Some exciting news…

I’m still pinching myself.

I’m sure the surreal feeling I have is going to last for a very long time, because whether I say it out loud or in my head it seems like there’s no way it’s really true.  But it is!

It’s also the reason I’ve been posting a little less than usual, and why that will most likely be the case for the next few months.  It’s been almost a week since my last post, and it’s because I’ve been working like mad on my biggest project so far.

Here’s a little hint…

I'm going to be an author!! |

I’m going to be an author!! I’m so excited, and nervous, and excited, and nervous! I’m learning how to balance being a mom, write a book, and still get all the laundry done. :)  It’s been quite the learning process, as I know it will continue to be.

My book is all about holiday traditions for families, which is something I love and am passionate about.  I can’t wait to share it with all of you!  The plan for its release is Fall of 2016.

So…please know I’m not going anywhere, and I will definitely still be posting. I have a lot of fun projects for the holidays that I want to share But it will definitely not be here as often as usual–not until my manuscript has been safely delivered! And because my kids and husband appreciate clean socks and underwear. And dinner.

I would also REALLY REALLY LOVE to hear about your holiday traditions, and possibly include them in my book. What do you love to do as a family to celebrate the holidays?  It can be any holiday, and it doesn’t have to be fancy or take a lot of planning–just something you do together.

If you’d like to send me a submission, please email me at, with HOLIDAY TRADITION SUBMISSION as the subject title.  I can’t want to hear from you!!

Thank you all for reading! MWAH!!!  (that’s a kiss, btw. :) )



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  1. That is really exciting – I look forward to receiving your e-mails and great tips and traditions and can’t wait to see what you’ll share about the holidays!!

  2. Kierste,
    You are an author, you have been for quite awhile!!
    Enjoy this new adventure, and keep us posted on journey.

    1. Sally, you are so kind, thank you so much! I’ll definitely keep you updated! xoxo

  3. Congrats Kierste! Your blog is my go-to for crafts and holiday ideas. My husband makes fun of me because I can almost always tell if something we see on the internet is made by or from you. I recognize your kiddos names and your use of distress ink. I can’t wait for your book to come out.

    1. Ginni, this totally just made my day!! I LOVE that you mentioned the distress ink–it is my favorite. :) It’s one of the things that my friends always tease me about–that and labeling everything with vinyl and adding ribbon to anything I can get my hands on, lol. Thank you so much for reading, and for your support! I so appreciate it!! P.S. I would love to hear about one of your traditions!

  4. Congrats Kierste! This is so great! I can’t wait to get it and read it! I may be sending you an email with our traditions! <3

  5. CONGRATULATIONS! you deserve it- I love to see the success of so many bloggers! You are one of my favorite.

  6. Kierste….I am so excited for you! If anyone deserves this it is you! I can not wait to follow along with you on this new exciting adventure. Congrats!


  7. congratulations! I rarely comment, but get your posts via e-mail and follow you on pinterest. I am excited to see your new book. Way to go!!

    1. Debbie, thank you for the comment, for the support, and for reading–know it is very appreciated!! xoxo

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