Retreat Ideas

Learn how to make this homemade face wash with essential oils for sensitive skin. This natural face wash is gentle and smells amazing. I never thought I'd make my own foaming face cleanser but now I don't want to stop!

Homemade Face Wash for Sensitive Skin

I have been slowly but surely swapping out products in our home so we can be more chemical-free. Slowly but surely because I never realized how many products we have…

Make your own cocoa butter bars with only three ingredients! These lotion bars are perfect for gifts and are also a simple way to start making your own natural beauty products. And they smell like chocolate!! :)

How to Make a Cocoa Butter Bar

Make your own lotion bars in minutes by using this simple cocoa butter bar recipe. This natural body lotion nourishes dry skin and smells like chocolate! Have you ever made…

I need a beach retreat and love these ideas for those of us who are land-locked! :) This post totally made me smile—so going to do this with a couple of my friends in a couple of weeks!

How to Take a Beach Retreat (Even if You’re Land-locked)

I’m writing this post on how to create your own beach retreat on a rainy and cold day here in Oregon. My daughter is in preschool, and I’m in the…

This was what I needed to hear! I've been waiting to go on a retreat when this post helped me realize I could just start making them NOW. Also, I LOVE the journal in this post!

How to Create the Perfect Mother’s Day Retreat

My friends at DaySpring sponsored this post about a Mother’s Day retreat, but the opinions and review are my own. (You can find the beautiful mug, journal, and encouragement calendar…

Want to take your own spiritual retreat? Here are some ideas to get you started. I've used these for years and have found them to be very helpful.

How to Take a Spiritual Retreat

Want to take your own spiritual retreat? Here are some ideas to get started. I think we’d all agree this world is busy and the need to retreat from time…

A nap time retreat is just what I NEED! Usually I spend the whole time feeling guilty because I have so many things to do. This post really encouraged me to use that time to get re-energized and to rest. LOVE.

Take a Nap Time Retreat

Have you ever taken a nap time retreat? They’re pretty much the best thing ever. And you absolutely, positively deserve one. It feels like it was just yesterday when my…

Learn how to create your own art journaling retreat! I've always wanted to go on an artist retreat—this is your chance to DIY your own personal retreat at home. :)

How To Create Your Own Art-journaling Retreat

I love my art journal and would LOVE to someday go on an art-journaling retreat. In the meantime, today I’m going to share with you how you can DIY your…

What in the world is hygge, and why is it so important? I LOVE this term so much and think you will too after you learn more about it!

What is Hygge? (And Why You Need it NOW.)

It seems everywhere I’ve turned in the last few weeks, I’ve run across articles about the Danish term, hygge (pronounced “hoo-guh”.) But what is hygge, and why do we need it…

Have a friend who needs a mini-retreat? Here's how you can put together a mini creative retreat for her that she'll love. Makes the perfect best friend gift! :)

How to Give a Mini-Retreat to a Friend

Learn how to give a mini-retreat to a friend (basically the best gift ever!) One of my favorite gifts to give is a mini-retreat in a box. You can mail…

Here's a list of great ideas on how to be a tourist in your own town. Don't wait until someone comes for a visit; you can have a mini-vacation whenever you like!

How to Be a Tourist in Your Own Town

So . . . this post on how to be a tourist in your own town has literally been sitting in outline form in my drafts folder for over a…

Gather your materials to make this DIY inspiration board. I love having one of these in my craft room and office as well as in my art journals.

How to Make an Inspiration Board

This week we will be making an inspiration board for The Creative Play Challenge. You can do this by decorating a cork board or you can also make a miniature…

Springtime creative retreats are AMAZING--here are three reasons why (just in case you want to be convinced. ;))

Three Reasons a Springtime Retreat is AMAZING

Have you ever taken a springtime retreat? I recently took one and came home so refreshed. Spring is here. At least, I’m pretty sure it’s here. The rain is still…