Sunday, August 31, 2014

Monogram Etiquette

Hey guys! 

So, the most popular question we get asked here at Tiny Tulip, is "what is the proper 
monogram etiquette?"  Well, we made a little chart to help y'all out!

So, for a married, or soon to be married couple, you would traditionally do the following:
  1.  First name initial of the bride
  2.  First letter of couple's surname ( usually the groom's last name)
  3.  First name initial of the groom
Using our chart above, if  "Crystal Tucker" and "Peter Smyth" were getting, or are married, they would have the following monogram:



Now for a female:
  1.  Her first name initial
  2.  Her last name initial ( if she is married, this will be which ever last name she uses) 
  3.  Her middle name initial

Let's say "Abigail Brooke Smith" wants a monogram. You would give her the following monogram:


(If Abigail does not have a middle name, you could give her the following monogram: AS )


Finaly, monograms for a male:
  1.  His first name initial
  2.  His middle name initial
  3.  His last name initial

Okay, so "Peter Joseph Sharpe" wants a monogram.  Now, remember a monogram is different for a male than a famale.  Following our chart, we would give Peter the following monogram:


 ( If Peter had no middle name, we would give him this monogram: PS )

We hope you all liked this little tid bit, and we hope this helped some of you who were confused, or just weren't quite sure! 

If anyone has any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at:

Thank you all for your business and support!

- the tiny tulip team

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Advice Wednesday: Kicking a Cold

Of course I have a cold within the first five days of school.  Honestly, being sick is one of my least favorite things, I mean is it really anyone's favorite anyway?  Luckily I have been able to come up with a good routine for getting over a cold, and pretty fast too.  It requires rest for the most part, but I have some other tips and tricks that really help me kick my colds.  Check out my advice below!
Fighting a Cold
Following these steps always help me get rid of my cold really fast!  The one tip I abide by the most is drinking water and eating healthy.  That seems to help me the most in kicking my cold!
How do you kick your cold?

Monday, August 25, 2014

School Staples

Hey Y'all, 
With school starting last week.. That's the only thing that has been on my mind really.. I'm not quite sure how to feel about it. I'm excited for this year, but also quite nervous. If you have been reading either my blog, or Preppy Monogram Style, then you know that I am a avid list maker.. Ok maybe a little more than avid.. I make them a lot, ok? So.. Here's a list I have been working on this morning! Staples for School. 
back to school fashion staples


  • casual tees- v-necks, baseball, graphic, ect. 
  • easy pullover- Vineyard Vines shep shirt, football sweatshirt, ect.
  • oxford shirts- blue, white, and whatever other colors you like
  • chambray shirt
  • easy maxis that can be worn with a denim jacket
  • denim jacket
  • jeans- dark wash, light wash, boyfriend, skinny, and whatever style you like
  • fun sweaters- try J.Crew, cableknits, and Old Navy.. Great for layering
  • Big coat- I like Columbia and North face for the cold weather
  • paperbag skirts- Sarta Designs, J.Crew
  • maxi skirts
  • camp socks
  • t-shirt dress
  • vest- Tiny Tulip,J.Crew,old navy, patagonia, north face
  • gingham button down.. and other patterned blouses
  • plaid flannel button downs
  • sweat pants- check J.Crew
  • leggings- full length and mid calf
  • t-shirts from Tiny Tulip or from your favorite brands
  • cardigans in a variety of colors
  • rain jacket- north face, columbia, patagonia ect. 
back to school shoe staples


  • Sperrys
  • Riding boots
  • Jack Rogers
  • Nikes!
  • easy espadrilles or Toms
  • nude flats
  • leopard flats
  • black or leather flats
  • Ugg style boots
  • Weather appropriate boots- bean boots ect. 
  • basic sandals- J.Crew or your local shoe store
  • Wellies: I love Hunter boots


  • Rose necklace
  • Chunky pearl necklace
  • Basic pearl necklace and earrings
  • A super sparkly necklace
  • A bright colored necklace
  • Chain style bracelet 
  • Simple watch- check Target
  • Pearl bracelet
  • those special socks to wear with flats
  • simple bangles
  • Knit Scarves
  • regular scarves.. I don't know what to call them
  • simple crossbody
  • baseball caps
  • monogram/initial necklace
  • a large wallet to keep in your backpack/bag/just to carry around
  • statement headband


  • Binders
  • Five Star Notebooks
  • Pencil Bag
  • pencils- both mechanical and regular
  • notebook for additional little notes
  • agenda! I love Lilly Pulitzer and Kate Spade.. also Erin Condren and Day Designer
  • pens!
  • Highlighters
  • sharpies
  • post it notes
These are just a few back to school staples and essentials that I have and feel are important for most people to have as well. You can really do so much with all of the fashion staples that I mentioned.. and with all of the basic supplies for the regular school day. And for all of your monogrammed necessities and wishes.. Check out Tiny Tulip! They always have the perfect monogrammed items!

Click the image above to see all post in my back to school series over on my blog! 

Monday, August 18, 2014

Back to School Inspiration

Sadly.. Summer ends tomorrow (for me at least). Sometimes, It can be a challenge to get your mind back into the swing of things. It's important to adjust as quickly as possible. I get my mind ready the night before, by reading some quotes from Pinterest. Just looking at inspiring words, really gets me back on track, and pumped to take on whatever comes my way. Here are some quotes that I have been looking at today:

What are some of your favorite motivational/inspirational quotes?

~Cathleen Slagle

Campus Rep Program!

Tiny Tulip is excited to announce that we have started a Campus Rep program! If you are interested in helping us reach  new customers on your campus this is the program for you! 

Want to get involved? Just follow the steps below to get started!

1.     E-mail us a list of all the members in your organization.  Your organization must have at least 30 members to be considered.  This does not have to include contact information.  We just need their first and last names so that we can make sure that all members receive their Tiny Tulip promo products! Your organization can be anything: sorority, sports team, club, group, RA, etc!
2.     Copy us on the e-mail that you send out to your organization.  Once we have your list of names, we will send you an e-mail full of all of our information! Send out this email to everyone in your organization and copy us on it!
3.     Post and distribute your Tiny Tulip products to the members in your organization. Once you have sent us your list and copied us on the e-mail, we will mail you a package with the Tiny Tulip promotional items to hand out to each member of your organization!

In order to become a campus rep for this promotion, your e-mail must include:
  • List of Member Names
  • Your Full Name
  • Your Full Shipping Address
  • Organization Name
  • University 
Keep in mind that we will only be accepting one representative per organization at your university.  In order to be selected first you need to send all of the information requested. 

Send your emails to with the subject Campus Rep!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Agenda Organization

Hey Y'all! Cathleen here with another part in my back to school series! I am super excited to be sharing this post with y'all:) Here is a little more of my new Kate Spade agenda in Bella Bookshelf, and some other things that I use with my agenda! I hope y'all enjoy this post.. and thank you all so much for following my blog! 100 of y'all are following me on Bloglovin'!! I cannot thank you all enough! Alright.. Let's move on into my Agenda Organization post:)

When it comes to agendas, post-it notes are definitely a must have! They are perfect for adding extra little side notes to yourself. With having a blog, I write a ton of notes to myself.. People to email, posts to write, photos to take... things like that!

I love Lilly Pulitzer pencils and I just had to take a picture of all of these patterns together! They're a little tacky all together in one photo.. but I don't care! I love all of these prints..

Here's where y'all get to take a peek inside of my of agenda, and how I organize/plan on organizing my agenda for both school and my blog!

So when you open the agenda, there are gold dots on the inside of the front cover. I like how the gold spiral binding matches the inside cover. The first page in the agenda is a folder. It's 100% perfect for putting Classy Cathleen business cards! The gold marker that you see in the photo is my absolute favorite marker I own. It's beautiful! It writes gold and shiny and is literally perfection in a marker. 

Another thing that is inside of the agendas are these little tabs so that you can easily find your way through the book. Unlike the Lilly Pulitzer agendas, these are laminated/covered in plastic so they are sturdy and durable. The next page in the agenda is just your basic month by month calendar. Pretty simple. 

Here's the part of the agenda I'm really excited about... The notes section! Instead of only being a few pages, this section is super thick! That means tons of space for me to make lists!! I love writing lists.. 

At the beginning of each month, there is a little saying on the right hand page. This month, the saying is "skip the formalities". 

Instead of showing y'all each month's saying.. I thought I would just show you my favorite one out of all of the months! December says "Find the silver lining". I always try to find the positive in things.. So this one is obviously a favorite! 

Ok so here's a little how I organize my agenda. On the spread page of the month, I have already written just a couple major things that I need to remember. Such as orientation and the first day of school. As the school year moves on, I will probably start to use this section to schedule out my blog posts instead of using the week by week. 

Here is probably one of your only chances to see how I schedule out my blog posts! At the beginning of the week, I just write down some ideas.. and then I figure out what post I want on which day.. So, here's this week, and what I have planned:) As the year goes on, this section will be filled up with assignments and due dates, and just things I have to do. 

Another thing that I like to do is to leave little post-its with ideas and extra to-do's that I need to get done this week! I just love post-its.. I guess it goes along with the whole list-maker part of me! 

Here's another look at my Lilly Pulitzer pencils.. I have used these a whole lot already, and they will be fun to use this school year! It's fun to look down as you're writing, and see a Lilly Pulitzer print on your pencil.. Get some for yourself here

Don't ask me why.. because honestly, I have no idea... but I love writing with blue pens. I always have loved just the look of blue pens I guess? I don't know.. if you have been following along on Classy Cathleen for awhile, then you probably know that I'm a little quirky so this really shouldn't be much of a surprise to you! haha:) 

Highlighters are a staple when it comes to getting ready for back to school. You have to remember all assignments, but some things are a bit more of a priority than other things. It's nice to highlight those important assignments, projects, dates, events that are TOP PRIORITY. Again.. We have some post-it notes shown in the photo. I like the big ones for marking my page, phone numbers, or other things that I need to do. The little ones are good for small assignments. I honestly don't know what I would do if I didn't have post-it notes in my life haha. They help so much!

What kind of agenda do you have for this year? Let me know in a comment below!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Summer Scarves

Hey Y'all, 
Today it is dark and rainy here in South Carolina. So I wanted to write a post about something bright and colorful and Summer-y! like... Summer Scarves! I know it is coming to the end of Summer.. And the fact that it is the first day of August makes the end of Summer seem even closer.. But i had to share!

summer scarves

There are a few things that you need to keep in mind when looking for the perfect Summer Scarf...

  • The perfect Summer scarf should have bright colors on it
  • The perfect Summer scarf should have a fun print
  • The perfect Summer scarf should be a versatile scarf that you can pair with many outfits
I feel like all of the scarves above are the perfect Summer scarves. Any of these would be perfect choices.. It doesn't matter what your style is.. I'm pretty sure you can make these scarves fit any style! These colors are very bright, and they just make you feel all happy.. Or at least, they make me feel happy... I don't know about y'all... Also, when I was trying to pick out the scarves above, I made sure that they were affordable! Some scarves can cost as much as $500 or even more! That's insane.. I tried to make sure that all of these scarves are under $100. Let's look at some different ways to style these scarves:

Summer Scarves

zebra scarf

monograms with a splash of pink

Pop of Orange

Navy + Silver

orange + stripes

pineapple scarf

Navy + tassels
I hope y'all liked this post:) I enjoyed putting it together! Thanks again to Itunu for inviting me to guest post this week!! Feel free to head on over to my blog:

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