Thursday, December 8, 2011

THANK YOU: TheRosaryChick

I am sure that everyone has been crazy busy over the last couple of weeks, and I am definitely in the busy boat with you!  In fact, I almost forgot to give a big thank you shout out to Melanie, aka TheRosaryChick, for including my tea and cookie sets in her blog post.

(In my defense, I was totally away from computers last week while we were off visiting a certain Mouse to squeeze in a little family time.)

TheRosaryChick posted about a few of her favorite things, and I feel honored to be included.  I feel the same way she does about gift-giving, especially to family and close friends, which is why it can be so stressful to me when I can't figure out the perfect thing to give someone.   Here is what she says:

Gift giving is very important to me! It is my love language, so when I am picking a gift for someone it isn't to simply check a box. It is with sincere purpose that I select a gift. I want the recipient to know through the item that I purchase, whether it is big or small, how much I care about and appreciate them. It is most important to me that the gift be meaningful and when possible, practical.

Well, I am honored that you chose my tea and cookie sets as a gift to give the girlie girls in your life.  Thank you, truly!

Tea and cookies at MonkeySeeMonkeyDoHLM

If you need a beautiful rosary or other gift, please visit one of her shops, either on Etsy or her a stand-alone store.  Her creations are beautiful!   I have a niece who will be receiving her First Communion soon, and I will be at your shop first.  

Beautiful Couples Rosary by TheRosaryChick
Thank you, again, for sharing my tea and cookies gift sets with your friends and I can't wait to hear about the fabulous parties your girls will share over them!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Swaddling Demos: Come and See

Swaddling Blankets on Display at Craft Shows

Over the last couple of months, I have been asked more and more about swaddling- How? Why? When?

After some thought, I have decided to get over my slight fear of public presentations by holding my first informal demo and information session on swaddling (with a FREE offer on top!).

The first Swaddling Demo and Info Session will be at The Grey Fox on Wednesday, December 14th, from 10:00 am -11:00 am.  Attendees will
- learn proper swaddling techniques,
- share tips with each other,
- learn about some of the benefits of swaddling,
- discuss other uses of swaddling blankets,
- and even learn how to save money!

In a previous post, Swaddling a Baby: In our experience, I talked about some of the basics about swaddling.   If you have been using "swaddling/receiving" blankets from the big superstores, you are probably frustrated that they won't fit around your baby.   You may have even resorted to using those crazy velcro contraptions that cost too much money and aren't good for anything else.  HappyLittleMonkey Swaddling Blankets are extra large and can not only swaddle a baby, they can also be used time and time again for other tasks.

A large variety of patterns are available 

Every time someone tells me that a HappyLittleMonkey product has become their favorite, I'm ecstatic because I have met my goal of creating functional baby gifts designed to become the "go to" item.

There are so many products that promise better baby care- from better feeding to better swinging to better swaddling.  However, like most things baby, the original and simplest things are usually what we find ourselves actually using and loving.  There are few things more simple and versatile than a blanket.

If you want to learn more about swaddling or just need some convincing about the best baby gifts to give this holiday season, come on out to The Grey Fox on Wednesday, December 14th, from 10:0 am-11:00 am.  For more information on the event or to RSVP, please check out the event listing on Facebook. 

Oh, yeah, and I almost forgot to mention, blankets purchased during the demo session qualify for FREE monogramming!   

If you cannot make it, but would like more information on swaddling or HappyLittleMonkey products, please contact me and we can set up a time to meet.  Gift registries are also available.

A few facts about HappyLittleMonkey Swaddling Blankets:
- Extra-large 40" x 40"
- Made from one layer of 100% cotton flannel
- Handmade by a Mom
- Created in Tallahassee, Florida
- Machine wash and dry

Monday, December 5, 2011

Eco-Friendly Gifts: Felt Gingerbread Cookies!

Happy Monday, Friends!

You may remember my post from a couple weeks ago, Gift Giving Made Easy: For the Love of a Great Tea Party.  Since that post. I have been logging some overtime hours baking felt cookies and curing felt tea bags for the past couple of weeks.   You all are loving them!  

Well,  today I was happily surprised to be sent a note that my Gingerbread Cookies are included on another blog.  (I think its pretty cool to occassionally see my stuff in other blog posts! Wouldn't you?)   Therefore, a very special thank you to Little Speckled Frog for including my gingerbread cookies in her guest blog post on Eco-friendly toy gift idea and to Sugarsticks Parties for the great gift giving series!

So, the baking overtime may also be attributed to the FREE surprise cookie offer (which is still going on)! Swing on over to MonkeySeeMonkeyDoHLM to see all the pieces available.  If you need any help ordering, please email me.

Swing on over to Sugarsticks Parties and Little Speckled Frog to check them out!  (Also, there is info on how to win a $25 store credit to Little Speckled Frog you may want to check out.  Her stuff is so hoppin' cute!)

FREE COOKIE OFFER: With each four piece set purchase, you will automatically receive a free coordinating frosted or sprinkled cookie.