The Giveaway is now closed! A winner has been selected and emailed. They have 72 hours to respond or another winner will be selected. Thank you all who entered! And I hope you love Minted.com’s website!
Hugs and cupcakes to all!
Hey Chitlins. I promise to have food for you next week. I’m sorry I’ve been such a delinquent. I’d like to say I’m working on something really special, but really I’ve just been decorating cookies and eating them because they’re not pretty enough to show you. Needless to say my diet’s gone to shit. Hey, never trust a skinny baker, amirite? And now for something completely different. If you know me in real life you’ll know I’m a bit of a nut for home decorating. That’s not saying my home is impeccably decorated, because it certainly isn’t, but I do have grand aspirations. Champagne taste on a beer budget, and all that. But when I was a little kid I was dead set on becoming an interior designer. My parents even bought me this pseudo-professional software and I mocked up an infinite number of rooms in an infinite number of dream homes. It was heaven. I’m an avid follower of A Beautiful Mess, Apartment Therapy, and Design*Sponge and have been planning and slowly accumulating pictures for a gallery wall in our new apartment. I think I finally have enough pieces to really convince The BF that we can pull it off. And a lot of that is thanks to Minted. If you don’t know Minted it’s a great little online design shop that has everything from fabulous handcrafted stationary to cute party supplies to an amazing selection of framed and un-framed prints. Here’s how I like to think of it – it’s like if A Beautiful Mess curated together the best of etsy for you, weeded out all the weird cat-hair ornament making crafters and left you with an impeccably curated selection of beautiful design. So basically I freaked out when Minted reached out to me and asked if I’d review their site for them. I may have responded at warp speed to their emails. I may have included more than two (ok more than five) exclamation points in a single response. If you know me, exclamation points are reserved for anything to do with cookies and flamingos. Maybe donuts. But seriously, their site is eye candy and I was so thrilled to help them out. In an effort to try and get a look at a bunch of their shop’s offerings I ordered this amazeballs New York print (representin’ what-what!), stripey straws (because you can never have too many), and these super cute Cheers! flags for making life happy. It was a breeze to order from them, and here’s my favorite part: I ordered all this stuff right before that monster snow storm that struck the East coast. All my stuff was delivered from San Francisco, without an issue. I don’t know if that’s because they’re special magic elves or what but I was pretty damn stoked. Know what else I was stoked about? All the prints come in two options – framed or unframed in at least 6 different sizes, multiple color choices, and multiple frame choices. Which means that I didn’t have to order a separate frame, remember to flatten my new purchased print, fight with the frame to get it in correctly, and figure out the hanging hardware. It was all done for me. I may be a design-lover, but I am kinda lazy when it comes to my decor. If I can’t hang it right away, it’s sitting on the floor for a year. Anyhoodle. I’m obviously enjoying the print, I really think it brought that last little touch to the collection we’re going to hang (hopefully soon!) and I promise to post pictures when I do. Also, I have to restrain myself from not putting those little cheers flags on all my straws and using it to drink every.thing. Ugh, too presh for words. But enough about my raving, I have a surprise for you! Minted has offered to give one of my readers a $40 credit! Isn’t that exciting! All you have to do is go to their art prints and tell me in the comments what print you would buy. Want extra entries? Who doesn’t? Here’s how! Tweet the following: “I just entered to win a $40 credit to @Minted at @toastedsprinkle http://wp.me/p1KCyI-vz ” and leave a separate comment that you did. Like my facebook page and share this post , and leave a separate comment here saying you did (or that you already like the page and shared this). Pin something from the Minted site that you like, linking to me (@toastedsprinkle) and, you guessed it, leave a separate comment here! Grand total of possible entries: 4 Raffle is open for two weeks, and will close at midnight EST Thursday March 13th. I’ll use a random number generator to determine the winner. Just make sure you leave a valid email address so I can contact you with your credit code!