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  • For the Love of Blogging began many years ago as the space for a young (and slightly naive) design school graduate. Since that time, I've grown a bit wiser and (hopefully) matured in my design perspective. So, my goals for this blog have evolved, and now I look forward to using this space as a way of sharing my experiences with Braizen, motherhood, and as a Jedi Master of design.

  • That's me: mom, greatest wife ever, designer, business owner, and the single largest contributer to Diet Mountain Dew's vast soda fortune. It's hard to believe that my journey into design and branding began nearly a decade ago with this blog and a drive to create dynamic brands for boutique photographers in the Atlanta area. Today, I'm the founder of Braizen, a small business branding design firm, and I dabble in a handful of other design-centered projects. This is my life, thanks for reading. Look for me on DribbbleFacebook, Twitter, Pinterest & Instagram or head over to Opieh Studios to see all works in progress.

  • You read right – our's son's name is Opie. Well, his really name is Oliver Paul, but everyone calls him Opie. He's a real cool kid who loves to draw, makes messes, get dirty and work on cars with his Dad. He knows no strangers even at 4 years old and we expect he'll never be the shy kid in class. He is known for his many expressions and the conversations he spurs are off-the-wall-hilarious. He has an imaginary friend from California named Jack who is six and can drive. He's not really into social networking yet, but stay tuned. I am sure he'll add a twitter app to his iPad shortly.

  • Aside from being incredibly handsome, my husband Paul is one of the most intelligent people I have ever known. I love him for his nerdiness, mostly because it means he can fix just about anything that goes wrong on the homefront. He's a brilliant engineer, loving father, and always manages to keep me interested, no matter the subject. For all of his awesomeness, I let him maintain a significant workshop in the garage, where he tinkers on his cars, motorcycles, and top secret projects with which I'm certain he will one day rule the world.

Introducing…. Luxecetera

Get ready for that BIG, BIG, BIG news I’ve been talking about….

I am so proud to announce a new journey that I am about to embark on. Eva Talley, Lisa Reichman and I are combining our talents, resources, clients and businesses into one entity… Luxecetera {lŭks sět’ər-ə} where art meets luxury. The three of us have been friends and respected colleagues for quite a while and it finally occurred to us that we could pool our resources and do more of what we love … and do it together!  Luxecetera is a design boutique that will specialize in three main areas; fine stationery, templates for photographers and brand development. 

We have so much to share (AND TO DO!!!)  so for now that’s all we can reveal.  Look for regular updates of our progress on all of our blogs.  We are so excited to be working together and we cannot wait for you to see some of our collaborative work.

For now – we are all working together on current client projects… trying to wrap things up so we can start fresh. We are still in the process of combining accounts, client files and portfolios as well as getting our site / shopping cart up and running. I am sure you all have lots of comments and questions so feel free to email us at our current email addresses.

January 22, 2009 - 9:08 pm

Aunt Tanya - This sounds awesome! I am so proud of you…congradulations on this move…upward and onward…Best wishes and much love.

January 22, 2009 - 11:33 pm

Sarah F - OMG, my three favorite designers are coming together! This is so perfect! Congratulations to the three of you. I’ll be watching for more details!

January 22, 2009 - 11:38 pm

Jenn - Congratulations on your exciting new venture. You are all so amazing on your own, I can’t even imagine how great you’ll be in collaboration.

January 23, 2009 - 12:28 pm

Tiffiney - Just lovely! Congrats and much success to you gals!

January 23, 2009 - 4:18 pm

Erik Maziarz - Exciting! It’s like a design all-star team! :)

January 25, 2009 - 10:06 pm

Kristen Mallory - COOL!! I’m so happy and proud for you! I can’t wait to hear more :)

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Mike and Pam are Famous!

Ha! At least in the Wonderful World of Wedding Blogs! Their wedding was featured on The Elizabeth Anne Designs Blog. I guess that makes me a tiny bit famous too, lol. I am a little late in blogging this. Elizabeth Anne is much better at staying current than I am, unfortunately. 


January 19, 2009 - 6:23 pm

Tiffiney - Yay!!! Congrats! It was so much fun shooting that celebration with ya!

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Oh. What. Fun.

Opie’s 1st Christmas was a blast! He laughed. He ate. He played. He couldn’t have been happier!

He ate boxes, ribbons, bows and wrapping paper. He ate a little food too. He even got two front teeth for Christmas… imagine that! Better to bite me with.

He was a real go-getter. I love a man who knows what he wants and goes after it!! Hehe.

When I say he got lots of loot… I mean he got lots of loot. I guess that’s a first grand baby for you. Now – where the heck am I gonna put this stuff??? 

He even let ChooChoo play with his toys too… he’s already so good at sharing! 

He played his little heart out today though… and now… he’s in bed. Now… I think I should get off this computer and go spend some quality time with my hubby. I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas!

 

P.S. If you’re enjoying the snow on my blog – you can let-it-snow on your wordpress blog as well!

January 1, 2009 - 5:36 pm

Erik Maziarz - looks like you have just as many “insert gift/ribbon/paper in mouth shots” as we do! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! :-)

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