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Welcome to Lait de la Vie - Breast Milk and Keepsake Preservation, Cool Mom Shop, and Indigo Wagon Craft Shop VIP Group!
GROUP UPDATES Please view all updates here: https://bit.ly/groupupdates
?Meet Our Group Admins?
When messaging an admin, please tag them here: https://bit.ly/ldlvpmedpost
General questions about our group, website, or planning a future order, please contact any admin of your choosing.
Questions for Lait de la Vie about a previous order, pending orders, invoices, cancelations, remakes, repairs, refunds, or gift cards, please message the business page.:)>> https://www.facebook.com/laitdelaviex/
Hey ladies! You know my name is Brandi and my daughter is Talia but you don’t really know that much about me so here it goes! I danced for 22 years. I have done tap, jazz, ballet, contemporary, lyrical, hip-hop, and for a short time i practiced aerial acrobats (static trapeze, lyra, and silks) and pole. I had to quit dancing when i got pregnant for Talia. I used to do photography as a job/hobby. I was an ER Tech and EMT. I thought my dream was to go to school and become a nurse but then Lait de la Vie/Indigo Wagon Craft Shop was born. I was born and raised in Thibodaux, Louisiana. I moved to New Orleans for approximately 3 years then moved back home when I was about 3 months pregnant. I come from a musically inclined family. I play a little guitar and have been singing since I could talk. I love all genres of music but it depends on my mood as to what I’ll listen to. I am very into metaphysical things. I study crystal healings, tarot, dreams, auras, and will soon be getting into mediumship. I collect comic books, action figures, and statues. As most of you know I love Batman and Harley Quinn and I have a new obsession with Saga. I am very outgoing in the right crowd but when I am around new people I tend to be more reserved and study the new person that’s around and could tend to be awkward. I have 3 dogs and 2 cats (Zoli, Zepplin, Zero, Zena, and Zip). We used to have more but Zen, Zulu, Ziggy,and Zoey have all crossed the rainbow bridge. ? As you can see I have to name all our animals with “Z”. My favorite Disney characters are Moana & Jasmine. I have two younger brothers. Jesse is in college and Dylan is still in elementary school. My mom is a nurse and my dad is a bridge tender. I have tattoos but lost count lol. I have 2 piercings but i used to have a lot more in my “scene kid years”. Haha. I have one godchild and his name is Elijah. My favorite movies are Suicide Squad (but that’s a given), RENT, Phantom of the Opera, Moana, and Labyrinth. My favorite song is “Slow me down” by Emmy Rossum. I love to binge watch tv shows like Arrow, The Flash, Sons of Anarchy, Game of Thrones, and Shameless. My weaknesses are Reeses, Lemonade (real lemonade not that carbonated crap), and coke. I am still breastfeeding Talia and will made 2 years in April. My favorite meal is a medium rare filet with garlic butter on top, lobster tail, and a strawberry peach sangria from Outback (gift cards welcomed lmao) I really like Lularoe. I like makeup. I am addicted to Ebay and Amazon. I late night shop and forget I did it haha. Xoxo - Brandi
2018 IN A NUTSHELL WE WILL STILL BE TAKING ORDERS!! JUNE 2018:
June 2018 we will be welcoming baby number 2 into the world. Luckily this is after mother's day, so as long as this pregnancy continues to be a smooth one, mother's day orders should not be effected by new baby.
I will not be taking a full maternity leave, as Caitlin now casts pretty well on her own and will be taking over casting during this time. I will continue to work on finishing orders, but as expected, at a slower pace for at least the first few weeks of baby's life. I work from home, so it won't be as challenging to continue finishing orders even at a slower pace. I just need to remember to sleep lol.
We already have our schedule for our next 5 batches organized for Mother's Day, so as long as that stays on track, we should be fine on the estimated turnaround time for the majority of orders (of course there are exceptions at times. Please review terms and conditions.) ?
So, Dominick and I decided that we would like to plan our wedding on December 22nd 2018 (crazy right?).
So what does this mean for LDLV Christmas!?
Well, it means 2018 Christmas orders are going to be scheduled to be out of the door by the end of November so we can focus on wedding in December.
Therefore, we are scheduling our Christmas deadline July 14th. It's very early, but it'll give us extra time to plan for remakes and delays.
We will still be working the month of December, but at a moderate/slower pace until after the wedding.
What does this mean for any milk/inclusions received after July 14th 2018. There MAY be a slight delay (passed 22 weeks) on some orders just depending on how well we stay on schedule. We will try hard to avoid delays exceeding our estimated turnaround time, but as always we can not guarantee anything. I've waited all my life for this wedding and I want to make the most of it. ? So basically the whole month of December will be slower paced.
PLEASE MAKE SURE TO TURN GROUP NOTIFICATIONS ON TO STAY UP TO DATE! ALL UPDATES WILL BE PUT IN THE UPDATE LINK FOUND ON THE PINNED POST AND WEBSITE.
?Lait de la Vie - Inclusion & Breast Milk Keepsakes ?
Lait de la Vie is my business in which I make inclusion and breast milk keepsakes. Keepsakes include jewelry, statues, beads, and more. Breast milk keepsakes are created by preserving a small sample of the mother's breast milk and mixing it in a resin to form the "stone". The stones are then set in the desired item, and sent to the mother to represent her breastfeeding journey! We also create keepsakes for those who do not have breastmilk. We now offer the option to have your keepsake designed with your desired inclusions without breast milk through our website.
Directions on how to send your milk and/or inclusions will be sent to you after ordering. Address will be included in your confirmation email. Please read the directions carefully and include all information required. Amount needed is on a "per item" basis.
If you have sent extra milk/inclusions for a previous order, we save leftovers in case we need to remake something, or if you desire a future order. We save milk for up to a year. Please confirm with a group admin or by email if we have leftover milk/inclusions before choosing this option.
Milk: 1/2oz minimum Placenta: 2-3 capsules Crushed Flowers: 3-4 petals Strip of Fabric: length negotiable Umbilical Stump: a piece or the whole piece Lock Of Hair: 2-3mm wide Ashes: 1 teaspoon
Please contact me an admin if you have any questions about another desired inclusion.
The turnaround time begins when I receive your milk and inclusion. The estimated turnaround is 18-22 weeks, however, delays may occur under a variety of circumstances. Circumstances are including but not limited to; complications in order design, holidays, recasting, supply order delays, supply back orders, family sickness or emergencies, and other unforeseen circumstances. We work in order of milk/inclusion received, not in order of order number. Please remember that your estimated turnaround time is that of the current estimated turnaround time of when your milk/inclusion is received. If you would like to stay up to date on the latest news in regards to Lait de la Vie - Inclusion & Breast Milk Keepsakes, please visit our group regularly and view all updates here: [https://bit.ly/groupupdates]).
Please read our Terms and Conditions in its entirely before placing your order: https://l.facebook.com/l.php
? About Cool Mom Shop ? I have started a shop for all the cool moms out there. You can purchase things from shirts to pillow cases, leggings to phone cases, and shoes (because everyone loves shoes). I use a drop shop which means I send them designs and they handle everything else. This does not take away from my time and hands on work with Lait de la Vie. The profit is going toward a new business endeavor. However, Lait de la Vie will always be my first priority. Please note that upon check out you can chose a charity and a portion of all purchases will go to those charities. Those charities are: Miracle Milk, ASPCA, March of Dimes, National Coalition Against Domestic Abuse, Polaris Project, or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Please contact the business page, Samantha Derise Sanamo, Caitlin Dubois, or Ariel Danos if you have any questions about Cool Mom Shop
? About Indigo Wagon Craft Shop ? (TEMPORARILY CLOSED) This is where it all started October 2015! I decided to turn my passion for crystals and gemstones into jewelry! I wanted to share the healing powers of what nature brings! Each of my crystal combinations are carefully considered, blessed, and dedicated for each healing intent. All crystals are cleansed by sage and charged by clear quarts. I also take custom orders for Indigo Wagon Craft Shop, this is for crystal and gemstone healing only.
To request a custom through my etsy shop, follow this link >> https://www.etsy.com/conversations/newfrom_action=custom-order&=;with_id=73881233.
? About This Group ? Feel free to chat, and share pictures of your purchases! I cherish our communication greatly, especially when creating something extra special for YOU!
Our admins are volunteers, and help this business and group run smoothly. Our admins will answer any questions you may have for me. Please message them first. Referring your questions to our admins will help lessen my work load so I can have more hands on time with my work. The list of our admins are at the top of this post, feel free to message and tag them! If you need to tag someone notify them of a message, search "PMed" in the group and find the designated PM post. Please try to stick to one admin about an issue. This makes it easier for us if we have to discuss anything. Also, please try not to message multiple admins with the same message, this just causes more work for the volunteer admins.
Game nights are every Friday at various times (mostly at night)! Game winners will receive $1 store credit (unless stated otherwise) that'll be documented and can be redeemed up to $10 at a time in either store.
Game winners will be announced at the game hosts discretion. Because we are mom's, we may be late drawing a winner. When credits are updated, a winner will be drawn if no winner has been chosen prior to updating. Most random drawings will be selected by random.org.
Between the 1st-15th of every month, there will be a birthday giveaway sign up. The winner will be announced the evening of the 15th (after 8pm CST)! The birthday winner will receive $20 store credit redeemable in either store. If you are the winner of the birthday drawing, you must send us an ID picture to confirm your birthday.
Flash sales are something we offer daily in the group. We post at least 2 per day. Please read the flash sale in its entirety before claiming. Purchases via the flash sales are for NEW ORDERS ONLY. You must be the first to comment "me" and you MUST be ready to pay within the hour. MUST BE HUBBY/WIFEY approved. This means that if you and your partner discuss big expenses, please consult with each other first. Claiming the coupons 3x without purchasing will result in removal from the group. Must complete purchase within an hour of receiving code. Coupon can not be combined with VIP coupons or other coupons. Can not be switched out for a coupon of greater amount once claimed. Free items can not be switched for any other items, including but not limited to other free items. Only your purchased item can include inclusions or pigments.
FREE ITEM MUST BE MADE WITH YOUR MAIN ORDER'S MILK OR INCLUSIONS. IF YOU ARE ORERING WITH MILK, ONLY MILK WILL BE INCLUDED IN YOUR FREE ITEM. IF YOUR MAIN ORDER IS CREATED WITHOUT MILK, ITLL BE MADE WITH THE INCLUSION CHOSEN FOR YOUR MAIN ORDER. IF YOUR MAIN ORDER CONTAINS MORE THAN ONE TYPE OF ORDER (MILK AND WITHOUT MILK), THEN YOU MAY REQUEST ONLY ONE OF THOSE USED IN YOUR MAIN ORDER
We may also have random games throughout the week, sales, giveaways, celebrations and more! So this is definitely a group you want to be a part of!
I want each member of the group to be able to bond and share our experiences with each other. Our community is not meant to be a "professional" environment. Posts made by me or my admins may include more "personal" opinions and feelings rather than "professional" posts. This is because I want us to all relate and get to know each other on a personal level. I want you to know the person behind the computer screen and know the people creating such a precious keepsake.
?Rules of this Group ? 0. Do not block any admins. You will be removed immediately by doing so.
- No Spam
- No asking for monetary donations. Requesting milk donations is acceptable and does not need to be approved by an admin.
- Intolerable behavior may be subject to canceled outstanding orders or being banned from our Facebook group. Intolerable behavior includes but is not limited to; disrespectful communication, cursing, belittling, threatening, and harassing.
- No advertising another small business unless approved by an admin.
- No requesting items from other small businesses or requesting to duplicate these items.
- No posting other businesses breast milk jewelry on our wall.
- No drama
- No discussions of "touchy subject" such as circumcisions or vaccines etc.
- If you claim and then pass on a flash sale 3x, you will be removed from the group.
- Please refer to admins as their whole name, and not by their assumed nickname.
- Please message an admin before me and please do not message multiple admins unless directed to message another specifically. If you message multiple admins with the same message within an inconsiderable amount of time, you will be removed from the group.
- If you disagree with our group rules and our terms and conditions, you may be removed from the group as well. The requirement for being in this group is agreeing to all of our rules.
If you have read this in its entirety, liked both business pages, and viewed both shops (and maybe favorite my etsy shop, hehe) feel free to comment with your favorite sticker or emoji to let me know! ?
Thank you for coming on this adventure with me. YOU are my motivation!!!
?Important Links? Lait de la Vie = LDLV Indigo Wagon Craft Shop = IWCS
Group Updates: [https://bit.ly/groupupdates])
Group "PMed Post": [https://bit.ly/ldlvpmedpost])
LDLV Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/laitdelaviex
LDLV FAQ: [https://l.facebook.com/l.php])
LDLV Terms and Conditions: [https://l.facebook.com/l.php])
LDLV Public Queue: http://www.bit.ly/laitdelavie
LDLV: Order Changes Request: http://www.bit.ly/orderchanges
LDLV: Game Credits: https://bit.ly/ldlv_iwcs-gamecredits
LDLV: Leftover Milk: https://bit.ly/LDLV_LeftoverMilkList
IWCS Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Indigowagoncraftshop
IWCS Etsy: www.indigowagoncraftshop.etsy.com
IWCS Custom Request: [https://www.etsy.com/conversations/newfrom_action=custom-order&=;with_id=73881233];with_id=73881233)
CMS Facebook page: [https://www.facebook.com/coolmomshop/])