Friday, April 4, 2014

Monogrammed Surprises


I know. I know. I had some of you at the word “monogram”.

Yesterday was an afternoon of “gifts”. I received two separate gifts- one in the mail and the other dropped off on the porch.

The first one is a belated birthday gift from my BFF Amanda of Dixie Delights. She used J & I’s custom monogram and had koozies made by HKL Designs. I cannot wait to use these beachside with my favorite bottle of ale.



Of course, the presentation was so Amanda.

Thanks, Amanda! I love the colors, navy and green.

A couple weeks ago, my newish friends at Party Cup Express contacted me to see the color I would like for monograms on cups. I was told that the folks at Party Cup Express wanted to show their appreciation for the blog post I did a while back. Remember the give away?


Time went by and I totally forgot that I was contacted. Well, today I received an email reminding me to pick them up. Being impossible for me to get across town after school, Amber offered to drop them off on my porch as she lives nearby. I could not wait to open the bag when I returned home.

Wanna see?


I love them. It is two sleeves of frost flex “to geaux” cups monogrammed in green with the custom “R & J” monogram. J & I and our guests use “to geaux” cups all the time. I am so excited to add these to the bar.



Thanks to Party Cup Express! Our relationship will last a long time. It is nice to be be appreciated.



What are the chances that two gifts delivered on the very same day would use my custom monogram? It happened today!

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Monograms, y’all!


  1. I love your monogram surprises. I know you will get a lot of wear with the coozie's this summer as well as the "to geaux" cups! Have a great day! xoxo

  2. I love surprises and love your monogram! Love the coozie's. I am looking into beach spikes for our beach week. I thought a little beach gift/souvenir would be fun!

  3. Love surprises, and even better when they are monogrammed ;-) I was thrilled to pick up 3 bags of monogrammed items from my local gal yesterday. Can't wait to get them all settled into their new homes! Happy Friday!!

  4. I love surprises.... and yours are FABULOUS!!!!
    Have a great weekend!

  5. What a fabulous monogram and two surprise gifts using it...NICE!! Love the cups!

  6. Don't you just LOVE surprises, Ron. I do.

  7. I follow the blog and like you on FB. Would love to win!

  8. I noticed you have Tabasco pickled okra on your bar....I love pickled okra and Tabasco. Wonder if I can order some?

  9. You can never go wrong with monogrammed gifts! Such nice surprises!

  10. What fabulous gifts!!! I think everyone knows how much you love your cocktails now.

  11. Awesome!! You are very fortunate to receive 2 monogrammed gifts on the same day. Of course, the koozies are perfect anytime and I adore the "to geaux" cups!

    P.S. Can this be considered another entry? :)

  12. Glad you love them!!! They are so you and kind kinda eek by as a gift for J too :-). I know how he loves to get back to him :-). xoxo


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