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Monday, March 27, 2017

Congratulations to Hedye, our Fall 2017 QOTC!


Our Spring ‘17 Queen of the Crop, Lisa, picking our next QOTC!  0118bfc21713bf5e72f8edd4ff0bc916aa306f773c


The next Queen of the Crop is in this room!! Who will it be?01904275ce5597d4f3af3e51fc0408704924545b54


Congratulations, Hedye- our Fall 2017 Queen of the Crop!01cc1bd4d569feb4f64044064b4253c088567cc8e1

Queen of the Crop!

One of the optional drawings we have during our weekend retreats is our Queen of the Crop (QOTC) drawing. The winner of this receives their registration paid in full for the next retreat and also get some fun perks as QOTC including early check in and a customized goody basket.  Lisa, our Spring ‘17 QOTC, let us know that she would be working on photos from her Alaska vacation and also her Christmas album while at the retreat so we went to work and created custom titles and borders for her to use on her pages.  We also included paper, stickers and other fun items along with her favorite snacks and other refreshments.  What type of items would you like to find in your custom QOTC basket?


We ♥ Natalie the Embosser!

Natalie will be back for our March 16-18 2018 weekend!
Here are a few of the albums she embossed during our Spring ‘17 weekend – the photos do not do them justice!
Rome Album019eceded73a2efb797965e03460f7cc033056c869
Cover on the left, back cover on the right & spine at the bottom.014bcd053edfe08feea7f43eec9e8d058584e97961
“School Days” title, imprint on spine and “Made with love by Mom” on the back cover added to Study Buddies CM Album.  01b2fb33b8b308c6b80461ce4d2d89d63824cb54cf
“Big Lou & Little Louie” title added to CM Hello Baby Boy album
“Made with Love By Grandma” added to back cover above the CM embossing using the same green foil…the heart is in blue.
CM Denim Album can’t be embossed but nameplates can be added!

Monday, March 20, 2017

Spring 2017 Menu

* Denotes Gluten Free

Other items may be gluten free as well but we’ve asked the hotel to make sure these denoted items are gluten free.



Garden salad*

Build your own taco bar with ground beef* & refried beans*

Chips & salsa

Cinnamon tortillas with vanilla sauce

Iced Tea & assorted sodas



Yogurt* & various breakfast breads.

Coffee & tea


Soup & Salad Buffet

Minestrone soup

Build Your Own Chicken Caesar Salad

(Gluten free chicken strips)*

Seasoned potato chips

Chocolate mousse

Coffee & Tea


Pasta Salad

Chicken Piccata
Wild rice pilaf
Chef's choice of vegetables

Coffee & tea

Assorted desserts



Scrambled eggs,* bacon,* potatoes* & fresh fruit,*

assorted pastries.  Tea, coffee & juice


Build your own sandwich

Assorted breads, lunchmeats* & cheeses*

Grilled veggies*


Iced tea & lemonade

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Natalie the Embosser is Back!!

It’s been a while but we’re so glad to have Natalie Nuccitelli back as our album embosser for the weekend!

Natalie offers LOTS of designs and fonts for you to choose from.  She has a few on-line albums with samples of her work.  Here is Sample Album 1 and Sample Album 2

Below is a copy of her order form – feel free to print it out and bring it with you so you can save some time during the weekend! You should be able to right click on the photo and save it for printing.


Below you can see a sample of the fonts Natalie offers.


Here are just a few samples of Natalie's work: