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Ruby Bucket Retreat—A Beautiful Oasis

Ruby Bucket Retreat is almost here. We wanted to take a moment and give an overview of our conference for those who are new to Ruby Bucket. This is our third retreat. Our vision from the start has been about having a beautiful experience. We dreamed of  a place where busy women could escape for a few days and feel rejuvenated. We wanted a fun unique setting to relax and spend time doing your favorite crafts. We wanted  a place to visit, laugh and create new memories with dear friends. From this dream, we created Ruby Bucket—where you could come, worn out and frazzled, and leave happy and calm. Ruby Bucket Retreat– A beautiful oasis to rest while filling your

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Fly

Here we are just 13 days from our second Ruby Bucket Retreat! Stephanie and I have spent a lot of time coming up with a theme. The theme is really important to us because it sets the tone for the whole conference. We decided that our theme will be FLY. It ties in with our last theme—Live your dream. FLY…it’s an amazing word. What picture comes into your mind? An eagle soaring through the air? Or a butterfly softly flying, flitting through the air? Do you picture a powerful strong jet roaring through the air….or a hot air balloon slowly climbing over the land? It is a simple word that holds so much expectation. FLY…… soar, climb, rise above, it

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Spring Fever

I am not 100% sure what it is about Spring that makes us long and yearn for warm beautiful weather. We get a short taste of mild temperatures and immediately want summer. Being from Idaho, we know that it is not quite within our reach but we want it all……the warm weather, chirping birds,  and sunshine on our smiling faces. We so want Spring……we so NEED Spring. This week I have been working on a project for retreat that reminds me of soft spring flowers. It made me think about Spring and why we yearn for it. As a child growing up on a farm, Spring was such an amazing place. A farm holds so many wonders. I remember early

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Let us Spoil you at Spring Retreat

Hello Everyone! We have been making plans for the Spring retreat and are so excited about what’s in store for you! Trust us… you don’t want to miss out! Be sure to mark your calendar for May 4-5, 2018. It will be held at the Hampton Inn in Idaho Falls.  Tickets purchased before April 6th are $60 for one day or $100 for two days.  After April 6th, they are $75 for one day or $125 for two days. We sold out for the fall retreat, so don’t wait! Spots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. You can find out more details about the Spring retreat here. One of our favorite things about planning each retreat is coming up with gift ideas for you.

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The Magic of Christmas

In the hustle and bustle of preparing for the Christmas holiday I have tried to sneak in a few moments to really think about and feel the Christmas Spirit. Some years I am already feeling the beauty of the season, but other years it is something that I must search for to see and experience. I remember back to my childhood to the magical days of preparing for Christmas—putting up the tree, coloring pictures for our small town coloring contest, driving to see the Christmas lights, attending our ward party, singing at the school Christmas concert, sitting on Santa’s lap……all of these are deeply embedded into my mind. Think back: the smell of cookies baking, the candy wreath hanging at

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Searching for the Perfect Gift

I love giving meaningful gifts. Some people are easy to shop for….others, not so much. Sometimes I will search high and low for the perfect item that tells the recipient “I love you” or “I’m thinking of you.” A couple of years ago, I learned about an amazing opportunity to attend a retreat in another part of the state. I was so excited at the thought of going, but it was a little out of my price range. However, I seemed to be called toward it and I couldn’t get it off my mind. I finally asked my sister if she would want to go with me and she jumped at the chance. I saved my money for the next

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My 10 Favorite Things About Ruby Bucket Retreat

It has already been a couple of weeks since we had a fabulous time at Ruby Bucket Retreat. I loved every moment of it. Here are my favorite things…….  1. The Theme I loved the theme of the retreat—Live your Dream. It set a special feeling at the retreat. 2. The Prizes Prizes– it was so fun to watch everyone pick a prize. We had so many great gifts to choose from. 3. The Craft Boutique I think we all loved the Craft Boutique. It had a lot of lovely handmade items that we all loved.  4. The Sweet Shop The Sweet Shop—need I say more? Not only did it look darling with the apothecary jars but it was delicious

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What to Expect at a Ruby Bucket Retreat

We have been working really hard to make your weekend getaway as fun and relaxing as possible. If you have never been to a retreat before, here is what you can expect: • A great fun-filled weekend at a nice location within close proximity to several craft stores and restaurants. There is a separate entrance at the hotel that is close to the conference room so you won’t have to carry your supplies very far!• Upon arrival, everyone will receive a gift bag with exclusive Ruby Bucket items, lovingly made just for you.• You will have a 3’ x 4’ space to work on….that’s two people per table. This should give you plenty of room for any totes and bags to be around you. Some people bring a portable or stackable shelf (like those found in

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Deadlines Approaching

Hello fellow crafters! We are less than three weeks away from the Ruby Bucket retreat! Time sure is flying! We want to remind you that the last day to secure the fantastic room rate at the Hampton Inn is Monday, October 9th. (That’s in one week)!! Be sure and mention you are coming for the Ruby Bucket retreat when you reserve your room. There have been a lot of new friends join us recently. For those interested in coming to the retreat, we would like to invite you to register and pay your deposit by October 9th as well. We want to make sure there are enough prizes, gifts, and treats for everyone! We have so many fun things in

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