Stampin’ Up Leadership 2014: Overview

I probably should have posted this before my Manager’s Reception review, but, well, I’m kind of a backwards sort of girl… so be it. One of the things I love most about Leadership over Convention is that it’s a smaller more intimate crowd. There’s only about 1,000 people instead of upwards of 3,000 and 4,000 (Last year for the 25th anniversary there were almost 6,000)! Because it’s a much smaller crowd, Stampin’ Up actually provides us a plated lunch on two of the three days we are there. Now I forgot to take pictures of my actual meal on the second day (I got one of the salad and dessert, but not our chicken dish)… here was the line-up for Friday, January 10:  First up was the yummy salad to the right… I skipped the oranges or mangos or whatever it was… but I loved having the pecans on my salad… I do that at home, too! For our entree we had a roasted vegetable lasagna… I didn’t eat breakfast that morning so I was super hungry and ate the whole dang thing (but not before I got a picture!). Last up was the cute little apple tartlet thing… I love fruit, but not as part of

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Stampin’ Up Leadership: Manager’s Reception

Hello and Happy Monday! I am in a fabulous mood today. I just returned from an amazing Leadership Conference last night and I am so excited and raring to go! Is that how you spell that?? Anyway, I thought I’d share a few of the highlights of my trip on the old blog and the best one to start with I thought was Manager’s Reception. This is only the second year that I’ve qualified for Manager’s Reception (Last year I got to go to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando) and while I was super excited to see Harry Potter last year, this year was truly amazing. I’m not sure if it’s because last year I was kind of solo for the trip or just because this year was better, but nonetheless… Manager’s Reception 2014 was awesome. Stampin’ Up rented out the Downtown Aquarium (in Houston) for us for the whole night — just us!   We were greeting by these two (on the right) when we got off the bus from the conference center… talk about feeling short! 🙂 They were really cool. That’s the Aquarium building behind them… so fun. Our first stop was the Shark Depot. It was a cute little train that made it’s way

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