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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Labor Day Weekend

Well, I have decided I need a break!  It has been so crazy with getting ready for the Open House and all the preparations for the Retreat, I decided to take my brother up on his offer to "get away"!!!!!  We are heading to Eureka Springs for the long weekend...in the motor home!

We're leaving Friday night and will head back home on Monday.  I think it will be so nice to leave it all behind for just a couple of days.  Then, I will be all rejuvinated and ready to dive back in next week!  I'm excited!!!

Monday, August 29, 2011

All I can say is WOWSA!

That was the most incredible Open House I have ever held.  I think there were close to 40 people who attended.  I had 30 orders and I think Christy ended up with 4.  I also know there were several who didn't order... so that puts it pretty darn close to 40!  F O R T Y people in my house... at ONCE!!! 

There is absolutely NO way I could have done it without a little help from my friends!  Vickie, Kelli, Becky, Judy, Michelle, Lavon and Christy.  You all served such an important part of a very successful party!  I've said it before and I'll say it again... I have the BESTEST friends EVER!!!!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Today's my Open House

I am SO excited!  Can't wait to see all my friends and play and talk and eat and laugh!  I hope you can join us!!!!

Friday, August 26, 2011

T-Shirts for the Fall Retreat

I'm so excited to be able to finally show my T-Shirt designs for the Crazy Cropper Fall Retreat this October!  I think they are adorable and can't wait to make them public to all attendees!  They have been placed on the website for preview and will be sending emails and taking order early next week!  They will be right around $12 each!  Oh, and I'm going to put my logo on the front!  (Not big like this, but small, like over a pocket, except there are no pockets!)


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Getting Ready for Open Hous

Vickie, bless her sweet heart, came over last night and helped me get my house all moved around and organized for my Open House Saturday.  The Cricut board looks amazing and I don't really have that much left to do!  What would we do without friends!  She knew I was getting all stressed out and came to my rescue!

I'm not sure why this one has me on the edge so much.  I think it's because there are just so many changes and I only hope I can remember them all and tell everyone about them. 

And, I think I am going to have quite a crowd here!  At least from the RSVP's that's what it sounds like... we shall see!

Meeting Beth tonight to talk about card swaps for the retreat.  I'm so thankful she is willing to take the lead on that and just run with it!  There has been great response and I think they will have SO much doing it.  I don't have time, but I do love to see all the beautiful cards that are made!  Thanks, Beth!

Gotta run, I just remember something I need to go get done before it slips out of my mind...again!  Have a great day, everyone!!!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Upcoming Open House


Lyla came up Friday afternoon (oh, and I took the afternoon off and actually got DISH Network installed!) and we went to Prima's for dinner.  Then, we got up Saturday and spent the day at our consultant's meeting.  We made some awesome things from the new products in the 2011 Fall/Winter Idea Book. 

We went to Pasta House for an early dinner and then, we came home and watched "Unstoppable".  GREAT MOVIE!  With Denzil Washington.  Love that man!

Then, Sunday morning, we just lazied around the house... had pecan pancakes for breakfast and watched the Food Network.  She headed home about noon.  Keli came over about 2 and we had such a nice visit and hopefully, she learned ALL about Close to My Heart products!

I slept really hard last night and feel drugged this morning.  I've been fighting a slight headache since Friday, and after listening to the weather, it sounds like we could have some weather going on today!  Probably just sinuses!  But, I sure wish it would go away... it's making me cranky!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Retreat and Open House Amp'ing UP!

Tomorrow will be fun, too!  I'm getting satellite installed!  DISH!  Maybe I'll stop going blind watching snowy TV!

And Lyla will be here tomorrow night.  We will be getting ready for our Team meeting at Christina's on Saturday.  That will be fun... lots of stuff to make.

Then Sunday, Keli and Jeanne are coming over to try to learn more about CTMH.  Keli is joining out hostess club and is very excited!

Then, next Saturday is my Open House.  I'm expecting quite a crowd!  We shall see.  I actually think I may be getting close to being ready (thanks, Vickie, for being my sounding board last night!)

THEN, in less than 2 months is the Fall Retreat!  And things are getting pretty dang busy with that, too!

Oh, and I have a new assistant starting next Thursday, so that should help at work... once she gets trained!

Phew... now I'm tired!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Yes, Lavon... I DO have things to say!

Lavon, you cracked me up SO much with your comment on the prior post that I had to feature it here!  You know me SO well!  You know I ALWAYS have SO much to say!  BUT... I have been so dang busy lately, I have NOT HAD TIME TO SAY ANYTHING!

So... here is my LIST of things I need/want to say.
  1. My day job is kicking my butt.
  2. I get home at night and I'm worn out!
  3. The new Cricut Cartridge is kicking my butt, too!
  4. And when I get home at night, I play with it all night, so I'm even more worn out!
  5. My Open House is coming at me like a freight train!
  6. Did I say my day job is kickin' my butt?
  7. Finally the heat is gone, so maybe I will find some energy.
  8. Bachelorette was great this year and Bachelor Pad is quite entertaining, but it takes up ALL Monday nights.
  9. Big Brother is my fav, but it takes up THREE nights.
  10. Why won't my house clean itself?  I don't get it.  I'm the only one here... why does it get dirty?
  11. Summer is almost gone and I have NOTHING to show for it... not ONE sunburn.
  12. Did I say my day job is kickin' my butt.... oh, I think I did!
  13. Oh, AND the RETREAT is coming at me, too!!!  But that is SO much fun!  Would you believe ALL of the prizes are done?  Thanks, Vickie!
  14. I simply must clean off this desk... paperwork is OUT of control!
Ok, I think that's all for tonight... Big Brother is coming on in a bit and I need to finish cleaning up the kitchen... Manwiches and Multigrain Tostito Scoops... can you say YUM?

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Lovin' the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge

Judy and I have been playing every night this week with this new cartridge!  I can't believe what all you can do with it.  And as a Cricut teacher, that's saying a lot because I've done a lot with Cricut cartridges over the years!  Woohoo!  Off to do more!