Archive | September, 2012

Happy Birthday Charlie!

27 Sep

Happy 1st Birthday Charlie!

Soon after you were born, your dad and I made a little motto for you-
and us. Be good, be brave, be funny. Be a GOOD person- get in trouble
and get dirty- but be kind. Be adventurous and BRAVE. It often takes
bravery to be a good person and do the right thing. Be FUNNY because
the world is a crazy place and everyone needs a good laugh.

You turned 1 today and you are already all of these things and more.

We love you so much and look forward to watching our good, brave,
funny boy grow. Try to slow it down a little though- this year went
way too fast!

Readers: I recently started following an insanely great blog called Momastery and in August she wrote (much more eloquently) our exact feelings.

Lauerland Boutique Giveaway WINNER!

19 Sep

The first official Lauerland giveaway has ended – we really appreciate all of your entries! Unfortunately, there could only be one winner this time. So, drumroll please…

Congratulations to commenter #57…

Jennifer Peaslee!!!

You have won a FREE set of coasters from the Lauerland Boutique! You can choose any of the handcrafted coasters that are already in the shop or you can send me a 4 of your own photos for a set of personalized coasters. Congratulations!!! Please check your email for more details!

For everyone else who entered the giveaway and didn’t win, we hope you’ll still continue to check out the Lauerland Boutique and order some coasters for yourself! Don’t forget – we are offering 15% off through the entire month of September when you use the promo code LAUERLAND15 at checkout.

If you haven’t already, check out the Lauerland Boutique on Facebook and give us a like so you can stay up to date on new items in the shop and future discounts/giveaways!

Thanks again for participating in the first Lauerland giveaway!!

Lauerland Boutique Giveaway: Ends 9/18

7 Sep

Thanks so much to everyone for checking out the Lauerland Boutique on Etsy and for all of the support!  To thank you all for being such supportive friends and readers, it’s time for the first Lauerland giveaway!  This is your chance to win a FREE set of 4 coasters from the Lauerland boutique (you can do a personalized set where you pick the photos yourself or select any of the coasters that are already in the shop!)

Here’s how to enter:

Visit the Lauerland Boutique on Etsy and then come back to the blog and leave a comment on this post letting us know which set of handcrafted coasters is your favorite.

The giveaway will end Tuesday 9/18 at midnight. The winner will be randomly selected (using, and the announcement for that lucky person will be made Wednesday morning so make sure to leave your comment before then. Good luck everyone!!

*Restrictions: US Residents Only.

We’d love it if you gave us a like on Facebook, too!

Lauerland Boutique: Officially Open for Business!

5 Sep
Since moving to Austin (somewhat) job-less, I’ve had a lot of time on my hands.  A girl can only spend so many hours working on cover letters, resumes, and scouring the job boards without going a little crazy. So in the DIY/Pinterest-inspired spirit, I decided I’d take on a little side project to keep myself from going completely insane with the job hunt down here.

Charlie Coasters – First Custom Order 🙂

I’ve always though that decorative or area-specific coasters make great gifts.  I thought having personalized coasters with a friend’s wedding pictures would be a great wedding gift so I decided to just go for it and experiment with making them myself.  What started as a project has led to something I actually really enjoy!  I figured that others out there might also think coasters are a great gift, so why not open up an Etsy shop?  So… with that said, the Lauerland Boutique is officially open for business!
As a loyal Lauerland reader, I’m offering 15% off purchases throughout the entire month of September for anyone who uses the coupon code LAUERLAND15.  There are lot of pre-made coasters already in the shop but I’m most excited about the personalized coasters where you can actually send me the four photos that you want via e-mail and I’ll customize the coasters using those pictures. Check out the Lauerland Boutique on Etsy and let me know what you think!

Personalized Wedding Coasters

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