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Home Sweet Home

Ahhhhh… While my trip was life changing, inspirational and amazing, it is so good to be back home with my family.

Someday I hope to share the sugar sand beaches, gorgeous sunsets and tropical feel of Destin with my family. One of my favorite beaches ever!

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It was a long day of flying and passing time in airports on Sunday. As I landed at MSP, I took my roller bag down from the overhead and instantly knew I held it wrong. My drive home was the longest drive ever, I had a full blown cold, hurt back and the exhaustion was setting in. The positive is that I am positive my back pain kept me awake so I could arrive safely at 12:30 am.

After a few days recuperating and visits with our friend Jeff, a chiropractor, I am feeling about 90 percent better! Whew!

The good news is that it forced me to catch up on my sleep!

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I am missing my morning walks on the beach with the waves crashing and the birds singing. I am missing the inspirational women I shared the retreat with. So grateful for the experience.

We had some creative time at ABJ too.

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This is my art quilt, I did not finish it because I felt it would be easier to travel with it in smaller sections. Adding that to my todo list.

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Now that I am feeling better, I have piles of catching up to do. I am feeling quite behind. So I better get to it.

Have an amazing day!
Kris

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Art Biz Retreat: Sunrise to Sunset

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Today is day four of the ArtBizJam Retreat. My bucket is full and my inspiration is running rampant.

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I only have a few more moments before my morning 6:30 walk on the beach. I am proud of myself, despite the late nights giggling and cackling, I have continued my quest for improved fitness with a morning walk on the beach.

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The beauty is so incredible!

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The sugar sand in my toes is delightful.

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The sphere of colors surrounding us is dynamic.

Off to work out! I hope you find the beauty that surrounds you!
Kris

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Funky Name Badge!

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This morning I get to reveal to you my funky name badge…

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I am happy with it! It turned out pretty funky!

It was fun to see all of the creative fun tags perfectly matched to the amazing women attending the Art Biz Jam retreat! !

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Well, off to class! Have an amazing day!

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Sometimes Morning Arrives Early!

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Morning!! There was not much for sleep last night. My alarm rudely wakened me at 1:30 am.

After dragging myself from my cozy & snuggly bed, my excitement started to build.

I am now at the airport, desperate for caffeine to kickstart my day.

My flight leaves in just over an hour, my final destination is Destin, Florida. The ArtBizJam starts tonight!! I am so excited. Excited to spend time with my artful friends, excited learn and finesse my business.

The only damper is that I wish my family could join me… I am certain they would love the white sand beaches!

But school and commitments prevail so I will be missing them!

I hope you had plenty of sleep last eve! Have a great day!
Kris

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Live, Love, Junk Retreat: Register Today!

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The Live, Love, Junk Retreat is rapidly approaching… and we would love you to join us!

Here is a glimpse of my blog post from last year that shows you a fantastic glimpse of the shopping and creativity of the vendors.

The Live, Love, Junk Retreat is centered around the Junk Bonanza held semiannually in Central Minnesota. The vintage junk shopping is an incredible experience and the event is filled with dynamic vintage finds and cool creations using junk.

The retreat includes your early bird ticket to shop the event (a must to beat the massive crowds and get first dibs on the best finds.) You will connect, giggle and enjoy the camaraderie of other junking queens, enjoy a Meet and Greet Party, Shuttle to and from the Junk Bonanza, A Funtastic BBQ, and a Restyle Workshop (I have some fun projects for the workshop! Hope you can join us!!)

Your registration also includes a Live, Love, Junk Market Bag with exclusive offers and discounts for the Retreat attendees from the Junk Bonanza attendees. Also enjoy a Friday evening Farewell Round Up Dinner and Bingo!

I am looking forward sharing this experience with all of you!

Remember, Save $20.00 by registering by August 1!!

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Click here to register if you love junking, meeting new people, creating and meeting lifelong friends!

I hope you can join us!!
🙂 Kris

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Happy May Day! & Creatives Retreat Classes

Happy May Day! I always loved May Day as a child and I have to tell you, my excitement today brings me right back to the joy and anticipation of May Day!

Today the Creatives Retreat Website goes live and I am excited to share the rest of the classes I will be teaching at the retreat.

‘Cause Every Girl Needs A Crown by Kris Lanae

Create the crown you have always deserved using vintage elements, sparkly crystals and trendy wire.

Visit here for more information on the class and visit Live, Laugh, Love Retreats for more info on the retreat.

Lovin’ Cuff Addiction by Kris Lanae

Unite the joy of vintage buttons, tattered elements, sparkly crystals and trendy wire to develop your own cuff addiction.

Visit here more information on the class and visit Live, Laugh, Love Retreats for more info on the retreat.

Jewelry Junkie Joy by Kris Lanae

Embrace your inner jewelry junkie by learning to create fun and funky chunky rings. 

Visit here for more information on the class and visit Live, Laugh, Love Retreats for more info on the retreat.

And Finally, the fourth class I shared with you a few days ago.

Celebrate Vintage Love by Kris Lanae

Celebrate the vintage past by learning to combine vintage elements with annealed steel wire to re-trend them into new and funky statement pieces.

Click here for more information on the class and visit Live, Laugh, Love Retreats for more info on the retreat.

I also have a link on my sidebar for Live, Love, Junk!

I hope you have a Happy May Day!

🙂 Kris

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