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As you have probably noticed, I have been doing a lot of exploration of online learning games lately.  There are a number of reasons for this.  First, I have always believed everyone, children and adults, learns more effectively through play or creative engagement.  Secondly, the reality of my post-pandemic world means I am having to take on more responsibilities, both for my business and personally.  I have a lot of learning to catch up on.

If you know anything about me, or have read more than a few of my blogs, you know that my Grammy, my maternal grandmother, was and continues to be, an enormous influence on me.  Just put "Grammy" in the search box above and you'll see blogs about she and I regularly crafting together while listening to recorded stories.  She was legendary, at least to me, for her quilts, easter baskets, egg hunts and lamb cake.  As

02 Sep 2022

In the last couple of years, there have been many changes in Sophie's Stress Free Soirees world. Sophie and the business excitingly have moved to Sacramento. With that being said, our starting budget for parties and events in the Bay Area is $5,000.00. Parties in the Sacramento area will be priced accordingly. Pricing is determined by guest count and activities chosen. Additionally, we are going back to what we do best and we will be focusing on creating fun interactive crafting tables for the young and young at heart.

As a party planner who specializes in crafts for the young and young at heart, I am always on the lookout for new products to enhance my crafting.  I do a great many large events where I will have up to 100 people crafting at any given moment. This means I use a lot of product.  It also means that I need products that produce good results,  Which is why I was so excited when the good folks over at ARTIQO sent me 2 sets of their oil based markers to try out.

16 Jun 2022

I drive a lot.  Granted, I live in California where car culture is king.  But it seems I drive more than most.  Part of being a personalized party planner is that I "bring the party to you".  Meaning I come to your house or event space - often in a van filled to the brim with supplies and decor.  Since the inception of my business I have driven everything from hatchbacks, to a pickup truck, small van, full size van, on up to 16