Breathing Space Blog Retreat {Day 1}


 
 

Oh where do I even start people?! This weekend it just what the Doctor ordered, I was seriously bored out of my mind the last week with Trevor gone. I was entertaining myself by watching way to much trashy reality t.v., what can I say, the stuff is addicting?!

This past weekend I went to the Breathing Space Blogging Retreat, held at Daybreak! I am so happy I decided to go to this retreat. Let me just say, this retreat sounded too good to be true, and it was amazing! A lot of blogging retreats can be expensive and it includes travel. When I saw the VERY reasonable pricing and accommodations that was apart of this retreat, I couldn't ignore it. Plus, I wouldn't have to get any work off for it, seeing it was right here in Utah, less then an hour away from me. Then when I saw a couple of other bloggers I have had the privilege of already meeting and have started to get to know better were going, I was SOLD.

As the weeks grew closer, I kept learning more and more about the retreat that got me even MORE excited! The sponsors of the event OUTDID themselves! Where to start?!

 The retreat was full of fun classes we could attend together. Relaxing, enjoying ourselves, and networking was what this retreat was all about, and I did all three of those to the max! Well, maybe not so much relaxing... I was a little hyper and too busy trying to do everything for that, which means I was having a blast!

When I first arrived me and Savannah took a Cupcakes & Treats Baking class from THE founder of The Sweet Tooth Fairy! Don't know about the bakery?! Then you need to get out more! It is probably the most well known cupcake shop here in Utah, they have nine stores throughout a couple states, and they even were on Cupcake Wars the show and WON!

 
 
 
 
 
 My cupcake turned out pretty good, no?! I am pretty proud of my icing technique!
Me with THE Sweet Tooth Fairy :)

Megan Faulkner Brown was sweet to the max! No pun intended - and so down to earth! I learned some great tips, and can't wait to get to making some cupcakes :)

Then I went to a Cooking Class with The Food Nanny. This class just blew me away! This woman is exactly who I want to be when I grow up :) Liz Edmunds has a zest for life, and passion for teaching, and talking haha and being with people, she just lit up a room! I had never heard of her before but apparently she has a t.v. show on BYU TV! She inspired me to be better about making a variety of meals for me and Trevor, and to get into good habits now with meal plans, and making clean food from scratch for my family. I am totally buying her book, no question there, and am going to start implementing all of her amazing suggestions! I was taking notes down like a crazy person when she talked... simply amazing!

 

To top off an already amazing first day, we ended the night with a "Stepford Wives" themed dinner party! The outfits were just darling people, darling. I was loving every "Mad Men" inspired minute of it! I was more of a modern twist on the amazing fashion of the 50's and 60's but I think my outfit still fit :) I tried to bump my hair, haha where is my sister-in-law when I need her?! haha It was such a fun night. A woman who had been on the show Survivor was there that night and spoke to us! I think I need to go watch her season now or something :) Daybreak also made an announcement about a Blogger Built DIY House they are going to make, which I can't wait to see! We ended the evening dancing outside, and staying up until 3 in the morning chatting! We got to stay in the model homes, which was such a treat. We had such a gorgeous house, fun girls, great food and a great night!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Such a marvelous night, and great event! Can't wait to share the second day :)


67 comments

  1. Wow, the first picture just blew me away. What an absolutely gorgeous place! I love that there were fun classes planned for you guys. Looks like a really great time!!

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  2. Omg, these pictures are amazing!!! This looks like it was such a blast, and sounds like it was really a reasonable price for everything you got!!

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  3. Oh wow!!! Awesome images, how much fun!
    That top image is amazing:)

    Happy Monday,
    Daph

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  4. this is so fun! can you PLEASE tell me where you got your black heels!?! they're fabulous!

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  5. amazing photos. These cupcakes look delicious!

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  6. WOW the decorations are amazing! Everything looks so pretty. What a fun thing to do.

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  7. Oh my goodness! I know you had such an amazing time that I'm completely envious of!
    And you look STUNNING!

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  8. Looks like a good time!

    Love that the color of the house itself totally matched the color palate of the retreat!

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  9. gah! this looks so fun! I am mildly jealous!

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  10. gah! this looks so fun! I am mildly jealous!

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  11. This retreat looks like it was so much fun!! I love all the colorful decorations and it looked very well organized!! I love your Stepford Wife outfit too ;)

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  12. Oh my gosh that looks like so much stinkin' fun!!!!!!!! Looks like a successful getaway! xoxo A-

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  13. oh my goodness this place LOOKS like a retreat! These photos are gorgeous! I love the colors of everything.

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  14. this looks amazing, how fun! :) that house is phenomenal!

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  15. this looks like so much fun!! and you are gorgeous girl!!

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  16. Looks such an amazing time!!! I see Gentri in there too!! I love her blog!! And I'm loving that yellow top with the polka dots!!

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  17. Looks fun! Such pretty decor :)

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  18. wow that looks like a way good time!!

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  19. such a blast! loved it and you too!!

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  20. What a fun retreat! I wish I knew more bloggers in the San Francisco Area. I am actually not following any bloggers from my city. I have seen a lot of other bloggers having luncheons and retreats! Super fun!

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  21. Such lovely pictures! Looks like you had a great time.

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  22. What an adorable house! Looks like loads of fun and your cupcake looks delicious!

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  23. Oh my gosh, this sounds like such a lovely time. Glad you decided to go :)

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  24. This looks like SUCH a good time. I bet you had a blast!

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  25. Sounds really fun! What gorgeous decorations. Dawn was awesome on her season of Survivor!

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  26. Looks like such an amazing event! I'm so impressed!! The last blogging event I went to was a complete disaster... this gives me hope that there are truly amazing events out there!

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  27. This looks like SO much fun! A cupcake class AND a cooking class! How amazing!!

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  28. hey! That speaker was the lady on survivor!

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  29. So fun! California sure needs to step it up in the blogger events. I love love love all the activities and delicious food!

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  30. Oooh, look at all of those fabulous details! I can't get over how precious all the decor is...everything looks incredible! And looks like you had such a great time!!

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  31. Candy, Cupcakes, pom poms.... all of my favorite things!!! Looks like such an amazing time! Lucky you!!!!

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  32. Aw! This is sweet, Alycia! I am so glad you enjoyed a fun/nice weekend. =)

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  33. That retreat looks amazing! And that's Dawn! Absolutely loved her and her season.

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  34. Oh my gosh..how fun!! Love all the decor and that house looks amazing! Love your yellow and black outfit!

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  35. Still dreaming about how amazing this trip was. Mmmmmmmmm. :) Would you mind sending me the pics you took??

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  36. oh my goodness! looks like so much fun!!! great pics!

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  37. I would DIE to go to a blog retreat like this. It looks like a dream. Glad you had fun!


    - Sarah
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  38. Ahh!!! Everything is so perfectly decorated. I'm so glad you are now rejuvenated. Sounds wonderful!

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  39. what gorgeous party details! love it all!

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  40. Your pictures are fabulous!

    I definitely want a cupcake now, too...

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  41. That looks like it was so much fun! I love the colors and the decorations!!!

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  42. The Sweet Tooth Fairy just opened in Scottsdale, AZ! I was dying when I tried some sweets at their grand opening. As a cupcake baker, I'm SO jealous you got to meet her!!

    Looks like this weekend is exactly what you needed. :)

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  43. The Sweet Tooth Fairy just opened in Scottsdale, AZ! I was dying when I tried some sweets at their grand opening. As a cupcake baker, I'm SO jealous you got to meet her!!

    Looks like this weekend is exactly what you needed. :)

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  44. Oh my goodness, this looks amazing! Other than our BYU blogger meetup I didn't know things like this existed! Jealous!

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  45. How fun is that!! How do you hear about these things?! I'm not a huge blogger or anything, but I would love to make more friends! Looks like a blast :)

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  46. omg that retreat looks like it was AMAZING!!

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  47. This is so awesome and looks like so much fun!!

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  48. So glad you had such a fun weekend! All of your pictures are so lovely! Especially those cupcakes and decorations ;) xo

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  49. wow looks amazing!

    melynda x

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  50. LOVE your outfit!

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  51. It's Dawn from Survivor! :D I liked her. This looks like an amazing getaway...and so well planned! Can't wait to hear more.

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  52. Um, yeah, could all of the decorations BE any more amazeballs? Yowza! Just gorgeous. Glad you had such a blast and loving the 50s getup with the yellow and the red lippie and everything!

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  53. I am so happy I went to breathing Space and Got to meet you!!!! Such an amazing EVENT.

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  54. how do you hear about these things?! That would have been sooo fun!

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  55. This retreat seems so awesome, I'm so jealous I didn't get to go!

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  56. I have never heard of a blogging retreat!!! I wonder if there are any of these in my area??? Looks amazing! They did outdo themselves!

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  57. This looks sooo amazing! Such a great way to relax, make new friends and get inspired by some seriously fab ladies! Love the cupcakes and LOVE your outfit in these pics - I'm all about the spots :)

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  58. ohmygosh, how cool is this?! everything (and everyone!) is so pretty!

    p.s. the cupcakes look delicious! :)

    <3, Mimi
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  59. Wow, so much colour and fun! I love it!

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  60. Wow! That home is beautiful, the decorations were beautiful, your outfit was you beautiful, you are beautiful, and the classes looked amazing! I WANT to go to something like that. I'm so happy you were able to go :)

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  61. Your outfit is adorable in these pics!

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  62. Oh my word, I am a sucker for cupcakes!! Love the pictures :)

    - Erin :-)
    writedreamrunsing.blogspot.com

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  63. Oh my what a wonderful idea! What gorgeous photos of gorgeous details. What fun!!

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  64. Seeing your cupcakes makes me hungry. I love cupcakes. You look beautiful in your outfit. =)


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