Sunday, January 31, 2010

Sneak Peek...and my FIRST GIVEAWAY!!!

I just finished & sent off My Valentine to my swap
Pennsylvania! It is always such a relief to finish a swap...and ship it! I JUST LOVE doing these swaps...but I am always a little anxious...what if they don't like it???? What if it does not get there???? Will it be enough goodies??? My first SWAP...I was a newbie...and sent exactly the 4 things we were supposed to. When I got my package from my wonderful new friend...oh the glorious goodies that were PACKED In there!! I had no idea that most everyone packs extra goodies to make it so special! I know...and that is part of the fun of planning it and putting it all together. Here is just a little sneak peek of what I sent to my partner/friend. I was part of the Valentine Swap at A Swap For All Seasons. Linda hosts AMAZING seasonal swaps that I have had the priveledge to be a part of for the last three holidays!!! Thank YOu Linda!!! I will add more pictures of everything once my friend receives her pac
kage!! for my first GIVEAWAY EVER!!! I have been wanting to do this...and keep trying to wait until I have extra time to do it up needless to say....time just keeps flying by. So, I am going to do a quick Giveaway!!! All you have to do is become a follower/friend & comment on this post! If you are already a follower/ are already entered...and if you want to leave4 a comment...that is great too!!
Here are two little custom Valentine for you...and maybe one for you to give away! I will pick the winner on February 4...see I told you it was quick!! Pass along the link too...the more the merrier!!

Happy Sunday...I hope you are all cozy...and doing something completely filled with JOY!!!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Thrift Store Finds...

Another QUICK trip to the thrift store. So funny...whenever I have all the time in the world to stroll around...I don't find anything...but when I only have 5 minutes...I see a bunch of things! Either much fun!!!
A sweet little vintage card.....only 50 cents...could not resist. I found this vintage Children's book with AMAZING illustrations!!! I just love how colorful the whole book is! It is funny to look through and see what they thought was "important" children's knowledge in 1970! Here is a picture of roses from the book...
More flowers...
A cowboy...they also have Comanchee Indians...not very politcally correct anymore though...

Birds & Butterflies...

Ok...I think I got a little carried away showing all those pictures...but they are so pretty!!!

I also found this sweet bird frame for .99!! I think I will add a picture of my little peeps and give it to my mom for Easter!
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!! Can you believe it is almost February????
God Bless,

Monday, January 25, 2010

A Tray of Love...trying to get my MOJO going!!

Happy Monday Everyone!!

I don't know about you...but I am having trouble getting my creative juices flowing so far this year! Thank goodness for Valentine's many wonderful ideas & projects to inspire me!!! I FINALLY made some signs last weekend...YAY!!!!
A Tray of little love signs...
and another in our "beach house" line!
What a relief...I am feeling more creative already!!
Lots of Love...Kristin

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Stormy Days...School Sadness...and lots of HOPE!

Ahhhh...Sunday...a day to sleep in...regroup...clean up damage and debris from storm! We had a whole week of crazy, stormy weather! Our little town on the Central Coast of Cali survived!!! Part of our fence fell down...but NOTHING really to worry about. This week we found out that our school district is laying off MORE more librarians, no more music, leadership classes...MOST sports cut and one whole campus closed. This storm is vicious and raging at all campuses and between all of us mommies. I am trying hard to think positive and stay out of the gossipy bitterness...VERY HARD!!!! Two of my dear friends are pulling kids out...taking them to private schools. Every once in a while I feel on the brink of CHANGE... a new season in life. This is one of those times! I have learned that I will figure it out as I go...and it all seems to work out...but still that word...

CHANGE is nerve wracking!!

My HOPE is that I think we have finally found a church home! We have been without one for months...and I have felt a bit lost without one! Thank You God!!!!!!!!
I am so excited for this bit of CHANGE!!!

I don't have nearly enough time to search through thrift shops like I used to....and boy do I miss it!!! I get to pop into one local place every Wednesday...for a bout 5 minutes...before picking up kids. These were this weeks treasures...and I spent less than $4...even better!!
6 SWEET little, vintage framed floral drawings.
They are so them!!!

And this lovely vintage puzzle...from 1968! The box is SOOOOOO YUMMY!!! I have no idea if the whole puzzle is there!!!

I hope you have a BEAUTIFUL Sunday evening!!!

Take Care...Kristin

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


My husband & I have been married for 19 years today!!

I cannot believe we have hit a point when we have been together longer than we havn't. I am truly blessed to say that after all these years...I adore him!
Oh Happy Day!!!
Love & Peace...Kristin

Love's Philosophy is a poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley, written in 1820.

The fountains mingle with the river
And the rivers with the Ocean,
The winds of Heaven mix for ever
With a sweet emotion;
Nothing in the world is single;
All things by a law divinein one spirit meet and mingle.
Why not I with thine?--See the mountains kiss high Heaven
And the waves clasp one another;
No sister-flower would be forgiven
If it disdained its brother;
And the sunlight clasps the earth
And the moonbeams kiss the sea:
What is all this sweet work worth
If thou kiss not me?

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

The Sun will come out tomorrow...

"Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It is already tomorrow in Australia."

Charles Schulz

I LOVE this quote!!! I was very "ho hum" on Friday...and a friend had this quote on their facebook page! Instantly made me smile. It reminds me of one of my favorite quotes..."Tomorrow is another day" from Gone With the Wind of course! I am so thankful for the tomorrows...a fresh start each day.

I hope everyone is having a great Monday...and tomorrow is just few hours away!!!

Peace & Love...Kristin