Sunday, July 22, 2012


My sister is having a Pollada in a couple of weeks. A Pollada is pretty much a fundraiser to help raise funds for a personal situation by selling food. If you are in the South Jordan, UT area feel free to stop by and try some great, authentic, home made Peruvian food!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

HGTV Dream Home 2012

As many of you know, this year's HGTV Dream Home was in Park City, UT.

What many people may not know is that HGTV hand picks a local charity to give tours of the home and all the profits go towards the charity! Great deal right?! So Make of Wish of Utah was chosen to do this year's tours of the dream home and I got the opportunity to not only walk around the home, but to be a tour guide for other guests. It was such a great opportunity to see just how amazing HGTV and their artistic, interior design crew can be. Here is a video a local news station put together regarding the home. You can see moi in the background in a couple of shots and ya that's my oh-so-awesome voice at the beginning!

xo: Ello

Sweet Bake Shoppe Birthday

I absolutely adore my little niece, Taylor! She is one of the smartest little things I know. She already knows how to unlock my iPhone and iPad and pretend to text. Well her first birthday was in March and her mom and I got together to come up with a great birthday plan. Well since I started working part time at Bath and Body Works (BBW), I was able to get some great inspiration to do a Bake Shop theme for the party. My sis and I rolled with it and made sure to include the theme as much as we could. First of all, we needed an invitation to set the tone:

So remember how I said that I work at BBW, well we did a Bake Shop theme for some new candles that came out and to help bring out this theme, we held a store event that included an imitation Bakery Display!

I seriously kick myself each time I see this photo because it reminds me that I took no other photo during the party. None, zilch, nada!! I was so busy running around getting things together and making sure things were going smoothly, that pictures were a complete afterthought. Well the display if you can tell is pretty big. It had a large BBW logo in the front that I covered up with some foam board and decorated it with paper, glitter, and wood block letters that my sis (from the pic) made for Taylor's bedroom.

Some other fun stuff we did during the party was decorate chef hats so all the kids could wear them. We played some games like put the 'Candle on the Cupcake', 'Cupcake Toss' (like ring toss but donuts on a cupcake candle), and last but not least we had three cupcake pinatas that the children were more than happy to beat and get the candy from. For prizes, we gave out craft kits in these fancy little bags (also courtesy of BBW)

Overall, it was such a great time and the birthday girl wasn't too much of a diva.

As always, you can contact me for custom invitations for your parties!

xo: Ello

Kung Fu Birthday

My Friend Amanda came to me the other day and needed to get invitations out for her little boy's birthday which is next weekend. Well apparently she wanted the invitations the same day she asked. Well no problem, after hearing her theme and scouring her facebook page for a good photo of her boy in action, I was able to make this oh so cute card!

I found some great font to match the Kung Fu Panda theme she wanted and was able to make her little boy the center of his invitation. Granted this was done in a couple of hours, i am sure I could have incorporated a bit more and maybe cleaned it up a bit, but I love how it looks. The background moves along with the panda's cape to give it that moving motion and the asian inspired fonts help move the theme along.

Needless to say, she loved it and I was wonder woman for a day :)

If you see any invitations on her that you would like custom made, just give me a shout out!

xo: Ello