This last weekend, I tried something brand spankin’ new…a scrapbooking retreat! Thanks to the invitation from my wonderful friend at work, I spent the entire weekend in Roanoke at Oak Street Cottage. It was AMAZING! First of all, the accommodations were pristine. The cottage was super cute, super clean and had 4 1/2 baths. With 12 women, you cannot beat that! The twin beds had the most comfy pillow top and beautiful duvet covers. We all signed up for a meal/snack, so the food was delicious! I had some blueberry frenchtoast like cobbler thing for breakfast that was UN-believable. But my friend and I did get in a little Babe’s because it was withing walking distance. We just got it to-go!
The charm of the home was unmatched, however, by the kind and accepting women I met on the trip. Only knowing one person, I was a wee bit nervous, but I shouldn’t have been! These scrappers were serious, but so kind and friendly. The scrapbooking abilities I saw in the two large workrooms covering the 8 foot tables was amazing. Tools, glitter, Stickles, punches, Cricut cartridges and some thing that turns ANYTHING into a sticker were a few of the overwhelming sights. By the end of the weekend, I had twelve more pages scrapped and felt very productive…although one super effeicient, super creative woman finished 44! I can only hope they will invite me again!