I am on a creative high after our retreat this past weekend! I can't wait to get my home ready for the holidays! I literally got out of my car and opened my packages from World Market and decorated my porch for Thanksgiving.
After unloading my car, I bribed my son-in-law to bring up the Christmas tree...it's not too early, right? My kids think I'm crazy but every year those retreats get me all excited for the holidays!
THANK YOU to all of you beautiful women who attended, who came with happy attitudes, who shared their stories, who crafted into the wee hours of the night and who bring such JOY to my life and who convince me EVERY time to do another retreat! After losing my husband five months ago, I have questioned everything I do...should I continue, is there a need and I believe, as I did when I began this journey that women need women. We are the natural nurturers. We are the lifters of spirits and the givers of love and support without conditions. I appreciate all of the love and support I've been shown and hope to continue with retreats as long as I can!
Thank you for taking a chance on me!
Enough mushy stuff...let's get on to the pictures!
Thank you to Aimee Ferre for teaching us the Shadow Box Christmas project! Look how adorable they turned out! Aimee will be back next September to teach us her FAMOUS Witch Boots! No kidding, she's really famous! Her boots made it onto our local TV station and were featured in a magazine! Aimee also brings her amazing talent and leaves us all feeling HAPPY!
Aimee may kill me for posting this but look at her, she's BEAUTIFUL! In her cute jammies and with deer horns behind her head, she is GLORIOUS both inside and out! Thank you for the time and effort you put into these retreats and for hauling all of your treasures up and sharing them with us!
Christmas Shadow Box by Aimee Ferre
Thanks to Shanon for the "Merry & Bright" sign and thanks to a durable Cricut machine that helped me cut all twelve sets of holly berry leaves for our Holly Berry paper wreaths inspired by Lia Griffith.
Saturday we shop and dine! Local eateries, vintage markets and sweet treats are always better with friends! Jen Reed of 3Dotters Vintage always puts on a rockin show!
First stop was for cinnamon rolls at Kolaches in Heber and next door to the Ramblin Rose! Rose always has amazing vintage treasure!
Ornaments at the Provo Vintage Market and visits with my favorite vendors!
Guru's for the win!
Back at home we got down to business. It's always fun to be inside crafting, with a nice warm fire. The snow came during our retreat!
Liliana (also known as Olga)
JoLeen and Ashley
Missing me in the pic and Kiley!
Thanks to the amazing Paula for cooking for us and to Shanon for all of the creative help she provides! I could not do this without them!
Love and thanks to all who came! I'll be posting information about my next retreat coming up on:
September 28 - 30th, 2018
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to save yourself a spot! Until next time, Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!