Photobucket     Photobucket        

Monday, August 20, 2012

Chase Enters 7th Grade, Custom Orders, And Gearing Up For Fall Decorating

 From the time I started this blog almost four years ago I've shown you Chase's first day of school picture every year. I can't believe he is going into the 7th grade! He just turned 13 this summer and is growing like a weed. We are hoping the teenage years don't bring us too much heartache! So far he is a really good kid and does well in school. I pray that he will stay on the right path and do what's right. Two of his best friends moved away this summer so I am also praying he will make lots of new friends this year...I'm sure he will!


I am working like a busy bee to get all of my custom orders filled and my store stocked back up again! I am busy busy!! =) 

Another thing I am hoping to start on this week is a little fall decorating. I am starting with the mantle...here is just a little sneak peek of the added mirror and lanterns to start. Now what? Well, you will have to wait and see. I'm not even sure how it will turn out yet! lol...Do you see the reflection of my cabinet tops in the mirror? Yes, that is Sugar, my cat, sleeping up there in her favorite spot. I posted a pic of her up there on Facebook a while back and said I was going to try to keep her down. Well, I gave up. I just keep the antibacterial wipes handy all the time.

 Have a great Monday!

15 comments:

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Kristen, you have made so many beautiful pieces, already. I'm excited to see what you do with your mantel. I am just starting to make plans for mine. After all of this heat, I am so ready for fall!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I'm sure Chase will be fine, Kristen. I had no problems with my son during his teen years {at least no problems that I knew about!}. My daughter ~ that's a different story! Are you going to be making those Fall swags {on the lantern} for your shop or are you doing those as custom orders only?

Stacey said...

Chase really is growing up right before our eyes. :) You know, my boys are 20 and 23....I really think most of the time things go very well. They have for us. Your fallish decorating is very inspiring.

Wanda@Wandaful Wonders said...

Time flies when you have children! Enjoy it! I can't wait to see your mantle, because I know it will beautiful! Wanda

NanaDiana said...

Kristen- He is a REALLY handsome kid! Thanks for sharing him here with all of us. I will be anxious to see your mantle- You have a wonderful touch with everything you do- xo Diana

Paula said...

Chase has really grown up. I teach 7th grade and just love his age. Enjoy every second of it.

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Chase is such a handsome boy! Hope he has a great year! :)

Can't wait to see your fall decorations! I think I'm going to start September 1st! ...and your cat is just precious in his sleeping spot! It's amazing how they can climb and get in the most unusual places!

A Hint of Home said...

He is so handsome! Keep him busy, stay involved with him and pray for him. I'm sure he will be a fine young man.
Can't wait to see the mantle.

Rooms by Ann said...

Time just flies buy so fast, I am sure Chase will remain a wonderful young man.

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

Great picture for a first day of school! I sub for Junior high and high school. He looks like a great kid. I hope he has wonderful year and makes lots of new friends. Your custom orders and arrangements are stunning! Can't wait to see your mantel! I am sure it will be fabulous!

Brooke said...

I love your picture frames with the bows! Too cute!


Brooke

Help! Mama Remote... said...

He looks so handsome. He will be a great teenager. I can't wait to start fall decorating.

Connie said...

You are on the right track in raising your son. A mother's prayers can cover life's traumas. God bless.

L said...

He has really grown! I hope he has a great year and makes some nice friends.
Your fall lanterns are so pretty. I look forward to more of your fall decorating to come!

Marble mantel said...

Kristens , I am waiting to see your mantle, because I know it will awesome. Because you have that magic touch with everything you do...

- Herman Swan

Featured in Country Woman Magazine fall 2012 for kitchen and crafts

My photo
I'm a 42yr. old mother of 1. I've been married for 21years to a wonderful man, Kevin. We have one son together named Chase who is 14. We live in a small town in Arkansas and have a dog named Sassy, a cat named Coco and now a chinchilla, Tiki. My husband is a Database Administrator and I have my own business called Kristen's Creations where I make and sell a variety of crafts. I worked in a shop as a floral designer for 15 yrs. until it closed. My former boss decided to retire and lease out her building. I enjoy crafting, decorating, and hanging out with my family. E-mail me at Kristenscreations@hotmail.com

To subscribe through email, add your email address below.

You are welcome to pin anything from my blog

Follow Me on Pinterest

Total Pageviews



The tip junkie featured my snowman mesh wreath!

homemade crafts

Popular Posts

BlogCatalog

Decorating Blogs - BlogCatalog Blog Directory

Sassy Girl

Sassy Girl

Cock a doodle doo!!

Cock a doodle doo!!

Wish we were here!

Wish we were here!

blog ranking

Lifestyle Blogs - Blog Rankings

Blog List

  • Welcome to Best of the Weekend! We are glad that you are here and are starting your weekend with us. Amy, Ginnie, Cindy,and I enjoy hosting the Best of ...
    7 hours ago
  • Happy Friday, everyone! Welcome back to… Best Friday Features! It’s the third week of me and Desi’s new Link Party format, and we’re both loving it so far–...
    8 hours ago
  • In my last post I wrote about our plans on making some changes to our very small entry hall. It needed some personality and we wanted to add our own p...
    13 hours ago
  • Happy Friday, friends! Welp, it's been a month since I last blogged ... eek! Every year, I promise myself I'm going to do better ... and, every year, I do...
    19 hours ago
  • Valentine’s Day decor is definitely one of my favorites! I love the chance to have an excuse to decorate my house again since Christmas. January is a lon...
    20 hours ago
  • Trying to choose lighting for the kitchen makeover has been a challenge for me for some reason. I thought I wanted something sparkly and crystal, but then...
    20 hours ago
  • Well, I'm SO happy that today my guest is my person. My best friend. Laurie! I wanted her to be my first Friday guest but it took me this long to get her...
    21 hours ago
  • I'm back today with another Feature Friday and another fabulous home renovation from blogger, Jenna, with Wife in Progress. Jenna and her hubby bought a ...
    22 hours ago
  • [image: mms-1702] This is part three of our overall series of the business of blogging, but it’s part two in the sub-series on monetization (aka – how blo...
    1 day ago
  • *This post is sponsored by Quick-Step. I received Quick-Step flooring and accessories free of charge to facilitate my review.* Thank you for joining me fo...
    1 day ago
  • Hey everyone, thanks so much for the kind words on my last post. I’m so proud of that kitchen remodel! I stated I pulled out one upper cabinet to leave roo...
    1 day ago
  • Glad you stopped by Foodie Friday & Everything Else. As I write this post, fog is so dense I can't see the road. The hilltop hasn't been graced with sun...
    1 day ago
  • Hello there my friends! It's almost the weekend, whoot! I hope your week has gone beautifully! I used to share a lot of blogging tips and have stopped doin...
    1 day ago
  • Blue and White Table Setting for a New Year's Eve Dinner
    1 day ago
  • It had been quite some time since I made a trip to Scott's in Atlanta. It was so beautiful last weekend, especially for January, that I talked Mr. Savvy in...
    1 day ago
  • After getting all the Christmas away I did the mantle for the winter. I really enjoy doing this. I had never done "winter décor" til I moved here. Those wh...
    1 day ago
  • Hello, Dear Ones! Well, you know how it is after you take down all of your Christmasing ~ your rooms look bare. I thought I do a little switch-a-roo in my ...
    2 days ago
  • Good morning girls. Here we are in what is the hardest time of the year, in my opinion. January and February can be long, cold, and dark. I'm really mis...
    3 days ago
  • Hi everyone and welcome back to The Scoop! Our close brush with snow has morphed into spring temperatures...not unusual for Georgia! So while I am enjoyin...
    4 days ago
  • [image: 5 Ways to Fight Snow Day Boredom] Snow days….they can bring so much fun and joy and other times it can leave you stuck in the house longing for th...
    6 days ago
  • I was so excited to begin my first project of 2017, actually it began on Christmas Day of 2016. A project I'd been yearning to do for quite sometime. As y...
    1 week ago
  • [image: http://www.bargaindecoratingwithlaurie.com/2015/02/valentine-par-tay.html] 2015 I'm sharing some of my previous Valentine tablescapes. In 2015, ...
    1 week ago
  • I don't believe there is a recipe for a perfect chocolate chip cookie. Everyone has their own opinions about what makes a chocolate chip cookie great. So...
    1 week ago
  • Looking At Trends at 60…ok…62. What is going on in the design world this year? What’s hot? What’s trending in 2017? Of course trends don’t start on...
    1 week ago
  • Happy New Year! A GIVEAWAY is a great way to begin the new year. I am excited to host a giveaway for my readers from Novica. The winner will receive a $3...
    2 weeks ago
  • 2 weeks ago
  • The New Tiramisu - ButterYumIt's a new year, which means most food bloggers are posting light, healthy recipes, but I'm going to be a rebel and share a de...
    2 weeks ago
  • *Have a seat at our table for Christmas Eve 2016.* *It is set all in sparkling gold with white this year,* *and angel wings decorate the chairs.* *I fou...
    3 weeks ago
  • In typical Chris fashion, I am still decorating days before Christmas. The good thing about this room is that it will be able to last through winter–which ...
    4 weeks ago
  • Have you seen or should I say drooled over all the blogs showing their flocked christmas trees? Well, I can say I drooled...just a bit over them! So much t...
    4 weeks ago
  • [image: 563691_402436273192160_294892307_n]
    2 months ago
  • Welcome to the Life in Season Study Series Week One Discussion Questions 1. Do you find it hard to extend the same grace to yourself that God extends...
    3 months ago
  • Today. This is our life for now. And boy am I blessed! For those of you new to what's been going on, I will start from the top. It rained... etc... Fo...
    4 months ago
  • Hey y'all! I haven't blogged for awhile, buy y'all know I have to stop in to give my pageant picks! Miss USA 2016 will be crowned this Sunday evening an...
    7 months ago
  • Hello, and Happy Valentine’s Day! I thought I’d share a couple of the Valentine’s I’ve made for my oldest granddaughter (the 5 year old). I used a couple...
    11 months ago
  • Hi there friends... Welcome back to this weeks Share Your Style Party!! ~~~~~ Our host this week is Kelly from The Essence of Home! Take it away Kelly! ...
    1 year ago
  • These closet doors are dreamy!!! *Dream Book Design *turned an unattractive closet door into something I want!!! Learn *how to build a barn door for a...
    1 year ago
  • This Miniature Pewter-Like Teapot with Lid that lifts and tilts is adorable at the height of just 1 1/2 inches tall, and matching teacup, saucer, and disp...
    2 years ago
  • *Hi! I have been decorating for Christmas this week and finished the piano so I wanted to share.This will be a short post, I am working hard to get my hous...
    2 years ago
  • I have been keeping a secret for a few months... and it has been hard not to give it away! Thank goodness I can finally tell you today!!! After 4 1/2 y...
    2 years ago
  • Hello Lovlies, You are cordially invited to join me at my new blog, Larkspur Interiors. WHEN: Now! WHERE: www.larkspurinteriors.com R.S.V.P.: Not necessa...
    2 years ago
  • It's Friday once again. Can you believe it? And it's time for another great house tour. Today we're snooping around Jenna's home at Rain On A Tin Roof. ...
    3 years ago
  • Projects, projects, do they ever end? lol There is always something to add to the list, isn't there? I had wanted to add bead board to the ends of our ...
    4 years ago

Designed By: