Thursday, November 14, 2013

For The lOvE of Creativity

Well, hello..........I have not been on for a LONG LONG TIME.......had some life changes and adjustments to make.  Anyhooo....My daughter Meza and I spent last Saturday (the first one I had off in over 3 months ...being a mom of 4, coach, teacher, wife, and manager of two households now.......has made it busy) going JUNKING.........I feel in love again.  I forgot how much i LOVE to do this creative work.  How much pleasure I get in using the creative juices that flow in my brain and keep it going one hundred miles an hour - much like my body!  Anyways ......we were able to go to Sale on State street in Belle Fourche where many other creative ladies showed us their work and I came home revitalized that I NEED to continue to do this passion and I am not being selfish by allowing myself and little freedom and down time in doing it.

I scored some great finds that day and went hunting for some cool shirts to make infinity scarves out of!  Well, I will try to keep posting on some of the things I have been working on or if I have anything for sale!
Hopefully I will be able to join someone or something with an occasional sale once a month!  

I made two of these for out stairwell because at night our little two year old has a tendency to wake up and wonder up them.  They are made from recycled wood and some recycled wine bottle (yes it was good wine!)~  

Here are some pictures of some things I have done in our townhome we have.  Enjoy..........













Have a creative day!

Kristen



Saturday, May 11, 2013

Auction anyone?

The word auction in our house has now take on the roll as the "A" word.  Too funny.  My husband says it is not allowed to be said around me, as I will drop what I am doing and go.  He, claims we have nowhere to store things.  Really, we live on a ranch with 5 large barns??  PLUS I told him when school is out I will be done with everything in one week (I wish)!  BUT wishful thinking!

Well, here is an updated list of everything we currently have for sale AND the custom orders we are taking!!
HAVE FUN SHOPPING!  Contact us if you need anything!!

Hello!  I am Baby Burke!  I am an end table that was brought to life with  cream chalk paint  and chalkboard paint on the top!  I got my name from a little guy named Burke who likes to play with everything on top of his moms' end tables, so now he can just write on them!  I would love to join your home!  $35

Hi, I am Rustic Ruby.  I am slightly distressed and have a beautiful cross on each of my sides.  I added a little  jewelry to front of myself with some square clavos.  I come with four shelves and two can adjust.  I was found in a home along with two of my friends you will see soon!   I was given a new life in brown, cream, and red chalk paint!  I am not real sturdy but would look great holding important and fun pictures of your family, or in a hallway holding your favorite family keepsakes.  I look forward to joining your home!  $50



This is Glitter Glam! I am painted in hot pink with purple legs!  I wanted to spice myself up a little so I added glamour glitter to my seat and back along with butterflies!  I would look great outside ( I have many coats of sealer) or as an entry.  I would be okay for a child to sit in but probably not an adult!  I was found out a rummage sale, cleaned up and now I feel great again!  I look forward to being a part of your home!!





Hi, I am Mint Maddy.  I was found at an auction and given a facelift!  I am slightly distressed and would look great as and end table or in an entry way.  You could set your keys and mail on me while you take your shoes off!  I look forward to joining your home.  $35

This is JUNK LOVE!  I am an old canvas from a thrift store given new life and then given some LOVE with old metal pieces that were thrown in a box at an auction!  I would look great hanging on a wall with a picture of your family or all of your kids underneath me!  I look forward to joining your home!  $25
This is Periwinkle Patty!  I am done in a Periwinkle Purple with distressing and I added a fun fabric to my seat! I would brighten up ANY room and would look great in a corner of an entry for people to sit down and take their shoes off! I was found homeless at a thrift store and now I have been brighten up and given new life!  I look forward to joining your home!  $45

Hi, I am Colorful Cara!  I am full of life and color painted in many colors!  I have many coats of poly so I could  be put outside as a bench in a garden or on a porch!  I was found in a thrift store and had a previous life as a coffee table!  I would love to join your yard, garden, or home!  $45


I am SchoolDesk Diane!  I have been stored away in a basement and now am ready to make some little child LOVE to learn!  I have a chalkboard top and am ready to become someone's favorite place to sit!  $40


Hi I am Suzie Side Table (on left).  I was found in an attic and now have a new look.  I went to the paint salon and got a cream update with a grungy look and stained edges.  I have a scalloped edge which is pretty neat!  I would love to sit in your entry or hold your night lamp for you!  $30
My friends Dream. Faith. Believe are also for sale!  They are painted on burlap and would look great hanging as a trio.  They are $10/piece or $25 for the three!

Hi, I am Pretty Patience!  I am the Pink keepsake box!  My friend Purple Patty  got sold!   I was found at a thrift stored and PINKED up!  I would love to join your home!  Below is a picture of what I look like in the inside.  I also have a mirror so you can see how beautiful of a person you are each day!  $12



Hi, I am Vintage Victoria!  I did not get a picture taken of me before I went to my temporary home in Julie J's salon!  I have been distressed up ad will get a anew picture of my new look soon!  I would look great as a side table or in a hallway!  I was found at an auction in a drab brow and ow am loving my new look!  $35
                                                          CUSTOM ORDERS!!!
These are Family Birthday boards!  Order one in any color...disressed or not.  Also can add the word Birhday with the family!  PLUS you can order tags to hang in any color!  I am finishing this one up and will post it when it is!  These are $25 for the board and $.50 for each tag you add!

TAILGATE Benches! How awesome! I am just finishing up one and will have it for sale.  If you have a tailgate and would like one made for you message me!  Depending on size they range from $150-$250.






Butterfly Dresser - Sold!!  The story of being yourself and flying...the pink butterfly is spreading its wings and flying on the side.  The poem is on the back of the dresser!!

LOOKING FORWARDTO GETTING MORE PIECES DONE!
Kristen
Ranch Chic Corral
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Friday, May 3, 2013

Nor Furniture but Family Fun

Well, this post has a LITTLE to do with furniture but not much.  I just thought it would be fun to share some pictures from our Day 1 branding.  Tomorrow will be Day 2 of the 1st weekend and next weekend we will be at it again!
Anyways, we got up in the morning and I started cooking at 6:20 and had some coffee here and there, got everyone up and fed.  The 3 oldest and Brady headed out to get the horses to gather up the first group to be branded!  While they did this Burke and I made corn salad and barbques.
Here are some pictures of them bringing them into the corral to wait before they headed out to get the second group!






 These next pictures is my youngest and as we were walking down to the alleyway, he started to figure out that there were cows coming into the pen we were walking by.






Once this group was in, they all headed south to gather up a different group so my youngest and I loaded up in the pick up and headed down through the oats field to try and get some more pictures...and boy did we get some good ones!
Ducks hanging out on the river.

Some views from where we are blessed to live!  Isn't it gorgeous??










Once everything got in the corral, I had to go on a "beverage" run over to the little store where we get our mail about 4 miles away and then get back to cooking!  I finished off the meal with hard boiled egg noodle salad, blueberry cobbler, cherry cobbler, homemade whipped topping, boiled smashed rosemary broiled potatoes, watermelon, and barbequed baked beans to add to the already made corn salad and barbeque sandwiches!  YUM YUM!  I think I cooked for 4 hours straight!  
I got the back deck all set up with tables and chairs for everyone and once we ate, the kids jumped on the trampoline before we headed back out to finish up!  Hope you enjoy the rest of the pictures!  LOVE BRANDING...nothing like it.  Now that we are done with Day 1 of weekend 1, we will begin all over tomorrow with Day 2 and then next weekend again!  Lots of good food, memories, laughter, and hard work!  Gotta love ranching.














Now onto tomorrow....where I do have a post for furniture as I will be setting up my display area in a shop in town!  Wish me luck!!  ALSO I am so excited to get started on getting our little red shed redone so I have a place to work on projects (I have alot to do, and some custom orders I need to get to!)!!
Here is a picture of the little red shed cleaned out..........look at all that work.....