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Stuck in a Rut!

    I confess…

        I am stuck in a Rut!

   I am not complaining.

I did it to myself…

      It’s only been a few years…

  Well a little longer than that,

    I guess it’s more than 20!

I try buying other colors… 

they stay in

    my closet!


I am happy when I wear black!

It makes me feel good

                          and thinner!

                                          A new black shirt brings me joy!

And you should see my new jacket I got for Christmas from My family!

It is awesome!

It’s a Merrell




Jacket. It is warm but lightweight!

I love how it fits me!

And I love

  the color!!

It’s a great hockey jacket!

and my new boots that I got for myself for Tom’s Birthday…

I know, right! It sounds selfish, but I asked him

                                       what he wanted for his birthday

                                                                             and he said

why don’t you get yourself a new pair of boots for my birthday.

Well, you don’t have to ask me twice! No sir!

They are






rated for 20 degrees below zero

by the US Ski Team!

They make my feet so happy!

I know, my husband rocks!

and I know, they are black too!!!

                   I do actually wear

                                            blue jeans! 

I hope you didn’t just fall off your chair!

                           My most recent pair was from Cabi…

Okay, well when you post it,

they look

kind of black,

but they

really are dark,

dark blue.

I am okay

with blue jeans… Is that wrong somehow?

Our family knows I like black.

                      As a joke, I was opening a present from my sister and family.

I could tell it was clothing.

The following words just slipped out of my mouth!

It sounds kinda rude, but it was pretty hilarious!

Kya picked up on it right away.

It was repeated a few times over the course of Christmas Eve.

                       I might not be such a



 do what I say, not what I do!

Truly I do!

I do have a tendancy to buy dark clothes for my kids though!

Well they just don’t show the dirt as much!

 In the end…

I hope you do what makes you happy, even if you are stuck in a rut!

Maybe you are meant to be there?


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Happy Frostiness (an update) & a little bit of black-n-bling

Yesterday was one of my F – A – V – O – R – I – T – E   days to wake up.



Here is a photo I snapped

                   yesterday morning as

                                  dawn was breaking.

                                                              It makes me so Happy!!!

The most incredible paint job on the trees that you could ever hope to see.

Oh I wish I would have stayed home, kept my kids home from school and snapped some photos. What an opportunity I missed! Next time I will not hesitate to capture the beauty!

AN UPDATE:       I am so excited… It is hard to fathom, I wonder if I am living a dream?  I am so thankful, blessed, excited, giddy, fluttery, flipping out and down right jumping out of my skin…

I am hoping I got all of the details right…

Tomorrow I am hand delivering the jewelry samples to the studio in Minneapolis. They will be hand carrying them to the corporate headquarters for a final presentation of the style boards to the executives of the company on December 16th.  They will presenting the full line with other artists included and it is at that time the final approval will be given where they sign off on all of the concepts.

The Holiday line for me currently includes a line of jewelry, ornaments and gifts, but I am told to be prepared for change because often throughout the creative process to manufacturing, the product line will change as it develops. Since I familiar with manufacturing and research and development, I am prepared for the change.

I will get a call or email after the meeting to find out the response from the executives and to find out that we have been given final approval! After that I will be contacted by the company to negotiate the contract. We will then be meeting for brainstorming sessions where we will come up with more ideas for ornaments, gifts and jewelry. They will source products and manufacturers to provide samples and determine prices of the line. I am told it is a long process (it’s okay, I can be patient!). It sounds like the product line will be released in January 2012 at the wholesale gift shows where gift and retail stores place their holiday orders. At that time manufacturing begins and shipment of product is during the summer for the 2012 Holidays. Isn’t the process amazing and intriguing.

So one more step to get through, she said she doubts that there will be any changes after December 16th’s meeting, so that will be a huge relief and we can breathe deeply!  Yahoooooiiiiiieeeeee!

I really needed to create something from scratch, so I took a quick break from filling my orders and created this piece…

I couldn’t decide which was my favorite photo…

So I used all three of them.

I have orders to fill with for the holidays. I love making people happy. I really enjoyed working with these two photos. I am delivering the finished product tomorrow. I will have share finished product photos. But aren’t the cowboys cute?

I hope you are enjoying the hustle and bustle… I think I should probably get started with holiday shopping!

Enjoy the rest of your week! Kris

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