Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Write your letter to Santa!

My 3 year old, Gianna, was so excited to sit down and write her first letter to Santa!  Of course I helped type the letter, but they were her words (well 90%).  She loved every bit of it! Even the little pictures you can add to the letter! They really helped express what she was saying!  We printed it, posted it on Facebook and even tweeted it! lol!
Now, we just have to mail it to Santa!

For every letter received, Macy's will donate $1 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, up to $1,000,000.  Help make wishes come true by writing your own letter to Santa!
There is no cost to you to write this letter. Try it out and let your kids have fun!

Happy Holidays!


Sunday, November 21, 2010

Check out Lehla Shop Review & Giveaway on Sweet Harper!

Just recently i sent sweet harper a pair of graffiti sneakers to review. i am smiling ear to ear at how much little harper loved them! below is a copy of the review!! happy holidays! -xo

Sweet Harper Holidays: Lehla Shop

The uber-creative mom behind Lehla Shop is always thinking up something new!  She does many custom items including tutu birthday outfits and superhero shirts with your child's initial.  The superhero shirts were recently spotted on Tori Spellings littles Liam and Stella!!!

Our favorite from Lehla Shop is the Graffiti Shoes...look at Harper's pair!!! 

Lisa personalized them with all of Harper's favorite things (mom sent a list to Lisa at Lehla Shop), sweets, Foofa from Yo Gabba Gabba, and all things girlie.  I was so impressed when Harper's shoes arrived!  Every centimeter of the shoes is painted with fun details in a cool graffiti fashion.  She even included Harper's name!  

Lehla Shop also has a big selection of holiday styles in onesies/tees.

As I said earlier, Lisa is always coming up with something new!  Visit her blogs (yes that was with an s) here and here, and like Lehla Shop on FB too!

Giveaway!!! Win a $25 Lehla Shop gift certificate.

Mandatory Entry: Tell me what the sweet kiddo in your life will get from Lehla Shop...may I suggest a pair of shoes ;-)
(Don't forget to include your e-mail address in you comment.)

Additional Entries (please leave a separate comment for each entry):
1. Follow @LehlaShop and @sweetharper on Twitter.
2. Tweet! Simply copy and paste the following:
Win $25 to @lehlashop & get some custom cuteness for your little one from @sweetharper ! #SweetHarperHolidays #etsy
See all of the Sweet Harper Holidays giveaways!

Fine Print: Giveaway winner will be chosen Friday, November 26th, 2010 at 10 PM CST.  Winner will have 24 hours to respond, before another winner will be chosen.  You are only eligible to win one giveaway during Sweet Harper Holidays.  Open to US.  Lehla Shop sent us a complimentary pair of shoes to review.  The views expressed in this feature are strictly my own opinions.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Check me out on LaunchHer!

I was so excited when I was contacted by Sallisha of LaunchHer to be featured on their site! I had submitted my company just a few hours before, but she was contacting me because someone else had reached out to her and told her all about me!  I was tickled pink at how much my special friend believed in me and my company!  It was truly an honor to be featured!
I love the concept behind LaunchHer, a site that gives a boost to woman owned brands!  Thank you Sallisha and Kara for all that you do for woman like me, everywhere!

Freshly Launched…Lehla Shop!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Etsy Holiday Boot Camp

The holiday season is upon us and it is high time i get my working butt in gear!  It is time for me to make a serious commitment to getting my Etsy shop all set up and ready for each and every Holiday shopper out there!

So here is is…my pledge of commitment!

I, Lisa Hill of Lehla Shop, pledge to participate in the Etsy Success Holiday Boot Camp to the best of my abilities. I vow to check in every week, do my homework and support my fellow Holiday Boot Campers. I will read the weekly newsletters and blog posts, check in on the weekly forum thread, read the weekly blog post, check off the checklists and salute the mascot. I promise to share what I've learned with those who need it, support my fellow Etsy indiepreneurs and, most of all, have a positive and persistent attitude. I understand that together we can spread the word about our handmade and vintage goods, making this holiday season a more unique and meaningful one to gift givers and give-ees everywhere! 

I will continue to post about my progress, so make sure you come back to read all about it!  Having my followers supporting me will definitely help me get my Etsy Holiday Boot Camp butt in gear!



Monday, September 20, 2010

Ribbon Ring Review + Giveaway!

It's time for me to admit that my studio/"shop" is something of a disorganized cave!  I have SO MUCH stuff in about 120 sq ft, that sometimes it's so hard to know what it is I have!

Ribbon is something I use quite a lot…I use it for my tutus, my hair clippies, my key fobs and whatever else I can think of!  So I tend to collect numerous yards of so many different colors, prints and sizes of ribbon!  If I am not hanging ribbon on my peg board, I have it sitting on my craft table, hanging in the closet and/or it's in a box!

Recently I was sent one of the coolest product to check out...the Ribbon Ring!  Ribbon Ring is a ribbon storage system comprised of a metal ring and plastic ribbon tags that replace traditional ribbon storage products.  Ribbon Ring is a ribbon organizer offering more storage in less space.  After you load it up, it's even chic enough to be displayed in your craft area!

Here are some FABulous facts about Ribbon Ring:

• You can easily find the ribbon you are looking for
• You can tell how much of a particular ribbon you have left without unwinding a spool 
   or digging through a box
• Ribbon does not wrinkle or get tangled
• Ribbon Ring takes up very little space and can be hung on the wall or the back of a door
• Depending on ribbon width, more than one ribbon can hang on a Ribbon Ring tag

So, I received the Starter Pack.  The Starter Pack includes one 2" metal ring, 30 standard ribbon tags and 15 inventory dots.  This product will hold approximately 60 pieces of ribbon, depending on ribbon width.

And here is how it works…
1. Thread one end of ribbon from back to front through top slit.
2. Take opposite end and thread through the middle slit from back to front.
3. Pull ends equal. Thread both ends through third slit, from front to back.

Depending on the widths of your ribbon, you can fit 2 or 3on each tag.  Ribbons will hang side-by-side.  The standard tags are a little over an inch wide, so a 5/8" ribbon and a 3/8" ribbon fit comfortably side-by-side.  A JUMBO tag is 2" wide, so you can fit up to 2" of ribbon side-by-side.

You even get these little inventory dots!  If you have a super-long length of ribbon, it is recommended that you cut off a manageable piece, i.e. cut 1 yard.  Then, affix the inventory dot to the corner of the ribbon tag.  This acts as a reminder that you have more of that ribbon when you have used up that piece.

Here is a quick peak at my ribbon disaster!  Too afraid to show you the rest!


So…very…disorganized!  EEEEKK!

Here is what my Ribbon Ring is starting to look like:

I have to admit, it will take me a LONG time to get it all on the ribbon tags!  But in the end it will be so worth it! lol!  Will be sure to follow-up with new pics once I am all done!

And nowCupcakes!

You've seen them.
You've drooled over them.
Now you can make them
(along with a whole bunch of
other WAY cute stuff).

Melissa Bickle, owner of Ribbon Ring has a new book coming out soon!  

"Ribbon Cupcakes and More"
is being published this Fall 

by Leisure Arts.

A little background… In 2009, she toured the scrapbook convention circuit with Ribbon Ring.  She decorated her booth with platters of ribbon cupcakes.  She happened upon these cupcakes one night while she was playing around with her other passion, baking!  As she was making chocolate ribbon curls for some cupcakes she realized that she had some ribbon that was the perfect color of chocolate!  The rest is history…Ribbon cupcake love.  At the conventions, the ribbon cupcakes stole every show.  Then she created some ribbon truffles to go with them.  Soon after she was overwhelmed with requests for instructions on how to make these sweet treats.   So she partnered up with Leisure Arts publishing and soon after "Ribbon Cupcakes and More" was born.
In addition to her famous ribbon cupcakes, there are step-by-step instructions for making truffles, cakes, Halloween projects, baby shower and wedding d├ęcor items and a ton of other super stinking cute goodies that will make you smile.

She will be offering her book for sale on her website and a few lucky retailers too.   I need to pre-order one for myself!  It sounds FABulous and I don't want to risk it selling out!


Do you have tons of ribbon you can't keep track of?  Need a way to keep your workspace free of clutter?  Well, here is your chance to learn that "Organization is Good"!  We are giving away a Ribbon Ring starter pack!   

So here is how you enter: 
  1. Follow Lehla Shop blog!
  2. Follow Lehla Shop on Twitter!
  3. Follow Ribbon Ring on Twitter!
  4. Follow Ribbon Ring on Facebook!

You must leave a comment that you are following!  A winner will be selected at random on Friday, Oct.  1, 2010!  Good Luck!



Monday, September 6, 2010

labor day link up!

happy labor day everyone! 

In continuation of my birthday celebration and the holiday weekend i wanted to invite everyone to link up!  
blogs...websites…whatever it is that you would like to share!
and after you link up, please feel free to spread the word! 
while you are here…be sure to sign up and follow "lehla shop blog"!

i hope everyone has special and safe plans for today!  my family and i will be bbq'ing in the backyard!  i promised my hubby i would make him my special ribs!  i would love to hear what you have planned! 


Friday, August 20, 2010

Baby Swags Presents Giveaway!

Baby Swags along with it's Mom Entrepreneur partners are 
offering one lucky member of the ultimate
giveaway prizes!  The gift basket has an approximate retail
value of over $600.00!  A listing of participating companies
are listed below:

Rockin Green Soap by
Designer Hemp Traveling Changing Pad by Maxwell Designs
Leather Diaper Clutch from Artistic Sensations
Spoon Fudge Sampler by 2 Sisters
Paris Lampshade by Shades of Ooh and Ah
Newborn Clips/Hairbow by Bows2Cute
Seamless Sensitivity Socks by SmartKnitKids
Organic Baby Apparel by Sweet Spud
iCandy Diapering System by Urban-Fluff
Knit Hat with interchangeable bows by Love Bug Kids
Let’s Get Ready Series by Cedar Valley Publishing
Angel Onesie by Genny Sue
Heart Hair Accessories by KCD Designs
Hair Goodies by Starlet Goodies
Tan Knit hat by Marili Jean
Pima Cotton baby bath towel
Traveling Baby Blankie by BabyKakesInk!
Infant Tutu by Lehla Shop Tutus
Car Seat Cover by Ashley Petite
Custom Tutu’s by Cakes & Beans
Custom Bows & Headbands by Anne Bows
Baby’s First Food’s Journal by Glow Baby
Fingerprint Keepsake by Little Ella Bug
For more information on this giveaway, please visit  Contest begins September 18, 2010 and 
runs through September 24, 2010.  Baby Swags 
is not accepting entries to this giveaway.  
Please direct all inquiries and entries to

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

What Brings You JOY?

Have you ever wondered what it is in life that brings you joy? Is it the amazing man you may have married? The child/children you have brought into this world? Your work? Or maybe you have a pet project you have been diligently working on that you know will eventually bring joy to you someday.

For me it's all of the above!  Recently, I realized that I needed to stop and take a look around me.   To see what I had right in front of me.  I married my soulmate and my hero.  I gave birth to the most amazing little girl, born 7-7-07, (the luckiest day there could ever be).  I work at a church where I can proudly say I have made some very good friends, whom, I can also admit, I consider to be family.  My work in progress...well that would be my home-based, online company I started, Lehla Shop.  Everyday, I challenge myself to try new things, perfect items and strive to make good products I know will put a smile on a child's face.  All of these things were staring right at me. I just needed to realize it.

I can reflect back on times when my life wasn't exactly "joyous".  My first marriage didn't quite work.  I didn't have too many people I could honestly call "friends".  And I worked a full time job, clocking in at least 9 hours a day.  Everything was so faced paced (that's NJ for ya!).

So, I got a divorce, met my new husband, had my daughter, quite my job and moved to Louisiana!  Whew! 

Now I work part-time at the church and at home for my shop.  I am constantly online trying to publicize Lehla Shop as much as possible.  My goal is to one day have my products on the shelves of other stores.  And who knows...maybe even own my own "brick and mortar" shop and have my products on my OWN shelves!  That would be ULTIMATE joy!

then make it happen

I want my daughter to grow up and know that dreams can come true, if you work hard enough to make them happen.  More joy.

"Your dreams are never silly; depend on them to guide you" chinese fortune

So with that said, I can tell you that I am blessed for the joy that already surrounds me.  Am I lucky?  Maybe...but I wouldn't trade anything!

Have you stopped to take a look at your life?  Have you started thinking what it is that brings you joy?

Life + Love + Happiness = Joy


Stella McDermott wearing Lehla Shop Graffiti Sneakers!

I was so excited this morning to see this picture! Stella is such a cutie! 

And she is wearing a pair of Graffiti Sneakers I custom made especially for her!  
Liam also got his own pair! 

Thank you Tori for sharing and showing me how cute she looks in them! 


THE one & only...Silhouette Craft Cutter!

Ok, you have all heard about it!  You are all wanting one! I can honestly tell you I am WANTING one!  Well, just recently I was informed about some incredible websites that are hosting Silhouette giveaways.  Yes, I said GIVEAWAYS! 

Here is some information about the Silhouette and what everyone is saying!  

The Silhouette SD

This incredible little machine is sleek and compact.

You can cut vinyl
cut/make the cutest cards

cut outs for your scrapbooking

Huge assortment of paper cut outs

The Silhouette hooks up to your computer and cuts out the shapes/letters that you tell it to. It's THAT easy! So all you need is your Silhouette machine, your computer, thecords and your imagination! You can even use an SD card and take your Silhouette wherever you go!

It comes with a nice library of shape and cutout files to get you started! And, what I LOVE is, you can use all of the letter fonts (True Type) from your own computer, to design your own cut outs. Hello!!! I can choose ANY font I want? Do you know how many FREE fonts there are out there?!! You can even create your own shapes and cutouts for your projects!!--I LOVE that!

No cartridges to buy!

They do have an online image store, where you can browse and purchase from a huge assortment of different shapes, letters, phrases, cutouts, etc......and upload them instantly to your computer. The images are just $.99 each and they offer membership plans and options for bulk-buying where they can cost even less than this. Each week, they also feature a free download on their site that you can add to your library. Love those freebies!

Love all of the ideas you can get over at the SILHOUETTE blog!

They even have a FREE DOWNLOAD OF THE WEEK feature!

When you order, here is what you get!

Silhouette SD

The Silhouette is a digital cutting tool for personal use. Similar to the functioning of a home printer, it cuts paper and other materials like vinyl with a blade instead of printing onto it.


The Silhouette machine ships with the following important items:
  • Silhouette machine
  • Software for Windows XP/Vista
  • Power cable, USB cable
  • 2 Cutting mats (one for thick media, one for thin media)
  • Cutting blade
  • $10 gift card to the Silhouette Online Store

Ok, here is some information to enter for your chance to win!

How Does She shared a little secret and some sites 
that are currently hosting a Silhouette Giveaway! 
Here are a few!


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