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New Jersey
Interior Designer - Scrapbook Fanatic - Assistant Director of the Kean University Writing Project - Part Time Lecturer - PhD in Education Candidate
Interests: Lover of scrapbooking, crafts, rustic chic, antiques, and primitives
Recent Activity
The Lucci family is on the move! We've officially started settling into our new home in Hackettstown, NJ! Here's the video we sent family and friends announcing the next chapter in our lives together :) Enjoy! Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2015 at Home of the Rustic Prim Cottage
Okay, so it's gonna be a year of fun with Crowdtap - the posts just keep on coming! Near the end of 2014, I was selected to participate in a sample of Campbells products as part of my ongoing participation with Crowdtap, one of the best consumer product test sites... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2015 at Home of the Rustic Prim Cottage
I've posted multiple times over the course of 2014 about some interesting product tests and sample experiences I've had the pleasure of partaking in courtesy of the always wonderful Crowdtap team. To kickstart my sample share posts for 2015, we begin with Kleenex! Who doesn't love Kleenex? They're a brand... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2015 at Home of the Rustic Prim Cottage
I received a package of four rolls of Scott Naturals Tube-Free toilet paper as a sample from Crowdtap. As part of the sample challenge, I opted to complete the following review of the product. #sponsored I was a bit hesitant trying Scott Naturals Tube-Free Toilet Paper to be honest. It... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2014 at Home of the Rustic Prim Cottage
Disclaimer: I received Zep cleaning products as part of a promotional campaign through the website So, thanks to my wonderful friends at Crowdtap, I was lucky enough to secure a spot in the Zep cleaning party sampling earlier this month. The following images and videos have been taken of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2014 at Home of the Rustic Prim Cottage
Hello, All! I'm writing this post today to share my love for the new and improved pain-fighting power of #FastAdvil. I'm writing this post for CrowdTap, as part of a "party pack" opportunity I received from their website. I've always been a big fan of Advil for body aches and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2014 at Home of the Rustic Prim Cottage
Check out our 2014 Halloween collection showcased in the video above (produced in Animoto). We LOVE the way it came out -- how about you?! Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2014 at Home of the Rustic Prim Cottage
In a word: fabulous! I recently tried Vichy's Idealia product for the first time courtesy of Crowdtap and I could not be more pleased with the results. I was lucky enough to be asked to host a Vichy sampling "party" which meant that I had five other sachets to give... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2014 at Home of the Rustic Prim Cottage
So, you can only imagine my excitement when I found out that I was selected to receive a free product sampling of my all-time favorite shaving creme on the market, Skintimate, with the added bonuses being: a) a FULL can - not just a sample can; b) 20% more free... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at Home of the Rustic Prim Cottage
It has been officially one month to the day that I have been a married woman. I couldn't be more happy, feel more privileged, or exude more pride about becoming Mrs. Erica Holan Lucci. Since I'm an academic, I'm planning to keep my maiden name as my middle name for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2014 at Home of the Rustic Prim Cottage
I cannot recommend the Bernards Inn enough. If you're a bride wondering where to host your event, and you're having a more intimate ceremony/reception like we did, then look no further! The Bernards Inn is PERFECTION. We began planning this wedding shortly after my (now) husband proposed to me on... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2014 at Home of the Rustic Prim Cottage
I was in search of a Lazaro dress (LZ3108) that was on "Say Yes to the Dress" back in 2012 (I've basically planned to wear that dress since long before my husband proposed on 1/1/14)... Since it was an "old" style, most retailers didn't carry it, and since I'm a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2014 at Home of the Rustic Prim Cottage
We got engaged on January 1 of this year (3 year anniversary) and just got married this past weekend. I turned 32 a couple of weeks ago and wanted to get this marriage show on the road, which was why we "rushed" the engagement phase :) I waited 31 years... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2014 at Home of the Rustic Prim Cottage
Full disclosure: I was chosen to participate in a "DO | AC" overnight experience at the Tropicana Hotel in Atlantic City through a website I joined called Crowdtap (give feedback, get rewards = awesomeness). I am writing this blog post as part of my participation in this experience. So, for... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2014 at Home of the Rustic Prim Cottage
I've been crafty most of my life thanks to the inspirational talents of my family members, particularly my aunt, but I am fairly new to the world of scrapbooking. Little did I know when I jumped from making a "mini" album to Anne's Steampunk Spells album using her 13+ tutorial series on YouTube, did I realize just how intricately detailed this world can be!!! I like to compare my initial scrapbook projects as attempting to earn a high school diploma, while Anne's work is the equivalent to a doctoral degree in paper-crafting. I'm OBSESSED with Anne's videos now, and I thank Graphic45 for making her a member of their design team so that we could all be exposed to her wonderful talents! You're amazing, Anne! :) Fondly, Erica USA
I know I promised I'd be posting video here soon, and indeed I will... I just need a bit more time to finish up one of the largest scrapbook projects I've created to date! In the meantime, I wanted to share this image from Luthien Thye's blog, Altered Alchemy (I... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2014 at Home of the Rustic Prim Cottage
Are you "in"? I sure have been! I've been scrapping like a madwoman all day long! I look forward to sharing my most recent creations with you all VERY soon! In the meantime, I think I entered at least 30 different contests in the hopes of scoring some fresh supplies!... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2014 at Home of the Rustic Prim Cottage
Fabulous blog! Happy [inter]National Scrapbook Day! Thanks for the chance to win! :)
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Hi All! I have been working on a number of scrapbooking and mixed media projects that I CANNOT WAIT to share with you all, but I want to present the content in a different format than my typical picture/text talk. I'll be developing at least one video in the next... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2014 at Home of the Rustic Prim Cottage
I've been keeping busy with multiple projects lately, the most recent being candlemaking and altered art creations. In the spirit of the upcoming Easter holiday, I've also been working on some crafty egg decorations I created with your average dollar-store pickups, twine, moss, and a little paint just for fun!... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2014 at Home of the Rustic Prim Cottage
Here are some more projects I've been working on the past couple of days... This last one was intended to be a candle holder to be placed on a table. When I cut the top in a jig-saw shape, it sort of looked like an Easter egg, so I decided... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2014 at Home of the Rustic Prim Cottage
It's been too long since my last post! I've finally had some time to upload pictures of crafts that I've been working on for the wedding and for my Etsy shoppe, therusticprimcottage! Speaking of Etsy, I also took photographs of some lovely new items I've acquired from my fellow Etsians... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2014 at Home of the Rustic Prim Cottage
Hello again, friends! I finally had some more time to take some photos of my newest acquisitions for the vintage wedding decor collection I've been builiding for my June 28th nuptials :) Once again, I've given credit to all appropriate parties -- those Etsians and antiques dealers I've purchased from.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2014 at Home of the Rustic Prim Cottage
Good Afternoon, All! I've had some down time to work on crafts for the wedding, so I wanted to share what I've been busy with these past couple of days... I present round three of vintage wedding decor love: This final picture above is a combination of two wonderful Etsy... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2014 at Home of the Rustic Prim Cottage
Okay! I've been actively working on additional pieces for my wedding... Here are a few new ones to share with you all! I can't take all the credit here... I will of course point out what I created/designed versus those I've purchased from :) So this frame was actually attached... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2014 at Home of the Rustic Prim Cottage