Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Add On for Crop Cash Opportunity!

Let's add another category for "what I'm bringing" for CROP CASH!

Any container of Flavored Coffee Creamer TO SHARE! - $20 in CROP CASH - (you can bring as many as you like and get $20 per container!)

Thanks, Dee, for suggesting that. Maybe we'll get a lot of variety this way. I'm sure there will be a lot of coffee being drank (drinked... drunk... what IS right?), and it will be fun to have all kinds of creamer to choose from!

Letting me know what your plans are (by leaving a comment or sending me an email) earns you a flat $20 and then, you can claim your CROP CASH for the item at the retreat when you check in!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Menu is Done!

Ok... I am getting pretty excited! We are now just 3 weeks away! And I just turned in our menu to the caterer! Wanna know what we're having? Keep reading!

Our Retreat Blog has been quite busy! But, I don't think everyone checks it, so from this point on, I am going to be sure to send anything really important by email, too!

Couple of things to know (actually, I am just thinking out loud!)
  • Coffee available all day (as long as we have coffee drinkers!)
  • Also available, sugar, sugar substitute and packaged plain creamer, so if you are a coffee drinker and you want flavored creamer, be sure and bring your own.
  • Iced tea, unsweetened and sugar-free sweetened, available all day.
  • Plates, silverware, cups, glasses, ice, napkins, paper towels, salt and pepper (if you think of anything I've missed, regarding the eating area, let me know... PLEASE!)
  • I will have a large coffee pot and carafes to keep it hot
  • Unlimited ice
  • There is a full kitchen available, which is right next to our crop room
  • (what am I missing????)
Here is the menu I have turned in to the caterer. I know there is no way to please everyone, so I hope you can find something you'll enjoy! (everything is home-cooked... no instant mashed potatoes for us!)

If you are registered to arrive on Thursday, please wait until 1pm so the hotel will have enough time to get the room set up. If you have registered for the 2-night package and you'd like to get there before 1:00 on Friday, you are certainly welcome to do so. And if you'd like to include lunch, just let me know and for $6.00, I can add you on to the list. AND, if your plans change and you'd like to add another night, I still have time to do that. Just give me a call or send me an email. I have turned preliminary numbers in, but I can change those up to the Friday before our retreat.

Everything will be served buffet style and there will be a separate eating area from your scrapbooking area. This area will be open and available through the entire event. It is in the same room.

Breakfast will be served at 7:30 am,

Lunch will be served at noon, and
Dinner will be served at 5:00 pm.

I am the busboy, so any help will be appreciated!!!

Thurs, Dinner -
Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Green Beans and Tossed Salad

Fri, Breakfast -
Bacon Quiche, Sliced Ham, Sausage Patties, Potatoes, Peppers and Onions, and Fresh Fruit Basket

Fri, Lunch -
Choice of Turkey, Ham and Cheese or Roast Beef and Swiss Sandwiches on bread, Chips, and Brownie or cookie

Fri, Dinner -
Baked Ham, Salisbury Steak, Tossed Salad, Baked Apples, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, and California Veggie Blend

Sat, Breakfast -
Scrambled Eggs, Biscuits and Gravy, Bacon, Sausage Patties, Hash Browns, and Fresh Fruit Basket

Sat, Lunch -
Choice of Ham and Cheese or Chicken Salad on Croissant, Chips, and Brownie or cookie

Sat, Dinner -
Cordon Bleu, Roasted Potatoes and Caesar Salad

Sun, Breakfast -
Cinnamon Rolls, Assorted Muffins and Fresh Fruit Basket

I'm getting hungry already! I didn't add in any deserts, because from the sound of it, we are going to have plenty of sweets coming!

Keep watching your email because I plan best when I can share my thoughts! If you have any suggestions, I'm always open to hear them. 30 brains are WAY better than ONE!

Counting down til the RETREAT!

Friday, September 18, 2009


We are getting closer ladies! And we are almost full for the RETREAT! I only have 9 spots left to fill it up!!! My Close to My Heart Open House is tomorrow, and it has been receiving a lot of my attention lately, but after that, I plan to focus completely on the retreat. And to get me started on that, I need feedback from you all!

So... to help me... AND to help YOU... here is a CROP CASH OPPORTUNITY (I am going to be sending this same information out in email format as some people are having problems accessing this blog... please let me know if you experience similar problems)

Let's talk FOOD! Snacks, in particular! (don't you think chocolate should be its' own food group?)

You can win CROP CASH by bringing some/one of the following. Please let me know what you would like to bring so I can coordinate it a little and know where I need to fill in.

Bring a homemade snack ($50)
Bring a store bought snack ($30)
Bring Chocolate ($10 - $50, depending on quality and quantity!)
Bring Soda/Tea/Beverages ($20 per item)

If you leave a comment here or send me an email telling me what you're bringing, that will earn you $100. You will earn your "Food CROP CASH", when you check in at the Retreat.
Get creative! This can be SO much fun!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Provocraft Celebrates 100 Cricut Cartridges!!!

Well, I'm back from vacation and I'm still in "catch up" mode! I found this this morning and wanted to share it with everyone! I fell in love with this cartridge back when they first announced it. I had to pre-order it and it was here waiting for me when I got back from vacation! WOOHOO!!! I will definitely be bringing it, along with my other cartridges, to the retreat. If you are working on winter or Christmas pages, I just bet you could find something on here you can't live without!!! Read on and find out how you could win a Winter Woodland Cricut Cartridge of your very own!!!

This is right from Provocraft's message boards...

Help us celebrate our 100th Cricut cartridge—Winter Woodland! That’s right, we reached 100 cartridges. As a thank you for our great Cricut community members we want you to celebrate with us. So, we’re giving away 100 cartridges over the next five weeks (20 per week).

Here’s how it will work.

Each week we will be posting a thread. When you respond to the thread you will be entered to win. (here is the link to the first thread - You can enter once by replying and you can enter a second time by posting on your blog about the celebration and linking back to the cartridge product page. Here is the link to include in your blog. Once you’ve posted on your blog with the link back you can post again to this thread.

this may be helpful :)

Thanks for your continued support. Good luck.

BTW... be watching later this week for CROP CASH OPPORTUNITIES!!!!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Just Checking In!

Well, I'm sitting here in my hotel room, wide awake! My grandson woke up at 5am today! He's been doing so good... sleeping until 7, at least! I think he knows we are heading home today, so he's up and ready to go! It's always fun to be out and about, but it's also good to get home.

My Open House is a week from Saturday! I'm looking forward to that! And then.... it will be all hands on deck getting ready for the RETREAT!!!! There will be nothing in the way and all my attention will be on that, so get ready!!!

Remember, coming to my Open House earns you $200 in CROP CASH!!! Are you coming? I hope so and also remember the first TEN people get a special prize! I love prizes!!!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

I'm Off on Vacation!

It's not Friday, but it's close! And for me, it's VERY close because I am heading out this afternoon for my vacation! Staycation... Playcation... I'm not even sure what to call it these days. I'm just traveling around Kansas and Oklahoma with my daughter and 9 month old grandson. We are going to explore Wichita and Tulsa and visit lots of family. I think it will be fun.

Did you get my email about my Close to My Heart Open House on Saturday, September 19th? Did you notice you can earn $200 in CROP CASH just for showing up!!! It's WAY at the bottom of the email, but I thought I'd give you a heads up in case you are out and about that day! Plus, if you've never seen Close to My Heart products, it will give you a great opportunity to do so.

So... if you didn't get the email and need details and a map, let me know! And I'll get that to you... but probably not until after I get back next week. Talk to you all later!!!