Friday, February 19, 2010

Chic Monkey Boutique {Review & Choice of $25 Gift Certificate OR $35 Minky Blanket Giveaway}

{This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to those who entered!}

This past September I was extremely fortunate to be introduced to Cristie, the owner of Chic Monkey Boutique, and have the opportunity to review an adorable Flower Beanie from her shop (if you didn't see that post, head back there to see one of my absolute favorite pictures of Little Sister B). We loved that Beanie then and we love that Beanie now, it's just so cute.

In the five months since that review, not only have my girls grown, but Chic Monkey has expanded immensely as well. Where they once carried a select number of amazing tutus, blankets and hair clips, they now are the one-stop boutique for absolutely everything for babies, kids and beyond when you're looking for quality, originality and downright adorable items. Don't believe me?

Check out the Best Buddy Monkey Backpack, where the plush animal is a removable friend that travels with your child to preschool, daycare or Grandma's house. Or you have to see the ultra-cool Oopsy Daisy Bib, the fashionable bib (available in 30 different pattern options) that has elastic straps on the "legs" so that your child's outfit will actually stay clean! Pure genius.

Looking for something a little more traditional? Chic Monkey Boutique has that, too. I know Big Sister E would have a great time slicing her own food with the Melissa and Doug Cutting Fruit Crate or stamping and sending mail with the Wooden Sorting Mailbox. After all, we are awfully partial to getting mail around here - all she would need is the little truck and we could REALLY act out our day.

Thinking that Chic Monkey is only for kids? Well, then you obviously haven't seen the really stylish Mommy Aprons, Monogrammed Laptop Bags or Home Decor. But, wait. That's not all. How many times have you seen gorgeous tutus for little girls and said, "I'd love to wear that if it came in MY size"? Now they do!

Chic Monkey's amazing tutus not only come in varying lengths and great colors, they range in size from 0-6 months all the way up to adult XL! I think it's safe to say that on days that I manage to make it out of my pajamas, I would definitely put this on if I owned one. Is it possible to have a bad day when you're wearing a black, red and fuchsia tutu? Seeing as adult sizes only cost $22, I might even get two.

One of Chic Monkey Boutique's classic and most popular items, however, continues to be their Signature Minky Baby Blankets. If you need the ultimate baby gift that will get plenty of oohs and ahhs while everyone anxiously awaits their turn to run their fingers over it, this is for you.

You're reaching out to touch the screen to feel the silky softness right now, aren't you?

Without a doubt, the Minky and Satin Baby Blanket in Green Jumbo Dot that Little Sister B received is the most plush, gorgeous, high quality, customized blanket that we have ever owned. Yes, customized! Cristie was very sweet and surprised us by embroidering Little Sister B's name beautifully on the corner of this blanket and it makes it even more stunning.

Available in a multitude of color and pattern options, these 36x30" blankets feature any combination that you would like of silky satins and soft, luxurious minky fabrics. Choose neutrals for parents-to-be that don't know their baby's gender, pastel pinks or blues to match a newborn's nursery or select a bright animal print for extra flair. Both the front and the back fabrics are up to you, so you know that each Minky Blanket is one-of-a-kind and made personally for your order.

Both Little Sister B and Big Sister E have been enjoying this blanket since it arrived and can often be found hanging out snuggling underneath it or laying on top giggling together. I can't really blame them, I have a hard time not wrapping myself in its softness as well!


One mom's vision of an online boutique where fashionable items for the whole family can be found at affordable prices, while still receiving personalized care has resulted in a great shopping experience. At Chic Monkey Boutique, you're not just a nameless order number and Cristie works to ensure your complete satisfaction and happiness. Why else would her customers return to purchase more of her great items over and over again? And, thanks to Cristie's generosity, one person get to enjoy Chic Monkey Boutique for themselves because...

One lucky person will win a $25 gift certificate OR their choice of Minky Blanket (ARV $35) from Chic Monkey Boutique!


To enter to win a $25 gift certificate OR your choice of Minky Baby Blanket: Visit Chic Monkey Boutique and tell me which Minky Baby Blanket you would choose OR what great item(s) you would spend your gift certificate on.

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5 Extra Entries if you enter the Chic Monkey giveaway on their blog by searching for hidden letters at the Boutique! The rules are simple and you have a chance to win a gorgeous Monogrammed Large Tote bag of your choice!
10 Extra Entries if you make a purchase from Chic Monkey Boutique during this giveaway. Tell me which adorable item(s) you chose!

Giveaway will end on March 11th at 11:59pm CST. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced here as well as emailed. The winner will have 48 hours to contact me or respond to notification or a new winner will be chosen. Giveaway open to U.S. and Canadian residents only.

A big thank you to Cristie for providing me with a Minky Blanket to review as well as one lucky giveaway winner's choice of blanket or gift certificate. We {heart} Chic Monkey Boutique! The opinions shared are my own and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

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casey aubut said...

I would definately get the Minky and Satin Baby Blanket Animal Print!
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Clueless_Mama said...

I REALLY REALLY want the http://thechicmonkey.com/catalog.php?item=322&catid=217&ret=catalog.php%3Fcategory%3D217 Okay, that was supposed to say the New Girl Mod blanket with dots. It is awesome!

Clueless_Mama said...

I follow Chic Monkey Boutique on twitter clueless_mama

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Follow Chic Monkey on their blog. Did I mention I love that blanket?

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Jenn said...

I would choose the green and brown polkadot minky

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Rachel C said...

I'd probably choose one of the wooden food sets - maybe the cookies.
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DistantDreamer said...

I have a friend who is a mommy-to-be that I would love to purchase a Minky and Satin blanket for!!!

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Sue said...

Love the Boys Mod Dot blanket. Thanks for the giveaway.

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Liz said...

i'd choose the green and brown giraffe baby blanket!

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the animal print mverno@roadrunner.com

Sylvia said...

I like the Minky and Satin Baby Blanket Little Giraffe in pinks
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Momma Such said...

We recently reviewed a Minky too! It was the softest blankie we have ever owned! I'll be posting my review soon. Great review and write up! :)

Laura said...

Oh wow! SO many awesome items to choose from! I could hardly decide! I'd probably get the gift card and either put it towards the monogrammed shower curtain, or I would get the houndstooth makeup bag! This website is definitely going in my favorites!

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Sarah Lynne said...

The blanket is awesome, but I would have to get the gift card. I know my sons would love the wooden sorting mailbox, and the monkey plush bowling game!!

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Annie1 said...

I would choose the Minky and Satin Baby Blanket Polka Dot Multi Polka Dot and Sage Green

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Missy said...

I would choose the pink and brown leopard print baby blanket !


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I would choose the Minky Baby Blanket Mini Dot in green and brown

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Terri said...

I would pick the Minky Baby Blanket Zebra in black and white and minky in hot pink

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I like the Minky Blanket in black and white giraffe.

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Clueless_Mama said...

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I would choose the Organic Onesie 3 is a Charm.

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yes i would get my daughter the lovely blanket in zebra stripes pink and black!
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cstironkat said...

I like the Baby Blanket Baby Birdie.

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Mamushi Love said...

I would choose the Blue/Brown/Beige Boys Mod Dot Minky.

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I would love the Minky Baby Blanket Boys Mod Dot in Blue/brown/beige for my sister who is having a boy in may

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Jennifer said...

I'd get the Minky and Satin Baby Blanket Pastel Jumbo Dot in green and brown

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