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 roles!  It's not completely all my fault!  I'm the oldest child and I grew up to be the boss (of my family business and my family...sorry Mike, let's face it, I am). During a business training session way back in 2007 or so I took the DISC personality test.  "D" stands for Dominant, "I" stands for Influencer, "S" stands for Steady and "C" stands for Compliant.  I was the only one in the … [Read more...]

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 up and get my home back to "normal". But now what? In Mn we do not even show signs of spring for months yet. I still want my home to have seasonal decor to add warmth to the cold winter outside. Here are some easy ways to remove Christmas, but keep the beauty of winter. #1 Santa has got to go!  Remove anything that screams Chirstmas. To me that is Santa, nativities, presents, jingle bells...you get what Im … [Read more...]

Teachable Treasures to Remember

So...Christmas is done, packages have been opened and the decorations have been put away.  Are we a little exhausted...um, yes.  Are we slightly relieved all the chaos has come to and end, probably.  I have to admit, I get a little OCD about putting away everything and having a "clean" looking home again.  However, it always pains me to eventually throw away all of the beautiful holiday cards I received throughout the season.  Many families took the time to snap a dreaded family photo, write a … [Read more...]

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 only knew how much work and planning really goes into the holiday season decor, gifts, and parties. As much as us mama's enjoy creating a memorable Christmas it is tiring and a lot of work...JUST SAYING! My husband just starting thinking about gift buying this week and I have been pinning, bargain online shopping, and wrapping for a month already. Why, why can't we just let it go like men and roll with … [Read more...]

Mistletoe Kisses Kocktail

With all the hustle and bustle of the holidays...I can appreciate a little time to sit down, have a cocktail and laugh with good friends.  I REALLY appreciate friends who put effort into making a night special with exquisite drinks, yummy food and gorgeous holiday decor ambiance (even though their company is enough). A few friends and I recently had a progressive dinner party...appetizers at one person's home, dinner at the next and dessert to cap the night off.  We had a ball!  One of the … [Read more...]

Letters to Santa

Has anyone told you that Christmas is right around the corner yet? Well, it is. You're welcome. As though there isn't enough pressure on this time of year already, we also have to make sure Santa is prepared as well. Uff-da! (That's a midwest term, for those of you wondering.) Well, whether you've been naughty or nice, we have a little gift just for you! We made this cute little FREE printable with kids in mind, but it could work for any age! Whether they can fill it out on their own or they … [Read more...]

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 some of our favorite silhouette smoothing clothes. Honestly, these 3 products are game changers to your wardrobe. These are the pieces that will make all your other clothing look better; you will feel more confident, and comfortable. I can sell these 3 wardrobe MUST HAVES for EVERY woman regardless of your age, shape, or style all day, every day. Not that I am that great of a sales person-- it's because … [Read more...]

Fall MUST HAVE’s for Fashion

  Ponchos:  The right size, the right fit and they're the classy way to keep warm before we bundle up in our parkas!                     Turquoise: The color of jewelry that pops off our favorite autumn hues of burgandy, orange and mustard!                 Short Boots: Cuff the denim and throw on the boots, look instantly in style … [Read more...]

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 home. The warmth of the glow of mustard, brick red, and brown add a cozy feel to your home. So it is nearing the time to put away the crisp whites and baby blues of summer and bring in a touch of fall. Fall always says abundance to me but the style trend is simple and clean, away with clutter. Here are some great ways to bring in the new season that are in sync with the current home decor trends! Change up … [Read more...]

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 to incorporate and wear these fashions. You only need to add some current patterns and colors to your exsisting wardrobe to make a total revamp and update your closet. Here is what you should have. Follow our fashions or shop now at Laney Lu's Boutique https://laneylus.com Plaid, tartan, or gingham is a must. You will see shirt dresses with pockets, ponchos, and tied around the waist is a … [Read more...]

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? Music festival's are memories made that last a life time and a annual hook up for old friends to get together. We all have that story "rememer when...." from a silly weekend of fun. As girl's we plan our favorite styles for weeks prior. We are watching the weather report  to determine is we wear jeans or shortie shorts. We save that one new killer tank for the Friday night headliner that … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Joy

We are definitely putting this on our list of movies that we recommend. Oh, we haven't recommended any movies yet? Well, then this is where the list starts. I'm talking about the movie Joy. Joy is rated PG-13 and came out in theaters Christmas Day 2015. It is currently available to rent or purchase. I found a copy at our local Redbox.  The movie stars Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence (let's face it right now, we all want to be her) Robert DeNiro (the man against whom all other actors are … [Read more...]

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