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Mustard, Moon & Skeletons


My the days have been flying by!

Here is a sweet little necklace I created the other day… I love this necklace for layering on a long chain.

We have Keegan’s one year check up today, it is amazing to realize that it has almost been a year since his last surgery.

{wow, I am back with you, I never had the opportunity to finish my blog post yesterday!}

So we checked in at the Dr. Office, he had multiple X-rays & we were waiting between doctors in the exam room. Keegan is so much like his Dad, he has to get up and explore, peek in the drawers, cupboards, etc. after 19 years with his father, I have started to relax about it.

Today may have been THE FUNNIEST find of them all!

Keegan got up and opened up the door in the exam table, he closed it and sat down quickly. I got a quick peek as he opened it, but I made him open it again so I could show you!

I was truly Laughing Out Loud!!

Take a peek:


Can you see the skeleton? Pretty funny stuff! Wonder how many other kids opened up that door! {It makes sense because we see bone doctors} I am still giggling!

Remember just a few days ago when I was Thankful for no impending surgeries? Well, the plate they put in his knee last year has done a fantastic job of straightening his leg that it will need to come out. So Today I am Thankful for the plate doing its job and we will work through the news of another surgery on the horizon. I am also grateful and thankful that the news of another surgery did not devastate him… So grateful!

Last night after we returned home, our cat Putter got my heart racing by doing a balancing act on our balcony railing… It makes me so nervous when he does that!


It was kind of an exhausting day yesterday. Starting the day with a fresh perspective and the joy and excitement of a new day.

What a beautiful sunrise greeting us this morning, such beauty surrounds us each and every day!


Who is that peeking in our opposite window this morning? Why that is Mr. Moon!


And finally some mustard earrings I created for a friend as a custom order in Mustard. I was hesitant about the colors {they show orange in the photos} so I made two pairs for her to choose her favorite.



I hope you have a day filled with beauty and joy!
🙂 Kris


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Family Fun

Wow, it was a jam-packed, fun-filled family weekend.

Keegan had a hockey game Friday night (which Kya and I missed because we spent 5 hours driving home from the Mall of America in the snow – 12 miles in 2 hours was a record for me! But we were safe and sound, just sad that we missed Keegan’s game!) Kya had her home hockey tournament this weekend. Keegan had snowmobile classes. Sawyer had a holiday concert and shazaam, the weekend was gone just like that!

The girls 10U team did an amazing job this weekend winning 2 out of 3 games and taking 2nd Place in their tournament.

It was incredibly exciting since most of the team are 2nd year skaters, some of them would be 8U if we had a younger team. It is amazing the growth they have had in the last year.

Kya’s highlight was getting Player of the Game for the 3rd game! and of course taking 2nd Place!

Here she is accepting her team medal.

 We all crashed last night!

Exhausted… and fulfilled.

Hilarious, some of us crashed in cozy spots around our house!

I personally crashed on the bed. Tom quietly came to get me and said, get your camera ready…

so we tiptoed out to the living room and look who we found in a cozy spot of his own!

Keegan made his very own cozy spot to crash!  Goof Ball!

Who knew the trunk we use as a coffee table had another use!

 I wish I could remember his smart remark that brought about the huge grin. What a hilarious kid! He wanted to sleep in it.

Sawyer had to try it out for size too!

Today is my husband, Tom’s birthday. I am so thankful for him. He is the most selfless person I have ever met. He puts our entire family before himself. He is the most amazing Dad, who is always there for our kids helping with homework, coaching, cooking, and laundry, supporting, doing Kya’s hair… He believes in me, and is without a doubt my biggest jewelry supporter. He helps me tirelessly and encourages me so much. He always told me that I need to do something big with my jewelry. We have been through so many ups and downs on this journey… infertility… losses, multitudes of medical issues, complications, financial worries. He is filled with encouragement and possibility. He never gives up! I love that about him!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOM! You are one of my greatest gifts! I hope you have an amazing day!

More jewelry photos coming in the next couple of days! I am trying to catch up on holiday orders!

Hope you had a fabulous weekend!


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