Monday, August 3, 2009

CafeHandmade Mommaprenuer Feature

Currently running is a feature on little 'ol me on Cafe Handmade's feature section of the website! I am so honored and thrilled for this opportunity, and can't thank them enough for it!

Check out the feature here:

So cool, right?
Happy Crafting All!!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Here in tutu world, my days are fun and spent creating little works of art for all the blooming princesses out there. My favorite days are when I hear back from the happy mommies! This past week, I heard back from one of the mommies on etsy, maegen5050, who bought a tutu for her adorable new little girl to wear at her wedding. She sent me a wonderful note and attached pictures of her sweet little girl, who was just too cute not to share:

"I just wanted to say thank you so much. The tutu and the baby stole the show it was perfect! I am so pleased with everything about her outfit on the big day. I have attached a few pictures so you may see your beautiful work. Thanks so much for creating my vision." Nikolaj Kohlert

Thanks again for sharing and congrats on your marriage!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Bunch of Nicies

I know its been a bit since I've updated the blog. We have been so busy with all the orders. The response to the tutu's has been amazing. We did our first craft show a few weeks ago, and although it was small, it was a very successful one for us. I'm pleased to report that we will have many more coming up, especially as it gets closer to the holiday season.

I got a lovely message today from a wonderful gal letting me know she featured one of Chickypoo209 Boutique's tutu's on her blog. So of course I hopped on over to check her site out. It's so cute!!! You all must look, its the cutest little site.

Thanks again for featuring us!! XOXO

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

We made 100 hearts!

And we have a winner folks! Big congrats to hearter #100,! She won an adorable crocheted hair and headband combo with a detahcbale flower clip. So Cute!!

So of course we have our next goals already... 100 fans on our new Facebook page. The 100 fans on Facebook will be entered into a drawing to win a free tutu - I said FREE people! Head over now and become a fan today for a chance to win

Friday, June 5, 2009

A Fun Promo!

Sooo.... on etsy, the shops get "hearted", basically a kind of marker for someone to hopefully come back and purchase something from your shop. As of today, I had 70 hearts, which is pretty big! So I thought of a new promo to get people onto the site and supporting the handmade movement. For the 100th heart I recieve at my shop, that person will recieve a FREE Gift! Everyone love free stuff, right? Right! So go heart the shop and hopefully win!!
(special thanks to IN THE GRAIN PHOTOGRAPHY for the cool new pics!)

Monday, June 1, 2009


So things at the Chickypoo Boutique have been super busy! I've made some amazing contacts with people and the business is growing - its fantastic! Dance classes, real-life ballerinas, and now even a WEDDING! That's right folks, the adorable little flower girls will be walking down the aisle in a Chickypoo Tutu Original! I am so exicted for it and can't wait to get started!

New at the shop: All tutu's come with a free headband and flower clip! Such a great deal and amzing prices too! Go lookie

Don't forget to look for us on Facebook and Twitter for other secret promotions! :-)

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Special *secret* Promotions!

Ongoing in shop until Memorial Day, receive a free matching flower clip or set of matching hair clippies with purchase of specially marked tutu's.

For memorial weekend only, mention the words "Memorial Day" in the message to seller, and receive 10% off your total order. (The amount will be refunded through paypal after full payment). Take advantage to get that new tutu for your little one! This offer is only good

May 23-25, 2009 only!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Happy First Birthday!

Today is baby chickypoo's first birthday. One year ago at this time, I was in Labor and Delivery, hooked up to every machine imaginable, screaming at Frank Thomas on the tv. He was DH for the A's that day, and was playing horribly. So there I was all hooked up screaming at the tv, 38 weeks pregnant.

At 7:19 pm, my beautiful chubby little girl made her appearance into this world, and it was the most terrifying, wonderful experience of my life. I consider it a privilege to be her mommy and can't wait to see what the next year brings us.

I love you my sweet angel, you are the world to your daddy and me.


Tuesday, May 12, 2009

My First Mothers Day Gift

Last year at this time I was miserably swollen and uncomfortable, and pretty bitter. I was scheduled for a c-section on May 19th and no one (except for my dearest friend) would celebrate Mother's Day for me. Pity party, reservation for one, please. No one had a clue baby chickypoo would be making her appearance just a short two days later.

Fast forward to this year, and I have beautiful, fun, smart little girl who is the absolute light of my life. I honestly can't remember my life before her, and I think that's the way it's supposed to be. I struggle with the working mommy guilt, and often feel as though I miss out on important things by working. I look forward to the day, hopefully soon, that I can solely work out of the home and be present for her.

So on my first Mother's Day this year, we went to brunch with some family and had a low key day. Mr. Chickypoo ran into town, and in that 15 minutes he was gone, my sweet little chickypoo gave me my Mother's Day gift. She decided to take her first, stumbling, unassisted steps just for me. Its bittersweet, as this means she's a big girl now and not my helpless little baby, but it was my moment. I finally got my moment.

To my little one,
Thank you for letting me be your mommy. You are my sun, my moon, and my stars, all wrapped into one. I cherish every day with you and will never, ever tire of hearing "mamamama".

I love you so much, thank you for giving me the greatest, hardest, and most fullfilling job ever: Mommy.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Chickypoo's Appearance on GOOD DAY SACRAMENTO

First off, I would like to give a big thanks to the crew over at Good Day Sacramento. They made all of us comfortable and were so excited for our stuff. The models did an awesome job - special thanks to Baby Lorelai, Elliot and Kelsey - and really showcased the stuff for me! Good Day Sacramento even ordered a Raiders themed tutu for Reporter Alan to wear to a Raiders game in the next coming months. So excited!!!

The day was a success and the orders have been rolling in. Thanks to everyone who helped make it a success!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

**SPECIAL PROMOTION for week of May 3rd**

In honor of my little one's upcoming first birthday, Order any tutu on my etsy site from Midnight May 3rd until 11:59pm May 9th (Pacific Standard Time) and receive a FREE matching Flower clip with your purchase! The clips can be viewed in various listings below and can be clipped to your tutu, in hair, or on a headband or beanie. This is a limited time offer, so act fast!!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

My first post!

I can't begin to tell you how excited I am for my first post. I'm new at this, but I hope to share my adventures in starting up my new business, Chickypoo209. I specialize in fun tutu's for little girls, but my shop has beanie caps for both girls and boys, headbands for little girls, and flower clips for hair. I'm hoping to dabble a bit in quilting, add a few pieces of my knitting (yay for beanies during the winter!) and have in the works a few suprise items too!

Check out my new shop at