Monday, April 28, 2014

Winners Announcements for J by G Giveaway

Happy Monday! A very busy weekend but we had fun! How about yours? Hope you achieved all the things on your endless "to do list". :D

As you know, today we are announcing the happy winners from J by G Giveaway. This interview was so much fun, as I adore Gabby, those tiny sculptures and most of all their tails.

So here are the winners!











The winner for a fabulous sculpture from J by G is Natalie Hermawan CLAIMED!








The winner for a sparkly charm from Pelhuaz is Randi Carlton CLAIMED!












Are you one of the lucky winner? Congratulations! You have 48 hours to claim your price before a new winner is selected. If you are in the winner's list, it's important to contact me by email (pelhuaz@icloud.com). To those who didn't win this time, don't worry as I'll be hosting more giveaways. 


On Thursday we'll have a New Fun Interview with another Exquisite Friends! You don't want to missed it!

Enjoy your week and thank you so much for your support!



Besitos,
Zei



Saturday, April 26, 2014

Mother's Day Countdown!

Did you know that Mother's Day is just two weeks away and you still have time to get your presents from a fabulous handmade shop? You can make a huge difference by support the Small Business. When you do so, you are supporting a Mom or a Dad to help raise their families.

I want to share with you great items that I picked from my Exquisite Friends. What do you think?








Roses Pendant by Cherished


















For the Love of Coffee by Violet's Buds


















Heart Tree by KRMBAL


















Cute Baskets by Unique Creations by Tracy



















Cute Tatted Lace Set by Crafteroni & Cheese


















Beauty Care products from Nourishingly Natural
















Cute Llamas from Mohu.








Pelhuaz also have a great Gift Ideas Collection perfect for Mother's Day. 




In order to honor Mom, I'm running a Mother's Day Sale. Use code "LOVEMOM" to get 35% off on all items, including the ones already on sale! Note that this promo is only valid at Pelhuaz Shop.


Use the code "LOVEMOM" to get 35% off on all items.*
*This promo is only valid at Pelhuaz Shop.


Hope your week is full of happiness and love. Use this time to visit my Exquisite Friend's Stores and make your purchases for Mother's Day. You still have time to get your gifts on time. Don't forget to visit Pelhuaz Blog on Monday to find out if you are a lucky winner... 

:D

CariƱos,
Zei

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Pelhuaz Exquisite Friend of the Week: J By G

I'll try to hold my excitement as I'm obsessed with the tails of these Little Wezens. The name of the artist is Gabrielle and she's the owner of J by G. The first time I saw a Wezen, I thought that it was the cutest thing and became a tail fan. 




You see what I mean? Isn't that tail great. I contacted Grabielle and ask her if she wanted to be part of the Pelhuaz Exquisite Friends and she said yes! Yay!





So here's the interview:

Pelhuaz: What's your name?
Gabrielle: Gabby

Pelhuaz: Describe yourself in 5 words.
Gabby: Shy, goofy, nerdy, motherly, creative.

Pelhuaz: If you could sing one song on American Idol or any other TV Show, what would it be? 
Gabby: Oh no, I am very shy! I wouldn't sing in front of anyone :D

Pelhuaz: If you were on an island and could only bring 3 things, what would you bring?
Gabby: Kids, Husband and a knife.

Pelhuaz: If we came to your house for dinner, what would you prepare for us?
Gabby: I am not a good cook, I am a better baker. I could make you a mean cake!

Pelhuaz: If you were a Star Trek® [or Star Wars®] character, which one would it be? 
Gabby: Why couldn't this be Doctor Who or Harry Potter ? :)

Pelhuaz: What is the last book you read?
Gabby: How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff.

Pelhuaz: Tell us about your Small Business… Why did you decide to open it?
Gabby: Well, I took a lot of art classes in high school so many that I maxed out of Jewelry and Ceramics. I ended up doing independent study for art. I entered a lot of art showed and won some awards and I just loved it so much. I ended up heading in another direction as an adult. However as a single mother with a child with special needs who found it hard to find a job that wanted to work with my schedule I wanted to so something from home that allowed me to still tend to my sons needs and meetings, etc. I started making jewelry and posting pictures online, I had a pretty good interest and opened a FB and an etsy. I went on to take custom orders allowing customers to take part in the process of picking materials while I was the person who put them together. Later I started messing with my love for sculpting and the idea of making my own charms to save money. Then from there the interest in my clay items seemed to outweigh that of my jewelry and to be honest I enjoyed the clay much more. 

At that point, I started making larger scale figures that were nightstand friends for childhood fears (afraid of the dark, monster under the bed, etc.) and then of course I added in some here or there when the creative bug bit. 



Pelhuaz: What is your favorite item available at J by G? Provide a pic.
Gabby: My Coffee Wezen was just something I thought of out of the blue for the adults and it turned out to be my most popular item. The number of comments I get on them stating "That looks just like me when I wake up" is awesome...



 
Pelhuaz: What do you wish you had known before you started?
Gabby: I wish I had a better understanding of pricing. I am awful at it I actually feel bad about charging people money I am still not use to someone buying something I have made.
Pelhuaz: When is your Store Anniversary?
Gabby: Aug 12

Pelhuaz: Imagine that I’m planning to open Pelhuaz, and I don’t know a thing about managing a Small Business, what will be your best advice?
Gabby: Always be kind and try to work with customers... Even if it's not something you normally do. You don't always have to be such a stickler in my opinion to the rules, because that one customer that you gave a little for might turn around and be your biggest customer, or they will remember the kindness you showed in doing something you don't normally do and they will spread the word... and word of mouth is a fantastic way to make or break a business.



 
When finished to transcript the interview, I felt like I was in front of a fighter and a great woman. Someone awesome! 

I visited J by G Store and tried to picked 3 of my favorites. It was very difficult as I love all the Wezen's Tails:









The Love Wezen is really adorable.



















The Spring Time Wezen and his tail. Yes, I know... "Stop it already with the tail thing!" :D

















Of course The Coffee Mug Wezen, I'm deprived from coffee due to my pregnancy, but can't stop to think that this is also me in the morning!








Well, to celebrate with J by G we'll run a fun giveaways until Saturday April 26. The winners will be posted on Monday, April 28 post. The prizes are:












An adorable sculpture Spring Time Wezen made by J by G







A cute charm from Pelhuaz







Enter the giveaway here:



a Rafflecopter giveaway





You can find  J by G  at Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  If you want to know more about her just click at the link and have some fun looking at all her products!

Thank you for taking the time to read about the Exquisite Gabby and her Shop!

Besos,
Zei













Monday, April 21, 2014

Winner Announcement for Cherished Giveaway

Happy Monday! A new week, a new promise of good things! We had a great rainy weekend. Sunday was so much fun. The girl received the Easter Bunny surprise as the first thing in the morning, next to her door. As it was a very rainy day, she spend all day playing with her new goodies and decorating with stickers and paper ears her eggs. Keep in mind that we are weird, and the Easter Bunny is kind of a Santa to us. :D




 


Now is time to know who are the Giveaway Winners. Wujuuuu! Here are they:







The winner of Cherished $10.00 Store Certificate is Shelly Mourick.

















The winner of Pelhuaz Well behaved Charm is Dena Leadman Liston.










Congratulations to all the winners! If you are in the winner's list, it's important to contact me by email (pelhuaz@icloud.com). You have 48 hours to claim your price before a new winner is selected. To those who didn't win this time, don't worry as I'll be hosting more giveaways. 


On Thursday we'll have a New Fun Interview with another Exquisite Friends! You don't want to missed it!


Saturday, April 19, 2014

Happy Easter!

Saturdays are days that I dedicate the morning to my Girl's Pre-Ballet Classes and the rest of the day goes between house chores and planning my future interactions with all of you. 



This is a very particular Saturday, as tomorrow is Easter Sunday and for us is like a second Christmas. My girl is under the impression that the Easter Bunny is some sort of Santa and we need to leave the house neat, leave cookies and water (as she said and I quote "Milk can get spoiled while he gets here and he's a rabbit... Rabbits don't drink milk for fun.") 

I just wanted to wish you all a Happy Easter Day with your family and friends. 






Come back again Monday, as the winners from Cherished Giveaway will be announce. May your day is full of great moment for exquisite future memories!



Un beso,
Zei






Thursday, April 17, 2014

Pelhuaz' Exquisite Friend of the Week: Cherished

This Pelhuaz' Exquisite Friend of the week is dedicated to someone I met in the crazy process of creating this blog. Since the beginning she has been of great support and always saying "yes" to my crazy ideas. Alecia is a talented jewelry maker and if I have to pick a word to describe her work, will be romance. All her pieces are beautiful and delicate. I took this interview as an opportunity to get to know her better and wanted to share what I have learned with all of you! 

Now here she is!




Pelhuaz: What's your name?
Alecia: Alecia

Pelhuaz: Describe yourself in 5 words.
Alecia: Helpful,creative, fun, silly and, loving.




Pelhuaz: If you could sing one song on American Idol or any other TV Show, what would it be? 
Alecia: Hmmm...I don't know LOL!

Pelhuaz: If you were on an island and could only bring 3 things, what would you bring?
Alecia: My phone, a full craft box :) and, my computer.

Pelhuaz: If we came to your house for dinner, what would you prepare for us?
Alecia: Hmmm... Either a chicken dinner or a grilled out meal.

Pelhuaz: If you were a Star Trek® [or Star Wars®] character, which one would it be? 
Alecia: On Star Trek, maybe Tess (from Voyager) and, Padme from Star Wars.

Pelhuaz: What is the last book you read?
Alecia: The choice.
Pelhuaz: Tell us about your Small Business… Why did you decide to open it?
Alecia: I've always crafted but when I was about 15, I started selling some of my jewelry.


Pelhuaz: What is your favorite item available at Cherished? Provide a pic.
Alecia: Hmmm... Either my robins egg birds nest or my solar system magnets :)





Pelhuaz: What do you wish you had known before you started?
Alecia: To network, I've learned this over the last year or so.

Pelhuaz: When is your Store Anniversary?
Alecia: Jan 21




Pelhuaz:
 Imagine that I’m planning to open Pelhuaz, and I don’t know a thing about managing a Small Business, what will be your best advice?

Alecia: Make friend in the crafting community, they'll be there for advice when you need it.

I visited Cherished Store and picked my favorites:







I had shared this Galaxy Pendant with you previously, but I just love it!











Isn't this the cutest Robin Nest ever?











Is Spring and these Magnet will look awesome on my fridge.







Well, to celebrate with Cherished Store we decided to run a fun giveaways until Saturday April 19. The winners will be posted on Monday, April 21 post. (Only 1 price per winner). These are the prizes:






Alecia is giving a $10.00 Certificate, to use at her store as part of this interview.










Pelhuaz is giving a fabulous "Well behaved women rarely make history" charm, as well.









Enter for a chance to win here:


a Rafflecopter giveaway



You can find Cherished at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. If you want to know more about her just click at the link and have some fun looking at all her products!

Thank you for taking the time to read about the Exquisite Alecia and Cherished!

Besos,
Zei











Monday, April 14, 2014

Pelhuaz Favorites from Kiser Kraft Handmade Mania Week 25

Monday again and I'm feeling good! Even we spend our weekend doing chores, cleaning and starting organizing the future baby's room -that at the moment is the room where everything ends (translate it as "it's a mess"), I feel good. Another week, another adventure. In the afternoon, I have a follow up appointment and with luck next week we'll know is the baby is Emma Sophia or Jorge Sebastian. We'll see... I just wanted to know, so I can start preparing everything and start the shopping extravaganza! :D

As you know, my dear friend Kelly have an amazing blog called Kiser Krafts -Krafting through life's Kraziness. She have this amazing post where we can promote our products in a weekly basis with a section named Handmade Mania. You can find there the best of the best Handmade products.

I would like to share with you my favorites. For this week, here it is:










Spring is here and I love this fabulous art piece by Rustic Romance Crafts named Welcome Spring.

















As I'm a 4 eye girl, I love this Greeting Card made by Scrawny Girl. She's a talented artist and you will love her shop too.















And for the Geek inside of me. How about this Suchi 8bit Magnet by my adorable friend Toni and her amazing shop The Little House of Crafting?    











You can visit Kelly's Blog to pick your favorites, too! 


This week will be a fun one at Pelhuaz Blog. I have another fun interview with a New Exquisite Friend of the Week on Thursday with a fabulous giveaway. You can't missed it. Who will be? 

Thanks for stoping by and feel free to share or leave your comments!


Un beso,
Zei
<3

Saturday, April 12, 2014

The Indie A List

A sunny Saturday over our Little Rain Forest. I love Saturdays as I get the girl to the ballet and spend time with the family. Today, I wanted to take the opportunity to share with you this great Community of small biz that I'm a proud member.

I'm sure you had heard about The Indie A List and wonder what exactly it is, and what members actually do. Well, today I'm gonna show you a little bit about the A Listers and the extraordinary business that form The Indie A List

Pelhuaz became a member back in 2013 after a set of "tests" and questionary. Be advised that not everyone can be part of it, and is a real honor for be to be called as a Member. 





The founder name is Kristina and she is the master mind behind it! Here's a little backstory. The A-List originated in 2012 as a page on a blog with a couple of shops listed, and as word spread about the A-List, more shops applied to be listed on the page. By 2013 were added even more shops and categories and a blog started. 



The main goal for the A-List is to become one of the top reputable resources for indie/small businesses. This means being the first stop for consumers when planning to make a purchase knowing that their will be taken care of by any member.




The Indie A List have categories for easy access of the products or services you might need. For example:




Is important to support the Small Business. Keep in mind that when you buy from a mom or a dad small business, you are helping them grow for the well being of their families. While providing support, you save money, have an unique product and stock up on gifts. 

There's so much more to coming soon from The Indie A List. We'll have events, prizes and more... 

Hope that the next time you need to get a gift or buy something for yourself, you thing on the Small Biz. 

Un beso,
Zei