Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Bask in the wonderful Boutiques!

Ok, so this is a Hump day, the middle of the week, the WEDNESDAY of all WEDNESDAYS! lol, not really but more or so, it's the start of new grocery ads, and the start of the end of the week. Well, it could be right?

I've decided for Meet the Boutique today will be a re-cap of the wonderful businesses who were mentioned/featured on MTB :) It's an honor to have all these wonderful ladies participate, and share their story!

First off, I'll start off with Jennifer over at Chunka Munka Bowtique! She's still in business and just finished up the Christmas BOWnanza! :) She's been super busy, but loves what she does! Check out Tina's Pixie Petal Creations adorable new dresses, and she recently made a Christmas dress and a matching tie for daddy. Angel over at The Wedding Whisperer, still has ideas and tips and tricks to making your big day a bit easier! Emily over at American Tutu she is having a contest until December 31, 2010. Check out her adorable new creations, and this past Christmas season she donated a toy for each order that was placed! :) What a wonderful thing!! Lia over at My Heavenly Bowtique recently had a show on December 4th, 2010 as well as some new pettiskirts, and models added to Model Source. Now A Diva's Design has had so much going on this past year, she had a 'You Create and She Makes', there was also the Diva/Divo of the month, and let's not forget she has new zipper jewelry available! Stop on by and say 'Hi' to Nikki! :) Renee over at Bijoux par Renee is Peave Love and Jewels, she is looking into the rings part of art. You have plenty of ideas and creations to choose from. Remember our photographer that was *SPOTLIGHTED*, Desirae Todd? Well, so much as been happenin' over on her part of the woods! She had a photographer giveaway, she then had a 2000 fan giveaway of a Free session, and now she has decided what area of photography that she will focus on which is Newborn photography. Don't worry she will still do other types of photography, because face it, she loves photography! Desirae Todd Photography is in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Don't forget Katrina over at Doll Baby Bowtique, who just had a mystery giveaway for helping her find the perfect tagline. She has been a busy bee as well, she now makes items for boys! Yes, boys! That's pretty awesome since, I can never find many boutiques that make things for boys that boys will LOVE! Autumne over at Baby Creations Boutique, has made little purses with some matching pigtail bows, and super adorable new items. Right now, she is closed maybe until the middle of January. She has been having Health issues, and to top it off moving. Keep her in mind though for the awesome ideas, and many of the cool items she will have and more pictures coming soon. Get better Autumne, and good luck on the move! Aida over at Cabecitas Lindas Couture, wow! They have been pretty busy! They were featured in the media for having a Tea party in the town square to introduce their celebration of brand experience, read about it here: Magical Tea Party At Central Park Ushers In New Store.

That's the wonderful list of the past boutiques that were featured in September! Woooohooo, and I'm glad that they are improving and growing everyday. Stop by each one and say 'Hello' and that you found them through MTB! These links are all Facebook connected, but you may view the websites that are found on their pages. Have a great day, and I hope you enjoyed the wonderful feature today!!

Just click to vote below! :)

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Just a little note..

Good Morning there to ALL my readers!

Have you noticed the new layout, a more organized feel. :) There is a button that links to the website where I received this for 'FREE'.

I also have been pretty busy, but I have noticed that the email inbox for MTB is pretty lame, there isn't anything in it! Come on ladies and send in your stories, if you have sent in a story and hasn't appeared here, please contact me here:

As I was going through all of the older posts, I noticed a few or more have closed down, meaning they no longer exist. If you have moved, switched names or changed any of your info, please send it this way :) I am going to do an honorable mention, and go back through each 'boutique' page to check up on them! :)

I've got quite a few topics to bring up in MTB for boutique owners would you be interested?
- How to gain more fans.
- How to use the Facebook Insights
- Maintaining a fanpage
- Dealing with customers
and more!

Would this be something you could use? Would it be something you'd like to see on Meet the Boutique?

Monday, December 27, 2010

New Year, and Changes

Alrighty, so now we don't really have any more submissions.. :((

I will be making this more about owning your own boutique, anything you have questions about?
Also, you will be able to send in problems and get some answers of your boutique!

Some new things to keep in mind for the new year.

  • Reviews 
  • Stories 
  • Polls
  • Info
  • FAQs

This is a way to get innovative help, and support from others! Send me your button. Do you have a blog as well? Send it this way!

The new year is fast approaching, and I will be able to get this blog more organized and give it the attention it deserves. Bare with me while, we move on into the New Year! Guinea Pigs will be acquired, during this process.


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Meet Denise

Denise is behind the Pretty Nails Party LLC.

Her favorite color is PINK, and doing nails & gardening is her hobby. Italian is her favorite food!

This might be the coolest thing ever to do for a girl's birthday, when it all came together for Denise. She was planning her daughter's birthday when it struck her that all the other little girls would love it, and at the party it was a hit. All the other girls wanted a Pretty Nails Party at their own party. Denise is not only a Pretty Nails Party owner, she is a licensed Nail Professional! She enjoys and loves what she does! Seriously, all these cool things for girls, really makes me feel like I'm missing out on a baby girl. I hope to have a girl in the future, Thank you ladies! lol

Let your LOVE be your highest goal - is the quote, and I love it! Thank you Denise for sharing your story!
If you are just now reading this, please stop on by and check out the previous post! :) Have a wonderful day!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Busy, Busy, Busy!

Good late evening to all my fans and followers alike, if you don't make it known, "secret stalkers" :) But that's ok, because I love you all the same! You all make Meet the Boutique possible, and I'm looking into maybe changing it up a bit.

Since it has started, I feel like I need more info of the Owner, maybe some interaction with the readers and those who do become a "fan" of your page voluntarily! :) {For example, new followers of that day get a 25% off their first order?} "Just an idea", because MTB is a FREE tool for those to follow new business, network with others, or just to find a great story! {No Pressure!}

Ok, so back to the changes... I want to change MTB to be more about the owner, originally that's what it is based on, but I would love to expand on it. What are some questions, or things you'd like to know about the owner, besides why they are doing what they are doing? I want to know a little bit about the person behind the boutique, the inspiration of course is a MUST, but what about a "fact" about them? For example, I am Leila, the face behind MTB, who loves being on the computer, loves to network, and loves to stay busy. Let's not forget the creativity of skills, I have, and the "super" mom part of me! Ok, ok, maybe the last part isn't true, because I do feel bad for slacking. Honestly, it's the Holidays, and I love to spend it with my family, our tradition at the house is of course "MILKSHAKES" it's been my kick since last Christmas, but it's been a "BIG" part of this year. {I'm a dork, I know!}

Ok, so I do have a little filler outter for you all! I would love to get feedback, and so far... just one! C'mon this blog must be boring, so let's spice it up a little more!

Fill it out here, Please & Thankyou!

I will be adding the VERY few that I have left up until the last of the year. Please don't forget, I have deleted the "friend" page because of the *new* facebook rules. You will still get a shout out on the fan page, but please share and suggest with your friends. By the way, if you have specials and such please feel free to tag the page, and mention it on the wall {but limit it to 1 time a day} Thank you, I don't want to have a WALL filled with just one boutique. Thank you so much for everything ladies, and gentlemen for making MTB possible, I'm thinking of hosting a giveaway or BASH for the New Year are you interested? Email me at Have a great night/morning depending on when you will be reading this. :)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Meet Kathleen

Meet Kathleen who's behind the Southern Sweetery!

Kathleen makes Old-fashioned homemade fudge! Her favorite color is green, her Hubby's pasta sauce is her favorite food! Hobbies are reading, baking, making fudge, and helping out friends and family.

Kathleen wasn't having any luck finding a job. She tried to figure out something she could do from home to make some extra money. Her daughter started Two Girls Boutique and still didn't have any ideas. Kathleen didn't want to step on her toes. She made some fudge for the guys at her husband's job, and he came home with news that 2 guys wanted to pay her to make them fudge! Thus, Southern Sweetery was born. She has since found a job outside of the home, but will continue to make the yummiest fudge ever!

Her favorite saying is "Meddle not in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and good with ketchup" lol, it's pretty funny! :) Stop on by and check out Kathleen's shoppe, and be sure to say Hello!