Friday, February 28, 2014

Vintage Meets Reclaim

So in addition to hosting/organizing the Reclaim Yourself Retreats I run a group on Facebook called the Vintage Yard Sale Utah...I started the group after taking a class from Ann.  She teaches organization classes and after her class I left with a new resolution to de-junk my life, my house, my yard, everything and live more simply...

Well that plan backfired...

My intention was to start the group to get rid of items that I had not taken good care of.  Either they were still in boxes or lying on shelves in the garage, not being loved or treasured.  Those are the items I started selling off first...and they sold and I was so happy cause I was sticking to my plan and had found a way to make the plan work plus I was making a little money too!  

Well it's a year later now.  The group has just hit over 8,900 people!  8,900 people who all love vintage and buy, sell & trade on the site.  I now have a full-time un-paid job that I LOVE! garage is packed even more than ever and my basement too but I'm working through those issues...and taking another class from Ann, who is my reminder that you can be a collector AND be organized.  

So if you are a fan of the site, or love vintage, or love to meet new people or are just curious...please join us in our one year anniversary party 

"Just Another Day in Paradise" 
April 5, 2014
 1 - 4
Pirate O's 
11901 S 700 E in Draper, Utah
Deli open and all kinds of unique, vintage style treats 
available for  purchase

Thanks for all of the love and support you've shown VYSU this past year!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

St. George Reclaim Yourself Retreat

I wanted to start this post by showing you the adorable condos we were able to stay in!  Located in St. George, Utah and decorated in a way that inspired us all...thanks to the owner Toni Nilson for her creative spirit!  To rent these condos for yourself, go here: and  here

All photo credits go to Marie Sant of Bloom & Grow Photography!
We were lucky to have her photograph the order your own photo session with Marie go here:

(Marie's on the right and Christine is on the left...ha ha!  I wish!  She's gorgeous!)


Name Tags for everyone! 

Our sponsor "The Sweet Tooth Fairy"
To find a store near you go here:

The cake bites were amazing and come in gluten free too!

Everyone received a gift card for "Swig", a St. George favorite! If you like your Diet Coke jacked up (coconut & lime added to pebble sized ice in a styrofoam cup), AND a delicious sugar cookie, then Swig is for you!  Go here to find out brand new locations for swig!
There's now a few in Utah County!  Woo Hoo!

The ladies of swig posed for us!  

Shannon of Reclaimologists & Other Craft Chicks and Christine Ishmael of the Vintage Yard Sale Utah were the hosts for this event...

Shanon Kendall, a designer for CriCut taught us all about the new Cricut Explore!
Want to get the Cricut Explore for yourself?  Go here: 
This machine is amazing and does so many things!

Loved this shot with the gorgeous fruit and the gorgeous Beth Ann!
Sweet treats & salty snacks are the only way we craft!

Using the beautiful paper products, embellishments & washi tape from My Minds Eye we began our banner project!  The results were so individual and amazing!  
Go here for more info on products by MME

Mandi, Shannon & Angie

Tori, Sharon & Bobbi  

Beth Ann & Chelsea

Ginny's cute banner!

Brenda's banner

Beth Ann's banner

Dinner, Enchilada casserole (I'll post the recipe on the blog soon!)

Dessert is a must in these sweet vintage cups!

Cute lunch boxes ready for the next day's lunch & paint class!



On Saturday we headed out for a chalk dust paint class at the My Savvy Sister's warehouse where Debbie & Vickie taught us many techniques using chalk dust.  With the chalk dust, you can add it to a quart of paint and it goes much further than the other paints on the market.  We all loved the product and the great hosts that Debbie & Vickie were!
To try chalk dust by the Savvy Sisters, go here: 

The three amigas!  Tori, Bobbi & Sharon

Alisha & Shannon

Our chalk dust paint class at Savvy Sisters Paint in St. George


Brenda, Shannon & Beth Ann

M & M (Marci & Mandy)

The beautiful paints we got to play with!  

Shanon and Christine

Darling Debbie, owner/partner of Savvy Sisters Chalk Dust in St. George, UT

After class we all headed out for a day of shopping!  Found lots of amazing treasures!

Alisha Scored!

We left some fun retreat projects for the owner...hope she likes them!

Our Cricut Explor winner!  Rebecca!!!
Congratulations to this very lucky girl!!

 The whole gang...thanks for a wonderful experience we had with each and everyone of you!

Please join me on our next adventure!  
Heber, Utah
June 5 - 8, 2014
 Information on the top left of this blog!