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An Office Product Fiend Discovers Office Candy

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I love fun

I love funk

I love funky fun.

Know what else I love?

OFFICE SUPPLIES

I’m the weirdo that haunts the pens, pads and portfolio aisle ooohh and aahhhh over bright colors, cute sticky pads and sleek pads. The more colorful the better too.

After 30 years of slaving the trenches of the office products industry, I am here to tell you if I never see a BLACK stapler again, I will be ecstatic. Now that I am free from the 9-5 gig, I still find I have that itch…that thrill…when I find awesome office products. Plain old black staplers, smoke-colored stack trays and manila folder just ain’t cuttin it.

BUT..recently the clouds parted and the angels sang. why? Because I found the place for cute, fun office supplies, cute desk accessories, decorative office supplies, designer office supplies, and cute school supplies for those creative individuals who want to “spice it up” a little. They have it all; cute file folders, funny sticky notes and pink desk accessories.

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Office Candy was founded by Laurie Noel Meek. She is a professional organizer by trade, and found herself having a hard time finding a retail outlet that carried a wide array of beautiful, fun & functional office supplies that she needed to purchase for her clients. Tired of not being able to find fun, funky, bright and hip office products, she decided to create her own source. I love that Laurie runs Office Candy herself from her home with her garage acting as her warehouse. Venture Moms did a great article about how Laurie started Office Candy. Here’s an excerpt:

Because Laurie was all about the small office, she began to blog about how to get and stay organized using her suggested items that were in her on line shop. This was a great help with sales. “So now I not only clean up offices, I give advice and have products to make the office work in a fashionable way.” From file folders, to pens, Laurie’s’ obsession became her business. How did she get clients, “Believe it or not, direct mail post cards brought in most of my new organizational customers who then bought my supplies.-read more HERE.

Here’s a few of my favorite Office Candy products:

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office candy3Handy Dandy Tool Kit

I reached out to Laurie and crew and confessed my office products junk-ed-ness. They offered to give me a fix let me review one of their freakin awesome products.

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This tote is a  sophisticated alternative to the woman’s briefcase- with a touch of fashion. It holds letter size files/documents and is PERFECT for keep all my client projects and magazine article assignments together and straight.  I also love that I look Class-AY with this leather tote.  Designed with an expandable interior, with metal feet on the bottom, this tote bag will safely store your daily necessities. The other super cool fact is that these delicious totes are hand-made in Italy from recycled leather so not only are they stylish and sassy but good for the environment as well. Size: 13 ¼”w x 10 ¼”h – See more at:
Even the box it came in and the Office Candy tag are high quality and AMAZING.
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Yes, I feel pretty darn HOT when I am carrying this tote.
I know there’s going to be mucho shoppo at Office Candy since mama likes her office gear. Skate on over the Office Candy and check out their full-line of yummy funness. You can hook up with them on Facebook and also check out their Giveaways page HERE. Enjoy!
I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.
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