3 a.m Eternal

 

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It’s 5:58 am and I’ve been up with my youngest, Rose.

All. Night. Long.

We’ve been walking the hallways, rocking, singing and everything else you do to lull a babe to sleep.

Oh, I forgot about the cursing. Not directly at my child, but at pretty much anything else. Walking, rocking, singing and cursing. Please go the F*&K to sleep!

(**Do not click on the above link if you are squirmy about the F-bomb. But DO click on the link if you have no shame).

Unfortunately, Rose has not slept through the night in basically two years. I really can’t think about it too much or I get a little depressed. Not complaining. Just stating the facts.

I always find myself singing songs to my children that just pop into my head. Madonna’s “Holiday” is a favorite, Lisa Loeb “Stay”–I know every single word.

But…this little gem came out of NOWHERE  this morning and I definitely started to laugh at myself.  Obscure? Absolutely.  Awesome? You bet your sweet 90’s tush it is.

Does anyone else remember this song??? Listen to the lyrics. Yes, KLF…3 am does feel E-T-E-R-N-A-L.  Perfect little club jam for sleepless Mothers. No one wants to be up at 3 am. It totally feels eternal. Right? Cheers to all my 90’s Mamas out there that now experience a whole new meaning to “3 am Eternal” that has nothing to do with clubbing.

 

PS- If you live on Hilton Head Island and need a caffeine jolt…visit my pals at Java Burrito Co. They just launched their Holiday Coffee drinks!

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What’s in THAT Bag?

Happy NEW Year! I’m really looking forward to 2017.

Naturally, I’m going on a diet (that will last two days) and hell-bent on getting myself organized. The latter is more important than the first (who needs to be fit anyway!). However…me and the ladies at Louette are obsessed with CYCLE BAR these days. read more…

In the shop we have gorgeous planners and calendars from Rifle Paper Co. I feel like there are two types of “planner people”–1. electronic 2. paper (old-school)–I‘m definitely OLD SCHOOL.

I love my iPhone but I really need something tangible to keep everything organized. Its a visual-person thing.

I ran into the shop this morning to get some work done (with baby Rose in tow) and snagged our floral planner. I love it! Cheers to a less-messy, more organized, on-time 2017 (fingers crossed).

{Here some other things that are ALWAYS in my bag!}

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  1. Rifle Paper Co. 2017 Planner  Available at Louette
  2. Tocca Bianca Hand Cream Available at Louette–Bianca has been my “go-to” scent!
  3. Plum Organics Squeezers We really cannot live without these. Call me lazy–when two babes are screaming this works wonders. 
  4. Well-Kept Screen Cleansing Cloths Available at Louette. My sister-in-law turned me onto this gem. I quickly got them in the shop. These resealable cleansing cloths work great on cell-phones, electronics and glasses. I always have a pack in my bag. 
  5. Cherrios Eating them is just the beginning. Ha! CLICK HERE
  6. Beauty Counter Lip Sheer in NUDE Perfect for the natural, non-makeupy look. 
  7. Essie Nail Polish “Rock at the Top” My 3 year old will not let me cut her nails without a home pedicure/manicure. This is OUR go-to color of the moment. 
  8. Paw Patrol The obsession is real. If you don’t know what PAW PATROL is…consider yourself lucky. Apparently parents like, Reese Witherspoon know of the PAW PATROL craze too! You’re not alone. 
  9. FashionABLE Wallet  Available at Louette. Literally THE. BEST. WALLET. EVER. I receive so many compliments on it. 

xo-Heather Quinn Owner/Buyer Louette

The POWER of Empowering

I’ve got a pretty cool job. As a buyer for Louette I have the opportunity to seek out really unique companies that are doing awesome and creative work. Social companies are changing up the fashion and gift industry (TOMS was the frontrunner).  It’s amazing how a little planning and creativity can foster fashion forward/quality goods while helping to combat poverty and empower women. Here are two of my favorite socially driven companies.

**FashionABLE assists the global community as well as locally in Tennessee and Revive Bath and Body is a southern company as well, helping others in Atlanta, Ga. Read below to learn more:

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We are proud to carry leather goods from FashionABLE–a company that supports women both locally and globally by providing jobs. Not just another social company, FashionABLE has done the research to find that “throwing charitable funds” at poor communities does not combat poverty. Instead, FashionABLE works closely with manufacturers in communities to help them implement business practices and work environments to be successful. “We believe that serious long term solutions to poverty lie in creating jobs, not giving money away” (www.livefashionable.com).

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Stop into the shop to check out our collection from FashionABLE! We’ve got wallets, cross body bags and totes. You are going to LOVE all the rich hues and beautiful craftsmanship.

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Louette FAVORITE:  The Saddlebag. We’re obsessed with this bag!!! A 1970’s inspired classic, perfect for everyday.  Available in three colors at the shop. CLICK HERE to see more.

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Next up…

Revive Bath and Body

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I literally stumbled across this company walking through Virginia-Highlands in Atlanta, Ga. Originally I was intrigued by Revive’s loofah soaps and then when I learned they are a locally owned, socially conscious company– I had to get it in the shop! Owner, Catilin started her company at her house. Making soaps for fun, it quickly morphed into a full-blown business.

“RENEW. RESTORE. REVIVE” is the slogan for Revive Bath and Body. In 2014, Revive partnered with Haven Atlanta to help women exit the trafficking trade. More about this amazing partnership HERE

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One of the best-selling gifts at Louette are Revive’s Loofah Soaps. Made with all natural ingredients, these soaps beautifully exfoliate the skin. Available in eight delicious scents. Portion of the proceeds are donated to HavenATL.

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Next time you are in Louette, ask one of the knowledgable Louette gals about these great companies. We love to chat about the products we love.

xo,

Heather

Summer Social

Summer is HERE and we are settled into our NEW home. Supporting fellow local businesses has always been a focus for us–which is why we are so excited to be located in the heart of shopping local on Hilton Head Island in the Village at Wexford!

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We re-opened at our NEW location on May 9th and its crazy ever since. If you haven’t stopped by to check out the new shop…well, what are waiting for??? Louette Boutique receives weekly new arrivals and the shop is constantly changing.

Don’t miss out on shop happenings & events. Make sure you are getting social with us!

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