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Monogram It Baby!! January 23, 2008

So, I get this great trade magazine called Greetings, etc.  I love this magazine because it’s a fantastic way to follow and predict the trends in the stationery biz.  Anyway, this month Greetings, etc. listed the top 25 trends to watch for in 2008.  And, to my excitement, the “Push for Personalization” was listed as one of the top trends. The magazine states that “customers of all ages seem to be a part of the ‘me’ generation – and thy are making their mark via personalization”.

Who knew that lil ol’ me would be such a trend setter and WAY ahead of the curve with all of my smart looking monograms on everything and anything that I can get ’em on.

I carry a line of wonderfully creative pieces from a company called Heartstrings…have a look at these…

Monogrammed Stone Pendant

A great looking pendant!  Carved stone available in several colors and shapes and can be mixed and matched on any number of necklaces with your choice of fonts.  I have other styles available in wood and shell too….. from $25, very, very cool!!

What about these great monogrammed soaps?  Not only do they look great, but, they  are really wonderful soaps….smell amazing too and available in several different scents like mandarin mango, fresh linen, cherries jubilee and milk chocolate truffle…starting at $11 YUM!


mandarin Mango Soaps

Monogrammed bumper-shoot anyone?  Please, tell me, who wouldn’t want to carry this darling umbrella that is completely personalized just for you??  At $29, you will be singin’ in the rain for sure!!



Checkout these cute folded initial notes from Hype Strype…I offer several different designs and at ten bucks for a pack of ten, you can not pass them up.

Hype Strype

Last, but never least, have a peek at these amazing key-fobs from Lauren Nicole Fashions


I carry an identical product in my store, Pushing the Envelope!  Ours are a bit bigger to fit over your wrist..soooo very convenient…never lose your keys in your bag again.  I have lot’s of darling ribbon choices….polka dots, sports themes, pink leopard, preppy as can be and more!  $10 or $13 with a monogram!



So go personalize something…you’ll be a trend setter just like me 😉









Rub-A-Dub, Ms. Monogram’s in the Tub! January 3, 2008

Today I want to share some fab bath treats and related items that I LOVE.  Lately I have been in the mood to soak in my whirlpool tub at home…I guess because it’s been so COLD and WINDY here.  There is nothin’ like a good soak to take the chill off!

 My first treat for you is a special little web site that I found when I was looking for stocking stuffers for my Dolly and for little gifts for my nephews.  Here is the URL… Please check it out! E-Bubbles sends your goodies wrapped in bright blue tissue and offers free samples of your choice with each order.  Also, my package arrived sooo quickly, I was truly amazed! I got the MOST darling little snow globe soaps and funky band-aids…um, I mean adhesive bandages and other cute things.  Right now, I am looking at the site and salivating over Star & Rose Chocolate Body Shake Bubble Bath…YUM! Well drat, they won’t allow me to post the photo….so here is the link…have a peek.

 Now, for a product that I am absolutely going to carry in my shop….Soapy LoveSoapy Love pure glycerin soaps!

They are absolutely the cutest soaps that I have ever seen.  The soaps are shaped like Popsicle’s and come in several different “flavors” like Confetti Cupcake, Nilla Sammie (which looks like an ice cream sandwich) and Orange You Cute. To die for…get some!

 And what about these darling Soap Rolls from What fun! ?

Soap Rolls are long lasting and moisturizing and gentle enough for you face too.  Who says gettin’ clean isn’t fun!


Well, I am bummed because today it seems as if I am unable to post photo’s…and that is such a fun part of this blog. In the mean-time, just scroll your curser over the link and you can see a small photo.  I will try to work out the bugs and have pic’s next time!


Until then, happy washing!








Hello world! December 29, 2007

Filed under: girlfriends,ribbon,shopping,stationery,Uncategorized — msmonogram @ 2:45 pm

Hello World is RIGHT!  Can’t wait to start blogging away! 

O.k., so I am totally new to this thing, but, I want to use this blog to share some cool stuff that I find…not only things in my adorable store (Pushing the Envelope if you haven’t heard), but just random items that I fall in love with. 

Also, I am hoping that this can be a meeting place for my fabulous girlfriends since we are spread out all over the darn place.

So, here it is…my first few, oh-so-cool products, for your shopping enjoyment.  Of course, I do have to start with stuff that I feature in my shop….just happen to LOVE the stuff that I carry.  Check it out….

So…are you at a loss for how to discreetly carry your um….monthly supplies?  Well, have I got a fab new product for you.  They are called T.O.M Totes (Time of Month) and they are adorable.  They come in all kinds of super cute patterns…polka dots, zebra prints etc.


The T.O.M tampon tote holds two tampons and the pad tote holds two liners.  They are all tied up with coordinating grosgrain ribbon…ADORABLE!  The T.O.M’s retail for $12.00…and worth every penny.  Ohhh, did I mention that they come with the product inside?…yippee!

On a funny side note, my BFF, Andrea lives in Virginia…when the fine southern ladies are getting their period they say (please use a southern accent as you say this out-loud) “I started”.  LOVE all things southern!  I was misplaced at birth!


Next….since I ADORE anything with my initial on it, I have GOT to tell you about a few other products.  How ’bout dressing up your water bottle with a darling monogrammed cover.



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The cover comes with a handy carabeener (did I spell that correctly?) so that you can hook it on to your belt when you are out walking your dog….or your kid! …fifteen bucks!

Now, how bout the cutest letter opener that you ever did see??

Monogrammed Letter OpenersThey come in tons of cute fabrics with coordinating monograms….wouldn’t you just LOVE to have this on your desk? It’s only $11.00 You’ll be the envy of your cube-mates!O.k., well, my first Blog has exhausted me.  If you see anything during your travels…post it here.  Girlfriends are always dying for cute stuff and great gifts to lavish on each other.’til next time!