Blog Posts

Nov 8, 2017
My kids complained about their dinner again last night. Two days ago, my kindergartner was in a heap on the floor because she didn’t have the right leggings….“You know, MOM, the new ones we saw at Target!?” On a regular basis, my 3-year-old can’t find the “good red” from our box that holds markers, colored pencils, Crayola twistable crayons, 64-count classic crayons, 100-count special edition crayons, and 18 oil pastels.
Hmmm. Wondering where I’m going wrong with my kids who
Oct 29, 2017
You’ve probably seen the ads: there are 8 Saturdays until Christmas! I’m sure your kids are flipping through the same Target holiday catalog that arrived in mailboxes around my neighborhood recently too. Slipping it into the recycle bin unnoticed was a complete fail, so now my girls have pointed out the trampoline they want, the Mickey Mouse car they have to have, and the furry vest they want to gift their newborn cousin.
Oct 26, 2017
I finally wore a sweater today without trying to hide my hairline sweat and dodging awkward stares. This past week everywhere we go, someone asks my kids what they will be for Halloween. Which leads to a lot of fighting because my oldest decided that she isn’t going to wear the matching cat costumes that my daughters picked out together. She’s going to be Anna and my youngest is supposed to go as “Anna’s cute cat.”
Oct 16, 2017
Happy Boss's Day. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, we have to interact with our bosses every single day! Luckily for us we think we have the best boss! Here are a few things that we love about working with Rhea Lana!  We know a lot of you have worked with her too as volunteers or consignors. We’d love to have you add what you love about her in the comments.
Oct 15, 2017
Did you know that Rhea Lana’s Children’s Consignment events have been happening for 20 years now? That’s a lot of families who have benefited from the great deals at Rhea Lana’s for two decades! In honor of that, here are 20 things you might not know about the founder and namesake, Rhea Lana Riner.
Oct 6, 2017
Have you bought costumes yet for October festivities? October holidays are fun because no matter how you celebrate—neighborhood trick or treating, a church trunk or treat, or pumpkin picking and hayrides— it means FALL is officially here!  And you get to dress up. Enjoy this time with your family and start thinking costumes with these ideas.
Try a Sibling Set
Oct 2, 2017
When two sisters decide to invest their adult lives living in and serving the community they grew up in, it makes a difference. That’s what Mary Ward and Susan Cedotal are proving in Louisiana.
Mary and Susan share a deep love and responsibility for their hometown of Bossier City. It’s what they know. It’s who they know. It’s who has always known them. Four years ago when Susan realized their community was missing something big, she committed to changing that.
Sep 24, 2017
Pumpkin, apple, caramel, and maple are the flavors that come alive in the fall. We wait the rest of the year, longing for that sip of pumpkin coffee, that hint of cinnamon seeping from the oven. It’s time! Put on your apron and get to cooking. Here are several recipes that will convince you it’s fall even if you’re still wearing your tank tops!
 
Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars
Sep 16, 2017
When a self-diagnosed Baby Gear Snob and a lifetime thrifter meet, what would you expect? A match made in heaven, right?
Well probably not, but that’s actually what unfolded between Lauren Aloia and Jeanette Maines, two California moms who decided to start a business together.  
Sep 15, 2017
Mid September means you’re decorating for fall. The leaves are changing. You’ve likely worn your booties with a pair of cuffed skinny jeans. You need to get your home spruced for the season too. Here are a few looks that will get you going.
1. Pumpkins. Obviously. Traditional orange is beautiful. Pair it with chunky, bumpy, knobby oversized squashes and you have a lovely autumn display. Or go farmhouse with white pumpkins. These are beautiful too. Mix the whites with varied wooden and plant textures to add some definition.