Friday, November 23, 2007

Meet the Loncar Sisters!

The Loncar sisters are famous at LILL's production office not only for their hard work and dedication to LILL but also the many talents they bring to the company. Most importantly, they are known for their desserts! There is not a production office potluck complete with out one of their treats. They are as sweet as the goods they bake and it’s always a pleasure to work with them.

Get to know the Loncar sisters! I’ve asked them a few questions so you can learn more about the 3 girls that are equally nice and bring us such joy.

Meet Kristina(Bottom left) - Cutting and LOL Associate:
Nickname - Kris, Krissy
Favorite treat: Ice cream
Favorite movies: Pillow Talk, How to Marry a Millionaire, Anchors Aweigh, Move Over Darling
Favorite Music: Rockabilly
Favorite hobby: Swing Dancing
Mentor: My grandma Mary
Special Talent: I’m a great navigator

Meet Mandy (Bottom right) - Design Manager
Favorite treat: Chocolate
Favorite movies: Empire Records, Ghost World, Silence of the Lambs
Favorite Music: Indie Favorite hobby: Hanging out with friends and family

Mentor: My mom
Special Talent: I’m a good problem solver; sometimes I think I’m Macgyver!
Mandy is also the namesake of our MANDY Bag!

Meet Katie (The cherry on top!) - Cutting Associate
Nickname – Kate, KT
Favorite treat: Brownies
Favorite movies: Nosferatu, Night of the Living Dead, Psycho
Favorite Music: Punk
Favorite hobby: Coloring
Mentor: Petar Rogic
Special Talent: I’m a good listener

Check back soon for some of the Loncar sister’s delicious recipes – just in time for your next Holiday party!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Traveling in Style

With the Holidays just around the corner I realized many of you "LILL Girls" (and boys!) would be traveling to visit friends and family very soon. This inspired me to find helpful ways to travel the "LILL" way. I spoke with our marketing coordinator, Bridget, who recently traveled to New Hampshire to attend an e-commerce seminar. She helped me gather some helpful tips when traveling.

Here's how to travel according to Bridget:
"I’d be there for 2 days and 1 night. As I’m not the biggest fan of checking in luggage, I decided to pack smartly and load up a carry on (or 2) of my belongings for my venture. I called upon a few friends for help.

DONNA graciously held my laptop, PJ’s and change of clothes.

While Tara was equipped for traveling essentials and entertainment. A couple of tag-alongs came too that kept me well organized and ready for the trip through security. LIZ worked as my wallet/cell phone holder and LESLIE held all my toiletries. Both were snuggled together in my TARA.

Wow! Did I look chic, not to mention organized and ready! My trip went smoothly and I had fun with my “friends”."

Thanks so much for the tips on how to travel in style, Bridget!

Here are a couple more tips for travel:

If you are traveling with liquids, you may not bring any containers that have over 3 oz of liquid. You can bring up to 1 qt. size zip lock baggy worth. See the Transport Security Administration's website for more information. Wear slip-ons with socks. I know it sounds “old lady-ish” but your life will be a lot easier when traveling through security. Taking your shoes off is one thing, walking totally barefoot in the airport is another. You’ll thank me for it later!

Happy travels!

-Lilly S.