Monday, October 25, 2010

Soul Sister Swoon!!!!!

 Hello Dear Friends, I have some exciting news! This past Wednesday I flew up to Minnesota to meet a delicious Stew of Soul Sisters! An art retreat with 8 ahh-mazing artists and fellow bloggers: Liv, Rachel, Jen, Kolleen, Susie, Aimee, and Lori!!! We all stayed together in a gorgeous cabin on Lake Superior which was absolutely stunning and invigorating in person. The woods were filled w/ birch trees, wild wonderful birds, and foxes (and trains!) Stir all that with these ladies and I'm absolutely teary eyed. Waves of excitement. The whole experience was pure magic. I'm sitting here like bread in a soup bowl soaking it all in. Digesting, slowly going through the treasures I brought back w/ me and will share w/ you soon enough. I'm only hoping I can find a way to express all the joy in my heart. I am completely f i l l e d to the brim tipping over w/ l o v e and inspiration. I. am. filled. It felt like we landed in a magic portal where time stood still. A land where nothing but laughter and hugs of warmth and splashes of color exist. It was all so real, and open, and safe, and honest, and raw. The entire experience a dream come true.

 Nothing but love. Nothing but love. 
More on this later! So much more love + pics!

PS. Two other Soul Sisters who are part of our Stew that couldn't make it this time and I CAN'T WAIT to meet next time are Chrissy, and Valentina!! Love you girls and missed you dearly!!!!!!!!!!


  1. hmmmmmmmm. YES!!
    oh how i love this post Carissa!!! you are beyond special to me...i don't know that i will ever find the words to capture what i think of you. beyond, beyond, beyond!!!!!

    "I'm sitting here like bread in a soup bowl soaking it all in." LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!

    miss your sweet face and hugs!
    love you so much

  2. looks so lovely! thank you so much for sharing!


  3. Wow, you lucky girl! Looks a magical time, so happy for you. :)

  4. forever sista love!...
    i'm soaking in your post
    & you & allofit.
    i love you beyond measure.
    xoxox sweet flutterfly.

  5. What a wonderful experience!!! Enjoy all the soaking in :-)

    Love to you


  6. hey darling! it was wonderful to meet you and spend time with you this week!

  7. You put this all to words so wonderfully Carissa! I just love this post. And YOU. You are a sweetheart. I miss you sista!

  8. i got a little choked up today when i found your dr. pepper can in my car. that's how much i miss your sweet, highly caffeinated spirit. :) i will always remember our belly laughs on the rocks and can't wait to be with you again.

  9. Oh it sounds like so much fun,can't wait to hear more about it.

  10. What a wonderful experience Carissa. Thanks for sharing with us. Can't wait to hear more.

  11. meeting you was such a joy! you are so talented and strong and an inspiration. hope that we continue to learn more about each other! xo

  12. what a heartfelt post! glad i found you...joanne

  13. dear beautiful girl....
    i got all teary and sentimental when i saw that you had included me at the bottom of that sweet post. it was really hard for me to miss out on all that soul sister stew swoooooning! kolleen confirmed that you are every bit as wonderful and sweet and darling and out of this world "talented" as i knew you would be.
    please please have a second course so i can taste the goodness you all experienced.

  14. Carissa, LOVE LOVE your post! I can't wait to meet you too!!!!


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