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Minted Review

If you haven’t heard of Minted, you are in for a treat.  Known for their gorgeous greeting cards, you might not have seen that they also specialize in custom wall art, gifts, and party decor.

It’s not even Halloween and I am already thinking about our holiday cards. I feel like you have to start early with these things or you will miss the boat! These are samples made with Minted Photo Christmas Cards

While perusing the Minted site, I found myself checking out more of their personalized goodies. 

I am definitely picking up some of their Skinnywrap Address Labels! It’s a creative way to dress up your return mail since the label wraps around the envelope. Genius!

If you wanted to get a jump on your holiday cards, they have a promo going on right now. Use promo code JOY2014 for 10% off holiday cards + recipient addressing! This will save you time AND make your envelopes gorgeous!

Have you ever used Minted for your holiday cards? I want to hear your experience! Leave your comments below.

This post was sponsored by Minted, but all thoughts are my own.
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DIY Halloween Costumes

My husband and I are at a standstill.

I’ll set the scene:

I want to dress up for Halloween since my company is throwing a Halloween party + a costume contest.

But…I want to make my costume. Ernie would rather buy a costume.

He thinks if I make my own costume, it wouldn’t be ‘going all out’. I think if I buy a costume, it would mean less effort was put into it.

We also cannot decide what we should be for Halloween.  He thinks super heroes, Game of Thrones characters. I think of Carl and Ellie from Up and Bert and Ernie. (Which I would be Ernie and my husband would be Bert…hilarious!)

I am thinking, go rouge and dress up for work AND have a different costume for later in the night.

DIY Halloween costume ideas that would be acceptable at work:



So this is where YOU come in. What are couple costumes that you have done in the past? I need ideas!

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October Blog Tips

Blog Tips is a monthly post brought to you by my sponsors. I asked Martha and Karissa to share with you what has helped them while blogging.

Blog + Facebook + Twitter

Martha said:

“You don’t blog for the views or the stats or the hope to get noticed. You blog because you hope that you can help just one person, by sharing your story. Whether it’s your own story, a recipe, and craft or inspiration. You blog with the hope that what you put out there will make a difference in just one person’s life. Once you understand that, you will come to love blogging.”

Blog + Facebook + Twitter

Karissa said:

“Ask for feedback for your blog whenever you can. Other people can help you see things with your blog that can be improved that you just don’t notice because it’s yours and it’s personal. I’ve gotten so many great tips from other bloggers on how to improve my site and it helps a lot.”


 

My October blog tip: stay true to yourself. If you find that you are blogging for others, it’s not going to be fun anymore. If you like writing recipe blog posts, go ahead and share that! Trust me, you will find your audience no matter what you blog about.

Got a tip? Leave it in the comments!

 

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Happy Mail Project – October Partner List

Hey everyone and happy Friday!

Here is the partner list for the October Happy Mail Project. Click here.

You must get ahold of your partner by Sunday October 12. If you do not hear from your partner, please email me at pinkonthecheek {at} gmail.com.

Requirements

GET INTO CONTACT WITH YOUR PARTNER WITHIN 2 DAYS – October 12

You must locate your partner either on email or social media. Bloggers who have not heard from their partner within 2 days will be re-matched with another blogger. Bloggers who did not respond to their partner will be dropped from future projects.

BOXES MUST BE SHIPPED BY OCTOBER 18TH

This is so they can arrive by the end of the project date (October 31st). Boxes must have a $20 minimum and include at least 4-5 items. The items must be new, unless you are making something for your partner.

INSTAGRAM YOUR HAPPY MAIL

When you receive your happy mail from your partner, take a picture and share on Instagram. The picture must be tagged to:

@pinkonthecheek and your partner + #happymailproject.

Optional Tasks

CREATE A POST FOR THE HAPPY MAIL LINKY PARTY OCTOBER 27 – 31.

This is a wonderful way to see what other partners gifted and how the project worked for them.

 

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October Happy Mail Project

With each happy mail project I have hosted, there will always be new lessons for me. For instance, this month the Happy Mail Project will run for one month only instead of the original two. I think a month is just enough time to get to know your partner and get packages in the mail. So let’s get to it because we are already 3 days into October.

This month’s theme will be HALLOWEEN!


Sign- ups

Sign ups will run October 2 – October 9.

That gives you just about 1 week to decide if you would like to join this swap.  Please fill out this form if you would like to join.

Requirements

GET INTO CONTACT WITH YOUR PARTNER WITHIN 2 DAYS OF THE PARTNER REVEAL DAY ON october 10TH

You must locate your partner either on email or social media. Bloggers who have not heard from their partner within 2 days will be re-matched with another blogger. Bloggers who did not respond to their partner will be dropped from future projects.

BOXES MUST BE SHIPPED BY october 18TH

This is so they can arrive by the end of the project date (October 31st). Boxes must have a $20 minimum and include at least 4-5 items. The items must be new, unless you are making something for your partner.

INSTAGRAM YOUR HAPPY MAIL

When you receive your happy mail from your partner, take a picture and share on Instagram. The picture must be tagged to:

@pinkonthecheek and your partner + #happymailproject.

Optional Tasks

CREATE A POST FOR THE HAPPY MAIL linky party OCTOBER 27 – 31.

This is a wonderful way to see what other partners gifted and how the project worked for them.


 

If you signed up for the August – September Happy Mail Project + made a blog post about it, leave your post below in the linky party!

Any questions about the project? Leave them in the comments and I will respond right away!

 

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