Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Low Down.

The two lake signs from last week's post sure got the phone ringing and the emails flying.  How do we order a sign?  Can I still order a sign and get it by Christmas?  Can you tell me how this works?  How do I pay you?

All great questions which we will attempt to answer in today's post.

First, below are a few of our most popular designs for lake, beach, pool and tiki lounge.  We also have signs in many other categories: ranch/western, hunting/fishing/cabin, Hawaiian/tropical, mermaids, hot rods, pubs/taverns, kitchen/misc household and more.

Maps available for select lakes - not all lakes are currently available.  Let us know
which lake you're interested in and we will check the availability.

Here's the Scoop: 
ORDER BY 12 NOON BY 12/7/2010

 Signs come in several sizes, some in wood or metal (no price difference) and have different options for personalization  Click HERE to see more images. 
In general, anywhere you see a name, location or body of water - this is the line we personalize for free.
If you click the link above, the areas on each sign are noted by a hash mark.

To order, we need the sign number, size, your choice of wood or metal and the personalization for each field and a UPS address if we are drop shipping it.

You can order by sending us an email:
Call us at the store:  214-748-4500
Visiting the Store:  2100 Irving Blvd, Dallas
Visit us in Canton this weekend:  Row 46

We can take payment over the phone or send you a Pay Pal Invoice.

And don't forget about Lakegirl, this line has been a home run with our lake people.  
(You know how they are)

8 color combos to chose from!

New Style

                                                    We're re-stocked on the Mint/Brown Hoodie

                                                        New Angel T

Thermal Flag T

Canton First Monday Trade Days starts addition to 100's of signs on display we'll have lots of Lakegirl merchandise at our booth along with the Collegiate Travel Totes.  Come see us - Row 46 (the old Paul Michael's building).

Saturday, November 27, 2010

At Home with Cindy & from the kitchen

For our Anniversary/Thanksgiving Dinner Ray suggested I find some "gourmet" recipes we could cook together. I'm a huge fan of The Food Network and love to cook and recently Ray has joined me in the kitchen, readily assuming the role of Sous Chef!  Since I had just finished watching Guy Fieri's Thanksgiving Big Bite...I didn't have to look far for my inspiration.

Birthday Pork Roast
Red Devil Cranberry
Red Pepper/Three Cheese Ravioli with Basil Oil
Here's a little photo story of our day in the kitchen:

Basil Oil...easy and well worth the effort.  It tastes amazing!

With the purchase of our new pasta roller we actually read the instructions and followed them!  Which meant seasoning it with a practice round of pasta making.  Highly recommend the reading of instructions.

Time out to talk to Ray's daughter Stephanie calling from Seattle

Now, for the technical part.  Taking a 3# bone-in pork roast and cutting it open to stuff.  Again, following directions - key!

In the oven with the harvest veggies from Dallas Farmers Market.

Finally, time for a cocktail!

Now, the practice is over!  Time to create the Roast Red Pepper Ravioli, yikes!

                                          Sous Chef excellence in prep work!

When it's just the two of us there's no fancy table to dress.  Just food and football!
Recipes can be found HERE

Friday, November 26, 2010

Fab Finds $50.00 or less!

Brrrr!  It's a little chilly outside but we are OPEN and Ray has the store all cozy.   If  this is your first visit to LHO welcome!  We are on the corner of Irving Blvd and Manufacturing in DALLAS between Wycliff and Oak Lawn. 

Below are our favorite Gift Picks all under $50.00. We've cheated on a read the instructions. :-)
Save money on others and buy yourself a little something!  You deserve it....

All Fabulous and All Under Fifty Bucks:

Collegiate City Bag and Travel Totes...The City Bag is a large

                               Canvas reusable bag (19x14x7) and the Travel Tote is a Tri-Fold
                        with three zippered compartments to hold your jewels, lotions and potions...
                            Arkansas, LSU, Texas, Oklahoma State, A&M and TCU all in stock

  Luminary Candles and Aromatics...all natural soy, made in the neighborhood
and available at LHO at below retail prices.  We've got
friends in high (Luminary) places!
  Votives, Tins, Highballs, name it we got 'em.

                                             Nothing but The Royal Standard for LHO Customers...

                                          Royal Standard woven bags...$23.00 and $26.00
                                                       (Eight styles to choose from)

                                               Mercury Glass...Set of 3 priced at $35.75

                                                 Paris and London Wall Decor (Notre Dame - sold)

                                                          Suede Frames - Set of 4 
                                               Very Pottery Barn-esk...

Here's the special instructions:  The art and the frames may be priced higher than $50.00...just remind us 
"it's on the favorites list" and we'll adjust the price at the register. 

Other Holiday Business:

Please note the Holiday Deadlines for ordering personalized signs is December 3rd.  These are great gifts for that person on your list that has everything and is hard to shop for!  We personalize anywhere you see a name, body of water or location.  Maps are also now available for several, email or visit us in Dallas or next week in Canton for information on signs.  Click HERE to see more images and information. Generally speaking personalized signs start in the $81.00 range...