Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Reclaim Retreat 2018 will be held in Nibley, Utah!
I don't know if it was the French Country style of the house, or the 100 year old barn next to the fire pit. Maybe it was the gorgeous brick walls in the kitchen, the woodsy surroundings or those yellow bar stools but I found a retreat house and I am so excited!
I love a good space and I believe the place I hold my retreats has to be special. I have been searching high and low for a retreat house I could 1) afford and 2) was cute inside and outside and 3) was available the time I needed it.
I came across this beauty and the owner was nice enough to Face-time me so we could walk through the house together.
The property is beautiful. Large shade trees, a 100 year old barn where we can sit out around a campfire in the evenings, a beautiful large kitchen for gathering, crafting and talking into the wee hours of the night and a theater room! Logan is close by and there are some amazing vintage stores, delicious eateries, nature and cows, fall colors and cute shops.
I can't wait!
Only one spot left!!
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase.
Nibley, UT watch out! Here we come!
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
I love happy mail! These just arrived and I'm so excited to have one for each of you at my September, 2018 retreat! Imagine a little winter scene inside...a tiny glittered house, tiny bottle brush tree and a little woodland creature.
I can't wait!
Grab a spot now! There are only FOUR left!
Click here to sign up!
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
2018 brings with it lots of possibility!
Fresh Starts are a good thing!
Don't limit yourself to ONE word.
Choose lots of words, heck, go crazy, choose a whole sentence!
Do your best.
Take care of yourself.
Reclaim your life.
Take a trip.
Spend as much time as you can with family.
Have an adventure!
Make new friends.
Treat yourself to something special.
Get a massage.
Move forward at your own pace, not anyone else's.
It's ok to say NO.
Choose your battles, some things are just not worth it.
Accept that hard things happen.
Attend a women's retreat! (wink)
Let go but don't forget.
May this year bring you joy and happiness and things that will make you grow as a person.
Saturday, December 9, 2017
Soooo...losing a loved one is tough, tough, tough! "I do NOT recommend it" is now what I say when people ask how things are going. I struggled for a while not knowing what to say and this is the best I could come up with. So many things come into play when one dies and you are left picking up the pieces. I have found myself slowly reclaiming my life...I have to, right? When you look at the other options, moving forward is the only thing I know how to do...how I choose to do it though is mine to own.
Today is six months. SIX long months of slow recovery. I've seen people re-marry in six months and I don't get it. No judgement if you do, but I can't wrap my head around it.
I still miss him, see the pain in my children's eyes, accepting that he was a WAY better parent than I am, that the kids went to him for everything and I know when I get frustrated with them that they WISH he was here. Parenting is tough enough when there are two of you, but now it's just me and at times that is overwhelming.
I can tell you that a death of a husband is survivable. I have grown stronger in my faith which I'm grateful for. I feel extra gratitude in my heart this season for my Savior and I pray that my kids feel this love for Him as well. It has been my saving grace.
One thing that is helping this Christmas season is knowing my sweet husband is celebrating Christmas on the other side. I am excited for him because he served God and Jesus his whole life and now he'll be there participating and witnessing it first hand.
That thought brings me comfort.
This is the season to do good...so do good.
Pray for ways you can help others because through our service towards others is how we survive hard things. There is always someone struggling worse than we are.
Do the simple things
Hug your kids
Let your family know you them you love them
Treat your spouse with respect and dignity and let them know they are loved
Bite your tongue when the mean thoughts come
Open your heart to God
Thanks for reading.
Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Naughty or Nice I'd love to have you join me at my 2018 Creative Retreat!
Aimee Ferre returns and we'll be doing a Halloween, Thanksgiving & Christmas Project!
Think pom poms, fall colors, spooky houses & whimsical Christmas creations!
I look forward to this retreat every year...it is good for the soul and the women....they are AMAZING
You can pay in full or do a payment plan, click here for all the info!
Give the gift of creativity to someone you love