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

  • If you haven’t picked up on it, yet, I am an avid “craigslister”. It started with one dining room table about 9 years ago and it has become my go-to pla...
    7 hours ago
  • I’m looking at the pedestal in my powder room and considering swapping it out for a small vanity with storage. (I hate having the TP out in the open). I st...
    10 hours ago
  • We don't seem to have a lot of wall space in our new home, so adding art or especially big pieces has been a bit of a challenge. I really didn't want to...
    11 hours ago
  • [image: DIY Powerpuff Girls Skirt and T-shirt] Hulu is the only place to find the full classic animated series The Powerpuff Girls which first debuted in ...
    14 hours ago
  • Hello there! First of all, I know there is a weird redirect going on with my site and I'm trying to get it figured out. I'm still here! Go ahead and click ...
    15 hours ago
  • Happy Wednesday! I’m back with some midweek mentions. You know–stuff I like, items I want to buy…items I will buy. I can’t believe I’m actually on week two...
    16 hours ago
  • I'm late getting up my fashion post this week, so thanks for bearing with me! I got in late last night from Waco and can't wait to share that trip with a...
    18 hours ago
  • I have always loved pillow covers! Having a cute pillow cover can really turn your decor from drab to fab and it’s just such a simple piece to incorporat...
    21 hours ago
  • Today I'm linking up with Shay, Sheaffer and Mel for What's Up Wednesday! I'm going to answer the following questions! 1. What we are eating this wee...
    22 hours ago
  • Make 10-Minute Spring Pillow Covers I love making pillow covers. I know I’ve talked about it before, but making your own pillow covers is so much better th...
    23 hours ago
  • Ask any writer, and they'll name dozens of ways to hone a manuscript or post--weeding adjectives, eliminating unintentional rhyme, varying sentence length...
    1 day ago
  • Eclairs - ButterYunI can honestly say, eclairs rank very high on my list of favorite desserts. When I was young, I'd buy them from a bakery, but I now I ...
    1 day ago
  • Two Historical Homes & Guest Cottage of a Beautiful Estate located on the Mobile Bay
    1 day ago
  • Welcome to Wow Us Wednesdays. I hope your week is going well. We have been busy busy at the Savvy household over the last two weekends and we are still not...
    1 day ago
  • A couple of years ago I made this wreath to transition between Christmas and Spring. We are actually having very spring like weather but it really is only ...
    1 day ago
  • Hi everyone and welcome back to The Scoop! Do you have spring fever? I know I do! I saw my first robin today so I know it can't be far off! And, for me, n...
    2 days ago
  • I am still waiting on some samples for my Spring pillows for the great room. The samples that I have already received only had a couple that would wor...
    2 days ago
  • [image: Vintage Monday - Sharing Unique Vintage Things] Hello, friends! I have missed blogging and having projects to share with you. I have found my can...
    2 days ago
  • *I’m so excited to be sharing our kitchen makeover with you today!* We had our kitchen cabinets painted in June. In JUNE!! And here we are in February an...
    2 days ago
  • Hello, Dear Ones! I hope you are enjoying seeing my little house. Well, it's actually not a real house but shelves. On the top of each set of shelves I've ...
    5 days ago
  • When is a tea cup not just a tea cup? When it is used for something other than its original purpose or when it's made better. Today this little tea cup whi...
    5 days ago
  • *There are some desserts that you make and then* *just dream about until you make them again,* *and this S'Mores Tall Cake is one of those. * *I creat...
    6 days ago
  • [image: St Patricks Tablescape-Bargain Decorating with Laurie] 2016 Do you celebrate St. Patrick's Day at your house? As far as I know, I don't have Irish ...
    1 week ago
  • Hey guys...thanks so much for all the emails and messages to see where I am and if I am okay! I AM okay...just been super swamped with orders for my new sp...
    1 week ago
  • Technorati Tags: Aidan Gray I’ve had questions about the giveaway contest – some of you don’t have Instagram or can’t figure out how to do a picture/colleg...
    1 week ago
  • Happy Friday, friends! Did you get snow this week? I have to say I'm a bit disappointed in the amount of snow we have NOT gotten this year! We usually ha...
    1 week ago
  • I know I promised to share the reveal of the pocket door installation, there is one small detail left to attend to and pictures to take. The wheels on thi...
    1 week ago
  • Hi Ya'll. Four weeks ago I joined a doctor supervised weight loss program and have lost 15 pounds and 12 inches during that time! This is quite a big deal...
    2 weeks ago
  • I'm really excited today because I've teamed up with my amazing artist sister, Holly Platt, to bring you a new series. *ART-SPIRATION* Holly in her studio...
    2 weeks ago
  • Valentines are always really easy to find for little kids that love cartoon characters. A quick trip to the store and you are all set. But I always find ...
    3 weeks ago
  • 1 month 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...
    2 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...
    5 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...
    8 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...
    1 year 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: