Monday, December 29, 2014

A New Year awaits us!

A New Year is just 2 days away, and I was thinking about how great was this year. I count my blessing and feel amaze of how lucky I am. Sometimes we describe a good or a bad year with that things that highlight the most, lost your job, your sells weren't what you expected, your wish list wasn't checked completely... and so on. But if you look closely, you'll see that your year was wonderful. Hey, you got the chance to be alive for another 365 days... That's amazing enough. Don't you think?  

Well here are my highlights:

1. I spend almost all 2014 pregnant and now have a beautiful boy. 

2. The Girl did amazing in all the process, even she struggled a little at school with the baby arrival, she got back on track very quick. 

3. She participated in a fabulous ballet recital where she was amazingly good, and this Mama cried thru all the show.  


4. My Hubby still my favorite person and he managed so well all the up and downs of my pregnancy (and post) perfectly.

5. We decided that I'll be a SAHM, which I love.

6. I realized that I was born to be a Mom, not a employee. (I hate dealing with imbeciles :D)

7. We had a very happy and healthy year.

8. Even I got a C-Section, I was able to return to my pre-pregnancy-weight in less than 2 months. I still need to get back in shape, but to be honest I'm not in a hurry. I spend 9 month gaining weight, so my goal is to be ready in the same amount of time.

9. Pelhuaz Store did good, but I'm sure it can do better.  

10. I realized I'm extra-mega-bless for everything I have (and for what I don't have, as well).

What are your highlights? I would love to know... 

Wishing a New Year full of love, happiness and health, from my family to yours!


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Gift ideas from my favorite handmade stores

It's being almost 3 months since my baby boy arrived and I feel happier than ever. My schedule is all upside down. Most of the time I feel tired, my house is a complete mess, dinner preparation is reduced to whatever I can cook in less than 30 minutes, and need to think twice before I decide to leave the house with him by myself. But you know what? I love it! I can't imagine my live without my Little Tiny Human! 

If you are as busy as I am, here are some great gift ideas from my favorite shop that will help you save time, money, and you will be supporting a Small Business. Us - the Small Business Community - really appreciate your orders, as this is our only way to support our family! 

Let's do this!

Store: móhu
Description: Specialized in crocheted soft toys, dainty jewelry, stationery, and art.
Featured as Exquisite Friend of the Week: July 2014 

I'm a big fan of her work. I'm obsess with the Llamas. At her interview, Lauren explained that Móhustarted off as a side project, just for fun. She enjoyed it so much that after a while she turned into a proper business.

Description: Specialized in fun illustrations, plush toys, sculptures and children's books all featuring the Little Green Guy and his friends.
Featured as Exquisite Friend of the Week: May 2014

The Little Green Guy is so cute. He's always looking for ways to have fun. Brittany is a talented artist that creates beautiful art. And who is this Little Green Guy? As Brittany explained in her interview, the Little Green Guy is an adorable mischievous little green monster with one big eye and a cute little green butt!

DescriptionHandcrafted soap
Featured as Exquisite Friend of the Week:   Coming Soon

The best soaps I had ever smell. I wish I win the lotto to have my house filled with their magnificent fragrance. I met Hillary thru another friend and being obsess with her soaps since then!

Store: Plum Papaya
DescriptionHandmade creatures, critters, and quilts.
Featured as Exquisite Friend of the Week:   August 2014

I met Tessa thru one of the crafty groups that I participate in, and felt in love with her creations. As a new mom of a boy, I can see my darling boy playing with her adorable toys.

At Pelhuaz, we also have great findings that will serve as great stocking stuffers. 




Visit us and if you want a custom piece, just let me know (email). Remember, lets make this a Happy Holiday to everyone, support the Small Business and shop handmade!

Love & Besitos,

Saturday, November 29, 2014

The perfect stocking stuffers... Two amazing sales...

Pelhuaz have so many new items available, and so many more to come - that will be great as stocking stuffers. We are participating in two fabulous sales and wanted to share great findings from my fellow handcrafty friends.

The Indie A List and the AListHoliday14

As you all know I'm a very proud member of The Indie A List. This is a elite group of handmade stores that provide the best products with the best service EVER. We had created a Gift Guide with all the fabulous stores available. Here are just a few:


I'm a huge fan of Tessa's work and her T's.

Red Letter Paper Company

I love the paper goods that this store have. Their Season items are fabulous.

Little House of Crafting

The best pins ever. Toni is so imaginative when it to her pins design. 

Plum Papaya

The cutest creatures, critters & quilts. So cute that I want them all.

Crafteroni & Cheese

You can find here amazing amigurumi friend. The cutest of all!

Storenvy Community and the StorenvyFlash30

As a Storenvy Shop Owner, I was able to connect with a fabulous community. Cody from Lu & Ed is the sponsor of the second Storenvy Flash Sale on Cyber Monday. It will take place tomorrow December 1st, from 12am EST to 11:59PM EST. Everything in the participant stores will be 30% off with code StorenvyFlash30. Here are few of them:


Unique Creations by Tracy

This shop have so many cute crochet items, from owls to baskets and much more.

Violet's Buds

The prettiest hair accessories and fabulous hoop decor. Love the clips and I have few myself! 

Adore by Nat

The name said it all. Adorable party decoration and paper beauties, such as tags, cards and signs. She's the responsible that my packaging looks so nice!  

Kiser Kraft

Fabulous socks toys made by the Sock Goddess Kelly.

Well, here they are. Some of my favorite stores. Take a look and just let me know which one is your favorite!


Life is too short to wear boring jewelry!


Monday, November 10, 2014

No one told me...

It's another week on the countdown to Christmas. Isn't that great? I just remember last year celebration and it was not so long ago. I also remember discovering that I was pregnant. All the magical and fabulous sensation of the excitement of the baby to be.

We wanted this baby for so long and finally we were able to have him. This was my 3rd pregnancy - I have 2 girls, and I thought that I knew the 9 month drill.

How wrong I was...
No one told me that baby boys and baby girls pregnancies are WAY too different. No one told me that the morning sickness can start whenever the baby boy feels like to, even if is at the second trimester when you suppose to be feeling all fine and dandy. No one told me that when the doctor said "Not Hanky-Panky with Daddy" until further notice because you need to bed rest, is when you want to "Hanky-Panky" with Daddy. No one told me that bed rest is a pain in the butt, and watching TV all day can make you feel cranky. 

No one told me that I'll start swelling for not apparent reason and look like Big Hero 6. 

No one told me that I'll be extra emotional and the thought of having to leave my girl for few days due to the baby's arrival make me crack into tears of desperation - without warning. No one told me that even looking at my girl's face will brought the thought of having to leave her for few days due to the baby's arrival and make me crack into tears of desperation - without warning ALL OVER AGAIN.

And the Oh-so-expected-day arrives and when you thought that the emotional roll-coaster was over... It start again with a different and strong twist. No one told me that all the pain will disappear as soon as I locked eyes into my Tiny Human. 

No one told me that the sound of his cry is the most magical thing in the world. No one told me nor warned me of the overwhelming feeling that consumed me the first time that my girl holded her new Tiny Brother in her arms. 


No one told me that I'll fall in love all over again with my family. No one told me that a proud and protective Big Sister is the most beautiful thing.

No one told me that I will be able to love her more - if that was even possible. No one told me that from being a Project Manager and a Mama of 1, I will became a comfy bed...

No one told me that I will develop a "fetish" for Tiny Human's feet.

No one told me that such a Tiny thing could be so darn funny.

No one told me that when he sleeps, I want to silence the world outside.

No one told me that when he cries I feel like dying inside and will do anything to stop his discomfort.

No one told me that those eyes will melt all my insides.

No one told me that his personality will be so much like mine.

No one told me that with only one hour of sleep I will survive the day. No one told me that all my years of experience as a Project Manager will be used to manage my Tiny Human. No one told me that an elaborated schedule needs to be establish with intervals of 3 hours per breastfeeding. No one told me that after each feeding I could eat an elephant (didn't happen before). No one told me that the Tiny Human can stay awake for so long, that only few minutes of sleep while eating or burping are enough. 

 No one told me that he will be so handsome and adorable.

And no one told me that I'll become Sting-Every-Breath-You-Take's Psycho... (This is one of the most misinterpreted songs ever. It is about an obsessive stalker, even it sounds like a love song.) I was already a Neurotic Mom, but no one told me that I'll become a whole new (higher) level of neurotic.

Every breath you take and every move you make
Every bond you break, every step you take, I'll be watching you
Every single day and every word you say
Every game you play, every night you stay, I'll be watching you

Enjoy your family, the Tiny Humans in your life, the little miracles that surrounds you. Be grateful for your sleepless nights, the dark circle under your eyes, the tiredness of your body. Time go too quickly and you'll missed all those things that no one told you about, but are the greatest of all.