Sunday, May 24, 2015

Craft Room, I Miss You!

I am definitely having some withdrawal and sadness over having already packed up my craft room for our move.

I had to get it packed up, that's not really up for debate, but I have so many projects in my head that I long to get busy crafting!





But I can't because it's all packed up.

I think, once the kitchen is workable, my 2nd priority will definitely have to be my craft room once we move to the new house.

I will like my new craft space better, no doubt. It will be in the basement of our new home and while the basement is not completely finished, it is clean, dry and painted. We will be setting our home office and my craft room up in the same space, giving my hubby and me the opportunity to work together at times. Bonus!

For now, these pictures show what my craft space looks like. In one week (from tomorrow) we will start moving boxes to the new house. I can't wait to get crafting in my new space! In the meantime, Pinterest will help!

Happy Crafting!
~Tricia

Monday, May 11, 2015

Join Me on YouTube!

I have finally ventured deeper into the world of YouTube and I'd like you to join me! I'm currently making videos about packing up for our move. I've included some packing tips I'm learning along the way. Some of these things have really helped me as I've been packing up this big house. I also make videos about food.

So, join me on YouTube! I'd love to see your comments, questions, suggestions and for you to share your YouTube channel with me.

I'm not seen on my videos yet. I'm hoping that will change, but currently, I hold my camera in my hand to shoot my videos and my arms are too short to take a video of myself. Believe me, I've tried, and all you can see is my teeth or a close-up of my nose. I won't put you through that! So, until I can upgrade to a camera that can be mounted on my tripod, I'll have to keep holding my camera, which is my phone, and shooting all things except myself.

See my videos here.
Thanks for watching!
~Tricia


Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Walk Through My New House with Me!

I have decided that, since we're moving yet again (our landlords are selling the house we rent, so we have to move) I thought it would be fun to take you on the moving journey with me. Besides already uploading a video showing some of the move, I plan to upload more videos as I go through the packing and organizing process of this move. I have the help of one daughter and 2 teenage sons, but not my husband.

My husband has been diagnosed with cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy. If any of you have had chemo, you know why he can't help. For those of you who have not, let me tell you, there is no way he can help. It's all he can do to go to work and get through the day.

Now, on to the move and our new house. You can watch my starting video here.
Below are pictures of our new house, labeled accordingly. As we move in, I'll show you how I decorate and change things up, making this new rental house a home.

The exterior front:


The den, which sits right off the kitchen and has a working fire place:


The dining room, looking into the kitchen. The doors on the left open up to a deck outside:


The dining room from the kitchen door, with a view into the living room:


The front entry. There is a closet and half bath to the right, beyond the window you see:


Kitchen, view one....a gas stove! YaY!


The kitchen, view two, toward the dining room. The refrigerator will be replaced with our 
water-and-ice-in-door side-by-side. This refrigerator will be moved to the basement as a back-up frig:


Living room with a view to the dining room on the left and the front entry on the right:


Master Bedroom, view one:


Master Bedroom, view two, showing walk-in closet and behind the open door is the master bath:


Basement, which will be transformed into a home office, craft space and spare bedroom. The laundry area is to the left, behind the stair wall:


And, finally, this is the back of the house:



So, there you have it! I did not post pics of the kids' rooms for privacy reasons. 
I'm excited to get to decorate a new house!
Come along on this ride and even feel free to share your ideas with me.
~Tricia



Monday, March 2, 2015

A New Month Means New Specials for You

Welcome to March! I must say, March has come in like a lion with an ice storm, which was preceded by a snow storm. But, this week promises milder temperatures with the promise of spring on the way.

Speaking of promises, Close To My Heart makes good on its promises and this month, you can take advantage of a fabulous few! First of all, our new March Stamp of the Month is rockin' happy! The stamp set, Choose Happy, is versatile and delightful and you will find yourself using it in your card making as well as your scrapbooking! Click here to learn more! This exclusive stamp set can be yours for only $5.00!



Speaking of card making, this month I'm featuring the Heartstrings Card Making Kit on the Go. This is the last month you can get this kit! It's disappearing after March, so grab this kit while you can. It contains everything you need to make 15 gorgeous cards! Your friends and family will love receiving your homemade cards this year. No more stops at the drugstore to pay $3.50 for a card. You can make your own from the comfort of your living room! Click here to get this kit while you can.


Speaking of grabbing things when you can, grab the opportunity to become a Close To My Heart consultant and get our new Tote absolutely FREE! This fabulous new tote matches perfectly with our new Rolling Tote, which you can also get for FREE if you submit $300 in orders during your first 40 days as a consultant. Click here to find out more about becoming a consultant!



This month, March 2015, marks my 10 year anniversary with Close To My Heart! I can't believe it's been 10 years! More to come on this! Stay tuned!

Happy Paper Crafting!
~Tricia