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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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