Lulu Photo Book Giveaway Winner

Sorry for posting this a day late…

The winner of the free 20-page photo book with your choice of size from Lulu is…

kelly o who said, “My cousin just got married last month and I’d love to put together a book of photos we took at the wedding!”

I’m sure your cousin will love this gift, Kelly! Congratulations!

But never fear if you didn’t win because Lulu has offered an exclusive coupon to Mismikado Down the Aisle readers for 25% off your Lulu Photo Book order. Simply use coupon code MISMIKADO before 8/31/10 to receive a max savings of $100.

Big thanks to everyone who entered and made this giveaway a success!


Pay It Forward

Have you ever had the chance to see the movie Pay it Forward starring Haley Joel Osment, Helen Hunt, and Kevin Spacey?


It very impactful, heart-wrenching movie based on the principle that the actions of one person can start a chain event that can change the world.


It’s a principle I’ve always admired, so when I read the post at How Joyful about applying this principle to the blogosphere I immediately wanted to join in on the action 🙂

The way it works is…

1. I will make a handmade gift for the first 3 people to comment.

2. I have 365 days in which to send you the gift.

3. The gift will be a total surprise.

4. You keep this going by posting Pay It Forward on your blog (obviously, you must have an active blog to participate).

To participate, just let me know when you plan to post the Pay it Forward on your blog.

Here’s the chain that I’m descending from for as far back as I could trace 🙂

How Joyful

Kimberly Michelle


Sandy a la Mode

Happy Serendipity

Slipcover Your Life

Giveaway: Free Photo Book from Lulu

This week I have another wonderful giveaway to bring you.

With DIY photo books being one of the biggest trends right now, Lulu has some great options available for designing your own book. And they are offering a free 20-page photo book with your choice of size to one of my awesome readers.


Imagine the possibilities that you could use this book for! Lulu lets you choice your own size and orientation from landscape, letter, square and wallet and you can choose either hardcover of paperback binding. They offer a variety of themes for any occasion and you can import your favorite photos from Flickr, Photobucket, Facebook or SmugMug.

How to Enter:

Leave a comment telling me what photos you would include in your photo book to receive your first entry.

You can also receive one extra entry for doing each of the following AND indicating you did so in a comment here…

  • Tweet “Enter to win a free @Luludotcom photo book via @mismikado”
  • Follow this blog :)
  • Write your own post about this giveaway.

The giveaway ends Sunday, August 15th at 11:59pm(cst) and I will announce the random winner on that Monday. Can’t wait to hear your ideas! 🙂

Thoughtfully Designed Giveaway Winner

Sorry for the delayed posting! Our internet was down on Friday and Saturday 😦

But I am now pleased to announce that the winner of the set of custom door hangers for out of town wedding guests was entry #22 belonging to Thelma W. Congratulations Thelma!

I’m also happy to say that everyone gets to be a winner because Laura a 10% off discount on any purchase in her shop to my readers. Simply mention Mismikado Down the Aisle when placing your order to redeem the discount.

Thanks to everyone who entered and I’m looking forward to getting back to recaps now that our house guests have headed home 🙂

A Thoughtfully Designed Giveaway

Well if you haven’t noticed yet I’ve been fairly absent :-/ Terribly sorry for that and I’m trying to get everything in order so I can get back to the recaps. But to make it up to you all for now, what do you say to a giveaway?

The lovely newlywed Laura Lou of Lucky in Love runs her own wedding boutique on Esty called Thoughtfully Designed.

Today she has oh so kindly offered up a set of custom door hangers for out of town wedding guests.

{All images property of Thoughtfully Designed}

How to Enter:

Simply leave a comment with your first name and last initial to receive your first entry.

You can also receive one extra entry for doing each of the following AND indicating you did so in a comment here…

You have until next Friday the 23rd to enter and I will announce the winner on Monday, July 26th.