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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

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