Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Minted.com Review and Giveaway

I am far from an interior decorator, but I do enjoy adorning my walls with travel memories. My dining room features a canvas print of this picture. My living room is decked out in photos I have taken on various trips to Europe. My hallway has black and white prints from Paris. When we decorated Big Arrow's big boy room, we chose airplanes as a theme. We use a blanket my husband got in India as our bedspread. I love to be inspired by and reminded of travel adventures all over my home.

Because of our upcoming move to England, one of my goals for 2013 has been to be braver. I know this experience will force me out of my comfort zone in so many ways. But I want to embrace the experience with open arms. When else in our lives will we have this chance? One way to encourage this is to, once again, surround myself with positive messages.

So when minted.com (you might know the site as a popular place for wedding invitations) contacted me to host a review and giveaway, the first thing I did was type "travel" into their search feature. When this print popped up, I knew it had to be the first thing to hang on the walls of our new home in England:




It says, "Make Voyages!" How appropriate for the 3 years we have ahead as a family.

Besides the print itself, which I love, a few other things that I think are great about minted.com:
  • Fabulous designs. The site allows designers from all over the world to submit their best work, and then brings those designs to us, the consumers. I fall in love with just about everything I see on the site.
  • Easy to navigate site. I sometimes get a bit lost on Etsy (which I also love), but minted.com will direct you right to your area of interest. And the search feature is great if you just want to be inspired by a particular topic.
  • Variety. They've got everything from stationary to invitations to wall hangings to party decorations. If it's made of paper, they probably sell it.
  • Size options. If you choose a wall hanging like I did, when selecting a size, they show you someone holding it in each of the sizes. I need visuals like that!

One thing to consider:
  • Price. You could likely find wall hangings, invitations, etc. for far cheaper online. But the quality is top-notch, and I love supporting these artists and their beautiful designs. I consider a piece like this to be an investment, and something that will hang on my walls for years to come.
Interested in checking minted.com out for yourself? I would love for you to win a $50 gift certificate to the site, to use on whatever you'd like. Just leave a comment with what you would use the certificate to purchase. (For example, I'd love to get some of their change of address cards once we're settled in our new home.) Need some ideas? Check out their inspiration boards.

You can enter daily! (Either pick other things you'd buy or stick with your favorite, but be sure to leave a new comment each day.) I'll select a winner on Friday, April 12 at 9 p.m. EST.

Disclosure: Thank you to minted.com for providing me with a gift certificate to purchase the print for this review, as well as a gift certificate for one of my readers. All opinions are my own.

52 comments:

  1. Ok, first choice is Orangerie for my breakfast nook! (Hard to choose, so many great prints!)

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  2. Oh I like so many of those art prints. The maps are great but so is the print of vintage books!

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  3. I like the art prints of numbers 1-10 in Spanish! How fun for our playroom!

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  4. I would like some decent return address labels

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  5. I would love to stock up on some skinnywrap address labels! Adorable!

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  6. Can really enter daily?? Ok, I likethe heirloom pear print, too!

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  7. OK, so I'm now thinking fancy holiday cards! OR biz cards. Too hard to decide!!!

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  8. I would LOVE to get the Zoo Menagerie party d├ęcor for Danny's first birthday!

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  9. I'd purchase baby shower invites :)
    alaine74014 at gmail dot com

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  10. I would pick the yellow thank yous!

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  11. I love the super hero party decorations!

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  12. I've love some new stationary :)
    alaine74014 at gmail dot com

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  13. I liked the "soul mates" picture because it just reminded me of my husband and I after 37 years of marriage - and we love bike riding! (z.e.w.)

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  14. Keep forgetting that we can enter daily!! Would love some new artwork that would inspire a living room makeover ;)

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  15. I'd love address labels!
    alaine74014 at gmail dot com

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  16. I'd get the "POPPY TALK" personalized stationary for my sister who is a paper connoisseur!
    (z.e.w.)

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  19. I would love to win this for my wedding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  20. That's cool for a giveaway! looks very English, so I guess you found the perfect thing hang on the wall!

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  21. Up up and away balloon decor is adorable!

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  23. Pastime Print would be cute to personalize for Danny's room.

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  25. I'd love personalized stationary :)
    alaine74014 at gmail dot com

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  26. Ice cream monogram...it's on Amber Wallace!

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  27. Nature's Confetti.....like Donkey Kong Malorie!

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  28. Circle Dot Children's Stationary :)

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  29. I need some art for the girls!

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  30. Rooftops of Paris :)

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  31. Birthday party invites are superb
    www.endlesshome.com

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  32. Ooh the journals are pretty cute, too.

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  33. I would love those fall carving wedding invites!

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  34. Any of the cute kids stationary...will have another pen pal to add to the list soon <3

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  35. Aww Amber, that is a good idea.

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  36. Would love to win for my wedding.

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  37. http://www.minted.com/product/wedding-invitations/MIN-7Y0-INV/white-shadows

    want these wedding invites!!

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  38. I love the fall carving invites. :)

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  39. Love this giveaway, so much fun stuff!

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  40. Unique Fishy kids print :)

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  41. Unique Fishy kids print!

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  42. I would love the Elegampersand art print. I have a wall in need of some decoration, and I've got a thing for ampersands. Thanks for doing the giveaway!

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  43. I need an owl. Love the owls.

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