About Us

We both live in the beautiful city of Portland, Oregon. In a few short months, we have become close friends and neighbors, and discovered early on that they have a lot in common! We are both passionate about family, baking, cooking, crafting and of course,  blogging about it all!

Claudia, former owner of Cee Cee's Corner and Christie, former owner of Portobello Road decided to combine and conquer. Ta da! Pops and Podge was born! After all aren't two cake pops better than one?

About Claudia...
Why, hello there! I am originally from Salt Lake City, UT, but recently moved to Oregon so my husband could pursue his career as an aspiring accountant! I have 3 beautiful girls who keep me on my toes! Before I moved to Oregon, I worked at a Credit Union, but now I am blessed to stay at home with my girls. It's been quite a challenge for me to have gone from a working mother to a stay at home mother. So, I have decided to really improve my baking/crafting skills! We are on a tight budget, so I absolutely love to create things that don't cost an arm and a leg... While I love to bake, craft, and use my glue gun, I am also passionate about music. I have played the violin for 20 years (holy cow, has it really been that long?) and I also play the piano and organ. I love giraffes, the color yellow, peanut butter, chocolate, and I love sleeping in!
     Christie has become one of my very good friends, and we both started blogging around the same time. For months, we have talked about combining our blogs, and we finally decided to take the plunge! We hope that you enjoy what we write about, and if you have any suggestions on what you would like to see posted, please let us know! And, if you're ever over in Oregon, we would love to meet you!
About Christie...
Hi and welcome! Orginally from San Jose, California, I currently live in Beaverton with my husband, crazy little boy Boston and sweet girl Savannah. Some of the things I enjoy are traveling, entertaining, fishing, crafting, sewing, painting and using power tools to fix or create. I am a work/stay at home meeting planner and mom. Meaning I work from home... sometimes a lot, and sometimes not so much, it just depends on the clients or contracts I get for conventions or meetings that they need me to plan. So you probably guessed it I am a planner. A big planner...meaning I like to know and prepare for what is happening in the future. Mostly long term things like parties, trips, work, anniversaries, birthdays. I am not really a day to day planner, mostly a fly by the seat of my pants type, that's me, moment to moment. Oh, sorry I got lost on that movie quote. Back to our life as we know it... So in my slow season I mainly hang out with my son and only work as needed.  This is where Pops and Podge comes into play. I need a hobby (not that I don't love being with my 2 year old) and a larger creative outlet. I was an Interior Design Major before I switched to Hospitality Management, and I grew up creating crafts for boutiques, took tons of art classes, drafting, designing...now it's time to use it!

Pops and Podge is a blog about DIY crafts, furniture, sewing, cooking and entertaining. We are happy to have you! Please join our site (under Followers), and we would love to have you as a reader.


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