Friday, August 12, 2011

Almost forgot to tell you guys about Mixbook!!

In a couple months I will be doing my very first review/giveaway. I decided from the start that I would be pretty selective about which of these I would accept. I've gotten a few offers but I wanted to make sure that any product I decide to promote is one that I am actually happy with, a company that I like and most importantly a product that I think is relevant to this blog (so you won't see me talking about expensive vacations or home mortgages anytime soon!) I have no interest in becoming a 'giveaway blog' (not that I have any issue with them, I've entered quite a few giveaways myself!) It just isn't what I had in mind when I started and I doubt I have the stamina to keep up with all of that promoting!

So, why Mixbook?!
Well, first of all, from what I've seen their site looks super easy to navigate. The designs are beautiful and the prices seem super reasonable. I also love photography and I believe that looking at a photo on a computer will never compare to holding it in your hands or seeing it on a wall.

***UPDATE*** This promotion is now expired, but you can get 20% off of any order with the code: MSNGLSMX 

Why in a few months and not now?
Well, here's the incredible thing: I was offered a chance to design a photobook for the review which I was excited about and when I got to designing it I saw all these cute year books and birthday books. I thought, What an amazing idea for Aura's 1st birthday!!!
Problem? Her birthday isn't until November 30th!
Well, the folks at Mixbook were awesome and understanding, so they extended the offer until after her birthday! Score points for them already and I haven't even designed the book yet! Amazing service and the people I've talked to are all super nice.

***UPDATE*** This promotion is now expired, but you can get 20% off of any order with the code: MSNGLSMX 

The reason I'm telling you now instead of waiting until after I make my book to review??
Simple, I got an email today saying that THIS WEEK ONLY  they would be having a 50% off SALE on my favorite size (the 11x14 landscape)!!!! There are savings across the board, but obviously 50% is a great deal!

The fine print?:
Deal: Save up to 50% on all Photo Books
Code: BK50MX
Valid: August 11th, 2011 - August 18th, 2011
Restrictions: Shipping not included. Does not apply to previous orders and can not be combined with any other discounts, Groupon or voucher codes.

That's it... no catch! Just enter the code when you checkout and pay regular shipping/handling and you get your 11x14 landscape book for half off! Not bad huh? I think these would make amazing birthday books (obviously) or also birth story books, holiday stories... anything really. With super simple templates the possibilities are endless. Go check them out and get creative!

***UPDATE*** This promotion is now expired, but you can get 20% off of any order with the code: MSNGLSMX 

Be sure to check back in December to see the book I'm making all about Aurora's first year. I'm so excited for it!
With that, I'm off to go enjoy some sunshine.
Have a great day!

***UPDATE*** This promotion is now expired, but you can get 20% off of any order with the code: MSNGLSMX 


rachiecakes said...

love this idea!
I will definitely be doing a baby book when the little fella arrives. Few of my friends have mentioned that they did pregnancy books/journals - whoops! guess I'm a little late on that...
I love photobooks and I sure love good deals! :)

Des said...

Oh! Thanks for visiting. I'll wait for your review and giveaway on this. I hope your giveaway will include a free shipping. :)Best Regards! :)

MsAngelStarr said...

Des: I actually have to check on that! I assume it does though... I'll obviously let everyone know if there will be any cost associated, I may even pick up the shipping myself!

Rachel: I did very little writing/blogging while I was pregnant. Everything is so new and exciting (and nerveracking) it's pretty easy to let the time slip by!
It's not too late for a birth story book though!

Small Kucing said...

I did one for my son from newborn to 1 year old. Very nicely bound. Love it

Jennifer said...

Thanks for the tip. I've been trying to figure out who to use to make my boy's 1st year book. I'll have to try out Mixbook again! Their stuff looks really cute!

Thanks for visiting me at Imitation by Design too! =)

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