Welcome! I’m Anne–the creator and keeper of Circus Berry. I am a perpetual crafter, decorator, and inventor of ways to bring celebration into everyday. The Circus Berry blog is a lifestyle blog where you can find party inspiration, home decor ideas, food and drink recipes, lots of crafts and DIY, photography, and some little snippets of life in general.
I live in a suburb of Buffalo, NY with two kids, a black dog, and my rock–my husband. They are my taste testers, models, photography subjects, muses…and you might see them now and again on the blog.
I have been passionate about DIY, crafts, food, and entertainment ever since I can remember–an award winning collage in Kindergarten; sewing wrap skirts in 10th grade; asking for a waffle iron for Christmas in High School; my Betty Crocker Big Red Cookbook in college; homemade Christmas cards and gifts; my first sewing machine at 21; carefully planned and themed soirees and birthday parties; handmade therapy materials for work. Staying fresh and new, learning new skills, and being able create has always fascinated me. Although I am mostly self-taught, I can’t deny how much I have learned from my mother, the original domestic goddess in my eyes.
The Circus Berry blog was started in 2009–I was working as a Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist in a public school district at the time and was on summer vacation, enjoying my daughter, and passing the days doing what I love…cooking, decorating, crafting, sewing. The blog originated as a place for me to post about the cool creative projects I was already doing.
I kept Circus Berry as a hobby for three-and-a-half years, during which I was laid off, a stay-at-home-mom, had my son, and reentered the working world as an SLP. In in January of 2013 I was laid off for a second time and it was then that I decided to pursue my other passions–crafting, decorating, food, and entertaining–full time. I rolled it all into one and started my party inspiration and design company with the same name, Circus Berry. You can check out some of our featured parties here.
If you have an idea, a question, or would like to contribute to the Circus Berry blog, please e-mail me at akkiernan(at)circusberry(dot)com. You can also follow the Circus Berry happenings and inspiration here:
I hope you enjoy Circus Berry and I look forward to sharing more with you. Thanks for visiting!