About Me

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I live in the beautiful city of Portland, Oregon. I am a work at home mom and meeting planner, who loves what I do in every way. I think I get the best of both worlds; a little travel and some home time with my little chicklets. In my spare time I enjoy hosting parties, art, cooking, crafting, re-doing furniture, wogging, tennis and shopping. I am going through a journey that I wanted to share. I hope in some small way it helps you.

About Me

They call me Christie.   Christine without the "n" is how I say to spell it since I get asked ALL the time.   I live in Portland, Oregon.   Originally from California, San Jose to be exact.   I don't really want to write a big ole long story about where I am from and how I came to be, cause that might be a bit boring.   But I would like you to get to know me a little better.  So here we go...

Currently, I live in Beaverton with my husband and 2 year old little boy.   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 for home sometimes a lot, and sometimes not so much, 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 Pretty Woman 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 Portobello Road comes into play.   I need a hobby, not that I don't love being with my 2 year old.   But I just need 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...time to use it! 

Portobello Road is about DIY crafts, furniture, sewing, cooking and entertaining.  I am happy to have you!  Please feel free to join our site, we would love to have you as a reader. 

Happy Crafting,