If it’s not moving… monogram it: Two Funny Girls

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Reese Witherpoon was right when she said, “My rule is, if it’s not moving… monogram it.” I was so excited when the team behind Two Funny Girls sent me one of their monogrammed watches! I chose one with a houndstooth background and a bright pink monogram. You can customize your watch and choose different backgrounds and colors. They also have lots of other monogrammed and personalized things ranging from beach bags and wine totes to oxford shirts and pillows. There are so many great options in different price ranges.

I love hearing stories about how female entrepreneurs started their business. The story behind Two Funny Girls is beautiful. After reading you will probably want to call your mom then purchase her one or a few Two Funny Girls products for Mother’s Day!

Their Story:

Out of lemons comes lemonade. That cliche fits the beginning of Two Funny Girls better than any other.

In the Spring of 2000, a funny girl named Kristy received word that her mom, who also happens to be quite funny, had been diagnosed with breast cancer. Five days after that diagnosis, Kristy’s grandma died unexpectedly – if dying at 88 is ever unexpected. Before you get too depressed by this run of tragedy, know later that summer, Mom defeated breast cancer and has since lived as a survivor. Grandma is still missed, but she lived a full life and left a tidy little sum. Mom decided to purchase an embroidery sewing machine with a bit of that inheritance.

With that sewing machine Kristy and Sara – the daughter and mother who comprise Two Funny Girls – began personalizing clothes and other goodies. Kristy must be friends with every girl of a certain age in Texas and has been in all of their weddings and then attended their subsequent five million baby showers. She began hooking up her fertile friends with personalized gifts, stitched by her mom on that sewing machine. Of course, her friends loved the sweet stuff, but when Kristy’s friends had personalization on everything that would sit still, Kristy and Sara decided to try out selling their wares. After selling out of merchandise at several local craft shows, they took their talent to the web and now serve clients all over the country.

Despite their success, neither Kristy nor Sara considers Two Funny Girls their day job. Kristy’s “big girl job” is working as a privacy/data security consultant. Should the most unfortunate crime of identity theft befall you, email Kristy for tips and she’ll point you in the right direction. Sara is an active retiree who enjoys golf and plays bridge. They run the business with the help of friends and family, including Sara’s husband Jim, who serves as an occasional handy man and errand boy for the Two Funny Girls.

Kristy’s dog, a sweet boxer named Pete, wants Two Funny Girls to fail miserably. His walks are often neglected as his dog-mom and dog-grandma spend some nights and weekends in front of the computer or sewing machine. As a compromise, the girls donate a portion of their proceeds to the Boxer Rescue in Dallas. Pete approves.

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My Two Funny Girls Stainless Steel Monogram Watch (c/o)

I only accept and review products that I will use and love. The first image is adapted from a beautiful Glamour UK photoshoot with Reese.

 

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