Wednesday, April 20, 2011

{lillypie interview & GIVEAWAY!}

i am so excited to introduce you all to Laura, designer and owner of lillypie accessories :: a place of accessories, ruffles, flowers, and other lovelies for both you and your little one (or your neice :). her pieces are so sweet and romantic -- right up my alley. her shop is named after her ADORABLE daughter lilly.. you can read more about lilly and find all sorts of inspiration, including some gorgeous photography, on laura's blog, lillypie.

and without further ado, laura.

1. Tell me about yourself.
Hi there! My name is Laura and I’m 28. I'm an emotional gal and have a flair for the dramatic. :) I live in central Indiana--home of basketball and corn fields. While I long to live in a warmer climate--nothing beats the seasons of the Midwest. I’m married to a wonderful man named Scott and we will celebrate our 5 year anniversary this Friday! We have one daughter named Lilly Claire. She’s a year and a half and is my entire world.



 2. What inspired you to start lillypie?
I've always been a creative person. Growing up, I longed to be able to run fast, shoot a basketball, or catch anything like my friends; but that was not in the stars for me. I was the girl with the tackle box of crayons and marker smears all over my hands. Once I learned to embrace my strengths, I have become very proud that I’m the dubbed ‘creative one’ among friends. I have a background in watercolor and oil painting.  Lillypie, or the idea of having a handmade business, has always been in the back of my mind. I’ve always wanted a place to create things that I love and enjoy. After having my daughter I began to see the possibility that YES, I can become successful and YES, I am capable of making this dream of mine come true. Lillypie is a place for me to do that. I love creating items for women and the littles in their life.

 3. Women are often doing MANY jobs at once--wife, mother, friend, sister, blogger, biz owner, party planner, etc. Working full time and owning a handmade shop is A LOT of work--what tips and/or strategies do you have for juggling it all?


I work full time as a fourth grade teacher in our local public school system. While I do enjoy teaching, Lillypie has my heart. I am passionate about what I do and that helps me juggle two full time jobs and my family. I’m still getting the hang of it, but setting “work hours” for Lillypie has really helped. I hope to hang up my “teacher voice” in the  future to focus on lillypie endeavors and adding more littles to my family.




















4. How do you overcome obstacles ( whether personal or work related)?
When faced with an obstacle, I’m your typical worrier and over-analyzer. I have a little freak-out. I’ll cry—an ugly little cry. Then my husband will give me a pep talk, I’ll accuse him of just saying that because he’s my husband, and I’ll begin to move on. I’m really rather predictable. My faith is a pivotal part of over coming obstacles. He made me with a purpose in mind---my purpose is NOT to give up. My purpose is NOT to fail. My purpose is to be filled with joy and rejoice in His blessings.


5. Describe your shop in one sentence.
Lillypie is a place of ruffles, flowers, encouragement, and beauty.



6. What is YOUR favorite item that you sell?
I love making everything in my shop! However, my favorite fabric right now is the Coral Rose. I adore making anything with it. The fabric makes me happy.










lucky for you lovely ladies, laura is offering 15% off your order with coupon code meg15!
she has also been kind enough to give away a $30 credit to her shop!!

to enter, just visit her shop and leave a comment telling me what your favorite item is.

for additional entries (please leave a separate comment for each) ::
♥ become a follower of laura's blog
♥ tweet about it (be sure to mention @prettiesbymeg & @lauralillypie
♥ blog about it (please leave a link to the blog post)

giveaway ends thursday, april 28 at midnight.


70 comments:

mandiegirl said...

I LOVE the Pink Champagne Ruffle necklace- it is absolutely lovely!

mandiegirl said...

I now follow her blog, too!

Irene said...

Ooh, I'm a huge fan of the sliver cloud ruffle hair clip...although tose coral rose hair pins are pretty darn cute!

Irene said...

i follow her blog!

Anne B. said...

Regatta Turquoise Dainty Ruffle Flower Necklace is probably my favorite. Or Regatta Turquoise Ruffle Flower Ribbon Necklace. Don't make me pick just one. :)

Moriah said...

What an awesome giveaway - this shop is so beautiful! My favorite piece is the Pink Champagne Ruffle Flower Ribbon Necklace (for myself) and the miss lydia--coral rose ruffle flower headband (for lucia, of course).

Jessica @ jessicaNdesigns said...

I love the the helland--Coral Rose and Turquoise Posie Ribbon Necklace.

Jessica @ jessicaNdesigns said...

I follow Laura's blog! I love it! she is great!

Moriah said...

So excited that she has a blog! I'm already obsessed with this girl. haha

jackiepecquex said...

I am in love with the Golden Glow Ruffle Flower necklace...adorable! There were so many beautiful choices, though :)

Meg said...

oh my goodness, if only i had a little girl to spoil with all these gorgeous headbands! since i don't (yet), my favorite is the silver cloud ruffle flower, with which i would spoil myself :)

Katie P said...

My favorite is the maxwell-honeysuckle ruffle flower necklace!

Sarah B. said...

Yay for a fellow creative teacher!! ;) I love the Pink Champagne, Silver Grey, and Cream Ruffle Flower Ribbon Necklace. So pretty!

sarah at yesteachercrafts dot com

Sarah B. said...

I follow her blog!

sarah at yesteachercrafts dot com

Sarah B. said...

Tweet:
http://twitter.com/#!/yes_teacher/status/60739340854243328

sarah at yesteachercrafts dot com

Amanda said...

Those pink champagne flower shoe clips are absolutely darling!

Maggy said...

shades of greige necklace! lovely!

doroffee said...

I love the Shades of Peach Satin Rosette Bib Necklace!!! :)

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doroffee said...

I follow Laura's blog as doroffee.

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Allison said...

I loove Laura's blog and have been a follower for quite sometime now, love all of the lovely lillypie accessories :)

Kel said...

I really like the pink champagne necklace

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

What a great, inspiring interview! Good for her for making her dreams happen. And her shop is adorable!! If I won, I'd select the maxwell--pink champagne ruffle flower statement necklace :)

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/jointhegossip/status/60753217100857344

christy said...

i like the Shades of Greige Satin Bib Statement Necklace

vee said...

i am starting to follow-beautiful pieces!

Katie @ Chai Thoughts said...

I love this piece! A dear friend of mine is having a baby in September, and I just may have to get it for her. :)

http://www.etsy.com/listing/71094030/miss-delaney-golden-yellow-double-posie

Katie @ Chai Thoughts said...

And I tweeted!

Alyssa said...

I love the Shades of Peach Satin Rosette Bib Necklace

alyssa_hammond7 at yahoo dot com

Alyssa said...

I follow Laura's blog.

alyssa_hammond7 at yahoo dot com

Rachel Anne said...

My favorite item is the Golden Glow Ruffle Flower Statement Necklace!

Rachel Anne
http://www.gooseandtrisser.com

Annie said...

I NEED the sophie peri and plum dainty silk headband!

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Annie said...

I follow Laura's blog!

agalgoczi@hotmail.com

Annie said...

tweet!

Caitlin O. said...

I love the Eucalyptus Ruffle Flower Necklace! Super awesome =)

Caitlin O. said...

I also follow Laura's blog.

Erika said...

Love all of the items but the miss lorelei --aqua double posie headband is my favorite! Thanks!
Erika@justpeachyphotog.com

kittykerri said...

What a cute shop!! I love the helland--Cream and Dusty Rose Posie Ribbon Necklace. How awesome is it that it is a Four in One Accessory?! LOVE it!!

Thanks for the introduction.

kitty(dot)kerri(at)gmail(dot)com

kittykerri said...

I am a follower of Laura's blog.

kitty(dot)kerri(at)gmail(dot)com

kittykerri said...

Blogged about Laura & the giveaway:
http://kittykerri.blogspot.com/2011/04/giveaway-galore-wednesday-edition_20.html

kitty(dot)kerri(at)gmail(dot)com

DC GOP Girl said...

Hate having to decide a favorite, but I LOVE the Pink Champagne, Silver Grey, and Cream Ruffle Flower Ribbon Necklace. SO PRETTY!!

DC GOP Girl said...

I follow Laura's blog.

Sarah Mar'atul Azizah said...

love the Shades of Greige Satin Bib Statement Necklace..
zhe_zha at yahoo dot com

Jacky {The Sweetest Petunia} said...

I looove the Silver Grey ruffle flower necklace...and I know just what I'd wear it with, too! :)

Maria said...

I absolutely love the pink champagne ruffle flower ribbon necklace! The colors are perfect for a wedding I'm in this summer!

Maria said...

I follow Laura's blog via GFC!

PeaceLoveApplesauce said...

I'm loving the golden glow ruffle necklace!! And also the regatta turquoise one!!

Ms. Megan said...

eeeeep!!! I love love love her Pink Champagne Ruffle Flower Ribbon Necklace!! *swoon*
PS I loved this interview!!! She is so sweet!!!
xoxo

Ms. Megan said...

I follow you both on twitter + I tweeted!!
xoxo

steph nelsen said...

the statement necklaces!

Shandell said...

my favorite are the pink champagne ruffled flower shoe clips

Shandell said...

following her blog

Shandell said...

shared on twitter https://twitter.com/shanleann/status/61640640362061824

Jasmine said...

Everything is so cute! I love the Midnight Black Rosette with Lace and Feather Accent Headband.

craftnjas(at)gmail(dot)com

Jasmine said...

I'm a follower of Laura's blog.

craftnjas(at)gmail(dot)com

Eva Scott said...

I love the Cream Ruffle Flower Headband. Cute!

evamscott05@gmail.com

Eva Scott said...

I follow Lilly Pie's blog!

Tara said...

Regatta Turquoise Dainty Ruffle Flower Necklace
taraz9 at excite dot com

Tara said...

http://twitter.com/#!/curious_kitty/status/62344242407817216
taraz9 at excite dot com

Tara said...

follower of laura's blog
taraz9 at excite dot com

Mystica said...

The Cream Ruffle Headband for me!

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Jessica said...

I like maxwell--honeysuckle ruffle flower statement necklace :)

Jessica
jjd05c (at) gmail (dot) com

Jessica said...

I now follow lillypie's blog :)

Jessica
jjd05c (at) gmail (dot) com

Sandy a la Mode said...

i love love love the Pink Champagne Ruffle Flower Ribbon Necklace!! it's soo pretty and sweet!

Sandy a la Mode said...

i follow laura's blog! :)

Sandy a la Mode said...

i tweeted!!

http://twitter.com/#!/sandyalamode/status/63292292148117504

Laura said...

The cream ruffle flower headband is so cute! So is the little model!! :)

Wild and Precious said...

i LOVE the nora! perfect for MY soon to be newborn! :)

kblair.s.mcleod (at)gmail(d0t)com

Wild and Precious said...

follow laura's adorable blog

kblair.s.mcleod (at)gmail(d0t)com

Wild and Precious said...

tweeted!

https://twitter.com/#!/Blairita/status/63602357237321728

M.M.E. said...

I adore her Maxwell-pink champagne necklace. It's so classy.