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Two Teens and a Tween!


The necklace pictured above was created out of a vintage Christmas tree candle holder. The patina perfectly matches the grunginess of the funky chunky chain.

Wow, I am amazed that this day is upon us… Today, Sawyer is a teenager. It’s official, I now have two teens and a tween! Happy Birthday Thirteenth Birthday to my incredible son. I am so proud of you for who you are. I am amazed by your kindness and the incredible gifts you have!

You greet each day with a smile and are always ready with a hug! Tomorrow is your first day of 7th grade.


Today is a celebration! It is hard to celebrate this amazing day without remembering the moments of your birth 6 1/2 weeks early, 13 years ago today.

I cannot believe how quickly the years have passed.

Happy Labor Day! I hope you are enjoying your day with family and friends! πŸ™‚ Kris


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Happy FUNtastic Fourth!!

It is a happy day in our house today!

Our Sweet Sawyer has returned! I had not hugged him since the morning I left for Dallas, 14 long days ago!!!

Our house feels in balance again! Of course I did not leave him without adequate hugs and kisses for each day he was gone, a hug for each day, a kiss good morning and a kiss good night… A tradition since they were little… I was surprised that I didn’t get flak for the 15 hugs and 30 kisses from my almost teenager!

But from a Mom’s viewpoint, that just didn’t cut it. πŸ™‚


We waited with anticipation in the sweltering heat…20120704-084314.jpg
As the bus rounded the corner, we were melting with joy, oh a little from the heat!

He arrives, cool as a cucumber with aviator shades on… A sight for sore eyes!

We missed that smile! The trip was, in his words, Amazing!!! He met new friends from all over, including a girl (gasp!) from Vancouver and girls from Finland! They enjoyed dorm life at the University of Oregon and gala events as well as concerts with renowned conductors and musicians. I am so proud of my 12 & 3/4 year old! I am not sure I could have done that at twelve!

We will be together as a family for only two days before camping trips and hockey camp divides us again…

I woke up to the sweetest card on top of my new coffee pot tied with ribbon this morning!

Yes, it is hard to believe that I am not in my twenties any more, I am celebrating 46 years today. I have always been a firecracker( Grandma Lee Lee always called me that!) and I truly did grow up thinking the fireworks were for me! You mean they’re not???

We had a little family discussion about respecting our elders last night… Little did I know that it actually sunk in!! Lol, the card reads
” Now Keegan, Sawyer and I have to respect our elders… πŸ™‚ So now we have to respect you! Ha ha!”
…that totally cracked me up, silly kids!

Putter even signed my card! πŸ™‚ super sweet to wake up to…

And the coffee is fabulous! I am thrilled with the pause & pour and the thermal canister! A terrific way to start the day with Black Pearl beans from my sister’s coffee shop!

I hope that you enjoy your Independence day! Thank you to each and every person who has made freedom a priority in our beautiful country!


I hope you have a BLAST and a FUNtastic Fourth!! πŸ™‚ Kris

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Warning Birthday Month Approaching


Celebrating the approach of my birthday month (a tradition I learned from my friend Cindy… why celebrate for one day, that which you can celebrate for a month!), we are off to a flea market that I haven’t been to in years to start the celebration…

It is like unwrapping a present because we have no idea of the gifts that we will find.

The sunrise this morning is gorgeous…


I hope you have a happy day!

πŸ™‚ Kris


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Inspired To Create

I hope today finds you with joy in your heart as the seasons gently change from summer to fall.

Our weekend included a birthday celebration…

20110906-092437.jpg. Sawyer is now 12 years old and we celebrated with an ice-cream cake! Mmmmmmmm, Delish! I cannot believe that my kids are about to be 11, 12 & 13! Where has that time gone?

I had a creatively productive weekend as I pushed myself to meet my quota!

I have been humbled by your requests to purchase necklaces that I have shared with you… Thank you so much. I will list prices by my new jewelry that is for sale, just in case you are inspired to own one of my originals. πŸ™‚ I am grateful.

The necklace pictured above has amazing color tones from the vintage flower, I used other similar toned vintage beads to create a unique and funky necklace. ($89)


This necklace embodies sweetness and presents a beautiful presence of ribbon & pearls. ($79)


Oh my word, this necklace is a new favorite… The joy of ribbons, pearls, unique vintage beads, elements and wire… Reminds me of lilies of the valley, one of my favorite flowers. ($98)


This bird in a nest necklace is a lighter version of my nest using two different gauges of wire for a more textured look. The birdie is made out of a vintage serving tray. Crystals are embedded in the nest…You Can Fly! ($68)

Thanks for stopping by! Many more photos of new creations to come! Have a fabulous day! Kris

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