Monday, December 21, 2009
It's time: Have you expressed interest in DOVE CHOCOLATE DISCOVERIES™? IF you are interested in learning more about our sweet business opportunity, you are invited to participate in a special Share The "Sweet Life" conference call tomorrow night, Tuesday at 8pm EST. That's 5pm California time
You'll learn more about DOVE CHOCOLATE DISCOVERIES ™ and why it's a great time to join our growing family. There has never been a better time to join DOVE CHOCOLATE DISCOVERIES™! There may be a "Special Treat" offered for all who qualify. There will be a Special Guest as well! Dial in 1-800-511-7985 and use passcode 473504# for this informative 30 minute call. You will be glad you did!
Tis' the season to share the gift of DOVE CHOCOLATE DISCOVERIES™! Hope to talk to you tomorrow, Tuesday, Dec. 22nd at 8 PM EASTERN time!
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Bring a friend or two for extra prizes for you both.
Lots of chances to win entries:
-bring a friend
-place an order
-ask questions about DCD
-book a party
-become a chocolatier (only $79 in December)
-plus much more
January is full of lots of great specials! Find out more by attending this great Open House!
In addition to parties, workshops and open houses... I am doing custom hand-dipped chocolate strawberry orders. Available now, great for holiday, birthday, Valentine gifts or even a treat for yourself!
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
I will be working booth number 300 right across from the Mariachi Stage.
If you mention this post I will have a little goodie for you so come by & see me!
Friday, November 27, 2009
Here are the deals:
1st & 5th orders received will get FREE shipping (this includes drop ship)
3rd & 10th orders receive a dusting powder for free
12th order receives any $15 or less item for 1/2 price
20th order receives $25 in free product
*** deals will start over once 20 orders are received***
Book a Party along with your order and be put into a drawing to receive your order for FREE!
Have a Dove-ly Day!
View the product catalog online at: http://www.dove-chocolate-discoveries.com/sites/lauramiller/productcatalog
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Instead of doing laundry and cleaning the house this weekend I made some yummies!
For the holidays I will be offering this as a workshop and you can always make a special order for the ones you love. I can create a custom arrangement based on your desires and budget.
Tell me what you think to win a plate of your own.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Don't forget May 21-23 is our next official Desert Scrapper Weekend Retreat.
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Here is the info for the upcoming Candy Apple Workshop. I hope you all can make it... even if you just stop by to learn a few tips and tricks (no fee involved). And as always I am more than happy to hold a workshop in your home for your friends and family.
Book & Hold a party/workshop in November and receive your choice of Cinnamon, Vanilla or Raspberry Dusting Power FREE!
Join us for a DOVE CHOCOLATE DISCOVERIES Gourmet Caramel and Chocolate Covered Apple Creating Class. Open to the whole family
Sip on delicious holiday refreshments including 3 types of Chi Tea. Then you'll take 3 fresh, crisp apples dipped in buttery caramel, add our Milk, White or Dark Chocolate and a variety of toppings to create a gourmet apple sensation!
Leave with 3 beautifully wrapped Apple Creations that are the perfect fall gift. Maybe even take some bonus tempered Chocolate home for yourself.
Saturday November 7th at 3pm
My house: 80765 Diamondback TRL, Indio CA
Please RSVP 760-791-6304
$20 for 3 beautifully wrapped Apple Creations
Friday, October 30, 2009
Hubby tried to video tape it so I hope to post the video very soon. Let's see...
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
52035 Avenida Obregon
La Quinta, CA 92253 US
When: Tuesday, October 27, 7:00PM
Time to get those holiday gift ideas ready. Katie is hosting a DOVE Chocolate DiscoveriesTM Tasting Party and I hope you will join us!
Do you dream in chocolate? Come indulge all of your senses at a DOVE Chocolate DiscoveriesTM Tasting Party. We offer an exclusive line of fine quality chocolate that is delicious, perfect for easy and elegant entertaining, and fun for friends and family.
Feel free to bring a friend - the more the merrier!
Check out the web site so you can see all the great products-
Sunday, October 25, 2009
I just had emergency oral surgery on Wednesday. Having baby Levi caused one of my wisdom teeth to move. That move was right into some other teeth. I now am slightly less wise.. Of course the day I had my surgery Leia came down with a fever and has been battling it for a few days now. Good News, I think she has won. Bad News, she shared with her brother. So the last two nights have been sleepless. Levi seems to have gotten the runny nose part the worst but that makes for a challenge when nursing. My recovery has taken a backseat but isn't that motherhood at it's best.
I promise to check in again soon... and there will be rewards for my followers.
Friday, October 16, 2009
Palm Desert, CA Retreat:
SHOP & CROP
Part of Scrapbook Royalty's Black White & Gifts All Over Event
Join us for a two day crop or just stop by and shop our specials
New Kits by Jennifer Priest & Inventory Clearance from Desert Scrappers
10% of all proceeds with be donated to SBR
Crop prices: $35 each day or $50 for Saturday & Sunday
Visit Desert Scrappers Weekend Retreats to register
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
HAVE A PASSION FOR CHOCOLATE? Now you can have a DOVE CHOCOLATE DISCOVERIES™ Tasting party and invite your friends to try deliciously decadent new ways to enjoy everyone's favorite flavor. From chocolate smoothies and martinis to 5-minute chocolate mousse, a Chocolatier (me) will help you discover a whole new world of chocolate and a whole new way to make money.
Dove Chocolate at Home
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Yum!!! I am officially a Chocolatier: Please support me in this new adventure, http://www.dovechocolateathome.com/lauramiller
Now I can do my two favorite things at once; scrapbook & eat chocolate!
I would love to do a tasting party for you... just know if it's a distance away I might have to bring baby Levi. If I can not drive to your house I would be happy to send a party in a box.
If you would like to be part of my team there is a great special going on... the kit is only $99. Plus I would be happy to help you at your first party, where you can be the hostess too. What an easy way to earn the kit $$ back.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Wall Hanging - $10
For just $10 create a wall hanging to showcase your favorite photos. You'll choose paper and embellies from Jennifer's Traveling Art Bar to customize your creation. We'll use the Bind It All to put it all together!
Celebrate Layout - $5
Create a fun page celebrating life! We'll use borders and other fun accents in this quick make n take. You can buy a second kit for just $3 to create a two pager.
I'll be arriving at about 4pm and will start classes around 5pm.
See you there!!
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Here is all the information you need to know:
How do I get to the Retreat?
Directions & Hotel Website
Please feel free to use the mapped directions on the Desert Scrappers website or your own choice.
Laura's simplified directions: I-10 East, exit Cook st. Follow Cook st for approx. 3-5 miles. Turn right onto HYW 111. The second light is Hospitality Row and there is the Embassy Suites. Pull to the left hand side for easier check-in.
74700 HWY 111
California USA 92260
How Do I Check-In
The doors will open at Noon and it will be first come first serve for seating arrangements. We will need EVERY MINUTE to set up for you. So please do not enter Salon 3 or 4 banquet rooms until the doors are open. Please don't sit where goodies bags or scrapbook supplies are. We ask that everyone try to be respectful of others around you. We want this retreat to be GREAT for everyone!
Hotel room check-in is through the front desk in the lobby. Just let them know you are with Desert Scrappers. You may check into your hotel room at anytime, the hotel does its best to make sure rooms are ready before the usual check-in time but please be aware there may be a time that you have to wait for your room to be completely made up and ready for check-in.
** Doors open at 9am for those who have booked the Thursday add-on package.
You may set up on Friday at Noon (or 9am if you have paid for the add-on Thursday package) and scrap all day and all night until 6pm on Sunday. You may leave your supplies up all weekend. Leaving your belongings out will be at your discretion. I have never had a problem in the past but, Desert Scrappers is not responsible for lost or stolen items. I do shut the doors each evening so no one may look into the area. The hotel has offer to allow the last person each night to lock up and the first person each morning to open the room since there will be no additional security. This is still on the honor system and no ID's will be checked
We will have a box available to you to drop off things you no longer want and take items that someone else no longer wants that looks like treasure to you! This program works on the honor system. All items left at the end of the weekend will be donated to The Miriam House a local center for underprivileged pregnant women. They will use the items to make albums for their new arrivals. Any items that the Miriam House may not be able to use will be donated to local schools. As always we love additional donations especially for this and other worthy causes. Just please mark your item so they go to the correct charity group. Thank you!
Vendors & Classes:
We will have an opportunity to see all the latest and greatest products and shop all weekend long!
* Little Crop Shop
* Scrapbook Girl
* Close To My Heart
Croppin' Cutie Scrapcans in both the mama and baby size will be making an appearance too.
Jennifer Priest will be offering two special make 'n' takes on Friday night. Please join us for these great projects since no classes will be offered on Saturday.
Pack comfy clothes and layers to wear due to the banquet room temperature variations. Evenings seem to be cool in the scrapbook room so you might want to bring a sweater or jacket.
Check the local weather.
*** Don't forget your PJ's for the PJ contest on Saturday night!!
A very limited amount of tools will be provided so please pack accordingly.
# Big Bite
# Bind it All
September's Retreat is only a few days away but for those of you who did the add-on Thursday package I am proud to announce you may set-up even earlier than first expected. YEAH!!! Add-on packages still available.
That is right your add-on package allows your Retreat to start in less than 72 hours. I do not have an exact time as of now but I am going to say you can set-up right after the Manager's Reception that ends at 7:30pm. I will know a more exact time on Thursday after 5pm so please feel free to call my cell, 760-791-6304 for all the final details. Please do remember that this is a special treat and vendors will be working hard to set-up until noon on Friday.
Can not wait to see everyone!
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Happy Birthday Mom. I love you and am so glad I got to talk to you on your special day. Sorry the time difference made it midnight before I got a hold of you.
I am looking for your support:
I am part of the New and Expectant Mamas group but they are expanding to include all mommies so I have offered to head the 'toddler & young children' group. Please join our group and/or share with anyone else who might be interested. The group is free and so are most of the activities. Thank you for sharing since we are a member based group we only survive with your support!
The group link: http://newandexpectantmamas.ning.com/group/morethanjustbabies
Monday, August 24, 2009
I am still alive, kind of... being a mommy of 2 is keeping me busy. Leia just celebrated her 5th birthday & we went all out including Disneyland for 3 days, Ariel's Grotto for the princesses dinner plus we swung by Long Beach so I could attend the CTMH leadership event. As usual the event was great. And now all my new products have arrived including the new Idea Book that goes live Sept. 1. Some new changes are in store too for early next year so stay tuned.. I will be have lots of updates for you. But until then; it's time for me to start sending out New Idea Books. I am doing it a little different this time so please help me out. If you would like a book sent to you for FREE just comment with your mailing address and I will send it out asap. Plus if you sign up for any of my clubs you will receive a goodies with your new book. Not to mention once the club has started random goodies will be sent for those who are timely on submitting their orders and/or paying quickly.
Clubs that are starting soon:
- kit club $35 per month
- 6 month commitment to $25 per month product club (min $25 free product)
- crop club
- $250 purchase reward card
Hope to heard from everyone soon!
Join me for a Retreat of a lifetime Sept 11-13!
Close to My Heart
We make stamping and scrapbooking
Faster....Simpler. ..Easier. ..
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Levi & Leia getting ready to start the long birthday celebrations.
(Jazzy's bday party July 26)
I know I have been a bad blogger. I blame my broken computer, lol. Good thing hubby is an IT man cause it needed and still needs lots of love with repairs. We are just so busy around here. We have been celebrating Leia's 5th birthday for almost 3 weeks now. First we did Disneyland and dinner with the Princesses, then we dyed her hair with pink of course. Plus we had a small family day to celebrate. It is finally coming to a close just in time to get ready for Kindergarten. I can not believe it! Lots going on on the Levi front too: Doctor said his Congenital Muscular Torticollis is now healed. YEAH! I can tell how much rounder his head is compared to birth. Plus an official Levi weigh-in on August 13th: 16 lbs, 25.5 inches and 3.5 months old. He takes after Daddy that's for sure, where does the time go? More pictures to come soon.
Now it's time to buckle down and work on September's Retreat
But first a reflection back:
Levi & Daddy napping May 9, 2009
Leia & Daddy napping Sept. 2004
Monday, August 10, 2009
I know this is a very busy time of the year but I have had several cancellations and roommate changes so please send me an email confirmation of your attendance and who will be your room. I would hate for there to be any incorrect room assignments. Also I have a few people looking for roommates so please let me know if you are willing to open your room up to an extra person or two. Sorry for the informal confirmation. Room is still available, register today!
Please note that we are now within 30 days of the Retreat so I need your full payments ASAP.
Your final payment options:
*send a check to:
Desert Scrappers Weekend Retreats
c/o: Laura Miller
80765 Diamondback TRL
Indio, CA 92201
*transfer paypal $ via email address firstname.lastname@example.org
*request a credit card invoice
Thank you for keeping up with your payments! If unsure what your balance is, please feel free to reply to this letter with a balance request or call me at 760-791-6304. Thank you again and I can not wait to meet you all.
P.S. email itineraries including complete class schedules will be sent out aprrox. 10 days before the event. Plus the teachers & vendors will continue to make announces via this Blog. Check out some of the early shopping specials too.
Don't forget about the wonderful add-on package:
Add-On Packages: Includes Thursday Sept 10th, night stay and early entry to the scrap room. At the last 2 retreats the add-on package ladies began scrapping at 7pm on Thursday... that is an extra 17 hours of scrapbooking! BOOK NOW!
* only 1 add on package needed for each hotel room
SEE YOU THERE!
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Look what arrived at my house yesterday! Who wants to come over and play??? Everything in these boxes are from the New Fall CTMH Idea Book. That's right they are almost out.. and ssshhh, I am sending them to my dear friends for free! Just send me you mailing address and one will be on it's way to you. Plus a few lucky Idea Books will have gift certificates hidden inside. So request you book now! Local ladies watch out because I have going to have a new product play date very soon.
Monday, August 3, 2009
If YOU are interested in being among some of the VERY FIRST people to have access to Studio J, there is NO better time than NOW to join my Close To My Heart team! That's right, as a CTMH Independent Consultant, you will have access to the phenomenal Studio J software BEFORE it is released to the public! Not to mention all of the wonderful things offered by Close To My Heart (at a discount off of retail, mind you)!
Need to know how to join my team? Call me at 760-791-6304 for more details, or feel free to join my team through my website. Just read through the Your Opportunity page, and click on the "click here" at the very bottom of the page to join!!
Hope to have you as part of my team!
Friday, July 31, 2009
Laura R Miller recovered from the flu only to run out of town for Leia's b-day celebration in Disneyland. Final on the internet again but only for a moment since I am at CTMH Leadership in Long Beach. I will have lots to share when I return
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
I little update on what has/hasn't been done:
- all CTMH orders have been placed
- no checks or payments have been processed/ deposits
- September's Retreat will be addresses 30 days out
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
First I was hoping to recover from the wonderful DS Scrappy Weekend in which I got some scrapping done since Shelia G. took care of most of the on site hosting. Thank You Shelia! But then I got a frantic call from my mom, Sunday night. My 91 year old Nana passed out for some unknown reason. My mother performed CPR and someone called 911. Nana was rushed to UCLA Medical Center. All I knew by the early hours of Monday was that Nana was in lots of pain and nothing not even the max dose of Morphine could help.
We don't know much more on why she passed out it could have been related to her dementia. Good News is she is making a fast recovery even though she still has a lot of pain. And for some reason can not feed herself (maybe related to the pain?) We still don't know when she will be released.
Hopefully after all this craziness I can start on my recovery from the retreat and lack of sleep, if that is possible with a 2 month old. Soon our regular updates and information about September's Retreat will start.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
At Desert Scrapper Retreats, we believe in providing the best Retreats available. Desert Scrapper Retreats works with you to provide a fun and relaxing weekend at a price you can afford. Serving you is our top priority, while keeping prices down. We hope to answer all of your questions. Making personalized accommodation is our pleasure, please feel free to ask for whatever you desire.
Embassy Suites Included Meals:
Friday: Manager's Reception
Saturday: Breakfast & Manager's Reception.
Lunch is catered, buffet style especially for the Desert Scrappers.
To book please visit: DesertScrappers.samsbiz.com
New Add-On Packages: Include Thursday July 9th, night stay and early entry to the scrap room.
* only 1 add on package needed for each hotel room
SEE YOU THERE!
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
But I still need your help: One of the bidders needs a roommate. Please contact me asap if you would like to receive a discount to become her roommate. Or if you are already coming to the Retreat and are willing to open your room up to another roommate.
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Guess the Gift! I said that we were going to celebrate my wedding anniversary... Guess the gift from my hubby. No cheating and no asking him. Here are the details: My Wedding Anniversary is July 10 and I will be at the Desert Scrappers Weekend Retreat. BooHoo, maybe! So let's all guess what he will do. Guesses will be accepted until July 9th. The winner(s) will receive a free retreat. Some details: If the guess is only partly correct you will get a percentage off one Close To My Heart item. Even though you may play both games any combination of prizes is not allowed.
Hubby will have flowers delivered
-Actual gift: hubby has flowers & chocolates delivered
Guesser receives 50% off One CTMH item of your choice!**
Some rules haven't been included, here. Please contact Laura for any question/concerns.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
1. Name your Retreat Price
2. Guess the Gift
Name your Retreat Price!
This is good for the July 10-12 Palm Desert Retreat only. It works very similar to Priceline.com or PriceBreakers. From June 12-16, I will be accepting bids for the July Retreat*. These bids must include if you would like a day rate or an entire weekend and any other retreat details. Also please include if you have preferred roommates or are open to being assigned a roommate or two. You must include the method of payment you plan to use too. I will then notify everyone if their bid has been accepted or not by 6pm Wednesday, June 17. Please do not bid unless you will be able to attend the July 10-12 Retreat in Palm Desert, CA. Be prepared to pay within 72 hours of acceptance of your bid (June 20, 2009 @ 6pm)
760-791-6304 or Scrapbooking4Fun@gmail.com
Bid price $160 maximum of triple room- no known roommates
Please non-smoker & FYI: I crop late, not early
Request for all weekend only- No Saturday catered lunch required
Will be paying with Credit Card- Visa
Sunday, June 7, 2009