Silhouettes - great gift!

The Little House (in Kansas City, MO), is an amazing children's store for many reasons. Right now I'm loving them for helping knock out my Mother's Day gift for Nana! They are hosting Tim Arnold, The Silhouette Man, this week. He does silhouettes the old fashioned way - he cuts them, right then and there. In a matter of 10 minutes, my two wild ones were in and out of the chair. And get this, with them bouncing and singing, he still got their silhouettes! Tim is from Tennessee, but travels the US for similar event. See if he's coming to your town!
Tim Arnold, hard at work!
frames were on sale @ Hobby Lobby, so it was a great deal for 2!


Rock Chalk Ball 2010

Although I am not a KU grad, the Jayhawks have welcomed me as a transplant...far from my Redhawks, it's my hometown fav! This weekend was their annual alumni fundraiser, the Rock Chalk Ball. We decided to bring a little La Plates love to the table - it was a fun night!

Our hostess and the new KU Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little

Our host posing with the Jayhawk...and his La Plates!


Placemats for your Furry Friends!

We have been offering these fab placemats at our trunk shows & finally found a few minutes to update the website! Spoil your pet today!

Is your furry friend preppy...

or nautically cool...

or classic & subtle...


What to do on a 16 hour roadtrip...

Things I learned on our La Plates trunk show roadtrip to Oklahoma & Texas:
-Balliets is the coolest department store around - I got all the inside scoop on their new digs!
-The women of Duncan, OK are awesome!
-Dallas is not a city that you want to be driving through during rush hour.
-Houston is 15+ hours from my home.
-Our host/hostesses during our trunk show whirlwind were amazing!
-RA Sushi on a Friday @ happy hour time, might not be the place to dine with kids.
-Rudy's BBQ is fabulous and so friendly.
-Braum's Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough milkshakes would make me an extra large "plate lady", if I lived closer.

Below was one of my cooler mom moments. We were going on hour 13 in the car, when I remembered the glow sticks I had thrown in my bag. As the sun set, I pulled them out & it was instant entertainment - well worth the $1 spent!


The Pioneer Woman - what a woman!

La Plates was lucky enough to be invited to participate in a fundraiser for Duncan Regional Hospital Health Foundation - a sold out crowd of 375 women from Duncan, OK. Featured at the event was Ree Drummond, aka "The Pioneer Woman" - a multi-tasking cook, blogger, photographer, homeschooling wonder mom that has guided me through some of my better home cooked meals!
Ree signing one of hundreds of her cookbooks:
The Pioneer Woman Cooks
The Marboro Man signing cookbooks too - a really fun couple!
Some of La Plates products on display for the fundraiser. Thanks to all the women of Duncan, OK that welcome us - we're shipping everything out soon!
La Plates + The Pioneer Woman =
One Fab Dining Experience!
The La Plates we designed for the Drummond Kids -
Bon Appetit!


April Giveaway - fashionably "green" napkins!

Just in time for Mother's Day, wedding season, heck - a long day at work earns you a cocktail on a monogrammed napkin! Available in both cocktail and dinner sizes, set of 4 white napkins, you pick the font, thread color & personalization.

This month, we're giving away a set of 4 La Plates Reusable Cocktail Napkins. All you have to do is leave a comment below...make sure we can track down your email address if you win! A winner will be selected by Random.org on April 15th, 2010 @ midnight...we figure someone needs a freebie on tax day!
**glass of vino does not come with napkins

The Balch Bunch