Friday, June 29, 2012

                                                                        I am so excited....and honored to be part of a great group of women chosen by www.numbersfifty-three.com  Angela does amazing work. and you should hop over to her blog...and see what all she has done....My journey that brought me into developing my blog, Is a little KALAMITY of its own.....But first lets get to the point of my post....

*What is the Liebster???? Liebster is German and means kindness,cute,nice,lovely, and a whole lot of other really kind words that mean so much....endearing was another one...see kind words...than mean so much...I have been told by family,friend,and coworkers nice and kind...I have lived with this thought. At Christmas every one is nice and kind...So how about a world where everyone treated each other like Christmas every day...Cute, my stuff I do is sometimes cute,clever,creative and often- Out Of the Box thinking. Being chosen  for this is truly awesome and I have to say again a SHOUT OUT TO ANGELA
from www.numberfifty-three.com  Now the other part of the nomination is you only have 200 or less followers. This is a true statement as I have 26 but it jumped up by 5 in one day Thanks to those who are my Followers.I hope the comments I leave you, Make your day the same way comments left to me make my Day.My viewer to date stat's are 1,936...so this type of award along with proudly wearing a Newbie award are making my day,as well as improving my readership...

NOW on to the other part of this nomination,you are to list 5 points about yourself and why you have started a blog and why you love it...the point who we are and why we blog...I have always been a little reserved about posting about myself...so here goes...Gulp!

1. Why did I start blogging...You see some of those people on my side bar,the list keeps growing and this
are just a few of the people I have viewed in Blogland. I am a firm believer if you like what they do so tell them. I comment 90% of the time and love those who believe in a No Robot on their comments. I saw all the people in blogland having fun. I thought I love to take and item and see what I can do,so as to keep it out of our landfills or prettyfy for todays vintage looks.So I thought I want to join the fun and join in showing ways to prettyfy vintage.I have learned so much from other like minded blogger's. Some ideas that I jumped on Annie Sloan Chalk paint. Clues on how to take old beat up books and music sheets and turn them into pretty. I have learned so much and thank all those in blog world who have given me this opportunity.......

2. How did you get into the bizness and why... I come from a long line of woman who have passed on their treasure.My parents are those two fun looking people at the top of my page.In all their vintage wear from their antique club days. They added to the treasures with a life time of collecting. My Dad often said all those boxes are part of my retirement .and he was a banker,and trust manager to boot.Well all those items are now part of my retirement. Plus finding something  discarded or unloved I live outside the box so what will some creative love do,its just plain fun.

The other point that made me get into this biz. I lost my job in 2008. I was the store manager for a large Department store. I had worked with this company for 26 years,and a total of 38 years in retail. Plus so many companies in retail struggling finding a job was dismal,My hubby picked up my health care cost. It was a kalamity in that the loss of my job was loss of a long career,self confidence and our personal income took a very very heavy hit. I needed to pick up enough income to cover the health care costs. I had all these treasures and all ready had given many to my sons. Those items that I  always thought will sell but ,where. I found Moore & Garrett in downtown Belton Texas. The sweet couple who own this great store have over 100 vendors in a over 100 year old store. 

The other point was I needed to have time for family and in my retail management, I had missed a lot. I worked 50-80 hours. I needed something to get me back to working with people and making it a prettier world. But I needed balance,the balance to spend time with my husband and family. My son had married and adopted two great little boys and then they had Alexandria. My mom needed me as.She has the big AZ and lives so far away. If you have lived this journey you know that time with your loved parent is so vital,because before they are gone in mind...you bound in a way that helps you to deal with how long the journey ahead as it can be a long road......

3.What is my Favorite Crafting. Mine is two fold..one with a paintbrush,the other with a glue gun and then throw in some mod-podge. If you look at the top of my page you see lots of pretty's using old Music sheets,as well as some old Books .I love to see where playing with these sheets takes me and I find lots of inspiration from others. Then throw in a paintbrush and what can I do...checking out link parties and finding more and more bloggers full of talent. When I have time the first TuT. I will do is, how to make one of my Garlands. I have not seen one like mine,and I sold over 18 of these over the Holiday season. 

4.What are you proud of-   First my marriage and would still say yes,to Mr Kalamity who is my best friend and my anchor in life My sons are my joys. My oldest is Legally Blind and has a rare Birth Defect. That is too long of a story and a long journey of ups and downs. But today he is happy and over all healthy. he is a good buddy for me and my go to on all things techie. My other son is All guy, a Marine and once a Marine always a Marine.8 years of all over the world and yes into both wars,on both tours,he was part of the first Marines at start of both wars. After several tours a accident caused him to move on. He met a great gal and married. He adopted her 2 young sons,and I am proud of him-responsible! He runs a day care from home and continues to work on finishing school. My daughter in law is a CPS auditor. He plans on going into Disaster Mangament  My three grandchildren are my delights So family is my pride in my new world.

One pride point from career years. I am the one who started an idea that grew into a program in my store,that then grew into what is now in all of Dillard's stores. The holiday program that creates dollars for the Ronald McDonald Homes. This program has now donated Millions to the homes and the best part your locations of stores build dollars for your local Ronald McDonald home. When still working,our little location always out showed everyone and several times the best sales in the county. 

5.Where would you live if won the Lotto.  I would buy my parents home that we had to sell to help with the Big costs of AZ. A log home in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota. Beautiful on the side of a canyon wall with a front deck looking across to the other canyon walls and a river below.Over the river and through the woods was our true family home. I would share with my family and donate to the AZ association. I would find a 60's Willy Jeap pickup and take my grandkids to all the great places my Dad taught me, and my grandpa and my great Uncle...I would open my own little store in Downtown Rapid City in one of the old historical buildings.

Now if my posting lines get wacky,I am hurrying as I have 15 projects in the wings...and when done will show you...My listing of those blogs I feel you should check out and honor as Leibster Blogs
have been selected by my using my comment listing and going back and checking their blogs.. I did it this way to prove how important comments are. To all of us in blogland, but those who are the start of their blog= with less then 200 followers...Share the love by checking them out and leave 
a comment on their blog. Please check out again the lovely,cute,kind Angela who nominated me. You can find these people all by checking my comments too. I often bloghop from clicking on another persons blog. I have found all types of wonderful creations and these are my selections.

                                          http.// www.crowsfeetchic.blogspot.com

There are so many wonderful bloggers to choose from!Angela passed on a great list of rules from her blog as noted above. So if I have nominated you. Please complete the following 5 steps.
Send a email or comment to the person nominated letting to know their they are now on to a path
of success and give them some Leibster love...lets all be successful in blogland.Keep our finds
out of the landfills and into homes with our talents and creative touches of a paint brush and more.

1.Post about your win out your blog.
2.Link back to the blogger who presented you with the award and follow their blog.
3. Copy and paste the award button to your blog post. 
4.Present the Leibster Award to 5 Blogs that have fewer than 200 follower.
5.Let them know by leaving a comment and a email is a good idea too. 

Kuddos to all the above listed blogs.They do a great job on the start of their path to success

Also if you are new to Blogging and on the less then 200 I highly recommend

Things I will be working on...a chair, wardrobe,a vanity,a old TV console that will become a dry bar, a mannequin, cupcakes special order,frame to turn into a chalkboard. a little corner shelve paint and an end-table,plus old patterns into something fun...and for the blog,need to create a 
Pintrest page =32% of your views, facebook another big hit..and then how to add reply on my comments and create a linky party listing on my page...so what all do you have to do.....O my we do take on a lot when we get into Blogging. 

So why KatsKalamities. I am Kathryn and with a name like Kathryn you end up with a gazillian  word nicknames.Kalamities when growing up when you are 5'9 in 8th grade...you are like a colt on new legs and a calamity of stuff happens to you...but when you end up to be 5'11 and long redhair.
You just get noticed for all your Kalamities...

My what should I improve...my spelliing is horible....get it...Horrible. Plus a lot more ......

Thank you for your visit,Kathryn...Kat

1 comment:

Bliss said...

I see a familiar button!