Tuesday, December 30, 2014

My Craft Channel Airs!

I recently got the opportunity to film some "Craft Tips" segments with My Craft Channel!
Let me tell you...it was exhilarating and so scary at the same time!  

My first segment aired today and it will be filled with ideas using clocks in your New Year's Eve decor and celebrations!  The more clocks the better!  

New episodes will air weekly with tips on planting succulents in old pots, home decor tips, how to create a fairy garden and give your shelves a makeover.

My Craft Channel has all kinds of shows using all the newest products and ways to DIY using ideas we see all the time on Pinterest.  There are several guest hosts to provide a variety of knowledge and information and I always watch because it motivates me to try new things!

Any ideas you'd like to see?  I'd love to hear your feedback!

Click on the link to view the video!

New Years Eve Celebration Tip of the Week!

Happy 2015!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas friends!

I'm so excited to announce the 2015 
Reclaim Yourself Retreat Dates!

Wasn't 2014 so much fun!??

I'm so blessed to have such amazing women attend my retreats this past year!  

Your talents, friendships and the lasting bond I feel with all of you was more than I ever expected!
Thank you so very much!

I look forward to an amazing year in 2015 and hope you'll be able to attend one, two or all of my retreats!

May your season be filled with joy!

Hosted versus Non-Hosted Retreats
Location:  Heber House in Heber, Utah

Non-Hosted Retreats
$145 for 4 days/3 nights (Thursday afternoon - Sunday at noon)
12 spots available, bring your own crafting supplies, grab a friend and come up for a weekend of crafting fun, good meals (we all take turns cooking) and shopping the Heber/Park City areas!

Hosted Retreats
$375 for 4 days/3 nights (Thursday afternoon - Sunday at noon)
12 spots available, ALL crafting supplies and meals provided, plus instruction and a day out shopping in the local Heber/Park City areas.  You do nothing but show up and be spoiled!

Farm Chicks Road Trip - price to be determined
Details coming soon!
Transportation, meals, hotel accommodations and two day entry fee into the amazing Farm Chicks Antiques Show in Spokane, Washington
June 3 - 8...can you say ROAD TRIP???

To book a retreat, contact Christine at reclaimyourselfretreat@gmail.com
Hold your retreat date with just $100 down, then make payments!  Final payment must be 30 days prior to the retreat date you select.

Payments made via PayPal to 1vintageyardsaleutah@gmail.com

Start this new year out with the spirit of adventure!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Thanksgiving Feast

November started out as an amazing month...I was so lucky to hang out with 14 amazing women who shared their lives with me...I can't wait to get together again soon!  
Since that retreat I can't get my mind off of food...I'm always thinking about food but the food we eat at retreats is always exceptionally good!  
Since Thanksgiving is tomorrow (oh my gosh it's already here), I'd like to share a recipe that comes from my sister-in-law's side of the family...I'm not a cranberry fan, never had been until I tried this...

One bag fresh cranberries
 1 1/2 cups fresh pineapple
 3/4 cup sugar 
Purée in the food processor or blender
Add 1/4 cup pink grapefruit juice
Refrigerate 8 hours
Will remain good for two weeks in the fridge

May good food, family and friends find their way to your table!

For more recipes we served at the retreat, visit www.budgetgourmetmom.com 

Watch for the next retreat dates coming soon!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

November Reclaim Yourself Retreat

I knew it was going to be a good weekend as I drove up to Heber and saw these beautiful clouds rising over the lake...

Decorating the house, getting the dinner table set gets me so excited for the guests to arrive...anticipating their reaction when they see Christmas!

I love pulling out my vintage decor!

Table settings made for each guest...

Sweet Nativity


O Christmas Tree

The guests arrive and dinner is served!

Aren't they all beautiful?   The women that come always amaze me.

These two.  I just love them.

Crafting begins!!  
We began our "Putz" house project...3 paper mache villages, paint first, then glaze with Modge Podge and sprinkle glitter on the sides, snow on the rooftops...add embellishments and you are done!

No two houses were the same...each individual and unique!

Gift Wrap Station...check!

Even the cook, Krista from Budget Gourmet Mom got her craft on when she wasn't cooking sweet treats for us!

This girl and her talents blow my socks off every time...I love sitting next to her and watching her creative mind at work!  She inspires me!

This picture may or may not have been taken in the wee hours of the morning

I love a colorful mess!

Our Christmas Tree project by Doodlebug Designs...I spy one brown eye...
We made our own glitter balls, ornaments and garland using Doodlebug Design products...the results were adorable!

So excited we were able to use the brand new Hazel and Ruby Christmas Stencil Masks!
So glad we got to hang out with Jayme too!

Loved this Holiday Pillow Project by Lori Allred of My Craft Channel, they turned out so cute!

Protein Smoothies a must when hardcore crafting is going on

Besties...you two added so much to this retreat...love you both!

Delicious Dinner...the turkey, divine, the sausage stuffing, scrumptious, yams, mashed potatoes, rolls & green beans were all amazing...recipes coming soon!

Happy Campers
 A beautiful site, we were happy all night, walking in our winter wonderland

All the fun details that make a house a home were on display

The best breakfast ever!  Made by Crystal Beutler, recipe at www.iamcrystal.org

Saturdays are always left open for shopping...a woman must shop.
Weren't we glad to find the cutest new Heber store called "The Ramblin Rose"
81 S Main Street, Heber, UT

We were in Pyrex Heaven


Party Fixins

Ugly Sweater Parties are a must at Christmas time...this girl rocked it

This is what happens when you accidentally wash your ugly sweater in hot water 

Sweater Contestants

Party Poopers...every party has some

70's style appetizers

Take a mug home...who didn't get one?  

Classy parties always have Easy Cheese 

Um...mine is technically a vest

Those pants should've won a prize

Pa La La La La

Successful Haul

First prize winner took home this fantastic corsage

Santa is watching

Couldn't have done it without this girl!  Thanks for all your help!
Love you Adrienne! 

All our crafty goodness covered the tables!

We all got shown up by the Mickey Mouse Tree!

These Putz houses turned out amazing!

Thank you to each and every one of you who came, played, crafted, created, laughed, cried and shared their lives at this retreat...I love you all! 

Saying goodbye is the hardest part!

Some never want to leave.  Can't say I blame her...the Heber House is inspiring.
Want to rent the Heber House for your event?  
Go here:  www.iamcrystal.org
Click on "Heber House"

We'll be back soon Heber! 

Many thanks to my amazing sponsors who share their gifts and talents with all of us.

Lori Allred of "My Craft Channel"

Jayme Shepherd of "Hazel and Ruby"

Cynthea Sandoval of "Doodlebug Designs"

Krista Dearden of "My Budget Gourmet Mom"

Crystal Beutler of the Heber House