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Brrrrr… Merry Ch.Ch.CHristmas

There is a chill in the air. With temps of twenty below zero not including windchill, I predict many Minnesotans will be spending the holidays cozy in their homes.

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I am grateful for you.

May your days be filled with blessings and happiness! Merry Christmas!

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Xoxoxo
Kris

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Precious Traditions

We had a fantastic weekend. Friday night Sawyer had a swim meet and then Kya had a hockey game. Saturday I had a trunk show and Kya had another hockey game.

When I returned home, the boys surprised me with a Christmas Tree from our property. They picked it out and cut it down by themselves. So no photos captured but memories created for certain.

Keegan and Sawyer decorated it by themselves… It is the most endearing tree we have ever had.

It borders on being a Charlie Brown tree, but truly precious, especially because it was a surprise. And a bonus was that they cleaned up afterward!

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They believe it looks better at night, but I think it is pretty precious by day.

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Keegan is pretty proud of the new way he created to hang the lights (up and down rather than around!) and I LOVE that they don’t quite reach the top!

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We debated about getting a real tree this year because of our crazy schedules, and this might be my favorite tree ever! Next year we will continue our quest to touch the ceiling with our tree, but this year I am grateful for my precious children who love traditions.

Last night I had a cup of cocoa and enjoyed the brilliance!

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Yesterday my kids created their traditional ginger bread house…

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It didn’t last long!

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Someone ate the roof!!

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Thursday is my Holiday Open House. I hope you can join us! I created a few more delicate necklaces for the open house.

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May you and your family share many fun filled family traditions this year!

Xoxo Kris

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It’s All A Bit Of A Blur!!! and my 101st post!

Wow did the holidays fly by this year. Everything from the shopping to the wrapping to the actual holiday blurred by so quickly…

And some of my photos too… went by in a bit of a blur! Especially this photo of Keegan and I!

Quite blurry, but I think I look younger that way! Who knew blurring your photos and applying age techniques would subtract years from your age! I would have done that a long time ago had I know!

It was a joyful holiday, filled with fun family, terrific food and fun for all!

Some enjoyed snowmobiling in the abundance of snow. We enjoyed some great family times, shopping, watching movies and did I mention eating amazing food?

I even got some terrific play time with my new jewelry cutter I have been wanting. It is super heavy-duty and cuts wire like a breeze! My other cutter had only one spot where I could cut through wire, the other areas of the blade were ruined!!! I browsed in the holiday decor shops like never before… just taking it all in and imagining my line in a store in the future! I brainstormed on some gift items, too! I am looking forward to receiving the contract information soon.

And I promised to show you a picture of our tree, up in our home… Of course I took the photo after all of the presents were distributed. The kids decorated the tree one night while I was finishing Christmas Orders. It is our most precious tree ever. I love how high they got the lights before we ran out. I love how they could only get ornaments so far up… We never did get the tree topper or more ornaments on the top, but I must say, it is our most precious tree ever!

I am quite amazed at how far they did get the lights up on the tree! What amazing kids! (I know, I am biased…)

I am totally shocked that today’s post is number 101!! Wow, that went fast… I love blogging! And I love browsing blogs.

I hope you enjoyed the holidays and got to spend some “me” time in your own way, creating or reading or enjoying yourself!

Happy Holidays… have a fabulous day!

Kris

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Wrapping it Up… I’m a Bag Lady This Year!

I love the hustle and bustle of the holidays… for some reason the holiday prep time passed even more quickly than usual… I keep joking with my friends who know me very well, I guess I should probably start Christmas Shopping now! Some of them look at me to see if I am really serious (because in all reality, it would not shock them! LOL)

Actually there have been years where I have started this late!! Thankfully not this year!

Actually, I am in better shape that I have been in a long time, however there are only a couple of days before Christmas, so I do have an overwhelming amount of wrapping to do. My kids are a fantastic help, but I have decided to be a bag lady! I bought a ton of krafty bags with some cute holiday vintage looking ornaments, ribbon and tissue and I will be lovingly plopping them in bags this year! I will be shaving hours off my wrapping time! Yahooo! and most of those hours would be during the wee hours of the morning while my kidlets are asleep, so more zzz’s for me!

So I now proclaim… I am a bag lady and I am proud of it!

Hope you have fun wrappin’ it all up!!! Don’t be afraid to join the bag lady bandwagon!!! Kris

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And The Winner Is……

Gina Wins The Crown!!!

 

And the winner is Gina!!! Congratulations Gina! You are the winner of my blog giveaway!

You won the Silver Bella Crown that I hand wired! I am so excited for you!  Please send me an email with your shipping address to cherishdesigns@live.com.

 

Submitted on 2010/11/15 at 1:40 pm

I met you at the Bella Market in Omaha. You have beautiful items!! And thank you for taking my picture with the beautiful crown on.

Thanks for your compliments! I am excited to send you the crown!!!
Thank you everyone for entering and blogging and sharing my info! I appreciate it!
I am excited about the Make and Take Pendant Class I am teaching tonight at Bloom! Hopefully the Minnesota Weather will be kind to us… Don’t mind a little snow, but please, please, please take the freezing rain away!
Hope you are all treated like a Queen today!
Thanks,
Kriss

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