Sunday, March 30, 2008

We interrupt this program...

Just wanted to let you know that we are currently in the process of changing the host for our website. What does that mean??? Well, our site is it may be down for a few hours. Ugh! Sorry! Keep checking back...our site will be back soon!!

And, yes, we HAVE chosen the winner for our March giveaway! We'll email the winner once everything is back up and running smoothly. So, if you haven't heard from us yet...don't worry! The winner could be YOU!!


Wednesday, March 26, 2008

March Giveaway!!

Don't forget to enter our contest to win a free blankie of your choice!! Winner will be chosen at random this Friday, March 28. How do you enter?? Just sign up for our email list (and don't forget to activate it!). And if you signed up before February 28, you can still enter to win by emailing us at info{at}mairzeydotes{dot}com and enter "giveaway" in the subject line.

Full details are in the original contest post.

Good luck!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

What a Mess!

After breakfast this morning, we got online to do some work and noticed that our website was a complete mess! Seems our site was having some server problems. Eeeeek! We'd like to apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you and are a little embarrassed that you may have seen the mess for yourselves.

However, don't fret! The site is back up and running again. Yep, things are all cleaned up -- thanks to our WONDERFUL web designer Lindsay at Purr Design. She is the best web designer ever (in our opinion) and knew exactly what to do. Thanks, Lindsay!!! You're the greatest!!!

Friday, March 21, 2008

Easter Egg Hunt at Mairzey Dotes

That's right! We're having an Easter egg hunt!

So grab your virtual Easter baskets and head on over to our site to start hunting. We've hidden four eggs in our product pages. Two of them have coupon codes and two of them are filled with other virtual goodies. But you better hurry...the coupon codes expire Monday night (March 24, 2008) at midnight.

Happy hunting! Now....ready....set.....GO!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Rain Rain....Go AWAY!

It's been a typical Midwest March...and I am tired of it!! The first two weeks of the month we were stuck inside because of ice and snow storms. Now the end of the month is non-stop rain. Ugh! Can I tell you how much my kids and I need to GO OUTSIDE AND PLAY!?!?!?! Yes, we are all going stir-crazy.

While the rain is good for my business (I actually stay inside and get work done!), I am longing for sunshine and warmth. And I must admit, these days definitely present a to entertain the kids??

So what have we been doing? Here's a short list I compiled:
  1. Daily "Jimmy Buffett" concerts performed by our 3 year old
  2. Making pillow forts
  3. Playing with play clay
  4. Candyland, Candyland, Candyland
  5. "Cooking" using ALL the tupperware in the house
And of course I'd be lying if I didn't say watching T.V.

What have you been doing??

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Inspiration in the Windy City

I'm energized. I'm refreshed. I'm ready to roll!! And I owe it all to this past weekend in Chicago.

After graduating from veterinary school, I took my first job in Chicago...where I lived from 2000 until 2006. You never forget your first job, your first apartment, the first day of your REAL life...and for me, that all happened in Lincoln Park (downtown Chicago.) So, not to get all sappy, but anytime I go back to the Windy City it definitely feels like going back home.

This past Saturday, I attended a women's entrepreneurial seminar organized by Country Living Magazine. Wow. Talk about inspiration! We listened to amazing successful women....such as Anna Griffin....yep...that's right. Anna Griffin -- THE stationary queen!! Did I say she was amazing??

After the seminar, I enjoyed a girl's night out. I was so excited to get time to visit with one of my greatest friends. She also happens to be a veterinarian that I met at my first "real" job --and we've been wonderful friends ever since. Anyway, it was so good to have some girl time! You know, as a wife and mother of two, it just doesn't happen as often as it should. Needless to say, we ended up sharing a bottle of wine and staying up until 4am talking about anything and everything...
Sunday, before I headed back home, I stopped by one of my retailers, "Twinkle Twinkle Little One." I was so fortunate to be able to celebrate the store's grand opening and to see my products in action! If any of you live in Chicago, you have GOT to visit this store....not because they carry Mairzey Dotes products, but because it is an absolutely amazing place. Rachel Glasson, the boutique's owner, has such an amazing eye for detail -- and it shows in her store and product selection. Wow! Where was that place when I was pregnant?? Unfortunately, I forgot my camera..but Rachel promised to send some when I get them, I will post for all of you to see. (By the way, her store is located at 3224 North Damen Avenue.)

So, it's late Sunday night...back in Indianapolis. I should be relaxing and off to bed soon, but like I said...I'm energized, the kids are sleeping...and I'm off to work!!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Strolling into Spring

One of our favorite sites is The Daily Stroll, so we were thrilled to be mentioned this week:

"In the Spring 2008 collection at Mairzey Dotes there is a certain blanket that I am loving. Dogs scattered about a crisp baby blue cotton with a reversible coordinating pattern of pajama stripes. Lined with love and cotton on the inside, and 100% cotton all around. Big enough for a tummy time play mat but not too big for your little one to drag about the house. With a preschooler and an infant in the house we are using "D is for Dog" from Mairzey Dotes a lot. Baby E loves to have her tummy time and look at the doggy friends while Ruby insists on counting them all. " -- Liz Sorensen

Just in case you missed is the "D is for Dog" blanket. (Yeah, yeah...I'm a veterinarian....there just had to be dogs in the 2008 collection!)

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Save the date!

We know it's a few weeks away, but we also know you are busy people...especially if you are expecting! So, clear your calendars for the weekend of April 26th and 27th and come join us at the Indianapolis Baby Expo. They have many fun events planned as well as shopping!! (Yes, we thought we'd give you another excuse to shop.) And while you're there, don't forget to come visit us and maybe pick up a Mairzey Dotes blanket for the little one in your life.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Now Available at Oliver's Twist

We are excited to tell you that our products are now available locally! Oliver's Twist is a great store that creates beautiful wedding invitations, birth announcements, stationary, and more. They have decided to offer more accessories...and we are thrilled that they have chosen Mairzey Dotes blankets.

Stop by and visit them at 630 N. Range Line Rd. in Carmel, Indiana.