Hands On Workshops

Some folks are just hands on learners… so this year we will bring back the highly popular and more intimate in size, hands on workshops! You can put the teaching into action and refinish furniture, decorate cakes and even learn to be more frugal with a full coupon workshop.

These are ADDITIONAL PRE-CONFERENCE workshops. Most of the workshops have an additional cost for supplies that are not included in the main conference price. These sessions do fill quickly.

At this time we are still finalizing details for our hands on workshop. Look forward to cake decorating, making biscuits, crafting and a calligraphy class.


Handwritten Calligraphy $60 Screen Shot 2013-05-18 at 6.33.44 PM

Learn to have the handwriting you’ve always wanted! Enjoy 2 hours of hands on instruction from calligrapher Maghon Taylor of All She Wrote Notes. We will cover all of the basics of pointed pen calligraphy and work our way through the lowercase alphabet. We will learn how to properly hold the pen, posture, ink flow and how to make your own handwriting dance off the page.

Price includes all supplies for the class plus for attendee to take home:

– calligraphy pen holder
– 1 calligraphy nib
– ink, ink pot
– tracing paper
– practice guides

bloom where you are planted

Biscuits & Gravy Class: $25 (SOLD OUT)Screen Shot 2013-05-18 at 6.33.44 PM

No matter what your age, it’s never too late or too soon to learn how to make perfect biscuits!

In this hands on class, Southern cookbook author Christy Jordan will personally teach the secrets to classic southern biscuits that come out fluffy and light as a cloud every time. Get ready to be famous in your family because you’re biscuit making skills are about to be legendary!

Come hungry because you’ll eat your homework.


Creative Crafting with Karianne: $35Screen Shot 2013-05-18 at 6.33.44 PM

One of our most popular workshops and speakers is back!! Join the amazing Karianne from ThistlewoodFarms.com for an afternoon for crafting and fun.

Karianne is DIY crafter, blogger and business leader. She will walk you through some of her fun Trash to Treasure Crafting projects all afternoon. With her hands on mentoring, you will create a few of your own projects and be encouraged to craft and create in your own home.

Your class fee pays for all the supplies and tools needed. You’ll take home your amazing creations plus a few fun extras!