Friday, July 30, 2010

First Time Blogger

The other day, Lisa charged me with the task of keeping the blog up-to-date. I am excited to do this, but a little nervous. Turns out, I have no idea what to say on the blog. I keep looking at all our favorites, and feel a bit intimidated by their wit, humor, and expertise.
So...I thought a good start would be to introduce myself to those of you who don't know me. My name is Kelli Odell. I have been happily married to Jonathan for almost 3 years.

I am the mother to these 2 beautiful kids, Concho and Willow.

I graduated from grad school in December with my teaching license. I am one project away from having my Master's in Education. (I am available for hire if there are any principals following us...)

And, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE working at LolaRue. I am blessed to say I actually look forward to going to work.

I love creating!
(This chalkboard was made out of vintage cabinet I found at my mother-in-law's house)
I love shopping here too!
Look at these cuffs and sterling silver charms we just received. Aren't they amazing? I wish I could win the $100 gift certificate we're giving away.
which reminds me...don't forget to post a comment and be automatically entered to win! Tell me how much you like my blue dress, or how Jonathan's curly, wind blown hair reminds you a bit of Charles Ingalls. Comment on how much you love LolaRue, or request a song for the playlist. Post a recipe or your favorite inspirational quote. It doesn't matter what you say...just comment so you can win! Drawing will be held August 7th.

33 comments:

  1. I do love LolaRue! Every gift I've ever given from there has been a huge hit, and I adore the antique chair I bought there last spring.

    You have some great furry kids!

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  2. I love visiting LolaRue and hunting for treasures! The adorable chocolate and white polka dot awnings always make me smile! Love you Lisa!

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  3. I'm impressed thta you can post pictures as a first time blogger! Well done! I look forward to following you.

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  4. I'm impressed that you can post pictures as a first time blogger! Well done! I look forward to following you.

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  5. I LOVE LolaRue so much!!! I miss it almost as much as I miss IU & Btown. I would die happy of I won that $100 gift card :) xoxo Jessie Kelley

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  6. blue dresses always make me a bit nervous!

    i looooooove the new look of the blog!

    i am sooooo happy you are posting again & the photos are absolutely awesome!

    the store looks beautiful!

    XO~Hope

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  7. Well this is fun! I love coming to Bloomington during football season. I never go into a game, but I sure do visit the store. Thanks for all your talent girls! ~~Shelly Frische, Seymour, In.

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  8. I love the new cuff bracelets in the picture! Are they brass? Is there one to fit my very small wrist?!

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  9. I'm so excited that Lola Rue has a blog. I am a fellow blogger and it is addicting. :) One of my favorite things about Lola Rue is the evidence of Faith found throughout the shop!

    Looking forward to keeping up with the blog!

    xoxo Abra whenbabysleeps.blogspot.com

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  10. Yay! I love LolaRue!!!! Would LOVE to win this giveaway!

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  11. Oh my gosh ~ I am soooo glad the blog is up and running with you at the helm, Kelli!!! You and Lisa make a dynamic duo! Of course, I can't leave out saying I love HOPE too ~ she totally rocks! So...hopefully, I will be in tomorrow to drop some $$$$'s! xo

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  12. Loved Taryn's horse stall at the Fair. The chair was a nice touch! 2nd place...not too shabby!

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  13. Kelli, Kelli, Kelli. I do love your blue dress; you always dress super cute. Johnathan's hair DOES remind me of pa ingalls, thanks for making that connection for me. But i would like to "comment" on Concho and Willowthey are sweet, sweet babies! And, if all of my obsessive dog love would help me win this giveaway, even better! Give the babies love for me please! :)

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  14. LolaRue is one of my favorite destinations! I love the new fall clothes! Carrie

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  15. The cuffs are brass and so yummy, my favorite right now, they are available as is everything in the pictures, just call the store 812-323-7010 and we can ship it to you! Thanks, Lisa

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  16. All I can say is get me to Bloomington and LolaRue's ASAP! It looks like a fabulous place and I see so many things I would happily own! Just how far do I have to travel from Nebraska?

    I found you through Humble Pie Designs. Would love to be included in your giveaway!

    And you look great in your blue dress!

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  17. Thanks Lisa for all your help in making Taryn's horse stall a fun place to hang out! The chair was so comfy for a tired Momma!
    Sandy and Taryn

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  18. I love to shop at LolaRue! Bloomington needed a nice gift shop in town. One of the things I am liking most about your new blog is the playlist! Thank you for the updates.

    Christi

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  19. Hope she had a great time.....it's an amazing and tiring week but so worth itI truly enjoyed spending a little time with her, she's a sweetheart!

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  20. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE LolaRue!!!!! One of my favorite stores in Bloomington!! And I agree with Sandy!! Taryn's horse stall was absolutely ADORABLE!!!!!

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  21. Love that quote! It's just what I needed today. Can't wait to come in and visit on Thursday.

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  22. This is officially my FAVORE store in all of Bloomington! Can I just buy the whole store and turn it into my house? :)

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  23. I'm originally from Bloomington and love to shop when I go home to visit my family. LolaRue is always on my list! Thanks for bringing cute, unique shopping to B-Town!

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  24. Larissa SchroederAugust 2, 2010 at 4:34 PM

    I was lucky enough to stop in over the weekend and find some treasures. LolaRue is a real jem!!!

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  25. Oh my goodness! I was excited to just read about you and see more photos of the store....then to learn I could WIN a gift certificate?! EEEE!

    I simply adore Lisa and Lola Rue. I second the comments of others that it feels like the home I wish I could have. In many ways, my first visit to Lola Rue started me on a new creative path. (I was first introduced to the Stampington and Company magazines there!)

    Don't worry about the blogging - the words will come and the photos of Lola Rue will always say plenty! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  26. Oh man I am really hoping my luck shows up for this one!

    One of my favorite quotes though is this one:

    "If you stumble over mere believability, what are you living for? Love is hard to believe, ask any lover. Life is hard to believe, ask any scientist. God is hard to believe, ask any believer. What is your problem with hard to believe?" -Yann Martel

    :)

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  27. Enter me for the give-away!
    I LOVE Lisa and Lola Rue, too...sadly, I haven't been in too often in the past few months...have been working to better my finances and I ALWAYS FIND SOMETHING to buy! so, sadly, I haven't visited lately.

    so here is where I say "Pick me, Pick me!"
    Cheryl

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  28. I read about your blog and shop on Cherie Wilson's blog - I'm so glad I stopped by to visit.
    What a wonderful shop!

    I do like your blue dress and Jonathon's wonderful curls and that wondeful water view in the background is lovely!!

    Nice to meet and thank you for the chance in your giveaway!

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  29. I love shopping at Lola Rue!!!! I always find a new treasure each time I visit!! I am currently working on a nursery for twins and plan to use as many items from Lola Rue as possible!!! And maybe I will get a few items for myself to!! I love the charms in the picture beside the cuffs!! I have had my eyes on those for awhile now!!!!

    And your blue dress is super cute!!!! HEHE!!!!

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  30. Please enter my name in your drawing. I'm sure I can easily find a way to spend $100! Thanks!

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  31. I would love to win the gift card! It would go quickly, for sure! :)

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  32. Did I ever tell you that I am a follower? Well, I am and I am lovin it!

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