Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Not a very merry Christmas

We all are sick. What ever this cold is it is terrible.  I never had so much symptoms in one cold.  Fevers, coughing, congestion, pain, eye trouble and they rotate in severity and then you think you are feeling better and wham...you are struck down again.  I am hoping by the New Year I will be better.  We had to cancel some holiday visits because we don't want to spread this around. 

I will keep updates. I plan on resting as much as possible to get better faster.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Wednesday....Christmas Eve

No post yesterday....sick...sicky sick....super sicky sick. Not just my son but me and the grandparents as well.  I did not want to move at all yesterday but had to go to the pharmacy for supplies.  I am a bit better today but exhausted.  We have family in today, off to visit family on Friday and then again on Monday so I won't be posting until Tuesday Dec 30th.

I will have more bathroom pictures then.  I am just out of it right now.  But I do have my last holiday image I did for Zazzle today!  I do not know how I timed it so perfect!


Winter Snowmen
Another original design by me.  Another doodle I liked.  Check all the products here!
Winter Snowmen Plate
Winter Snowmen Plate by Kinder_Kleider
Shop for Snowman Plates online at Zazzle.com

Monday, December 22, 2014

Monday - 3 days to Xmas!

Wow, and I have lots of cookies yet to bake.  Guess what...my back is injured.  I do not know how but it hurts so bad, can't sit, stand or lay down without pain.  I have to help with the school holiday party today so I will grin and bear it.  Guess what else....my son is sick. He had fevers over the weekend.  I am going to check and if okay he will go to school and I will take him home as soon as the party is over, or he will stay home with grandpa while I go in and work on the party.  It rains it pours!  I hope to get one set of cookies done today or tomorrow will be a super baking day.  My son will have tomorrow off and won't be back to school until after the New year.

Below are four pictures of the bathroom during and after painting and added some lights!

I do have two more holiday images left to showcase and here is one of them.
Painted Snowflakes
I did this doodle one day and really liked it, check all the products here.

Friday, December 19, 2014

My math is not so good.

It was 7 days to Christmas yesterday and 6 days left today!  Better get my math straight.
Got the chocolate chip cookies done yesterday.  Going to the school today to volunteer. Lots of stuff going on this weekend, finishing cookies and more things to prepare for the holidays!  Have a great weekend!

Pictures of the primed bathroom!

Vintage Santa Claus Wreath
Nice vintage image, check out all the products here.
Vintage Santa Claus Wreath Stamp
Vintage Santa Claus Wreath Stamp by Kinder_Kleider
Design your own custom stamps online at zazzle.com

Thursday, December 18, 2014

8 days to Christmas!

Coming fast, found some presents I didn't wrap yet....that is on the agenda today! Chocolate Chip Cookies tomorrow.  I am at the school on Friday and then more cookies, final wrapping and prepping for another day at the school on Monday.  Now the storm for the weekend has fizzled but they are expecting a wintry mix on Monday...no!  I hope it holds off and we can have our little Holiday party!  I guess tomorrow we will have a clearer picture of what is to come from the weatherman!

More bathroom pics ahead...
This was the hardest part, putting on the joint compound.

Floor is getting prepped for tile.

We had some interesting angles to work on!

A bit blurry but you can see all the work done!
I will post the next series tomorrow! Wait till you see the final product.

I have a vintage image I just love, love, love today!

Vintage Boy and Dog
This is one of my top favorites.  Nothing like a dog during Christmas! Check all the products out here.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

I almost forgot about the bathroom!

Shame on me!  Here is some starting photos and I will show more tomorrow and the next day etc.

We started with a room of just studs.  Had a plumber come in and rough out the drains and water supplies and we took over from there.

Just the studs!
Working our way with the wall board

I cut the medicine cabinet hole!

Almost around the room

Looking good!
Another set of pics tomorrow to show all the work my father and I did!  It was fun.  IT looks Amazing!  Stay tuned to see it finished!!

Ok I have a fun image to show today.

Vintage Santa Claus
Bright and colorful, I love this Santa print!  Check all the products out here.
Vintage Santa Claus Card
Vintage Santa Claus Card by Kinder_Kleider
Check out other Santa Cards at zazzle.com

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Getting stressed?

I know I have time to finish what I need before Christmas but still feel like I am behind!  Think it is because I have items left out for wrapping, decorating and shipping and I like things put away.  Feels unfinished.

Today I am running some errands and more wrapping.  Most everything is wrapped, just some items that are coming in now. I think chocolate chip cookies will be started this week too. 

Raining today, possible snow storm Sunday....I am working on a party for school next Monday.  I hope the weather stays okay so we can give something special for the kids before the holiday break.

Yesterday was a snowman so today is a...

Vintage Snow Princess
She is pretty!  Love the snow and ice theme of her outfit.  Check out all the products here.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Trying to finish stuff today

Hoping to finish decorating, wrapping most of the presents left and then some shopping for final items during the week.  I have cookies to bake, volunteering at the school for a few days and what ever else pops up!  Keeping me busy.  Will be nice to enjoy the holidays once the rush is done.

Zazzle has been doing nicely.  I like seeing that.  Wish it kept up like that all year.  That will be a goal for next year!

I am stuffed...ate too much over the weekend.  I figure that is what January 2nd is for....back to regular eating and getting myself back in shape.  I am not as bad as last year.  Had surgery last year and gained a lot of weight after that.  Lost it once I had recovered.  Just going to enjoy the rest of the year, keep my normal exercise routine and when January hits I will be fine.

Today I have more holiday images!

Ice Skating Snowman
I love this vintage snowman.  I added a background and he just pops off the page.  Check out all the products here.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Finally Friday.

I have such a headache. I am volunteering in the school this afternoon so I hope I can get a handle on it.  Hope it doesn't go migraine on me.  I get them once in a great while, sort of feels like it.  Blah.  Still didn't get my list of ingredients together for cookies. Will do over the weekend!

I am off to tend to headache, have a great weekend and see you Monday!

Today is very nice vintage holiday card.

Vintage Cherub Holiday Greetings
I like this vintage print.  Just needed some color correction and a bit of TLC. Check all the products out here.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Where the weather reports wrong or what!

There was school yesterday!  That is great because they have some neat craft projects planned this week for the kids.  I am late posting, cleaning off snow and there is a delayed start to school so my son wanted to play in the snow for awhile.  I am now trying to warm up.  BRRR.  We only got about 4 inches, not much for here.  We might get a bit more tonight but that is iffy.

I want to finish my wrapping, I have a package to mail out and get my recipes together for cookies. I think I won't be doing anything new on Zazzle until after the holidays.  I really have a full schedule coming up.

Today I have something original.

Holly and Mistletoe
I was doodling with my new drawing tablet and liked this so I posted it.  Sold some products with this design already! Check all the products here.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

No school yesterday, bet no school today!

We did laundry yesterday, wrapped 90% of our gifts for Christmas.  I made chili and corn bread.  I am super duper exhausted.  Our poor kitty did not feel well last night.  She has a fickle stomach and something she ate did not agree with her.  I was tending to her most of the night.  We are supposed to get snow, or maybe not or maybe ice or maybe not.  Since my son has afternoon kindergarten I won't be sure if he has school until close to bus time.  If the school lets out early he doesn't have class. If it is a delayed start he has a very short day at school.  I am supposed to go into school today to help with some packing of donations.  That is also up in the air.  I will be in school Friday as well.

I do have another image to show!

Vintage Xmas Greeting
I love this vintage greeting card.  I could live in Christmas all year round.  Check out the products here.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014


We are in for some nasty weather.  I was so rushed yesterday I almost forgot to post.  It is tough this time of year to really sit and work on artwork.  I am sure my son will not be going to school today.  Tomorrow, if there is school, I will be going in to help out.  I will also be in school this Friday as well.  Lots of holiday prep going on.  Next week is cookie baking time.  Christmas is coming fast!

So today I have winter image...

Vintage Ice Skating Print
Lovely day skating! Check all the products here.

Monday, December 8, 2014


Running out the door now. Got to get my son to the dentist! Late!! Must be all the snow that is coming.  Or just over tired! Bye, be back tomorrow!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Oh wow, it's Friday!

I can't believe how fast the week went. I have a bunch of errands to run today, last dentist appointment for my son on Monday and have more year end items to tie up next week. I managed to get a new design posted to Zazzle yesterday between appointments.  It was a miracle to finally get something on Zazzle!

Have had a headache since yesterday and trying not to let it get to me.  Keep on moving! I am done Christmas shopping, just have to wrap.  Just about done decorating.  Some more snowflakes to cut out.  Cookies in about a week and a half will be started.  The holiday is upon us!

Today I have...

Vintage Holiday Bird and Bunnies
I love this vintage print!  Check out all the products here!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Hard getting back in the swing of things.

Well I did try to get some Zazzle done yesterday.  Didn't quite work out that way.  Today I have an appointment early for my son's check up so that leaves the afternoon for a short bit before I have another appointment to rush to which always runs long and late.  Zazzle I miss you. I promise I will be back!!

My formatting is going all wacky with this post so I apologize for the strange setup. 

More Christmas to show you -    

Vintage Christmas Present Girl
Another cute vintage greeting card!  Check all the products here.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Holiday Extended!

Well I had all intention of working on Zazzle yesterday but after I got back from my errands I got a text that school was letting out early because of the weather.  Since my son goes to afternoon kindergarten he had the whole day off so we were decorating for Christmas all day. Just about done!

Today I will do at least one thing on Zazzle today.  I bet it has changed since my last upload so I will be learning new things.

Vintage Christmas Greeting
I like this one.  Remember the days before snow throwers, shoveling the driveway and getting hot chocolate when done!  Check out all the products here.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Quick post...

Had planned on doing my errands this afternoon but we have some nasty weather coming in for that time so I will rush and get my errands done this morning.  Hopefully I can do some artwork today!  It is on the docket and am looking forward to it. Off to eat and run!!

Today's showcase:

Vintage Christmas Lad
Cute, bright vintage Christmas card! Check all the products here.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Remember when I said I needed to rest

Well that didn't happen.  It has been a mad house all weekend,  in a good way.
Today we are having a surprise party for my niece.  Cake! I have eaten way too much over the holiday. I'll lose the weight just in time for Christmas and start all over again!
No showcase today,  be back to normal tomorrow. I sold a ton over the weekend! Very excited and hope those who purchased items enjoy them!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Need the holiday rest!

I forgot to hit the publish button yesterday so my post was late in the afternoon!  I am tired.  Can't wait to just sit and eat turkey and pie for a few days.

I ended up re caulking another section of the shower unit.  My son is a good tester.  He sprayed water everywhere in the shower and a good thing too. Found that some of the caulk I missed smoothing down and it didn't make a good seal.  Well now that is fixed.  A cabinet is coming for the wall and I found a matching floor cabinet but it is not in stock anywhere in stores or online.  I have to do some super searches of find something similar.

Got the bread cut and toasted for stuffing.  Doing the yams today so we can just heat and eat.  They are so simple, peel and cut 3lbs of yams/sweet potatoes, add 2 sticks of butter, 1 cup brown sugar and 1 cup sugar. cover and cook on medium heat until potatoes are tender!  So easy and yummy and much better than the canned yams.

I am rambling cause I am exhausted.  Not even thinking about the snow, tons that are forcasted for here today.

I will be back Monday!!!  
Happy Thanksgiving to all 
and enjoy the long holiday weekend!!!

Today is more Christmas images!

Vintage Santa at the Door
A really nice vintage Santa Christmas card!  Love it!!!  Check all the products here.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Snow Coming???

Maybe 6"  of snow by the end of Wednesday!  It was almost 70 degrees yesterday.  Now that is wild weather!  Speaking about wild things, I went to the supermarket yesterday to pick up the last remaining ingredients needed for Turkey day dinner.  Thought if I get today I would avoid the crowds. Well I was wrong.  I spent more time in line than shopping the store!  Everybody is getting the Turkey day stuff early.  I am sure the upcoming snow storm has something to do with it!

I will be back to Zazzle next week.  I am really excited to get the ideas out of my head and on to digital paper.

Today is a very beautiful vintage greeting card print.

Vintage Girl Christmas Greeting
She is so lovely and dressed so beautiful!  One of my favorites! Check out all the products here.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Thanksgiving around the corner!

Bathroom is 95% done!  Just some decorator touches and a cabinet, shelving and some mats and we can call it complete!!!!!!!!  Now my son doesn't have to run down a flight of stairs, through the long hall and through the kitchen to go to the bathroom at night, and neither do I!  It is wonderful and as soon as I finish the final touches I will post before and after pictures.

With the holiday preparations this week and removal of the A/C units (on hold while construction was going on) I don't think I will back to more artwork until next week. I will help with the thanksgiving meal prep by getting stuffing ready early, really good yam recipe together and whatever else is needed.
I still have many of my recent uploads to show though!

Holiday Greetings
This was just a vintage house graphic that I turned into a collage of holiday greeting!  Check all the products out here.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Now we are making progress.

Shower walls are up and the faucet and shower head installed.  Door and walls are today.  Then just clean and touch up and install the "hardware" and bathroom complete!  Amazing.  I am visiting my son's school today for education week so some of my work time will be limited, plus I am making pizza tonight!

Have a great weekend.  We are getting a weather warm up so certainly will enjoy it!

Today I have a Christmas collage I put together.

Christmas Greetings
I used a vintage holiday basket and created a custom greeting card!  Check out the products here.
Christmas Greetings Cards
Christmas Greetings Cards by Kinder_Kleider
View Holly Cards online at zazzle

Thursday, November 20, 2014


The bathroom floor looks nice, toilet is just about installed and next is the sink.  You don't realize the hard work it takes and the length of time a project like this entails until you actually do it.  Certainly was a pipe dream to have it done last week! Wait till you see the before and after.  What a difference!!

Today's showcase...

Vintage Christmas Greetings
A very nice Christmas card.  Children in the snow! Check out the products here.
Vintage Christmas Greeting Announcement
Vintage Christmas Greeting Announcement by Kinder_Kleider
Check out more Children Invitations at Zazzle

Wednesday, November 19, 2014


Now the floor is looking nice.  Will post pics when done, I am liking it.  It was an epoxy grout so something different than the usual stuff.  I will have quite a list of talents by the end of this project.

I had a nice day of sales yesterday.  Many science theme items.  I like that!  I am a geek you know!  Some lovely holiday cards as well.  Hopefully I can get some New Year designs on before the new year!

Today I have a cute Christmas design!

Vintage Holiday Bonnet Girls
My grandmother made me a quilt of bonnet girls and this vintage image reminds me of that special quilt!  Check out all the products here.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Things can change in an instant!

Well yesterday's dental visit had an extraction done.  I knew my son needed one, it was just a bad tooth and had to go.  I didn't realize it was this visit until it was done.  He was a trooper.  He did excellent and without sedation.  What 6 year old would go through that so well!  He ended up staying home from school yesterday while he was on the mend. It was a big procedure for him.  I was tending to him so grout was put off until today.  That is good, needed another day rest to be ready.  Big job!

Been making some sales through the weekend. I like seeing that. I want to get some more product on.  Tried yesterday but really couldn't focus.  I will get some more on soon!

I do have another holiday image to show!

Vintage Holiday Children

I love vintage holiday cards.  This is another cute one of children.  Wish we still dressed so fancy for the holidays.  Makes it a special time.  Check all the products here.

Monday, November 17, 2014

I almost forgot!!

My son has a dentist appointment at 8 and I have to leave in 10 minutes!  Got to run, had to put off grouting till today so that is what happens when I am back!  Will post better tomorrow.  Need to warm up the car!!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Happy Birthday!!!

Happy Birthday to my son!  6 YEARS OLD today!  Amazing.  He is a wonderful, kind young man and has made me so proud.  He is also sporting two more loose teeth so get ready tooth fairy!  Today is finish his cake.  Get presents together and party supplies for tomorrow.  I also have an appointment this afternoon so I will be in a hurry to get back to pick my son up at the bus stop.  Busy Busy Busy!!

Hope all have a great weekend.  We are going to eat CAKE all weekend!

Today I have another holiday showcase.

Vintage Cherubs in the Snow
I quite like this vintage holiday greeting.  Not much to repair, just some color correction and enhancements. Check out all the products here.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Holding on..

I seem to be two to three days behind my father in this cold.  Back pain shot up yesterday.  He had that two days prior during this cold.  I am pushing through.  Cleaning like mad to get that fine dust picked up and out of the house.  I feel bad not working on any artwork but really I couldn't if I wanted to with this cold.  My eyes are pretty much shot.  Again I am happy that I learned to type without looking at the keys. Makes it easier when you don't feel well.

Today I start baking cupcakes and the cake.  They are refrigerated because of the type of icing I make.  Not sugary icing, made with pudding and cool whip so refrigeration is a must.  That is fine with me.  I like my cake cold!  I also have to get the taco meat prepared.  I want to make sure I have enough for both turkey and beef. My boy loves tacos!

Today I will have a showcase!\

This is a classic Santa image.  I colorized it and added my own background. Check out all the products here.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

I have no idea what is going on...

This is ridiculous. I think I have been sick for a week every month for the past few months.  Apparently I messed up my post yesterday.  Never clicked published until late in the day.  Sorry.  I have such an earache. Today I have to be better, even if I am not.  I have a whole house to clean.  Dust from construction got everywhere even though you seal the work area up it sneaks out and covers everything. I have a party to prepare for Friday and Saturday.  Lucky boy gets a little party on his birthday Friday then the family party on Saturday.  Oh!!!  My son lost his first tooth!!!  It was great.   He was brushing his teeth like a good boy and yelled MOM!!!!  The tooth fairy visited and was he every excited.  He dreamed he talked to her.  So adorable!

Well today is cleaning while feeling awful, tomorrow is baking cake, cupcakes and the food for Saturday so it is easy to prepare.  I have appointment on Friday so that makes any prep hard then so it falls for Thursday. Also I have bathroom construction to sneak in too.  The lights are up, medicine cabinet in, now it is time to lay tile.

No showcase today. The light from the computer is blinding my eyes.  And I am supposed to get the house cleaned today...ha.  I am typing with my eyes closed, checking for spelling mistakes every so often.  One skill I have is typing without looking at the keys, may come in handy one day!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Happy Veterans' Day

Thank you to all who served our country.

Today my son is off from school so he has plans for me today.  I am still sick but I think his plans are to watch a movie together so I certainly can handle that.  Sales are starting to increase with the holidays approaching!  I am almost done with my Christmas shopping.  I like to be done before December so I can just enjoy the month and all the festivities that arise!

Today I will have a showcase...

Vintage Poinsettia Greeting
This is a very nice vintage greeting card. It did have some lines running through it from a corrugated like paper but I digitally removed them just to make the image more clear.  It would be alright in person holding the card but not so much as a digital image.  Check all the products out here.

Monday, November 10, 2014

No, No, No

I AM SICK...AGAIN!!! NO!!!!!  Started Saturday and really hit yesterday and today.  I have to be somewhat well today.  Last coat on walls to paint so the next phase can start in the bathroom.  A bit behind because I am not only one sick. 

I am too sneezy, coughing, achy and have watery eyes to post a picture of new artwork.  I can barely type but need to keep it together enough to get that last coat of paint on the walls then off to bed....no fair!!!!!
I am taking vitamins, exercising and eating right to stay healthy...maybe I should eat more fries.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Ahhh Friday!

Now the bathroom is on the verge of primer ready.  Maybe by the end of today! This is such a fun project. I can't wait to see the final result!

Been selling some postcards, stickers and ties.  When I get a sale I want to jump right in with more artwork. That has been the tough part of the construction is putting my artwork aside while we finish.  I will be re energized for sure when I start back up!

I hope you enjoy the weekend
We might see our first snow flurries today. I am super excited for that as well!

Today I have another vintage Christmas card design.

Sleigh Riding Children
So adorable! Little children dressed as elves. How cute is that! Check all the products out here.

Thursday, November 6, 2014


We have the first coat of joint compound on the walls.  Looking like a room!  If we are really good we might be able to make the second coat the finish coat but that is depending on how well I do! Definitely will be priming by Friday and painting this weekend.  Then we lay tile, grout, install fixtures and voila! A new bathroom!!!  Then I can get back to creating more artwork and repairing images.

Today I have another vintage Christmas card!

Vintage Santa and the Letter
This is a really nice vintage Christmas card.  Check out the products here.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Whoa it's Wednesday!

The new room is coming along nicely and still at it today.  I have a party to prepare for my son.  His 6th birthday is coming up fast! I can't believe that either.  Six years already!!!

Nothing new on the Zazzle front. Did sell some more items last night.  The honey bee print I have sells nicely. Just sold a phone cover! I do have a mountain of ideas but I must wait until construction is finished.  Most likely next week we will be done.

Today I have a really sweet vintage Christmas card!

Vintage Santa and Telephone
I like this print. So sweet!  Not much to repair on this print.  Check all the products here.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Making progress!

The room is completely drywalled.  Now comes mudding and taping.  Soon we will have another bathroom!!

I have been making some sales.  Not bad but seems to have slowed a bit.  Hopefully the holiday will see some increase.

Don't forget to vote today!  That is where I am off to now then back home to work!

Today I have a really nice vintage Christmas print.

Vintage Santa's List
This is a nice image, better stay off the naughty list! Check all the products here.


Yes it is November.  Was 26 degrees with the windchill. I have been helping drywall the new room.  Helped install a skylight on the roof and various Halloween activities.  Will be helping put the last few sheets of drywall up today and then it is ready to mud and tape!  Can't wait.  Got to be done before Thanksgiving.

With all the construction I have not been working on Zazzle.  Once finished I will be making more artwork. I have ideas and some half finished project and of course the never ending motorcycles also!

I will showcase another holiday print!

Vintage Santa Balloon Ride
This is another beautiful vintage print.  Check out all the products here.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween

Hope all receive treats this Halloween!
Optimus Prime
My son is going as Optimus Prime, my favorite transformer by the way! Parade at school today and then off trick or treating.  Then pumpkin cupcakes!  What could be better.

Have a Spooktacular weekend!
 (and remember to set the time back an hour on Sunday)

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Quick post before I leave

Early appointment to the dentist! Did not get anything on Zazzle yesterday.  Ended up putting up drywall.  We want to finish the room before Thanksgiving so will not be posting to Zazzle as much until done.  I am still working on one motorcycle print.  I have to figure out a way to make it go faster.  Takes too long to post.

Today showcase is a lovely Santa print!

Vintage Rooftop Santa and Children
I can not wait until Christmas.  The Friday after Thanksgiving the tree goes up! Woopie! Check the products for this print here before I break into carols!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Wild Wednesday

Well started a motorcycle print to upload.  Didn't finish it yesterday but will today.  Did finish a snowflake design through so at least one thing posted!  I am still sick.  From what I gather from the grapevine is it can be a 2 week virus.  Thought it was the croup since my son's bout with it but apparently not.  It has cycled into the whole family.  The sinus pressure makes it hard to work on the computer, headache and watery eyes. Of course it is a beautiful day and I will get some time out in it.

Tomorrow there may be a late post.  I have an early dentist appointment for my son so it will depend on how hurried we are.  And of course Friday is Halloween!  Cupcakes with pumpkin icing....yum!

I have another holiday showcase.

Vintage Santa with Balloons
This is a very nice vintage print.  Only minor color correction. Love it, see all products here.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

I didn't think it could get worse...

but am wrong.  I feel terrible.  Got partially through some posting of products on Zazzle yesterday and that was it.  Eyes watering, coughing, headache, fever and sore throat.  Arrggh.  We will see what I can accomplish today.

I promised a showcase and I will deliver.

Santa's Visit in the Snow
I really like this vintage print.  I am ready for sugar cookies!  Check out the products here.\