Monday, February 28, 2011

Bridesmaid Gifts and Ideas

The final details are being done for Spring/Summer 2011 weddings! Grooms are looking for wedding day gifts for their bride and brides are looking for bridesmaid gifts. I know this because THE number one question I've been getting is "How fast is your turn around time?" (Approximately 4 days on personalized jewelry)

I thought I would post up my number one picks for Bridesmaid Gifts that sort of serve double duty. If you choose one of our many different styles of monogrammed necklaces for your bridesmaids, it is personal, serves as a bridesmaid gift and is beautiful enough to also be worn in the wedding! AND the girls are sure to wear this necklace again. Some of my favorites from are:

Sterling Silver Monogram with attached Necklace. Click here to view this necklace on our web site.

Our Gold Tone Monogrammed Necklace may coordinate beautifully with jewel toned bridesmaid dresses. Click here to view this item on our web site.

This rimmed monogram necklace is one of my TOP choices. You choose the size that suits your budget. Click here to view the options for this monogrammed necklace on

This is another one of my favorites for a bridesmaid gift. This monogrammed necklace comes in a variety of sizes and metal finishes, you choose what suits your budget. Click here to view this item on

If you'd like another choice of monogrammed jewelry, I would also suggest a monogrammed pendant, bracelet or ring. Featured here is our newest item with blackout engraving. Click here to view this item on

This is just a sampling brides and grooms! Click over to to view our entire line of monogrammed jewelry and gifts! If you need assistance, I'd be happy to help you choose a bridesmade  gift or a gift for your bride. Contact me directly.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

When is the Easter Bunny Coming?

Do you hear this in your house? 

With two kids in my house we've already heard it. They are waiting for their next basket of goodies. It starts with Halloween...bag of goodies! Christmas...bags and bags of goodies! Valentine's Day...ANOTHER bag of goodies! Easter....yet another BAG OF GOODIES.

I don't know about y'all, but we are doing less sugar in this house and moving more towards little gifties that the children would nag the life outta me to buy at the store. So this year, when Easter comes on April 24, 2011. I'll fill these cute little personalized Easter baskets full of little gifts they believe they can't live without.

The greatest thing about these personalized Easter baskets is after Easter, my kids can use these baskets in their room to store their stuff, and since they aren't babies anymore, these baskets are great for kids of all ages!

Click here to view these Easter Baskets on, check out the 9 patterns and colors available.

Spring is only a few weeks away!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

New Personalized Products for 2011!

Now that I've gotten over my grits of last week's drama filled snatching, (see last week's post) I thought I'd give a bloggy shout out to some really great new products I've added to the web site.  This will be short and sweet with lots of photos...almost wordless...but not really :) So scroll down for a glimpse of the new products we've added so far this year!

Monogrammed Cell Phone Covers in Trendy Patterns and Colors!
I'm waiting for mine to come in, I've ordered the damask black with apple accent, I'll post a pic when it arrives! Click here to take a look at these cell phone covers on the site.

Screen Scarf - Cleans Touch Screens, Phones and Glasses
Hangs stylishly from your handbag on the inside or outside and buffs swipe marks and finger prints. Click here to view our Screen Scarf on the web site. (Didn't my mom do great with the handbag for Christmas? Love it, Thanks, Mom)

Personalized or Monogrammed Tempered Glass Cutting Boards!
These are lovely, choose the colors that match your kitchen and leave it out for all to see and admire. Click here to view this cutting board on the web site.

Personalized or Monogrammed Melamine Plates! 
How great are these for casual entertaining! Makes a very thoughtful wedding, engagement, or bridal shower gift. Click here to view these personalized plates on the web site.

Monogrammed Necklaces in Gold Tone!
I have lots of girlfriends that still love their gold jewelry, so I had to honor their personal style by adding some gold tone to my monogrammed necklace selection. Click here to view this Monogrammed Necklace on the web site.

 Corn Hole Game Boards!
It's the south's favorite tailgate game that anyone can play! We have several different themes to choose. Click here to view our corn hole boards on the web site in our newest category Tailgate Party.

Monogrammed Hand Towels and Carved Soaps
Who wouldn't want to receive this as a gift for their powder room! Click here to view our carved soap and hand towel gift set on the web site.

Monogrammed Baby Blanket
We've expanded our line of personalized baby gifts. Click here to view our newest items on the web site.

Personalized Easter Baskets!
Great for Easter Bunnies of all ages. We have 9 patterns and colors to choose. Click here for more information on our personalized Easter basket on the web site.

Thanks for stopping by to view our newest personalized products! 
Be sure to share this with someone!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Online Merchant Etiquette

The audacity of some people. I thought I'd share with my blog readers and fellow web merchants the etiquette of working amicably together online, forming relationships, and helping each other be successful without hurting one another's business.

I have some very lovely relationships with fellow online retailers.  I love their success, I love hearing about their success, and I love anything that they wish to share, and tidbits of wisdom to help us all make our businesses a little better. So I'm sharing with you my letter to a fellow web retailer outlining the lessons she is lacking in Online Merchant Etiquette.

Dear (Name protected),

It seems you may need a lesson in online marketing Etiquette. While it would have been a pleasure to get to know you as a fellow online seller, seeing as we have some suppliers in common, it seems you are not versed in how to establish a working relationship among fellow merchants.

I would have been happy to take a customer referral from you for my sterling silver jewelry and in return I would have gladly returned the favor. You have some lovely unique items I would have been thrilled to offer someone inquiring about, the *blank*, monogrammed *blank* or perhaps your lovely monogrammed *blank*.
But emailing me and asking for my supplier so you can serve your customer is simply appalling.  A lot of research, travel, trial and error goes into finding the right supplier and to simply hand it over to an obvious competitor who has done none of the work or made none of the investment is ridiculous.

As it turns out, it looks like you have happened by my supplier by shear dumb luck and are now offering the same items on your web site.  Not only have you found my supplier, but it looks as if you have pilfered my very images off my web site. I know this because I have a hidden watermark on my image and the very same images are on your web site. Not only do you need a lesson in ettiquette, it seems you also need a lesson in the legalities of copyright:
    • What Does Copyright Protect?

      Original works of authorship fixed in a tangible medium of expression
      • A person's unique way of expressing something
      • Requires only a minimum amount of creativity
      • Does not protect underlying ideas or facts
    • Copyright infringement protection:
    • Protection is automatic
    • Copyright notice is not required
    • Registration is not required unless copyright owner wishes to bring suit <~ crediting the above aforementioned information.

    While some of the jewelry images are from the supplier, you have free use of these as a distributor, But the ones you lifted from my web site must be removed from your site immediately based on the above terms that my graphic designer has adapted into the images.

    So I have officially made appeal unless you would like to be brought to lawsuit, for copyright infringement and to pay my graphic designer's tab, you will need to remove the images you have stolen from my web site from your web site immediately.

    BTW-Cute Google Adwords Ads, I am sure to click on them whenever I see them. Oh, and You might want to try spell check before publishing your next ad.

    Dawn Crowder
    Owner ~ Designer