Bridget’s Birthday Bash { review and giveaway}

Disclosure: This post is part of my week of giveaways.
I did not receive any compensation for this post.
The opinions below are pure Bridget and I am happy to have the chance to introduce you to one of my favorite companies,
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I take lots of pictures. Lots of them. Sometimes I use my ‘big girl’ camera to take nice pictures, and when I do I use a professional printer. But I sometimes still just take snapshots of my kids and I like to print those at They have reasonable prices (not much  more than the big box store near you) and the quality is noticeably better. Sharper, cleaner, brighter, and not green-tinted. (Why are the ones from big box stores always greenish, anyway)? But even just taking snapshots with my ‘big girl’ camera can be impractical, and for the day-to-day operations of our house I find myself relying a lot on my iPhone. Imagine how excited I was to find out that mpix had a new TapToPrint app that would allow me to order photos right from my phone! The app is super easy to use. It doesn’t have a lot of bells and whistles, but I think that’s a good thing! Upload your image and zoom in if you need to, choose what size,  and decide if you want color or black and white. Then you’re ready to go! The only downside I’ve found to the app is that you can’t use discount codes yet. I’m hopeful that they’ll make that available in upcoming updates, because then this app would be perfect!

Before I found the square prints at mpix, I had to go to a lot of trouble to print my Instagram pictures. I had to either put several on one 8×10 sheet in photoshop and print those full sheets or move the images over individually to 4×6 or 5×7 and leave a white space to the side that I had to trim off by hand once they were printed. I rarely went to that trouble, so I rarely bothered to print any of my square iPhone photos. And often when I did print them, I’d be disappointed in the quality after all that work. But with mpix, I’ve been very pleased with both the easy of ordering and the quality of the prints. A few of them are grainy, but that’s because they were grainy when I took them. For most of them, you can’t even tell if they were taken with a phone or a point & shoot camera.

The last time I ordered, I decided to test the limits of iPhone prints. I ordered a few larger sized prints (8×8, 10×10, 12×12, and 20×20) and I was thrilled with the results. Can I tell that they weren’t high-resolution images? Yes. But is the quality still outstanding? Very much so. It’s hard to really tell here, but look at how these turned out. That bottom image is a 20×20 print. (I did not lay all the prints out on top of my sleeping baby for a size comparison like Marshall thought I did when he first saw the picture on the left. Haha!)

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That’s what a 20×20 iphone print looks like hanging above a little kid bed. I’m still trying to decide what to put around it. I’m thinking an oversized frame with a little space around it like my friend Kat did at her house. But that’s beside the point. Look at how clear that is. And I took it with an iPhone!.


I say all that to say this: I love mpix and I want you to love them, too!  I have two $25 gift codes for a couple of my readers and a 25% off (prints only) discount code for everyone! There are several ways to enter and you can see that below. If you want to go ahead and get 25% of your prints just use the code IVEY2513 between now and June 26th!

You’ll have 5 possible ways to enter, but you must do the first one for the others to count. Each entry must be in a separate comment. The giveaway will run until 11:59pm EST on June 30th.

Mandatory Entry:

  • To enter you must leave one comment (not on Facebook but in the comment section below) letting me know which camera you use most often: a real camera or your phone.

Additional Entries (must be entered separately to count):

Winners will be chosen using and will be notified by email. If winner does not respond within 24 hours, a new winner will be chosen.

64 Responses to Bridget’s Birthday Bash { review and giveaway}
  1. LeAnn
    June 24, 2013 | 7:44 am

    I love mpix too! I just placed an order with them this morning! I use my camera phone way more often than my regular one. It’s just the one that’s always with me!

  2. LeAnn
    June 24, 2013 | 7:45 am

    Followed mpix on pinterest, too!

  3. LeAnn
    June 24, 2013 | 7:46 am

    liked them on Facebook!

  4. Natalie
    June 24, 2013 | 8:27 am

    I use my iPhone mostly for everyday shots because it is so convenient. I already follow mpix on facebook and pinterest and I order all my picture prints through them as well as invitations/cards. I love that they have a DIY option for invitations 🙂

  5. Lyn
    June 24, 2013 | 8:32 am

    I don’t use either camera enough. But I definitely use my phone camera more. It is crazy how good the pictures can be with your phone. Anyone remember when phones were just for calling people or when the cordless phone was the best thing around?!

  6. Kim
    June 24, 2013 | 8:35 am

    I use my iPhone almost exclusively. I don’t own a great camera, just a point and shoot, so I find this does just as good a job. 🙂

    Btw, I LOVE mpix! I used them to get our pictures printed that we had professionally taken. The quality was OUTSTANDING!

  7. Kim
    June 24, 2013 | 8:37 am
  8. Kim
    June 24, 2013 | 8:37 am

    Liked mpix on FB

  9. Kim
    June 24, 2013 | 8:38 am

    Following on Twitter.

  10. Kim
    June 24, 2013 | 8:38 am

    Following on Pinterest.

  11. Piper on the Mountain
    June 24, 2013 | 8:39 am

    I mostly use my iPhone camera these days, just cause it’s so easy and fun and also GOOD 🙂 I’m itching to print off a big batch of my instagrams.

    I’ll follow you just about anywhere. xo

  12. Leslie
    June 24, 2013 | 8:41 am

    I always use my iPhone! My big girl camera isn’t easy to carry at all!!

  13. Leslie
    June 24, 2013 | 8:41 am

    Following on Pinterest!!!

  14. Leslie
    June 24, 2013 | 8:42 am

    Liked them on Facebook!! 🙂 thanks!!

  15. Erin
    June 24, 2013 | 8:52 am

    I need to use my Nikon more, but I’m guilty of the ease of my iPhone. Love mpix! It’s my favorite photo printing site.

  16. Nichole
    June 24, 2013 | 9:14 am

    I use my phone and my camera about equally, I think, but I hardly ever print any pictures at all!

  17. Stscey
    June 24, 2013 | 9:44 am

    Shared on FB and pintrest. Would love to get this for my birthday Friday using one of my daughters pictures she took in photography class.

  18. Kimberly Monroe
    June 24, 2013 | 10:33 am

    I use my phone to take pictures because I don’t have a digital camera. I know…sad.

  19. Kimberly Monroe
    June 24, 2013 | 10:42 am

    I liked “Mpix” on Facebook!

  20. Kimberly Monroe
    June 24, 2013 | 10:44 am

    I am now following Mpix on Twitter!

  21. Kimberly Monroe
    June 24, 2013 | 10:49 am

    Following Mpix on Pinterest!

  22. Traci
    June 24, 2013 | 10:49 am

    Most pictures I take are with my phone, however, I am not very good at having them printed. This mpix sounds like it is the answer for me.

  23. Liz Sanders
    June 24, 2013 | 10:54 am

    I think I use my iPhone camera the most. My DSLR is a lot to carry around and my iPhone is always with me, it’s easy to pull out and snap a picture without too much though

  24. Liz Sanders
    June 24, 2013 | 10:54 am

    I like Mpix on Facebook!

  25. Liz Sanders
    June 24, 2013 | 10:59 am

    Followed on pinterest!

  26. Liz Sanders
    June 24, 2013 | 11:02 am

    Followed them on Twitter!

  27. Donyale
    June 24, 2013 | 11:23 am

    I LOVE Mpix! (just not the s&h) Not really a requirement for this entry but just saying. I’m usually with a real camera because sometimes I forget I have an iphone.

  28. Nicole Land
    June 24, 2013 | 11:23 am

    I tend to use my iPhone because its always with me and much more convenient to carry around.

  29. Dawn Corrigan
    June 24, 2013 | 11:30 am

    I probably use my phone and real camera equally. I take my camera when I know I will be needing it but use my phone for those spur of the moment shots. I have never printed pictures from my phone because I wasn’t sure of the quality I would get. Your photos look great! Thanks for sharing.

  30. Dawn Corrigan
    June 24, 2013 | 11:32 am

    Liked on Facebook

  31. Nicole Land
    June 24, 2013 | 11:34 am
  32. Nicole Land
    June 24, 2013 | 11:35 am

    I liked on facebook

  33. Nicole Land
    June 24, 2013 | 11:35 am

    I followed on twitter

  34. Nicole Land
    June 24, 2013 | 11:35 am

    I followed on Pinterest

  35. Dawn Corrigan
    June 24, 2013 | 11:37 am

    Followed on Pinterest

  36. LeAnn
    June 24, 2013 | 12:24 pm

    I’m following Mpix on twitter!

  37. Krista
    June 24, 2013 | 1:18 pm

    I do not have an iphone so I use my DSLR. 🙂 And I LOVE mpix for their quality of photos!!!
    PS. Piper sent me! 😉

  38. Krista
    June 24, 2013 | 1:19 pm

    Already like them on FB!

  39. Krista
    June 24, 2013 | 1:19 pm

    Already follow them on twitter!

  40. punkinmama
    June 24, 2013 | 2:31 pm

    I definitely use my iPhone camera the most. It’s so easy & it’s always with me. I’ve been looking for the best place to have my instagram pics printed, so I’m definitely going to check mpix out!

  41. punkinmama
    June 24, 2013 | 2:32 pm

    I follow mpix on pinterest.

  42. punkinmama
    June 24, 2013 | 2:33 pm

    I followed mpix on twitter.

  43. Monica Ling
    June 24, 2013 | 7:15 pm

    I have a nice Nikon that I love to use but find myself using my cell the most.

  44. Monica Ling
    June 24, 2013 | 7:18 pm

    I have a nice Nikon camera that I love to use but I find myself using my cell most often.

  45. Monica Ling
    June 24, 2013 | 7:21 pm

    Liked it on FB!

  46. Rachael Mercer
    June 25, 2013 | 6:12 pm

    I use my iPhone now that I have one. Up till November I was a Kodak digital point and shoot girl….but apple changes everything, apparently!

  47. Rachael Mercer
    June 25, 2013 | 6:14 pm

    I liked mpix on FB.

  48. Rachael Mercer
    June 25, 2013 | 6:15 pm

    I followed them on Twitter!

  49. Hope Wood
    June 27, 2013 | 1:09 pm

    Sadly, I now rely on my phone for most pictures. It is much nicer than my “real” camera.

  50. Raegan Bessent
    June 28, 2013 | 10:05 am

    I love this bed and room. I have a 3 YR. old lil’girl,and a 7 YR. old lil’ boy we all three sleep in a king size bed “if that is what u call it” lol very crowed to say the least. I am looking for a change.. Please help….I am requesting this because,of the give away.. And God knows we need it..If not thats ok ,he will provide..In the Holy name of Jesus. RAEGAN BESSENT 10704 OLD KINGS RD.NORTH,jACKSONVILLE, fL .32219-2043…IF U KNOW BILL AND TRACI SHEFFIELD OR OR LESLIE,MY MAMA IS BILL’S SISTER..F.Y.I.THANKS AND GOD BLESS

  51. Jennifer Sark
    June 29, 2013 | 10:57 am

    I use my real camera the most. But, my phone is close behind it!

  52. Jennifer Sark
    June 29, 2013 | 11:03 am

    I liked them on FB.

  53. Jennifer Sark
    June 29, 2013 | 11:03 am

    I’m following them on pinterest.

  54. Mitzi Folendore
    June 29, 2013 | 11:22 am

    I use my big camera for everything since I do not use the “smart” features on my phone.

  55. Hope Wood
    June 29, 2013 | 6:37 pm

    Liked on FB!

  56. Hope Wood
    June 29, 2013 | 6:39 pm

    Following on Pintrest

  57. Melissa
    June 30, 2013 | 9:13 pm

    This sounds like something I could use!

  58. Laura
    June 30, 2013 | 9:18 pm

    Liked them on Facebook, following on Pinterest, trying to do the others. I am technologically inept.

  59. Allison
    June 30, 2013 | 9:20 pm

    I almost always use my phone these days(S3).

  60. Allison
    June 30, 2013 | 9:33 pm

    Liked on Facebook 🙂

  61. Allison
    June 30, 2013 | 9:33 pm

    Followed on Pinterest