The Final Week

In 3 days we'll be setting up for the first ever Southern Circle Retreat.  Wow.  A little seed was planted in the fall of 2011 when we attended Art and Soul in Portland together.  We discussed what we loved about the big retreat atmosphere but how we longed for a more intimate setting where we could truly discover ourselves and our art in a special weekend. 

We started this creative journey in August.  Luckily we balance each other perfectly.  Her strengths are my weaknesses and visa-verse.  This retreat is everything we'd want as an attendee.  A special way to socialize, yummy food, amazing projects, amazing setting, and 10 people who don't know each other.  Perfect.  I'm packed, pretty sure she is too.  We're not nervous, rather anxious.  Anxious to set up, to meet everyone and to teach!  With as much joy and love as we have invested into the weekend.....well honestly sometimes it's pure love for what you do that can help you to reach new heights.  Skills are great....but when passion comes into play then.....then you can be simply amazing.

We are looking forward to an amazing weekend.  And hope if you are reading this and wished you'd joined us, you'll stick around because we're pretty sure there will be a next time!


  1. Awe!!!! What a sweet and precious post! I've started laying things out on the guest bed where the packing will take place! I feel like a kid at Christmas!! I am soooooo STINKIN' EXCITED about this weekend! What a PERFECT way to spend my birthday!! Hee Hee! The amount of "EVERYTHING" you two precious gals have invested in this is SO APPRECIATED!! I just know we are going to have an AHHH-mazing weekend! I completely believe God has a purpose for everything in my life, and I'm tickled He has 11 new people He wants me to meet!! How exciting! Ok, going to run! Lots on this mamas To Do List before leaving dad in charge! See everyone in THREE SHORT DAYS!! Hugs!

  2. Can't wait to come. Haven't had much time to get ready for the trip because of loads of school work. I HAVE earned a great time. I'll bring all kinds of happy energy with me. See you all soon.

  3. Congratulations Tiffin and Jenni on Mingle!!! The article was great. The retreat is still fresh on my heart. It was my first on only Retreat!! I have hopes of coming back but we are in the middle of serious health issues with our youngest so I cant register just yet. I cant tell how tickled I was to see my picture in the Mingle article!!! Hope you both are doing well, and I hope to see you in January!!