Exercise may be in my future...

So Spring has come & I keep saying I'm going to exercise. After a long winter, it's tough to get motivated! But check out my latest reason to get outside and get moving - Madsen Cycles:
My issue with exercise is simple. I exercise with my kids and they've gotten entirely too heavy for pushing in a stroller...yes, it's the spendy double stroller, I thought I HAD to have. After coming across this fancy Madsen bike, I think my problem is solved! I won't break my back during exercise and these kids look like they're having a ball! I'm not sure I'll ever look as put together as this young momma, but it's worth a try...now for a place to park this bad-boy!


Ahhh...good stuff

Do you ever feel like there's just a lot of negative going on around you? It stinks. I just got an e-mail from an old friend about her new website - go with steph - and just let out a big...ahh. There are good people and there are good things going on all around us. Sometimes we just need to stop and minute and refocus. Have a happy weekend!


Country Living love

Earlier this winter, Country Living contacted La Plates with an idea for their May issue. They were rounding up the best of gingham and wanted to feature La Plates...checkout page 125! As a follow up, we are participating in their upcoming event, "Housing Works Thrift Shops 5th Annual Design on a Dime fundraiser benefiting the nation's largest grassroots AIDS service organization. For this wildly popular interior design charity, Country Living magazine is hosting a VIP room, where leading designers and celebrities can purchase gift baskets to benefit the cause."


Greek Key inspiration

The greek key pattern has always caught my eye. It was not until we were creating an original design that I realized how intricate the pattern can become! Here are a few items that inspired us:


Pink & Green Collection

In honor of all those Lilly dresses I lived in at the beach, La Plates has created a Pink & Green Collection for those that live in a pink & green world! We've picked the color for your text, but you still pick your font style & personalization - enjoy!
ARGYLE - monogram in white caslon
CONFETTI - text in white american
ELEPHANTS - text in white american
GREEK KEY - monogram in hot pink circle
HOUNDSTOOTH - monogram in green script
PALMS - text in white caslon
STRIPES - monogram in white script


April showers...of La Plates!

We decided that tax season is the perfect season to line up a few La Plates giveaways! Be sure to sign up for our Facebook Fan Page and you'll get the latest and greatest on discounts, giveaways & more. We promise we won't bug you with much - just good deals!


Golf is in the air!

As we were planning for Easter next week, I was gently reminded that it is also "Masters Sunday". Oh how I love golf season! Checkout the recent 435 Magazine where they featured Mr. La Plates with Tom Watson...at least all those rounds count for something!


A worthy cause...

Anyone in the Kansas City area, mark your calendars for a fabulous event: Truman Medical Center's - Fashion for a Cause. La Plates has been involved for the last few years. Not only is it a fun event, but the money raised goes to such a worthy cause.

As a part of the event, La Plates is offering 10% off and 10% to the cause, when you enter FFAC10 at checkout. The discount/donation will be reflected on plates, platters & placemats.


Are you prepared for Mother's Day?

Here at La Plates, we can come up with a Mother's Day gift for any of the special ladies in your life! Our products are perfect for the young to the young at heart. A set of La Plates for inside or outside entertaining...a monogrammed acrylic tray for cocktails or lemonade...a canvas tote for going to the beach or grocery. Be sure to order by April 24th for delivery by Mother's Day.
SQUARES plates - black with SINGLE INITIAL in SQUARE - khaki
LARGE Acrylic Tray - SCRIPT monogram, navy
LARGE monogram tote BROWN trim -