Featured in Our Homes Magazine – Hamilton!

We’re delighted to share with you Heather’s home featured in the Fall edition of Our Homes Magazine – Hamilton !

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Take a look through the pages of the whole magazine here.  The article and photos are on page 34.          http://hamilton.ourhomes.dgtlpub.com/2015/2015-09-30/home.php

Come by to the shop to check out the lovely wool tartan throws mentioned in the article.  They are our feature Food4Kids product for both September and October!

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Dog Days of Summer Sale!

It’s Back – Our Annual Dog Days of Summer Sale is on Now!
Save 20-40% on select Summer merchandise.

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Hope to see you soon!

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July Food4Kids Feature Product – Wonderful Words Wall Art!

Each month we choose a product from the shop and contribute a portion of the sales to Food4Kids Hamilton.  f4k screenshot
Our Feature item for July is Wonderful Words wall art – These typewriter style wall plaques use a combination of song lyrics, famous quotes, and notable movie moments to convey lovely sentiments about life, babies, love, marriage, dogs, cats, music, grandparents, life at the lake and more. Family-made on Salt Spring Island, B.C., they make a great gift for some of life’s most memorable moments.

This month a portion of each sale will go to Food4Kids!  Learn more about this organization at Food4Kids.ca.

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Food4Kids – June Feature Product- Greeting Cards!

For those who have been following us, you know that Food4Kids Hamilton is a charity that we have been working to raise funds for since the beginning of the year.

Each month we feature a new product in the store where a portion of the proceeds of the sale of this product will go to Food4Kids.  So far so good, but we are eager to raise more for this amazing charity!

For the month of June our feature product is Greeting Cards.  We sell lots of them and we hope that you will be encouraged to stock up for all of your summer card occasions this month so that Food4Kids will benefit from your purchase!  June is a busy month with birthdays, graduations, Father’s day, and thank you’s to teachers (and others in your life).  It’s a huge month for weddings and babies being born too – and we’ve got cards for all of these occasions and more!  With lines from Rifle Paper Co, Smudge Ink, Shannon Martin, Emily McDowell, Egg Press, Waste Not Paper, Roger La Borde and Quotables, our shelves are lined with funny, encouraging, thoughtful, gracious, and celebratory sentiments.  One of our new favourites are blank cards illustrated by Elise Hurst – amazing!

To learn more about this charity please visit www.food4kids.ca   Happy June!

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Scarves – April’s Feature Product for Food4Kids


IMG_5277It’s definitely scarf season so we are very happy to feature fashion scarves as our Food4Kids product for the month of April.  For every scarf sold in the month of April, $2 goes to Food4Kids, an incredible local charity that is making sure that school aged kids in  our community don’t go hungry on the weekends.  Get more info about this organization at  food4kids.ca

To shield you from our ever changing Spring weather,  as a great colour pick-me-up for a less than vibrant jacket, or to freshen up an often worn outfit, scarves are both functional and fashionable.  Our scarf stock is changing every day and we still have more new scarves to come.

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How about changing it up a bit and trying this knotted scarf style:

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Some inspiration for other ways to wear a scarf:6a0120a5c8d9a9970c0167641dc67e970b-400wiHint – Mother’s Day is coming up on May 10th – a new scarf might just be the perfect gift for Mom!

 

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Treats for Your Sweetie!

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and we’ve got a few great ideas for gifts for your Sweetie!

Popcorn ball kitThese kits from Gourmet du Village make 12 chocolate caramel popcorn balls – a great Valentine’s activity and treat for both kids and adults.

Sassy Socks

Say it with Blue Q Sassy socks – “You’re Beautiful, Don’t Change”, “Hell Raiser” and more.  Sassy socks are our featured Food4Kids product of the month for February too!

Pagoda Umbrella

These pagoda umbrellas are just too pretty to pass up.  Use them for rain or sun.  They make lovely wedding photo props too.   Also available in sea foam.

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  Cute little linen cosmetic bags with wipeable lining.

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This is just part of a Wonderful Words plaque about love.  Made in Canada on Salt Spring Island by a very love-ly family!

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Wristlets in three colours.  Large enough to carry your phone and other necessities. They also come with a long cross body strap to convert to hands free wearing!

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Our beautiful Nora Norway jewellery collection is 20% off for Valentine’s shopping.  Modern classics in gold or silver plate.

heart wall art

This chunky heart wall decor will remind her that you love her every day.

mugs and choc

Fun mugs come boxed for gift giving.  Score some of our delicious hot chocolate or hot toddy mixes from Gourmet du Village and make it a complete treat.

valentine cardsTop off your thoughtful gift with a card from the heart or the funny bone!

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Our Charity of Choice – Food4Kids


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At LuLu & Lavigne Home Studio we are very pleased to announce our association with Food4Kids as the focus of our charity work in 2015.

Food4Kids is a local charity that provides packages of healthy food for kids aged 5-14 years with limited or no access to food each weekend.

This amazing organization distributes 28,000 food packages annually, feeding 875 child participants in over 45 schools throughout Hamilton and Halton. Food4Kids is funded by community donations or one-time grants only and is run by one full-time director, a part time staff member and a host of wonderful volunteers.

Packages of healthy food are prepared by volunteers and delivered to schools each Friday to ensure the children connected with this program have nourishment over the weekend.

Lack of proper nourishment affects physical health, mental health and academic success.   When children receive the nourishment they need, a whole new world opens up. They can concentrate better in class, have higher energy levels, improve test scores and attendance, and become more social.

To learn more about this organization go to www.food4kids.ca

Our Contribution:

Each month LuLu & Lavigne will choose one feature product from our store as the Food4Kids product of the month. A portion of the proceeds from the month’s sale of that product will go to Food4Kids.

 Watch our website and social media for each month’s Food4Kids product.

Buy a great product and help fight child hunger in our own community.

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February’s Food4Kids feature product is Blue Q Sassy Socks – Covered with comments both sweet and naughty, you’re sure to find a pair that are just right for your fun-loving friends and family!

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Christmas Prep – 12 Tips in 2 Weeks – Tip # 12

Here is it – our last tip – #12!

DSCN9748Dress Your Table – Think about the number of people who will be sitting around your holiday table this season well ahead of time. There will be enough hustle and bustle in getting the meal prepared without trying to figure out where the tablecloth might be and how many matching napkins you have.

A well laid out table will add to the anticipation and enjoyment of the big meal. If you will be serving several meals, think about using a neutral tablecloth overlaid with placemats at each seat. This will make crumb removal easier and will save the cloth from messy spills.

Don’t have enough placemats? Try our holiday themed paper placemats (25 per package) They will add coordinated festive flair to the table without breaking the bank and can be recycled after use. (matching paper napkins are also available)

IMG_5156All holiday themed linens are on sale –30% off aprons, tea towels, table runners, placemats and paper napkins.

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Days until Christmas – 2!!!

And one extra:

Tip # 13 – Have a Merry Christmas and enjoy your time with friends and family!

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Christmas Prep- 12 Tips in 2 Weeks – Tip # 11

Don’t get caught without a gift.

With all of the forethought in the world, there is always that one person we forgot or who says they aren’t coming but changes their mind and shows up at the last minute.

Keep a couple of gifts on hand that are beautiful, economical and well suited to almost anyone. Here are a few ideas from LuLu & Lavigne:

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Beautifully scented Michel Designs shea butter bar soaps and foaming pump soaps with holiday motifs.

Texting gloveshighland mittsTexting gloves – Keep fingers warm while sending your holiday messages.

 

 

or Highland wool mittens with fleece lining. Made in Canada.

 

 

 

 

 

DSCN9721 A decorative glass jar votive holder with handle filled with rustic pinecones and wrapped up in cello.

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DSCN9519Seasonal tea towels or the scent of the season – Frasier Fir – in candles, soap or room diffusers.

DSCN9587How about some hot chocolate in a reusable enamelware tin?

We’ve also got lots of cozy scarves, journals, tree decorations, small jewellery pieces, and a selection of interesting books.

Days until Christmas – 9!!!

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Christmas Prep – 12 Tips in 2 Weeks – Tip #10

Need some help with stuffing those stockings?  Check out our staff picks below.

We asked our staff for a list of their five favourites but they found it hard to stop with all of great items available:

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Blue Q sassy socks – add a little fun to your daily dressing!

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Shower caps with fun motifs!

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Hand Shit – a funny name but a serious moisturizer. Made with the best ingredients.

bobino

Bobino cord holders to keep all of your media cords organized.

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Toys in a tin – We have 8 styles to choose from for kids and the kid at heart – train set, tea set, wooden farm, friendship bracelet making kit, card making kit, mini mechanic, build an Eiffel tower, dinosaur modelling kit.

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Add a little humour to your morning with these silicone moulds for eggs.  Crack eggs into the eyes of either the owl or the skull mould and watch the image appear.

tea infuser

Tea infusers for the tea aficionado – skull and cross bones or whale motifs.

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Swedish dish cloths for streak free clean ups.  Made from sustainable materials, washable and environmentally friendly.

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The Library candle collection from Paddywax.  The mini two wick travel tins are a great stocking stuffer.

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Colourful holiday tea towels to make clean up a bit more cheerful!

Hedgehog balls

And last but not least … Hedgehog dryer balls!  We all use these and swear by them.  No need to use dryer sheets – these little guys fluff the laundry while it drys reducing drying time and they reduce static!

We have more stuff like mini journals, Scrabble tea towels, Cat’s Eye cosmetic bags, Moose Droppings and Humbugs, holiday motif bottle openers, figural wall hooks, and cute coin purses.   There is truly something for everyone!

Days until Christmas – 12!

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