Monday, July 1, 2013

And the retreat winner is....

Jessica Skelton!
You won our weekend retreat giveaway at the Creating Keepsakes convention in Houston!
I had one of the other vendors draw out of our basket of names.
These are my sweet nieces Loren & Emily who were my assistants for the convention.


Congratulations Jessica:) Call me!

This was the most fun I have had in a bit...visiting with lovely ladies from near and far. Ladies who love embellishing and keeping memories. Ladies who love home and family and friends. Ladies who like me who NEED a retreat!
It was fun watching eyes light up when I told them Nellie's Cottage was my grandmother's home. It was funny to see women drooling over a picture of homemade banana pudding:)


It was so validating to have some of my past retreaters "talking me up" at the convention:) I love what I do because I gather women who gather their families, who treasure their memories and that in itself is a joy.
Ironically I do not have my own group of scrapbooking friends. Sadly my scrapbooking time is severely limited at the moment due to other more pressing jobs and commitments. I do however believe that the preservation of memories however you go about it is a treasure worth more than any millions you could leave behind. Our memories will be the puzzle pieces our future grandchildren put together about themselves. Every time I learn something new about Nellie I find a little piece of myself.
Nellie & Albert Geldard 1940
as they were when they built the home now called Nellie's Cottage

Every time I add a piece of myself to the puzzle called Kimberly I become more interesting, more whole, more of who I hope to be and that makes me more useful, more happy, and a little closer to the best kind of me:)

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