Thursday 14 November 2013

Maybe I'm just no good at blogging

or maybe my life is to boring.  Although I haven't been doing much of anything lately, I've hurt a muscle in my shoulder, the supraspinatus muscle, and it hurts to get dressed, to turn the steering wheel and everything else that requires using my right arm.  I've stared physio and have exercises but I'm sitting still as much as I can, that's about 5 min a day.

Monday 29 July 2013

Renovation Decorating, and Organization to do list Part 1

There are so many things I want to do around the house and since summer is starting to wind down I thought I would start by making a list.  Some of these will only take an hour to do and some will require a budget to complete but having them all in one place will help me accomplish them.

Starting on the 3rd floor

Aaron's Room

We've recently painted Aaron's room, bought new Mario bedding and  replaced the light so most of his room is done but there are a few things to finish up

  1. paint the closet
  2. install a closet organizer
  3. put some art on the wall
  4. make curtains
Guest Room
  1. paint the room
  2. buy new bedding
  3. organize
  4. decorate
  5. make curtains
  6. paint furniture
My Room
  1. paint
  2. fix ceiling
  3. decorate
  4. install closet organizer
  5. new window treatment
  1. paint
  2. new tub
  3. new toilet
  4. new vanity
  5. organize
Linen Closet
  1. organize
General 3rd Floor

1. scrap and paint window
2. replace and paint doors

Is that enough?

Tuesday 23 July 2013

Convention Highlights

I said in my last post I was done with Convention but CTMH posted a video of the highlights and I'm in it.  Check it out and you can see me at :09  you can see me a couple of other times in the video but this is the best.

Monday 22 July 2013

fun pics from convention

Once again life comes before blog posts.  It's been so nice here that we've spent every minute we can outside and I've been trying to get work done  outside while the weather is good.

Here's my final post on the CTMH convention, just a few pictures of some of my favorite people.

A couple of pics of Brenda, Joann and I in Magic Kingdom and Epcot, with a little help from the Disney Photopass.  If you ever plan a trip to Disney I think the Photopass is well worth the cost.

Friday 5 July 2013

What is happening at CTMH

Sorry it has taken so long for me to post about all the great new things in the new Fall-Winter idea book.  I really haven't stopped since I got home.

We have a brand new Cricut Cartridge called Artbooking.  Here are a few projects displayed during convention using this cartridge.

My Crush Books are very similar to Smash books.  We have two designs, Modville and Bluebird, which you can see in this picture
Design D├ęcor Frames are great for displaying cards, pictures or other fun things.

Base and Bling wearable crafting projects.

Our new paper packs
Laughing Lola
Pro Player
We have also started carrying hostess exclusive stamp sets and there will be a limited time mini idea book in October which will include a holiday paper pack and some new products from the Spring/Summer Idea Book.
If you have any questions or wish to purchase any of these products contact me.

Thursday 27 June 2013


Hey everyone, I'm in Florida for the CTMH convention.  Sorry I haven't posted before, just way to busy.

I arrived on Tuesday around supper time in spite of a unannounced gate change in Newark, and met up with my roommates Brenda and Joann.  After we ate we went to the Outlets on Vineland Ave.  I bought a few things for Aaron but nothing for myself, just to tired to try things.

Yesterday we headed to Magic Kingdom and Epcot.  Brenda had never been before and it's been 25 years since I was here last.  We had lots of fun but it was very hot and my legs are killing me.  The girls had meetings with their CTMH teams after supper so I headed back to Magic Kingdom again until 10.  We're off to Epcot again for the Twilight ticket CTMH gave us so I'll leave you with a few pictures and post about the business side of my convention later

Sunday 23 June 2013

Pictures as promised

Last post I promised pictures and here they are.  First up is Aaron's Room, I painted a really pretty blue colour called Starry Night and then did stripes on one wall with Stop Sign Red, White, and Leaf Green.  We then bought a Mario comforter and stuck Mario Peel and Stick stickers on the walls.

Next up is some pre- Close to My Heat Convention pictures.  Every year at convention consultants make cards to swap with each other so here is the card I've made.
We also make badges for the Facebook groups we are in, here is mine.

And finally some pictures from Aaron's school year.
The first day


 Christmas Concert

Spring Concert



Sports Day

Field Trip to the Fluvarium

Last Day of School


Next post from Orlando

Tuesday 18 June 2013

6 months!!!!

Has it really been 6 months since I posted.  Between colds, allergies, work, therapy, camera and computer problems,etc, etc, etc  the year has just flown by at warp speed.

I'm hoping I'm back and going to post more often.

Aaron's room is finished and I'll be posting pictures of the completed room in a day or two.  I've painted a pantry cupboard and added it to the dining room, those pictures are coming.

I'm heading to Florida next Tuesday for the CTMH convention and you will be overloaded with those pictures.

My lia Sophia business has been growing every month and I'm very pleased with that.

Mr Aaron is finishing Kindergarten on Thursday so I'll share some pictures of his school year on the weekend.

Hopefully this is just the start of things to come.

Tuesday 15 January 2013

I'm off to see the . . .

mouse, as in Mickey Mouse.

I just booked my ticket to Orlando for the CTMH 2013 convention.  It's my first convention and I'm so excited to go. 

Last year when I heard it would be in Disney for 2013 the plan was for Albert and Aaron to go with me or meet me there after the convention, but we just aren't able to do it this year financially.  I then decided I wasn't going without them but Albert thought I should go.  Luckily I found 3 wonderful consultants who were looking for a roommate and I signed up.  I am looking forward to meeting Brenda and Joann from Ohio and Tina from Texas.

The convention is at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort and we are going to have an extra day to visit the parks, none of the others have been to Disney before so I'll be the expert, even though it's been 20 years.

I'm going to miss Aaron terribly while I'm gone but I'll be able to bring him home lots of treats.

Saturday 5 January 2013

Aaron's room inspiration

Here's where I found some inspiration for Aaron's new room.

I love the bright colours in this Pottery Barn bedding

This is a great idea from the Naptime Decorator  I'd like to frame some of Aaron's favorite books.

This is a really cool idea from Houzz I don't think Aaron has this many cars but he's on his way.

I really like this closet idea from I Heart Organizing

Finally I'm going to attempt stripes on a wall like these on HGTV

Next time I"ll share the paint colour and his new bedding

Thursday 3 January 2013

Aaron's Room before pictures

This is what Aaron's room looked like when we moved in to the house, as you can see it isn't a very big room.

We repainted it and got it ready for a baby boy,

When Aaron was 2 we converted the crib to a toddler bed and decorated the room in Thomas the Train, then last year he moved into a mates bed and I just bought a simple plaid comforter because he didn't show any interest in the boy themes you could buy bedding in (ie Cars, Spiderman, etc)

Now it's time to redo his room, since it hasn't been painted in over 5 years and he now loves Mario and Yoshi that will be the theme.