Monday, June 29, 2009

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Craig Ferguson Meet and Greet

Ok, so I have a total celebrity crush on Craig Ferguson. It all started when we moved here to Germany, and I was confined to just 10 American tv channels. Pregnant and exhausted, I spent hours lying on the couch watching t.v.

I don't know if it's his crazy antics or that Scottish accent, but I was hooked! The great thing is that hubby loves him too, so there was no fighting over the remote.

So when I heard that Craig Ferguson was coming to Germany, I had to wipe the drool from my chin. Seriously, I've got a major crush on the guy! The show was originally scheduled for last Friday, but for some reason it was postponed to today.

No worries though! Hubby and I made a date out of it and went to dinner before the show. After standing in line for an hour, the doors opened and we quickly snagged a great spot on the balcony.

The show was great! I totally loved it. His jokes and imitations had the crowd laughing throughout the whole performance.

Afterwards, we were able to meet Matt Baetz(comedian) and Craig Ferguson aka Hubby #2.

We received a signed head shot for ourselves and Ki'Nani.

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Upcoming Review

We have been selected to review an area rug from CSN Rugs!
Our rug should be arriving shortly, but in the meantime, check out there website!

I am in the market for home decor, so when I was contacted by the company about a review, I jumped at the offer! After browsing their site, it was so hard for me to choose which rug to review.

Which one(s) do you like?

Saturday, June 27, 2009

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Diaper Changing Pads Now Available At MarieLynn Boutique

Changing Diapers is a dirty job, especially when you are out and about. MarieLynn Boutique is now making Diaper Changing easier with our new Diaper Changing Pads!

Each of our Diaper Changing Pads has a trendy cotton fabric on one side and soft Minky Dot on the other. Minky Dot is super soft to make diaper changes comfy for your baby.
Our Diaper Changing Pads each have one layer of batting in the middle for added comfort.

Not only do our Diaper Changing Pads keep baby safe from nasty germs on public changing tables, but it doubles as a Padded Diaper Wipes Case holder and even holds 3 Diapers!

This makes life much easier, because you can just pop one of our Diaper Changing Pads into your purse or Diaper Bag and your on your way out the door!

When you are finished with the Diaper Changing Pad, just fold it up and tie it with the attached ribbon. Simple, Easy, and Convenient! Once you have your hands on our Diaper Changing Pads, you'll wonder what you ever did without one!

Friday, June 26, 2009

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Decorate With Knobs

Looking for an affordable and unique way to enhance your home décor or nursery décor? Why not try hand painted knobs by Nikki’s Character Creations? These hand painted knobs are created especially for you and are perfect for dresser drawers, cabinets and even bi-fold doors!

Check out this Pink and White Swarovski Knob!

This Ballerina Knob would be a great addition to your daughter's room!

Enter coupon code “ch10” at checkout and receive 10% off your entire order!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

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U Printing Blog Sponsorhip

U Printing has been so amazing! Not only do they offer wonderful products for families and businesses, but since they have begun sponsoring MarieLynn Boutique Blog we have had many opportunities to win awesome products! U Printing is now giving one lucky blogger 500 Free Business Cards!

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Monday, June 22, 2009

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Hannah's Bowtique Giveaway

Hannah's Bowtique has adorable hair bows for your little girl! They even have Crochet Hats for adults!

At Hannah's Bowtique, you will find more than just bows. They offer scarves and hats, jewelry and hair bow holders, just to name a few.

I love this adorable Black Swirl Hair Bow Holder. It's a fun and fashionable way to keep your hair bows organized.

You will even find Room Decor at Hannah's Bowtique! Check out this cute Ballerina Slippers painting!

Hannah's Bowtique is offering one lucky winner the chance to win a pair of Hair Bows. You can choose the colors that you'd like, but I've listed a photo of the Hair Bow style that you will receive.

So how can you win?

Visit Hannah's Bowtique or their Etsy shop and choose your favorite item(s). Come back here and let us know.-One Entry **You can enter once each day**

Tweet about this giveaway on Twitter.-One Entry. **Unlimited Entries** Please leave one comment below each time you send out a tweet. Please use this tweet: @MLBoutique is hosting a giveaway on her blog. #win

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This giveaway ends on Sunday, July 5th at 11:59pm CST. The winner will be notified by email and will have three days to respond. In the even that the winner does not claim their prize, a new winner will be chosen.

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The Sassy Ladies Toolkit For Start-up Businesses Giveaway & Review

I was lucky enough to review the latest book from The Sassy Ladies. Their latest book is the book for small businesses, no matter how long you have been in business. Whether you've been in business 3 years or haven't even started yet!

MarieLynn Boutique will celebrate our 2nd Anniversary in August, when I started MarieLynn Boutique, I didn't have a business plan. I had no clue about how to run a business, and I have to tell you, I've made a lot of mistakes along the way. If I had read The Sassy Ladies Toolkit For Start-up Businesses, then I would have had the tools to help with everything from Insurance, Lawyers, Budgeting, etc.

I found the book extremely useful! I've book marked and highlighted numerous areas in the book, so that I can go back and follow-up on the resources that are given. There are also so many excercises to do, which help you decide how many customers you need to reach out to, in order to reach your monetary goals for the year.

Whether you've read numerous books to help you start your business or not, The Sassy Ladies Toolkit For Start-up Businesses is the only book you will need to reach your professional goals.

So how can you get your hands on this book?

Visit The Sassy Ladies website and browse around. Come back here and comment on one thing that you learned while visiting their website.--One Entry per day **The catch is that you must come back with a new fact each day.

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This giveaway ends at 11:59pm CST on Sunday, July 5th 2009. The winner will be announced on July 6th, and will have three days to respond. In the event that the winner does not respond, a second winner will be chosen.

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Thursday, June 18, 2009

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U Printing wants to see your favorite summer photo!
What photo of yours just screams "SUMMER"?
For me, it's this photo that was taken by my parents back in 1986.

What isn't there to love about this photo? To me, it's home. This photo was taken at one of my favorite beaches on Guam. This photo reminds me of who I am and where I come from. When things get unbearable, one look at this photo puts it all in to perspective for me.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

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Nanny Deprived Winner

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Anonymous Liz - FrayBabyBibsandMore said...

My favorite is the Polkadot Papoose - Sayuri. I wrap my baby and would love to try a sling!
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Congratulations Liz! You will be notified shortly to claim your prize. If we do not hear from Liz within 3 days, a new winner will randomly be selected.

Thank you to all that entered! Don't forget that you can purchase your favorite items at Nanny Deprived and save 15% on all orders over $25.00 using the coupon code: MARIELYNN at checkout!

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

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Monday, June 8, 2009

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What Home Means To Me

Twittermoms wants to know what your definition of home is. To me, home is where my family is. As cliche as that may sound, it is true. I have moved 14 times in my 24 yrs of life. Well, that is 14 times that I can remember. With another move coming in October, it's safe to say that I've never had a place to call home.

Home has always been a hotel, an apartment, a town house, a house. Where ever the military has sent us, that has been home. It is all I've ever known, to some people it may seem 'unstable' to me, it's life.

Home is a place in my heart, when I am surrounded by the people I love, where ever we may be. It's not measured by square footage and architecture. The love that flows through our family will remain the same, no matter what country we may find ourselves in.

A photo of our current (third home) here in Germany. Date stamp is wrong, this was taken sometime in March 09. That is Ki'Nani playing in the back yard, our house is the white one and the darker one is the old horse stable.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

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Nanny Deprived Giveaway and Exclusive Discount *CLOSED*

"Embrace The Insanity Of Motherhood", that is the motto at Nanny Deprived. Motherhood is insane! Until I became a mother, I never once called up my friends to discuss poop before. And yet, nowadays when my friends and I get together for lunch, the topic of poop almost always ends up in our conversations. Yep, that's right...we discuss poop while we eat!

I'm sure you can relate, in one way or another, becoming a mom ironically strengthens our stomachs while completely obliterating our ab muscles. When I came across Nanny Deprived, I fell in love. FINALLY, here is a site that combines practical products that moms will actually use, with humor that only moms can understand!

Check out Mom Spit, which can be used to get rid of dirt, grease, ketchup, or any other yucky mess your child will inevitably pick up. Mom Spit comes in three scents, Unscented, Green Tea & Fig and Lemon and White Tea.

Whether you're a pro in the kitchen or your family has become accustomed to the taste of burnt food. There is no reason why you can't look absolutely gorgeous! I love these Retro Style Aprons! My favorite is this Pink Pears Apron, also seen on Desperate Housewives. Most styles have a matching childrens size. And all Aprons come in a matching keepsake envelope.

Just had a baby? Then you will love the Belly Bandit! The Belly Bandit can be used the day after delivery and for maximum benefits, should be worn at least 6-8 weeks after delivery. Even if you had your baby a year ago, the Belly Bandit helps with posture and provides extra back support.

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So, you've gotten a taste for what Nanny Deprived has to offer and now you have the chance to win one of their fabulous Mommy T-shirts! Ready to start shopping now? Nanny Deprived is offering our awesome readers 15% off of purchases over $25.00!
Use the following coupon code at checkout: MARIELYNN.

How To Enter:
Visit Nanny Deprived and choose your favorite product. We know it is hard to choose!
After you have chosen your favorite item(s), come back to this blog, and leave a comment on which product(s) you love. If you do not have blogger, please leave your email address.

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Winner will be randomly selected using a third party number generator. Good luck everyone!
This giveaway ends at 11:59pm(PST) on Sunday, June 14th 2009.

Open to US Residents only.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

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New Items!

I have been so busy lately that I keep forgetting to let you know about the new products that I've added to MarieLynn Boutique! I have tons of items I am working on, so I figured I better update you on the items that I've already finished!

We are now offering Organic Nursing Pads! These are perfect for the eco-friendly momma! These stylish, earth friendly Reusable Organic Nursing Pads would make a great gift for any new or expectant mom!

I absolutely love this Apple Green, Shocking Pink and White Korker Hair Bow! Our handmade Korker Hair Bows measure 6 inches wide, and are great for girls of all ages! Each Korker Hair Bow has been heat treated to prevent fraying and lightly starched to keep it's full shape!
As parents, we know how frustrating it can be when our children first discover gravity. After that, it seems like we are endlessly bending over to pick up Sippy Cups and Bottles from the floor. MarieLynn Boutique now offers Toss-Me-Not Sippy Cup Holders! These patent-pending lifesavers from The Pitter Patter Boutique are a neccessity for any parent! They also make for a great gift!
Diaper Changes are a way of life, but that doesn't mean that you can't carry stylish Baby Gear right? This Hot Pink Cheetah Padded Diaper Wipes Case is just the answer! Hot Pink Cheetah not your thing? We have a wide selection for you to choose from, with even more designs coming mid-summer!I've had numerous requests for Larger-Than-Life hair bows! I am working on new designs, which I am so excited to share with you when they are complete. But I want to share this Layered Pink and White Boutique Hair Bow with you! Complete the look by attaching it to a Crochet Headband!

A few days ago, I shared a few new tutu's with you. Now I have two more to share with you! I think that they are gorgeous and I can't wait to see what my customers think of them when they recieve them!
This Royal Blue, Baby Blue and White TuTu is too cute!

I love this posh Pink, Black and White TuTu!
For those with newborns, too small for a tutu. Check out our TuTu Onesies! They are great for photos and dress-up! Our newest one: Pink and Fuchsia TuTu Onesie.

With our nation's Independence Day right around the corner, now is the time to introduce you to this Firecracker Boutique Dress! Be sure to check back, we will have more 4th of July items coming soon!

Friday, June 5, 2009

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Random Day

Today was a pretty random day. I was up all night working on a few rush orders and didn't get to bed until 12:30pm today! Can you believe it? I can't! We were supposed to go see President Obama, but we weren't sure of a time he would be in. I couldn't keep my eyes open long enough to wait, so we headed home. Bummer.

Right after David came home from work, we went outside to pick cherries from the tree in the backyard. The apples are starting to grow as well! Before we went to the backyard, Ki'Nani made the cutest face and I caught it on camera!

I took a few photos of the cherries before we picked them. Don't you love my photography skills! I keep bugging David to get me a decent camera.

Ki'Nani had a great time helping us pick cherries. Then she decided it would be fun to dump them all out of the bowl! This photo was taken just seconds before she got the bright idea!