Friday, September 10, 2010

Customized Mommy Necklace!

This necklace is an example of how you can customize a necklace for yourself.
The three small glass circles are each of the children's names.
Coordinating charms represent the family tree & family values.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Vintage Seam Binding Ribbon

WOW! Am I ever a happy gal! A beautiful box of vintage ribbon & lace arrived on my front porch this afternoon. I am completely in love with ribbon...vintage ribbon of course! I won an ebay auction of 168 pieces of rick rack trim/bias tape/etc & am busy sorting & color coordinating everything!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Grand opening of "The Coop"!

I visited Traci at her "Coop" outside of Kindred yesterday! You'll be amazed at how beautifully organized & displayed her eclectic collection of vintage finds is! You'll be walking into a vintage boutique & are sure to find something that decorate your home! I met Traci this spring & purchased a few antiques that I've used to organize my studio.

I will have my entire collection of vintage inspired jewelry & accessories available! Take a drive into the beautiful countryside to shop at "The Coop".

"The Coop" will be opening on:
  • Friday, August 13th: 4:00-8:00 pm
  • Saturday, August 14th: 9:00-5:00 pm
  • Sunday, August 15th: 11:00-5:00 pm

Directions: 16345 53rd Street SE, Kindred ND. "The Coop" is located 1.5 miles west of Little Buckaroos Daycare. Follow "The Coop" signs for final directions

Here's a sneak peek into "The Coop"!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Estate Sale Bling!

I only went to a few sales & found an unbelievable amount of beautiful bling......Pictured below. I also purchased a vintage chandelier, poker chips, ribbon & beads. WOW...When the boys are away @ the lake....I will play!

Christian displaying my estate sale finds while watching Greece play soccer. He was so sleepy & clueless as to what I was doing!

Friday, April 30, 2010

Surrounded by "ladies of inspiration"

I love of mannequins & dress forms! As you can see in the photos below, I undressed my latest thrift store find. I like her a little roughed up, but am unsure if I want to decoupage her with old sheet music or hymnal pages. What do you suggest?

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!

Taken from a fantastic hymn, "Jesus Christ Is Risen Today":
Jesus Christ is ris'n today, Alleluia!
Our Triumphant holy day, Alleluia!
Who did once upon the cross, Alleluia!
Suffer to redeem our loss. Alleluia!

What a blessing to have Jesus in our lives!

It's been a beautiful long weekend that started with heading to the lake with my husband! It had been many months, almost a year since we've had the opportunity to have a couple of days together. We went searching for treasures all day on Friday in St. Cloud & found so many great vintage game pieces, clip earrings, old metal tags, buttons, medallions & a collectors edition scrabble game with blue scrabble tiles (I have never seen them before)! It's fun to have a second set of eyes digging in the corners of antique & thrift stores. We came home yesterday only to find a great suprise left on the front porch. I had purchased two lots of religous item from & couldn't belieive how beautiful the contents were. The rosary photo doesn't quite give them justice. Almost all of the rosary beads are glass! WOW....What a blessing!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Beautiful Sunny Sunday

What an unbelievable sunny day! We just got home from a celebration at our church. It was a "Spring Sing" event that was a fundraiser for our youth that will travel this summer to their national youth gathering. What a gifted group of talents given from our amazing God! Christian sang, as well as the praise bands, choirs & even our two pastors singing & dancing to the "Blues Brothers"! As I went through the photos I had taken earlier in the day, I saw the cross with the following quote written on it....."When I stand before God at the end of my life I would have not a single talent left and could say 'I used everything you gave me' - Erma Bombeck.

Peaking behind all my vintage ribbons is the inspirational cross!

Behind all the ribbons is this vintage painting from the 60's that I purchased many years ago at an antique store in Perham! You'll also see the my latest $1.00 ebay purchase!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Button Bracelet Weekend

I couldn't stop with the buttons this weekend! I have so many jars that I have organized based on color & style. Christian has helped me with this organization & has sorted through many trays with me. I spent the weekend creating bracelets & taking photos. I made the red-white-blue bracelet from beautiful blue glass buttons that my Auntie Julie who lives on the east coast sent me. Thanks Auntie Julie!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Beautiful & Inspiring Quotes from Men!

  • "If you can't make it good, at least make it look good." -Bill Gates
  • "In our society, the women who break down barriers are those who ignore limits." -Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • "He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life." -Muhammad Ali

I'll save the best for last. Which comes from my husband Donovan written a gift card to Barnes & Noble for Valentine's Day.

  • "Your gift is from God, as he's the one that's given you your talents & gifts. Your eyes that see the world, hands that shape it, mind that makes sense of all the sweet nuances and bends them into something beautiful. Your caring heart that gives special meaning to all that you do. God has given you special gifts." -Donovan Larson

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Fun & Funky Creations

Here a few photos of some pieces I've been working on!

Clip Earring Pendants

Altered Poker Chips & Checkers

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Vintage Clip earring, pins & necklaces from my Grandma Bea!

More Treasures!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

It's official!

I've filled out the paperwork to register Let Your Spirit Soar with the State of North Dakota! Many discussions & a little push from my husband Donovan, I'm excited to take this to the next level. Thanks for believing in me Dono!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Do something Big!

How do you want to go through life? How do you want to be remembered? Do you want to leave a mark? Don't watch the world go by!

Speak your mind

Break the mold

Take a stand

Start a trend

Take a risk

Sunday, January 10, 2010

A Holiday Summary!

It's a family affair! Mom & Dad helping me set up a showcase at St. Paul's Lutheran Church.

WOW! Thanks to the help of my family & friends, the first holiday season of Let Your Spirit Soar was a great success! With four showcases in six weeks, I'm finally back to my dining room studio and I'm excited to inspire in 2010!

Vintage Skeleton Keys & Dominoes