My Daughter

Today I am introducing you to my only child. My baby, my beautiful daughter, Tiffany.  I had to include a photo in the collage from when she was a toddler and loving on her Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls. She was born on May 18th 1980 in Oregon in the middle of the Mt. St Helen’s volcanic eruption. We lived only a few minutes from Washington. I was in labor and we were driving to the hospital while the volcano was erupting and ash was falling( feel free to insert silly jokes here regarding eruptions) giggle.

She came into the world on and eventful day and each day after that has been eventful too. I love her very much.

Tiffany has five beautiful children  ( our beloved grandchildren). She is happily married to Jim . She is a very busy mom, active in her church, and a budding entrepreneur too. So today I brag, yes I brag, about what a great job she is doing with her businesses.  Thirty One Gifts and  PB and J Gifts. I pass the blog to her as she answers a few questions……………..

The post is yours Tiffany…

How or why did you get started with your craft/business?Because being a mom to 5 kids and not being semi-organized will cause serious extra stress that we do not need. Thirty-One helps ease the burden of keeping things together and doing it with fun prints, and products.


Were you inspired by something in particular?- When it comes to my diaper cakes, PBandJ Gifts, I loved having my baby showers. I loved the fun times and special memories of beautiful sweet baby gifts. I received a diaper cake myself and I decided to start making them with my own ideas. I want my cakes to look like a real cake and have people questioning whether it is edible or not. LOL


How long have you been, making the diaper cakes? Diaper cakes for 5 years and recently I  became a Thirty-One consultant

Is there a story behind the name of your shop?

My nickname as a child was Punkin’ Butt, so that is where the PB came from and then I married my wonderful husband Jim and he was the J to our PB and J.

Do you have a blog? Yes but I do not update it as often as I should.

How do you promote your shop? My mom is very helpful at promoting me and I do local parties, fairs, and boutiques.

What has been the most rewarding thing about running your own shop? My first commission check from Thrity-One although small was my first :-)

At PB and J Gifts it was when I  had a gal order 5 cakes from me. She keeps coming back for more!

What is your most favorite item to create? Don’t have a favorite.

Where do you create? Anywhere I can and where I can keep little fingers from helping too much.

Is there any advice you would give to someone considering opening their own shop?

DO IT!!!

Thanks Mom



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  1. Tiffany is so talented. :)

  2. Aren’t you a proud momma! Congrats on 5 grandchildren and your daughter’s success! I’m having a giveaway at puddin n pie!

  3. Hello, Tiffany! Pleased to meet you and to learn something about you. Your cakes really do look good enough to eat. I was certain that PB and J stood for Peanut Butter & Jelly until I learned the truth. Either way it’s good for business. How exciting to have been born during an historic volcano eruption! Best of luck to you!

  4. Hi Katherine, Thanks for introducing us to your beautiful daughter. She sounds like a very busy mom and entrepreneur. You must be very proud of her! I hope you have a beautiful weekend. Hugs, Pamela

  5. Punkin’ Butt – that’s funny!

  6. You have every RIGHT to brag!! As a matter of fact – it is your DUTY!!!
    Well done!! Love this post!!

  7. Hi Katherine. I can quite see why you are so proud of your beautiful only daughter, Tiffany. What a beautiful name she has. Gosh, didn’t she do well, providing you with 5 grandchildren!! Tiffany is obviously very talented, and must be just like her mum in that respect. Lovely post my friend.

  8. I can see why you are proud of her :)

    This is such a great blog. Thanks for visiting and your sweet comment. I”m following you back!


  9. Nice post Tiffany. Congrats on your business. Your Mom is a sweetheart and I love how she introduced you. So cute.

  10. Katherine your daughter is lovely and I bet your grandchildren are as lovely! You are lucky to have her and she is lucky to have you! My best advice to anyone wanting to open her own shop is really just jump. If you want to achieve something, plan it well but don’t think too much.

  11. She has 5 kids and still has enough brain cells to have a business… WOW! She must take after you!

  12. Katherine, your Tiffany is so beautiful! Just like her mother, of course. How exciting that you both have managed to be so successful in your self employment. I always wish I had an idea for myself to jump off the crazy corporate roller coaster. Wishing both of you many more rewarding years.

  13. Hi Katherine, thank you for sharing about Tiffany’s success! :) I don’t think you’re bragging at all :) Wishing you and yours a lovely weekend! Hugs x

  14. I know you are so proud of Tiffany (and of course your grandchildren). She is too, too cute! 😀 I wanted to visit and see what’s going on here @ Katherine’s Corner. I can remember the Mt. St. Helen’s eruption. I was in HS and we were studied all about it!

    Have a super weekend!

    Ricki Jill

  15. She is beautiful… Your not bragging just telling the truth : )

  16. Thank you for sharing her with us. I love the PB & J explanation. I can see how very proud you are of her. My daughter was born May 18, 1981!

  17. Awww, thanks for sharing the blog with your daughter.

  18. Tiffany is beautiful and talented, just like her mom! Thanks for introducing her to us, I would be proud of her too!

  19. Oh, very nice to meet your Lovely daughter Tiffany, she is really a beautifl lady now. And also talented♪♪♪ Happy to know you are proud grandma for your five great grandkids as well!!!
    It is not my place to say about business because I hace no experience. Just good luck, my friend.
    Love and Lots of Hugs to you, Orchid*

  20. I love reading your post, and hearing about how proud you are of your daughter. I have 6 children and I want to remain close to my kids and be a fantastic grandmother. Sounds like you are (as well as a great mom!)

  21. What a nice Mom you are to feature Tiffany! I didn’t know PB & J was related to you, but I also follow her! (smile) Thanks for introducing us and sharing your love! Hugs, GraceinAZ

  22. Hi Katherine!

    Wow, your daughter is so talented – you must be so proud! Loved hearing about her story and business! And you are such a great mom to promote and support her the way you have! :)

    I hope you are enjoying your weekend so far! Take care and enjoy.


    P.S. Thank you so much for your kind comment on my last post, it is greatly appreciated. :)

  23. Very talented women! Wow! thanks, namaste, Carol ( A Creative Harbor)

  24. Your daughter is very talented!

  25. I enjoyed that interview a lot Katie. Can you imagine how you would have handled (5) at one time. It’s a wonder Tiffany has time for anything but taking care of all five of them. Of course immediately I could tell where she gets her good looks from. And come to think of it she really has a very interesting story to tell about her birth with all that was happening around both of you at the time. 1980 was the year I started my career in office machines and am still slaving away. It’s early sunday morning so HAPPY SUNDAY and know you are sooooooooooooo appreciated. Huge Hugs,

  26. Great idea for a business!! Wishing you the best of luck and LOTS of sales!

  27. What a great post! Nice to meet you, Tiffany. :)

    That’s amazing about being born during the eruption of Mt. St Helens. Wow. My son was born during a huge blizzard… I wonder if it’s gravity or ions in the air or something, lol.

    Thanks for visiting my blog! Have a great day.

  28. What a cool business . Congrats to Tiffany and no you can never brag about your kids too much. She is a lovely girl Katherine.

  29. Hi lovely lady.
    Your daughter Tiffany is Beautiful and Talented !!! You must be so proud of her sweet lady.
    I love coming over to see your new post Katherine. I hope you and your family have a great week.
    XXOO Diane

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