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Dream Big

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After months of pleading by Keegan, hesitation by Moi (a somewhat fearful & protective mother), and reassurance from Dad, I caved. After only two practices, Keegan had his first two lacrosse games today. It is quite a physical sport, and yes there were numerous gasps coming from the spectators in our area… Well yes, I guess it was only me! Ha! He had a blast though!

I got a fun buy on some stamped spoons last weekend and I enjoyed creating with them the past few days. My favorite is the Dream Big! I might just have to keep that one for myself. I believe we should all Dream Big!!! Go for it!!

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Today we have Kya’s first softball game and then Sawyer’s final boys choir concert of the year, the On Tour concert. Next week he is off on his 12 day tour to Canada. It is going to be a crazy few weeks!

I hope you are having an incredible weekend.
πŸ™‚ Kris

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Sunshiny Saturday

Happy Sunshiny Saturday.

It is hard to believe that another week has passed in a blink of an eye. Just a few more weeks until school is out for the summer.

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I am so excited about being home with my kids this summer. I know it promises to be busy, but it will be fun too.

Today in Minnesota is a sunshiny Saturday. We have very few obligations today which is unusual. I have a lot of jewelry to make, but it promises to be a joyful day.

I hope you are enjoying your sunshiny Saturday!

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I Believe in Angels Necklace

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Do you believe in angels?

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I do. When I found this charm, I knew I had to get it… The message touched my heart and brought me back to a painful time in my life. As I grow older, I realize what a gift those five baby angels are.

Our journey to parenthood included five miscarriages. As a jewelry junkie, I searched and searched for jewelry to commemorate those angels. So you can see why this pendant has a special place in my heart. I listed this necklace in my Etsy Shop here. Sending a hug to each of you who believes in angels!

The sun is rising this morning, we caught it glistening on the large icicle dangling from our rooftop.

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Enjoy a happy Friday!

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Flying By…

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Wow, the time is flying by… I must admit, this week must have been on fast forward.

Time seems to pass much more quickly when we are busy! This week was jam packed.

Last night we enjoyed the 6th & 7th grade school band & choir concerts. As Sawyer was waiting in the hall, he was asked by the Athletic Director to sing the National Anthem for the Varsity Basketball game. It worked out perfectly between concerts.

Today the girls have their fourth game of district playoffs. They are playing for second seed for Regional Playoffs and must win tonight and Sunday to advance. Saturday is their home volleyball tournament so it should be a fun weekend ahead.

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I bought this big chunky bird charm at the Tucson Gem Show. I hand stamped the word fly on it and wired it up. I love the chunkiness of the bird.

I hope your days are flying past and each day brings joy and happiness to you!
πŸ™‚ Kris

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Time for Some Bead Soup!

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It’s time for some “Bead Soup!”

A cup or a bowl?
I am super excited for the upcoming reveal of my Bead Soul & partner for the Party!

This is my second time participating and I am thrilled about my partner! I am going to open and photograph my soup today and will share it and introduce you to my partner Sandi!!

We cannot reveal the soup we sent until they receive and reveal it, but we are encouraged to tease you a little!

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Here is my disguised soup! Can you tell what’s in there?

Sorry, guess you will have to wait!
πŸ™‚

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In the meantime, here is a necklace created from some of my loot from Tucson!

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Have a great day!
πŸ™‚ Kris

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And the Games Continue

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With valiant effort the girls were tied two ~ two in the third period. Two minutes before the end of the game our team gets a crippling penalty. With one minute remaining in the game, Kya finds herself one on two and is forced to make choice… She committed and was burned by the other player with a game ending score on us. The game ends 2-3 and we find our path on the lower bracket battling for second seed to Regional playoffs.

The girls should be proud for how they played. I believe they played this team 5 times this season and lost each game. The scores continued to get closer and they thought they had them this time.

Life is challenging that way. We are on our way to resume the battle, our third game of the weekend and three more games to win to move on to regionals! One more loss and our season is over.

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The rest of the story tomorrow! Have a great day.
πŸ™‚ Kris

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Frosty Days

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Some of my favorite Minnesota moments include frosty snow covered mornings.

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The beauty is astounding!

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This is a necklace I made myself with my Grandparents skeleton keys and some other vintage love I adore. This is one that will remain in my collection!

We are on our way to game two of district playoffs. Last night the girls won 5-0 in an incredibly exciting game. Little Miss Chickadoodle scored the second goal of the game. Today is a formidable opponent, they have not lost a district game all season. We are hoping the underdogs shine today!

Enjoy your Saturday!!
πŸ™‚ Kris

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Happy Valentines Day!!

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Today is the day to celebrate our loved ones! Happy Valentines Day!

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It is also my sister’s birthday! Quite the busy Birthday for a florist! Happy Birthday Kar!

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I will be helping her again today with Valentines Day!

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This photo shows the back side of this design… Someone recently requested that I show the back, so here it is!

I hope you have an incredible day!
πŸ™‚ Kris

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Cheers to a better day!

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Yesterday was the last day of Thanksgiving Vacation for our kids… It was a laid back day, a little hockey, a little play practice, chores, homework… Pretty low key. I enjoyed creating and Tom worked on his continuing education.

A couple bumps in my day turned into great lessons!
Always shut your curling iron off if you walk away… My brand new bottle of moisturizer knocked onto my curling iron, by the time I came back to it, it had melted and puddled all over the counter. {a fire hazard for certain}

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I was able to save about half the bottle and my curling iron! Lol

Last night after 10pm I was getting sleepy… My eyes were dry so in the dark I got up and got my drops out of my purse… I quietly laid back in bed and put the first soothing drop in, and to my shock and surprise, it burned like crazy! I quickly rinsed my eye and upon closer inspection…

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I mistakenly grabbed a bottle of eyeglass lens cleaner! Wowzers, that woke me up! The good news is that eyeball should be squeaky clean!

Other than the bright green bottle color, they look almost identical. I forgot I had the cleaner in my purse! Lesson #2, Always, Always, Always read the bottle!

Looking for a better day today! So,
CHEERS to a Happy Monday to you! πŸ™‚ Kris

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Busy as a Bee!

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Only four more days till the trunk show!!

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I hope you can join us, I promise you won’t regret it!

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I’m busy as a bee getting everything ready!

See you there!

πŸ™‚ Kris

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Have an Amazing Day!

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No time to chat today!

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Running like a crazy girl today! Hope you have an amazing day! πŸ™‚ Kris

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Dangling Key Earrings

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I made this pair of earrings this morning for an upcoming hop…

I am quite amazed that I slept until 8 am this morning. I cannot remember the last time I slept in. Even when i can sleep in, I wake up between 5:30 & 6… Feels so good! The boys got an amazing amount of sleep too. Sawyer crashed at 6pm last night and got 14 hours of sleep! And Keegan got more than 11! It is nice to have everyone rested!

We are off and running again! More earrings coming soon!

I am very excited about my upcoming trunk show next Saturday in Buffalo, MN. Hope you can join us! πŸ™‚

Have a fantastic Sunday!

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Feeling Blessed

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Gosh… One of the greatest compliments of a jewelry designer is that people want to wear your jewelry. I must say that I feel so blessed by your compliments! Thank you to all who participated in my sale yesterday! It was so much fun! You make my heart sing!!!

A few have asked if my sale will be continuing throughout the weekend! Absolutely! If you did not get a chance to shop, feel free to shop away. You might want to send a few extra alternate choices, but I continued to be amazed most of the day how few duplicates there were!

I will be running today, most of the day, so it will take me until later in the day to respond.

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The sky last night was incredible! I got a super cool shot of the moon!

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May your day be filled with happiness! πŸ™‚ Kris

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Today’s the Day: Private Virtual Sale

Last night I finished photographing & pricing 136 necklaces for my private virtual sale.

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It was all I could accomplish with the light and time I had available. Only so much time in the day, right?

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You can still sign up for the email sale, send me an email to cherishdesigns@live.com. The sale starts at noon today. Hope you can join us!

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Have an amazing, incredible day! πŸ™‚
Kris

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Private Virtual Sale: Pinky Swear!

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It’s pretty rare that I make myself a necklace… I tend to wear the same couple of designs for months, switching it up occasionally, kind of odd for a jewelry junkie.

I have been collecting random elements that I have wanted to make into a necklace and last weekend I finally created a new layering necklace for myself. Nothing fancy.

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This morning we woke to a beautiful snowfall… My kids are so excited, I have to nudge them to keep moving… They just want to watch the snow fall.

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Tomorrow is my Private Virtual Sale, there is still time to sign up. {Email me at cherishdesigns@live.com} The email sale will be going out tomorrow at noon central. I will be sending a pre-sale email before the end of the day, so let me know if you have trouble opening it. I think you will be happy you signed up… Would you like a hint? Okay… The hint is {Bogohoplus}. I have a ton of inventory never shown on my blog, some early creations, some lower priced designs and I think you are going to have a blast! Pinky Swear!
{feel free to share my private sale info with your friends!}

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Hope you have a joyful day, I know ours will be a joyful snowy day!
πŸ™‚ Kris

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Sweet Petite Doily Necklace

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I bought some sweet petite vintage doilies this summer… I fell in love but had no plan.

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I pulled one out and started playing with it the other day and this necklace magically appeared.

Sweet…

Petite…

Vintage…

Have a joyful day!
πŸ™‚ Kris

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Have a Sunshiny Sparkly Day!

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I confess, I like a little sparkle…

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Well, maybe a little more than a little! {huge grin} Always have, always will.

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Yes, I do like to sparkle! You know what they say, Everyone deserves to sparkle!

Don’t let anyone, ever, dull your sparkle!!

πŸ™‚ Shine on my friends! Have a sunshiny sparkly day!
Kris

{a quick reminder: My Private Virtual Sale will be held Friday at 12 Noon, Central Time Zone: I forgot to mention which time zone, Sorry! If you would like to be added to my sale, send an email to cherishdesigns@live.com. Thanks!}

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Fly Birdie Fly!

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I made this necklace this weekend.

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Sweet Birdie…

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Fly…
Follow your dreams…
Inspire others…
Have an amazing day!

{a quick note: My Private Virtual Sale will be held Friday at 12 Noon, Central Time Zone: I forgot to mention which time zone, Sorry! If you would like to be added to my sale, send an email to cherishdesigns@live.com. Thanks!}

πŸ™‚ Kris

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Teen-Tween-Teen

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Can I just say, I love MEA weekend! We had such a great time! Unfortunately it is time to pack up and move on with our day. I have a show to go to, and Sawyer has an audition tonight.

Here are a few pics of my kids from the weekend…
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They had some serious breakfast.
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They had an abundance of fun in the arcade.
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With the super-sized connect four… And no, it’s not Whack-A-Brother!
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(Teen – Tween -Teen)

Here the are, my two teens and a tween!

What a fun weekend! πŸ™‚ I hope you enjoyed your weekend!

πŸ™‚ Kris

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Private Virtual Sale: Cherish Designs By Kris Lanae

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This is one of the most dynamic vintage brooches ever… The blues are incredible… It was so hard to capture the brilliance of this necklace.

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I am excited to announce the date of my upcoming private virtual sale. The sale will be held Friday, October 26th, 2012 at noon. This sale is going to be a little different. I think you are going to like it!

All you have to do is send an email to me at cherishdesigns@live.com to sign up. (If you haves signed up for my previous sales, you will remain on the list.) I will email you a PDF file of the sale And you reply via email your choices. It is so much fun!

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It is a perfect time to stock up on gifts for the holidays & I am going to have some great stocking stuffers!

Hope you can join me!
πŸ™‚ Kris

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