Paper Addict for Life {Minted Review and Giveaway}

When I got married 12 years ago I remember making a special trip to the wedding and stationary store. The girl working the counter asked me a few questions about what I liked and then said, “I think you’d probably like this company. Or maybe this one. Or this one.” And with each one she mentioned, she handed me another ginormous binder of options. I could hardly see her over the stack of books but she helped me find a spot and my mom and I started looking. I’m a picky person, but I’m not a very patient one. After a few minutes of searching I was over the whole process. My mom saw one that was white with silver embossed daisies. I liked daisies. I liked silver. SOLD! Now let’s go eat lunch. Compare that to my friend who got married a few months ago. She sat wearing pjs in the comfort of her house at midnight when she ordered her invitations. She could easily click back and forth between her favorites and email her husband-to-be with options. She proofed it right then and there and it was at her house the next week. Mine took something like 6 weeks to get to me. Did you know that with Minted, you can get your invitations in 5-7 days?

And they don’t stop there. Minted has something for every stage and age. After you get married, you may need baby announcements. Minted has some lovely clean and simple options and this telegram one? LOVE! And get this? They offer FREE recipient address printing so tired moms and dads don’t have to worry about writing 400 addresses!

They have birthday party invitations and decor. They have art prints for your walls. They have stationary for all ages and styles. They have graduation announcements and moving announcements. They really are a one stop shop for all your stationary needs plus they have tons of pretty things for your house. Just look at these super cool family tree prints.

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But the thing I love the most? The journals! I’m a journal girl. (You’re shocked, right?) And they have a huge assortment.

Wedding journals. I really wish I’d had one of these. Think of all I’ve forgotten since then!

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Baby journals. To jot down all those sweet little moments.
(You think you’ll remember them, but you won’t).
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Kid journals. For you to write down all the funny things your kids say or for your kid to start his or her own journal.
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That’d be perfect for keeping those writing skills sharp over the summer!
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When I was 16, my grandmother took me on a trip to Europe – just the two of us. She loved to travel and always bought a new travel journal for each trip. She made me keep one the whole time we were gone and I thought it was ridiculous back then, but I am certainly glad to have it now. Look at these cool travel-inspired journals.

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They even have the option for lined, plain, or graph paper.
I’m a lined paper girl for writing, but I love plain paper for doodles. And I do love to doodle.

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Okay, so who wants to buy me one of each?

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minted_cerulean blooms minted_blue bird

It’d be easy for one of you because I’m giving away a $50 credit to Minted! 🙂
Entry is easy. Leave one comment here about your favorite Minted product.
One entry per person. Entries accepted until 11:59 EST on May 15th.
The winner – who will be picked at random – will be notified by email, so make sure you leave a correct address!

**COMMENTS NOW CLOSED. Winner has been chosen and notified.**


36 Responses to Paper Addict for Life {Minted Review and Giveaway}
  1. Melissa Brown
    May 9, 2013 | 12:49 am

    I love the kids journals to keep up with all the funny things they do or say. What a great idea! I know I’ve already forgotten so many of them by not taking the time to write it down. With a cute journal, I’d be much more likely to do it!

  2. Kimberly
    May 9, 2013 | 3:56 am

    Love the journals (the “organization is sexy” one made me laugh!) but also love the “we’ve got our hands full” octopus bday invites, ant the other invites- I’ve got those on the brain right now!

  3. Lyn
    May 9, 2013 | 6:39 am

    I love nice stationary and Minted is one of the cooler places to get something a little different. Love the family tree prints.

  4. Piper
    May 9, 2013 | 8:50 am

    I want them ALL. One of each? No, eight of each.

    I love your sweet face. xo

  5. Nichole
    May 9, 2013 | 9:18 am

    I love the journals! I try to keep a small notebook in my purse for jotting things down, but a personalized journal would be so much classier.

  6. Erin Brown
    May 9, 2013 | 9:58 am

    I love the family tree print and I just love paper too!

  7. Susan
    May 9, 2013 | 10:30 am

    First, let me say that I remember opening those silver daisy wedding invitations, and thinking, “oh, how sweet! I love these!” 🙂

    I’ve heard many people talking about minted, but I’ve never checked it out. You have inspired me with this post, though! I, too, kept a travel journal while in Israel, and I still love to get it out. I would so order one of those for my kids to do the same thing as we travel! I could also really get into looking a party invitations and such…oh, now I’m excited about all of this!

    Thanks for the post! (Oh, and that pic of Luke is precious, I can’t wait to see more.)

  8. Traci
    May 9, 2013 | 10:36 am

    I do love paper..I kept a journal when I did my daughter’s wedding and I still look at it occasionally. It has addresses, to do lists, etc. I have not journaled for myself, but think I will start …today!

  9. LeAnn
    May 9, 2013 | 11:28 am

    I love all of them! The kid journals are the best…. but then I just love journals to keep records of my thoughts, prayers, etc. Always in search of a great journal for myself too!

  10. Donyale
    May 9, 2013 | 1:42 pm

    Umm…all of their stuff is FANTASTIC. But I LOVE the wrap-around address labels…Genius.

  11. CathyMartin
    May 9, 2013 | 4:36 pm

    I remember that day we looked at a bazillion invitations! I loved spending all that time with you though:) I would not be awake now at midnight to help you click, click, click on the computer:) But, I would love to have a journal. I promised myself recently after reading a book you gave me on the kindle, that I need to write down “grace moments” every day so I can look back and remember how good life really is! SO, I really want a pretty personalized journal to start this endeavor.

  12. Jennifer Sark
    May 10, 2013 | 10:06 am

    How can you pick one thing? I love all of the art work. Especially the family trees.

  13. Just Shireen
    May 10, 2013 | 10:54 am

    Oh, those journals. Easily those journals. I’m a bit of a journal hoarder. There is nothing that beats putting pen to paper.

  14. Maura
    May 10, 2013 | 8:01 pm

    Oh Minted, what a wonderful place! If I won, I’d have to get one of those journals for me (the scrumptious one, I think), one for my SIL (she’s a paper freak, too, and loves this site) and one for Ms. Bridget (because she asked so nicely above!). 🙂

  15. Heather @Domestic Extraordinaire
    May 11, 2013 | 8:31 am

    I LOVE journals. I think I would pick one where I could doodle because everything in life is better with Doodles. I may or may not have a shopping cart of stuff waiting for me at minted.

  16. Sydney D
    May 12, 2013 | 12:01 am

    I personally love all the journals they have. I also love how they are customizable, as you can put your name on it, customize the inside cover. It’s pretty awesome 🙂

  17. Andrea
    May 12, 2013 | 12:08 am

    I love the journals the best, but not sure what I would choose if I was lucky enough to win. Thanks for the chance.

  18. duk
    May 12, 2013 | 3:33 am

    LOVE the customizable journals. so profesh!

  19. mimi
    May 12, 2013 | 3:34 am

    the typography prints are cool, especially the courage one

  20. elizabeth c
    May 12, 2013 | 3:36 am

    i would use it to help pay for my wedding invitations!

  21. Maxwell
    May 12, 2013 | 3:39 am

    i would get the colorful address labels! what a fun way to spruce up a letter

  22. josh
    May 12, 2013 | 3:39 am

    Thank you notes.

  23. Liz
    May 12, 2013 | 3:42 am

    It’s so hard to choose but i’d either get photo cards or photo calendars.

  24. faye yu
    May 12, 2013 | 3:46 am

    would love to win this for my friend who is planning a wedding! could use it on so many things: menus, place cards, save the dates, etc!

  25. James
    May 12, 2013 | 3:49 am

    I would save this up for the holidays and use it to send out holiday cards

  26. Carol
    May 13, 2013 | 4:24 pm

    A personalized journal would be awesome. Love all your posts, Bridget! You are very, very good at what you do!

  27. Sherry Lykins
    May 14, 2013 | 12:13 pm

    I like the bunting!!

  28. Heidi
    May 14, 2013 | 11:29 pm

    I’m loving their business card designs! My favorites are “A Bold Impression” and “Ladylike”.

  29. Sherry Carr-Smith
    May 15, 2013 | 10:29 am

    I love the journals and the educational art! I want a big ol’ map for the boys’ room!

  30. Melissa McIntyre
    May 15, 2013 | 11:36 am

    I wish I was a journal girl – my mom is I didn’t get the gene. But I can handle shorter so I love personalized thank you notes. I want my kids to still write thank yous on paper 🙂

  31. punkinmama
    May 15, 2013 | 2:20 pm

    Oh man, it’s hard to pick a favorite! But I love the idea of the journal to record all the funny things your kids say. I really need to do a better job of documenting those things!

  32. Blythe
    May 15, 2013 | 3:41 pm

    I am in the market for save-the-date cards and wedding invitations, so that’s where I’m spending my browsing time lately. But, I love their personalized stationary, too! Thank you for the chance to win!

  33. Blythe
    May 15, 2013 | 3:42 pm

    I am in the market for save-the-date cards and wedding invitations, so that’s where I’m spending my browsing time lately. But, I love their personalized stationary, too!

  34. Liz Sanders
    May 15, 2013 | 4:08 pm

    Oh I would LOVE to add the family tree ring to my picture wall! It’s adorable!

  35. hope wood
    May 15, 2013 | 9:52 pm

    I love the lined notebooks. We are earning how to write our letters this summer because neither child can get them right. It would be great to have a special notebook for that and learning cursive which my little artsy farts can’t wait to learn because it is “pretty”.

  36. Rachael Mercer
    May 15, 2013 | 9:53 pm

    I make the kiddos keep a summer journal every year. They have to write about their experiences and all the fun things we do. I would love to grab a journal for them!!