She Matters Mini Retreat: Winter 2014




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 4 day  MINI retreat will be held at my house and personal studio in jus 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  warm and welcome place for you here when you come! 

Airport: 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 $50 each way.. 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


This mini 4 day retreat is

 Wednesday January 29th through Saturday February 1st.

January in Idaho is one of the most beautiful times of the year! Snow covered mountains, lakes rivers and trees! We have over 6 acres of property and over a 100 trees.. that are all covered with white beautiful snow during this time of year. So inspiring and peaceful.. which also makes it perfect for cozying up with warm sweaters, fires and hot drinks. Yum! 

You will arrive Wednesday sometime and get settled in your room and make yourself at home. Feel free to take a peak into the studio, walk the grounds or take a much needed nap :).  We will have a low-key dinner served around 6:00 for those that have arrived and then we will  gather at 7:30 for our official welcome! 

Thursday and Friday we will be in the studio creating all day!

Saturday morning will be time to say our sad goodbyes. There is no rush leaving this day.. and 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!  (and for those of you that don't have flights until later, you can stay and hang out until that time arrives). 





THE COST  INCLUDES YOUR HOUSING, FOOD, ALL of your ART Supplies and TRANSPORTATION 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. (most room have their own twin beds. There will be one room that has it's own private bathroom and a kind bed.)  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. We will also have plenty of drinks and snacks and warm homebaked goodies presented throughout the day.

 (Note: there may be a charge for special food requests. If you have questions, please email me at

All of your art materials for the retreat 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 classes will be included! We can also ship anything home for you as well. (at our last retreat the girls shopped in our Scarlet Lime Warehouse on the last day.. and we shipped those supplies home)

But during the retreat you will have access to my entire studio.. to ANY of my supplies that you may want to try, or use or get messy  with! So my studio is your studio :).  

Also keep in mind.. this is a TOTALLY casual retreat. You won't find me dressed up in fancy clothes. 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! 

This mini retreat will SOLELY be focused on my she art girls. AS of late I have been exploring more and more avenues when creating. Besides the traditional canvas/paper and decopauge. I also love using charcoals, pastels, watercolors alone and all together! I love creating both whimsical girls, girls with faces, girls without faces.. serious girls and realistic girls as well. I enjoy all avenues of creating she art and this class will go over IN Depth each of those processes. 

We will be creating in the studio all day Thursday and Friday.. and also have time to work on unfinished projects both of those nights as well!

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! 


 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 about my last retreat, the magic behind it.. and hear what past guest are saying.. you can read my blog post HERE and also make sure to read the comments from each of the girls. 











Winter She Matters Mini Retreat 

January 29th- February 1st 




 $995.00 per person

(all inclusive retreat including meals, lodging & all supplies)


Local Option: Sold Out


(does not include lodging, dinner on Wednesday night, or breakfast each day)



One: Pay in full

Two: Pay half now. and other half  due December 1st   

(note: there will be no refunds after November 15th, sorry.. so we will have time to fill your spot and they can arrange airline travel)


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




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