#KC Local Love + SALE!

We are so thrilled to partner with another local KC company, NEVA,  for this awesome 4th of July SALE! What's better than getting in shape, hydrating & support local business...while looking fabulous?! Let us tell you a bit about these awesome women - here's what our friend & co-founder of Neva had to tell us: 

"Neva Activewear is made up of two Kansas City moms who design and produce high-quality custom activewear while hiring women across the world to hand-stitch inspirational messages on each piece. Our goal is to offer meaningful employment and to empower these women to be able to care for their families in ways that were previously inaccessible to them. Our latest line is eco-friendly, made in America and hand-stitched by women (immigrants, students, moms and grandmoms) right here in the Kansas City area. As the mothers of small children ourselves, we understand how important it is to be able to bring home an income while still caring for your family. Designed in beautiful colors with an active lifestyle in mind, NEVA is the perfect addition to your wardrobe. We all wear activewear every day, so why not make it mean more?"

Want to get in on this SALE? Check out the TANKS on Neva's website (use code TANKS25) and the TUMBLERS on the La Plates website (no code needed).

God Bless the USA!


Valentine's Giveaway : #kcLOVEgiveaway

On this first day of February, we proclaim our LOVE for Kansas City. We are so fortunate to have so many amazing entrepreneurs in Kansas City, many who we call friends. We have come together to celebrate LOVE & KC with a giveaway, just in time for Valentine’s Day treats! We’re calling it the #kcLOVEgiveaway and we hope you’ll play!

How to enter:
1. Follow the Super 6 KC businesses on Instagram.
2. Repost one of the giveaway images with the post: 
"Join our #kcLOVEgiveaway, $300+ Value! 1. FOLLOW @ampersandstudio @bushelpeckstationery @laplates @maddynashkc @merseaco @littlehousekids 2. REPOST this pic and with #kcLOVEgiveaway for a chance to win!"

What does one lucky Insta-friend win? Over $300 in fabulous prizes!

@ampersandstudio : Ampersand Design Studio : Heart Cell phone Case : $39

@bushelpeckstationery : Bushel and a Peck : Stack of Cards : $40

@laplates : La Plates : LOVE platter : $44

@maddynashkc : Maddy Nash : Pink Ikat Dot clutch with silver frame: $65

@merseaco : Mer-Sea : Agate Candle : $55

@littlehousekids : The Little House : Bla Bla doll + $50 Gift Certificate

We will pick our winner on Friday, February 6th at noon CST, giving you plenty of time to wrap up some of your winning items for Valentine’s Day gifts! The prizes will be available for pickup at The Little House in Fairway, Kansas {Prizes are for local pickup, but shipping can be arranged}.


Post-Wedding Picnic, PRECIOUS!

Love what this cute aunt & uncle did for newlyweds - a post-wedding picnic! Filled with some favorite treats, they included La Plates Gingham Plates + a few Frost Cups. Thanks for letting us be a part of the special day!


Adoring Acrylic / Lucite

If you follow La Plates on Pinterest, you'll often see us pinning images to our Acrylic + Lucite Board. We sell all kinds of acrylic & lucite, but our obsession goes much deeper... On a recent trip to visit some of my besties in the Bahamas, I couldn't help but snap a few photos of these fab pieces. The entire house was amazing (Marianna Lane Interiors), but I only went snap crazy on these crystal clear gems:


An obsession continues...

Last Fall after a little surgery, I had to stay in bed for a week. It was suppose to be a bit longer, but seriously people - there were monograms to create! Anywho, what does one do with this bed rest prescription, but sign up for Netflix & become addicted to multiple shows & binge watch every episode?!

Today is the day that one of my favs comes back - Orange is the New Black. In honor of the return, we rounded up our favorite orangies from La Plates:
Starting top left & going clockwise:

Cutting Board (small) - Mosaic with Script mono
Guest Napkins - Plush with Circle mono
Penelope Wallet in Mango
Platter - Vines with Roman mono
Vineyard Round Necklace (large) - Script mono
Melamine Bowl - Ziggy with Zippy text
Celly Case - Mosaic with Script
VIP Wallet in Mango

Let us know if we can help get you decked out in ORANGE for Summer - it's the new black!


Minecraft Party

I just had a crash course on Minecraft. If your kiddo is requesting a party with the same theme, let me give you the shortcut version & all the links to helpful sources. Before this event, I thought it was "Mindcraft", like my child was using his mind to create structures. Through all my new BFF's via Pinterest, I learned so much more & I pulled off a party that my son said was "EPIC"!

Decor was basic & was made out of things I picked up at Hobby Lobby or Target - the invitation & a lot of the signage, I created using the Minecraft font. You can find invitations & signs on Etsy, if you don't want to make them. Throughout the party, we had tunes playing from this YouTube playlist.

Special order La Plates - designed by the birthday boy!

There's so much to do with food for a Minecraft party - I had my kiddo pick out his favorite items and we used those. If I had it to do over, I might work on creating more non-sugar related items, but it was a party, right?!
 Sand, dirt & coal were made from Rice & Cocoa Crispies...

 ...just added black gel food coloring to make coal.

 licorice = TNT, Rolos = gold

 You can now purchase "Steve" heads from Target, but I ended up making ours because my son wanted a blonde version...and I watched this video to figure it out, sorry no shortcut.

The activities we planned worked out pretty well - corralling 6 & 7 year old boys is tough no matter what you're organizing them to do! 

 Who knew the old-fashioned games would prove to be so fun! They went back 2 & 3 times to get another chance at the pig.

 I hadn't made a pinata in years...sadly, our ghast was a little too hefty & it took the hubs whacking him a couple of times before the candy explosion. No one seemed to care & it was pretty funny to watch.

Mini crafting tables were used as tic-tac-toe boards...something I hadn't even planned!

 Here's the disaster of a table - post sugar & games. You can see we also played BINGO, cute & there are different versions for different age groups.

 This guy couldn't have been more excited about his cake. He wanted a TCBY cake & our fabulous local store did it exactly to his drawn request...took them red fruit roll-ups to make the design on top.

One happy 7 year old!


HOOPLA...how do I love thee?

We have been admirers of HOOPLA since they launched their spa in July 2012...then we got to know the owners and it's been love ever since. Seriously, they are amazing entrepreneurs AND the gals you want for besties!

We are thrilled to be having a trunk show at HOOPLA this week week - Thursday 5/1 and Friday 5/2 from 10am-2pm. Stop by for 10% off HOOPLA services AND 10% off La Plates purchases. Not in KC? Not to worry, use code HOOPLA10 - but be sure to stop by for a pedi next time you're in KC, they are amazing! {2708 West 53rd Street, Fairway, KS 66205}
{discount code expires on 5/2/14, at the conclusion of the trunk show}