Monday, November 22, 2010


Anna Bess and I would like to thank all of our croppers for a wonderful weekend. Special thanks to our vendors (Treasured Memories, Scrap Addicts and Kits Galore) for your help in making the crop a success. And lastly, a big THANKS to all of our friends who helped us out in the planning, organizing and putting on this event. We truly enjoyed the weekend cropping, eating and just hanging with our friends.

If any of our "little birds" have pictures you would like to share, please email them to us so we can put them in the Slide. (

Who knows, maybe there will be a Little Birdie Crop 2011!

Crop Pics

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

It's Here! It's Here!

Well ladies, it's Wednesday night and this is the final post before the crop!! My car is PACKED and I'm ready to hit the road to Hattiesburg bright and early in the morning!

If on your way to the crop, you see a woman on the road who looks like she could use a fun weekend away, PICK HER UP and bring her with you! We have spots left!

And don't forget your warm clothes! The weather for this weekend in
Hattiesburg is mid 60's during the day and 30's at night!

Have a safe trip and we'll see you guys tomorrow!
Anna Bess & Melissa

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Counting it Down.....

15 days! Wow, it's coming up fast! Anna Bess and I are so excited.
We have been working really hard to make this a fun weekend for you guys.
We can't wait to crop with all of you.

Remember, if you have already registered and are buying the meal plan,
make sure you have submitted your menu choices.
(click link to right.... Little Birdie Menu)

Treasured Memories ( will be there to supply you guys with the most awesome products! Thank you Janet and Paula! Stacy will be there with a small Scrap Addicts booth. Teri Richardson with Kits Galore ( will have a booth. And we have secured a coffee vendor!! Cuppy's will be at the crop with coffee, soft drinks and pastries.

Don't miss out on this fun filled weekend. Reserve your spot today!!

Saturday, October 16, 2010


We are sorry to say, the winner of our "free" spot is missing in action.
Because of this and the quickly approaching CROP,
we have drawn a new name for the give-a-way.
The winner is KRISTY ANDERSON.
(Kristen, please contact us asap with your information)

We are rapping up all of the final details and are excited about spending time
creating with our friends. If you have registered for the crop and the meal plan,
please make sure you have sent your meal choices to us.

18 days and counting!!
See you soon...

Friday, October 8, 2010

Drum Roll Please.......

Good Morning Peeps!
We have a winner for the free spot!
(and for some reason I can't get the generator to post, SORRY)

The winner is... Me, Myself and I who said....

oh, how I would LOVE to come and crop with you ladies!

SO, Me, Myself and I... contact us via email at
so we can get all your info and get you registered for the crop!!

See You Soon!!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

It's ON!

So.... Anna Bess and I want to SQUASH the rumor that the Little Birdie event is being cancelled. IT IS NOT BEING CANCELLED!

We have room for 100 croppers. Still have spots left. Even if we do not have
100 of you sign up, we are still having this event!

As a matter of fact, we are giving away ANOTHER SPOT!
This is your last chance to come for FREE! Just leave a comment and we
will pick a winner on Wednesday!

See you there!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

45 days and counting.....

Good Morning Ladies.....

Just wanted to share the link to the Forrest County Multi Purpose Center so you can check out the building where we will be cropping til we drop.....

Go to: to check it out. Click on Facilities then
conference center.

Only 45 days til the event.... Have you reserved your spot yet??

Saturday, August 21, 2010

I gotta get some coffee....

Ok, so I'm not gonna blame this on Anna Bess...

I tried (ineffectively apparently) this morning to work on the crop stuff. I did so WITHOUT coffee. Not a single drop in the house. Not a good thing. Because of my inability to function without caffeine, I forgot to put a space where you can fill in your NAME on the menu submission form. And, as my luck goes, someone filled it out and sent it in, but only one person. SO, if this was YOU, please resubmit WITH your name. I have changed the form and it is (hopefully) good to go!

Still no coffee. Guess I'll have to settle for Diet Coke.


Closer and closer......

Good Morning PEEPS! Anna Bess and I are getting soooo excited about the crop. We've added a countdown to the right!! We've been working on all of the "little" details.... giveaways, raffles, menu, know, THE GOOD STUFF!

If you have signed up for the crop WITH MEALS, we need you to click on the Little Birdie Menu to the right and choose your meals for Friday and Saturday. All you need to do is click the little box next to your choice for each meal and then SUBMIT. We'll take care of the rest! Anna Bess and I are providing a "light" meal for Thursday night, and no we're not telling what it is!

If you've signed up for the crop and know of anyone who wants to come and join you, share our website! Don't keep all the fun to yourself!

Can't wait to see you guys in November!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Mailing Address....

In all of our excitement and planning of The Little Birdie Crop, we neglected to tell you our address for payments made by check. Sorry for the confusion!

Make checks payable to:

Little Birdie Crop
155 Dunleith Lane
Mandeville, LA 70471

Thank you!

Saturday, July 31, 2010


HEY everybody! Just in case anybody wants to save a few pennies, I wanted to remind you that today is the very last day for the early bird special. GET YOUR FORM in BEFORE MIDNIGHT! Melissa and I have been making lots of fun plans and to do lists EVEN while we sat on the beach with our families! We are making the most of our time because the countdown is on! We are three months and a few days out and it's becoming very REAL! I'll leave you with a pic. of us waiting forEVER for our food at Dewey's in Destin.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Update on Forms

Good morning Peeps!

Just a quick note to let you know that we have updated the Registration forms so that you can PRINT your form to keep for your records. We have also added a second form titled "Registration Form for payments via POST OFFICE". Please use this form if you are going to MAIL in a check for payment. The registration form will be emailed to us and we will HOLD your spot for 7 (seven) days until your payment is received via the post office.
If payment is not received by the seventh day,
we will have to forfeit your spot at the crop.

Early Registration is in full swing and spots are filling up.
Remember, if you are part of a group,
make sure to have ONE member fill out the Seating Request form.

Can't wait to see you guys in November!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

The Winner Has Been Found

Yes folks, we found her! And she came willingly!

Registration is in full swing... remember EARLY BIRD rates are only good until
July 31st...AND we only have room for 100 people.

It's gonna be a good time... kinda like a mini vacation before you have to start all of the Holiday hoopla...the cooking and cleaning and shopping
(fighting for the last ugly tie because its a nickel ninety five, and who
doesn't like a good sale?)...ugh.

We can't wait to see you there!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

We're Putting Out an APB...

On KWALL! Anyone knowing her whearabouts, send the info our way!

Friday, June 25, 2010

We Have A Winner

and the winner of the free spot to the Little Birdie Crop is...

Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:

Timestamp: 2010-06-25 22:18:51 UTC

KWall said...
What a great idea! I share your emails with ALL my cropping friends and we are putting a group together of HAPPY SCRAPPERS!
June 24, 2010 1:51 PM

Thanks to all for participating!

Kwall send us an email so we can get you registered!

Can't wait to see you guys in November!

It's 5 o'clock SOMEWHERE!!

Isn't that what the song says?? Anna Bess and I are itching to draw the winning name, but alas... we must WAIT! Come on 5 p.m.! Hurry up and leave your comment for a chance to win the FREE spot!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Uh OH! WHAT'S that YOU say??? A GIVEAWAY???

Between today and Friday, when my iphone comes in (WOOOHOOO) if you make a comment on this post, you will be given a chance to win a spot at THE LITTLE BIRDIE CROP! STOP it! I know that it's WWWAAYYY too exciting! I am absolutely sweating with BLISS! COME ON!!! SAY SOMETHIN'.... the winner will be chosen by


WHAT'S UP?!?!?!?

HEY! This is Anna Bess, I couldn't let Melissa have ALL of the fun with the blog and........... we both have had major computer issues, SO with that said, I have a few more delectable details to give you "PEEPS".

1. Each one of you will have four feet of cropping space. We are limiting the crop to 100 spaces, so hurry up and get yourselves signed up so you can make the most of YOUR four feet!!!!! I can't WAIT to see what you all CREATE in that space.

2. The Hampton Inn of Hattiesburg has been very gracious to extend to The Little Birdie Croppers the low, low rate of $89.00 a night. Please make sure you mention the crop when you call to make your reservations! The phone number and website are: PHONE- (601)264- 8080.

Directions are as follows: From I-59N - Take Exit 65B, at 1st traffic light turn right. From I-59S - Take Exit 65, at first traffic light turn right. From 49N - Take 98W to 59N, and take Exit 65B, turn right at 1st light. From 49S - Take 59S to 65, merge right, turn right at traffic light. From 98E - Turn left at Amoco on Westover Drive. From Pine Belt Airport - Take I-59 to Exit 65. Merge right, turn right at the light.

3. FINALLY, I am SOOO excited about this crop and the goodies we are sharing with you all. This has been a dream of ours for quite some time. Melissa and I, along with our scrappin' squad enjoy hanging out so much, and have so few opportunities to get together that we wanted to create a venue to do JUST that!! We want to provide you with a relaxed atmosphere with no stress to meet schedules or follow rules. If you wanna wear your pj's all day, go ahead. We can even confiscate your cell phone at the door and play mind games with the people who try to interrupt your valuable scrap/friend/relaxation time!!! Our goal is for you all to have the most FUN that you can possibly squeeze out of a weekend, and if you only find time to do one little project.... it's all good! As long as we have given you an opportunity to DREAM. InSPirE. and CReAtE, OUR goal will have been met! HURRY up and join us!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Crop Details

A couple of questions have come up about the crop so we are going to try and answer them as best as we can.

  1. What are the actual dates? November 4 - 6 p.m. til midnight, November 5 - 9 a.m. til midnight and November 6 - 9 a.m. til midnight.
  2. Are there hotels in the area? Yes and we are working on getting a group rate at the Hampton Inn in Hattiesburg. Details will be posted soon.
  3. Will there be vendors? YES!! We are going to have 4 vendors on site. Still working on the final details but we can tell you that Scrap Addicts will definitely be there. We will post others soon.
  4. Who will be the food vendors? We will order food from Roly Poly, Newks, Heavenly Ham and Sweet Peppers Deli. We are currently working with the restaurants to finalize a menu from each one. The menu will be available at the crop when you check in.
  5. Will there be classes? As of right now, no. Our goal for this crop was not to fill up your day with classes but to give you time to crop and have fun with your friends. (I can say that our gift to you will be something amazing that Anna Bess has come up with. She will have detailed instructions in the packet with your gift and of course will be available at the crop to answer questions.)

I hope we have answered your questions. If there is anything else that you need to know, please feel free to contact us. Thanks for your patience!

Melissa & Anna Bess

It's Here! It's Here! It's Here!

It's time to Dream, Inspire and Create!
The Little Birdie Crop is now open for Registration!

We've added another day for cropping -
dates are now:
Thursday, November 4th, 6 p.m. til midnight
Friday, November 5th, 9 a.m. til midnight
Saturday, November 6th, 9 a.m. til midnight

Also, a Meal Plan is available for $40. This covers a light dinner on Thursday, and lunch and dinner on both Friday and Saturday. Drinks included.

Click on links to the right for registration and seating arrangements.

Email us with any questions and

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

little by little....

Anna Bess and I are working hard to finalize all of the details for the crop.
(Turns out this is hard work - ha ha!)
We are in the process of lining up a few restaurants to bring our meals, getting bargain room rates, rounding up some really cool donations for prizes, etc. etc.
What we can tell you now is this....
This Little Birdie...Dream. Inspire. Create. is going to be a small, personal crop
that will focus on art and handcrafted projects. Don't worry, IT'S A CROP! It's what you're coming for and you'll have two days to do so. However, we are trying to put our own creative flair into this event to make it special for YOU!
So, until we finalize EVERYTHING, keep checking back! You never know what secrets we're ready to reveal!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

It's All in the Details.....

A few more details for you....

Suppose by now you've guessed the secret!
We're having a crop and we'd love for you to come.
When: November 5 - 6, 2010
9 am til midnight both days
Where: Forrest County Multi Purpose Center
962 Sullivan Road
Hattiesburg, MS
It's still early and more details will follow soon!
In the meantime send your email address to:
and we will keep you posted with all the details.
See you there!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

These two are up to SOMETHING!!!

If you've ever had an opportunity to spend any time with these two, you know they are all about laughter and a good time! That's exactly what they have planned for the first weekend in November. Put it on your calendar... you're sure to have a blast!

just a little "tweet"

a little birdie told me.....

Keep your calendars open for the
first weekend in November!!