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Thankful November

Monkeys love Fall especially the month of November.  Monkeys are thankful for many things.  We are thankful that our families are all staying healthy.  We are thankful that our children are happy.  We are thankful for having fun and supportive friends and colleagues.  We are thankful for e-meeting many new customers.  The list goes on and on......we hope you all will have a wonderful and thankful thanksgiving. 

At the studio we have been busy with fulling orders and planning for our upcoming trade shows in the winter months.  We are trying to update our booth design thus the additional work planning.  We are also trying to come up with as much new designs and products as we can.  Last month we showed some new jewelry designs.  For this month, here's a sneak peak of our new silverware products.

Below is our new silverware hooks.  

Monkeys Always Look Silverware Hook 

Below is our new silverware bracelet.  

Monkeys Always Look Bracelet 

Below is our new silverware ornaments.

Monkeys Always Look Ornaments Monkeys Always Look Ornaments

All the above can be personalized also.

 

 

Thanksgiving Ideas / Recipe

Monkeys will be having a simple thanksgiving gathering this year.  Looking up different thanksgiving menus we noticed there are many different variations these days from the All-American style to Rustic to Gluten Free.  Many revolves around similar ingredients yet some are very creative.  Among all we would like to share this 7 layer salad recipe.  We believe it looks fun for presentation and also yummy to serve.

From the bottom layer to top:

1/2 head iceberg lettuce, 4 diced tomatoes, 1/2 c. chopped green onions, 8 hard-boiled eggs halved, 1-1/2 c. shredded cheddar, 1 c peas, 6 slices chopped bacon.  We might make this an 8 layers salad by adding avocados too!  Seasoned with freshly ground black pepper and ranch dressing.  Mix it up when it's time to serve.  

 

Thanksgiving Facts

1. "Jingle Bells" was originally a Thanksgiving song.

2. Central Park Zoo animals including monkeys, bears, camels, and elephants were all used in the first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.  

3. Americans eat 46 million turkeys each Thanksgiving.

4. California consume the most turkey in the U.S. on Thanksgiving Day!

 

Thanksgiving riddles

 1. What type of key do you use on Thanksgiving?

 2. What are unhappy cranberries called?

 3. When does Christmas come before Thanksgiving?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. A Tur-key.

2. Blueberries.

3. In the dictionary!

References: 

Recipes from www.delish.com

Thanksgiving facts: http://www.businessinsider.com/

~FATHER'S DAY~

Do you already have plans for Father's Day this year?

If not, here are some ideas we have gathered among our Monkeys' friends and we would love to share with you all:

  1. Go watch a ball game.
  2. Go fishing at the pond, lake, pier, or sea.
  3. Play a round of golf together.
  4. Rent and watch his favorite DVD together.
  5. Have an awesome brunch.
  6. Just let him stays at home and don't ask him to do anything.
  7. Take out the family photo books and share memories together.
  8. Go to the bookstore and pick a book together.
  9. Jam some music together.
  10. Cook a meal or make desserts together.

 How about a gift? What do you already have in mind? Do you want to make the gift yourself or maybe buy it from a store or perhaps order a personalized gift from us? Here are few of our favorite father's day gifts from our studio. Don't forget these are all handmade by us Monkeys at the studio and they are all unique and memorable to us too.  All of the following can be personalized with additional message stamped on the inside.   

 Personalized Men’s Cuff Links, custom cufflinks (E0418)

FATHER'S DAY RING (S0233)

 

LATITUDE LONGITUDE STERLING SILVER RING (S0206)

 

MIXED METAL COPPER AND STERLING SILVER PERSONALIZED BAND RING (S0180)

 

LARGE COPPER WIDE BAND RING PERSONALIZED (S0281)

 

PERSONALIZED REDWOOD TREE BARK RING (S0186)

 Sterling Silver Initial Tag Wide S0486

 

 

Lots of Love

 Monkeys Team

Sneak Peek --> Monkeys Always Look New Jewelry Gift Set

One of our goal this year is to continue creating and so we have decided to try something very new with our jewelry design this season.

With the success of our herb/tea/vegetable seeded kits, we have decided to bring the seeded paper concept into our jewelry design. Wait.....so are we going to grow jewelry here?? ............ NOPE!

 

We have indeed found some very nice wildflower seeded shaped cards and we will be using them as part of our new jewelry packaging designs.  Each of these specially designed jewelry gift set includes a piece of lovely jewelry, a special quote, and a seeded card which can be planted and grow flowers!

We have decided to create and design jewelry around quotes that we really like. These quotes are either inspirational, about friendship or love. We are just finishing up the final touches of these new jewelry gift set and you will be able to purchase them on our site!! Stay tune as we will be putting them up shortly for sale~

 

 

Valentine's Day Gift for him or her

It is time to plan about what you should get for your loved one. Valentine’s day is coming faster than you know it.

Before buying your valentine’s gift this year, do you think about what you have brought him or her in the past year or years? You might realize you have lost track of all those wonderful gifts after buying gifts for 3, 5, 10, or 20+ years?

Statistics shows that the following are the most popular gifts during Valentine’s day...

A card, Candy, Dining Out, Flowers, or Jewelry

If you have been dating or married for awhile, we are sure you’ve tried giving multiple times the above gifts.  So what should you do this year?!?!

Well, we Monkeys are not going to say we make miracle gifts here but at least we can offer or suggest some of our newest and greatest gifts ideas.  As you all know, we do handmade everything in our studio in sunny San Diego.  Since almost all our items can be customized, you will always know your present is unique and special in every way!


Let us start off with introducing our wildflower seed kit since after all giving a ‘card’ is one of the most popular gift during Valentine’s day.

Each gift set is specially designed and includes a mini vintage silverware garden marker packaged with a special shaped plantable wildflower seed paper. The card shows the special message and the mini-vintage garden marker is hand stamped with a special message --> XOXO or I (heart) you
The vintage marker can be used in any house plant, terrarium or small garden.

 If you are looking for a little more geeky gift, how about the latitude longitude mixed metal necklace or ring? You can have us stamped your wedding location coordinates, first kiss location, first date location, or just his or her favorite place anywhere in the world! 

 

Too geeky? Want to go a little more subtle with our secret message ring?  We can custom stamp on the inside of the ring your wedding date, nickname, or quote for a private message. 

 

 
Last but not least, may we suggest our wing heart ring! The ring itself makes the LOVE statement! We can stamp 3 letters on the copper heart on the outside too! Many customers would stamp the couple’s initials with a ‘+’ sign in between e.g. R + K.

 

Still don’t see what you like on this page yet? Please go peek at our other products online and we promise we won't disappoint you. Take advantage of our free shipping in the month of January so start shopping and place your order by 1/31/15 (domestic shipping only) to avoid any rush shipping or rush production for Valentine’s gift delivery.  Contact us for rush shipping if you're located outside of USA.

 

FREE SHIPPING Coupon Code: FSNEWYR15

Offer is only applicable for USPS first class shipping and must be redeemed at time of purchase.  Valid from 1/1/15 - 1/31/15 and only on products available online.

 

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With lots of love,

Monkeys Team