Monday, May 13, 2013

Back to Blogging...with a Giveaway!

Hi guys!  Gosh have I missed you all!  Things have been crazy busy around here, but it's pretty much all good stuff, so I'm definitely not going to complain.  With such a juggling act going on, regular blog posts got dropped.  But don't think I wasn't working hard on all kinds of good stuff for this little space.  In fact, I've got a giveaway today!

After my little sister's baby shower, the good folks at Minted contacted me about doing a product review and giveaway.  After five minutes browsing their website and blog, Julep (Mint & Julep--how cute is that?), I knew you guys would love their merchandise as much me.  I totally fell for their business concept.  Instead of relying on a team of in-house designers, they seek out and accept submissions from talented independent artists, even hosting design challenges, resulting in an awesome range of product and style options.  Accepting Minted's generous offer was a no brainer!

The (much more) difficult part was choosing what I wanted.  With so many choices, it took me forever to decide!  Should I order some of Minted's adorable graduation announcements for a friend?  Should I find an art print for my wall, invitations for a party, or some snappy stationary just for fun?  Seriously.  The decision. was. tough.  But I made my choice and placed my order.

When it arrived and I opened the box, I knew I was working with a great company.  I mean, just look at the box!  Don't you just love the interior printing with declaration of pride and artists' signatures? 



I was thoroughly impressed by the way my merchandise was so carefully packaged and expertly branded.  Paper items can be quite delicate and it was obvious that the people at Minted wanted my items to arrive safe and sound.  Not only did my items arrive in pristine condition, but as a cute bonus, they sent a stick-on gift tag for me to use!



In the end, I decided on the me defined art print as a Mother's Day gift for my sweet mom and a wishing. hoping. dreaming journal for a friend.  Both items are gorgeous; the paper is top quality, the colors are vibrant, and the printing is crisp.  I couldn't be happier.





After much debate over such a big decision, I also included an order for the Colorful Playtime Business Cards.  A little bit ago, I told my facebook fans that I've been doing some spring cleaning for the blog.  Well, it's a bit more than that.  Some big changes are in store and these fun and colorful business cards are your first sneak peek.  I hope you like them as much as I do!



And now for the really fun part for you--the giveaway!  Minted has graciously offered a $50 credit, good toward any of their merchandise, to one of my readers.  I'll choose the winner by a random number generator this Sunday, May 19th.  Be sure to leave your e-mail address in each comment below so I can get ahold of you if you win.  All you lucky ducks have to do is complete any or all of the entry steps below in separate comments.  Good luck!  

1.  Leave a comment telling me one of the Minted products you'll order if you win.
2.  Like Apple a Day on facebook then come back here to tell me you did.  If you're already a fan, just tell me!
3.  Follow Apple a Day on twitter and leave a comment letting me know.  If you're already a follower (That always sounds a little wrong, doesn't it?) let me know in a comment.
4.  Follow Apple a Day on Pinterest and comment about it below.  If you already follow me on Pinterest just let me know.  I love to follow back!
5.  Finally, you can follow Minted on facebook, twitter, or Pinterest or add their blog, Julep, to your reader of choice.  Make sure to comment that you've done so!

***Disclaimer--Minted provided me with a merchandise credit, but did not provide monetary compensation otherwise.  All (gushing) opinions are my own.

76 comments :

Lizzie said...

I would love to use it for birth announcements, if I win.

Lizzie said...

I follow Minted's blog via bloglovin.

Dawn said...

I would love to order some business cards from minted!

Dawn said...

I follow you on pinterest!

Dawn said...

I follow Apple A Day on facebook

Shoe Fanatic said...

Birth announcements for my baby girl!

Shoe Fanatic said...

I follow Apple a Day on twitter!

Shoe Fanatic said...

I follow Apple a Day on Pinterest!

Dutchman's Daughter said...

I would love to get the Buy Organic cards for my expanding blog/farm business!

Dutchman's Daughter said...

I follow Apple a Day on FB.

Dutchman's Daughter said...

I follow Apple a Day on Twitter.

Dutchman's Daughter said...

I follow Apple a Day on Pinterest.

Dutchman's Daughter said...

I follow Minted on Facebook.

Dutchman's Daughter said...

I follow Minted on Twitter.

Dutchman's Daughter said...

I follow Minted on Pinterest.

Dutchman's Daughter said...

I follow Julep on bloglovin.

Heidi said...

I'm loving their classy business cards!!! my favorites are "A Bold Impression" and "Ladylike". I'm also loving their art prints! Too much good stuff :)

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Heidi said...

Following you on facebook!

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Heidi said...

Following you on twitter! @colorvibrant

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Heidi said...

Following you on pinterest!
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Heidi said...

I follow minted on facebook!

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Amy said...

I love the personal chef business cards (cute for food bloggers!)

Amy said...

I like you on FB!

Amy said...

I follow you on Twitter! @niftyfoodie

Lindsay (life and kitchen) said...

I would definitely buy some of those cute business cards!

Jessica @ Sunny Side Up said...

So fun! I'm really looking forward to see the new look!

I would probably order some new business cards because I never got around to that after my sight redesign!

Lindsay (life and kitchen) said...

I like you on Facebook :)

Lindsay (life and kitchen) said...

I follow you on twitter (I'm @lifeandkitchen).

Lindsay (life and kitchen) said...

I follow you on Pinterest. I'm Lindsay (life and kitchen).

Lindsay (life and kitchen) said...

And, finally, I like Minted on facebook. yay!

Amy said...

I'd definitely order some calling cards for my cupcake/baked good business. Now, to pick a design!

Amy said...

I follow you on Facebook!

Amy said...

I follow you on Twitter!

Amy said...

I follow you on Pinterest!

Amy said...

I like Minted on Facebook!

Amy said...

I follow Minted on Pinterest!

Julie Capellas Jennings said...

I follow you on Pintrest, Facebook, Twitter and I just followed minted on pintrest and obsessed with the Julup blog. I am dying for some fun mommy business cards!

Amy said...

I'm being boring but I'd hold on to it for Christmas cards! I always forget to get nice, pretty, custom ones until the last minute but if I had a gift card to use I'd be more likely to get them done on time instead of too late!

Ashley @ Spoonful of Flavor said...

Love the business cards!

Ashley @ Spoonful of Flavor said...

I follow you on Facebook.

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Jessica of My Baking Heart said...

I would love to have one of the Perfectionist Journals!

Jessica of My Baking Heart said...

Love you on Facebook. :)

Jessica of My Baking Heart said...

And I follow on Twitter, of course.

Jessica of My Baking Heart said...

And I love your pins on Pinterest! ;)

Jessica of My Baking Heart said...

And I'm now following Minted on Pinterest - thanks, K! :)

Michele said...

Im loving some of the love and marriage art prints and the beauty quotes I cant decide. Thanks for the giveaway.

Michele said...

I follow you on Pinterest. Thanks for the giveaway.

Sonia Allen said...

I follow you on pinterest. Soniaallen85@gmail.com

branny said...

welcome back! I would get some more business cards for my blog. My last set are getting old to me!

branny said...

I follow you on twitter!

branny said...

I like you on FB!!

Ashley said...

I would order some moving announcements.

Ashley said...

I like Apple a Day on facebook.

Ashley said...

I'm a twitter follower. @brideonbudget

Ashley said...

I'm a pinterest follower. ashleyc1113

Blythe said...

I am in the market for save-the-date cards! I've been eyeing Cottage Garden. cherney.b[at]gmail[dot]com

Blythe said...

I follow Minted on Twitter and Pinterest! cherney.b[at]gmail[dot]com

Blythe said...

I just followed Apple a Day on Pinterest! cherney.b[at]gmail[dot]com

sharonjo said...

I like the Zip Stripe Personalized Stationery. Thanks!
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sharonjo said...

I'm already a facebook follower of Apple a Day.
(Sharon O.)
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sharonjo said...

I follow you on twitter @sharonjo2

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sharonjo said...

I follow you on Pinterest
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sharonjo said...

I'm following Minted on twitter
@sharonjo2

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Jade said...

I would love to order birthday invites for my son who will be 1 in July.

Jade said...

I follow you on Pinterest

Emily said...

Follow you on pinterest. Love seeing the great ideas and quotes!

Emily said...

Just liked you on Facebook. Didn't realize you were on there too! Yay!!!

Kate Fenner said...

I would order the Merci Banner Adult Thank You Greeting Cards

Kate Fenner said...

I follow Minted on facebook and twitter.

Kate Fenner said...

I follow you on twitter.

webmailaddress2 said...

I like the interleaf art prints.

Kristen Hadley said...

I would order invites for my wedding!

Kristen Hadley said...

I like you on facebook!

Kristen Hadley said...

I follow you on twitter!

Kristen Hadley said...

I follow Minted on twitter!