When you think "Buy Local", farmers markets and locally owned shops and restaurants come to mind. But "Buy Local" isn't as easy when it comes to staples like school and office supplies (pun intended). But here in North Carolina, we are lucky to have Carolina Pad, based in Charlotte. It's a great company with an environmental conscience that makes very cute, affordable calendars, notebooks, bags (as spotted on Glee) and desk accessories.
They are also a generous bunch, offering a planner giveaway today while supplies last. Just "Like" their Facebook page and comment on the giveaway.