Feb 2012

Get Uncommon: Custom iphone Cases

They’re here! They’re here! The custom iphone cases I ordered last week are finally here! This is the second time I’ve ordered from Uncommon and I’m SO excited about it.


My first Uncommon purchase. An iphone 3G case for John on V-day 2 years ago.

Uncommon makes the most well-designed, highest quality customizable products available! Their proprietary 3D TATT® (Thermo-Active Transdermal Technology) process ensures durable, long-lasting, high resolution imagery on every product they imprint. They then package your art with care and ship it quickly and safely to your door. (Ok, so I might have borrowed and tweaked that last part from their site. Could you tell? It doesn’t make me any less excited though.)

Lucid Dream Designs iphone case

...to match my business website...

Desirai iphone case

...to match my personal website...

AMMIH iphone case

I made this one for my husband John for THIS Valentine's Day.

I’m so freaking happy with how these turned out I can’t decide which case to put on my phone!

Seriously though, these babies are gorgeous. They don’t chip and are incredibly durable.

Uncommon was also nice enough to throw in some 20% off coupons which I will happily share with you.

Leave a comment and tell me what you’d like to put on your custom case. I’ll pick two random winners on Monday, February 20th, 2012. You’ll each receive an Uncommon 20% off coupon code via email (so be sure to leave your email address!).


Nov 2011

A Day of Thanks

Since moving to Florida my family has traditionally spent Thanksgiving at my best friend Crystal’s house. I usually bring the mashed potatoes, carrot souffle and garlic & herb turkey breast. It’s usually cooked in part (or often entirely) by my husband John, which is just one of the many things I’m thankful for. Then there’s Crystal’s empanadas which are freakin’ delicious. Seriously, I can’t imagine a party at her house without empanadas. That’s like having pancakes with no syrup and who’d want that?

But even with Crystal’s amazing empanadas it’s hard not to be sad about missing Thanksgiving with my family in NYC. Just like previous years, I’m certain the entire family will be congregating at my cousin Cary’s house in Long Island. I can’t help but wonder… will Michie be making the mashed potatoes with cream cheese again this year? Will anyone reminisce about the face Eduardo used to make whenever he saw the Turkey? Will my family think of me as the stuffing gets passed around? (I used to eat stuffing by itself all year round, lol) Even though I can’t be there with them I hope they know how much I miss them.

Jeez I’m tearing up here…(insert break to answer a phone call from my Tia Pucha here.) Awww they are thinking of me…

I’ll post pics of some friends, family and food later tonight. What are your plans for today? Please feel free to link to any great Thanksgiving posts, recipes, pictures and or giveaways in the comments below. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!


Oct 2011

Thankful For The Little Things

Journal CoverGratitude Journal lined pages

Today was the day. I finally bought a gratitude journal. I’d been interested in starting one ever since watching “The Secret” but guess I never got around to it.

I spotted the perfect one while picking up an accordion file at Office Max this afternoon. It was a 70′s golden yellow color with damask print velor (velvet? I can never remember the difference) on the front. It instantly reminded me of my great grandmother Eulalia. I could swear they pulled the cover right off her old Brooklyn apartment walls.

It was a little more than I was looking to pay especially since it had a couple of minor flaws, but it was the last one and reminded me of Abuela Lala, and for that I was thankful.

I’d be lying if I told you I knew exactly what I wanted to write in it. I guess I’ll just start by writing 5 things I’m grateful for each night and we’ll see where it goes from there.

Do you have a gratitude journal? How long have you been keeping one? What are your thoughts on giving daily thanks? Do you feel it’s changed your thought process and your perspective on life? I’d love to hear your experience with it.