Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Trick or Treat, Let's have a Giveaway!

The air is cooling, the leaves are turning and the pumpkins are making their way from the patches to our doorsteps. Fall is my favorite season of the year. I love all that fall brings; the rich colors, the savory scents, and the brisk autumn air. As a child I loved dressing up for Halloween and always looked forward to my mom's handmade costumes.

I know my sister (the bride) and I (the nurse) would have loved a personalized treat bag to carry on Halloween night to stash all our loot!

I can't decide which is my favorite; the Black and Orange Bucket Totes, The Spooktacular Eco Totes, or the Classic Black Trick or Treat Tote but one thing is for sure--whether your passing out candy in the front yard or sending your little one off to Trick or Treat they will hold some serious candy!

Since Halloween is right around the corner and we had 60 degree weather here in the Midwest today, I'm feeling like giving away a Classic Black "Trick or Treat" Halloween Tote! Leave a comment with your favorite costume you wore as a kid and I'll draw a winner on Friday.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Custom Decals for one Tangled Chick

I love SITS, I have met some of the most amazing bloggers through those Saucy Girls. Not the least of whom is Rhea, over at Texas Word Tangle. This girl is awesome! She is one of those daily visits that you just can't wait to read. I was honored when she asked me to design a decal for her vehicle around her blog.



Rhea was terrific to work with and was so kind to blog about her custom decal. Through this amazing chick, I met Jen over at Buried With Children and created a custom decal for her van, overflowing with kiddos!

I love custom work, be it vinyl or embroidery! Have an idea? Email me, and let's make your idea reality!

Check out Rhea's mommy-mobile:

Thanks Rhea, for making my job so much fun! Hope you love your decal!


Thursday, September 25, 2008

A Sweet, Sweet Man

In my book, my husband has the market cornered on being sweet and thoughtful, he is seriously a wonderful man who gives unconditional support and love. There are many great men out there and we love them for it!

Exhibit A:

{A gift purchased yesterday by a husband for his wife with the following gift message.}

To my lovely wife, I am always thinking of you and you are doing an AMAZING job with our son. I love you more and more every day!

Did your heart not just melt?! Bless this man's heart! I do not personally know this customer, but I sure do think he's a swell guy and she's one lucky mama!

This is what he bought her, I smudged the personalization because this girl deserves a surprise!



Tagged, I'm It!

Thanks to Kappa Prep, I found a great new blogger friend, Nina. Nina tagged me for a little bloggy fun. Check out Nina's blog, she is super cute, preppy, and so talented! Thanks Nina, for the tag, here goes:


7 Wierd/Random Facts About Me:

1. I must wear socks to bed, without them I don't sleep.

2. I L-O-V-E Diet Coke specifically fountain Diet Coke. I don't drink Diet Coke from a can or bottle. I am partial to McDonald's fountain Diet Cokes, they taste better than any other fountain I've found, really. I also am an ice snob. The Great American Cookie Co and Sonic have the best ice. If you could combine their ice with MickyD's Diet Coke, I'd be in heaven.

3. I live in Iowa but have my hair cut in Birmingham, Alabama. Strange, I know. But whenever we go home to Georgia I make a trip to Joel in Birmingham to have my hair cut. I've been with Joel since 1998 and through 4 salons!

4. I hate mouth noises. Odd that I married a dentist. {He does not make mouth noises}

5. I have lots of jeans (into the double digits) but only ever wear 3 pair of them.

6. I hoard pens, markers and good wooden pencils. I love sharpies--colorful ones, clickable ones, fine ones, really any ones.

7. I had my picture taken with Sarah Palin last week.


I Tag the follwing 7 Bloggers:

UGAprepster

Monogrammed Teacher

TheNonSmoker aka Colleen

Summertime Beauty

Rhea

The Wife

Clemson Girl






Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The Comments Have Been Tabulated

Well, not really. However, the comments have been printed off and cut up then thrown into my very own monogrammed tote {I thought it was only proper to choose the winner of the tote giveaway from my zippered tote!}
And the winner is:




Preppy Sue came via Preppy Mama {thanks for sharing the love PM!} so you both win!
Thanks to everyone for visiting and commenting!
As a special thank you for playing along, we are offering a discount through the end of the week.
Enter the code TOTE for a 15% discount on your total Monogram Chick order!
So really, everyone wins!



Monday, September 22, 2008

Photog Freebie!

My great friend and awesome photographer, Rachel Eng, is offering an amazing Giveaway over at her blog. Simply enter by posting a comment {tell her Monogram Chick sent ya} and you could win 25 Fall Thanks cards. You take the photo, she does the design work and they come directly to your mailbox--so fun and easy!

Don't forget to tell her I sent you, I want to win too!







Friday, September 19, 2008

Friday Freebie

Thanks so much for letting us know what you'd like to see as our next giveaway. We had votes for everything from another preppy travel mug to spa wraps. However, the item mosted voted for was a tote bag. And so it is!


Leave a comment {if you don't have a blog please include your email address} for your chance to win a Zippered Tote bag.

You know the drill, if you blog, blog about the fabulous Monogram Chick giveaway and make sure to tell your readers to mention they came via your blog and if they win, YOU WIN TOO! Winner will be announced on Wednesday, September 24th.

Bloggers, feel free to grab this graphic for your blog!

























Thursday, September 11, 2008

You Choose!

It's about that time again...and this time we're mixin' it up a little.

In the spirit of the election, we're taking it to the people. We're, "giving the people what they want". Here's the kicker: you have to tell us what you want! What would you like to see as Monogram Chick's next give away? Go ahead, don't be shy. Leave a comment with what you'd love a chance at winning.


To jog your memory, here is a list of some of our past giveaways: preppy travel mug, custom address stamp, monogrammed lunchbox, gift certificate, monogrammed book bag, flip flop tote.

This is your chance, let us know what you want Monogram Chick to giveaway!

First, check out Monogram Chick. Then, come back to the blog and leave a comment with your vote.


Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Wordless Wednesday


Sunday, September 7, 2008

A Sweet Deal...

So, Monogram Chick not only stitches, she bakes. I love to bake. One day, not too long ago, I should have been paying closer attention to the kitchen rather than the ten other things I was doing at the time. After I stuck the brown sugar {with the metal-centered tie-tie} in the microwave to soften it and flames began to fly I realized that I'd made a stupid mistake (Mama always said not to put metal in the microwave). This is what the brown sugar looked like post fire and smoke alarms...actually, not too bad.



Overall, the brown sugar remained unscathed; only the plastic bag had melted and the flames were confined to the paper surrounding the metal on the tie-tie, so I proceeded with making The Best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever. Dr. Monogram Chick loves these cookies. He jokes that since they have oatmeal they are good for you. Seriously, speaking as a chocolate chip cookie aficionado, these rock. Try them and see what you think...I promise you'll love them too.


The Chick's Best Ever Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 cup sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup Crisco (if you buy the sticks, its 1 stick)
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
3 cups oatmeal
6 oz. chocolate chips


Mix sugars and Crisco.

Add all other ingredients and mix well.

Place on cookie sheet (if you haven't been converted to a DeMarle fan, try it and you'll never go back to metal cookie sheets)

Bake at 350 degrees for 10-13 minutes.
Remove from oven while still "mushy" as the cookies will continue to bake on sheet.

Try to refrain from eating the whole batch in one afternoon.



Isn't baking fun? Especially with a sweet reward at the end.