Christmas Quatrefoil Centerpiece

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I know it’s not even Halloween and I’m showing you a Christmas centerpiece! Don’t worry I haven’t skipped Halloween, Fall and Thanksgiving. This project was for another round of the design star competition for Cricut . I am honored to be a part of their selected bloggers to compete to be a designer in the Cricut [...]

Pork Chop and Potato Casserole

pork chops and potato casserole

Tuesday dinner menu was Pork Chop and Potato Casserole and Sauteed Squash and Zucchini. Madison loves the Pork Chop and Potato Casserole…the veggies not so much. This dish requires at least an hour and 15 minutes to prepare. 15 minutes of prep work than 1 hour in the oven. Tuesday is the only night that [...]

Spinach Tomato Tortellini

spinach tomato tortellini

I have been selected to be a blog ambassador for Food, Fight, Write conference in Las Vegas in November. No, I’m not a food blogger. However, food and parties go hand in hand! I make homemade meals for my family every night during the work week. Madison is a very picky eater and with my [...]

Party on a Dime Challenge~ Farm Party


I was contacted by Balloon Time, the portable helium tank company to compete in a Party on a Dime challenge. The designers were asked to style a complete REAL party for $100 (not a photo shoot party). The winner will win $5,000 for their favorite charity. Of course, this is right up my alley!!  Plus [...]

Geometric Leather Necklace

geometric necklace

  I’m super duper excited to be a part of the Cricut Design Space Star Challenge!! Just in case you have no idea what I’m talking about, Cricut is looking for their next designer to create projects for their design space for the Cricut Explore. We are broken up into teams of 10. Cricut has [...]

DIY Beach Wall Art


  Summer has been so wonderful. I’m enjoying spending quality time with my little one, with days full with sun and fun! I do not take clients or parties during the summer. For one, it’s so hot in Phoenix that the whole event world kind of takes a hiatus….it’s very slow here in the summer. [...]

Black & White Easter


I was so excited to have a Cricut Blogger Workshop at my home. Cricut actually flew in a representative (Nathan) and he brought 3 additional Cricut machines for my friends to try out the new Cricut Explore. (I have a Cricut Explore as well…..yay me!)  Have you all heard the huge buzz about these machines?? [...]

Operation Shower Bollywood

Operation shower welcome

 Last September I was asked by Operation Shower to be a part of an awareness and fundraising campaign. They choose 10 party designers from across the nation to help spread the word of Operation Shower as well as raise money. Being a retired Marine, I am so honored and blessed to be a part of [...]

Mermaid Party Crafts/Activities and Favors

mermaid with Madison

Back today with Part 2 of Madison’s Mermaid party. If you missed part 1 check it out HERE! Part 1 showcased some decor, food, cupcake and cake cantina and ice cream bar. Today I will share the activities, favors and Mermaid souvenir shoppe (favors for kids). A huge hit of this party was the arrival [...]