Tuesday, July 28, 2009
We are thankful that we are able to provide this for you for the 2010 year as well. Our weekday rates will remain the same for 2010. Our new weekend rate (4pm Fri -noon on Sun) has changed from $1190 (2009) to $1298 (2010). This is only a difference of $9 per person for a group of 12 for an entire weekend!! We still have some dates available for 2009, so get out your calendar and give us a call!! If you stay in 2009, we offer a "Future Discount" which allows you to book again in 2010 at our 2009 prices.
One last thing. One of the things that I often hear from women is that they "can't book that far in advance" because they don't know what they will have going on. Here is what I tell them...something is always going on. We live in a busy society and there is seldom a day that NOTHING is on my calendar. Make this YOUR "something". Put it on your calendar NOW. Then in 2 months when someone says, "Can you help dogsit for me when I go on vacation in November?" you can say, "I would love to, but I'm going to Maple Memories!" ;) DON'T BE AFRAID TO MAKE TIME FOR YOURSELF...MAKE IT YOUR "SOMETHING" ELSE!!!
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Isn't it BEAUTIFUL!!?? No, I haven't gone off the deep end if that's what you are thinking. A few days ago, I would have passed it up as well. Written off as a piece of junk. BUT, lucky for me, I had seen this on Thrifty Decor Chick earlier this week!!! Sarah found hers for FREE. I had to pay a little more for mine...ONE WHOLE DOLLAR!! ;) Seriously, it was sitting outside of this house with a piece of masking tape across the front that read $1.00. It was SOLD the moment I laid eyes on it! The "nice man at the garage sale" told me there was a newer sewing machine inside, as if I couldn't POSSIBLY be interested in the cabinet itself. I looked around then came back to the cabinet to look some more. He said, "Are you one of those project people!??" I started to laugh and said, "I guess I am and I'll take this please!!" I promised BEFORE and AFTER pictures to the "nice man at the garage sale", so here you are "nice man at the garage sale."
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
So...WHO ARE "WE"!!??? Well, I'm Shannon. The one who scrapbooks. The one that found a great group of scrapbooking buddies that hooked me in even more. The one that fell in love with weekend retreats and all the laughs and good times that were had. The one that decided I wanted to open my own retreat house in KANSAS where my family lived so that YOU could have the same experience that I did. The one that gained support of 3 others that made up the "WE" that we are talking about...that would be my husband, Mom, and Dad.
So, here I am.
Now you have a face to a name. Here's a little bit about me. I grew up as a the daughter of two parents in the Air Force, so we moved around a lot. I think this is why I like scrapbooking and preserving memories so much. After you move around all the time, you start "forgetting" things or the places/people/events become jumbled. Scrapbooking helps me to get it all written down. I love writing the who, what, where, and the "behind the scenes" stories for my kids. Yep, kids. I am the Mom to 3 incredible children. They keep me BUSY, but also give me LOADS of great scrapbooking material! The oldest is 8, the middle is 6, and the youngest is 5. See, BUSY. REALLY busy. Hmmm...what else do you want to know? I love the Curry Chicken Salad Wrap at the Courtyard on Main in McPherson. I giggle the whole time that I'm tubing behind a boat, which makes it REALLY hard to hold on. I'm a thinker. I'm a night owl. I'm afraid of heights. I believe in God. I've never been able to do a cartwheel...never, not once in my whole life. I enjoy reading other people's blogs. I want to go to Maine someday. I get excited everytime I get a note from one of the guests at Maple Memories telling me what the weekend meant to them...THAT is what it is all about for me. I need to go feed my kids breakfast. Oh, and I don't have a favorite color. ;)
Monday, July 20, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
4. Spoon into crust, making a pretty top with rubber spatula. (I don't know how "pretty" mine turned out, but it worked!)
Friday, July 17, 2009
(That's Anne, WAY down on the other end of the table, cooking and laughing!)
Currently, Amics is only open for lunch, but plans are underway to to include a Spanish-inspired tapas bar Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. This is fantastic news for our guests that want to enjoy dinner downtown over the weekend (and we LOVE that it's within walking distance of Maple Memories). You can check out their current lunch menu here. Next time I am in, I have plans to try the Matisse Salad...Chicken salad with mandarin oranges, pineapple, celery, green pepper, sugared almonds & honey yogurt dressing served on a bed of mixed greens...mmmm...sounds yummy! I'll leave you with a few pictures of Amics (keep in mind it was after hours when we were there and they won't REALLY make you sit on top of the tables!)
McPherson, KS 67460
Mon - Sat 11AM - 2PM
Thurs, Fri, Sat evening Tapas Bar coming soon!!!