Monday, May 7, 2012

Breathing Space Retreat

I was so fortunate to win a spot at the bloggers Breathing Space Retreat at Daybreak last weekend from EclecticMamma . This was the first year it was put on and I so needed a break. Housing and classes were held at the model homes at Daybreak. It was a gorgeous setting

I'm the one in the dark blue. I seem to be having a good time.
Here was the model home I got to stay in:

I loved my house. Especially my room because it was the master bedroom. The shower was huge and when I say huge I mean it:
Yep, that's 5 bloggers in my shower. It was a CRAZY weekend if you know what I mean!

Overall, I had an awesome time. This week I'll be going over some of the speaker, sponsors, and swag I got in my swag bag. Unfortunately, I have to go over the one thing that I wasn't impressed with as well. 

9 Salon at Daybreak was giving out a free hairstyle, manicure, or wax to all the Breathing Space attendees. I decided to do a simple 50's style hair like this:
I was told repeatedly that they would get my hair "really close" to the picture. After an hour and a half this is what my hair looked like:
Is that ANYTHING like the picture? I'll let you decide. I would have been very unhappy if I had paid for that. Luckily, I went to my mother's house close by and did damage control. This is what I looked like after half an hour with a curling iron:
The one positive thing I can say about the salon was that the hairstylist was very nice. I just didn't get the results I wanted and won't be going back there again.

See you soon with more posts about the Breathing Space Retreat!


  1. weren't kidding about how your hair turned out at the salon. I was unimpressed as seemed like they just wanted to do whatever style they wanted, not what WE wanted. Oh well, can't argue too much with free. And your curling iron made it look great.

    SO fun to get to know you at Breathing Space!

    1. Well, it was their opportunity to get lots of great advertising, and they didn't perform so their loss.

      Thanks for answering my endless questions at the retreat. It was great meeting you!