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Crafting Community in Palm Springs

Crafting Community in Palm Springs

Crafting Community in Palm Springs

As Ruby gets older and engages in more creative play and art projects, I'm always on the look out for fun ways we can spend time together as a family while expanding her imagination. Crafting Community hosts a once-a-year weekend-long event in Palm Springs, CA where families gather together for a few days for crafting, food, sunshine, pool time, and a while lot of family fun. I've been wanting to go for years, and this year we're finally going!

So today, we've partnered with Crafting Community to give away a family package to come to the annual crafting retreat (at the Ace Hotel Palm Springs from May 1-3, 2015) to one lucky reader and their family. The package is worth $1800 and includes:

– (2) night stay (accommodations, resort fees + taxes)

– (2) days of art workshops (more than 20!) led by renowned artists

– (2) days of recreation activities led by professional instructors

– All food and beverages

– A custom Crafting Community tote filled with premium goodies!

– Sunrise yoga + complimentary bike rentals + game night

– Unlimited pool access and a ton more fun activities (see the full list right here!)

Crafting Community in Palm Springs

Crafting Community in Palm Springs

Here are a few photos from last year's event. It makes me super excited to take my family this year! 

To enter the giveaway, simply visit Crafting Community's website and then leave a comment here telling me what you'd be most excited to do at this year's event in Palm Springs (pool time, making things with your kids, getting some sunshine, etc!). Entries close this Friday, March 20th at 11:59pm PST* and one winner will be chosen at random! 

Good luck!

UPDATE: Congrats to Ashley F. from Los Angeles, CA for being our winner this time!

P.S. Crafting Community is also offering a special reader discount of $100 off any package. Use JOY100 when booking.

*Open to readers anywhere but travel to Palm Springs, CA is not included. Please do not leave your email or web address in the body of the comment, only in the allotted boxes. $1800 USD total value for a package for a family of 3. Any additional person (over 2 years old) is an additional flat fee of $275. Winner will be contacted by email once comments close, and announced at the bottom of this post soon after.

{Photos by Crafting Community} 

856 comments

  1. I’d love the chance to see the vibrant colors in palm springs and of course get a little crafty (;

  2. my 2.5 year-old loves to create and I love watching him learn about different mediums and techniques–I think seeing him experiment at the workshop would be what I’d most look forward to!

  3. This is the most amazing giveaway idea I’ve ever seen. I love the succulents gardening and yoga, to name a couple of things to look forward to about this!

  4. I would love for my daughter to love crafting as much as I do. What a better place to do that! And I love that fitness is incorporated into the program.

  5. Pool time sounds amazing! This would be a great babymoon before our baby comes in July.

  6. Craft Classes! We love learning and I’ve noticed that learning new things together is the best bonding.

  7. I would love to take the dance classes with my daughter and then try the underwater photography and of course some pool time. Thanks for the opportunity!

  8. After this crazy awful winter in New England, what I wouldn’t give for a couple of days by the pool with my boys. Sun and crafting? Yes, please!

  9. The workshops sound like so much fun, esp. underwater photography sounds like so much fun! What a fantastic way the spend the weekend with the family. 🙂

  10. Crafting with kids and I don’t have to clean up after wayward splashes of paint, glue, glitter, etc. For once I might get to be “the fun one.” What an amazing giveaway!

  11. My son has finally gotten into crafting and I would love to share this experience with him.

  12. I have a two and half year old who loves craft and swimming and anything else outdoor! so this will be perfect for her and us!

  13. Underwater photography class!! So cool! Sunshine! Ice cream social! Pool time! Sounds like an AMAZING trip.

  14. A road trip to Palm Springs with my family to do crafts (especially underwater photography) sounds AMAZING!

  15. attending craft workshops with my son would be great…plus some splashing at the pool!

  16. The underwater photography sounds like a lot of fun! It would be amazing to get away for a few days before I have another baby this July.

  17. I’d love to get some hands-on crafty time for my son in such a vibrant place, and to take him out West for the first time!!

  18. Some time away from all Ipads+electronic to enjoy some good old fashion crafting in a beautiful (and warm) setting!

  19. My husband is in the midst of a one year deployment and I’d just love the opportunity to focus on something happy and joyful instead of just how much we miss him!

  20. I love the idea of the whole weekend! I would totally go and tap into my creative side, swim, lay poolside and use that time as quality time with my boyfriend. I <3 crafts!

  21. I’m an illustrator and my husband is a photographer. We have a 2 and a half year old who we love to craft with. Crafting, desert dance parties, ice cream socials- it all sounds so happy!

  22. This sounds amazing! Bike rentals, pool time, desert disco, and succulent workshop are what catch my attention!

  23. I love how being away helps me be more fully present with my family (away from pesky to do lists and work at home). I know my daughter would LOVE this weekend – and so would I!

  24. I’d love to do weaving with Cathy Callahan! Plus explore the architecture of Palm Springs.

  25. I love the idea of a device free weekend with the kids! my girls love to dance- I bet they would love the disco party the most.

  26. I would love to feel the California sun after this long, snowy, cold Chicago winter. And I love the Ace hotel! So modern and retro at the same time. I’d be most excited for the cute crafts I’d get to take home, but swimming and yoga top the list too.

  27. After the long winter, I’d be most excited about time outside in beautiful weather and sunshine!

  28. After our first winter in Seattle, I’d be most excited about warm weather and sun!

  29. Couldn’t even imagine how amazing this would be. My daughter is totally in to craft projects right now. I think she would love this.

  30. my fiancé and I are in the depths of wedding planning and EVERY spare penny is going to our wedding – meaning we have sort of forgotten ourselves and each other. I would LOVE to go on this trip as a way to get away from ourselves as well as some good crafting time together (we love to diy)!

  31. What an amazing weekend!! I’d be excited to meet Justina Blakeney and spend time with my little family!

  32. There’s an underwater photography class!!?! Done and done. But I would come just to hang out in Palm Springs.

  33. Crafts! My girl is a little over 2 and just started really getting interested in painting and art projects we do at home. But of course pool time would be amazing too!

  34. I don’t know if i’m more excited about the ice cream social or the underwater photography! Sounds like an amazing weekend. Bandit is just the right age to start being way into this and I have been dreaming about going for years. Fingers crossed!

  35. We would love love some sunshine and to be able to do some fun things without work distractions. A real vacation!

  36. On a dreary, gray day in Pittsburgh, this getaway sounds like heaven for my little family! I’d love to get in some much needed bonding time, as well as build a little succulent garden.

  37. Arts, Crafts & family time. This would be an awesome experience for my family. We would be most excited for the different crafts that we can make & of course the pool!

  38. All craft classes sound awesome! I would love to go with my family and do the underwater photography class!

  39. This looks so fun! I’d love the unlimited pool time, but crafting with my daughter and just a little vacation with my family sounds the best. 🙂

  40. Ahh!! I’d love to do this with my girls! I’d definitely be excited to take the underwater photography workshop–we live at the pool!!

  41. Would love to spend time crafting with family and time at the pool! have read about Crafting Community for some time and would really like to go someday!!

  42. Everything!! I never been to Palm Springs. This would be an amazing first time experience.

  43. Amazing!! I just know my niece and nephew would love the yoga, tie dye and especially the dance class!! I’m crossing my fingers!

  44. After a very long winter here in New Jersey any fun in the sun is what I would definitely love and crafting with my daughter!!!! Fingers Crossed!!!! Thank you

  45. I want to win this for my sister and her 3 kids. My niece and nephews are a big fan of arts and crafts! Whenever they come to grandma’s house they love to draw pictures for us. Afterwards they love to showcase their artwork tapes to my wall. I think this event would bring so much joy and even more inspiration for the little ones. 🙂

  46. The kids would like the pool & disco party the best but I think the chance to learn different craft activities would be the best. Thanks for the chance to attend

  47. Wow what an amazing giveaway! Everything sounds great, but I’d be most excited about the craft workshops

  48. Omg, I would so enjoy the workshops for leather working, succulent garden, and tie dye. Actually, everything on the list sounds heaven!

  49. This looks like an amazing event! I’d be most excited about spending time with the family crafting!

  50. Sunshine, yoga, spin-art…it all sounds great! Plus, I’d be psyched to FINALLY visit the Ace!

  51. I would love to disconnect and to just “play” and craft with my littles. Underwater photography for me too! This sounds like a blast! Thank you for the opportunity.

  52. My daughter and I would love the leather working and succulent gardens workshop. I’d be happy to sit in on any workshop by Justina B and to take a break from corporate life to interact with a creative community poolside– yes please!

  53. I jump at any opportunity for more family time!! (Also meeting/crafting WITH Justina Blakeney–cue fan girl screams!)

  54. My 5yo and I craft at home. If we went to this our heads would explode from 2 days of gluing, cutting and designing. Plus the pool at night doesn’t hurt either.

  55. I would love to take my little guy and husband away for a little family fun! We have been so busy lately, it would be great to just take a couple of days to relax and enjoy ourselves together.

  56. I’d love to spend some time splashing in the pool with my 3 year old and doing some underwater photography!

  57. Love me some desert sun! The Ace is where we got married and the pool time would be much appreciated after Tennessee’s crazy cold winter!

  58. I do love the sunshine, and sunrise yoga would be amazing, but the art workshops are it!! All that creativity in a beautiful place with other crafty people. Heaven!

  59. It would be such a wonderful adventure for our little family of three to participate in this great event! Personally I know our little boy would love the obstacle course, but I think the disco party sounds like the most fun!

  60. I’ve always wanted to take the kids~ such an awesome weekend! I’m most excited to do crafts with the kids!

  61. Getting to meet Justina and craft with Yellow Owl sounds like fun! I like the idea of the “Desert Disco” with the fam bam as well!

  62. My daughter would freak out if we went to an event like this! The crafting classes and swimming would probably be our top events we would love!

  63. The Ace Hotel would be a dream to stay at! Not only would my family enjoy the poolside fun, but each and every workshop seems to have something for all of us. Plus it would a treat to meet each and everyone included!!

  64. I would love being able to spend two whole days crafting with my girls, sparking their creativity and their imagination.

  65. I have a 4 year old that is a craftaholic and would be all over the spin art activity. I would love to have a weekend dedicated to family fun!

  66. It’s so hard to pick a favorite activity so I’ll just say this. We’re expecting our 2nd in August and have been trying to think of what a babymoon might look like when we don’t have the option of taking a trip without our son. This would be an AMAZING option to spend time quality time with our first while getting excited for our second. Oh, and some California sun!

  67. Story time under the stars sounds magical and a trip away crafting with our three girls sounds like a dream. St. Patrick please help me win this trip. Amen

  68. Love this giveaway. I think we’d be most excited about the obstacle course, coming in a close second would be the jeni’s ice cream. 🙂

  69. This sounds amazing. I would be most excited about doing some tie-dye! I want to make a rainbow shirt really badly.

  70. I looooove Palm Springs! The son would have so much fun with the crafts and I think my daughter would lose her mind if she saw the balls in the pool!

  71. My 3-year old loves arts and crafts and creating and that melts this designer-momma’s heart! This would be tons of fun and memories for lifetime!

  72. Spending a whole weekend of craft time excites me!! This sounds like a ton of fun to do with my girls!!

  73. Oh wow, this sounds so DIVINE! Desert Disco! Game night! Whitney Chamberlin, Justina Blakeney, Fredericks and Mae, Yellow Owl! Most important for me though would be the gorgeous memories for me and my family. Priceless.

  74. I would love to become more creative for my family. I’ve had a hard time trying to be creative with two kids. I would love to be able to come to learn. Also the sunshine would be amazing for my family.

  75. I have ALWAYS wanted to go to Ace Hotel – Palm Springs. I go to Ace Hotel in NYC and i LOVE it.

  76. everythingEVERYTHINGEVERYYYYYYTHINGGGGGGGG! I want to do it all! OMG this is my dream weekend with my boys! puh-leeeeeeeeeaseeeeeee!

  77. I would love to enjoy a creative, sunny weekend bonding with my family and leaving technology behind for a bit!

  78. How fun! I’d love to see my 6’4″ rower of a husband doing crafty things with our little boy. LOL.

  79. Such a wonderful idea to having a vacation spot where you can relax and at the same time doing something my daughters would enjoy. Cheers!!

  80. Besides the crafting time?? Definitely the unlimited pool access! I’m a swimmer and my daughter is taking swim classes, so any time that isn’t spent being creative is spent in the pool!

  81. Going to the Justina Blakeney session would be a dream come true! And who wouldn’t love lounging by a Palm Springs pool?!?

  82. What a great event! My son is 2 and I love how excited he gets about creating things. He loves building and coloring and I can’t adequately express the feeling I get when he shows me something he’s made with such pride. I would be so thrilled to get to experience this with my small family. My husband and I have been to the ACE before our son was born and it would be wonderful to get to experience Palm Springs and the ACE as parents this time around.

  83. Pool time would be awesome! And my almost 3 year old would LOVE craft time! She lives getting her hands dirty!

  84. Hee, when I first read the list of bonus activities I read it as listing Skateboard-Dance classes. . . . I would be SOOO psyched to take a skateboarding dance class. Although on second thought that might be dangerous. So I’ll just put both classes on my list and learn one at a time please.
    Hooray.

  85. Wow! What an opportunity to craft with my son. Maybe my husband would even get in on the action 🙂

  86. I am most excited to meet and hear from all the creatives, but tie dye sounds awesome too.

  87. What I’d be most excited about: the gorgeous destination and quality time with my older daughter!

  88. I want to do all of it! But if I had to pick, I would be most excited about the underwater photography workshop sounds like it would be so much fun for the whole family.

  89. Oh my. So many reasons to want to go- best moms day event ever! No craft explosion in my living room! uh, yes please on the pool time…, My girls would freak out! This looks amazing!

  90. It has been a long, cold winter here on the east coast and I would LOVE to have some sweet sunshine with my family! Add in craft time and relaxation…would make for a perfect getaway!

  91. Insert heart-eyes! This would be absolutely amazing!! My husband, 6 year old daughter, and I would adore coming down from Seattle for this Crafting Community getaway. We are in serious need of some sun, but I think we’d all be so excited about getting creative the most!

  92. Oh, Joy! My family would love this trip. We are moving to the LA area April 6. This would be a great way for us to get plugged in with like-minded families. I would be super excited to do the yoga while wearing my baby in the ergo! Not to mention following it up with Jeni’s ice cream. 🙂

  93. My family and I are soon to be new to the area and would love to plug in with a good community and start our new lives off with a bang!
    As a cyclist I’m excited about group spinning classes and fitness activities. Hope all is well and excited to see Palm Springs.

  94. I’d love to do this to spend more time with my family, crafting and enjoying the sun poolside!

  95. I love the idea of some pool time, especially paired with an underwater photography class!

  96. I’d sign up for underwater photography with my daughter who can hold her breath underwater for a very long time.

  97. I absolutely adore the fact that this is for the whole family! I love the combination of crafting and fitness, also ice cream!

  98. This getaway is amazing! Crafting with my little one, while getting a good workout during a family vacation is to dream for! The underwater photography sounds especially fun.

  99. We have never been to Palm Springs, but it looks delightful! Also, my husband is a graphic designer and this event looks right up his alley 🙂

  100. I would just be most excited to escape the weekly grind and get more family time in. With two working parents it seems like the weekends are never long enough!

  101. I’m so happy to see this because I truly need to have a little getaway with my family. Ive had a ruff two years. My husband is in disability and I’m the only one working, from all that I’ve kept it fun for my little family. I feel having this break will give us a time just to enjoy and take a little break. I can’t wait to just spend time outside and do some fun activities with my family.

  102. Would love the opportunity to win this crafty family trip to let me get some fun R & R with my family. I’m constantly working and this would be a great way to bond with my 2 year old son. And also dad can get involved and crafty himself! Fingers crossed!

  103. My daughter would LOVE this!! I’ve always wanted to visit the Ace Hotel. And this sounds like the best little family getaway. My babe loves to swim & play with other lkids, so this would be the best. Ever!! Fingers crossed.

  104. Oh man! Everything would be amazing. But If I have to pick just ONE thing it would be craft time with the kids as a family! This is amazing. Thank you ??☺️

  105. I would love to have some full on family time like this! My husband works and goes to school full time so any chance at family time is extra special, this would be amazing!

  106. Underwater photography class, that sounds amazing. I would truly love to have pool time with my family and I always need to eat more Jeni’s Ice Cream.

  107. I would be most excited to spend quality time with my son learning to take amazing photographs underwater and loving the feeling that comes from creating something all our own, going on family bike rides and most of all giving him my full attention while disconnecting from my work laptop and cell phone. The exercise wouldn’t hurt me either 😉
    We’ve been wanting to come since last year and hope that this year is the year we can!

  108. I would just be most excited to escape the weekly grind and get more family time in. With two working parents it seems like the weekends are never long enough!

  109. Crafting with my almost 5 year old!! And to get away as a family before we see pur new addition to the family in August!! ?

  110. Looking forward to sun, family time, and crafting with my kiddos. It’s my daughters tenth birthday and this would be an awesome surprise for her!! Also that pool looks pretty awesome with all the balls floating around! 🙂

  111. I would love to win this since I have never been to this event. I would be excited for everything and anything.

  112. I would just be most excited to escape the weekly grind and get more family time in. With two working parents it seems like the weekends are never long enough!

  113. The crafts! My son loves “projects!” Plus the CA sun would be the best, we live in Wisconsin!

  114. I would love the opportunity to attend this event with my little sister. I just moved from Napa, CA to Portland, OR. I would love to spend some quality time with her as I don’t get to much anymore. What better place and event than this! I’d love to swim and do crafty things with her and everyone else. Thank you!

  115. Ooh! I would love it all. Underwater photography for me please! And lots of crafting and bonding with my boys. Sounds divine!

  116. This all looks like paradise, but I think I would most enjoy the opportunity to spend quality and artistic time with my family, without interruptions and workday errands that tend to get in the way of focusing on each other. Lately, we’ve been trying to interest our almost three year old in more art activities, and when it works, it’s so rewarding! I’d like to get some tips on how to encourage artistic and creative expression, while also letting go of “expectations” for how things should go or turn out. Three year olds have their own ideas and creative potential, and I’d love to learn how to let that shine. Thanks for the opportunity!

  117. my husband and I love the desert heat! we’d love to introduce such fun in the sun with our new baby girl!

  118. Everything sounds amazing! This summer I’m going from a 60 hour work week to staying home full time with my little. I can’t wait to explore fun projects & adventures with my almost 3 year old! the succulent gardens are at the top of my list

  119. I would love to win this not only to take little E on her first big trip but to do something we both love together. I would especially look forward to working with and learning from Tanya Aguiniga, a fellow artist I met at one of the first ever Unique LA shows that I was a part of way back in the day. The ace, the palm trees, and sun. Us Wisconsin girls deserve a little warm up!

  120. Nothing better than crafting with my girls and making new friends. Enjoying a little break from the busy city that may include a bike ride and a little shopping in beautiful Palm Springs….and the ACE makes it that much sweeter.

  121. that sounds so damn lovely! My toddler son would probably get lost in a sea of glitter and it would be magic 🙂

  122. Craft Time in the Sunshine with our Little 3 year old! As she gets older, she is more curious and loves making things / projects 🙂

  123. I would love to enjoy the sun and have fun with my almost 3 year old. We are from Buffalo, NY and haven’t been able to get out much due to all the snow storms!

  124. Joy! This looks absolutely AMAZING what a perfect family vacation ! I love the fact that besides crafting there is also fun fitness type activities! We own a gym that has great kids classes! So my husband would be all over that part. I myself love to craft! My friends and I host craft nights every so often and my kids love it as well! They would love this little trip! We have never been on a family vacation together so this would be so amazing !

  125. Even though we see each other daily, I would love to do crafting with my kiddos. There just seems to not be enough hours in the day to do things fun! What an amazing trip this would be :).

  126. Gosh, the east coast definitely doesn’t get enough sun. This trip would be SO awesome for my husband and our 1 yr old!!! She would love all the crafts and pool time 😉

  127. I would look forward most to crafting with my kids and just relaxing . This would be towards the end of my maternity leave, & it’d be nice to have an extra treat for me and my family!

  128. Sunshine! This Maine winter has been very trying, with record snowfalls!…as I look out my window, surprise, it’s snowing again! Gahhhhh!

  129. I would love to enjoy time away from home with my family on a stress free vacation!

  130. The chance to disconnect and spend a weekend poolside and crafting with my kids…in Palm Springs, no less? Yes, please!

  131. Spending time with my family as I come to a close on busy season here at work. It’s been little time left for bonding between January until may. But on top of that I would enjoy the crafting! I love crafting and cake decorate hobby/business and YOGA … This just seems like a great time’ I hope I win
    Xo
    Tiffany

  132. Definitely would be thrilled at all the opportunities offered to spend time with my family!
    I know my 3 year old would love crafting, pool time and so much more.
    And We have yet to visit Palm Springs being new to the west coast!
    Amazing giveaway!

  133. The Ace Hotel Palm Springs is one of my most favorite places in the world. Like, really. My family and I are all SO ready for a trip somewhere warm!

  134. I would love, love, love getting to do fun crafty projects with my two and a half year old! I’m sure the sparkly pool would be nice too!!

  135. This would be so amazing to win, time with the family, crafting workshops and sun…what could be better?!? I would love to spend the weekend here with my family, crafting, creating lifelong memories and having fun! Thank you for the great giveaway!

  136. This sounds like a dream to this single mama of two little girls! We all love arts & crafts and quality time together. The art lessons from various artists would give my girls a feel for different mediums. Ice cream social is definitely our jam as well as the unlimited pool time. Such an amazing opportunity and definite luxury. Thank you for considering us. xx

  137. My boys would love this especially the ice cream social! I would be excited to meet some of my favorite designers, plus our family could use a little bit of sunshine after a Minnesota winter:)

  138. …because working full time does not allow much time for crafting with the kids. They love to do art and craft, so a whole weekend of it, away from the bustle of our life at home would be a dream!

  139. Honestly I would be most excited to just escape the weekly grind and have more family time! With two working parents as I’m sure you know, the weekends never seem long enough!

  140. what wouldn’t we do?! to visit the ace-palm springs as a family and spend our time together using our imagination and creativity would be a dream

  141. my girls (3 and 5) and I would love the opportunity to meet and contribute to the crafting community. This is such a rare event and I would be thrilled to be a part of it with them. We haven’t been able to spend time like this together in a while and it would be such a gift.

  142. I’d love to see some Palm Springs architecture and get creative with my little girls!

  143. I love seeing my son’s imagination come to life when we craft together. The smile on his face is his badge of accomplishment!

  144. I would look forward to doing crafts with my twin girls without any technology or tv around. Just us focused on activities.

  145. Would love to experience Palm Springs for the first time and the desert disco sounds awesome!

  146. A holiday anywhere sounds amazing. But a holiday to a warm place with all my favourite things sounds perfect. Family time around the craft table sounds incredible.

  147. Quality time with the family is the best. Add crafting and sunshine to the mix and I am a happy snowman…er, I mean momma! Looking forward to melting away the stress of every day life and living in the moment with my loved ones. Thank you for maing this possible, Justina!

  148. Leatherworking would be soooo fun, and anything involving Justina Blakeney. I’d be happy to just carry her supplies around all day.

  149. I would be ecstatic to spend time with my triplet boys swimming, crafting and the opportunity to do a Soulcycle class.

  150. Relaxing by the pool & succulent gardening for me & teaching my almost 4yo daredevil of a son to skateboard. 🙂

  151. Creating with my boys in such an awesome atmosphere… I can’t wait to see the Ace.

  152. My husband’s an artist and both our children (3.5 and 18 months) gravitate towards art. They love to color and paint and create and it fills me with joy to see it. I’d love to give them and my husband the chance to bond over this!

  153. After working so hard and balancing work life and family life it would be so amazing to relax, be in the pool and have fun with our little one!

  154. What a great giveaway! Would love to get out of the city and spend quality time with the family. My 3 year old would be in heaven in that pool! And the underwater photography class sounds awesome.

  155. We’re expecting another kiddo in July and this would be the perfect vacation for our little family before our life is scrambled about a bit. And I’ve been researching like crazy for activities for a toddler, all in all this sounds like an amazing weekend.

  156. Succulent gardening! The grow well almost anywhere and I would love to make a vertical art wall with them!

  157. Not only would I be crazy excited for the family time, in general, but since I don’t consider myself the most talented of artistes (!!ha!), it’d be great to unleash a little bit of that and experience that with my daughter and husband!!
    The poolside fun also doesn’t sound too shabby! 😉

  158. Love the idea of a crafting family vacation and the succulent garden class sounds sooo good!

  159. My son and I love to do crafts together. Would be a perfect experience for my 40th birthday!

  160. I would be most excited to have the chance to spend some family time together in the sunshine after this brutal winter! And some morning yoga sounds awesome too!

  161. I couldn’t even begin to say what I would be MOST excited about. It all sounds so fun! Just getting to take my family to something like this would have me the most excited!

  162. It’s a tie between desert disco and trying out the workshops with my four year old!

  163. If my family could win this trip it would be so amazing!!! Just getting my husband to get back in touch with his creative side with our girls would be so theraputic for our entire family! After his two deployments he doesnt sketch or cartoon at all anymore…

  164. This would be amazing!!! My daughter would have the time of her life – especially swimming around!

  165. Having a mini vacay with my small family, crafting with my husband and daughter, and hanging out under the sun in Palm Springs sounds like a total dream boat!!! *crossing our fingers* to win this amazing giveaway!!!

  166. It’d be wonderful having family time as well as some me time. My 2.5 year old daughter can get two of the things she loves the most – crafting and swimming and I can get some sun while my husband looks after our 8 month old and her big sis. A purposeful getaway sounds like a DREAM!

  167. Wowzers! This would be an awesome 4th birthday surprise for our little man born on May 1st. He LOVES drawing, writing, cutting, gluing, threading, planting, yoga, swimming… to name a few! Tie Die, and spin art would blow his socks off! Awesome giveaway… Good luck to all and congrats to the lucky winner!

  168. Wow! What an amazing event, can I say I’m excited for all of it!!! We recently moved to the South Bay from the east coast, so an opportunity to meet some new families while spending time together as one sounds amazing. Hope our little fam of three win!!!

  169. We would love to win the family trip! My husband is an architect and I am a designer, so we love exposing our daughter to the arts. We would love the yoga (we do a mommy and toddler yoga) and
    would just love all of the workshops!

  170. wow joy, you got me… i’ve desperately wanted to take my daughter to the CC event since i first heard about it a few years back. she’s 5 now and i know she’d have her crafty little mind blown by the opportunity to create with professional artists and designers. of course, she wouldn’t hate the idea of attending an ice cream social or a disco either… and frankly, neither would i!

  171. After enduring the long, cold, and snowy winter in NYC, my family would love to head south for some fun in the sun! Craft time if my son’s favorite time but I am sure he’ll be thrilled about the pool as we’ll! I hope we get to win because I’ve never won anything besides a small curling iron from 15 years ago. ?

  172. What a fun family getaway! The succulent gardening and underwater photography events sound amazing.

  173. This is the ultimate package. My daughter is obsessed with art and swimming!! Would love this.

  174. I would look forward to doing yoga with my son and enjoying an escape from dreary and cold New York weather!

  175. I haven’t heard of anyone doing spin art for ages! I would love the opportunity learn. This is an amazing opportunity! Thank you for the offer!

  176. I saw this last year and it looks amazing! Hard to pick but I know my two little artists would be over the moon with the tiedye!! It is out of our budget so a free trip would be an amazing gift!

  177. It’ all sounds amazing! But underwater photography and crafts with my little would be wonderful. Such a great idea and the hotel looks fantastic.

  178. Always wanted to plant a succulent garden and never manage to get past one plant. This would be a great way to get into it! Also, a group spin class sounds amazing. Great unique giveaway!!

  179. This awesome get-a-way is just what I need…. sunshine, creative time and more time to just hang out with my girls!

  180. I’d love a chance to attend the underwater photography and succulent workshops and just have some creative family time!

  181. OH wow, I would love a getaway in the sun and have always dreamed of staying at the ACE in palm springs! my favourite place to vacation so this would be the best gift for my husband on our 5 year anniversary with our little one <3<3<3<3 thanks for hosting this, didn't know they had so many activities, so great!!

  182. I would love a chance to focus on wellness and creativity after the rough ending of a long relationship 🙂

  183. I can’t even deal with how awesome this looks!! After a long, cold Boston winter, I need the sunshine and pool time! Not to mention the craft activities!! Heaven!!!! *fingers aggressively crossed extra tight*

  184. First of all we love the Ace so that alone is worth getting excited about!! Second, those craft workshops sound like a dream and the yoga in the morning is just icing on the cake! <3

  185. We moved from Brooklyn to LA three years ago and it still feels surreal—like we now live in a vacation. A Palm Springs weekend including morning yoga, sunshine, a blue pool and tie-dye crafts would be the cherry on top!

  186. Anytime I can get away with the family and we are forced to focus on each other is a blessing. I love family vacations. We only really get about 18 years of this with our kids, if we’re lucky. As many as I can shove into those 18 years I will take.

  187. Getting to spend quality time with my family and seeing our kids light up at the crafting activities. We have wanted to go soooo bad!

  188. I would love for my daughter to be surrounded by creative folks. It couldn’t get any better than an amazing setting full of opportunities to make art, learn something new, and relax with your favorite people!

  189. I would give anything to be able to afford to take my children here to enjoy SUNSHINE and quality family time!!

  190. My seven and five year old sons are big time crafters so we’d definitely be most excited about the kid crafts. This would be a family vacation dream come true for us!

  191. I would love the chance to get away and spend some one-on-one time with my 4-year-old son! He’s intrigued by all things art-related and would be thrilled to have a weekend full of crafting. What an incredible opportunity to grow his skills, expand his mind and expose him to a multitude of mediums and activities. Thank you Joy, Crafting Community and the Ace for this exceptional opportunity. xo

  192. The fitness and recreation activities sound super fun! My son would absolutely LOVE this!

  193. I’m mama to one crazy-craft-loving-girl and family time in the sun can’t be beat.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  194. There is so much to be excited for! from the family BBQ to the underwater photography classes. This is such an amazing event!

  195. Getting my baby (4 month old!) in the pool for the 1st time and getting my active toddler to do crafts!!

  196. Family fun + Sun + Crafts = win win win ! We are a family of crafters and would love to go!

  197. I would love to learn some new craft techniques from the experts! (And starting the day with some yoga would be nice too!)

  198. I’ve been pretty sick for almost 2 years and it’s been pretty hard on my son. This would be the most amazing way to do something special for him. A mini-vacation full of pool time, crafts, and crafts with mommy and daddy would blow his mind! 🙂

  199. I have wanted to take my family to this ps weekend since the first year it was started but didn’t have a family back then :). Nothing better then realizing it might be a true possibility now. Fun in the sun and creating a real community!!

  200. Not only does a weekend of crafting sound awesome, but I’ve been dying to check out the ACE Hotel in Palm springs!

  201. This sounds dreamy. It would be our first vacation as a family of 4…and one that we desperately need! Thanks!

  202. ART ART ART…CAN’T GET ENOUGH….and you add in the sunshine…LOVE. plus I have never been to California.

  203. I would love to see my daughter and her father make things together along with a couple of uninterrupted days together!

  204. What a beautiful opportunity! Crafting and fun in the sun is a great way to bond and meet famiiies alike!

  205. My husband is a musician and his busy tour season is December – April so my little girl and I don’t get to see him much during this time. A May getaway would be the perfect bonding opportunity for my little family. PLUS, his birthday is the end of April and our anniversary is the end of May so this would also double as a celebratory getaway full of fun family crafting and some much needed pool time!

  206. I would love to do sunrise yoga! And play with succulents! And finally get some swim and sun on! Plus my husband and I have never been on vacation together and it would be amazing to take a family vacation to Palm Springs! This is like my dream about for years vacation!!!! ???

  207. I would love to leave the city behind and enjoy some time with my family by the pool. Thank you for the opportunity!

  208. Pool time sun basking, succulents and bingo in Palm Springs sounds about right 🙂 Awesome giveaway, thanks for the opp!

  209. My son would adore an obstacle course, we love pool play more than anything and I cant imagine meeting other crafters!!

  210. I would love to spend some quality family time at the pool and all of the crafting events. My 3 yeard old daughter would be in heaven!!

  211. Oh how wonderful! I’d love to win this to take my twin nieces to have some creative fun in the sun, practice their swimming (they’re taking lessons now), and spend quality time with them before my own baby comes at the end of May. I have been searching for a special way to spend time with them before I get busy myself, and I think this is just the perfect way! 🙂 I’d love to win this!!! Thanks very much!
    Best,
    Nareh

  212. It all looks so fun – what a great getaway!! Family crafting and the obstacle course are at the top of my list. Plus, what a great list of guest hosts!

  213. Crafting with our two girls is one of my favorite things! How wonderful to share those memories with our whole family for an entire weekend! Such a dream!

  214. Ahhh… it would be a welcome break from a crazy year – we need some sunshine and relaxation!

  215. Coming from rainy Vancouver, Canada – obviously the sunshine would be such a treat! And of course, crafting with kids would be a welcome bonus!

  216. We would just love to be able to visit Palm Springs and enjoy a good time doing fun things away from home 🙂 sometimes its just nice to get away together.

  217. The whole event sounds like a dream come true, but I’m sure that my family would really enjoy the crafting and pool time!!!

  218. All of it, and I mean it! We have never taken a family vacation (that was not to visit family), let alone one so packed with great stuff!

  219. First of all what an amazing event. Bringing together families to experience creative expressions together. I would be most excited about getting away with the family and going to the desert since we live in the Pacific Northwest.

  220. I would like for my kids to experience all these festivities, family time and of coarse I would LOVE to incorporate my passion for crafting all in one!!!

  221. I would love to craft together with my husband. We’re both creative but we tend to do separate artistic activities. This would be great for us.

  222. Looking forward to it ALL!! Would be amazing to explore our creative side getting crafty as well as get our bodies moving together as a family… Something that sadly gets overlooked in all the daily grind. What a beautiful idea for pulling the family together… A family that plays together stays together!

  223. All of my favorite things in one place over one weekend! yes, please – my family, crafting, exercising and spending time together in a social setting with other like minded people – amazing! I imagine my 5yr old will dive right into crafts (and the pool) and the 3 of us will giggle over yoga & disco nights and relish that there’s no technology clogging our creative & explorative minds!

  224. How fun! I think I’d most look forward to lounging by the pool with our baby girl while my husband and son splash about.

  225. Ace Hotel is my favorite, I haven’t been there in years! (Having kids will do that to ya.) I’d love to make some memories out there with my family now. And be able to be crafty at the same time and pass down that passion to my kiddos.

  226. There is so much to do! I would love some relaxing pool time, but would also love to do the succulent class, dance class and skateboarding as a family! Our kids would LOVE it!! 🙂

  227. Proving to my husband that crafting equals underwater photography and leather would be priceless! And my 2.5 year old goes nuts for spin art! Sounds like the perfect weekend for everyone!

  228. I’ve been wanting to go to this, and now my kids are finally old enough! I’d love to do all the fun crafts with them, such a great idea.

  229. I discovered this wonderful crafting community event last year and ever since I have been eyeing them! I would love to be able to go there with my daughter and spend quality time bonding and doing what we both love to do:crafting. She is my little helper and we wish we get this opportunity! waiting impatiently for there results!

  230. Great giveaway! I just want to visit Palm Springs! Been on my wish list for a while.. and to bring my two kids would be even better!!

  231. With parents currently residing in Taiwan and a sister residing in Washington D.C. while I live in San Francisco, a family trip has been long overdue. We sadly see one another once a year, but each reunion is always warm and joyful. We were planning a family trip sometime this year and I believe this travel package in Palm Springs would be great for all of us to catch up and bond. The legendary desert disco at this family retreat seems like a dream. I think it would be hilarious to see my father groove to the music and pulling my shy, conservative mother onto the dance floor. As for my sister and I, we will probably be boogying all night! I think this is such a great weekend getaway and even better that it is geared towards family bonding. I never knew how privileged and blessed I was to have had my family in the same geographical region until we all moved away from one another.

  232. I don’t know if I would like pool time or craft time more. It would be a toss up for my almost 3 year old son as well who loves swimming, painting, decorating anything, and cooking. He would love any workshop geared towards children.

  233. Feeling the warm sunshine and playing in the pool with my little guy. Oh, and the avocado toast poolside…and the slushies….

  234. I’m so excited for pool time with my family. Hoping my husband can teach my daughter to swim!

  235. Attending would be a dream come true! Dying to spend some time in PS with my husband and little guy- they can swim while I craft 😉

  236. Poolside fun times, fitness classes, spin art and succulent gardens and Justina Blakeney!

  237. I’d love the opportunity for our family to spend some time together doing what I love– crafts! The opportunity to share what I love with those that I love would be priceless! The sunshine, pool, and disco are of course an added plus. 🙂

  238. The entire event would be fantastic, and some Ergobaby yoga would be a special treat in the warm CA sunshine.

  239. The crafting looks like a ball, and the recreation classes too! The time with the family would be fantastic.

  240. This all sounds so amazing! Especially to get some warmth and sunshine after such a long, cold winter in Chicago. I think my boys would love tie-dying and skateboard lessons!

  241. All the workshops sound amazing but I’d be super down for the succulents and underwater photography! Plus we are dying to have some pool time. Swoon!

  242. I’ve been wanting to take my family to this! After welcoming a new baby & my hubby’s busy work schedule, some fun family activities like the crafts & dance classes would be perfect!

  243. Would love the tie dye work shop! Have been wanting to make the drive to Palm Springs!

  244. My husband and I are polar opposites-I love the arts and he is a huge sports fan. But, we have both gained an appreciation for the other’s passions and I think we would really bond at an event like this.

  245. Besides just getting some quality family time, the story time under the stars sounds perfect for my little ones!

  246. nothing fills my heart with more joy than to see my little girl make new friends and have new adventures — sounds like the weekend would be filled with both!

  247. Morning yoga with ergo baby?! How lovely! My family and I would be so grateful if we won.

  248. Some fun family time would be great! And the underwater photography workshop sounds fantastic!

  249. This looks like so much fun! Creating things and hanging out by the pool sound like so much fun.

  250. Spending time pool-side and crafting with our two little ones (6 & 3) before I embark on going back to school to complete my Bachelors in Elementary Education in the fall!

  251. Oh my word, SO fun!! How can I choose a favorite thing to be excited about?! The underwater photography sounds so fun, but I mainly can’t wait for the chance to spend quality time with my 6 year old, doing her absolute favorite thing…arts and crafts!!

  252. this looks AMAZING – and would love some time to get away with my family. Thanks for the opportunity!

  253. I am an art teacher with a 4 year old daughter who LOVES art and crafting, as well. I would adore the opportunity to spend an entire weekend doing crafts with her…and I have a feeling she would freak out about the desert disco and ice cream social!

  254. I would love to have one last hoorah before becoming a family of 5! Some quality time together and relaxing by the pool sounds like a great baby moon/ family vacation!

  255. Seems like the perfect opportunity to get inspired and have fun at the same time – in good company!

  256. Wow! Underwater photography is Master 4’s idea of heaven! Mama is keen for some yoga, and papa would love some leather working!

  257. Hi, I would love to attend the workshop for succulent gardening. I am obsessed with them 🙂 I also have 2 year old daughter who loves colors, pools, and biking 🙂

  258. underwater photography, yoga and other fitness activities, and just hanging out by the pool. sounds like an amazing weekend getaway.

  259. I would love to spend time with my toddler and hubby – getting a chance to hang out with them by the pool and eat good food, and craft it up!

  260. ohhhh my 3 year old and i would love this! we need a warm weather getaway and i would love some quality time with her.

  261. I just had baby number 2 in October and need to kickstart my craftiness again! A weekend surrounded by art, color and inspiration would be so much fun for my family, especially my three year old son (and myself). We love to create and be outside playing. What more could we want!?

  262. I’d love to spend time with my family by a pool! And also love the idea of crafting with my toddler! Thank you!

  263. This is AWESOME! What a cool, rad, fun way to spend the time with your family! The whole thing excites me!! =)

  264. Just going there would be fantastic! My son loves crafts, so crafts and pooltime? He would have the best vacation ever.

  265. After this CT winter I would be so happy for sun!! I would also love the under water photography! How cool!

  266. We moved to Southern California from the Midwest less than a year ago, and Palm Springs is still on our nearby destinations to visit. This event sounds like the perfect reason to finally make the drive up. Plus, ICE CREAM SOCIAL!

  267. I will actually already be in California for my job and I know I would need some S.E.R.I.O.U.S. relaxation + crafting! I would LOVE to join!
    xoxo Lizzie Spratt

  268. I would simply love to see my children’s faces come alive when they see all of this wonder!

  269. O, what joy to spend a weekend creating with my daughters – memories that they can recall as they grow up, long after they leave my arms!

  270. Oh boy! how I would love to win this package to enjoy crafting with my little artist, meeting other creative families, as well as lounging and soaking up the wonderful sun at the fabulous Ace Hotel in fabulous Palm Springs! Crafting Community Rocks! Pick me! Pick me!

  271. Oh my gosh. Where to start. Ace. Skateboarding. Jeni’s ice cream. SoulCycle. Tie Dye. Amazing artists and designers. Truly couldn’t pick one fave thing. Everything sounds amazing. Something for each member of our lil’ fam. The hippest “Club Med” I’ve ever heard of – and way better 🙂

  272. Craft time is always awesome and the underwater photography class sounds amazing!

  273. Life is so busy, it would be so nice to get away from it all and spend quality time with each other being crafty and to watch the kids practice their swimming at the super cool Ace hotel, nonetheless.

  274. Tie dying and dancing sounds divine, my family would love to escape to the Ace for the weekend

  275. Would love the warm weather and trying out the underwater photography…it all sounds wonderful. 🙂

  276. What a phenomenal event. Everything about the photos and video scream our family. Both my husband and I are creative and have tried to encourage our children to also be. Our children come home from school and immediately open our craft closet to create. The things they come up with with simple items like washi tape, pipe cleaners, cardboard, etc are truly awesome. I can only imagine what we would create all in such a bright and nurturing environment with new supplies, classes, teachers and friends.
    The entire setting of the Ace, with the pool, the sun, the palm trees look to be a perfect place for a creative and fun family weekend.
    Crossing my fingers,
    A

  277. What a phenomenal event. Everything about the photos and video scream our family. Both my husband and I are creative and have tried to encourage our children to also be. Our children come home from school and immediately open our craft closet to create. The things they come up with with simple items like washi tape, pipe cleaners, cardboard, etc are truly awesome. I can only imagine what we would create all in such a bright and nurturing environment with new supplies, classes, teachers and friends.
    The entire setting of the Ace, with the pool, the sun, the palm trees look to be a perfect place for a creative and fun family weekend.
    Crossing my fingers,
    A

  278. I have been wanting to bring my family the past few years, and they are ALL at great ages to do so this year, it would be amazing to win this. Crafts with my girls (organized by someone else!)!

  279. This is the most amazing giveaway I have ever seen. My little girls would FREAK OUT if we won. Not only do they loooooove staying at hotels, but a few days of crafting fun?! HEAVEN. I would love to do some underwater photography with my family and make some succulent gardens! Super exciting! I know my kids would love the morning yoga, too! They are all about yoga!
    Thanks for this cool chance to win! <3 <3 <3

  280. We have yet to take a trip since becoming a family of four! We would love the chance to swim, play and meet other families! Our four year old would just be in heaven with all of those kids!!

  281. so many exciting things! pool time, underwater photography, and the ice cream social (have wanted to try jeni’s ice cream for so long!) sound especially fun. would love to just enjoy getting away with my husband and dear little. thanks for the giveaway!

  282. i would LOVE to learn how to craft with my LO and spend some time poolside with the hubs.

  283. Painting the converse?! Definitely looks like it would e a fave for me, my kids would go nuts over that! Thanks so much for the chance to win, Joy! Looks like sooo much fun!

  284. My 6 year old son loves swimming and crafts so this weekend would be so perfect for him! What a great family friendly weekend in my favorite vacation spot!

  285. Would love to visit Palm Springs for the first time and enjoy bbqs and ice cream socials 🙂

  286. The chance to have a family filled weekend adventure would be so lovely. Learning different crafts with them and having story time under the stars would be magical!

  287. Crafting with our toddler and the community, sunning by the pool, dancing to the DJ, and more!

  288. To enjoy watching my family use their hands, hearts, and minds to CREATE art, crafts and mostly memories!!

  289. I just love my family, crafting and Palm Springs ! Sounds like the perfect weekend

  290. i would love to swim with my 2 year old and take my 5 month old in the water for the 1st time!

  291. Wow, that looks amazing. I’ve never heard of the Crafting Community. I’d look forward to all of it, including weaving workshops and Justina Blakeney, whose blog I read. Oh, and my 3-1/2 year old daughter would be all about that pool! Even if I don’t win, I am glad to know this exists.

  292. It would be wonderful to invite a friend to join me in all the great fun and sunshine. Thanks for the opportunity.

  293. I would love to surprise my husband and 8 year old grandson with this incredible trip! What an opportunity to create wonderful memories with our grandson and spend special time with both him, Mack, and my wonderful husband, Steve. It would be a trip reminiscent of the “old” days when our three boys were open to fun adventures and new experiences! Have my fingers crossed!!! JM

  294. It’ll be my family’s first summer with my 3 year old baby brother whose a new addition to our family and we would love to come out to Palm Springs and enjoy some family time!

  295. As two big artists with a little in the making, nothing would make us happier than showing her what an entire community of crafty people can get up to together. I would love to see her covered in paint, glitter and a massive smile. Priceless!

  296. The family that crafts together stays together! We would love to advance our tie dye skills, since it’s how we resurrect all our toddler stained textiles.

  297. I will love the underwater photography class, the crafts with my 3 year old and the yoga!

  298. Would love to go with my daughter! She would love the underwater photogrpahy, me I’d be game for anything.

  299. I used to go to a craft fair every year with my mom. The tent included all sorts of fun activities, and it seems like this is an opportunity to relive that and see kids continue to find fun and entertaining hobbies aside from a screen. Love this concept, and I would love to get to go!

  300. I would simply embrace the family time with arts in the beautiful surroundings of Palm Springs!

  301. I would LOVE to make things for my little girl and just spend some time in the sun as a family. What a great giveaway!

  302. this looks fantastic! I’ve been in a crafting rut since our kiddo arrived and this sounds like the perfect inspirational family fun weekend not to mention fun by the pool 🙂

  303. Succulent garden workshop and the underwater photography sounds great! I also wouldn’t mind trying out a spin class either.

  304. After a crazy busy month for my hubby, it would be a much needed getaway with the little lovies and the hubby and have some uninterrupted family time. 🙂

  305. I would love to do the underwater photo shoot and the ice cream social with my daughter! We would have so much fun! I am sure we would be doing some Yoga too!

  306. Oh man! I want to win this so much! My daughter is so looking forward to spin art and I am dying to do sunrise yoga!

  307. Love the Ace Hotel! Would love to spend some time in the pool with my little one and maybe the leatherworking workshop?

  308. I’ve always wanted to visit Ace Hotel and would love some brilliant desert sunshine after a long East Coast winter. My almost 3 and 5 year olds have been doing kids yoga while trapped inside on snow days. Would love for them to do it in the desert under blue skies! Would also love to do tie-dye activity as my 5 yr old loves fashion and I love seeing the creations she comes up with when putting clothimg items together. She also has been asking to do a succulent garden–she and her dad love to plant and grow things together! Thank you so much !

  309. It sounds absolutely Magical!!!! The only thing Missing here is Unicorns!!! Wait, will there be Unicorns?!?!! ✨?✨?✨?✨

  310. making things with my toddler. swimming. yoga. skateboarding. a mini vacation with sunshine sounds so excellent after 100+ inches of snow in boston.

  311. Getting crafty with my kid is always a win in my book! And the underwater photography workshop would be amazing!

  312. I would grab my very best mommies friends who love to craft & play with my girls and I. We would have the best time getting some quality time together as we giggle and #create!! Thank you for offering up such an amaxing contest!!

  313. would love to get more arts and crafts time with the kids, where i don’t have to clean up! *>_<* and then the pool to burn off any extra energy.

  314. After an incredibly hard year, this would be the most amazing thing ever. My husband and two girls would be so thrilled, plus my 4 year old loves crafting like no other. Honestly all of it looks amazing, but I would look forward to most getting to spend time with my family doing projects together – it sounds blissful.

  315. gosh… i would be most excited to do EVERTHING… looking forward to it all, but… MOST LIKE TO DO CRAFTING WITH MY DAUGHTER!!

  316. A pool will always get my girls excited, but adding crafts would be an all time epic weekend getaway!!

  317. I’d love the opportunity to tie-dye with my 3 and 5 year olds–they’ve such imaginations when dressing and expressing themselves through clothes each day…how fun to let them color their own fabrics! Also, my 5 year old has been asking to do a succulent garden–she and her dad love to plant and grow things together. Lastly, yoga in the CA desert instead of in our living room on snow days during the East Coast winter would feel like winning the lottery :).

  318. Would love to see my 5 year old discover new crafts and my 2 year old splash around in the pool!

  319. first of all, the opportunity to visit palm springs would be wonderful! all the activities are a bonus to the pleasant weather & pool time 🙂

  320. I have always wanted to go to the ace hotel in palm springs! Would love to bring my young daughter and craft!

  321. Would love to get crafty with my family in the beautiful Palm Springs sunshine!

  322. We would love the chance to thaw out after a very long east coast winter and to use the other side of our brains for a weekend!

  323. The best part of this entire thing would be creating in the middle of the desert! So much beauty, something amazing is bound to happen 🙂

  324. My spouse said he wouldn’t do crafts with our children but he’s embraced arts & crafts. My son and I craft a lot and I look forward to doing so with my younger child. Yoga and swim followed by Jeni’s ice cream and dancing sound pretty good, too!

  325. My husband and I are both art teachers- this would be a dream weekend for our crew. I have to say that all the activities look like so much fun, it would be hard to decide. Just being somewhere warm would be a treat, but I love the idea of creating with my kids as a family.

  326. My family seriously needs a colorful gun weekend together! My husband and I lived in LA for a while, but now live on the cold, snowy east coast! Would love to show my new baby girl California and learn new techniques for my passion Aerlume!

  327. That’s supposed to say ‘fun’ not gun! (I don’t even own a gun, let alone many guns that would necessitate an entire rack 😉 ha!)

  328. It would be such a thrill to check out the crafting community first hand!! Sun, Pool and crafts… what more could you ask for? I’m most excited about the underwater photography! Hooray for crafts, fingers & toes crossed!!

  329. What an inspiring way to create lasting memories with family! Thanks for letting us know about this amazing retreat.

  330. well…first of all, it’s the ace hotel and i LOVE yellow owl. so, yeah, that woul be super exciting!

  331. Succulent garden workshop and spending some pool time fun with my kiddos is what I would look forward to!!!

  332. My family and I would love this so much! The chance to hang out together amid all that creativity & soak up the sunshine would be amazing!

  333. I know my little would love to craft all day and night, especially if we can do it together!

  334. I am looking forward to watching my son’s eyes get big and his smile grow wide when when he sees the huge ice cream sundaes at the social.

  335. I’ve been dreaming of a get-away in Palm Springs for some time now. There are so many reasons I’d love to win….Ace hotel, rubbing elbows with some of my favorite bloggers, sunshine and pools, and spending time with the fam just to name a few!

  336. I would love to see my girl excited about making crafts while meeting kids like her who like to craft, making swimming pals, and me relaxing and crafting. Did I mention sunshine is good for all of this, and us!

  337. This is the dreamiest weekend! I want to go and take weaving workshops from janelle pietrzak! My kids would be in heaven!

  338. This is the best idea ever! Thanks for the giveaway! I would love to attend the succulent garden workshop. Somehow I manage to kill all my succulents…I didn’t even know it was possible to kill them! 😉

  339. I would just love to do morning yoga and trach my baby boy how to say hello to the warm desert sun!

  340. This sounds pretty amazing! I would most look forward to escaping the business of everyday life and just enjoying my husband and daughter!!!

  341. Oh geez, I can’t decide between the succulent workshop or the poolside desert disco (my four year old’s choice 😉 It all sounds like amazing fun though.

  342. My daughter started baby art class recently; that said, I would love to do more craft classes with her, in an open environment like this!

  343. A weekend of nothing but crafting with my daughter in the sun in between pool time and hanging out with other crafty families- with classes taught by some of my favorite artists, bloggers and other crafty folk?!!! Well, that’s my idea of heaven right there.
    Astrid

  344. oh, how can we choose just one?! i’d love to stay at the ace hotel, my 6-year old would love the crafting, my almost 2-year old would love the dancing and my hubby would love some pool time! thanks for introducing us to this fab weekend.

  345. I love Crafternoons! And this would be the perfect for my family of three to learn, create, and have fun together!

  346. Having the opportunity to take my wife and new baby girl to the desert for an awesome family weekend sounds awesome

  347. I would love to make things with my daughter out of anything other than pixels!!! Leather, yarn, succulents and clay – it all sounds amazing and no better place to do it but in Palm Springs, poolside.

  348. A crafting weekend with my daughter where I wouldn’t have to organize it, sounds fun to me.

  349. My 6 year old daughter Chloe loves arts and crafts. We live in Seattle so it would be amazing to get away from the clouds. #palmspringsorbust

  350. The whole weekend sounds amazing, but I think that doing arts and crafts with my Daughter & Granddaughter would be like a dream come true!

  351. My son wants to be a painter when he grows up so the art/crafting times would be so great as part of the vacation!

  352. I would love to get a chance and spend some quality time with my husband and our sweet baby girl being outdoors, doing fun activities as my husband is always working and never has any leisure time to enjoy with us. This would be a great gift to win for him and our daughter!

  353. Would love, love, love to take my family and spend time with them especially with my three-year old…thank you for this wonderful opportunity!

  354. I love Palm Springs and would be psyched to learn and be inspired, alongside my kiddos, by all the talented folks hosting workshops!

  355. Unplugging, dancing, crafting, yoga’ing! It all sounds dreamy and amazing to focus on family time! Yes yes yes we all need more of this in our busy lives!

  356. Please?!!!! …. This is just my dream come true ?!!! Is just all that my family and I love!!
    Crafts ?✏️ Yoga ? ? pool ??? wonderful hotel ?!!!! ? love it all!! ?

  357. I would love to join the underwater photography class! It combines by hobbies of swimming and photography.

  358. I’m always telling my husband we need more family time so this would be the perfect opportunity! Would love to do craft projects with my daughter as she is so into crafting lately!

  359. Everything! What a wonderful family event, and opportunity for my son to create and socialize in the sun.

  360. My daughter loves the sunshine and this winter has been a tough one. I would love to spend some time in the pool with her.

  361. My daughter would love the skateboarding…and we would all love some pool time!!

  362. It has been a long winter on the East Coast so sun is much needed. Crafting outside sounds amazing right now!

  363. I recently retired and my daughter and I are huge scrap bookers and Project Lifers. I would love to spend this time with my daughter and granddaughter packing in as many art classes as possible sharing that love with my granddaughter. I’ve never been to Palm Springs but it’s on my travel list to visit. Amazing giveaway!!

  364. ohhhhh my gosh. I can’t even imagine how amazing this would be. tie dye, leather working?! all with out little family, surrounded by other creative families?? yes, please.

  365. This would be so much fun! I would love the underwater photography and soaking up the sunshine for a few days in Palm Springs!

  366. As a mama to an 18 month old, so many of my creative pursuits have taken a backseat for a long time, with the focus being on my little one and getting myself to and from work. having a chance to be around creative people in such an inspiring and family friendly environment would be such an incredible blessing. the best part would be getting to introduce my son to mamas creative light inside, and starting his own creative flame. xxoo

  367. WOW! I’ve always wanted to attend! I would love the opportunity to go to Crafting Community! Not only are my twin sons and I avid crafters, my sons are mini reporters and TV personalities who cover what’s cool for kids, but they only cover what’s cool in NYC – it would be great for them to experience Palm Springs and do their favorite thing – make art!

  368. We just had baby no.2 and a weekend getaway with our 5 year old daughter filled with art, sun, and fun would put a huge smile on her face!

  369. I would consider it truly a blessing to spend time with my two favorite creative ladies (wife and daughter) doing what they love. Would love to create some lifelong memories for all us. 🙂

  370. I would love to have some family time together doing crafts instead of seeing my kids glued to video games!

  371. I love Palm Springs and after a trip this past weekend to the Ace Hotel in NYC, I’m excited to visit another one! And some pool time and creative inspiration sounds so wonderful after our long New England winter…

  372. A weekend with the family would be fun all on its own, but underwater photography sounds like so much fun! My little one is seriously into tie dye so she would be in heaven 🙂

  373. I would absolutely love to do all the crafting with my son! Especially crafts by yellow owl workshop 🙂 And he’s newly obsessed with skateboards so watching him do that would be a blast!

  374. What fun! Sharing arts and crafts time with my daughter as well as fun pool time looks like a blast. And she will be so excited for story time under the stars!

  375. I just checked the Crafting Community website, it’s such a great consept. But they only offer prices/packages for family of three members and/or any additional child. I’m a single mom of a 3 1/2 year old boy and I would love to go either by winning this contest or buying my own ticket. Me and my boy are in desperate need of some lounging and play time under the sun, since our last vacation was three years ago when he was barely walking.
    My fingers a crossed!

  376. It all sounds amazing! I would love to go with my sister and nephew- the 3 of us love adventuring and took a road trip to PS 6 years ago when he was 3. It was such a wonderful trip, I’d love to recreate the fun we had in the pool but with the addition of sunrise yoga and crafts (and bbq and ice cream and tacos and a stay at the Ace!). My nephew and I craft together all the time, but I would love to get to craft with him without setting up and cleaning up 😉

  377. This would be wonderful for a dear friend of mine, who has a 9 month old and a 7 year old and loves Palms Spring weather and the pool — like a lot! She’s also always looking for craft things to do with her kids.
    Hope you would consider me to gift this to my friend Rebecca. Of course, i would also like to go with my family — but my baby just turned 1yo –so not sure if they have crafts for little teensy babes.
    Thanks.

  378. The crafting workshops!!! I see so many pictures of these wonderful events and I’ve always wished we lived closer so my daughter could participate. She is craft obsessed!

  379. I would love to do a craft with Robert Mahar! I have been a fan for a long time. My kidlet would love the pool, crafts and ICE CREAM!

  380. Sounds perfect for our craft obsessed girls who live to swim. Winter in New England has been looooong, this would be amazing!!

  381. I would be most excited about a family vacation. Haven’t had one in forever! Thx for the giveaway!

  382. I would love to win and create beautiful memories with my son and husband. After a long winter of work travel and rainy days, a trip to Palm Springs would be wonderful treat!

  383. waking up early with the family to do yoga together and then jumping in the pool for some underwater photography would be a dream come true! This is exactly what my family needs right now!!!!!

  384. Hi Joy!
    My four kids will spend hours at the pool. A BBQ and ice cream social with Jeni would make their day perfect. Pick our family…we’re having a cold winter here in New Jersey.

  385. Oh man do I really have to pick just one thing that I would like about this weekend? I think it would be watching each member of my family *SHINE* in their creative element doing activities that light up their heart + soul!! Pretty, pretty please pick ME at Random Joy! 😉

  386. What is there not to love?! We haven’t been on a vacation with our family of four since it’s existence, and I would totally love a chance to get away to the sunshine and spend some time crafting with those that I love!

  387. Oh man, after this winter, I will take al the Vitamin C I can get! Some relaxing family time would be awesome as well!

  388. My oldest daughter is a crafting fanatic! At seven she’s already had five “businesses” and has sold her paintings, done henna designs, and is now making greeting cards and scrapbooking. She would be in heaven at this retreat, and it would be an awesome time with my oldest girls!

  389. I’ve been wanting to go this event ever since I heard about it a couple of years ago. We LOVE the ACE and have never been back with the kids. I have a 2 1/2 year old daughter & 6 month old baby boy. Would be fabulous to go with the fam :))

  390. I just quit my job to be home with my two kids, so this would be amazing for them! We are not going to be able to afford to vacation for a long time…this would be a dream for my family. My little boy is a little merman, I’d never be able to get him out of the pool hahaha 🙂

  391. My mom is the craftiest of the craftiest and growing up she always had us sewing, weaving, drawing, painting, beading and a million other things, all in the school of 70’s funk and flash. I dropped all of that like a bad-habit once I hit my teenaged years and decided that it (and my mom) was too hippie and weird. But, of course, I was wrong and she was right and now I wouldn’t change those experiences for anything. I have two little boys now and I would LOVE to give them the gift of craft and the joy of making things with their own hands. Doing that at the Ace in the hot sunshine would be the best thing in the world. Thank you!

  392. I’d be excited about eveything about this event especially the family craft time! Thank you for the wonderful opportunity!

  393. I can’t wait to see the excitement on my 7 year old’s face when I take her on a special mommy and me trip to do her favorite thing – crafts!!!

  394. my oldest would be most game for the pool and bingo while my youngest, a flirt with a big appetite, would be all over the ice cream social. And everyone would disco dance!!

  395. I would just LOVE to get out of town and spend one on one time with my 4 year old daughter the sun! We’d love the pool, she loves snacks 🙂 it would be an amazing adventure and the whole weekend sounds so awesome!!

  396. I’d love to go with my 9 year old boys. We are from NYC so a nice change of climate would be so nice!

  397. There’s too much FUN in this package it’s seriously hard to narrow down! Having family time in the sun and taking in the whole experience is what I look forward to most!

  398. This sounds amazing!!!! I would love this for my precious family. Swimming and crafts are my girls 2 favorite things ❤️ Thank you for the opportunity.

  399. I would take the tot to as many craft activities as possible while I know that my husband would be at the pool or biking with the baby!

  400. I am most excited to getaway and enjoy some pool time with my little family of three, before we become a family of four in September! The classes (such as leather working, tie-dye, and dance) sound amazing and I would love the opportunity to go!

  401. Eek, I’ve always wanted to go to Crafting Community’s annual event at Ace! The family and I would be all over those craft workshops! Thanks for the giveaway!

  402. Would love to spend time by the pool there with my babes, especially since the Ace Palm Springs was where we got away to during my pregnancy and for my birthday pre baby!

  403. I am DYING to take my little family here! We could sure use a vacation with life being so busy, and I would love my husband to have opportunities to be more crafty with our kids!
    The crafts, and family pool time and BBQs sound amazing! Crossing my fingers!

  404. My 2 year old is a water baby and we just started drawing together. She and I would attack those craft tables and Papa would get a well deserved break from running our small business…

  405. Oh man oh man! We’ve been looking for something fun, exciting, educational and COOL to do with our foster son! Our 1 year anniversary of being his parents is coming up and man… Hanging out poolside in a cool environment like that would be ideal!! Great giveaway!

  406. When I saw your post today, I felt it was meant for me!
    Last night, I got back from a grueling long business trip and my joyous 8 year old daughter took such good care of me. She gave me the sweetest massage and read me a bedtime story so I would relax. As I drifted to sleep, I thought: I must find an opportunity for the two of us to escape- to a warmer climate hopefully and to do art together, swim, take long walks, and read to each other every night. Where? How?
    Well, now I know!!!
    You have presented me with a wonderful dream. Thank you. I will be most excited about turning the dream into reality.

  407. I have always wanted to go to the ACE in Palm Springs. What an awesome opportunity for the whole family to get some lounge time by the pool and get our craft on too.

  408. i would look most forward to the family BBQ and ice cream social with Jeni’s (I looove them, and they’re coming to socal!! woohoo!)

  409. Any craft event with tie dye is a hit with my 6 year old, and I would love the to try my black thumb at making a succulent garden!

  410. I would love to get away and experience something new and exciting! I am always trying to think of new ideas for my step kids to experience and grow from. If I have the chance to go I would love to take part in the workshops, dance and of course learn and play a couple games of bingo. What a way to kick of the summer season!

  411. I would love to spend time with my family by the pool and the succulent garden workshop sounds great!

  412. Hi Joy! Single Mom of two from PA- Just started a tween girls line..Loop Girls/ keeping a generation in the Loop. So passionate about this age group and brining age appropriate,creative and well made products directly to the girls and Mom’s via the web and a brick and mortar in Wayne, pa (I know your a Philly girl).. Looking for inspiration to transfer into creative ideas…. but more important…looking for an unforgettable gift to give my daughters, two of the craftiest and sweetest girls that would love to see the West Coast, meet new friends and craft at the same time!! Dream come true!!
    Congratulations to you and your sweet, sweet family!! I am so proud of the Time magazine shout outI I have this posted on my mood board for inspiration! You really rock Joy!!

  413. Tie-dye with the kids sounds like a blast! But to learn a new craft like leatherworking would be so exciting!

  414. Being able to relax with my husband whether that’s through games, yoga, art class or the pool!

  415. Ohhhh! I would love to visit Palm Springs with my family! Fun, sun, crafts and good food? It doesn’t get much better than that!

  416. I’m entering on behalf of my sister, her husband and their 2-year-old daughter–I think they would love a beautiful few days in Palm Springs, with crafting for their toddler and pool time for the three of them!

  417. My 3 boys are not so crafty, but the underwater photography would be right up their alley since it has a little danger thrown in!

  418. Doing both some active and creative things in the sunshine would be a fun getaway for our family!

  419. I’ve never been to Palm Springs even though I live in Los Angeles, so I would be so excited to use this as an excuse. I think I would most look forward to the relaxing by the pool and the crafting workshops.

  420. As an illustrator who used to live in New York I couldn’t think of a better introduction to the US for our Swedish family of three boys.
    Pool time, skate boards and lots of cutting and pasting…

  421. I would love for my 4 yo son, Chase, to see other boys and their fathers enjoying crafts together. This looks like an awesome experience with such fun, non-mainstream crafts!!!

  422. My husband lost a job since last Oct and still no luck in finding one 🙁 PLEASE let us win, it’d be a super awesome experience for us and our 3.5 yr old daughter!

  423. This event looks amazing and lots of talented artists too! My 6 year old would love the pool and craft time…and a weekend to just get away sounds heavenly.

  424. Would love to win and spend some quality time with my family! Haven’t been able to take a family vacation and this would be a perfect little getaway for us!

  425. The leatherworking and the succulent gardening look awesome — and of course — just getting away from city life as a family…

  426. Every time I go on a business trip, my 8-year-old guilts me about how he hasn’t been on an airplane before, and this would be the perfect first long trip for him! What a perfect getaway for our new family (he hasn’t always been ours!) 🙂

  427. OMG, this looks amazing!! I would look forward to some dedicated family time to focus on having fun with each other – for me it would be the leather tooling and tie-die. The kids would love all the crafty stuff and pool time!

  428. We are expecting twins in Sept and my almost 5yo daughter requested that we go to Palm Springs this summer (we are in LA) for our family babymoon – so this would be perfect! She would love spending the day in the pool and all the crafts…

  429. this sounds wonderful! crafts, sun, yoga! After a minnesota winter this would be sooo nice!

  430. What an incredible giveaway! Palm Springs is HIGH on my life list, so the chance to go there with my family and do one of our favorite things- craft- with talented folks would be a huge treat. I can’t think of a better weekend.

  431. ME! Me! MEEEE! Sunshine and crafting with my little peeps sounds like a blast! Myself and believe it or not my eight year old are crazy about succulent gardens!

  432. oh my goodness, what wouldn’t I like to do! Firstly, I am from the UK so it would be an amazing opportunity! Secondly, the leatherworking and tie-dye sounds really fun! The family BBQ and the ice cream too!!

  433. It would be awesome to have some time for me again-I haven’t been away from my 18 mo old since she was born! Yoga, Jeni’s, everything sounds amazing!!! Love your blog- have been following it since you were in Philadelphia!

  434. I’m just excited to have no distractions from being creative, and getting to share that with my family.

  435. I’m most excited to have some fun in the sun with my little princess and the hubby.

  436. Would love to have some family time! I usually work evey weekend so to be able to spend some fun time with the entire family would be just amazing for us! Hurray for creative memories!

  437. I would be so excited to share in crafting and creativity as an entire family! What a fabulous retreat. My daughter would love anything with gluing involved. I sooooo have my fingers crossed!

  438. My son is the craftiest 3year old I know….how fun to spend time with him in the sun crafting!

  439. I agree with many-warm, colorful, relaxing, so many classes to choose from but underwater photography sounds perfect!

  440. What a dream come true this would be. I would most enjoy getting to see sun with my family. It’s been a long, cold winter in Ohio.

  441. This looks like an amazing event. Looking forward to swimming & learning new crafts w/ the kids

  442. I have always wanted to visit la and stay at ace! I would also live to talking on one with so many talented, inspiring artists!

  443. Wow! I live in Southern California and remember seeing CC all over Instagram last year. My little girl loves swimming so underwater photography would be fun. And, you can never go wrong with tye-dye!

  444. Love the idea of “analog bonding” with my little one. We’ve never been to Palm Springs together as a family and this would be such a fun way to experience it!

  445. Looks like there’s so many fun activities lined up! That ice cream social definitely sounds like something my family and I would totally enjoy. It would be an absolute dream to win this getaway, not to mention it’s my 30th birthday that weekend!! 😉

  446. The workshops and the pool sound wonderful, but a Jeni’s ice cream social? I am there!

  447. Bing from the Midwest, I have never heard of anything like this.
    I work in corporate world and would love to escape to creativity and sunshine.
    I am going to have a hard time deciding what to skip because I would love for my family to participate in everything. Cannot image what storytime under the stars will feel like surround by so many people. Toy lab, desert disco…sounds like an awesome time.

  448. Let’s see;I’m an all around DIY’er; an amature photographer; have an eye for detail; love colors;love sewing;I practice yoga;love water;love the sun and most importantly, my daughter needs to experience activities under the sun. We would love to sun gaze together. At 12 years old,she fell ill for some time and is doing well now. We weren’t able to go anywhere and have not experienced anything like this. It would be majical and rewarding.

  449. We live in Denver so there are not many outdoor pools so I would relish the time of getting to see my boys swim like little fish for a couple of days.

  450. My 3 girls would LOVE the craftiness, and my 2 boys would be in the pool from dawn til dusk!

  451. I was in palm springs 2 weeks ago and my sister (who never gets to go anywhere fun) was sooo jealous! I would love to take her and my 3yr old niece, who is so into art projects just like her TT (me!) was when I was her age. They live in CT and have been caught up in the snow all winter! Lounging by the pool, being inspirited by the mountains and palm would be how we would spend our time!

  452. We would be excited to finally get a vacation together as a family. Watching my son learning and doing yoga in such a beautiful place would be a blessing.

  453. I just want to relax and take some fun family photos outdoors…in nice weather or the underwater photography (that’s something I’ve never done!).

  454. I would love to spend some time away from the hustle and bustle of our life and really spend time together! My son is coming into his own as a 5th grader, and he is finally learning to be exactly who he is! I’d love to help channel his energy and create something awesome with him!

  455. I couldn’t imagine a more perfect way to unwind! I look forward to crafting in the sun with my son and husband!

  456. I would love the tie-dye workshop. I have fond memories of doing that with my mom and I would love to do it with my kids too 🙂

  457. Looking forward to all the bright colors and sunshine! I live in a cold, foggy city where everyone wears black.

  458. Our family would love to catch some sun, pool time, and family craft time. Thanks, Joy!

  459. I would love love love a little getaway & special time to spend crafting with my husband & daughter:)

  460. After a rough NY winter I would love to get away and see sunshine and play in the pool with my family of 3!

  461. Amazing! I would love to do the family yoga with Ergobaby! My husband and I would appreciate the workout in the sun having just had our first child nearly 3 months ago. Our lower backs are aching.

  462. The yoga class sounds so fun! And my 3 year old would love all the kids crafts and is love to not have to clean up afterward!

  463. Pick me! I just had our second baby in January and gosh, a weekend of crafting workshops and enjoying the California sun would be the break my family needs.

  464. Everything sounds amazing! I just love all the color in Palm Springs and getting some family time while crafting sounds PERFECT.

  465. Sun, pool, family & fun activities to do together as a family! What more could anyone want from life?!?!

  466. Would love to go now that my little one’s fine motor skills are more advanced! Macrame here we come!

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