Thursday, April 30, 2009

Look at this cool organizing tip...

I am a fan of Martha Stewart {this is not a surprise to those who know me well}. Many of my girlfriends and MIL have often called me "Martha," but in a good way. I love her style, creative nature, and ideas. I thought this one was super cute and I may have to try it in our new home in TN. Great way to organize frequently used ribbons or plastic grocery bags {if you still use them}. I am sure there are many more things you could use it for as well.

Just thought I would share...oh and using metal paint to paint them out would look cute too!

Some tutus & monogrammed clothing are up on the website!

Yesterday, I put up some tutus and monogrammed clothing on the website. Take a peek. Next week, I will add the frozen vino and some other fun "adult" products. Over the next couple of days, I will continue to post more monogrammed clothing options and gifts on the website. I will keep you updated.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Frozen Vino

Coming to the website...frozen vino. If you have followed the blog for a while or know have heard me talk about frozen vino. During December, I experienced this frozen dream in Richmond while shopping at a trade show with my SNL. Since I am such a fan and every time I serve it at party...people are always asking where they can purchase it...I have decided to carry it on the website. It will be put on the website next week. Just in time for your summer parties. Also, if you live in the Hampton Roads area...I will have samples at the Open House May 15 & 16.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Modern Auto Trash Bags

The modern auto trash bags are up on the website and will be here for the open house!

Entertaining pieces

These entertaining pieces will be on the website this coming week. Just in time for summer BBQ's & parties.

Tutus & personalized tops

These adorable tutus with matching personalized shirts are coming to the website! Cannot wait.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Personalized Pillows

Need a gift for a new baby? How adorable are these monogrammed pillows? Put the new baby's name, weight, height, & birthday. Fabulous gift!

Monogrammed swim suit cover ups

These are going to come in different colors, ribbon options, and of course fonts! They are the cutest swimsuit cover ups. We are so excited to carry them and lots of other monogrammed clothing. For boys and girls of course!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The best auto trash bags ever...

So, if you have rode in my minivan, you know that it looks like most {mother of three kids} vans...MESSY! Before children {well after I had more than one} my vehicle was clean. In order to control the mess, paper, trash I have tired SEVERAL different things. Nothing worked until now and everyone who has seen my new trash bags...well they want two for their own car. Guess what? I decided to carry them on the website. I will feature four great designer fabrics and may add more after a while. I know you'll love them as much as I do. Finally, a solution to the messy family car that looks fabulous and is functional too!

PS: I hoping to have these by the open house!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Monday, April 20, 2009

More Tees are coming...

We are so excited to bring our customers a unique line of rhinestone and Swarovski crystal embellished tees. They are for babies, girls, ladies, moms, and pregnant mama's to be! We will be adding these to our site shortly, so stay tuned! Above are pictures of Dancing with the Stars winner, Brooke Burke shopping on Rodeo Drive. Her little girl, Heaven is sporting one of the tees we will carry!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Getting caught up...

With the kids home for Spring Break this week and my mother visiting from Ft. Worth, the website was put on hold. Not really, but I have been trying to catch up on orders {while my mom is here}. I am almost complete finishing pending ETSY orders and have put both shops on vacation. It is the only way I will be able to continue working on the website. I am currently adding new products daily. Keep checking back for more information.

Today, I am going to take the kids to the park. We are suppose to have a 70 degree day today! Yea. We going to go outside and enjoy some vitamin D. All of us are on the brink of getting colds, so I am trying to avoid this.

The picture above is of Riley {my youngest} eating her Dum Dum Easter morning!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Sweet Mady is coming to

We are so excited to carry this line of fabulous personalized lunchboxes {with a dry erase sheet inside to write notes to your little sweetie}, stationary, stickers, & invitations. The designs are just adorable! The line will be up before our launch on May 15. Let's hear some {clapping} for Sweet Mady's line!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Look what we are gonna carry...

These t-shirts put the "a" in adorable! I love them. We will have them at our launch party, so you can touch and feel them and see what we are so excited about. Simply fabulous line.

The original fun, fresh, and fabulous line of personalized tees to fit every special occasion! Printed on high quality 100% ring-spun cotton, these tees feature vibrant graphics that are personalized to your specifications. A must-have for birthday parties, starting school, and expecting a new addition to the family! The perfect gift for multiples and the new big brother or sister. Not limited to children's clothing, the adult line of tees are perfect as Mother's Day gifts or to honor the loved one in your life. Sizes range from newborn onesies to 2XL tees.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter, Ya'll

I am a huge fan of Martha Stewart & Paula Deen. I just love how Ms. Paula ends her shows with "I'll see you next time, ya'll," "Merry Christmas, ya'll," and so on. She seems like the nicest person ever!

So from me to you...Happy Easter, ya'll! May you have a wonderful day with your family & friends.

Friday, April 10, 2009

The fabulous fun that comes with being preppy...

This new line we are carrying {hint: the ribbon belts are up on the website already} are so preppy & so fun! This line has flip flops to include sizes for toddlers & kids. They also have styles for tweens and of course some smashing fun designs for adults. The coolest thing... they have colleges {so you scream Go TEAM on your feet} & sororities...really how fabulous is that? I really wish I had these in college.

Other fabulous products from this line are ribbon belts, headbands, & bags. Oh my! They are preppy, but you don't have to be preppy to accessories with this line ~ just someone who wants some color & fun in their life!

I forgot to add the most important fact: the price point will make you want a couple of pairs!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

The cutest client...

Ms. K's mom and I went to high school together {a long time ago} in Oceanside, CA. Thanks to facebook we reconnected and she purchase one of our couture hats for Ms. K's first birthday. These are her first birthday photos ~ isn't she the cutest? I told her sweet Mama that she needs to be a model. Ms. K's father is quite a talented musician. You can check him out on facebook & myspace. You must listen to his new CD because it is amazing! I always listen to it in the car and it always makes me smile.

Here is the link to his myspace page:

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

New Line

We are excited put a new line up on our site. It will be up before the May 15 launch {and it can be monogrammed!}


We are on facebook and now twitter! There has been so much buzz about this site, I figured I would check it out. I am still learning...
we are under monkey see boutique {go figure!}

Can we say busy?

Besides working the website, which you know about I am also busy filling orders from ETSY & local clients. While I am working, my little human tornado {Riley} loves to destroy the house. Since I think I would be considered a workaholic {well sometimes} I have to tear away from my time suck ~ the computer to do laundry & clean up after my destructive two-year-old. Of course I cannot get upset with her or then she looks at me with her big brown eyes and just mets my heart! UGG!

Hope everyone is having a productive day! I wish our warm weather here in Virginia would return. I am looking forward to summer!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

New Business Cards

As I am developing the website, I am also re-creating our brand. All of our product labels & packaging will change. These are the new business cards I designed!

Energy please...

I did a show this weekend at my little girl's elementary school and one of the other vendor's present was Vemma. Vemma is a new supplement that is out ~ it taste surprisingly good and you only need a little {2 oz.} to get your vitamins for the day. Kid's can even drink it {I am going to mix it in with their juice!} In fact, Dr. Oz {Oprah's right hand man & the famous author} gives it to his kids!

What I am really excited about is this company has an energy drink too!

This is from their website:Insanely Healthy Energy Like You’ve Never Seen

Because slowing down is not an option, there’s Verve! With a convenient and fast-acting boost of energy, Verve refuels and revives your body quickly without a jittery feeling or energy crash.* The tropical fruit flavor, patterned after the very popular mangosteen fruit, tastes great!

Verve incorporates the best, most effective ingredients into one powerful product, making getting the energy and nutrition you need a snap!*

Verve’s trifecta of benefits includes:
A delicious, fast-acting energy blend.
12 full-spectrum vitamins and plant-sourced minerals.
An exotic mangosteen and aloe superjuice blend.
Choosing right amount of energy you need can change as rapidly as your day unfolds. That’s why Verve comes in two perfect delivery systems: Verve Energy Drink or Verve Energy Shot. Verve Energy Drink is a great tasting beverage that pairs well with the morning rush or for a fast-acting energy drink. It’s the functional and refreshing 8 ounce energy drink that delivers that extra boost.* Verve Energy Shot shares the benefits of its energy drink counterpart packaged in a 3 ounce portable product. The shot is a quick, convenient way to recharge with a healthy and serious jolt of energy.* It easily fits in your purse, pocket or carry on and doesn’t require refrigeration. Verve’s healthy energy is available in low natural sugar and sugar free options. Whether you are looking for the 80 mg caffeine energy boost from Verve Energy Drink or the powerful 125 mg caffeine energy rush from Verve Energy Shot, you will find what you need to recharge for the day.*

I guess you can say I am hooked! I already placed my order. I need all the energy I can get while putting together our website!!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Southlake, Texas

I am just sitting here thinking about all the exciting things 2009 is bringing my way. I am looking forward to a move this summer. I love exploring new places. I am also looking forward to being closer to my Mom & Dad. I am such a "Mama's girl" as my husband lovingly says! There is nothing wrong with that. This year did not start off great, as I lost my dearest Grandma J to cervical cancer. I re-evaluated my life and I am taking chances and living life to the fullest. Or at least trying to.

I am excited about visiting my parents this summer. They live near Southlake, TX and if you are ever in the Ft. Worth area, you must visit Southlake! It is a great place for shopping, dining, and just walking around outside enjoying the view.


If you are in Hampton Roads, there is a fabulous preschool in Norfolk called GUMP. The main reason GUMP has grown into such a wonderful school is because of the director, Betty Casey. Betty has been a huge supporter & continuously encouraged me with my business. I am very grateful for her constant support and enthusiam.
To return the favor, I always support the GUMP Art Show. This is an annual event held by the school to raise money. The money raised through this event is always given back to the children through programs or improvements to GUMP.
This year, Monkey See Boutique is donating a PRINCESS basket of hair accessories along with a gift certificate to our website {launching next month!} for $25.00.
If you live in the area, the art show is May 1 and open to the public. Take a peek at the fabulous businesses supporting this wonderful school.

Website & Blog Update

I have been super busy logging products into the website. It is getting addicting and I have little competitions with myself to see if I can input more each day! The final website look & template is not up yet, but will be soon. I cannot wait for you to see them!

I have also been busy completing the brand. Designing my cards, labels, gift certificates and other fun items. It has been fun and a labor of love!

I will write more soon. It is past my bedtime tonight. I must catch up on some sleep.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

A working girl...

I have been super busy at home getting ready for our move to Bartlett, TN. We sold our house here in Virginia in 8 days. Who says the economy is rough? I was thankful we sold it because everything was put on hold while we were showing the house. It is amazing how many messes three kids & a home business can make in a house within 10 minutes! I felt like I was constantly cleaning.

I am busy catching up on orders and preparing for a show this weekend at Butts Road Primary school. I am also working into the morning hours {past 1 am} to get the website complete and officially running by May!

I am posting a picture of the house we are renting in TN. We are thrilled to have found a fabulous house, great neighborhood, and wonderful school!
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