She Matters Fall 2014 Retreats




Hello sweet friends! 


I love connecting with other women, I love sharing my love of art, and love creating long and lasting friendships that just can't be formed any other way then through art. I also LOVE being able to open my home and my family to new friends and pampering them, loving them and helping them spread their creative wings! I decided to start hosting my own small retreats.. here in small hometown of Idaho. I had a vision of what I wanted the retreats to be and I was so blessed that it turned out even BETTER than I could have hoped! I have wrote about my experience on THIS blog post.   I want these retreats  to be VERY small and intimate retreats,8 -10 people total. I really want this experience to be TRULY one where we are all just a big happy family, creating and learning and getting  to know each other in a way you can not GET in a big setting. I know through this setting as well, there are friendships to be formed, love to be given, and safe places to be found. My family and I would LOVE to have you join us in our home! We hope you can attend!


This week long retreat will be held at my house and personal studio just outside Shelley, Idaho and you will be sleeping in our new/old house! It's a beautiful old farm house that we purchased last year and gutted, remodeled and loved to make it our own. We just moved in this past summer and will make a place for you here when you come! 

Note: We do have an airport 10 minutes away in Idaho Falls. Airport code: IDA.   It's a very costly airport but the next closest one is 3 hours away in Salt Lake city Utah. HOWEVER there is a semi private/shared shuttle that runs from Salt Lake City directly to my house,. for around $60-$75. which is CRAZY insane good. I use them all the time to travel because gas is more expensive for me to drive to Salt Lake City on my own and then park my car for however long I am gone. SO if you want to fly into Salt Lake City (which is a Major airport and usually VERY decent prices)  let me know and we can help you get a shuttle bus as well. Half of my retreat girls used it at my last retreat and enjoyed the quiet peaceful cozy ride.  Or you can fly directly into Idaho Falls, and we will pick you up there. What ever best fits your budget and needs



Fall 2014 Retreats

These retreats are Tuesday-Saturday 

1st retreat- October 21st-  October 25th 2014

2nd Retreat- November 11th-15th 2014


The retreat officially starts at 5:30 pm on start day of the retreat, when we serve dinner, but you are welcome to arrive anytime after 2:00  and get settled in your room, take a peak into the studio, walk the grounds or take a much needed nap :).  We will have a low-key dinner served around 5:30  for those that are here and then we will  gather at 7:30 for our official welcome! 

Wednesday & Thursday we will be in the Studio creating!  We will create two inspiration projects.. learning lots of my techniques!  I will show you my process on how to create the girls I am currently creating.  

Friday will be a free day, where you can spend the day creating more art in the studio, wandering around the grounds.. etc. However I also like to  take you to lunch to my favorite hometown burger joint.. with the best homemade Idaho Fries in the world AND the best shakes ever! After lunch, you will have the choice to go back to the studio or head into our quaint little town for a few hours, where I will take you to some of my favorite antique stores, see the beautiful falls on the river, and favorite gift shops. 

 I want you to really get a taste of what my life is like and where I live. I want you to leave feeling FULL but also relaxed so I like including the last day as  "free" day for us to just work on projects that aren't done, maybe have long talks with one another.. or play and get messy on something new that inspires us! 

Saturday morning will be time to say our sad goodbyes. There is no rush leaving this day.. however we won't have lunch provided this day. We will be available to take you to the airport whenever you need. We will have a delicious breakfast ready for you and loving arms to hug you as you leave home to embrace the new creative wings you will have!  








THE COST  INCLUDES YOUR HOUSING, FOOD, ALL of your ART Supplies and we will pick you up from the Idaho Falls Airport., Plus  you will go home with TONS of special treats, goodies, presents.. so BRING AN EXTRA SUITCASE! 

  I want nothing more than for you to come and enjoy yourself and not have to worry about where you are staying, etc. I want this to truly be a family experience, so I will be opening up my home for you to stay. We will have a fun, cozy, warm and inviting place for you to sleep and stay while you are here. 

Since it will be in my house, please keep in mind.. this is a lived in everyday house. SO you will be using one of the bedrooms of my 6 kids...and sharing a bedroom with another roommate (s). (most room have their own twin beds. There will be one room that has it's own private bathroom and a king bed that will be shared)  I really want you to feel like you are apart of my home and house while you are here. 

All of your meals will be included and prepared by my wonderful husband Ben! I want you to really get a taste for what we eat and what our family favorites are. Think Dutch oven chicken, roast beef and potatoes, peach cobbler, homemade corn bread and more!. I want you to feel like home. Delicious warm home cooked meals.  

 (Note there may be an added cost for special diets or meal requests (like gluten free, vegetarian etc).   If you have questions, please email me at

All of your art materials for the entire week are included! BRING an extra suitcase because you will be going home with a lot of fun goodies!  I want you to come and not have to worry or spend More money on supplies just to get here. So everything you need for the week will be included! We can also ship anything home for you as well

You will also be able to shop in our Scarlet Lime warehouse for items to TAKE HOME..  and receive 25% off your entire purchase from the warehouse while you are here. . (again we can ship these home for you if need be)

But during the week,  you will have full access to my entire studio.. to ANY of my supplies that you may want to try, or use or get messy with! So you won't need to purchase anything in the warehouse to create with. if you see something you want to use, let me know and I will bring it into the studio for you.. to use while you are there. 

Also keep in mind.. this is a TOTALLY casual retreat. You won't find me dressed up in fancy clothes while i teach. I will be wearing my comfortable painting clothes. (promise not to wear them out to eat  on Friday lol).  So COME comfy. If you want to create in Pj's. I LOVE IT! if you like to get dressed up when you create.. I LOVE IT! There are no rules. I just want you to FEEL LIKE YOURSELF. You will accomplish SO much more if you feel like your heart can just relax. 










Besides having you as guest in my home.. of course we will have OODLES of studio time creating! I will be sharing with you some of my favorite art techniques, sharing with you my step by step process.. as well as making at least two projects.  

Wednesday and Thursday, we will be creating all day in my studio.  I will not be posting what exactly we will be creating, because I have learned that from when I post a retreat, to when I actually host the retreat.. i grow continually as an artist. I learn new techniques, I try new things, I find new ways to create my girls.. and I will be sharing with you the MOST current ways I create and project I am creating at the time of the retreat. Rest assured you will go home learning LOTS. And go home with two completed projects! Probably even more!

. I want you to have PLENTY of time to spend on each project. So most nights will be open for you to go back to the studio and paint. The idea behind this retreat is to come LEARN my process and be able to play around with all sorts of techniques. Eventually coming up with your own process and techniques. My process just doesn't involve putting paint on a canvas, It involves the inspiration process, the heart and soul that goes into it and so much more!. I want you to learn a lot while you are here! 



We will have some "down" time right after lunch each day.. as  I know since we will all be staying at the same house.. sometimes we just need to get out and stretch, take a breather, relax.. clear our minds, etc. So we will have scheduled times during each day that you will have "me" time. You can use that time to create, you can use it to wander our property and sit and sketch, you can use it to go take a nap in the house.. or snuggle up on the couch in the living room and look through some of my favorite magazines.. whatever YOU would like! But then after our short break, we will be back in the studio until dinner!

 My house is your house. :) My kids, husband and friends, will be around during the days as well, to help you in anyway you need! We are all here to make you feel loved, well fed,  pampered and creative!!

If you would like to read more about my past retreats.. all of the magical experience and read what the sweet girls who came.. have to say.. you can click on this link HERE to read my post. Make sure to read the comments as well, where some of them have commented on their experience. xoxo  











Fall 2014 Retreats 

These retreats are Tuesday-Saturday 

1st retreat- October 21st-  October 25th 2014- SOLD OUT

2nd Retreat- November 11th-15th 2014- Sold OUT

Cost is $1599.00 per person

(all inclusive retreat including supplies)

Payment OPTIONS: 

One: Pay in full

Two: Pay half now (799.50) and other half September 1st 

Three: Pay a $200 deposit now, then June  pay Half ($699) and September 1st pay the last half. $699.50 (or you can pay it off anytime in full before September 1st) 

The $200 deposit IS NON refundable (but does apply to your total) . If you need to cancel you will receive a refund of the whatever you have paid beyond the $200 deposit if you cancel before August 15th. There will be no refunds after August 15th for payment made. Thanks for understanding.  


My family and I look forward to seeing you in 2014 and sure hope you can join us!!

 xoxox  Christy


Sign up Below: 

October 2014 Retreat

Sold OUT

( to be put on the waitlist for this retreat, please email me at thank you! 


November 2014 Retreat

Sold OUT

( to be put on the waitlist for this retreat, please email me at thank you!