Author: Hale Homestead

The Flexi SPORT is coming your way!

We have a brand new product launch on September 1, 2021!

The Flexi SPORT has been in research & development for years! It was first revealed to Stylists at our National Convention in 2018, and called the Flexi2. John has worked with engineers and product testers for even longer before that, trying to find the perfect materials that would hold up to the rigorous use of our amazing hair accessories.

What he came up with is a no-slip grip that’s perfect for high ponytails, active lifestyles, children, water activities… and just every day! (in fact, I’ve had one since July and my 10 yo has been wearing is 24/7 since then!)

This video features my 14yo using the Sport to make a low ponytail, which is what she does every. single. day. lol! (This was the day we took the clip from my 10yo so I could show it at the Market lol)

Currently, the Sport is available for preorder directly through me, in one size – Medium Flip Size… which can be used as a Medium, Small or Extra Small. Text (254) 988-7217 for more information!

It’s comfortable, no slip, grippy material – made with Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE), inside the 8 portion is a high tensile strength spring steel (the same material that the wire in our Flips are made with), high grade polycarbonate for the sliding pin. All parts are latex free and there is no exposed metal.

It’s 100% waterproof! Perfect for swimming, boating and other water sports!

Colors currently include purple (of course), black and turquoise for now. Other color options will be future possibilities, and may even change seasonally! *UPDATE* The shipment that was supposed to contain black, is actually a charcoal/slate/gray.

And the price is pretty sweet, too – $15 for one -OR- a 3-pack of all 3 colors for $39! These will be live on my website on September 1, 2021!

Key points of warning: TPE is a fantastic material in it’s durability, flexibility, and more! However it is susceptible to heat. You’re going to want to make sure to check your pockets in the laundry room. One of our Stylists accidentally washed, and dried, her Sport. It was not good. (Many of us have washed and dried the original Flexi-Clip with little to no damage.) Also, I live in Texas, where the heat in the car can become deadly in just a few minutes. Your new Flexi Sport would likely not survive that either.

This is the Big One – Super Mega Lilla Rose Giveaway!

I am so excited to tell you about our $1500+ Lilla Rose Mega Giveaway!  I’ve joined forces with a group of 30+ Lilla Rose Stylists, pooling our resources to create this MEGA Giveaway!  We’ve teamed up so we can offer you a waaaay bigger prize package than any of us could ever give individually, to benefit and thank all of YOU, our awesome customers… We appreciate you!

All you have to do to enter, is complete the form found here: https://bit.ly/SELRgiveaway

This giveaway is HUGE!!!  Prizes include a grand prize of a $500 Visa Gift Card AND Lilla Rose product valued at over $100!  2nd & 3rd place winners both receive a $100+ Lilla Rose Product Set!  There will also be over 50 – 4th place winners of a $17 credit to shop online! 

Click the link above or below to register –  Enter my name (Sue Ellen Hale) or your party’s Hostess’ name in the “Stylist name or referred by” field. Be sure to take the short, 5 question survey for 20 more entries!  After the short quiz, be sure to re-enter your name and email address to register all your additional entries.

Sue Ellen’s Bonus!!  This is such an awesome giveaway, you will definitely want to share it with all your friends…and I would sincerely appreciate it as well!  Share the link with your people and they can add your name in the “referred by” field.  I’ll pick additional winners from those sharers – one for the most referrals, and one more random sharer!

Fill out the form ONCE from Monday, July 19, through Wednesday, July 21 (duplicate forms will not double your entries).  Share as many times as you like during the same window!

  • Grand Prize: $500!!! and the Pineapple Hair Accessory Set (valued over $100)
  • 2nd Place Prize: Rose Gold Posy Set (valued over $100)
  • 3rd Place Prize: Simplicity Set (valued over $100)
  • Over 50 Additional Runners-up will receive a $17 Lilla Bucks Credit!

Giveaway ends Wednesday night, 11pm Central / Midnight Eastern.  Prize winners will be notified via email on Thursday, July 22.  Runners-up will be notified via email on Monday, July 26.

Click here to enter the Mega Giveaway: https://bit.ly/SELRgiveaway

Good luck and I hope YOU win!!!


The Fine Print: This giveaway is hosted by a group of Lilla Rose Independent Stylists and is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Instagram, WordPress or Lilla Rose, Inc. You understand that you are providing your information to your personal Independent Stylist and temporarily to the administrator of the giveaway only, which they will use to communicate with you about the giveaway, announce winners, special offers, and helpful hair tips and tutorials. You may unsubscribe at any time. Total prizes valued at over $1500. There will be one grand prize winner of a $500 and a $100+ Lilla Rose hair accessory gift set. There will be one second place winner and one third place winner of gift sets valued at over $100 each (actual gift set contents may vary from photos shown) and more than 50 winners of $17 Lilla Rose gift certificates. Giveaway open to U.S. residents only. No purchase necessary. Grand prize winners will be announced through email on Thursday, July 22, 2021 and will have 48 hours to claim their prize. Gift certificate winners will be notified on Monday, July 26, 2021. Lilla Rose Stylists and their immediate family are not eligible. Please stick with your current personal Lilla Rose Stylist for any orders. There is no special offer or benefit of ordering from a participating Stylist rather than your regular Stylist.

Didn’t win? Shop our CHRISTMAS IN JULY SALE – July 22-25, 2021 on my Lilla Rose Website!

Easy Lemon Bars

Here’s an easy, fun and yummy snack for your Sowing Seeds of Grace event!

Ingredients:

  • 1 – 15-oz box lemon cake mix
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1 – 14-oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2/3 cup lemon juice
  • Optional: 1 Tablespoon lemon zest
  • Powdered sugar for dusting

Prep Time: 15 minutes; Bake Time: 26-28 minutes

Preheat oven to 350* and grease or spray a 9×13″ baking pan, or line with parchment paper.

For the crust: In a large bowl, mix the dry lemon cake mix with the melted butter, egg, and lemon extract until well blended. The batter will be very thick. Press this mixture evenly into the bottom of the baking pan.

For the filling: In a small bowl, blend together the sweetened condensed milk, lemon juice and lemon zest (if using). Pour this mixture evenly over the cake mix batter layer in the bottom of the pan.

Bake for 26-28 minutes, until the lemon filling is set. Let cool completely in pan, then dust with powdered sugar. Cut into bars or squares.

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Why do we dress up for Easter?

As of today, there’s a week and one day until Easter! I was wondering where the idea of new clothes and gifts for Easter came from…

As I googled, of course there’s pagan roots. Someone always finds pagan roots for anything, if that’s what you’re looking for. But when you’re looking for Christ and godly things, those will be found also.

And you will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. – Jeremiah 29:13 NASB

So I looked for Him.

One source mentioned the fact that when people are baptized, they’re often wearing white robes. That is true. I wore a white robe when I was baptized back in 1979, and it’s highly likely my kids wore the same robes when they were baptized in the same little church many decades later. But in all my years of church going, Easter was not a big day for baptism. Maybe it is in other places.

Honestly, as I grew up, church attendance was something that caused us to dress up more in general. I was raised during the times of “Sunday best.” That came with the feeling of wearing our best; looking our cleanest and best for church – not to impress the other parishioners, but because it was bringing our best to the Lord. In similar fashion, we also cleaned up and looked nice for company or going to be company. Your never visited someone else’s house looking grungy, and you certainly didn’t visit the Lord’s house that way, either.

Therefore, the answer that resonated loudest in my heart was the “new creation” theory. I distinctly remember my pastor using the words, “raised to walk in the newness of life,” as I was raised out of the baptismal waters. It’s a combination of bringing our best and being a new creation, I believe, that brings us to new clothes, hats or accessories for Easter.

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away, and look, new things have come. – 2 Corinthians 5:17 HCSB

Once I had children, daughters especially, it was fun to shop for new, fresh outfits for Easter… and it usually corresponds with the fact that they’ve grown since last year and need new clothes anyway! Until 2020, their new dresses did double duty as a new dress for the Daddy/Daughter Dance, and for Easter.

So this is where I land in 2021. Do I need new clothes? Unlikely. Do my children need new clothes? Likely.

Will we have new clothes for Easter?

I will go through my closet – ahead of Easter morning – and see what I can mix & match to come up with an outfit that feels new to me, but also feels like a new creation. I may add some new accessories – a new hair clip or Upin, a necklace and bracelet I don’t wear everyday.

My children, well… some of them actually need some new clothes. I will make sure they’re clean, and dressed appropriately, and I will explain to them why it’s important. They’ve all been baptized now, and know the Lord. I will continue to teach them that it’s not the clothes and outfits that are most important on Easter. It’s not the candy, eggs or bunnies, either.

We are honoring the sacrifice of Jesus, to die in our place, and rejoicing in the celebration of His resurrection! He overcame death and the grave! And for that, we will look our best.

“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one! You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.” – Deuteronomy 6:4-9 NKJV


And if you ARE going to be dressing up for Easter, and need a new accessory to go with your outfit – check out my top picks! Lots of beautiful, florals reminded me of Easter! A few Easter basket gifts are in there, too! I recommend upgrading your shipping at this point – or check with me to see what I have in stock at home.

Shop the Easter Collection Here