Tuesday, June 11, 2013

the very first creative day retreat!

*image by Teryn Wilkes

We had an extraordinary day at the first of three Makerie Summer Series events presented by Whole Foods Market Boulder! We held wonderful creative and homesteading workshops, ate meals filled with local, organic farm fresh ingredients on picnic blankets for lunch and shared one big, beautiful community table for a truly fabulous farm dinner. The classes were held by the river, under shaded trees and even on a beautiful bridge. The pace was relaxed and peaceful and my favorite quote of the day was from a sweet participant who shared that her day 'was just like a day at the spa, except she got to take something home with her.' I thought that summed up the retreat so beautifully! We even had a group of three generations and helped them create a memory for a lifetime. Creativity has no boundaries and this was a treasured example of that. I feel very grateful for the chance to work with so many inspiring people and wanted to give an enormous, heartfelt thanks to the following for making this day so special for everyone involved.

*Emily of Tea with Lola for her dedication and incredible work with the Makerie. She's such a gem to us!

*each and every special participant that gave themselves a day to play and joined us for the very first creative day retreat on the farm

*Betsy and Mike ~ owners of The Lyons Farmette ~ for opening up their home and farm to us and for being the perfect venue.

*Whole Foods for being an unbelievable supporter of this series of events and for their generosity, help and thoughtfulness throughout the planning process.

*Eat Private Chef and Catering Co. and team, Crust. Rustic Wood Fired Pizza and Whole Foods for the incredible meals

*our fantastic teacher team that taught the best workshops ~ Corey from Fabricate, Amber and Jaime of Fancy Tiger Crafts, Allison of BirdDog Press, Tonja of Moondance Botanicals and Ben of MM Local Foods.

*Spoonflower for printing our adorable MM Local recipe tea towels gifts and Studio Meez for designing them

*Ben of MM Local foods for being our lunchtime inspirational speaker and sharing his wonderful story of how his fantastic business came to be. He showed us how his creativity and tenacity helped cultivate a thoughtful and successful company, the kind that everyone would feel good supporting.

*Teryn Wilkes, Casie Zalud & Ryan for capturing the day with their cameras

*Couture Colorado for the wonderful opportunity to share our story


We can't wait to do this again in July & August so grab some friends and come spend a wonderful creative day away on the farm!


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