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  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