Thursday, July 31, 2008

Model Dog!

Sawdust just modeled his new Dog Collar for me. This photo-shoot acts as a stand-in until the Professional Photo-shoot (!) is scheduled sometime next week when the beautiful "Chloe" (a lovely blond vixen lab) is available.

I couldn't help but to show off a little bit because Sawdust looks INCREDIBLY handsome....

Below: Action Shot..."Muffin the Horrible" walks by the house...a daily event that irks Sawdust to no end....BAD MUFFIN!! WOOF!

Below: Look how handsome he is, even when he's tired of all the adoring attention.

Below: A good shot of the letter charms on the collar

Below: An "okay" shot of the Skull & Crossbones Cha Cha and Art Charm (A tattoo-style Heart and Bluebird)

Below: Close up Collar and Letter Charms. Note that the collar is reversable. The other side of this one is Black...and the Charms are double sided so you don't have to change them around if you switch sides! Cool!

These are not yet available at M Design Boutique online. If you'd like to order one, please email to and I will take your order! Several orders have already been taken and are on the way to the dogs right now!

My favorite dog name so far from the orders: "Weirdo" -- Hooray for Weirdo!

Monday, July 28, 2008

The Customizable Doggy Collars Are On The Way!

I just got word from the designer that the customizable doggy collars are shipping! I will immediately schedule a photoshoot and get these in M Design Boutique as soon as I can humanly do so! If you're dying to order one THIS VERY and I'll take an order. I can send you images of sizes, colors and all the awesome decoration options (including phone numbers, custom initials, artwork and cha chas!! SO CUTE)...pictured above are the ones you'll be seeing in the photoshoot!

Fashion Show! Summer + Scarves!

Summertime Scarves from Swirl Yarnthings, Available in M Design Boutique -- Each Scarf is one-of-a-kind. Watch for the new ones in August!

Above: Eden shows off her new Red Mixed Sparkles Knitted Scarf at the LA Roller Derby on a Summer evening.

Below: Golden Hues Mixed Earthy Yarns Knitted Scarf
Above: Red Mixed Sparkles Knitted Scarf
Below: Pink Fuzzy Knitted Narrow Scarf

Above: Red/Rainbow Rock and Roll Boa with Painted Ribbon
Below: Soft Mixed Gray Knitted Scarf with Bows

Which style do you like best?

Saturday, July 26, 2008

End Of Summer Clearance Sale -- August 15th - 31st

M Design Boutique presents the First Annual End Of Summer Clearance Sale!

We need to make room for our new Fall '08 Collection so we're having a sale on our current inventory!

Prices will be marked down on limited edition and discontinued items as well as many of our top-sellers!

This will be your last chance to purchase several of our Belt Buckles, Jewelry, Aprons & Gloves, Handbags and more. We've got new fabrics and designs coming for Fall so we need to clean house!

Mark your calenders and watch this blog for updates!

Watch this blog for special One Day Only "BUY NOW" opportunities on selected inventory.

First up will be the Vintage Lucy Apron in Yellow for 25% off the original $32 price

Sale Price: $24

This offer will be available for one day between July 28th and August 1st (next week) so keep watching!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Pearles of Beauty...

This is a Pearle Northrop Original -- Medium Pinpoint Dotted Ornament
These will be available in the Fall '08 Line for $50

Once they become available in M Design Boutique, please order early if you plan on having yours in time for the holidays, as they are hot-sellers and they're hand-painted and cannot be produced in a rush. We will announce a holiday deadline for orders

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Puppy Pictures from The Owen Family!

Many of you will remember this post about one of the best dogs I've ever had the pleasure of hanging out with....Bacchus, aka Mr Wonderful/Senor Fabuloso.

Well, before he went to "the playground in the sky" -- Bacchus got a new puppy! Willie! I just got permission from the family to post these awesome pictures!

Note: Susan Owen is the owner/creative mad-woman behind MDB's "Mystic Bliss" Bath & Body line, made in the Rocky Mountains where they reside.

Enjoy the photos!
Below: Madi and Willie

Below: Bacchus and Willie

Below: Willie

Thanks to the Owen Family for sharing!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Early Buzz -- New Designer: Serâser

At M Design Boutique, we're constantly working to find amazing designers to present to our customers. The Fall Collection '08 is on its way. Here is a preview of one of our latest designers:

Introducing Serâser --

Serâser is a designer and manufacturer of carpets, millwork and tile. Serâser's designs reflect old world influences and modern, playful twists. Bold, rich colors fill the negative spaces to define silhouettes of organic moving forms in pleasing, coherent symmetry. The patterns present as if naturally grown, sometimes with ornate and finely descriptive detail, or hand carved out of rock or wood: there are no harsh edges. All products are hand drawn and hand made to create a personal and unique feel.

M Design Boutique's Fall '08 Collection offers a beautiful new range of home decor elements. The collection includes Serâser rugs, offered in three standard sizes.

More about Serâser's products and process:

All of the materials and processes used to create Serâser's carpets are chosen both because of the high quality, but also because they are respectful and gentle towards the environment.

Vegetable Dyes

Various parts of plants such as leaves, buds, stems, fruit rind, bark, or roots from around the world are collected, dried, and their colors extracted to create vibrant dyes. Vegetable dyes create luminous variation in the wool, creating a more complex and natural surface.


High quality Tibetan wool collected from the Himalayas is hand carded, and hand spun. The carpets are hand washed without chemicals and then sun dried to produce a soft surface and bring out the natural sheen of the wool.


All carpets have 100 knots per square inch. These knots are created around dowels on the looms, and then cut to produce the pile. Sections of the patterns that are left uncut have the loops of wool remaining to produce a unique textural and visual variation.


After being hand knotted, the carpets are trimmed and sheared multiple times to assure that the pile height is level.

Watch for the Fall '08 Collection coming August 15, 2008 to M Design Boutique.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Cold Doggy Peanut Butter Treats!

I just came across this and had to share with you dog lovin' types out there.

Cool Peanut Butter Cubes For Dogs

The Organic Dog Biscuit Cookbook

Hot days are in full effect, so keep your pup cool with these yummy peanut butter ice cubes.

Cool Peanut Butter Cubes For Dogs


3 cups Plain Non-Fat Yogurt
1 cup Unsalted Peanut Butter
1 tbsp. Honey

Combine all ingredients and whisk thoroughly. Pour mixture into ice cube trays and freeze solid (at least two hours).
Serve to your pup one cube at a time for some seriously enjoyable icy cool treats!

Print recipe with images | without images


Monday, July 21, 2008

For the Dog-Lovers in the Crowd -- Awesomeness Abounds

Coming to M Design Boutique in August:

These ridiculously cute/tough (depending on the decorations you choose) collars come in 5 color choices, plus sizes to fit little or big dogs. You can adorn them by twisting the charms (letters, numbers, artwork, etc) into the grommets to spell their name or reflect their personality!

There are also "Cha Chas" that slide onto the collars (like the skull and dice above)...

All colors are also available as leashes.

These are accessory-quality leather, reversible, 2-color leashes and collars that you can change with the day of the week, the holiday, the season, or simply your mood! You'll be the envy of the dog park and just watch your buddy strut with knock-out style through your neighborhood.

Good Dog!

Price Info:

Petit Dog Collars: $35
Big Dog Collars: $45
4' Leash: $55
6' Leash: $65
Double-Sided Charms: $3-$7
Charm Sets: $12-$20
Cha Chas: $10-$19

Sawdust is getting the Black and Red matching collar and leash with some skulls and his name. He will be modeling it in future posts with his friend Chloe, a blond lab who will be wearing her new Girly Pink/Hot Pink Collar with her name and some TBA Cha Chas. These two will be the talk of the town.

Feel free to contact me to place orders so that I can be sure to get what you want in stock and alert you when it arrives! Email:

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Sawdust Summer '08 -- My Favorite Pictures So Far

This first one was taken out in the woods in Concord, MA on the 4th of July. That's Mike with Sawdust (who is proudly wearing an M Design Boutique Neck Cooler!).

The picture below was also taken on the 4th of July, later that day while we were grilling. Mike took this picture with my new dummy-proof camera. The dummy-proofing is for me, not Mike.

I took this picture (below) of Sawdust to take with me on our trip to Oregon. We had to drop him off at the kennel (sniff sniff) the next morning, and he looked so handsome.

This is July 5th...we went to Maine with Sawdust and had an awesome lunch on the water --and then checked out the beach with Sawdust (a natural swimmer, of course).

Ok...I dare anyone to say this picture is not pure genius.

....and the slouch "solo" style!

This is Sawdust after swimming and hiking for several hours on a VERY hot day.

In the car...heading to the woods! Hooray!

Action Maine at the beach.

More car ride pictures...

Where's Sawdust-O

There are more, of course. But I am controlling myself, realizing this is my dog. Not everyone will be as in love with him as I am...

Beauty Tip -- Pssst. Spray Shampoo!

Okay...I promise if you haven't tried this, you're going to want to! Its "spray shampoo" and its sort of an upgrade to the secret baby powder technique for freshening up your hair when there is no time to shower.

Its called "Pssst." and its just $5-6 at almost any drugstore!

I've used it and strangely enough, it works. It also kind of gives your hair a lift and adds some body. I hear that the "stars" are using it this Summer to get a "beach" day kind of look. Who knew?!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Gala Gadget Bag -- Sneak Preview!

Click this picture to see all the details!

Its here! The Gala Gadget Bag, inspired by Gala Darling (a favorite blogger of M Design Boutique). Gala's input inspired three special features -- The Mirror Pocket, The Condom Pocket and Two Pen Slots!

This bag comes with three interchangeable straps on D-ring swivel hooks so you can add charms! It is large enough for a moleskin journal, as well as a wide-range of gadgets including cameras, MP3 players, phones and more! There are multiple pocket options for gadgets, including one on the outside that perfectly fits my Blackberry, and snaps shut.

The "Gala" Gadget Bag Price: $50. Watch this blog for a coupon code!

This is a collaborative design executed by Jennie Wu, who is also working diligently on the Fall '08 Line of Handbags -- to include more gadget and laptop bags! Go Jennie!

Coming next week: The smaller gadget bag in black with pink lining. It is scaled down in features, size and price and comes in lots of solid colors! Sells for $30.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

New Reusable Grocery Bag Designs!

Coming to M Design Boutique! Back-orders will be available
July 29, 2008 to be shipped in 2-4 weeks.

(As seen in Oprah Magazine, Sunset, Elle, Gourmet and Healthy Living Magazines!)