Wednesday, November 12, 2014

November Reclaim Yourself Retreat

I knew it was going to be a good weekend as I drove up to Heber and saw these beautiful clouds rising over the lake...

Decorating the house, getting the dinner table set gets me so excited for the guests to arrive...anticipating their reaction when they see Christmas!

I love pulling out my vintage decor!

Table settings made for each guest...

Sweet Nativity


O Christmas Tree

The guests arrive and dinner is served!

Aren't they all beautiful?   The women that come always amaze me.

These two.  I just love them.

Crafting begins!!  
We began our "Putz" house project...3 paper mache villages, paint first, then glaze with Modge Podge and sprinkle glitter on the sides, snow on the rooftops...add embellishments and you are done!

No two houses were the same...each individual and unique!

Gift Wrap Station...check!

Even the cook, Krista from Budget Gourmet Mom got her craft on when she wasn't cooking sweet treats for us!

This girl and her talents blow my socks off every time...I love sitting next to her and watching her creative mind at work!  She inspires me!

This picture may or may not have been taken in the wee hours of the morning

I love a colorful mess!

Our Christmas Tree project by Doodlebug Designs...I spy one brown eye...
We made our own glitter balls, ornaments and garland using Doodlebug Design products...the results were adorable!

So excited we were able to use the brand new Hazel and Ruby Christmas Stencil Masks!
So glad we got to hang out with Jayme too!

Loved this Holiday Pillow Project by Lori Allred of My Craft Channel, they turned out so cute!

Protein Smoothies a must when hardcore crafting is going on two added so much to this you both!

Delicious Dinner...the turkey, divine, the sausage stuffing, scrumptious, yams, mashed potatoes, rolls & green beans were all coming soon!

Happy Campers
 A beautiful site, we were happy all night, walking in our winter wonderland

All the fun details that make a house a home were on display

The best breakfast ever!  Made by Crystal Beutler, recipe at

Saturdays are always left open for shopping...a woman must shop.
Weren't we glad to find the cutest new Heber store called "The Ramblin Rose"
81 S Main Street, Heber, UT

We were in Pyrex Heaven


Party Fixins

Ugly Sweater Parties are a must at Christmas time...this girl rocked it

This is what happens when you accidentally wash your ugly sweater in hot water 

Sweater Contestants

Party Poopers...every party has some

70's style appetizers

Take a mug home...who didn't get one?  

Classy parties always have Easy Cheese 

Um...mine is technically a vest

Those pants should've won a prize

Pa La La La La

Successful Haul

First prize winner took home this fantastic corsage

Santa is watching

Couldn't have done it without this girl!  Thanks for all your help!
Love you Adrienne! 

All our crafty goodness covered the tables!

We all got shown up by the Mickey Mouse Tree!

These Putz houses turned out amazing!

Thank you to each and every one of you who came, played, crafted, created, laughed, cried and shared their lives at this retreat...I love you all! 

Saying goodbye is the hardest part!

Some never want to leave.  Can't say I blame her...the Heber House is inspiring.
Want to rent the Heber House for your event?  
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We'll be back soon Heber! 

Many thanks to my amazing sponsors who share their gifts and talents with all of us.

Lori Allred of "My Craft Channel" 

Jayme Shepherd of "Hazel and Ruby"

Cynthea Sandoval of "Doodlebug Designs"

Krista Dearden of "My Budget Gourmet Mom"

Crystal Beutler of the Heber House

1 comment:

  1. We had the time of our lives! Thanks so much to all the ladies who put on this "first class" retreat.
    Happy Holidays.
    Annette Crain & Emily Magleby