tell me do, what’s MOO with you?

When I did the Flickr photo meme, I mentioned that my MOO mini-cards were coming via my mom. Well they’re here!

To remind you, mini-MOO cards are about half the size of normal business cards, and you can choose from your own photos on Flickr for the front (or you can get pre-made MOOs as well). MOO makes more than just mini-MOOs, though–you can also get note cards, greeting cards, postcards, and more.

To be clear, I don’t get any remuneration or anything for telling you about these, but I did promise to come back and let you know what I thought when I saw the MOOs in person . . . and I think I’m in love.

(click on photos to see larger versions)

My MOOs on Flickr

Seriously, how cute are these?

More MOOs on Flickr

I got these “free” when I upgraded to a PRO Flickr account, but I’m going to have to order more because I find myself not wanting to give these away, and, um, hello? That *is* the point of them.

Anyway, I was planning on writing this post anyway, but then yesterday I got word from the MOOsers that they are offering a special discount to those placing orders for the first time. This was written in the MOOsletter (their word, not mine):

The code 8DN2MP* will entitle a brand new MOO customer
to 15% off their first order.

So there you have it. Go MOO and save MOOlah to boot.

And tell me do, what has MOOved you lately?

OK, I’ll stop.

Seriously though, tell me what you’ve been loving this summer–blogs, websites, books, food? Share your favorites in the comments!

P.S. If you’re looking for La Buona Cucina Americana, you’ll have to rejoin us in September when we kick start the series again; like good Italians, we’re taking a break throughout August (and even a bit of July).

Buon weekend!

23 Beans of Wisdom to “tell me do, what’s MOO with you?”
  1. I upgraded to a Pro Account as well. I need to check on these cards. I like yours.

    nyc/caribbean ragazza’s last blog post..Flashback Friday – The Go-Gos – ”Vacation”

    Thanks! And congrats on the Pro Account 🙂

  2. 07.18.2008

    They are stunning Michelle….:-)

    anne’s last blog post..My new little jewellery box….

    Thanks Anne 🙂

  3. 07.18.2008

    Those are moo-tastic! If I can scrounge up a bit of moo-lah, I just might order some moo-self. Ok, I’m going to stop now!

    milanesemasala’s last blog post..Summer romance

    Hee hee…glad you’re enjoying them 🙂

  4. 07.18.2008

    I purchased these MOO-ns ago. (Pathetic attempt at humor, I know!) I have pretty much run through my first batch already. I think my next order I will narrow down to my fav’s- I think the first time you can go a little crazy and I have a few that didn’t really make the *best* cards.

    FYI- Zazzle also offer the same type of card, but they also make a a bit larger size as well. I might give those a try next time.

    A little tip for you…..take your fav’s and put a piece of magnet tape on the back- viola- a fridge magnet with your own lovely picture on it!!
    Have a great weekend!!

    My Mélange’s last blog post..Love Thursday : Ladybug Love

    Ooh thanks for the tip on Zazzle! And great idea with the magnets; I could use those as gifts–my refrigerator is in a wooden cabinet, so no magnets on it for me 🙁

  5. Joanne at frutto della passione

    I still have to upload photos to my flickr account, but I really like the moo cards. How long did it take for them to arrive at your mom’s?

    Joanne at frutto della passione’s last blog post..A tasty shrimp (linguine) dish

    Oh I’d say it wasn’t more than two-three weeks Joanne, although I really don’t remember exactly since my mom often forgets to tell me things for days at a time 😉

  6. 07.18.2008

    Those are adorable! I may just have to look into that. 🙂

    Christina Arbini’s last blog post..Summer Book Giveaway Contest for July!

    Christina, trust me: they’re even cuter in person. And just so darn cool and hip 😉

  7. 07.18.2008

    Dear Michelle,
    Sharing in your Moo Joy!
    They’re beautiful!!


    rochambeau’s last blog post..A Giving Fairy

    Thanks Constance! More than enough MOO joy to go around 🙂

  8. So what are you going to use them for? Are footmen with silver salvers still in vogue in CZ?

    paul of crazy like whoa’s last blog post..Hey Jack Kerouac

    I think I’m going to try to bring back the old way of dropping off my calling card when I show up for appointments and stuff. They’ll probably just think I can’t speak Italian, but hey, I’ll know what I mean.

  9. 07.18.2008

    Those are great! Love them!
    You do find the coolest things, ever.

    Summer favorites…

    dinners outside
    lemonade stands
    ice cream trucks driving down the street playing ice cream truck music
    swimming pools
    sunlight through gazillions of green leaves
    old car shows
    drive in theatres
    parades and festivals
    long afternoons
    cool evenings

    …. how much room do I get here?


    Scarlett & Viaggiatore

    Wanderlust Scarlett’s last blog post..True Fairy Tales

    You get all the room you want, cara! Dinners outside! Cool evenings! Old car shows! LOVE it! More more more please 🙂

  10. 07.18.2008

    Oh, my gosh, how I LOVE Moo!! I’ve ordered their stickers and mini-cards as gifts. Everything I’ve gotten is amazing!

    Chel’s last blog post..One more day…

    Stickers! FUN!!!!! I hope you’ll share your creations on the blog 🙂

  11. 07.18.2008

    Those look really cool. I’ve been seeing a few posts on Moo across the internet lately, I’ve got to try them out myself.

    Peter Answers’s last blog post..Do You Know Peter Answers?

    Hope you enjoy them as much as I do, Peter Answers…and your blog title certainly intrigues….

  12. 07.19.2008

    Oh! I just made some of these today. They’re so cute. I can’t WAIT until they come!

    I’m excited for you Sara! I love new toys 🙂

  13. Hey Michelle – These cards look great! We have been looking for something to use as cards for Kitchen Confit and I think we have found it. Thanks for sharing!

    J for Kitchen Confit’s last blog post..Miso Glazed Sea Bass

    Hope they work out for you 🙂

  14. Oooh!! I just received a batch of these from Foodbuzz and I LOVE them! 🙂 The pics you chose for your cards are gorgeous!

    Hornedfroggy of My Baking Heart’s last blog post..Cherry Cream Pie

    So happy to hear from another happy customer! And thanks for the compliments on mine 🙂

  15. 07.19.2008

    I really dig Moo. I used them to make postcards for Thanksgiving last year. So cute!

    Geggie’s last blog post..I need one of these

    What a great idea Geggie! It’s always so difficult to find good Thanksgiving cards.

  16. maryann

    Hi Michelle! When I do finally get to your neck of the woods I’ll let you know 😉
    Love the cards!

    maryann’s last blog post..Sunka

    Looking forward to it Maryann 🙂

  17. audra

    Hi !

    Love your blog, but I’ve noticed that lately you’re straying away from more feelings-centered posts and moving towards more generic stuff (I don’t really mean generic but I couldn’t find a better word).. I miss reading about your interactions with P and the other people in Calabria! I miss reading about your feelings, your home, your dogs, etc…. Sometimes I don’t want to read about cooking or moo cards (as cute as they may be!), and I just want to sit down and revel in the amazingness that is your life. 🙂

    Well thank you for caring so much Audra! You’re probably right that there have been fewer “me” posts lately; a lot of that is a function of the summer and that my mom was here for a month…those posts take a long time to write for me, and I just don’t have it right now. Although I am finally getting around to answering some reader questions, so there will be some more personal stuff in there to tide you over….

    And hey, Love Thursdays have often been about P lately!

    Thanks so much for the gentle nudge though 🙂

  18. We just signed up for a flicker account and now I’m really excited about this new find! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful knowledge and findings, I really do benefit from them. I wish I had something to share with you but am still learning so much about the world of blogging opportunities.

    White On Rice Couple’s last blog post..White Peach and Sorrel Salad with honey/balsalmic vinaigrette, not for sharing with dogs!

    Happy to hear it! It’s always a pleasure to share whatever I’m learning, b/c hey, aren’t we all everyday with this stuff?

  19. 07.21.2008

    LOVE your cards! So glad they finally arrived. It’s time for me to order more and I always have such a hard time deciding which pictures to use! Once people see them, they usually want their own. I swear it’s a MOOvement! LOL

    Salena’s last blog post..Western Ed Friday

    Hee hee…love it! You’re definitely one of the people who inspired to me to get these, so thank you 🙂

  20. 07.21.2008

    I just bought a new camera (Nikon Coolpix P50) on Friday. I will have to try it out and I have been wanting to create a flickr account. Thanks for the photos of the moo minicards. I will definitely check them out.

    thotlady’s last blog post..Sometimes we do!

    Yes yes! Make sure you add me as a friend on Flickr so I can follow along too 🙂

  21. 07.21.2008

    Those are amazing.
    I love, love, love them.

    Minnie’s last blog post..She Ain’t Woman Enough…(EDITED 12:00 PM CST)

    Glad you like ’em Minnie. I literally can’t get enough of them 😉

  22. SabineM

    Oh wow, I AM IN LOVE TOO! Moo ooo

    SabineM’s last blog post..Weekend Snapshot: Maya’s first Swim Meet


  23. MOO cards are totally addictive. You are hereby warned.

    (And unless you got a box with 100 different images, set aside one of each and then you won’t feel badly about giving the rest away!)

    Jessica, Italy Logue’s last blog post..Hostels in Venice

    Yes! Excellent advice!

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