This is my last post before catching a flight at 6am to Denver Colorado. From there I will head to Vail to commence the 20ll NAPCP Retreat! This will be my first Retreat with the company and I could not be more excited. The past few weeks of preparation have been a little intense, but once I step foot off that plane it will all be worth it! Because I do not value my sleep and tend to get myself in over my head, I also contributed a couple of goodies to the Swag Bags that each attendee receives. I had no idea how time consuming my fun little side project would be. But I have to say that in the end I was very pleased with the results 🙂 Each attendee will be receiving a handmade silk flower hair accessory, as well as a coupon for 15% off their next custom design!

Time to pack! I’m sure I will have lot’s to share upon my return 🙂 In the mean time here is a little sneak peek of the goodies.

I took a trip to Florida this past week to visit with family and say a few goodbyes. Although it may have been almost 15 years since we moved, it still always feels like home when I return. We only stayed for a couple days, and our trip was fairly busy, but I carved out enough time to make a quick stop at the beach. It was very early in the morning so the beach was calm and quiet. I stood in the surf and let the water wash over my feet as I sunk into the sand. I strolled by the shore examining sea shells and pocketing a few along the way. Every time I visit I make sure to bring a shell back with me…a way to always keep a little piece of home. This time the shell will mean something different and perhaps be an even bigger piece of home that I will treasure for days to come.

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