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Friday, November 18, 2011


Michelle Callejo

Jeanne Betbeze

    It's a MetryChick Black Friday Giveway and MEGA SALE!

    I got together with my MetryChick friends and we put together this giveaway from you!  
    Not to mention some of the week long deals you can claim from some of us this week!

    Make sure you claim a DISCOUNT BOMB coupon (at the bottom of the home page) to claim 25% off your purchase this week!

    Get 20% off all purchases this week only!  Offers end Nov 26, 2011.

    Get 25% off any sessions booked this week and that we're running our boudoir special which will also be 20% off on Black Friday

     We have soo many awesome prizes!
     It is so simple to enter, just follow the instructions below!>

    Check out these prizes!

    First Prize:

    • 4 Wine Glasses from MetryChick
    • One "Let it Sneaux" Tee from My Fleur De Tee
    • 1 hour child, baby, or family session, in-studio proofing session, and 1 11x14 print from Davillier Photography
    • 4 Christmas Stockings  from Sherri Harrison Designs
    • Gulf Coast Collection Pendant of choice on a Satin Cord Choice of Black or Silver from Barrett House.  
    This Prize Value is over $300!!!

    Second Prize:

    • Large Hurricane Vase from MetryChick
    • "Peace Love Who Dat "Ornament from My Fleur De Tee
    • 30 minute child, baby, or family session, password-protected viewing gallery, and 1 8x10 print from Davillier Photography
    • 4 Kellis Kandles in your choice of scent from Sherri Harrison Designs
    • Gulf Coast Collection Pendant of choice on a Satin Cord Choice of Black or Silver from Barrett House.  
    This Prize Value is over $200!!!

    Third Prize:

    • Glass tile Pendant of Choice with Chain from MetryChick
    • "Peace Love Who Dat" Ornament from My Fleur De Tee
    • Free DVD Slideshow with the purchase of any studio session from Davillier Photography
    • 1 Purple & Gold Fleur de lis Purse Tidy from Sherri Harrison Designs
    • Gulf Coast Collection Pendant of choice on a Satin Cord Choice of Black or Silver from Barrett House.  
    This Prize Value is over $100!!!

    What are you waiting for?  
    Go enter now and TELL YOUR FRIENDS!

    Saturday, September 3, 2011

    Can I get a WHO DAT????!

    It's that time of year again - one of my favorite times of year - SAINTS SEASON!  WHO DAT!  I turn into an obnoxious football fan and just CAN'T WAIT for the first games and to feel that excitement that you feel when you tune in to see our boys in Black and GOLD!

    In honor of the first game I am holding a giveaway.  That's right, a BIG giveaway!  I am giving away a WHO DAT jewelry set, that's bracelet, ring, earrings AND Pendant! That's over $75 value!  Who wants in?

    Wednesday, August 24, 2011

    FEATURE and GIVEAWAY! Clutter Clearer, LLC!

    I became aware of Clutter Clearer, LLC on Facebook recently and looking into their company I was really intrigued and overcome by this NEED for their services so I shot them an email to find out a little more about them and how they work.  

    Sally Johnston, a born and raised New Orleanian, is the superwoman of organization and order. Being a mother and grandmother, she knows what it takes to run an efficient household. Among Sally's extensive talents, she is a fabulous entertainer and gourmet cook. She knows the importance of a well structured kitchen and home. She has been helping friends and family get organized and stay organized for years! 

    In June of 2010 she decided to share her talents of organization and efficiency with needy clients in the New Orleans Metro Area. Thus became her budding business Clutter Clearer LLC. She can come up with logical and practical solutions for all your Clutter Clearing needs. Whether you live in a one bedroom studio apartment or a three story mansion, she will find the perfect place for everything! Her expertise expands into lots of other areas also. 
    • If you need help moving, she can pack up your old home and then find the perfect spot for everything in your new home! 
    • Do you have a business that needs a makeover? Sally can help from setting up your supply room to organizing a proficient filing system.   
    Buying her Services can help you simplify your life by having an organized home, business, and atmosphere. Make an appointment today (504) 376-4114 or purchase a gift certificate on her website

    Clutter Clearer is $40 per hour and accepts cash, check, and PayPal. She initially comes to your home and evaluates your needs. The First Consultation is FREE of charge. After she establishes a game plan, she then gets started clearing your clutter.  

    The homeowner must be involved and has to be available to decide what stays, what gets donated, and what gets discarded.  A Clutter Cleared Home or Business benefits you by simplifying your life, having order in your home/business, and realizing that there is a strategy to being and staying organized. You should never feel guilty Clutter Clearing your life! The Clutter Clearer changes the way you live by teaching you valuable tips and techniques that will benefit you for many years to come.  Clutter Clearer respects your privacy. Any information you give her, including their business working with you, is kept in complete confidence. Contact Sally today and get uncluttered at last! No job too big or too small! 
     NOW onto the GIVEAWAY!

    One person will recieve a Free 4 Hours of Clutter Clearing Service! That's a Value of $160!!!!

    You can enter once each of these ways (post a comment below for each method of entry):
    (i.e., you leave one comment saying you followed CC on Facebook, leave one comment saying you followed on Twitter, and so on.  Each comment counts as an entry into the contest. )

    Make sure I have an email address, with your comment, so I can contact you, if you win! 
    If I don't have a way to contact you, you will forfeit your win!
    Prize is only valid within the New Orleans Metropolitain Area.  

    3 day winner's rule : Winner has 3 days to acknowledge they won prize, and confirm address, if no contact, then new winner will be picked in their place.
    Winner will be picked by Random Number, on 9-3-11, (

    Best of LUCK!

    Much Love,

    Celeste can be found toiling away at some new designs with or blogging about Healthy Lifestyles, and Real Housewives of NOLA.  Put on your big girl panties and buckle up.  This is going to be fun!

    Monday, July 4, 2011

    We have a WINNER!

    Congrats to Trulymarley!  You won a $50 gift certificate from Cling Modern Murals!  

    Thanks for participating in the giveaway!  Let's get another going soon!

    Much Love, 

    Wednesday, June 22, 2011

    GIVEAWAY! New Featured Artist - CLING EVERYTHING Modern Murals!

    I met the guys from CLING a few months ago and am obsessed with their items.  In fact, I just emailed her a brainstorm the other day that I HAVE to have for the front room.  I am still thinking on the other rooms!  To ENTER the GIVEAWAY and WIN a $50 Gift Certificate (which you will find goes a ways) go to and then post a comment on this blog with your favorite design - make sure to leave your email address in case you win!  Contest ends June 30th, 2011 at midnight, CST.  Winners will be notified by email on July 1, 2011.

    Hi y’all! I’m Megan, owner of NM Studio, better known as CLING... yep, we are the CLING people... 

    What do we do, you ask? We make original decals for you walls, windows, and so much more! Our decals are designed to capture the culture of southern style and charm. From ornate ironwork to the classic fleur de lis we’ve got something for everyone and everything.  We can even do custom names, monograms, and quotes!

    Why CLING? Why not!?! CLING decals give you the freedom to be bold without the fuss of paint.  Its simple application and versatility is perfect for creating everything with a smooth surface into a work of art.  CLINGs can be applied to walls, ceilings, windows, cabinets, doors, fridge, mirrors, vehicles, and even small items like laptops, glassware, and notebooks.  Kids Rooms, Apartments, Dorms.... CLING is great for places with ever changing d├ęcor or where permanent decorating is not permitted.  When you’re ready for something new, peel it off and you're ready to CLING again. 

    ALSO... did I mention we design, produce, and package everything at our studio!?! From start to finish, every product is made by the crew at NM Studio.  
    P.S. I’ll let you in on a little secret.... We are working on a new website that will have a ton more designs; also, we are adding home decor, accessories, and apparel to the mix! We are so excited and hope you will be too! Please keep an eye on our site in the next month or so, and let us know what you think! 
    Check us out a or email us at

    Tuesday, May 24, 2011

    And the Winner is....

    Congrats on your win!  Check your Inbox for instructions on redeeming your prize!!!

    Thank you everyone for playing the game!  Look for more contests soon!  We are 52 fans away from our next giveaway on Facebook!   You never know what I will be giving away!  
    Everyone else who entered - check your inboxes for a special surprise!  Thanks for entering!
    Much Love, 

    Monday, May 9, 2011

    Happy Anniversary to you! Happy Anniversary to me! Happy Anniversary...

    On the 16th Sarge and I make our 12 year anniversary.  It is also the 4th Anniversary of MetryChick.  MetryChick has had some growing pains through the years, the 1st year it laid around and didn't do a whole lot, then it started to walk around and explore, then the terrible twos and the independent threes.  I remember with my kids 4 was a great year.  It was a year that they started to be more independent, to spread out from Mom a little more and look around.

    I thought I would do a little blog type of contest.  Facebook seems to have a THING about doing contests now, so we want to use the blog more anyway.

    I am going to GIVE AWAY a CUSTOM Charm Bracelet!

    You can win THIS Custom Photo Charm Bracelet that I created with Davillier Photography that is worth $75!  You can create this beautiful item with three of your favorite photos!  Here is how to enter!


    Winner will receive this beautiful Custom Charm Bracelet!

    Make sure I have an email address, with your comment, 
    so I can contact you,if you win! 
    If I don't have a way to contact you, you will forfeit your win!

     /Canada only

               3 day winner's rule : Winner has days to acknowledge they won prize,
    and confirm address, if no contact, then new winner will be picked in their place. 

      Please post each entry separately, i.e. 2 comments for Subscribing: 
         Some entries have been combined on one line, check carefully
    • Comment Below about your favorite product
    • Follow this blog on Google Friend Connect (1 entry)
    • Follow me on Twitter or Facebook (1 entry for EACH)
    • Subscribe to this blog (2 entries) 
    • Share this giveaway on Twitter or Facebook (please use #MetryChick in your Tweet!) - (2 entries EACH, per DAY)
    • Stumble this post/giveaway (2 entries) 
    • Have / Put the "MetryChick" Button on your blog or website (3 entries)
    • Enter this post link in a Giveaway Link on another site (4 entries)** MUST provide link to the Giveaway Link!
    • Blog about this giveaway (5 entries)

    Contest will end on May 23rd, at midnight. Winner will be picked by Random Number ( on May 24th, and emailed. As soon as winners' info is received, I will mail their program to them on the next mail run.

    Disclosure / Disclaimer: I TOTALLY stole how to run this giveaway from  She is awesome!

    Thursday, March 24, 2011

    Who do you Call?

    Through our almost 14 years of owning this house we've come across the need for a LOT of repair people, as you can imagine.  We've found a  lot of gems out there and a lot of stinkers.  I have also made a lot of friends in this industry.  Here are my recommendations

    Appliance Repair:
    ATI Anderson Technicians Inc
    701 S Al Davis Rd, New Orleans, LA 70123-7304 (504) 831-9500 
    I ask for Mr. Anderson, he is the older gentleman.  They usually can come out the same day and he is very honest and will fix things the right way the first time.  

    Acadian Plumbing & Drain LLCAddress:

    28 West 27th Street
    Kenner, LA 70062-4873
    (504) 367-9040
    Again, an honest plumber.  Go figure!  They get the work done right away and right the first time. 

    AC Repair
    Diaz Air Conditioning ServicesAddress:

    2308 Tifton Street
    Kenner, LA 70062-5236
    (504) 239-1838

    Call Miguel.  He comes out and does a terrific job!  

    Muffler - Exhaust Services

    Terry's Muffler & Auto RepairAddress:
    (504) 885-5800

    I trust Terry for exhaust needs.  He replaces my catalytic converter in about 20 minutes!  He's now located on Vets, right past the airport.  

    Computer Repair

    2011 Metairie Road, Metairie, LA (504) 324-3343
    Chuck is a knowledgeable repair person. He is also the only person I would trust to completely wipe an old hard drive and do as he pleases with a computer that is past its expiration date.  


      Felix's Electrical Services
    504-350-4015 504-464-0712
    I totally recommend Felix for your home jobs AND commercial work.  Not only is he my stepfather, but he is a great electrician too!

    I know I am forgetting people, but these are the ones I can think of right off the top!

    Much Love, 

    Thursday, March 17, 2011

    Metrychick's Recommendation - Computer Worx

    When I am lucky enough to get really good service I like to share that company and that service with your.  It helps if it is a locally run business that stands behind what they offer.  I want to profile companies here and let's give them our business! 
    Computer Worx is owned and operated by born and bred local boy, Chuck Slack.  Chuck has over 10 year experience in computer work and has gotten me out of some tight spots!  They are located on Metairie Road, in the little shopping strip right across from Regions (near Bonnabel and the snoball stand). 

    So, instead of hitting up the Ge3k Place in that local big box store or just dealing with it, give Computer Worx a call.  My Lucy had her computers worked on last week and the best part - Chuck came to her HOUSE!  No, unplugging and lugging!
    We do home and commercial computer repairs and networking.

    We offer custom built computers and servers and offer set-up and maintenance on both.

    Our custom built computers start at $599 with a 1 year warranty on parts and labor. So, if something goes wrong you don't have to send your computer off to get repaired. We carry all parts in stock.

    We can come out to you on-site, we also offer local pick-up and delivery, and welcome walk-ins.

    Our hours are Monday thru Friday, 9am-6pm and Saturday, noon-4pm.

    Our virus removal is only $99.

    Other services include but are not limited to dc jack repairs, laptop screen repairs, data transfer (if you just bought a new computer).

    We will advise you if a repair is worth the money or not. We strive to make you, the customer happy and do what is in your best interest over making the sale.

    Our turn around time is normally no 1-2 days in most cases (unless we have to order in a part for you). We will not send your computer away to be repaired. All repairs are done in shop.

    Our diagnostic fee is $20, however that fee is waived if you have us do the repairs we recommend.

    There is also a way for you to receive on-site service for as little as $40.
    We would be happy to give you more information on saving money with our service package.

    Please feel free to call, e-mail or stop in with any questions you may have.

    We are located at 2011 Metairie Rd.

    You can also find us on Facebook:


    They also have an awesome new referral program: Our referral program.... anyone you refer to us that uses our services and mentions your name gets you $5 off your next service.


    Tuesday, March 15, 2011

    Featured Artist - Cara Jouglard Photography!

    My friend, Cara has just started her photography business and I am she takes some REALLY beautiful photos!

    I'm Cara, owner of Cara Jouglard Photography. I'm a custom photographer in the New Orleans area. I shoot on location and prefer to use natural light. I like to keep sessions relaxed and care free, I like letting children be children and following them around and capturing them at play and being natural. Feel free to bring changes of clothing and any thing from home that brings you and your family into the photographs. I will also bring a few things that I think will help make your photographs one of a kind. I want this experience to be about you and your family and I want your photographs to capture your personalities and spirits. Most of all I want you to have FUN!

    Photography has always been a passion of mine. I've always been the one been the one behind the camera taking hundreds of pictures. I love capturing those moments that make you smile, laugh and even cry. My goal is to capture these little moments in time for you to love and treasure for years to come.

    To book a session you can visit my website or email me

    Win $100 Gift Card!
    LIKE Cara on Facebook!

    Wednesday, March 9, 2011

    I Need a Mulligan...

    Mardi Gras is officially over and I know that I need a Mulligan!  I soo need a system reboot - a do-over to purge my body of the craziness that was Mardi Gras  and my drug of choice - SUGAR!  I have been on a sugar kind of binge for a while now and am feeling it in my waistline and my energy level! 

    I have tried every SINGLE diet there is out there.  At last count I did about 18 different diets.  Obviously, they DON'T work!!!  The only thing that has worked for me in the past was to eat well - eat WHOLE Natural foods and to work out.  I KNOW!  GENIUS!  Who would have thunk it??? 

    So,  now I need to make a commitment to myself!  This weekend I competed in the Warrior Dash!  If you don't know what it is Warrior Dash is the HARDEST THING I HAVE EVER DONE.  It is a 5k with 13 obstacles sprinkled throughout in MUD and slime and it is TOUGH!  Of course, it might have been a little easier if I had trained for it, but NOOO, that would have made sense.  I was not ready at all.  However, I finished!  That's why I am crying in this picture. I didn't think I would have done it.  I wanted to quit sooo many times but I kept chanting, "Just keep swimming.  Just keep swimming!"  I don't want this accomplishment to be a footnote to my life.  "Also completed the Warrior Dash - ONCE"  Hell no.   I knew as long as I kept putting one foot in front of the other I would be okay.  I would make the right choices.  I have to apply that to myself.  Just keep making right choices - one step at a time.  As long as I make right choice after right choice I'll get to where I want to be.  If I make a wrong choice it is not a stop, but a break, like the ones that I would take to catch my breath on Saturday - take a deep breath and make the next choice a better one. 

    I have a perfectionist personality.  It is soo all or nothing with me.  If I can't do it perfectly then I don't want to do it at all.  Are you familiar with this mentality?  I just thought it was me until I heard about Flylady.  She helped me admit it! 

    Everything I have read around here has said that just like in recovery you need to announce your intentions.  I also think that I need to put it out into the universe, so here goes.  I am committing to ME.  For the first time in a LONG time I need to really focus on me, not doing this for anyone else.  I just need to put myself first for a few and concentrate on me.  I am not getting any younger and it's my turn, dammit!   So, I am going to get healthy for me.  As a wife and mom, do you have ANY idea how hard that is?  There is always something that makes you think that you need to do for everyone else. 

    I'm going to make that list and check it twice!  I am registered for the Crescent City Classic in 39 days.  So, there is a lot of work to do to get me ready for that one!  I will be ready!  I want to be down at least 20 pounds by then.  Then - there is our vacation to the mountains in June.  I want to be able to hike with my family. 

    It's ON! 

    Tuesday, March 1, 2011

    NOLA MOM Feature - Dixie Louviere of NOLA Chic

    DL Creations is a jewelry and accessory boutique located at 4955 W. Napoleon Ave. in Metairie, LA. We have been in business since 2002.  We carry jewlery, gifts, and our very popular rhinestone fleur de lis shirts, which we design and make in Metairie. We try to carry unique items that can't be found just anywhere.

    We specialize in bling apparel for ladies and our clothing line is called NOLA Chic. NOLA Chic was created out of my love for New Orleans and the desire to offer fashionable and fun clothing in sizes that fit real women.  Our NOLA Chic line features rhinestone, glitter and sequin embellished apparel, New Orleans themed of course.  We have a huge assortment of fleur de lis rhinestone tees in sizes S-3X, and themed fleur de lis shirts are our specialty. NOLA Chic can be found in several boutiques throughout the state.

     In addition to finished clothing, we also make and sell rhinestone iron-ons.  You can bring your own shirt (adult shirts only, we do not apply transfers to children's clothes) to our store to have a design applied for a small fee.  We also offer custom rhinestone designs.  Since we make our shirts and appliques in Metairie, we have no minimum for custom designs, but we can accomodate large or bulk orders.  Our rhinestone designs can be viewed online at