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So Many Possibilities!

This morning school is on!! The temp is fourteen below zero and it actually feels like 14 below! No windchill today!

Two out of three vehicles broke down over the past few days. I was pretty sure my truck was going to need a major repair, and am so grateful that it only needed plugs and a pump!!

Normally I would leave for Atlanta today or tomorrow, but clearly the sun and moon and stars did not align this time to make it possible. I am sending love, hope and inspiration to my friends who are headed to the show. Safe travels and much prosperity to you! I will see you all at the July show!

The sunset was dynamic last night. It brought hope for new direction and so many possibilities!


Here is a necklace that I custom made for a very special customer for her Mom. It was fun to use vintage elements to match her favorite color turquoise!


May your day be filled with so many possibilities!

πŸ™‚ Kris

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Wishing You Joy, Happiness and Peace!

We packed as much as we could into the fun filled, family bonding, memory making week!

We visited favorite spots in Havasu and established new favorites!


I enjoyed gorgeous walks every day… There is so much beauty in Lake Havasu.


We drove five miles into the desert through some pretty rough terrain…


It was so unique, open from high noon until 6 pm two days per week.


There were open air bathrooms and some pretty funky chairs created from horseshoes.


The kids enjoyed ice skating in the beautiful Arizona weather…


And I captured one of my favorite photos of the trip!


There is so much to share, but not quite enough time!

On this eve of the New Year, I hope that you can put closure and gratitude on 2013 and that 2014 brings you joy, happiness and peace!
Much love,


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I’ve Got the Joy, Joy, Joy down in my Heart!

After a few days of snowfall, we rose to a bright, crisp wintry morn. The wind is gusting but the sunshine brings pure joy to the day.


The sun has a dynamic sun halo surrounding its beauty. The spectrum of colors are so amazing and not quite captured by my iPhone.


Despite the frigid temps and below zero windchill, the joy in your heart is noticeable.

This joy necklace is available for $69 by emailing me at CherishDesigns@live.com.

May you find joy, joy, joy down in your heart throughout your day today!
Xoxoxo Kris

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All Decked Out!


My girl is all decked out in her finest! Her treasures are headed to Hutchinson for a very special sale! I hope you can check out Prarie Haven’s sale! I wish I had the link.

This morning we are enroute to the first of four hockey games for the weekend for my chick-a-doodle.

The gorgeous sunrise greeted us a few minutes ago… Mist rising… A joyful greeting to a fun filled weekend!


May your weekend bring you joy and happiness! πŸ™‚

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Happy Day! I cannot believe today is July 2nd already! Gosh that time flies!

So I promised an update of our craziness around here! I am going to take a moment before rolling out of bed and preparing shipments! My sale is ongoing, so if you have not ordered, feel free to place orders throughout the day. Orders received and paid today, will ship at the latest tomorrow! No duplicates yet! Totally crazy!!

I still cannot believe it, but Keegan turned 15 and passed his permit test. I now have my own chauffeur!


He is working and driving and growing up! He still loves ice cream though!!


This week we have a break from the harried activity schedule. No hockey, softball, boys choir, lacrosse… Hmm what am I missing?

There is time for productivity… And time to relax & create in the sun.


Here are a few photos of my productive works from yesterday…


I had fun jazzing up some keys…


Ha! Didn’t quite finish before I had to roll out of bed! I just didn’t want you to think that I stayed in bed for hours this morning!

Off to my shipments! I hope you have a glorious day! πŸ™‚

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Sunshiny Day & a New Bangle


I have been a little worker bee lately… And yes I have been creating in my PJ’s! Gosh, they are just so comfy!

I created this bangle yesterday. I think I like it. Still need to experiment a little.

Our current temp is 54 degrees!! Finally spring shows her sunshiny smile on us!!

I hope you have the sun streaming in your windows on this gorgeous day!
πŸ™‚ Kris

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Heart. Full.


Today I have a full heart. I am so grateful for so many positives:

Keegan is making an incredible recovery, the last week has found me awestruck. He ditched the crutches and all pain meds by Tuesday, removed all of the stitches himself by Wednesday and yesterday went the full day without both boots. Seriously in awe of this kid. πŸ™‚ Truly grateful for no surgeries in the horizon!

We are on our way to the last volleyball tourney of the season. It has been such a rewarding experience.

Looking forward to an incredible week. Hope you have a Heart Full too!

πŸ™‚ Kris


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Sharing Joy


Sometimes I believe we need to create our own joy and I have to say it sure can be fun!

I found the coolest mica cuttings in Tucson and I was creating with some resin projects the other day and decided to play! This is the first one I made into a necklace and I am happy with the result.


I created about six inspirational message pendants with vintage book paper. I am a glitter girl, so I had to add a little sparkle. The only thing I would change would be to protect the ink a little better on the vintage paper. But overall, I am happy with the results.

Well, my spring fever has been put on the back burner with freezing rain causing a late start for school this morning. My kids slept the entire two hours, it amazed me! What a joyful start to the day!


I hope you are having a fun and joy filled day today!
πŸ™‚ Kris

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Flying By…


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.


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!


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!


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

Sorry, guess you will have to wait!


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


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.


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

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Frosty Days


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


The beauty is astounding!


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!!


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


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


I will be helping her again today with Valentines Day!


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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Tucson Gem Show: The First Four Hours


I am truly enjoying the beautiful weather in Tucson (I am sorry fellow cold weather friends for rubbing it in). In the summer we take for granted walking outside without a coat on, the sunshine as it sends warm hugs our way and the heavenly warmth that surrounds us.


The weather in Tucson warms your soul. Yesterday we spent four hours shopping two different wholesale shows. We were power shopping!

You are not allowed to take photos in the tents, but as my friend Patti had shared with me, we had no idea they could make tents that huge!

As I am laying in bed right now an owl started hoot-ing outside my window. The sound is so cool! Love it!


Here are a few photos of my loot!


I have a few more items that are sealed up in bags that I didn’t unpack that I will have to show later. My goal was to hold out for unique items or fantastic prices. I found some of both.



It is time to wake this morning and get rolling out of bed for a marathon shopping day! I am so excited!

We were so busy shopping that we forgot to take photos of us as a group yesterday! I hope my friend Patti feels better today, she caught a doozy of a cold and has been suffering! She has been a trooper though.


Here is a photo of the sunset last night on our way home from shopping! It was incredibly beautiful!

I hope you are staying warm and cozy!!! Wish you were here!!
πŸ™‚ Kris



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Cheers to a better day!


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}


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…


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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Morning Shadows


As I glance around…

Looking around at the morning shadows…


peacefully enjoying my coffee…


{it’s a big coffee!}


I have peace and excitement for the day ahead. Plans and a pretty long todo list, but for a moment, I am going to be happy in the beautiful morning shadows.


May you fund beauty in the shadows that surround you! πŸ™‚ Kris

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Beauty-filled Days & Still Blogging!


Still Blogging! I just wanted make sure you know that I am still blogging! My title on Monday was a little misleading, it sounded like I was retiring from blogging. I assure you, I enjoy blogging and will continue to be here as often as possible! Thank you to my loyal subscribers, friends and followers for always being here for me! It is so much fun to share my journey with you. XOXO

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My first week working from home in my pj’s is flying by! It is Wednesday and I have accomplished a lot! I signed up for a couple of online classes to learn new techniques and skills. I have created some new jewelry for my line, played around with some new ideas, worked on finishing some remaining custom orders and started developing some ideas for my business!

The only thing awkward was late in the afternoon yesterday when a couple of hockey Dad’s stopped by and I was still in my pj’s (if you must know, my pj’s are black sweats, so it wasn’t revealing or anything!!) Lol!

Sawyer has been discovering hearts randomly as we go though our days… It is such a joy for me to see him discover beauty and fun in the world.


This one might be a little harder to see, Sawyer was unpacking one of my orders and he discovered a heart of chain in a bag. Love the photo if his hands carefully holding it.


And this morning, he called me in to see that his last bite of cereal was shaped like a heart. Super sweet.

Hopefully you discover random joy and beauty in your days!

Have a Beauty-filled day!

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Busy as a Bee!


Only four more days till the trunk show!!


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


I’m busy as a bee getting everything ready!

See you there!

πŸ™‚ Kris


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Have an Amazing Day!


No time to chat today!


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

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Dangling Key Earrings


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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