Friday, April 15, 2011

Two Quick Highlights

So, at our November boutique "All Through the House" in 2010, we decided to do daily prize drawings at the show as part of our 30 years of doing this celebration. It was so much fun that we decided we wanted to keep doing it. Usually the prizes are just something small that tickled our fancy when we were shopping at fun local shops, but occasionally, one of vendors will donate a larger really, really nice item for us to give away. On Monday, amongst all our little prizes, there was a Purs'nal Pal purse organizer (click here) that one of our favorite customers and friend Chris Kelleher won. So mega thanks to Wendy and Donna of Purs'nal Pal for providing that. I'm still using and loving my own Purs'nal Pal - you can come on over to the show today and tomorrow and get yourself one of these awesome treasures.
Today we are doing another prize drawing and amongst all the little fun things - there is a bigger prize that some lucky customer is going to love. Thanks to Jayne Curtis of Wood'n It Be Nice for providing one of her beautifully created block groupings. You can click (here) to check out more of her creations. One of the hard things about doing this show is that I kind of want to take a couple of everything home with me - plain and simple not possible - but one of Jayne's Easter groupings is definitely coming to live at my place. I just am having a really hard time deciding which one because each is unique.
Come on over to the show today to enter this great prize drawing. And thanks again to our wonderful vendors!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Wherein we announce another winner and then tell you how fabulous the show is looking!

The winner of the $25 Boutique Gift Certificate is:

The Thomas Family!

You know what to do - find me at the show and you'll be taken care of!

And now on to the show itself. So many of the great traditional things we have and so many fun new things. One of our new additions to the show is called Lasting Link. My cute sister-in-law, Mary Glauser, is the founder.
It's so fun to talk with her and feel of her enthusiasm for this project. Lasting Link is a nonprofit organization formed to meet the needs of the Top Generation (65 and older). Its purpose is to help members of the generation utilize their skills and abilities for as long as possible in purposeful activities, which helps to maintain dignity and independence. The revenue generated by Lasting Link provides products and services to those in the Top Generation with the greatest economic needs. Lasting Link also fosters a connection between the younger generation and Top Generation. It creates opportunities for older and younger Americans to meet one another, share ideas and develop friendships. You can purchase their cute headbands and marble bags at the show to help benefit this worthwhile endeavor!

Another newbie at our show is Lucha Shoes. I'm thrilled to brag this up not only because my son, Mike Glauser, is one of the guys responsible for this, but because they are truly a quality product at a reasonable price with a great purpose. You can watch their first fun video to learn more - just click here. Come check them out! Mike is also the good-looking blonde guy modeling the shoes on their posters at the show - can you say proud mother?

This is just a tiny sampling of all the fine products that you will find when you come to the boutique. If you check out some of our older posts, you will find much more! But the best way to discover everything is just to come on over to Charla's home. We hope to see you there!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Winner Winner . . . And one more drawing before the show starts!

The winner of six jars of Tagge's Famous Fruit products is:

Mommy D!!!

Yum! Just come talk to me at the show and we'll get you taken care of.

And the last drawing before the show starts (but we will be doing daily drawings at the show!) is for a $25 boutique gift certificate! Win this one and you get to spend it on ANY of the fabulous merchandise at the show. Nice! Start commenting to enter. I'll post the winner Wednesday morning before we open the show.

And last but not least - our vendors and crafters began dropping their wares off on Saturday and I can't even begin to tell you how many great things you will find when you come. We're talking Easter, Spring, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Spoil Yourself Day, Put Some Squeaky Shoes on Your Child Day, Give Your Tummy a Treat Day, and so on. We can't wait to share all this with you!

Now - enter the drawing and as I tell my kids frequently, "MAKE it a great day!"

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Spring 2011 Giveaway #2: Tagge's Famous Fruit

We are definitely going to have your taste buds working overtime with another yummy giveaway! If you've been to our boutique in the last couple of years, you know how wonderful Tagge's Famous Fruit products are! If you haven't - it's time you came and sampled the high-quality, tasty varieties of jams and salsa that they offer. Cari & Thayne Tagge have agreed to award the winner of this giveaway six - yes SIX - jars of your choice. I'm wishing I could enter this one myself. Check out this post for an easy, great recipe using a couple of their tasty offerings. To enter this one, just comment and tell us which salsa you would like us to put out for sampling the first day of the show - corn salsa, black bean salsa, or garden salsa. We'll post the winner on Monday and announce another giveaway.

If by chance you noticed the time that I am doing this post, you will know that my usual "boutique insomnia" has set in. Charla and I are doing some major work first thing in the morning to prepare for all of our fabulous vendors who will be bringing their things around noon. Wish me at least a few hours of deep sleep and START COMMENTING if you'd like us to keep doing these giveaways.!

And the winner is . . .


Come find me (Lauri) at the boutique, introduce yourself and we'll make sure you are taken care of well. Good luck narrowing down your yummy choices of Sandra's Pantry goodies. And THANK YOU Sandra for providing this prize!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

May I Say Tasty? A Giveaway Compliments of Sandra's Pantry

Time is short and I really want to get three giveaways accomplished before the show's opening day. So here's the deal - this giveaway is for two days only and there have to be at least 13 comments for it to happen! Thus, we need everyone to get the word out. Facebook it, tweet it, text it, phone call it, tell your neighbor when you go out to grab the mail - whatever - let's go big or go home. What is the prize? Let me tell you - if you like major deliciousness - you want to win this one! Several years ago, I met one of those women whose picture should be in the dictionary next to the word "cute". We were both volunteering at our kid's school and she really is such a wonderful example of womanhood and motherhood. Anyway, last winter my sweet friend Sandra Farish called and told us about these gourmet toppings she was making and wondered if she could put them in our show. Oh my, "gourmet" is far too tame a description for these extraordinary treats. They are designed to go on top of ice cream, cake, or other desserts, but my darling 15-year-old asked if I would please purchase some for her to eat straight from the bottle - they are that good! Sandra is giving away 2 half-pint or 1 pint jar of the winner's choice. Just to get your taste buds going - here are the varieties that the winner gets to choose from:

Dessert Toppings:

Pecan Praline
Bittersweet Chocolate Raspberry
Caramel Apple Pie
Cranberry Rum
Berry Delicious

Other Gourmet Delights:

Cabernet Wine Jelly (a cheese accompaniment)
Garden Fresh Chili Sauce
and maybe more - I just checked out her blog and she's got some other varieties - can't wait to see what she brings to the show!

So, to get this going - get everyone to comment. If we get at least 20 comments, we'll announce a winner on Friday! Then - plan on coming to the show next week and sampling Sandra's creations. Your sweet tooth will thank you!

2011 Spring Flyer

Friday, April 1, 2011

No Fooling - It's Coming!

Yikes! Our Spring show is almost here and I'm just now getting around to updating the blog. This will be a short post just to give you the basics. But look for more in the next day or two.

Charla and I (and some of our wonderful family members and one fabulous friend) had a movie/work night last night - watched "Tangled" and divided, labeled, and stamped thousands of fliers which went to the Post Office this morning. So there's no turning back now!

A Spring Boutique
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
April 13, 14, 15 & 16
11 am - 8 pm
2035 East Millstream Lane (3505 South)
Salt Lake City

We've got ever so many great creations coming. I'm already filling up my mental shopping cart.

Doing prize drawings at our last show was so much fun that we're going to do them again. And oh the blog giveaways you'll see in the next few days are going to be - well - most of them are going to be down right yummy - and the others just plain fun! I'll update our crafter list later today and start doing highlights and giveaways tomorrow!

We can't wait to see you!