Thursday, November 27, 2008

Spreading the Holiday Cheer

Well, "Black Friday" is here. If you read my last blog post, you know I am NOT a morning person. So, I am not about to be caught at any early bird sales. Actually, I am not going to be shopping anywhere on the biggest shopping day of the year. Heck no. Can't stand crowds. Can't stand craziness.

Now, for those of you who thrive on the shopping craziness (my dear MIL included), you are amazing people. Please don't email me and tell me about the wonderful deals you got today. And for the rest of you...and the early birds who are just getting home with bags full of goodies (as I crawl out of bed), you can enjoy these wonderful online discounts. You won't want to miss out on them! These are some amazing deals from some amazing women who make and sell some amazing stuff! (Should I mention the word amazing again? Don't take my word for it...browse their'll be hooked!)


Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Being thankful.

With Thanksgiving soon upon us....I wanted to let you know I am thankful! I am thankful for many, many things. (Although I'll try to spare you.)

I am thankful for family:I am thankful for my furry beasts:

And I am thankful for YOU!! Yes, that's right. I am thankful to all of you who help make Mairzey Dotes a success, for those of you who enjoy our products, and for those of you who enjoy reading my blog. Thank you!!

Also, because I know you all love contests...check out the latest contest at Design Mom. She is giving away a ton of stuff from some of my favorite people. (And yes, you'll even find a Mairzey Dotes baby blanket in the giveaway.)

Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 24, 2008


Yes. I'm guilty...of getting up very early this morning to get to an appointment and then coming home and putting my pj's back on! You see, our giant beast is getting neutered today. I had to have him to the clinic by 7:15 a.m. -- which most of you are probably thinking "big deal!" But hey, I am no morning person. I don't live with morning people. I don't raise morning people. Even my animals aren't morning "people." So, to have to be somewhere by 7:15 a.m. is a major feat.

(Now, those of you who know that I am a veterinarian probably don't care that I had to get up early this morning. You are probably just wondering why I didn't neuter our dog myself. Well, I am more of a medicine girl...and I do NOT do surgery on my own animals. It's just too weird.)

Anyway, it is such a crummy morning -- 30 degrees, dark, and raining. Who doesn't want to spend a day (or just an extra hour) like today in their jammies?

And good luck today, puppy! I'll be worrying about you until I get you safely back home.
(This is a picture of Chopper in our backyard...laughing. Well, actually, he is eating leaves...but I like to think that he is laughing.)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Where's the birthday boy?

There he is!!

Happy 2nd birthday, buddy! We love you!!!!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

It's that time of year again!

This is my favorite time of year! I absolutely love November -- the air gets chilly, the leaves change colors, I sip hot apple cider and gather with family...and then holiday shopping! Holiday shopping? Now, that is certainly not one of my favorite things to do. I definitely lose my patience when I have to deal with long lines, no parking, crabby people, and trying to find all the perfect gifts! So, this year, I am making a deal with myself. I will get all of my shopping done before December, and then I can enjoy the actual holidays.

Will it ever really happen? I don't know. It's sure a big task. And I know it's a big task for all of us! That's why I'm going to try to help motivate you to get a jump start on your holiday shopping. Check it out:

All orders placed between November 6th and November 21st will be entered into a drawing for a $50 gift certificate to our online store.

Now doesn't that make you want to skip the shopping mall madness?

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Why you never leave a 2 year old unattended...

I was finishing up some quick emails today before the boys and I jetted off to run errands. I told my 4 year old to go potty...and then said we had to find their socks before we headed downstairs to get their shoes.

Apparently, my 2 year old was following the instructions "find your socks." He was so proud when he brought me one sock. And when I went into his room to get the other one -- this is what I found:I guess I need to tell him that his socks are in the bottom drawer.

Monday, November 3, 2008

We have a winner!

Thanks to everyone who entered our October giveaway. There were almost 400 hundred entries, which makes this our biggest contest yet! Our contest winner was chosen by which is quite a nifty little site.

Tracey (aka- Punk Rocker Tracey so as not to confuse you other Tracey's) was our big winner and has been contacted by email.

Thanks again to everyone who played!