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Badgley Mischka Couture Fragrance

A floriental woody scent, Badgley Mischka Couture is feminine and sexy. A luxurious blend of rich, sensual fruits joined with exquisite feminine florals and seductive musks.

It’s glamorous, elegant and an affordable way to bring these amazing designers into your home. Available at Neiman Marcus

Fused Nugget Earrings from Bottled Up Designs

Unbelievably beautiful! The bits and pieces leftover and reclaimed are pounded into tiny glass nuggets, and fused in a kiln just enough to soften the edges and fuse the pieces together. Pretty glass ovals are wrapped in sterling wire and measure 1/2″ in width x 5/8″ in length. Simple, organic……..recycled! Includes “The Story of the Glass” to enjoy what each was originally and the age. Price $35

Bottled Up Designs is a remarkable new line of jewelry made from antique glass and bottles reclaimed from antique bottle dumps throughout natural wooded habitats and rural farmlands throughout the Pennsylvania Amish Country. This is done in an effort to help the environment and protect wildlife by removing this hazard.

Monroe Bag by Namaste

The Monroe Bag is the essential handbag for any occasion. With an exterior document pocket, unique 3-compartment design, and a multitude of interior pockets, this bag is designed to carry everything whether it’s for work, kids, or personal items. Its chic exterior design makes it versatile for day to day and evening use. The Monroe Bag retails for $75-85 and is offered in many colors, including the Perfect RED for the perfect woman this Valentine’s Day.

Check out our Namaste handbag review.

Cookbooks For The Whole Family

“Freshman in the Kitchen: From Clueless Cook to Creative Chef”

Max and Eli, the authors of “Freshman in the Kitchen: From Clueless Cook to Creative Chef“, take all the fear out of cooking for the first-time cook, even giving detailed instructions on the grocery experience and on the proper way to make perfect pasta every time. On the other hand, they promise that even if someone can cook a three-course meal, they will still learn new techniques and tips. In this tight economy, going grocery shopping and cooking at home can save tons of money and this cook book features lots of inexpensive recipes. Available at Borders, Barnes and Noble, Amazon.com and speciality book stores nationwide

Cooking with All Things Trader Joe’s

Love Trader Joe’s? This new independent cookbook,Cooking with All Things Trader Joe’s, features recipes that use ingredients all from Trader Joe’s. By combining Trader Joe’s unique products with fresh ingredients, Deana and Wona create clever shortcuts to quick and easy gourmet meals that are delicious and exciting. The recipes in this book treat Trader Joe’s like a “prep kitchen”–using the great selection of unique sauces, mixtures, and prepped items to make flavorful, natural, homemade food in a snap.

Many of the recipes are vegetarian or can easily be made vegetarian. Ethnic dishes like Saag Paneer Lasagna are scattered throughout, as well as classic comfort foods like Comfy Chicken Pot Pie. Crowd-pleasing recipes include Peanutty Sesame Noodles, Black Bean Soup, Macho Nacho, Seafood Paella, Curried Chicken Pitas, Wilted Spinach with Attitude, Honey I Ate the Chocolate Bread Pudding, and All Mixed Up Margaritas. With full-color photographs for every recipe, wine suggestions, humorous personal stories, and cooking tips sprinkled throughout, this collection is a must for any Trader Joe’s fan.

Enlightened Chocolate

Including both savory and sweet chocolate recipes, Enlightened Chocolate is filled with more than 200 luscious, inviting recipes that let you have your chocolate and eat it too, but with less fat, fewer calories, and maximum chocolate flavor. The first compendium cookbook ever that is exclusively devoted to light chocolate recipes using antioxidant-rich dark chocolate and cocoa powder, it is divided into five chapters: • Chocolate, Morning to Noon • Chocolate Cookies & Other Petite Treats • Let Them Eat (Chocolate) Cake • Chocolate Dessert Decadence • Savory Chocolate (including sauces, spice rubs, salsas, and other condiments)

All of the recipes in Enlightened Chocolate are straightforward and rely on easy-to-find ingredients. None of them will daunt, not even the chocolate soufflé with raspberry sauce or chocolate crème brulée.

Luscious Chocolate Smoothies

Luscious Chocolate Smoothies is a delicious collection of recipes that combines the rich, intoxicating taste and benefits of dark chocolate, with a tantalizing balance of fruits, nuts, tofu, liquor, juices and other unique combinations to create cool, refreshing, mouth watering drinks for all ages.

The book is interspersed with chocolate anecdotes, humor and history, as well as tips for blending and information on its vivacious ingredients.

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Valentines Day Gifts For Book Lovers

BookSwim Membership

BookSwim is the first online book rental library service lending you paperbacks, hardcovers and now college textbooks Netflix®-style directly to your house, without the need to purchase! We stock all the latest bestsellers, new releases, and classics! Read your books as long as you want – no late fees! Even choose to purchase and keep the books you love! Plans now start at as little as $9.95 and there are no due dates and never any late fees.

Burdens Do a Body Good

Burdens Do a Body Good: Being a woman in today’s world means wrestling—physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally—with lots of weighty struggles. Lifestyle mentor Michele Howe and orthopedic surgeon Christopher Foetisch offer a well-rounded “training manual” filled with inspirational insight and practical advice for handling life’s toughest battles with inner and outer strength.

Thematic chapters begin with Howe’s trademark real-life vignettes and essays on personal and situational topics: loss, sorrow, aging, job displacement, divorce, parenting issues, financial setbacks, illness, and more.

REPORT FOR “DOODIE”!

Report For “Doodie”!: What would you do if you were a (suddenly) single grandmother and both your daughter and son-in-law were deployed at the same time, leaving you as primary caregiver for your 2 year old grandson??? You’d do exactly what I did…

This was not the first time I was “Reporting for Doodie”, but it was the first time I was doing it all alone. Or so I thought…I discovered a secret vault filled with friends I never knew I had. Sadly, I also lost a few along the way. I found myself in the midst of an unexpected divorce, facing the possible loss of my home and making a major career change, when someone, somewhere took a look at my proverbial “plate” and thought…”there’s a little corner of her plate that isn’t taken, she needs a toddler to care for…oh, and at the same time, let’s throw in a rarely-heard-of medical condition to make her life even more interesting”.

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