Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The BEST Saturday I have had in a long time!

I am still giddy about this past Saturday... it was filled with new experineces and new friends and lots of creativity! I just had to share...

Pete and I enjoyed a wonderful day in Manhattan. He surprised me with tickets to see West Side Story on Broadway. Gotta love him! He really is amazing. I am super spoiled. We drove in early to take advantage of our child-free day. We explored the Guggenheim Musem for the first time together. It was amazing to be inches away from Picasso's masterpieces and surrounded by so much creative energy. My two favorite pieces were "Helene with Colored Turban" by Alexej von Jawlensky and "Woman Ironing" by Picasso.

We hopped in a cab and headed back to Times Square for a bite to eat at a great Irish Pub. Then, it was off to see
The show was amazing! The music was phenomenal, and oh... the dancing! I fell in love with this classic love story all over again. Karen Olivo, starring in her role as Anita, was a show stopper. She was so fiery and passionate...my favorite, by far.

When Pete purchased our tickets, he had no idea that I had already registered for an all-day crop in New Jersey. He was such a good sport... he drove me all the way to the crop in East Rutherford, NJ after our show so I could still have some fun. I did mention how spoiled I am, right?
I am soooo happy that I was able to make it. The Cropper's Delight Scrapbooking Crop was so amazing. The crop was actually for the entire weekend, but I opted to go for the day with my friend, Allison. The hosts, Meryle and Susie (seen below) were so welcoming and funny.

The theme of the crop was "Under the Big Top" and they had carnival games set up for people to win raffle tickets for prizes. They had a DJ during the entire crop playing my favorites (Ga Ga, anyone?) and provided cotton candy, fried oreos, homemade zeppolis and popcorn, in addition to the fully catered meals! The people there were fantastic...sooo friendly, outgoing and creative. Everyone was upbeat and having a ball... it was infectious! There were a slew of scrapbooking and non-scrapbooking vendors there, including my all time favorite, Scentsy!

I even loved the little touches...waterbottle gifts for everyone, garbage bags taped to the tables at every seat, getting everyone together for a group photo. It was a great time with great people! Here are a few of my favorite pics:

One of the highlights of the crop were the endless prizes being given away. Everyone was entered into the raffles and you had the chance to earn extra raffle tickets throughout the weekend. They even raffled off a GYPSY (retails for over $300!) And guess who won??? You got it, ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I am thrilled to be a Gypsy owner. I always dreamed about owning one and I can't wait to see where this takes me and my business! I will be back for some more Cropper's Delight fun! Hope some of you will join me at an upcoming crop! You'l have the best time... I'd be willing to bet my Gypsy on it! LOL


  1. Jen we are so glad you had fun, and thank you for the wonderful review on your blog!

    See you soon


  2. Jen,
    Congrats on the gypsy. I had a crop to go to this Saturday also but it was snowed out :(.