Thursday, January 31, 2008

Store Closure Reminder!

Just a quick note to remind you that Fat Tuesday is Feb 5th! I will be closed from Feb 2nd - 6th & have a show from the 9th - 12th that following weekend. I might be hard to reach if you need me but orders will be collected & processed when we are back in full-swing. Kids are out of school all week so work time may be scarce :)

Checkout Mardi Gras live here! Photo courtesy of

Thanks ya'll & laissez les bon temps rouler!


Wednesday, January 23, 2008

At long last... Valentine's Goodies!

Finally.. Valentine's goodies are uploaded & ready for purchase :)
Here's a couple of my faves!


Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Design Your Own (in full detail!)

Okay, so I promised I would write more about the "Design Your Own" portion of the store so here goes...

As most of you know I started doing shows this past fall. In order to keep the ordering process as simple as possible, I came up with a process involving patterns, icons & fonts that could be applied to any product that we were offering. These three elements were used & reused, designed & redesigned for HOURS of fun at the shows. My customers had a ball as did my sales girls who were pushing (ever so gently) the products all day long for 4 days straight (thanks reeme, beck, aim, & tut!... oh & jeff, mom, dad & meg, too :)

The products that were selected for the shows all fit inside our antique pie safe display & boy were people drawn to it! We created the ultimate "cluster" effect where we were swamped with onlookers in front of our booth CONTSTANTLY! Needless to say, it was a huge success incorporating a unique, fun shopping environment.

Hence the new look, new navigation and general approach to the way we sell on There are new, innovative ways to shop in the works & I promise you're gonna love it! For now you can view the "patterns" "fonts" & "icons" links in the left navigation of the site to view your current choices to be applied to the following products:

We have many new products to be introduced to this line of "Design Your Own" so stay tuned for more FABULOUSNESS coming soon :)

Have a great rest of the week & I promise more fun & excitement heading your way!


Another newbie :)

This precious new gift is good for those on your list ages 5-65 (or older, hehe)! These clear acrylic 9 1/2 x 13 boards are decorated to perfection with a coordinating bow. You choose your pattern, font, icon (to be placed in the center in lieu of a monogram), monogram or name! I know you are just going to love these!

I cannot resist adding new goodies! Who said you have to gradually add new stuff?! I am sure you are gonna love this lagniappe newbie.

The site has kept me so busy this week & last. I am going to have Mardi Gras & Valentine's stuff posted very soon... keep checking back for updates!

We've got new icons... click here to view the precious art we've had drawn just for us! I love the work these gals have done... very excited to have them available. Remember, all of our art is transferrable from one product to another!


Thursday, January 10, 2008

Monogrammed Pens!

Hot new product added to the store.. Monogrammed pens :)


Thursday, January 3, 2008

Open for business!

Just wanted to pass along that we are now officially open for business! A few changes have been made on the site & I hope you enjoy the new "look" :)

I am happy to announce that I will now be shipping strictly UPS Ground (2nd Day or Red Label also available at checkout) on all items that leave my office. Tracking will be much easier this way & I won't have the dreaded emails like I got so many of this past holiday season containing, "where's my order??" USPS is great for regular letters but I have to tell you they've really given me a run for my money this past season!

Shipments that go out directly from my contract factories & plants will be shipped in a variety of fashions - some still being USPS. One change to help alleviate the shipping questions will now be minimized by my requiring all customers to register at checkout. I know this can be a pain but trust me.. you will thank me for it in the long run :) You can login & check the shipping status on all of your orders after registration. This section will contain all the pertinent info you'll need to track your orders.

Stamps & Embossers now include the shipping in the price of each item. I have also included a discount if you order more than 5 stamps! I have had many multiple-stamp orders & feel it's only fair to now offer volume discounts :)

There's a new feature on the site titled "Design Your Own Personalized Products" I will be adding more details about this new feature but please check it out at your convenience & let me know what you think. Send me an email & a random winner will receive a free product of their choice from that line! Email Me your comment to qualify!!!

I will now be offering a variety of different insert sizes for purchase. The Sippy Cup Insert page is being tweaked to reflect the different sizing options & prices.

Hope you all had a wonderful holiday season! Back to work time & boy have I been busy!!

Stay tuned... MARDI GRAS & VALENTINES items are coming very soon :)