Wednesday, April 30, 2014

I'm in Love With Heber

I am in love with Heber!  After stopping off at the Retreat House I found myself driving around off the beaten path to find all kinds of hidden treasures and places around town...I am so impressed with what Crystal B is doing with this house...truly creating a beautiful space designed for women...cannot wait til the June Retreat!  

5 spots available, please contact me to sign up at 

More about the retreat can be found by clicking the "About the Retreat" button in the left hand side of this page!  Or call 801-380-1360
(photos taken from the Heber & surrounding areas and from inside the retreat house!)

Sunday, April 27, 2014

The Retreat House

The Retreat House is getting all ready for us to come!!!

Crystal B. is an amazing & talented designer...but decorating a huge house is a "work in progress"  Look at the fun decor Crystal has in store for us...can't wait to see it all finished!!!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Trivial Details Day

Today as I was showering I was thinking about the fact that my mascara is so dried out, the last bits of my concealer are having to be pried out of the bottle, my eyeliner tip has been sharpened to a tiny nub and I'm out of's time for new make-up!

I was trying to decide if I should have run to the store to pick up more make-up BEFORE I showered or if I should shower, THEN go to the store, with no make-up, taking the chance that I run into people I know who would be shocked at my face WITHOUT make-up and my mousse-less hair!

and then I stopped...and gratitude overwhelmed me...

I am grateful that for TODAY...these are the trivial thoughts that I have to deal with.

I KNOW that this will not always be the case, that trials are coming, not sure when, not sure how bad and not sure how I'll handle them, but it's a guarantee that they are coming...

Then my thoughts went to my Sister-in-law Ana who is undergoing chemo therapy for her recently discovered cancer....stupid cancer....and then to my friend Pat who is undergoing chemo for her second time...battling again, stupid cancer....and then my thought went to my friend whose boy is undergoing surgery today to prevent his one good eye from going blind....and I hope that when my trials arrive, and they will arrive, that I will handle them as graciously and as bravely as they do....

I'm grateful to know these amazing people and I pray that their burdens may be lightened...

God bless you if you are struggling today, and if your struggles are mild, then thank God for the trivial details days...

PS - Pat's cute hat and pin are by #austenlandgirl on Instagram

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Heber Retreat House

So I have to tell you how Crystal and I met....I used to read her blog...she's a California girl like me, she blogged about her kids and her daily life and I really felt a connection with her...have you ever had that happen?  You feel kind of dorky for feeling a connection with someone that you've never met but it as I continued to read her blog and post comments and really connect with this person (or so I thought), she one day announced that she was moving to Utah!!  I was SO excited!  I was looking forward to meeting her and hanging out and being friends with this woman I'd never met!  Silly, right?  I messaged her and told her that I'd be happy to help her find great places to live, I could help her out with the school districts and anything she needed as far as information for her huge move to Utah...

The next day she posted that the move to Utah was an April Fool's joke...
Oh.  My.  Goodness.  
I was SO embarrassed...I hadn't even realized she'd been posting on April 1st because I was consumed with my blog stalking and so excited to finally meet this lady who for all I know was a serial killer, right?

Well that was it for was a reality check that I needed to get off the internet and maybe take part in the real world with real people and I stopped reading blogs...for a very long time...

Then one weekend I went to a creative retreat and lo and behold...guess who I met?  In the was her!  It was Crystal B!  
I was creating away with some friends and finally stopped to notice the others around me and this woman looked so I asked her...what's your name?  Once she told me her name I knew who I was talking to and that moment of embarrassment all came flooding back!  For a second I thought about playing dumb, pretending I'd never heard of her but I just couldn' I told her who I was and reminded her about that April Fool's Day joke and she actually remembered and then we began to laugh and snicker and crack up about how silly all that was...and I felt less embarrassed and was grateful to meet her for reals...she's an amazing woman and I'm excited to be working with her!  She has such great talent for design and color, furniture and geneology...she's a very cool lady! 

And now you get to meet her!  She's the owner of the Heber House where I'll be holding my Reclaim Yourself Women's Craft Retreats!  The home is beautiful and Crystal will be adding her creative touch to the place and filling it with beautiful furniture and everything you need for a creative weekend away with the girls!  

I hope you can join me on Saturday, May 24th for Crystal's Open House!
The house will be ready for guests and you can get a sneak peek of what this beautiful place has to offer!
make sure to RSVP to

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Come join me and the Reclaimologists & Other Craft Chicks for a Night Out in Heber!

We will be making the awesome Light Up Arrow OR a Light Up Letter
(You choose the letter)


includes all your supplies, instruction on how to make this project 
AND Dinner & Dessert! get to take a tour of the adorable 
Heber Retreat House all decorated & cute!!

Email me at to be signed up!
Limited space so let me know asap!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Map for Utah Vintage Enthusiasts!

It's done!  It's done!  
I'm so excited for you to see!  

Thanks to all those who participated in the "The Map Project"!!

I hired this amazingly cute artist Rachel Erickson from  

I loved her style and unique map making skills and so I asked local vintage & antique shop owners to join in!  I also wanted to add those who throw regular flea market style events in Utah to be on the map too!  I was extremely thrilled when 12 different businesses saw my vision for the map and joined in what I've coined "The Map Project"!

The artist did an amazing job and it's better than I imagined!

Here's a sneak peek! 

I wanted to give a shout out to all who helped make this happen!  I totally believe in supporting locally owned businesses and there are so many people in Utah who love vintage!   
Vintage Yard Sale Utah is up to over 9,500 members so the proof is in the pudding!  
Utah LOVES vintage! 
Below is a list of the shops and markets who participated!  
Thanks to each and everyone of them for seeing this vision and jumping on board!  
Shop their stores, support them and thanks for being a part of the "The Map Project"!

Luna Dust Vintage
405 E 1700 S
Salt Lake City, Utah 84115
Wednesday - Saturdays:  12 - 5
Instagram @lunadustvintage

Maeberry Vintage
207 E Broadway
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Tuesday - Saturdays: 11 - 6
Instagram @maeberry_vintage
Twitter:  @maeberryvintage

Urban Flea Market
Downtown Salt Lake City
600 S Main Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Retro Betty
2821 S 2300 E
Salt Lake City, Utah 84109
Mondays: 10 - 6
Tuesday - Saturdays: 10 - 7
Closed Sunday

Now & Again
207 E Broadway
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101
Monday - Saturday:  11 - 6

Just a Bed of Roses Shop-ette
(Events on Occasion)
2037 S 2700 W
West Haven, Utah

Rosebud Antiques
15 S Main Street
Pleasant Grove, Utah 84062
Thursday - Saturday:  11 - 5

Fleattitude Vintage Market
Market dates vary, make sure & check the blog!
Location for 2014 Markets
Saturday, April 26, 2014 and August 9, 2014
The Old Pleasant Grove Rec Center
65 E 200 S
Pleasant Grove, Utah
8 - 4

Fall Market Dates:
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Location to be announced

Vintage Whites Market
The Grand Building 
Utah State Fairpark
155 n 1000 W
Salt Lake City, Utah

April James Interiors
Monday - Saturday: 10 - 5
Closed Sundays
747 N Main Street
Spanish Fork, Utah

Vintage on Main
Open 10 - 7
1155 N Main Street
Layton, Utah 84041

The Heber House
Craft Retreat Cottage
Heber, Utah
Reserve your weekend today!

Maps will be available to the above participants at the Vintage Yard Sale Utah event on Saturday, April 5th from 1 - 4 at Pirate O's 11901 S 700 E, in Draper, Utah
If you are unable to attend, please email Christine at 1vintageyardsaleutah@gmail and we will make arrangements!

Additional maps will be available at the above event for $10 each or contact Christine to purchase your 12x18 map!
(shipping will be an additional charge)