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Flying By…


Wow, the time is flying by… I must admit, this week must have been on fast forward.

Time seems to pass much more quickly when we are busy! This week was jam packed.

Last night we enjoyed the 6th & 7th grade school band & choir concerts. As Sawyer was waiting in the hall, he was asked by the Athletic Director to sing the National Anthem for the Varsity Basketball game. It worked out perfectly between concerts.

Today the girls have their fourth game of district playoffs. They are playing for second seed for Regional Playoffs and must win tonight and Sunday to advance. Saturday is their home volleyball tournament so it should be a fun weekend ahead.


I bought this big chunky bird charm at the Tucson Gem Show. I hand stamped the word fly on it and wired it up. I love the chunkiness of the bird.

I hope your days are flying past and each day brings joy and happiness to you!
πŸ™‚ Kris

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Tucson Gem Show: INCREDIBLE

Incredible is the first word that came to mind.

Dynamic would be a second choice…

The selection is incredible… The Tucson Gem Show has not disappointed! It’s massive. When you think of the manual labor of lugging thousands of pounds of gems, crystals, beads and findings, it is an undertaking if dynamic proportions.

First I’ll give you a quick tour of my friend Patti’s studio. I had the pleasure of sleeping in there the first night, let me tell you the dreams were sweet!


Her studio is so beautiful, as well as her entire home.


It is such a beautiful place for her to work.


Her home was like a French sanctuary, full of tranquility and beauty.


Isn’t it beautiful?


Her family has the most amazing dogs…


Their names are Boston and LA.


My kids would love playing with them and they are so good with her kids.

Here are a few pieces I made since arriving…


I forgot to take photos of my loot, so I’ll have to share them later! I am sorry!

We completed three fun, giggle-filled shopping days at Tucson. I had the most amazing time with Patti, Liz, Linda and Katie! Here is us on our last day relaxing with a beverage and reminiscing. I was sad to leave them but am happily in Lake Havasu City visiting my Mom who I have not seen since Thanksgiving.

This is Patti and myself in Liz and Jack’s super cool backyard!!


Hope you have an amazing day! πŸ™‚ Kris


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Tucson Gem Show: The First Four Hours


I am truly enjoying the beautiful weather in Tucson (I am sorry fellow cold weather friends for rubbing it in). In the summer we take for granted walking outside without a coat on, the sunshine as it sends warm hugs our way and the heavenly warmth that surrounds us.


The weather in Tucson warms your soul. Yesterday we spent four hours shopping two different wholesale shows. We were power shopping!

You are not allowed to take photos in the tents, but as my friend Patti had shared with me, we had no idea they could make tents that huge!

As I am laying in bed right now an owl started hoot-ing outside my window. The sound is so cool! Love it!


Here are a few photos of my loot!


I have a few more items that are sealed up in bags that I didn’t unpack that I will have to show later. My goal was to hold out for unique items or fantastic prices. I found some of both.



It is time to wake this morning and get rolling out of bed for a marathon shopping day! I am so excited!

We were so busy shopping that we forgot to take photos of us as a group yesterday! I hope my friend Patti feels better today, she caught a doozy of a cold and has been suffering! She has been a trooper though.


Here is a photo of the sunset last night on our way home from shopping! It was incredibly beautiful!

I hope you are staying warm and cozy!!! Wish you were here!!
πŸ™‚ Kris



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Arizona Sunshine: Gem Show Bound

The shining sun was incredibly beautiful yesterday morning as I peered out the airplane window…

Even through eyes that briefly closed for a quick two hour rest before my alarm went off and I had roll out of bed for my trip to Arizona.

Here is a shot of the gorgeous sunrise through my airplane window… It was incredibly gorgeous!


Here is a beautiful view of the drive to my friend Patti’s home.


We had an incredible time yesterday getting to know each each other and I got to meet her fantastic family.

We are Tucson Bound right now… I am so excited to meet Patti’s friend Liz who is graciously hosting us in Tucson.

I will share more photos soon!

πŸ™‚ Kris

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