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Sunday, May 31, 2009

True Style

Seriously, I know you all know how I love Kate Spade and I love, love, love her Style book.

When discussing style, Spade writes:

"...I can tell you that true style comes from opening yourself to the world around you-to books and movies, to art, to music and travel, and especially to other people."

I know I have more style after sharing in your world and getting to know each of you.

Happy weekend! Today is the last day to enter the MLG "Kick off to Summer" contest! Get entering and be sure to pass along to a friend! Cheers!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Snapshot Saturdays~"It's for the Birds"

Thanks to Erin over at The Prep-E Girl for this week's "Snapshot Saturday" picture. Erin is featured here feeding the Lorries at Busch Gardens Tampa. My husband (she refers to him as DH-dear husband on her site) took the picture and I just think it looks cool!
Erin is away this weekend in Newport. We hope you're having a great time and can't wait to hear about it. Thanks for sending this picture!

Send us your picture for "Snapshot Saturdays." We want funny, fun, interesting, or cute pictures. Don't forget to include your name, picture, and brief description when sending. Remember, sending us a picture gets an entry in the contest too!

Happy Weekend! Cheers!

Friday, May 29, 2009

Reach for the Sky...

Molly Lou Mini #2 is already reaching for the sky! You get it sweet girl!

Busy day for us in the Molly Lou family! Don't forget the contest and charity drive! New invitations just posted in our Invitation and Announcement Station. Also check out the ADORABLE new personalized mousepads. There are 15 different designs. Visit our Accessories and Such page or our Personalized Tableware page for the details. Use summer10 discount code for 10% off your purchase.
Also, Sunday is the last day to enter Whitney's giveaway at That Girl & Her Pug. (Please don't enter...I REALLY, REALLY, REALLY want to win.) Also, Sunday is the last day to enter Flip Flops & Pearls contest for free gourmet coffee. (Don't enter that one either...I love me some coffee.)
Happy Weekend! Have a great day! Cheers!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

On His Way to Therapy!

I sent this over to my friend Daphne at Flip Flops & Pearls as an entry in to a contest she is having. I was just going to leave it for her enjoymet, but I have to share as I'm still giggling about it. Go check it out...prize is free gourmet coffee. Her blog is a secret society, so follow the link and send her an email to be admitted to the exclusive club and enter the contest.

This conversation occurred yesterday morning:

Mini #1 to me: "Mom, I'm feeling anxious."
Me: "What? What are you anxious about?"
Mini: "I really need to go to the toystore today and get a new Thomas. Mine is old and I need a new one."
Me: "You have 12 different Thomas trains. You aren't getting a new one."
Mini:"That is why I am anxious. My life is ruined."

I SWEAR THIS WAS THE EXACT CONVERSATION. I seriously think he gets up in the middle of the night and watches tv or something because I have NO idea of where he gets half of the stuff that comes from his mouth.

Won't You Jump With Me?

The other day, my friend D over at Flip Flops & Pearls opened my eyes and my heart to an AMAZING project and non-profit organization, Spirit Jump! She had Meaghan, one of the founders of Spirit Jump as a "guest blogger." Meaghan and Stacy, the other founder have amazing stories, but I am truly in awe of the amazing hard work they have put forth to get this organization up and running.

Spirit Jump was started by two cancer fighters to directly match cancer patients with gift givers, or spirit jumpers! This is so fantastic and fun! Your gifts can be small and even just be cards. This can be a one-time jump you offer or you can continue for as long as you like. You can also give to a variety of patients or continue to jump the spirits of the same one.

Molly Lou Gifts has also signed up to work with and support Spirit Jump. We will give financially, but also provide our shop as a great place for jumpers to find great gifts for their friends. We will offer you a 15% discount for any purchase made using the code spirit15 and will wrap and ship your gift along with a personalized gift message from you to your recipient. We are also contributing to the Spirit Jump raffles with all proceeds going back to SJ.

Our first spirit jump is for a little 3 year old boy, Michael from New York. We started with this little guy because as you know Molly Lou Mini #1 is also 3 and as I try to teach my children grace, humility, and generosity I can't think of a better way. Molly Lou Mini #1 drew a picture for Michael and even picked out a few items to send him. (You can see his picture below: it's a gila monster and a tulip. "Flowers that are pretty make everyone feel better.")We were told that Michael loves to receive mail, so we sent a card and picture separate from our little surprises. We chose our Robot Magnetic set from the Molly Lou Gifts Children's Depot because it is a compact tin that holds all of the magnets and creation boards. Mini #1 has this sets and loves to create funny robots and make up little stories about his robotic creation. We also thought this was a good little surprise as it is easily transported and can be played with during doctor appointments, treatments, or in the car. We also chose Alligator Alphabet book. We love this book's bright colors and illustrations. Again, can be read anywhere! I also sent a set of notecards to Michael's mom-this way she can send notes to friends and family with updates or even save for herself and write some of Michael's positive jump notes to keep and remember this journey.

After you sign up to be a spirit jumper, you will receive a Welcome Email that highlights some of the procedures and you will also receive some possible patients and a brief history/story of their fight before you send them a jump!

It only takes a minute to write a card or note to a friend and just think how that special note may help JUMP someone's spirits when they need it most. Won't you jump with me?

Thank you Spirit Jump! Molly Lou Gifts and the Molly Lou family look forward to working with you! Have a great day! Cheers!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Kick Off to Summer Giveaway!

I mentioned a "Kick off to Summer" Giveaway and then forgot to post it. Thanks Preppy Pink Crab for the reminder. Where is my mind? Don't answer that!

This giveaway runs from now until May 31st. Winner will be announced on June 1 and winner will be chosen by Molly Lou Mini #1 was too temperamental last time...perhaps he needs a vacation from his big job!
To enter the contest:
1-Become a follower or let me know you already are one.
2-Submit a funny summer memory or activity~we need to laugh!
3-Invite a friend to join Molly Lou Gifts and follow us on this fun and funny ride. When the friend says that you sent them on over, you will receive two additional entries for helping to spread the love!
4-Buy MLG! For every $10 you spend, you receive 2 entries. $40 purchase equals 8 entries!
5-Blog about this...shout it to all your blog friends about us, our charity drive, and this contest. Don't forget to let us know you blogged about it.
6-Submit a picture for "Snapshot Saturdays." We are looking for fun, adorable, unique, or funny pictures to feature each Saturday. Email them to us!

The winner of this fab contest will win your choice of stainless steel water bottle or platter of their choice from our line. We have TONS to choose from and of course, your personalization is up to you! What a great kick off to summer a new platter for holding those summer yummies or a personalized water bottle to be the envy at the pool! Tell a friend and get entering!

Have a great day! Cheers!

Worthwhile Wednesdays and NEW Giveaway!

Since Monday was the unofficial "Kick Off to Summer," we are highlighting products that will let you enjoy the summer and the get togethers (think 4th of July, birthdays, fun in the sun, showers, picnics, beach get togethers) in a preppy, practical, and personalized way. MY OH MY HOW I WANT TO BE ON VACATION RIGHT NOW!!!

Back to what I was saying, we have a great line of personalized tableware that includes plates, bowls, platters, trays, water bottles, and placemats. Our plates, bowls, platters, and trays are made from melamine, so they won't break. They are perfect for use by the pool, deck, beach/vacation home, and are fun and exciting for little hands too. And they're dishwasher safe too~no mess!

I mean seriously, how cute are these plate designs? You certainly can't get much preppier than the pink and green BBQ plate...take control of the grill this summer! I'm loving the pink and blue crab border plates too! Our plate and bowl designs come in a variety of styles: birthdays, children, resort, wedding, nautical, plaids, paisleys, animal print, Americana, and more!

The Molly Lou family including my momma and sister have given quite a few plate sets and platters for wedding gifts. This is a great and UNIQUE gift for the adorable new couple. A set of four monogram plates and matching platter or a set of 8 plates for those folks who love to entertain. There are a variety of designs, one of my personal favorites is the Black Damask print. Looks FANTASTIC with the interlocking monogram.
Our NEW personalized water bottles come in two sizes 12 oz. and 27 oz. and are made from stainless steel. They are BPA free, easy to clean, and feature a secure pull top. Keep the kids and yourself hydrated while out enjoying the sun and great outdoors this summer. Also, a great way to keep the kids' drinks separate with their unique personalized bottle that helps showcase their individual styles. Here are just a few of the designs. You MUST check out out the pink and green alligator design featured on our 12 oz. bottles. If you must work, these bottles help make working fun while holding your drink at your desk. Here are a few more designs to check out. We have over 20 different designs and they are different for the two sizes available. Our placemats or platemats are two in one-you get to choose a different design style and personalization for each side. Now, where else can you find two placemats for the price of one? We have everyday platemats, children's, and holiday ones as well. Most coordinate with a plate and platter design. Another great add on for gifts. These are easy to wipe clean and enjoy for years.

We have a new summer discount code for you to help you kick off your summer and decorate your table with! Use code summer10 for an extra 10% off your purchase from Molly Lou Gifts. Don't forget we are giving ALL of our profits to charity for the rest of the month! To read more about our charity of choice, please see information at left!

Have a great day! Cheers!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Not that you asked my opinion, but...

Jon & Kate + 8: Anyone watch?? I am a faithful watcher and supporter of the couple and their brood. I thought the episode was depressing and I am very sad to think that Jon and Kate aren't their happy, bickering selves and that this might be the end of a TLC era and a special family's life as they know it. However, I have some issues with last night's season premiere. Kate and Jon spoke separately most of the time and each spoke vaguely of their "issues." The overwhelming undercurrent of their issues was the paparrazzi and media's constant following. "This isn't what we signed up for" was said several times.

Here is my BIG issue with ole Jonny and Katie-Kate: You have signed up for this, you are being paid $25,000-$50,000 per episode, you have written two books, took a book tour, big resorts and companies are paying you to use their products and visit their properties (anyone remember Disney World and the lavish Hawaiian vaca for the vow renewal or how about that Whirlpool episode where the entire show was devoted to their new machines and how fab they are or the episode devoted to Allstate and their website), your FREE tummy tuck you received, you have a GIGANTIC home and all new furnishings, etc., etc., etc. I understand that the life in the spotlight is harder than you anticipated all of those years ago when TLC first came calling and you just wanted to share with the world what your life is like with two sets of multiples and eight children in all, but as you continued filming, continued to sign your contracts, continued watching your shows turn in to DVD sets, t-shirts made with your pictures on them, and folks from across the country buying your books that you chose to write. From ALL of this, you therefore signed up to share your life with the world.
I get that it can be difficult as you try to balance your life as a parent, spouse, and television star, however, you knew this was part of the job as your paychecks continued to grow. Surely, as responsible parents and adults, you had multiple conversations as you weighed the positives and negatives to this new found celebrity and exactly what being the stars of a successful reality show would require. If you solely wanted to share your life and experiences with the world as a documentary, then perhaps you should have stepped away and gone back to your life as you know it.

One more minor Jon & Kate qualm while I'm at it...the "babies" are now 5, I think it is time to graduate to BIG chairs and get the heck out of the restaurant high chairs! I feel better now that I have gotten this out. Breathe...

Hope you all had fun and relaxing Memorial Day weekends and were able to celebrate in style. I'll leave you with a kick off to summer picture of the minis from this weekend by the pool! Aren't they cute? Check out their Ralph Lauren suits-you can't get any more all-American than that!
Don't forget that Molly Lou Gifts is giving 100% of their profits to the Boys Home of the South for the rest of the month. There are new mousepads, stainless steel water bottles, platters, and more that I just finished updating this weekend! Check out our Personalized Tableware page to see all of the new designs and offerings. We have the perfect gifts for weddings, engagements, graduations, birthdays, teacher, and shower gifts.

Have a great day! Cheers!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Welcome Newest Member of the Molly Lou Family...NOW GO AWAY!

Fred meet Blog Friends.
Blog Friends meet Fred!

I know what you're thinking...No, we did not add a new furry canine or fluffy feline to our family or a slimy one for that matter. I woke up this morning to an unannounced visitor...ON MY FACE!!!

I am too old for that dreaded z or p word. (I hate those words equally.) Went to sleep, nothing. Woke up this morning, stretched, and BOOM, there is a very unwelcome intruder near my chin. Not just a little no one would notice spot, but a MOUNTAIN. Seriously, you could climb this thing. Mini #1 ran screaming as he thought the thing was coming for him. (I'll be paying for that therapy in 20 years.)

This is gross and I apologize, but I am a z popper...get them off of me asap. (I don't need to hear any stories or dermatology studies about works for me.) The only problem is, this intruder isn't able to be taken care of shall we say.

I cannot live like this. It is able to be seen from space it is so large and disgusting.

I have put some toothpaste on it and hopefully it will be gone asap. I will go out and spend the minis college fund if any of my remedies don't work. Work your magic Aquafresh!

I truly apologize that this was not patriotic, summery, and full of fun, but I cannot think of anything else. Please forgive me and have a great day. Happy Memorial Day. Cheers!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

We All Live In...

Setting the Stage: We are down visiting my grandmother this weekend. We are down a few times a month and help take care of her. Mini #1 has a children's Beatles CD that we listened to on the way dow Friday. "Yellow Submarine" is his favorite and he sings it frequently. Keep in mind that MLM#1 is 3.5 years old and my grandmother is 85 and he spent all day in the pool pretending that his pool float was a submarine. This convo happened last night. :)

Molly Lou Mini #1 to G.G. (great grandmother): "Are you ready to go?"

G.G. to MLM#1: "Where do you want to go, honey?"

MLM#1 to G.G.: "I'm going to my yellow submarine. You can come too if you want."

G.G. to MLM#1: "A yellow submarine. I have never been in one of those. Have you?"

MLM#1 to G.G.: "I had a blue one in the pool and I like to sing about a yellow one."

G.G. to MLM#1: "Can you sing for me?"

MLM#1: "Not right now. I have to go."

G.G. to MLM#1: "I'll pack my bags and come with you."

MLM#1 to G.G.: "I don't think we have room for all this stuff, G.G."


Saturday, May 23, 2009


Welcome to our first "Snapsot Saturday!" Thanks to The Preppy Pink Crab for submitting this picture of her little mini.

Thinking of going green???

Isn't he wise beyond his years and too cute! Also, Happy 1st Birthday Preppy Pink Crab Mini!!!

Send MLG your photos, a brief description of what's going on in the photo, and your name for our "Snapshot Saturdays." We can't wait to see snapshots of your life.

Friday, May 22, 2009

And the winner is...

Again, I love Dancing With The Stars so insert the very suspenseful and exciting music. Of course you can't have a contest winner announced without a drumroll, so throw that in too!

Molly Lou Mini #1 had a great time with his job and I need to post the picture of his fabulous name drawing abilities...he is so smart.

The winner of the Molly Lou Gifts Extravaganza contest is.....

Prep-E Girl

Yay for Erin! Prep-E Girl has won her choice of the three featured monogram stationery sets with her choice of thermography ink or embossed. They really are fabulous sets and I am thrilled they will find a great home with her. You all need to suck up to her so she will send you a very special and friendly note. Remember, we are starting a pen pal revolution!

Hope you all have a fabulous holiday weekend. Cheers!

Don't forget...we are giving all of our profits to the Boys Home of the South for the rest of the month...think graduations, weddings, and shower gifts. We have new personalized tableware and stationery.

The Flip Flops & Pearls contest ends tonight at midnight. Enter her secret society! See link at left.

Our first "Snapshot Saturday" is tomorrow...tune in for the first picture featured.

I Would Like to Thank the Academy

{Editor's Note: I am a horrible blog friend. I have been awarded a few awards over the past week and have neglected to THANK my dear friends, post about it, or pass on. I am so sorry. I so appreciate these awards and am sorry that I have been so slack. You all ROCK! Thanks for thinking of me! }

Oh, I can't believe this is really happening. I have just walked the red carpet in my knockout dress. (Award music begins playing softly in the background and people, lots of people are applauding) OH, they just called my name. I. Can't. Believe. It. OMG. This is really happening. I am running up to accept my award and thank all those who helped me get to this point...

The Queen of All Things Award was awarded to me by my friend Holly over at Pink is My Signature Color.Awe-Summm!!!
The steps to becoming a Queen are...

1. List Seven Things That Make You Awe-Summm!

2. Pass the award on to seven bloggers you read religiously.

3. Tag those seven bloggers.

4. Don't forget to link the Queen that tagged you.

5. Copy the pic of the Queen and put it on your sidebar.

Seven Things That Make Me Awe-Summm are:

1. I have two beautiful, healthy, smart, loving, and funny children. The Minis totally Rock!

2. Molly Lou Gifts...I have such an obsession with stationery and gifts that I started a business. It may not be a Fortune 500 company, but it's mine, it gives me something to work on, and a goal/dream to meet. I, of course think it is fantastic and hope to make it grow and grow.

3. I have a great husband. There are many things that drive me crazy about him, but he is a wonderful husband, friend, and father. After almost ten years, I am certainly a lucky girl to have Mr. Molly Lou.

4. Kate Spade is my BFF (in my head at least). I have an obsession/addiction...I can totally quit at any time though. No matter what my weight or how much I don't like my outfit, I can always have a FAB handbag.

5. I'm a Tiger, a Clemson Tiger that is. Not everyone can rock the color orange in the fall! College days seem so long ago, but what a great and memorable ride.

6. My family and friends are beyond words wonderful. I am so lucky to be apart of such an intimate circle of strong, loving, compassionate, honest, and fun people and am so blessed that my children get to a part of this group too.

7. I love, love, love to LAUGH. That saying, if you don't laugh, you'll cry. (I do cry a just flows), but I love laughing. We laugh a lot in my house and with my family and friends. It really is the best medicine.

I was also awarded this lovely award by my good friend E over at inkOBSESSIONdesigns, A at Perfectly Pleasant, and Mother Goose at Stroller Patroller. I truly thank you and think you are three amazing women. I am so lucky to have such great friends in Blogland.

So my official blog winning rules are as follows:
1) Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link.

2) Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you've newly discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

I so wish we could have a coronation ceremony or something as I nominate the following blogs for QUEEN and being fun would that be! There are so many more I read each day (sometimes several times a day that it's hard to pick a few)! I understand that I am combining the rules a tad, but that is what a QUEEN can do and trust me, I have always known that I was meant to be a QUEEN!

Go check out these blogs: The Prep-E Girl, The Preppy Pink Whale (moi is also a contributor), Perfectly Pleasant, Always Organizing, Stroller Patroller, Preppy Pink Crab, Post Smith, Pink Cupcake, Flip Flops & Pearls (it's a secret society, but it's fun to be invited), Practically Perfect, All Things Southern & Preppy, Living in the Moment, and A Place to Dwell. Tell them who sent you!

I hope you all have a wonderful and relaxing Memorial Day Weekend. I can't believe it's already here. Can't wait to hear the happenings of everyone's holiday weekend.

Please Don't forget that MLG is donating 100% of our profits until the end of the month and then 10% after to the Boys Home of the South. Click here to read about Boys Home and more details on MLG's quest. Cheers!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Perfectly Kate Spade

Big shout out to my friend, Perfectly Pleasant. She emailed me about that oh so PERFECT Kate Spade bag that I posted about. It is on sale at and she remembered my obsession and lust for it. Unfortunately, Mr. still isn't giving in even at 33% off. We put an offer on a new house yesterday, so he is reigning in the "purse strings" even more. Again, if any of you FAB friends want to purchase it for me, we can so have everything I mentioned. Thanks for thinking of me Perfectly!
PS-sooooooooooo disappointed in Ruelala's KS bags, clutches, or wallets...what?!?!?!?!

Mend Boys. Build Men.

Earlier this month, I asked for suggestions for a charity that Molly Lou Gifts could contribute part of our proceeds to. Since Molly Lou Gifts is a small company, I was looking for a small charity that might not get the big "spotlight" or contributions as some charities. Thanks to all that sent in suggestions.

I decided between two, Boys Home of the South and Ashley at Living Life Gratefully suggested The Roots for Music.

As most of you know, I used to be a teacher in my previous life before children and often taught in very low income areas and students who had several obstacles and issues in their life and combine that with now being a mother, we have decided on the Boys Home of the South at this time. The Boys Home of the South has a simple mission: Mend Boys. Build Men. This is a non-denominational residential group home that cares for, nurtures, educates, and LOVES troubled boys. They have a variety of programs and work to reunite families and care and love boys. These innocent boys have heartbreaking stories and are not in the care facility because of anything they did (I mean they aren't drug addicted or criminals). These are abused children who have witnessed, experienced, and seen the most terrible things and the Boys Home of the South is a place for them to be loved unconditionally and to just be the beautiful CHILDREN that they are. They have the Charles Aiken Academy on their grounds that is the smallest charter school in the country for the boys that need the extra attention and care, but the boys are also able to attend the public schools in the area. The course of treatment and stay is at least six months and all of the efforts are to ensure the daily care and enrichment of the boys they serve. The Boys Home of the South provides professional services and the boys participate in individual therapy, group counseling, family counseling, life skills development, sports, scouting, recreational activities on and off campus, and more. All of their efforts are working towards healing wounded spirits and teaching appropriate responses to living a healthy life.

I feel so passionately about this charity and hope that I can help in some way. I have applied to become a volunteer as well.

Molly Lou Gifts will give ALL of our profits for the rest of the month and then continue to give 10% each month after. We know times may be tight, but if you have a wedding, engagement, baby shower, bridal shower, or birthday gift for anyone, we hope you will visit Molly Lou Gifts for those gift items knowing that you will be getting a great product and helping a WONDERFUL and much needed charity at the same time.

We are so blessed and so incredibly fortunate for the life that we have built! Cheers!


In other news~today is the last day to enter the MLG Extravanganza contest. Winner will be picked tomorrow morning. Molly Lou Mini #1 is thrilled for his job...keep entering to give him more to do! Also, tomorrow is the last day to enter the Flip Flops & Pearls contest. Details and how to enter are at left for both contests! Tell a friend!!!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Whine, Whine Go Away!

When Molly Lou Mini #1 was younger everyone told me that three was worse than two. They would say "Oh, you haven't seen anything yet...just wait until three."

Overall, Mini #1 was almost a model toddler and we never really hit "the terrible twos." Sure, we had rough days, but we ALL do. He can get up on the wrong side of the bed like everyone else. Molly Lou Mini #1 was a difficult baby (and that is putting it lightly), so I thought perhaps we got all of the "terribleness" out of the way early. But mostly, I was SURE it was my (our) FANTASTIC parenting that was responsible for our sweet and almost perfect child.

WRONG, WRONG, WRONG!!! I was sooooooooooooooooooo wrong. Now that we are half way through three, I can't take it. It is the constant whining and arguing. He never had tantrums, but now they have appeared and what seriously makes me crazy: THEY COME FROM NOWHERE!
Case in point:

Me to MLM#1 this morning: "What do you want for breakfast sweet boy? How about waffles and grapes?"

MLM#1 to me: "I don't want waffles!" (somewhere between scream/squeal and mix with whine)

Me to him: "What would you like then? How about some toast and honey? We have apples and oranges too."

MLM#1 to me: "I don't want that." Then, he is crying and in tantrum mode, even kicking while slightly flailing in his chair. MLM#2 and I just stare at him and we let him go about his "time" while waiting for the "storm to pass."

(a few minutes later) Me to MLM#1: "Did you decide what you wanted for breakfast or are we skipping it today?"

MLM#1 to me: (Happy, like NOTHING has happened): "I think I want waffles sweet mom."

Seriously, I may not make it to 4! I think Mr. Molly Lou puts him up to it sometimes. Cheers!

Worthwhile Wednesdays

This is our first "Worthwhile Wednesdays!" Each week, we will highlight some products from the Molly Lou Gifts site that may be worthwhile to all of you. We have a whole line of vinyl decal monograms, names, and graphics from my friend Marilyn at Decal Monograms. She does great work! Our graphics and monograms can be applied to any smooth surface.
Examples of items you can attach it to are frames, walls, glass, plastic buckets, plastic toys, serving trays, your car, garbage cans, toy boxes, cell phones, art canvas...the possibilities are endless. They are easy to attach and do not mess up the surface you are applying them too.

Make an ordinary item extraordinary! We have so many color choices, font designs, and sizes available....these are affordable pieces that offer a lot of style and are perfect to "jazz" up that special something or space. We also love custom projects. Check our Decal Grapics and Monogram page to see all of our choices. Here are a few to gear you up for summer and get your creative juices flowing:

Size: Name decal measures about 5" depending on letters, Crab and Boat measure 3.5"
You get to choose two colors: one for the crab and boat and one for the name. You also get to choose font style. Perfect way to get your little digger excited about summer and vacation. Also, great for parties...

Size: Measures about 5-6"
You get color and font style choice. Perfect for summer buckets, car windows, frames, and party favors.
Diamond Monogram Decal (shown at top)
Size: Measures about 7" x 8"
You get two color choices: one for the two diamonds and one for the monogram. Also get font style choice.

Ahoy Matey!

Size: about 23" wide

How cool would this look on a wall or canvas for the little pirate. Perfect for gifts and use at a party. Your choice of ship color and monogram font style.

Let us know if you have any questions. I love to pretend to be Martha Stewart's cousin (I could NEVER be her, no matter how hard I tried) and would love to help with some design ideas.
Don't forget to enter the contest...details at left. Pass on to a friend. We also extended the 20% off discount code...use code MLG20 for 20% off your total purchase...LAST DAY! Have a great day! Cheers!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Technology: I Love You, I Loathe You!

"Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can't see where it keeps its brain." ~J.K. Rowling

Oh, for the love of technology. Seriously, I love it and loathe it at the same time. It is FANTASTIC when it works and HORRIBLE, DISGUSTING, WORTHLESS, and (feel free to add in your own adjective here) when it doesn't. My computer is 1.5 years old and over the past few weeks has been "acting up": sometimes it works just fine, other it decides to quit, and most RECENTLY it sometimes just decides NOT to turn on...for an entire day.

Yesterday, case in point. On Friday, I did a bunch of tests (I don't know what they actually tested) but the computer doctor was working some kind of magic. I was able to get it up and running and for most purposes, "normal" again. Last night, everything is fine, and then BOOM nothing. I spent ALL day trying to get it to work and it seriously wasn't until 9:30 last night before it could work.

I felt like I was going to hyperventilate. I hadn't checked email ALL day, I hadn't checked my friends out in Blogland updates and happenings, I couldn't see if there was any new news in the Jon and Kate fiasco, I hadn't checked on ALL of the orders I received (ahem, perhaps some of your computers were broken as well-just kidding), and I couldn't check to see if the house that I am pining for is still available. AHHHHH!

Ok, I took a moment to breathe and feel better now. You see, I am not even as "addicted" to this computer or my cell phone as some people, but when it DOESN'T WORK, I go insane. I feel like a drug addict going through withdrawals. I also internally go in to this rage mode like you see in the movies...I feel like I am blowing up like the Incredible Hulk and want to throw my computer through the window. Clearly, that is not very ladylike or practical and may frighten the minis just a tad if I did that. Also, Mr. Molly Lou wouldn't be pleased and then who knows what my new computer timeline would be.

If this keeps up, I may go prematurely gray, develop a twitch, or stop using technology all together. (I laughed out loud at that one, we all know that won't happen, so just keep your fingers crossed and say a little prayer that the first two don't happen to me.)

In other news: Enter the MLG Extravaganza contest until Thursday and also Flip Flops & Pearls contest until Friday. The details and links to enter are at left. "Snapshot Saturdays" starts this week...thanks to those who have sent theirs's been fun to see so far. Keep sending them...links and info. at left.

Have a great day! Cheers!

Monday, May 18, 2009

The Lost Art...

"It seems a long time since the morning mail could be called correspondence. "
~Jacques Barzun, God's Country and Mine, 1954

Last week I wrote about my book buddy and today I am writing about my NEW pen pal. That's right folks, I said PEN PAL. Are you feeling like you're in third grade again???

I hate junk mail and bills and that is all that seems to fill my sad little mailbox these days. I still feel like a little girl when I get a handwritten (gasp!) note in the mail. I can't wait to rip it open. It brightens my day to have a note from a friend just saying "hello" or "thinking of you."

I want that feeling more often. So...I got myself a pen pal. Yay! Clearly I love stationery since I made a business out of it. I am so excited to write fun little notes on my fabulous stationery to my pal about my day, a funny thing the minis did, a cool quote I read, or just to say hello and pass along that I hope the sun is shining on their day.

This could be a REVOLUTION. Just think if we all got pen pals and brought back to life the written note for FUN. We could all be happy and this could perhaps be the start to creating world peace.

Just think about it...

Have a great day! Cheers!

PS-Don't forget you only have until the 21st to enter Molly Lou's 50th Extravanganza Contest! You know you want the prize. Catch the details on the left. Invite a friend too...

Sunday, May 17, 2009

I Scream, You Scream...

We all scream for ice cream! The more that I am around Molly Lou Mini #1, I realize he is WISE beyond his years!

I usually keep a bowl of fruit on the table. We are a family of "pickers," so if there is fruit out, then it is better than crackers or cookies.

Molly Lou Mini #1 to Me: "You should put ice cream on the table instead of grapes. I love ice cream."

Me to MLM#1: "Me too Buddy."

MLM#1 to Me: "No, I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE ice cream. Much more than grapes or apples or strawberries."

Trust me Mini...ME TOO!!! See what I mean about wise!

Enjoy your weekend! Cheers!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Neat vs. Not-so-Neat

I know that I am OCD and realize that I need to enter a 12 step program. However, Mr. Molly Lou is the extreme opposite and should be arrested for his COMPLETE messy lifestyle. Seriously, we are polar opposites when it comes to neat and tidy. I am neat, he is a disaster!!!

Case in point...

I realize that children are messy and I even surprise myself sometimes on my ability to ignore the mess and dirtiness or our children at times. Molly Lou Mini #2 loves to eat and just likes to play with a spoon, she does not like to feed herself yet. At seven months, we are still working on motor skills, especially hand-eye coordination.

Based on the pictures below, can you guess which picture demonstrates Molly Lou Mini #2 AFTER Mr. Molly Lou fed her lunch?????

You guessed it #1!!! Is it sooooooooooooooooooooo hard to put a bib on the child?????

This is what I deal with...

Have a great day! Cheers!

Don't forget to enter the Molly Lou Gifts 50th Extravaganza Contest!!!! Invite a friend too!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Molly Lou Gifts 50th Extravanganza Contest!

How exciting! It's our 50th blog post! Yay! I realize this is only a "drop in the hat" for some of our blog friends! Still, we are excited and feel this is the PERFECT occassion to throw another giveaway contest party!

The details on the contest:
Contest runs from now until next Thursday, May 21st. Winner will be announced the morning of Friday, May 22nd. Ways to enter:

-Follow Molly Lou Gifts or let us know you are a follower (1 entry)
-Post a comment on this post on which you would choose and something funny to make us laugh. You'll enjoy going back to read what others posted! (2 entries)

-Refer a friend to become a follower-Let us know by comment or email that you have referred someone and after they sign up to be a follower, you'll get your entry (1 entry)

-Post our contest and link on your site. Don't forget to let us know you did. (1 entry)

-Buy MLG! For every $5 you spend at Molly Lou Gifts, you will receive two entries. ($25 purchase=10 entries)

-We are starting "Snapshot Saturday"-we want to feature funny, cute, interesting (but not gross interesting) or memorable photos from our blog friends each Saturday. You send us your .jpg photo, name, description of the shot, and why you chose it. We will post a different feature each Saturday. For each photo entry you send us, you'll get your entries. Click here to send us an entry or use the link at left. (5 entries)

You can enter as many times as you wish. Molly Lou Mini #1 is already beyond excited that his job is coming up again soon. Mr. Molly Lou is always on him to get a job and start paying rent, so he takes this job VERY seriously!!

Now for fun...the prize! Throughout this post, you see three VERY stylish monogram stationery sets. Your choice of three personalized thermography ink or embossed stationery sets(Classic Monogram Note, Classic Monogram Embossed Note, or the Diamond Monogram Note)! I am in love with these new sets and just ordered some for gifts. Think showers, engagements, weddings, birthdays, and graduations-we all have at least one of those coming up! With each, you get your choice of color border and with the two ink monogram sets, you also get your choice of ink color. This is a great way to combine colors. Choose college colors for graduates, favorite colors, wedding colors for the engaged couple. Everyone can use stationery and this is a great way to show off some style in a timeless way. Check out our Monogram Stationery page to order these notes for yourself or a gift for a dear person in your life!

Use code mlg20 to get 20% off your total purchase from us until Monday! Get shopping!

Have a great weekend. Get entering the contest and get shopping with the special 20% savings. Cheers!
PS-Seriously the Grey's Anatomy season finale has me depressed. Why do I get emotionally roped in to these shows? Patrick Dempsey is a BIG, fat liar. There I said it. Also, I got a few "hate" emails from friends regarding the constant Hootie and the Blowfish singing in their heads all day yesterday-you are welcome. And, I Only Wanna Be With You. :)

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Hold My Hand...

The other day, my friend Preppy Pink Crab wrote on her site about music and how she associates different songs with different phases and milestones in her life. Isn't that sooooo true????

I find it to be amazing how I can hear a song and it stops me dead in my tracks. It brings back the vivid picture of a time in my life. I have so many songs that I can draw up that image for that will forever be that way in my mind.

Yesterday, I was driving home from the library with the minis and I hear "Hold My Hand" by Hootie and the Blowfish. I immediately was a young teenager again wondering what in the heck those little munchkins were doing in the back of my ride. After it was over, I bounced back to reality and realized that those were in fact MY children and also heard it was Darius Rucker's 43rd birthday! Is that even possible?!?!?! They were just young lads a few years ago. I am from Columbia, SC which is also the home of the band. They are hometown "heroes", really made it big and put Columbia on the map. I used to see them around town, ate next to them a few times in different restaurants, even accidentally sprayed the drummer with a sprinkler as he was riding his bike past the house that I was house sitting for (a story for another day), and of course, saw several of their concerts. I remember DESPERATELY wanting to get tickets when they filmed MTV's Unplugged (how old I feel) on the university campus and crying when I didn't. Another time, begging my parents to skip school and be an extra in one of their videos, no go, and again crying (teenage hormones.)

Hootie et al has moved on, started successful solo careers, married, started families, and new phases of their life as have I, but whenever I hear "Hold My Hand" or "Let Her Cry" or "Only Wanna Be With You", I am transported back to being a teenager driving with my new found independence, a driver's license and singing along to the Cracked Rear View cd with my friends. Oh, how far that seems now!

In other news, Tomorrow is the last day to enter Prep-E Girl's contest with MLG stationery as the prize. See link at left. Also, new Molly Lou Giveaway Contest starts tomorrow in honor of our 50th post!!! YAY! Stay Tuned for Details.

Have a great Day! Cheers!

PS-After a few lines of the song, Molly Lou Mini #1 was totally able to rock out and sing "hold my hand" in the back. :)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

I want it, I need it...

I think I have to have Martha Stewart's Encyclopedia of Crafts: An A-to-Z Guide with Detailed Instructions and Endless Inspiration.
Publisher's Weekly said this about the encyclopedia: "Stewart leaves no craft behind in this extensive compilation covering every craft for the DIY set, from albums and scrapbooks to wreaths. With more than 1,000 photos and 100 line drawings, Stewart provides step-by-step instructions for something as simple as making a shell soap dish to the more complicated marbleizing paper. Fans of Stewart, from kids to adults, will not be disappointed with the range of crafts, from folded-paper projects, photo-printed pillows, quilting and candle making to oldies-but-goodies like tissue paper flowers, rubber stamping and decoupage. Each subject is arranged in alphabetical order, and begins with an overview of the craft and the supplies needed, then continues with variations on the featured craft and tips for success..."

I mean seriously, 416 pages of CRAFTS and photos! I need this book like I need a hole in the head. I am not very creative, but I soooooooooooooooo desperately want to be. Regardless of how you feel about Martha, you have to agree that she makes everything look easy and has some good ideas. Since I have so much extra time on my hands, I'm sure that I could whip up a few crafts a day from her book-no problem! I just REALLY want it and I looked it up on Barnes & Noble's website and it is only $22.75...what a bargain!

I hinted at this to Mr. Molly Lou for a Mother's Day gift, but he has some hate towards Martha and clearly either didn't pick up on the hint or just ignored it.

Does anyone have this book?

Have a great day! Cheers!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Book Buddy

I have found a book buddy!!! YAY! I am so excited. I have always wanted to join a book club, but have had reservations and fears and we can't forget about the minis and Mr. Molly Lou that works a lot.

Anyway, the problems with book clubs are that I am fearful that I won't like it and people will laugh at me. You see, I use reading as an escape and don't always read the most intellectual books. I love a good, funny, mindless read..."chick lit" if you will. I am capable of and have read intellectual texts (just to set the record straight). What if I joined a book club and the people in the group weren't really my type;what if the book choice was B.O.R.I.N.G. and I didn't read it; what if I said that thought in the group and everyone made fun of me and made a face at me; what if it was my choice for the next read and everyone hated my choice and again made fun of me; what if someone asked me something in the discussion and I didn't know the answer; what if....

I know this all sounds trivial and it is. I seem to have a great fear that I am in middle or high school again of not knowing the correct answer and always wanting to fit in. I do consider myself a fairly intellligent person, but have always had this agonizing fear of being embarassed in a group of people I don't know well (that's a hs story for another day) and a separate one of not knowing the correct answer. These are the things that keep me up at night. That's why I always taught second grade...knew the answers there and pretty much still know all the answers to the mini questions (although Mini #1 has had some interesting ones lately).

Solution to my book club anxieties?????? Get a BOOK BUDDY! This is the best idea yet. You see, you and your book buddy exchange books after reading them. You can discuss or throw out thoughts and ideas with your buddy as you see fit via email, phone, text, lunch or coffee visit, but there is NO PRESSURE. No pressure to read the book within deadline, no pressure to pretend you liked it, and no pressure to purchase a lot of books. The deadline is a big one for me. There are some days/weeks when I don't read at all for fun and then others when I crave that time after the minis and the Mr. are in bed. NeedI remind all of you that we are in a recession and the prices of books aren't fitting in to some revised family budgets? This book exchange cuts down on those Barnes & Noble bills.

I do love Barnes & Noble and the book buddy system doesn't take that out of your life, only buys you more time in between visits, much to the happiness from the Mr. Perhaps your book buddy just makes a suggestion and you chat about it, the library is still there waiting for you. This is also helping you be eco chic-you're REUSING the books that otherwise would have just sat collecting dust on the shelf.

My advice...go get yourself a book buddy!! Have a great day. Cheers!

PS-perhaps all of the money that I will save because of my book buddy will allow me to purchase the yellow Preston Hollow Tote!?!?!?!?!

Monday, May 11, 2009

What Doesn't Belong?

This is the adorable mini face that I should see when I go to get her after nap...
This is NOT the adorable mini face I should see...
Mini #1: "Aren't I tricky? Mom, this is my tricky face. Take my picture! "
Tricky or something like that...
Hope everyone had a great weekend and a very happy Mother's Day. You can still take the $10 off through today. Forget a Mother's Day gift or not loving what the husband planned for the kids to give you??? Get the perfect one now. It will be worth the wait.
Don't forget Erin's giveaway for the Traditional Monogram Embossed Notes. Go to her site to enter. Contest ends May 15.
Have a great day! Cheers!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

MLG Hearts Moms!

Happy Mother's Day from Molly Lou Gifts!

We wish all moms, grandmothers, aunts, godmothers, step moms, cousins, soon-to-be moms, teachers, pet moms, and friends a very special and relaxing day! We all care, love, support, guide, and nurture someone!

We hope your little ones smother you with kisses and hugs and let you know just how much you are loved and APPRECIATED!

Molly Lou Gifts appreciates all of you...

In honor of Mother's Day, please enjoy $10.00 off any purchase of $50.00 of more from our shop.
This offer is good until Monday, May 11, 2009. Treat yourself to a Mother's Day surprise or get a gift for a special someone.

Have a great day! Cheers!

Saturday, May 9, 2009


Part 1
Mr. Molly Lou was getting ready to leave and said "See you later kiddies" to us.

Molly Lou #1 said: "Dad, we are not cats. Mom and Molly Lou Mini #2* are girls. I am a man, not a cat."

I am a girl and he is a MAN. Love it!

Part 2
The Minis and I were at the zoo and one of the monkeys has recently had a little baby. Mini #1 loves to see this monkey because he is always flipping around and can't still (I wonder why he likes him?!?!?)

Mini #1 to me: "Mom, that little monkey is cuter than Molly Lou Mini #2* and that is pretty darn cute!"

He really does love his sister! Maybe????

Happy weekend. Cheers!

*Names have been changed to protect the innocent.

Friday, May 8, 2009

According to Erin...

The fun, knowledgeable, funny, and fashionable Erin (aka Prep-E Girl) over at According to Erin is hosting a giveaway and the prize is from Molly Lou Gifts. YAY! I actually just posted about these timeless notes the other day. They make great gifts for the grads and couples out there and now they are her prize. Check out the details from her posting below. Enter and pass along to your friends. You could win these and give as a gift or do the MUCH more fun thing and keep them for yourself.

Check out her blog! Have a great weekend and Happy Mom's Day! Cheers!

PS-Remember to submit your ideas for the charity that MLG should donate 10% of May and June's proceeds to. Send me your idea until May 11.

07 May 2009

Want something fabulous AND free?
Then, read further... The darling Miss Brittany from Molly Lou Gifts has offered to give one of my lucky readers their very own set of Traditional Embossed Monogram Notecards!!! Yay!
How stinkin' exciting!!! I am so jealous of you all - I have been wanting these cards for MONTHS!!! ------ So, how do YOU win? Well...that's easy! Here are the rules: FOR ONE ENTRY: First, go visit the MLG Blog and become a follower! Then, come back here and leave a comment on THIS post (yes, this one I am typing right now) answering the following question: Where did my parents get the idea for my name? Need an example? Here's a word from my very own DM:

"When I was younger I loved to watch the Waltons. There was a character on the show named Erin. I thought it was the most beautiful name in the world. I knew I wanted to name my first daughter Erin." If you don't do these first two steps and your name is drawn, I will pick another name!!! FOR TWO ENTRIES: Let your readers know about the give*away! Put up a post, throw it on your side bar or send out 3 tweets about it (don't forget to let me know by sending them @ThePrepEGirl!!!). I know that it seems like a lot but, really it's simple! Then - on Friday, May 15th, I will throw everyones' entries into a hat (or randomizer) and pick a winner. (Remember, if you don't do at least the first two steps and your name is drawn, I will pick another name!!!) ------ Have fun and good luck!!!

***Don't forget the Stroller Patroller giveaway ends tonight at 6pm and the winner will be announced on Monday. I know some of you don't have minis, but think of the AWESOME friend you would be if you showed up with this at a friend's shower. People would talk about it for years. Check it out. ***

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Perfectly Pleasant Chooses...

Remember back to Monday when Perfectly Pleasant won Molly Lou's contest. Yes, Perfectly Pleasant was our winner and she made her choice. Instead of a set of invitations and notecards, she chose two sets of notecards. She chose the Lime Honeycomb personalized fold over note set (also available in charcoal and pink). She changed her personalized text to say "Just Thinking of You." This is a perfect choice and she said she wanted to send more "Hi/Hello" notes. Oh, Molly Lou loves you Perfectly Pleasant!!!

We have so many adorable social stationery designs. Here are two that I thought I would highlight and are quite lovely...

Love the little love birds on a cherry blossom branch (also available in blue and green). Perfect for engagements, shower, and wedding gifts. Personalized with the couple's name or monogram. And below, I love the little chicks. These notes say "Just a little peep from..." They include your family name and all of the names of those little chicks in your nest at the bottom. These are perfect for all notes to loved ones and friends. I have also had customers change the text at the top to say "Sending Birthday Wishes from..." or "Special thoughts on your special day from..." These are a great, personalized note from your entire family to send for those important life occassions.
Email is great, but I also love to send a handwritten note and feel that the "thinking of you" note is the one most forgotten. Our note sets can be personalized in any way you choose and with our social stationery line, you receive a proof before your order is printed and shipped. They make a great gift and are very affordable at $17.00 per set. Visit our Social Stationery page to see our complete line and new designs.

In other news: Remember to head over to Stroller Patroller for her stroller, liner, and adapter giveaway. Tell her MLG sent you. Ends tomorrow!

New MLG contest coming Monday! Stay tuned for details!

The Grey's Anatomy wedding is tonight! YAY! It's sad how excited I get for these things. Oh McDreamy...

Have a great day! Cheers!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

For the Love of Kate Spade

Those of you that know me know that I have an obsession with Kate Spade.

In my head, Kate and I were destined to be BFF. I see us sipping tea by the pool of her elegant Hamptons Estate gossiping about the happenings from the soiree the night before, shopping together and "lunching" weekly, her calling me for my opinion on her new lines. (Clearly, she didn't call me with some of her recent shoe designs, but I still love her.) We could be like Oprah and Gail.

I digress, I am in love with this bag. This is the Preston Hollow Large Flower Tote. (It also comes in the grass color that I love, but I already have a bag in that color.) Apparently Preston Hollow is an old part of Dallas with grand manors; if anyone lives in Preston Hollow and wants to invite me over, I accept! How could you not love this bright yellow leather. Doesn't it just make you happy? And at the affordable price tag of $495 ( is offering free shipping-how nice), it's really a wise investment.

Mr. Molly Lou feels that it is not a necessity (or even an option). He decided to point out that I just recently got a new one. While that is true, it was't ANYTHING like this one and it was 60% off. While I agree with the "not an ABSOLUTE necessity" bit, I do feel that it is a wise investment. I mean do the minis really NEED to eat as much as they do? Does Mini #2 NEED to wear diapers? They are really smart children, so when they are in college, will they NEED those extra textbooks?

If any of you are thinking of buying this for me as gift, know that will be GREATLY appreciated. We can have that BFF relationship that I spoke of earlier with Kate Spade. I mean while I don't have a Hamptons ESTATE, I do have a neatly organized, quaint* home. Perhaps we can't "lunch" they way I was referring to, but I do know of really good little local deli and there is this great little tea/lunch spot we could venture to. I mean who really NEEDS the estate, shopping, lunching when we can have just as much fun at home in our exciting lives. Think about it...

In other news, my good friend Perfectly Pleasant posted about this fab giveaway at Stroller Patroller. Stroller Patroller is doing a giveaway for a TORO stroller, liner, and adapter...WOW!!! I want that stroller. Mini #2 gets all of Mini #1's old things, so she "NEEDS" this chic stroller. Head over there to enter and tell her who sent you.

Have a great day! Cheers!

*Isn't quaint such a fun word sounding so much better than small, cramped, etc.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

And the Winner is...

(Put the dramatic "Dancing with the Stars" music in the background to build the suspense!)

In a totally random drawing this morning, Molly Lou Mini #1 picked the winning names (Mini #2 would just try to eat the paper.) I had the camera out to snap a pic of the winning names, but of course, my memory card was full. I could have taken the time to go through and delete some pictures, but the mini was too excited to wait!!

The winner of the Molly Lou Gifts "Countdown to Fun in the Sun" Contest is...

Perfectly Pleasant

Perfectly Pleasant has won a set of custom invitations and personalized notecards of choice. YAY!! Our second place winner is KAS who has won a MLG gift certificate! Girls, please email for the details on your prizes!

Thanks to all who entered! We will have another contest starting next week, so stay tuned for details on that. Don't forget to send us your ideas for the charity that MLG will give 10% of May and June's proceeds to. We want to hear from you!

I recently added a great new stationery set to the site. I am loving these Traditional Monogram Notes. These notes are available in white, ivory, pink, or blue papers and feature your three (or single) letter embossed monogram. I feel this set is so timeless and stylish. We all have so many notes to write that this is the perfect note to say hello, thinking of you, congratulations, or thank someone for a great dinner, gift, or gesture.

These notes would also make GREAT graduation gifts, wedding, engagement, shower, retirement, or birthday gifts. I just gave two sets for gifts and at $30.95 for a set of 50 notes and envelopes in a classic chocolate linen box you can't beat the deal (and we all love a deal)! Visit our stationery page on our website for all of our choices. Use one of our discount codes for extra savings!

Have a great day! Cheers!
PS-anyone who read my post just after posting it...I GOT THE PICTURE TO WORK!!! The computer decided to cooperate after the 2134 time I messed with it. Love it when a plan comes together!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Style on a Monday

“Fashion fades, only style remains the same.” ~Coco Chanel

I am having one of "those" days already. You know the ones where you wake up late, out of face wash and have to use (gasp!) soap, nothing fits (or seems to be clean even though I swear I did 243 loads of laundry this weekend, can't find the necklace I want, hate the hair, can't get the minis ready in time, the minis feel that breakfast is playtime and make a huge mess, and know that I have 98904532 things to do today, etc. On those days, I always love the above quote. Even if everything goes wrong today, I can ALWAYS do them with style!

Don't forget today is the last day to enter the contest. Winner will be announced tomorrow! The new, improved, fabulous website is up and running. I added a few new items this weekend and still have some to get up today. Check it out here.

Happy Monday! Cheers!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Up and running!!

Happy Sunday. The new Molly Lou website is UP and RUNNING and it's fabulous! I love it. Stop by to check it out and let me know what you think! Thanks again to Erin!

Tomorrow is the last day to enter our contest for the invitations/notecards set and MLG gift certificate. Find out about entering here. Remember, you can enter as much as you want and get a friend too as well! Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Cheers!

Saturday, May 2, 2009


I was going to change Molly Lou's Twitter picture and update something else on the Settings page. This is the message I got:

"Twitter is stressing out a bit right now. This feature is temporarily unavailable."

Twitter gets stressed too...Interesting and slightly frightening how advanced technology is getting!!

Last days to enter the contest! New products coming next week!!!! Have a great weekend. Cheers!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Scaredy cat, scaredy cat!


I really try not to be and totally get that it is COMPLETELY psychological, but sometimes I am just a wimp. So, the minis and I came down to take care of my grandmother last weekend. My uncle and his wife, who G.G. (great grandmother to the minis) lives with went out of town, so we came to be with her and take care of her this week. At 4:50 am on Sunday night/Monday morning the house alarm went off...that's right-WENT OFF: loud sirens, beeping, zones violated!!! This has never happened and I have been down here plenty. It's also never happened to my sister or mother when they have been here and never happened to my uncle and/or wife. GREAT and just my luck!!! I have an 85 year old woman and two minis and I am freaking out because the alarm has gone off and it's saying "Zone 6 violated. Bed Glass Break."

Perfect...the robber/murderer is breaking in through wherever the heck zone 6 is and he is going to take out me, the grandmother, and the gorgeous and perfect little angel minis sound asleep in the bedroom. I am going to give it my best movie murderer fight off though with all of those weapons I have stashed in my pj bottoms. Also, my uncle lives in a fairly small town in the oldest house in town with lots of DARK land around. Also, for whatever reason, the owners have an aversion to curtains, shades, blinds, etc. They feel they are isolated and like the natural light. Natural light is fab when it's ACTUALLY LIGHT OUTSIDE and the alarm isn't going off. I call the police and a ten year old police officer comes to tell me that he doesn't see any broken glass and we should be fine. He was also quick to point out that alarms are electronic and go off "all the time." RIIIIIIIIIIIIIGHT...never happened before, but of course, happens on my first night alone with three people that are depending on me. Of course, my husband, momma, sister, or brother-in-law aren't here to protect me. I sure wish this alarm would have just gone off randomly when one or all of them were here to protect me. Spot, the big protector dog that reigns over this land was asleep in the master bath next to where I was sleeping and seriously didn't get up during the ENTIRE FIASCO...thanks for your help, Cujo!

Naturally, I did not sleep after this happened and then I couldn't sleep AT ALL the next night or the next or the next either. Every single noise, movement, creak, or possible noise, movement, or creak made me crazy. Did I mention this house is over 200 years old? Clearly, that means there are more creaks, movements, and noises in this house than in other homes. Literally, I have laid there thinking 5 hours 41 minutes until the sun comes up, 5 hours 25 minutes until the sun is up, 4 hours 59 get the picture.

You might be wondering why I have been sharing this story. It isn't purely for the laugh factor, but people I am seriously going crazy. I am so sleep deprived and insane. One might say, why don't you get some sleep during the day when it's bright and shiny outside. Lovely idea, but I have two minis and an old lady ringing her bell every time she needs something. Molly Lou Mini #2 has taken her normal naps, but Molly Lou Mini #1 hasn't felt compelled to nap this week (naturally).

So, the lesson from this whole thing is that I am now certifiably crazy. It was a toss up before, but now we are sure!

Housekeeping: Don't forget to send over your suggestions for the charity MLG will give 10% of their proceeds to(I have received some comments and emails...thanks to all who have passed on ideas).

The contest ends Monday, so get entering!!! Click the link at left for the details! You will want the prize!!!

Tell a friend about MLG and their NEW blog look and get them to follow us. (That also gets you entries in the contest.)

Have a great weekend! Happy Friday! Cheers!
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