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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Fun Pics from the Women's Celebrity Golf Invitational

Remember when we had the awesome opportunity to be involved with the Women's Celebrity Golf Invitational and we told you we had tons of fun? Well, now here's the proof in our pictures. It was a gorgeous day, and we had a blast being a part of a great event that benefits a great cause—the SickKids Hospital. Hope you enjoy the pics!

Lots of carts!

Lots of Lug too!

Lovely Lug ladies.

About to show us how it's done.

Aaaand, there you have it.

Players with their goodies.

Lug decked out the prize table.

Happy players with their Lug.

We're so happy to have had the opportunity to sponsor!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Do the Happy, Get 20% Off!

We're feeling EXTRA happy this weekend! And when we're happy, we want you to be happy! That's why, for this weekend only, we're offering a whopping 20 percent off online prices! Just use the code LUGHAPPY at checkout, and you'll get the discount, PLUS, we'll donate 20 percent of the proceeds to the SickKids Foundation! It's a total win-win! Remember, it's for this weekend only (May 18-20).

Do the Happy for Victoria Day!

*Click here, and listen while you read. It'll put you in a happy mood, guaranteed.

Happy Victoria Day Weekend, folks! If you're not from Canada and don't have a clue about Victoria Day, click here. If you are from Canada and will be celebrating Queen Victoria's birthday with a long weekend full of fun and festivities, well, the rest of us are jealous. But at least we can live vicariously through you! 

So, tell us how you're doing the happy this holiday weekend, and if it's not a holiday for you, tell us how you're doing the happy anyway! It's as easy as posting a comment on our Facebook page, and don't forget, the second you click "post" and your comment appears on our page, you'll be entered to win a $25 Lug gift certificate. It's really that easy. If that doesn't make you do the happy dance, I just don't know what will.

Okay, maybe I do. ... If you haven't "liked" our Lug Facebook page yet, DO IT! For every "like" our page gets during the month of May, we'll donate $1 to the SickKids Foundation. ... You're totally doing the happy dance, right? Right!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Lug Hits the Course for the Women's Celebrity Golf Invitational

We're having a blast today at the Women's Celebrity Golf Invitational—not just because we get to head out on the course, hand out Lug swag (see picture; aren't our customized Parasails and luggage tags pretty!), and hobnob with celebrities, but also because in partnership with WCGI, we are ensuring that all transplant patients at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto will be receiving UCBs or Nap Sacs upon their arrival (approx. 85 units). A fun day gets funner (yeah, I said it) when we get to do good too.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Lug Birds "Do the Happy" in New Digs

Last weekend we had some interesting weather at our base down here in the Texas Hill Country. There were "crazy winds and rain in the middle of the night," Ami said, "and when we got up and looked outside, we saw that our bird house had been knocked down. The metal pole literally folded and snapped in a couple of places and the poor bird house, which houses our family of purple martins was busted on the ground."

"We felt so bad for the birds because they were sitting on the fence, nearby tree, and electric wires, and it looked like they were wondering what to do." So Ami and Jason sprang into action, and headed to the hardware store to shop for a new home. 

Here's Jason, ready to start his Sunday project.

Ooooh, it's like a puzzle.

Jason is so happy he go the structure up!

Now, just a couple final touches.

Time to put it up. (Ami laughs, saying, "I put in one screw so I could say I helped."

Almost there! Look at all the excited birds! Jason kept hollering "Wait! Almost done!""Hang on a sec!"

And, it's up! Look at all the birds, eager to check out the new digs.

Home, sweet home! I'd say those birds are Doing the Happy!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Dreams Take Flight Photo Recap

Lug goodie bags are packed. Bring on the kids!

The cute kiddos are ready to roll with their Lug goodie bags. 

We were greeted by our festive pilot and cheery attendants as we board the plane.

Snuggled in with a Nap Sac, ready for the long haul.

Our flight attendants get a 10 for enthusiasm! (Or is that an 8?)

Here's the sun, finally coming up.

We made it! Now, let's get to Disney!

Posing in front of Cinderella's Castle


Fun on It's a Small World

Log Ride!

Popsicle break!

Look at all the busses it took to take us to and from Disney!

Boarding the plane at dusk.

And, we're back! Love all the parents, anxiously awaiting the arrival of their children.

We feel so lucky to have been able to be a part of such a worthwhile trip. Thanks to all the folks at Dreams Take Flight for having the vision to put this unforgettable day together and all the sponsors who made it happen. Now, for a brief recap, straight from Freda, our Lug representative in the field for this trip:

This trip was AMAZING. The way all the different companies came together to provide these children with the opportunity of a lifetime was so inspiring and heartfelt. From something as small as ice cream cakes and popsicles from Dairy Queen to monetary donations from Belgium Alliance to Air Canada flying a plane from Toronto to Winnipeg just so these kids could have their own chartered airplane for this trip—it was unbelievable.  
Many of these children had never been outside of Canada, let alone been on an airplane. The Dreams Take Flight organization really pulled out all the stops to make this trip memorable trip. And at the end of the day to hear some of the kids say "This was the best day of my life" was just so touching because they meant it with such sincerity. 
 I'm still on Cloud 9. It could have to do with the lack of sleep I've experienced in the last 3 days (*wink*), but I think it has most to do with how amazed I am that with all the focus and dedication and pulling together of companies so these children could have a dream like this come true. Ahh! I could cry. 
Thank you Ami and Jason for affording me the opportunity to make this trip and witness something I won't soon forget. 

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Do the Happy with Lug & Win a $25 Gift Card!

This month we're doing the happy, and we want you to join us in the Healthy & Happy campaign! (Come on. All the cool kids are doing it.) Just tell us on Facebook how you "Do the Happy" each day during the month of May, and you could win a $25 Lug gift certificate! Go here for all the details, and don't forget: You can enter each and every day of May! That's 30 days and 30 opportunities to win a $25 Lug gift certificate!

We're pumped to be a part of the Healthy & Happy campaign's movement to "Do the Happy," and we hope you spread some happy too! The Healthy & Happy campaign supports the SickKids Foundation and is built on one premise—that every child deserves the right to grow up healthy and happy. Just by spreading the word about this campaign, you are directly making a difference in a SickKids patient's live, so SCREAM IT FROM THE ROOFTOP! Visit for more info.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012 Likes the Cartwheel, You'll Like 20% Off!

Check it out, y'all! We're on this month! The folks in O's fashion department love the Lug Cartwheel Fitness/Overnight Bag so much, they've included it in their Mother's Day product roundup. That's great news for us! Now, for some great news for you: We're offering 20% off the Cartwheel! Just use coupon code OPRAH at checkout on, and you've got your Mother's Day gift in the bag! (Well, it's the actual bag. ... Oh, you know what we mean!)

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Twelve Days Till Mother's Day!

It's the first day of May, and that means you've got 12 days to come up with the perfect gift to show your appreciation for all the things, great and small, your dearest mother does for you. But let's get real. It'll only take you a second to find the perfect gift (like the NEW Windjammer) here (or better yet, go find something at your local Lug retailer).

Now, that homemade card with original work of poetry sure to tug at the old heart strings ... well, that's another story.