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Brighten Workshop and Afternoon Tea

Hello sweet friends!
Some of you might just remember that last year around this time a group of Texas bloggers began to put on their thinking caps on how to create a Bloggers Art/ Craft Retreat.
Well, the retreat was a huge success and we had such an inspiring, creative, successful and educational experience that we are preparing for our second year!
We are also implementing creative ideas to make it even more fantastic than the year before. 
The Brighten organizing team is delighted to announce our upcoming Brighten Workshop.

Brighten is a creative DIY blogging workshop where confidence grows and long lasting friendships are formed.

We  harmoniously gather together to educate, communicate, create, inspire, and at the same time brighten the lives of each other and our readers. 

Our workshop session this year will include lectures and networking as well as a make and take, mini swag, afternoon Tea with assorted sweets, and fruit plate.

Because of our space constraints our workshop is currently open to twenty five bloggers.

Our long term vision for Brighten is continued growth with our workshop spanning over two days.

Tickets Per Person $25.00

Available For Purchase On Sidebar (It's at the very top of my sidebar)

(I also put it at the end of this post)

Location For Brighten Workshop & Tea

134 East Main Street 
Royce City, Texas 75189

Date And Time For Brighten Workshop & Tea

Sunday March 26th, 2017
2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Presenters For Brighten Blogger Workshop & Tea

Joyce Olson From At Home With Jemma~Tips On Using Your Authentic Voice On Your Blog
Carole West From Garden Up Green ~Freelance Writing For Income
Cecilia Bramhall From The B Farm~ Garden Stencil Make And Take

For those of you who are traveling a distance we will be happy to offer Hotel recommendations as well as other activities that you might find interesting.
The Dallas/Ft.Worth Metroplex has so much to offer that you could easily come in for the weekend.

Now for some glimpses of the Brighten Art/Craft Workshop from 2016.

Tickets on sale today, don't wait!
Thanks so much for joining us!
Brighten Workshop Ticket $25


  1. This is so very exciting, dear Cecilia! What a fabulous idea... How I wish I lived closer to you! I will enjoy the pictures of the even, though! Have fun planning!
    With love and blessings!

  2. So looking forward to this upcoming event, last year was so wonderful and inspiring!

  3. Excited about this and working with you has been great so excited about your garden stencil project too!

    Carole @ Garden Up Green

  4. How fun! I am going to give this some thought ;) Hugs, Cecilia

  5. This sounds like a wonderful gathering of creativity. I wish you all just the best of luck with the event. I would be there if I didn't live so far away.

    I look forward to reading about the fun when you share.

  6. How fun! If only I lived in Texas! Good luck with registrations and have fun!

  7. Sounds like fun. Looking forward to hearing all about it.
    Audrey Z.

  8. Lucky ladies! You're going to have a blast!!

  9. Sounds like a really amazing event! Hopefully you will blog about it :)


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