Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Spring Fever Crop with Sweet Tooth Scrapbooking and Reminisce

Reminisce and Sweet Tooth
Invite you to attend our
Spring Fever Scrapbooking Retreat Weekend
April 3-4, 2009
At the Coral Ridge Mall

Mark your calendars, and start getting your pictures ready, Reminisce and Sweet Tooth are hosting another fantastic scrapbook retreat weekend April 3-4, 2009 at the Coral Ridge Mall. This is your chance for a perfect weekend, no cooking, no cleaning; you can work on your albums, catch up with friends, maybe even do some shopping or catch a movie! Whether you have been creating memory albums and cards for years, or procrastinating digging into to that first or second album, this will be a fun-filled weekend that is sure to get those creative juices flowing!

Spring Fever Retreat Coral Ridge Mall
Community Room (located behind the Food Court)
Friday, April 3 4pm-Midnight
Saturday, April 4 9am – 7pm

Register at beginning Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009.

The cost for the crop is $49.99 and includes:
-Reminisce goodie bag including some of our newest products ($15+)
-Sweet Tooth Special Edition Kit includes products to create a layout and a card ($10+)
-Coral Ridge Mall Discount Book (full of coupons and discounts for a variety of restaurants and stores located in the mall)
- Snacks, soda and water throughout the crop
-Over $100 of Reminisce Door Prizes
-Grand Prize Drawing for a Making Memory Slice

Reminisce will have a limited number of scrapbook kits of our newest products available for purchase at the mall. Crop participants may also email Andria Gibson ( a list of individual Reminisce products you like to purchase no later than March 25, 2009 and she will bring your items to the crop. To view items please visit You may also place orders for products on our website and those items will be shipped directly to you from our distribution center.

Sweet Tooth Scrapbooking will also have a limited number of scrapbook layout, project, and card-making kits available for purchase. They will also have a limited amount of basic cardstock and adhesive available for purchase.

All purchases made at the crop must be paid by cash or check.

Need a hotel? Holiday Inn Express is extending a special rate of $99.90 to our croppers for the weekend. Each room has a mini refrigerator, and microwave, and hot breakfast is also included in the price of each night’s stay. To receive this rate, call the Holiday Inn Express 319-625-5000, and ask for the Reminisce rate. (The hotel is located near the Mall Entrance in front of Dillard’s).

If you have any questions please feel free to email any of us. Andria Gibson (, Cindy Noesen ( or Shelly Maxwell at (

Space is extremely limited so register earlier to guarantee your space! We look forward to seeing everyone there! (Please note your registration is not guaranteed until payment is received. Personal checks must be received within 5 days of registration or your registration will be cancelled.)

Monday, February 2, 2009

10th Annual Soup Nazi Party

Mark and I hosted the 10th Annual Soup Nazi party at our house last weekend. It was also Charlie's 8th birthday! We had a lot to celebrate: our friend Andy Okapal turned 50 on Jan. 12, 2009, so we sang the birthday song several times. Terry B. made a wonderful batch of homemade bread as a tribute to his wife, Patti, who passed away on Dec. 21, 2008 after a three year battle with brain cancer. Patti always made wonderful bread 1/2 wheat 1/2 white with real Wisconsin butter! This was our first "Soup Nazi" without Patti. Her wonderful laugh and sense of humor were missed. We all tried to hold back the tears and remember the fun times with Patti. I loved getting a group photo of with Patti in it from Kelly showing our last shopping trip together in Door County, WI in Sept. 08.

There was a variety of soups this year: cream of mushroom, vegetable beef, tortilla, seafood bisque, and a seafood trio with a tomato base and Terry's homemade bread. German Chocolate Cake and smiley face cookies were served for dessert and then we all dropped into a food coma.

We enjoyed lots of laughs before dinner while we played "Andy Trivia". Gifts were awarded! Dr. Baxter was the big winner-knowing the most facts about Andy's 50 years.

We capped off the evening by watching one of the seventh season episodes of Seinfeld: Soup Nazi.

It was great to have everyone visit-thanks for making the trip to Iowa.