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Christmas Season and Writing Lessons

I love Christmas Season I simply do…I know that for the last couple of years my life has changed and the way I used to celebrate is totally different now (I didn’t have a Christmas Tree last year, cuz I was moving) but I am getting better this year. It is weird how sometimes you think that you have things sorted out but you simply don’t, because life comes and gives you unexpected opportunities.

Christmas season always gives me the inspiration for writing, the feeling of having a little time off from work, focus on the things I enjoy doing and I can’t normally do because I am crazy busy with other things. The feeling of having some “me time” to sit in my desk in front of the laptop and start typing while my oldie but goodie John Mayer tracks go on its invaluable.

This takes me back to my first years of writing, when I was too afraid to publish my thoughts to the world because I was too worried that people would not like it or point it out. Well, now at 30 years I decided that “life is just too short and I don’t care anymore”. I think that motto has taken me more places than I expected, maybe because when you stop caring about what others think is when you really start living and enjoying what you do.

Happy Holidays

Until Next Time

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New Year…New Everything

Happy New Year to all of my dearest reader’s hoping that this year is great for all of you and all your goals be accomplished. For me well, it’s been a heck of a time I got back from my 3 months in Ecuador on December, finally moved to Houston and I’m mostly installed and ready to keep on my blogging and video filming…because we all know I was kind of slacking on those.

So today I started making a list of posts I want to write (cuz I am organized like that) and thought about what I got for Christmas…IKEA furniture… ok that post is done lol.

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And while trying to mumble year end close at work I did manage to visit a couple of places to enjoy a bit of Christmas, which was great with my baby here..But we did miss the family for the holidays..I have to say this was my first holidays away from them.

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Yes, this is me working the 24th lol…

Now to keep with the rambling, I know this year will bring more amazing things, I mean last year my life dramatically changed…so I am quite sure this will be great and I wish you all the best as well.

Until Next Time

xoxo


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Christmas Carols and Funky Glasses

Hello everybody, so I hope that everyone had a great Christmas full of family, friends, happy people and gifts (if you are into them). Well holidays for me happened to be AMAZING, I got a very well-deserved rest and I am full of batteries ready to start writing again (which is something I did miss).

So yep for these festivities we went with my parents, had some excellent food, and played a lot of board games, I actually ran on the 24th to the Dollar Store to buy some funky prices for the games. You would not believe but this was the most wanted price:

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DIY Wrapping Christmas Presents (The Easy Way)

“Ok maybe the Gods didn’t want me to have the gift of wrapping, but hey I do what I can”

Happy day everyone, I am still getting ready for the festivities, trying not to run away screaming down our hallway (Just kidding!). Anyways, a thought invaded me today, and I recalled that is a thought that year by year haunts me. How will you be wrapping your Christmas presents?

Now, each year I go through the same situation in here and it seems that I already created a pattern. I look very nice wrapping ideas at a magazine and say “oh wow I have to do that for our presents this year”. Then I go over the internet and look for more, because my brain tells me “there might be other ideas you must be missing out”. Then at the end I am left with nothing…NADA… and I end up wrapping my presents in Sephora bags (which I think are totally cool, but yet they don’t say marry Christmas for everybody).

So this year, before starting to break my head out I said to myself I wouldn’t sweat it out and would go with the candy theme…Now I have to explain you what the candy theme is. This is a technique I learned last year in the desperation of a Sunday afternoon before delivering presents for my friends the next day, and requires not that much things, and I love it because you don’t need boxes, or fancy wrapping paper…

This works great for small presents, but I am thinking that it can work with bigger presents as well; I will have to give it a try. So this is what you will need:

  • Colored bright tissue-paper, I would go with red because it’s more Christmassy, but you can go with Green, Gold, etc. Now what I did is I collected all the red tissue you get from Sephora when you buy there; that’s called reusing and recycling, my friends.
  • Cellophane Plastic (I’m not sure if you can call it that way) but is normally clear plastic paper that it also comes in other colors.
  • Curling Ribbon (You can get fancy and buy red, gold, silver)
  • 1 Cardboard (I used a red folder that didn’t have any use), but you can buy them at the dollar store
  • Christmas Stickers (You can get those at the Dollar Store)
  • Scissors
  • A Ruler
  • Design Scissors (You can find these at a Dollar Store as well)
  • A Pencil
  • A Drill

Now this is what I did, first I worked with the small tags; as my gift wrappers were not going to be that flamboyant I needed nice tags (that would distract the person from the odd wrapping), so what I did was I took the red cardboard and draw rectangular squares on the same size (using the pencil and the ruler), next y cut them and folded them in half, then I just cut one of the edges with the design scissors, after that I only added a nice Christmassy sticker. The last thing I did was drilling the left corner of the tags so that I could add some curling ribbon and attach them to the gifts.


You can see, in my desperation, those were the tags I did last year!!

Now for the gifts, the first thing I did was measure the tissue and cellophane papers and cut them a bigger size than the gift, I considered in here that the clear cellophane needed to be a bit bigger than the tissue, because you will make a candy shape.

Then start wrapping/rolling the gift, which basically means take the red paper and do a sort of twist, next you can take the ends and make a candy shape, if you have trouble with the paper use a small piece of tape (because tape will be your friend here).


Now follow the same steps with the cellophane paper and end up by closing the candy with the curling ribbon.



So I did that for basically all the Christmas presents:

Now possibilities are endless and you can go beyond red, for my girly friends this year I created a pink candy wrap with white tags, so what I did was use some pink tissue paper I had in storage, and pink and silver curling ribbon, those candies look so cute.

Last, attach your little tag to one of the corners for each candy and write a cute message.





And voila you have cute candies for everyone.

So I hope this helps all of you if you have no idea how to wrap gifts,

Until Next Time,

xoxo


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And my Wish List?

This past month I’ve been doing research and helping others with Christmas ideas, but today I sat and started thinking, what is my Christmas wish list…well my sister and my mom already asked if I wanted something special, and I could not remember something I would like to receive, so I only added “you can get me a gift card” But giving it more thought these are a couple of things that are really in my wish list.

  • Urban Decay NAKED Basics. Ok so Urban Decay strikes again, now with a small and more compact palette with 6 “neutral-matte” shadows. At $27.00 USD, I think it is a pretty good deal if you don’t have anything like this. For instance my sister only owns one makeup palette and would be in the great need of one of this. It looks cute, and I would really like to try it out.

  • Josie Maran Argan Oil. I am oily skin over the summer and a bit combination during winter, so you would ask why the heck you want to add more oil to your face. Well the truth is that I’ve been reading reviews about this thing and they say it’s amazing, some even say that heals acne. I really want to try it out so I would ask for the small size because this thing is expensive .05 oz cost $14.00 USD and 1.7 oz cost $48.00 USD.

  • NARS Wicked Attraction Set. Now this set it’s quite interesting, it includes a small sample of my beloved eyeshadow primer, a single eyeshadow in fanthom, a mini larger than life lip gloss in spring break, and the most famous duo orgasm blush and laguna bronzer. At $48.00 I think is a pretty good deal.

  • Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual (For Everyone from Beginner to Pro). I love Bobbi Brown, I love her products and I love her books, so I’ve really been desiring this book for a while now. At $14.00 from Barnes and Noble I think it is a very good deal.

And that’s it for my wish list we will have to see what happens when Santa comes this Christmas jeje,

What’s on your wish list?

Until Next Time,

xoxo


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Blogmas!!

I have a challenge for myself. All this year I have intended to be a better girl and write more, although I have improved I know that I have a long journey to go. So the other day I was thinking of what was I going to do in this week off from work…the result? Blogmas all week… But, what does this mean? Keep Reading ->