What a way to start the New Year! On New Year’s Eve, I received a package in the mail from Figure Magazine with a FULL Page (whoa!) article on Monif C. Plus Sizes! Wow, what an honor…Figure Magazine has in the past only featured Charming Shoppes companies (Lane Bryant, Fashion Bug, etc.), so for them to choose our company to feature in their magazine really makes my heart happy.
Our scanner was down so Gillian (one of our old interns that came back for the Holidays…for more torture), took this down to Kinkos…the scans didn’t come out that great, but I’ll hopefully get some better ones soon and get them up.
Oh and Mrs. Mia Amber:-) you are right, I do need a new headshot…when I saw the article, I said “yikes! this picture is soooooooo 2005…” Well there’s nothing like the present, let me add new headshot to the 2009 todo list .
oh by the way, a little birdy wants me to tell everyone that is on our email list to CHECK YOUR EMAIL tonight for a SPECIAL um how should i say this…promo…you won’t want to miss out! And if you aren’t on our email list (how DARE you), make sure you join ASAP!
Here are some pics of some lovely Monif C. customers that came in this weekend to shop. You should see customers faces when we say, can we take a picture of you for our blog…sometimes the inner model comes out, and then sometimes, it’s “looking like this????? are you crazy???”, LMAO!
So here are some pictures of the brave ones…
Remember, it’s not too late to get your New Year’s Dresses!
“Olivia” Sequins Party Dress – Black/Dusty Purple
“Bella” Rainbow Dress
“Olivia” Sequins Party Dress – Black/Silver
“Paris” Silk Tie Neck Dress – Midnight Navy
“Labelle” Zipper Dress – Black
“Adriana” Scarf Print Dress
“Olivia” Sequins Dress – Teal
“Paris” Silk Tie Neck Dress- Midnight Navy
“Labelle” Zipper Dress – Black
“Nikki” Little Leopard Dress
“Marilyn” Convertible Dress – Rose Pink
I found this great recipe on allrecipes.com and I tried it this Christmas as I continue my quest to cook more. It was HIT! Just wanted to share it with you all to try.
Gourmet Sweet Potato Classic
|Ready In 1 hr 25 min|
5 sweet potatoes
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup white sugar
2 tablespoons heavy cream
1/4 cup butter, softened
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3/4 cup packed light brown
1/2 cup chopped pecans
|1.||Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9×13 inch baking dish.|
|2.||Bake sweet potatoes 35 minutes in the preheated oven, or until they begin to soften. Cool slightly, peel, and mash.|
|3.||In a large bowl, mix the mashed sweet potatoes, salt, 1/4 cup butter, eggs, vanilla extract, cinnamon, sugar, and heavy cream. Transfer to the prepared baking dish.|
|4.||In a medium bowl, combine 1/4 cup butter, flour, brown sugar, and chopped pecans. Mix with a pastry blender or your fingers to the consistency of course meal. Sprinkle over the sweet potato mixture.|
|5.||Bake 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until topping is crisp and lightly browned.|
To receive dresses in time for New Year’s Eve, we recommend you plan for delivery on Tuesday December 30th. Orders must be received by 2pm EST on the day stated.
2-day – Friday December 26th
Overnight – Monday December 29th