it's football time in...florida?!

yep...her dad is a gators fan:)

football tshirts and onesies: in stock! $21-25
tennessee megaphone bloomers: just like the florida ones but with the power t! $26


personalized beach/bath towels

perfect for your summer vacation, hanging in your bathroom, or a day at lake!
pick your towel color and your fabric...makes a great gift for any age.
like us on facebook to see more options and fabric choices!

personalized $32


grow your own easter grass!

grow REAL grass for the easter bunny...in your own basket or personalized bucket!
this kit is an eco-friendly, all-natural alternative to wasteful plastic grass. it’s a fun and educational activity for parent and child to enjoy together in anticipation of
the holiday. $10
1. About one week before the holiday, place the starter disk in an bowl and cover with water. magically, the disk will expand into fine dirt.

2. place the dirt into a lined Easter basket. (aluminum foil)

3. Sprinkle the seeds (provided) on top of the dirt. Nature will take care of the rest!


flip flop/shoe toppers

calling all baseball/softball and soccer moms!
personalize these toppers with your team colors...and number/initial of choice for center button.

2 toppers/set $21
fits on flip flops and tennis shoes
--also available with soccer ribbon

easter buckets!

now taking orders...allow 2-3 days for production time.
your child will be all the envy at the easter egg hunt with one of these personalized easter buckets. they are the perfect size for their eggs and then would be great for storage later. you can pick your bucket color, design, and font choice to make it just perfect for your little one. ribbon can be added to match any design!

like our facebook page to see more designs and options!
or check out doodlebug designs for more designs.


personalized lunch boxes

now taking orders...send your little one to school in style with our personalized lunch boxes. they are also great for storing art supplies and smaller items! made of tin (lead free) and food safe. waterproof and made to be wiped clean with a damp cloth. size measures 8.5x7x4. message me with your order or call the store at 865-717-7717. pick your design, colors, fonts! also available: matching water bottles


attention 2012 graduates!

its that time to send your 2012 graduate out in style with these personalized graduation invitations that are sure to impress. whether its high school or college, stop by and create your own or pick from the sample book! be sure to bring your picture(s) with you that you want to be on your invitation.
all orders need to be placed by the end of march to allow plenty of time for you to get them in the mail!

check out our facebook page for new designs!!


valentines---order today!

dont forget to order your valentines day shirts!
order today and choose from any doodlebug design.

...stop by the store and check out our 50% off sale on select items.
mom agendas & photo albums would make perfect gifts for moms and grandma's for valentines day!


choose your design...and pick your product!

choose any design from doodlebugs designs and we can put them on any of these products to make the perfect gift or add to the party decor to match any theme!

1. onesie or tshirts: ranging from $20 -$28
2. personalized buckets: $15- $20
3. NEW waterbottles: $18
3. sticker labels: $5


new personalized gifts!

in need of the perfect gift...for the person that has everything? stop by the store and check out our new items that are perfect for personalizing!
1. aluminum water bottles - for adults and children on the go!
2. new license plates - add name or initials
3. soap dispensers - add a monogram for a wedding gift that will go perfect in a guest bath
4. acrylic tumblers - for teachers, students and sports moms and great for the environment

--personalize these items any way you want! teachers name, sports team, single initial, girly monogram...the possibilities are endless.


christmas store hours

ella minnow pea will be closed saturday, december 24th - monday, january 2nd!
the store will re-open on tuesday, january 3rd with normal store hours.

hope everyone has a merry christmas!
charlie ann & stanley


shop small saturday

The 2nd annual Small Business Saturday® is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses on one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year.

On November 26, we're asking millions of people to Shop Small at their favorite local stores and help fuel the economy. When we all shop small, it will be huge.


trunki suitcases

melissa and doug trunki:
allows children to ride their luggage through the airport or train station. this lightweight, durable, carry-on sized suitcase serves as luggage, riding toy, and transport for kids on the go. at home, trunki is a convenient kid-friendly storage bin too. features tow strap, carry handles, secure catches, integrated wheels and stabilizers to prevent toppling over. holds up to 250 lbs.

colors: pink, orange, blue and lime green


its football time in tennessee...

every tennessee fan needs to stock up on there tailgating gear!
tennessee frame: a tennessee fan...someone who bleeds orange, has a pet named smokey, knows rocky top will always be home sweet home, know heaven is lined with checkerboard streets, was born to yell 'go vols!'
tennessee veggie tray and dip platter and dont forget invitations and coordinating paper plates and napkins!


swanky baby vintage trunk show!

this saturday, august 20th from 1-4pm.
kate adcock will be at ella minnow pea with swanky baby's fall collection...bring your friends and your kids! these clothes will be perfect for those upcoming fall photos!

for all of those that are out of town and those that wont be able to make it to the show...
here is the virtual invitation that you can place orders directly!
these orders do pay direct shipping rates, but are shipped right to the individual. all orders are TAX FREE unless you live in florida.

hope to see you saturday!


happy 4 years!

happy 4 years!
ella minnow pea has been open for 4 years today! thank you all so much for shopping local and spreading the word about the store. it means so much...
to celebrate i am offering buy one, get one 50% of anything in the store of equal or lesser value. excludes: sophie's choice, artwork and print.

stop by today and mention this post...sale will run through saturday, august 13th!
thanks again.


back to school!

stop by today and finish up your back to school shopping...
coordinating backpacks, lunch totes and pencil cases in a variety of patterns for girls and boys!

and dont forget those teacher gifts!!


piggy paint

piggy paint is a natural, eco-friendly nail polish designed for fancy girls. its non-toxic, hypoallergenic formula makes it safe to use on all piggies.

piggy paint dries to a hard, durable finish that can easily be removed with our eco-friendly, low odor piggy paint nail polish remover. both are made in the USA!

available in an assortment of gift sets perfect for holidays, birthdays and even team colors! we also have nail polish remover and pedicure sets for those little piggies!


fourth of july store hours

Saturday, July 2nd - Tuesday, July 5th: CLOSED

have a safe and happy holiday weekend!


memorial day must haves!

you cant go to the beach or lake this year without these fun items!

1. initial coozies: these coozies are too cute!! they are super sturdy and have a bottom! you will definitely be the 'coolest' whether you are at the pool, beach or in your own backyard.

2. insulated market tote: NEW! the perfect go anywhere tote! this tylish market tote is great for picnics, going to the lake, bringing your favorite snacks to the ball field and so much more! features a zippered top with a fully lined and insulated interior. collapses for easy storage.

3. sandy feet: bring it to the beach and create a keepsake that will hold the memory of sun, fun, and family for years to come. a perfect parent and child activity - as easy as 1, 2, 3. just step into the sand, mix water with plaster, and pour into the footprint. out comes a perfect, personalized, sand-covered impression of the child’s foot capturing not only the sand from a favorite family vacation but also a precious moment in time.


maggie bags

maggie bags uses genuine automotive seat belt webbing that is built to meet government safety standards and to protect you for the life of your car. due to these high standards, millions of yards of seat belt webbing are rejected by automakers each year. maggie bags takes this high-quality material and gives it new life by creating a sophisticated line of handbags that are eco-friendly. they call it eco-chic!

this is a great line bags, purses, wallets, totes and even key chains! choose from your favorite school colors or the perfect combo to match your outfit.

i have catalogs in the store so you can see all of the different color combinations!


fill those easter baskets!

easter is this sunday...
stop by and get those last minute goodies to fill up your easter baskets!!

new melissa and doug in stock:
1. wooden cutting fruit & vegetables - wooden set features a wooden knife and seven pieces of sliceable fruit/vegetables that can be cut into a total of seventeen pieces. food makes a fun "CRUNCH" sound when sliced. with so many pieces, it's also a great way to introduce the concepts of part, whole and fractions!
2. froggy & ladybug kickball - this bright green Froggy face ball and ladybug ball will encourage everyone to hop into good times in your backyard or on the playground! made of durable rubber, this ball is ideal for early catching and kicking games.

and there are lots of other great melissa and doug products available that are perfect for easter, birthdays and just because:)


charlie ann is here!

charlie ann was born thursday, march 31, 2011!
8lbs, 11oz
22 inches

shes happy, healthy and perfect!


upcoming store hours!

ella minnow pea will be CLOSED
thursday, march 31 - monday, april 11th!

the store will re-open with normal store hours tuesday, april 12th.

if you have any questions about picking up orders...please leave a message at the store and i will get back to you as soon as i can!



corina's closet spring/summer show

you have to go to corina's closet spring & summer show next week! get the first look at all of the new styles and clothes! it should be the best show yet!

you wont be disappointed:)


valentines for all ages!

valentine's day is just 2 weeks away...
stop by today and pick up your gifts for your valentine's of all ages!

1. doodlebug designs personalized tshirts and onesies: check out doodlebugs blog for valentines day designs for your little love bug.

2. cosemetic cases: perfect for young girls...especially teenagers! 3-pack gift set: small, medium and large. perfect for organizing cosemtics and toiletries.

3. market totes: the perfect go anywhere tote...for moms and teachers! zip top closure and fully insulated. the tote is collapsible and folds up for easy storage!


christmas sale!!

sale includes everything in stock...
get your christmas cards for 2011 now and receive free printing next year!!!


christmas store hours

ella minnow pea store hours:
CLOSED: friday, december 24th - monday, january 3rd
--the store will reopen january 4th with normal store hours.

have a de-light-ful christmas!
carrie & stanley


last minute gifts

there is still time to get those last minute christmas gifts that your kids will love!
i love monkey discovery kit: contains everything you need to share Monkey's message of love and encouragement with a child. kids love to hold Monkey in their arms and read along with parents and loved ones. parents love the encouraging message they get to share with their kids: "every child is unique, and the most wonderful thing of all is just being yourself."

tickle monster discovery kit: this enchanted new book is well on its way to becoming a celebrated children's classic. parents read aloud and do the tickling while their children squirm and giggle with delight. tickle monster is a winner of the mom's choice award, parent's choice award and the parent tested approved award. the book comes with magical blue tickle monster mitts, with holes in the fingertips to make it easy for parents to instantly transform themselves into the tickle monster and turn the pages while tickling.


thanksgiving sale & store hours!

stop by and pick up your last minute decor for your family dinner this week!
50% off everything thanksgiving.

store hours this week:
tuesday, wednesday: 10am - 6pm
thanksgiving thursday: CLOSED
friday, saturday: 10am - 2pm


dont forget about thanksgiving!

christmas is all around us...
but thanksgiving is only 20 days away! dont forget to stock up on those thanksgiving goodies.

1. happy thanksgiving porcelain sign: makes for a great gift or decoration in your own home.
2. doodlebugs personalized shirts: check out doodlebugs blog to see all of the fall and thanksgiving designs.


happy halloween!

dont forget to stop in a get your last minute halloween gifts and treats!

have a happy halloween.
carrie & stanley
aka. "michael yelps" 14 time olympic gold medalist in swimming.


pumpkins, ghosts & goblins!

how cute are these halloween melamine plates?! they are perfect for serving seasonal treats or indulging in ghoulish goodies...or they can be given as gifts instead of all that candy! dishwasher safe. buy one or a whole set.

and dont forget that fall decor. decorate your house with these pumpkin frames perfect for fall or halloween pictures. make them even more festive with your name painted on them.


NEW! banda bibs, big bibs and burpers

fabulous products today's parent can depend on for quality, style and durability. this unique line of baby essentials combines fashion and function.

don't hide your baby's beautiful outfits, enhance them with an ultra cool trendy look with these fun products. you and your baby will stand out from the crowd!

banda bibs are uniquely designed in a fashionable bandana style to fit close to baby's neck.
big bibs have squared off edges to provide great coverage and absorbency.
burpers are soft, absorbent cloth that look great and works even better.

many combinations for your little boys and girls!


labor day store hours

ella minnow pea will be closed saturday, september 4th!


its football time...

in tennessee!
college football and high school football start next week...get your shirt orders in today!
what a great way to show your love of your favorite team in these personalized tshirts from doodlebug designs. perfect for parties and game day!
customize your own shirt with a name, team colors, and mascot name.
sizes start at 0-3m onesies and go all the way up to adult sizes!


happy 3 year anniversary!

ella minnow pea has officially been open for 3 years now! thanks to everyone that has helped keep me in business:)
stop by and check out some of the new products i got in this week! posts coming soon!

mention this post and get 10% off any item!


2010 - 2011 mom agendas are here!

and they are not just for moms! a unique week-at-a-view format with monthly views too. space for all your appointments, plus four extra spaces per day for important areas of your life...use a space for each child to keep their games and doctors appointments organized . in the back, there is a place for notes and a removable address book!

mom agendas desktop: 4 stylish, stain-resistant colors left: chocolate, turquoise, zebra, and lime green alligator print
my agenda mini daily: zebra and chocolate brown
17-month calendar starts august 2010 and runs through december 2011.