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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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Class Registration is Here!

Our team has been hard at work putting classes together for you to enjoy at the retreat. We are so excited about the great variety we are offering and hope you love them too! There will be scrapbooking, card making, wood crafts, photography, and leather jewelry! Previous Next One of the fun things about the retreat is that you can choose what YOU would like to do.  You can take classes, work on your own projects, or do a little of both.So, if you want to take classes, how does it work? You must be registered for the retreat in order to sign up for classes. Click here to view the fabulous classes offered.  Sign up for classes. Once you

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Live Your Dream

Once upon a time there were two little country girls who had big dreams. In fact, they had dreams that they didn’t even know existed. Dreams that were somehow part of who they were becoming. As they grew and became remarkable many of their dreams came true; charming husbands, beautiful babies, and wonderful friends. Somewhere along this path they discovered a creative side that was unique to each of them. They were given talents of making beautiful treasures with their hands and their hearts. Slowly, they discovered how important these talents were in who they were and who they were becoming. Along the way their separate paths crossed again and these lovely girls became dear friends. Though their talents were

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Meet Scrapbooking Teacher, Kathleen Davis

Kathleen has a great love for scrapbooking and paper crafting, which started when she was only 11 years old.  She loves creating, and each new scrapbook page she designs makes her happy!  Her scrapbooks are full of the things she loves most–her handsome hubby, cherished children, fabulous family, and fantastic friends. She loves decorating her home for the seasons and has a shabby-chic, vintage style.  This transfers over to her scrapbooking where you will usually find a tiny touch of ribbon or lace trim on each of her layouts.  Her favorite thing in the world is being a mom to her four cute girls and three handsome boys!  She has a passion for teaching, and has enjoyed teaching little ones

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