DIY – HOW TO GIVE A NEW LOOK TO YOUR CELLPHONE COVER IN MINUTES USING WASHI TAPE

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Well, hello there! How are you? It’s nice to come back!
And with a “Do It Yourself” tutorial! Wanna learn how you can give a new look to your cellphone case?
You just need a few minutes, some washi tape and other materials that I’m sure you have wandering around your home.

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So, here we go!

MATERIALS:
– washi tape *to cover and decorate your cellphone case
– old cellphone cover *to renew it
– plain white glue (or mod podge if you have it) *to protect the case and make it waterproof
– cutter *to cut and open the holes in your cellphone case
– small container *to put some glue
– soft brush *to spread the glue onto the case

STEPS:
1 – take the plastic case out of your old cellphone cover (mine was fake leather, bought online);
2 – clean and scratch all the glue that the plastic case might still have on it;
3 and 4 – cover it with washi tape (I used two kinds of washi tape, both from IKEA, but you can use whatever you want and cover the case however you want);

Between steps 4 and 5 I forgot to take a picture, but it’s when you make the holes with the cutter in your cellphone case to match the buttons/camera sockets.

5 – using the soft brush spread glue onto the cellphone case. Wait a couple of hours and apply a second layer of glue to it. Let it dry completely and there you have it! A brand new case!

Note: if you already have a plastic case, skip steps 1 and 2 :)

IMAGEM PARA PINTEREST

2015 FREE PLANNER

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Hello hello!

2015 is coming and I am already thinking about what I want to accomplish this new year! One of my main goals is to better organize my time and my priorities. So, being the good planner I am (not a good doer, I’m afraid…), I made my own 2015 planner! Yeay! And you can download it for free! Just click here or on the image to get your PDF :)

Take a look at all I’ve included! I made it in an A5 format so I can print 2 pages per sheet, saving paper and making it easier to carry it with me.

If you decide to print it, don’t forget:

  • print 52 times the menu planner and the weekly planner (2 per sheet, so print only 26)
  • print 260 (without weekends) or 365 (weekends included) times the daily planner (2 per sheet, so print only 130 or 183 times)
  • print as many “Notes” pages as you wish
  • print as many “Passwords” and “Contacts” pages as you need 
  • print 1 cover, 1 index, 1 back cover, 1 “Main Goals” page, 1 annual calendar, 1 for each month, 1 birthdays calendar page

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I didn’t print my own yet because I went to a copy shop to ask for prices and… prepare yourself! I got completely mad! 90€ YES, you read it well! Ninety euros! So, I’ll just wait and print it in Portugal, where it might be cheaper. I’ll then show it on Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest, so stay tuned!

If you decide to print your own 2015 Rabiscarte Planner, you can take pictures of it and in case you have some social media platforms, share it with your friends, tagging me along the way :) I would be so grateful if you did that!

Here you can take a glimpse of each page. I hope you like it!

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PARENTING 101 (FROM 0 TO 6 MONTHS) – FREE PRINTABLE INFOGRAPHIC

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Hi there again!

As you may know, I’m a kindergarten teacher and a young mum. I’ve learned a lot in these past 8 months, but especially I’ve learned to understand what most of my kids’ mums/dads (when I was working) were feeling when they were worried about eating, sleeping, pooping and all of those baby things. In those times I would listen to them and feel sympathy for their doubts and problems and I would help them, feeling myself pretty comfortable because I had red so many books about babies and childhood. But now I see that, although I felt sympathetic, I was not 100% understanding. Now I can say that theory is a beautiful thing and knowledge is never enough, but there’s nothing like practice to really learn and get the know how about things!

So, taking in consideration both theory and practice, I summarized the first 6 months of my maternity. This is very personal and you should take in consideration that what worked for me may not work for you. Every baby is different! And also every couple form a different team with a different parenting style!

Just click on one of the images to download both PDFs.

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I hope you like it! Feel free to leave your opinion on a comment!

I’M BACK! NEWS! CURRENT OBSESSIONS AND FREE PRINTABLES (FREEBIES)!

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Yes! I’m back! Finally! Yes, my vacations ended in September, but coming back to the blog and the routines is very hard for me… You know, constancy is not my thing, let’s face it!

I have so many things to share that I don’t even know where I should begin. Nothing better than a list, don’t you think?

Let’s go!

- NEWS -

# 1
I wrote some articles about Berlin for my dearest friend Luis Seco, author of the Fotoviajar blog. It’s in portuguese though, sorry! But I’m so proud of it! Please stop by his blog because even if you can’t read, you’ll always be able to appreciate his great awesome photos!

# 2
I finally started my living room’s wall decoration! It is so big and empty… More on that later, I promise!
PAREDE SALA

# 3
My sweat dear best husband in the world got me a drawing tablet!!! Yay! So, now I’m learning how to work with it (when Olivia allows me to…). More on that later too ;)

- CURRENT OBSESSIONS -

# 1
Canva! Oh my! I’m completely obsessed with this new application! It is quite new, so it has some bugs, but it’s awesome!!! Canva is a great tool to create posters, printables, business cards, infographics and whatever you want to design! I created some printables that you can freely download (by just clicking on each image)! I hanged some on my living room wall :)

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Instagram! It’s so easy and fast to use… You can write whatever you want, with no limits or restrictions! And it’s an awesome tool to discover new people and artists! Currently I’m publishing some cool photos there, so I advise you to follow me, seriously! Just take a look! I promise you’ll like to follow me, because I may not be very regular with the blog, but I can’t stop creating and it’s much more easy for me to show my creations there.

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Yeah, I think that’s all for today! I’ll try to post more regularly, I promise! See you!!!

20 MINUTES DIY: LETTER STAMPED T-SHIRT

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I always get the best ideas when I’m breastfeeding my baby… and sometimes I put them into practice! This time I only used a plain white t-shirt, the alphabet stamps set, cardboard and some duct tape and in 20 minutes I had a brand new t-shirt! What do you think about it? Do you like the idea?


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MY 7 FAVORITE BLOGS AT THE MOMENT AND 1 BEAUTIFUL SONG

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Lately I’ve been more interested in some subjects like marketing, selling online, being your own boss, blogging and others related to these, so of course my favorite blogs at the present moment explore in a way these interests of mine. I’m really addicted to them and I don’t miss one post! I selected these 7, but I read many others… My Feedly is full full full of blog posts pending to get read…

Just click on each image to go directly to the blog (all in spanish though).


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And here’s a beautiful song :)

DIY: IKEA LACK TABLE COVERED IN WALL PAPER

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Do you remember what I first did with my plain Ikea Lack side tables? Here, take a look! Well, I got bored of them, besides, they didn’t match anymore with the living room decoration. So, I undid what I had and transform them again! This time I used Ikea wall paper, a stapler, a pair of scissors and some washi tape. Now, I just have to add some wall decoration and some curtains and my living room will be complete! YAY!

MESAS NOVAS

MESAS NOVAS SALA

THE ROUTINE 1.0 OF… PEPE OLIVA, FROM DIYVIÉRTETE!

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Hello everybody! Lets begin this new section on the blog “The Routine 1.0 of…” with the text of Pepe Oliva, author of the spanish blog DIYviértete. He was the first one answering my request for collaboration so I am enormously grateful to him! Before you begin reading his text, check out his blog! It’s in Spanish but it’s very visual and entertaining and in it you can find some really cool, interesting and original DIYs! I simply love his video- tutorials :)


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My name is Pepe and I am a Blogger, between many other things. To joke with my friends, I always say that I am a Blogger, DIYer, Crafter, Designer and Fashion Designer, all at once and then, of course, I have to explain every single term (laughs).

I started this blog because I lost my job and I needed to keep my mind somehow occupied and to work all the creativity that I have.

Everything started by asking for help to a few bloggers I was quietly following, so that they could advise me on how to get started. At first it seemed all quite confusing to me! So many new concepts to learn like SEO, Photoshop, PhotoScape, Tweets, Banners, video editing, statistics, HTML… To be honest I almost cried, but hey, step by step you’ll learn and control everything.

I jumped into the pool with only a logotype that I asked a friend to make for me and a mobile as a camera of photos and video, imagine that. Just take a look to my first posts! Nevertheless I don’t want to edit them, they are part of my blog and my growth in it.

One of the characteristics of the blog are the videos and especially the sound-tracks. I use songs that are unknown to my readers, but that have accompanied me during these past few years.

It’s not just the idea that counts, everything from taking good pictures, editing them and the videos, writing texts and preparing good content, takes a lot of time, but in the end it’s worth it a lot.

One of the best sources of inspiration for me is Pinterest, for all the images that it has. I get many ideas from there and later I give them my personal touch. I don’t like to literally copy something.

If I had to choose one of the most visited and fulfilling posts I published, it would be the “Skirt New Look“, nicknamed by many of my followers like the “PepeSkirt” (laughs), with which I organized a giveaway to thank them for being there with me.

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There are many bloggers that are marvelously well organized, with their plannings, dates of publications and everything… I tried to be like that, but in the end I gave up. Sometimes things don’t work like you planned them, so I live the moment and allow myself to go with the flow. I simply try to have a couple of written posts and to gather as much ideas as I can.

Recently I got a new job, so I’m trying to conciliate it with the blog, which fills me with joy, where I get to meet new people, share ideas with them and sometimes I get pleasantly surprised by my followers.

Normally I get up at 8:30 am, prepare my soya drink with coffee, a few oats cookies or a few toasts and sit down in front of the computer. I check my email, my Facebook page and I reply to my followers. When I finish this, and I get new ideas for my DIY projects, I go downstairs (I live in a two story house), where I have my two workshops, one for sewing and the other one with all my father’s tools, where I do all the messy stuff, like painting, sticking, upholstering… everything that’s not related with sewing, and I start working. Sometimes I only do one thing, if it’s too laborious or if I’m not inspired, but normally I do several things simultaneously and at the same time I take pictures.

At 2:00 pm, I get upstairs to eat, this is a sacred time at my home, then I prepare a coffee and again to the computer, then I retouch the photos and edit the videos, upload them to Youtube and I write the posts, while I’m saving and scheduling them.

Later in the afternoon, I return to my projects. I was doing this before I got this new job, but now I depend on a schedule, nevertheless I do the same thing when the work allows me to.

In the night, if I have published that day, I enter again in my blog to check out the visits and the comments.

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That is my day to day as a Blogger.

ANNOUNCING NEW SECTION ON THE BLOG! STAY TUNED!

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This Saturday I’ll inaugurate a new section on the blog! I have called it “The Routine 1.0 of …” and its main goal is that other bloggers tell me how they organize their daily routine around their blog. Since I am a disaster organizing myself (although I like to do lists, tables, plans, to plan, to take notes and brief notes…), I have always wondered how the people behind my favorite blogs were doing it. That’s why I’ve sent them an open letter asking for their collaboration! I also have thrown the request in Facebook, in the group of Bloguer@s Fandanguer@s. But anyone who wants to send me their text telling me about their own routine can be part of this! I’ll translate your text to Portuguese and Spanish and I’ll publish a text per month, the first Saturday of every month.

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Why to call this new section “The Routine 1.0 of…”? You may ask… Because nowadays we call 1.0 to the real world, to our physical life, and world 2.0 to our online life, in the Internet world.

One of my biggest worries and difficulties is to conciliate the life 2.0 with the 1.0, I mean, how do I connect all my activities together? The domestic tasks, to take care of my baby daughter, to cook, to go out for a walk, to watch the series that my husband and I follow (too many), to procrastinate, to prepare content for the blog, to write posts and to wander on the Internet… It intrigues me very much how other bloggers organize their day (or if they are so disorganized like I am and they don’t organize anything) and I would like to be a small fly to enter their homes and watch them working.

I’ve already red several guides to learn how to organize my time, to separate tasks, but I realized that I’m just not that way… I digress too much, get lost in my own thoughts and dreams, I’m very inconstant and when I realize, I’ve spent the whole day doing just one thing (or to be with my daughter, or to take care of the house, or to read your blogs, or to dedicate time to mine …). I even created my own blog planner hoping to center and focus myself a little bit, but it remains difficult to me…

That’s why I thought about creating this section, a space where every month a blogger tells me their daily routine, their week of work and how they conciliate their real life with their online life. I want to learn from them as much as I can and, who knows, to help someone that feels the same way that I do.

So, stay tuned, because this Saturday we’ll give voice to Pepe Oliva, from DIYviértete!

OLIVIA’S NAME USING FABRIC RAGS ON IKEA’S POST CARDS AND FRAMES

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Yes, I admit it, I’m addicted to writing my baby’s name with fabric rags… But I love it sooooo much!!! This time I decided to make something more elaborated, so I used NYTTJA frames and the postcards designed by Tom Frazier for IKEA. What do you thing about the final result! I love it!

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