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Win Cool Stuff: $100 Poppin Giveaway

UPDATE 9/4/12: And the winner is—#65 stephanie l.! Congrats to our winner and thanks to everyone who participated.

Please note: This giveaway has ended and is now closed to further entries.

If you have a Pinterest board dedicated to organization, this giveaway is for you! Poppin has generously agreed to give one lucky Budget Babe reader a $100 shopping spree! Use your gift card to give your desk a posh makeover with coordinated accessories that look as good as they work. Shop by color at for everything from notebooks and gel pens to file folders and paper clips that will inspire you every day.

To enter:
  • Name one item on your desk that makes you smile in the comments section below.

Optional (leave one comment for each):

  • "Like" The Budget Babe on Facebook.

  • Tweet "I want to win a $100 @poppin giftcard from @BudgetBabe! #giveaway"

Good luck!

Entries must be posted by 12 noon ET on September 3rd, 2012 to be eligible to win. This is not a sponsored post. Open to US residents only.

The post-it's on my desk make me smile :-D!!
#1 Paola R on 2012-08-27 15:34
The one thing on my desk that makes me smile is a picture of my husband and I when we first started dating.
#2 Tara on 2012-08-27 15:35
My hand-heater - it's the size of my palm and plugs into my laptop. It saves my life during this super air conditioned summer!
#3 Christina on 2012-08-27 15:39
my mini zen garden :-)
#4 Ashley on 2012-08-27 15:41
My collection of framed photos of loved ones makes me smile!
#5 Decklededges on 2012-08-27 15:46
A picture of my puppy!
#6 Melissa on 2012-08-27 15:52
My vintage vases that I use for pencils and craft supplies!
#7 Hannah on 2012-08-27 15:57
My calendar. I love being organized and having my day planned - so seeing that can always make feel at ease.
#8 Meredith (Homepage) on 2012-08-27 15:59
My pencils and highlighters mug. It's a craft project from one of those paint-your-own pottery places from high school, and it's super bright colored and quirky. Also, it says my name in huge letters and is stocked full of colored pens, which makes all my note-taking as a graduate student that much more tolerable.
#9 Katie on 2012-08-27 16:05
post-its are my favorite.
#10 pamela on 2012-08-27 16:21
purple post-its!
#11 annie on 2012-08-27 16:25
Definitely my star shaped post its!
#12 Amy Thees on 2012-08-27 16:33
A vintage glass that holds all my pens make me smile everyday!
#13 Elizabeth on 2012-08-27 16:47
I have a paper flower in a handmade vase that makes me cheery!
#14 Kristin MH on 2012-08-27 16:49
Ridiculous, I know, but I have this cell phone holder thing that I got free at a convention. Its just two pieces of plastic that make an acute L. The upper piece has rubber on it so my cell phone stays put, nearly upright facing me. Anyway, it makes me happy when I put my phone on it.
#15 Cat on 2012-08-27 16:57
Post its do it for me.
#16 Monica (Homepage) on 2012-08-27 16:59
My Missoni for Target storage box.
#17 Roxanne on 2012-08-27 17:27

#18 Roxanne on 2012-08-27 17:29
And a BB fan on Facebook.
#19 Roxanne on 2012-08-27 17:30
The post its win!
#20 Pamela on 2012-08-27 17:53
i blaze through post-its - the bright colored ones - making to-do lists and notes. love them!
#21 lindsay on 2012-08-27 18:14
I have to agree, colorful post its cheer up the workspace. I also love the clear glass filled with my favorite pens.d
#22 Ellen Ryan on 2012-08-27 18:25
I love post it notes!
#23 Kristin T on 2012-08-27 19:23
I love my oversized clothespin. I stick photos or important notes in it!
#24 Natalie G on 2012-08-27 19:29
My magnetic paper clip holder makes me so happy when I look at it. Its a blue dog and the nose is magnetic. You can pick up the paper clips with the dog and its a fun stress reliever when I come home from eight hours in class. I love cute office supplies like that.
#25 Sierra B on 2012-08-27 19:29
My Dwight Schrute bobblehead (from The Office) always makes me smile :-)
#26 Eunice H on 2012-08-27 20:03
I liked BB on Facebook.
#27 Eunice H on 2012-08-27 20:05
Tweeted (@euniyah)
#28 Eunice H on 2012-08-27 20:07
My steel water bottle makes me smile.
#29 Phoebe on 2012-08-27 20:31
I love my white ceramic owl pen holder!
#30 Bethany on 2012-08-27 20:48
My yellow and white polka dot planner! It looks very Kate Spade-like, but it's way less expensive!
#31 Donna F. on 2012-08-27 21:08
I like budget babe on facebbok.
#32 Donna F. on 2012-08-27 21:09
oops, I meant "facebook"
#32.1 Donna F. on 2012-08-27 21:12
#33 Donna F. on 2012-08-27 21:11
A picture of my granddaughter makes me smile.
#34 Adele on 2012-08-27 21:13
I "like" Budget Babe on Facebook too!
#35 Adele on 2012-08-27 21:15
I love seeing my picture of my friends and I in Key West having huge, colorful margaritas!
#36 esra on 2012-08-27 21:30
My owl piggy bank
#37 Daniella on 2012-08-27 21:39
My mini Eiffel Tower statute reminds me of my fabulous trip to Paris with my husband a couple of years ago. It was fantastic!
#38 sydney85 on 2012-08-27 21:47
So cool! Would love to win. I like my picture frames on my desk :-) Thanks!
#39 Amber on 2012-08-27 21:50
I also like you on Facebook(Amber H)
#40 Amber on 2012-08-27 21:52
#41 Amber on 2012-08-27 21:53
i have a funky lamp that i could not do without!
#42 Antonella on 2012-08-27 22:09
I love my Cheshire Cat mousepad!
#43 Vanessa A. on 2012-08-28 00:17
One thing on my desk that makes me smile is a framed photograph of my parents from when I was little :-)
#44 Rachel from Love a la mode (Homepage) on 2012-08-28 00:52
And I liked your blog on FB :-)
#45 Rachel from Love a la mode (Homepage) on 2012-08-28 00:53
And I tweeted From @lovealamode
#46 Rachel from Love a la mode (Homepage) on 2012-08-28 00:56
My Ruler (with my company logo) makes me smile.
#47 Hyun Suh on 2012-08-28 02:12
I love my bright pink mail holder.
#48 Jennifer (Homepage) on 2012-08-28 05:28
looking at all my bright post-its always makes me smile!
#49 Zahab on 2012-08-28 06:26
My pretty push pins make me smile
#50 Jen on 2012-08-28 07:09
My bright Anthropologie teacup on my desk makes me smile -- especially if it's filled with coffee.
#51 Meghan on 2012-08-28 07:24
I also "like" BB on Facebook :-)
#52 Meghan on 2012-08-28 07:25
I have a set of gorgeous lamps with brushed metal bases and cylindrical white shades. Minimal, beautiful, lighty symmetry. (For about $20 at Target - yeah!)
#53 Dawn on 2012-08-28 07:28
I have a little sign on my desk that says "All questions must be in the form of a compliment" - it makes me laugh even when I'm having a bad day!
#54 Meggie Baker on 2012-08-28 08:22
My pencil jar. It is a candy jar from the Honeydukes shop at Harry Potter World. Needless to say I am a huge fan, and was happy to find a way to use the jar after I finished eating the candy!
#55 Johanna Mellis on 2012-08-28 08:37
I have the most adorable picture of my son on my desk. He is crying and there is one tear on his face and his tongue is stickin out. Ironically it makes me smile because he is so vunerable in the pic.
#56 Curly Chic (Homepage) on 2012-08-28 08:49
I smile every time I use my vintage, chrome Ace Pilot Stapler. It's such a classic!
#57 Debbie on 2012-08-28 09:11
My Ficus plant(that i've somehow kept alive!) in the prettiest weathered turquoise pot makes me smile :-)
#58 Jessica Haynie on 2012-08-28 09:12
I printed out one of my favorite internet memes and pinned it up at my desk. Makes me laugh when work stresses me out!
#59 Iris (Homepage) on 2012-08-28 09:43
The picture of me and my nephew ALWAYS makes me smile!
#60 Angela on 2012-08-28 10:00
My desk photos make me smile!
#61 Katherine on 2012-08-28 10:19
I have a writing mat on my desk that makes me happy. It makes all my writing seem more polished, I don't know why.
#62 Tonpia on 2012-08-28 10:25
I already like you, really like you, on FB.
#63 Tonpia on 2012-08-28 10:27
My brightly colored planner :-)
#64 Sarah on 2012-08-28 10:51
My planner! It's bright pink and i love filling in the calendar! :-)
#65 stephanie l. on 2012-08-28 10:54
I like you on FB!
#66 stephanie l. on 2012-08-28 10:56
My colored notecards are the thing that always make me smile!!!!

Good luck everyone!

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#67 Nikki on 2012-08-28 11:06
I have a photo of my family pup!
#68 Kay (Homepage) on 2012-08-28 11:34
My best friend gave me the vase that she made in our high school ceramics class. I use it on my craft desk to hold pens and scissors. It's beautiful, just like her, and every time I look at it, I can't help but smile.
#69 Annie on 2012-08-28 12:05
I love my mini bamboo plant!
#70 TeeTee on 2012-08-28 12:26
A small golf trophy my husband won. I think we have had it forever.
#71 Penny on 2012-08-28 12:47
I have this impossibly tiny scotch tape holder in the prettiest shade of blue that I just love. I rarely use that tape because I have regular sized ones anyway, but mini version of common things can be just lovely!
#72 maca (Homepage) on 2012-08-28 13:22
The picture of my Grandson makes me smile!
#73 Allison W. on 2012-08-28 13:29
my desk is on the vintage side.. I love my old Boston 55 Ranger pencil sharpener.. black and sleek!
#74 Mary Beth on 2012-08-28 14:58
1. My dog (not ON my desk, but usually at my feet)Best secretary ever! 2. My mug warmer - I take forever to savor and drink my coffee, a tiny plug in mug warmer make sure it never gets cold. :-)
#75 Leah (Homepage) on 2012-08-28 15:22
I tweeted too!
#76 Leah (Homepage) on 2012-08-28 15:24
My favorite thing on my desk is a self portrait my son made at school.
#77 Helen on 2012-08-28 15:59
My 5 inch by 7 inch self-portrait --in the bathroom.
#77.1 MH on 2012-08-28 16:28
I have a bedazzled stapler on my desk that makes me smile.
#78 Stefany on 2012-08-28 17:06
I liked your facebook. I really like this giveaway
#79 Danielle Medbury on 2012-08-28 17:09
Definitely my binders!
#80 Thuy on 2012-08-28 17:17
Liked your page on fb!
#81 Thuy on 2012-08-28 17:18
The picture of my nephew surfing solo for the first time. He's 6 and it's the most adorable picture ever. I look at it several times a day and it's a guaranteed smile every time! Love that little guy.
#82 Amy on 2012-08-28 17:42
My laptop. I couldn't live without my MacBook!
#83 Kathleen on 2012-08-28 19:26
Two items on my desk @ work which make me smile:
1. My Magic 8 ball, gifted to me by a friend/former coworker and
2. My I
#84 Marty on 2012-08-28 19:32
A set of pictures of me and my Poppop from when I was three years old.
#85 LaurenK009 (Homepage) on 2012-08-28 19:56
I had a really great internship this summer, and on my last day, I was talking about how fast the 8 weeks had gone by. My boss kind of laughed, and at the end of the day my coworkers presented me with a gift-- a small metal clock that says "time flies." It was so sweet and it summed up the summer perfectly. Now that I'm back on campus, I can look at it every day and remember my fantastic summer!
#86 Allison on 2012-08-28 20:56
Picture of my kids when they were toddlers.
#87 Charlene on 2012-08-28 23:25
My desk plant given to me by my fiancé makes me smile :-)
#88 Monica on 2012-08-28 23:34
Liked your FB page :-)
#89 Charlene on 2012-08-28 23:34
I have a ceramic pig piggy bank on my desk that makes me smile.
#90 Michelle H. on 2012-08-29 06:38
I like you on Facebook (Michelle Hudak)
#91 Michelle H. on 2012-08-29 06:40
#92 Michelle H. on 2012-08-29 06:40
liked the facebook page!
#93 Jessica on 2012-08-29 08:13
my pens
#94 Karla on 2012-08-29 09:19
My Stacey King bobblehead (he talks!).
#95 JoAnn on 2012-08-29 09:31
My beautiful bamboo plant always makes me smile. :-D
#96 Tahrer on 2012-08-29 09:32
Liked the facebook page.
#97 Tahrer on 2012-08-29 09:37
Made the tweet.
#98 Tahrer on 2012-08-29 09:38
I'm a fan or journals and planners, planners make me smile everyday :-D
#99 Kaylie on 2012-08-29 10:39
I tweeted
#100 Kaylie on 2012-08-29 10:43
I like you on facebook as Kaylie Nguyen
#101 Kaylie on 2012-08-29 10:45
The clipboard does

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#102 Tabathia B on 2012-08-29 16:12

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#103 Tabathia B on 2012-08-29 16:14
like on facebook(michelle barrett)
#104 Tabathia B on 2012-08-29 16:17
Definitely my planner and colorful pens. Love to be organized!
#105 Termeh on 2012-08-29 20:08
I like on Fbbk.
#106 Kiran on 2012-08-29 22:55
I love my pictures.
#107 Kiran on 2012-08-29 22:56
I love my red Moleskine planner!
Such a gorgeous shade!
#108 Karen Y. on 2012-08-30 23:09
#109 Karen Y. on 2012-08-30 23:10
I've already liked the FB page.
#110 Karen Y. on 2012-08-30 23:14
I love my little tin of paper clips :-) its about the only fun decor I have though, id love to win!
#111 carisa (Homepage) on 2012-08-31 10:23
I liked your facebook page!
#112 carisa on 2012-08-31 10:24
At my job, I don't have a specific desk, but I carry my desk in my purse basically so, therefore, my planner in my purse makes me smile. I love it and would be lost without it. Franklin Covey rocks! :-)
#113 Katie @ Mizz Sunshine (Homepage) on 2012-08-31 11:01
It is a computer accessory... but still on my desk. I love my wireless white mouse for my Mac.
#114 Carolyn on 2012-08-31 11:36
So awesome. I love my little ornamental pot I stick all my pens in.
#115 Aki! (Homepage) on 2012-08-31 14:23
"Liked" on Facebook.
#116 Katie @ Mizz Sunshine on 2012-08-31 16:35
Tweeted via @Mizz_Sunshine_
#117 Katie @ Mizz Sunshine on 2012-08-31 16:37
My favorite desk items are two tiny, clear, house-shaped candy jars complete with miniature scoops! They always brighten my day!
#118 Laura on 2012-08-31 23:30
My fabric desk organizers from Marshall's. They keep my staples, paper clips, tacks, etc. organized in a beautiful way!
#119 Heather on 2012-09-01 06:26
'liked' on facebook!
#120 heather on 2012-09-01 06:28
retweeted @26vintage
#121 heather on 2012-09-01 06:30
love my star-shaped postits!
#122 kileen on 2012-09-01 11:09
my star sticky notes
#123 michelle on 2012-09-01 21:48
"Like" Budget Babe on Facebook
#124 michelle on 2012-09-01 21:50
#125 michelle on 2012-09-01 21:51
A bamboo pencil holder from Korea - it was used to cook rice in at this restaurant, so technically it wasn't a pencil holder to begin with, but seeing it on my desk reminds me of the fun times I had with the family the last time I went to visit them! :-)
#126 Su Jin on 2012-09-02 02:29
I love my colorful pens!
#127 Connie C on 2012-09-02 17:30
My Waterman pen that my sister gave to me when i told her i made it into honors journalism. :-)
#128 Alix Mauclere (Homepage) on 2012-09-03 19:02
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