Monday, July 28, 2008

Pretty Little Things

Had fun playing around with my camera today. I used some receiving blankets as my models and this is what I came up with:

Seeing the prints and colors all nestled together made me I thought I'd share! Hope this brings some happiness to your day, too.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Summer Giveaway

We didn't have time to post another giveaway in early we'll just call this one our "Summer Giveaway." Why do we keep doing this?? Well, actually, we think it's fun! We love reading the comments you leave on our blog and we've loved browsing all the great websites where you've added our Mairzey Dotes blog button. So...let's get to it!

This time we'll be giving away a $30 gift certificate to our online store. Rules are pretty similar to our last giveaway. All you have to do to enter is subscribe to our email newsletter. And -- don't forget to confirm your email addy!! (If you already have an activated subscription, then you will be automatically entered to win.)

And now the fun part...we're giving you more ways to enter! "Wow! How??" you ask.

1. Simply leave a comment on this blog post and you'll get 2 extra entries.
2. Add our blog button (on the top right of this blog) to your blog or website and you'll get 5 extra entries. Don't forget to send us a link to your site so we can see our nifty link or button!
And we've added a new one!
3. Email 5 of your friends and tell them about Mairzey Dotes! You can even share a coupon code with them for free shipping. Just tell them to enter "ship4free" in the discount box when they checkout. (Of course, you can use that code, too! Good through August 15th, 2008.) Don't forget to copy info{at} in the email so we know you sent it. And don't worry...we won't start spamming all of your friends...and we won't keep their email addresses. Besides being illegal, that would just be rude! This is just another way to help us get the word out...and...get you another 5 entries!

**We've just added our giveaway to another site called Bloggy Giveaways. Check out their blog for tons of great giveaways happening now!!

Rules: Winner will be chosen at random on 8.16.08 and notified via email. You will have 48 hours after notification to claim your $30 gift certificate. To be eligible to win, you must have an activated subscription to our email mailing list. Winner must live in the United States or Canada. Entries must be received by 8.15.08 at11:59 pm EST. Gift certificate will expire 12.31.08. Please note, we must share the MD love. If you have won one of our giveaways within the last 3 months, you are not eligible to win.

We're in Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine

Ok, every now and then I have to brag a little...right? Well, one of our reversible blankets was just featured in the July issue of Pregnancy & Newborn magazine! Not only that, but it was chosen as an editor's favorite pick! Exciting stuff. Check it out:
Pretty stinkin' cool, eh? We think so.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Fourth of July Pictures

When I started this blog, it was because I wanted you to know what was going on in my secret little life. Well, it seems I haven't been doing a very good job of that! So, I'm going to share some pictures from our Fourth of July weekend and introduce you to the folks that keep me extremely busy when I'm not working.

We spent the entire weekend with my family and enjoyed lounging around my granny's lake house. (Not that you really ever get to "lounge" with a 1.5 year old and an almost 4 year old...) Nonetheless, we enjoyed your typical American cookout, fireworks, and even a little boat parade.

The boys thought it was a great "vacation" and really took it all in. Here are Jackson and Sawyer keeping their eyes on the boat parade, which was probably the longest they sat still all weekend.(Sorry I didn't edit the pics...I know they could be a little lighter...I'm just thrilled I uploaded them from my camera to my computer!)

Of course, on most of our outings the whole family (minus the cat) go, too. I might as well show off our other two boys....Albert and Chopper.

Notice the glare from the glass. That is because our dear Albert (above) sometimes likes to eat people. So, he gets to enjoy the lake from inside. Chopper, our 5 month old puppy (below) got to enjoy some time outside because he is a good boy. Can you tell I like furry, hairy dogs?

While I'm posting, I might as well show off my hunka' hunka' burning love, Brad. He was enjoying some pool time with Sawyer (who was still watching boats.)

We had a wonderful weekend and enjoyed being away for a little while. But as always, now it's back to the grindstone. Oh, and where are the pictures of me, you ask? Don't hold your breath. It was a lake house, people. That means a bathing suit, crazy hair, and no makeup. No one wants to see that. :)

Monday, July 7, 2008

We have a winner!

The winner of our June Giveaway is Laura! She left the following comment on the original post:

"My friends LOVED the blanket we gave them from Mairzey Dotes... I'm hoping that someone will return the favor when our new baby comes in four weeks! Thanks for the giveaway!"

Sounds like she's due any moment! We're thinking of you, Laura, and we have your gift certificate waiting for you.

Thanks to all who entered. Keep reading....we'll be posting another contest soon!