Wednesday, December 18, 2013

~*Holiday Wishes*~

The days are quickly passing, Christmas is almost here!!
Still getting used to these "different" holidays after 20+ years of past routine, keeping things simple this year......
I'm getting excited to begin the new year and focus on my simple little blog  :)
I have sooooo many things to share with you it makes me feel giddy!!

Hope you all have a healthy, happy holiday with your loved ones!!
Watch some Christmas movies (is the Hallmark channel like Christmas movie crack to anyone else but me???), eat lots of cookies, take a family ride at night to look at lights complete with hot chocolate and Christmas music, eat lots of cookies, cherish old and create new holiday traditions, eat lots of cookies......hmmmm, I think I said that already??

Blessings and holiday joy to you all!!

Kiss & hold the ones you love

Saturday, November 23, 2013

~*Thanksgiving Blessings*~

***Hello and Happy Thanksgiving 
to all my long lost blogging friends***

Just wanted to peak my head in and say I'm still around, I've been gone sooooo long you may not even miss me :)

I had planned on a pattern line release but computer issues(AGAIN) and technical problems with my charting program stopped me and I just didn't have the time or patience to work thru either. But 2014 will bring life to my adventure.....

And I am still unable to post fully about the details of the aftereffects of a basically life changing event, legal silence so to speak......

I WANT to share, to TALK, to let it all out and LET you all back in.

Time is finally coming on our side. This journey has been such a huge part of my life. It would be hard to post without talking about the ins and outs and ups and downs. Soon, hopefully soon....

I wanted to wish you all a blessed holiday, hope you all share it with those you love. And say how much I miss starting my day off with blogging, and talking with all the wonderful people I came to know.

Our Thanksgiving plans are still up in the air. I have to work from 10-2 and that makes planning a little tough. Remember the good old days when no one worked on holidays? When people planned ahead to get what they needed and everything was closed and everyone survived??? To me it's a shame that it's become ok for people to work rather than be able to be with their families. We have 364 days a year to know holidays are coming and prepare. People used to be able to buy their groceries, put gas in their car and get whatever they needed without needing the 365th day. Call me old fashioned but I miss those days....did before I was one of those people stuck working too. Whatever happened to family first??


After having the stomach flu on Thanksgiving night a few years ago I still can't get the taste back for traditional turkey dinner :(  Last year I made a total dinner with recipes from The Pioneer Woman (I dream of living on a ranch like her!!) Not being a recipe but a cook by feel & love girl it was fun to do and tasty for the most part but still a little much for my tastebuds and my kids didn't get thrilled over it so this year I think I'm going off the beaten path. Think we're going to do some snacky foods like chicken dip and pizza logs and some yummy appetizers I found on Pinterest. Quicker for me to prepare, easier on cleanup and we can just eat as we want and watch National Lampoons Christmas Vacation (the official start to the holiday season, it never stops being funny!!) and just enjoy our time together.

I hope this Thanksgiving finds you all healthy and happy and brings you wonderful memories to fill your heart.

*Until we meet again*

Kiss & hold the ones you love

Thursday, February 21, 2013

~*Still Here & Exciting News!!*~

Hello to all my blogging buddies!!
Yep, I'm still around.........
Did ya think I was lost??
Nope, busy
Getting used to my new schedule with working
I have a confession to make

I have an ADDICTION to PINTEREST!!!!!!!!!!

Ok, it's out
My name is Kriss and I can spend HOURS on Pinterest

I have a passion for decorating and crafting and cooking and before Pinterest
(Was there a before Pinterest??)
I would find things I loved and print them out
I have two fabric folder files neatly organized and labeled with categories
Kitchen, Living Room, Bedroom etc.
Holiday Decorating....each in it's own seasonal folder
And TONS of craft files from everyday prims and stitching to holidays

Neatly organized boards (this girl LOVES organization which there is NO end to useful info on Pinterest)
I no longer have to waste monthly mortgage payments on printer ink
I no longer have a zillion bookmarks

Loooooove it!!

But, it seems to be the only thing I go to online anymore......
I hardly even visit Ebay anymore (gulp....who would have thought??)

If you want lot's of great primitive eye candy for your decorating be sure to follow the link to my page, I have tons of great boards..........LOTS of boards :)

Anyways, on to my news!!
As those of you that have been following me for awhile know, I design cross stitch patterns
I have wanted to release my pattern line for a looooong time but have ran into road blocks along the way mainly due to my stupidity with computer smarts

My birthday is coming up and I will finally be launching my patterns on that day.........

March 15th, 2013

I am so excited!!
I am going to try to offer both paper and PDF patterns and for now will be selling on my blog only
I will give you all the details soon

Also, the first person to order a pattern from me will receive a gift from me along with their pattern...a little extra thank you for supporting my work!!

Updates and sneak peaks to come!!

Well, its 10 to 6 and I have to do my morning "chores" and shower and get ready for work
Loving my job....I get paid to play with frosting, amazing huh??
I Loooooove getting paid to be creative, and taste goodies each day........

Have a wonderful day!!

Hug & Kiss the ones you love!