Saturday, August 04, 2018

Good Morning!

Did you miss me? I sure have missed this blog and that is why I am going to try and start posting goal is 3 times a week, once about my family, once about my crafty business with Close to my Heart and the third time about the efforts I have been taking to take charge of my health again! Let me revisit with a short recap of all of these areas so you can get ready for a more in depth dive into my "real" life!

Family is in a transition stage right now. Leah is done with undergrad at U of A and has moved back home. She is applying for internships at the UN and local law offices as she prepares to apply for law school next fall. Ian is starting his Junior year at Pinnacle High School next Tuesday and is already knee deep in marching band. I am also a member of the Booster board for band this year, so that is something new for me. I am also still working a Mayo Clinic and now work 3 10 hour days at the out patient clinic in Scottsdale. Love having a 4 day weekend each week! I am also a super user for our new EMR that we will be implementing in October, so am working a lot of over time leading up to the launch. Bryan is prepping for his 12th year a s program director for the Ultrasound program at Gateway Community College next week. Quick, but I will update you more as the weeks go on...

Close to my Heart is still a big part of my life. Seems as of late I am not getting to spend too much time in my craft room, but partially because summer happened and my room is piled high! I did rent a storage space to provide a place for me to purge, donate and list for sale a lot of my older items and then start anew. And boy will it be fun. Our new catalog that goes live to customers on September 1st is so awesome..cant wait to show it to you all!

Today, in the health department, it is a big day.  I am finishing my first 30 Day Healthy Living Challenge with Arbonne! I have to say it was a success... Proud to say I have lost 11 1/2 lbs and 13 3/4 inches!!! Pretty awesome for 30 days right!!! The great products introduced to me through my friend Lisa Ponce and the support you get through a personalized Facebook group helped to keep me motivated throughout the whole program. Leah did the program with me almost the whole way through too and has noticed weight loss and much less bloating. While I will take a break while I work on the reintroduction program, I know I will revisit this program again soon!

Well in a nutshell, that is what's happening "in real time". My plan is to delve deeper into each of these lives once a week, so wish me luck and see ya on Monday or Tuesday!!!

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Wow, how I have missed you "My Life" maybe I will bring you back in to my crazy, crafty life!!! Stay tuned....

Sunday, April 27, 2014

It's National Scrapbooking Day! (on Saturday...)

Come join me on Saturday, May 3rd for a Scrapbooking Blowout in honor of National Scrapbooking Day! 

I will be hosting an Open House and Crop that day along with a HUGE scrappin' Sale. There will be tables set up to scrapbook so you can participate in the "100K for Scrapbooking Day" event sponsored by Big Picture Classes ( I have so many supplies, you can just come and create), or you can bring something from home if you want. We will also have make and takes, samples of the special "National Scrapbooking Month" paper pack created by CTMH for the occasion and an opportunity for you to get your own pack!

It's gonna be big, so join us anytime between 9 and 4 and come ready to create!!!

If you need directions to my house or have any questions, please e-mail me at
or click here to order on my website and have product shipped directly to you!
Hope to see you all there,

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Rockin' Ink Stars Blog Hop "Spring Has Sprung"

Thanks for joining the Rockin' Ink Stars Team for our "Spring Themed" Blog Hop! This month we will be showcasing all things Spring! The hop is a circle, so just keep hopping along following the included links and you will visit all the great blogs of the talented Rockin' Ink Star members. If you have come here from Marianne's Blog, you are on the right track. I'm sure you enjoyed her post! After you have taken a look at my project, find the link below to get to the next artist on the list....

Since this is Easter, I created some cute candy treats for my kids. I try to think up something different ever year....the M & M tubes are not a new idea, but the design is different every Easter. This year I used an egg stamp upside down to make the body of the "chickie" and hand drew the other details with my markers. I also used a cute bunny from a past constant campaign. The "bunny boxes" are inspired by Jen Rubio another talented CTMH consultant  using the Artiste Cartridge and some Lollydoodle paper and markers to add the detail.


Lastly I created a Mother's Day card since that will be sneaking up on us in a couple of weeks....  For this card I used Lollydoodle paper again and Hollyhock CS, zipper trim and a flamingo dot for the purse closure. ..

Now head on over to Caron's Blog and see what crafty creation she has come up with....

Wishing you all a blessed Easter! 


Saturday, April 12, 2014

100 Years-Disney on Ice Show!

OK, I'm embarrassed to say I don't know how to download my pictures from my iPhone to my computer.(I have always had my husband do it for me) Anyway, I wanted to tell you Disney on Ice: A 100 Years of Disney was an incredible show. Kathy and Dana Dumaplin wanted to take Leah to the show for her birthday and since Ian had never been to a Disney on Ice show, I thought he should go....they both loved it! Ian's favorite part was "Mulan" and Leah's was "Lion King." I personally liked "Finding Nemo."

After the show, we went over to Coaches Corner and although it was busy (since there was a Diamondback game later in the afternoon), the food I thought was very good and the staff great...

Then back to our house and then to church for Palm Sunday Mass. I love that service, such a beautiful start to Holy Week....

Bryan will be home tomorrow, so I hope to get some pic's up for you to see. I wish I would have brought my camera though as the lighting reaked havoc on my iPhone pics!

See you tomorrow!!

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Waiting for "Time"...

What a title for this post, but truly, I am always waiting for "Time", time to clean, do even one of the things on my "to do" list, time to scrapbook, time to "play" with my kids, time to go on a date with my husband...just "time".

Maybe that's the trouble, I'm trying to fit too much into the time I do have, or when I do have a little free time, I don't know where to start? Does anyone else feel like that? I like to think I'm not the only one, but what if I am? How do you figure it all out?

Please don't think I am going to try and analyze myself here, but I had a terribly busy, but generally unproductive day and I know something has got to give. I'll spare you the details, but let's just say there was a lot of time avoiding tasks that will remain on my to do list unless I figure out what I am doing wrong....

Tomorrow is my "baby girl's" 17th birthday and I do know she will be my main focus, as she should be. It will be an "All About Leah" day, and I guess my time will be productive since it will be spent on one of the most important people in my life, a non-negotiable if you will....

Back with pics of my "baby" tomorrow

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Gone Too Long!

Time once again to regroup and recharge. I have made the commitment to keep this blog up-to-date for the next 30 days (the time they say it takes to become a habit).....That means updates 3 times a week and a Spring Blog Hop on the 20th! Yeah Me!

I have been working to finish my Rediscover Event Project and I will also be transitioning to just one fb page, so I can cross post for you all to see my work and the fantastic work of some very talented ladies with CTMH and my scrappin' friends.

Hope to be back tomorrow with a few of my cards I have made recently and also an update on "Picture my Life" a wonderful new product from CTMH that makes your memory keeping fast and easy!

Thanks for hanging with me.....

Terrie D