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Welcome to thecreativelifeinbetween.com.

My name is Jodi, and I am from Mars.

Really! I’m not lying…

Mars, Pennsylvania that is.

(We even have a spaceship in our town square, which my girlfriends and I posed at in our jammies during a Girlfriend Camp escapade and asked our local police officer, who happened to be driving by, to snap our picture.)

GFC2014 spaceship 2

I love baking…

smore cookies

and crafting

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and decorating – inside and OUT…

side porch 3

and I love photographing every step along the way and every adventure.

polar bearI enjoy writing immensely…  painting pictures with words…  expressing emotions through words…    telling stories…  sharing my thoughts and my escapades…  musing from mars…


By day, I am Executive Assistant to the CEO for a risk mitigation solutions organization where I get to support creating and providing companies with the best decisions on who to hire for their teams.   But at life in between – you know – that time when you are not doing what you HAVE to do…   I’m a girl…     ok woman…     OOOKAAYY middle-aged woman ……..

who enjoys my family…  a hubby who has been putting up with me for the past 36 years, two amazing grown sons, and two sweet daughters-in-law.


I also have a super sweet and always-hungry furry son and best buddy…


AND… the best friends a girl could ever ask for!friends rehearsal dinner group shot 3ndJoin me here as I bake yummy treats to make your tummy happy…

raw apple cake 4create hand-stamped cards to make your heart smile

vintageplay amatuer photographer with my fun new DSLR hubby got me for Christmas a couple years ago…

mushroomdecorate my home so all feel welcome…

thanksgiving fall decor 2write about the crazy thoughts in my head,

Grandma & Grandpap, Johnny & Jodi - 1968and carry on – at the creative life in between.

Cheers & Hugs,


 *Click on any of the photos on this Home page to see the blog post associated with it


52 thoughts on “Home

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  2. This is awesome Jodi. It delivers exactly what you promised. It sums up your blog and you and I love all the pictures. I like when you talk about your furry son, that was cute and your pJ party. Great Job this would make me want to read your blog for sure.


    • Thank you Amanda! Thanks for taking the time to read and check it out and comment. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate the feedback! Have a wonderful day, my friend. You’ve started mine off beautifully 🙂

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  3. Great job Jodi! It’s been great to learn more about you and to watch you grow through this process. I’m glad our lives intersected, hope we bump into one another sonetime soon.


  4. Jodi, This is great it captures every area of your blog. ‘life in between” has enabled me to see so many different parts that make up the wonderful You!
    Have a great day,
    Char ❤


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    • Thank you Rachel! That is so sweet of you, and I am very flattered. I will look into it. Thank you for being a “loyal reader” and enjoying my little corner of the internet. 🙂 You made my day!

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  13. Wow. Just wow . I am still at a loss for words to type in here. This is so fabulous. I so loved the idea of the photos and a blog post to know the story behind it ❤ You have such an amazing family and your enthusiasm is so infectious 🙂 I am so glad I decided to visit your incredible blog 🙂

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  20. Hi Jodi! My name is Eli Braden and I work on a TV show called Food: Fact or Fiction. We’re a documentary-style series on the Cooking Channel that explores the histories of various foods in a fun, light-hearted way.

    We’re currently producing a segment on cookie tables – about the how, when and why they became a wedding tradition in the Pittsburgh area. If possible, we’d love to license some of your cookie table photographs for use on our program.

    If you’re interested, please let me know at your convenience. You can reach me at EliBraden@hotmail.com or, if you prefer, the phone number below.

    Thanks for your time, and have a great weekend!

    Eli Braden
    Food: Fact or Fiction
    (213) 880-9562


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  25. Good morning! I just “happened” onto a Pinterest picture you painted today. I loved the picture so I ventured farther to find you “here”! I love your website, we have so many things we both enjoy!! I signed up to get your emails and will be looking forward to your new posts!!

    Thank you so much for putting a smile on my face this morning!!!

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