Thursday, June 26, 2008

Check the specials and coupon

Check the specials and coupon section for upcoming Thrifty Thursday sales coming up in July!
That Saturday Sale is also coming up July 5th. Not only are 6 businesses giving you great deals but we are giving you the opportunity to win $60.00 in gift certificates! Shop at all 6 stores, when you make a purchase at each store you will get one punch from that store. At your last store turn in your ad with your name and number for our gift certificate drawing!
I went to each store today, and I loved them all! Each store had something unique to offer. I know I am very guilty, this is the first I had been to any of them! Maybe you're like me and have always wanted to stop but haven't, now is your chance you have a great excuse to stop in and check out all of our unique products!

Participating stores:

The Pine City Scrapbooking Co
Creative Cottage
Treasure Chest Consignment
The Red Poppy
Dollar Stuff
The Creeks Edge

Stop in, check out your local small businesses I know you will be pleasantly surprised at what we have to offer!

Sign up for our new classes!

Don't forget to sign up for our new classes! Our new teacher Jessica has done a fabulous job at putting some awesome cards together, as well as the beautiful mini book! Take a peek further down in the posts for a photos of the classes.
Call 320-396-9960 to reserve your spot.

Rummage Sale

Don't forget about the scrap and stamp rummage sale starting this Saturday. Not only will you find deals there, but Marge and I have been cleaning house and making great discount tables for even more deals for you!
Make sure you stop in and check us out! I've been seeing stamps, paper, buttons and more in those boxes!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

New Swapp

Finally my new Heidi Swapp papers and mirrors came in. I love the mirrors!

Did I complain, I mean tell you, about all the new Jolee stickers we got in. Okay, now that is just enough! I really do not want to check in, price or hang one more sticker! This is how insane it is. There are stickers for: laundry, job interview, voting, grocery shopping, garage sale, back to school shopping, picture day and many more odd things. But hey Jolee how about a new cheerleading, wrestling, hockey, demo derby or mosquito sticker?! Okay, I think I've complained long enough.

Did everyone have a nice Father's Day? How many men complain on Mother's Day with the "you're not my mother" speech?! How many of you complained "you're not my father"? Did you do like I did, run out and buy a Father's Day gift even though he completely forgot about Mother's Day? I bought my own Mother's Day gift on Father's Day. Two beautiful hanging baskets for my porch.

Ron and I took the girls to the petting farm in St Croix Falls. Boy did we have a great time. This is the first year Lauren rode the pony ride. Ella was very brave and rode too. It was the perfect day for it. We went later in the afternoon so the crowd was all leaving. We basically had the park to ourselves. I'm not big on crowds so I loved it! So anyone looking for a day trip I recommend it. Stop and have lunch at the Drive In and then go to the petting farm. Don't forget to take the kids shoes off when you get back into the car because they will have poopy shoes! Remember to bring your camera, I always take the best photos there. They are so busy with the animals, climbing and exploring they don't even realize it's a mini photo shoot!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Pinecone Kits Arrived Today

Finally the kits have arrived. I tore open those boxes like a crazy woman, then I went hummmm! I thought that these kits would come with directions. No, no they didn't we have to use our creative brains! Yikes! So on went my thinking cap and I jumped right in with both feet. The more I'm working with kit b the more I like it. Kit A is a scrapbook page, and that has directions. Go figure, now I can whip out a page, but a book?! I have faith in my book club, we can do a rocking job and have fun. So I hope you book clubers like to doodle, because that is what we are going to learn. I'm having some trouble, but I'm going to let the perfection thing go. Okay, I'm going to try and work really hard at letting it go, no promises here.
So if you haven't signed up for the Pinecone Press Book Club now is the time to do it, I have only 3 spots open. And did I mention that when you sign up you get a free book bag! I'm all about the bag!
Our first meeting is June 21, 2008 at 1:00. Give us a call at the store to reserve your kit. 320-629-9960

Wednesday, June 11, 2008


I've had concerns about the lack of windows in the retreat center. The reason being...we couldn't due to lack of easement. My building is exactly built on my lot. Another reason, cost. Being none of the windows would have been in the crop area it seemed a waste of money, that we didn't have, to spend in that area. I looked at it like a cruise ship. When you go on a cruise there aren't windows in the cabins. If you would like a tiny porthole, window or balcony it costs big bucks. But really if you're on a cruise you are out and about and not in your cabin unless to sleep. I was thinking this same way when we built the retreat. Most of us just want to work and get the pages or projects done and sleep is an after thought. So why put windows where you probably wouldn't need them. I do see down the line, when funds allow, putting in a window in the kitchen area and putting in a door with a window in the back entry. So if the lack of windows concern you, come and take a tour I think you'll see that it really isn't such a big deal. If you need to see out, come into the store we have huge south facing windows with an awesome view of the park! We have extended hours at the store for full retreat weekends from 10-10, you can look out all you would like.
I hope this answers some questions that you've had about the windows.
The stove is another issue! We could not put in a stove without having a commercial kitchen. I have no idea why it had to be that way really, but that is what I was told. We have supplied a commercial hot plate, electric fry pan and convection oven for your convenience. The convection oven works like a regular oven, you just do not have to wait for it to preheat! I love mine and use it a lot. I don't have patience to wait for my conventional oven to preheat!
Just a little FYI for you.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Saturday Sale Winner

Our drawing prize was won by Becky Gottshalk from Pine City. Congratulations, this will add to your summer stash of goodies! The gift basket is filled with Paper House products!

Pinecone Press Book Club

Announcing the first meeting of The Pinecone Press Book Club June 21, 2008 at 1:00 p.m.

I still have 3 spots open for sure. If you would like to get in on this call the store at 320-629-9960

Here's the scoop.

We'll be meeting the 2nd Saturday of each month. The cost will be $35.00. Each class you will get two kits, a book kit and a page kit as well as an idea book. We will start on the book kit during our meeting. We will leave the meeting and complete our projects on our own. The next meeting bring your finished books along and we will discuss different things that we did in our books. You will need to let me know at the end each meeting if you would like to be included in the next months book club. You will be able to purchase kits even if you can not attend the meeting. I'll just need to know in advance as to order enough kits for everyone.

Pinecone Press is one of my favorite companies. I almost always start with their base kits when I do a class. I love their ideas and idea books. I know that you will love them too!

Be one of the initial 10 to sign up for the book club and receive a free Pinecone Press book bag!

New Class announcements

New class coming up July 26th, 2008.

A new teacher is teaching an awesome card class at 2:00. She has 7 cards for you with a card box to boot! I love all the stamping techniques and the beautiful designs! You will not be disappointed! The cost of the class is $15.00.

We have a Mom/daughter or Grandma/daughter class coming up July 16th at 10:30 a.m. This is a precious mini album done with Making Memories new Noteworthy line. You will love this so much you might just want to join in with out the kids. The cost of this class slips my mind at the time, I'll update this later with the price. Or just call into the store and we'll let you know. This is just the thing the kids need to relieve the summer doldrums!

You can call or stop in to sign up for the classes 320-629-9960.

These are not listed on the website yet due to my web issues. Yeah, I know I'm the issue, but I would like to blame my website so I feel better!

I Give Up!

I've tried and tried, I just don't think I'll ever understand the website thing. Okay so I surrender maybe the updating is just too much for me.