New Year’s Eve Plans…


Do you have plans for New Year’s Eve?  We, at the One Creative Mom household, have a tradition for New Year’s eve. Every other year, I have my daughter with me on New Year’s Eve and she is with her dad on New Year’s day.  This year I have her on the eve.  When I have her on the eve, my husband and I stay up late (or try to) watching the ball drop in Time Square and we have one of the two following menus for dinner:

1.     A steak dinner (usually a premium cut to celebrate the occasion), along with a side of veggies, my famous twice baked potatoes, and some type of desert.

2.     Several platters of appetizer which has included in the past:  my famous BLT deviled eggs, BBQ Turkey Meatballs, BBQ little Weenies, Tyson’s Chicken Wings (the very hot ones for my hubby and the Honey BBQ ones for me and my daughter), chips and dip, veggie tray, and hummus and pita chips.

This year we are opting for option number 2, and my hubby and I just finalized our menu this year.  For Christmas, several of our co-workers got us sausage, cheese and cracker sets.  We actually love these and save it for NYE as it makes our menu easy with less work for us.  Besides these sausage sets, we also have added my BLT Deviled Eggs, Jalapeno Poppers, Bruchetta, Potato Skins, Mini Pigs in a Blanket, and Almond Butter (given to us for Christmas by our neighbor) with crackers.

Two years ago, when I had my daughter last, we bought these funny NYE hats and noise makers.  It was an awesome night that year.  I know that this year will be another awesome night as well and we will pull out those hats and will need to get new noisemakers.

On the years we don’t have my daughter, my husband and I have a much more simple night.  We usually use option number 1 and call it an early night.  I set the alarm for about 11:30pm and turn on the tv to watch the ball drop.  Right before it does, I wake up my hubby and we wish each other Happy New Year.  That’s is.  I know, we are such fuddy duddies!

I hope you all have an awesome New Year’s Eve and happy party planning!



Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!!

I just want to wish all of my readers a very Happy Thanksgiving. I am so thankful for many things, my daughter, my husband, my dog, my friends and family and for you; my readers.

Keep checking back here, I plan some new post this weekend; including the one most have been waiting for…the reveal of my craft studio!!!

Have a very safe and Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!


Don’t miss this!!! Holiday Sale starts tomorrow!


Don’t miss this awesome sale which starts November 20th to December 2nd, 2014.  For the first day, November 20th, there is the doorbuster sales.  These following items are 30% off:



  • Simply Scored Diagonal Plate, #125586, Reg: $11.95; SALE: $8.37
  • Stampin’ Trimmer, #126889, Reg: $29.95; SALE: $20.97
  • Many Marvelous Markers, #131264, Reg: $109.95; SALE: $76.97

The rest of the items for sale  is listed here:    Holiday_Sale_Flyer_US-1

Happy Veterans Day!!!

I would like to thank all of those who are currently serving, retired and those who gave all to the military. It is because of your service whether in war time or peace time, that allows me and my family to sleep safe and sound in our country each and every night.

There is nothing I can say or do that can thank you enough but please know it is very much heartfelt.

Thank you.

One Creative Mom Blog
Author and Owner

The Craft Studio is Almost Ready!!

The craft studio is almost ready!!!  I can’t show you anything yet.  I just have the last few small furniture pieces to get and I have that shopping trip planned for next Tuesday.    It is all coming together and it is looking good so far!  I can’t wait to show it all to you here.

It has been a long hard journey, a journey that I surprisingly enjoyed taking.  I put my heart and soul into the design of this room and I really love how it is coming together so far.   There were a few detours, but it was brought back on track and was push forward.

So in the next week or two I will try my first video posting and (crossing my fingers that it comes out good) and will post it for you all to see.  So until then, have a wonderful weekend!!


Changes they are a coming!!

I love this time of the year when the seasons start to change!  Summer is a thing of the past as it gets darker sooner, the air is a bit crisper, and the holidays are just around the corner!  Oh how I love fall!

With the changing of the seasons, Stampin Up! has come out with some new promotions too!  Here are the details!


We have a promotion for hostesses only!  If hold a workshop, whether at your place, my place or online, and the total sales is $250 (not including shipping and taxes) you will get an extra $25 in hostess dollars!  That’s right ladies, your normal hostess dollars of $40 in increased and with this promotion you will get a total of $65 hostess dollars!!!  Beware!  This promotion only last until October 31, 2013.

Flyer_Join_demo_Oct0113_US(1)This is the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit Special you have been waiting for!!!  Mark Your Calendar!  From Oct. 7th thru Oct. 21st, Stampin’ Up! will be offering a special starter kit for just $25!  What a wonderful way for Stampin’ Up! to celebrate it’s 25th anniversary!

  • The $25 kit includes up to $26.95 of your choice of Stampin’ Up! products (value must be more than $25, but not more than $26.95 before tax), a supply of annual and holiday catalogs and it all ships FREE!  Our regular $99 Starter Kit will not be available for purchase during this two-week period.
  • Save!  Receive a 20% discount on every demonstrator order you place.
  • Receive 30% off your first demonstrator order of $150 or more (before shipping and tax).  Must be placed within 45 days of purchasing your kit.
  • Be first to know about new products and pre-orders from new catalogs!
  • It’s up to you!  Purchase the kit just for yourself and/or have fun and share Stampin’ Up! with friends while making a little extra money.
  • PURCHASE YOUR $25 KIT THROUGH ME and you’ll become a member of my team as well as part of Stampin’ Up!  We’re nationwide, friendly, resourceful and fun!  All are welcomed in my group, Hobby and business stampers alike!

NA_25Year_Best_of_Stamps_flyers_best_of_christmas_NAThis year Stampin Up! is celebrating their 25th anniversary.  They are celebrating by offering a special collection of stamps that are Shelli’s favorite over the past 25 years.  Here is the October Edition – Best of Christmas.  You can order this set by clicking here.

As with all of the flyers listed in this post, you can click on each of them to see it a little bit larger.  If you have any questions, please feel free to leave it in a comment, or to email me at


Contest Winner???

Hello my crafty friends!  I would like to thank everyone who participated in the Mystery Hostess drawing celebrating the re-launch of my blog.  We do not have a winner.  This is because we needed to accumulate $30 in hostess benefits for the drawing and we didn’t reach that.  No worries though, those who participated will not walk away empty handed.  I will be sending to them via U.S. Mail a little “thank you” for participating and celebrating the re-launch of my blog.

Again, thank you so much!  I am very appreciative of those who not only read my blog, but follow it and also follow my Facebook page.  Thank you so, so very much!!  🙂