Thursday, October 28, 2010

Milson Road Review and Giveaway!



Hey Neighbors!

Here is a really neat product!  It is from Milson Road and is called The Daily Portrait.  Milson Road takes a special occasion and creates a wonderful commemorative framed print.  They can do birthdays, anniversaries, graduation, babies births, whatever your special occasion might be!  I had one done for our 28th anniversary.  They took the year we were married and found some news from that year and then they gathered news from the date of our anniversary.  At the bottom of the portrait is an engraved plate of the special date.  The left side of the picture is when we were married and the right is from the anniversary.  You also get to pick the frame, background colors (mat) and your font style.  This is a $165 value.

Here is an example from their site.

I am really impressed with the finished product.  I will tell you that you will only be seeing the proof of my portrait because even though Milson Road carefully packages everything, and believe me, it was wrapped in tons of bubble wrap, the glass in my portrait was damaged in shipping.  Milson Road has very graciously told me they are ready to ship a replacement.  I was going to wait, but I really wanted to get this post up in case someone wanted it as a gift.  

Do be careful when you review your portrait.  I unfortunately was not and my portrait is off one year on both the wedding and anniversary date, but that was not Milson Roads fault.  I failed to catch it in the proof.  So do take care when you check it. 

About Milson Road:

"Milson Road. This has long been a sentimental favorite for us, so we felt it was the perfect name for our family-owned and operated business.As our home-away-from-home during a time living in Australia, Milson Road represents memories of adventures, celebrations and special holidays spent with family and friends from near and far. Each spring, a large Jacaranda tree bloomed in a wild burst of lavender over Milson Road. This beautiful, annual event was always worth celebrating — and documenting — so we thought it only fitting to use its signature lavender shade and iconic branches to help tell our Milson Road story.Those wonderful years back on Milson Road inspired us to share our founding signature product, The Daily PortraitTM, with others. Mark originally developed handmade versions of The Daily Portrait as special gifts for nieces and nephews. After the birth of our first child, we were finally able to hang our own version of The Daily Portrait in our home on Milson Road. Friends and family members began requesting their own versions of The Daily Portrait to commemorate important milestones in their lives and to give as gifts on special occasions. When we came back to the U.S., The Daily Portrait came with us, and so did the passion to someday create our company, Milson Road.We are proud to share The Daily Portrait with you and your family. With this one-of-a-kind gift you can capture the events of an extraordinary day, and consider that day saved — forever.We hope you enjoy your visit to Milson Road, and find a sentimental favorite while you’re here. Thanks for stopping by."


The portrait itself is simply beautiful and I highly recommend Milson Road.  It does take 3-4 weeks for your portrait to arrive, so make sure you take that into account when you order. Check their FAQ page if you have any questions before ordering.

Now, one person is going to win this giveaway and receive a Daily Portrait of their own.

Mandatory Entry:Visit the Milson Road website and then in a comment tell me what event you would get your Daily Portrait for.  You do not have to be a blogger to enter, but you must leave a valid email where you can be reached should you win.  This giveaway will end on 11/11 at 11:59 pm CST.  The winner will be chosen using random.org and will be notified by email.  The winner will have 48 hours to respond.  (US only)

Extra Entries:

1. Become a neighbor ( follower). Leave a comment to let me know that you did/ do. 1 entry

2. Subscribe to At the Fence. Leave a comment to let me know that you did/ do. 1 entry

3. Tell me something you like about the Daily Portrait. 1 entry

4. Tweet about this giveaway. Leave a comment with the link. 1 tweet per day. 1 comment per day.

5. Do a post regarding this giveaway. Leave a comment with a link. 2 entries, so 2 comments.

6. Leave a comment on one of my review posts (Not a giveaway). 1 entry

Disclaimer: I received no monetary compensation for this post. I received a Daily Portrait for review purposes. All quotes are from the Milson Road website or email. All thoughts and opinions are mine.

62 comments:

KBraden said...

I am a gfc follower!

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KBraden said...

I love that you can do it for the wedding day , anniversary or birth of a baby!

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KBraden said...

oh I would do it for my grandparents wedding anniversary which is coming up I believe this is 76 yrs

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KBraden said...

I tweeted http://twitter.com/Momof_many/status/28984302315

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scottsgal said...

What a cool product - I would get this for my son's upcoming 21st birthday
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scottsgal said...

I like that it picks events you most likely wouldn't have known happened on your specific date
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Niecey said...

I visited the site. I'd get it for a wedding anniversary
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Niecey said...

I follow your blog via google friend connect - Niecey

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Niecey said...

I subscribe to your blog via email

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Niecey said...

I like the fact that it's personalized and presented so beautifully.
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Niecey said...

I tweeted
http://twitter.com/#!/goodieslist/status/29054744799
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Niecey said...

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I blogged about this giveaway
http://goodieslist.blogspot.com/2010/10/milson-road-nov-11.html
#1

Niecey said...

nieceyd at gmail.com

I blogged about this giveaway
http://goodieslist.blogspot.com/2010/10/milson-road-nov-11.html
#2

Haydensmommy05 said...

I would love to have my daughters birth!
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Haydensmommy05 said...

I am a neighbor!
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Haydensmommy05 said...

I subscribe by email!
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Haydensmommy05 said...

I love that it can become an heirloom! Something that would be really neat to look at way in the future and learn about what was going on!
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rubynreba said...

I would pick Daily Portrait for a Baby Boy for my new grandson!
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rubynreba said...

I subscribe by email
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rubynreba said...

I am a follower
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rubynreba said...

I like how pretty they put together the whole package for you.
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rubynreba said...

Commented on Shirts that Go giveaway
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Comented on Furr Me giveaway
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dyxymom said...

Possibly my daughters birthday but definitely our anniversary carebears81719ATyahooDOTcom

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I subscribe carebears81719ATyahooDOTcom

Anja M. said...

I visited Milson Road and I would get The Daily Portrait for a birthday.

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Anja M. said...

I follow your blog. (Anja M.)

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Anja M. said...

I am a email subscriber.

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Anja M. said...

I like about The Daily Portrait, that it is a very special and unique gift.

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Anja M. said...

tweet 11/01

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Anja M. said...

I blogged about the giveaway. #1

http://anjathisandthat.blogspot.com/2010/11/daily-portrait-ends-1111.html

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Anja M. said...

I blogged about the giveaway. #2

http://anjathisandthat.blogspot.com/2010/11/daily-portrait-ends-1111.html

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Shiela said...

I would pick the day my son was born - This product looks awesome!

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Shiela said...

I follow you on GFC

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Shiela said...

I love the fact the Daily Portrait helps you remember a special day and display it for the whole family to appreciate! :)

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Shiela said...

I subscribe to your e-mails

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scottsgal said...

email subscriber
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Emillie Rose said...

I would do the wedding one!
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Emillie Rose said...

email subscriber - via my @gmail.com address.
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Emillie Rose said...

I follow - gfc
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BeeCute said...

Main: I would probably choose this for either my mother-in-law's birth date, or my grandmother's birth date or anniversary date.

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BeeCute said...

i am a GFC follower

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BeeCute said...

email subscriber

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BeeCute said...

What I like the most is how it tells the history of the date you choose. That is so cool, especially if you choose someone older, that would have events way before I was ever born!

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BeeCute said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/mandmvaught/status/1080125500162049

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Jolynn_Reads said...

I might choose 1 for my parents 50th anniversary they had this year or my own anniversary.
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Jolynn_Reads said...

I'm a follower
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Jolynn_Reads said...

I subscribe to your email
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Jolynn_Reads said...

#3 I like how Daily Portrait can turn a special day into even a more special day, that you can display and share with others.
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BeeCute said...

tweet
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Shiela said...

I commented on your Savvy Rest Pillow Review

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Shiela said...

I tweeted

http://twitter.com/ShielaScar/status/1612394765750272

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Hope said...

I'd make this for one of my relatives' birthday!
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Hope said...

I follow your blog!

Hope said...

Email subscriber!

Hope said...

I like how unique the daily portrait is...I've never heard of anything like this before!

Michele P. said...

I visited their site and am still trying to decide for a baby girl one for the day my daughter was born, or an anniversary one for hubby and I.

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Michele P. said...

I am a neighbor (follower via GFC)
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Michele P. said...

One thing I liked about the Daily Portrait was the content... for example, what things cost xx amount of years ago in comparison to today etc... when doing anniversary portraits, what happened at the time your child was born, what the favorite songs were, etc... such a very special keepsake, that is why I love their daily portraits.

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Michele P. said...

I just tweeted http://twitter.com/micaela6955/status/1841243516567552

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