Sunday, August 29, 2010

In everything give thanks for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1Thessalonians 5:18

This post is a little more personal than the last few. It's just that life has been busy for a lot of us, and sometimes it is easy to lose track of the things that truly matter.
Lately, the phrase "live in thanks" has been running through my head like a broken record. This is an adage I always try to live by, but sometimes have to force myself to do so when things don't seem to be going "my" way. Do you know what I mean?

Maybe it is because you didn't get the job you wanted.

Maybe there are more bills to pay than there is money in the bank.
Maybe someone you love is sick.
Maybe you are sick.
Maybe you feel you are being pulled in a million different directions by a million of different people.

Maybe someone you love has been taken away from you before you are ready to give them up.
No matter the reason... sometimes life seems unfair.
Although things don't always work out according to our plan, it is important to remember that things are working out according to God's plan. His plan is greater than any plan we can imagine for ourselves. It is important to live our life in thanks for all that we have.

My challenge to you in this busy time of year is remember to take time to give thanks in everything. There are many ways to do this. I encourage you to post a comment on how you give thanks. Remember to live an inspired life. XOXO Kelli

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Countdown to Move-In Week

This Friday officially marks what we in Bloomington call Move-In week. It is the time when all IU students return, and everything about Bloomington is BUSY!
As I mentioned before, the ladies of LolaRue have been working hard on filling the store with finds and new pieces for just this reason.
We LOVE when the students return, we LOVE new customers, but we LOVE, LOVE, LOVE our regular customers. In honor of all, we are running a special from now until the end of August... Bring in a friend who has never been here before, or a student who needs to decorate their new dorm room or apartment, and both of you will receive 30% off any one item in the store!
Just a little way to show our appreciation for our friends that shop at LolaRue regularly as well as welcoming new friends.
We hope to see you soon! Remember to live an inspired life... XOXO Kelli

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

And the winner is...

Lisa, Kelly, Maggie, Lindsay, Rachel, and I are grateful of your support of LolaRue. Your comments were amazing! We put so much time and energy into creating the space. But the truth is, LolaRue wouldn't be what it is without all of you as our wonderful customers and friends! Thank you so much!!! We wish we could reward all of our followers with $100 gift certificate, but we can only name one winner...
And the winner is...
Nannette Johnson! Nanette- Thank you so much for bringing your out of town guests and for being such a loyal customer!
Everyone...please stay tuned for our next contest! And, remember to live an inspired life!
XOXO Kelli

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Last Chance to Enter

Today is the last day to enter our $100 gift card giveaway! All you have to do is become a follower and post a comment and you will be automatically entered to win. Drawing will be held at the end of the day today. Winner will be posted on the blog Monday! Good luck!!!!!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Paint, Paint, and more paint

So I was inspired to make my little, old kitchen look a bit more updated without spending a lot of money.
What did I decide to do, you ask?
Well, paint my cabinets white of course.
Will I ever paint my cabinets again, you ask?
NO! Not ever. Not even if someone paid me...well, that's a lie...I would totally do it if someone paid me. But, I will never ever, in my own kitchen, decide to paint perfectly good cabinets again! Don't get me wrong, I do love how the little space seems a bit brighter and cleaner. It was just hard work and the cabinets don't seem to hang as well as they used to. However, I am wondering if that has more to do with the fact that my house is 110 years old and nothing works quite like it is supposed to than with the paint itself???? On the plus side, I was able to spend a lovely day painting with my wonderful friend, Amber.
My house is a work in progress, and there are a lot more projects that need to be done. For now, however, I am taking a break from painting. At least at home.
We have been painting like crazy at the store. Lisa found some AWESOME furniture pieces over the weekend, and we've been funking them up.
My favorite is this buffet. I love the contrast of the dark wood and cream paint. Very cool!!!
We also made these unique wall hangers and organizers.
Hmmm...this one would look FANTASTIC in my freshly painted kitchen...I'm just sayin.
We also have some new, unique gift ideas such as this ironstone platter bundled with gourmet food by Bella Cucina and a fresh lavender bouquet. Great gift for a wedding shower !
Come on in and check out all the new stuff. Don't forget to post a comment to be entered into our $100 gift card drawing!