{random} stories :: bloggity sneak-peeks

as i took the day for delight myself over blogs & blogs & blogs… i was fortunate to discover plenty of delicious treats for a day at home.

so, i will leave you with these treats i found through my very favourite blogs…


have you been here? of course you did, this is one major place where we can treat our eyes with the very exquisite “beautiful, decayed & handmade” (i just love these words all together).

“browse our october lookbook, featuring vendors from “indie love” (this month’s theme at poppytalk handmade). all images link up to each participant’s virtual table!”

these are so fresh, are they not?

lady joy and lady meg wrote a book, that i am wishing for so much… (but first must have a little bit more sales!). the book is called {creative, inc., the ultimate guide to running a sucessful freelance business} and it seems to be a honoured guide for those that feel a little bit lost in this word of business. 

you can hop on {chronicle books} and get what seems to be a true eye-opener… & according to them…

As the hipster classic Craft, Inc. did for crafters, this book will teach all types of creatives—illustrators, photographers, graphic designers, animators, and more—how to build a successful business doing what they love. Freelancing pros Meg Mateo Ilasco and Joy Deangdeelert Cho explain everything from creating a standout portfolio to navigating the legal issues of starting a business. Accessible, spunky, and packed with practical advice, Creative, Inc. is an essential for anyone ready to strike out on their own.”

the ladies are participating in parties hosted to present the book and these are the pictures from {oh joy} & their los angeles party. 

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i would have loved to be in this delightful party! if you happen to live in new york (asides from a great envy) i would not miss the next one, this thursday!

and this was it, lovely friends… a day full with posts!
tomorrow we will host {treasure hunt wednesdays} with a perfume of photography from etsy world!
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{random} stories :: creativity sneak-peeks

today is a national holiday, so i am staying at home, indulging myself with reading all my favourite blogs (and my list is quite a list!) with all the time i have as a right. 

yesterday i spent quite a few hours updating my etsy store {a place for twiggs}… so here are the first news.

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and i am proud to present other goodies from the {sweet place}, now with a different size… 5×5. 

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if you realize, prices are the same between 5×7 & 5×5… and that happens for a reason. the lab asks me for the same price in these sizes, so there is no difference between these two availables sizes. 

shipping expenses suffered a raise, also for an excellent reason. this way i can provide you with express mail and the goodies are delivered in a fast pace to your beloved home! 

& remember that along with the goodies you offer yourself or you loved ones, there is always a fresh vintage breeze from lisbon… and the sweet perfume of lavender or rosemary!

sneak-peek {aplace for twiggs} for more!

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feel free to ask anything if you have a question!
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{sneak-peek blogs} :: wolf & willow

hello sweet friends, how was your monday? well, today is a national holiday… so no work for me! and because a little bit of cold is starting to get here, i will cuddle for the entire day! yay!! so, but first, i must tell you about one thing. a very important thing. well, let me start in another way. i will ask you something. if i tell you these two words {willow} and then if after a moment of silence… i say {wolf}… do you think of something? oh, you got that right! welcome to {wolf and willow} blog… which means…

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…welcome to lady nancy alice wood. {wolf and willow} is a very magical & sweet place. sweet because it is full with shades of pink… magical because lady nancy takes us throught several inspirational images and diy that are beyond exquisite!

but how did this all started?

“i started {wolf and willow} because, as an exhaustingly creative person, there’s not much i don’t love learning, making, designing or doing! and i really needed someplace to put it all… i also wanted to connect with other creative types and let them know how much i love their work. the fact that so many wonderful people around the world enjoy popping by, well, I’m just thrilled! how special is that??! it’s wonderful to see so much positive energy and love in my inbox each day, it’s really quite addictive.”

nancy combines stories from her daily life & findings, sharing the work of talented artists. she writes several editions concerning flavoured subjects that make you dream… about different places & different ages.

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{vintage icons}

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{pretty palettes}

{wolf and willow} is the blog that inspires, uplifts and delights daily. it is the girly, pretty blog that encourages you to be good to your imagination and, hopefully, get creative with me!”

asides from all this, nancy also delivers {freebies}… like…

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{free desktop wallpaper & free sewing patterns}

… or {style me…} editions…

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{etsy love} findings…

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{flickr fun}

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… and also hosts {giveaways} for lovely photographers… (hello kristi!)

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and this was it, sweet friends! err… well, not actually! how about saying hello to lady nancy? do you twitt? so does she! twitt twitt twitt! + a facebook page! & as i usually say… x-mas is just around the corner… why not delight yourselves & the children in your family with these sweet treats? so, now this is the end for today! hope you have enjoyed it! as in for me, i must thank lady nancy due to her kindness in being apart fo this blog, and for this i mean that i understand fully what she says about the thrilling part of receiving encouragement words from the readers… thank you nancy, it was a real pleasure to have you here! have a sweet tuesday, lovely readers!

oh {emerson}, you {made} me dream

hello dear friends!
i hope you had a great weekend! i did… and finaly fall just got here. well, at least yesterday we had a cozy day inside with a storm happening outside, let us see what the weather has for us this week!
so… as usual, on monday’s i post about {random} stories… something that comes through my mind… my eyes… my heart. and the inspiration came last thursday when i saw a few pictures from {emerson made}. i {like} their page on facebook… and i am deeply in love with their fresh & british look… 60’s presence… and flower blooms.

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emerson made is all about “celebrating the uniqueness of the individual the joy of being alive and all the smallness that makes up the big beautiful”.
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emerson made are actually emerson, this beautiful blonde exquisite lady that features her own line… and also ryan, her husband & partner. she started an operation where she could sell her flowers… and later specialized in hand-dyed and hand-stiched blooms & accessories with an apparel line coming out this year.
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i was fascinated not only by these beautiful outfits, but also for the delicate & romantic details of the accessories. they are beyond unique… the huge flowers, the soft colours.. the delicate fabrics used… and also the photography. she is one beautiful & talented lady… because there is such creativity coming from these settings.
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one of the reasons i love fall… and wishing for it to arrive in lisbon, is because fall & winter also bring us the most elegant clothes… emerson made is illustrating this personal opinion, this very moment. i feel like the elegance i am referring to… is spread through this clothing & accesories line.
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… would you like to know a juicy fact about emerson made? they live in a farm outside new york… and there are also hens & ducks around, which frequently are a part of these wonderful settings. maybe this is also a reason for my delightful moments with emerson made’s potography… they match romance & delicate colours, flowers & fabrics with farm life… adding a few details here and there… and also a itsy bitsy of fairytale perfume.
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… flowers & romance… pieces of a fairytale.

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so this was what was on my mind these last few days… along with my wishes for fall to arrive with its strength in lisbon…
sneak-peek into {emerson made} page… and keep up with the news on {facebook}!
wish you all have a delicious monday, lovely friends & readers!
hope to see you tomorrow with our weekly edition of {sneak-peek :: blogs}… oh friends, please do come, because it will be like a strawberry cupcake!
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interview with julia

it’s friday (yay!!!) & friday i am in love… i am.

yay to all fridays in the world… as they arrive with such a sweet taste in our mouths…

& for a tasteful friday, i shall present you a delicious & different interview today… under the {at home… far away from home} edition.

why is it delicious? because i invited this lady…

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do you recognize her?… her name, julia. but you may also know her under {chaulafanita}.

& will it be different?… because it will be in spanish. you read it right. no translation.

here it goes… but before just a few words on this incredibly creative lady, she was a real sweet-heart when i asked her and always making herself available for any translation doubt… or something else i needed! however, i have decided to put this is spanish, not because i do not know how to translate, but because i believe that this particular fact will turn this interview into something more delicious!

… and here we go… 

1. Hello… How are you? Can you tell me something that describes who’s Chaulafanita :: Julia? Hola. Estoy bien! Bueno, Chaulafanita es una mujer a la que le encanta sacar fotos y escribir en su blog. Mientras que Julia es además de una Chaulafanita, una mujer casada de 27 años, sin hijos que vive en Madrid!

2. You were born in… Yo nací en Guayaquil, Ecuador.

3. And now you are in… … for how many years? Llevo en Europa ya 3 años. Primero vivi en Alemania, luego el año pasado en Dinamarca y ahora vivo en Madrid desde enero de éste año. 

4. Do you remember what were you feeling/thinking in the day you decided to go abroad? Si que lo recuerdo. Puedo aun verme apagando la luz del que había sido mi cuarto de soltera por muchos años. Estaba muy nerviosa porque no sólo me iba a vivir al extranjero sino que me iba a casar/vivir con el hombre que amaba. 

5. What do you like the most in your current place? Sinceramente lo que más me gusta de vivir aquí es que no tengo ningún problema para conseguir la comida de mi país y que puedo hablar con mi idioma materno sin problemas :) 

6. What do you miss the most from your country? Naturalmente lo que más extraño es a mi familia y mis amigos.

7. Let’s say that I’m going abroad for some reason… and I’m at the airport, on the departure side… your words for me would be…? Saca muchas fotos porque créeme que luego te arrepentiras si no las sacas pero sobretodo… vive cada día con intensidad y hazte amiga de mucha gente!

And last but not the least… I would love to learn something in your language… can you tell me what’s your favourite word? :) Oh, esto si es difícil. Pero bueno, en realidad tengo muchas palabras que repito pero quizás haya una pequeña frase que digo recurrentemente: ” De ley”. Eso puede significar: “ok, de acuerdo, de una, claro, por supuesto, está bien, etc”. Por ejemplo si alguien me pregunta si puedo hacerle un favor y yo le quiero decir que si, que claro entonces respondo:” Si, de ley!” :)

let us have a breeze from ecuador, shall we?

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… and now the beautiful country where julia lives… españa.

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what i loved the most in this interview? the detail about turning of the light in her single bedroom… saying goodbye before going away to another country and asides from that… getting married. it is just a intimate memory… and romantic.

but then… this is how i see julia quite often in her pictures… a romantic and intimate woman.

gracias julia por esta entrevista tan intersante y íntima, eres una mujer muy talentosa!

if you wish to explore julia’s world… sneak-peek here & here!

& do you feel like reading some of her words, as well? well… hop in here!

… as a talented lady, she has also her creative spot… delight yourself here!

if not too much, and if you are a fan of facebook, you can find julia here!

follow her twitt twitt here!

have the sweetest of weekends, dear friends!
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