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the Gathering at Round Top

way back in May we held the first “Gathering at Round Top”.
we hosted a creative retreat for 12 wonderful women.
it was even better than i had hoped it would be!
tara steele & stephanie ackerman invited me to be a part of their plan and it took me no time at all to say YES!

we stayed all together at The Vintage Round Top.
this was a really great space! there were so many unique features that were beautiful all together.
if you are looking for a place to stay in Round Top – this is it!

tara prepared all the meals for this group.
she was fantastic!
i am still thinking about that cheese dish… it was addictive.

we went to tara’s restaurant called Royer’s Pie Haven.
this was THE CUTEST little place!
i wanted to stay all day and eat all the pies.
and you can order their pies online and she’ll mail them to your house!
it’s basically the best mail you could ever get.

we got to go to Junk Gypsy too!
stephanie and i were very excited about seeing this person.
it did not disappoint!  Sooooo fun, colorful and jam packed with awesomeness!

tara taught a pie making workshop!
i wasn’t sure about the flavor of the junk berry but then i tried it – WHOA.
it was SOOOO GOOD!

these pies were works of art!
so of course we all needed pictures of them…

stephanie taught a stitching workshop that i loved!
but i have no photos of what we made unfortunately.
it was really sweet but hard to explain.
stephanie is such a good teacher! she is funny and encourages everyone to be themselves.

i taught how to make a wreath with a chalkboard in the middle.
the ladies had a lot of fun picking out their fabrics.
so many choices!

we really enjoyed our meal at Royer’s Round Top Cafe!
this place was super quirky and F U N!
i had the pork tenderloin and announced it was officially the best meal i had ever eaten.

look at all those pies!!!

we went out junking because… that’s what you do in Round Top!
we weren’t there during Antique Week(s) so it wasn’t crowded or crazy.
but someday i do want to go back for that!

and we did so much more than this too!
but you just have to experience it sometime to understand that part.

i was a little unsure about being somewhere other than the Craft House for a retreat but as soon as i got there all my fears were gone.
we had such great ladies and so much fun getting to know each other!

thanks to all these women who made our long weekend super amazing!
i hope we all see each other again someday!
i can’t wait to go back to Round Top!

ps:  i road tripped all by myself down to Texas and it was soooo nice!
i listened to Up & Vanished podcast the entire way there AND the entire way back.
that was 18 hours!
it was the perfect entertainment and i was TOTALLY into it!

Candace Barbee - Will there be opportunity for another one of these retreats? Thanks, Candace

April - That looks like such a fun time and a great place! Women have been bonding over making pies and crafts (sewing) for years. What a fun and inspirational idea.

Paige Hull - It was such a pleasure meeting you in Round Top. I loved getting a chance to watch some of the retreat and see you, Tara and Stephanie in action. You ladies rock!! We hope to host you again very soon!!

Jennifer Greeley - Road trips are the best. I’m glad you enjoyed your time in Texas. Hope you can make it back again soon!

Kimberlee - That house is gorgeous! I want to move in and have a Junkberry Pie standing order on Saturdays.

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