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Creative Co-op: Live Life Joyfully

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I am so excited to be Living Life Joyfully today in Dallas, Texas.

I have so much to share with you.
I am
Incredibly
Giddy
Super Duper
Excited to finally,
F I N A L L Y share my secret with you!!!

I have non-jewelry items that debuted with Creative Co-op too!! See the photo of my Live Life Joyfully Angel…

I will try to get better photos to share with you. Angels are near and dear to my heart and I will share the story with you soon.

It is so amazing to see the items live and in person! I am so happy with the quality and the beautiful patina and finishes of the elements.

The story of how this AH-MAZING friend propelled my journey forward is here.

Last night I had the most amazing dinner with Phil and Debbie Saviano. They graciously treated me to dinner Texas style at The Palomino. The gifts they gave me did not end there. I cannot let the moment pass without sharing a highlight of my Gifts from the Savianos:

Share with your whole heart: This amazing couple is committed to making the world a better place. It is clear to me that they do not let an opportunity pass to share with their whole hearts… Undivided attention, seizing the moment, kindness for others, or a chance to improve someone’s life with nothing to gain.

Give and you receive more. I can never thank Debbie enough for the difference she has made in my life. I was eager to share some jewelry I made especially for her. She instantly removed the beautiful jewelry she was wearing and replaced it with the jewelry I made. The sweet girl who was waiting on our table commented and Debbie glowingly shared her necklace with the her. I wish I could have captured the shine in her eyes… this friend of mine, graciously received and even more surprisingly… Without hesitation gave this sweet girl one of the best nights at her job, ever. I am so inspired. Her giving nature blessed our evening.

Listen with joy, commit to the moment. Often people in conversation listen to a conversation, focusing on how to continue the conversation, or add something pertinent about themselves or their life. I believe it is an instinct we have because we all like to talk about ourselves and some of us fear that we have nothing to contribute.

Phil and Debbie have the most incredible listening style. Phil and Debbie listen intently with their eyes, joyfully in the moment. I have so much to learn from them!

Honeymooners Prevail: Spending time with Debbie and Phil is a joyful experience. You can tell they are soul mates by the kindness and attention they share with each other, despite the fact that they have grown children and teenage grandchildren. Being in their presence reminds me of honeymooners and it is incredible too see their love cultivated and blooming.

Here is a photo of Debbie and I after dinner last night.

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And a few more shots of the incredible building. The Courtyard…

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And the beautiful entrance… Notice the Dove, Debbie spotted admiring the view.

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More photos coming soon! Have an incredible day. ūüôā Kris

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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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