Sunday, April 4, 2010

A Couple More Pieces of Information!

Suzy and Beth asked me this question and I think it's important enough to tell everyone the answer!!!  They are coming in on Friday and wanted to know how early they can arrive. 

Here's the deal... I don't really care how early you arrive, but if you want breakfast (served at 9) or lunch (served at noon), just let me know and you can pay when you arrive.  You can have breakfast with us for $5 and lunch for $6.  You can even bring your own food in if you want!

The reason you can't arrive earlier than 1 on Thursday is so I (and my team) have time to get the room set up!  Plus we don't have food being catered in. 

A couple more things I've thought about.

  1. Bring an extension cord (or power strip) if you will have power items at your work area.  I've tried to set the tables up to optimize the outlets, but it would just be a sad day if there weren't enough places for you to plug in your Cricut, your computer, your printer, your light source, your craft gun or whatever else you may be bringing!
  2. There will be a Drop and Swap table.  This will earn you $100 in CROP CASH to leave whatever you are going to leave.  This is too hard to keep track of, so it's a one amount deal.  So you know... feel free to leave and pick up whatever you like.  Whatever is leftover at the end of the retreat was taken by Debbie last year and donated to a woman's shelter... I hope she will do that for us again this year!
  3. Last year, everyone got one of those pop-up trash cans.  Not doing that this year!  So, don't forget to bring some type of trash receptacle for your area if you want to have one there.  There are big trash cans throughout the room that they pick up for us, but sometimes it's just more convenient to have a small receptacle at your own space.
  4. If you have ANY questions for me, don't hesitate to ask!  Or send me an email!  This is YOUR Retreat and I want you to enjoy it as much as possible and I want to help any way I can!

Back to organizing and packing!


  1. Janis,
    Thanks so much for the info. We'll get back to you on when we plan to get there.
    Do you know if there will be some kind of recycling for plastic soda/water bottles or aluminum cans? I'm kind of a self-proclaimed recycle freak.

  2. I don't really know about that as the hotel takes care of our trash!

  3. Janis, Can you tell us more about the Drop & Swap thing.

  4. I'm glad to hear about the drop and swap. It always feels good to get rid of stuff we can't use and find something cute or coordinating for our layouts.