Thursday, December 31, 2009

I just wanted to wish all my friends a Happy & Safe New Year!! There is such HOPE for the New Year!! May the Lord guide you and fill your homes with much love & laughter!!
I thought this snowman was funny:):)

God Bless,


Tuesday, December 29, 2009

High Hopes!!

One of my "HOPES" this year, is to balance work, family & business a little better. It was a difficult transition for me in 2009. I was so accustomed to getting to be creative whenever I wanted to...this scheduling and time managment stuff is really not ME:) 2010 I plan to "make" time for signs...get more of them posted on Etsy...I am off to a are a few signs I finished this week!!I also found all this interesting Ephemera this week...quilt patterns, pagees from an old Family Album and of all things...funeral & death themed. Some of it is from the 1800 's!!
Happy Tuesday!!!
Happy New Year...Kristin

Monday, December 28, 2009


What are your resolutions this year???? Hmmmm...I usually do not make resolutions. I am always so dissapointed in myself if I don't accomplish I just don't make them. Maybe I will this that I think about...all the things I need to change...YUCK...forget it:):)

Happy Monday!!!


Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Merry, Merry, Merry...

Before the week gets away from me...I just wanted to wish all my BLOG friends a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!! May God bless you with lots of LOVE & Laughter!!
Lots of Love...Kristin

Friday, December 18, 2009

Off For the Weekend!!

Off to my parents house for the weekend! My husband and I are high school sweethearts...and going to my parents house...takes us both back in time. His parents have since moved away...but my parents live in the same small the same house! We always eat at the same place we used to go on dates...and make out on the front step like the old days. Completely grosses the kids out...but hey...we have to torture them somehow!!

Hope you have a weekend filled with lots of warm cozy hugs and yummy goodies...and don't forget to take a moment and "remember" with your hubby the "old" days:) Then go find some mistletoe!!!!

Lots of Love...Kristin

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Christmas Cards...sent!

I finally sent off the last of my Christmas cards today! Every year I tell myself I am going to send SIMPLE cards. I guess I really do not understand that concept...or SIMPLE is not in my vocabulary! Such a relief to have them all finished & sent!!

My tastes have changed BIG time over the years!! It is always an inner I put out the Santas this year...Country Christmas and tole painted??? I want an AQUA Christmas...or a PINK Christmas...with GLITTER EVERYWHERE...a funky vintage tree...a different theme every year. Some of these decorations I have had for 20 years....BUT how do I NOT put out the Santas that my mom painted me...or the tole painted Nativity set??? It all makes sense when my kids go around and comment on each decoration...about how much they LOVE the gourd snowmen...and remember how we all made these here are a few pictures....

Hope you are having a wonderful Thursday!!

Peace & Love...Kristin

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

A Sweet Hello from Mr. Snowman

Hope you had a great day! Just when I thought I was having "one of those days" a friend told me my hair looked really pretty today. Isn't funny how a simple compliment out of no where can brighten your day??? So...for the rest of the season...I am going to try to go out of my way to compliment my friends...I mean...they are all great & amazing...I need to tell them more often:) I appreciate all of you too!! Your BLOGS give me sweet encouragement!!!

Peace & Love...Kristin

Monday, December 14, 2009

Custom Orders...Done!!

I finally can check "Custom Orders" off of my to do list!! They are finished, shipped & delivered!! What a relief!! I started working part time this summer...after being a stay at home mom for 11 years. I have had a bit of a struggle getting used to the fact that I do not have as much time as I used get all the million things done! No complaints here...I am very thankful for the job...and my business...BUT I am ready for all this juggling to slow down a BIT. and REALLY looking forward to 2, 3 day weekends in a row coming spend some sweet time with my family.

I hope that you have a beautiful...blessed Monday!!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Good Morning!!

Good Morning everyone!! Lazy, Rainy morning it!!! Go check out this wonderful BLOG by J. Nichelle...Jen has a "giveaway" that is truly AMAZING!!! She is sooooo talented and anyone that uses that much glitter...I know we would be instant friends!!!!! Here's a little snowman for your frosty morning...
Lots of Love...Kristin

Friday, December 11, 2009

Another day for presents...for ME!!!!

I just love doing these SWAPS. It really is something I get to do for someone who I know will appreciate it AND something just for me!! Linda at A Swap For All Seasons hosts these wonderful seasonal SWAPS...thank you Linda for all your work and kindness...especially right around such busy seasons!!!

So...this is what I got yesterday from my wonderful new friend It was a treasure filled package that I just adore!!!!

The package...with this yummy, glittery butterfly!!

The Altered Cabinet card that Teena sweet...I just love it!!The rest of the sweet and so thoughtful goodies...2 vintage scarves...sweet birdie many wonderful treasures...thank you Teena for making me feel so special!

Oh so happy it is friday!!! Have a beautiful, joy filled weekend!!


Thursday, December 10, 2009

Monday, December 7, 2009

Woo Hoo!!! I Got a Present in the Mail!!!

I got a present in the mail yesterday!!!! I was so excited...I could not wait to get home & open it up!!! I participated in an ornament swap...and was lucky enough to have been paired up with Jessamy from London...look at the amazing ornaments I received...and all the extra goodies!!!!
Jessamy is half of Smitonius and Sonata...and they have a wonderful BLOG
. They also have a FABULOUS Etsy Shop...
I just fell in LOVE with these crystal ornaments...I think I will find someplace to keep them out all year...and they are exactly my favorite colors!!!

AND...all these vintage scraps....soooo yummy!

I can't wait to make some gift tags using these images.. This is the box they all came sweet I just LOVE everything...thank you so much was a treat to SWAP with you!!!

Have a warm & cozy day!!


Saturday, December 5, 2009

Christmas Chill

It is finally feeling like Christmas here on the Central Coast of Cali! I think we had a high of 53 today...with a chilly wind!!! I know...I am a total wimp...I can't help it though!! So to celebrate our chilly is a sweet snowman for you...

Stay warm...Kristin

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

May the Lord bless you with lots of love & laughter today!!!

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Peace...Love & Pumpkin Pie,


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Thanksgiving Already?? is the end of November and Thanksgiving is in 2 days!! When did that happen?? Last week was one of THOSE weeks...when you do not get to sit down...a Holiday Boutique that we made over 100 signs for...a Midnight Show of New Moon (could not help myself) and a concert....this is what my house looked like up until last night!!

I always work in a controlled chaos...paint & glitter everywhere!! My husband is so sweet...always supportive...goes to work with glitter all over himself!!! Too funny!!!

I hope that everyone is having a beautiful and peaceful week!!



Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Monday, November 9, 2009

Is it Really Monday Already????? not prepared for Monday this week! It came way too fast!!!! Oh least there is a holiday smack in the middle of this week...going to the beach on Veteran's Day!!
I just wanted to give a "shout out" to our new friends at The Cottage...local here in Paso Robles. They had a Holiday Open House this wonderful & beautiful! It was great to see our little signs displayed also. So much of the time, we ship them out to unseen shops! It always gives me a little thrill...THATS OUR STUFF:) Here is the link to our friend Sandi at The Cottage... . Thank You Sandi!!!!
Happy Monday...Kristin

Monday, November 2, 2009


Don't you feel like once Halloween is is just a countdown until Christmas??? Wait...I am not ready!!! I am going to REALLY REALLY try to enjoy Autumn season this year without getting too spazo and taking on too many events.
That is my hope at least:) is my TURQUOISE COFFEE TABLE!!! When I first painted it...I thought...OH NO!! THEN every single person in my family is kinda bright mom. Well...that was before I was finished with it:) There is always that moment in a furniture project that I think...UGLY!!!! favorite part...layer after becomes what it is supposed to be! It is like magic!!! Even though all shades of turquoise and aqua are my favorite colors...this is the very first piece of furniture I have painted this color. I usually paint everything white or black (for myself) and have been drooling over every piece of blue furniture I have seen. After my friend said get over it already and paint something...I did it!!!
I just LOVE it!!!!!

Now...I am going to confess...I have a terrible case of the I WANTS!!! I am usually so good about it...BUT I REALLY want to new flooring and it is making me crazy. I have to stop thinking about it...because it really is not in the budget...for a while. Most of the time I just forget about it...but whenever I start decorating...ALL I can see is my gross carpet!!! Someday, I know I will get hard flooring of some kind...and when I do...I will sooooooooo appreciate it!!! that I said it out loud...I am hoping the I WANTS will go away:) Thanks for letting me vent!!!

Happy Monday!!!


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Chilly Weather...a Project Finished!

There is just something about chilly weather that makes me want redo my furniture!! Maybe because FINALLY it is not 110 degrees...and I can make a mess without sweating!! Here is my Gramma's lovely Maple table that I have been NEEDING to refinish for years!!! Oh so hard to stain something instead of paint...BUT I did it!! And I LOVE it!!! I stained it a dark walnut...goes so well with my Hoosier...I am really glad I did not paint it. Here it is!! It is a HUGE drop leaf table that I pull our for the holidays!
And...did I tell you that I think I decided to have a Blue Christmas??? So...I painted my coffee table turquoise (still in that I can't show you stage) and I think ONLY a Blue Christmas will do for my living room. So to get in the mood...I painted this aqua Merry Christmas sign! It was made using a salvaged vintage dresser drawer...and I just found this yummy vintage snowman artwork! I LOVE him!!!! This sign will be available in my Etsy shop...just as soon as I can get it in there! is getting to a big pot of chicken noodle soup and cheesy bread!!
Happy Wednesday everyone!!!