Thursday, July 29, 2010

Louisiana Friends (Family)

A customer sent this to me, and it couldn't have come at a more appropriate time in my life!  I was recently trying to explain to someone how its just different here, and how indelibly connected we all are.  This sums it up perfectly!


FRIENDS:  Never ask for food.
LOUISIANA FRIENDS:  Always bring the food.

FRIENDS:  Will say "Hello".
LOUISIANA FRIENDS:  Will give you a big hug and a kiss.

FRIENDS:  Call your parents "Mr." and "Mrs."
LOUISIANA FRIENDS:  Call your parents "Mom" and "Dad".

FRIENDS:  Have never seen you cry.

FRIENDS:  Will eat at your dinner table and leave.
LOUISIANA FRIENDS:  Will spend hours there, talking, laughing, drinking, telling stories, and just being together.

FRIENDS:  Know a few things about you.
LOUISIANA FRIENDS:  Could write a book with direct quotes from you.

FRIENDS:  Will leave you behind, if that's what the crowd is doing.
LOUISIANA FRIENDS:  Will kick the whole crowds' back-ends that left you.

FRIENDS:  Would knock on your door.
LOUISIANA FRIENDS:  Walk right in and say, "I'm home!"

FRIENDS:  Will visit you in jail.
LOUISIANA FRIENDS:  Will spend the night in jail with you.

FRIENDS:  Will visit you in the hospital when you're sick.
LOUISIANA FRIENDS:  Will cut your grass and clean your house, then come spend the night with you in the hospital, and cook for you when you come home.

FRIENDS:  Have you on speed dial.
LOUISIANA FRIENDS:  Have your number memorized.

FRIENDS: Are for a while.

Hopefully, this will help non-native Louisianians to understand the deep connection we have with one another.  In Louisiana, Friend = Family. There's really no difference!

Until next time, happy scrapping and stamping!


Sunday, July 18, 2010

Tips and Techniques / Updates

Just a quick post to say "Hello!" and let you know I've been updating the Website and separating out the Tips and Techniques onto different pages.  This way if someone is searching for help with something, they can click directly on the tab that leads to that specific Tip/Technique, and get help right away without having to scroll through the entire list.  Plus, I've been updating and adding to them as I do this, so you may want to keep an eye out and see the changes made. 

If anyone has a Tip or Technique they would like to submit for inclusion on our website, please email it to me at, and put TIP/TECHNIQUE in the Subject Line so I'll know immediately what it is for.  If I have questions about what you've submitted, I will email you back or give you a call.  Please make sure to let me know if you wish us to give you credit for submission by including your name or not.  You can submit anonymously, if you prefer.

Also, we're very excited about some new products that should be arriving later this week.  It is a collection of Little Boy and Little Girl fleur de lis papers, with other coordinating papers in the collection.  We already have everything in place to add them to the website as soon as they arrive, and we'll also send out a post.

Well, I'm off to work on the website some more.  Have an amazingly awesome week!

Until next time, happy scrapping and stamping!