Monday, February 25, 2008

Cheeky Monkey! Seven Year Old Loves Monkeys, Creates Online Store with Monkey Themed Gifts

My friend's seven year old daughter loves monkeys and is known to friends and family as the monkeylady. She recently started her own online monkey themed gift store and is saving for college. Check it out - it has the cutest monkey-themed personalized gifts!
"Thank you for visiting my webstore,, which specializes in cute monkey stuff! My name is Michaela but my family and friends call me Monkeylady. I am 7 years old and I LOVE MONKEYS! I thought it would be fun to run my own business and sell the things I love, with help from my mom of course. I pick all of the products for my store and help with photography, product descriptions, personalization, packing and shipping. I promised my Mom that I will save all my profits for college (and a few new monkeys every once in a while). I will be adding more monkey products so be sure to check back soon! You can email me at if you have any questions!"

All Things Monkey! Backpacks, purses, picture frames, jewelry, magnets, plush, room decor, you name it.

I personally recommend the quilted backpack (in Michaela's words):

"Quilted Backpack with Monkey, one of my favorites. It has a drawstring top and a magnetic snap closure on the flap. My mom will put your name on this bag. Just choose your font and thread color. My favorite thread color for this bag is orange." It is $26.50 and you can personalize it.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Attention Cancer Survivors in Alpharetta, GA

Sometimes The Lap Is The Victory

Cancer Survivors & Caregivers…this is for YOU!

Relay For Life of Alpharetta
Friday, May 2, 2008
Alpharetta High School
Survivor Activities –
Dinner at 6:00 PM
Survivor Lap at 7:00 PM

For cancer survivors, each day, month and year is a victory. The American Cancer Society invites all cancer survivors to join our survivors' celebration and first lap at this year's Relay For Life. We applaud your courage and strength and want you to join in our community's effort to take up the fight against cancer.

If you are a cancer survivor and are interested in participating in the 2008 Alpharetta Relay for Life, please contact me. Check out or call Kate at 678-522-3823 for more information.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Crayon or chapstick in the dryer? Either way it's pink.

Well I just witnessed my first dryer debaucle as a mom. My four year old daughter left a pink girls lipstick/chapstick in her pocket and shazam! Everything is pink. Of course, it occurred when I was drying her school uniforms. Aargghhhhhhhhh.

Thank goodness for the internet! I did a quick search, read a forum and a few minutes later ran the dryer to heat/melt the lipstick, then cleaned it away with a damp washcloth and comet.

Here is the awesome web site. Note to self, start checking her pockets!

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Mayer? A New John's in Town

John Mayer, yes he's great and I love his work. But I am more proud of my cousin John Gurney and his band. Here is his myspace link. He won the talent contest at University of Missouri last year. And a claim to fame of his is that he lives in Brad Pitt's room at his fraternity house. Love it! Go John - we are so proud of you and wish we could see you more.