Posts by: cdmader

We have this huge garage out back with a ‘shed’ attached to it.  That is where tools, paint, ladders, and everything else manly lived.  Husband quickly named it the Man Shed for what reason would ladies ever have to enter?;)  A few months ago he said he wanted to start redoing the Man Shed, finish it off, drywall,...

So, Miss Scarlett has come out of the closet and is now in a full fledged big girl’s room. I am in the midst of decorating it and certain decisions MUST BE MADE. I already have purchased the fabulous hot pink Liberty of London lamp shades from Tarjay, those will flank the bed with old timey gold lamp bases. I also...

Sylvia found my bridal jewelry at Amy Kuschel’s salon and wanted a custom necklace made for her wedding, so I whipped something up for her and I CAN’T WAIT to see the pictures. The wedding is next weekend in Puerto Rico and she is stunningly beautiful as well as sweet as can be. I did an inspiration board for her...

IMAG0040 Originally uploaded by cdmader Passed out in the back seat… she was worn out after spending only a couple of hours with Daddy at work while I hoofed it around town to bridal salons.

IMAG0036.jpg Originally uploaded by cdmader Happy Mother’s Day! Ethan came home loaded up with these flowers yesterday, and Scarlett brought me a ‘guy’ which is just Mader code for a stuffed animal you sleep with. She was VERY upset this morning when she found my ‘guy’ abandoned on the kitchen counter and rushed into my...

I’m trying to feed the fam more healthily in addition to lose a few more pounds, and any bread or cookie with fruit or veggies has always qualified as healthy in my book.;) Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean that I can inhale the entire loaf of bread just because it contains a zucchini or carrot. Additionally, not all...

Lilac Dress Boutique opened last year in Alameda, California and it is simply a DARLING little dress shop. The space is gorgeous, the wedding dress selection is fabulous, the non-wedding (bridesmaids, prom, and just your every day cute dress!) attire are too die for, and the best part of the whole shop is the owner! ...

This blogging thing has had me stumped for a while. The main goal of blogging is to have new content to draw people to my site to sell jewelry after all that is what I do. But then it also serves the dual purpose of allowing me an outlet to blab about whatever I have going on and those of you who know me know I like...

I have a really good recipe that I use as a stand by when all of a sudden I need to make a great meal that almost anyone will eat. When people try it and say ‘wow this is so good!’ I used to say ‘I know, right?’ and immediately divulge my secret, but lately I have been saying ‘why thank you’ and wiping my brow like...

I received the most wonderful gift for Christmas this year, a Keurig single brew coffee machine, IT HAS CHANGED MY LIFE.;) Seriously. There are a whole bunch of reasons why this thing is so perfect, let’s discuss, shall we? 1) It makes THE BEST cup of coffee, piping hot, yummy, the BEST. 2) It is so damn convenient!...