Monday, December 8, 2008

Closed for 2008!

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Thank you for a wonderful year!  I am officially calling it quits to enjoy the rest of my holiday season w/friends & family.  Getting the last of the orders out this week & gonna try to take it easy & get some shopping done before it’s too late!

Stay tuned for a wonderful 2009!

Merry Christmas, Ya’ll! :)


Sunday, December 7, 2008

Trying to catch up.

Thanks for not sending too many “where’s my order” emails this year :) Not that I don’t like getting those but it’s been nice to be able to get some solid work done with the help of my mom & sister.. thanks guys :)  We’re up to our ears in orders (thank you!!) and are currently working on those orders placed on December 2nd.  Those orders placed prior to that are either shipped or being packed & shipped in the next ‘cupla days.  Hey, what ever happened to the “deadline”?  Guess no one pays attention :)  That’s okay… as long as I can get ‘em out in a timely manner, I don’t mind the extra orders lying around…

Wanted to share a few recent photo cards that I’ve done.. just nice to see a few more happy little faces this time of year. 



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Still have to get mine done… now if I can just get my kids to stay still I would be able to snap a cute shot & get ‘em out!  Haven’t even gotten close to designing it yet…


Monday, December 1, 2008

Christmas cut off is here!

Just wanted to remind everyone that their orders are MUCH appreciated this season!!!  Thanks so much for making this year my best year yet!  2009 promises to bring more exciting new products.. just as I did in ‘08, I will work tirelessly to bring you the latest & greatest to our product line…

On another note…. I am SWAMPED & can hardly keep up!  Just so you know, the Christmas deadline has passed & I can no longer guarantee your order will arrive before Christmas if placed now.  Last day to order for 2008 will be December 8th!  These orders will not be shipped until 2009 though!

Please note that ALL STAMPS, PLATES, BOWLS & PLATTERS have been ordered for 2008.  I am happy to say that I am caught up on all those orders… YAY!!!

Please refer to this chart when wondering when your order will ship.  This refers to all MEware products that are produced in house (sippys, javamama, kid kups, etc… see website for more details)

If you ordered on *** your order will ship no later than ***

Nov 20/Dec 4
Nov 21/Dec 5
Nov 22/Dec 8
Nov 23/Dec 9
Nov 24/Dec 10
Nov 25/Dec 11
Nov 26/Dec 12
Nov 27/Dec 15
Nov 29/Dec 16
Nov 30/Dec 17



Saturday, November 29, 2008

Site’s back up & running…

We’re all clear for accepting web orders!  Thanks for your patience!


Friday, November 28, 2008

Site down..

Email me w/any questions or if you need to place an order.  I have no idea what’s going on.. waiting to hear from my host.  Sorry for the inconvenience!


Thursday, November 27, 2008

Friday Only!


Happy Thanksgiving!!  Tomorrow we will celebrate Black Friday by offering free shipping!  Take advantage of this savings by entering BLACK at checkout in the Voucher section.  Minimum order of $50, please!

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Monday, November 24, 2008

Custom orders.. sorry :(

Unfortunately, (I’ve never had to do this) I am not going to be able to accommodate any custom work through the end of 2008.  I know this has been a big part of my business in the past but with the volume of stock orders that I have right now (wait, nothing I do is “stock”) I won’t be able to do any custom work until the holidays are over!  I am so sorry to have to do this….  This does not include any product listing on my site… only custom card/stationery/etc. designs or products that are not on my site. 

Thanks for your patience & understanding!  If anything changes I will let you know via this blog…

Thanks a million for your business!!! 


Friday, November 21, 2008

Order deadlines for Christmas delivery

Due to the overwhelming number of orders that are coming in, we are placing the following NEW deadline on all orders placed, effective immediately.  Any orders placed after this deadline CANNOT BE GUARANTEED for Christmas delivery. 

The last day to order to guarantee Christmas delivery is


Anything placed after this date will be processed but “order at your own risk.”  We are not guaranteeing Christmas delivery after that date.   This deadline applies to EVERY PRODUCT on the website! 

Also, the final date to order for 2008 is:


As always, these dates are SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE!

Thank you so much for your business!!!


Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Winner, winner, chicken dinner!


Thanks so much for all of those who participated!  Looks like our winner #8 commenter, is anonymous!  LOL!  Here’s the comment:

Anonymous Anonymous said...


November 15, 2008 6:30 AM

So, Jennifer, reveal yourself to me so I can give you your 50% off coupon!  Thanks SOOO much to all those who participated!  I promise to do more of these promotions here on the blog. 

Everyone else, please enjoy a 20% off coupon that EXPIRES TOMORROW 11-20-08!  Please enter “RANDOM20” at checkout to redeem your discount!

Thanks again & happy holiday shopping!!

PS- shoppers who come to the Helen Brett show this weekend in New Orleans, will receive a special prize with any purchase :)

Friday, November 14, 2008

Freaky Friday Random Giveaway

Let’s try this on for size… leave a comment & I will pick, at random, 20 commenters & give them a % off coupon.  %ages will be random & only 20 people will be given a discount code.  Hurry & comment.. one lucky winner will receive 50% off their purchase!!!

Let your your friends, co workers, family members, etc know about the giveaway… The coupon code will be good for 24 hours only & each winner will be given a different code for checkout…

good luck!!


Sunday, November 9, 2008

Patience, please!

I wanted to post a quick update since I have been gone so long.  I am waaaay behind on orders & would like to ask that you practice good patience during this holiday season.  Order processing time is around 7-10 business days right now plus transit time.  Most of the time, orders will go out before that but please allow this much time for processing this time of year.

The deadline for USPS order processing is Monday, December 1st.  I will then disable the USPS calculator & you will only be able to choose UPS as your shipping method.  Sorry about this but the USPS gets so backed up as most of you know during the holidays.  you will then have just 2 weeks to shop before I am shutting it down until the 1st of 2009.  December 15th will be the final day I accept any orders for Christmas delivery.  Anything after that cannot be guaranteed to make it before Christmas.

Thanks so much for your business!!!  I am busy, busy, busy right now so please do be patient :)  Also, please utilize the “Track My Order” feature during this time for up to date shipping info.  If your order is not listed as shipped in your login, chances are, it’s still in production/processing.  Feel free to email for updates as time goes on.

ONE MORE THING!!!  If you ever need something for a specific date, event, etc… PLEASE LIST THE EVENT DATE IN THE COMMENTS SECTION AT THE END OF THE ORDER!  Even though you email me to find out a shipping date, these dates that I provide ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE so I definitely need GOOD DATES from you as to when you need your stuff in hands.



Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Pocket Purse Calendars


Check them out!  Newest item added to the MEware product brand… Personalized Pocket Purse Calendars.  We found a great source for these after many requests to add them to the product listing.  Moderately priced at $10 each we think these will be a huge hit this holiday season.


Click here to shop!


Monday, October 27, 2008

Computer Crash!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Please bear with me as my hard drive crashed last night! I woke this morning to the blue screen of DEATH! I am on the phone w/Dell right now learning that my hard drive has CRASHED & I won't be receiving a new one for a few days. So, extended warranty, CHECK. More RAM, check. UGHHHH!H!!!!!!!!!
Luckily I have an external hard drive where most everything from my computer is backed up. But not everything.. so MORE $$ for a tech to retrieve the files from my CRASHED hard drive that the warranty does NOT cover... what a pain in the arse!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Custom Design Deadlines!!

All custom holiday photo cards will have to be ordered/placed no  later than Sunday, November 9th!  This is probably too late to extend the deadline but I will keep it at that so I can be sure to meet everyone's deadlines.



Monday, October 20, 2008

Junior League of New Orleans Holiday Shopping Card

Beginning this Thursday, October 23rd through Sunday, November 2nd, the JLNO presents the 2nd annual New Orleans Holiday Shopping Card event.  By purchasing a Holiday Shopping Card for $50, you are entitled to a 20% discount to participating merchants!  We are one of them & would love for you to participate!  Please click here to purchase a card.  If you purchase a card & your purchase is validated by the JLNO, I will honor the 20% discount online.  PLEASE contact me before shopping as I will need to issue a special shopping code exclusively for you. 

A little bio taken from the JLNO website:

The Junior League of New Orleans is committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving our community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Through its educational and charitable works, the JLNO enriches the lives of so many in our area. (click here to read more)

Thanks for your business & please join me in participating in this wonderful annual fundraiser!


Christmas items arriving today!

Just wanted to post that the Christmas items are finally being added to the site.  New designs will be added as the day goes on today :)

Here's a sneak peek..




Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Hollydays, Baton Rouge

Just wanted to post about the upcoming show we will be participating in.  We will have limited production & customer service so please bear with us while we're gone.  Office will return to normal next week starting the 20th of October... stay tuned for Christmas intro!!

While we're talking about Hollydays, we were given the opportunity to provide a gift for the sustainers.  Here's a sneak peek sampling of what we did for them.  Thanks, Ashley for allowing me to help celebrate ya'lls 25th anniversary!

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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

More new note cards


These were inspired by some bookmarks I made this past summer for my kids summer reading.  I will be adding those very soon to the store as well!  Feel free to peruse the new note cards just added to the store!


Monday, October 6, 2008

Tonsilitis this past week :(

I am finally making it out of the fog I've been in since late last week.  I have been battling a horrible sore throat & sinus infection.  Please accept my apologies for not being so productive.  Hopefully I will be more on the ball now that I am starting to feel better.


Friday, October 3, 2008

New flat notes + folded notes

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It's been a long time since I've had the time to design new note cards & flat notes.  I am pleased with the way these new ones came out :) So preppy & cute!  I  hope you enjoy & can find someone on your list who will love them as much as I do!

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I even love the flat notes that coordinate just as much!

I am also working like a dog trying to get Christmas '08 complete!  I will be activating the existing Christmas category soon so please check back!!


Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Over 140 new patterns just added!


Just a sneak peek of some of the new patterns just added!  Over 140 new patterns for your designing pleasure :) 

From precious fish to adorable floral patterns, this collection will sure take care of just about everyone's likes and fashionable tastes.

Holiday patterns have also been added in this bunch.  Click here to view the NEW PATTERNS!

Halloween stickers & inserts


Worked all day on getting some new Halloween stickers & patterns on the site.

Click here to shop HALLOWEEN GOODIES!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Tinsel & Treasures


Just a reminder that our first Junior League show of the season will be held this week.  Orders will not be processed until we return the week of September 29th.  Please allow one week delay in normal production time of 5-7 business days.  For weeks that we are working shows, turnaround time is 10 business days.

Thank you!!


Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Rush is in the air!

Well, it's officially holiday shopping season!  I have really begun to feel the sense of urgency in people's orders flowing in.  Glad to know SOMEONE is shopping early. I swore I'd be done my shopping by this time (HA!). 

Quick update - all stamp orders that have been received have been input & are in production.. through today at 2pm Central!  Wanted to get those in to not delay from other orders being produced.  Still hammering away at those orders that have come in since last Monday. 


Friday, September 12, 2008

Posh Sets, Now Available


Now you can order your very own "Show Special" online!  Just added to the cart.  Click the picture above to link to the page.


Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Production begins again..

Just wanted to update the blog to let you all know that I am back to producing orders placed during the evacuation of Gustav.  I shipped everything that was behind from just before the evac yesterday.  Tracking numbers should be uploaded to your "Track Order" page.  I have a ton of orders to catch up on so please bear with me..

In the meantime, I wanted to share some "show goodies" that were delivered to local customers yesterday :)  This is the resident "Show Special"  Plate, Bowl & Sippy set... too cute :)  Too much purple & gold for me though... I'd rather them be blue & red... Go Rebs!!





oh & this is what Ev has to say about my decision to send him to 2 year old's for 3 days a week :)  This is at the END of the day when he sees me... :(  poor baby boy ... :*(





Saturday, September 6, 2008

Sick to my stomach!!!



I'm home.. trying to catch up & unpack.  But not so fast... look out for IKE!  What a nightmare.


Friday, September 5, 2008

Signing off for a few days

We will be making our way back home tomorrow.  I am not sure when I will have internet access.  When I do, I will post.


Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Order Updates, Status

We are thankful our lives will be returning to normal a lot sooner than we originally thought!  I will attempt to provide order status below.  If you have any questions about orders that are not listed, please feel free to email me.  Some of the orders listed below may have been split shipped.  In this case, I have listed the latest ship date on each order.

Order # Ship Date
1705 UPS 8.7.08
1782 UPS 7.16.08
1783 USPS 8.7.08
1882 Delivered
1887 Picked up
1888 USPS 8.7.08
1889 USPS 8.7.08
1890 USPS 8.6.08
1892 USPS 8.4.08
1893 USPS 8.4.08
1894 Picked up
1895 USPS 8.12.08
1896 DHL 8.6.08
1897 DHL 8.6.08
1899 USPS 8.7.08
1900 Delivered
1901 Picked Up
1902 USPS
1903 Delivered
1904 USPS 8.14.08
1905 UPS 8.7.08
1906 USPS 8.5.08
1907 USPS 8.11.08
1908 USPS 8.12.08
1909 USPS 8.12.08
1910 FedEx 8.12.08
1911 Picked Up
1912 UPS 8.13.08
1913 Picked Up
1914 USPS 8.15.08
1915 USPS 8.19.08
1917 USPS 8.14.08
1918 USPS 8.14.08
1920 USPS 8.14.08
1921 USPS 8.14.08
1923 Delivered
1924 USPS 8.15.08
1925 USPS 8.15.08
1926 USPS 8.14.08
1927 USPS 8.14.08
1928 USPS 8.14.08; 8.18.08 (plate)
1929 USPS 8.20.08
1930 USPS 8.20.08
1931 USPS 8.20.09
1932 Delivered
1933 USPS 8.20.08
1934 USPS 8.20.08
1936 USPS 8.20.08
1937 USPS 8.20.08
1938 USPS 8.19.08
1939 Delivered
1940 USPS 8.20.08
1941 UPS 8.19.08
1942 UPS 8.20.08
1943 Delivered
1944 UPS 8.20.08
1945 Delivered
1947 FedEx 8.20.08
1948 USPS 8.19.08
1949 USPS 8.20.08
1950 USPS 8.21.08
1951 USPS 8.20.08
1952 FedEx 8.20.08
1953 Delivered
1954 UPS 8.20.08
1955 USPS 8.26.08
1956 USPS 8.20.08
1965 on order 8.28.08
1973 on order 8.29.08
1975 on order 9.2.08

The following orders are in progress & will be shipped as soon as I am back up & running again.  I do not have power at my office so we won't be able to return to our homes until that power is restored.  I will give a status on that as soon as it's available.

Order # Status
1957 ready to ship
1959 order ready to deliver
1960 ready to ship
1961 order ready to ship
1962 ready to ship
1963 ready to ship
1964 ready to ship
1966 ready to ship
1967 ready to ship
1968 ready
1969 ready to ship
1970 ready to ship
1971 ready to ship - need stamp approval
1972 ready to ship
1974 ready to ship

Sunday, August 31, 2008

we're here.. we're tired.. we're very, very worried

Needless to say, today has been one for the record books. I am exhausted beyond belief & I cannot imagine what we might be facing in the next couple of days when this Gustav makes landfall. Please understand that orders are being held & will not be processed until further notice. Thanks for your patience & understanding!!

Friday, August 29, 2008

Not quite finished

Just wanted to let you all know that I did not get to finish the orders that I wanted to finish today.  I will be bringing all remaining work with me to our destination & will resume work hopefully on Monday.  Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns with your orders.

I was able to stop some stamps from shipping to SE Louisiana that were placed at the Helen Brett show but some plates were shipped already.  If SE Louisiana is affected by Gustav, we will clean up these issues at a later date.  My factories are alerted of this problem & I know will work with me to get you your orders ASAP.

Thanks for your thoughts & prayers at this unsettling time.  Please stay tuned to this blog as I will be updating as early as Sunday.


Too close for comfort


In anticipation of Gustav making landfall sometime Tuesday, we will be closed from today until we are settled somewhere further north.  Printer, paper & other supplies will be making the move with us as we evacuate so no worries there.  Just trying to get all in house orders out of here before we leave.  I will be holding all orders within the state of Louisiana until we know where this storm ends up.  This includes posh plates, stamps & other merchandise that is on order.

I will be posting an order status as early as Sunday to let you all know where your orders are & when you should expect them. 

This is like DeJa Vu all over again!   Today is the 3 year anniversary of Katrina & my baby boy's 2nd birthday.  Katrina brings back bad memories... this pic was taken about 10 miles from my home.. although we didn't see this much water in my n'hood, it could very likely happen this go-round!  Please pray... !


please email me if you have questions but please do not expect to hear back from me until at least Sunday.  You can always leave me a message on my voicemail as well.



Wednesday, August 27, 2008

My new "Show Motto"

If You're Stalking,

Keep Walking!

I really think I am going to put a sign up in my booth from now on that says this.  More like it, I am going to start putting nasty notes on the bottoms of all of my products so when you go to flip them over you can be sure to find a cute, @$!&(Q# You! on the bottom (in a cute, pink & green font, of course). 

I mean really, people.  I have worked my butt off with this business.. it's not rocket science, by any means & I know that... but have common courtesy, couth, whatever you want to call it.  DON'T GRAB YOUR CHECKBOOK as the first item you find to write down skew numbers (you know who you are BAYOU GI**S GIRL) & product names... WTH?  You claim to have "top notch products" & "quality that cannot be matched"... well, FIND YOUR OWN PRODUCTS on your own & stop being RUDE!  So glad I told you something so you & others don't think I was "born yesterday."

SO there you have it... my show experience in a nutshell... this is EVERY show, EVERY day, EVERY few minutes.  Guess it's the best flattery in the world, right?  Wrong.  I take my business personal b/c that's what it is to me.. it's a personal choice to be able to take care of MY special needs kids... all of them are, right?  UGH!








Friday, August 22, 2008

Show Time


This is a picture of the cup we will stock after this show.

Playtex is no longer manufacturing the spout lids with the Create My Own line.  These will come in blue, red, purple, lime green, pink and aqua.  Updated pictures will be posted to the site as soon as our inventory arrives.  Playtex sippy cup lids are interchangeable so if you already have a spout lid from another cup, it will still fit onto this cup. 

I thought I would be able to obtain some "gray market" cups w/the old lids but that deal fell through.  So, we're going w/the straws.

Thanks & please bear with me during show time... hectic!!!


Monday, August 18, 2008

New Lunchboxes Added

Wanted to share a few pics of some new lunchbox designs just added to the site.  Hope you enjoy :)  Custom orders are welcome!  You can also see a sneak peek at some of the new patterns that are coming out soon! 









Saturday, August 16, 2008

Fall 2008 Kelly's Kids & Laurie's Lagniappe Promotion

It's time for a Kelly's Kids Promo!

If you LOVE Kelly's Kids clothes & laurie's lagniappe goodies, you're gonna love taking advantage of this promo!

From today till Tuesday, September 30th, you can earn free lagniappe goodies if you order anything from Kelly's Kids Fall 2008 collection through me! In case you aren't aware, I am a Kelly's Kids rep & have been since 2003. This little business has kept me so busy that I haven't had time to really dedicate myself to selling the clothes.

Kelly's Kids has changed their hostess benefits a bit which has forced me to change my guidelines a little since the last promo that I did back in March.

You cannot be considered a hostess unless you collect a total of 3 orders (including your own) that total $300.  You can still win free lagniappe goodies for placing an order for $300... see details below.  Please note, an accessory only order is NOT considered to be a full-order.

Here's the promotion details:

  • Take 25% off at for placing a Kelly's Kids order of $300 or more!
  • This promotion CANNOT be combined with any other lagniappe offers (including coupons, online party credits, etc.)


  • Take 15% off at for placing a Kelly's Kids order of $200 or more!
  • This promotion CANNOT be combined with any other lagniappe offers (including coupons, online party credits, etc.)


  • Take 10% off at for placing a Kelly's Kids order of $100 or more!
  • This promotion CANNOT be combined with any other offers (including coupons, online party credits, etc.)
  • Earn free shipping for lagniappe orders for placing a Kelly's Kids order of $50 or more!
  • This promotion CANNOT be combined with any other offers (including coupons, online party credits, etc.)

Check out some of the adorable Kelly's Kids clothing Remember!! You MUST order through me to get your hostess earnings & Laurie's Lagniappe gift certificate!


Monday, August 11, 2008 products listing now!


A new brand in the works all summer long has finally arrived. adorns silhouettes that reflect your kids unique personalities!  A stretch from traditional silhouettes, we strive to keep it fresh & new to keep up with the ever-evolving world of our kids personalities.


I hope you love these as much as I do :)  Add them to anything we carry on our site!  New designs & products are being uploaded so keep checking back for the new offerings.

Don't forget about our 10% off savings thru the end of August.  Enter NEWAUG08 at checkout to receive your discount.

Happy Monday!!


Friday, August 8, 2008

Bag Tags new to store...

Wanted to pass along a new product intro... bag tags.  I have been meaning to add these to the site but haven't gotten around to doing it.  $5 each or 3 for $12




Thursday, July 31, 2008

Are you new?



I have been getting some requests for a discount for new customers.  Now through August 31st,  I am offering 10% off any new purchase.  Even if you're a repeat customer, enjoy 10% off using NEWAUG08 at checkout to receive your discount.  Only one use per customer, please!


Saturday, July 26, 2008

okay, so i'm not so good :)

email me if you want me to send you the image for print!!  laurie (at) laurieslagniappe (dot) com



free hannah montana glasses ... MAKE YOUR OWN in 5 minutes!!

you will love me for this... of course, i was the ONLY mom in the city not to have gotten to "your local walmart" in time to get my free pair... so, here's an image you can print out onto cardstock to make your own.. in a jiffy!!  enjoy the show tonite!!!  click on the image to make it full size & print it out from there....




Thursday, July 17, 2008

monogram and naming etiquette 101

Did you know the "contemporary vs traditional" ways of listing your names as an engaged couple, married couple or just a single person vary ever so slightly?  I will attempt to go over the "rules" here since I receive the wrong ways submitted in orders nearly every day!


Rules for Singles
(one person) named Megan Elizabeth Sellers

  • Traditional monogram letters appear in this order, "First, Last, Middle" with the last name initial being larger in the center.


Rules for Engaged Couples
(two people) named Laurie and Jeff Burg

While I've always believed that a monogram used before the wedding occurs should never contain the post-wedding initials, there are some exceptions when it comes to using a monogram for the engaged.

  • A monogram being designed for an engaged couple should contain the bride's first name initial first, the groom's last name larger in the center and then the groom's first name last.



  • After the wedding the groom's name must come first if following the traditional monogram etiquette.



Rules for Married Couples
(two people) named Laurie and Jeff Burg

When personalizing paper or other products using a married couple's name written out, there are two rules of thumb to be sure you are correct in the rules of etiquette.

  • First and foremost, a man should never be separated from his last name.  He had this name first, thus he shall never be separated from it.
  • Another rule when writing out a couple's married name is the bride is "given away" thus the reasoning for her name being first.

Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Burg
Laurie and Jeffrey Burg

Jeffrey and Laurie Burg
Mr. and Mrs. Laurie and Jeffrey Burg


Laurie and Jeff Burg


Laurie and Jeff Burg


Rules for Family Name order:
Jeff, Laurie, Matthew, Emma Kate and Evan Burg

When listing your family's names as part of a salutation or as part of personalizing a product, the father's name should always come first, followed by the mother's and then in birth order, each child's name.

I hope this info is helpful!  If I can think of other hints & tips when it comes to monogramming & personalization, I will certainly keep 'ya in the loop!

One more quick note, linens are a woman's business... the bar is the man's!