Tuesday, June 24, 2014

What I made recently: Boho Jewelry.

When I have time I like to sit and my desk and create, but there are times when inspiration doesn't come. Yesterday after watching Netherlands beat Chile in the world cup these beautiful coral beads (they look like chile peppers) was all I needed to stumble upon.
The Deer Antler is a necklace you can wear on it's on or layered. They are both for sale in my Etsy shop.

Monday, June 23, 2014

My latest project: My favorite place at home.

I have to say that this is one of my favorite rooms in my house next to the screened porch.
I called this my Bonaire room, because I love incorporating things that remind me of the island life style. I have a  map of Bonaire hanging on the wall and shells just to name a few.
I recently changed the wall color,  my goal was to make this room feel like I am somewhere on a island, since the beach is so far away from here.
I bought some fabric and made some pillow color, I picked a feed bag that right now serves just a throw on the couch( I want to make a bag out of it)  at a flea market and couple of twigs outside.
I just love the serenity this room brings.

the sofa and the arm chair are from Pottery Barn
the side tables are from TJMaxx
the table I can't remember but here I store everything I need to set up for a jewelry show.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Instagram this week!

Netherlands 5 Spain 1 , what a day ! World Cup

steak and homeamde fries

I got a visit from a High School classmate I haven't seen a while.

I got my hair did thanks Zoralla.

Salmon and Kale Salad.

Necklace I made the other day.

Operation Inspiration.

Where does one get inspirations from? I get new inspirations when I am in bed that is why I have a little notebook on my night stand so I can jot things down. I love working with leather, and I bought these little charms a couple weeks ago at a beadshow and they have been sitting on the desk for a while.
Here are some of the newest pieces I have made recently.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Kendra's Night Out Challenge!

I was asked by travel guru Kendra Thornton to help her put together something stylish for a night out at The Standard High Line Hotel  The Standard High Line is a Hip Boutique Hotel, which is 18 stories high and offers stunning views of Manhattan. I decided to put together something,  age appropriate but fun and trendy. This color scheme goes well with her it is fresh and beautiful perfect for a summer night out int he city and if it gets a little bit chilly she can throw on the minimalist jacket. I kept the accessories simple yet elegant. I gave her choice of a clutch or a bag.
Here is the Challenge Kendra sent me:

Cities, Clothes and Pretzels
When a group of friends invited me to join them on a trip to New York City, I immediately agreed to the trip. I love family vacations and romantic breaks with my husband, but sometimes I just need to get away with friends. Of course, New York City is an awesome place to visit. From Little Italy to Chinatown, it is like many different cities all rolled into one big city. The only one problem I have lurks in my closet. There is nothing in my closet that I can see myself walking around such an exciting place as New York City in. As a mom with 3 children, my style is more practical than fashionable. I am hoping with the Kendra Fashion Challenge, my friends in the fashion industry will help me by picking out the most flattering styles and colors for my new trendy wardrobe.
Spending time in the Big Apple can be expensive. We decided to splurge and spend one special evening out at the Standard High Line Hotel. After much debate, we decided on some classic German fare at the famous Biergarten. Chef Kurt Gutenbrunner manages this exciting venue. When the weather is warm and the sky is clear, guests enjoy their meals in the open air, but as the weather turns unwelcoming a glass enclosure protects and warms those eating inside. After a delicious meal of sausage and pretzels, I plan to challenge my friends to an energetic ping-pong that we can play while enjoying our rich German beer. I know that we will have a great time, but the right outfit will make it even better.
Deciding what to do while visiting New York City was simple after I visited gogobot.com. On this website, I found real reviews from travelers just like myself that had already been to the places I thought might be great to visit. After reading the reviews, I was able to come up with a final “must see” list. I know that while visiting one of the most luxurious hotels in the city, The Standard High Line Hotel it will be more memorable if I look great in my new clothes and feel amazing.

Thank you Kendra I am glad I got to be part of this challenge and I wish you tons of fun while you are out in New York City.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Instagrams and why I have been MIA!

School this year has taken a lot of my time this year, I am so happy I get to volunteer at the schools of my children. I get to welcome parents and visitors and direct them to where they need to go. Since I am the first person they get to see I make sure I greet them with a big smile.
Aside of that I have been on the board for the band association which also took a huge chunk of time. There were times I saw my sewing machine sitting on the desk looking right back at me. I truly tmiss being crafty. I am slowly trying to pick up things now. Meanwhile I have been teaching myself Portugese and I have been taking classes on Craftsy. Now that school is out you will see more of me and my life. Here are some of the things that happend while I was MIA.
my little one has been promoted to Black belt 1st Dan

there were times I had time to throw some beads together and make something new.

Italian dinner with the dutch teachers and volunteer

Farewell Lunch for a Dutch school teacher was fun.

birthday party for a friend

Wing and beer Festival

art comes  in all forms

my first funnel cake delicious but afterwards pain in the stomach

I love Moscato, home made pasta dinner with a glass of Moscato 
in the porch.

one of my favorite qoute

a teacher did this for a friend of mine who lost their dog recently

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Instagram week!

There is nothing better than a bowl of PHO to pick me up after a night out.

Happy birthday to my friend Ben.

Proud of this girl she is ready to go on a cruise with other students.

sliders without the bun, instead I used lettuce and portabello.

homemade crabcakes on a bed of spinach.