Stylist Anya Sarre Features Our Hats In Her Father’s Day Gift Guide!

Hello Everyone,

It is almost Father’s Day and friend of Butterscotch Blankees Anya Sarre has come out with an amazing gift guide for the men in your life. Her unique gift ideas feature something for every type of dad. This is especially helpful for new Dads and expecting Dads. Number seven on her list is our Stripe Hat with Monogram Initials and we couldn’t be more excited!

Sit back, relax, and check out her picks from some of her favorite brands to suit every family’s budget and lifestyle. Happy shopping and happy Father’s Day!

Check out the video HERE.

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Thanks for reading!

xx Jodie

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide!

Hi Everyone!

Today is May 1st (Happy May!) which means mother’s day is just around the corner. Mothers can be some of the hardest people to shop for, mostly because they are older, wiser, and probably have everything they will ever need. Plus, they probably taught you all you know about shopping and you could therefore never shop for them better than they could shop for themselves. This my friends, is where the sentimental gift comes in handy.

I have some advice for all you ladies out there shopping for your mothers, mothers-in-law, daughters, and daughters-in-law:

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Now that that is settled, I’ve chosen a few very cute and extremely mom-appropriate items to ease your mother’s day anxiety. All of these have the option to have that special ladies initials on it, so she gets that warm fuzzy feeling every time she goes to use it. As one of my favorite moms Reese Witherspoon once  said “If it isn’t move, monogram it!”

1. Monogrammed velvet slippers so your mom of choice can walk around all day and night feeling like royalty; stubbsandwootton.com.

2. Fun monogramed floppy hat just in time for spring, so mom can have a picnic and still keep her skin looking lovely for years to come; swoozies.com.

3. Monogrammed diamond cut whiskey decanter for those mothers who love to entertain, or just love whiskey; thestationerystudio.com.

4. Moon and Lola Script Gold Monogram Necklace for the stylish mom of any age; moonandlola.com.

5. Wooden monogrammed cutting board from so even when mom is tired of cooking dinner, she knows her family loves her; tuesdaymorning.com.

6. Cashmere Initial and Blocks Blanket can be customized with any initial and is the perfect gift for the home, always soft and full of love; butterscotchblankees.com.

Check out these precious gifts and more on my monogram inspired pinboard on Pinterest.

Happy mothers day!

xx Jodie

Packing For Camp? Read This!

Hi Everyone,

It is about that time of year again. School is winding down and the temperatures are spiking up (at least in South Florida)! Before we know it our kids will be out of school and very, very bored. Thankfully I am lucky enough to send our two boys to sleep away camp. They are far too restless without school and I can only entertain them so much, so thank you Camp Winadu for taking them off my hands. Camp Windau is a brilliant sports camp for boys in the Berkshire Mountains of Western Massachusetts, only 2 1/2 hours from NYC and Boston.

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They so look forward to going and I so look forward to have them home at the end of the summer. While it is nice to have a little peace and quiet while they are away, I miss them dearly (and I hope they miss me).  Every year I send them to camp with their mommy’s blankets with their names stitched on so they think of me while they are being mischievous and so far away. Ever since I sent pillows for my son’s entire cabin, I’ve been getting requests from the mothers right around this time of year. We can do really cool color combinations and even match the blanket to your child’s official camp colors. My son’s blankets are pictured below with their camp colors, blue and brown. We also have custom monogrammed pillows available as well. Don’t let your kids go to camp without one!

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We also have feminine and neon colors that will make your girls the envy of their entire cabin! These will be much more likely to come home in one piece with the girls than the boys. Here are a few of my favorites!

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I do have have fun getting all them all ready to go and checking off the items on their camp’s packing list. I almost want to go to camp myself when I start shopping for them! There are so many fun fashions for summer that are only acceptable in a camp setting, I might just pitch a tent in my backyard! Check out this camp fashion inspired Pinterest board that is helping me satisfy my own camp cravings. Check out a few of them here too!

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Thanks for reading!

xx Jodie

All White Everything

It seems to me that 2012 was the year of the colored skinny jean. Everywhere I looked there were skinny, ankle fitted jeans on all my friends, on my favorite T.V. shows, and on the runway. No color of the rainbow was off limits, although I think we all would have been a lot better of without yellow. With the changing of the season, I think that Spring 2013 is bringing something new, clean, and fun! All white is not just for brides anymore!

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White jeans have been popping up in store windows everywhere lately, I’ve even seen tables devoted to only white jeans in some department stores, with all brands and styles to choose from. This is a great idea for shoppers, because white jeans can be unfamiliar to some and a good fitting white jean can be hard to find. Depending on ones body type, you could go with the skinny, flare, ankle fit, wide leg bell bottom, or even the stretchy jegging look (not for the faint of heart).

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My favorite pair are these J Brand “Love Story” flare jeans. From the J Brand Site: “Inspired by Jane Birkin, Ali McGraw and all the fantastic ladies of the 70s. The wider feminine waist band and slim fit through the knee gives these jeans dramatic curves. Wear these with platforms or pointed-toe shoes – throw on a big necklace, aviator shades and you’re off.”

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What I like to do is take these super funky flare jeans, pair it with a white button down top or light sweater, put on a brown belt and shoes and you’re looking so fresh and so clean!

My love for all things white also inspired my new collection of monogrammed bedding and comforters. Check it out at ButterscotchBlankees.com

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Check out our blog post inspired pin board here!

Thanks for reading!

xx Jodie

Butterscotch Blankees Babylove Giveaway

Hi Everyone,

One of our favorite mommy blogs My Silly Monkeys is doing a Butterscotch Blankees giveaway! They were also nice enough to write a very nice article about our blankets, you can read an excerpt of the article below. You can also enter in the contest here as well as read the full article.  Enjoy!

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During the Holidays we did a Butterscotch Blankees Review. If you read the review you will see how much I love personalized gifts and how impressed I was with the quality and workmanship on these blankets. Now you can begin to imagine how absolutely ecstatic I was that they wanted to take part in our #BabyLove event!

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Aren’t these baby hats absolutely adorable?

Since I am not going to find out what baby is I decided to choose a personalized blanket for Princess Dot. Her birthday was coming up and she keeps stealing RyRy’s Butterscotch Blankee so I knew she would love one of her own!

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These blankets come in the cutest packaging ever! They look just like a piece of butterscotch candy and are perfect for gift giving on birthdays, holidays, baby showers or just because.

When we received it I actually got a little misty eyed. It’s PERFECT! I love the way her name looks on her owl blanket just like I loved the way Rylen’s looked on his Personalized Guitar Blanket. I think Dot’s face says exactly how she felt about receiving her adorable owl blanket. She was so excited!

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The quality is absolutely amazing, there are absolutely no flaws and I’m super excited to say that the blankets wash up very nicely. There is absolutely no shrinkage or fading, so the blanket you receive looks just as nice once it’s washed. These blankets are going to last for a very long time!

 

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During my last review I stated that “The quality is absolutely amazing! I have received other personalized blankets before and none of them are as perfect, soft, cuddly and amazing as Butterscotch Blankees! There are no flaws on the front or back. The print is clear and readable, she even spelled Ry’s name right and it looks awesome on the blanket!”
For Dot’s blanket I can ditto that statement 100%, well with the exception of that she spelled Zylie’s name right on her blanket.

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I really wish they made giant blankets for my bed because I may or may not try to cuddle with Ry or Dot’s blankets! They do offer 400 or 1000 count Duvet and/or Shams for purchase but I love these handcrafted blankets more.

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Thank you for reading, and don’t forget to sign up for the giveaway!

xx Jodie

Us Weekly features Butterscotch Blankees in their Valentines Day Gift Guide ♥

Hello Everyone,

As you all probably know it is the second most wonderful time of the year for gift giving! Birthdays and anniversaries are up there but there is no other day so focused on love and showing that special someone you care. Valentines day is just around the corner and with it comes another fabulous opportunity to show your friends, children, and significant others how much you love them. While there is no wrong way to say “I Love You!” US Weekly seems to think they have the best way. Among those featured in their Valentines day gift guide, are our very own Heart and Love pillows seen below. Check them out in cashmere as well!

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These are available in a variety of fonts and colors!

Thank you for reading!!

xx Jodie

Neiman Marcus + Target = LOVE

Hi Guys,

Today I learned about a very exciting new partnership in the works. Neiman Marcus and Target have decided to team up in a really smart new project and I could not be more ecstatic about it. Neiman’s has partnered with Target Style, the clothing brand Target owns and sells in their stores.  They will be creating a collection during the December shopping season which they will almost positively call a “Holiday” line.

Now here is the best part- the designers they will be partnering with include but are not limited to: Marc Jacobs IntlOscar de la RentaProenza SchoulerJason Wu, MarchesaTory Burch, and Diane von Furstenberg. DVF is partnering with Target. Is this real life? Now I know what you may be thinking, why are these brands risking cheapening their “High Fashion” reputation by parneting with Target. That is simple, money. Just because the items Neiman’s sells are much more expensive does not mean they are not in financial trouble just like every other part of the country. There are 42 Neiman Marcus stores and about 1,700 Target stores in the country,  do the math.

I say bravo to Neimans for taking a chance with this, and also to all the designers who agreed to be involved. This is the future of fashion. Brands must either adapt, or fail. People with money shop at both Target and Neiman’s but no one without a bunch of money to burn would just drop into Neimans for a look around. This partnership will bring a lot of new traffic into Neiman’s, and if it will be anything like the Missoni + Target partnership last year, everything will be sold out in days. The same collection will be available in both Target and Neiman’s so let’s  just hope we all can get in there and check out the collection before its gone.

Thanks for reading.

xx Jodie