I love crafting! Anything from wood projects to quilting to paper crafting, I’m your girl. That’s why I decided that I wanted to share my love of all things crafty with others. Let me introduce myself.
Hi, my name is Michele Southworth and my title is Independent Consultant with Close To My Heart, that means I get to scrapbook, create cards and so much more everyday. Who wouldn’t want to be able to do one of their hobbies as their job? I absolutely love that I get to do just that on a daily basis.
I am a Stay at Home Mom of four super great kids ranging from 7 years old all the way down to a very rambunctious 3 year old. 13 years ago, I met a very quiet and rather geeky boy, who managed to win my heart. On beautiful day in April 2006, we got married after many ups and downs. Four days later, I took my new husband to the airport where he headed to join his Army Unit and headed for the rest of his 18 month deployment to Iraq. I am a proud MilSpouse and I support him completely. I also had the amazing opportunity to serve in the Army Reserves for 8 years. I wouldn’t trade a single moment of my time in the service for anything, because it taught me so much and I had some very unique experiences. While I miss my time in the Military, I am very happy to just be a supportive wife and a mother to my kids.
Obviously I love to craft and therefore, absolutely love being apart of the CTMH Family and I DO mean Family! In the nearly two years since I joined, I have been mentored, supported and loved by the wonderful ladies I interact with on a daily basis. Our team is spread across the United States, bringing talents, styles and personalities of every kind. Every year CTMH hosts an amazing Convention where we are shown ways to improve our businesses, work on fun crafting projects, get a sneak peek at new product, win prizes, receive awards for our hard work throughout the year, meet both new & old friends and create lasting memories. Who wouldn’t want to be apart of such an amazing company?
Aside from crafting and spending time with my crazy family, I am a huge reader and my husband & I own literally thousands of books. I also am an aspiring writer and have a not so secret desire to write a book or two or three at some point. I enjoy photography, camping, traveling, making memories with my family and a whole lot more, including a strange fascination with cemeteries. I am also a full-time student at a local college working toward an Associates Degree in Anthropology, which I am only two semesters away! (Hurray!)
Two and a half years ago, I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and have found it to be trial to work around & with. I have good days and bad days, but I don’t let it get me down. I’ve had to adjust how I do things, but having a super supportive family and a business that is run at my pace & schedule makes all the difference in the world. My CTMH Family is also super supportive.
I hope you have enjoyed getting to know me a bit better. I hope you will enjoy your time on my blog and that it will inspire you not only to be more crafty, but to take charge of your life and career. I am always looking for motivated people to join my Team, Crafty Pixies, at Close To My Heart. Let me help you stay at home and create your own schedule.
I am always happy to talk, answer any of your questions, help you place an order and anything else. Feel free to shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org I’m happy to have you join me and remember, Get Crafty!