I am a full-time mom, wife and attorney. When those things don't keep me busy, my true passion is all things, crafting, decorating and party planning. Unfortunately, unlike other attorneys turned party-planners, I haven't become world-famous - yet! My two children, Grace and Ethan provide loads of inspiration. I believe crafting, decorating and party planning should be realistic. If you are a mom, you know that your house and child's birthday party will not always look like a picture in a magazine. Staged parties are just that - staged. Realistic to me also means budget friendly. I love finding inexpensive ideas as much as I love to craft, decorate and party plan. I truly believe everything in life happens for a reason and you only get one chance to live this life, so do it to the fullest! When I have time, I like to share my ideas on my blog, Buckets of Grace. I am so honored to be a contributor here on Maddycakes Muse!
I have worked in the field of child development for several years as a college instructor, training teachers and developing and writing curriculum. I have also studied design and combined my love of child development and design and started planning parties and sharing them on my blog pretend,party& playblogspot.com. I enjoy styling events and designing and creating children's party decor. I specialize in high quality fabric party embellishments.
I reside in Southern California with my husband, son and daughter. I host many parties in our home and enjoy crafting and DIY projects. I challenge myself to try out new cooking, baking, sewing and crafts daily! I find inspiration everywhere and look forward to sharing these ideas with all of you on Maddycakes Muse!
Susan Crabtree is a residential interior designer & founded her Chandler studio, Puerta Bella Interior Design in 2001. In 2009, Susan started Poca Cosa, a lifestyle blog to share her love of design, parties & entertaining. She is the mother of two boys & enjoys all things creative!