What girl doesn't LOVE a surprise!?

Who is loving my new Christmas music!? I know I sure am! I just hop right on my blog to listen to the lovely tunes :)

The horrible part is....the McPherson girls are still costumeless for halloween. Momi boutique better take a few steps backwards & concentrate on the holiday at hand!

Now down to business...the winner of the Facebook fan page dress giveaway is...
and the runner up is ASHLI!
Please remember to email me at momi_boutique@hotmail.com to claim your prize!!
I hope everyone remembers lovely Layla Grace from a bunch of blog posts ago because now is your chance to really help a girl out!
Search "FORLAYLA" on ebay & you will find auctions that are dedicated strictly to Layla! All winnings from these listings will be donated right to layla's funds to help her in her fight against cancer! ...and boy is she a fighter!! :)
I finally found some time to list & here are the links to my listings...
Please bid high for Layla!!
Don't miss out because with the first listing you will get SIX surprise peasant dresses & with each dress a free hair goodie! With the second listing (wildberry poinsettia knot dress) you will also receive a hair goodie!!
Nikki from http://lilliannamarie.etsy.com/ has a heart so big it could crush this town & has offered to send me free hair goodies to include with the dresses!!!
Life should always be full of such pleasant surprises!


Customer love to melt the heart

I'll be the first to admit...we've been struggling at the house of Momi this week...or maybe it was really just Mr. Momi that got the brunt of it all. Well, even though he got the brunt..I was surely the runt of the litter...oink oink. When my doctor told me thursday that I have the swine flu I must have looked like a deer in headlights because that is surely what I felt like. It was the first time I was at my hometown family doctor in probably 7 years & for the first time I didn't feel nervous to be there. I thought oh a little bronchitis..give me some antibiotics..send me home..nope, rachel, you are the lucky winner of the swine flu!
Yes, I was pretty certain that I was facing the death penalty. My doctor could have at least reassured me that I was indeed NOT going to crumble to the ground. Since my doctor didn't take the time to reassure me, I will be the first to reassure you that having the swine flu is really NOTHING to get worked up about if you are a semi-healthy being (I'll say semi because I'm pretty sure my diet consists soley of coca cola & cheese nips)

Quite frankly...I think I would like a dose of the swine flu about twice a year for the next 18 years if it always involved breakfast, lunch, & dinner in bed, freshly baked brownies, rented chick flicks, all of the laundry done, not having to change a diaper for 3 days...yes Mr. Momi you really outdid yourself didn't you. (I think he thought I was a goner haha)
Unfortunately for me, I believe the pig has left the building.
But on the bright side..I'm back & I'm ready to go! The steam has been blowing out of my sewing machines all morning & any orders that have not been shipped, will be shipped out this week. I do have a few more christmas things in the works but, it may be a week or two before we see those. Please do get your christmas orders in as soon as you possibly can because I will be going on a mini vacation next month so rush orders for the holiday season will not be accomodated. Thank you to all of the Momi Moms who sent me wonderful pics this week! Also please be sure to checkout this blog http://www.envidastudioblog.com/ to see more pics of some momi girls in their chocolate mahogany wear! Scroll down to the "Classic Christmas {Sophia & Maya}" post. (amazing photographer & if you live in Michigan I strongly suggest!)

Until next time...cheers :)


a Powerful Pucker

I was quite certain that the title of the song was cold NOVEMBER rain...apparently the clouds are getting a little ahead of themselves this year. Hey..sounds familiar. This past week I managed to purchase a few hundred yards of fabric...mostly in the most scrumptious fall colors you will ever dream so..although I am already deep into the holidays, I believe we are going to back track a bit here at MOMI & give you some more fall/winter/practical goodness. Did I just say "we"??...despite my hours of daydreaming about "if there really was a such thing as christmas elves I would get myself a few of them & put them to work"...there is really no "we". Although Lily has convinced herself that she is ready to help with her "I really wanna sew, I really really do wanna sew mommy. I gotta get my fabwics". She may be the next big thing! Watch out below for this one as well with her big pucker...her new signature pose. Oh miss Momi how you melt my heart.

Just to keep you in tune...please be sure to stop by
my etsy shop to check out your favorites. I am down to the last few for alot of my designs & I would hate for you to miss out!
Hope your all enjoying your weekend!



Did I get your attention?! Ok, good :)
Now go on & get yourself over to my facebook fan page and see how you can be entered to win a SURPRISE Momi dress or a Gift certificate! (your choice!)

Can't wait to see you there!


Fall Festivals & Free clothes!

Purchase $300 worth of Momi boutique &/or Pink momi from October 1st-15th & receive a FREE Jubilee dress or gingerbread surprise ruffle bottoms!

(*does not apply to previous purchases )

I had a near & dear customer comment to me in a message (around the time of my last pink momi dress event) saying enthusiastically..."I sure hope you kept some of the dresses for your girls!"....I pondered her statement & the next day I had an epiphany (haha!..some of you are probably laughing right now & yes, for the record..I did go celebrity stalking today after my post office run FOR the first time in approx 2 months. For the record...I saw NO sign on the gate)

Back to my story..truth be told...I never had let my girls keep any of the clothes I make..(gasp!) Why not you ask? I had the logic all worked out in my head..when I first started Momi boutique we lived on a tropical island with no air conditioning so, on a typical day Lily would refuse to wear anything but a diaper around the house. Other than hanging around the house we really didn't get out much because, yes, I was the mom who was scared of my baby crying in the store. Did I ever mention that Lily had colic for 5 months? Oh yes, and of course Leah had to follow her lead & have colic for 7 months..so if you happen to have a colicy baby..I will be happy to console you! I think it's needless to say why my children now go to daycare a few days a week...my patience has worn down to negative 15. Little did I know that Lily's "diaper only" days would carry over into her toddler years. I am afraid she may run off to join a nudist colony someday. The joke is..where are your clothes Lily?..Oh! Mommy sold them all! Funny but, not the case, I have a closet with over 155 Momi boutique designs that were worn for modeling only. Oh yes, it is true! Some day I will have to have a big sample sale...don't worry, you will be the first to know!!
Anyhow, to make a LONG story short...I finally have started making Momi clothes for my own girls to keep :) The staple dress that I keep going back to is their Mother Nature knot dresses & now we have paired it with the chocolate punch dots..a fabulous combo! It is so amazing to see all of the people who turn their heads, point, or just come right up to us & compliment the designs. If you have the same thing happen when your daughter steps out in her momi clothes please email me at momi_boutique@hotmail.com & find out details on how you can earn FREE clothes!