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Always Hope!

There is always hope! Can you tell how excited I am by the new inspirational elements I have been creating with recently?


It has been kind of heavy lately, life can be hard and sometimes it seems like there is no hope… I have seen a lot of my friends struggle this year… as we have faced many challenges in the past few years.

Hope is so important! Sending lots of love out to my family and friends for continued hope!!

This necklace is available here.

Maybe there is someone in your life that need a special reminder of love and hope! There is also the key to hope necklace I listed the other day, available here.


I have an embarrassing moment that I have to share involving the joys of working at home. One of the fun parts of my work at home is the flexibility. The other day I was excited to get right to creating, postponing my morning workout and therefore postponing my shower. For almost four months, almost every day, I have been working out on my elliptical for five miles (670 calories!) it is not something I enjoy, in fact I curse quietly into head the whole time.

On late afternoon, I had just finished working out, my curls were piled on top of my head with a headband dorkily placed pulling up my bangs that tickle me incessantly while working out. I generally get so sweaty that I wear a fitted tank & leggings (not such a pretty sight on this 47 year old body that had not worked out for 7 years!) Sorry, the graphic description is necessary!

I collapsed in my chair and my breathing was barely back to normal when the kids alert me that someone drove in our driveway!! I threw on a tee shirt & whipped off my dorky headband.

It was a pleasure to see and visit with Uncle John, Aunt Debbie and cousin Grant. Uncle John is doing remarkably well and we had a very fun visit (despite the fact that I apologized to being sweaty & stinky & cringing at what I must look like!).

After they departed, I looked in the mirror appalled at the sight!!! No make up, hair sticking out all over & stuck down on my head where the headband was, and the kicker, my tee shirt was inside out! Ugh! Selfie not forthcoming!! Lol. Thank goodness they are family and entirely gracious although they must have wondered about my state of mind! Ha! Anyway! I thought you might enjoy my little tale! Remember, visit me unannounced at your own risk! Lol

Enjoy the gorgeous day!


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Back To Our Regular Scheduled Program


I am amazed that the holidays have passed so quickly…

The past few weeks were filled with fantastic memories with family, an abundance of cooking, cleaning and even organizing! A much more relaxed schedule and even a nap on New Years Day!


I had some fun creating a series of necklaces with sea glass…


I have always loved inspiring words… They


Inspirational words have always helped me persevere through challenges.


So today we resume our regular schedule… Keegan’s progress has been amazing, he is walking without crutches, still favoring his left leg, but I am amazed at his improvement. I worry about his first day back to school, but he insists that he does not want to take his crutches along even if he gets fatigued. Determination! 🙂

I hope your day is filled with terrific memories of your holidays and you enjoy resuming your life before the hustle and bustle! 🙂 Kris


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Feeling a lot of Love…

I hope you had a great weekend filled with sunshine!

We enjoyed a slower pace this weekend than most. Sawyer had camp week for the St. John’s Boys Choir, so we enjoyed their performance at Mass at the St. John’s Abbey. I downloaded a new app for my iPhone. I love the simplicity of the operation but the images I just saved, saved in a very low quality… I hope you don’t mind, but I am going to post two of the same images, the first one I created from my iPhone app, the second the old-fashioned more time-consuming way on my computer… Just want to compare quality on my blog.

Keegan and Sawyer


A word about the boys… Keegan on the left is 12, going into middle school (7th) this year. He was irritated with me because I wanted to take a photo! Actually disgusted with me… He is not “into” photos right now! Sawyer is on the right, he is going into 5th grade this year. He was sweaty but happy. I believe it was about 90 degrees in the church and they had t-shirts, long sleeve shirts, ties and their choir gowns on. Whew! Amazing concert though! Love my boys… Kya was at a friends cabin for the weekend.

Keegan & Sawyer (edited on my computer)

I got to spend the rest of the day yesterday creating jewelry, filling orders and preparing for The Handmade Market.  I will have more photos later of the jewelry I made this weekend.  Here is a peek at some jewelry I made at the Art Crawl.

This necklace really exudes Love…

Vintage Love

This pic is also from my new program… hope they look okay. See why I love the frames? I love this necklace… I really needed to do very little with it… wire it so it could hang on a long chain or short. The intricate detail on this vintage piece is amazing!

Hope… thinking of a friend and her family today as they wait to find out what stage her Dad’s lung cancer is. I am so tired of hearing of friends and family who have cancer. Sending lots of hope their way!


I hope you have an amazing day filled with Love and Hope!

Hugs, Kris


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