The Inspiralizer by Inspiralized

Happy Veterans Day

Today, we’re celebrating our veterans today with a 15% off sale on the Inspiralizer. Also, we’ll...

The Inspiralizer by Inspiralized

Today, we’re celebrating our veterans today with a 15% off sale on the Inspiralizer.

Also, we’ll be having a blog post tomorrow AND Friday.

Why? I dropped the ball today on a new video.

Since I’m all about honesty, my goal was to wake up and film a quick video for today’s post, but Lu and I went to Queen of the Night last night in NYC and I underestimated how fun it would be. Needless to say, I woke up late today and didn’t have time to make that video.

Tomorrow, there will be a new video up on the blog. I’ll be posting it tonight. Make sure you’re subscribed to our YouTube channel, so that you get an e-mail when I post it, and then you don’t have to wait until tomorrow’s post to see it!

Veteran’s Day Sale


Yes, today we’re offering 15% off the Inspiralizer with coupon code “VETERANS15”. Just enter that into the coupon field upon checkout and you’ll receive 15% off the Inspiralizer. This offer isn’t valid on the package deal or the cookbook, only the Inspiralizer.

Thank you to our veterans for making things like this blog possible – your services make American dreams a reality, every day. Actually, I’m honored to say that this sale was actually requested by a veteran who reads this blog.

For those of you who are curious about future sales, the last one that we will have for this year will be Cyber Monday!


Ever since I was a little girl, all I wanted to do was have a family and send out holiday cards. This is ironic, because my parents never sent out holiday cards, ever. We never took family photos just for the sake of the “holiday card.”

Whenever I’d see my friends arrive, I loved looking at the happy family – it was just such an exciting way to spread the holiday cheer.

Minted Giveaway

Needless to say, the second I got engaged I thought, “YES! I can send out holiday cards next year!”

For those of you who are also obsessed with holiday cards or need some business stationary, invites or anything else of that nature, I recommend Minted. You probably already know that I used them for our Save the Dates and I’ve used them a lot in the past. Minted is quick, easy, affordable and has so many great designs.

Minted Giveaway

Although I clearly chose the ones picture above and below, I had some trouble deciding! I was also into this one, this one and this one. Also, if you’re into foil, they’re offering 20% off all foil-pressed holiday cards until Monday, November 16th.


with love, Ali

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  • I LOVE getting and sending holiday cards. My family has always sent one and for the past few years I've been in charge of making it. My favorite way to spread holiday cheer? Singing loud for all to hear ;P But really, just being extra friendly and patient to everyone I encounter.
  • By singing loud for all to hear! Haha not really, but just putting up the decorations and having people over helps me to spread the love at the holidays.
    • I love this! Get those holiday playlists going... :)
  • I bake a few thousand Christmas Cookies each year to spread the Cheer, Gluten free!
  • Cooking with friends
  • By making cookies with my family and giving them out to friends!+
  • I love baking holiday cookies and treats and bringing them to work!
  • I love to spread holiday cheer by baking cookies to share with family, friends, and co-workers. I also love sending out Christmas cards. We are having professional pictures taken in a couple of weeks, and I can't wait to use them on this year's cards!
  • I love the holidays! Baking, sending out cards, and family get togethers.
  • The holidays are my FAVORITE time of the year! I love decorating and cooking and baking and gift-giving!
  • I'm a photographer, so I love the holidays, with all the fun family photo shoots, and the sending and receiving of holiday cards in the mail- I love snail mail! I'm excited to cook some Inspiralized meals to share with friends and family this holiday season, too!
  • Sending hand-addressed, old-fashioned, pen and paper holiday cards! My mom and I LOVE browsing all the options and picking cards to send and some people even get homemade treats, too! I love the holidays!! OH and of course I spread it by allll the christmas music! PS would love to win this giveaway for my wedding invitations!
  • My favorite way to spread holiday cheer is to take parents who are struggling shopping to purchase gifts for their children.
  • Decorating the outside of my house - wreath, door mat, sparkly lights...
  • I love having all my friends over for a holiday themed meal and exchange of Secret Santa/Hanukkah Harry gifts! :)
  • I love sending holiday cards too! And baking yummy treats I don't normally bake throughout the year.
  • I love to bake and share my goodies with friends and family
  • Spending time with my family. We live all over the world and always reserve the week between Christmas and New Year's for a Beach House Get Together :D
  • Love the holiday cards and I am in the same boat as always wanting to send them and coming from a family of non-senders lol
  • This is awesome! I'm getting married in April and am using Minted for a gift card would be a huge help. I was also REALLY excited to hear Williams Sonoma is selling the Inspiralizer...I immediately went and registered for it. :) Excited to upgrade from my Paderno! Thanks for all you do. :) P.S. Gorgeous holiday card!! Can't wait to be in your shoes next year!!
  • I love to make these toffee chocolate treats and give them to people!
  • I love sharing homemade treats.
  • cooking with my family, baking for friends and having some drinks! :)
  • How was Queen of the Night? Thinking about getting tickets.
    • It was great! Very interactive, the food was great and presented in a very fun, interactive way. We bought the "Premium" tickets, so it was open bar, which is always great! I love shows like this, especially because I love looking at the bodies of such fit dancers - it's really incredible the way they move!
  • I love to bake festive treats for friends and family.
  • Love holiday cards - and loving EVEN more they way minted lets you see your chosen photo in all the cards - what a time saver! Brilliant!
  • I love to bake with friends and family. I always bake the family Christmas breakfast tradition, a wonderful coffee cake my dad used to make. This year my nieces and I will take on a buche de noel, something I've always wanted to make!
  • I really enjoy baking, cooking and spending time with family. Of course, decorating and watching holiday movies are a part of that. :)
  • My favorite way to spread holiday cheer is by making homemade gifts for my friends and family. I love giving people something unique that will remind them of me and how much they mean to me :-)
  • By cooking and baking cozy seasonal recipes! :-)
  • I love getting and sending holiday cards! Since we got married this year as well, I will have some great photo options for our new family too :-) I also love making cookies and candies for our family and friends. Thanks to you and sites like Skinnytaste, I now have many healthy treats I can make for our family - it's great!
  • I love bringing baked goods and sending Christmas cards to our friends and family!
  • Finally just bought my Inspiralizer! The 15% off gave me the push!
  • By singing loud for all to hear!! Can't wait to start watching holiday movies! :D
  • I bake lots of Christmas cookies for family and friends. Also, I like to buy gifts from a "giving tree" that sends the gifts to local families in need.
  • By filling my fiancées stocking with goodies all season long.
  • 3 Words: Mariah Carey Christmas.
  • I love sending and receiving cards as a way to spread holiday cheer! Not only is it fun but it can also be a nice way to keep in touch with people who don't contact on regular basis. I can't wait until one day I have enough news worthy to send an update on the year letter as well!
  • Love your holiday card- I love getting them and seeing everyone's adorable family pictures!
  • I love to spread holiday cheer by baking for friends and family.
  • During the holidays I love to walk or drive around different neighborhoods and see everyones decorations. It's actually something my family did with my grandparents when we were younger. This year my fiance and I live in an actual neighborhood and not a city and I can't wait to see all of the lights!
  • I love to bake and spend time with family and friends!
  • I always bake cookies for friends and family!
  • Eating and drinking with family and friends!
  • Every year I sit down and write more than 20 poscards by hand to send to my family and for friends abroad. It's so special to send the traditional Christmas postcard :)
  • We always buy gifts every year for the Salvation Army Christmas Angels program :)
  • Funny how snail mail is so incredibly special these days. We always leave little goodies for our awesome mailman. Those guys work extra hard during the holiday season and they deliver my favorite part of the season, holiday cards :)
  • Baking amish bread and giving it to friends and family
  • I'm getting married in July and we just purchased our Save the Dates from Minted. Would love to put this towards our invitations!
  • I love to hang decorations, bake treats for others, and spend time with family and friends!
  • We have sent Christmas cards since we got married long ago, and added an annual newsletter shortly thereafter. It's a lot of work but SO worth it!
  • My friends and I spread holiday cheer by adopting a family every holiday season (Thanksgiving and Christmas) and we each contribute money and buy all the Thanksgiving fixings for the family, and we buy presents for the kids for Christmas so they have something to open on Christmas morning.
  • Sipping on bourbon in my PJs, Christmas crooners in the background , sitting at the kitchen table playing gin rummy with my little brother my mother and my maternal grandmother. The best is when they've (Mama and Mimi) had a few hot toddys and they start bickering with each other. My Mimi is a bit of a card shark and there's not a single Christmas I can think of where I didn't hear 'Now Trudy! You cheated!' (or some variation of the same). My brother and I sit back and enjoy the show, Dad's was always in the background reading a book and sniggering. It's all good natured fun. We hoot and holler and someone, inevitably, pees their pants they're laughing so hard.
  • I love going to see all of the lights and holiday decorations in my city, and this year I cannot wait to decorate our new house for the festivities!
  • I love baking for friends and family!
  • Baking and sharing cookies!
  • I love baking with my kids! We also have a Christmas dinner with old friends the first Saturday of the month every year. I really look forward to catching up with them.
  • I love listening to Christmas Music! Whenever anyone comes over it seems to brighten their spirits! I know it does mine!
  • Holiday cocktails! And time spent with family :)
  • I love sitting by the fire with my family and going through all the Christmas cards on Christmas Eve! When my siblings and I all lived at home, running to the mailbox and opening holiday cards was a nightly event. Now that we only get a few days together around the holidays, we pack our holiday card tradition into one night. I would love to surprise my mom with the Minted certificate for our Christmas cards this year.
  • I spread holiday cheer by baking cookies and cooking food, then eating and spending time with our entire family. Trying to cut down on gifts this year and focus more on time together!
  • I love trying new cookie/dessert recipes and sharing them with friends and family.
  • Baking Paleo treats for family and friends!! Each year always trying one recipe that intmidates me and share that for xmas dinner - so rewarding and (most of the time) it comes out great so everyone enjoys it too!!
  • My favorite thing about the holidays is holiday cards! Whenever I go to my parents house, I spend so much time looking through the cards and it's so cool to watch families grow and change over time. I can't wait to send our first holiday card this year (I was married the same day as you!)
  • Each holiday season, I look forward to baking and meal collaborating with my daughter. It's such a joy seeing my twenty something year old daughter surpass me in the culinary dept.
  • We try to do a little bit of everything. We listen to Christmas movies and watch corny Christmas movies. We celebrate Saint Nicholas Day and some other saints feast days that fall in December. We pray together daily around our advent wreath and Jesse tree. We bake cookies for family and help at our church's free meals and ring the bell for the Salvation Army. Just to list a few things we do in December.
  • I love spending the day after Thanksgiving with my family in our PJ's. We watch holiday movies all day long to get into the holiday spirit and see the lights in the park. We also let each other know what we are thankful for which is the most important part of the Holidays.
  • Winning this would be so wonderful to use for our thank you cards from our wedding in September! It would allow us to send out additional Christmas cards with our thank you'd instead of having to choose only sending thank you's because of our budget!!
  • Baking and sharing with friends and neighbors. Christmas cards are always something I look forward to sending out also!
  • Listening to Christmas music!
  • Definitely cookies! We usually have a cookie decorating party and then deliver cookies to neighbors too.
  • Baking cookies with my mom!! We've been doing it since I was a little girl and 31 years later, the tradition is still going strong!
  • My favorite way to spread holiday cheer is to make reindeer sugar cookies for family, friends and my colleagues!
  • Absolutely love those cards! Totally had the same thought when we got engaged this year - haha!
  • A friend and I pick a day to make preserved foods for friends and family. It's fun and everyone is happy to receive homemade treats!
  • We love to make almond roca for all of our friends, family, teachers!
  • My favorite thing to do for the Holidays is bake! I find fun recipes and take a whole day off to bake. Nothing like listening to Christmas music and "tasting" treats!
  • I love sending out and receiving holiday/new years cards and look forward to it every year!
  • My family (grandmothers, mother, sister) share a holiday decoration with each other on Thanksgiving so we have spirit in our home that reminds us of our "other homes" and loved ones.
  • I love cooking and spending time with family and friends!
  • I love spending time with family just talking and catching up!
  • I cannot begin to express how excited I am to send out our first Christmas card this year! Decorating the house from top to bottom and welcoming family and friends over for a party is one of my favorite things to do each year.
  • I love baking my friends and family homemade goods and sending holiday cards!
  • Holiday baking is my favorite way to celebrate the season.
  • Christmas music, baking and wonderful holiday smells throughout the house!
  • For me, there is nothing better than making someone a homemade baked good. The way the house smells when baking and then the smile they have when you hand them something that they can't buy at a store. It shows you took the time to make them something out of love and care
  • I love your picture! We send out cards too, sometimes with pictures, occasionally with a newsletter. We made a family tradition of getting our tree from the woods on St. Nicholas day and the car ride is when I address the cards and write the little notes. The kids would put on the return labels, seal stickers, and stamps.
  • My husband and I looking forward to sending out our first Christmas card together this year since we're newlyweds too! I love baking or cooking for family/friends. I usually make chex mix or cookies and give them out!
  • making funny holiday cards with my roommates!
  • My sister, mom and I make homemade caramel apples that we decorate together and like to give away as gifts!
  • I spread cheer by listening to Christmas music!
  • Love the minted cards!
  • I love to bake and spend time with family!
  • I love to make Christmas cookies for friends and family!
  • Spending time with family and hosting a holiday party for friends. :)
  • I love to bake cookies or candies to give our to family & friends. Then we also love going books to friends children that come over the Holliday
  • I love spending time with family and friends.
  • We spread holiday cheer with cookies, cookies, and more cookies!! Cookies are easy to box up (in Christmas boxes, of course!) and take to food banks and shelters, friends and family, neighbors, coworkers, or anyone who could use a holiday treat!
  • We make neighbor cookies trays and send cards to family and friends.
  • I love helping others especially around the holiday season by brightening their lives! This year my friends and I are helping decorate a local rescue mission house. Hopefully we'll also adopt a family too! And personally, I love to spread Christmas cheer through gifts and sipping hot cocoa by our tree :)
  • I love to spread holiday cheer by sending cards to all of our family and friends! I also search for the perfect gifts to give everyone on my list!
  • My kids and I like to do random acts of kindness, like visiting the local fire and police station with cookies, bringing Santa a Starbucks gift card when we get our photo taken, sponsoring a local needy family, etc.
  • The way I like to spread holiday cheer is to cook and bake for my family!!!
  • Awesome giveaway thanks :)
  • My favorite way to spread holiday cheer is to sing loud so everyone can hear! Hehe Elf joke there. But really, it's just being kind, be patient, and understanding with everyone you encounter during this busy time of year.
  • I do a lot of baking and sharing around the holidays. Everyone always appreciates something that is homemade.
  • Gorgeous!!
  • Spending time with family, Cookie bakes with close friends & volunteering to deliver holiday meals to home bound seniors!
  • The best way to spread cheer is to be extra kind! I also like to remind my kids (and myself) about being thankful for the love in our lives.
  • Would LOVE to send out minted cards!!!
    • The best way to spread holiday cheer is to do something for someone else, expecting nothing in return.
  • SINGING LOUD FOR ALL TO HEAR. (obligatory Elf reference, of course) But really, i love to bake and then give people what i've made. or home made little-somethings :)
  • I love to bake lots of different cookies with my girls!!!
  • What a wonderful giveaway, Ali! Thanks for the opportunity to win! I lurve to spread holiday cheer through cooking, singing Christmas songs (which is a must when cooking in my kitchen during the holidays!) and giving thoughtful gifts to those I adore! :) <3
  • AHHHHH planning my wedding now! Sure could use that gift card for invitations!!!!
  • I love sending holiday cards every year! I also enjoy baking for friends and family.
  • I would love to send out Minted Christmas cards this year. And yes, my husband and I are the crazy dog owners who would include their fur baby in the holiday photo :) On a side note, my husband is asking me to make your kale, sausage and butternut squash lasagna ASAP because it was to die for when we made it last winter!
    • OMG I can't wait to make that either haha!! Your husband's a smart man :)
  • Ironic you should post about this when I was looking to send out my FIRST holiday cards with a photo (or two) of my and my boyfriend when we lived abroad in NZ! I looked at Sutterfly, but I'm so glad this opportunity came up! I'd love to spread more holiday cheer by showing everyone how eat healthier with the Inspiralizer - I'm such an ambassador for this appliance already, let's magnify it! :)
  • I love to send holiday cards and bake goodies. Thanks!
  • Baking cookies for everyone!
  • By doing good deeds and sending notes and cards to friends.
  • Singing or listening to Christmas music!
  • I love doing randomness acts of service for others with my family and making treats for neighbors.
  • We love spreading Christmas cheer by baking goodies, for friends, family, coworkers, and those in need!
  • I love baking for people :)
  • My way of spreading holiday cheer is to smile at everyone.
  • I love giving personalized and handmade gifts like cards, baked goods and the list goes on.
  • We love to do crafts!
  • To spread holiday cheer I love inviting family over and watching movies
  • Doing fun activities with the kids I work with at school.
  • Baking cookies and sending christmas cards
  • Usually a personalized gift along with homemade jam
  • My sixth grade students and I spread holiday cheer by decorating our classroom for the holidays and making decorations for our families. Excited for the holiday season to begin!
  • My husband and I mix up cocktails, bottle them in mason jars, and drop them off on our friends' doorsteps :) I also love sending cards!
  • I like to send treats in the mail to family and friends, especially from my favorite pecan company.
  • Surprise, anonymous gifts to families in need!
  • I love buying Angel Tree gifts for children of prisoners. And one year I passed out Operation Christmas Child boxes overseas.
  • I love sending Christmas cards!
  • paying it forward and charitable events.
  • I love doing the Angel trees for both kids and seniors, toys for tots (hubby served in the Marines), and I also like to donate food to the local food banks. One of our local markets has pre made grocery bags that cost $10 that are actually filled with $20 worth of food. The high school our kids went to also collects for the needy among student families and I donate to that as well. Basically, they collect and distribute food and clothing to the student families and then what is left over goes to the food banks. One year, a family donated 2 palettes of 30lb bags of rice to the collection!
  • getting outside with friends and family :)
  • Giving gifts
  • baking cookies!
  • I like to spread cheer by baking for neighbors, especially those that I know are spending the holidays alone.
  • We love spending time together...friends and family!
  • I like to go caroling with family and friends!
  • By watching movies and sharing baked goods!
  • I enjoy surprising people with little gifts and gestures throughout the season. Brightening their day can be really rewarding, especially in this often stressful time! It's a time to be merry! :)
  • Such a gorgeous photo you have to use for your cards! I love sending out cards too and finally felt like I could officially do it several years after being married...when we had a dog to include in a photo :)
  • I just got engaged and would love to send cards out to spread holiday cheer!
  • I LOVE sending and receiving holiday cards! And its always fun to spread some joy with baked goods!
  • Beautiful cards! I love sending pictures of our little guy to all our friends.
  • Just got your cookbook a few days ago and am loving it!!! During the holidays, I always participate in the 'Angel Tree' and buy gifts for one or two kids in families that are struggling. As a child my parents had to do this one year that my dad lost his job and my mom was prego with my little sister - I didn't find out until many years later, but was so thankful someone else out there was willing to share in the holidays with our family!
  • i love decorating for the holidays! and even at work :)
  • We go Christmas caroling through our neighborhood. I started many neighborhoods ago when I was five. This year I'm taking my one year old too!
  • I always give baked goodies to the neighbors, friends, family, and teachers!
  • homemade gifts
  • What a wonderful photo! I would love to win this as it has been a few years of no photo cards for us as it was out of the budget. Fingers crossed!
    • Ooops CHristmas Cheer would be the Lane eggnog!
  • Spending time with family and friends
  • Congratulations! They look gorgeous :) Happy holidays!
  • I love listening to Christmas music....especially since I live abroad and it's not an everyday thing like it is in the US. :)
  • Spread holiday cheer by sending a minted card of course! :)
  • I love to spread the cheer by adopting a family for Christmas.
  • This is a great idea for a giveaway! And congrads on the wedding by the way!
  • I love to bake cookies with the kids and give them to the neighbors! I also remind my kids (and myself) to be thankful for what we have. Thank you for the chance to win. Julie
  • I love baking and bringing it in to all my co-workers as well as sharing it with all my family and friends. Some people just don't like to bake, and I do! So why not share some holiday treats with everyone!
  • my roommate and i host an annual christmas party and it is such a highlight of the year!
  • I love baking cookies to share! demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com
  • I like to go out for a fun lunch with my good friends.
  • By making and sharing cookies!
  • Those are STUNNING!!! What a fantastic giveaway. Thanks for hosting.
  • Not engaged or married, but I love sending holiday cards!! Your wedding photos are to die for. Such a beautiful couple and I'm so happy you've shared with us.
  • I love making baked goods for friends and neighbors.
  • I love to spread cheer by spending time with those I care about and being kind to everyone.
  • The holidays are usually a difficult time for me so I don't have a whole lot of cheer to share, but I do try to give homemade gifts whenever possible--jams, baked goods, candy, etc., which the recipients always seem to enjoy.
  • I try to make a sweet dessert or appetizer for my co-workers.
  • holiday cookies and the christmas tree!
  • I like to spread holiday cheer with spiced cookies!
  • I always have good intentions of sending out cards. Maybe this will be the year of making it happen!
  • Love spreading cheer, making goodies and surprising someone