Category Archives: New Mimi Green

Laminated Cotton Dog Collar & Leash Giveaway!

I am so excited to finally have the first 5 of our new Laminated Cotton Dog Collars, Leashes & Harnesses up for sale!  We released 3 before the holidays and have had a huge response.

To offer our thanks for all your support this past year we are giving away a laminated cotton collar & leash set of your choice!

 

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Here’s how to enter the giveaway for a chance to win the collar and leash set (a $60 value).

Please leave ONE comment on our blog for each item you complete. 

(post comments below by clicking the Comments link) 

Receive one entry for each of the following things you complete:

  1. Like  MimiGreen on Facebook.
  2. Share about this giveaway on Facebook or Twitter.  You can say something like “Check out the  @ShopMimiGreen blog, http://www.BlogMimiGreen for a chance to win a new collar and leash set!”
  3. Share about the giveaway on Pinterest.
  4. Sign up for our once a week Doggie Deals email (you will get an email every Monday with links to 3 heavily discounted Mimi Green items!

Each item will give you one entry to the contest. And remember to leave seperate Comments for each item you complete.  Blog Comments = number of entries you get!

This giveaway ends Friday Jan 6 and we will announce the winner Monday Jan 9. 

 

Chicken Wants to Give Everyone a Sneak Peek…

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And he says, "My name is Chicken and I love dog collars. Doesn't make me less of a cat ;)" 

Summer Velvet Dog Collars are coming very, very soon… stay tunned, there are some sweet new, bright colors!  In the mean time, check out the super cool velvet collars up on the site right now! 

Fancy Doggie: Mimi Green Bow Ties

Mimi Green fashion collar bow ties

Our customers asked for it, and we finally did it! A boy's alternative to the collar flower — a dog collar bow tie!

They were only going to come in boy colors, but when I saw how cute it was on Piggie, I had to do a pink bow too.

 

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You can find them here: Doggie Bow Ties

This pink one reminds me of the bows Cinderella's birds help her make for her dress;)

I'm so happy to finally have collar accessories that husbands will let you put on your boy dog! They attach just like the flowers, with ribbon and velcro — so easy.

If you want a color you don't see, just email me and I will make it for you. I just made a black and white one for a customer — it turned out awesome! 

Also, if you have photos of your dog wearing its new bow tie, please send them to me and we will feature them in our web gallery.

Sneak Peek of our new bow ties!

I wanted these new bow ties to be for boys, to be really masculine, but I have to say — Piggie looks pretty darn cute wearing it!

We are going to launch these soon, just a few colors at first to see how they do.

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Here it is in the green. I am thinking of doing a blue and red too.

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I think she knows how darn cute she is! Look at her posing for the camera;)

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Black Friday Sale on some sweet new stuff for your pup!

Tomorrow, 24 hours only, save 20% at checkout with the code : blackfriday20

And it is a great time to shop at Mimi Green as we just welcomed new stainless steel tags from Dog Ids, dog id tags
and beautiful sweaters to keep your pup warm this winter from Chilly Dog:

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and new key fobs which make awesome stocking stuffers! 

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key Fobs 

Happy thanksgiving everyone! I am so thankful for your support with Mimi Green. It has been another great year! We have so much to be thankful for, I'm so glad that we took a day to remember that.

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So I've been missing in action for awhile now, I know. Although I've said it before, my absence was for good reason.

Reason #1:

We hired a new staff. First few folks didn't work out, but 3rd time was the charm. Jessi started working with us about 6 weeks ago and we just adore her.  (Hope she doesn't mind that I stole this photo of her off Facebook!)Jessi

 

I could say that I have been so busy training her about all things Mimi Green and that is the reason I haven't blogged, but that is so far from the truth.  After the first week Jessi was rocking and rolling. Mr. Miller said she is going to be better at making collars than we are soon! We love her. She is not allowed to quit, ever. It was a bit stressful, okay a lot stressful, to hire lots of new people. It took up a lot of my attention and I thank God that is over for now.


Reason #2:

I have gone on a redecorating spree. The house looks like someone else's house — and I have been keeping it clean! I couldn't figure out how to balance kids / husband/ business / house but now I think I am getting the hang of it.  Only took me 9 years!

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Here are some views of our bedroom. I can't get enough of it. It is my first bedroom that feels like it belongs to a grown up. We also have been working on the yard:


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 See, check me out, I did my laundry AND hung it outside!  

 

 

Reason #4


I kinda got a 4th dog! IMG_5757

 

 

Meet Coraline Jackson-Miller. I didn't exactly mean to get a 4th dog, but I did and we love her. She might take a plane ride to MN to live with Dan's family who are looking for a dog, but we will see. We are getting pretty attached;)


Reason #5, and the biggest reason for not blogging…


We designed a ton of new stuff! You can see our 2009 Holiday Gear on our site here100x-mastree

 

 

New Fall line here: 

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And lots of new colors of flowers!Orangeandlemon There are some other new Mimi Green designs on the way, but those I will keep under wraps. Until next time, and I promise it won't be months this time!

Collar / Hair Flowers

Just Lunched today…

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You can put them in your doggie's hair or clipped onto their collar…

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(this is a sneak peak of our newest collar design, the "Rooney" collar. It isn't for sale yet but I will let you know when it is!)

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And the new flowers match our collars!

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I think they are the coolest little hair / collar flowers in the world!

You can buy them here for $7.95 .

The All Consuming Doggie Shirt

So I've been gone for awhile and part of the reason is these new shirts. I have been designing, adjusting, adding, photographing and messing with these shirts for weeks.

Here is a photo of the most recent incarnation:
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It is like a shirt, but also like a dress. Here is Zoe wearing it at the Spring Pugnic.

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Everything she wears looks good, but I am pretty impressed with the shirt — finally!

In a few weeks we will be offering the collar to match this shirt. That turned out way cute too.

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I don't have a great photo of Zack in his alphabet shirt, but you can kinda see how handsome he looked in this photo. That pug behind him, I almost stole that guy. He was the cutest! And he had just undergone plastic surgery to remove some of his face wrinkles because he was getting infections. He was going around telling everyone that he had a little freshening up done for the Pugnic. Either way, he was the cutest! 😉

Back to the shirts– I am not sure that I am describing them well. I call the letter shirt the Alphabet Shirt, but really it is the Initial Shirt since the customer chooses the dogs first initial for us to sew on. I think people don't know that they choose the letter! What do you think?

You can get this beautiful shirt here.

Happy Birthday Mimi!

It has been the best of times. Really, it has. Yesterday marked the 1 year anniversary of my first listing to etsy — the Cecilia Collar.

Now, a few incarnations later, the Cecilia is our all time best seller and it has a super close place to my heart.

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I really can't believe that it has been a year! I guess when you are working so hard, learning so much, and having so much fun times just flies by!

Even though it has been a really happy year, this week was really emotional for me. I really wanted to take inventory of my life and ask myself, "is this where I thought MG would take me after a year?" Truth is that I don't know. I didn't start this business with a plan — I just totally dove eyes wide shut!

In fact, before I started I did no research to find out what I needed to be a real-life company, I didn't look to see what others were putting out there in the doggie fashion world, I didn't worry — it just felt right so I did it!  I know it must really bother some people in my life at times, but that is just me — if something feels right I go for it, if it doesn't I stay away. I don't always have clear reasoning, but I know what is right in my heart and Mimi Green was something that felt right for my family.

The decision to start MG was my own, but all the sweat and tears hasn't been just mine. First my mom started helping me sew when I got so overwhelmed I just wanted to crawl up and hide. Then my sister Paula would come watch the kiddos for me so I could get some un-interrupted work done and when she wasn't here Dan was entertaining them and keeping them out of momma's way! Auggie has grown up with the sounds of my machine — he even had a bed in my studio until I had to make more room for a second machine. And why you ask? Well because my wonderful husband jumped on this runaway train and joined me in the venture this January. Lately, my mother in law has helped us with the flowers– she sends boxes from Wisconsin full of them every week! 

And then, not to be forgotten, there is my little sis Paula who not only watched the kids, but learned the biz and is now just as valuable to the process as Dan and I are. She comes over every day after school and keeps us sane and organized. As you can see, it really has been a gigantic group effort.
Noah helps with things that he can like sweeping the studio or connecting buckles. Even Auggie gets in there and makes huge messes helps out! 😉

I won't lie and say that it has all be fabulous. There have been a lot of ups and downs, mentally and financially, that have taken their toll this first year. I will say that I think that I have grown so much because of this and I have learned to be a better problem solver which isn't my Strong suit!

Besides everyone who has helped me grow this baby, I am so thankful to all the awesome people I have met this year through Mimi Green. Customers in this industry are fantastic, I mean people who love animals are usually good people to be around! All the stores we have worked with have been great. In fact, I do consider some owners that I only talk to via email friends.

So what does this next year bring? I don't know for sure, but I want to start it off running! Today I present to you our 1 year anniversary designs. And there are a many more than these that Dan has under his hat still!

Meet the 'Annie' Anniversary Collar:

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The Buttered Popcorn Anniversary Flower:

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The Blue Bird Tank:

blue bird dog tank 

And the Flying Heart Tank:

flying heart dog tank 

We have one more tank coming out this next week that will be super cute. I am dipping my fingers into the world of doggie T-shirt design — we will have lots to show you including some awesome 70s style iron-ons!

I hope you all keep following us this coming year. I think that now that we are finally acquainted with Mimi Green we will be able to spend the year coming up with even cooler products for your dog!

xoxo-Amanda

Cessie the pug

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