Friday, September 5, 2014

Monogram inspired style

College football season is back and whether you’re a longtime fan or just there for the cocktails, we’re here to make sure you’re the best dressed at the tailgate! Our Monogram Queens all have different styles, so we’ve got a little something for everyone. And what better way to figure out your ideal game day outfit than looking for inspiration for your favorite monogram?

1. Master Circle ladies are the perfect mix of classy and sassy, just like this outfit! Comfy and versatile, Piko dresses ($29) are a must-have for fall. Dress one up with a fierce faux fur vest ($49) and a pop of color, like this monogrammed cuff ($32), for style that says you can drink beer with the boys and look fabulous doing it.

2. Vine is girly and charming, just like the women who love it. If that sounds like you, we’ve got the outfit to match! These garnet shorts ($54) have a super flattering fit and can be dressed up or down. Pair them with our lace floral top ($32) for a sweet and feminine look. Don’t forget the jewelry! A layered arrow necklace and gold earrings add the perfect dainty touch.

3. Natural Circle may be simple, but it’s just as bold as it is timeless. If you embrace tradition, but aren’t afraid to stand out, try an outfit that’s classic with a twist. Our favorite shorts in black ($54) are perfect with this garnet tank, but for a look that says “WOW,” play it up with a chunky gold necklace ($24).

4. Octagonal is sleek and stylish, so if you’re a fashionista always on the look out for the latest trends, this is the outfit for you. Graphic tees are all the rage right now; the key is just knowing how to style them. This darling Y’ALL tee paired with denim cut-offs ($36) is both trendy and fun. Accessorize with a garnet and gold statement necklace and monogrammed clutch ($29 incl. personalization) to dress it up and get this look game day ready! 

For these outfits and many more, come visit us at our Mahan location!

The Girls @M&M Monogramming

Monday, May 5, 2014

Introducing Amy Butler...and a little monogram Monday!

Last Friday we got the BEST box from the cute guy in the brown suit....a box full of goodies by the uber talented Amy Butler! 

 If you sew or are just a fabric junkie like I am, you are probably familiar with Amy and her gorgeous fabrics.  Here are some of my favorites:

Amy's story is a simple one.  She grew up in the midwest where got her love of design from her mother and grandmother.  She went to art school, fell in love, married and moved back to the midwest and started a business.  She has been wildly successful and she and her husband advocate living simply and giving back as part of their business philosophy...we love that!

Here are a few of the fantastic pieces we have in stock:

Doesn't this make you want to pack a bag??

This Sara tote would make a great Mother's day gift!

Love the wallet!

We have lots more and our stock will rotate as pieces are sold.  This gorgeus line makes a great graduation gift (the traveler and cosmetic bags) that is very special.  It would also be lovely as bridesmaids gifts or a special birthday gift.  Special orders are welcome, too, if you see a piece that we don't have in stock.

On another note, I have to share a quick monogram Monday goodie.  Isn't this just the cutest???

Hope to see you in the store soon!

Monday, April 28, 2014

Monogram much customer cuteness

So it's Monday...Monogram Monday!  Today I am going to share some of my favorite customer cuteness of the week.  We would love for you to share yours too!  This week or any week, share your monogram cuteness on Monogram Monday and be sure to tag us on facebook or instagram.  Each week we will give away a gift certificate to one lucky winner!

So on to the cuteness....we monogram your items or ours and this week's cuteness is a combination of both.  We love taking your fun ideas and bringing them to life!  Here is my first favorite:

I am pretty sure Park will be voted "best dressed" at preschool!

Next up...stylin at the beach.  

There are just no words for the amount of cute this bathing suit is!
We love a pretty beach towel, too.....
Our Caroline 3 letter applique really dresses up a white beach towel.  This one was the perfect birthday gift for a special 13 year old!

On a more serious note, we had some great custom stuff going for an anniversary surprise and some school spirit items....I really liked how both of these turned out.  The feather was actually digitized from some original art.

And to wrap it up...somebody is going to be a big sister!  Isn't this a cute way to announce a new arrival?  Pinterest project come to life! (which reminds me, don't forget to follow us on pinterest.  We pin some cool stuff!)

Don't forget, post and tag us to win!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

You gotta wear (monogrammed) shades....enter to win! of our favorite new arrivals for summer is our monogrammed sunglasses!  
Wayfarer style in either black or tortoise, they are so retro 80's and yet so now!  Wouldn't you like to sport a pair at the beach?

You can find em on our website here, but better yet, how about a FREE pair?  Yep, I said FREE.  Enter the giveaway on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (yes, entering more places gives you more chances to win!)...don't tell anyone...but signing up for our weekly newsletter will give you an extra chance to win, plus you get to know about weekly specials and good stuff like free shipping!

What are you waiting for?  Enter today!!!


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

For Easter we love....

Some of our faves for Easter:

Monogrammed Baskets
(yes, we have some and they can be ready by easter!)

cute babies!....Henry and Banks are our favorite, couldn't you just eat them up!?

Adorable shirts

Easter candy!!! Snickers eggs are my favorite...what is yours?

Happy Easter!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Hey, so good to see you!

Hey!  It's been so long!  How have you been?  How's the family, everyone doing well?'s so many that blog, we fell off the face of the earth for a while, but we are back and ready to share so much creative goodness.  Give us another chance, won't you...we promise not to disappoint or you can break up with us for real.

So.....while we were gone we have been reading other people's blogs.  OMG, there are so many talented, creative and downright HILARIOUS people blogging.  Check out some of my faves and let me know what you think!

First up, my soul sister in ADD: Victoria Elizabeth Barnes

I really think her "about me" picture sums it up pretty well.  I discovered this blog through my husband (long suffering..I am sure he relates to Victoria's Paul like they are long lost brothers) who sent me the link to her "Kingdom Mirror" post because it was "so me".  Hmmm, ok, maybe I see that.  Anyway, check her out.  She is hilarious and her house is gorgeous.

Next up: Scary Mommy.
 Yes, she's a big one and I am probably late to the party. But seriously, if at the end of the day your kids have driven you to drink, pour yourself a glass of wine and read her blog.  It may just make you feel like you are not alone and possibly prevent you from doing serious harm to yourself or others.

On to food, one of my favorite subjects.  I love to eat and I totally LOVE the concept of cooking...actually doing it, not so much...but when and if I have time to cook, Plain Chicken is THE place for inspiration and yummy, easy recipes.
How can you go wrong with Brownie Pan Pizza

As far as "fashion"...I love The Small Things. I have been following her since before she was "big".  Love her hair and makeup tips...and really love that she (and her life and house) look "REAL" many bloggers just look too perfect, you know?

And on a personal note, my friend and former business partner, Missy, just moved her whole family to London from San Diego. (The school uniforms alone would have sold me on moving)

 Wow, what an adventure (said the girl who loves to travel with a bit of envy in her voice)...I love seeing what is happening "across the pond" and how a busy, crazy American family is adjusting to life in London.  Check out A Southern Girl moves to London for all their latest adventures!

So, those are some of my favorites.  What about you?  Are there any blogs you read on a regular basis?  Any that are your "go to's" for handy tips or recipes?  Please share!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

It's a Boy!

Yes, the world is buzzing with the birth of a new royal.  Although we do not yet know his name; we do know that he will probably be one of the best dressed young men in the world.  I wonder if Kate likes monograms?  We think his Royal Highness definitely needs some of the basics, like handsome monogrammed loafers...

and some seersucker shorts for Daddy's summer polo matches....

He'll need a commemorative frame with a sweet little picture in it...

and a sweet little elephant to snuggle with.....

Congratulations Will and Kate!