miss monkey’s boutique giveaway *CLOSED*

Ames is a fantastic sleeper and has practically never been sick. He’s rarely fussy or grumpy, either. Aside from the part where’s he’s 2% on the growth chart, the kid is practically perfect in every way. Hey, at least his clothes fit longer!

I know I’m probably cursing myself with the twins. I’m definitely preparing for the worst. There’s going to be TWO of them, they’re GIRLS, and Ames is EASY! I like to think a lot of it has to do with his personality. Maybe it’s because his daddy spends so much time with him. Chris is always so relaxed and easy-going, and Ames mirrors him perfectly. Maybe it’s the fact that he was born at home and breastfed for a year. Or that he eats mostly organic, saw a chiropractor three times a week for a year, and hasn’t been vaccinated… am I annoying you yet?

Okay, his awesome personality & health is probably not entirely due to his birth story or diet or my boobs, but I am a firm believer in the magic of his amber necklace. Baltic amber (basically old tree sap) contains healing properties in the sense that it releases succinic acid when laid against warm skin. Amber provides pain relief & comfort for everyone from teething babies to arthritic adults. With its immune-boosting anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, amber has been used in Europe for hundreds of years. It’s like super-jewelry! Told you – it’s magic.
When Ames was four months old, we bought an amber necklace from Miss Monkey’s Boutique. Since then, he’s worn it almost every day. We only remove it at bath time. It’s important to know that the necklaces are not to be chewed on. To prevent this, they can be wrapped around little ankles. This is also a good solution for parents who are uncomfortable with their babies sleeping with something around their necks. To clean, simply wet the necklace with warm water, roll the beads between your hands, and lay flat to dry.
Miss Monkey’s Boutique offers amber certified from the Baltic region, so you know you’re getting the good stuff. Ashley, the owner, attests to the benefits of amber here. Her necklaces and bracelets come double-knotted between each bead, making it safer for playful hands. If a baby tugs too hard and manages to break the jewelry (which is rare), you won’t be chasing after a whole string of amber nuggets. Oh, and Ashley will work with you on getting a replacement. She takes excellent care of her customers!
Miss Monkey’s Boutique is having a blow-out sale this Saturday, February 26. There will be raffle drawings and sales of up to 60%! If you aren’t fortunate enough to live near one of her two locations, feel free to shop online. Besides amber jewelry, Miss Monkey’s is one of the area’s leading retailers of cloth diapers, toys, babywearing gear, and other natural-living products!
In the meantime, though, I’m proud to announce a giveaway through Letters to Ames…
We’re giving away THREE amber necklaces this week! Winner chooses size & color.
Simply “Like” Miss Monkey’s Boutique on Facebook. Then come back & tell me you did so, in the comments below! I will draw 3 winners February 26, the day of the big sale.
I’d also love it if you gave us 2 clicks for a vote on TopBabyBlogs.
Totally not required, but appreciated if you like the blog.

Thanks, guys! Good luck!

66 thoughts on “miss monkey’s boutique giveaway *CLOSED*”

  1. already liked miss monkey’s, but re-visited her page and am hoping to win an amber necklace for a friend so we can get ours we lent to her back :)

  2. “liked” them on Facebook.

    Also, the link didn’t work, but it could just be for me.

    Also, I do attribute a good baby to birth, diet, and boobs ;-)

  3. I totally cannot express my want of winning this contest. We are SO short on money right now, and I’ve been wanting to get my 16 month old an amber necklace for a while now. She didn’t teeth at all until she hit 1, but man oh man, she’s been teething non stop since then. I would ADORE trying this!!!!

    I totally liked her on Facebook!

  4. I liked and voted for Miss Monkey’s Boutique. :) I appreciate the giveaway (and hope I win! haha) but I’ve got some constructive criticism…

    There is no link leading to Miss Monkey’s Boutique facebook page – I had to find it manually on facebook. It would also help if you provided a link to the Miss Monkey’s Boutique site (had to google it). I’m not sure whether you’re affiliated with the store, but just in case Ashley (the owner) is reading this – you really, *really* need pictures to go with your necklace descriptions. I, for one, would not even entertain the idea of spending $28.99 (+ $8.50 for shipping) for a necklace I haven’t even seen. Ashley, I’m sure your necklaces are lovely, but one can’t tell that from looking at your site.

    The site’s design is fun and refreshing, but I’d recommend against using the Comic Sans font (it’s kind of a cliche from way back in the ’90s) or using HUGE font – like on your “The Benefits to wearing Amber!” page. One last thing – the long text menu bar on the left side isn’t very appealing. It would be better if you split them into categories (jewelry, patches, toys, miscellaneous) and split those into sub-categories – and had the menu in a picture format. (Kind of like when you go through the My Pictures file on your computer and display the images as large icons.)

    Here is hoping Ashley will somehow read this – otherwise I just wasted 5 minutes of my life lol. (Wouldn’t be the first time, though.)

    In any case, thanks for the giveaway – and if I win, my email is grig at gmx dot com

  5. Grig, not sure what kind of browser you’re using, but:

    – There IS a link to Miss Monkey’s Facebook page on this post.
    – There IS a link to Miss Monkey’s site on this post (several, actually).
    – Miss Monkey’s site DOES show pictures of her amber jewelry.
    – Because her store services mostly local clientele, she’s not obsessive about running a high-tech site. Fortunately, she works hard to keep it up-to-date with her products!

    Thanks for the feedback.

  6. Love this post!! I am about 27 weeks pregnan with my first and also a chiropractor. It is so exciting to find other mama’s out there who share my views on raising babies naturally. Thanks for sharing so openly!

    -Lyndsay

  7. Rachael,
    It must have been the Google Chrome issue. Odd. :^/ I was referring to the “Adult Amber Necklaces & Bracelets” page – there are no images, just the descriptions of amber nuggets.

  8. i cannot believe this is your post today! i have been desperate for a suggestion on a teething necklace that people like for my littlest. henry never had an issue, but ezra is already drooling and he’s only two months old. crazy, i know. thank you SO MUCH!!

  9. I have “liked” Miss Monkey’s the last time she had a FB page… Oh, and I like the new one too, the day she opened it I think… :D

  10. Just “liked” Miss Monkey’s Boutique;) I have been meaning to get an amber necklace for my youngest, he’s starting to teeth. Thanks so much for the giveaway!
    Kelly:)
    Creativecrunchymama at mail dot com
    creativecrunchymama.blogspot.com

  11. I’ve liked Miss Monkey! Thanks for the reminder to check out her page!
    Love Amber… wish I would have caved earlier…at least I’m getting it right on the 5th kid!

    carrieeksmith

  12. I liked Miss Monkey’s Boutique on FB! (Had I known she had a FB page before, I’d have liked it a long time ago! I’ve already bought 4 amber necklaces and an amber bracelet from her in the past few years…and I’d LOVE another!)

    Sarah
    fowler1012 at yahoo dot com

  13. I liked! And now I’m off to vote! We LOVE LOVE LOVE our Miss Monkey’s Amber necklaces and I want one of my own (both of my boys wear them)!!!!

  14. I liked Ms Monkeys on FB
    I would love to win one for my young neice who was recently widowed and then found out she is expecting in July!

  15. Miss Monkey’s Boutique is super excited to see who the 3 lucky winners are.

    Be sure to tell all your friends and vote for Rachael’s blog!

    Thanks to all who have “Liked” us on Facebook and thank you all for your support!

    The huge sale is at my Pineville Blacklion location it is from 11am-4pm. ALL ITEMS will be 20%-60% OFF while supplies last. So, be sure to get there early for the best selection.

    I hope to see you all there!
    Blessings! Ashley

  16. It would be rad to have one of these for Roen and Jude to share as needed! I “liked” Little Miss Monkeys on FB! Let the winning begin.

    josh acuff

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