Wednesday, July 28, 2010

New projects...

Mini Canvas

Hello guys! Long time no see.

I've been working on a lot of projects now ... I had to be a Geminis...multitasking person, right? I have many ideas in my head ... that's how I roll.

Bululu's anniversary is coming, I'll probably do a giveaway... I'll let you know.

I want to inform you that I'm expanding my line of "home decor", adding some super cute mini that a word? ...and a variety of upcycled shadow boxes. They look great on a shelf or on a table; I enjoyed making them.

Kelly Spring Water Park

We have enjoyed this summer, spending quality time with my daughters and Mr.Bululu.

See you soon guys. :D

PS: Did you notice something different on the blog? ...take a guess.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Caring for Pearls

This is the birthstone for all those people who were born in June. Pearls are classics, every woman should have a pearl necklace or at least a pair of earrings made of pearls.

Pearls are softer than other gems and should be handled with care. Pearls should be wiped with a soft cloth after they’re worn, since body oil, makeup, hair spray and perfume can spot the surface. Use mild soapy water to clean pearls; do not use cleaning solvents or put them in an ultrasonic cleaner. Store pearls in a soft cloth or pouch.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Let's celebrate Soccer!

Picture by Zaperoco

Every four years we celebrate the world’s party, it’s a celebration of soccer. It's a long wait for fans of the sport, where 32 countries participate. Soccer is the sport that is played and most watched worldwide, is enjoyed by thousands of millions of people. It’s played by both sexes male and female. Soccer not discriminate social class, not discriminate age. You only need a ball and the desire to play. This year will be held in South Africa from June 11th until July 11th.

Although “El Deporte Rey” (the king of sports) is played worldwide, only nine countries have won the championship. In Europe are Italy (4 times), Germany (3) England (1) and France (1) and between Latin American countries there are only three champions, which are Brazil (5 times) champion, Argentina (2) and Uruguay ( 2).

Each country celebrates its own way, but must be similarities in the celebration of this event. The Inchas (fans) do everything possible and impossible not to miss a minute of each game. Many come to miss work, “become ill”, do not go to school, look for any excuse to keep glued to the television. They take it as their religion, they pray to their saints, to God, to Yemaya, to Buddha, Allah, the Virgin of Guadalupe and whoever they need to make their team comes out the winner and to protect their favorite players.

But pray to make no mistake, the greatest expectation is generated by the grand final. Where in this case all the above is tripled, the fever for soccer makes its fans go crazy of passion for their sport. On one occasion Pope John Paul II asked to change his agenda to peacefully enjoy the final world cup, just to name some of the personalities.

This year logo

We placed flags, we paint our faces, paint our cars, play drums, fireworks light up, go out in caravans, main streets are closed to people out to celebrate the triumph of our team and show their pride for the sport. They play with flour and water war, whistles, rattles and of course yell chants, cheer their players. In addition, large amounts of money is bet and the host country will be economically very good for the tourist attraction that brings a great income.

And at the end of all this excitement only one team will win and the inchada may scream, jump, dance and show off their new champion for the next four years; and they eagerly will wait to come soon the the next four years. It is the biggest and most important party of the world. It is the largest and most important festival in the world.

You can search the term soccer at Etsy to find more fun soccer goodies.


Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Father's day is coming...

Yay! I'm in Etsy's blog "the Storque" with an article about how difficult is to buy a present for father's day. But we have the solution. I want you to check it out here it's very funny.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Bubble Gums a second life.

Picture by Lauri

Did you know bubble gums are harmful for the environment? Yep, they are. Let me explain. I was watching a show about eco-friendly ways to help our planet and they mentioned that bubble gums are NOT biodegradable. (and must people think it is) so I thought hmmm I'd share this info with my fellow readers. Fingers to the rescue!.

I started researching more info about Bubble Gums. When people throw bubble gums on the street on the ground, it makes a mess right? cleaning up that mess cost thousands of dollars each month to every city and not just that, also causes harm due to all the chemicals uses in the process. All those chemicals used to clean the streets full of bubble gums are contaminants, because those chemicals are going to the drain of water reaching lakes and then to the oceans causing the deterioration of the marine flora and fauna just by a simple bubble gum. This is a cycle that becomes harmful. Well not so simple, we do things that we do not know the fatal consequences.

There's a designer in London that upcycles Bubble Gums as medium. Her name is Anna Bullus. She invented a new product called Gumdropbin , it's a bin for collecting used bubble gums and give them a second chance in life, with them she reused them and makes more bins.

I'm not saying do not chew bubble gums, just be aware of where you dispose them. I suggest just to wrap it in a piece of paper and them throw it away in a trash can.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Happy Earth Day

The Earth Day has been celebrated in the last 40 years thanks to the U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson as an Environmental Teach-In Held on April 22, 1970. This is a day to reconsider on our actions, that we must change our attitude, how to improve our quality of life and think that this planet will be inherited by our children.

In this post here you'll find great ways to Be Greener every day. Here I present this video i got.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

8 Uncommon uses for nail polish

I was cleaning my bathroom's cabinets and noticed I have a bunch of old nail polish bottles that I'm not going to use anymore, and I started to think what I can do with all of these without throwing them away? then I remembered these old tricks:

To Stop a small hole from getting any bigger by brushing a little clear nail polish over the spot. This is great for those pantyhose.

For IDs to mark a key, a lunch box or any metal, ceramic surface and make it yours. Colorful nail polish is great.

For beading with elastic threads, when you finish let's say a bracelet to seal the knots clear nail polish is perfect.

As paint in mix media art. They offer a beautiful varieties of color, also great for painting on metal.

And these are some other wonderful tricks that I found when using nail polish:

Stop tarnish Keep costume jewelry from turning black with a coat of clear polish.

Seal an envelope Worried about whether the glue will hold? or getting a paper cut? Brush polish on the underside of the flap.

Smooth a hanger If there are rough edges on wooden or plastic hangers that could snag clothes, don’t throw the hangers out. Just brush polish over edges.

Secure a screw Tighten loose screws on cabinets or pot handles by brushing some clear nail polish on screw threads. Insert the screw and let dry before using again. (Bonus—polish
also keeps them from rusting.)