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Regionals and Custom Patina Bleu

Wow, it has been days since I blogged. I am sorry for being so absent. Life has been overflowing with craziness…

Kya’s team advanced to regional playoffs and showed valiant fight and spirit. In the end, they finished their season with 27 wins (11 shutouts in a row), and five losses, the last three losses were in playoffs.

After their season ending loss, the girls regrouped and agreed to go cheer on Hutchinson. Our girls lost to Hutchinson in three of their five losses this year… Including their final loss of the season that ended their hopes to advance to the state tournament.

Why, you ask, would we encourage our girls to go cheer on a team that beat them three out of four times we played them? I have to admit, Tom was a huge motivator to watch them.

Our girls entered the arena where only hours earlier they left with broken hearts. They filed in and sat quietly watching the first few minutes. Slowly our girls got into the game, they dropped any resentment they may have had and started cheering for the Hutch team. The game remained close after the first two periods… As the Hutch team left the bench, the girls realized that they could use some cheering! So they ran all the way around the arena to high five the team and encourage them to win! They waited patiently for the team to exit the locker room and showed the girls their support!

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They created a cheer and loudly cheered for them!!! We were so stinking proud of these girls and their sportsmanship as they cheered on the team that beat them in a tie for district playoffs and handed them their final loss of the season. I am not sure that they could have represented themselves better.

Sadly, Hutch lost the game crushing their hopes to advance to state. Our little (River Lakes) Stars rushed around the arena to quietly and respectfully high five the team, relating to their heartbreaking loss. We could not be more proud of their display of sportsmanship. I asked some of the girls how they felt about the experience later and they shared that it was hard at first, but afterward they were happy they did it. It helped a lot to end the season supporting another team.

We are so grateful for the experience, after all it is our job as parents to teach our kids that it is not just about winning!

We took a little selfwe after the game the other morning. My little chick-a-doodle took the pick. She missed a little bit of us! Lol

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Last week, I had the awesome opportunity to create a necklace design for my sister to celebrate her good friend’s birthday.

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My sister had a clear idea of the design and I helped her tweak it a little. I love how it turned out! It is double sided…. Here is the back.

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I love how it turned out with the authentic blue patina on the vintage spoon and the vintage chain. Thank you for letting me be a part of your gift my sister! Xo

Thanks for sticking with me in my absence! We are looking forward to our world calming down. Xoxo
Kris

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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.

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

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

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

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More pics only Facebook page!

Hope you have a dynamic day!!
πŸ™‚
Kris

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Rocori Mom: School Spirit Necklaces

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I am in the throes of custom orders and having a blast.

I should have my current orders completed in the next day or so. I created a couple of Rocori Mom necklaces that will be a fun gift. The necklace is totally custom with the message you would like to share.

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I have a trunk show today and my Holiday Open House on Thursday. Details are on Facebook. Hope you can join us!

πŸ™‚ Have a happy weekend!
Kris

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We Have Spent More Time Cleaning than Playing!

The past few days have been a rush!

We celebrated my best friend and amazing husband’s birthday… Mainly be running from one activity to another.

Sawyer had his first swim meet.

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He took 5th in the meet for diving in varsity. You can see how much he improved in strength over the past year.

Sawyer also had three boys choir concerts… Tis the season!

Keegan is itching to go snowmobiling on the new fresh snow!

Kya had hockey practices and a game. At practice Friday night she was selected captain by the coach. He shared with me that he respected Kya for being pulled up early to higher teams forfeiting her opportunity to be a leader on her age appropriate team. He said Kya earned captain by her quiet leadership style, helping and teaching the others on her team. So proud of her!!

They celebrated yesterday’s win by having three friends over… They got a little crazy with the whipped cream.

Two of the girls high fived with hands full of whipped cream.

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Can you see it flying through the air? Believe me, I was not in the room.

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It’s easy to spot in my kitchen. And there is nothing sweeter…

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than watching four adorable girls clean your kitchen from top to bottom!

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I over heard comments like “We sure are making some fun hockey memories!”

And “We spent more time cleaning than playing!”

Ha! Some pretty good life lessons right there! The bonus is that my cabinets got a much needed scrub!

I am working on some necklaces for a hockey fundraiser for our team tournament.

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We have had a few days of sub zero temps and it sounds like we are to get more snow flurries! There is nothing better than a white Christmas!

I hope you spend more time playing than cleaning this weekend!
πŸ™‚ Kris

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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.

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

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

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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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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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Creating Keepsakes

It was a joy to create a very special custom order for a close friend of mine.

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This order was for matching necklaces for her and her dear friend from college days. They have been through so much together, so I knew it needed to be special. I got to create with some fabulous vintage rhinestone buttons that she inherited from her Godmother. The necklaces were to match, but one was slightly more delicate.

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For me, the pressure to create a perfect design adds to the challenge… It is so rewarding to get the feedback that “SHE LOVED IT!” Yipeeeee! That means I can breathe a sigh of relief.

It is an honor to be asked to create a keepsake for such a dear friend! So grateful!

πŸ™‚ Happy Sunday!
Have an amazing day!
Kris

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Dirty Hands, Happy Heart

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

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I don’t mind, my heart is happy!

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

Have a dynamic day!
Kris

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Live To Inspire.

I have been working on this custom order for some time and something kept hanging me up. I knew I didn’t have the exact elements needed to make it perfect.

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Finally the other day, I discovered a vintage watch face that completed my search!!
I finished the set today!

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I am showing the necklaces individually but they are meant to be worn layered too.

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And finally, one of my favorites… Live to Inspire.

I love the message and my sweet friend perfectly matches the inspired message!

I hope she likes them!!
Have an incredible day!
Kris

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Getting My Ducks in a Row!

The week has been a whirlwind so far…
I am trying to get all of my ducks in a row, but it’s seems like the little duckies just don’t want to stay in line. The feeling compares to when my kids were one, two and three and trying to get them dressed in their winter finery to play outside. You would get the first one dressed, and start on the second one. By the time you are ready to start on the third one, the first one is almost stripped and you have to start a over. Oh my gosh that was a chore. Add sleep deprivation to the mix and you were out of energy by the time you hit the crisp snow. Lol. Those were the days!

So I guess I really can’t complain too much. I will get there! Yes I will. This week I am attacking my pile of custom orders that have been patiently waiting!

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I listed this vintage fork necklace in my etsy shop this morning.

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It will be a perfect gift for a foodie!

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Well, I am off to round up my duckies!
Have an amazing day!
Kris

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Upcycling Vintage Keys

It has been time to build my inventory for the months ahead. I have been working hard trying to balance (a tad bit of a pun there because I am on day 8 with Vertigo, much improved now) family, house, creating and life. It is a constant battle to keep all of the balls in the air!

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My key addiction has ramped up as I have been upcycling keys this weekend! I have three of them created and I listed them here in my Etsy shop.

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I also created this necklace over the past few days and I listed it here in my shop.

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I am excited by the new dimension to my work and have renewed energy… I could spend hours non stop, but you know, my children do need to be fed!

Today I am finishing up the video celebrating my parents 50 amazing years together! So excited about the week ahead!

I better get to it! Have an amazing Monday!
Kris

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I Learned My Lesson (this year anyway!)

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My lesson for the week is pay more attention to the weather!

Yes, I knew it was rainy… And chilly.
One of the interesting complications of not stepping outside before leaving the house is foot attire. Ha! I believe I would have changed from flips to boots had I thought about it!

Running through puddles from mid day through the eve inspired me to wear warm and cozy boots today!

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No worries! I’ve learned my lesson… For this year anyway!

Hope your toesies stay warm and cozy all day!
πŸ™‚ Kris

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Measure Me Happy

I have really been enjoying creating with the vintage measuring elements I discovered a few weeks ago.

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They really make me happy!

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Love the contrast with the mini vintage keys I found the other day at an antique store.

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Spending the day at a volleyball tourney today. Perfect rainy day for volleyball.

Have a happy day!
Kris

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Creating on the Fly…

Yesterday was a day of running… Kya had a volleyball game in Alex and we dashed to hockey and before we knew it the day was over.

I made a quick stop in Alex at a couple of Antique stores. I am searching for a couple of items and have not found them yet.

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At hockey, I had fun creating on the fly… Bundled up in my blankie while the girls skated.

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I have orders to fill so I really need to get busy!

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I hope you enjoy some sunshine and creativity today!

Xoxo Kris

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Fall Sunflowers!

The morning is crisp, clean and fresh… It smells and feels like fall.

I found this vintage element during my summer treasure hunting and it reminded me of my Mom’s Sunflowers. She is quite the Gardner and when she decides to do something, she does it in full glory!

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Here is Kya and her friend pictured by Gram’s sunflowers. I cannot find the photo they took at a distance that shows the height of her sunflowers, but they looked to be two to three times as tall as the girls!

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What is it about sunflowers that are so amazing?

I hope you enjoy a beautiful fall day!
Kris

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Imagine

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

So far we have had a fun family weekend and I have had some great creating time!

Imagine…

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I love the word imagine… It has so much possibility!

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May your weekend be filled with possibility!
πŸ™‚ Kris

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Vintage Buttons & Swirls

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I had fun with this necklace… I found this unique large button at a sale a few weeks ago and I knew it would look great in one of my designs.

I sure wish I had more to play with! I am going treasure hunting in a few days so I will be searching!

I hope your day is filled with happiness!
πŸ™‚ Kris

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Perfect Summer Accessory

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Wouldn’t this necklace be a perfect summer accessory?

Perfect with a tee, great with a summer maxi dress & flipflops.

Now if only we had the sunshine!

Have a great day!
Kris

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Sneak Peek

I really need to get motivated to sort through the awesome treasures I bought at my Grandparents estate sale… I starting to get my energy back after the fun filled weekend.

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This necklace is pictured on a old book given to my Grandma’s namesake four years before she was born and one hundred years ago. It is kind of crazy really. I treasure books like this that have a link to the past and I regret not listening more carefully and documenting my Grandparents stories. Super thankful to have it though!

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Here is the sneak peek I promised. I was playing around yesterday with a custom order. I am not done yet, but I thought I would show you a sneak peek!

Hope you have a fantabulous day!
Kris

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Treasures & Displays

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A few quick photos today… The necklace above one of my fav’s… Funky vintage hinge pictured on a box from my Grandparent’s estate.

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The same necklace pictured on a cool little book I bought at the sale… Notice the Tiffany’s Ad… The book is from 1911.
Here is another shot of the ad.

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And I an not sure what this was, but it is going to be a part of my new jewelry display… I remember seeing it in my Grandparents attic. I quickly laid some necklaces on it.

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I am going to have to be a little more deliberate with their placement.

Hope you are having a magical day!
πŸ™‚ Kris

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