With the new year around the corner – not only will we be debuting a new collection for 2011 – but we will also be debuting a new look in our logo! Enter the new RIU logo for 2011. Below you can see how we freshened up our past Room It Up logo with a new look for 2011.Tweet
Archive for December, 2010
We’re back from the holidays and are now officially in spring mode… crazy, right? It’s barely New Years Eve and many a winter snow storm still lie ahead – but we have spring on the brain. Why? Oh, only because our Winter trade show season kicks off next week at SURF Expo (followed by ATL Gift, NY Gift, Dallas, Chicago, LA and so on and so on… more on the later!) and we are just super excited to debut our brand NEW Spring line! I thought I’d share a little sneak peek preview with our blog readers and facebook fans. Enjoy!! By the way… just in case you are wondering when you can order some of these oh so fab items… they’ll be featured on our website late January for purchase. In the meantime, enjoy a little spring getaway with these fun pictures!
Click the picture to be taken to our Spring 2011 Photo Album on Facebook!Tweet
Hi everyone! It’s been a busy start to our week over here at RIU HQ. I’m finishing up some great new updates to the website, so today’s blog post is brought to you by Carrie in our Sales Department! Since our countdown to Xmas is almost up I had her share with us all one of her favorite Christmas traditions… Enjoy!!
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Wrapped or Unwrapped is the question!
Growing up ,I remember waking up way before dawn on Christmas morning to see what Santa had brought me and my sisters. We would all sleep in the same room that night and it happened to be the room closest to the Christmas tree! I would be the very first one up, ready to see what Santa left for us the night before. I always wondered how Santa worked so hard at our house putting the doll house together and the sparkly new bike and all displayed to perfection, when he had a million other homes to go to that night! See, my Santa Clause didn’t wrap the presents that he brought us. He would have them out for when we woke up to play with right away. In our house it was a “rule” that we were allowed to play with the new toys from Santa, but we had to wait to go C-R-A-Z-Y ripping and tearing open the other gifts until after Mom and Dad had their coffee.
Last week RIU held their annual Holiday luncheon. I must say it was a great time full of laughs and a very good debate. At the end of the table that I was sitting at, the question came up, “did Santa wrap his presents to you or did he have them unwrapped and displayed?” Well, we all know Santa left my presents unwrapped. I would love to know how Santa left your presents!
Did Santa leave your presents wrapped or unwrapped?Tweet
The final weekend for Christmas shopping is upon us! How the heck did that happen? Does anyone else feel like December has just flown right by? Just wanted to remind everyone that Sunday night is the last time to get FREE Ground shipping in time for Christmas on www.roomitup.com. Here’s wishing you all a fun and safe final weekend before Christmas! This weekend I want to make some holiday cookies – what are some of your favorite treats to make over the holidays? I saw these adorable (not to mention perfect!) cookies on the cupcakesandcashmere blog this week. Maybe I’ll give those a try – but I’m not sure mine will turn out as pretty. See you all on Monday for the final countdown until Christmas!
(via Emily at cupcakesandcashmere)Tweet
For the 3rd Day of Christmas we are having a great HOLIDAY promotion!! Now until December 31, we are offering 30% off select Holiday items – Ruffle Aprons, Dish Towels, and Stockings!! Prices are priced as marked, plus you can get FREE shipping on $40 orders with code FREESHIP10. How sweet is that?Tweet
For today’s 12 Days of Christmas installment I thought I would roundup a few fun ornaments I have found recently online. I have had my tree up since the weekend after Thanksgiving and was just thinking that I needed to find my annual ornament to add to my collection. I usually stick to a white, silver and red theme, but seeing some of these fun ornaments makes me want to expand and find something fun and unexpected. Below is my Polyvore of some of the ornaments that have caught my eye recently. How do you decorate your tree? Do you stick to a theme or are you more eclectic with your decorating incorporating a bunch of different colors and styles? BTW, be sure to enter our Holiday Sweepstakes if you haven’t yet! $200 RIU dollars are up for the taking!!Tweet
It’s the final 12 Days until Christmas! Today I wanted to share with you a couple of my new and old favorite holiday songs. What are some of your all time favorite songs for the season? By the way, the classic: Nysnc’s “Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays” for sure came on the radio as I was driving back to office after lunch… it may have been what inspired this post… just sayin!
a new favorite this year: Glee’s Last Christmas
A Mariah Carey Classic. I wish this video was the Love Actually version, but it’s not… le sigh
Manheim Steamroller’s Carol of the Bells – This live version is pretty cool
I love me some Michael Buble, and his version of Let It Snow.
And last, there’s always the classic ,Feliz Navidad… it’s just so festive!
I hope you have enjoyed my holiday song round up! Did I leave off your favorite?
Remember to enter our $200 Shopping Spree Sweepstakes on our Facebook page!!!Tweet
This holiday season we are celebrating the final days leading up to Christmas 2010 with a $250 Shopping Spree Sweepstakes on Facebook. How sweet is that?! Sweepstakes runs now until December 22nd. It takes less than 2 minutes to pop on over to our RIU Facebook Page and fill out the entry form. One winner will win a $200 Gift Certificate to be used on www.roomitup.com. Just in time because starting in the begining of January we will be debuting our Spring 2011 collection! Good Luck!!Tweet
The all-knowing color guru’s over at Pantone released their pick for Pantone color for 2011 and boy is it a good one! Introducing: Honeysuckle, a color that Pantone describes as a brave new color for a brave new world. Further describing it as a color to inspire us to face everyday troubles with verve and vigor. Well I would have to say that I agree – and am also really excited over here at RIU HQ because we also fell in love with Honeysuckle and showcasing it as a major player in this upcoming Spring/Summer 2011 print lineup! You can read Pantone’s official news release along with other information about their new favorite color by clicking here. What are your thoughts on Pantone’s pick? Are you as in love with it as I am? Just a little splash of spring… now back to the holiday-wintery craze!
images via pantoneTweet