Martha, Staples and win $100!


I LOVE office supplies. Love, love, love them. It's something about the potential of fresh pads of paper, sharp new pencils, and list pads waiting for check lists to be crossed off. Sometimes when I've had a hard day and Doug walks in the door, I'll run away to Staples to just walk up and down the aisles. The smell of new paper and the browsing of pens goes a long way towards calming my nerves.

Maybe it's the potential for organization that does it ... an organized home always makes me feel at ease. Recently Martha Stewart Home Office™ with Avery™ sent me a box of heaven. It was all so pretty to see, simmering in the box with efficient, organizing potential.
I unpacked it and looked at all week, trying to figure out just how to make the most of it. They included pads of pretty paper, desktop organization, labels, a journal and so much more. I'd be happy to simply gaze at it all in its packaging ...
But instead I started with a list. Done and done.
They included some Holiday Shipping items as well ... perfect for packages tied up with string. I send a lot of mail during the holidays and can't wait to use the pretty red and snowflake-patterned paper to make my packages special. These little tags will add a fun little touch ... if I can make myself part with them.
Also included were a couple of these Shagreen Pocket magazine file folders ... put to work immediately in the powder room. Who says office supplies can only organize the office? I think I'll put another one to work as a paid/need to pay folder for bills.
And my favorite item ... and the one I just can't decide the best place to use yet: little Chalkboard Labels in various shapes and sizes. Maybe I'll add them to my canisters in the kitchen? Or as a little reminder notice by the back door? Or put one on the boys lunch box to leave a little love note during the school day? I may even put them to use on jars to give gifts to friends and neighbors for Christmas.
You can find all of these and more here at Staples (and can buy on-line with the exception of the holiday items which are only in-store). You can browse at the Avery site and like them on Facebook!
Avery and BlogHer would like to give one of you a $100 gift card to Staples to stock up for yourself. Just leave a comment on this post telling me if you've started your Christmas preparations yet!

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108 comments:

Barb said...

Pretty stuff! And I could use some organization!

Jen Weese said...

Great products! I have almost finished shopping for my boys - I love Christmas time.

Denise said...

What a great giveaway! Thank you! I have started some of the Christmas prep already and have a few things purchased even. Lots of ideas for handmade things too!

nid said...

I liked "Stack+Fit Desk Accessories" from Martha Stewart line . Thanks!

kathytypestoo said...

we must be soul sisters. i love office supplies too! nothing makes my heart happier than good organization :) thanks for the chance to win. i have just started christmas shopping/planning - our oldest son is doing his first year of teaching in a remote alaskan village. he will get to be home, but we need to send his gifts ahead of time so he doesn't have to lug them all back in his suitcase!

Nancy said...

Well, I haven't started yet, but my 13 year old daughter has. She has a mini Christmas tree in her bedroom. She strung lights all of her walls, taped paper snowflakes to her closet door and adhered a Santa hat to her wall. She was a Christmas elf for Halloween and has been in the spirit for weeks. The local radio station is already playing Christmas music. All in all, I am getting pretty excited about Christmas already.

Sarah said...

lovely items and right on time for Christmas -- those tags!! I love Martha Stewart stuff!

nataleror said...

For the first time in years, I have most of my Christmas shopping done for my three girls and have started lists for everything that I want to do for the holidays including my meal plan. I would love to win the Staples gift card. My favorite part of the store in Martha's Home office products. You can never be too organized.

Joy Morris said...

I've definitely thought about Christmas preparations, but haven't exactly started yet. Any Christmas decorations are banned at my house until after Thanksgiving, and financially haven't been able to buy any gifts yet. But I've been making preparations in my head!

Nicole S said...

Yes! I have about 60% of my Christmas shopping done and my house decorated! I haven't put up outside decorations yet because I don't want people to know that I'm a little crazy. :) I'll wait until after Thanksgiving for that.

Nicole S said...

Yes! I have about 60% of my Christmas shopping done and my house is decorated! I don't have my outside decorations up yet though, I don't want people to know that I'm a little crazy. :) I'll wait until after Thanksgiving for that.

Nadine said...

I guess I've started Christmas prep...in my mind. Nothing beyond that though. I can't wait for Christmas!

tigerchick said...

I have not started on Christmas yet. I like to wait until a week or two after Thanksgiving.
I love these office supplies:)

tigerchick said...

I do not start Christmas preparations til a week or two after Thanksgiving. I love these pretty office supplies!

Diana Escobar said...

Christmas preparations always start early for me around here! I've started making brand new advent calendars and buying gifts. I can't wait for the Christmas season. As a new teacher and a graduate student, $100 gift card to Staples would go a long way!

mwc liz said...

I have not started holiday shopping yet but I have started my craft projects and made a super long list of the gifts to make/buy/bake. I would LOVE to spend that gift card at Staples and pick up almost all of the things you showed for gifts and maybe a little something for myself.

Ashley said...

I've done a little bit of shopping.

hewella1 at gmail dot com

stephpfahl said...

I love this new line of Martha products! And yes, I have started my Christmas shopping, but I still have a long way to go!

A Bridge Of Grace said...

Fun stuff! Love the little chalk board labels! I've hit most if my nieces/nephews in Va Shopped for....and hand making numerous gifts too!

Susannah said...

I've been busy making my little sisters an advent calendar. I'm going to visit for Thanksgiving so it needs to be done by then. :-) I'd love the gift card!!!

Jill said...

Oh how I too love stuff like this!

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Jill said...

New office supplies and anything to do with organizing things excites me too!

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Emily said...

I almost have all my shopping done!

Kortney said...

I've done some Christmas prep, and it feels good to have at least a little done! Like you, I love good organization and good style!

Biz said...

I HAVE started Christmas preparations, just bought a few craft supplies to start my home made gifts!
This is such a magical time of the year!

Megan Bruch said...

I am finished shopping for my twins, about half-way finished with my oldest son and husband, and started on other family. Decorations will go up next week!!

gina said...

I love that chalk!
I have almost finished my shopping and what I bought is already wrapped =)

Vale said...

I agree with you about office supplies. They are fun!
I am actually almost done with Christmas gifts. Just 3more people (kids) to buy for and I'll be finished! Yeah for actually getting to enjoy the Christmas season!

Laura said...

This is wonderful stuff! Office supplies are my favorite!

Mama G said...

I haven't started anything Christmas yet and I just realized that I'm waaaay behind in the game. yikes!

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kate said...

fun stuff!!! I haven't started shopping at all :(

Amy said...

Although I HAVE finished Christmas shopping, I wait until the day after Thanksgiving to break out the decorations. I want to savor Thanksgiving first!!!

-Amy

Amy said...

I tweeted!!!

https://twitter.com/bibanon1/status/269125315404627968

Heidi said...

Who couldn't use some organization!!! And crafty organization is the BEST!!! I want, I want!!

Heidi said...

Oops - I think I forgot to follow the directions!! See I need organization. I have started Christmas preperation - from gift buying to decorating!!! I'm excited for Christmas this year!!! Thanks!!

Hillari said...

Be still my heart....I love office supplies! Yes, I've started my Christmas shopping and bought a couple little decorations today. No official decorating until after Thanksgiving though!

Ruffles and Relics said...

I have started decorating and will do a little shopping this weekend.. Also I am making some of your chapstick cozies for my daughter who is a chapstick freak!

Laura Cobb said...

Yes... Sort of... Well, I have purchased several gifts and have them hidden in the bottom of my closet. I have my wood birdhouses from Michael's to be painted to look like a Christmas Village I saw in Southern Living back in 2006. My 4 yr old granddaughter will be here next week to help paint them. Should be lots of fun!!!

Unknown said...

I'm always getting started on Christmas. I've been stashing goodies away for stocking since January. They are my favorite. :)

Auntie Tamey said...

LOVE the Martha stuff!!! I started Christmas shopping today :)

Love your blog by the way!

Amy

Auntie Tamey said...

Love your blog! I finally strted Christmas shopping today!

Kelly Massman said...

i've started buying gifts! Thanks for a chance to win and have a great day!
kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

Jessica said...

we have one of our christmas gifts bought but really not enough done yet!

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Jessica said...

I tweeted too
https://twitter.com/jessrwarfield/status/269279779512020992

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chris said...

i have barely begun to start..yikes!

Jen said...

I have started Christmas Prep. I have only 3 weeks until our annual holiday party. I've already got decorations ready to be unpacked. I try to wait until after Thanksgiving to put anything up, but we'll see. I've already got gift lists started and I'm ready for some Black Friday Shopping!

Welcome to the Glorious Chaos! said...

I have started my Christmas prep. but I still feel unprepared!!! There is never enough time!

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Mandinga said...

Ooh! Nice! Thanks for sharing
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Lanay said...

I am starting to create my wish list, but that's it so far!

The Perfect Trio said...

I haven't started yet because we are moving. Again. In 2 weeks. So, I'll be decorating like crazy then. Or maybe I just won't this year...I'm tired just thinking about it.

Tiffany Winner said...

i havent done much xmas prep yet
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Tiffany Winner said...

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cw said...

I haven't yet, but will after Thanksgiving.

Alisa said...

I love the Martha line!

Maggie Hawkes said...

Yes! I just started making some fun countdown trees for friends and relatives. And the lights went up before it got freezing cold. Frozen lights are not so fun to work with. :)

Maggie Hawkes said...

Yes! Christmas countdown calendar assembly line is in the works for neighbor gifts--along with the lights before it turned freezing cold. :)

JC said...

I haven't yet, should be after Thanksgiving.

JC said...

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Frugal Mom from California said...

I haven't started yet.


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Frugal Mom from California said...

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Jen said...

i love martha's stuff!

Catie AVis said...

I haven't started decorating yet but most of my gifts are done :)

Catie AVis said...

I haven't decorated yet but most of my gifts are done! :)

Catie AVis said...

I haven't started decorating yet but I have most of my gifts done! :)

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93e25b12-c6cd-11e0-a554-000bcdcb2996 said...

Haven't started. Lots of stuff to make stuff but need motivation! Organization would certainly help!

karenmed409 said...

have a few gifts wrapped, and will finish up in the next few weeks. The little ones are excited about decorating the tree this weekend

Jana said...

Great products! I know my nest could sure use some organizing.

chambanachik said...

Love the chalkboard labels.
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Janice said...

I haven't started yet, but hope to this weekend or next weekend.
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Janice said...

Tweet
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ape2016 said...

I started my Christmas preparations just before Thanksgiving because I have so much to do this year.

sy said...

I've started packing my luggage for travel, put all our appointments and tasks on google calendar and documents so we share access anywhere. I love the hanging folders, it can save so much space.
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sy said...

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Rachel Reeves said...

I've not only started, I've finished! What a great giveaway!
Thank you <3

Whitney said...

Love this line of products - thanks for offering!

Matt and Jeanette said...

lovely! This would be fun for the holiday!

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Artsy Matilda said...

Christmas prep is definitely underway! We brought the tree into the house and got it in the stand. Always the hardest part of the process! Everything is out of the attic and ready to be put in place and I am glued to my chair making my homemade gifts. I LOVE this time of year. And I love the office supplies! Thanks for the chance to win!

Amy said...

Cute stuff!! I LOVE the Martha line at Staples! :) As for Christmas decorations, I'm done inside but need some inspiration (or caffeine) to finish the outside! :)

Robbie Cantey said...

I'm starting to get the guest bedroom/office organized in the new house. A $100 gift toward this (what appears to be an unachievable) goal is encouraging!! Thx.

Soon2B said...

I love Martha's unique style and ideas! Her stuff is always so cute and versatile! I also love office supplies! This is an awesome giveaway!

Tania. said...

I sure need to get organized ;)

Poppy (Project Gadabout) said...

This year I started early and now all I have to do is wrap and mail the gifts. projectgadabout at gmail dot com

Shay said...

EEEKK, organization makes my heart swell!

Cheyenne and Seth and Co. said...

I love LOVE these. Yes, yes, we have started our achrustmas preparations, beginning with our beautiful trees. Next up, solidify our Christmas bucket list. Fun, fun! Can't wait!

Amy said...

I've started my Holidays by testing and tasting different kinds of cookies. :) It's going to be fun and delicious.

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Amy said...

tweeted: https://twitter.com/uTry_it/status/274641452154368000

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Tina said...

yes. almost done
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Tina said...

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MANDY83 said...

Ive bought a few things online.

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MCantu1019 said...

I cleaned house and decorated outside of the house.
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Carolyn Y said...

I started my prep after Thanksgiving!

Kerry said...

I have started - and I'm ahead of the game this year!
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Kerry said...

tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/275777686029361153
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Gina Wildorchid said...

We have been prepping to see family and have been going through old clothing and toys to donate. Thanks for the cool giveaway!

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Marji said...

Haven't started yet except for menu items.

I'm always working on clearing my desk.

Thomas Murphy said...

yes im almost done with preparing everything.
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Thomas Murphy said...

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Howell said...

I'm prepared--I keep lists of gifts given for each year on my computer.

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Howell said...

tweet
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LAMusing said...

The wreath is on the door, the little tree is up and trimmed... and that's about it! Uh oh.
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LAMusing said...

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angie lilly said...

All shopping for the holidays is done but we still need to decorate! LOL
Angie
14earth at gmail dot com

angie lilly said...

I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/279268978168311808
Angie
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Carmen Nuland said...

Well, We have the tree and a few other decorations up but I have only two gifts purchased (out of ~20) ... and they were purchased a few months ago. I need to get moving.

Betty C said...

My holiday preparations are just barely started. But I'm determined to use this weekend to catch up.

willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

Rebecca Graham said...

I am almost through with my preparations for Christmas.

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