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My Top 10 Favorite Beaches

My TOP 10 Favorite Beaches...from the perspective of a beach snob. It's no secret I LOATHE Minnesota winters.  ...
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30(ish) Ways to Improve Your Mental Health

Working in a boutique is obviously awesome. I love my job! It's literally my job to keep up ...
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Happiest Holidays from Meg & Steph!

Can you believe how fast the year has gone? Thank you so much for tuning into our LAST ...
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I Let My Husband Choose my Outfits

My husband HATES when I ask him, "Do I look good in this?" Or, "What should I wear?"  ...
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What to Wear in Nashville

So ladies what is the first thing you do when planning your outfits for a get away to ...
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Sending Haylee Off

I have a beautiful Goddaughter named, Haylee Bella Sovell and this week she will embark on the journey ...
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Zucchini Cake Sent from Heaven

Hey everyone! For those of you who don't know me, my name is Steph and I'm lucky enough to ...
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So…I’m 40…now what?

This week I turned 40.  I'm fine with it really...it's just another day, right?  I've reflected a bit ...
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5 MUST HAVE style trends you need to get on board with NOW!

We travel the country looking for the latest and greatest, and here are a few stand outs that ...
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Just Say, “Thank you!”

Why is accepting a compliment about yourself SO DANG HARD?! A group of us girls were visiting one ...
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Meet the Girls!

It's been awhile since we've introduced you to our fab Laney Lu's Brand Ambassador models.  These chicks are ...
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Em’s Market Predictions…

I LOVE going to market!  It's one of my favorite parts of my job.  Market, as we call ...
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“What Should I Wear?”-Holiday Attire Guide!

Hello December and all of the chaos that goes along with it! Like most women I run around ...
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Em’s Fabulous or Fail Product List!

You know all the gimmicky products out there that promise to erase your wrinkles in 1 night, give ...
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Getting to know Bosslady, Emily Davis!

Wanna get the low-down on being a boutique boss? We asked our own Emily Davis what it takes ...
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No Excuses….

So.....I'm 10 months away from turning 40.  Not that I'm counting.  I'm not too worried about that number, ...
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A Little Idea with BIG Rewards (and awards!)

About 4 years ago I had a plan...well sort of.  As you know (or maybe don't know) I ...
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I Enjoy Seeing her Fail….(insert evil laugh here…)

You love Trump, you hate Trump...you voted for Hillary, you couldn't stand Hillary...whatever your take is on certain ...
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“Am I too old to wear that?” When are we too old for shorts, leggings, and crop tops?

I hear this statement all the time in the boutique, "I'm too old to wear that!"  Just this ...
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To my B.F.F. as you become a Mama…

My B.F.F. is about to become a mama. I'm a little "emo" tonight thinking about this and wishing ...
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Skin Cancer Looks Pretty On You…Lessons Learned

This will be the first summer I'm actually not trying to get a tan. Last year, on a whim ...
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What’s For Supper?

If I had a dollar for every time I've asked, or heard someone else ask this question--I'd be ...
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Here’s why you didn’t get the job

Frustrated you haven't landed your dream job, or any quality job for that matter? Here's why you didn't ...
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I’m a Crappy Wife

Ohhhhh the season of love... Prom 1994 Valentine's Day...do you love it, do you hate it?  I've been ...
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Just because I still have a “mom pouch” does not mean I’m lazy!

Nothing can prepare you for what will happen to your body after you have a baby. Not to ...
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Quit being so serious! Ugh!

So I'm Type A, I'm a control freak and I'm a slight perfectionist.  Whatevs...I've been destined for those ...
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Transition your home decor from Christmas to Winter!

As much as I LOVE the dramatics of Christmas decor I always seem to be ready to box it ...
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Teachable Treasures to Remember

So...Christmas is done, packages have been opened and the decorations have been put away.  Are we a little ...
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Focus on our children’s little faces and taste the fudge ladies!

Tis the season of family fun and joy....for most of the family! Sigh, if our kids and husbands ...
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Mistletoe Kisses Kocktail

With all the hustle and bustle of the holidays...I can appreciate a little time to sit down, have ...
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Letters to Santa

Has anyone told you that Christmas is right around the corner yet? Well, it is. You're welcome. As ...
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Tricks and Treats for Silhouette Smoothing

Want an instant tummy tuck or to look 10 pounds slimmer? Ok fall in....We have the secret in ...
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Fall MUST HAVE’s for Fashion

  Ponchos:  The right size, the right fit and they're the classy way to keep warm before we ...
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Transition your home into fall with decor!

As much as I love summer sun something about all that comes with fall is welcomed in my ...
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Wearable Back to School Looks for 2016

Trending looks for 2016  Back to School trendsetters  are here! Take a look at the latest styles and how ...
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Music Festival Fashion Must Do List!

Who doesn't  love a full weekend of  epic live music, laughing with friends, warm sunny days, and cold beer? ...
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Movie Review: Joy

We are definitely putting this on our list of movies that we recommend. Oh, we haven't recommended any ...
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It’s Wedding Season, Ya’ll

It's that time of year again, when half of your summer calendar consists of weddings, bridal & baby ...
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Sippin’ on Sunshine!

SUMMER...SUNSHINE...SIPS OF SWEETNESS... Deeeeeep sigh....FINALLY it's summertime here in good ol' Minnesota.  I have never made it a ...
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Essential Oils for Babies? We think we’re in love!!!

Recently at our winter market I came across a new line of perfectly blended baby Essential Oils that ...
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Resolutions…

Everyone always has the best intentions when it comes to resolutions...we start off ambitious, energized and ready to ...
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WINNER’S Circle!

Check out all the winners of our facebook giveaways here!   Winners are only announced on this blog. ...
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Staying Warm + Looking Fab = POSSIBLE!

I often wonder if the big-name fashion designers have ever set foot in Minnesota at all, nevertheless Minnesota when ...
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Fall Décor Trend Alert: Industrial Farmgirl

Fall is definitely underway and we are so excited about all the latest trends in décor. If you're ...
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Mad for Plaid

There's nothing classier than the traditional plaid style design.  It says, "I'm smart," "I'm put-together," "I'm ready for ...
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Fall Staples To Extend Your Summer Wardrobe

I think it's safe to assume that the majority of us have a clothing budget. Whether or not ...
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Free Back-To-School Printable!

Hi everyone! Time for another family meeting! We'll keep this one short and sweet since we know how ...
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A-camping we will go…

In typical A&W Furniture fashion, we are updating in the store! Our children's furniture section has been in ...
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Patriotic Pretty

By far my favorite holiday is Independence Day!  I love it because it means it's warm in Minnesota ...
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These are a few of our favorite things…

Don't you just love those girls who always look, "put together?"  They always look polished and stylish and ...
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Trending Tuesday “American Pride”

Memorial Day symbolizes the start of summer and most importantly makes us pause and remember loved ones passed.  ...
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Is this a dress or a shirt?

These fabulous little dresses (slash) tunics are EVERYWHERE this season.  Why do we love them?!  Let us count ...
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Must Have Mondays

Our favorite leggings are just a walking party of fun!  We topped it off with this cool mint ...
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Trending Tuesday: Ikat Strap Dress-Red

This hot little number is on fire online right now! Snag it before it's gone. An ikat boarder ...
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Fashion Friday: Get this look! Aztec pattern inspired, arrows shirt!

Get this look! Express your inner spirituality and love of different cultures with this beautiful, Aztec pattern inspired, ...
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Behind the Scenes

I myself have taken for granted all the work that must go into getting those glossy magazine covers ...
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Feelin’ “so-so” about kimono’s? Fret no more!

By far the overwhelming trend at apparel markets this spring was the kimono cardigan.  These swingy little "one ...
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Navy is the new Black!

According to recent Instagram stats, navy is the new black!  We agree!  This year's apparel market trend was ...
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Get Away

Whether you get a tropical vacation this winter or a much needed night out with the girls sipping margarita's ...
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Winter DIY Gift

I work with 20 women who are all fashionistas in their own right and take great care of ...
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The happiest time of the year???

This time of year (especially in retail) is chaotic, tiresome and exhilarating all at the same time.  I ...
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Cardigans, jackets and vests, oh my!

Thank goodness the layering season is upon us!  We can stop sucking in!  Sweeping cardigans and fringed out ...
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Scarves for all Seasons!

The days of scarves being a "cold weather" accessory are gone! Our #1 fashion accessory this spring is ...
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One Year Anniversary Open House – Thursday, April 24th

Join us Thursday, April 24th from 5-7pm (come and go) for Laney Lu's Boutique Open House night! Preview ...
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Allow me to introduce myself!

Well, I guess the “BIG” thing to do these days is to blog.  So here goes!  For those ...
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