Monday, October 13, 2014

Harvest Retreat 2014 ~ Mackinac Island

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!

Thursday, June 26, 2014


on a beautiful day in may fifteen amazing women met up 
for a day of learning, laughing and relaxing

everyone got a fun name badge
some of us already knew each other
now we are all friends!

justine and kristy swear they did not call each other to co-ordinate 
their outfits!

we made a fun rag wreath
lots of fabric and tons of tying 
but it makes a cool wreath

pens, markers, pencils and brushes all put to good use

our project supply table
lots and lots of goodies

a great chakra beading project was done

swag bags and flowers to give away
and awesome prizes from our generous donors!

and here we are (minus sandy, our photograher)
all holding projects we made
such a fun day
cannot wait til the next one
mackinac island in october!
get your ticket today

Saturday, March 8, 2014


well here we are!
almost spring and ready to share and learn again
all new activities and projects will be waiting for you

please join us may 18th
at the hyatt place livonia 

i have had retreats there before and you will not believe how beautiful this hotel is
the patio attached to the banquet room is so pretty and there is a little wildlife sanctuary 
 you will never believe you are in the middle of the city

if you decide to spend the night on saturday 
i know a few of us are, you will not be sorry
the overnight accommodations are great
the rooms are as pretty as the hotel and the beds are divine
i would totally run away to this place if i had to!

all the information and supply list can be found at

hope to see you there!!!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014


 what a great weekend we had at howell nature center!
a few of us arrived on friday night to set up and prepare for the 47 attendees that would arrive
on saturday morning

it was super snowy out there and even though there was not a path to the lake we could see the ducks and geese swimming around in the open water they had made for them. we also had one huge beautiful swan there all day long.

welcome everyone! 

our tables were so cute with fun little swag bags filled with goodies and mason jars filled with candy

 tables full of creative fun were everywhere!
it doesn't matter if you are crafty or not you learn all kinds of fun things at Gypsy Soul Retreats!!!

we all shared stories, made friends, learned all sorts of new things.
yummy food was eaten
we learned about crystals and did some relaxing yoga and meditation too.

plans are already in the works for the next one

join us won't you!

Saturday, January 18, 2014

busy busy busy!!

i have not posted here in a while
please forgive me....what a busy several months we have had
holidays , work and old man winter has had us all super busy

but....fear not we have lots planned for the upcoming retreat in howell next month!
just a little sneak peek....i wonder what we are using all that burlap for?

don't miss out on the fun, we have had so much fun planing this one!