Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Treasury Lists

I am so happy and honored to have been selected to be in this beautiful treasury list. It is always a pleasure to be among very talented artist from Etsy. If you want to check it closely fallow this link:

My first born treasury

or you can check all them here:

Little Green Room
Hyacinth Designs
Baby White Elephant
Virtuous Creations

Trendy Knitting

Bind Me
Karina Potestio
Nora Jane
Amethyst Soap
Lovely Things

This treasury list was curated by Unique Design Jewelry owner. Here are some pictures of some of my favorites from her gorgeous work.

Golden Quartz and Goldstone Necklace

Chamomile Necklace

Fly Girl Shoulder Duster Earrings

I hope you like and enjoy this artists as much as I do!!!
See you,

Monday, March 30, 2009

Photos from the weekend

Buenas! Buenas! Buenas!
Hello! Hello! Hello!
How was your weekend? Mine was fine but with snow, could you believe it? Well, if were are talking about weather, everything is possible in Chicago. But today it is a beautiful day and the snow has almost melted away. Great!

On Saturday we adhere to Vote for Earth Hour, and at 8:30 I lighted all my candles and we enjoy ourselves playing Uno attack. The hour went really, really fast and we even stay with the light off for a least 15' after 9:30
Here there are some pictures from that night:

If you want to see more pictures, you can find some great pics in Earth hour Flickr Group.

And something new for my shop:

This is a paper mache mini journal. I made the cover from a very soft wool blend felt. This cover is removable and can be used in other mini journal.

This journal will be in my shop today after 6pm (central time)
I hope to see you there!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

"to do"

First of all, I am offering FREE SHIPPING in orders of 2 or more items. Fallow this link to Sassy Owl to see if you find something you like. You don't want to miss this opportunity!!!

This is my "to do" list from yesterday, some things were done and some don't ;.)
So here it is again my list of "to do" for today with some things from yesterday, ja!

1. Tidy up every room in my house
2. clean bathrooms (two)
3. Blog*
4. Laundry
5. Go to the post office
6. Prepare a custom order for my shop
7. prepare everything for the "Vote Earth" (what means and hour without lights and a family candle light family game night)
8. Prepare dinner
9. Watch some movie, here are the options: Australia or Challenging

At least I have just 10 today to check out.
See you later, Paola

Friday, March 27, 2009

A quickie ;)


This is a very quick post, to let everybody know that I am offering free shipping if you buy two or more items from my shop. I think you do no want to miss this opportunity.
Go to Sassy Owl and check it out!


Global warming-Lights-List-Treasuries

Vote Earth

This is a really important thing to do. It is a great way to teach to our children to be conscious about the problems our planet is facing. If you already are trying ways to be more responsible and help our Earth to be healthy, this is one more step for us became more involved.

This is what I will do:
tomorrow from 8:30 to 9:30 I will shut down all my home's light, TVs, etc. I will light some candles and have a " candle light
family game night" Beautiful!!! My daughters will be so excited.
And I promise to take some picture to share later on.

Please, share more ideas on what to do so we make this more fun and have more people involved. SHARE-SHARE-SHARE

Here is a little of history on how this movement started:
Earth Hour began in Sydney in 2007,
when 2.2 million homes and businesses switched off their lights for one hour. In 2008 the message had grown into a global sustainability movement, with 50 million people switching off their lights. Global landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Rome’s Colosseum, the Sydney Opera House and the Coca Cola billboard in Times Square all stood in darkness.

Switching off your lights is a vote for Earth, or leaving them on is a vote for global warming. WWF are urging the world to VOTE EARTH and reach the target of 1 billion votes, which will be presented to world leaders at the Global Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen 2009. This meeting will determine official government policies to take action against global warming, which will replace the Kyoto Protocol. It is the chance for the people of the world to make their voice heard.

You can find more information at "Vote Earth"

I got a Treasury list and I love it. This time I choose to show off some talent from my country, Argentina. I was so surprise to see how many talented artist from Argentina sell their creations in Etsy. You don't want to miss it!
Check it here: Argentinian Talent

This is my "to do" list for today:

  1. Tidy up my house
  2. Prepare and take kids lunch to school *
  3. Blog*
  4. Laundry
  5. Finish some Sassy Owl orders*
  6. Ship them*
  7. Meting with bilingual committee at school*
  8. Pick up kids from school*
  9. Kids play dates*
  10. Pick up hubby from work*
  11. Go grocery shopping*
  12. Cook*
  13. and FINALLY relax a little bit
At least I have 4 check out of 13! Ja! =D
See you later, Paola

Edited #1: Now I have accomplished 5 out of 13
Edited #2: 7 out of 13 =D
Edited #3: 10 out off 13 & GOOD NIGHT!!

PS, do not forget to share your ideas for the saving light hour.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

From my kitchen to yours

Finally I have enough time to write and translate my recipes. It was hard to write it down, because is one of those things you do almost without thinking, but here they are:

Ham & Cheese Quiche

2 chopped onion
1/2 chopped red pepper
2-3 chopped cloves of garlic
6 chopped slices of ham
1/2 lb of mozzarella cheese
2 spoon of Parmesan cheese
olive oil
1 pie crust
1 egg

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a mixing bowl whisk the egg. Pierce the pie crust with a fork and then brush it with the egg. Put it in the oven floor until it gets a gold. Take it out and let it rest.
While the crust is cooking, soute the onions, pepper and garlic with a little of olive oil in a skillet. When the onion gets transparent take it out of the fire. Put it in a mixing bowl with the rest of the ingredients, season and mix it very well, then transfer it to the pie crust.
Put the pie in the oven and when the cheese is melted is it ready. Take it out of the oven and let it rest for 10'

Tuna Quiche

3 cans of tuna in water
1 chopped onion
1 chopped red pepper
2 chopped cloves garlic
2 chopped hard boiled eggs
12 chopped green olives
Olive Oil
1 Pie crust
1 egg

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a mixing bowl whisk the egg. Pierce the pie crust with a fork and then brush it with the egg. Put it in the oven floor until it gets a gold. Take it out and let it rest.

While the crust is cooking, in a pan put a little of olive oil and sauté the onions, garlic and peppers and season it with salt and pepper. Cook 2 minutes and add the drained tuna cook 2 more minutes and reserve. Transfer the mix to a mixing bowl and add the rest of the ingredients (eggs, olives) mix it very well and pour the filling over the dough, and cook in the oven for 40'. Take it out of the oven and let it rest for 10'

I hope you like these recipes and try them out. They are really good and is a great food for kids. At least my daughters love them. I always have to do an extra one so they can take some for lunch at school the next day.

If you enjoy taking pictures as much as I do here is a give away that you can't miss. Check this blog and you can find the information there:
Well I hope everyone have a beautiful day!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Some of my last Etsy favorites,,,

Buy Handmade

I want that, and that and that too!!!

How are you guys? I am fine with doing lots of things and a lot more to do. I am finishing some Etsy orders, in a while we are going to an school open house, then cooking and finally some Tv. with hubby.

I just pop here to share "4 new things" (this was Andrea's idea), here they go:

4 favorite books

Ann of green Gables (teen time) from L.M. Montgomery
I really, really love all the Ann books. They are so inspiring and I love Ann. I have my old books all safe at my mom's home in Argentina The house of the spirits/ La casa de los espiritus from Isabel Allende
This is a great book and a fabulous movie. Each character is beautifully descripted. It is a book that once you started reading it you can not stop, and when you get to the end you want to start reading it again. Love it!!!
Shopaholic book series (fun, fun, fun) from Shopie Kinsella

I just have one book from this series to read. Each one of them is full of very fun and great "shopping adventures"
My sister's keeper/ Por la vida de mi hermana drom Judi Picoult
It was the first book I read from Judi Picoult, and now I have all of her books in my "list to read"
I was so submerged in the story that I did not want to finish it, and when I did I was crying. Great read!!!

Some other things I have in mind.
I want to take my daughters to see this:

I want to buy one of this:

or this one:

You can find more designs at Craftsters

And last but not least, one of these organizers. Cute!

I think I will get the birdie one, what you think?
This are from Crunchy cute


Ps, I know I promise some recipes for today but I did not have time to translate them to English. I think they will be ready for tomorrow.

Monday, March 23, 2009

This is a fun post with a tag game. I would like to tag Andrea and everybody that want to participate. The only condition is to link my blog in your post.

4 THINGS ...

4 JOBS...

  • Baby Sitter
  • Counselor of summer camp
  • Receptionist
  • Secretary

  • Sweet November
  • House of spirits
  • The sea inside
  • Under the same moon


  • Brazil
  • Cuba
  • Uruguay
  • Florida
  • Argentina
  • Chicago
  • Evergreen Park

  • Green Acres
  • October road
  • Carpolers
  • Everybody loves Raymond

  • I do not listen radio :(

  • Empanadas (Argentinian meat turnovers)
  • Canelones de espinaca (Spinach filled pasta)
  • Tortilla de papa (potato frittata)
  • Tomatoes


  • With my family in Argentina
  • On the beach
  • In the country
  • Outside
I hope you like this game enough to play. Tomorrow I will be back with some family recipes.
See you,

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Here they are!!!

Lots of new products in my shop!!!

I have some Easter Gift Basket that make a beautiful and sweet present for the little princess in you life.

Easter Basket #2

Easter Basket #1

Julia Hair Clips

Milena Hair Clips

Some new elastic headbands.

Melisa Headband

Gabriela Headband

Finally some of the new design made it to my "Sassy Owl". It was so hard to make the update in a schedule time and day. You have to plan it very well and start working many days before.

First: taking the pictures, make a set to take them, prepare the product, uploading them, deciding which ones to use, editing and uploading them again to the computer.

Second: think and write a product description (for me this takes double time as English is my second language). This description, in my case, involve measuring of clips and headbands. Check, for the correct colors names. It takes long to get to the description I like and I feel it will be friendly for my costumers. Actually it involves more thinking that you will think, and i am usually coming back and editing it again and again.

Third: add the new product to your shop. Here is the most difficult of all, because you have to put a price on your product. This is a fight between everything you have put into making it and what will be affordable for your costumers. It is really hard because the time you put to create and the love you use to make it, does not have a price.


I hope you do not bored by my thoughts in "shop update" but I needed to say what I was thinking.

Do not forget to check my Etsy store, I have more new things for it.

see you,

Friday, March 20, 2009

Something new...

This is the last snippet of all the new things for my shop.
Do not forget today between 3 pm and 5pm:

"Sassy Owl Big Update"

I'll see you there...

Thursday, March 19, 2009

More snippets...

I have a little more Eye candy for you to enjoy. This are from the new Spring and Easter designs.
I have to move the shop update to tomorrow between 3pm to 5pm (central time)

I hope to see you tomorrow!!!

Ps, We (my hubby and me) have today the first marriage class. It is suppose to be very good to increase understanding, collaboration and love. I will have more insight to share tomorrow. Wish me good luck.
See you!!! =D

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Some eye candy

Hello, hello, hello
I was a little away from my computer because I was working in the new designs for my shop. And here is some eye candy...

If you like what you see, come over to my shop for the update. It will happen about 5 pm central time. The update will be big and with lots of new beauties for you.

I have a friend, Andrea, who I knew first as a customer and with the time be became friends. She has started a new adventure and has open her own Etsy shop. It is called Pixels and pom poms. Check it out, she has some cool and very sweet clips. She has a new blog and right now if you leave a comment you have the opportunity to participate in a giveaway. Here you can find more information. Good luck!
See you later! =D

Friday, March 13, 2009

I am In a new market!!! It is called ART_FIRE, go and check it out it is full of beautiful artists.
You can find these new design there, here is the link:

Sonia Hair Clips

Peggy Hair Clips

Mirna Headband

Camelia Hair Clips

See you later,

Monday, March 9, 2009

Work in progress

This is what I am working right now.

Some new stuff for Easter...

Some new headbands for Spring...

Mixed flowers...

and some buttons...

all of this will be coming to "Sassy Owl" very soon. Off to work now. =D

Friday, March 6, 2009

My first publication!!!! =D

In November of last year I was contacted trough Etsy by Elizabeth Hudson from Quick & Crafty magazine. Imagine my excitement when she ask me to send a pair of my clips for their upcoming February issue. I wanted to jump, hug and kiss her for liking my work.
I can assure you it has been a very loooong wait to see that it was true, but finally I got my copy in the mail.

And here it is:

If you turn to page 71, you will find the Etsy page

And here they are my Mia hair clips. And I love the editorial note on them.

I just want to say thank you to Elizabeth and the magazine for let this dream of mine come true. This is my first publication, I hope there is more coming my way.
See you soon,