Monday, December 30, 2013

Shop my huge end of the year sale!


Happy New Year friends! 

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday!  To Kick off the New Year I am running a huge Sale!  

15% off any $40 purchase, enter code NEWYEAR15 at check out 

or 

25% off any $100 purchase, enter code NEWYEAR25 at check out. 

to shop please visit Kristen's Custom Creations. 

offer expires January 5th, 2014

Monday, December 16, 2013

Magicstick the perfect stocking stuffer!


When I heard about a portable charger for my phone and tablet I was intrigued!  It never fails when you are on an important call or running out the door your battery seems to die!   Now I feel like I don't have to worry about that happening again.  The Magicstick by Powerocks is a small and powerful device that will charge most phones up to two times.    All you need to do is make sure the Magicstick is charged up as your back up.  My husband especially likes this device since with his job he is often at Trade shows and doesn't have access to a plug to charge his phone.  This portable charger is small enough that he can put it in his pocket and go about his business.  The Magicstick by Powerocks makes the perfect stocking stuffer and is perfect for anyone that doesn't want to become stranded with no battery life.  You can find the Magicstick at Amazon and other online retailers.



  #stayconnected #magicstick #stockingstuffer

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Kristen's Custom Creations Cyber Monday {well really Cyber Tuesday}


Cyber Monday has been extended! 
 You asked and I just can't say no! 

Please enjoy 20% off through midnight tonight! 

Enter code CYBERTUESDAY at check out

Shop HERE.

offer not valid with any other offer or on prior purchases. 

Friday, November 29, 2013

Happy Black Friday!


Happy Black Friday! Spend more save more!

$5 off any $49 or higher purchase enter code 5OFF49
$10 off any $75 purchase enter code 10OFF75
$15 off $100 purchase enter code 15OFF100

offer expires 12/1/13 at midnight

shop here--->>>www.klacustomcreations.etsy.com

not valid on prior purchases or with any other offer

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Kiss the Cook Necklace


Back in the shop the Kiss the Cook necklace.  The Kiss the Cook necklace is a 7/8th inch sterling silver round disc that has been hand stamped with my lowercase script font and also includes 3 charms, a sterling silver mixer, sterling silver spatula, and sterling silver ladle, all charms hang on a 18 inch sterling silver bead ball chain. You can have a lot of fun with this piece by wearing all 4 charms together or maybe just one at a time, you pick your utensil or tool of choice.

You can find the Kiss the Cook necklace HERE.  View my entire collection at Kristen's Custom Creations.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

New in the shop The Rescue necklace



All of our pets are rescues so this piece is near and dear to my heart.  The Rescue necklace 
is comprised of all sterling silver components and instead of rescue you could do a name instead, isn't the paw stamp adorable?  You can find the necklace HERE.  To view my entire collection of hand stamped jewelry please visit my shop Kristen's Custom Creations.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Happy Halloween Duck Dynasty Style







We kept hearing how good Duck Dynasty was and I have to say it really is that good, we are hooked!  We are catching up on past seasons. We decided to do family costumes and dress up as Duck Dynasty characters.  I think I got off easy! I am not sure I could deal with a beard like the guys of Duck Dynasty have.  Do you like to dress up?  I hope everyone has a safe and Happy Halloween...we did ours Duck Dynasty style!

Good, Bad or Wicked?


Happy Halloween!  I love these necklaces for Halloween but my customers like to wear them year round.  Aren't they fun?  Which are you a Bad Witch, Wicked, or Good Witch.  I guess it depends on the day.  You can find the entire collection of hand stamped Witch necklaces HERE.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Hello Tatertots and Jello Friends!


If you are stopping by from Tatertots & Jello a special hello!  I have been following Jen's blog from the beginning and have enjoyed working with her through the years.   Jen inspires so many to make the home just a bit more beautiful, doesn't she? 

I am so honored that Jen is featuring my shop at Tatertots and Jello!
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to come back and say hi! 

XO XO,
Kristen 


Friday, October 11, 2013

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Betrayal, Hostages new shows already talking about canceling?





Canceled already? 

Every Fall there is a host of new shows that look so promising, like Betrayal and Hostages this season.  It drives me crazy when I start really enjoying a show and then it gets canceled before it has even been given a chance.  I just read that Betrayal and Hostages have already pretty much tanked, so I guess I will delete those from my DVR.  Oh and it is just tragic to hear that Revenge isn't doing so well!

Going to stick around? 

One show that I am really enjoying is The Blacklist. James Spader is perfect as the bad guy.   Now this show is promising and it looks like it is going to stick around.   It almost reminds me a bit of Alias.  The other show that I think is pretty good and even the entire family will enjoy is Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D , the ratings look good so it just may stick around. 

Sometimes I think perhaps I should just wait for a show to hit Netflix so if the show tanks at least I didn't waste my time. 

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Friday, September 13, 2013

Monday, September 9, 2013

Umbro Soccer Shin Socks {A lifesaver}


Will has been playing soccer for many years and I always dreaded getting him ready.  Trying to get his socks and shin guards on was never an easy task and I often ended up in a full sweat trying to get them on.  I just recently discovered the Umbro Soccer Shin Socks and these have made getting ready for soccer a breeze.  The best part is they are only $10 but exclusively available at Dick's Sporting goods in stores or online.  Will has played two games with them and they seem to work like a charm and he isn't fussing with them on the field like he did with his other shin guards.  I always like to pass on things that make life a little easier. 

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Back 2 School!


Happy Back 2 School for everyone!  Will started a new school this year and so far is loving it.  Will tells me it only feels like he is there one hour.  I always feel like a new school year is an opportunity for new beginnings, new friends and routines.  I happen to love having routines even though by the end of the year the routines become mundane. The one thing I don't like about Back 2 school is making lunches. I am not sure why such a simple task is so annoying.  I hope everyone is having a fantastic start to the new year. 


Saturday, August 17, 2013

Finding Normalcy


Summer is winding down and it is time to start thinking about going back to school.  We have had such a busy summer with moving, we lost our Greyhound Kane and through it all are trying to find some normalcy.  I am pretty sure I don't want to move again any time soon, it is exhausting. Dudley and Cooper have found theirs normalcy. 

Monday, July 22, 2013

Because this is what summer is all about




Isn't this what summer is all about?  Swimming and just hanging out..... well that is if you are a kid.  We are in the middle of moving so I have spent most of my summer packing and unpacking.  Hope everyone is having a great summer!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

It is smoldering out in Michigan...

I know I complain when it is cold and complain when is hot.... I just want it to be 80 and sunny!  But I really am appreciating my flip flips in this hot weather!  And speaking of flip flops my favorite to wear are the OluKai Paniolo, they are like butter on your feet and worth the money.

Love, Peace....Flip Flops what more do you need?


You can find the Love, Peace... Flip Flops necklace HERE.  It is one of my original designs and a favorite!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

New in the shop Tagua Nut Jewelry


I am so excited to share some new pieces in my shop.  Let me introduce you to my Tagua Nut line.  I love the pop of color in these pieces, they are so unique and each one is a one of a kind.  You can view my entire collection HERE.

Tagua Nuts – also known as Vegetable Ivory are seeds that come from the tropical rainforest of South America. The seeds are sliced, dyed and polished. Each Tagua Nut is unique and has it's own variations making each a one of a kind seed. No HARM is done to nature and hundreds of families are employed by the Tagua nut production market. Tagua Nuts are thin, lightweight and durable.

Please enjoy 15% off your entire order until July 5th by entering code FIREWORKS15 at check out.  Offer not valid on prior purchases or with any other offer.

Please visit my shop to view my entire collection HERE

Saturday, June 29, 2013

You Can't Have a Rainbow Without A Little Rain


We have had so much rain lately in Michigan, and just when you are so sick of it you get a little gift..... a double rainbow!  I guess you can have a Rainbow without a little(in our case A lot) of rain. 

Thursday, June 27, 2013

The Lone Ranger Hi-Yo Silver Away!!!


Hi-Yo Silver Away!  Does that bring back memories? I can remember watching The Lone Ranger as a kid. My Dad always watched the show so this brought back old memories for me.  The Lone Ranger is America's classic Western hero and a steadfast symbol for truth and justice.  Three all-new classic Lone Ranger DVD singles, The Lone Ranger: Hi-Yo Silver, Away!, The Lone Ranger: Kemo Sabe, and The Lone Ranger: Who Was That Masked Man?, are available for $6.99 each. I really enjoyed watching these classics!   You can find the entire collection HERE

A special Collector’s Edition limited set hit retail June 4 for $199.99. This incredible set will feature all five complete seasons (221 episodes on 30 DVDs) in a high-end box set resembling a coffee table book. Bonus content will include two full length features, a complete episode guide containing a synopsis for all 221 episodes, the original “Lone Ranger” radio broadcast from 1950, and a rare comic book and photo reprint, in addition to much more.  You can find it HERE. 

The feature film Lone Ranger Rides on will be in theaters July 3rd.  I can't wait to see it! 

Why not pick up some good all American classic TV, something good for the entire family!



Thursday, June 13, 2013

New in the shop Tagua Nut necklaces



A beautiful POP of color with the Multi Colored Tagua necklace. This piece has 5 Tagua Nut's that are attached to a beautiful 18 inch chunky sterling silver chain. This necklace is a One Of A Kind as each Tagua nut is slightly different, you will receive the necklace pictured.

Tagua Nuts – also known as Vegetable Ivory are seeds that come from the tropical rainforest of South America. The seeds are sliced, dyed and polished. Each Tagua Nut is unique and has it's own variations making each a one of a kind seed. Tagua Nuts are very close to the density of animal ivory. Tagua is replacing the slaughter of mammal ivory (elephants and other) in the textile and fashion industries. In one year, one tagua palm produces as much ivory as an average female African elephant. No HARM is done to the nature and hundreds of families are employed by the Tagua nut production market. Tagua Nuts are thin, lightweight and durable. 


You can find the Multi Colored Tagua Nut necklace HERE.  

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Don't forget Dad's and Grad's! Special offer


Please enjoy 15% off your entire order by entering DADSANDGRADS at check out.  Offer not valid with any other offer or on prior purchases.  Offer expires 6/12/13.

Happy Shopping!


La Dolce Vita

Monday, June 3, 2013

Frankenmuth....Chicken Dinner


We spent Memorial Day weekend in Frankenmuth, Michigan There is so much to do in Frankenmuth, shopping, dining and lots of ice cream! We had a yummy chicken dinner at The Bavarian  Inn I wasn't sure I was going to like it but it was delicious..... a lot of food for the money.  Our next trip we are going to try Zehnders Chicken dinner, we hear it is very good too.  I love the charm of downtown Frankenmuth and it is great for kids too. 

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Free Shipping All Weekend


Happy Memorial Day weekend!  Please enjoy Free Shipping all weekend long!  Enter code MEMORIAL at check out.  Not available on prior purchases or with any other offer.

Happy Shopping!

La Dolce Vita

Monday, May 20, 2013

Will's First Fish


Will spent the weekend camping with the Boy Scouts and caught his first fish.  I love that he likes to catch and release!

Friday, May 10, 2013

20% off for 24 hours!!!


 It's my Birthday today!  Please enjoy 20% off your entire order for the next 24 hours.
 Enter code HAPPYBDAY at check out. 
**offer not valid on prior purchases, on ala carte items or with any other offer. 
Happy Shopping! 



La Dolce Vita

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Teacher Appreciation Gift ideas

Will's class has been watching caterpillar's become butterflies so I thought this banner would be a nice gift for Will's teacher.  I had each child make a special butterfly for her.  She loved it.  Will's teacher will also receive my classic Teach, Influence, Inspire necklace.


Don't forget those special teachers!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Tree Climbing and Sunsets


We have been enjoying some beautiful weather in Michigan, it is almost like summer.  Will loves to climb trees and watch the sunsets.  How is the school year all of a sudden almost over, perhaps it was the long winter we had. 

Monday, April 29, 2013

Mother's Day is May 12th!


Mother's Day is May 12th!  Do you have something special for Mom?  I have so many items in my shop sure to please mom but The Double Stacked I love you to the moon and back necklace with personalized names is one of my customer favorites.  You can find it HERE. 

You can find my entire collection HERE. 

Monday, April 22, 2013

New in the shop Tagua Nut Necklaces




A beautiful POP of color with the Green Apple Tagua Necklace. The bottom piece is a beautiful Tagua Nut that measures approx 1 inch long by 1 inch wide {Tagua Nuts are each unique and will vary in size, measurements are only approximate} the smaller top disc is a 5/8th inch sterling silver disc that has been stamped with the word blessed {if you prefer you can have this piece customized with a word up to 7 lowercase letters}, both discs share the same ring and hang on a 18 inch sterling silver bead ball chain. If you would like to upgrade to the 18 inch sterling silver ball chain it is an extra $8, please leave a note at check out and you will receive an invoice for the upgrade

Tagua Nuts – also known as Vegetable Ivory are seeds that come from the tropical rainforest of South America. The seeds are sliced, dyed and polished. Each Tagua Nut is unique and has it's own variations making each a one of a kind seed. Tagua Nuts are very close to the density of animal ivory. Tagua is replacing the slaughter of mammal ivory (elephants and other) in the textile and fashion industries. In one year, one tagua palm produces as much ivory as an average female African elephant. No HARM is done to the nature and hundreds of families are employed by the Tagua nut production market. Tagua Nuts are thin, lightweight and durable.

You can find Tagua Nut Necklaces HERE. 

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Pretty Little Liars


 Sometimes I think I must still be 13 years old.  I seem to like the teenager shows.  When I work on my jewelry orders I like to watch TV as it helps pass the time and makes polishing hundreds of discs a bit less boring. 

My latest obsession is Pretty Little Liars.  I will say I think each of the girls are intriguing and the adult characters are some of my favorites.  Holly Marie Combs plays Aria's mother and I loved her in Charmed.  Laura Leighton plays Hanna's Mother and I loved her in Melrose Place.  I also don't mind Chad Lowe. 

The show is about four friends who became estranged after their friend went missing.  They become united after her body is discovered and then soon after they start receiving mysterious messages. The person sending the messages is acting as Alison or  "A" and seems to know all of their little secrets.  Each episode you get another clue as to who "A" may be.  "A" creates tremendous trouble for these four friends.  I can't wait to see how this series unfolds as each episode is fantastic. 

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Mother's Day is May 12th

Mother's Day is just around the corner.  One of my most popular items for Grandma is the Grandma necklace adorned with birthstones.  This piece can be customized with the special name you call Grandma and she can hold those grandbabies close to her heart with a birthstone representing each grandchild.   You can find the full item description and price HERE.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Martian Marathon



Will ran his second mini marathon, The Martian Marathon, I love the second picture, he ran his heart out and was so glad to be finished.  I really admire all of those that train and run the full marathon.  I have never been a runner and probably never will be.  I do however love to walk.  Do you like to run?  

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Something for the Michigan Lover

  I have always loved Petoskey Stones.  I love how each one is a bit different.  I am pleased to offer this new piece that is perfect for the Michigan lover. 

 The Michigan charm is a genuine Petoskey stone in the shape of Michigan. The necklace also includes a custom sterling silver tag that will be customized with your city up to 12 letters. The sterling tag measures just over 1 inch long and 1/4 inch wide but will vary based on letter length as tags are hand cut and finished. Both charms hang on a 18 inch sterling silver ball chain.

The Petoskey Stone is the State Stone of Michigan. Found in gravels from Grand Traverse Bay to Little Traverse Bay and 30 miles inland.


Isn't this adorable?  You can find it HERE.