Friday, January 15, 2021

Home Beam Company

Bobby and I have started making wood signs, mostly our favorite song lyrics, and our shop is called HomeBeamCo. Please come visit!

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

It's a Cactus Vase.

A glass vase with a hand-formed layer of concrete - I created a cactus vase - it took hours to make and it was a labor of love.

As all of my art pieces are - I have zero background in Art until I started making vases 8 years ago -

But I found that making Art is really what I truly, truly love to do -

I have found my passion, and I will continue to work at it!

I hope this post finds you well..

And P.S. - that girl in the picture is my firstborn, and she will be a teen soon. oh my!

Friday, December 30, 2016

Wishing you all a 2017 filled with love, Kristin

Saturday, July 30, 2016

About Time.

Time has this way of flying by, doesn't it? One of my more popular vases is this date vase here. Weddings, Birthdays, Anniversarys...all can be celebrated with this vase made-to-order with any date you wish. I know that for me, it is hard to believe that I started this shop before my kids had even started school - and now, they are well on their way, knocking on the door of middle school.

Yes, time has a way of flying, but what an amazing flight it is.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015


I realized that the profile picture that I use on Etsy is a few years old. So I thought I should bring it up to my current situation.

This is me at 38 years old. With 2 kids in the thick of their elementary school years. With a hardworking husband who is a great Dad and a supportive partner in life. Self employed as an artist (whaaat?? that still seems funny to me!) in my shop Carriage Oak Cottage.

I feel lucky to have found some amazing friends. We encourage each other, we root for each other, we laugh together, and we are there for each other.

I don't always feel sure of myself. I can doubt my potential. I can be a worry wart. And I can be stubborn. I wish I cared less about what other people think. And I think I need thicker skin.

I can be shy in new situations, but I tend to be loud in places where I feel comfortable. I love to dance, and I love to sing, although people don't love to hear me sing. :)

I enjoy working out at a local gym a few times a week. I feel that as I am getting physically stronger, I am getting mentally stronger as well. I also volunteer a lot at my girls school. I enjoy getting to know various teachers and staff and it gives me a view into their school day. The girls also love that I am in school every so often..I am well aware this may not always be the case, so I will happily take it for now.

So, this was a be updated again when I notice that my profile picture on Etsy is a few years old. :)

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Life is Full

If I post a picture of Springtime, surely that means it will come, right??
Here's to hoping!

I hope this post finds you well. I have had quite a busy few months, hence no time to post, or really even think about posting. I had eye surgery; that was a a big moment in my life. I feel like one of these days, I will give a detailed blog post about it. It is on that never-ending list of things I want to do.

But life is full, I am not too busy, is full, as discussed with a dear friend. We don't complain about life being too busy, we just look at it like Life is Full, and we are grateful for that.

Wishing you all the best!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Victoria Magazine

My copy of the March/April issue of Victoria Magazine arrived in the mail yesterday. My yellow sweetheart vase was featured on pages 19 and 20. It is such an honor for my artwork to be included in this beautiful magazine. Thank you, Victoria Magazine!!!