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Valentine Loot!

I have an order going out for some Valentine jewelry and I had so much fun creating I made a few too many.

I quickly posted them on my Facebook page to give my followers first opportunity before I sent them out at noon.

Here are a few pics.

I have a little more than an hour before they walk out the door, so I thought I would share them with you too.


I love “Love”! It’s such a big part of my life and that is why Valentines day is one of my favorite holidays.


My heart is full and I hope yours is too!!


More pics only Facebook page!

Hope you have a dynamic day!!


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Love Available Here!

Ha! I was referring to my Love necklace!
I finally finished the LOVE necklace I was working on. I had to add a little sparkle!


This necklace is a little more delicate than many I create. It is available today for $59 plus shipping by emailing me at CherishDesigns@live.com. First come, first serve.

I also finished this necklace too. It has a large vintage rhinestone mounted on the necklace with some wire swirls. Makes me happy!


This necklace is also available today. The price is $69 plus shipping Email me at CherishDesigns@live.com. First come, first serve.

They would make a great pair!


Have a warm and cozy day! We are in the midst of a very snowy day! Hope yours is warm and cozy!

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Dirty Hands, Happy Heart

I am loving creating with my new tools, but they sure create dirty hands!


I don’t mind, my heart is happy!



I have more custom orders to finish up so I better keep going!

Have a dynamic day!

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A Trove of Treasures

I am excited to share my trove of treasures with you today!


Well, I should say some of them. Some of them I sorted into containers before I took photos … And I forgot to take a pic of the huge button stash I added to my trove.


This is a pretty fair glimpse of my goodies though!


My fingers are itching to create, but they will have to wait as I will be volunteering in the pizza stand today at the parish festival. Last night I had fun selling beer tickets.


I created on the way home… Happy with this one using a cool buckle from Paris.



These goodies make my heart sing! I really hit the motherlode on keys!


And the amazing variety of vintage pearls actually filled my vintage pickle jar! Pure happiness!

Okay! I better get rolling! I hope you have a happy day!


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GRATITUDE: Twenty Years!

I am amazed as I woke this morning to realize that I have been incredibly blessed to have Twenty amazing years with my best friend. Twenty years ago today we vowed to do our best for each other.

I can still remember the excitement waking up on my wedding day, filled with Love and Joy and ready to commit my life with an incredible man.

It is hard not to go back to the day, with our youthful excitement and big plans ahead.

We have faced many obstacles that could have pulled us apart… Five miscarriages, infertility, major medical issues with all three of our kids and significant financial challenges. Life may not always be easy, but it sure is rewarding to battle the hurdles and celebrate the successes together!

Today I am thankful to celebrate Twenty years with the most selfless person I know… An amazing father, giving husband and fantastic friend! I would say “YES” again! In a heartbeat!


We started celebrating last weekend because our chick-a-doodle is gone to camp this week!


Today I am filled with Gratitude…

For the most amazing family!

Sending you decades of love!!
πŸ™‚ Kris


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Live, Love, Junk Retreat: Register Today!


The Live, Love, Junk Retreat is rapidly approaching… and we would love you to join us!

Here is a glimpse of my blog post from last year that shows you a fantastic glimpse of the shopping and creativity of the vendors.

The Live, Love, Junk Retreat is centered around the Junk Bonanza held semiannually in Central Minnesota. The vintage junk shopping is an incredible experience and the event is filled with dynamic vintage finds and cool creations using junk.

The retreat includes your early bird ticket to shop the event (a must to beat the massive crowds and get first dibs on the best finds.) You will connect, giggle and enjoy the camaraderie of other junking queens, enjoy a Meet and Greet Party, Shuttle to and from the Junk Bonanza, A Funtastic BBQ, and a Restyle Workshop (I have some fun projects for the workshop! Hope you can join us!!)

Your registration also includes a Live, Love, Junk Market Bag with exclusive offers and discounts for the Retreat attendees from the Junk Bonanza attendees. Also enjoy a Friday evening Farewell Round Up Dinner and Bingo!

I am looking forward sharing this experience with all of you!

Remember, Save $20.00 by registering by August 1!!


Click here to register if you love junking, meeting new people, creating and meeting lifelong friends!

I hope you can join us!!
πŸ™‚ Kris

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Everything’s Coming Up Roses…


Quite a few of my designs lately include roses… Today’s design is a vintage rose I discovered recently… I fell in love immediately.


I think I may be sporting this one to Atlanta this week!

Hope everything comes up roses for you! Have a great day!

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Much Love!


Good news! The Pre-Op appointment is complete and we are all set for Keegan’s surgery tomorrow. We have been down this path many times and I have to say, it really doesn’t get easier.

We had a fantastic meeting with the Anesthesiologist and have a solid plan to reduce anxiety, avoid meds he has reacted to and are in a very comfortable place for tomorrow morning.

“Much Love” has been a phrase Tom and I have used over the years… Sometimes to replace I Love You. I have soooo Much Love for my 14 year old son who has tolerated quite a journey and faced many fears. I am so proud!

I am going to be updating Keegan’s caring bridge site that we established when he was 9. If you are so inclined, you can check in at http://www.caringbridge.org/Keeganbinsfeld.

Kya and Keegan were jumping in the melting snow banks the other day… Here are a few of their goofy photos…

First, their shadows on the snow banks.



Keegan appears as though he is going to land face first in the snow bank.


He had quite the leap above the bank in this shot. They had so much fun!


And finally, Kya took a beautiful shot of the setting sun…

With much love in my heart, this photo provokes feelings of peace for me.

May your days be filled with peace and “Much Love” to you!


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The Noodles Are Done!


Apparently when I was in Arizona, Tom was giving our kids culinary lessons. Lessons that included how to tell if your pasta is ready…

Yesterday when I ran to pick up Sawyer and Kya from school, I asked Keegan to stir the turkey noodle soup and to watch so the noodles don’t get overcooked.

We walked in the door and Keegan very confidently said “The noodles are done!” I asked, “How do you know, did you taste them?”

He replied, “No, I’ll show you!”


“Mom, don’t you know that noodles stick to the ceiling when they are done? Dad showed us when you were in Arizona!”

Isn’t it a great picture of Keegan cleaning them off my ceiling? DaddyO is now on ceiling duty! And you can bet that when my kids say the Mac and cheese is done, I will be looking up to check! {laughing out LOUD!}

Yesterday was a glorious winter day in Minnesota!

20130307-084335.jpgSuch BEAUTY!

Here is a necklace I made recently… Fun vintage brooch, dark wire and funky chunky chain!


Lovin’ Vintage!!

Have a glorious day!
πŸ™‚ Kris

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Mustard, Moon & Skeletons


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:


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!


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!


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


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.



I hope you have a day filled with beauty and joy!
πŸ™‚ Kris


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So Lucky…


Faux seaglass beads… Some happy sunshine and a few new apps make for a very happy photo session.


Feeling Blessed.






So Lucky.


Live, Faith, Love…


Ahhhh, it’s so much fun to experiment!


Forgot to mention that my friend made the cool beads!!
I am so lucky!!!
Have a happy Friday! πŸ™‚ Kris


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Live, Love, JUNKIN’ Queens


Once again, the Junk Bonanza exceeded my expectations! Many in our group attended for the first time and it brought me such joy to see the sheer awe in their faces!

We intentionally arrived a few minutes after the doors opened to avoid the long lines and major rush into the building!

The morning could not have been more beautiful!


The creativity was amazing! Inspiring!



We felt so welcomed…


And loved!


We saw these strands of buttons that brought me back to a creative project my Mom made when I was a child… She had a button collection and she strung thousands of buttons and hung them in the doorway. The strands looked just like hers! My friend Janet bought a strand! Super cool!


Each booth had such variety!


One of my favorite art finds of the day was this booth…


Love their work…


A sweet fish…



This might have been my favorite!



And a super sweet picture of my sister and my brother in law Robin… He was a dream making trips to the car!

And if only you could see the piles of loot that the live, love, JUNKIN’ queens brought home! You would be amazed!
More tomorrow! Have a great day! Wish you were here with us! 😦

πŸ™‚ Kris


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Nose to the Grindstone…


Live, Love, JUNK is rapidly approaching and I am so excited. Excited about spending fantastic time with friends, meeting new friends, shopping the Junk Bonanza and creating with junk in our class.

Today will be nose to the grindstone prepping, packing and getting all of my ducks in a row.

It’s not too late to join us! πŸ™‚

Have a great day! πŸ™‚ Kris

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Dreamin’ of the Junk Bonanza & A GIVEAWAY!!

Today I am dreaming’ of the junk bonanza… I can feel the excitement building… The sheer joy of junking in three HUGE protected buildings at Canterbury Downs… The incredible talent and inspiration on display… The unexpected and extraordinary!

I am so excited… That I think it’s time for a giveaway!!! Please keep reading for more details!! (I’m sorry! Thanks for all of the amazing comments, the giveaway is over!) The winner is posted here.

Is it your dream to attend Junk Bonanza? What is your hesitation? Do the early bird tickets give you that wishful longing feeling? Have you wanted to attend a dynamic junking event in the past, but it just hasn’t worked out yet?

Are these questions racing through your mind? I desperately want to, but I don’t have anyone to attend with. I am not sure where to go, what to do? I live out of state and want to shop but, but I know I can’t fit my items in my carryon?

Well, my friend Linda can provide you with a DREAM experience to Junk Bonanza & solve all of your concerns!


Linda has created a retreat out of attending Junk Bonanza called Live, Love, Junk! Where junking meets art, retreat style!

The event is 6 weeks away and I would like to help spread the word! We want to help every person who has a dream to attend, be a part of the retreat!


We would love you to join us… And the dynamic people that have already registered! ( I have to tell you, if you have never attended a retreat, I strongly encourage you to attend… There is no better way to make lifelong friends!) Hurry, before it’s too late!

This early bird ticket could be yours!
Click here to learn more about Live, Love, Junk and to register!

(Oh, I almost forgot to tell you that I will be teaching a class at this retreat!! So we are going to have a blast repurposing our treasures!)

For the giveaway, all you need to do to enter to win is to leave a comment on this blog post!

To earn extra chances to win, we would love for you to share this giveaway and info about Live, Love Junk. You can mention with a link, share, reblog, pin & tweet!! But please be sure to leave an additional comment (on this blog post only) for every share! The winner will be chosen using the random number generator! (btw, I will not reply to comments on this post because it skews the numbers for the giveaway.)

What can you win??? Well, the other day, the FedEx man delivered my entire jewelry collection with Creative Co-op and I am sooooooo excited to share some of it with you!!

I am giving away two necklaces (’cause I am all about layering!), a pair of earrings and a ring to one of you, my awesome lucky friends!

Here are pics of the necklaces:


And the earrings & ring!


I will be announcing the winner two weeks from today on August 14th, 2012!!

Remember to subscribe via email to my blog for the quickest delivery of my blog posts (to see if you won!)! Or like my page in Facebook, and follow me on Twitter and Pinterest!

I cannot complete this post without telling my husband Tom, Happy 19th Anniversary! I cannot believe it has been 19 years with such an amazing, selfless, incredible husband and father! We are going on a rare date tonight and I can’t wait!

Have an amazing day!
πŸ™‚ Kris


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Spread More Love Than Hate!


My sweet niece Bailey modeling one of my peace necklaces…

Spread More love than hate!

Photography by APhotography.

And I love this photo of her too…


Happy Birthday in a few days my sweet niece! πŸ™‚

Hope you all have a FUNtastic 4th!!

πŸ™‚ Kris


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Bracelet Love


A little bit of bracelet love this morning…

Running like a crazy girl today…

Hope you have a joy filled day! πŸ™‚ Kris


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Livin’, Lovin’, Junkin’


It was a fabulous Friday. Other than a meeting with my artist friends in the morning being cancelled, my day was delightful.

I worked around home in the morning, ran to an Antique shop to prep for my video for Live Love Junk...


I forgot to take photos of my purchases, but you will see them when the video is complete!


I bought most of my junk from this bin…
It charges me up to work on a new project and I can’t wait to share it with you!

On my way to an appointment, my friend Cindy called with news that this sweet lady who sold me some vintage costume jewelry was in town. I got to meet her and pick up a large bag of jewelry.


For me, it is like Christmas morning to go through a bag of jewelry like this! I am still giddy!

And finished the evening on a date with my husband and friends. It has been months since we have had a night together!

Happy Saturday! I need to get to work! Have a fun filled day! πŸ™‚ Kris


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Live, Love, Junk!

I am so excited to announce a very incredible event taking place September 13-15, 2012 in Shakopee, MN. This event will ramp up your Junk Bonanza experience by providing you with meals, shuttle service, entertainment, the opportunity to meet other Junk Lovin’ gals and take a Live, Live, Junk Class with me! there will also be shipping services available to you, dinner and a fabulous shopping trip in addition to early bird passes to the Junk Bonanza. Free Live, Love, Junk tote to the first 20 that register.

My friend Linda runs Live, Laugh, Love Retreats and she has some amazing experiences in store!


I copied her blog post here about the event.


Registration information is here.

We are going to provide guidelines for you to shop for your own junky finds and have a blast turning them into fun and funky keepsakes!

I hope you can join us!
πŸ™‚ Kris


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Whimsically White

Well, that was an interesting experience… Don’t think I will be trying my wordpress app again to create a blog post… I am not sure I am techie enough! Not sure what happened yesterday but I posted a few words and one photo! Sorry everyone! I think I fixed it pretty quickly tho.


Feeling Whimsical today…




















Enjoying the vintage medly of elements that come together in such a unique way…




















Love, Love, Love the white beads that almost look like milk glass..

Β Can you see the almost cracked appearance of the beads… love the “well loved” look.

Might have to start a Whimsically White board on Pinterest!!! Are you on pinterest? It is so much fun!

Hope you have a whimsically happy day! Kris Lanae πŸ™‚


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National Compliment Day on Etsy & a Treasury

Wow, this might be a record number of days since I have blogged. I am sorry. We have been running like crazy this past week and I totally apologize for not posting for a few days!

Today is National Compliment Day on Etsy and I have been featured in another treasury…

I love, love, loveΒ this treasury put together by funkychunkies.

Thanks for including me, I am so honored!

The Treasury can be found here, be sure to leave some love! The necklace can be found here.

FunkyChunkies started her day complimenting 16 people! What an amazing way to start the day!

I am going to pass on some love a little later and share with you who I complimented! I hope you spread the joy of sharing a compliment today!

I am excited about this!!! Have a fantastic day!


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