And the Winner Is...

Stephanie CD

Congratulations, you've won the Anthropologie Monogram Mug and a box of Nespresso capsules! Thanks so much to everyone who commented and made it even more fun to check my email every day.

In the spirit of the Monogram Mug, I thought I'd write about the classic and timeless MONOGRAM - in all its initialed glory.

It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of a monogram - I think I've gifted a monogram of some sort to almost everyone I know. I'm not sure when the addiction started, but its been years and years. The girls each have monogrammed pillows on their beds - thanks to their fabulous Mimi - initials on their walls, blankets, you name it. For their Princess birthday party I even had to Mod Podge letters with gold glitter - a royal mess, but they're still up in the family room!

There are a plethora of sites that detail the rules of monogramming, I like this one. It's amazing how many "rules" there are, but if you're a monogram traditionalist, like me, you stick with what works.

The monogram doesn't have to be traditional looking! Anthropologie always has a great selection of decidedly more modern monogrammed products, from coat hooks to journals to jewelry. Love it! Check out the full selection here.

Personally, I would be lost without a set of monogrammed note cardsThese from Crane have been my go-to for such a long time. They are simple, elegant and personal. I think it was a great friend in Atlanta, PH, that first gave me a set and I've loved them ever since. Crane has such an extensive monogrammed card selection, its almost overwhelming! Pretty much a different one for every day of the year.

Crane Hand Engraved Script Note Cards

Crane Hand Engraved Script Note Cards

My sister-in-law gave me a monogram address stamp this past Christmas - I can't believe I didn't have one before - best gift ever!

And Etsy has a never-ending assortment of monogrammed products: wall decals, pillows, hats, shirts, cups, even finger nail decals! OMG there is more than I could ever list here!

Love this! Metallic Gold Pillow on Etsy

Love this! Metallic Gold Pillow on Etsy

I hope you've enjoyed all the monograms! I could keep searching for my initials (or the girls' or my husband's) all day long and probably not get tired of it. There are so many awesome ways to celebrate the letters that are you!