Tuesday, December 18, 2012

It's getting Closer..

To the holidays and the new year!  I've decided to postpone the deadline for deposits until January 31st, 2013.  I know the holidays are crunch time and money can be tight.  Please email me at Leslie.LaFleur@gmail.com to get info about sending your deposit.  I'll be posting the Mystery Box list tonight. 

The way a mystery box works:
A numbered list of items is sent out or posted.
Each person buys one of each item (they are very general in nature)
Then, you wrap each of the items and number them according to the list.
Put the wrapped items in a box or basket.
At the retreat, all of the participants will pick a random mystery box from the stack of boxes and we will call numbers randomly throughout the retreat.

It's fun to guess what is in the different packages and who created your box.

Laurel's Stitchery has created an AWESOME prize to be given away as a raffle or door prize.  Many Thank Yous to Laurel!  Please help support the companies and shops that are supporting our retreat!


Thursday, October 4, 2012

An Update!

Hello Everyone!  I have some updates and info for everyone! 

First, our block of rooms at the Holiday Inn Express is set aside for us from Friday, April 19th- Sunday April 21st.  The rooms all have double beds and can sleep 2 people and cost $95 a night. We ask that you PLEASE book your rooms as soon as you plan to attend!  You can call the hotel at (864) 678-5555 and ask for a room in the Mirabilia Minions Retreat block.  There is no charge to reserve your room, they just ask for a credit card number just in case.  While we would like you to book your rooms as soon as possible, our deadline for booking them is February 1st, 2013.  That way, we can try to find more attendees if you cannot make it.

Secondly, the paypal fees are pretty high considering our budget for this retreat is very low so I have set up a bank account just for the retreat and ask that in order to reserve a spot, you send a check, money order or well concealed cash (at your own risk) to me.  All deposits are used strictly for the retreat to cover the conference room, food, and door prizes.  To reserve your spot, I'm asking to receive deposits by January 1st, 2013.  Again, we want to give ourselves plenty of time to order tee-shirts and work with the catering companies.  The deposit is $50 and covers the conference room, tee-shirt and door prizes.  I'm waiting for quotes from several catering companies and we are certain we will include Friday Night's dinner within the $50 but are unsure about Saturday night's dinner.  The hotel has a free breakfast for all who attend the retreat and we will be setting up a snack table so that we can all bring our favorite treats to share :)  You will receive an email confirmation as well as a written receipt when your deposit has arrived.  To find out where to send your deposit, please email me at Leslie.LaFleur@gmail.com.  If you prefer paypal, please email me and we will work out a way to do that type of transaction.

Thirdly, I am finalizing the list of items for the Mystery Box Exchange and will be posting it here within the week.  The Mystery Box exchange is voluntary but it is so much fun!  We hope EVERYONE will want to participate!

Lastly, we have already received donations of door prizes from Kreinik Manufacturing and Rainbow Gallery Threads!  A BIG Thank you from the Mira Minions to these wonderful companies for supporting our retreat!  So please do your best to support them!

Thank you for now!
Leslie and Kathy

Friday, September 28, 2012

The Mira Minions Retreat Basic Info

This blog has been created to provide information about the Mirabilia-themed retreat planned for April 19-21, 2013 in Greenville, South Carolina.  The Hotel we will be staying at is Holiday Inn Express located at 1036 Woodruff Road. Greenville, SC.  We have 20 rooms in our block which have 2 double beds.  The room cost is $95 a night and can be split between two people.  The cost of the retreat is $50 plus your room cost, which you will have to book yourself and reserve within our block.  In order to hold the retreat, we need to have all 20 rooms booked. 

We are asking that each attendant pay their $50 by January 1st, 2013 and have their rooms booked by Febuary 1st, 2013.  We are setting up a paypal account to accept the deposits.  Your name will not be put on the official list of attendees unless you have paid your deposit and reserved your room.  You can reserve your room  by calling the hotel at 1-864-678-5555 and asking to reserve the room in the Mira Minions Retreat block.  It might also be under Leslie LaFleur.  The hotel will ask for a credit card when you reserve your room but they will not charge it until your stay at the retreat. 

The $50 will include the conference room fees, dinner for Friday night (and maybe Saturday if we can get reasonable catering) and a tee-shirt.  Anything extra at the end of the retreat will go towards purchasing door prizes and goodie bags. 

I'll be adding more info in the next couple of days as we have the pay pal account set up.  We are planning to do a mystery box project and more info on that will be available soon.

Hope you can join us!

Leslie and Kathy