About Me


Tara Nehil, author of spotofteadesigns.com, and her family December 2014

I’m Tara, a Jersey girl who’s been finding ways to be creative all my life!

Handmade Cards using circle punches and scrap paper | spotofteadesigns.com

I grew up making friendship bracelets and latch hook rugs, then began scrapbooking, card making and eventually studied graphic design. Professionally, I work part time in the web/marketing field, which is a niche I love!

 Wedding Photo as taken by BradRoss.net
(photo credit: Brad Ross Photography)

After dating for 10 years, I married Derek in September 2012.


He’s a big supporter of me sharing on the blog, but will mostly appear here to do the heavy lifting, messy tasks and handyman work.  (Oh and there’s that one time he guest posted!)

Living Room Decorated | spotofteadesigns.com

We’ve lived in our home for 5+ years now but are always making improvements and working on updating our home decorating.

Owl Cupcakes | spotofteadesigns.com

I’m not much of a chef, but I like to bake! You’ll find my attempts at cocktails, cake decorating and basic recipes in my Food & Drink category.

Birthday Bag Tags | spotofteadesigns.com

If it weren’t for the fact that I’d have to give up my weekends, I’d probably be involved in the event planning business since I love coordinated parties!

Pinwheel first birthday party: Dessert Table #birthdayparty | spotofteadesigns.com

See some of the baby showers, bridal showers and birthday parties I’ve helped throw or weddings I’ve been involved in!


I love me some coupons! You can often find me on Saturday mornings searching my favorite coupon sites (Coupons.comRed Plum, Smart Source) printing out coupons for the week.


In August 2013, we welcomed a baby girl into our family!

Grandparents' Day Fingerpaint #KidsCraft with #Free #Printable | spotofteadesigns.com

Baby topics, kid themed crafts and perspectives from a first time mom have now been added to my growing list of creative topics discussed here!

Announce a new baby's arrival with a custom name banner for the hospital crib #baby | spotofteadesigns.com

August 2015 we welcomed the newest Spotofteadesigns.com contributor, our second daughter, Hailey!

Last, but not least, I want to give a shout out to my extended family and circle of creative friends who humor me by guest posting, sharing features and being involved in the occasional party themed post.

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