Monday, January 18, 2016

HARVEST oh it was so much fun!

 our annual HARVEST retreat took place this past fall at howell nature and conference center 
and a great time was had by all!

we had some amazing food, great laughs and all learned new and fun art projects.

it had been a warm and beautiful week leading up to the day of retreat
and then it got cold and spritzy rain all day
but that did not dampen our spirits at all

enjoy some of our fun moments !



we stayed at one of the oldest retreat buildings
it had a lot of character and the view was amazing 
huge decks on the back of the building , leading down to the lake
too cold to swim or canoe that day though













some of the girls going on their nature walk scavenger hunt
we later made stretched canvas art out of what they found
amazing art pieces were created by all

i think dale might have found a treasure on the boat docks
or she was out there on a dare...not sure which!




stories and laughter were shared around the firepit all day long
(seriously i have no idea where i was or what i was doing while all this was going on)



working hard on their nature walk art pieces



smile ladies!



kristy with her latest book release !




hard at work fluffing her wreath



more fun!




lots of amazing wreaths made this day



all so pretty and awesome!



we hope you join us for our next gathering april 23-24
again at howell nature and conference center
this time we will be at the biggest lodge 
lots of amazing things planned for you there! 


Thursday, September 17, 2015

wreath fun!

so fun to make!
in two weeks at our HARVEST event
i will be teaching you how to make your own mesh or burlap wreath!
join us
tickets are still available
www.gypsysoulretreats.com

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

A little bit of what we do....enjoy!







With a little magic and a ton of great photos
we came up with this little montage of what we do
we hope you enjoy it!



HARVEST 2015 is coming so soon!





Oh my gosh!
it has been way too long since we have posted on this blog
so busy with everyday life and getting HARVEST 2015 planned!


Once again we have pulled out all the stops for you
This year we will be at The Howell Nature Center in Howell, Michigan
Join us on October 3 starting at 11am
Lots of fun art planned, and you do NOT have to be an artist
Such yummy food we have planned for all, us Gypsies have thought of a perfect menu
Great laughs and all sorts of extra curricular activities for you there too
Zip lining is being planned by many who are attending

We have two options this year, a one day event in which you begin at 11am
and stay until you want to go home, after the arts and crafts and planned events
are over we will be enjoying a pizza party and bonfire. All are welcome to stay for that!

The two day event, is in addition to the one day , there will be a sleepover
some great fun and laughs are already in the works for that.
Past attendees are all ready with a karaoke machine and all types of slumber party snacks are winging their way to the retreat.
In the morning we will enjoy a quick and simple breakfast, and the rest is still being planned out!

Please join us for some fun, laughs and great friendship
click on the web link below and get your ticket today!
www.gypsysoulretreats.com

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

stitching some goodness



hi everyone!
just a quick note here on the upcoming BLOOM retreat in april
we are coming up with some fun new projects for you
to make and do with us !!!

we asked and you answered, thinking of fun projects 
for everyone to complete in a day!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

join us!

now that we are deep into the winter months here in metro detroit
start thinking about spring and all the fun you will have when you
join us for BLOOM 2015!
this year we will be holding BLOOM on april 18th
 get your tickets today http://www.gypsysoulretreats.com/


Monday, October 13, 2014

Harvest Retreat 2014 ~ Mackinac Island

wow! 
what another great retreat we all just had
held on the beautiful mackinac island in michigan
we would like to thank little luxuries for their generous gift to us
everyone loved their gifts and you gals are most awesome 
thank you so much

check out their store for amazing items
many of them michigan themed!


our retreat this time was held at the beautiful 
stunning views, great food and wonderful service
i defiantly would like to return here 
at least on vacation!




we began our adventure the night before with a meet and greet 
wines of michigan, a great variety of beers and sodas
as well as a delicious cheese and cracker spread with yummy fruit


morning of retreat began with a little meditation
the ladies all received some great swag bags 
everything was hand made




our first project was a wreath
here is kristy with her finished one
everyone made such awesome wreaths, all totally different from each other



our next project we made tie dye silk scarves with sharpie markers
we headed out to the front lawn of the resort to spray with rubbing alcohol 
to get the tie dye effect



it was a great team effort with the wind blowing like made
but we did it and they all turned out great



a great panoramic shot of us all with our scarves blowing in the wind!



our final project of the day was to make a journal
we deconstructed and reconstructed a composition book 
to create a one of a kind book for everyone





thank you to everyone who attended!
i hope you had a wonderful time



a special thanks to nicole nation and pat driscoll of mission point resort 
you ladies were fantastic and we could not have done this without you!