Back to Me Mini Retreat

Need an escape from the 9-5 grind, maybe a break from the kids?


Are endless hours and perpetual stress crushing your creative drive?


Have you lost yourself in the constant routine of daily life?


If you’re ready for a peaceful place to get back to yourself immersed in uninterrupted creative time that leaves you feeling refreshed and inspired, then Back to Me Mini Retreat is just for you.


Imagine looking out over lush grass, swaying trees and sparkling waters as you craft to your heart’s content alongside your fellow creatives.


Envision the laughter and spontaneous camaraderie of kindred spirits as you explore your creativity.


Marvel at your unique creative voice and inner beauty through “Me” inspired activities.


Feel your body’s delight as you explore the 12 acres of manicured grounds on a well deserved break.


Enjoy the feel of soft grass under your feet as you indulge in the beauty of spring in the Pacific Northwest.


Ready? Who wouldn’t be?


Eight splendid, uninterrupted hours await you to create as much or as little as you like, explore the grounds and take in all the beauty of spring, mix and mingle with your fellow creatives or try a little something new with “Me” focused activities. It’s your time and you’re free to enjoy it any way you’d like.


Where Creativity Flourishes


Dumas Bay Centre sits off the beaten path on a bluff above the

Puget Sound offering peace and quiet to those who find their way

here. For nearly 40 years, it was run as a convent and women's

retreat center; its secluded location and natural beauty providing

the ideal setting for a conplative lifestyle. Though purchased by

the city in 1993 the lush 12 acres that house the Centre remain

beautifully serene and include stunning views of the Puget Sound

and Olympic Mountains, a sculpture garden, rose garden and

manicured lawns perfect for strolling on those much needed breaks.


Food for Thought


Coffee, tea and hot chocolate can be enjoyed all day long with a freshly baked assortment of delectable cookies provided at break time. With spring in the air we’ll be enjoying lunch on the lawn as a group so please bring along a sack lunch for yourself.




























Bonus Retreat Gifts!


Each creative will receive a goodie bag full of supplies and be sent copies of the personal and group photo shoots. 


Each creative will be entered to win two “back to me” inspired canvas created by yours truly as my way of thanking each of you for joining me today.


What’s not to Love?


What's included:

8 hours of uninterrupted creative time

Supply goodie bag

Inspired Rock Hunt

Simply Me Journal mini workshop

From Drab to Fab mini workshop

Group photo shoot

What I Love About Me personal photo shoot

Group use of the Goldfinch room

12 acres of secluded grounds to explore

All day coffee, tea and hot chocolate

Freshly baked assorted cookie break

Entry to win two "back to me" inspired canvases

What's not included:

Breakfast, lunch, dinner, additional snacks

Personal crafting supplies or projects

Transportation to or from the venue


Personal, medical or travel insurance




Due to the nature of this intimate event all deposits and payments are 100% non-refundable and non-transferable.  Full payments must be made by January 1, 2020 to hold your space. A minimum of 10 participants are required. Creatively Misty reserves the right to cancel the event if minimum participant requirements are not met. In case of event cancellations by Creatively Misty all monies will be returned. Trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended to protect you in the event of an emergency. Parking is free.


Focusing on Me


Inspired Rock Hunt

A world of inspiration waits just beyond your door. The Federal Way Rock group and I leave many beautiful and inspiring hand-painted rocks around the grounds of Dumas Bay Centre. Enjoy a mini scavenger hunt while exploring the lush surroundings.


Simply Me Journal Mini Workshop

Learning to create simple yet beautiful crafts is a sure fire way to bring crafting back into your daily life. You’ll explore multiple textures and simple upcycling tips while creating your own personalized journal cover.


From Drab to Fab Mini Workshop

Even the simplest things can be made beautiful with just a few art supplies and imagination when you let your creativity free decorating your personal goodie bag.


What I Love About ME!

You have something magnificent inside you, something uniquely you. Share it with the world while creating a frame-able tagline that reminds you exactly what you love about being you. Each of you will also get to enjoy the spot light as we snap photos of you with your beautiful creations.


One Last Hoorah!

To close our day we’ll be indulging in a little more outdoor goodness for a fun group photo shoot.