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I have been so excited for today -- you would have thought that I had entered and had a chance at winning. I guess I was just excited to see which of you would win -- I had so much fun reading all your comments and I really wished all of you could win!
I wasn't sure how we were going to choose a winner, so I asked my 11-year old son Noah to choose a number between one and 100 (to coorospond with each comment) He chose a number and the winner is....
Posted by: Sarah | January 02, 2012 at 10:21 PM
Congrats Sarah, you win a laminated cotton collar & leash of your choice! (we will email you with all the details!)
and... she's not the only lucky winner today.
Our runner up, who wins for being the most creative (I mean, he made a sign people!) is...
Louie wins a laminated cotton collar of his choice.
Thanks for entering! That was really fun, we'll be sure to do it more often!!
I am so excited to finally have the first 5 of our new Laminated Cotton Dog Collars, Leashes & Harnesses up for sale! We released 3 before the holidays and have had a huge response.
To offer our thanks for all your support this past year we are giving away a laminated cotton collar & leash set of your choice!
Here’s how to enter the giveaway for a chance to win the collar and leash set (a $60 value).
Please leave ONE comment on our blog for each item you complete.
(post comments below by clicking the Comments link)
Receive one entry for each of the following things you complete:
This giveaway ends Friday Jan 6 and we will announce the winner Monday Jan 9.
Happy (almost) New Year! I don't know about you, but I'm planning on this coming year being one of the best yet. I turned 30 last month, Mimi Green is doing great & life is very good. There are a few things that I decided I am going to do differently this year, one is that I am finally going to make time for things that make me want to sing from the rooftop -- you know, things that really make my heart glow. One of my most favorite things in the world is blogging and this past year I really put that on the back burner. In 2012 you are going to see lots more from me on this blog!
Secondly, I am bought myself a newer, fancier camera and I am making a vow to use it everyday. I also bought a bag that allows me to carry all my purse stuff and my camera (in the same awesome bag! Review of that later) so I have no excuses for not having my camera with me. Photography is one of my great loves in life (Dan's too, we met while I was an undergrad and he was a grad student in photography, but that is a whole 'nother story!)
And that brings me to my post. It takes a lot of gear to keep Mimi Green running smoothly and new Mimi Green gear is VERY exciting to me. We get lots of questions about who shoots our products (I do!), what camera we use to shoot them, what sewing machines we use, etc. All of these items we use have been Chupa approved (two paws up) and I'd love to tell you about some of them -- starting with my newer, fancier camera....
I had a wonderful SLR the past 4 years -- the Canon Rebel XTi. I was always a Nikon gal until my D100 failed me during Auggie's birth. I felt traumatized and Dan loves Canon so I switched teams and I'm glad I did. Nothing against Nikon (except for the birth photos fail!) but something about my Canon just feels like home to me, it feels right. I know, not a very quantitative review, but I am a super passionate person who leads with her heart, what can I say!
I loved the XTi, took every product photo you see on our website with it. And its been great, 4 years without one problem and I have been rough on it. And I would have been totally happy with it for quite awhile longer except that I saw and held a Canon 60d one day last month. I was wowed by the 60d's substantial body, its BIG flip out screen, the fact that it also shoots video! I felt a bit guilty that my loyalty to my XTi faded so fast & I almost ignored my desire to stray until I read about the 60d's specs on-line.
Although the Rebel has always been fantastic for products that don't move, it wasn't always great for shooting my son on the soccer field or our hyper doggy models. The 60d promised to be much faster than my little XTi and based on that I took the bait.
Dan tried to get me to look at the even faster models, but they were all so BIG and heavy. I'm not a tripod kind of person so I really didn't want the extra weight. And for what I need it for, the 60d is still a lot of camera.
I've had the 60d now for about a week and am falling further in love with it everyday. There are so many featrures to explore and learn about -- I've done somthing new with it everyday since I got it & I still haven't learned about all its possibilities.
Today I shot our new laminated cotton collars and it was like a dream -- I can't wait to show you all the finished product.
And there's no need to worry about the fate of the Rebel XTi. Our office manager Paula is going to give it a new home & since the beautiful Chupa lives with Paula, I'm sure it will be very happy shooting for many years to come at its new home.
Not only did we get to dress sweet Lucille in the fashion show, but Red Sox pitcher Jonathan Papelbon and his wife Ashley waked her down the runway!
Boston's WCVB’s news reporter and anchor, Randy Price announced,
“First we welcome Red Sox pitcher Jonathan Papelbon and his wife Ashley walking the beautiful Lucille, whose accessories tonight are by Mimi Green and Gucci.”
Excuse me, were the words "Mimi Green" and "Gucci" used in the same sentence?!?! Heck yes they were! And to top it off "Jonathan Papelbon" too!!??
Here's Lucille with the shelter staff. The MSPCA does great work for animals in their community and we felt so happy and honored to be able to help in the small way we did.
(photos by Bill Brett and Topher Cox and beautiful Lucielle is wearing the Fidora Harness and Leash )
Its been a long and interesting Winter/Spring here at Mimi Green. Professor Chicken fell in love, and I mean IN LOVE, with one of our employees, Hilary. Everyone was super sad in March when Hilary moved to France to take care of her grandpa, Chicken was especially hurt. Although we admired what she was doing, we have all taken her move really hard. We've all joked about mailing ourselves to France to see Hilary, but Chicken seems to be taking it seriously.
Mimi Green had some exciting news this Spring too. We were honored by being featured by In the Company of Dogs catalogue! They took some awesome photos of our embroidered personalized webbing collars, and the collars have had great reception. It is so exciting to see our work in print, especially with a company as cool as In the Company of Dogs!
Other than that, we have just been super busy filling orders -- so busy I have again been neglecting my blog! But hopefully that will change this month because on May 21 I am going to be lucky enough to get to stay home half days with Augustine.
He is getting gigantic (and really scary!) and I am feeling a bit nostalgic about when he was a baby and I got to hang with him all day.
He will be 4 this year -- I can't believe it since I started Mimi Green when he couldn't even sit up on his own yet! I figure I don't have much time left till Kindergarten and I have my whole life to work ;) Good thing I have such an awesome, supportive husband that is willing to work twice as hard to cover for me!
Anyway, Auggie and I are planning super fun stuff to do with each other (and the doggies) so I will have lots to blog about.
I better run for now, goodnight from everyone here at MG, especially sleepy Chupa!
Summer Velvet Dog Collars are coming very, very soon... stay tunned, there are some sweet new, bright colors! In the mean time, check out the super cool velvet collars up on the site right now!
So we got a new worker here at Mimi Green and he's really smart, a professor in fact. Dan and I looked and looked for a kitty, we must have met 20 cats. This little (well, he's kind of big for a cat, 12 lbs or so) Russian Blue we met on the first day of looking just stole our hearts and no other cat compared.
His name at the shelter was Emmitt, but Auggie was insistent that the cat's name was Professor Chicken.
The Professor loves being at the office, mostly he supervises and helps Hilary on her machine.
And Chicken helps me take product photos, which Lord knows I need!
I never thought that I liked cats, I am a BIG dog person, but this cat has totally changed my mind. His purring is so soothing, it is hard to have a bad day with his sweetness around. I read that cat's purring helps relieve stress and aids in general healing. I don't know if I would have believed all that before Chicken, but just look at him, how can it be denied!
(Yes, I did put pink claw clovers on his nails. FYI, real men wear pink;)
We just got some really sweet new tags in from Rockin' Doggie.
Chupa got the Rockin' Doggie Gangsta Tag, which is totally suiting since she is such a tough girl. ;)
And for the musicians out there, the Doggie Guitar Pick ID Tags are a great choice. How cool are these for you bag, keys, luggage, etc!
Pair these tags with a Rubit, and you are in business!