Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Monkey Mail

Tomorrow marks the end of our debut hat collection sale.  It is sad to wrap up this grand opening special, but we wouldn't think of leaving you hanging!

Our newsletter is ready and with that comes a promotion only for our subscribers.  So make sure you sign up for Monkey Mail so you don't miss out on the deal.

And if you haven't already, check out Pregnant Chicken for your chance to win a Rhet the Monkey.

Happy shopping!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Pregnant Chicken

When I became pregnant with my daughter, I started to read Mommy blogs.  And when I started to read Mommy blogs, I was blown away by how many there are out there.  There is a blog for every style of Mom.  And while I was always looking for information, I was also looking for fantastic writing.  That narrowed the field down considerably.

One of my findings was Pregnant Chicken.  I have followed this blog faithfully since becoming a Mom.  Amy is the creative genius behind it, and I find her writing sharp, witty and informative.  So imagine my amazed delight when Amy contacted me because she was a fan of The Spotted Monkey.  Fantastic!  

Amy has written about The Spotted Monkey on her blog, and it's incredible.  We've even decided to team up and do our first giveaway for one of Pregnant Chicken's fans.

So check out Amy's thoughts, enter to win and become a fan of one of my favorite Mommy blogs.

Enjoy your weekend,

Thursday, November 25, 2010
We've had our first product review!

Celia from Smookie Style took some time to review part of our debut hat collection.  Celia is a stay at home mom with a wonderful blog she pens about her daughter and products she finds both interesting and useful.  Plus she has some great giveaways, so take a peek.

If you want to find out more about the Sassafrass Brimmed Beanie Celia reviewed, click here.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Week in Review

This week has flown by!  So before we start another week, I thought I'd share some updates with you from The Spotted Monkey.  

The newsletter is coming along and we can't wait to get it in place.  When it's ready, don't miss out on signing up - there will be a sale code attached.  We're also working on a new Gallery component, so we'll be able to showcase all the little monkeys.  Send in your pictures to customerservice@thespottedmonkey.com and then check the Gallery to see your little one in lights.

The Spotted Monkey will also be having some product reviews done.  By some great Mom bloggers.  And we are so excited!  Stay tuned and we'll post the reviews and their links here.  

Gearing up for another week of monkey business.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Happy Monday

It has been an amazing few days. On Friday we launched our website (hurray!) and on Sunday we took part in the Pamper Me Senseless Gala.  The PMS Show is an annual women's cancer fundraiser and this year we attended as vendors rather than participants.  And what a time it was!  We were so fortunate to connect with so many people and even more fortunate to do so at such a fantastic venue.  Stay tuned....pictures will follow.

While we were able to open our virtual doors on Friday, it wasn't without a few bugs to work out.  We are happy to announce that all checkout options are now available, and that you no longer need to confirm your registration prior to completing your purchase.  We hope this makes things more streamline and user friendly when shopping The Spotted Monkey.

And we hope to have our newsletter ready to receive sign up in the next week.  Once that gets going, you're not going to want to miss joining our mailing list to be the first to know about sales.  Plus, there will be coupon codes and contests that only our Monkey Mail subscribers will know about.

Wishing you a fabulous week!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Grand Opening

Today is the day!

After months of work, with some bumps and detours along the way, The Spotted Monkey™ will be opening it's virtual doors today at 5pm EST.

We are so excited to be able to share what we have been working on for so long.  And we hope you like what you see!

Check out The Spotted Monkey™ when you get a chance this weekend.  Look around, peruse and drop us a line to let us know your thoughts.

We hope you enjoy shopping it as much as we have enjoyed creating it.

Happy shopping!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Gearing Up

We have a big weekend ahead of us.  Not only are we finishing up the website to launch, but we are participating in our first show.  The KW Mom Show is happening this Sunday from 10am to 5pm.  We are so excited to be participating.  Not only is this the first show ever for The Spotted Monkey, but we will also have the chance to connect with some amazing people - new customers, fans and other mom-preneurs.

We hope you get the chance to swing by on Sunday.  We are looking forward to meeting so many people.  And if you bring a donation for the local food bank, your admission is free.  

So stop by, say hi, and take advantage of some concentrated early Christmas shopping (it is only 6 weeks away).

Looking forward to meeting you,

Gone Bananas