Thursday, July 31, 2008

We've Added More Backpacks!

Here at MC we are an equal opportunity shop...or we try to offer something for everyone. Since the ohMint bags are just so darn cute for the elementary age we thought we needed something equally as prep-tastic for the older kids. Whether heading to middle school, high school or college our solid color bookbags will be perfect for toting those heavy books. And since they are functional they might as well be adorable too!
Add a great monogram or a funky name to a solid backpack for your tween or teen today!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Back to School = Friday Freebie!

Ok folks, this is a BIG ONE. So big, in fact, that this week's freebie will be open for entry through FRIDAY, AUGUST 1st! Tell all your friends, shout it from the rooftops, but don't forget to enter!
Monogram Chick is giving away a backpack AND lunchbox! That's right--we're going back to school in style and a preppy monorammed backpack with matching personalized lunchbox is just the way to do it.

You know the drill, it's simple really. Go to Monogram Chick. Pick your favorite backpack/lunchbox design, and enter by posting a comment including the set you'd choose if you were to win. Then, check back on Friday, August 1st to see if you won. Could it be any easier?

But wait, it get's better....if you're a blogger and you add this Freebie to your blog, sending masses of entries that mention you, Y-O-U win too! Isn't that great? The more you send the better your chances of winning.

Good Luck everyone!

Bloggers--feel free to grab this image for your blog.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Backpacks, Snack Squares, Underdogs and a Fisheye Lens

The title pretty much sums up what was an all-around amazing product shoot on Monday morning. We're all keenly aware that our lazy days of summer are winding down and will soon be replaced by the first day of school, parent orientation and lunch dates at the mini sized cafeteria tables. With this in mind, Rachel Eng, (my amazingly talented, photog friend) 4 little friends and I set off to a local elementary school with backpacks and lunchboxes in tow.

The goal: great photographs of our adorable models hamming it up with their new monogramchick backpacks & lunchboxes.
The result: stunning photos of our playful bunch with their preppy backpacks & lunchboxes.

Needless to say, the kids were not thrilled about having to stand still beside the playground but did an awesome job. After a few still shots, Rachel decided to let the kids go nuts and the pictures speak for themeselves. Doesn't it look like they were having a great time? By the end of the morning, I had done so many "underdogs" at the swing set I was exhasted and hot--despite the fact that the kids' energy was no where near depleted.

I cannot thank Rachel enough for doing such a great job wrangling working with the kids and for producing fantastic pictures for the website. If you are in the Iowa City area, or will be within the next year, you must book her! She does wedding photography, commercial photography, family photo sessions, newborn sessions, birth sessions, senior pictures, and of course photos sessions with kids. You will not be dissapointed. Rachel is so easy to work with and is a true master of her craft. Check out her website and her blog

So, as you hit the stores in search of new school duds, let's not forget preppy backpacks and monogrammed lunchboxes so that all the other mothers will know you're exceedingly hip to make carrying those school supplies super easy.

Monday, July 21, 2008

The Early Bird

Gets The least in this case,

Kappa Prep, gets the towel!
Thanks to everyone that entered this week's Friday Freebie at Monogram Chick, I wish I could give a towel to everyone, but instead we'll just all be happy for Kappa Prep.

There will be an extra-special Back to School Friday Freebie this week, you will definately not want to miss it. Mark your calendars, check back often, tell all your friends and be sure to enter!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Friday Freebie--Enter Until Noon Today!

Yes, that's right...time for another Friday Freebie!
You know the drill--leave a comment with your email address and on Monday I'll use a random number generator to choose a winner.
This week's freebie is one of our best sellers, a Monogrammed Kitchen Towel. Now, this ain't just any ole' kitchen towel. This is a super fine Williams-Sonoma kitchen towel embellished with your choice of thread color, font and monogram.
So go ahead (you know you want to) and leave a comment for your chance to win.

But wait, there's more! That's right, if you're a blogger and post this freebie on your blog which sends throngs of folks to MonogramChick, they enter & tell me they are here all because of Y-O-U, and they do too! Everyone's a winner!

Good Luck! Winner will be announced on Monday.

Bloggers--feel free to snag this image to add to your blog!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

I Love These NEW Bags!

I love these bags! They are roomy enough to fit all the "essentials" yet not so overly sized that they are cumbersome. Perfect for the gym, school, the beach and pool, or even as an adorable grocery tote. These totes hold their shape well and have a tie closure at the top. Choose from brown or black and a plethora of fabulous fonts and thread colors.
Pick one up for yourself, your mom, your aunt, teachers, or the newly engaged best friend!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Home Again, Home Again, Jiggity Jig

We are back from Market and filled with such amazing, fun and NEW ideas that I can't wait to share with you! What a great time we had scouring the endless rows of booths and the stores filled to the brim with great products. We found some wonderful additions that we'll soon be adding to MonogramChick. For now, I'll leave you with just a sneak preview to get you excited. Stop back this week for other great product previews and you may just a find a Friday Freebie this week (wink, wink).

Saturday, July 5, 2008

New, New, New!

So I've been busy adding fabulous stationery for adults, I thought I'd add some equally adorable things for the little ones. Check out the appliqued beach towels. These towels are h-u-g-e and great quality! Made from 100% cotton and measuring 35 inches x 60 inches this towel is one that will go from toddler to teenager with ease. Choose any of Monogram Chick's appliques and add a name to this superior white beach towel. These are perfect for birthday gifts, vacation surprises, or to take to the pool in the afternoons. Grab one for that little someone you love today!

Boo-Boo Winner

Thanks so much to those of you that entered to win my "mistake" and kudos to you for fessing up to some of your most memorable mishaps. Serious props go to ClemsonGirl, not only did she espouse the joys of c-sections and found multiple uses for caribeaners but she also taught everyone that Spic and Span DOES NOT work in the automatic dishwasher. Clemsongirl, I'll get your addy and this cute little pocket-less tote will go in the mail on Monday.

Thanks again everyone!

Thursday, July 3, 2008


Ok, so we all make mistakes...and this time you get to benefit from my boo-boo!
I stitched this bag today for a sweet bride but put the "j" on the wrong side and stitched the pocket closed. So, if you don't mind a bag that looks great on the outside but doesn't have a pocket on the inside this bag is all yours. Simply leave a comment telling me about one of your "uh-ohs". The one who can razzle-dazzle me with your best blonde moment mistake will earn this fabulous monogrammed zippered tote for F-R-E-E! What could be better than a freebie on the fourth?!

Winner will be chosen Saturday night.

Preppy Bow Pads

We continue to add paper goods to the website and the newest addition will not disappoint. These adorable and useful bow pads make writing out the grocery list fun and sassy. Choose your paper color, ribbon, font & personalize each pad with your choice of wording--how about a traditional monogram or family name? Looking for an affordable (just $18) yet classy "mother's morning out" teacher gift? Why not give one of our preppy little bow pads personalized just for "Miss Cindy". Some other fun and unique personalization options are:

  • So much to do....
  • Life's Good
  • Stop Me Before I Volunteer Again
  • I'd Rather Be Playing Tennis
  • Life's Good Here but Better at the Beach
  • I'd Rather Be Shoe Shopping
  • Notes from Camp
  • Notes from the Teacher
  • It's a Girl!
  • It's a Boy!

The options are endless, use your imagination and personalize one for everyone you know! Have a great holiday weekend, enjoy the festivities and fireworks! Celebrate all that it means to be an American, remembering those that make it possible each day.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

We've Added Stationery!

Monogram Chick started with stationery so I guess you could say we are going back to our roots however, to be fair, we never really left them. Although the website has not had stationery the bookshelves in the studio are bursting at the seams with fabulous paper goods! So, don't be surprised if each day you see more paper being added. To start, we've added paper products by Embossed Graphics. Those of you that are familiar with this exceptional line know that their paper is super high quality and affordably priced. Below are just a few of the great items that we've already added to Monogram Chick. Check often for other great designers!

Every prep should correspond with her closest friends with nothing less than this super thick card stock which boasts a classic monogram. Chose from white, ivory, pink or blue card stock and many different ink colors. ($39.95 for 50 cards and matching envelopes)

This Agenda Set is a great gift for the preppy man in your life or for yourself and for only $24.00 you get the acrylic holder and 300 sheets! White paper can be personalized in an array of different ink colors--fuschia for you, navy for him!

Give those adorable monogrammed gifts in style with a monogrammed enclosure card. What is even better about these foldover enclosures is that you get to chose between white, ivory, pink or blue paper! Why not make it fun with fuschia or aqua ink or keep it classic with navy or black ink. ($25 for 50 cards and envelopes)