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  • T'was The Night Before.

    T'was the month before Christmas and all through the home,
    Not a Snapchat was sent on the XS iPhone.
     
    The LED lights hung on the artificial tree with care,
    For the Littles to find Holiday Pajamas under there.
     
    Fast-forward to no-school (aka Winter Break),
    When the kids should be asleep but that wasn't the case.
     
    The Littles were hyped up on screen-time and sweets,
    So Mom turned to her phone to vent via Tweet.
     
    "How can I get them all ready for bed?...
    When all I want is a hard eggnog and watch Netflix instead?"
     
    Mom-shamers and trolls judged like it was totally their biz,
    'You shouldn't have given so much sugar to your kids'.
     
    Discouraged Mom complained to her friends in group text,
    With a million emojis communicating her stress. 💆‍🤪🤷‍♀️
     
    "Can anyone relate to this hot mess of a matter?!
    I'm stress-eating Christmas cookies and by the minute getting fatter!"
     
    Just then Mom's phone dinged with the best gift of all,
    An Angel appeared (and messaged), "Holiday PJs for all - big and small!"
     
    She couldn't believe what her tired eyes had seen,
    "Could this (bribe) really get them to bed? I will try AN-Y-THING."
     
    She loaded her cart with a few clicks and clippings,
    And made sure to spend enough to qualify for free shipping.
     
    She thought, "Who cares if these items aren't necessarily for me,
    I'm still reaping the benefits of retail ther-a-py." 
     
    The package of goods came in three business days,
    And Mom couldn't wait to end this diabolical craze.
     
    While the Littles were flossing to the latest KidZ Bop,
    Mom placed Holiday PJs under the tree with the warm fuzzy thought,
    "I'm not a regular Mom, I'm a cool Mom… I totally ROCK.***"
     
    "Now Asher, now Piper, now Decker, now Cora,
    Check out out your new threads on the living room floor(a)!"
     
    The Littles were excited to go to bed every night,
    Go-To-Sleep-For-Holiday-Pajama exchange gave everyone delight.
     
    Mom was thankful for the Angel who gave her advice,
    Merry Christmas to All, and to All a lit night.
     
    ***insert Mean Girls "Jingle Bell Rock" dance routine
     
     
     
    Cited source: "A Visit From St. Nicholas"

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  • What Are You Wearing?

    We see them on the red carpet, posing for the paparazzi, answering afashion journalists' age-old question, "Who Are You Wearing?!" The answer is usually traceable to one sole designer - "Gucci! Prada! Fendi!" But what if, during our daily grind of work/school/running errands, the average joe gets asked that question? I don't know about you, but I don't expect people to run up to me in the grocery store to inspect my outfit and ask who I'm wearing.
    While many of us take a sense of pride in how we clothe ourselves, would you be able to answer seamlessly as any given celebrity at an award show? The designs and fabrics we wear have a back story of how they came to fruition, and one in particular lately spotted in magazines and store fronts did not spawn from one creative mind but an entire people group.
    The intricate, Tetris-like pattern called "Pendleton" has been trending for a few years now, but many have no idea how it emerged. Originally, the Pendleton design adorned blankets in the Southwest Native community and given at commemorative events such as special ceremonies, graduations, memorials, as welcoming to new babies, and even as a thank you gifts. The blankets also served as winter garments and trading for the Nez Perce, Zuni, Navajo, and Hopi tribes in preparation for the cold months.
    The name "Pendleton" design derives from Pendleton Woolen Mills, a factory which harbored a comradery with the surrounding Native community. Established in 1909 by a an English weaver by the name of Thomas Kay. Set in Pendleton, Oregon, with prime climate for tending sheep and garnering wool, its early years was primarily producing blankets and robes for the Native Community. Gained popularity and astute resources over the last century have provided Pendleton Woolen Mills access to the larger public.
    At SandiLake we want to give credit where credit is due, and acknowledge that the Pendleton design isn’t just a trend, but a beautiful representation of the nations of Native peoples. These designs were a source of economy as well as passed down from generation to generation to tell stories about the journey through life. 
     When you wear our new line of Holiday tees, we'd love you to mention SandiLake, but also leave room to share who you are really wearing.
    www.sandilakeclothing.com

     

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  • Top 10 Worst Things About Halloween.

    Sure, Halloween is fun and you can definitely find a list of it’s great attributes. Just know, this is not one of them. (Don’t worry, there’s a light of the end of this dark, scary tunnel.) 
    10 Worst Things About Halloween:
    1. Costume pressure. You gotta have the best. Not too politically incorrect, offensive, vague, revealing. But it needs to be funny, clever, looks difficult to construct, and is relevant. Basically go big, or go (stay) home.
    2. Gobstoppers. Sweet Tarts. Candy corn. Banana Laffy Taffy. What do these candies have in common? The fact that they’re garbage. NEXT.
    3. When Halloween is on a weekday. Whether you’re a kid or an adult, it’s still a bummer (for very different reasons).
    4. Pennies. Toothbrushes. Walnuts.* Raisins. Ear plugs...? You always know which houses give the King Size candy bars, as well as the houses NOT to go to.
    5. When you can’t wear your costume to school or work...Look, I spent 30+ hours making my costume (until my fingers bled) and I only get to wear it ONE TIME for like, two hours to some random Halloween party? And then do it all over again next year?? I wore my wedding dress for that amount of time and I only plan on doing that once.
    6. Sugar Hangover. The cure is downing 5 pixie sticks the morning after...to take the edge off.
    7. Vandalism. Mostly for the cleanup afterward. Like, I don’t care if you threw TP all over my front plants and lawn, just leave your (business) card so I can call text you the next day to come clean it up...After I take a selfie with it. 🤳
    8. When it rains/snows/thunderstorms/hails. How am I to stay warm AND dry AND wear my Instagram Influencer costume (aka - sports bra and leggings). 🤷‍♀️ Ugh, the ONE time it isn’t apropos.
    9. When seasonal flu-pocalypse strikes and you have to make some sacrifices. You either: A) Forgo your kids’ threats to take them trick-or-treating, but then hear for the next 365 days how you’ve ruined their life. OR B) Zombie-walk through a sea of other bystanders (parents) with barely enough mental energy to suppress bodily fluids, let alone listen to Neighbor Karen small-talk you on the awesomeness of your “costume”...Yeah thanks, Karen. Thought I’d go with the "half-dead look" this year. Put in little-to-no effort.          🧟‍♀️🧟‍♂️🤧☠️☠️☠️
    10. Social Media. The epic Halloween parties are the ones that specify ADULTS ONLY on the invite. But when you have kids and no babysitter, you’re left to your own devices: FOMO and a giant bowl of uneaten Halloween candy. You’ll know you’ve crossed over to stage 2 of your pity party when you start placing bets how long it’ll take to see the annual Insta story of Chad downing 20 Jello Shots in 5 minutes or Becky dancing to Monster Mash on Amanda's brand new mahogany dining table. Not to mention hearing all the stories and inside jokes for months after..."Hey, remember that one time...?" No. No I don't.
    Whether you’re a Category #1, #5, or #8-10, I have good news that will turn your Jack-O-Lantern frown upside down. SandiLake Clothing has a fresh new line of Halloween threads to ease the pressure, make your boss/teacher happy, or just be festive at home.
     
     
    Snag all your fav Holiday items and more at www.sandilakeclothing.com
    *cited source: Pam Beasley from The Office
    *written by: Mollee Grossman on Team SandiLake
    Tags: Halloween

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  • Welcoming Brand Ambassadors

    Hello!

    Thank you to all who support SandiLake and continue to rep our brand! Every single day, we receive AMAZING customer photos that remind us of why we do what we do! As of March 15th, we created our Brand Ambassador Program and have received and accepted many applications! This program provides access to:

      • Our EXCLUSIVE Facebook page (first to see new product, sales, + more!)

      • Your own discount code

      • A code to share with family and friends

    You MUST be active and public on FACEBOOK + INSTAGRAM, and over the age of 18 (you can apply for your kiddos as well). World-wide reps are more than welcome.

    Apply Now! ---> HERE

     

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  • MERICA '18

    It's that time again! Our 4th of July designs are back along with some RAD additions. Not only has our #MERICA design been a customer favorite since the beginning, it has an INSANE story behind it! In May 2015, it was brought to our attention that Target was selling our #MERICA deisgn in their stores all over! Check out the story ---> SANDILAKE VS. TARGET

     This season, we thought we'd add a retro twist. Our newest 4th of July design might be our favorite of all! 

    VIEW THE USA COLLECTION ---> HERE.

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  • - Summer Tank Sale -

    SUMMER TANK SALE!
     All Kid’s Tanks are marked down to $15!
    You saw it right, we have added our new unisex black, white and tri-blend gray tanks to almost every design on the site AND they are only $15! We are currently the only brand in the country carrying a unisex kid’s tank (infant, toddler, and youth) made with 100% materials fabricated, cut, and sewn in the USA. Use the drop-downs on our site to choose your favorite combo!
    The shirts we are printing on have a special story themselves: Allmade Apparel is an up and coming blank apparel manufacturer using recycled and sustainable materials and provides living wage jobs in the US and Haiti! We are so excited to be apart of the mission, and proud to have our tees have a purpose!
    Click HERE for more information on Allmade! 
    SNAG YOUR TANKS WHILE YOU CAN – PRICES AS MARKED.

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