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Feeling Thankful…

Today I am finally working on my name badge for the retreat I am attending next week. I am super excited about this retreat, but I have been drawing a blank on creating a unique and fun name badge that represents me.


Here are a few of the supplies I am playing around with. I’ll show you the finished product next week!

Keegan is doing so well with his stitches an I am excited to say that he bit the bullet on the pain and didn’t even have to miss any school!

Our weekend promises to be especially frantic with volleyball, hockey, boys choir and a hockey fundraiser. Fun stuff!


Today the sun was shining and we had a beautiful fall day. I was able to work outside in the sunshine… Feeling thankful for the warm temps!

May you have a happy and joyful weekend!


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Doing What You Love…

Happy Wednesday! Jeepers the days are slipping by!

Sometimes I feel a little guilty because I am having so much fun creating… It is incredible to do what you love! I am so thankful and grateful!

I refilled the muffin tin and started over with my inspirational self challenge.


One of these days I am really going to have to focus on taking some photos. My pile is growing!

πŸ™‚ Have a FUNtastic day!! I hope you can do what YOU love!

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With Joyful Hearts: We Thank You!

I am trying to find perfect words to describe yesterday. Tom’s brother was truly humbled by the support!

I keep erasing the words because they do not appropriately define the emotion and overwhelming gratitude that I have for our incredibly generous friends!

So many of our friends donated amazing items: gorgeous handmade scarves, baby blankets, gift cards, handmade stools, stained glass garden stakes, artwork, blu-ray players, hair care services and products, books, baskets and more. Many of our friends that could, took time out of their day to join us… I find it hard to find words to thank you! Some of you even brought along extended family! We are so very touched!


With Joyful Hearts…
We Thank You!!!
Tom and Kris

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Rusty Delight: Amazing Gifts

The other day I received an amazing gift.


The gift arrived to me, and I was so excited to open the box…

In Tucson, my friend Patti, Liz, Linda, Katie and I enjoyed dinner with Liz’s father and fun-loving wife. Liz encouraged me to show her father some of my funky creations with unusual elements like water faucet handles and vintage hinges.

As Liz expected, her sweet father was very intrigued… He started telling us about some trunks that he rescued the hardware from over 50 years ago. He stored them and moved them for over 50 years across many states… He was excited to dig them out and share them with me!!! Can you imagine my delight when the box showed up in my mailbox?


This rusty delight was such a beautiful gift to me…. for one thing, this gentleman cared enough to keep them with him for so long and the immense honor I feel that he would share them with me after all of this time. I am so excited to work these items into some unique jewelry and decor! I am very touched by his gift and sweet Liz for sending them to me… Thank you!!

Here are a few necklaces still available that I posted on Facebook yesterday. Comment or email me if you are interested (cherishdesigns@live,com).


I love the messages!




And a pic of one of my faucet necklaces I referred to above.


Feeling thankful, blessed and filled with gratitude!
πŸ™‚ Kris


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Home Sweet Home!

I happily arrived home last night to my family at 10:30 pm after a long day of travel. The hugs are fabulous!!

We had an amazing breakfast by the London Bridge…

My travels started off a little sketchy due to the fact that my rental car would not start! πŸ™‚ Turns out you have to manually shut the lights off after driving through the mountains and the desert! My bad!!

My Mom’s awesome friends rallied around us searching for jumper cables! It was kind of crazy, very few snowbirds had jumper cables! But each one of them said they always carry them at home. They were so sweet! Thankfully I started out with a lat of extra time and the extra hour didn’t matter!

It was hard to leave my Mom but it is much easier seeing how happy she is with her friends, planning dinners, playing bridge and golfing!

My drive through the mountains and desert was so beautiful!


Gorgeous! But the thrill of driving in our driveway with snow piled high was pretty fun too! Especially knowing how happy my kids were with the abundance of snow!


Here is a peek at a necklace I created while I was gone, many more to photograph! πŸ™‚




Hope you have the best day ever! πŸ™‚ Kris

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Thankful & Grateful


Happy Thanksgiving!!!

We have so many gifts in our lives.

I could not be more thankful for my incredible, selfless, husband. His support and encouragement and belief in me and my art has been one of the greatest gifts he could give me. I am incredibly thankful for each of my unique children, I could not ask for More from them, they light up my life.

I am so thankful for the health of my family this year, no surgeries on the horizon!! So grateful for good health.


I am thankful for my parents and their health as they celebrated 49 amazing years of marriage last week!

We are thankful and hopeful for our family and friends as many trudge through life’s journey’s. We are truly thankful for incredible friends and family who support us in so many ways!


I am thankful for you! Your likes, comments, shares and pins always make me feel joyful.


May your Thanksgiving be exactly what you wish for it today!

Please don’t forget about my Giveaway! Tomorrow is the last day to enter!! πŸ™‚

Have an amazing Thanksgiving! πŸ™‚ Kris

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Grateful & Thankful!

I hope you join my giveaway! Click here for more information!

Can I just tell you all how much I adore your comment and how grateful I am to receive them! I forgot to share that If I comment in return, then I skew the numbers for the giveaway, so I will not be replying to your amazing comments… Please know that every comment and share is so much appreciated! A huge thank you to each and every one of you, I am so grateful!

Here is a necklace I created using a vintage baby spoon.




I worked in my pj’s until about 2pm yesterday! It was so much fun!

Have an amazing day today! πŸ™‚ Kris

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