Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Anne Taintor - Review and Giveaway

My life isn't perfect by any means and I'm okay with that.  I'm not the accomplished housewife and I irk my husband and kids on a daily basis.  At times, I even act immature for my age.  I don't fit any cookie cutter mold.  In fact, I'm pretty horrible at even using cookie cutters.  I think that's partly why Anne Taintor appeals to me so greatly.  Her fabulous products are delivered with quirky, contemporary humor and retro graphics.  Whether it's work, home, travel, romance, or life in general, Anne Taintor makes you stop and laugh.

Anne Taintor, Inc. is the original vintage humor company.  The company's signature style - wry text juxtaposed against images of idealized women from the 1930s, 40s, and 50s - appears on magnets, sticky notes, eco-friendly totes, and dozens of other products that have been making smart people smile since 1985.  The models featured on Anne Taintor products are real people who posed for advertisements in their time period.



I received a few products from Anne Taintor for review, with one being a classic shopper bag.  The earth-friendly shopper is strong, reusable, and water resistant.  It features an interior pocket and nylon shoulder straps.  The outside is decorated with polka dots and features a mom holding a baby with the words "Wow! I get to give birth AND change diapers!"  I almost saved the bag to use as a gift bag for my expectant niece who's due to have a baby soon.  I think it'd be a fun bag to put baby gifts in.  But I'm stingy sometimes and have been using it myself to carry lightweight items back and forth for camp.



Postcards are fun, but magnetic postcards are fantastic!  Just like a regular postcard, you write a message and affix a postcard-rate stamp, then send it in the mail.  Rather than throwing the postcard away after receiving it, the recipient can peel off the backing and have a magnet to stick and keep.  The magnetic postcard I received featured a woman swimming and the words read "You know me...busy, busy!"  I liked the magnetic postcard so well myself that I didn't give first thought to sending it to someone.  Instead, I peeled off the backing and stuck it on my fridge.


I doubt anyone ever has a good time blowing their nasal passages.  But why have the tissue come from a boring box when you can have a decorated cube!  The Mini Tissue cubes are smaller than a regular size box but the tissue functions just as well as any other.  All four sides of the cubes are decorated.  The one I received has a woman in a garden of flowers with the words "It's so involved being me".


My favorite is the "Someone has to set a bad example" book.  It's a collection of more than 150 of Anne Taintor's best and funniest images combined with sass and attitude.  The vintage illustrations and witty words make you laugh about dating, marriage, motherhood, friendship, money, and more.  I've seriously looked at this book several times and it never fails that I'm laughing or grinning.  

Anne Taintor, Inc. allows you to make light of life and escape from stresses with wit and humor. 


Win It!

One person will win an Anne Taintor magnetic postcard, box of mini tissues, a classic shopper bag, and the "Somebody has to set a bad example" book.
*This is a Rafflecopter giveaway open to residents of the USA.*

I received products for review from Anne Taintor, Inc.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products.  Your opinions and results may differ.
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45 comments:

Alexis AKA MOM said...

You be Thelma. I'll be Louise Coaster

Nancy Rodriguez said...

I love the Screw the Budget! coin purse. http://annetaintor.com/product/coin+purses/screw-the-budget

nancysoffice at gmail dot com

Christine Jessamine said...

i love the magnetic classic notepads!

christinejessamine at hotmail dot com

Rebekah said...

Canvas Prints
I dreamed my whole house was clean... is one of my favorites. But I love all of their stuff.

Julie Lynn Bickham said...

I like the make mine estrogen pill box.

Jackie said...

What fun products! I love the walk faster... the children are catching up coin purse.
Thank you!

rubynreba said...

I like the All She Wanted for Christmas Was a Nap boxed cards.
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

Megan said...

I want the magnet that says: if by "having fun" you mean trapped with no means of escape...? then yes, we're having fun. :)

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I love Anne Taintor & I've been dying to get my hands on that book!

Gina said...

I totally want the "I’m So Happy It’s Happy Hour” Cocktail Book :)

Emily T said...

I love anything and everything from her site - but my favorite saying is "Old enough to know better, too young to give a rat's ass."

Laima said...

Love Anne Taintor!

Jennifer Erwin said...

I love all of Anne Taintor's products, it's hard to pick just one.

Anonymous said...

I <3 everything they make, but my favs say "I child-proofed the house, but the keep getting in"

Anonymous said...

I love all things Anne Taintor! Especially her bar ware items..."You have to start drinking pretty damn early if you want to stay wasted all day."

Heather! said...

I LOVE Anne Taintor! Impossible to pick just one favorite, but here's an awesome one: the "You see darling? Valium makes everything seem fun!" magnet! :)

Thanks...love this one!
h4schaffer at gmail dot com

Kari said...

Long time fan of Anne here--I would LOVE to win this giveaway! I especially like the age-related ones, such as "Hurrah! At last I'm 40!" LOL

eclairre said...

I like the just let my conscience be our guide coasters.

aperry said...

I love the pill boxes

Emily H said...

I love all things Anne Taintor :)

Jessica T. said...

I thought the coin purses were cute.

Lisa said...

I've owned Anne Taintor products for the past 15 years! My favorite magnet that is classroom kosher- You mess with the kitty, you feel the claws.

Anonymous said...

Oops I tried to comment for the giveaway and forgot to comment!
Anne has been making me smile for a long time! Her magnets are the best. I love the luggage tags too- there's one that says "how does a bombshell like me get through security?"

Sindy said...

I was president of our local chapter of the MOMS Club. I ordered Anne Taintor's items as gifts thanking my board members at our annual banquet. The gifts were such a hit that everyone was passing around the items having a good laugh as they viewed each one. Love Love Love these products. They make me laugh out loud.

mywildcrazylife said...

funny... I don't recall asking for your opinion magnetic notepad is my favorite
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bison61 said...

surely it must be five o'clock somewhere - napkins

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

michele376 said...

I like the magnetic notepad Why, I'd be delighted to put my needs last again...

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Jenna Wood said...

Kids Baggage Claim Luggage Tag

Debbie P said...

Coin Purse. Thanks!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

I like the "i love not camping" cosmetic bag!

g8torgrrl said...

Oh the flasks are great! I think the we go together like drunk and disorderly flask may be my favorite!

Anne N. said...

I like my garden kicks ass shopping bag.

Shannon said...

I like the medicated and motivated shot glass set

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ababe28 said...

I like the screw the budget! coin purse!

pmj said...

born to be wild flask
pjames330 at aol dot com

*Brittany C* said...

I really liked this site! One of my favorite items was the ta-daa! now let's have a cocktail... Canvas Print:) Thanks!

Gale Nelson said...

love the totes and coin purses

Rosemary H said...

I like the #%&@*!!!!!! notecase at http://annetaintor.com/product/notecases/swear-word. Thanks for the giveaway. (jompvv at gmail dot com)

Sherry said...

I like the Sticky Notes.

jcwega27 said...

make mine estrogen pill box
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Connie Gruning said...

Oh my gosh! I would love to have the coin purse "walk faster... the children are catching up"

Awesome!!
Connie Gruning
CGruning at aol(dot)com

Nancy said...

I like the Change is Good Coin Purse.

Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

Marisa M said...

I like the "I love not camping" lip gloss.

madmegid at yahoo dot com

A. said...

I like the lip balm that says "high maintenance doesn't even begin to cover it."

canastaxyz at yahoo dot com

Renee said...

guess where I'm tattooed makeup bag!