Monday, March 29, 2010

Carolina Pad -- Who's ready for a Road Trip? CONTEST CLOSED!

CONTEST CLOSED!

I am so ready for a break this Spring! It's been a long, cold, rainy, dreary winter in Southeast Georgia!

So, Liz and I were delighted when we were blessed to receive the Road Trip Collection from Carolina Pad!

We received 2 each of spiral-less, personal notebooks, and two-pocket folders.

This set is just perfect for taking on trips during Spring Break or Summer Vacation -- and it's really going to come in handy for Liz as she and my Daddy are taking off up the Eastern Seaboard to Canada in early June. They'll be traveling on my Daddy's Goldwing Trike! It promises to be quite the adventure as they travel from Savannah to Nova Scotia.

Liz has promised to record her thoughts and memories of the road trip in her notebooks for me to read later. I can't wait! She can keep other mementos of the trip in the pocket folders: menus, maps, receipts, tickets, photos.

I've been using my notebooks, too.

You see, I have so many stories told to me by my Nan. I don't want to lose them. I want to keep a written record to pass down to Liz' children one day. Computers crash... disks get scratched... hand-written notes in notebooks I can keep in the cedar chest.

My memory is long, thankfully, and I am remembering even more as I write these stories.

Carolina Pad offers so much for the student or writer in the family! They have Planners, Calendars, Folders, Pens, Pencils, Binders, Dividers, Notebooks, and Calculators! Everyone in a cool, sassy design!

Carolina Pad is a company that cares about it's customers and values their opinions. You can connect with Carolina Pad on Facebook and also @carolinapad on Twitter!

They'd love to have your input!

Carolina Pad has generously offered one of our lucky readers a Road Trip Collection set consisting of:
*2 Road Trip spiral-less notebooks
*2 Road Trip personal notebooks
*2 Road Trip two-pocket folders

Just follow the instructions below for your chance to enter to win!

Contest Open to USA ONLY, please.

***NOTICE: You MUST leave your email address in the body of your comment or make your email address visible in your profile. If I cannot contact you -- you can't win!***

Please leave a separate comment for EACH entry!

MANDATORY ENTRY: Tell me in your comment about a special road trip or memory that you want your family to remember!. If you do not post the mandatory entry, your other entries will be discarded!

1. Follow @carolinapad on Twitter

2. Follow @GeorgiaMist on Twitter.

3. Fan Carolina Pad on Facebook

4. Follow Gathering My Roses PUBLICLY on Google Friend Connect. (sidebar)

5. Fan Gathering My Roses on Facebook (link on sidebar)

6. Tweet about this contest (no more than once daily, please!) then come back here and leave your Twitter status URL.
@GeorgiaMist @CarolinaPad Win a Carolina Pad ROAD TRIP COLLECTION from Gathering My Roses! Ends 4/2/10
PLS RT http://bit.ly/9QFNLy

7. Enter another contest on our blog and then come back and tell us which one.

Contest ends 4/2/10

DISCLOSURE: We received a complimentary Road Trip Collection set from Carolina Pad for the purpose of review.

We were under no obligation to review this item. We received no monetary compensation. The opinions expressed are based on our own use and experience with the item.













75 comments:

slb3334 said...

going to the black hills.

Lim said...

We were going south with another family. Mom finally got her courage up to drive part of the major freeway, and at night! We were following the other family when they veered onto the off ramp, no warning, no directional. Mom handled it great and followed quickly. It wasn't until we were stopped that we saw that she was gripping the steering wheel so tightly that her knuckles were white!

Amber said...

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Amber said...

I love when my family took a road trip to Mammoth Caves in Kentucky!
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redfuzzycow said...

we love going to our beach house in logn ebach island!

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t said...

I loved my trip to New York.

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Jean said...

I'd like my family to remember our trip to Niagara Falls, Canada, last year. Our room overlooked the falls

idahomom said...

7 days to drive the California Coast in a red convertible. We stayed at a different bed and breakfast each night.

instinctmama said...

I would like my children t remember that before I was 'Mom', I was a little reckless and drove across the Southern US solo to camp at the Grand Canyon. Best trip of my life-(before kids!)
Thanks for this opportunity!!

J.Anderson said...

I once was insane enough to travel 8 miles and back with a 2 year old, 8 month old and .......My inlaws in a car in the back the whole way!
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degood said...

We did a road trip with the kid from Seattle to Kansas City last summer and stopped at a ton of stuff along the way. It was a blast for all four of them.

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Tori said...

I took a special road trip to the beach when i was a teen. It was my first time seeing the ocean I will never forget it.
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Jenndiggy said...

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Jenndiggy said...

One time in college, a friend wanted to go home. Another friend said he'd drive him home and a few of us tagged along just because. Well, we got to his town, and he couldn't remember how to get to his house. (And I PROMISE none of us were drunk.) He claimed he never went into his town of about 25,000 the way we came into it!

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mogrill said...

2 years ago we took a road trip from our hometown (Seattle) down to Disneyland in Southern California. It was a blast. We listened to music, talked and enjoyed the time together.

Thanks for the chance.
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Melissa B. said...

I hope my girls remember the time we drove to Hot Springs for a week. We had so much fun and the kids kept falling asleep in the back seat. We took pictures of them!

Anara said...

I had a boyfriend that would get freaky deaky every time we went away together and create these huge dramatic fights. I finally broke up with him then had to drive 6 hours home together - he pretended to read the whole time and I sang along with Alice in Chains for 6 hours. He fled as soon as I pulled in my driveway!
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Robyn said...

I follow Carolinapad on twitter

Robyn said...

I want them to remember our trip along Route 66!

Pamela S said...

We took our two kids and went on a road trip last year to Charleston, SC. My kids loved seeing the antebellum homes, plantations, Fort Sumter, Fort Moulter, etc. We also stayed in a condo on the ocean which gave us a chance to cool off between sightseeing. It was a great time and we even all got along on the long trip over and back. Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

Pamela S said...

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amyd said...

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Nancy said...

We loved our family trip to Dollywood!

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susan1215 said...

We drove to Florida to see the beach one year.

susan1215 said...

Our family drove to Florida one year

Drama queens mum (Kimberly) said...

I follow Carolina pad on Twitter. (dramaqueensmum)

Drama queens mum (Kimberly) said...

We'll be bringing our daughter to Storyland here in NH this Summer. I went there when I was 3, so I'm excited to bring her there. dramaqueensmum@gmail.com

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DEBIJOT said...

I hope the grandkids remember the time we took them to Tweetsie RR and spent the whole day.

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