Thursday, November 29, 2007

Start Planning Ahead

I am already holding dates for 2008 and 2009 weekends retreats. Make sure you get together with your friends and start planning your retreat weekends.

Where is Pine City Minnesota? We are about one hour North of the Twin Cities and about one hour South of Duluth on I35. Exit Pine City 169 from the south going north turn right at top of ramp. From the north going south turn left. You will go through one stop light. When you get to the second stop light take a left. You will go through one four way stop, when you get to the stop light take a right. Go one block take a left. Go right at the stop sign and the store and retreat center will be on the left.

You are just going to love the huge Scrapbooking and Stamping store that is connected to the retreat center. Not only for all the supplies but for the ideas too. We specialize in the unusual. We like to find different vendors to order from that maybe you haven't seen. We also like to play with all the products and tools so we can show you how to use all the fun new toys you will find.

The retreat center is one level and with your own private entrance on the side you can load and unload and come and go as you wish.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007


Pine City is one hour north of the Twin Cities. Depending on where exactly you are coming from, I know that you can be to Pine City in 45 minutes from the north end and 1 hour 15 minutes from the south end. Depends on how fast you drive!!!!
If you have any questions feel free to email me. I will answer them as quickly as possible. I'll also post the answers here for all to read.
We will be having more than one toilet for the retreat center. Over site on my part.
The retreat center has a separate entrance on the side. You will be able to come and go as you please. With easy loading and unloading of your vehicles.
The bedrooms will be sound proofed as best we can.
The kitchen dining area has enough room to seat 24 people.
I've added a list of restaurants and shopping that you will find in the downtown as well.

Downtown Pine City

If you are not familiar with the downtown area in Pine City I'll let you know what is within walking distance from the Retreat Center. For dining you will find 5th Street Grill, Froggies, Pizza Pub, Nelson's Bakery, New China, Mom's Hometown Cafe, Sprouts, Nicolls Cafe, Village Inn. Several of these restaurants serve cocktails. There is also the Municipal Liquor store.
As for shopping you will find: The Red Poppy, Picturing Pine, Sauser's, Flower Box and Garden Path. We also have a one hour photo lab a block away.
You could literally park your car and not move it during your stay because all of this is under 3 blocks away.
We are directly across the street from the City Park, the local Library is two blocks away. The Snake River is one long block away.
You will love the quaintness of our little old fashioned community.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Retreat Layout

Here is a sneak peak at the new Pine City Scrapbooking Co Inc and Scrapbooking In The Pines Retreat Center. Pick your rooms now!

2008 Room Rates

Scrapbooking In The Pines Retreat Center Rates 2008:

Sunday - Thursday: $30.00 Per Night

Friday and Saturday: $50.00 Per Night add a Thursday or Sunday to your Friday, Saturday booking for an additional $25.00 per night.

These rates do not include sales tax.

This rate remains the same if you have 1 or 23 people in your party.

If you would like to book out the entire crop and retreat area for just your party the cost will be $2208.00 for Friday and Saturday night stay. ($46.00 per person/night with 24 in your party.)

If you would like to book out the entire crop and retreat area for just your party Monday thru Wednesday the cost would be $1872.00 ($26.00 per person/night with 24 in your party.)

If you would like to rent the space for the day 8 Hours max. it will be $25.00 a day per person Monday - Thursday only. During regular business hours.

Hosted weekends, to be announced, will be $130.00 for a two night stay.

Check in will be 10:00 a.m. and check out will be 6:00 p.m.

Amenities that will be available for you:

Large refrigerator




coffee maker

convection microwave

Loads of outlets


eating area

Handicap room and bath

4 showers

two twin beds in each room

access to public telephone

Flat screen televisions in crop area

5 cd changer

sound system

dvd player


3x5 crop tables

comfy chairs










idea library

ink pads

wi fi

computer with font collection

wide format printer

electricity at every table

accu cut

sewing machine

loads of misc tools

Extended hours to the attached scrapbook store: The Pine City Scrapbooking Co. Inc (co-owner of Divine Memories.)

We will be booking at the begining of next week ( I hope). So get together with your croping or quilting friends and pick out your weekends or weekdays and book early to get your best dates. The retreat center is due open in April so our first booking will be the last weekend in April.

Gathering For The New Store

Savannah and I are having a blast planning and buying decorations for the new retreat center! My ever patient husband didn't sleep last night so he could get two flat screen tvs for your viewing enjoyment! I've been buying chick flicks for our video library!

I have officially started buying products for the new store. The biggest advantage to restarting a store after 4 years of owning one is, I know what I want to order and I've been listening to what the customers have been asking for. I plan on doubling the outdoors, travel and family sections of our store.

Ron and I went and visited our new location today. I still can not believe that that is where we'll be come February! It's so exciting.