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Daily Deals Giveaway Winner

Thursday, April 21, 2011
The winner of the $25 gift certificate is 



Congratulations and happy shopping!

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Daily Deals & Giveaway!

Monday, April 18, 2011


Daily Deals, like Groupon, is a deal-of-the-day website that allows businesses an opportunity to offer an incredible deal to their customers. 
 The catch?  The deals are so good that they are only offered for one day.  

Three Lindys is excited to announce that we will be featured on Daily Deals on April 19 and offering 50% off.
  That’s right… you will be able to buy a $25 gift certificate for only $12.50!  There are no limits as far as what products you may purchase with your gift certificate.  So visit www.clarksvilledailydeals.com to purchase yours now.

Share our daily deal on your Facebook for a chance to win an additional $25 gift card.  If you win, that $50 worth of Three Lindys gifts for $12.50. Leave a comment below letting us know that you have shared our daily deal on facebook and we will randomly pick one winner. Deadline to enter is TOMORROW, April 19th at 10pm.  Be sure to include your email address when leaving your comment so we know how to contact you if you win.




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New Product Wednesday: Spring/ Summer Shirts

Wednesday, April 13, 2011
We've been working hard, picking fabric and designing our spring and summer shirts.  Here is a preview of our line, available now at Three Lindys!






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Tips for Choosing the Perfect Graduation Gift

Monday, April 11, 2011


Graduation is a special moment in life.  It’s an exciting time because of the great accomplishment, and it’s a time to be honored with special gifts from loved ones.  I wanted to share with you a few tips on how to choose that perfect gift for that special graduate in your life.


  
A personalized gift shows that you truly had the graduate in mind when choosing a gift.


 
What can the graduate use in the next phase of their life?  For high school graduates, what will they need for college?  For college graduates, what will they need in their careers?


A symbolic, sentimental gift for a graduate would include something that will remind the graduate of home and/or you, the gift giver.  Symbolic gifts can give graduates a sense of comfort as they begin the new journeys of their lives.


Themed gifts are both fun for the giver and the graduate.  Pick a theme that relates to the graduate’s college choice or career choice.  Other themes may include collegiate pride specific to the graduate’s college choice, a “college survival kit,” a “real-world survival kit,” or themes that are specific to the graduate’s major or career.

Below are some specific suggestions of great graduate gifts.

 Girls:  -personalized lap desk
           -personalized jewelry
           -personalized melamine plates and bowls

Guys: -personalized pen, money clip, or mug
          -personalized travel bag
          -personalized clip board

We are glad to help you choose the perfect gift for the graduate in your life.  Contact me at kara@threelindys.com with any questions.  We have also devoted a whole section of our site to graduation gifts.



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And the Winner is...

Saturday, April 09, 2011

with the comment:

This sounds fantastic! As a wife and mother of three very young children, it is so important to have a plan to keep the household running effectively! Staying organized is a must because my responsibilities are not only for myself, but I hold responsibilities as a house manager for four other people as well. I know it's easy to get bogged down when depending on myself for memory and energy during the chaos of life to get things accomplished, so a list and a plan are the best way to stay focused *and accountable* to the family's needs with a clear expectation and goal in mind! I love a list (and if I do things that aren't on my "to do" list, I'll add them to my list just so I can enjoy scratching them off!) This would be such an incredible gift to win!

Jessica, please email us at laura@threelindys.com with your address so we can send you your Home Manager Notebook.



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Monogram Etiquette

Monday, April 04, 2011

When it comes to monogramming, folks always wonder how they should arrange their initials.

Here are a few suggestions for you to consider:


During an engagement period the traditionalist considers it taboo to use both bride and groom's initial in correspondence prior to the wedding.  Example:  John Smith marrying Mary Locke should not send a save the date announcement with a monogram of:

This should be saved until after the ceremony.  Many couples will either just use the grooms last initial or use both their first initials with an "&" or "+" in the middle instead of the last initial.



For a newly married female, she can choose whether she wants to use her maiden name or given middle name as a middle name.  


Also , tradition insists that on linens the women's first initial should appear first and the man on barware. However, w
ith tradition aside, it is ok to just place the monogram in a way that is most visually appealing!


When monograming for men the monogram is usually placed as:
 
with all initials the same size. Our block monogram is also an attractive format for men.





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Motivated Moms and the Home Manager Notebook Giveaway

Friday, April 01, 2011
Last year I read a blog of a good friend of mine who mentioned that she was using a new tool from Motivated Moms Planner to keep her life organized and an daily cleaning scheduled.  This sweet friend of mine is the mother of a 4 year old and 2 1/2 year old twins, so if it worked for her I figured that it may work for me too.  Now don't get me wrong I had tried other cleaning schedules, but for some reason they didn't quite work for me.  Other blogs I was reading at the time also talked about home managers notebook which is basically just a place where you keep your cleaning schedule, calendar, and other information you need to keep your home running.  I was suddenly struck by the genius of all this and wondered why no one had told me about all this sooner!?!


Here are the elements of my home managers notebook and why they are important for me:

1.
Motivated Moms Planner- this is basically a cleaning schedule you can download from her website for $8.  She breaks it down week-by-week, day-by-day giving you just a few tasks to do per day.  Some are daily chores like make the bed, feed the pets, or load the dishwasher.  Others are tasks that she assigns for certain days that need to be done weekly, monthly or even just once a year.  To give you an example of what a typical day looks like, today I am supposed to:
Change dishcloth/towel
Change hand towels in bathrooms
Sweep Porch
Change sheets in children's rooms
Go through coupon, dispose of expired ones
Do a quick tidy/put away in each room of the house
Spend time on a craft or hobby
I like this plan because my to-do list for any given day is manageable, I can check the items off as I do them, and if I stick to the plan I will also get all those tasks that I forget about like cleaning the baseboards & light fixtures.
Go to
Motivated Moms to download your planner.

2.
Meal Planner- I found this meal planner from the Project Girl.  I printed it on the back of all my cleaning schedule pages so that when my book is laying flat, I can see my meals and my to-do list for that week.  The other great thing about this particular one is that it also has a grocery list on it that is organized by section of the store.  When I am planning my meals, I write down the ingredients too and then take the whole thing to the store.  I can't tell you how much time and money this has saved me.

3.
Calendar-  I went ahead and put my personal calendar in the front of my notebook, that way my whole life is scheduled in one place.  I just makes life simpler for me.  I will say that I tried to be clever this year and buy a spiral bound monthly planner, but when I took it to the Fedex store to be bound with my notebook they couldn't do it.  Because I had started using the calendar already I let them talk me into scanning in all the pages and printing them out.   It was an extra expense but at least it all there (when I left the store I realized that I could have just trimmed off the holes that were already there and had it bound with the rest).

4.
Extras- The only other things that I keep in my notebook are an Emergency Contact page for babysitters, and a spreadsheet I made of our christmas card list, so I can have all those addresses on hand.  But this is where you can get creative and find other forms that work from you.  The Project Girl, Simple Mom, and Organize Your Way all have countless forms that would work great in organizing your life.  Again, the idea of having a home manger notebook is to keep all the important things in one place.

5.
Make It Pretty!- I won't lie, this may be the most important one for me.  All of these things are printables and if I had just printed them out on plain white paper and stuck it in a 3 ring binder I would have been unmotivated to use it.  Print it out on pretty paper, use a coordinating piece of cardstock for your cover and take it to the Fedex store and have it spiral bound... whatever it takes to make you love it will also help motivate you to use it.

Finally, We are going to do our first blog giveaway and give away one Home Managers Notebook to a lucky reader.  For your chance to win leave a comment on the blog about how this system will help you.  For additional chances to win, mention the giveaway on facebook or twitter then leave a separate comment saying you have done so.  We will randomly select the winner.  Deadline to enter is Friday, April 8, 2011 at 10pm central standard time.  Good Luck!



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New Product Wednesday: Easter Buckets

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

I am so excited about Spring, especially since Easter is right around the corner!  I can remember my sister and I getting up early on Easter mornings and beginning the hunt for our hidden Easter baskets.  We had a blast with this tradition and couldn’t wait to dig into the goodies that filled our baskets.  I want to continue this fun tradition with my own kids.  That’s why I’m eager to share with you this week’s featured new product:  our Easter buckets, the new Easter basket.  

 With four stylish colors to choose from, these Easter buckets are sure to add excitement to any Easter tradition.
  The Easter buckets are able to be personalized with any child’s name with many colors of vinyl to choose from.  Order your Easter buckets today and start those fun Easter traditions.



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Great Find: The Monogram Swap

Monday, March 28, 2011
I hope we inspired you all to do some simple spring cleaning last week.  As we were doing some spring cleaning of our own at Three Lindys, we came across a ton of samples for products we are no longer selling... and if you are monogram lovers like us, you too may have personalized items that you aren't using anymore and wondering, "What in the heck do I do with these?!?"

Well, I have an answer for you! I have recently found a website called
The Monogram Swap.

The way it works is simple: all you have to do is create an account and start listing items to sell.  The site runs a lot like EBAY or ETSY in terms of listing, selling, and payment.  Once your item is bought, you simply ship it out to the buyer.

I also read in the blog that the site is looking for a new "mommy".  
An ideal candidate would have a few hours a week to spend working on the site, knowledge of paypal and facebook, and a love for monogrammed items.  If you are good with website programming that would be an added bonus.  If not, you can always find good help!

It is not high-maintenance and even comes with a pre-made blog! 

Adoption fees are very reasonable for the right person.  If you’re interested, please contact the owner, Lauren, and she’d love to fill you in on the details. {lauren@themonogramswap.com}

And get this, because we would personally love to see the site go on and succeed, we will offer an exclusive Three Lindys gift to the one of our readers who decides to take on the task.

We will be listing those samples that I told you about very soon and will announce on facebook and twitter when we do, so be sure you are following us if you are interested.



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Spring Cleaning with Simple Mom

Friday, March 25, 2011
Spring is officially here and it's one of my favorite times of the year... I love when the garden centers start putting out flowers and veggies to plant, wearing flip flops and most of all the warm (not yet hot) weather.  One thing that I do not love about spring is the notion that we are all supposed spend hours spring cleaning.  When the weather finally gets warm, the last place I want to be is in my house for days on end de-cluttering and deep cleaning.  That is, until I found Simple Mom.  She has a way of making spring cleaning, well... simple.  Because this is her third year offering the spring cleaning challenge and she has done it differently every year, you have a choice of the way and depth you want to clean.  For a full spring cleaning she has a 10 day challenge where she gives you a room and tasks to do for each of the 10 days.  Some of the larger rooms like kitchen and living she spreads over two days.  If you are not quite up to 10 full days of cleaning you can set aside a week to focus on specific areas with her three step process of de-cluttering, cleaning, and organizing.  Click on here to read more about these two plans.



This year her focus is on simplifying your life and home and she is revealing a "hot spot" each week and giving you specific tasks and tips to clean out and simplifying that area. You can even post before and after pictures of your own hot spot to be entered into a giveaway... what better motivation is there than winning something for all your hard work!  She revealed her third hot spot this week, so you can jump on in
here to be entered for the prizes and catch up on the others later. 
Hot Spot #1
Hot Spot #2
Hot Spot #3 (deadline for #3 give away is today so get to it now for your chance to win)
There will be 2 more hot spots, so if you can't complete your third one today all is not lost for you.

The thing l like best about Simple Mom and her plans is that she spells it all out for you and they can be done anytime... but what better time than the present to start!


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