I had a blast this past weekend! I ended up with 29 other wonderful women for a time of refreshing, rejuvenation and FUN – for our spirit, soul and body… the TOTAL woman! I got very little sleep… VERY.VERY.LITTLE and now I’m paying for it. I could sleep all day long! 🙂 I still can’t think clearly… here’s a quick glimpse of our weekend away in the Muskoka’s, February 25-27, 2011.

This is what happens when the pranksters beat you to the resort…
My Breakfast Attire…

With these boots… PJ’s are fashionable ANY-WHERE! 🙂
This is how I spell L.O.V.E. in the morning

Eggs & Bacon & Fresh Fruit = happy tummy

How can you say no?!

Midnight Snack Provided By: The Cake Box, Kitchener

SWAG bags courtesy of H&M
Cake Pops by Erica Gomez Cakes

The BEST vitamins my kids have had!
Incredible tea just for HER from Distinctly Tea, Waterloo
Loot Bag Labels from Mabel’s Labels
Thank You!
Thanks to all those who answered the call to help with SWAG! 

  • Erica Gomez Cakes was the first to reach out and send me such yummy product. I seriously LOVE her Cake Pops and so did all the rest of the ladies with me.
  • Distinctly Tea is a local tea shop in Waterloo. As you open the door, deliciously fragrant teas fill the air. On Saturday afternoon we had high tea, with Lemon Mulberry Rooibos and homemade scones & jam. It was such a delightful afternoon, filled with friendship, incredible tea, and even a moment or two of relaxation as we received manicures and pedicures.
  • The Cake Box in downtown Kitchener packed up 3 dozen of the most scrumptious cupcakes I have ever had! It was the most wonderful midnight snack for all of us to eat… guilt-free!
  • IronKids Gummies Multi-Vitamins are my kids very favourite vitamins of all times. It was such an honor to receive a box from them the day I was heading to the retreat. I’ve already heard people talking about how awesome they taste.
  • Mabel’s Labels has got to be one the coolest company ever. I totally am in deep appreciation for the items they sent out! They now have labels for LOOT BAGS – yup, you heard me right. I have always struggled with what to fill the kid’s birthday party loot bags with. They have now solved my biggest dilemma. Thank you!
  • YummyMummyClub was started by famous Canadian VJ, Erica Ehm. They reached out and sent up a box of items, including great cloth bags and coupons. I had such a blast with these ladies last October at Blissdom Canada, who joined us at the Body Blitz Spa that night…. 🙂
  • Esta Chocolates in Waterloo donated three boxes of fine Truffles. They are 3rd generation chocolatiers and make such incredible Truffles. They were very, very yummy!
  • Sanctuary Day Spa in Waterloo donated an incredible $200 spa treatment package!
  • Various other items arrived: A large box arrived, filled to the brim with books and DVD’s from my friend Tara at Tara’s View of the World and Stephanie at Zimbali Boutique sent me the most amazing, hand-made broaches and hair clips.

We were WELL taken care of!!


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  1. SO AWESOME!! Love it 🙂

  2. I felt so incredibly SPOILED this whole weekend! New Song really thought of everything! It was easy to relax when surrounded by the beautiful countryside, amazing tea and cakes and, of course, beautiful friends. Thanks Shannon!

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  4. This was such a fun weekend!! The best one to date, I think:-) Thanks to all the companies who sent swag along, it was awesome to enjoy it all!!

  5. Looks like you had fun, and great treats too. How nice of those companies – bravo to them!!
    And, I love your PJ's too, Shannon!

  6. It was a truly memorable weekend ~ for a bunch of reasons 🙂
    The women, the speaker, the locale and the SWAG. The companies represented outdid themselves and made a group of women feel very special and spoiled!
    Great job!

  7. WOW! That's fantastic. You definitely look like you all were spoiled a bit!! I LOVE IT! (love the boots, too, by the way!) Our retreat won't be nearly this posh. You rock!

  8. Sweet looks like you girls got pampered well lots of goodies and yummy foods.
    Now do you get involved with retreats? Just curious as I am fairly new to blogging and this looks like a lot of fun.

  9. Oh my gosh…just discovered you and I am in love!! Would love a weekend away right here in Canada! You are a welcome reprieve from all of the US blogger sites where everything seems to be just outside of my grasp. I also hail from just outside of the city of
    Toronto although I work in the GTA, I live just east.
    Following you for inspiration!!
    Happy Monday xOxO

  10. @NicNacManiac it's nice to meet you! I'm about 45 minutes west of the Toronto airport… think Schnitzel and you'll find me!

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