I'm a Daydreamer

By Shannon Saintes
on November 09, 2017

Be sparkle, be shine, or be both and be a unicorn.

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FinchBerry is Here!

By Shannon Saintes
on July 19, 2017

The store is currently scented in DECADENCE!  Yes it's true, FinchBerry has arrived and it has us hooked.  All of these soaps put us in a state of sensory overload from the beautiful rich colors, delectable smells, and creamy textures I want them all! Do you want a reason to check out FinchBerry?  Well first off, these soaps are simply amazing and you deserve it.  Secondly, for a limited time we'll be providing an introductory offer of Buy 3 Get 1 Free (use code 'Finchberry' at checkout for online purchases).

Need more reasons?

Have you ever come home and wanted to wash the labors of your day away?  -You need FinchBerry

Worried about the harmful effects of detergents and chemicals in commercially produced soaps?  -You need FinchBerry

Have your children ever been less than excited to take a bath? -You need FinchBerry

Do you enjoy using lavish ingredients that are both good for your body and the community, and not tested on animals? -You need FinchBerry

Do you love the combination of locally creative beauty + the art of science? When you buy handmade soap, you are buying soap in its truest & most pure form. -You need FinchBerry

Meet Emily & Kim of Posh Pushers

By Shannon Saintes
on July 05, 2017

You never know when or where you will run into fun and incredible people, but it happened to us last weekend on a shuttle bus at the Dallas gift market.

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Acadian Pride Luxurious Laundry Detergent

By Shannon Saintes
on March 30, 2017


Everyone we talk to loves the idea of buying local.  And why not?  It enriches the life blood of our economy by supporting local artists and entrepreneurs which in turn enriches our community.  Well, we've recently begun a new love affair with Acadian Pride Laundry Detergent. ALL of us are hooked. I personally feel that this detergent has made doing laundry, a chore I often despise, a not so terrible task. Named "Luxurious" by design and rightfully so, this amazing laundry detergent enchants the senses and is long lasting with such high quality ingredients that it will have you hooked too.  Wash your sheets, towels, bath mats, anything at all that you want to surround you with amazingness...because that's what this stuff is going to do!

Meet the owners of Acadian Pride, Cherie and Trent, and help us congratulate them on a product well made.  

From the Acadian Pride website:

Cherie Gartland- Co-Owner/ Product Director

Cherie has over twenty years experience as an analytical and formulating chemist in the energy industry.  In 2009, she began formulating premium fragrances into affordable consumer products.  She sold Festival International, Picking Figs and River Ranch Luxurious Laundry Detergent to friends and family, but could not meet the overwhelming demand.

Trent Templet- Owner/ President

Trent joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1997. During his service, he completed 4 combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. After 16 years of honorable service, he retired to Terrebonne Parish and served as a Deputy Sheriff. He partnered with Cherie Gartland to resurrect the Luxurious Laundry Detergent line and form Acadian Pride Fragrance Co. LLC.

The New Sadie Robertson Collection

By Shannon Saintes
on November 27, 2015

The new Sadie Robertson Live Original Collection by Glory Haus features beautiful home decor products and jewelry that encourages, inspires and uplifts teens and adults alike to ‘Live Original’.

Well-known for her role on the wildly popular television shows – A&E’s Duck Dynasty, and her recent appearance on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars - Sadie has captivated audiences with her girl-next-door modern charm, authenticity, and high values. Known for her dimples and engaging smile, Sadie has the quick wit of her dad, Willie, and the Southern grace of her mother, Korie. Living as a culturally relevant teen who loves God and her family, Sadie has become a role model for other teens and for parents who are eager to instill the same characteristics in their children.  We love Sadie and all of her ideals.  With that being said, it's only natural that we would want to offer her collection to you and to inspire the daughters of Louisiana and beyond.  We hope you enjoy these beautifully inspiring gifts.

 

Happy Gift Giving!

By Shannon Saintes
on November 17, 2015

Here at Lolli & Bop, we would like to wish you a glorious and blessed holiday season.
We also want to give back, so we're going to monogram any (monogram-able) item of your choosing when you spend $50 or more…for the entire month of November! Wait, what?

Free Monograms all Month Long

*Up to a $10 value.

Oh and free gift wrap too!

So sit back, relax, kick up your feet and enjoy all the eye candy we offer below. And then get to it. Jump and Jingle- jump start your shopping and keep some jingle in your pocket...

Hers

Great gift ideas for her.

Super trendy wool blend blanket vest - this is a total must have ladies!

Bold and edgy True Henna Tattoos will take you away to a magical place! Featuring hand-drawn henna-inspired designs, $11.99.

His

Great gift ideas for him.

Spritz the Bowl Before-You-Go and No One Else Will Ever Know! $16.95

A REAL neck tie that can sneak your favorite drink anywhere you go...no one will ever notice and all your friends will want one. $26.95

Wooden easel and preprinted canvas for real artwork you make yourself! $33.95

Ty launched a line of  smartphone holders, called Peek-A-Boos. The plush phone stands have “screen cleaner” bottoms too! $6.75  Stocking stuffer idea!

 

Delightfully detailed and adorably sweet, from her lifelike toes, belly button, & plump tummy, to her soft fleece hair and embroidered features. Meet Baby Stella, $38.

In this rockin' spin on the traditional tale The Night Before Christmas, Pete the Cat proves that giving your all in the spirit of Christmas is the totally groovy thing to do, $48.95.

"Fire up" the grill with its ignition switch; adjust the temperature with the movable knobs on the barbecue, and turn the rotisserie so the food grills to perfection! $49.99

Home

Great gift ideas for the home.

 

Durable wood shapes are coated with a chalkboard surface, and placed on a 1/2" deep hanger to float off the wall, $62.99.

Frayed edge white burlap pillow features "MERRY" sentiment in gold metallic sequins, $22.95.

Ceramic “tis the season to be jolly” platter features indented corners and metallic gold foil script sentiment and rim. $22.95

Probably our favorite stocking stuffer pick, the make up eraser WORKS! No chemicals, safe for kids (face paint, dance reviews) and good for 1000 uses- and you only need to throw in the wash once a week. $19.99

Cozy up in these plush super soft blankets.  Perfect for monogramming! $24.95 Also available in Navy and Rose.

Ok, its no secret we LOVE this stuff.  Check it out for yourself, you will get absolutely hooked.  Check out our blog post on Library of Flowers here.
  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Ultra-thin, crystal-clear and featuring Govino's signature thumb notch, these care-free glasses are perfect for outdoor gatherings, $16.95.

This toiletry bag is a travel essential. Every man needs one, but have you noticed they usually won't take the time to go out and purchase their own? $13.95

Girls

Great gift ideas for girls.

Stories to wear and share. The Twelve days of Christmas a poem that became a holiday tradition as early as the sixteenth century but this set is adapted to today's kids, $48.95.

Each bracelet is handmade in Medjugorje with 3 Benedictine Medals, available in multi-color and pink, $14.99.

Satin ruffles, printed stars and Sweet Dreams embroidery on the back, what girl wouldn't want this? $44.95

Boys

Great gift ideas for boys.

Wrap your bike with a galaxy of light! Wheel Brightz $14.99 & Cosmic Brightz $19.99 are top sellers.

The new Suspend Jr. brings this blockbuster balance game to younger kids with brighter colors, lighter pieces, and a brand-new spinner, $18.95.

Take a stunning journey to the ends of the earth through the colorful, fluid motion of Photicular® technology. $25.95

Bring a charming touch to your home with our selection of eye-catching pieces combining framed magnet boards and quotable art, $97.99.

These beautiful linen hand towels are embroidered with gold metallic thread and glitter hemstitch. A great way to add a little Christmas cheer, $13.95.

If you have not seen the breathtaking quality of Amanda's work, what are you waiting for?  Our best selling item for the home, by far, these solid wood block are pieces are sure to please.  Prices vary.   

 

Welcome Fall

By Shannon Saintes
on September 23, 2015

Finally the days will grow shorter as the nights grow long. The wonder of crisp cold air and the smell of neighboring fires will soon fill the night sky. This is the time of year so many of us treasure. Soon we will disguise ourselves for the fun of Halloween spooking and get cozy in layers of scarves and the colors of Fall. We will give our thanks. And before we know it, we will prepare our homes for the joy of Christmas all while reminiscing those sweet memories of old which bring the promise of new memories to be made in the new year. And when it is all said and done, we will spend the rest of the year waiting for it to begin again.
Welcome Fall!  

Share with us your favorite Fall traditions.  What is it you or your family enjoy most about this season?  Or better yet, sit back, sip your hot cocoa and enjoy shopping our Halloween Collection.  All items specially chosen by the decor guru herself, my friend Kristie.

 

http://lolli-bop.myshopify.com/collections/halloween

 

Honoring Life

By Shannon Saintes
on September 11, 2015

How do you deal with senseless acts of violence? Do you ignore it and move on or do you go at it with full force?

I choose to talk to God.

I remember September 11, 2001 in great detail. I remember where I was and what I was doing and everything that was going on around me when I saw the news. I stood there in horror as the 2nd plane hit the South Tower. My husband and I were able to visit the 9/11 Memorial last month and felt very raw emotions but ultimately a sense of peace in being able to pay our respects to the victims of that tragic day.

A few years ago as I'm waiting to pick up my children in car rider line at school, I learned of the elementary school shooting in Connecticut.
I lost it. I thought, "What if that happened here!?" My tears flowed and I broke down. It's hard to come to terms with violence and the inability to protect my children through all circumstances. You see, I don't want to be an overprotective parent. I want my children to explore and discover and experience the world. I don't want to stop them from realizing their full potential, but what a fine line to walk when I also want to protect them from all the bad that is out there. I resolved that day that it was up to God. I'm helpless without Him and all I have is prayer.

That's what we teach our children. They are better because of it. We don't cover up what goes on in the world, we don't over-expose it either, but we inform them to a certain extent and answer their questions. They will be the first to tell you that we don't have all of the answers. But they know that God does and that He is with us.

And then it happens here. In our town. To our people.
And it affects us all.
Now I know that everyone is different and that people deal with tragedy and loss their own way and I respect that. But I have to share that my choice to leave it in God's hands is continuously reinforced. That day in particular, I'm pretty sure he talked back. I think He does all of the time if we are quiet enough to listen. Here's what happened.
We started a conversation with a supplier from Medugorje for St. Benedict bracelets for the store. Like most Catholics, I consider Medugorje the Mecca of miracles. In fact I am completely mystified by the wonder of it all. Our conversation began in the month of July and was ongoing through the media coverage. They offered to pray over our bracelets.
We've ordered lots of things for the store but never have we had a supplier pray over the merchandise for strength and healing for our community.


And the comment, "Stay Strong" is what I honed into. It was God's reinforcement that all of this is in His hands.
STRONG--It's what we as a community adopted as our mantra. #LafayetteStrong

Library of Flowers

By Shannon Saintes
on September 04, 2015

Here's something I will no longer live without.  

We have discovered Library of Flowers!  More importantly, we're head over heals in love with their Perfumed Creme.  This stuff is tripled layered, meaning it has three levels of wonderful perfumed aromas that will entice your senses all day long.  And it is so amazingly creamy with a light texture that is non-greasy and absorbs into the skin instantly.

So let me tell you how we happened upon these little jars of heaven.  

Kristie and I were at market, and as always, like crazy women, we're running through showrooms trying to conquer our insurmountable To-Do list when we realize we're probably going to be late for our flight.  We decide to get the job done anyway and run through the last showroom where this new line by Margot Elena catches our eye.  We've always loved their sister line, Lollia, and carry it in the store.  Library of Flowers looks appealing, but for now there's no time and we keep going.  As we finish up with our orders, papers are flying in and out of bags and we're trying to organize - emphasis on the word "trying" - I realize we've missed our flight and we have that terrible panic attack moment.  Both of us do.  When we rush to get out the door the representative for this line throws us each a sample and we shove it in our purses and head out the door into a cab and off to the airport.  

Fast forward one week--  I'm in California for a training and at some point I find myself digging through my purse for chapstick and lotion because this Louisiana girl doesn't do well in dry climates.  Well what do I find…yep, it's my Library of Flowers cream.  The girl sitting next to me begins to complement how wonderful my perfume smells and she won't stop going on and on about it so I take notice.  Just like anything new, positive reinforcement like that makes you take a second look.  So I begin to text Kristie that we should consider bringing in some of this stuff to the store when she beats me to it with a text message.  Her message has a bunch of housekeeping stuff for the store and then there at the bottom she asks me if I've had a chance to try my Library of Flowers sample.  She lets me know that she tried hers and just can't get enough of it.  She even found a new home for it on her bathroom vanity next to all of the other essentials because of how much she loves it.  

It wasn't only that girl sitting next to me who complemented how great I smelled, complements happen every time I wear it.  And the beauty of this perfumed creme is that you can apply as little or as much as you want.  You can mix it in with other lotions or use it alone.  It's versatile in that way and it seems to me to change as the day wears on without giving me a headache.  Quite the contrary, it is so inviting that I have caught myself sniffing my own skin :0 

 Here's what their website has to say about it:

 

PARFUM CREMA
The Art of Perfume Delivery Reimagined. A triple-scented perfume alternative,
the Parfum Crema is a modern interpretation of parfum intended to be worn
in place of traditional fragrance.

To Enjoy:
With three times the fragrance of our Eau de Parfums, a dab (or two!) of Parfum Crema can be worn alone as perfume. For an overall body experience, layer on our extra-moisturizing Coco Butter Handcreme.

As seen in the "O, Beautiful!" feature – O, The Oprah Magazine, April 2013.

Summer 2015

By Shannon Saintes
on June 11, 2015

I want so badly to be a regular blogger on our site.  I really do.  Running a storefront, website, family and personal life leave little room for anything else, much less a noteworthy blog.  So instead of being a regular blogger, I've settled into the idea of posting every now and then.  Maybe that will keep the information pertinent and interesting and less forced.  So here we go…..

Kristie and I are going to market at the end of the month and we are both so thrilled.  Our amazing reps have been calling the store to set up appointments and our calendar is already booked.  It's going to be so much fun and we will be bursting at the seams with new stuff to share when we return.  

We haven't waited for the upcoming gift market to get new items in though.  Recently we have teamed up with a new artist who does fun and beautiful work on wine glasses.  We haven't been able to add her items to our site yet but we're working on it (see above).  Here's a peak at some of the items we've brought in.  She is also doing UL and LSU glassware for us so if you're around the store, make sure and stop in.

We also have had the honor of working with Ms. Sallie Bynum.  She's a Baton Rouge artist who creates cool works for gift stores and we have had the privilege of adding many of her items to our product offering.  These are both available in the store as well as online. 

This week has been quite a blur for me.  I am not the kind of person who can sit still for more than a few minutes and I've logged in many hours in front of the computer updating our site over the last few days.  We are trying so hard not to over order items because bringing so much back from market is hard to do when you only have 1600 sq ft of space to work with.  It's hard to do, but we're trying.  I have however managed to add quite a few new items to our online store.  If you don't know about sublimation, its a cool process that utilizes heat and pressure to personalize a product.  We've added a great assortment of sublimation products from phone cases and phone stands to pet tags.  Make sure and give them a look see.  Also, don't miss out on the new back to school products that just hit.  They're all adorable.  Have a happy summer from all of us at Lolli & Bop!

-Shannon

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