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412 W. 78th Street | Chanhassen, MN 55317

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Hello Summer!

I know, technically I'm a bit late in welcoming summer. 

It's just that we've been so busy with so many fun things here at Lotus Lake- like these AMAZING bracelets from Puravida bracelets.

These bracelets are handmade in Costa Rica, and provide over 140 jobs to Costa Rican Artisans. Here's a bit of the story about how this amazing company started...

"While traveling through Costa Rica on a college graduation trip, friends Griffin and Paul crossed paths with two bracelet artisans named Jorge and Joaquin. The colorful handmade bracelets seemed to capture the essence of their journey. At the time, Jorge and Joaquin were living in poverty. They slept with their family in a single crammed room with three beds. After seeing this, Griffin and Paul asked Jorge and Joaquin to make 400 bracelets to take home with them. No one would have expected for this casual encounter to grow into the successful partnership that it is today.

Upon returning home to San Diego, California, Griffin and Paul placed the bracelets in a bowl at a local boutique. Within days the bracelets sold out and everyone was asking for more. Griffin and Paul soon recognized the significance of these simple string bracelets. It was more than just an ordinary friendship bracelet… it was a movement symbolizing the simple things in life.

“Pura Vida” is Spanish for “pure life”, a Costa Rican philosophy that encourages the appreciation of life’s simple treasures. Slowing things down, celebrating good fortune, and refusing to take anything for granted embodies this laid back lifestyle. “Pura Vida” means choosing to live life to the fullest. It’s more than just a saying... it’s a lifestyle."

Stop by Lotus Lake Gifts to check out some of our latest summer finds, including Puravida! 

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412 West 78th Street
Chanhassen, MN 55317


Wednesday, June 7, 2017


Our hearts are about ready to burst after our 1st Anniversary celebration! We can't thank you all enough for stopping by and celebrating with us. We have made so many wonderful friends on this journey, and were so amazed to see so many of you this weekend. It really was so special for us.

We were so proud to have some of our artists here with us over the weekend- We can't thank them enough for sharing their gifts with us and our customers. We are surrounded by such talented, kind people (sorry to those I didn't get pictures of!)

So many friends, old and new!

Thank you again for your support of Lotus Lake Gifts & Home Decor- We can't wait to see what year #2 brings, and are excited that you're all on this ride with us....

-Nancy & Katie

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

1st Anniversary Celebration!

Join us as we celebrate our 1 year anniversary!

We can hardly believe it's been a year already- We have made so many new friends and had so much support from the community! We want to thank you for being such great supporters of Lotus Lake Gifts- Stop by Friday and Saturday for some fun!

We will also be introducing our new rewards program- stop by for more information...



TO RSVP for our anniversary event, call 952-937-0989 or click on the link below:

Friday, March 31, 2017

Brave is the new Beautiful

Hello all!

We are excited to announce that Lotus Lake Gifts will be hosting a book talk/signing by author Lee Wolf Blum. We'll have some snacks and wine, and chat about this awesome book- All are welcome!

"Lee Wolfe Blum offers stories from everyday women who have answered tough questions about their lives—and found true beauty in the process. In Brave Is the New Beautiful, Blum weaves reflections from her own journey with inspirational stories from everyday women who chose to take off their masks and live authentically. Through call-to-action questions and ideas, she encourages readers to be brave enough to be who they really are and the beloved that God knows they are."

When: Thursday, April 27th from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Where: Lotus Lake Gifts & Home Decor

Who: All are welcome to join us as we discuss Lee's new book, "Brave is the new Beautiful".

Why: We thought it would be fun to get a group of ladies together, have some snacks and wine, and discuss this inspiring book about women and their stories of everyday bravery.

How: Stop by Lotus Lake Gifts & Home Decor to pick up your copy today!

RSVP here or by calling 952-937-0989.

Reviews for "Brave is the new Beautiful"

“In Brave Is the New Beautiful, Blum deftly dismantles the barriers that keep us from being our true selves- from being vulnerable and real with others. Without cliches and with real impact, Blum reminds us that life is messy and we need one another. You will find yourself in these pages, and you will find your friends. And you will find your unique courage.”

— Shayne Moore, founder of Redbud Writer’s Guild and author

“The notion that anyone’s life is easy is a mirage,” wrote Lee. This is a timely message for all who need reminding that our most enduring beauty often lies just beneath the surface of our brokenness.”
— Constance Rhodes, founder and CEO of FINDINGbalance and author of Life Inside the “Thin” Cage

“If you’re in a season of life where you need a new brand of courage and a deeper sense of God’s faithfulness, read Lee’s beautiful book.”
— Susie Larson, national speaker and author of Your Powerful Prayers

Friday, February 24, 2017

Did you know we sell furniture, too?!?

Hello all!! Well, it looks like our spring weather is gone, and winter is back! To be honest, I was kind excited for a little snow today...oh well!

I wanted to share a few pictures of just a few of the furniture pieces that we currently have in stock....Here's a peek!

As always, I apologize for my poor photography skills- they don't quite do these pieces justice! Stop in and check them out for yourself!


Sunday- CLOSED
Monday- CLOSED
Tuesday- 10:00-5:00
Wednesday- 10:00-5:00
Thursday- 10:00-7:00
Friday- 10:00-5:00
Saturday- 10:00-4:00

Friday, February 10, 2017

Check out these beautiful handmade/painted signs. Aren't they amazing?!

These beautiful pieces are made by students with disabilities who are 18-21 years old. 

The students are from a work based learning program in the Anoka Hennepin School District called The ABC Junior Achievement Program. 

The mission of the program is to allow the students to discover how they will be a part of the "world of employment".

The students upcycle and repurpose furniture, paint and stencil sign boards, and create seasonal decor. Their product line is driven by the needs and abilities of their student workers.

Lotus Lake Gifts & Home Decor is proud to support such an amazing program. We appreciate the work and love that goes into all that they do.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Exactly one year ago!

Do any of you use the "Timehop" app?? Check out the picture that popped up yesterday for me- our very first visit to what is now Lotus Lake Gifts & Home Decor was exactly one year ago!!!

Wasn't it pretty??! HA! Thank goodness my mom had the "vision", because other than the parking and the outside area, I wasn't giving it a second thought!

And today....

We want to thank you all for your support in our first 7 months of business. What a fun ride it's been! We can't wait to show you what we've got in store for 2017...