Wednesday, September 16, 2015

"Saddles and Mats" Women's Only 4-day retreat in Bandera, Texas Thanksgiving week

Allison Kara, who studied at the Kripalu School of Yoga, will be conducting a Yoga Retreat with The Sugar and Spice Ranch in Bandera, TX. The ranch boss, Leigh McCourt offers a slew of programs including Mother/Daughter Horseback getaways. Check out this new retreat.

Photo credit: The Sugar and Spice Ranch
Taken from Miss Leigh's Facebook page, Allison talks about this exciting event and her intention of being real and true.
"(The) Yoga Retreat with The Sugar and Spice Ranch, is a "Saddles and Mats" Women's Only 4-day retreat in Bandera, Texas Thanksgiving week when the kiddos are on break.
If you find yourself splitting holiday breaks and wanting to get away but not be alone - this could be for you OR if you have a super supportive family that recognizes your need to be YOU while being a mother and a partner - this could be for you too.
The intention I will be setting for this retreat is focusing on what is real and true for me at this time, this stage in my life and to connect with other gals that find themselves on a parallel journey. Make that intention your own, or if my intention doesn't resonate with you - set your own(!), it's all about being real and true - no stories to box us in.
Yoga, horseback riding with a Texas backdrop? Perfect.
Morning and Evening Yoga sessions daily, you will be partnered up with a horse for the duration of the retreat, be pampered with optional spa services, fed with delicious home-cooked food, have cozy accommodations in a bunkhouse, beautiful scenery, a chance to connect with nature and an amazing horse, and a break to focus on you.
More details to come - please check out the Sugar & Spice and IM me with any questions and to see if this retreat would be a good fit for you.
The Ranch accommodates 8 and Leigh, the Owner of the ranch, will be putting it on her site shortly. I would love to see some familiar faces staring back at me from their mats (and their horses), and so I'm putting it here first. I have been to the Sugar & Spice Ranch as a guest, and I am looking forward to going back to teach.
Please share this post - and spread the word!"

Contact The Sugar & Spice Ranch at (830) 460-8487 Monday – Sunday: 8 AM – 5 PM for more information on this event and others.


THE SUGAR and SPICE RANCH

884 Rikki Drive
Bandera, Texas 78003
What do people say about the ranch?
SPECIAL WEEKEND WITH MY GIRLS
“I’m not much of a horse person, but my wife and daughter have been to Sugar and Spice several times and absolute love it. So, they took me over Labor Day weekend and now I’m a fan too. It’s a rustic experience to be sure, but comfortable and homey. The owner Leigh and her daughters really made me feel like family and, despite my lack of riding experience I felt very at ease with my horse Willow. The food was excellent as well. If you want a real working ranch experience with great folks, this is the place to go.” — (Austin, Texas)

Cover reveal of LIES AND OTHER ACTS OF LOVE by Kristy Woodson Harvey #actsoflove @kristywharvey

Well friends, Kristy Woodson Harvey author of Dear Carolina has done it again. Her new book Lies and Other Acts of Love releases on April 5, 2016, but today we have a sneak preview of the beautiful book cover. I think it's swoon worthy fabulous!


and on the back cover you'll find a nice tease:
Dear Carolina was praised as “Southern fiction at its best.”* Now author Kristy Woodson Harvey presents a new novel about what it really means to tell the truth . . .After sixty years of marriage and five daughters, Lynn “Lovey” White knows that all of us, from time to time, need to use our little white lies.Her granddaughter, Annabelle, on the other hand, is as truthful as they come. She always does the right thing—that is, until she dumps her hedge fund manager fiancĂ© and marries a musician she has known for three days. After all, her grandparents, who fell in love at first sight, have shared a lifetime of happiness, even through her grandfather’s declining health.But when Annabelle’s world starts to collapse around her, she discovers that nothing about her picture-perfect family is as it seems. And Lovey has to decide whether one more lie will make or break the ones she loves . . .

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-- Heather Gudenkauf 
~ New York Times bestselling author of The Weight of Silence

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LIES AND OTHER ACTS OF LOVE releases 4.5.16 from Berkley/Penguin Random House. Currently available for pre-order at your local bookstore, Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

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 LIES AND OTHER ACTS OF LOVE will grab you by the heartstrings and pull hard. A perfect story about the lies we tell and the secrets we keep-- all in the name of love.” 
– Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke, 
authors of The Status of All Things and Your Perfect Life 



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