Tuesday, June 10, 2014

a giveaway // gold house paper + press...

Hey friends!

Boy do I have a fun little thing for you today. Gold House Paper + Press and I got together (figuratively) and decided to spoil the snot out of one sweet SLBS reader. We'll get to that in a second, though. 

Every so often, I like to take a day off (from everything), make a cup of tea (chai preferably), stay in my jammies (all darn day), and actually handwrite little love notes to family and friends. Sure, I keep in touch on a regular basis via emails and text messages and yeah, I know what's going on with them pretty consistently because of Facebook posts, but there's just something very "from the heart" and sweet as pie when you receive snail mail that's been sent especially for you. Right? To see their hand writing, their fun doodles, stickers, washi tape, or whatever other decorations they choose to add for you specifically...it's basically the best thing to come to one's mail box. Well other than a box full of free clothes or a zillion dollars. 

When I saw the adorable cards from Gold House Paper + Press I said to myself, "Self! Get a bunch. Like, a bunchsies. Nowsies. And catch up on all your snail mail writing. Because it's been forever ago since you did it last." Not only that, but one of my dearest friends, who lives miles and miles from me was having a birthday soon, so it seemed like the best time to make it happen, as any. 

I decided to stock up on some cute snail mail worthy cards through their shop and picked up that adorable birthday cake card, the CUTEST fawn "just because" card, and another "just because" hello greeting card. Because, you never know when you just need to tell someone, "Hello" and "I miss your face" with your own hand writing.

I kid not, I almost framed this little fawny beauty and placed it in our bedroom. I mean, come on! It's the cutest, most adorable little lovey card with cutesie baby animals on it, everrrrrrr! With puns! Everyone loves a good pun. 

Not only that, but I also decided to get an art print. Because, I just had to frame something. My husband and I just recently redecorated our living room (and bedroom actually) so a nice new print sounded really nice. By "redecorating" I actually mean, "decluttered and waaaaaaay simplified all that was in each room". I removed about 20 pictures from the walls and thus, had a lot of open wall space and an excess of frames! 

You can never have enough biblical scripture up around your home armoring and filling your mind with thoughts that are pure and good and holy. Constantly reminding me of His truths, every day, in every room, so I don't forget. 

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. - Philippians 4:8

Gold House Paper + Press has a few scripture prints to choose from, but I finally settled on their "Come to Me" one because honestly, I need big time encouragement and reminders of just how pure, loving and available for the taking His help and rest really is, daily! This is one I really struggle with. 

Plus that handwritten font!! And font color! You all know how much I love my minty sea inspired colors! Upon seeing it, I was instantly taken to SwoonsVille. With a one-way ticket. Happy to oblige!

Good news too! I had literally just painted an old 8x10 frame with some of Valspar's satin paint in "Sprinkle" and wouldn't you know, the dang print went perfectly in it! I couldn't have planned that better myself.

And friends, everything came packaged up so nice and neat (and quick)! Every card included was printed perfectly on heavy duty card stock, colors vibrant and amazing, and included an awesome and well made envelope, for easy sending off, on my part. Each was wrapped in protective casing, so none of it's beauty got damaged along the way to my house. 

The print was also packaged up protectively and beautifully. Fitted against hardcore unbendable cardboard to keep it flat during transit and in it's own protective package, its sure to make it safely to anyone's home. 

Gold House Paper + Press doesn't just stop at cards and prints though. They also offer notecards, stationery sets (like this awesome monogram one!!), iPhone cases (with kitties!!!), and wedding invites as well! Your one-stop-paper-goods-shop!

That's not all guys...

That's right!! Gold House Paper + Press is generously offering one SLBS reader allllllll this amazing loot! You'll make out like a bandit! 

Included is:
- One 8x10 "Come to Me" encouraging scripture art print
- One "Let's Eat Cake" blank greeting card, with envelope
- One "Hello" blank greeting card, with envelope
- One "Fawned of You" blank greeting card, with envelope

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Good luck friends! This is some seriously cute and well made stuff! You'll feel like a snail mail writing champ!

Also, if you are interested in doing a giveaway as well or looking to advertise your blog and/or shop, head on over here and find out how to do so! And now through the end of the month, make sure you enter code: JUNELOVING for 20% off ANY ad spot on Sweet Lavender Bake Shoppe! Wheeeeeee!

Now for the small print: *Gold House Paper provided me with a free samples of this product to review. I was under no obligation to write a positive review. All pictures and opinions are my own. CONTEST OPEN TO US RESIDENTS ONLY. Contest will run for 7 days and will end on June 17th. Winner will be shown on this blog post upon being chosen AND will be contacted by Sweet Lavender Bake Shoppe via email. Winner has 24 hours to email back and claim prize before a new winner will be chosen. All prizes were graciously donated and shipped to winner by Gold House Paper + Press.


  1. oh i love it all!! this YAY card is super cute.


    also, i spotted those harry potter stamps right away!! i have them too! :)

  2. Love the Bless the Lord oh my soul print!!

  3. Oooooh I love sending snail mail! I have a friend from college who I write letters to on the regular. I don't know which cards are my favorite, but they are all so dang pretty!

  4. I love the Everyday I Love You More Card! Sooo cute!

  5. Courtney of SavorGood.comJune 10, 2014 at 6:55 PM

    the donut and fun trees notecard sets are fabulous!

  6. So lovely!! I would love to win!

  7. Beautiful! I love them all, but especially the card of the fawn!

  8. I love the feather cards or the valentines arrows. So cute.

  9. Courtney MaffettJune 11, 2014 at 8:21 AM

    I'm really diggin' the "I love your face" card. I say it all the time!

  10. LOVE it all!! But this YAY card is so cute! http://www.goldhousepaper.com/collections/256361-cards/products/4548025-yay-card

  11. I love this!

  12. There are so many cute things! I love the monogram stationary. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  13. I love the Let them Eat Cake!

  14. I like this one


  15. I LOVE the veggie print! I'd love to fill my kitchen with food prints one day :)

  16. This is ... interesting. Definitely want to try this - it's such a unique combination!

  17. Yum!!! I'm over the moon about coconut jasmine rice and lentils. I never thought to make coconut beans! Thank you for opening up my eyes, and tastebuds!

  18. I love everything, but the I love your face is nice - because I say it all the time!

  19. My favorite is the feather collection card. It's beautiful + would be so good for men or women!

  20. abby - little city adventuresJune 14, 2014 at 6:32 AM

    Oh I love all of this like a lot! I really love the Come to Me print and the Bless the Lord print too! I just couldn't pick one ;)

  21. Love this stuff! Great givaway - thanks! :)

  22. I love these types of giveaways! Stationary and art prints are my jam! I love the Adventure Awaits art print!

  23. Ha, coconut is taking over isn't it? (I'm actually making coconut snickers bars right now) I never would have thought about adding it to beans though, smart thinking!

  24. the mushroom art print is cute.

  25. I love the Very Fawned of You Card!


Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. Proverbs 16:24

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