Monday, December 5, 2011

A Favorite Things Giveaway of Epic Proportions!

Merry Christmas, chickadees!
We are stitching away in the studio fulfilling orders as fast as we can!

I am so excited to share an absolutely fan-tab-u-lous giveaway.  Many of you are familiar with Blue Eyed Bride (Erin) and Nina (According to Nina).  They are super interesting, fun, always faithful blogger chicks who rock!

This Christmas season they are sharing their favorite things with their readers.  These uber gracious chicks are hosting a giveaway that will benefit 32 of their readers!  Holy moly, right?!

I was honored that they include Monogram Chick as one of their favorite things.  To be exact, their favorite things that made the giveaway list are our 24 oz Monogrammed Straw Tumblers (who both blogged about when preggers with their little men, here & here) and our Monogrammed Ruffle Robe and Monogrammed Cosmetic Bag.

Check out their blogs, and enter away!

You can enter on both Erin's blog & Nina's blog, doubling  your chances of winning!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Cyber Monday Sale!!

It's here, chickadees!  Cyber Monday!  Our biggest discount of the year.  Shop Monday, November 28th (midnight through 11:59 pm) and save 15% with the code CYBER2011.

Feel free to grab the graphic and share with your friends!!

Friday, October 14, 2011

christmas stockings: a preview!

I know, it isn't even Halloween yet but I am simply giddy that our new Christmas stockings arrived this week, I just had to share!

As y'all know, here at Monogram Chick we strive to provide excellent quality at a fair price and our new stockings are a perfect fit!  With their exception quality and great patterns I'm certain you'll want these hung by your chimney with care this holiday season.

Personalized Christmas Stockings have been a huge hit in years past and I know y'all will love this year's choices:  Damask, Stripes, Polka Dots, Pets, & Ruffles/Bows will all be finding their way to in the very near future.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

givaway winners!

Alrighty chickadees, yesterday around noon (truth be told it wasn't until about 3:00) I turned off comments and last night Dr. Chick and I tabulated and pulled our two winners out of a basket.  {I was  spent from a long day at Dr. Chick's office so I neglected to take pics--so sorry!}

Without further adieu, our Personalized Tee Shirt Winners are:

Lea Liz  
{who loves fall weather, fall decorations & wearing her uggs}

{who LOVES fall and football, pumpkins, fall candles, beautiful leaves & the cooler weather}

Happy Tuesday!  Hope y'all can embrace today, live the moment and tell your loved ones you love them.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Giveaway Ends Tomorrow, Not Too Late To Enter!

Howdy chickadees! Dont forget to enter the personalized kids shirt giveaway. We'll be closing the comments around noon tomorrow (Monday) so there is still time!

In other news, Master P and Kiki spent Friday at the Monogram Chick studio. We had great fun designing more fantastic kids tees and had the perfect little boy model. Afer a tasty lunch downtown we snapped some quick phone pics as Parker had a great time chasing Dr. Chick down the sidewalk...isnt he cute in his houndstooth pumkin tee?!

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Fall, New Products & A Giveaway!

Hey chickadees!  Wow!  Where have the last 6 months gone?!  They've flown by and I've hardly had time to catch my breath.  

Over the past few months, we've been working on something new. Something new & exciting!  Monogram Chick is now offering digitally printed garments.  I'm thrilled to offer personalized tees, onsies & rompers with unique names & monograms.  All of our designs are one of a kind and can only be found at Monogram Chick.  Mix & Match any of our designs on any of our 100% cotton garments.  Choose from girly t-shirts, onsies, girly rompers, or t-shirts and rompers for boys.

Currently, we're offering fall/halloween designs with more "everyday" & holiday designs to be added in the coming days.

Y'all know how I love a giveaway and it's been way too long since we've hosted one.  With the addition of our newest product I think it is high time we give away some schwag--specifically, one of our new fall tees, onsies or rompers.

To Enter:
Leave a comment here with your favorite thing about fall {a few of my faves:  candy corn, football, cooler weather...}

To earn 2 additional entries:  
1:  Like us on Facebook
2:  Post a message on our wall stating which design & garment you'd like to win.
[ex:  I want to win the candy corn polka dot girly romper @!]

On Monday, September 26th we'll announce 2 winners!
{giveaway closes @ noon on the 26th}

Take a sneak peek at some of the designs that we'll be adding in the coming days!

Monday, August 8, 2011

A Back To School Giveaway & 24 oz Tumblers!

It's that time of year....Target's shelves are filled to the brims with crisp new notebooks, perfectly sharpened crayons & pencils and packages of brand new pens.  Soooooo, we need something to put all those brand new back to school supplies in....que the Back To School Giveaway my sweet friend, Erin @ Blue Eyed Bride is graciously hosting!!

Y'all, this is B-I-G.  3 Giveaways!  Yes, you read that right, 3 Giveaways!  Our newest mint pattern has just arrived.  Whether your crazy about Aubbie, a Clemson Tiger, or are mad about the newest "it" color:  orange, I know y'all will love the new set!

And while you mama chicks are peeling your eyelids back in the morning and patiently waiting in the carpool line at 3:00 I definately think that our BRAND NEW 24 ounce Personalized Straw Tumblers will come in handy!

My sweet friend, Nina, adores her cup....she regularly tweets about and as a new mama she is getting plenty of water each day in her super large, personalized straw tumbler!  

Now you can too!  We've added the 24 ounce-ers HERE.  We currently have Pink, Green, Orange & Purple with more colors expected soon!

Monday, June 27, 2011

don't miss it jewelry deal

In recent years, I am all about some jewelry.  Kiki got me into it, really.  The perfect bracelet or awesome pair of earrings finishes off an outfit and can take a t-shirt and jeans from drab to fab, don't you think?

We have Kiki to thank for this one....I had never heard of Style Tryst which is sad because it is amazing!  Such a great, fun assortment of fashion jewelry.  The prices are reasonable, some more pricey items, some inexpensive but all of it is unique!

Today on Birmingham's Living Social, they are offering a "deal" with Style Tryst.  Purchase a $25 deal and spend $50 in jewelry or purchase a $50 deal and spend $100 in jewelry!

Check it out chickadees, there are some uber fun are a few of my faves! I'm totally into bracelets and earrings this summer!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

houndstooth anyone?

SERIOUSLY, y'all I'm giddy with excitement!  Monogram Chick now has patterned decals!  Add aqua houndstooth to your tumbler, pink zebra to you car, or preppy plaid to your keychain.

Time to shop, chickadees!  Patterned decals are available n-o-w!

Patterns Include:
Aqua Houndstooth
Black Houndstooth
Crimson Houndstooth
Black/White Zebra
Fuchsia/White Zebra
Orange/Blue Zebra
Preppy Pink Plaid
Green/White Polka Dot
Red/Black Polka Dot

Don't see what you're looking for?  Custom patterns available, simply email me!  (sarah @

Thursday, May 26, 2011

our oops = your benefit!

Good Thursday morning, chickadees!  As you know, here at 'the Chick' we are not perfect, we make mistakes.  When we do, you benefit!  The following items are in perfect condition however, they were not exactly what our clients ordered....wrong thread color, etc.  So here is your chance...if you're the proud owner of the following names or monogram and want/need that item it is yours!

Leave a comment with the item you'd like & your email address (or you can email me if you prefer not to post your addy....sarah @ and for only $5 {to cover shipping} we'll send it to you.  We'll shoot you a paypal invoice for $5 and it'll be on the mail carrier's funny little jeep pronto!  Sound good?  Wanna see what I've got?

Without further adeu.....

Green Tie Dye Beach Towel with the name Nicole embroidered in lavender/Rockville font.

****The Nicole Towel is taken****

Pink Giraffe Lovie with the name Lauren embroidered in aqua/Amelie font

****The Lauren Lovie is taken****
Black Tote-Carryall with the monogram eKb in fuchsia/Curvy font.

This is first come, first served and remember....they are shipped AS IS, with the name/monogram, font & thread color as shown.

Have a great day!  The long weekend is almost here!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

gingham bubbles

I am so excited that our gingham bubbles for boys & girls are here...just in time for summer!  Check out our Facebook Page for details on how to order.  These are a Facebook exclusive {for now} that you'll not want to miss!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

what do you think?

The much anticipated adult ruffle robes will be here at the end of the month...our waiting list is getting longer and longer!

I am contemplating adding child sized ruffle robes to Monogram Chick.   Monogrammed robes and wraps for adults among our top selling products however, not so much for kids.  I'd love your feedback....what do y'all think about a child's size ruffle robe hitting the MC site?  Price would be around $33 monogrammed.  

Any and all input from my chickadees is much appreciated!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

update on the teaser

Last week {I think, who knows, the days & weeks are running together} I snapped a quick photo of the massive amounts of paint we'd purchased and told y'all I'd give you an update soon.

I wish I had great before and after pictures to share, but not yet.   My house need not look like a construction zone for it's debut.  I am super excited to be painting the interior of our house (literally all of it...even the laundry room and it's trim).  I can't decide if I love my aqua island (swoon), the new magnetic chalkboard that Dr. Chick framed out on the back of a wall of cabinets that divides our prep area from our eating area in the kitchen or the fact that now all of the ends of my cabinets and the island are framed out with beadboard panels (thanks again to Dr. Chick--who is quite the trim carpenter!).

Pretty sure, we're going on 2 weeks worth of late night painting and cutting, but it is coming together!  Tonight we're putting the cabinet doors back on their bases (I can't wait to stop looking at my un-orderly tupperware--which begs for organization:  another project for another week.) and I plan to paint the trim in the dining room and kitchen.

Last weekend we called in reinforcements.  Kiki, Coco, Parker, my Mom & Dad ventured to VR for paint-a-palooza.  Without them I'd still be sanding cabinet doors and they would not be covered in 2 coats of oil based enamel.  While here, we ventured into the studio and I snapped a couple pictures of Master P exploring.

My goal for this weekend is to paint the rest of the trim in the main part of the house and get after my laundry room (a lighter shade of aqua than the island!!)  i'll be sans the extra hands but think we'll make quick work of it!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

A Little {More} About the Chick

Sometimes I get lost in Tweet Deck.  I find myself reading tweets instead of working.  This morning, @hLr2013 "favorited" one of my tweets (about Southern Plate's Cafeteria No Bake Peanut Butter Bars...which by the way are delish and I could really take off on a tangent about my days teaching and school lunch but I'll save y'all the read :)).

Anyway, once she favorited my tweet and I clicked her name, then clicked over to her blog and read some of her posts (see how this becomes a time suck?!) I came across this little A-Z all-about-me and thought I'd do it too!  Thanks so much, Young Southern Prep!

A-Age:  32 (eek!)
B-Bed size:  Queen
C-Chore you hate:  Emptying the Dishwasher
D-Dogs:  Bailey, our Australian Shepherd
E-Essential start to your day: Coffee!!
F-Favorite Color: Green
G-Gold or Silver:  BOTH! I love to mix them together.
H-Height:  5'4"
I-Instruments you play:  None--can you believe that?!  Is that a dis-service my parent's did me?  I think not.  I am tone def and it would have been a waste of their money, I'm certain.
J-Job title:  Chief Creative Chick :)
K-Kids:  None
L-Live: Georgia
M-My mom's name:  Marcia
N-Nickname:  Sissy
O-Overnight hospital stay:  I've never spent the night in the hospital 
P-Pet Peeve: mouth noises
Q-Quote from a movie: Father of the Bride, Steve Martin:  "You have to pass a test to get a driver's license, but anyone can have a child"
R-Right/Lefty:  Righty
S-Sibling:  Kiki
T-Time you wake up:  I am one of those annoying "snoozers"  the alarm starts going off at 6:15 and I often don't get out of bed until 7:00...I am SO NOT a morning person.  Hence, the necessity of coffee.
V-Veggies you dislike:  Butter/Lima Beans
W-What makes you run late:  Snooze buttons!
X-Xrays you have had: Too many to count. Most recently of my knee when I broke it skiing last year.
Y-Yummy food you make:  Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Z-Zoo animal: Monkeys

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

blues & green = baby boy

So, my sweet web friend, Nina, will be birthin' a bebe shortly.  Every itty bitty newborn needs his name and monogram plastered across bibs and burps and roadies, oh my!  Recently, we sent Jack a little care package.  Check out Nina's schwag & while you're there tell her hey.

You'll notice in her pictures, one of our newest items...a monogrammed gown for newborns.  Available in pink, white and blue!

Monday, April 18, 2011

busy weekend

trips to home depot & lowes ranked in the double digits this weeend. details and lots of photos to come, pinkie swear.
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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Baked Banana Oatmeal

It is no secret that when I'm not stitching I love to be in the kitchen.  It is cathartic.  When I'm stressed, my first choice of places to be is the kitchen.  Something about following a recipe and creating something leaves me feeling a little less up-tight.  While I wasn't stressed the other morning, I was in the mood for a delicous breakfast.  Anytime banana's and oatmeal are involved, it is considered a delicous breakfast in my book.

I came across Kath Eats Real Food.  Kath and I share a love for oatmeal.  Kath is a WAY BETTER blogger & posts multiple times a day with fantastic photos and delicious looking recipes.  One particular recipe caught my eye and I knew I had to try it.  Baked Banana Oatmeal.  <---Here is the link to the recipe, I won't give it here so as to entice you to comb through Kath's page and find treasures for yourself.  I will, however, give a little photo re-cap of my baking of the oatmeal.  {I did not decide that this was a blog event until well into the process, so the pics are not step by step}

  I decided a little late in the game to document this.  The above pic is midway through baking.

I pink, puffy heart our ipad, especially in the kitchen.  It is so handy for recipes!  I was able to follow Kath's excellent directions very easily thanks to my digital friend.

Towards the end of baking the oatmeal, the recipe says to add a "heaping tablespoon" of brown sugar and then broil.  What do y'all think?  Is this heaping enough!?

Straight out of the oven, with caramelized sugar on top....thanks to my heaping tablespoon of brown sugar.

I enjoyed the yummy-ness with coffee (of course).  A few notes....I only had frozen bananas.  They were kinda soft and mushy when trying to layer them on the top and bottom but I think they turned out okay after baking.  Also, I used Almond Milk since that is what we keep on hand, and I think that with real milk the taste/texture may have been a bit better.  Overall, this was super tasty and something I'll be making again.  I did re-heat it for consumption later in the week and definitely think it is better fresh from the oven but was a delicious and easy to grab on my way to the studio.
While you're on her site, check out here giveaway!  Kath is giving away a VitaMix.  I haven't posted about my adoration for my VitaMix but trust me, y''ll want to enter.  I use mine just about everyday and lurve it...almost as much as Tory Burch revas!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Product Sighting!

This past weekend we were in "the 'ham" for Master P's baby dedication service at Kiki & Coco's church.  I'm somewhat partial but I think he was the cutest kid there, what do you think?

Imagine my utter delight, when walking around the outdoor couryard where the ceremony was held, when I came across this

Monogram Chick's Chocolate Blooms Toddler Backpack!  Perfect to keep an older sibling occupied at the baby dedication.  Lurve it!  

And lurve this cute little chunk-a-muffin!

Friday, April 8, 2011


Happy Friday Chickadees!
We all know that there are so many group buying "events" out there. My inbox is full of emails each morning touting all the savings that are meant to be had.  Often, if the subject line isn't catching, I hit delete.  This morning, when I opened my inbox GroopDealz cought my eye.

I love to find a good deal and share a good deal.  If you don't know about GroopDealz, they are a site similar to Groupon however, they promote handmade (much like etsy...just in Groupon format).
I have a ruffle camera strap on my Rebel and get so many questions/compliments about it.  Mine was an etsy purchase about 2 years ago from a shop called EclecticWhatNot. Today, GroopDealz has ruffled camera straps at a great savings {$20 for a $33 value}!  These are super cute and such a great deal!  What a great opportunity to add a little "ta-da" to your camera strap!

That's it for today, chicks, just sharing the love.  Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

i have a hunch

My hunch is that Blue Eyed Bride's Straw Tumbler Giveaway will ending very, very soon....if you haven't made your way over to her fantastic slice of the blogosphere, do so.  Now.  And while you're there, enter to win one of 3 Personalized Straw Tumblers we'll be giving away.  There is also a discount code that will be active until the end of March hiding away in her giveaway post, snag it up and shop, shop, shop!

Monday, March 28, 2011

pre-order your white ruffle robe now

Happy Monday, chickadees!  
I am as excited as y'all are about the White Ruffle Robe.  I had emails and twitter messages asking about one of the newest additions to our shop as pictured in our trunk show recap post.
Here's the deal. 
* They are limited edition... we've ordered a couple dozen and aren't sure if we'll get any more than that.  
*  We expect them to arrive around May 1st.
* I am currently taking pre-orders.  If you want to put your name (literally & no pun intended) on one of these little gems email me {sarah @} and we'll discuss the deets to ensure you are one of the first to have our Ruffle Robe.

I think pearls are a must-wear accessory with this robe, don't you?!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

The Trunk Show {A Photo Recap}

We had the best time this past weekend!  Not just because I was able to visit my mama and dad but also because we had a great time showing off all the new {and old} Monogram Chick goodies.  Here is a pictoral recap for those that couldn't make it...

Monday, March 21, 2011

Monogram Chick Giveaway @ Blue Eyed Bride

Good Monday morning, chickadees!  What a great weekend we had.  Dr. Chick and I booked it to Florida for a Mongoram Chick Trunk Show.  We had a great time and so appreciate all those that came to shop and visit.
In other, equally exciting, blog friend, Blue Eyed Bride, is being ever so sweet (actually, she is always super sweet) and offering her readers {3 of them, to be exact} the chance to win a Personalized Straw Tumbler.  

If you've never read BEB's blog, now is a great time to start.  She is 31 weeks preggo with her second peanut and always has something interesting and real to share with her readers.  She is one of my daily reads and I can't wait to see what she'll share...from funny stories to personal confessions, she's great!
Check out her little piece of cyber space and enter to win a Monogram Chick Personalized Straw Tumbler!