Thursday, July 30, 2009

Giveaway & Review: The Bubble Planner! (Closed)


When it comes to planning - I am, let's just say, "creative." At work and at home, I live by lists and random post it notes stacked one on top of another. I am also very visual. Because of this, regular planners don't usually work for me and I tend to either give up or write in them and forget them. That is - until I found something totally and utterly different: Bubbles for Busy Women by The Bubble Planner!

Bubbles for Busy Women is a planner that helps you focus on what's important. The bubbles (left) help you control your life by "CHOP"ping things down. Each set of pages is broken down into four categories. A computer graphic "C" is for computer actions, "H" and a house graphic is for house projects, "O" and a building graphic is for Office Actions, and "P" and a phone graphic is for phone calls. All you need to do is sit down with a page of bubbles and clear your head of your to-do list -- it's that easy!

Because the tasks are broken down, it makes it easy to remember you have three calls to make, or four emails that need to go out. And as soon as they are done you can either highlight (more visibility) or cross off (instant gratification) each bubble. But the planner doesn't end there. Bubbles for Busy Women has pages of bubbles to help you track out "family goals," "financial goals," "health goals," "projects" and more. And like a typical planner, there is space to write lists, appointments by time, and blank calendar pages where you can fill in the month!
The book itself is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 in and is coil bound. The cover is laminated so it is sturdy enough to stand up to day to day wear and tear.

I cannot express how excited I am about this product - and for $15.99 it's a steal. When I was in college my friend Stacey used to tell me that every year she'd shell out $30 for a specific kind of planner from an office supply store. This planner was the only one she could ever find with Monday through Friday all on the same page. "I won't look on the right side of the page," she said. Hey girl, if it works it works and who knows why! :)

Bubbles for Busy Women has helped me to start tracking my topic specific goals (home projects, professional goals, heck, even a bucket list!) I'm sure it will also save me a few trees worth of post its. ;)

One Lucky Frugal and Fabulous Winner will A Bubbles for Busy Women Planner! (Open to US Only)

To enter please leave me a comment with: (You must have all three!)
*Your name
*Your email/blog contact
*Visit The Bubble Planner Web Site and tell me one product you'd like to try!

Want more chances to win? For extra entries you may:
2. Subscribe to my blog via email or feedburner (top right hand corner of this site) (=2 entries if you are a new subscriber!)
3. Enter one of my other current giveaways and come back and tell me which one you entered!
4. Link to this giveaway from your blog or website (= 2 extra entries!)
5. Add my button to your blog or web site
6. Follow me on Twitter and tweet about it! Here's an easy copy and paste:
{ Frugal&Fabulous is giving away A Bubbles for Busy Women Planner! Enter here: @lindsfrugalfab http://tinyurl.com/ld6ekb}
7. Become a fan of Frugal and Fabulous on facebook (see my right side bar)

(Please leave a separate comment for each additional entry!)

Hurry! You have until Thursday, August 6 @ 7pm EST to enter! (Winner must respond within 48 hours.)

P.S. Can't wait? Want to order your own bubble planner? Use the coupon code "MOMS" at checkout for a free grocery planning list (picture above) with a planner purchase!

74 gave me some sugar:

Amy said...

Hey there! I love the Bubbles for Busy Moms! What a great concept! I'm already a subscriber, I already follow you on Twitter, I tweeted, and I'm already a facebook fan! I SO hope I win this!! These are awesome! =)

Beth said...

I like the book Daily Life Manager: Additing Action to the Law of Attraction
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net
Beth

Beth said...

I am a subscriber by email
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net
Beth

Claire Splan said...

These look great! I'd like to try the Bubbles for Busy Women planner.

Claire Splan
CASplan@sbcglobal.net

Cindy said...

Cindy Schultz
http://themommaven.com
I would love the homework helper for my son who will be dual enrolling as a homeschooled high school senior and a college freshman this fall.

Cindy said...

I am a subscriber!

Lindsay said...

Amy's extra entries:

Twitter

Lindsay said...

Amy's extra entries:

Facebook

Lindsay said...

Amy's extra entries:

Subscriber

Christina said...

I'm so type A and make lists constantly so this is PERFECT for me. I'm a follower, have your blog on my reader and I've added this giveaway to my sidebar giveaways on my blog.

Lindsay said...

Christina's Extra Entry:
Follower

Lindsay said...

Christina's Extra Entry:
Subscriber

Lindsay said...

Christina's Extra Entry:
Giveaway is linked:
http://christinasfavoritethings.blogspot.com/

Alison said...

These look really cool. I'd love to try the Bubbles for Busy Women Planner. I just subscribed to your blog.

eastcoastali621 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Secret Life of a WAHM said...

I would love the Bubbles for Busy Women | 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 | Coil Bound

spoodles said...

The My Daily Bubble looks simple and useful.

spoodles said...

I'm a subscriber.

spoodles said...

Blogged here: http://spoodles.wordpress.com/2009/07/31/bubble-planner-giveaway-2/

spoodles said...

Blogged here: http://spoodles.wordpress.com/2009/07/31/bubble-planner-giveaway-2/`

spoodles said...

I have your button.

spoodles said...

Following and tweeted: http://twitter.com/Spoodles/statuses/3056328714

spoodles said...

I'm a Facebook fan. facebook.com/spoodles

Jill said...

I like the Bubbles for Busy Moms!

jill.watkins@gmail.com

Jill said...

I sub via email!

jill.watkins@gmail.com

Jill said...

I entered the Karaoke Channel giveaway!

jill.watkins@gmail.com

Risingsouth said...

The Bubbles for Busy Moms | 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 | Coil Bound sounds like it was made for me.

Jana
Risingsouth at aol dot com

Risingsouth said...

I am a subscriber by e-mail.

Jana
Risingsouth at aol dot com

April V said...

April Vereb
april_vereb@yahoo.com

I would love to have the Bubbles for Busy Women planner! Hopefully that would help make my life a little more easier! :)

April V said...

I'm subscribed to your emails! :)

april_vereb@yahoo.com

CathyH said...

Interesting! Good idea because it makes a quick visual for your tasks. I am lost without my planner for work, and appreciate the original bubble planner. With the zillion projects I have this giveaway would be helpful too.

Ryan, Corrie, and Max said...

Corrie

mrandmrsryankolbe @ gmail.com

I'd also love to try the "My Daily Bubble" day planner!

Ryan, Corrie, and Max said...

I'm a subscriber under corrie_mantell @ hotmail.com

Ryan, Corrie, and Max said...

I follow on Twitter and I tweeted! http://twitter.com/newwife777/status/3061516391

Ryan, Corrie, and Max said...

I'm a new Facebook fan!

Jeanne - Bloggy Finds said...

Jeanne
jeanilynne at gmail dot com
http://bloggyfinds.blogspot.com/

I would like to try the My Daily Bubble

Jeanne - Bloggy Finds said...

I subscribe via email at:
jeanilynne at gmail dot com

Jeanne - Bloggy Finds said...

1
blogged this giveaway here:
http://bloggyfinds.blogspot.com/2009/07/86-frugal-and-fabulous-bubble-planner.html

Also put on my blog giveaway list

jeanilynne at gmail dot com

Jeanne - Bloggy Finds said...

2
blogged this giveaway here:
http://bloggyfinds.blogspot.com/2009/07/86-frugal-and-fabulous-bubble-planner.html

Also put on my blog giveaway list

jeanilynne at gmail dot com

Jeanne - Bloggy Finds said...

blog button on sidebar here:
http://bloggyfinds.blogspot.com/

jeanilynne at gmail dot com

Jeanne - Bloggy Finds said...

following on twitter (bloggyfinds)

tweeted here (bloggyfinds):
http://twitter.com/bloggyfinds/status/3062814288

jeanilynne at gmail dot com

Jeanne - Bloggy Finds said...

I am a Facebook fan (Bloggy Finds)

jeanilynne at gmail dot com

~Tami said...

I'd love to give the Big Bubble Planner | 8-1/2 x 11 | 3 Ring Binder a try! I love paper products and planners!

Tami / mymadakaja at yahoo dot com / http://psalm37v4.blogspot.com

~Tami said...

Subscribed!

~Tami said...

Tweeted here : http://twitter.com/mymadakaja

~Tami said...

Fan on facebook now!

Just Jenny said...

I like the Original Bubble planner - but the Busy mom edition would probably be better for me!!
Thanks~

Jamie said...

I love the Big Bubble Planner. I have lots of things i want to do that need to go on paper. This looks perfect!

Jamie said...

I'm a subscriber!

Jamie said...

Your button is on my blog!

Jamie said...

I tweeted your giveaway!

Jamie said...

I'm a facebook fan!

ethel said...

i like the Bubbles for Busy Women Planner! i hope i win :)

luvtosave@gmail.com

ethel said...

i subscribed (first time)

luvtosave@gmail.com

ethel said...

i subscribed (first time)2 entries

luvtosave@gmail.com

ethel said...

i'm your follower in twitter and i tweeted

http://twitter.com/Luv_to_Save

luvtosave@gmail.com

ethel said...

i grabbed your button

luvtosave.blogspot.com

luvtosave@gmail.com

slugmama said...

I want to win this!
contact info on my blog.
I like the bubble notepads...more my style than a planner. Oh, and of course the grocery notepad.lol
thanks!

slugmama said...

I'm a subscriber too.

slugmama said...

And I entered your Karaoke Giveaway also.
thanks again!

slugmama said...

I now am a Fan on yours on Facebook!

cblanchard76 said...

I'd like to try the Bubbles for Busy Women planner.

cblanchard76@comcast.net

http://cblanchard76.blogspot.com/

cblanchard76 said...

I subcribe!!!

cblanchard76@comcast.net

http://cblanchard76.blogspot.com/

JAMIE HIRYAK said...

Hi! Enter me up!

1)Jamie Gray
2) jamieliz205@hotmail.com and www.jamieunscripted.com
3) I like the bubble notepads!

MU said...

I'd like to try the Bubbles for Busy Women planner.
raceracegirl at yahoo dot com

MU said...

I'm a subscriber.
raceracegirl at yahoo dot com

April V said...

April Vereb
april_vereb@yahoo.com

I would love to have the Bubbles Planner for Busy Moms! :)

Leslie said...

Leslie M
always_317537[at]yahoo[dot]com
http://livelovelaughwithleslie.blogspot.com

I would like to try the
My Daily Bubble | Day Planner for Women .

Thanks! :)

Leslie said...

I'm an email subscriber :)

always_317537[at]yahoo[dot]com

Leslie said...

I entered your karaoke online kit giveaway :)

Leslie said...

I blogged :)

http://livelovelaughwithlesliegiveaways.blogspot.com/2009/08/bubble-planner-giveaway.html

entry 1

Leslie said...

I blogged :)

http://livelovelaughwithlesliegiveaways.blogspot.com/2009/08/bubble-planner-giveaway.html

entry 2

Leslie said...

I have your button :)

http://livelovelaughwithleslie.blogspot.com

Leslie said...

I follow you on twitter and I tweeted :)

laughwithleslie

http://twitter.com/laughwithleslie/status/3169884134

Leslie said...

I am a fan of your blog on facebook :)

Leslie Malone