Friday, September 18, 2009

September 18th...

I got this cute doll from my sister when I got married. She is wearing our typical Chilean dress that is used in our Festivities.

Chile,
Land of the Mapuche warrior, of the good wine and the coveted copper. Long and narrow, from North to South, with its arid deserts and fertile green valleys. Land of songwriters and wholehearted poets that sing of illusion and hope. Dreamers and fighters with 200 years of living and thinking of love.

From the distance, I celebrate my 18th, cooking empanadas, and drinking my good wine while listening to a song.


Viva Chile M....! my missed land!


Today is a special day for me and for my country. We celebrate our Independence Day. Everywhere from the North to the South we go out at night to sing, dance, eat, drink our traditional food, listen to live music, etc. I remember when I lived there, I would go out with my family to visit some Fondas to eat, dance and have fun.

I danced a lot with my father, he was an amazing dancer. We danced the Cueca, our traditional dance. It is not easy to learn how to dance Cueca, but my Dad did it fantastically. It was always a pleasure to dance with him. When I tried to teach my husband how to do this, believe me! It was a disaster. He is not from my country and he doesn't have that rhythm to follow the music. No more tries ever... :-((

Today I cooked my delicious empanadas to celebrate it. They smelled and tasted gorgeous.
Take a look of them!

Raw empanadas!

Ready to eat!
Yummy!


For this weekend from 9/18 till 9/20 I'll be offering Free Shipping in my stores to celebrate it.
Have a great weekend to all!

Friday, September 11, 2009

What a nice surprise!

Featured in September-October 2009 Cloth paper scissors Magazine

Last Friday I was so tired but that night I got a really fantastic surprise. I had no idea about it!

That night after my last post we went out to have a bit of fresh air. We went to the bookstore, I read some books there and when we wanted to go home I picked my favorite magazine to take a look . I was browsing inside and I stopped in an article about Swap Charms. I had participated a month ago in this challenge. I was looking at the charms and I said to my husband: this is not fair, my charms were so nice, why didn't they choose one of them? and after a while I realized they did!.

One of my charms was selected to be published in the magazine. I was in shock! I started shouting and dancing in the store. I could not believe it! Can you imagine to be selected among 2,000 people?. Awesome! My daughter said:" You are famous Mami, you can give some autographs to the people". Sure! in my dreams Baby!

What a nice and wonderful surprise it was. I still don't believe it but after bad times always comes something new and interesting to pick you up. Now I feel much better and I am coming back slowly with new energy, projects, ideas, tutorials, etc, etc. You will see it!

Thank you so much to my online blog friends. You give me a great advice about life.

Wonderful Charms!

Mine!

I'm the number 61! Yuppie!


Featured Charm!

My charms!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Closed only for today!

Me! :-D
Friday! Hooray! and?

I have to tell you something, I'm exhausted! I feel completely destroyed. The whole week I tried to concentrate on finishing what I am supposed to finish but I could not do this. My body says: nooooooo! is it my age?:-O

I wish I had more time to do what I have to do. For me to take care of everything in my house sometimes is too much. I'm not saying that my husband doesn't help me. he does, but I think I need more help. My sweet daughter is growing up too fast and she needs me a lot. Sometimes I feel I have to disappear from here but is not possible. I have to confront my devils. Maybe I'm a little bit depressed because I'm getting old? ! OMG! LOL!

zoom!

Life is not easy, I love what I have and what I have achieved till now, but as a human being we always want to have more and more. In my case I just want to feel alright but not overwhelmed . I think I need a break! I have lots of ideas spinning in my head but the problem is that I can't execute them because I have no more free time to create something new. This kills me! I need to organize my time and life. Oh, yeah! That sounds complicated! From now on I have to sleep more hours.

I hope to feel much better next week to visit my online blog friends and to create more new things. We'll see!

Anyway, I hope you all have a wonderful looong weekend. See you next week!!!

For today!