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.

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75 Comments

  1. Lizzie
    May 13, 2013 / 12:52 pm

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

  2. Lizzie
    May 13, 2013 / 12:54 pm

    I follow Minted's blog via bloglovin.

  3. Dawn
    May 13, 2013 / 1:27 pm

    I would love to order some business cards from minted!

  4. Dawn
    May 13, 2013 / 1:27 pm

    I follow you on pinterest!

  5. Dawn
    May 13, 2013 / 1:28 pm

    I follow Apple A Day on facebook

  6. Shoe Fanatic
    May 13, 2013 / 1:56 pm

    Birth announcements for my baby girl!

  7. Shoe Fanatic
    May 13, 2013 / 1:57 pm

    I follow Apple a Day on twitter!

  8. Shoe Fanatic
    May 13, 2013 / 2:02 pm

    I follow Apple a Day on Pinterest!

  9. Anonymous
    May 13, 2013 / 3:09 pm

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

  10. Anonymous
    May 13, 2013 / 3:17 pm

    I follow Apple a Day on FB.

  11. Anonymous
    May 13, 2013 / 3:17 pm

    I follow Apple a Day on Twitter.

  12. Anonymous
    May 13, 2013 / 3:17 pm

    I follow Apple a Day on Pinterest.

  13. Anonymous
    May 13, 2013 / 3:18 pm

    I follow Minted on Facebook.

  14. Anonymous
    May 13, 2013 / 3:18 pm

    I follow Minted on Twitter.

  15. Anonymous
    May 13, 2013 / 3:18 pm

    I follow Minted on Pinterest.

  16. Anonymous
    May 13, 2013 / 3:19 pm

    I follow Julep on bloglovin.

  17. Heidi
    May 13, 2013 / 4:40 pm

    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 :)colorvibrant[at]gmail[dot]com

  18. Heidi
    May 13, 2013 / 4:40 pm

    Following you on facebook!colorvibrant[at]gmail[dot]com

  19. Heidi
    May 13, 2013 / 4:40 pm

    Following you on twitter! @colorvibrantcolorvibrant[at]gmail[dot]com

  20. Heidi
    May 13, 2013 / 4:41 pm

    Following you on pinterest!pinterest.com/colorvibrantcolorvibrant[at]gmail[dot]com

  21. Heidi
    May 13, 2013 / 4:41 pm

    I follow minted on facebook!colorvibrant[at]gmail[dot]com

  22. Amy
    May 13, 2013 / 5:01 pm

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

  23. Amy
    May 13, 2013 / 5:02 pm

    I like you on FB!

  24. Amy
    May 13, 2013 / 5:03 pm

    I follow you on Twitter! @niftyfoodie

  25. Lindsay (life and kitchen)
    May 13, 2013 / 5:20 pm

    I would definitely buy some of those cute business cards!

  26. Jessica @ Sunny Side Up
    May 13, 2013 / 5:23 pm

    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!

  27. Lindsay (life and kitchen)
    May 13, 2013 / 5:23 pm

    I like you on Facebook 🙂

  28. Lindsay (life and kitchen)
    May 13, 2013 / 5:24 pm

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

  29. Lindsay (life and kitchen)
    May 13, 2013 / 5:26 pm

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

  30. Lindsay (life and kitchen)
    May 13, 2013 / 5:27 pm

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

  31. Anonymous
    May 13, 2013 / 6:02 pm

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

  32. Anonymous
    May 13, 2013 / 6:02 pm

    I follow you on Facebook!

  33. Anonymous
    May 13, 2013 / 6:03 pm

    I follow you on Twitter!

  34. Anonymous
    May 13, 2013 / 6:04 pm

    I follow you on Pinterest!

  35. Anonymous
    May 13, 2013 / 6:05 pm

    I like Minted on Facebook!

  36. Anonymous
    May 13, 2013 / 6:05 pm

    I follow Minted on Pinterest!

  37. Julie Capellas Jennings
    May 13, 2013 / 6:29 pm

    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!

  38. Amy
    May 13, 2013 / 6:33 pm

    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!

  39. Ashley @ Spoonful of Flavor
    May 14, 2013 / 1:38 am

    Love the business cards!

  40. Ashley @ Spoonful of Flavor
    May 14, 2013 / 1:39 am

    I follow you on Facebook.

  41. Jessica of My Baking Heart
    May 14, 2013 / 5:27 pm

    I would love to have one of the Perfectionist Journals!

  42. Jessica of My Baking Heart
    May 14, 2013 / 5:28 pm

    Love you on Facebook. 🙂

  43. Jessica of My Baking Heart
    May 14, 2013 / 5:29 pm

    And I follow on Twitter, of course.

  44. Jessica of My Baking Heart
    May 14, 2013 / 5:29 pm

    And I love your pins on Pinterest! 😉

  45. Jessica of My Baking Heart
    May 14, 2013 / 5:30 pm

    And I'm now following Minted on Pinterest – thanks, K! 🙂

  46. Michele
    May 15, 2013 / 1:54 am

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

  47. Michele
    May 15, 2013 / 1:59 am

    I follow you on Pinterest. Thanks for the giveaway.

  48. branny
    May 15, 2013 / 10:40 am

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

  49. branny
    May 15, 2013 / 10:40 am

    I follow you on twitter!

  50. branny
    May 15, 2013 / 10:40 am

    I like you on FB!!

  51. Ashley
    May 15, 2013 / 11:32 pm

    I would order some moving announcements.

  52. Ashley
    May 15, 2013 / 11:33 pm

    I like Apple a Day on facebook.

  53. Ashley
    May 15, 2013 / 11:33 pm

    I'm a twitter follower. @brideonbudget

  54. Ashley
    May 15, 2013 / 11:34 pm

    I'm a pinterest follower. ashleyc1113

  55. Blythe
    May 15, 2013 / 11:39 pm

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

  56. Blythe
    May 15, 2013 / 11:41 pm

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

  57. Blythe
    May 15, 2013 / 11:43 pm

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

  58. sharonjo
    May 16, 2013 / 4:15 am

    I like the Zip Stripe Personalized Stationery. Thanks!sharonjo at gwtc dot net

  59. sharonjo
    May 16, 2013 / 4:17 am

    I'm already a facebook follower of Apple a Day.(Sharon O.)sharonjo at gwtc dot net

  60. sharonjo
    May 16, 2013 / 4:17 am

    I follow you on twitter @sharonjo2sharonjo at gwtc dot net

  61. sharonjo
    May 16, 2013 / 4:18 am

    I follow you on Pinteresthttp://pinterest.com/sharonjo/sharonjo at gwtc dot net

  62. sharonjo
    May 16, 2013 / 4:19 am

    I'm following Minted on twitter@sharonjo2sharonjo at gwtc dot net

  63. Jade
    May 16, 2013 / 10:53 pm

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

  64. Jade
    May 16, 2013 / 10:54 pm

    I follow you on Pinterest

  65. Emily
    May 17, 2013 / 1:52 am

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

  66. Emily
    May 17, 2013 / 1:53 am

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

  67. Kate Fenner
    May 19, 2013 / 8:50 pm

    I would order the Merci Banner Adult Thank You Greeting Cards

  68. Kate Fenner
    May 19, 2013 / 8:51 pm

    I follow Minted on facebook and twitter.

  69. Kate Fenner
    May 19, 2013 / 8:51 pm

    I follow you on twitter.

  70. webmailaddress2
    May 20, 2013 / 1:19 am

    I like the interleaf art prints.

  71. Kristen Hadley
    May 20, 2013 / 11:19 pm

    I would order invites for my wedding!

  72. Kristen Hadley
    May 20, 2013 / 11:20 pm

    I like you on facebook!

  73. Kristen Hadley
    May 20, 2013 / 11:20 pm

    I follow you on twitter!

  74. Kristen Hadley
    May 20, 2013 / 11:21 pm

    I follow Minted on twitter!

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