Monday, December 31, 2007

New Look :)

Have you seen our new look? Inspired by my new business card design, I have decided to adapt the website to match the look of it!

Let me know what you think :) I will be reopening soon. Check back for updates as the week progresses...



Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Deadline is here!

Hello! Holiday hours are in effect & I want to let you all know that the Christmas deadline has now been pushed up to this Thursday, November 29th. I cannot guarantee holiday delivery after that point for any product, be it in-house or outsourced. After this Thursday, the site will be closed for ordering & will not reopen until Wednesday, January 2nd.

Hurry... you've only got 2 days left to order for 2007!

I hope you all are having a great (almost) December!


Monday, November 26, 2007

Holiday Deadline

Christmas is getting very close! Too close for me since I have not purchased one gift. Everyone continues to impress me with your timely gift-buying skills. See, I have NONE of that going on around here! Luckily I have a tree that is decorated which I chose to do over the holiday weekend.

Just a quick reminder about the Christmas order deadline. Sunday, Dec 2nd will be the last day to place orders to arrive before Christmas. I wish I could cut it off now b/c I could really use the extra time to finish up! I will keep you posted during the week to see how it's coming. If need be, I may just have to cut it off mid-week. I am keeping my fingers crossed, though.

Any orders placed after the said deadline will not be processed until 2008! Please keep that in mind this week. I am ready for the holidays myself & need to get in tune w/my family :)

Also, I am no longer accepting custom work. Those of you who have already contacted me for custom photo cards, etc., you are on my list & I will be able to help you. However no new jobs are being accepted.

Thank you all so much for such a successful season!!


Monday, November 19, 2007

Elf on the Shelf

Please note that I will only be ordering Elf on the Shelf on an AS-NEEDED-BASIS from now through the Christmas season. Thanksgiving delivery is not possible at this point as I am sold out & will not be getting my new shipment until early next week.

Thanks so much!!!


Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Melissa & Doug

Did you know that we now carry Melissa & Doug toys? Yep... we've got tons of inventory ready to go for you! Our prices are unbeatable, too. We sell at over 10% off retail so it's a bargain! Thanksgiving holidays will bring all the toys that are available to the site!

Stay tuned... Christmas shopping will be fun by adding these great, award-winning toys!



Over the next 24 hours I will be upgrading my company computer. I have been hanging on by a thread using my wonderful laptop but it's time to upgrade! I am in danger of losing very important info due to system OVERLOAD! So, please be patient (yes, even MORE than you've already been) so I can work even more efficiently for YOU!

Thanks :)

Monday, November 5, 2007

Design Your Own

If you have visited us at any of the shows we have been doing this fall, you've had the fun of experiencing the "Design Your Own" display that we have set up at our booth. I have recently updated the product selection on the site to include the small java mama, checkbook covers & can holders. I have also added the swatches to the site here.

For those of you who haven't seen our booth, the swatches that you see on the insert page can be applied to any of our "Design Your Own" line of products (sippy cups, java mama's, kid kup, checkbook covers, can holders & plates). If you see a pattern that you like on the swatch page, pick your favorite, pick your font & add that to your description on whatever product you want :)

I hope you have as much fun shopping online as my customers have had in person. It's so much fun picking out your very own personalized products!

Happy shopping :)


Saturday, October 27, 2007

Hollydays order status

I have been getting a lot of phone calls & emails regarding order status for the custom orders placed at Hollydays in Baton Rouge. I will attempt to address them here:
  • Custom Self-Inking Stamps - All of the Hollydays stamp orders will be arriving early next week! This was a huge order so thanks for your patience!
  • Posh Plates - Orders are being picked up from my doorstep tomorrow (Sat 10/27) for shipment!!!
  • Large Java Mama Mugs - Orders are being picked up from my doorstep tomorrow (Sat 10/27) for shipment!!!
  • Pink Sippy Cups - Orders are being picked up from my doorstep tomorrow (Sat 10/27) for shipment!!!


Also note, a lot of my stock in sippy cups, java mama mugs & kid kups are being used at my shows. If you order your cups please note that I cannot guarantee at this busy time they will be in stock at the time of your purchase. Things are happening so fast that I cannot keep accurate enough inventory on a daily basis during my shows. I will tell you that I cannot keep the Java Mama mugs, the pink sippys or the Kid Kups in stock long enough! Order early since I will be cutting off all orders for Christmas on the 2nd of December!!!

Thanks so much!!!


Monday, October 15, 2007

Back from the show

Wow. A week of 12 hour days on my feet & I am wiped out! The show was a huge success & I am so excited to have been a merchant for the first time ever! The place was packed & we had a great response to everything in our booth. I am very busy trying to catch up & process orders from the week so please be patient. Plus I have been away from my family for a week & I miss my babies!

Here's a few pics from the event. PLEASE NOTE THAT PRODUCTION TIME FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE YEAR WILL BE 10 BUSINESS DAYS (plus shipping time!).


Monday, October 1, 2007

Christmas goodies are here!

October 1st - must be Christmas season, right? Well, I have finally uploaded all of what I have done so far of the Christmas goodies. Click here to start shopping!
Here are some of my faves :)


Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Order tracking

You will now be able to login to your accounts & check tracking numbers, ship dates & shipping carriers! I have had a lot of requests to update this information so starting with orders that have been shipped last week, you can now login to your account to see when they werew shipped & track them.

Go to "Track Your Orders" which is located at the top of every page on the website, use the login you provided at checkout (if you saved your account) & your orders should be listed there!

Hope this helps!! You can still email me if you need any info at all but I thought this might make it easier w/the holiday season coming up - delayed email responses will be likely!

Thanks again!


Saturday, September 15, 2007

Turnaround time

Just a quick note... turnaround time is looking like 3-5 business days right now. Holidays are approaching & orders are a-plenty! I am doing my best to keep up with the pace but if you notice a little delay in response time, please take that in to consideration :)

Thanks & have a great weekend!


Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Holiday Stampers available now

Brand new holiday designs have just been uploaded. The Stamps & Embossers category now has three sub-categories: Everyday, Kids & Holiday for easy shopping. Click image above to see the new designs. Enjoy :)


Over 500 sold!

Since their introduction in mid-July, I have sold over 500 sippy cup inserts! Thanks so much for your orders! These are so much fun to create & they look so adorable in these cups!

Even the moms are catching on!

How cute is this?

Stay tuned.. more exciting new products & designs to come!
Also, production is staying at the 24-72 business hours mark with the exception of the kids room decor items. Those are still 5-10 business days.
Please note the holiday schedule & order deadline dates will be available soon!
Night, night...

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Something for me to enjoy... YAY!

The Java Mama tm
The Kid Kup

Hi there! I hope you all are having a fun-filled college-football weekend! We just got back from the TU/MSU game at the Superdome. It was a great first half & then it went all down hill from there. I had my neice & nephew tonight so we were all at the game ... I got a taste of what it would be like to have 5 kids... yeah, not an option!!!!! LOL!

I wanted to introduce the Java Mama & Kid Kup mugs as soon as I had my hands on them b/c I absolutely love them! However I've had a couple of b-day's in my family (the two boys) & I have been busy getting all of that fun stuff out of the way :)
I am so pleased with the quality of this cup. It is so sturdy & heavy duty that I am sure you'll agree it's a keeper. I hope you like them & I hope you find that they will be useful for yourselves (afterall we moms all need a little happy every once in a while) & your older kids. My two older ones use theirs at almost every meal! For now you can choose designs from the sippy cup insert section & indicate your choice in the order detail. I will be adding new designs for the "older" versions so please have patience!

So, when you place your order for the Java Mama & Kid Kup, please understand that they both come with an insert included in the price. If you want additional insert designs, add whichever inserts you want to your cart.


Wednesday, August 29, 2007

New Self Inking Stamp Policy

In order to keep the stamp ordering process timely & efficient, while helping to decrease production time, the following policies are effective immediately on all self-inking stamp & embosser orders. These policies will affect all stock stamp designs - not a fully-customized design. All artwork offered as a stock design is typset as-is & can be changed for a fee. Please see the following fee schedule:
  • Change of fonts are now $5 extra
  • Change of graphic is now $5 extra
  • Proofs are now optional & will cost $2.50 extra per proof, per revision
  • All stampers come with a stock black ink cartridge. All other colors are available at an additional $5 each.

Thanks for your continued support & I hope this will aid in reducing production time to get your stampers out to you even quicker!


Quick clarification!

I wanted to post a little note about a comment that Jen left regarding product depth. Thank you so much, Jen for posting this b/c I have wanted to post something about this for a while now but have not had the time :)

Since my store is packed with different categories (most of which I design, produce & ship myself) it is becoming increasingly difficult to keep up with adding new products in certain categories. Since the first of the year my business has nearly tripled from last year & I am doing my best to react to this increase. I have been forced at this point to produce on demand the products that are selling more than others. So, if you notice there are not as many items in certain areas, this is why!

But I do have good news... nearly everything in my store (design-wise) is interchangeable & can be transferred (within reason) from one product to another. My stamps do carry some restrictions but some can be worked around.

Anyway, I wanted to let you all know this little tidbit of info since it has been brought up before but neglected to be addressed :)


Tuesday, August 28, 2007

New products!

I am unveiling a new option when it comes to the sippy cup inserts. In addition to the Playtex Create My Own sippy cup inserts, I will be featuring a Kids Kup (8oz) & Java Mamma cup (16 oz) as well! These will have reversible inserts (2 designs for each insert) & will retail for $12.5o for the Kids Kup & $15 for the Java Mamma cups (plus shipping).

Also available are the Playtex Create My Own sippy cup itself w/a reversible insert for $10 each. The inserts will still be available as a one-side only insert for $2.50 each. The reversible ones will only be available when purchased as a full set including the sippy cup.

Stay tuned for more details & new category addition!


Tuesday, July 31, 2007

The whole house is sick!

The past two weeks have been pretty rough around here. Just so you know to expect delays in response times right now.. the whole house is sick!
Thanks for your understanding & I will try to respond to orders, etc. in as timely a manner as possible!

Monday, July 16, 2007

Melamine plates... on their way!

Yep.. customized melamine plates are on their way to Laurie's Lagniappe. I just ordered my first run of samples to test the waters & from that point on I'll be up & ready to sell, sell, sell! These will be such a hot seller, I just know it! I am in the process of coming up with exclusive designs - a local artist who does beautiful work! I can't wait to offer these.. they will make such cute gifts, favors & even every day china! LOL! I'd much rather use a melamine plate than a heavy stone like I have in my cabinet.

Here's a few that I did for my kids... these designs will not be available for mass-production but I just couldn't wait any longer to produce my first ones.
Price is $24.00 each.

Coordinating placemats are coming soon, too!

Hope you like them!


Friday, July 6, 2007

Coming soon... personalized coordinating backpacks, lunch squares duffels & more!

Square Stickers Added

Happy 2nd Friday of the week! Since today is the second Friday of the week, I am having a buy one get the 2nd one 1/2 off sale for the 4th person to post.. Hurry!

Also, I have begun adding a line of square stickers to the site. These are 2.75" in diameter & are rounded on the edges. Any of the designs can be coordinated with a matching note card or folded note for a set. Just let me know if you are interested & I will add it to the cart!

Here are a few designs to preview

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Anyone for an online party?

I am toying with the idea of having online shows. Anyone interested? "Hostess Benefits" & freebies will be awarded. If you want to participate, let me know & I can set up a "show" for you! Email invites included with your party...

For my first responder, a free stamper with your party order in addition to your hostess benefits! Just contact me to book your party & I can give you details then!


It's been a while...

Summertime is a busy time here! The two older kids are in camp but it doesn't seem like there are enough hours in the day to complete everything I need to do. With that, the dishes pile up, the house gets trashed & I am up til 4am a couple times a week trying to catch up! So, if you get email responses at 2, 3, or even 4am, that's why! My day hasn't started's only still going! Thanks in advance for your patience on delayed response times.

I wanted to post the new sippy cup inserts that have hit the site. These have become a highly-sought after item & I am glad to finally have them. These inserts are printed on the same high-quality printer that my stationery is printed on & are laminated to protect the designs from getting wet. If you don't see a design that you are hoping to find, please email me & tell me about it... I will get it added to the cart asap!
Here's a peek... enjoy :)

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Update to Self Inking Stamps

I have just added the following options for the Self-Inking Stamp designs:
  • Now available - Plate Only option for the round self-inking stamper! Now you can purchase additional designs for your stamper at only $10 per design! The plates come with a sticky backing that can be reused over & over again. If the sticky loses its adhering capabilities, a simple double-sided tape can be used instead.

    Some ideas of "other" design options would be one for holidays, a birthday design, a birth announcement, or whatever you can think of!

    PLEASE NOTE! This option is for existing customers only - if you have not purchased a self inking stamper from us, please do not choose this option. We cannot guarantee & will not stand behind this option if you purchased another brand stamping mechanism. We only guarantee & recommend this for our brand.

All stamper designs are now offered as a desktop embosser for $45 each. Choose this option only if you are looking for an embossed impression on your paper or envelopes.

I am working on adding envelope embossers with straight-line text as well for those of you looking for a simple, classy return address impression. These look great on the back flaps of all your outgoing mail :)

Thanks for your continued support & I hope this adds a little (more) fun to your mailings!


Wednesday, May 30, 2007

All remaining Kelly's Kids Spring 07 inventory reduced!

Take advantage of this price reduction of Kelly's Kids spring 2007 kit inventory! Click here to shop!

All clothing items are $9.99 a piece (less for accessories). Sold as sets only.

Happy shopping!


Thursday, May 24, 2007

9 new stamp designs

Been busy tonight designing away.. enjoy :) Now available on the site...

Sunday, May 20, 2007

This is where I've been...

Very busy this past month... mostly w/family time & fun stuff like that.
First came my sister's graduation from college...

Then came the "Hannah Montana Dance A Thon" 5th Bday Celebration of my 5-going-on-15-year-old daughter! We've been having so much fun! Enjoy :)

Monday, May 14, 2007

Aren't these adorable?

I wanted to share the "new & improved" wooden storage bins from the site. I have been forced to change suppliers of these bins but boy the possibilities are endless with this new source. I have a choice of so many color combinations... I am very excited about this new line. Check out a few recent orders:

Click here to see the previous versions & designs.


Sunday, May 6, 2007

It's Snowball Season!

My favorite time.... from March to November - we are BLESSED with these delectable ice mounds filled with finely shaved snowizard (this is the only true snowball machine) ice topped with juicy syrup and condensed milk (if you choose). No other better use of the Styrofoam cup!

Anyway, I had to add these "snowball notes" inspired by some of my favorite flavas :)

Enjoy.. just added to the site :)


Sunday, April 29, 2007

On the drawing board...

well, it's late sunday night & i am brainstorming. more ideas come to mind when i am half-asleep so i figured i'd get them down somewhere so here goes...
  • personalized placemats (fun, whimsical designs in the works)
  • note cards for your fun stampers :)
    specifically designed to stamp your monogram over & over & over!
  • personalized, frameable wall art
  • fridge calendars (laminated so you can wipe off each month when you're done!)

i know the list is longer than that but that's all that's coming to me right now! stay tuned for updates soon!


Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Kit inventory ready to go!

Ready, set, sale!

Kit clothes are now uploaded & ready for the pickin'! Have fun shopping - everything is sorted by size. Any questions, please feel free to email me.

No refunds, please! Sorry, no monogramming available.


Congrats to len & stac for posting a comment!

Since ONLY 2 people posted a comment... I have decided to give them both 10% off! Email me for your coupon code!


Monday, April 23, 2007

Uploading Pictures :)

The longest process besides taking inventory of "the kits" is formatting the images for the shopping cart. I do this to make it easy to shop...

The kits are here :) Look... I am in the process of uploading all the pics to the shopping cart - won't be long! Off tomorrow on a field trip w/EKB... stay tuned :)


Thursday, April 19, 2007

It's that time of year again!!!

Uh huh... you guessed it! KIT SALE TIME!! Yes, I just had a blowout sale. Yes, I just went nuts getting rid of 4 SEASONS worth of samples... but No, I just can't get enough! Spring 2007 kit samples will be arriving sooon!!

Check back for "Kelly's Kids 2007" link on the left navibar of my site...


Pssst... post a comment & one random customer will receive 10% off!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

The time has come...

This blog stuff ... foreign to me until recently. I have been instantly obsessed with finding people's blogs... those who post their favorite shopping links to those who tell their life stories! I have never been a reader - ask anyone who knows me - but I am becoming "one of you!"

SO, now Laurie's Lagniappe will be blogging away - just along side the rest of 'em - posting new goodies & stuff for the site - right here :)

I will be sending out my very last email newsletter in the next couple of days to be replaced with the "new" way of letting my peeps know what's new, what's up & what's to come!

Thanks again for your continued support & business - this has truly become the best "job" I've ever had!