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 40yr. old mother of 1. I've been married for 19 years 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

  • It happens all the time: you spend hours working on a blog post, and you send it out into the wild world of social media. Most comments are polite, friend...
    1 hour ago
  • [image: CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Easy Watermelon Vase] We are still sweltering here in Georgia, so I am going with a summery feel for my latest creati...
    3 hours ago
  • It’s no big secret at this point: I love desserts! But who doesn’t? There’s no better way to wind down at the end of the day (or better midday snack) than ...
    15 hours ago
  • [image: Marian] I’ve shared about my business before and how it all began, but I haven’t shared the entire story. …and it’s time that I do. So, let’s go b...
    22 hours ago
  • Since some of the parts I need to continue with the bathroom makeover won't be here for a couple of weeks, I switched gears and started going through my fa...
    1 day ago
  • Weekend hellos! It’s a full one for us, my daughter’s month long theater summer camp is putting on their production this weekend so we are attending the ...
    1 day ago
  • Well hello and welcome to another weekend! Where is the time going? This summer is absolutely flying by. I'm SO excited about the little project I'm sharin...
    1 day ago
  • [image: Sarah Richardson's Sitting Room in Summer House]Designer, Sarah Richardson's Summer House
    1 day ago
  • I am a happy girl! I moved into a wonderful house that I love! We all know, however, that moving is a lot of hard work. I have so much to do that I feel ...
    1 day ago
  • Hello, Dear Ones! Oh, I wanted to thank those of you who went to check out my travel blog. It's such a wonderful way for me to keep up with our travels - l...
    1 day ago
  • Before I started blogging I may have painted a couple pieces of furniture with latex paint. There wasn't any chalk paint and I didn't know about distressed...
    1 day ago
  • I found this pillow several years ago on clearance at Burlington Coat Factory!!! Yes, they have great linens too!!! I have gotten several pillows there ove...
    1 day ago
  • [image: We are building a home at Smith Mountain Lake in Virginia. Follow along as this home is being constructed. #SML] Back in June I shared that we are ...
    1 day ago
  • Oh happy, happy end of the week! Are you all in total denial like me that July is already over? Slow. Down. Summer. So, we’re continuing on with our Flashb...
    1 day ago
  • [image: backyard paradise 078_20150723] I'm back today with a really FUN Feature Friday. By now, you all have been introduced to my new friend, Buck, when ...
    1 day ago
  • Welcome to this week's edition of Frugal Friday! So glad you could join us for today's party! Read more after the break... Read more »
    1 day ago
  • This past Monday we got to go into our house for our pre-drywall walk-thru to make sure we got all of the electrical changes or add-on etc, that we wa...
    2 days ago
  • Hi there friends... Welcome to another Share Your Style! This weeks host is Amanda from Dixie Delights! ~~~~ Good evening and welcome back to our Share You...
    2 days ago
  • Greetings! Thanks a bunch for your kind words about the new look in our front sitting room! As I mentioned in that post, I somewhat "stole" a few items fr...
    2 days ago
  • Tomorrow I'm going to share a few ways you can help Leslie Sisti's family if you are interested. I was able to attend her funeral today and it was a beaut...
    2 days ago
  • So where did we leave off? Oh yeah. The weather. Well, it wouldn’t be a true spring refresh if we didn’t have some true Michigan weather to hold us back. U...
    2 days ago
  • Welcome to the Share Your Style party. Here's a little recap of my post from this week..... Top 10 Projects Deal On Pillows I found pillow covers for ...
    2 days ago
  • *I have discovered the most amazing and* *simple summer dessert that is just going* *to wow your guests (and yourself!!)* *I saw this amazing no bake chee...
    3 days ago
  • Hi Y'all! Happy Tuesday. We've been over the river and through the beautiful woods of Arkansas and Missouri in the last few days to visit our oldest son ...
    4 days ago
  • [image: Free Printable Road Trip Postcards] As fun as instant communication is via email, Facetime, texting, social media, etc., there is something so spe...
    4 days ago
  • [image: SONY DSC] I have been enjoying the simple pleasures lately ~ sewing baby gifts, hanging out at the pool on humid days, celebrating my granddaugh...
    5 days ago
  • Please pin and/or share from the original site. EXQUISITELY UNREMARKABLE PLEASE CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING
    1 week ago
  • Are you obsessed with John Saladino’s design work? Do you know his houses inside out and could probably find your way around Villa di Lemma in the da...
    1 week ago
  • So now I have a booth at a local vintage store...*Miss Janice's Cute Loot*. Well, it's not really a booth. It's a closet and a porch. This is a place w...
    1 week ago
  • Mother Nature has one fickle kind of personalty. We've had more rain since March than anyone can remember. Temperatures have jumped from overly warm and hu...
    3 weeks ago
  • With the launch of Apple Music, we had to set up our family on the Family Share plan. Up to six family members can use Apple music under one account if y...
    3 weeks 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...
    3 weeks ago
  • Dear Dad, It wasn’t until recently that I realized just how rare you are and how lucky I am to have had you all my life. Many kids don’t have a Dad who...
    5 weeks ago
  • Marinated Skirt Steak - ButterYum
    1 month ago
  • This is a post to brag a bit on my talented husband. However before I get to that...let me tell you the story. Back in the early 90's we made a move from S...
    1 month ago
  • I was asked to create a prayer board for a friends office. It had me thinking. How often have I forgotten a prayer request? I try hard to remember each ...
    2 months 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...
    6 months 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...
    7 months 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...
    1 year 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...
    1 year 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. ...
    1 year 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 ...
    2 years ago

Designed By: