Buy Set of 5, Get 1 FREE!

We love a good deal, so we're really excited to offer one to you this holiday season! Now until November 29th, 2010 @ midnight CST, buy a set of 5 identical La Plates 10" melamine plates and get the 6th plate FREE! No need to enter any codes at checkout, we'll add the free plate to the order. No additional discount codes may be entered for the FREE plate deal to be applied to your order. Set of 5 plates must be identical in design + colors + font + personalization.Customers should only order 5 plates and we'll throw the 6th in for FREE. We will create the plate during production just for ordering 5 of the same identical plates. We can not refund money if you order a 6th plate - but we'll still throw one in for FREE!


Christmas Card Photos

In an effort to motivate our kids to take Christmas card pictures, I found some old photos of Uncle Matt & me. I had to laugh at the number of monogrammed sweaters my mother dressed us in...La Plates was in the cards long ago!

Let's begin with 1981's sweet leaf pile pic...
A few years later, things got a little ugly...my bad teeth, the pom-pom hats over the bowl cuts, our "friend" Joey...but I've got a monogram!
May you have good luck in snapping a classic of your kids...dog...whoever you plan to show off this year!


Rainy Day Fun - Placemats

Thanks to our fabulous art class teachers, the kids had a new batch of sparkly play dough. With an afternoon rain & no tv (mean mommy) the kids came up with a new use for their Handwriting Placemats - pretty creative, if I do say so myself!

We also write directly on the placemats (washable markers only) - it's great entertainment while mommy & daddy are trying to get dinner on the table!


The Nest - what a fab mag!

From the days of planning my wedding, I've been a huge fan of The Knot. Their sister publication, The Nest is just as helpful & fun for home decor & lifestyle. The Nest Fall 2010 issue has us already thinking about our holiday lists...a great collection of "gifts under $50"! We're partial to the La Plates Cutting Boards on page 24, but found something for everyone. Pick up a copy today - it's great!


Lonny Mag Love

One of my favorite online magazines - Lonny Magazine - turns one today. While I still wish I could flip the real pages, I adore everything about the content of this publication!

Last week we were thrilled to be a part of the countdown to Lonny's 1st Birthday (sorry it was only a 1 day giveaway). Then to see our VIP wallet in the "We went mad for..." was a thrill!


Balliets, here we come!

Back in 1992 (Stanton Hall - Miami University) I met a woman that I knew would be a friend for life. At the time, her parents had just moved to Oklahoma City to take over Balliets. It was a great store back then, but this year they moved in to a brand new building - AMAZING!

On Tuesday, October 26th, from 5-9pm, Balliets is hosting a Girls' Night Out. La Plates has been invited to attend and share our products. We can't wait to pack up and head on down! If you're in the Oklahoma City area, join us for the fun!

"Balliets is Oklahoma City's premiere destination for fashion, be it apparel, shoes, cosmetics, accessories... you name it. We have recently relocated from 50 Penn Place and now anchor the upscale retail complex at Western and Grand called Classen Curve.

From the infusion of natural light pouring in all around the store, the three-and-a-half miles of rough white pine on the walls, the pale Italian travertine grand staircase, the revolutionary cosmetics and fragrance studio on the second floor, and the 12X12 foot projection screens inside the store, there is nothing usual about the new Balliets. Each individual dressing room is even uniquely and sumptuously appointed.

A bigger, better Balliets awaits you at Classen Curve. A Balliets with more space, more lines, an expanded shoe department and a brand new contemporary department. Balliets has been reborn and we can't wait to show it off."

If you see me at Balliets later this month, you can bet I'll be having a ball! Nothing like hanging out with an old friend and calling it work...and now for the 90's flashback:


2010 Holiday Trunk Shows

Today begins our Holiday Trunk Shows! We love our online boutique, but it's also a lot of fun to be able to get out and meet our customers in person. All the trunk shows listed in BOLD are open to the public. Feel free to follow the links and learn more about the location and any fees for entry. Hope to see you this holiday season!

October 5th – Leawood, KS – Mill’s Farm Girls’ Night Out

October 12th – Prairie Village, KS – home show

October 13th/14th - Wayne, Pennsylvania – home show

October, 21st - Oklahoma City, OK – home show

October, 26th - Oklahoma City, OK – Balliets

November 2nd – Fairway, KS – La Plates Headquarters

November 4th/5th – Macon, GA – Sorella

November 3rd & 5th - Western Springs, IL – home show

November 11th-13th – Chicago, IL – St. Chrys Holiday Faire

November 18th - Houston, TX – home show

November 18th-20th – Franklin, TN – Nashville Junior League, Tis’ The Season

December 2nd - San Antonio, TX – home show

Home Shows are hosted by La Plates clients who want to bring our products to their hometown. Because they are opening their home, we leave the invite list to them. All Trunk Shows in BOLD are open to the public, some require an entry fee.


Meat Mitch BBQ

One of our favorite fall events in Kansas City is the American Royal BBQ. On this night, teams from all over the US host tents to show off their BBQ skills. While I'm not an expert - I like a good beef brisket sammy + a cold beer! We enjoy stopping by a lot of parties, but we seem to end up at the Meat Mitch event for most of the night. This team knows how to throw a party!

Now you can take the BBQ home with you. Meat Mitch has bottled his BBQ goodness...if only I could get his brisket to go!


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month


10.1.10 - 10.31.10
Donation will be made to:
Susan G. Komen for the Cure