My father came home from a trip for work when I was a little girl toting a huge (to me) book of fairy tales. I was instantly smitten with the beautiful illustrations and the stories that came alive from those worn pages. My favorite was always the frog prince…my mother read it to me over and over (and over.) The princess was glamorous, and the prince something wonderful in an unexpected package. There is just something about the magic in fairy tales that sparks the imagination and reminds you to open your mind to possibilities. Which led to the creation of Frog Prince Paperie, and ongoing exercise in what is possible!
Party Planning and Crafting Expert
I’ve been hostessing and crafting my entire life, and having children gave me a whole new set of people to throw parties, celebrate, bake, and gift-give for. It’s also given me the opportunity to share my party throwing expertise with all the parents out there, and give out a few lifestyle hacks along the way!
In the marvelous ten years I’ve spent working on Frog Prince Paperie, I’ve been published quite a few times! You can see my party expert and craft expert projects and articles in:
- Southern Living Magazine
- Rachael Ray Every Day Magazine
- Fun & Festive Christmas Woman’s Day Specials Magazine
- Styling for Zataran’s, Gameday the New Orleans way
- Women’s World Magazine
- Yum Food and Fun for Kids Magazine
- Hills Bros. Cappuccino Special “Sweet Treats” recipe collection
- Florida Today Newspaper
- Chicago Tribune Newspaper
- Space Coast Parent Magazine
- Space Coast Living Magazine
- Catster Magazine
- Juno Magazine
Guest Writing and Blog Appearances
Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to lend expertise and projects to many blogs.
- Project Nursery
- Good Housekeeping
- Hostess with the Mostess
Brands I’ve Worked With
One of the things I love about blogging is the opportunities I’ve had to work with brands and try new products! A few of my favorites:
- Oriental Trading
- International Delights
- Silk Milk
- Elmer’s Glue
…and SO many others!!
My Professional Background
Yes, I’ve thrown a hundred parties, baked a staggering number of cupcakes, and crafted intricate props and other party things over the years. But I started out life in the Marketing Communications department of a few large corporations and a few small ad agencies after graduating with a marketing degree from James Madison University. I learned to use Photoshop and Illustrator in college and worked on building my skills on my own in graphic design ever since. All of which have come in very hand writing and promoting Frog Prince Paperie!