Monday, August 15, 2011

Back To School Event #1: BusyBodyBook {Review & Giveaway}

{This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations, Chris!}

At some point in the past five years, life kicked things up a notch and is now moving in fast gear.

Things went from being just my husband and I and our evenings filled with television and our weekends spent laying around in bed with breakfast and the newspaper... to me staying home with my easy-going, chunky baby... to today. Suddenly we're a family of four and keeping track of activities, appointments, errands, blogging, sports, trips, and more can often make my brain feel like it is running on overload.

With school starting for both girls in just a few short weeks, I knew that I needed a better way to keep track of everything or else I was risking things falling by the wayside. Fortunately, just in time for Back To School, BusyBodyBook and their collection of organizers, planners, and calendars are just the thing for busy moms (and dads) everywhere.

With a line of products designed to help every individual manage multiple activities at once, BusyBodyBook provides the clearest view of one's schedules and commitments to most reduce the hectic aspect of our lives. Who doesn't want that?

Considering that the award-winning BusyBodyBook GRID format has the ability to be customized to fit your needs perfectly while showing the agenda of the entire family in their own spacious column, I knew that the Personal and Family Calendar with the weekly GRID planner was just what I needed.

And when the stylish Cherry design arrived, I was ready and willing to get my life (and that of my family) organized.

family plannerAvailable in calendar year or academic year options, the possibilities seem endless with this calendar.

Right away I liked the bright, modern design and the durability of the sturdy pages and thick plastic front and back cover. It was easy to see that this was one tool that was made to hold up to an entire year's worth of being opened, closed, stuffed into a bag, yanked out of a pile, written on, and more.

In the inside, there seemed to be just enough of everything that the user has plenty of space to write down information without it being cluttered. I love the way that there is room for each family member or area of your life and that when writing in anything from sporting events to work meetings to household chores, it only takes one glance to see if you have booked a playdate at the same time as a check-up with the dentist.

customizable plannerI love the versatility of BusyBodyBook organizer, as the five columns can be used for family members, work deadlines, weight loss tracking, household chores, meal planning, and more. With a blank page on the left for notes and a to-do list, you can quite simply have the schedule and priorities that matter most to you right at hand.

getting organizedAs well as the GRID columns, I appreciate how much thought went into making sure that this BusyBodyBook contains just about every feature that I look for in a planner.

If you're someone like me who likes to be able to see the full month at a glance, that is offered:

monthly plannerIf you like to have a place to take notes throughout the day or make to-do lists (which are perforated for easy removal), you have plenty of space for those as well:

to-do listsOr if you're someone who likes the small things such as a movable bookmark so that you never have to flip through page after page to find the current week, then BusyBodyBook has you covered also:

family plannerThis organizer can do it all! I love being able to combine a desk calendar, a planner, and more all into one stylish place and have plenty of room for every aspect of my day. With the ability to get life in order for a single, working adult to a busy, stay-at-home-mom (to everyone in between), BusyBodyBook has the products that will work for you.

Retailing for $17.95, the Family Organizer is just the thing to help you get life's craziness under control during the busy back to school time of year. Also available from BusyBodyBook, the 7-Column Undated Weekly Grid Pad ($12.95) provides even more space and a magnetic backing so that you can always have it at hand on your refrigerator and their Wall Calendar ($14.95) makes it possible to see all of your family's information in one glance.

This school year, let BusyBodyBook help make sure that you don't miss a single appointment or deadline - or give the gift of organization to someone in your life that will surely appreciate it! You can even test out how well the innovative GRID format will work for you with BusyBodyBook's FREE downloads! And, thanks to their generosity, one person will be prepared to start their fall off on the right foot as well, because...

One lucky person will win their choice of item from BusyBodyBook!

BusyBodyBook giveawayBe sure to visit the BusyBodyBook giveaways on An Island Life, A Frugal Friend and Planes, Trains and Taxi Cabs as well for even more chances to win these amazing products!

To enter to win:
Visit BusyBodyBook and tell me which of their innovative products you would choose if you win.

Extra Entries (available after the mandatory entry above is completed; please leave a separate comment for each entry in order for them to be counted).

1 Extra Entry (per method) if you follow BusyBodyBook on Twitter and/or Like them on Facebook.
1 Extra Entry (per giveaway entered) - Enter any (or all) of the giveaways running on Thanks, Mail Carrier for the duration of this giveaway.
1 Extra Entry if you follow me on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway by copying and pasting the tweet below and leaving me the link. Tweet daily for an extra entry every day!

Get organized and WIN the BusyBodyBook organizer, planner or calendar of choice! http://bit.ly/qxwgNL @thxmailcarrier #giveaway #win

2 Extra Entries (per follow method) if you follow me with Google Friend Connect, subscribe to my RSS feed, subscribe to Thanks, Mail Carrier by email, become a fan on Facebook or add Thanks, Mail Carrier to your blogroll.
3 Extra Entries if you put my cute button up on your blog. Please leave an address where it can be found.
3 Extra Entries if your put our Back To School button up on your blog (find the code over in the sidebar). Please leave an address where it can be found.
3 Extra Entries if you blog about this giveaway linking back to this post. Please leave an address where it can be found.

Giveaway will end on August 22nd at 11:59pm CST. Do me the favor of leaving an email address or making absolutely sure it is visible in your profile, I have to have a way to contact the winner. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to contact me or respond to notification or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.

A big thank you to BusyBodyBook for providing a Cherry organizer for me for review as well as the product of choice for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

392 comments:

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Cassie said...

I like the BBB in Cherry but I also like the wall calendar. It is a close race.

Cassie said...

I follw BBB on Twitter (CrazyCoolCrafty)

Cassie said...

I liked BBB on FB.

Cassie said...

I tweeted about this giveaway.
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Cassie said...

I am an RSS feed subscriber. 1/2

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I am an RSS feed subscriber. 2/2

Cassie said...

I have the button on my blog. http://www.crazycoolwithasideofcrafty.com/2011/08/back-to-school-blog-event.html

Cory said...

i like the chocolate one
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Lisa (Lisa's World of Books) said...

I love the blueberry one!

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Lisa (Lisa's World of Books) said...

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I tweeted and follow you

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I follow GFC Lisa McGeen

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Houses of Joy said...

I love the BBB in Licorice

Veronica said...

I would love to have their "Blueberry" 2012 Calendar Year, these look so nice. Thanks :)

Veronica said...

I follow BusyBodyBook on Twitter @vhenline

Veronica said...

I "Like" BusyBodyBook on Facebook (Veronica L)

Veronica said...

I am following you on Twitter @vhenline and I tweeted about this giveaway:

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Veronica said...

I follow your blog via Google Friend Connect (Veronica) Thanks

Veronica said...

E-mail subscriber to your blog, thanks

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Veronica said...

I also follow your blog on Facebook (Veronica L) Thanks

michelle said...

i would choose the blueberry personal and family organizer

michelle said...

i subscribed to you through email

Summer said...

I love the Cherry BusyBodyBook organizer where you can look at the whole month and I also love how you can make to to list and etc.

Summer said...

I liked on FB under Summer rae

Summer said...

I am email subscriber

Jen said...

If I won, I'd choose the BusyBodyBook Weekly GRID planner in BlueBerry.

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Jen said...

Entered your Swiss Colony giveaway.

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Jen said...

Email subscriber #1.

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Email subscriber #2.

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mkjmc said...

I would get the yearly calendar in BLueberry
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LIke Busy Body on fb
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Debbie said...

I like the Licorice family organizer
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Debbie said...

I like BusyBodyBook on FB
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Debbie said...

I follow you via GFC 1
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I follow you via GFC 2
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I'm an email subscriber 1
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Debbie said...

I like you on FB
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Chris said...

I'd choose the BBB in Blueberry!

Debbie said...

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Chris said...

Follow - @HamptonRdsMom - and tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/HamptonRdsMom/status/103193759147229184

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Owen's Mom said...

I like the Personal & Family organizers in "Licorice"
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Owen's Mom said...

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Owen's Mom said...

I follow BusyBodyBook on twitter (notimeMom)
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I subscribe via email
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I entered your Jenlin giveaway
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Amber L. said...

I'd choose the Blueberry BBB Personal & Family Organizer

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Kris said...

I like the cherry planner
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I like busy body book on facebook
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Amber L. said...

I'm following BusyBodyBook on Twitter @buttonlove

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Amber L. said...

I like BusyBodyBook on Facebook (Amber Larkin)

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Amber L. said...

I follow you with google friend connect #1

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Chris said...

I would choose the Academic Chocolate planner

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Chris said...

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GFC follower as Chris

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RSS subscriber

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Jan said...

I would choose the Aug 11 - Dec '12 Wall calendar
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Jan said...

I follow Busybody on Twitter, as janJ4C.
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Jan said...

I'm a Busybody fan on Facebook, as Jan Messali.
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Jan said...

I entered the giveaway for the metal stamp kit.
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I subscribe via email.
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I subscribe via email.
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I'm your fan on Facebook, as Jan Messali.
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I entered the giveaway for Shaun the sheep DVD.
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I entered the giveaway for the Roary DVD.
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April White said...

I like the August 11-Dec 12 wall calendar!

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April White said...

I liked them on Facebook!

http://www.facebook.com/pages/BusyBodyBook-Organizers/116398578391770?sk=wall

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Aimee said...

I like the blueberry organizer. aimeeeldon at hotmail dot com

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littleangel_mw said...

I would get : "Chocolate"
Aug 2011 - Aug. 2012 undated weekly grid



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littleangel_mw said...

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kygirl said...

I would choose the BBB in chocolate
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momoboo1 said...

any of them would be great but i think the "blueberry" notebook is the prettiest =]

Veronica said...

Daily tweet on August 16th, thanks:

https://twitter.com/#!/Vhenline/status/103536835338313728

ColleenMarie82 said...

I really like the Wall Calendae

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LIKE BBB on facebook

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I entered the Seventh Generation giveaway
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I entered the Jen Linn giveaway
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ColleenMarie82 said...

I follow on GFC

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Shell Holland said...

I like the "Blueberry" 2012 Calendar Year

Shell Holland said...

I like busybodybook on FB

Shell Holland said...

I follow busybodybooks on twitter @superschaley

Shell Holland said...

entered the swiss colony giveaway

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entered the red baron giveaway

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following on gfc #1

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Chris said...

Entered the Bob the Builder giveaway

Connie said...

I would love the BusyBodyBook Wall Calendar.
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Connie said...

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Georgia Mist said...

8/17 Tweet:

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Georgia Mist said...

I also entered the SWISS COLONY Giveaway!

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Shell Holland said...

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Mrs. Bacon said...

The busybodybook wall calendar. I have too many calendars to integrate. Help!

Veronica said...

Daily tweet on August 17th, thanks:

https://twitter.com/#!/Vhenline/status/103827143921893376

littleangel_mw said...

TWEETED: http://twitter.com/#!/DippelMichelle/status/103848943208763392
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Anonymous said...

i'd choose the

ACADEMIC CHOCOLATE AUG 11 - AUG 12 BUSYBODYBOOK PERSONAL & FAMILY ORGANIZER

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Anonymous said...

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Tara said...

I love the cherry family organizer, it would be perfect for me! taravanh@yahoo.com

Shannon Baxter said...

Loved the organizer...any style would be great!

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Jeremy said...

BusyBodyBook GRID

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