Monday, July 21, 2008

My BIG Secret!!

Okay, I can officially spill the beans on my blog. It's really not going to be a big deal to most of you guys but to our family it is HUGE! We are moving!! That's pretty much it!! I get a new "Cricut Green" stamp room and the kids get a play room/game room. We are so super excited!! So, basically, that is the reason I won't be on here that much in the next few weeks. We are trying to close on the house in 2-3 weeks!!! I started packing up my stamp room closet today and filled 6 full boxes!!! On Saturday I filled up 7 boxes with just my 8 1/2 x 11 scrapbooks!! This is going to be a big project but it is giving me a reason to clean out all my stuff. I have already given away a TON of stuff to some friends and I am still finding things I don't need anymore. I plan on catching up on some videos as soon as I get myself unpacked. I am going to keep out some of my stamping/scrapping necessities until the time gets closer. I will see if I feel like making some more videos before I move.

Anyway, if you have any moving tips or advice I would love to hear them. We are only moving about 5 miles from our current home but will be in entirely different schools. We kind of planned that so our kids can go to school with their friends from church.

I hope you all have a great week!!

53 comments:

  1. I was holding my breath as I read hoping you were moving to my town... at least to IOWA! LOL! Congrats on the move and good luck! Oooh I would love a cricut green scraproom. Heck I'd take a scraproom! ;0

    Dawn

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  2. How exciting for you! Congratulations on the new home!! I know it is a LOT of work to move!! I will keep you in my prayers!! Don't overdo yourself!

    Congratulatory Hugs!!
    Linda

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  3. Congrats on the new house and getting your own stamping room, how fun. Good luck on the move, will be thinking of you.

    Hugs,

    Julie

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  4. Wow. Moving is a HUGE deal - no matter how close the new location is. You still have to pack/unpack, etc. Congrats and I hope all goes well.

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  5. How exciting!! Congratulations.. hope you a smooth move to the new house!

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  6. Congrats on your move. My best moving advise is to pack everything, it's so much easier to move things that are boxed up, I know that sounds obvious but it seems like when you are moving a short distance you tend to think I dont have to put that in box and you end up with a ton of things to onsie twosie carry. Also send the kids to a friends house for the day or even two day get lots of friends togeather and just work hard to get it done.

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  7. Congrats on the move! How exciting!!! I have a friend that just moved their stuff this weekend and they are sleeping on the floor for the last time tonight, then to a hotel for a month until there new home is finished. She is so tired. Take is easy and we will see you in our new room. I can't believe it wouldn't be pink? Maybe pink decorations? I guess we will have to wait and see. Good luck! LisMH

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  8. Congratulations!!!! I think it is a big deal, can't wait to see your room when you get settled in! Just take your time for the move, we will still be here when you are unpacked!

    Love,
    Jessica Ottevanger

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  9. What a BIG secret! Congrats on your new Cricut Green stamp room. We will miss you but you take your time and get settled in right. Nothing's worse than having unfinished moving items weeks/months later. Have someone in charge of unpacking and setting up the kitchen WHILE the rest of the house is being moved in. Made a huge difference to have real food and real plates after days of pizza and the like. Again, best of luck to your new home!

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  10. Oh wow!! That's pretty cool!! Praying for a very smooth move!!
    Looking forward to seeing the Cricut Green room :)
    Take care!
    Sammi
    xxx

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  11. Congrats on moving. I can't wait to see your new scrap room. I will miss your videos while you are away.

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  12. Congrats Robyn & family!!!! I totally agree with a previous poster. Have someone totally unpack and set up your kitchen while you are doing the rest! Also I have read other advice about the last thing you should pack on the truck is your beds, cause thats the first thing that needs to come off and get those bed clothes on, cause your gonna want a place to lay your head down after a lonnnng day of unpacking. So my advice, have someone unpack your kitchen and set it up and have someone have your beds set up right away. You need to eat and sleep I will miss your videos until you are up and running good again, but take your time, we will all be here waiting on you. I can't wait to see your new room. I am curious about a Cricut green room

    Marilyn in TN

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  13. Congratulations on your new home. I am so jealous. I want a new stamp room. No seriously I wish you the best.

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  14. Congratulations! That is so exciting!

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  15. Congratulations!! I am really going to miss your videos until you get the Cricut Green Stamp room unpacked!After seeing your collection in your videos- I KNOW you will be busy! Think about it though, you'll find things that you forgot you had! Try to relax and enroll the kids to help with whatever you can! GOOD LUCK!!

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  16. Congrats on the new house. That is big news. It is a lot of work , but if you will have more room for your family, it will pay off in the long run. Enjoy your new space & keep us posted when you can.

    Lori

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  17. Kadie Labadie7/22/2008 6:56 AM

    Robyn: Can I be your "Friend"?

    Can only image how awesome your new stamping room will be. Your work is FABULOUS and LOVE your adorable kids craft corner (oh...the closet area too!).

    Good Luck on your move-and clearning out the craftroom-can't wait to see your new place. Kadie

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  18. Congratulations on your new home. How wonderful to have a craft room (I have one too and love it). My advice is to label the boxes on the outside so you are specific on what is inside. When we moved (twice in one year) we always unpacked the kitchen first. Sure made it easier. Also have plenty of bottled water ready at the new house and the old with some snack food.

    May your new home be filled with many blessings. I'm so excited for you.

    KreatesKards

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  19. Congratulations!! How exciting! I can't wait to see your "Cricut Green" room! Good luck with the move.

    Katie

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  20. Congrats on the new home, Robyn. How nice that you will go through everything and purge what you don't need. I don't think I would want anyone else to unpack and set up my kitchen -- I would need to do that! But have other people unpack the rest of your house while you work on your kitchen and scraproom! We'll miss you while you're away, but can't wait to see the new room.

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  21. How exciting!! Congrats on the new place!

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  22. Congrats on the new home and good luck with the move!!

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  23. Congratulations on moving. Wish you were moving closer to my Town. I hope the closing goes w/o a hitch.. Yeah on the Kids getting a Playroom. My only tip on moving is.. Try not to stress over the unpacking!
    Good Luck

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  24. Congratulations Robyn! Good luck with everything and I look forward to seeing pics of your new space :o)

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  25. Way to go Robyn!!!
    That is wonderful and you will have a new room to let your creativity flow. Take your time and get everything just the way you want it. I will be patiently waiting for your return!

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  26. Great for you Robyn, I am glad it was a good secret!!! My tip for moving is to mark each box of it's contents, (like kitchen, Livingroom) and then when you unload the boxes you put them in those rooms. It worked for me when we move into our home. I also might mark which one has the important stuff like pots, pans, (buy some paper plates) ect....
    Hope it does not drain you too much, I know when I moved I was so mad I had not scrapped!!!!! because of having to set up the house, we han no help, just us and a 2 yr old. uggg...but it was worth it and we made it.

    Blessings,
    Tracy in AR

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  27. CONGRATS on the new house and scraproom Robyn!!! I am about to move for my 15th time in 18 years. Since you are moving a fairly short distance away, here is my advice and what I will be doing myself this time. As you pack up items like your kitchen and such, load those into your van and take them to the new house and unpack them and put them away. Then you can bring those empty boxes back and repack them with more items. This way you don't have tons of boxes sitting around and you already have stuff in your cabinets and such. I also agree with others about writing on the boxes what's in them or which room they go in. This will also help with knowing where the items go. Good Luck with the move. It will be a huge ordeal but so worth it in the long run!!

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  28. Congrats Robyn! How exciting for you & your family. Sounds like you are going to be pretty busy.

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  29. Congrats on your move! I am sooo jealous! I have a room in the basement for my crafts but have quicky outgrown it. I so much want a real room on the main floor. Good luck packing...that is huge!! I would love to come and help you....seriously. I am a helper like that...always helping my sisters paint etc....
    Good luck and enjoy your new house....and send us pics!!!!! er...uh...I mean videos!!!

    ....Sharon

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  30. Congrats on the new home! Sounds like an exciting adventure, but moving is always a lot of work. Good luck and can't wait to see videos and pics of the new place!

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  31. Robyn,
    My suggestion is this:
    label everything that goes into a room with a special color. That way all of your scrap stuff will be pink. The kitchen can be another color and so on. It always help me. good luck with your move and CONGRATULATION!!

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  32. That is big news Robyn!!! Hope all goes well with the move! I'll be looking forward to more videos in the future!

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  33. Robyn
    That is so exciting!! I personally love to move! I have moved a few times. Moving somewhere new and different...its like an adventure! Make sure you label everything!! And dont just throw things in a box just to pack it...take each room by room...it will make it much easier when you unpack! Congrat!

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  34. Congrats, Robyn! I do have a little bit of packing and unpacking advice for you. We have moved down the street and across the country.

    First, pack like you are moving across country. It is easier to move that way.

    Second, label the mess out of everything so there is no mistake.

    Third, if you have people helping you move, label the rooms on the doors or walls just outside of the rooms in the new house like you did on the boxes so they know exactly where everything goes and you don't have to babysit.

    Lastly, unpack one room at a time. You will have all of the essentials out because you will need them before, during, and after the move so take your time and put everything in its place.

    Good luck with the packing, moving, unpacking, and settling in!

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  35. Good luck with the moving

    From everyone at UKCricuteers!!!!

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  36. Congrats on the new home! What a big moment for you all! Enjoy the ride!! It's alot of work & alot of fun! Can't wait to see your new space!

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  37. Fun times ahead...a whole stamping room to yourself! How much fun can you have in there??????????
    Congrats!

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  38. Congratulations. I hope all goes well with your move.

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  39. Congrats to you! I don't have any great packing/moving advice that others haven't already said, but I wanted to come on and tell you congrats. I will miss your videos though. I check your blog daily and have learned so much!

    BTW, did you take your ipod ATG video off? My son LOVED it and every time he sees me on your site (don't know how he knows this since he is only 3), he asks me to watch "the girl dance it", which in 3 year old speak means, "I want to see the video where the lady dances with the ATG gun".

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  40. Thanks Candace!!! Yes, I took the Ipod video off my blog and Youtube. I got some bad comments and ratings on Youtube for it so I deleted it. I just can't take mean comments about something I made for fun. All is well with me, though. Tell you son that my Ipod ATG gun is taking a break. :)

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  41. congrats!

    moving tip#1. always try and lift the box before you seal it. that way you know the books and c$%# you've put in it aren't too heavy. BTDT.

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  42. Congrats on the move!!! We are moving too! Not til end of September but it will come pretty quick. It seems we move almost every year...In the last 3 years we have moved 5 times. This time we are on our way to Ft Eustis VA. Well good luck and cant wait til you are back.

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  43. Congrfats on the move and new cricut green space. I hope everything goes smooth.

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  44. That's wonderful - congratulations!!! I'll be moving in a few weeks too and dread packing up my stamp room - it will take forever!! PS - Thanks for all your great videos, you are an inspiration!

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  45. Fantastic!! Congratulations on your upcoming move! We look forward to a look at the new digs when you're unpacked and settled. Cheers!

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  46. Robyn,
    Congratulations on the new house! I thought you were going to announce another little bundle of joy! LOL! I will sure keep praying for you and your health and that of your family while you are in the process of packing and moving. THanks for letting us know!

    Jenny

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  47. Congratulations!!! And I feel your stress....we made our 5 mile move almost 2 months ago. It is wonderful and exciting, but also very stressful. Luckily, I think my marriage is going to survive. It was a little doubtful there for a few days though. *wink*

    My best advice is to label your boxes with the room they need to go to and a number. In your "moving notebook" (yes - you should have one so all the little details don't slip your mind), keep a list of the numbers and EXACTLY what is in that box. Then if you need to find a set of twin sheets, you'll know exactly which box to open.

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  48. That is BIG news! A new home is always fun and exciting but yes alot of work. My best advice is label/mark all boxes very well. What is in it and which room it goes. I'm sure this has been mentioned already though. That's interesting that you are moving schools and the kids will be at the same church and school as their friends. We have been thinking about moving churches for that same reason but there are a few other factors in changes churches too. Best of luck on the move.

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  49. Congratulations..... Good Luck with the move!!!!

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  50. Congrats! Where are you moving? I am assuming more north/west? Can't wait to see your new place!

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  51. Congratulations! Sounds like this is something you really want! So I'm very, very happy for you!

    Oh my...can't imagine having to pack up your craft room ! I've got plenty of room in mine, if you need to ship some of it out! LOL

    Good luck with the move, hope everything goes relatively stress free!

    hugs!

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  52. Congratulations to you and your family. We are in the process of moving, we sold our home last month and are having a new one built so we are in an apartment for a few months. Packing was a little crazy has some of it went to storage (including all my stamp things and cricut)then the rest is with us. All the best and as crazy as it sounds, take your time it will all get done.

    Laura

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  53. Good luck with the move! I can't wait to see what you do with your new room!

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