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Happy Spring! What? Winter Weather Advisory?

Poor little birdies singing in the trees must be too c.c.cold to sing this morning as the wind whips and the clouds pose the ominous threat of 6 to 10 inches of snow!

As you know, I celebrate winter… It is stunningly beautiful… Sometimes I make myself find the beauty when I am yearning for sunshine. Yearning for the feeling of grass on my bare feet and the laughter from our kids playing outdoors.

I guess you could call the stark, colorless view pretty.


If you are really reaching, you might find the beauty of the snow sifting in the cracks…


You may even find the gently falling snow relaxing… Peaceful… Quiet…

Or you may just find it absolutely and utterly comical! That’s where I am at right now!

It is mid April! I realize that we live in Minnesota… Yes, it is a frozen tundra! However we look forward to our limited days of spring/summer weather. Sunshine and warmth, please come back to visit us!

Despite being chilly and cold, I have been creating!


Flutter By… A necklace that will be perfect with shorts and a tee… Not today tho!


A triangle of texture…


And a funky spoon with vintage rhinestones…

May you feel sunshine on your back today (not snow and wind!). Have a happy day!
πŸ™‚ Kris

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Wow, that was four days of being unplugged… Unplanned!

I am not sure how it happened, but I could not get internet or my data to work the entire weekend. So no blogging… Facebook… Just unplugged!

I hope you had a Happy 4th weekend! We had an amazing family weekend!

It started with a celebration Wednesday night to celebrate my niece going on a 6 month mission trip & a few birthdays!


Happy Birthday Bailey! I hope you have the most incredible birthday in Hawaii!!

We had so much fun at my Mom and Dad’s! The kids rode UTV…


This is Kya… Little speedster!


Patiently waiting…


Lovin’ Gram & Gramps…


My Mom got the coolest lanterns that you can light and they float off into the beautiful night!


We had a little bit of technical difficulty with the wind as it launched into the tree…

It was a fun thing to try and Mom gave us some to try on a calm night.

Gram let Sawyer light a firework and it was so beautiful.


I woke the next morning to sweet birthday signs & notes!

We packed for a fun long weekend at our friends cabin…


The weather was amazing! Hot, sunny, humid… True summer!


We had perfect weather to launch another lantern!

We enjoyed tubing down the river and had a fun experience at the Long Lake Theater. It is a super fun theater in an old church… The show was Odd Couple and it sure brought back a lot of memories!


They had the cutest biffy, as my Grandma would say! And I caught my friend Cindy checking it out!!



A glimpse of our friends gorgeous log cabin… So relaxing, rustic, comfy.


A view from the deck of their unique and beautiful covered bridge.



Keegan & Sawyer decided to swim one last time before leaving for home.



Nothing like some bridge jumping!




Look who I found swimming under the bridge!


Then it was time to hit the road and head back to reality!

Amazing times with fantastic family and friends!! Hope you were able to make some happy memories!!
πŸ™‚ Kris

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Glorious Sunny Day!


Today is a glorious sunny day in Minnesota. A perfect day to run like a crazy Mom all over central mn! It would be interesting to see a map of my tracks today!


Whew, I think I drove most of the day away! Why am I so tired? Lol

We are now enroute to Ky’s softball game an hour & a half away!

Have a happy day! πŸ™‚

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Minnesota Brrrr…



I have landed, back home on the cold Minnesota soil. I cannot wait to see my family!

I am looking forward to giving you the full scoop of our events in Atlanta.

I am waiting for baggage claim and must warm up my vehicle. I will miss the 70 degree weather!

Enjoy your Sunday! πŸ™‚ Kris


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Splendiferous Snow!

We had a doozy of a snowstorm this weekend. A reported 11 inches of beautiful glorious snow fell this weekend.


My kids cheered to news of a two hour late start this morning and are still holding their breath for a snow day!

Baby it’s cold outside this morning…


But it sure is beautiful!


Icicles, snow covered trees and snow angels.


Of course, snow shoveling is par for the course…



Hope you enjoy a fabulous day!
Kris πŸ™‚

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Recap: Trunk Show at The Porch & Atelier


It was another fun day at The Porch & Atelier!



Teresa and Jeanne are super sweet and gracious.


The shop is decked out for the holidays…





Lots of trimmings…



We had a beautiful snowy dusting…

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


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!


πŸ™‚ Kris


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Hi Hi! Hi Ho! It’s off to Buffalo We Go!


Hi Ho! There is Snow! We’re off to Buffalo & the last trunk show I had at The Porch & Atelier it snowed too! πŸ™‚ it’s beautiful!

Makes it feel more like Christmas! I am so excited to spend a fun day with Teresa & her sister Jeanne and friends in her beautiful shop.

Our schedule works perfectly between Kya’s hockey games in Buffalo!


I hope you can join us between 11 & 3 today! πŸ™‚

Have a FUNtastic day! πŸ™‚ Kris

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Cash Mob at Bloom Coffee & Floral


Today at 3:30 pm a very exciting event is happening in my hometown of Paynesville, MN. It’s a Cash Mob Event at my very own sister Karlene’s store, Bloom Coffee & Floral.

I am so sad that I cannot be there, I have to get Sawyer to his play practice. I will be there in Spirit though! I hope anyone local that has a moment can stop in and Mob her!!

She has a huge heart, has donated flowers to our local school ball/girl scouts for years, hosted cancer fundraisers, teaches floral design to kids and works hard for her community. She has amazing creativity and she inspires me so much!

I have shared photos of her beautiful shop and her new etsy store, the most recent post was here.


She has chosen to build her business in our small hometown, despite the fact that her style, trendy decor and decorating flair may be better suited to an urban setting. I am so proud to be her sister!

If you can’t make it today, you could probably call her earlier in the day and get a gift certificate over the phone (hint, hint!). 320-243-ROSE.

I hope today is Wildly Successful for her!! If you stop in, say Hi for me!

Today I am prepping for my Trunk Show at The Porch & Atelier in Buffalo, MN. (11-3pm, Saturday, Dec. 8) It worked out so perfectly that Kya has a hockey tournament in Buffalo.


Here is a new necklace I created out of milk glass like vintage white beads.

Hope to see you this weekend in Buffalo! πŸ™‚ Kris

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Kris Lanae Trunk Show: The Porch & Atelier


So excited about tomorrow’s trunk show in Buffalo at The Porch & Atelier!


Click here to see a market preview of the fabulous finds!

Hope you can join us!
Must go finish preparing!
πŸ™‚ Kris

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Trunk Show: The Porch & Atelier


Happy Tuesday on this short week! Tomorrow starts MEA and I am excited to spend time with my family and create a fantastic amount of jewelry.

I am excited to announce the Official dates of the trunk shows I’ll be doing at The Porch and Atelier during Buffalo’s monthly occasional sales.


The trunk shows will be held on the Saturday of the monthly occasional sale… If you have never had the opportunity to shop at one of these events, please mark your calendar right now! You will not regret it!

The official dates are Saturday Nov. 3 and Saturday Dec. 8 from 11-3. I hope you can join us and check out this beautiful shop!

What might you see at a trunk show??


Well, maybe trunks… But you are more apt to see a full inventory of my jewelry!


And experience some FUNtastic shopping!


We hope you can join us! We are going to have so much fun!
πŸ™‚ Kris


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