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  • Review: Whomi What To Do Pad & Clarity Agenda – Plus a Giveaway!

    The folks at Whomi sent me a couple of products to try out, and I’m happy to report that I really like them. The first item is the tri-sectioned What to Do Pad, with separate pads for “Buy,” “Do,” and “Contact.” I keep this on my desk and jot down notes as things come up. The thick paper tears off easily at the perforation, a feature I appreciate since I’m frequently doing it one-handed while holding Tyler with my other hand.

    The second item that I received is the 2008 color-coded Clarity Agenda. It flips open the long way, and the top page displays a normal weekly calendar, while the bottom page has color-coded rows. I had a little bit of difficulty testing this item since it is, after all, intended for 2008. I also wasn’t quite sure what to make of the color-coded rows – I know these are supposed to be great for busy moms who have to keep track of family members’ schedules, but my kids are young enough that they don’t have their own schedules yet. What I realized, though, is that the rows are great for reminders and notes.

    Thanks to a scrapbooking friend, I got the idea of jotting down the kids’ milestones and noteworthy stories in a calendar for transference to a scrapbook later, when I had more time. I haven’t really gotten around to scrapbooking, and I’ve been lax about note-taking too, but the Clarity Agenda will make that easier next year. I’ll use one row for Alex and another for Tyler, and when something note-worthy happens – whether it’s Alex counting to 20 all by himself or Tyler speaking his first two-word combination – I’ll write it down.

    The third color-coded row will be great for things like birthday gift ideas. Earlier this year, I started writing down web sites and other ideas to remember for special days. For example, that’s how I remembered Norman Love Confections for a friend’s birthday a couple of months ago.

    I love the look of both these products – they are clean, modern and compact. They also have a nice, hefty feel that implies quality. Of course, at $15 for the What to Do Pad and $30 for the original-sized Clarity Agenda, these products aren’t inexpensive. But they make great gifts. Ask for them for the holidays, and buy some to give away.

    Speaking of giving away, Whomi has generously agreed to send a Clarity Agenda to 3 lucky CFO readers. To enter, visit the Whomi web site and tell me in the comments what your favorite Whomi product is. Be sure to provide a way for me to contact you in case you win. The contest ends at 11:59 p.m. PST on Monday, December 3.

    Update: I’ll use a random generator to select the three winners. (You probably figured that, but I just wanted to put it out there.)


    1. Wow- I’m first (though I just listed this at Prizey, so expect more traffic)!

      The On the Wall Calendar is smart too, but I really love the Clarity Agenda most. How big is the original versus the compact? Is the original checkbook sized?

    2. windycindy says:

      Hello, I love the “Hidden Agenda!” Please enter me in the fabulous contest! Thanks,Cindi

    3. Really I could use it all to organize my life! But I love the Wall Family Calendar. It would perfect for us!!

      Emily –

    4. Chief Family Officer says:

      Thanks for the PRIZEY link, Adrienne! The compact is an inch longer and about a half-inch wider (taller?) than my checkbook. The original is a little taller than my journal, but less wide – a good size for a medium to large purse (or in my case, diaper bag), but I’d say too big for a smallish purse.

    5. jbubolz-miller says:

      The what to do pad= it just fits my style of organization perfectly=)

    6. Travis & Jenny Kerr says:

      I like the Hidden Agenda

    7. I like the “What To Do When” pad… I am a listmaking fiend.

      But a clarity agenda would suit just fine 🙂

      paidtwice at gmail dot com

    8. The Saunders Family says:

      i love the size of the hidden agenda! sign me up!

    9. The To Do list are great! I need this for 2008!!!

    10. I like the what to do pad with the cover so it won’t get ruined when I drag it around.

    11. Shama-Lama Mama says:

      I can’t live without my lists. The What To Do pad is awesome. Then I wouldnt be hunting for post its in my purse!

    12. The clarity agenda looks wonderful!

    13. sydneysmommy0 says:

      The What to do pad is the answer to my chaotic misorganized schedule. I would love to win.

    14. I love the Here’s Whomi Collection. I need this to help simplify my life.

    15. My favorite is the Clarity Agenda.

    16. Oh the Wall Family Calendar would be PERFECT for us!

    17. For me it would have to be the “What To Do When” pad. I need all the help I can get…Thanks


    18. ashleyalexis says:

      I like the “on the Wall” family calendar – I work from home, so it wouldn’t get lost as easily – but the Clarity agenda is cute, especially in that little wallet!

      ashleyalexis at gmail dot com

    19. I like Whomi on the Wall Family Calendar

    20. c.mwheeler says:

      Gotta say that I really like the what to do pad, as I am a serious list-maker. Great giveaway – GL!

    21. I really like the Clarity Agenda!!

    22. The notebooks looks neat, but my favorite would have to be the clarity agenda! I could definitely use some organizing around here! Thanks for the chance to win!

    23. i love the clarity agenda in original size!

    24. I love the whomi on the wall! How lovely to see everyone’s activities at once.

    25. Love the “what to do” pad!

      kelli (at) pfrog (dot) net

    26. I love the What To Do pad in muted tones….so cute. I’d really, really use this! ( meg.wilson@gmail.com )

    27. I love the family calendar!! breetrott (at) comcast (dot) net

    28. Hey I like all there products but really love the Hidden Agenda.
      Great Site and giveaway.


    29. i love the Hidden Agenda!
      please enter me.

    30. my favorite is: Whomi on the Wall Family Calendar

      Thanks for the chance to win!

    31. I like the compact Clarity Agenda!

    32. Love the hidden agenda. Very clever.

    33. I love the clarity agenda! A must for 2008! I also love the to do list. That way you can see more than one list at a time. I’m a big list maker and I love being able to see everything!

    34. Definatly the ‘What to Do’ pad! I need one for the hubby too 😉 Great idea!

      taryn237 at yahoo.com

    35. I wish I had a Hidden Agenda…

    36. Nick and Megan...and Chelsea too! says:

      I would LOVE the family wall calendar…it would really help with us all running in different directions!


    37. Everything is cool, I really like the hidden agenda, it was a hard choice though!

    38. The Holdaway's says:

      I love the What To Do Pads and the Wal Family Calendar.

    39. I love the “shop-call-do” pad!

    40. I love love love the family calendar!

    41. I like the notebooks, I like the grapics, modern and fun

    42. Thomas Donnelly says:

      The What To Do When item is fantastic, and in our family fantastically necessary!

    43. My fave would have to be Hidden Agenda – comes with its own clutch, nothing to beat that!


      callmeabookworm at gmail dot com

    44. The Wall Calendar looks super useful!

    45. I love the what to do pad! I always need to make a list!

    46. One Clarity Agenda, please!

    47. oh I definitely need the “What to do when” pad. Thanks!


    48. Oooh, I really need Hidden Agenda. Perfect for my purse, where things get a little wild and sometimes lost!

    49. Great idea

    50. I love the What to Do When Pad. I really need something like that!