Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Womens Retreat Goodie Bags-TCAL Ladies-Spoiler Alert-Don't look if you want to be surprised.

Our church is having it's very first women's retreat at the end of the month. This last couple of weeks we have been preparing for what is going in the goodie bags for each lady that attends. First, I have to say when we orginally started sign ups for the retreat we on the team thought we may have 40 women sign up and every week it started to get bigger and as of this last week we have 110 women signed up to attend. That is such an answer to prayer!!! But to tell you the truth I was a little freaked out at preparing goodie bags for 110 women....I stated to think "Lord, how am I going to accomplish this? I bit off more than I can chew". But God in His gentle nudging reminded me You Tammy will not accomplish anything if you don't rely on ME and drop your pride and ask for help. So, I asked a few friend over to help and let me tell you they were all such a blessing to me. Words can not describe how much they helped me and how grateful I am to each of them. We spent a couple of long days at my house working diligently and we finished everything.

Kim and Brian Fultz (yes a man helped), Melissa White, Kelley McElreath and Kristine Pratt you have been my creative angels this last week!!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Now, here are just a couple items we made this last week. We made 120 of each item.

Domino Necklaces

Here is what 120 of the necklaces look like...LOL.

These are altered composition books the ladies will be using as journals for the retreat. Our theme for the retreat is "unchained" so each journal has the verse Proverbs 107:14 "He led them from the darkness and deepest gloom; He snapped their chains".

Here is what 120 journals look like.

These are just a few things going in the goodie bags, I hope each woman is blessed by the suprises waiting for her on the weekend.


Michelle said...

Tammy I live my necklace!!! I would live to learn how to make them!!!

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I am going to be leading a community group in the summer called creative connections....I will be teaching how to make that are welcome to come. Tuesdays at seven pm.

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Jennifer Booth said...

Hi! I don't know if you will get a notification ofnthis or not but I am trying to make these for the women at our church for our getaway! Do you have posted anywhere how you made them or would you be willing to email me directions at It would be MUCH appreciated :) God Bless!

Patty Lord said...

HI, Do you have instructions on how to make the necklaces and journals? I would love to make them for an up and coming ladies retreat in Washington State. Thank you and God Bless. Patty

Nicolle Bowers said...

I would love to have the instructions for how to make the necklaces for our women's retreat... please email me or let me know where the instructions are posted.

Nicolle Bowers said...

Sorry, typed my email wrong, it is:

Anonymous said...

Could I get how to make the necklaces and notebooks. I'm trying to put together a mini ladies retreat for May.
my email address is Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I would also love to have the instructions for our women's retreat. Email is