Minted Winner and My Final Card Choice!

MIN-X0M-HYC-001ACHRISTMAS_C_PDSo excited for my cards this year using this Holiday Floral choice with scalloped edges!  EEK!  Thanks so much for your help everyone!

Congratulations to the winner of $100 to spend at Minted!  DON’T FORGET to use their 15% off coupon expiring today or check back for other offers after today.  I’m off to order mine right now!

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My Christmas Cards with Minted!

MIN-6R6-HYC-001OCHRISTMAS_A_PD1. It’s a Wonderful Life

You guys, have you ordered your Christmas cards yet?  Yeah, me neither. I am getting really close to pressing the order button but I need your advice.  I totally can’t decide which style I like?!

I have been a customer of Minted for almost a year now.  I started with my business cards which you can see here on Ez’s blog Creature Comforts (2nd picture down).  In the summer, I used their party decorations which arrived in a sleek and lovely box to make this tea party for my daughter Faith. I truly love Minted as a regular person shopping for good products.  I feel so blessed to get to work with them as a blogger.  A dream.

So, when I was planning Christmas cards, I immediately thought about them.  I’ve designed my own the last few years but that Kinkos scene a few times in one week with 3 kids got old reaaaaallly fast.  I knew this year I wanted to just order them and have our nice mailman, Juan, deliver them with a smile.

My favorite features:

Scalloped edges. Are you kidding me?

Gold pressed foil. Yes.

Thick Recycled Paper.  Win for trees. Win for me.

Cards shaped as ornaments for long-term saving? Ideal.

So, which ones are your favorites?!  I REALLY need help deciding…

MIN-X0M-HYC-001ACHRISTMAS_C_PD2. Holiday Floral

MIN-X0U-HYC-003_A_PD3. Peace Botanical

MIN-IJ1-HFS-001_A_PD4. Joy

MIN-X29-HYC-001DHOLIDAY_A_PD5. Scalloped Cheer


MIN-X3V-HYC-001NHOLIDAY_A_PD7. Modern Peace

MIN-IM0-HFS-001_A_PD8. Chevron Gold

Ok, so while you go check out my favorites…PICK SOME FOR YOURSELF because…

Minted is giving one of you guys $100 towards Christmas cards!!!  Are you kidding me?!


Giveaway starts 11/20/13 at 7pm and ends 11/27/13 at 7pm (next Wednesday night!).  Winner announced PROMPTLY on 11/29/13 so you can order your Christmas cards IMMEDIATELY. ;)

The gift money will be good until 1/1/14.

Yay! Go enter NOW!!!


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The opinions in this post about Minted are my own.  I was supplied Christmas cards in exchange for my opinion but we all know I would have ordered them anyway because Minted is awesome.

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Anne with an E


Anne: I’ve always imagined that my name was Cordelia – at least, I always have of late years. When I was young I used to imagine it was Geraldine, but I like Cordelia better now. But if you call me Anne, please call me Anne spelled with an e.
Marilla: What difference does it make how it’s spelled?
Anne: Oh, it makes such a difference. It looks so much nicer. When you hear a name pronounced can’t you always see it in your mind, just as if it was printed out? I can; and A-N-N looks dreadful, but A-N-N-E looks so much more distinguished. If you’ll only call me Anne spelled with an e I shall try to reconcile myself to not being called Cordelia.
From “Anne of Green Gables

Travel: Calico Ghost Town

calicoghosttownOn our way to Las Vegas this summer and before our stop at Red Rocks, we got to stop at this super fun and well-preserved little town called the Calico Ghost Town.  This quaint little place is full of original Gold Rush era buildings, surrounded by well-designed newer buildings which blend in so well.

Another bonus of this little town’s location is the geology of the surrounding area.  The rock formations are incredible.  My kids always love seeing the mountains that look just like Radiator Springs.  It is off Route 66 after-all.  You’ll feel like Mater could totally drive by at any second.

One of our favorite buildings was the school-house.  Faith had a fun time picturing the way Laura and Mary (from “Little House on the Prairie”) would have gone to school.  So interesting that a whole public school class of today wouldn’t fit in the schoolhouse.  SO crazy.

The little shops had your typical “Old West” souvenirs like wooden rubber band guns, local rocks and gems, harmonicas, and Route 66 patches.  The “Saloon” had lots of fun options, including some very cute bottles of natural cream soda.  The food wasn’t bad…for being in the middle of nowhere. However, the restaurants there will never be in Sunset Magazine for “Top 10 food stops on Route 66”.  Just sayin’.

I highly recommend this Route 66 stopover!  It’s in the middle of nowhere, but where else were you gonna hang out for a bit anyway…the car?  A gas station?  You won’t regret this little stop. Do it!

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New Headshots from LimeLife Photography!

Limelife Photography_Bonnie-4I’m so thrilled that Becky of LimeLife Photography offered to take new headshots of me!  I would never have sought someone out to do this because I don’t, by nature, take a lot of pictures of myself.  However, recently, I’ve been asked to do a lot of interviews for different blogs and companies so I really do need to have some more recent photos. Becky did a great job working with this girl who’s more comfortable behind the camera! ;)

LimeLife Photography is an amazing husband and wife duo based here in San Diego.  They are adorable, funny, and know how to do their job right.  Be sure to check out a sampling of their work here.  The holidays are approaching, so if you are in need of a great Christmas card photographer, call them!  I’ve also seen them travel into the LA area for weddings and special events!

Thanks, Becky!

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