Thursday, March 13, 2014

Ahh...Sweet Beadland Memories

I've been sort of holding off sharing the last day of my recent Florida trip to Cousin Corporation headquarters so I could savor and process all of it. :)

I also wanted to wait until my special shipment arrived back at home from our warehouse "shopping" trip. Yay! 

First, though I should mention the wonderful dinner and experience with the Cousin family.

Great food, drink and conversation at a gorgeous restaurant and then out on the beach at the hotel. We probably stayed up a little too late, but with the sound of the waves and the warm breeze, I didn't want it to end!

On our last day we got an early start and had a chance to hear more about design, production, marketing, trends and so much more. My head was spinning and I didn't want to lose any of it. 

I've tried to stop time before by reveling in every moment and this was one of those experiences. 

Now, here's the icing on all that cake...our last half hour at Cousin was spent bead "shopping" in the warehouse next door. We were all so excited to have the chance to pick anything we wanted from walls and walls of products. Thirty minutes and a shipping box...a very dream-like experience!! 

And, last but not least, here's a peek at some of the great products I picked! Like any good Virgo, I sorted everything into categories and took group pictures too. :) I'm sure some of them will crop up here soon. 

I've been pining away for everyone and wish we could do it all over again! 

All my ambassador friends and the Cuz-bus.. I feel confident in saying a great time and wonderful educational experience was had by all!  (Thanks to Rebecca Utermohlen for the pic!)


Dawn Doucette said...

Lisa, it was so, so wonderful to finally meet you in person. This trip was incredible in so many ways. I vote that we have quarterly retreats... All in the name of staying on top of upcoming beading trends. ;)

Have a terrific weekend! Miss you!

Lisa Crone said...

Ditto Dawn, how can we make that happen? :)

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

I'm down with quarterly retreats too!! hahah. Such a good time. Sigh. That first picture is making me miss all the good wine we had haha!

Becky Pancake said...

What a wonderful way to spend the end of your trip. Your stash of beads looks amazing. I am looking forward to seeing what you produce.

LisaS said...

wow! it was so much fun and thank you for reminding me it just wasn't a beady dream ;) So glad I got to meet you -

Lisa S (the other Lisa ;))