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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!


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


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


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.


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


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Feeling Fallish

Oh, there is a chill in the air. We had quite a bit of rainfall last night and today and it is feeling like fall.

Today I have resorted to boots. Bye, bye flip flops.


The leaves have started to show their beautiful colors. This design was inspired by fall. The vintage copper leaf has a gorgeous patina.


I hope you are enjoying the beautiful fall colors!
Have a great day!


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Vintage Ceiling Tin Necklace


This necklace might be one of my favorite creations from my new loot. The pendant is created from vintage ceiling tins that have been cut to size and sealed. I wired some crystals and one of my precious dimpled vintage pearls.


I have a stash of fun shapes and sizes to create more pendants.

I created a new board on pinterest with my listings in my etsy shop, you can find it here!

And a gallery of my jewelry is available on pinterest here.
🙂 Enjoy the Sunshine! Kris

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Divine Patina


I wish you could see the worn painted patina of this escutcheon… The green color tones are divinely beautiful. I paired them with some dimpled green glass pearls and a retro vintage key.


I have been not been feeling great the past few days. My sweet adorable children got home from school, put their aprons on (they haven’t used their aprons for quite some time!) and waited on me hand and foot. They created a fantastic meal of fettuccini alfredo, brought it in on a serving tray complete with a napkin and silverware, and to top it all off, they didn’t argue one time! It was such a sweet gift!


May your day be filled with sweet gifts! 🙂 Kris


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