Breathing Space Blog Retreat {Part 2}

The first day was only the start of the best second day! I was supposed to wake up and go to a running class at 7:00 A.M. but seeing that we stayed up talking all night and I didn't even get to bed until after 3:30 A.M., when my alarm went off, so did any way I was getting myself up! HA! So I slept in for another hour :) Breakfast was scrumptious and perfect, and then me and Savannah headed to a knitting class! I am proud to say that I learned how to knit! Thanks to Anna Adams, I know how to start it (forget what that is called), and do a knit and pearl. Now I just need to practice, practice, practice. My Nana is amazing at knitting, so now I want her to make sure I keep at it! I have always wanted to learn, and finally had the excuse and time to just do it!

After Knitting it was off to on awesome lunch and some walking around the adorable shops they have up in Daybreak! What a beautiful community. Told Trevor if we end up living in Utah for good, that is where I would want to be, perfection!


 Me with the man responsible for the whole shin dig! :)
The house we stayed in! The outside does NOT do the inside justice, let me tell you...

We attended an inspiring Interior Design Class. Something you might not know about me is that if I hadn't gone to school to be a teacher, I wanted to go into Interior Design. I have a passion for design, and I can't wait to have a budget for my own place someday! I loved Brian's class.


Brian Clark Designs just celebrated 5 years in the business. During this time he has also consulted for CH2Mhill as an architectural lead and Drake Design Associates in New York City as a designer. I think what really impressed me was his extensive background in theater and film. He has toured all over the world in various performing groups, for Hol- land America Cruise Lines, and tours, including the Broadway National tour of Les Miserables. He has appeared as a guest designer on Home Team and as an actor on TV. Some of his TV credits include: Everwood, Touched by an Angel, and The Showtime series Paradise. He has also been seen in many films, most notably The Worlds Fastest Indian with Sir Anthony Hopkins. Impressed? Yes! haha I for one LOVED watching Everwood growing up, Touched by an Angel, and the movie Touched By an Angel! :) Just sayin'


Then I headed to a make up class which I can't believe I almost missed! Deidra Smith taught the class, and the second I saw the 858 area code on her business card, I knew I was going to love her! She graduated from The Paul Mitchell School in San Diego. She has worked as a Regional Make Up Artist for Laura Mercier. Her talents have lead her to everything from Spa Management to Runway Shows, Weddings and Photo Shoots. She taught us all about skin care, make-up application, quick hair styles and simple ways to look great. Honestly her class was a treat. Loved her!

And of course, since it was Cinco De Mayo, we had a big dinner that involved some awesome Cafe Rio Enchiladas and some props at the photo booth... which you will see we took full advantage of!
 
 THE most Gorgeous Cake No?!
Olé!

An incredible weekend! So much fun :)
Wish you ALL could have been there!
 

49 comments

  1. who took all your lovely photos?

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  2. holy lord, that mustache rocks! and how about that cake!!! YUM! great pictures :)

    xo, amanda

    http://mamawatters.blogspot.com

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  3. oh my goodness this looks like so much fun!

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  4. I love the mustache pics! I am glad that you had such a great time!!

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  5. Oh my that looks like the most fun! Love that cake and the hat pics!! Too cute.

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  6. Wow... Could I say more? I would have loved to be there!! What a fun party! And that cake?? yummy!! xoxo pretty girl!

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  7. Once again, beautiful photos...I feel like I was there!

    I wanna learn how to knit.

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  8. This is seriously the coolest looking retreat ever!! I love all the colors!! Thank you for sharing your experience with us!

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  9. aww even though you're missing trevor it looks like your making the best of it ;) looks FUN!

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  10. How fun. i love blogger meet ups. Those mustaches are awesome

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  11. Now that's how a blogging retreat should be! I want to go next year- why does Utah have all the best things for bloggers?
    xo

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  12. oh my goodness, I'm so jealous. So many of my favorite bloggers all in one place! Looks like such a blast :)

    lmld.org

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  13. So fun! Everything looked like it was Beautiful!!

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  14. Wow this looks like such an amzaing experience! So many familiar faces I see :) I hope to attend one of these some day!! Hope you had a blast.

    xo Shane

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  15. Seeing this retreat all over yours, Megan's, and Gentri's blogs really makes me wish they had an awesome retreat like this in AZ! And I didn't realize you got your degree in Education...me too! And I'm not working as a teacher either...imagine that. I thought about interior design, too, though :)

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  16. seriously, looks like SO much fun!!! I will pretend I went hahaha

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  17. Super cute photos!! Looks like such a fun retreat!! Love it!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.oliveandanarrow.com

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  18. Ummmm, really? how cute are you? Annoyingly cute Alycia Rebecca Crowley! Remember how that's not even your middle name but I pretended it was just then? and remember how i wish i had known about this fancy little blogger retreat?! Next one you go to should be in San Fran & we'll go togeths! Surriously though. when are you coming to see me? :)

    http://gbofashion.com/

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  19. @Shannon hahaha you crack me up! My middle name is actually Grayce, hence the twitter handle :)!

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  20. Soo fun!!! Love all the class ideas.

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  21. WOW I WOULD LOVE TO GO TO A RETREAT LIKE THAT. I LOVE BLOGGING. I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD GET INTO SOMETHING LIKE THIS. BUT I LOVE HELPING PEOPLE AND THIS IS MY WAY. ALSO LOVE MEETING NEW GREAT PEOPLE LIKE ALYCIA :o)

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  22. Looks like you had a blast! Thanks for sharing!

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  23. So, so cute! Everything is so lovely and colorful! ;) xo

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  24. So much fun! I'm so happy you got to go. What amazing classes. Talk to Sarah and get that hair appt. set up. Can you drive her since she doesn't have a car? I want to know who took the pictures also - you've got some great ones!

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  25. We are way too much alike! If I hadn't gone to be a teacher I would have gone into Interior Design. BYU's design program sucked and I didn't want to go up to BYU Idaho. Glad to be a teacher though! :) Looks like you are having fun!!

    BridgetteNicole.blogspot.com

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  26. I am so jealous that you got to attend this! I want them to bring a cute blog retreat to Colorado :) Looks like so much fun!

    P.s. I'm having an awesome Anthro giveaway on my blog today.. check it out :)
    http://samisshenanigans.blogspot.com/2012/05/100-follower-giveaway.html

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  27. I'm so incredibly jealous!
    You are always going to such fun little parties!
    Seriously--Let me know when another one is because I want to meet you!

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  28. The last photo is SO adorable! Haha, you look incredibly happy!

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  29. Oh.my.goodness. This looks like SO MUCH FUN!!! Totally something I would do. Glad you had fun!!

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  30. Stop it! Girl I am so jealous, it looks like y'all rocked that blogger weekend.

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  31. A true bloggers paradise!! Looks like y'all had a blast!!

    xo Morgan

    A Daily Dose

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  32. I had so much fun getting to know you! Sorry I wasn't there for the roomie photo! I was missing my Hubs and decided to go home a little early. It was such a great time though!

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  33. Looks like sooooo much fun! And your photos are fab! PS love the outside of that home. What an amazing location for such a fun event :)

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  34. This looks like such a fun weekend!! I have recently learned to knit as well...and let's just say my little square needs some work! :)

    http://ashtonanddiscourse.blogspot.com

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  35. This seriously looks like the best retreat ever! Love that you all donned the 'staches!

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  36. Looks like you had an amazing weekend. I love the Cinco de Mayo cake, that is too cute!

    Little Petite

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  37. Looks like fun! Oh man. I haven't the slightest bit of patience for knitting. I can do it... I just almost hate it.

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  38. Thanks for sharing, Alycia! This looks like it was a blast!

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  39. I think the phrase you're looking for is "casting on." Knitting is a fabulous way to keep busy and now you have all the tools!

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  40. Holy COW am I jealous! That looks absolutely phenomenal!

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  41. Your day sounds amazing! everything i'd love to spend my day doing :)

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  42. Ha ha ha, LOVE these! So much fun, and SO sad it's already OVER! :(

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  43. Wow, looks like it was a fabulous retreat! Is that only in Utah or do they do it across the country?? Kind of like a Time Out for Bloggers??! How fun!

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  44. You're so cute!! And I really need that cake. Bad.

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  45. Adorable pictures!! What a cute theme! Looks like you have tonnes of fun!!

    x Aliya
    www.hillsidestory.net
    Shabby Apple $50 Giftcard Giveaway

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