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Friday
Aug082014

{Friday Finds} Rediscoveries

  

Welcome to Friday Finds..... 

Let's celebrate what we have found, discovered..... uncovered...this past week.

If you are new to this space.... 
Welcome..... so glad you are here.... 

Please say hello....share your finds below.... 

What is Friday Finds ?.... You ask....

Friday Finds is a place to gather and share your finds with fellow creatives....

So many find possibilities.....unique treasures...... special moments..... life lessons......little things.....big things too...... nature's beauty..... heart shaped stones, a special cup.....a pretty flower....wise words....
Endless.....

To play along... post your find on flickr or your blog... share the story behind your find...link up to Friday Finds  (grab the button or share the link).....then pop over here to link up.

Simply put..... you are invited to post a fabulous find of any kind..... 

My wish for Friday Finds.....that we stop .... pause.....simply.... cherish life's simple pleasures......

Share the Friday Finds Button


Kim Klassen dot Com

 

 

My Friday Finds  

Hello sweet friends. How are you? Happy Friday..... 

Todays' finds..... Rediscoveries......Around the House....

I was working on something different for my Friday Finds....but I just wasn't happy with the photographs.....

You know when you want to capture something...... so beautiful... but it's not quite working out? Well that's what happened......today.

Rather than getting frustrated.... I decided...for now...to let it go....and try again when I'm not so rushed....

and...So.....I gathered a few oldies....but goodies......and snapped some pics.....

My tulip plant ..... another fake from Lady of the Lake.... Yep.... fake can be great! I think I said that a few weeks back....when I posted my herb photos? : )

Next two old chairs..... I've missed them.....

And finally this scarf.... it's super scratchy.....never wear it....but I love it in photos. And that was that....

All photos were processed using my LR Preset Touchadrama.... (from my 31 Days Class)

Always love to see you here... Thank you for sharing your finds.....

Love & Gratitude.... ♡ 

xo,

   

  

p.s.

My new class, 31 Days - Lightroom Tips & Tricks delivered direct to your inbox...is always OPEN for registration... Click HERE for more details.

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday
Aug052014

Texture Tuesday - Evening Light eDition

 

mouse over to see the original - textured with kk-achieve

Dear friends,

Welcome to another Texture Tuesday

Thanks for stopping by....and sharing your beautiful textured art my friends!

This weeks theme - Free & Easy.

The Ongoing theme for summer.....

free & easy.

New to Texture Tuesdays? Click HERE for a few more TT details. New to link-ups, click HERE to view my link-up tutorial.

Share the NEW Texture Tuesday Button in your TT posting.

 

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Happy TT.

A quick post.....

A Pear,  favourite bowl...my new linen tea towel.....summer light... and voila.... ♡
Today's TT photos.....

Today's Recipe

Toned and cropped in LR.... then I applied a new preset called Gentle.....
31 Days students..... it may just be landing in your inbox (possibly soon...hint, hint).....

Into Ph0toshop for a touch of texture.....

A layer of today's new freebie achieve at soft light 85 % masked 50% off the pear...... 

That was that......

Today's freebie: Achieve

List Members, please watch your email for the download link.

Not on the list, click here to sign up and start receiving freebies today.

Happy TT....

with gratitude.....

xo,

  

 

p.s.

My complimentary Lightroom-Begin course starts next week.

There's still time to register. Click HERE for all the details.

 

 

 

Friday
Aug012014

{Friday Finds} Hello August

 

 

Welcome to Friday Finds..... 

Let's celebrate what we have found, discovered..... uncovered...this past week.

If you are new to this space.... 
Welcome..... so glad you are here.... 

Please say hello....share your finds below.... 

What is Friday Finds ?.... You ask....

Friday Finds is a place to gather and share your finds with fellow creatives....

So many find possibilities.....unique treasures...... special moments..... life lessons......little things.....big things too...... nature's beauty..... heart shaped stones, a special cup.....a pretty flower....wise words....
Endless.....

To play along... post your find on flickr or your blog... share the story behind your find...link up to Friday Finds  (grab the button or share the link).....then pop over here to link up.

Simply put..... you are invited to post a fabulous find of any kind..... 

My wish for Friday Finds.....that we stop .... pause.....simply.... cherish life's simple pleasures......

Share the Friday Finds Button


Kim Klassen dot Com

 

 

My Friday Finds  

Hello sweet friends. How are you? Happy Friday.....

Todays' find..... The Evening Light

To be honest... I almost posted an archive for today's FF post..... 

I was quite simply running short on time..... and then I walked past the dining room window....The evening light caught my eye.... and Oh my..... 

I snipped a daisy....and took some photos out on the porch..... Goodness the summer light.... is just so right.

Always love to see you here... Thank you for sharing your finds.....

Love & Gratitude.... ♡ 

xo,

   

Oh.... gotta show you this shot of Ben.... can you see his furrowed brow? 

'why won't you just come outta your hole and play?'

 

p.s.

My new class, 31 Days - Lightroom Tips & Tricks delivered direct to your inbox...is still open for registration.
Get the details HERE.

 

 

 

 

Tuesday
Jul292014

Texture Tuesday - Pretty in Pink

 

mouse over to see the original - textured with kk-pinit 11

Dear friends,

Welcome to another Texture Tuesday

Thanks for stopping by....and sharing your beautiful textured art my friends!

This weeks theme - Free & Easy.

The Ongoing theme for summer.....

free & easy.

New to Texture Tuesdays? Click HERE for a few more TT details. New to link-ups, click HERE to view my link-up tutorial.

Share the NEW Texture Tuesday Button in your TT posting.

 

“Texture

 

 
  

Hello lovelies. Happy TT.

Another quick TT post and recipe today.

Lightroom

I applied 1 to 1 crop.... then toned... Next I applied Summer Sun from the Be Still class presets.... Really pleased what it did to this photo.....

Into Photoshop

I added a layer of today's freebie..... follow...at soft light 100% opacity.

Next the quote.... by Charles Spurgeon....

If you can't see His way past the tears, trust His heart.
-Charles Spurgeon 

Font: 1809 Homer... really love this font.

  

Today's free texture: Follow

List Members, please watch your email for the download link. Not on the list, click here to sign up.

Happy TT....

with gratitude.....

xo,

  

p.s. 2 more days to sign up for my 31 Days Lightroom class..... Click HERE for the details.

 

   

 

 

Friday
Jul252014

{Friday Finds} If Truth Be Told......

 

Welcome to Friday Finds..... 

Let's celebrate what we have found, discovered..... uncovered...this past week.

If you are new to this space.... 
Welcome..... so glad you are here.... 

Please say hello....share your finds below.... 

What is Friday Finds ?.... You ask....

Friday Finds is a place to gather and share your finds with fellow creatives....

So many find possibilities.....unique treasures...... special moments..... life lessons......little things.....big things too...... nature's beauty..... heart shaped stones, a special cup.....a pretty flower....wise words....
Endless.....

To play along... post your find on flickr or your blog... share the story behind your find...link up to Friday Finds  (grab the button or share the link).....then pop over here to link up.

Simply put..... you are invited to post a fabulous find of any kind..... 

My wish for Friday Finds.....that we stop .... pause.....simply.... cherish life's simple pleasures......

Share the Friday Finds Button


Kim Klassen dot Com

 

 

My Friday Finds  

Hello sweet friends. How are you? Happy Friday.....

Todays' finds..... 3 things.... 

1. This beautiful clay pot from Winners.... Oh my gosh... the texture, the shape... the white-wash..... LOVE it..... love Winners (TJ Max in the U.S.)

2. The greens..... above....from Lady of the Lake... totally fake... totally fab!! .... Amazing how fake can be great these days.... Don't you find?

3. Last....You've seen it in many photos... my anthropologie linen tea towel.... It's a keeper for sure.... always picture perfect..... 

 

I was happy with the fake greens.... but decided to play a little more...so I snipped some herbs from my garden.... (pretty much the only thing I'm growing this year.... sigh)..... mixed them with the fakes....and

Voila..... 

A lovely week of finds..... 

happy 'sigh'......

 

If Truth be Told

Last week as I was zipping about checking out your beautiful Friday Finds....I discovered this quote...... 

people need loving the most when they deserve it the least.

- Louise Hay

only moments before I hung up on a certain loved one..complete exasperation..... (I can't share the details)..... but lets just say.... talk about a message.. I needed.... right then and there....

Thank you Beth... so much.

Fast forward.... a week of ups & downs.... frustration... sadness... worry....

yet another message....crossed my path....more than once....

the gist....

Humans want/need...long-for......desire....unconditional love.....

This is...
LOVE without conditions....
the .....no-matter-what..... kind of love.....

I hear you God... I'm listening... I'm trying..... Please..... LOVE..... through me.....

Lessons....so vital on this journey of life....

Perhaps this message may help you .....in some way..... too.

As always.... I gotta be true.....

All of this....is a part of ME.
I prop shop, take pretty pictures, teach classes, love my family, walk Ben, practice stillness.... make green smoothies.....collect cups, love linens, buy too many books..... crave chocolate... drink diet coke....love my iPhone....and so on...
sprinkled amongst it all.... 
struggles... sad times... challenges..... fears....
ups, downs...and in betweens...

Life.

That's my .....big picture.....

How 'bout you?

::

Before I sign off.... I haven't updated on John for some time..... and so.... today... a quick note.

He's  a trooper....he's been through so much....and still....a long road ahead.........
He's had some setbacks from the Graft vs Host.... trying yet another drug.... so many drugs...... but he continues to stay strong.... facing each day head on..... His faith never waivers.... He amazes me..

::

Always love to hear from you dear friends.... thank you for being there...on the other side of my truth.... so grateful for this space.....

Love & Gratitude.... ♡ 

xo,

   

p.s.

My new class, 31 Days - Lightroom Tips & Tricks delivered direct to your inbox...is open for registration.
Get the details HERE.

 

 

 

Tuesday
Jul222014

Texture Tuesday - Breathe

Plus a FREEBIE preset download. 

mouse over to see the original - textured with kk-pinit 11

Dear friends,

Welcome to another Texture Tuesday

Thanks for stopping by....and sharing your beautiful textured art my friends!

This weeks theme - Free & Easy.

The Ongoing theme for summer.....

free & easy.

New to Texture Tuesdays? Click HERE for a few more TT details.

Share the NEW Texture Tuesday Button in your TT posting.

 

“Texture

 

  

Hello lovelies. Happy TT.

Quickie recipe today......

Lightroom

In LR I cropped, then toned...then applied my new preset kk-within. If you would like to try it, click HERE to download it.

Into Photoshop

Applied a layer of Pin-it 10 at soft light 88% opacity...then a curves adjustment to darken the highlights as well. 

Finished with a touch of type.... and that was that.

::
  

Pinterest Only Textures - I just added 2 new textures to my Pin-it Only page. Check it out HERE


Happy TT....

with gratitude.....

xo,

  

  

  

 

 

 

Friday
Jul182014

{Friday Finds} Calm amongst the Chaos

 

 

Welcome to Friday Finds..... 

Let's celebrate what we have found, discovered..... uncovered...this past week.

If you are new to this space.... 
Welcome..... so glad you are here.... 

Please say hello....share your finds below.... 

What is Friday Finds ?.... You ask....

Friday Finds is a place to gather and share your finds with fellow creatives....

So many find possibilities.....unique treasures...... special moments..... life lessons......little things.....big things too...... nature's beauty..... heart shaped stones, a special cup.....a pretty flower....wise words....
Endless.....

To play along... post your find on flickr or your blog... share the story behind your find...link up to Friday Finds  (grab the button or share the link).....then pop over here to link up.

Simply put..... you are invited to post a fabulous find of any kind..... 

My wish for Friday Finds.....that we stop .... pause.....simply.... cherish life's simple pleasures......

Share the Friday Finds Button


Kim Klassen dot Com

 

 

My Friday Finds  

Gosh I love Instagram. It's such an inspiring and supportive community ......always a joy to see the lovely images in my feed each day...... So darn good.

A few weeks back I found my way to radiant4 ... When I saw her beautiful linen tea towels... I just had to know more.

That lead me to her Etsy shop....I immediately placed an order...
2 lovely linen tea towels ....one a rusty-red/brown and the seond in grey.... So beautiful.... I wish you all could hold them in your hands.... linen... really truly is extraordinary

In need of a linen fix?

... pop over to Hyekyung's shop and check it out!! 

My other find... this sweet calm cup from Winners. I think it was waiting for me... I could sure use a little calm in my life.....

I love the shape of the mug.... my favourite thing.... the period at the end of CALM.

I believe they had another one that said dream? which I'm surprised I didn't bring home.... I'm trying hard to be more selective these days. :)

 

I look foward to visiting your finds.....

Here's to a peace-filled weekend.....one of my greatest wishes .....

calm and quiet... uneventful.... PEACE.

 

Love & Gratitude.... ♡ 

xo,

  

 p.s. 

Need a little Follow Friday IG inspiration.... Here's a few lovely streams that are sure to inspire. 

My Suburban Farm, Alabaster Rose Vintage, Katheringe Dorrington, Ellen Bendrups