Transportation is not provided with the Retreat Package.

Entrance Fees to area events such as JunkStock are not provided with the Retreat Package.

If the minimum number of registrations are not received by September 4, 2017 the retreat will be subject to cancellation due to Retreat Center policies.

Any retreat questions may be submitted to:  connieleacreative@gmail.com 

Limited to 12 Special Guests!

Limited to 12 Special Guests!


spend a weekend!

Friday-Saturday Retreat Package complete with Friday night lodging $448 per person for a Private Room.  $425 Double Occupancy if registered to share a room with a friend! 



Must be registered by


(Labor Day) 

Saturday, October 7th

7:30-8:30am Breakfast
Saturday morning a fabulous breakfast will be served in the Sjogren Center’s dining room.  A fitness room and outdoor walking trails are available for you to complete your preferred early morning routine.


A 15 minute devotional will be available to anyone that would like to join our Co-Retreat Leader, Clifva Budke at the chapel. 

Discovering Your Strengths Workshop.

12:00Lunch prepared by the Sjogren Center Chef.  Please share any special dietary needs upon registration.

1:30pm  Trust Me, You Can Do This!
I can’t wait to share this FUN FUN FUN with you!  Special Guest Mark "Spanky" Gutierrez will provide enough ukulele's for every retreat guest to make some music with!  Yes, Mark will have YOU playing your first song on a ukulele within minutes, even if you've never held one before!  This workshop will bring JOY to your soul!  (Did I say workshop? I meant FUNShop!)

She Did It Anyway® is a module of the Brave Girls Soul Restoration Curriculum beautifully written and created by Melody Ross and facilitated by Certified Instructor, Connie Gildersleeve.
You will have the choice to do this course by making your own personal She Did It Anyway® book or canvas which will reflect your She Did It Anyway® story and art that corresponds with it.

5:30 - 6:00pm  "More Me Time”
This is your time to reflect on everything you have discovered, uncovered and love about yourself!  You may choose to utilize this time to finish your inspirational art pieces that anchor the messages that have been shared throughout this empowering retreat.  
6:30pm Dinner prepared by the Sjogren Center Chef.  Please share any special dietary needs upon registration.

After dinner - 9:00pm
As we gather after dinner, we will have some sharing time around the red carpet to officially close our time together.  You are then welcome to stay as late as 9:00pm to enjoy more laughter, finish any of your projects in the art room, laugh, create more Truth Cards to share with someone special in your life, laugh, do a little networking if you wish, did I say LAUGH?  

If this retreat sounds like something you would need in your life, then I encourage you to make it happen!  The workshop curriculums are from the professional creations of the Gallup and Brave Living organizations.  Connie & Clifva add all the extra special touches to make it fun & memorable!    Bring a Friend, Mom, Sister, Daughter or come by yourself and make new friends.  Previous retreat attendees have stated how much they have enjoyed getting away by themselves and joining a new tribe!   Either way, we can’t wait to meet you!

Gatherings on the Blue  *  Oct 7 - Oct 8 
151 280th Street * Milford, NE


 Relaxed "Just Get Junk Done"

Retreat Schedule 
(Subject to minor shifts)

Friday, October 6th
5:30pm - 6:45pmGuests are welcome to arrive!
You can check into your beautiful room in the Sjogren Retreat Center and take a few moments to yourself or with friends to enjoy the peaceful surroundings.  There are several sitting areas in the lodge including the fireplace nook or feel free to take a walk on this beautiful wooded retreat property.  

7:00pm Friday - Meet & Greet your fellow retreat friends!
This is a time for you to relax and unwind from your busy life.  A light evening snack & beverages will be provided as we make empowering “Truth Cards” which you will continue to enjoy when you get home to remember & reflect why you are the unique awesome person that you are!  You will be amazed how much fun we will have combining individual selections of art & phrases to create our own Truths!   No art experience is necessary and there will be plenty of embellishments available for those that love to create!  We will wrap up our evening together around a glowing camp fire (weather permitting).   If your heart desires, you are welcome to return to the art room for more creative time before you call it a night.

JUNKSTOCK Oct 6 - Oct 8 · Sycamore Farms
1150 River Road Drive. *. Waterloo, NE.


The Just Get Junk Done Retreat Package Price Includes:

*  Friday evening session with light snacks & drinks.

*  Overnight Lodging for Friday night only.

*  Two empowering workshops on saturday:

       Discovering Your Strengths

       She Did It Anyway

*  $20 Clifton Strengths Assessment Code issued prior to the

   retreat so you can complete the assessment and bring your

   customized report for our saturday workshop.

*  3 Full Meals + Snacks & Drinks on Saturday.

*  Beautiful Life Retreat Journal

*  She Did It Anyway Workbook

*  Professional Ukulele Lesson

*  Numerous Art Supplies to use during the retreat.

*  Super Soft Retreat T-Shirt.

*  Goodie Bag to ensure extra comforts while away from     


*  Beautiful Large Retreat Tote to take home all of your retreat


Limited to 12 Special Guests!

Before and After the Retreat..

If you love a good flea market, you can enjoy 3 full days of "Just Getting Junk Done" by taking in some of the area events at your own leisure.  "Junkstock" is only 25 miles from the Retreat Center and is open Friday - Sunday.  Another one of my favorites is "Gatherings On The Blue" which is 59 miles from the Retreat Center and is open Saturday & Sunday. Check out their Websites & Facebook pages to see what they each have to offer!

Limited to 12 Special Guests!

Friday-Saturday October 6-7, 2017
Joy Holling Retreat Center

27416 Ranch Rd, Ashland, NE 68003

The Just Get Junk Done Retreat is the ultimate girls get-awayto take a little time for rest, relaxation, breathing in a bit of nature and to learn more about themselves!  For those that like to shop some of the best flea markets in Nebraska and searching for "Junk" treasures this retreat happens to be in the right place at the right time!

Just Get Junk Done Retreat! 

She Did It Anyway

Is a module of the Brave Girls Soul Restoration Curriculum beautifully written and created by Melody Ross.

In this empowering afternoon workshop, we will write the story of what we have overcome in life and how we will choose to guide our life in the future by continuing to climb every mountain and jump over every hurdle to live our dreams.

Every heroic woman has had to overcome adversity, challenges and failures...one common trait in all heroines is that they have all chosen to look their difficulties in the face and move forward toward their purpose anyway.

We will be creating a deck of SHE DID IT ANYWAY® cards, each telling the story of our own difficult challenges, and our resolve to live the life we want to live in spite of our challenges

You will have the choice to do this course by making your own personal SHE DID IT ANYWAY® deck of cards, book, art journal or canvas which will reflect your SHE DID IT ANYWAY® story and art that corresponds with it.