Tervis Tumbler Giveaway!

We're teaming up with Tervis Tumbler for our September/October GIVEAWAY. Be sure to invite your friends to enter - you'll have more chances to win!
Can't wait to see if you're the lucky winner? Head over to La Plates & get your Monogrammed Tervis Tumblers today!


Hoddy Toddy, we're at the Party!

We were thrill that Invitation Oxford featured La Plates in their Fall, Football & Fashion Issue. What a fun combo of plates for the next tailgate in The Grove!


What's in your bag?

I'm the victim of a tragic wallet situation. I refused a proper wallet and insisted on a pencil case 10 years ago {Kate Spade, great product, still use it for my glasses}...I'm a bit of a creature of habit...I didn't give it up until this came along:Our new leather wallet is the best! There's a place for every possible card, coin, dollar bill + receipts. And of course, a classy monogram - your choice of BLOCK or CIRCLE. You pick the leather: HOT PINK (my choice), MANGO, NAVY or BROWN. All leather colors match our Sunday Catchall...are you thinking great holiday gift? Us too!


September is Ovarian Cancer Month

We are huge supporters of Ovarian Cancer research + early detection of the crappy cancer. We think it's so incredibly important, that we're donating a portion of all sales this month to a national and regional ovarian cancer organization. Women must know the signs of ovarian cancer - heck, it's important for men to know the signs and help women in their lives! You are your own advocate for your health - make your doctor listen if you have any symptoms.
My super amazing mom lost her battle with ovarian cancer. We're fighting to make sure all women know the symptoms of ovarian cancer.

Ovarian Cancer Symptoms:
  • Abdominal pressure, fullness, swelling or bloating
  • Urinary urgency
  • Pelvic discomfort or pain

Additional signs and symptoms that women with ovarian cancer may experience include:

  • Persistent indigestion, gas or nausea
  • Unexplained changes in bowel habits, such as constipation
  • Changes in bladder habits, including a frequent need to urinate
  • Loss of appetite or quickly feeling full
  • Increased abdominal girth or clothes fitting tighter around your waist
  • Pain during intercourse (dyspareunia)
  • A persistent lack of energy
  • Low back pain
  • Changes in menstruation
If you have a history of ovarian cancer or a strong history of breast cancer in your family, strongly consider seeing a doctor trained to detect and care for ovarian cancer patients so that you can talk about screening, genetic testing and treatment options while you are disease-free.


And then there was pre-school...

Not to be out shined by the big kindergartener, the little man started pre-school this week. After watching his brother pose for 1st day pictures, he was all about having his day documented. The child that wears only vintage (washed 100 times) t-shirts was looking dapper in his "work shirt".


Happy Labor Day!

We've been a little behind on blogging this summer. But in the spirit of the patriotic Labor Day upon us, we thought we'd share a little something red, white & blue. We are huge fans of Rainy Day Books - a local bookstore that hosts a fabulous author series. Earlier this summer, we attended a gathering with Laura Bush, talking about her recent book Spoken From the Heart. We gave Mrs. Bush a La Plates treat, because we think she's an amazing woman!
Wouldn't you know, just days later, a thank you note arrived? I knew our former first lady was a class act, but a thank you note for little old me? We were very honored to have Mrs. Bush take a liking to La Plates, but more importantly, take the time to write.
Have a great long weekend - safe travels and fun times!