Ellie’s Creative Spot

14 August 2013

It’s funny how things come about sometimes…especially with a smart, spirited little 5-year-old girl around. For instance…………. Last week,  Ellie’s behavior took a turn — for the worse.  I have no idea who or what took over my sweet, witty child, but let me tell you – it was NOT pretty. After trying the usual […]


3 August 2013

Oh man. The countdown is on, and like every other pregnant lady at this stage in the game – I’m OVER it! Last night I was lucky enough to have some alone time…probably the last I’ll have in a while.  My husband was off on a river rafting trip somewhere along some Oregon river, and […]

Easter Egg Holders

1 April 2012

Having an Easter Egg Decorating party presented me with some interesting challenges….how the heck could we dry everyone’s eggs and make sure that the didn’t all get mixed up…here’s my solution:  

Coffee Filter Flowers

29 March 2012

Needing some touches of detail for the decor and buffet tables, I turned to dear old Martha Stewart.  She had some adorable coffee filter bowls in her latest edition of her magazine.  I adapted them a bit, wanting more of a decorative flower than a serving dish…plus things never turn out quite as great as […]

Easter Prep

25 March 2012

Ok, so here’s the deal.  I’ve had this Easter party planned for ages, right?  Historically, I have thrown massive parties and loved every minute. For me, it’s all or nothing, I suppose.  So when last week as I prepared to head to New York City, I realized that because of the trip and the insanity […]

Ellie’s Valentines

12 February 2012

Valentine’s Day is only a few days away and Ellie has requested that we make “Balendine’s” for all her friends. She’s at such a fun age right now; she’s constantly making me laugh. We love doing projects together, and I, of course, wanted to do something at least a little bit handmade. Using heart shaped […]