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Cyber Monday Sale

Happy Cyber Monday!!

I am excited to share that I am having a Cyber Monday sale in my Etsy shop.

Use coupon code CYBERMONDAY! The coupon is valid through December 6, 2013.

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I hope you are enjoying shopping online today!
πŸ™‚ Kris

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Vintage Brilliance Button Necklace

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I have been coveting this vintage button for quite a few months… The brilliance of the sparkle is unmatched.

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It is tricky to capture the brilliance in a photo…

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Wish u were here to see it!
πŸ™‚ Hope you are having a FUNtastic Friday!

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Happy Saturday!

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It’s a sunshiny slickery day! We are off and running… Boys choir, fundraiser meeting and errands!

More Flower power today…

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I created a smaller wire flower and attached the chain to the petals at a perfect length to dangle below the collarbone.

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Be safe out there if you have slickery roads. I hope the sun is shining on you today!

πŸ™‚ Kris

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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!
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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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Home Sweet Home!

I happily arrived home last night to my family at 10:30 pm after a long day of travel. The hugs are fabulous!!

We had an amazing breakfast by the London Bridge…

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My travels started off a little sketchy due to the fact that my rental car would not start! πŸ™‚ Turns out you have to manually shut the lights off after driving through the mountains and the desert! My bad!!

My Mom’s awesome friends rallied around us searching for jumper cables! It was kind of crazy, very few snowbirds had jumper cables! But each one of them said they always carry them at home. They were so sweet! Thankfully I started out with a lat of extra time and the extra hour didn’t matter!

It was hard to leave my Mom but it is much easier seeing how happy she is with her friends, planning dinners, playing bridge and golfing!

My drive through the mountains and desert was so beautiful!

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Gorgeous! But the thrill of driving in our driveway with snow piled high was pretty fun too! Especially knowing how happy my kids were with the abundance of snow!

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Here is a peek at a necklace I created while I was gone, many more to photograph! πŸ™‚

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Hope you have the best day ever! πŸ™‚ Kris

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Snow Art & Holiday Open House

My Chickadoodle did a little snow doodling while waiting for the bus yesterday…

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I could not get enough of the gorgeous snow yesterday.

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REMINDER: For my local friends, my Holiday Open House is Friday from 5-8pm or by appointment through the weekend! Hope you can join us!! Let me know if you need more info: cherishdesigns@live.com

Have a fantastic day! πŸ™‚ Kris

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Recap: Trunk Show at The Porch & Atelier

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It was another fun day at The Porch & Atelier!

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Teresa and Jeanne are super sweet and gracious.

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The shop is decked out for the holidays…

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Lots of trimmings…

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We had a beautiful snowy dusting…

And truly enjoyed meeting new friends and connecting again with FUNtastic friends!!

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I believe one of the greatest gifts of my trunk shows has been connecting with amazing people and having the joy to see people try my jewelry on. I create a fairly large volume of jewelry that I sell direct to boutiques and I rarely get to see people try my jewelry on. It is so much fun to see my work turn into art when someone tries it on! Thanks for an incredible day my sweet friends at The Porch & Atelier!

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πŸ™‚ Kris

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Mustard, Moon & Skeletons

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My the days have been flying by!

Here is a sweet little necklace I created the other day… I love this necklace for layering on a long chain.

We have Keegan’s one year check up today, it is amazing to realize that it has almost been a year since his last surgery.

{wow, I am back with you, I never had the opportunity to finish my blog post yesterday!}

So we checked in at the Dr. Office, he had multiple X-rays & we were waiting between doctors in the exam room. Keegan is so much like his Dad, he has to get up and explore, peek in the drawers, cupboards, etc. after 19 years with his father, I have started to relax about it.

Today may have been THE FUNNIEST find of them all!

Keegan got up and opened up the door in the exam table, he closed it and sat down quickly. I got a quick peek as he opened it, but I made him open it again so I could show you!

I was truly Laughing Out Loud!!

Take a peek:

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Can you see the skeleton? Pretty funny stuff! Wonder how many other kids opened up that door! {It makes sense because we see bone doctors} I am still giggling!

Remember just a few days ago when I was Thankful for no impending surgeries? Well, the plate they put in his knee last year has done a fantastic job of straightening his leg that it will need to come out. So Today I am Thankful for the plate doing its job and we will work through the news of another surgery on the horizon. I am also grateful and thankful that the news of another surgery did not devastate him… So grateful!

Last night after we returned home, our cat Putter got my heart racing by doing a balancing act on our balcony railing… It makes me so nervous when he does that!

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It was kind of an exhausting day yesterday. Starting the day with a fresh perspective and the joy and excitement of a new day.

What a beautiful sunrise greeting us this morning, such beauty surrounds us each and every day!

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Who is that peeking in our opposite window this morning? Why that is Mr. Moon!

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And finally some mustard earrings I created for a friend as a custom order in Mustard. I was hesitant about the colors {they show orange in the photos} so I made two pairs for her to choose her favorite.

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I hope you have a day filled with beauty and joy!
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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