Friday, December 30, 2016

All dressed up.


My planners are all dressed up and ready to welcome 2017.  







Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Paper clip, love.


I hope that everyone had an amazing Christmas. We went to my sister's and had a great evening  . She always goes above and beyond with every detail to make the experience more memorable. Too bad when can eat like that everyday, or I'll have a serious wight problem. I spend the day after Christmas cleaning and organizing, so much to do.
I'm a little overwhelm with my decluttering  projects, so I thought I start with something small like my paper clips, lol. Found this clear plastic container at Joann's and I love it.  It really holds a lot and it has a snap on lid. 
Oh well at least one project is completed.    












Friday, December 23, 2016

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good .....


Wishing all my family and bloggie friends a Merry Christmas, have fun, 


Thursday, December 15, 2016

Finished with my Dec, planner layouts, so fun.

On a mission to work with what I already have. I just love playing with paper. 







Tuesday, December 6, 2016

I'm becoming a paper clip addict.

Hadn't had a chance to play with some paper clip yet. I was was like, what's all the hype about altering paper clips? Omg so fun. The're like potatoes chips, you can't just make one. I found these retro images and played with sizing them a bit. I laminated and carefully cut the shape and just used my hot glue gun. 
I also spend some time adding some new tabs to my 2017 meal planner. Now I'm going to change the dashboard around a little, will take pictures once I'm done. I don't know how useful these little planners will be, but I'm sure having a blast with them.   








Friday, December 2, 2016

Happy Planner weekly December layouts.

This is what I came up with for the first week of December. It's a fun month because I.'m loving all the bright colors. It's kinda fun using my supplies, the challenge is to use what I already have. 






Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Happy Planner December set up.

Sometimes you need to step away from all the political  stuff  and work on things that make you happy.  So I decided to play with my happy planner. 







Monday, November 28, 2016

Setting up a new organizational caddy.

Today I needed to work on something creative. So I set up this beading caddy that I had gotten at Michael's a few years back. I have since outgrown my beading supplies, but I still like the caddy. I'm using it as my home "to do" station, but it's also holding my planner supplies . I love all the little pockets and dividers. Let the planning begin.  








The death of a very evil dictator.


It's been a couple of very heavy days here in Miami. With lots of happiness and sadness. Happiness because Castro's death symbolizes so much to so many. Sadness, because so many did not live to see this day, like my dad. All my life growing up I kept hearing that Castro was going to die soon. Well so many passed away waiting for this day. This man bought so much misery to the Cuban people and separated so many families.
But there are blessings to be found in every situation. Had it not been for Castro my family would of never fled into exile. Forever grateful to this, the greatest, nation that I proudly call home. 
My family arrived in  Miami when I was barely 10 years old. I do remember the 2 years prior to us leaving, all that was done to my family. We lost our home and ration card. We bounced around, I don't even remember how many different schools I had to go to. Ridicule and discriminated, labeled traitors, just because we were not communist.  My dad was put in a work camp for 2 years in deplorable conditions, unrecognizable to me when he finally came home. 
Would I ever go back to Cuba to visit???? I don't know..... I have curiosity. But for sure I will never visit and support that regime, maybe some day when It's finally FREE.    
  
As Cuban Americans in Miami erupts in celebration after the death of Castro. Cuban's in the island are blocking family members on Facebook because they are not allowed to see Miami's news feed. People are scared to turn on the radio and no one has their Christmas lights on. Cuba has to mourn Castro's death weather you like it or not.
FREEDOM IS A BEAUTIFUL THING. I LOVE THIS COUNTRY.


Monday, November 21, 2016

Home project journal.


I'm going to need a home "project" binder for next year so I've decided to create one by recycling  some materials. I so need to use what I already have, not buying a thing.  This binder I used for a while to store my thin dies but I soon crew out of it. I love the pink and black combo and I think the white stitching is really nice. It has a zipper that goes all the way around, that's perfect by me. 
Going to use this paper collection from Joann's that I love. Planning on making some pockets, altering some paperclips and just having fun with it.