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aloha!

For as long as I can remember, my family has strived to make every day a celebration! From Holiday traditions to unforgettable parties, I was raised in an environment that made the most of every moment! 

Bringing people together with good food and decorations has always been my "happy thought," since such memories are the fondest of my childhood. Consequently, nothing would make me happier than to share that joy with all of you through my Poppin’ Party Guides and products designed to help you celebrate!

background • • •

I grew up on Maui and although I am not Hawaiian, the culture played a large role in shaping who I am today. I am likely to hug you upon introduction, I dance the hula, play the ukulele and used to surf. (I was spoiled by the clear Maui water and stopped when I could no longer see what I was "swimming" with in the California ocean). 

My family is full of creatives and my tropical surroundings were very inspiring as I followed suit, pursuing a career in Graphic Design. After getting my B.F.A at Otis College of Art and Design I began my career at BCBGMAXAZRIA® continuing on to Skechers USA® then wet n' wild® cosmetics where I remained for 5 1/2 years working my way up to Art Director. Here is my personal design portfolio if you’d like to take a peek.

My mindset has always been to "bloom where I am planted," and during my tenure at wet n' wild, I did just that! I had the pleasure of witnessing not only my own personal growth as a Designer and Art Director but also the rapid advancement of a brand I have come to love so much.

inspiration • • •

It wasn't until my 30th birthday that I was inspired to design my first party decorations since I wanted a 1920s theme but was unable to find what I was looking for elsewhere. The positive feedback and sheer joy I felt as a result, were sure signs that I was onto something so I decided to open an online shop.

The more decorations I designed, the more the passion grew since this new venture seemed to blend seamlessly into my life, as I love to entertain. Alas it finally felt it was time for this "wild flower" to transplant herself from wet n' wild cosmetics into a new adventure of life as a business owner. It has been the best decision I have ever made (other than marrying that amazing goofball you see pictured) and I couldn't be happier doing what I enjoy most every day!

FUN FACTS

  • My husband Phill and I met in an elevator

  • I have 2 cats named Ricky and Lucy

  • My favorite number is 3

  • I will eat anything involving cheese

  • Positivity & Serendipity are my mantra

  • I play the drums and ukulele

  • People often nickname me "Sunshine"

  • I love all things crafty and DIY