Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Personalized, Adorable and Stylish: Chic Monkey Boutique {Monkey Mat Review & Amazon Gift Card Giveaway}

Chic Monkey Boutique logo
With the much-anticipated arrival of spring right around the corner, we can't wait for bike rides, picnics, visits to the park, and more. Basically, we just miss playing outside in the warmth and sunshine!

Considering that some of our outdoor adventures are planned (e.g. purposely heading out for a walk) and some are spontaneous (e.g. pulling over to try out a new playground when we happen to be driving by), I try to always be prepared with the one item that has proven to be a necessity: a blanket.

Whether for an impromptu picnic, to hang out to examine bugs, or for me to lounge on while the girls swing, slide and climb, I always keep a blanket in the back of the car. Up until recently, that blanket was a 15-year-old, slightly grungy, a-little-scratchy blanket that I brought back from a spring break visit to Mexico when I was in high school. Needless to say, it wasn't the most pleasant option.

Fortunately, that mess has long been retired and replaced with something much more comfortable, compact, portable and stylish, the Monkey Mat from Chic Monkey Boutique.

monkey mat for babies

Having long been a big fan of the way that Chic Monkey has proven to be a one-stop boutique for absolutely everything for babies, kids and beyond when you're looking for quality, originality and downright adorable items, I wasn't surprised when the Monkey Mat was added to their product list.

After all, when it comes to pulling out an item that is going to be functional, fashionable and convenient, Chic Monkey has only the best. Therefore, when an orange Monkey Mat arrived (also available in blue, pink and green), I couldn't wait to see how much easier (and much more chic) it was going to make my life.

Monkey Mat

Arriving in a 6" x 6" patterned travel pouch, I was happy to see that, when stored, the Monkey Mat is nearly exactly the size of two cell phones. For a full-sized blanket to fold up to that small, I was already a fan!

Monkey Mat size

Instead of the massive armful of blanket that I was used to lugging around, this petite package could easily be tossed into a purse, diaper bag or backpack... or, due to the handy buckle strap, attached right on the outside.

travel mat

Once at your destination — whether the beach, park, camping, traveling, sporting event, a relative's house, a quick changing pad for your baby, or many more — unfolding the Monkey Mat for use is just as simple as one would expect.

Simply unzip the pouch, pull out the mat, and watch in amazement as it unfolds to a full 5' x 5' clean, stylish surface.

portable blanket

The small details that went into the Monkey Mat really show the amount of thought put into it, as making the fabric water repellant is a huge bonus (who wants to sit on wet grass and feel it seep through?) and the added toy loops in the center are perfect for attaching small toys.

This would be a great way to keep a baby happily occupied while also keeping them safe from the dirt and grime that may be underneath!

portable baby blanket

At the same time, I love the Monkey Mat's weighted corners to keep them from flapping around in the breeze and the fact that there are additional loops at each corner in case you wanted to really connect it to the ground.

blanket weighted corners

All in all, I couldn't ask for much more! The Monkey Mat provides plenty of space for my family to hang out, is machine washable for easy cleaning, and the storage pouch is attached so that I'll never misplace it or leave it out and about somewhere.

monkey mat review

Even better, all that I have to do when we're ready to go is fold it back up and slip it right back into the pouch and it's ready for next time.

monkey mat travel blanket

One mom's vision of an online boutique where fashionable items for the whole family can be found at affordable prices (the Monkey Mat retails for $42) has resulted in a great shopping experience. At Chic Monkey Boutique, you're not just a nameless order number, they care about personalized service and you know that your complete satisfaction and happiness is their top priority.

No matter if you are shopping for a gorgeous minky blanket, an adorable tutu dress, a fashionable and handy duffel bag, or much, much more, Chic Monkey will have the perfect gift for babies, kids and beyond.

Chic Monkey Boutique

Heck, as well as offering so many great products, Chic Monkey rewards their customers as well by giving them away! Head over to the Chic Monkey blog right now to enter to win one of these awesome Monkey Mats as well as a $25 Amazon gift card!

And, thanks to their generosity, one person is going to be able to purchase their own favorite product as well, because...

One lucky person will win a $35 Amazon gift certificate from Chic Monkey Boutique!

 


A big thank you to Chic Monkey Boutique for providing a Monkey Mat for me to review as well as a $35 Amazon gift card for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

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MamaHen said...

I like the monogrammed market baskets.
Wendy Clark

Maria Iemma said...

I love the Sesame Street tank dress

Ari T said...

I like the Boyds Nickie Plump'n Waddle Wish Treasure Box!

Jessica said...

The baby shoes are so cute!! I love the Soft Cloth Baby Shoes Red with Polka Dots

sherylssg said...

The Sesame Street Tank Dress is so cute. Love putting the number on for the birthday girl.

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Rich Morris said...

i like the Boyds Snowy's Winter Magic Treasure Box. i think it looks cool

scottsgal said...

I like the market totes and lunch boxes

Mysharona said...

I like the Swarovski Crystal and Pearl Bracelets for Baby to Toddler...Great Gift Idea!!!

steve weber said...

I like the monogrammed market baskets.

wigget said...

i also like the Minky and Satin Signature Baby Blanket Little Giraffe

Jayne Townsley said...

I like the Flower Girl Tutu Dress.

Candice said...

I like the Minky Baby Blanket Animal Prints.

aperry said...

Ceramic Football Piggy Bank

darce said...

Cute monogrammed backpacks

CarrieAnn13 said...

I love the Crocheted Tiger Hat & Flapper Set

Janet W. said...

I like the Crocheted Sock Monkey Hat & Diaper Cover Set in 2 Sizes!!.

Blogroll Please... said...

I love the monogrammed diaper bags. They're so cute!

SueZH said...

I like the Sock Monkey Hat & Diaper cover. The tutu dresses are pretty too.

JC said...

I like Ceramic Football Piggy Bank

Julie said...

I love the Crocheted Sock monkey hat and diaper set:)

jmatek AT wi DOT rr DOT com

Mijal Photography said...

I like the Monogrammed 3 Piece Diaper Bag!

mummytotwoboys said...

I really like Hand Dyed Burp Cloth Trees & Birds Print on Aqua Cloth

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john said...

Penguin Tutu

Anzhelika Yeremenko said...

I like the Minky and Satin Signature Baby Blanket Pastel Jumbo Dot.

Audrey said...

The Crocheted Floppy Bunny Earflap Baby Hat looks so cute for Easter.

Tara Martin said...

So much cute stuff, I like the Tutu in Red, White & Pink w/Red Bow....So Cute!

peg42 said...

I love the Dufflel Bags. What a great store.
Thanks so much.
rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

Accidental Farm Girl said...

I love the monogrammed market baskets.

latanya t said...

Minky and Satin Signature Baby Blanket Polka Dot

CindyWindy2003 said...

i like Hand Dyed Burp Cloth Trees & Birds Print on Aqua Cloth
carawling(at)hotmail(dot)com

Lisa Brown said...

The Minnie Mouse Tank Dress is adorable

Lisa Brown said...

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Ken Ohl said...

the minnie mouse tank dress my niece would love. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

Thomas Murphy said...

I like the Ceramic Football Piggy Bank
rounder9834 @yahoo.com

MANDY83 said...

I love the Simply Damask Tank Dress

Lkay107 said...

I like the Monogrammed 3 Pc. Diaper Bags

Lauren said...

love the baby blankets

Colleen Boudreau said...

I like the Pink Elephant Piggy Bank.

Shemp DeYoung said...

I like the monkey mat.

Kelly Nicholson said...

Ceramic Football Piggy Bank

slehan said...

Monogrammable Ultimate Carry-All Basket
Thanks for the contest.

slehan at juno dot com

Jody Sisson said...

I like the Duffel Bags Large Size in 6 Pretty Prints with free Monogramming.
jodysis at windstream dot net

Terri. said...

I like the market totes

adinatm said...

monogrammed 3 piece diaper bags
adinatm(at)aol.com

Cserafini said...

I like the monogrammed diaper bags.

Cserafini said...

I like the monogrammed diaper bags.

Priscilla Benavides said...

I like the Infant Car Seat Cover with Canopy!
priscillavbenavides at yahoo dotcom

richied.becky said...

I love the Monogrammed 3 Pc. Diaper Bags :)

classy_mommie@yahoo.com

Jennifer Haile said...

Minky Nap Set Midwest Modern

-Jen Haile

Colleen M said...

I like their Purple and Lavendar Mini Dot Minky Blanket.

colljerr at comcast dot net

Diane Cooper said...

I love the Minky Baby Blanket Mini Polka Dot in the green.

Jules525 said...

Minky and Satin Signature Baby Blanket Paisley

♡♥♬ Louis ♬♥♡ said...

I love the Silver Grey Flower Girl Tutu Dress with Pink Sash and Flower

Thank you for hosting this giveaway

Louis
pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

Jessica said...

I like the Minky Baby Blanket Purple & Lavander Mini Dot with Minky Swirl Backing
jjak2003 at gmail dot com

Debra said...

Ceramic Football Piggy Bank

Bo said...

The Crocheted Floppy Bunny Earflap Baby Hat is so adorable and would be perfect for Easter!

Sandra Davis said...

i like the Minky Nap Set Flames

madelyn tutela said...

Love the monogrammed insulated lunch bags.

Sylvia Zajis said...

Minky and Satin Signature Baby Blanket Paisley in Green and Brown

janetfaye said...

I like Swarovski Crystal and Pearl Initial Bracelet with a Sterling Silver Heart for Baby to Toddler.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

jbmthill said...

Love the large duffle bag in the multi stripe.
like2sweeP@gmail.com
Beth H
jbmthill

Breenah said...

Love the flower girl tutu dresses!

Gala said...

Minky Baby Blanket Bird Print

Sade H. said...

I love the baby bear hat

Crystal Baker said...

minky baby blankets

ff9fe86c-8f3e-11e1-89eb-000f20980440 said...

I like the Tutu Yellow and Green. Terri Morgan

Terry said...

I like the bead necklaces - very pretty!

Shelly H. said...

Girl's Alice in Wonderland Dress at http://www.thechicmonkey.com/catalog.php?item=1216&catid=323&ret=catalog.php%3Fcategory%3D323

Terri Herman said...

I really like the monogram lunch boxes!

whirlofwings said...

I love the monogrammed market baskets.

Pat said...

I like the kids backpacks.

debbie miller said...

love the personalized blankies

Jessica Houston said...

Minky Signature Baby Blanket Mini Dot..3 Color Choices

Kayla said...

I would love to have a Monkey Mat!

GW 65 said...

Great looking pink duffle bag.

Christine D. said...

Such a cute boutique! My favorite item is the pair of Soft Cloth Baby Shoes Espresso! Love the coffee bean pattern.

chrysrawr@yahoo.com

Paula V said...

the penquin tutu outfit is adorable!

sheila ressel said...

I like the monogrammed beaded jewelry.

Christine Waddell said...

I love the lime green with zebra bottom diaper bag!

Kim Hardy said...

Minky Baby Blanket Animal Prints...3 Print Choices!

Space Monkey said...

A MINKY blanket... ooooo are these NICE. What new baby doesn't deserve one of these???? It becomes their favorite quickly.

Kia89 said...

I like the Monogrammed 3 Piece Diaper Bag.

abfantom said...

I would like to get the Swarovski Rondelle Crystals and Pearls Bracelet

abfantom at yahoo dot com

abfantom said...

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Yesenia said...

Love the waterproof Monkey Mat!
morales_y at yahoo dot com

Annette Rosenberg said...

I love the Adorable Cozy Cow Costume 6-12M!

clc408 said...

The Crocheted Sock Monkey Hat & Diaper Cover Set is really cute

Marti Parks said...

My favorite item is the Large Duffel Bag 21" L x 10" W x 11"H
I would be really useful.

huntcm74 said...

I like the lunch boxes

Sarah VM said...

I love the Minky Baby Blanket Monkey Print in Turquoise & Brown.

Carolyn said...

Love the Turtle Toppy Infant Car Seat Cover with Weather Barrier

Helga said...

pink elephant piggy bank

danizilla said...

I like the monogrammable 21 Inch Duffle Bags

Sharon Kaminski said...

like the mink baby blankets

Stevie said...

the minky nap set in flames

Lena said...

I love the minky baby blanket with the bird print, it is soo cute!

llinda29 said...

I want Black & White Beaded Necklace & Earring Set....FREE ENGRAVING!!!

Kate Fuller said...

I like the Boyds Bearstone Love.

wicked_lovly said...

i like the Quilted 2 Pc. Messenger Style Mod Dot Diaper Bag in 8 Color Choices.

ana_gonzalez122490@yahoo.com

Beef McBig said...

The baby shoes are so cute!

blessedintexas said...

I love the monogrammed Market totes
kim(at)kimberlychance(dot)com

ThriftyAnnabella said...

The Pink Elephant Piggy Bank
annabella @ centurytel dot net

Shane R. said...

I like the Minky Signature Baby Blanket Boys Mod Dot

STRANGEONE1120 said...

I love the Mermaid Diva Tutu Dress Costume and Flower Set

kdrae said...

The Burp Cloths are adorable!

Unknown said...

I love the Minky Blankets

Unknown said...

I love the Minky Blankets

Evelyn D. said...

I like the Crocheted Floppy Bunny Earflap Baby Hat

ffc57d54-1f8d-11e2-86df-000bcdca4d7a said...

Ceramic Football Piggy Bank.

Jeff Taylor said...

I like the Minky and Satin Signature Baby Blanket with Polka Dots!

Rebecca Graham said...

I like the ceramic football piggy bank.

rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

Terra H. said...

Best Buddy Teddy Bear Backpack
Thanks
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

Renee Walters said...

I like their Boy's Authentic SWAT Police Costume. Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
Reneewalters3 at yahoo dot com

Tracey said...

I like the Boyds Bearstone Sunny...Summer's Blessing
traymona[at]aol.com

Jennifer T. said...

My favorite is the Billy the Goat Infant Baby Costume.
jtmagmom73(at)gmail(dot)com

stew said...

I like the Silver Plated Engraved Money Clip. s2inamug at aim dot com

Ryan said...

The Sesame Street dress is cute.

Selinda said...

I like the Ceramic Football Piggy Bank!

Thanks,

selinda_mccumbers at yahoo.com

CherylS22 said...

I like the Monogrammable Ultimate Carry-All Basket in either pink or red.
Thanks for the giveaway!

McKim said...

I like the Blue Elephant Piggy Bank

Rita M said...

I like the Minky & Satin Signature Baby Blanket w/Pastel Jumbo Dot.

puye said...

I like the market totes and lunch boxes

agnesye@hotmail.com

Grace Inman said...

I love the Pink Elephant Piggy Bank!

apple blossom said...

http://www.thechicmonkey.com/catalog.php?item=1387&catid=231&ret=catalog.php%3Fcategory%3D231

Jason said...

I like the Boyd's Rudy Plump'n Waddle Joy Treasure Box.

Nancy Brumfield said...

I love the Flower Girl Tutu dress

Katherine Donovan said...

The Crocheted Sock Monkey Hat & Diaper Cover Set is absolutely adorable!
donovandiva61269@aol.com

Susan said...

I love the Minky and Satin Signature Baby Blanket, Little Giraffe in green.

Allyson Bossie said...

I think Ceramic Football Piggy Bank is so cute!
masugr at yahoo dot com

Christina Carattini said...

I like the large, collapsable market tote.

Gina F. said...

My favorite item is the Crocheted Sock Monkey Hat & Diaper Cover Set.

sd4david said...

I love this "tree topper" even though we are a long time to Christmas!

http://www.thechicmonkey.com/catalog.php?item=318&catid=376&ret=catalog.php%3Fcategory%3D376

bloomerbear said...

Monogrammable 21 Inch Duffle Bags...FREE MONOGRAMMING!!!

pattifritz2000 at yahoo dot com
thank you

Kara Kieran said...

Super cute baby blankets!

Karen said...

I adore the Monogrammed 3 Pc. Diaper Bags!

Michelle M. said...

love the damask tank dress

Anna Memphis said...

I like the Brown Bead jewelery with engravings :)

Elizabeth said...

The Soft Cloth Baby Shoes Jasmin are the cutest little baby shoes!

Patty Schuler said...

Chocolate zebra blanket

walk9 said...

Monogrammed picture frames and necklaces

steve stone said...

the market totes and lunch boxes
gabbflabber@live.com

Francine said...

Baby Pink Rose Paisley Tank Dress

Karla said...

The Penguin Tutu is cute.

Scarlett said...

The monogrammed necklaces are pretty!

Heather McDougle said...

i love the minnie mouse tank dress

Janna Johnson said...

minky sets are cute

Bessamy said...

I like the monkey mat! I love to be in the sun and this is perfect for the whole gang to relax on. Thanks for the chance!

Bessamy said...

I like the monkey mat! I love to be in the sun and this is perfect for the whole gang to relax on. Thanks for the chance!

Tamar said...

I actually also really want a monkey mat but I also like the really cute cow costume

Dave said...

the football piggy banks

Maryea said...

Minky and Satin Signature Baby Blanket Animal Print
magloro@gmail.com

dailymom said...

I love the Crocheted Floppy Bunny Earflap Baby Hat

Angela Marion said...

I love the monogrammed paisley blanket

Amanda Leach said...

love the tutus!

HarleyC said...

I like the Swarovski Crystal and Pearl Initial Bracelet

sohamolina said...

I like Minky Nap Set Flames

Marti B. said...

The child's gladiator costume is super cool.

Katherine Hahn said...

I like the Pink Elephant Piggy Bank

Stephanie said...

I really like the Large Collapsible Market Basket - it even comes with monogramming. So many great fabric choices.
Stephanie
Steph 0828 at hotmail dot com

iggysaysno said...

Minky and Satin Signature Baby Blanket Paisley

Michelle Kim said...

The Minky blankets are soo cute! I love them :)

cba48f60-8121-11e2-ab28-000bcdcb8a73 said...

The pink elephant piggy bank!

Michelle said...

I like the Crocheted Floppy Bunny Earflap Baby Hat. Thanks for the chance to win!
mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

jlafount said...

Go with the Boyds Plush Carol B. Angel Tree Topper 904820

Denise said...

I'll take one of their mommy tutus. :)

Stacy said...

I love the Tutu Yellow and Green

Crazylicious85 said...

Soft cloth baby shoes Espresso.

skipthelaundry said...

I like the Swarovki crystal and pearl bracelets for baby to toddler.
Amber Porter

Heather Cross said...

I love the monkey mat. Your review sold me! :-)

Kelly Blackwell @ Heres My Take On It said...

I love the monogrammed lunch boxes. They look sturdy and cute.

smilekisses said...

Love the Crocheted Sock Monkey Hat & Diaper Cover Set. So so adorable!!
dolniaks at consolidated dot net

vickie said...

I like the market baskets
vickie

mecarolks said...

I like the monogrammed market baskets.

Michelle @ My Gluten-free Kitchen said...

I like the large collapsible market totes! I could definitely use one of those!

ellie said...

My grandson would like the Boy's Authentic SWAT Police Costume

Victoria Nyquist said...

I like the Minky and Satin Baby Blanket Dino!

Npinti said...

Nancy p

I think the crystal and pearl bracelets are adorable

Mayla Moore said...

I also like the Blue Elephant Piggy Bank.

Kayla Malik said...

The Crochet Sock Monkey Hat!

Heidi said...

Monogrammed Sterling Silver Square Ring. Thanks.
sweet_soul_sistermi@yahoo.com

Angela snoozy said...

ceramic football piggy bank

andysavi.mom@gmail.com

eclairre said...

I like the Boyds Nickie Plump'n Waddle Wish Treasure Box!

Megan Blumenthal said...

I love the crocheted bunny ear flap hat!

dawn keenan said...

I like the Monogrammable 21 Inch Duffle Bags...FREE MONOGRAMMING

Catherine Shaw said...

I can't resist the crocheted Floppy Bunny Earflap Baby Hat!

Jill H said...

Love this Monogrammed 3 Pc. Diaper Bags with FREE MONOGRAMMING!

Nikki Strong said...

I like the minky blankets

Some Lucky Dog said...

I like the Monogrammable Backpacks

Cindy Brooks

Nikki Krutz said...

Blue Elephant Piggy Bank

BrunoDogg2 said...

I love the Minky Nap Set Midwest Modern!

mightyknittingchick said...

The Monogrammable Ultimate Carry-All Basket is nice.

Elizabeth said...

The tutus are adorable! I like the Black & Yellow Bumblebee one.

Sonya Sanderson said...

The Market Totes

Maryea said...

http://www.thechicmonkey.com/catalog.php?item=1453&catid=357&ret=catalog.php%3Fcategory%3D357
Perfect for my youngest grandaughter!

Mary A

Allyce Smith said...

I love this diaper bag!

http://www.thechicmonkey.com/catalog.php?item=1316&catid=166&ret=catalog.php%3Fcategory%3D166

Miss Sarah said...

I think these are great too: http://www.thechicmonkey.com/catalog.php?category=270

Thanks for the giveaway!

polly said...

love their minky satin & dino blanket for our 2nd grandson due in june

Allison said...

I like the Minky Signature Baby Blanket Boys Mod Dot

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I like the
Crocheted Elephant Earflap Baby Hat .

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