Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Light day turned into a lot of work!

Yesterday I was just going to do some laundry and catch up on some other items I put off last week.  The weather was supposed to be rainy but turned out to be a nice day.  Ended up weeding two large beds, pulling out two large stumps and taking down the rest of the scaffolding and putting it back up on the other side of the house. This time it was put up three tiers!  Boy is it high but I was up there putting it together.   Now we pressure wash that side of the house and let it dry a few days and scrape, prime and paint!

Had a bunch of sales, here is one...

Green Butterfly Postcard
Green Butterfly Postcard by Kinder_Kleider
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I have sold this one before, you might have seen it on the blog. I like it, simple. I will show the others during the week.  I think my new stuff will be few and far between for a while but I do have things in the works.

Monday, June 29, 2015

I'm Back!!!

Wow, what a fun last week!  Lots of traveling.  We went to Clyde Peeling's Reptile Land on Tuesday.  That was fun.  I love seeing all the snakes, turtles, frogs and lizards!  We saw a presentation on venomous snakes and got to touch a milk snake. That was cool!  We watch giant tortoises have a battle in slow motion. Just awesome. Plus there were new dinosaurs in their outdoor exhibit and we got some neat pictures.

On Wednesday we traveled to Crystal Caves and took a tour of a beautiful cave that was discovered by farmers in the late 1800's.  That was a nice tour, it was 54 degrees underground.  Over 80 degrees topside! We then bought bags of dirt with gemstones in them and panned for them in a giant water way.  My son loved that so much we had to buy a second bag of dirt! We got some nice souvenirs and had a very nice scenic ride there and back.

Then I painted, and painted and finished this lower front sun room facing the street.  Both the wall and trim have been painted with two coats, washed the windows.  Spruced of the door bell with gold paint and removed half of the scaffolding before the rains hit.  Tomorrow the second half of scaffold will come down and be moved to the next section.  This is going to be a long processes but well worth it in the end. 

I will post sale pictures from Zazzle tomorrow since I overloaded with mini vacation pictures.  Lots of sales while I was off!  Off to get my son ready for camp, field trip today!

Monday, June 22, 2015


Was a nice weekend.  Did lots of painting and cake eating.  It was my father's birthday yesterday as well as Father's Day.  We had a good time.

Today is another paint day and yard work day.  Tomorrow thru next Monday we have my niece staying with us and a mini vacation planned so I will be off the blog until next Tuesday. My son is excited.  His tie dye shirt came out so cute. It is in the wash because he had to wear it thru the weekend. I need to make some!

Did have a few sales, this is the latest...

Another popular design. Sometimes the simplest designs are the best. I know I should be putting more designs on but feel helping my parents paint the house is higher on the list. It would be a great help and give them peace of mind having the house up to date. Well enjoy the rest of your week. I will be back next Tuesday, hopefully with pictures from Reptile Land and a cave we are going to explore. I am just as excited as my son!  Bye!!!

Friday, June 19, 2015

Washout Yesterday..

It was supposed to rain for just a bit in the morning yesterday. I rained most of the morning and mid afternoon.  No painting.  Supposed to be dry today, raining now!  I will have to see if any painting will be done at all today.

Today is tie dye day at camp.  My son is excited.  I can't wait to see his creation.

I made another sale yesterday!

This one has been popular lately.

Have a great weekend and Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there!!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

More Painting

I feel the aches from painting yesterday...more today!  It is looking nice.  We are starting at the front of the house so curb side looks great first. We have another great painting day today. No camp today so I also will be entertaining my son as well. Tomorrow he does a tie dye shirt at camp.  Exciting!!

No new sales yesterday.  Bummer...  So here is an oldie but goodie...

Vintage Owl Print Pin
Vintage Owl Print Pin by Kinder_Kleider
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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Painting Today!!!

I love painting...my father does not.  He is so happy I do!  Today after I drop my son off at camp I am beginning to paint the house.  Got my work boots. I am all set and so excited to start.

I did not get any zazzling done yesterday.  I got a call around 11am that my son needed dry clothes.  It was water fun day at the camp and I forgot to pack dry clothes. While I was there the clouds gathered and opened up a massive downpour.  Camp was cancelled for the rest of the day so I was on home entertainment duty with my son.  I think he wore me out by the end of the day!

I did make a new sale!  One you have seen before.  A very popular design....

Accordion Tote Bags
Accordion Tote Bags by Kinder_Kleider
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I am off to get the little one up and fed for a fun day at camp. It is field trip day!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015


Boy, when I dropped my son off at camp, he was not a happy "camper".  He was nervous about going and I felt so bad leaving, even though it is just during the day and I would be back.  He had a great time. One of his kindergarten classmates was there so that helped a bunch. They were let out early because we had some storms roll in.  I think that is what we have going on weather-wise today.  I will be picking him up early again.

I am still working on my orange design.  The bird is done just not sure I want to post it.  I think I will just post it and see what happens.  Today should be a good day to Zazzle. I do have to pick up work boots for me this morning.  Tomorrow I will be climbing a scaffolding and painting the house.  I like painting so it should be fun!  I also like climbing so high up on the scaffolding will be fun also!

I made more sales!!  This is the first sale of this design...

Folk Art Flowers Postcard
Folk Art Flowers Postcard by Kinder_Kleider
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Simple and fun! I like this one also.  I guess I like most of the designs I put on, just not in the beginning. It takes awhile for me to warm up to them.

Monday, June 15, 2015

First day of camp!

Today is the first day of summer camp for my son.  It is a day camp and there are lots of neat things planned. It will be nice because it will be the same times as when he starts full day school in Sept.  Now he can be prepared and it won't be such a shock going from half day kindergarten to full day school.

I'm a bit sunburned.  We are preparing to paint the whole house...and it is big.  I was outside helping with prep yesterday.   The house will look great when done!

Made one sale of the weekend.  I like it, do you?

Vintage Cycling Tough iPhone 6 Case
Vintage Cycling Tough iPhone 6 Case by Kinder_Kleider
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This is a very popular design!

Friday, June 12, 2015


Last day of school!  It is going to be an exciting day!  I have plans for my son after he gets off the bus, I am so proud of him!  The school year has flown by.  Now he will be a first grader.

I had no luck in creating artwork yesterday.  I just wrapped up the bird I was working on and will look at it today and see if I would feel comfortable posting it for sale.  I started a vintage orange design, I eventually called it quits for the day when nothing was turning out the way I wanted. I will work on it a bit later today.

Hope everyone has a great weekend.  I am going to enjoy some sunshine, well at least my legs are.  They are about 10 shades lighter then my upper body.  Yikes! 

Another bike design sold...

I am hoping for more sales this weekend.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Arrg, Thursday...

Bad news, computer issues yesterday.  It works fine until I want to sit and do some artwork.  Everything needed to update, including my browser.

Good news, my son lost one of his front teeth! It was so loose I was afraid it would come out during school. Well it held on until he came home.  What a night for the tooth fairy!

Today I have an appointment and I should be back in time to catch the bus.  These early dismissal days are interesting!  As soon as he goes to school he is just about ready to come home!  Only two days left!

Here is the latest sale...

Oh, also my computer shut itself off last night for updates and I have to start my last bit of work on a design over again....that is why I say arrg.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015


Sometimes it seems everything is just not going your way.  I was all set to work on Zazzle.  Nice rainy day so I felt inspired.  I noticed a little flag blinking on my computer screen.  I checked it out and it was a notification that my back ups have not been run because the computer does not see the external drive I use.  It took some time to get everything back to normal and run a back up.  I don't want to lose anything I have done so I run a backup once a week.  I have all my photos, artwork  etc all on my computer.  I have to keep a close eye on that so I don't miss another backup.  Apparently it has been quite awhile since a back up was performed.  Luckily nothing happened during that time!  Try again to post new stuff today.

It is the first of three early dismissals for my son!  He will be in school a little over an hour than back home.  I can't believe the school year has gone so fast.

I have a bulk sale yesterday!  I love seeing those.  Here is what I sold...

I love this simple vintage design.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Thunder yesterday.

Well, lots of storms yesterday and some tornado warnings.  I had to keep the computer off just in case.  I did not get what I wanted done and posted.   Did get quite a bit of a design made.  Learning things as I go, always!

Should be able to complete that design today and maybe start another.  It is the last full day of school for my son.  He has early start and finish, about 1 and 1/2 hours of school tomorrow through Friday. He starts camp on Monday.  It is a day camp and he should have lots of fun.

Made a bunch of sales and guess what.  They are showing up again on my account!  This is a favorite one I sold the other day....

I really like this one. Mushrooms are really cool!

Monday, June 8, 2015

Last week of School!!

My son has 2 full (half day kindergarten) days and then 3 short days for early dismissal and he is done!  I got his report cards.  For kindergarten they use minus, checks and plus signs.  My son has all plus signs so he meets or exceeds all requirements and he started at a C level reading (kindergarten level) but ended the school year with a J level (right under second grade reading level). I am so proud of him.  I work with him all the time, even though he doesn't realized it, and try to incorporate reading, spelling, math into everyday life.
Now he will be a first grader!!!

Still no June sales showing in Zazzle but I did make sales!  Check out this...

I like this tie, bet it is a Father's Day gift! Will try and get something new on today. It is supposed to be rainy so my outdoor work will be postponed. I have some bird pictures I have been working on but then I start them over because I am not happy with them. Sometimes I just have to stop and say it's done or they never will be!

Friday, June 5, 2015


My son has a double ear infection.  He was okay in the morning then waiting in the doctor's office he spiked a fever and was just completely knocked down.  Of course he was home from school yesterday.  If he has no fever today then he can go to school per the doctor.  It is their annual field day with lots of activities and fun.  I hope he is feeling good today, he is still sleeping.  He will have a few rounds of antibiotic in him, hopefully that will get rid of it quick for him.  If he still looks sick then home it is again today. Seems to develop something every week!  There was no time for me to work on artwork.  Took till after 2pm to finally settle my son in at home after appointments and pharmacy visits. I have a doctor's appointment for me today for regular check-up. 

I have been selling lots of stuff!  I am keeping  a log until Zazzle fixes the account issue.  Here is today's cool product!

I love this one!!!  So glad it sold. Well I hope everyone has a safe and happy weekend. See you Monday!

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Round 1000??

My son's ear is hurting him so another doctor call this morning.  He had a rough season of colds. He has never had an ear infection so I am in uncharted territory. I don't want him to miss school today or tomorrow.  There are big plans for the end of kindergarten but I must make sure he is okay.  Got an early wake up call from him.  I think I just got him back to sleep and feeling good with some medicine. Poor guy.

Had a bunch of sales yesterday but not showing up on my Zazzle history.  Here is the latest...

Trumpet Pins
Trumpet Pins by Kinder_Kleider
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Going to get an early start today....

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Rain all yesterday...

I was not motivated yesterday, very rainy and just blah.  I did clean my son's room, got all the bedding washed and did tinker with some artwork but did not get anything on Zazzle.  Maybe today. Just don't seem to have the oomph.  Probably still not over this stomach bug completely.

It has been a musical end of May! Lots of instruments have sold...

Just noticed that my June sales are not showing up on my Zazzle account...not again!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015


Zazzle has fixed their sale history page!  I now see I made quite a few sales through the end of May!!  Usually I see a sale first on the account page and a day or two later I receive an email about the sale.  Was confusing for a time but now glad it is fixed.

I did not post anything new with the untimely sickness this past weekend.  I am hoping to get something on today.  That will be in between washing all the bedding I changed and the clothes to remove all traces of the monster illness. I already tackled the bathroom.  I still don't feel 100%. Got to push through!

Now I have an end of May sale to show...

Oboe Postcard
Oboe Postcard by Kinder_Kleider
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Another musical instrument! I always wanted to play the oboe, I did play the bassoon and loved it.  I am sure I would love the oboe too!

Monday, June 1, 2015


Okay, Friday started off with my son feeling a little sick and then turned into a major stomach virus.  He was a trooper but, wow, he had it rough.  Then after 10am I started to feel funny and BAM...stomach virus for me too.  So both of us were completely out of it for over 24 hours.  I ended up just laying on the floor because the pain was so bad.  My son said he didn't have pain but extreme nausea. Every 15 minutes he was sick.  Called the doctor and they said we just have to ride it out.  I am still exhausted and have pain in my abs. My son is bouncing off the walls so  he is feeling great. That came right out of the blue.  The whole weekend was dedicated to recovery.

10 days of school left...WHAT!!! I can't believe it.  My little one will be a 1st grader soon.

Zazzle is still having a glitch with sales showing up on accounts.  The are being recorded in the summary but not in the breakdown.  I am keeping a record of the ones I have notifications for in my email, just in case!
This is a new sale, I have been selling just didn't realize it!

I like this vintage print, love cats and mice...all animals!