Personalized gift wrap | And a few personal tidbits

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Lately, life has me a bit down. How could I tell? By my writing. While I was organizing a few areas of the blog, I reread this post and this post from a year ago. Don’t I sound way more cheerful back then?

Do you have a hobby that brings you joy or peace or both? I know for a fact that blogging for kraft&mint gives me an outlet for my creativity and the million things I’d like to do in my little spare time.

Let me capture the thoughts in my head. In a nutshell, this post is about personalized gift wrap, but it is also about my personal life. I don’t talk much about my life on the blog because I’d like to keep things “light” and “lovely.” But if you think my life reflects the “clean minty” design of my blog, you are wrong.

My soul is far from being tidy, but I’ve been feeling lethargic, tired, just putting one foot in front of the other. Motherhood is getting easier and harder at the same time. Oh, I’m so tired that I can’t write any more words. Maybe in a few days I’ll get my thoughts together. Personalized gift wrap kraft&mint tinyprints I’m back, just a day later, with the same blasé attitude. I’m also drowsy from a long nap. See, life is beautiful, I just had the luxury of taking a nap! On top of it, the wonderful husband has taken all three kids to buy shoes, without me, so I have a semi-quiet house all to myself.

I apologize if this post throws you off as being very strange and with a lot of ramblings. The last thing I want to do is waste your precious time, and you are having to press the “x” button saying goodbye to my blog.

I simply want to put into words that the beautiful pictures on my blog  are not a reflection of who I am or what my life looks like. You can view kraft&mint as my fantasy world, where all things look tidy and pretty, but life is far from being that. Personalized gift wrap kraft&mint tinyprints

At this very moment, nothing is wrong, but a few areas of my life have changed, leaving me very sad.  I’ve lost my community church; one of my closest and dearest friends just moved away to another state and my dad passed away last year. This is a lot to process, and I won’t go into the details of it all in this post. I just want to be honest with you and stay away from “wrapping” my life inside a cute blog.

Writing about these events is extremely painful. But I’ll take it one step at a time, praying that what I share with you is what I need to share, without scaring you away ;)

Thank you for sticking with me and reading kraft&mint, pinning from my posts, and most of all making a craft inspired by my work. That brings pure happiness to my soul!

Now back to this post and what these photos are about! Lovely, personalized gift wrapping! If you look closely at the flowers illustration and overall look of the paper, in the middle of it says: “Given with love from the Rosiens.” My personalized gift wrapping paper is from tinyprints, and I received a roll in the mail a few days ago. I was so excited at how beautiful it turned out; I had to blog about it!

Personalized gift wrap kraft&mint tinyprints These are a couple of leather pouches that I made and I can’t wait to blog and post a tutorial for you. Personalized gift wrap kraft&mint tinyprints

Ta-da! A pretty gift with my new wrapping paper.

Personalized gift wrap kraft&mint tinyprints

I couldn’t throw away any leftover paper so I framed a piece of it just for fun. I think it looks very spring like and will keep it in my office area.

You can view tinyprints personalized gift wrap here, and customize any design with your photos and family name. There are very many options to choose from, and it might be hard to pick out one.

Until next time! Hope you are having a good start of the week.

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  1. 2015/03/17 / 12:56 am

    So happy you felt like you could share. I’m a relatively new reader, but find great inspiration in your posts. Sending you a big warm hug and raising a glass to you for your work and your inspiration!!! “Not perfect” is “perfect” for me!!!

    • kraftmint
      2015/03/17 / 4:54 pm

      Hello Susan! SO excited to meet you! Your words bring so much joy :)

  2. 2015/03/17 / 2:11 am

    Well lets see. Life seems to do that to us now and then. I always feel the less pleasant times are so we’ll appreciate the good ones. There are days I’d really like to strangle my hubs. He probably feels same way, we’re together 24/7. I’m kind of person that needs some alone/me time. know how you feel as we had 4 kids and some days they could have been included in strangling victims. Our youngest daughter/child was in her early teens when I was in throes of really bad menopause, poor kid. By then all 3 older kids were gone but it was still hard. I was working full time and didn’t like my job at all. Why do women have to be such brats at work?
    Don’t feel bad for sharing your less than sterling days. It’s been a long winter for many folks, who wouldn’t feel down sometimes? That’s what makes us humans. Sometimes our youngest (44)calls me ranting about her husband or her job.Sure hope your week is better and has happier outcome for you. Those bad days can wear a person out, make you feel like life isn’t going so well. That’s how we build strength to handle really hard times. Happy days Ursula

    • kraftmint
      2015/03/17 / 4:50 pm

      Hello JaneEllen, it is so good to hear from you and your experience as a mother and wife! It made me smile ;) Life has it’s ups and downs for sure!

  3. 2015/03/18 / 12:03 am

    I hope that by creating, you were able to cheer yourself up a bit. It’s so funny you mentioned reading old posts and noticing a lighter tone in your writing. I was thinking that about myself reading old posts. I seemed happier and more joyful. I think it’s normal to go through ebbs and flows in our creative life. I mean we can’t be brilliant and charming ALL the time, right? ha ha totally kidding.
    Anyway, it sounds like you had real life stuff going on and I hope you are smiling again soon. If not, just click around your site a little bit. It will cheer you up. It always does for me. Your colors, photos and projects are so uplifting!
    Take care,

    • kraftmint
      2015/03/18 / 6:02 am

      Oh my dear , I’m in a better mood and thankful for your words :) “we can’t be brilliant, funny and happy” all the time! Ha :)

  4. 2015/11/23 / 1:53 am

    i hope you are smiling someone always hopes you are ?

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