Friday, May 29, 2015


Finished the table and chairs yesterday.  They are stained.  Yeah! The look nice, forgot to take a picture but will today.  We had a visit the other night.  Five bears! One big mom bear and her 4 cubs.  They decided our hummingbird feeder looked delicious so they broke it and had a nice little drink.

I have to remember I have presents to wrap for a birthday party tomorrow. I almost forgot already!

Nothing sold on Zazzle or if it did I haven't been notified.  My previous sales still have not shown up on my account yet.  Hope they get it fixed soon.  I will try and get a new image on today.  So now I will showcase another popular item...

Vintage Poppy Print Postcard
Vintage Poppy Print Postcard by Kinder_Kleider
Browse more Flower Postcards at Zazzle

I made a large painting of this print for my mom. It is a pretty floral design.
Have a great weekend!!

Thursday, May 28, 2015


Wow the week has gone by fast.  Probably because I have a dentist appointment today and I really not excited to go.  Thunderstorms were fun yesterday.  We really needed the rain. I managed to get the table and chairs sanded and ready for stain.  Today I will start staining this afternoon.  We are supposed to have dry weather for two days so we will see.

I checked into the missing sales on Zazzle and other have the same issue and it is being worked on.  That is great! I think I will get something new on tomorrow.  It will be about time!
Today I will show a popular item from my store since I am not sure what are the new sales...

Saved a few of these during the porch repaint. I am getting quite good at catching bugs and releasing!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Hot here!

Boy it was hot and muggy yesterday.  Got sanding done on a picnic table I am reconditioning. Finish sanding today and possible staining on Thursday.  Then I decide if I will paint something decorative on the top.

I am confused with Zazzle.  I am getting sale notifications in my email but they are not showing up when I check my account....must look into that!  I may have lots of sales I don't know about.  This is one of my new sales.

Violin Car Bumper Sticker
Violin Car Bumper Sticker by Kinder_Kleider
See more Music Bumper Stickers at

Another design I love!  I should get my violin out and give it a go.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015


**  I forgot to hit the publish button!!!  Sorry....late!

We finished the porch...phew.  It was a marathon, re-screened 34 panels. We had all yesterday to relax and enjoy the back porch and the holiday. It turned out really nice. 

Today I have many errands to run to catch back up, and appointments this week that I can't forget! It is going to be hot this week also.  My  next project is a picnic table to sand and stain.  Then we can set up the other deck for the summer. 

No new sales this weekend but we have a fresh week starting today!  Off to start the day!!

Friday, May 22, 2015

So close to the finish line.

All but one door has two coats of paint. Plus the other door has new screening put in.  We might hold off on the second door, it is great shape.  We may paint it later.  Staining the decking is next then about 30 pieces of screening need to be put in.  Then we can assemble the furniture again.  I am exhausted.  Cleaning up the painting tools is on the agenda today.  Maybe some floor prep work.  All in all it is working out great.

Going to make cupcakes for Memorial Day.  YUM!!! I think it is bratwurst and potato salad for the meals.  YUM YUM!  Great day to relax.

Made a sale yesterday!  Love this one too...
Elephant Woodcut Postcard
Elephant Woodcut Postcard by Kinder_Kleider
Find more Elephant Postcards at Zazzle

Enjoy your holiday weekend.  Be back on Tuesday.  I am going to rest all day Memorial Day...more projects await!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

I froze yesterday!

I knew it was going to be cooler but wow, it was in the 40's with a 30 degree windchill during the morning and early afternoon.  The paint we have can be used down to 34 degrees so yes we were painting.  I had three shirts on (coats packed away for the summer), some gloves and a scarf I left out, leg warmers and hot lemon water. We have one length of eaves to paint two coats and one more door and the painting is done.   Then comes the re-screening and staining.  I think we will make it for Memorial Day!

No sales yesterday either..sigh. So today I will showcase a popular item from my store. I don't have new stuff yet but will soon!

I like this one, a unique business card!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

A gorgous day today!

I know we can get the 2nd coat on the rest of the porch and the two coats outside done today!  That would leave staining the deck.  Yeah!  I know we will be done before Memorial Day.  I am up early to get ready to paint.

No sales yesterday.  That's okay. I do have this one to show...

It sold with a bunch of other a few days ago. I love this design.  I sell quite of few products with this image.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Local Elections today!

Heading off to vote this morning. Our local area has some offices up for election.  Taking my son with me before school.  He has been to every election since he was born.  He is excited!

We got the first coat of the paint on everything yesterday and the rain held off for hours so it was able to dry. Don't know if the second coat will go on today.  We are expecting storms this morning. The afternoon will be nice but the moisture may be too much.

More sales yesterday!!!!  Below is another popular item.  I must create more instrument themed products.

They do sell well. Someday I would love to have a music room full of instruments to play.  So far I have a violin.  It is a start!

Monday, May 18, 2015

Starting a new week.

More painting, as long as the weather holds out.  Ceiling is done and the railings and posts are next. We had some rain move in on the weekend and that set this project back a bit.  Can we finish by Memorial Day?  That is our goal.

I didn't get much time to work on Zazzle but did make sales over the weekend. This is a nice vintage print.  I have sold some in the past. Nice to see it sell again...

Sometimes I think my brain gets too full of ideas and get too over stressed that I won't get them done. I need to just pick one idea and go with it...prioritize!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Painting, painting....

Got some of the first coat of paint on the ceiling of the porch. Was too cold until around 1pm.  Wasn't going to paint yesterday but got curious on how it will look!  Will be painting today.

I think I have the bluejay to my liking.  I will go over my four choices and pick the one I like the best. I started working on a vintage biplane, a photo I took at a local air show, and left it alone last night and of course the computer shut down and restarted for updates and I lost my progress.  I will begin again.  I have another popular item that sold yesterday...

I have sold this image on a variety of products. I certainly like it!  Well I know I will be painting all weekend and I hope your weekend will be fabulous! "Bee" back Monday!!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

I froze yesterday.

Finished priming the porch...froze.  The paint is good to use down to 35 degrees.  It was in the 50's but still, I froze.  What a difference from the other day.  Now today we should be in the 70's.  Think I need that warm sunshine to totally thaw out!

I have a choice of three different styles of bluejay paintings I created but may do another one. Was too shivery to work on it more yesterday so today I will finish it up.  A break day in painting the porch. Sold more items yesterday!  Below is another very popular design...

You might have seen this one in another post on a different product. It looks nice on the skinny business cards! I would love to go biking this weekend!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Painting, painting...

Still priming porch, got ceiling done now the railings.  Cooler today, it will make it more easier to paint instead of in the 80's it will be in the 60's.  Big change!  Frost possible tonight.

I am so close to liking my bluejay painting.  It takes a few minutes to process through a program I have to convert it to a painting.  I am changing parameters and checking the results.  Looking good but not perfect.  I am so, so close. 

Had another sale yesterday!  This is a popular item...

Scalpels Neck Wear
Scalpels Neck Wear by String_Theory
Check out another Tie

It is through another Zazzle store I have. I have sold at least three of these in the past week!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Another warm day today!

The the cooler temps will be coming in tomorrow. Going to make the most of today.  Helping my parents paint their porch.  Hopefully will get everything primed is a large porch!

Still working on the bluejay.  Experimenting with different ideas.  It is getting close.  I do have another item to show!  This sold yesterday...

Accordion Postcard
Accordion Postcard by Kinder_Kleider
Add your photo to postcard designs from Zazzle.

One of my favorites and a popular design!

Monday, May 11, 2015

Another summer like day!

What a warm weekend!  It was beautiful.  We got so much work done outside, sunburn as well! Mother's Day was perfect.  My son made me a corsage in school and it was adorable. Today is another warm day and will enjoy it fully since we might see frost in a few days!

Made six sales over the weekend! I am so excited to see each design and product that sells.  I am still not happy with my bluejay yet.  Today I plan to finish it and get it uploaded to a few products.  Still have to add the robin to a few more products.  Below is one of the products I sold this weekend.

I sold four different tiles with motorcycles.  I am thrilled.  I love these prints and I have more to upload.  I need to just sit myself down and get all my backlog done before making new designs. 

Friday, May 8, 2015


I managed to get one new design on Zazzle!  I have a cute robin that I transformed into a watercolor digitally.  It is one of my photographs from my backyard. We had a blue bunting in the yard yesterday but to quick for me.  I will get a pic of it, I will!

I am re-working the bluejay I did the other day. Needs something. I don't know what but I will figure it out. Today I need to get to the school early to pick up my son's science project, get his laundry done and him packed for the weekend.  He has a field trip today and is excited.  It is his first one!  He is growing to fast.

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there and enjoy this beautiful weekend!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

It rained yesterday.

I knew we were going to get some rain but not all morning and afternoon!  I did not get the clear coat on the duck.  Today I will.  I did create three bird watercolors on the computer.  A robin, bluejay and house finch. They were created from photos I took in the backyard. Now bluejays are tough to photograph.  They are so timid.  I did get a few good shots!  We also had a rose-breasted grosbeak stop by yesterday!  I got a nice shot of that handsome bird as well.  I will see if I can get them on zazzle this week.

I am still selling a few items every day!!!  I am so happy about that.  Here is the latest....

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Keep moving...

As long as I keep moving I feel better.  Tried to rest yesterday but it was painful so I decided to paint a duck!  We had a decoy that lost it's paint.  Decided to spice it up and change it to a Mallard duck!

When the rain stops later I will clear coat the duck and it will be done!

Did make more sales yesterday on Zazzle. Below is the first business card holder I have sold.  I love it!

Watercolor Vintage Motorcycle Case For Business Cards
Watercolor Vintage Motorcycle Case For Business Cards by Kinder_Kleider
See other Motorcycle Business Card Holder at zazzle

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

I can't complain...

I begged, pleaded and prayed that the cold I knew I was getting would hold off till after the yard sale then let it loose. Well it worked and oh boy, is it a doosy. My son is still sick, almost three weeks. This is a nasty bug.  We got the garage back to normal.  Took some items to the donation center. I am going to try and finish cleaning up but am working on half a lung. The weather was beautiful yesterday.  I did get a short walk.  Felt better moving around then resting.

I got some really good pictures of song birds as well.  I am going to work on one of those this week.  I think I will do a two in one.  I will digitally paint the photograph and also upload an unchanged photo as well. I have been selling nicely through the weekend. How can you not love this adorable vintage print...

Monday, May 4, 2015

What a weekend!

The yard sale was a huge success.  We did better than the past two years.  The weather was beautiful and we were busy from before 7am until after 2pm. Now comes the clean up!  We have some items to donate so that will be today and then put away the shelving and tables so the garage is back to normal.  The only problem is I am sick, very sick.  I managed to get through Saturday but I have no voice at all.   That will be fun!

I had lots of Zazzle sales over the weekend.  This one is really cute!

Friday, May 1, 2015

One day to go!!

Last of the yard sale set up to be done today.  Some items to build, a little clean up and then wait for tomorrow!  Exciting!!

My son's play was so cute yesterday.  He was a slice of salami!  Adorable!!

I am off to get started for the day.  Have a great weekend!

This is my latest sale!  I love, love, love this design...