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