My grandmothers name was LaLa(Lydia) and her middle name was Lee and as I got older I called her LaLeePop. You couldn't say LaLee without adding the Pop of course. I would sing... LaLeePop LaLeePop oh my my LaLeePop girl.Here's a little story. When I was a girl I played with my grandmothers beautiful patterned scarves in a million different colors. She would collect them from all of her travels. I would mix and match patterns and textures and I would wrap them around my waist, hair and even ankles and then pretend to sell them. My grandparents would buy them and pay me with beautiful sea shells.
When I had Shelby she too played with the drawer full of scarves but insisted she had a factory in Russia ( I have no idea how she chose that country at just 3 years old) and would sell you special designs for 1 million dollars. LaLa and Gordy happily paid her what ever she asked in sea shells.
If you know me I love to create and keep busy. If I have an idea I run with it. Sometimes I fall, I trip or I run but I try.
During a slow week playing with jewelry we had the bright idea of starting a kids clothing line that offered patterns and shapes mixed and matched with ruffles and bows.
If you've ever read my book Santa's Secret Elf-Merryam or Merryam's Elfun Adventures then you know Merryam's book cover is made of lollipops and she always wears shirts and leggings with ruffles and mix and match patterns.
We thought for about 5 minutes decided on the name from my LaLeePop, checked domains, bought it and went to the cover of the book for our logo inspiration.
I would like to introduce and appreciate support for our newest venture LaLeePop Kids Clothing. It will start with girls ages 2-6 and hopefully progress from there. We are currently working on some traditional styles but also more than 60 other styles and one with patterns that have elephants and paisley in honor of my grandmother.
Kara, Cassie and our growing kids.