Sunday, October 14, 2012

This is It!

This is the last weekend before the retreat.  I got tons done yesterday and I'm tying up loose ends today.  Good thing...since I've only got til noon!  Well, after dinner tonight, I can finish up if I need to. 

I'm hauling boxes and boxes to the garage and had to take a break.  Vickie is quite the prize shopper and I do believe this is the year of BIG prizes.  Not so much in price, but in SIZE!!!  Seems like the boxes are just bigger and there are more of them!!  But that's not a bad thing... at least not for the Crazy Croppers attending this years retreat!

I'm so ready for this.  And it sounds like everyone else is, too.  Just so much fun.  And I can't wait to see everyone.  It's like a big ole' family reunion.

Well, now that I've rested for a bit, I'm off to haul more boxes to the garage.  I am actually starting to see the floor in the living room!

Sunday, September 30, 2012

It's been a Great Weekend!

The weather has been awesome!  I love these cooler temps and I love having my house open all day.  I've been very busy, but very productive.  I'm about to sit down and kick my feet up for a little bit.  I've been going 90 to nothing all weekend and, by golly, I deserve it!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Once Again...

I'm been so stinkin' busy!  Not only is my Fall Crazy Cropper Retreat sneaking up on me, I've committed to having a vendor booth and teach classes at a 3 day crop in Joplin (KISS Crop N Shop).  This is starting to feel like one of those "go big or go home" deals.  Over 300 ladies in attendance!  I'm not even sure where to begin, but almost 100 page kits is a good start!  Then, I have to figure out what product I'm going to take.  Michelle and I are working on card and tag kits and then, thankfully, Vickie and Keli are going to take care of setting up the booth and helping us out that weekend.  If we aren't busy, we'll at least have fun!!!

I was quite excited to learn that my "Learning Your Cricut" class is the #1 Best Seller in the classes!  WOOHOO!!!!  I'm on a best seller list AND I'm #1!!!!

Ok, off to take some Tylenol and try to curb this headache I get every time I start to think about it!

Come see me!  It's November 9 - 11 at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Joplin!  Shopping is free and you don't even have to be a cropper to take classes.  Just go to the website...  It'll be a blast!!!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

August has been Hot and Crazy!

I'm so glad we are getting some break in the heat!  It's been terrible, but the cooler nights are so welcome.

I held my Close to My Heart Open House last Saturday and had quite a houseful!  I think there were about 50 ladies here and we had a wonderful time!  So many new, fabulous products to share, not so mention a brand new, Cricut Cartridge... Artiste!  You know how that won my heart!  I was so excited to introduce it to all my customers and they were almost as excited as I was!

Now, it's time to get crackin' on the retreat!  It'll be here before we know it!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

40th High School Reunion yesterday

I have to admit... I was hesitant to go.  But, I'm so glad I did.  It was amazing seeing everyone and the memories were awesome!  40 years is a long time and while most of us have changed, a lot of our personalities and voices were the same.  And smiles.  That's what I remembered the most about people.  I can't wait for the next one, now. 

Tuesday, July 17, 2012


That's all I can say about Convention this year.  It was amazing.  So many new products, so many friends, so many laughs and tears and so much excitement.  There is no way to explain what Convention is like... you simply have to experience it.  And then, you have to recover from it!  And that's going to take a while. 

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


Well, it's finally here!  We leave in the morning for Dallas!  I am so ready.  I am packed and I do believe I am ready to go.  Peggy should be here anytime.  We are going to have a quiet night and get a good nights' sleep and be ready to go in the morning!  YEEHAA (that's Texan for woohoo!)