2013 was the year of The Great Gatsby themed events! Although I didn't care for the remake of the film, the logo made for a lot of fun + inspiration for all of the party invitations we put together this year...More
Keep it clean...our Vegas custom invitations are the best way to start off your bachelor/bachelorette party. Because something about the trip should be classy.More
Some might call it crazy to go on a month long vacation which includes four countries, three different languages, one small child who just learned how to run, three women with vastly different food preferences, bed times, communication techniques and temperaments -- but not my family, we call it normal.
I won't torture you with the 2,000 photos we took with my sisters fancy camera - here are some highlights via my camera phone...
Hotel requirements: Theresa must have internet, Vinko needs a crib, Mom likes breakfast included and I insist only staying at hotels with monogrammed towels.
Thank you Radio France for having me - hope you found the crafting tips helpful!
Watch out Rick Steves!!! I'm trying to convince my mother to set up her own Youtube travel channel - she's wildly informative, knows a handful of languages and looks great on camera. We also have about 9 hours of footage if anyone wants to watch my sister and I tell my mom to turn off the camera 36 different ways.
Thank you Mom, Theresa & Vinko. I love you all and every minute we get to spend together. Missing you terriblyMore
I had so much fun shooting a few crafting segments for ABC's 'The List' with the very funny, handsome, smart and charming, Conor Knighton. Here are a few stills from the segment...
Convincing Conor how much fun crafting can be
Little known fact: men don't like to use glue sticks. I did not know this. Good thing I brought double sided tape
So serious when I craft
Finished! Conor channeled his macaroni art days and made this beautiful card for his mother. A+ studentMore
Check out my crafting segment on ABC's 'The List' with the VERY funny Conor Knighton. I love my intro...
"Master crafter and scrapbooker to the stars, Tanja Maduzia, explains how you can make your Mother's Day card a little more personal - and affordable - by going homemade."
Guest on What's The Deal? with Conor Knighton:
Getting crafty for Mother's Day with affordable handcrafted cards
Here's what you need:
• A few sheets of paper (in different colors and slightly different sized rectangles)
• A scissor
• Some tape
• A picture of you and your mom
Here's what you do:
1. Layer one sheet of paper over another and tape them together so they look like a frame.
2. Using 3D foam tape, attach the photo to layered paper to make it stand out"
My Sunday: Church and brunch - all while wearing a head to toe pastel outfit courtesy of J.Crew...
My bff and plus-size fashion blogger, Rachel, joined me for some serious brunching at the new A.O.C. in Beverly Hills. LOVE. The decor is straight from the French countryside including cosy fireplaces and a beautiful outside patio perfect for a romantic evening.
Food was excellent. Rachel ordered the AOC Brioche which didn't disappoint. I opted for the Wood Oven Baked Eggs which was served on a cast iron skillet and the perfect combination of Olives, Canneloni and kale.
Apparently AOC has a cocktail hour special which runs from 5-7pm daily and offers food and drink specials which range from $4 to $10 - Can't wait to go back.
Recently, I overheard the news state that the average woman has 15 pairs of jeans in her closet. For curiosities sake I perused my own wardrobe and counted 23. Really...23? This number was a bit shocking to me because 1. Five out of seven days a week I opt to trot around town in yoga pants and 2. I technically only wear six pairs. So why do I hold on to the rest? Well, because collectively they're worth roughly four round trip tickets to europe and some I have high hopes of fitting into again should I ever fall victim to a bout of food poisoning. If you're like me and want an alternative to making a trip to the Good Will to recycle your denim graveyard - get out your scissors, it's time to make some stationery!
It's easy, all you need is card stock, glue dots (double sided adhesive doesn't adhere well to denim), Tacky Glue on anything you wish to use on top for decoration and a X-ACTO gripster to give a worn effect.
Here is an example of custom denim stationery I made for a client...
I love putting my name on things. Anything. From doodling my initials on a napkin to making place cards for a measly four person dinner party - I never miss an opportunity to personalize.
Thankfully, my career is tailor made for me as I get to be in touch with people who share the same affinity.
Here's some of the custom stationery we've made for clients lately...More
So far, 2013 has started off splendidly. This is in no small part due to the wonderful/relaxing/super fun european vacation my family took over the holidays. Here are a few of my favorite moments...
Vinko experiencing snow for the first time!
Waking up to the Alps
The Christmas street markets in Bavaria are adorable - here's me and T having some spiced eggnog. Yes, that's right, no to-go cups! For a germaphobe such as myself, it's a hard concept to subscribe to. However, sometimes in order to have fun, you have to drink out of a used cup that has a 50/50 chance of being washed properly.
Germany get's the award for having the most unique souvenir shops! It's a raccoon - it's a bird - it's a deer - it's a groundhog - it's 4 presents in 1!
Hitting the slopes
Mom is all about photo bombing
You wouldn't believe how many stamps this kid has on his passport
My family...matching monogrammed luggage
Thank you mom, Theresa, Chris and Vinko for such a fun adventure!!! xMore