Awesome Ladies Live Retreat 2020 (Single Payment)


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Awesome Ladies Live 2020

JULY 24-26th, 2020

East Lansing, MI

This Year’s Theme: Creativity through Connection

Early Bird Price $349

Early Bird Pricing ends 2/23/2020


3 month and 6 month payment plans available here

You are the storyteller, your stories matter, and even more — there are women out there that feel the exact same way.  This retreat is about spending a weekend with rukristin + the Awesome Ladies learning tips, tricks, and techniques for documenting your own life in a way that makes you feel empowered, impassioned, and in a way that’s all your own.

On Friday night we’ll have an awesome meet & greet at rukristin’s studio. This is a great opportunity to casually meet the other attendees and in past years, ladies have brought a few of their own scrapbooks to share. It’s a wonderful way to open up to new friends.

On Saturday we’ll spend a full day at our retreat location, The Downtown Marriott East Lansing. Through three amazing workshops, we will dive deep into creativity, storytelling, personal style, and more. There will be one-on-one time with rukristin, and time with the other awesome ladies as well. You’ll leave with multiple projects filled with different paper-crafting techniques, ideas for introspective journaling styles, taking better photographs, and more.

On Sunday morning (after hotel checkout) we’ll go on a photo walk and explore downtown East Lansing, and then enjoy a goodbye Ice Cream Social at the Michigan State Dairy Store (home of the best ice cream in the world).

What do Awesome Ladies Live attendees get?

    • Welcome Gift Bag with treats and our favorite supplies
    • Entry to Friday night Meet & Greet (does include small meal)
    • Entry to Saturday Retreat
    • Three workshops with all necessary supplies provided
    • Entry to Sunday Photo Walk

Price does not include meals or lodging.


The event is being held at one of our favorite local venues: The Downtown Marriott East Lansing. I chose this location for its walkability to the entire downtown East Lansing area, including several awesome restaurants, coffee shops, and the Michigan State campus.

We are looking to get a group rate this year, that will be given out to attendees via email in early spring.


The purchase of this event will be final sale. No refunds will be given.  Spots are transferrable and you may sell your spot in the event that you are unable to attend the event. Please email me at rukristin@theawesomeladiesproject to arrange the transfer of your spot.

Please make sure your email is current in your account settings (click on account in the top menu at as this will be our main form of contact.


Car Travel: Awesome Ladies Live is being held at the East Lansing Marriott at University Place, located at 300 M. A. C. Ave, in East Lansing, MI 48823.

It’s an hour drive from Detroit, Ann Arbor, Flint, and Grand Rapids. It’s 3.5 hours from Chicago, Cleveland, and Indianapolis. It’s a super easy weekend drive for so many Midwesterners! It is easily accessed from interstate highways 96, 69, 94, and 75.

Air Travel: Easiest Airport: Detroit (DTW)

Transportation from Detroit Airport to East Lansing: (goes directly from the Detroit Airport to the event hotel).

Other area airports: Lansing (LAN), Grand Rapids (GRR), and Flint (FNT)

**If you are international — Consider coming into the one of the Chicago airports O’Hare (ORD) or Midway (MDW) and taking the train directly to East Lansing.

Train Travel: East Lansing has an Amtrak station right on the edge of campus, coded LNS in the Amtrak route system.

Getting Around East Lansing: Uber and Lyft both operate in East Lansing, as well as CATA – an excellent regional bus system, with more information at There are also lots of Awesome Ladies always willing to carpool as well.