Monday, June 30, 2014

Happy Anniversary Week! Wujuu!

This is a fabulous week as we have the chance to celebrate our very 1st Year Anniversary! Wujuuuuu! Let's party!



Pelhuaz by Red was opened on a fabulous 4 of July. Probably, I was bored and decided to finally go ahead and finally do it. I don't regret the decision, as I was able to met some fabulous friends and mature my Small Biz.  

Now, be advised that on Thursday I'll not be posting the Exquisite Friend of the Week but on Friday (Anniversary Day) I'll have a Party to celebration Pelhuaz Anniversary. You'll be able to enjoy a Fun Interview with a multi-vendor giveaway. 

You don't want to missed it! Will be EPIC!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Pelhuaz Exquisite Friend of the Week: Lu & Ed

Who doesn't love a good doses of Mon-stors? I do. Even so, that the baby's room theme is cute monsters. And if you are looking for a great addition to your eco-friendly collection, look no further. Cody has a great collection of Mon-stors, Bags, Gadgets and more available at her shop Lu & Ed.

Cody is also a great resource of knowledge and a Small Business Supporter. She's an active member of the Handmade-Crafty Community and is an fabulous friend that loves to help everyone.  



So let's hear what Cody has to say. Enjoy her fun interview!

Pelhuaz: What's your name?
Cody: Cody   

Pelhuaz: Describe yourself in 5 words?
Cody: Brave, kind, punny, giving, and positive.    

Pelhuaz: If you could sing one song on American Idol or any other TV Show, what would it be?
Cody: I wouldn't - the only person I sing aloud to is my son!     

Pelhuaz: If you were on an island and could only bring 3 things, what would you bring?
Cody: Am I stranded? If so, a phone to call for help, sunscreen and bottled water. ;)         

Pelhuaz: If we came to your house for dinner, what would you prepare for us?
Cody: Green bean casserole, rolls, cheesy corn, mashed potatoes, roasted asparagus and carrots, steamed broccoli, and cupcakes for dessert! 

Pelhuaz: If you were a Star Trek® [or Star Wars®] character, which one would it be?
Cody: Honestly, I'm not a huge fan of either series. Eep!            

Pelhuaz: What is the last book you read?
Cody: Curse Keepers by my mother in law, Denise Grover Swank!            

Pelhuaz: Tell us about your Small Business… Why did you decide to open Lu & Ed?
Cody: I moved my small family to Kansas City from the East Coast in 2009 and downsized majorly - into my mother-in-law's basement. Desperate for some storage that wouldn't take up much of our precious floor space, I dreamed up toy storage for my son that we could hang on the back of the doors for him to put his toys in, in the form of a monster he could "feed". The next day, I drafted the pattern and with the help of my mother-in-law, learned to use a sewing machine, and several hours and many laughs later, the very first Mon-stor ever was born.

After I posted photos of the first few Mon-stors for my son on social media, I began to get requests for them. I started making them at the cost of supplies for friends. A few weeks later I had so many requests I could barely keep up with them and I had to increase the price a bit to account for the time I was spending on them. A friend sent me a photo of their children "feeding" their Mon-stors. Knowing that something these hands created brought children so much joy and wonder filled my heart with a happiness I had never felt before. In that moment, I knew this: monster making was my calling. Another couple of weeks and I had a queue for custom orders that filled several pages in a notebook, and within three months of making the first ever Mon-stor I dropped my day job to pursue monster making full time. It was the best decision I ever made.            

Pelhuaz: What is your favorite item available at Lu & Ed? Provide a pic.
Cody: My big Mon-stors are always my favorite. I love their personality and functionality, and the different ways kids interact with them - from pretending they are scary monsters chasing them to hungry monsters rescuing a village from "bad guy" action figures to baby monsters needing a snack. I love how beautifully wild and free a child's imagination is and that Mon-stors bring that out in them! 

Pelhuaz: What do you wish you had known before you started?
Cody: I went into this with almost ten years of marketing and custom service experience. I felt incredibly prepared in that aspect. What I wasn't prepared for was how volatile & hurtful some people can be towards you when your hard work starts to pay off - but no matter what, I kept on keeping on and doing my thing, hitting milestone after milestone and celebrating each one like the grand accomplishment they were! You can't let people who don't support your drag you down - eliminate the nay-sayers from your life and invest yourself wholly in your community of cheerleaders and friends who support you in all that you do!        

Pelhuaz: When is your Store Anniversary?
Cody: Apr 10            

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?
Cody: To be realistic and know that this is NOT easy. It takes time. It can take weeks, months or years to begin to lift your small business off the ground. You have to be patient and continually improving your products, branding, photography, marketing. You have to constantly research and learn new technologies and how to reach your target market it. But most importantly, you have to stay positive! Positivity breeds excitement and enthusiasm - letting the hardships of small business ownership drag you down can set off warning signals and push potential clients away. So always do your best to be happy, bubbly and positive on all social media outlets (even your personal ones and forums)!


As I mentioned before, I love orange. I saw this fella and felt in love with him. Presrot is a good friend of my Little Princess that love to play hide and sick. His favorite spot is behind the bed. Love to be outside with the dogs and jump on the trampoline. 


If you want to adopt a new friend or know more about Cody and her Eco-Friendly Shop you can reach her at BlogFacebook, Twitter and Instagram

Thank you for your time and constant support. Sending lots of love your way.

Besos,

Zei



Monday, June 23, 2014

Just another Manic Monday!

What to do with another Monday, after a weekend of fun? How about taking a look at some of Pelhuaz Summer options?

The following items are great for the Summer. A stand out jewelry, which celebrates the delicate yet strong side of woman. You can wear Pelhuaz unique handmade designs with your casual daily outfit or your fancy night out. It can be also a fashionable gift with a boho – indie twist.


Inspirational bracelets

Live your Dream

Elegant Rose Charm

Custom Charm Bracelet

If you like any of these pieces, feel free to visit Pelhuaz and place your order. We have so many options to pick from. 

Another thing... Don't missed this week Exquisite Friend of the week. Will be monstrous... :D

Saturday, June 21, 2014

The Indie A List Flash Sale is LIFE!

Summer is here and so is The Indie A List Flash Sale.


Members of The Indie A List are participating right now of this fabulous sale of a 25% off on all the items. 

Image property of KRMBAL
 
Visit your favorite store from The Indie A List and enjoy this fabulous ONE DAY ONLY FLASH SALE



Pelhuaz is part of this fabulous flash sale, so don't miss the opportunity to score your favorite jewelry for my store, with a great 25% discount on all items with code FLASHINDIE!

Happy Shopping!


Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Pelhuaz Exquisite Friend of the Week: Nature Junkie

If I think about eco-friendly, the first things that comes to my mind is reusing the cornflakes box for shipping (I learned that from Tessa owner of KRMBAL) and this Fabulous Lady. 

Kristin is an amazing friend who dedicates her business to save the planet. :D She creates  reusable items that you just use, wash and use again. Can you imagine to never have to buy paper towel or a sponge again? Well, if you get Nature Junkie's stuff, for sure you will be able to do so. 

This is even a more special post as today is Nature Junkie's Anniversary!




I'm pleased to introduce you to my always happy friend Kristin and her amazing shop Nature Junkie!




Pelhuaz: What's your name?
Kristin: Kristin

Pelhuaz: Describe yourself in 5 words?
Kristin: Creative, eco-friendly, nature lover, dedicated      

Pelhuaz: If you could sing one song on American Idol or any other TV Show, what would it be?
Kristin: Journey - Dont Stop Believing         

Pelhuaz: If you were on an island and could only bring 3 things, what would you bring?
Kristin: A radio, a picture of my son, a lighter (Im no good at starting a fire) 

Pelhuaz: If we came to your house for dinner, what would you prepare for us?
Kristin: My infamous Santa Fe Soup!           





Pelhuaz: If you were a Star Trek® [or Star Wars®] character, which one would it be?
Kristin: Chewbacca!    

Pelhuaz: What is the last book you read?
Kristin: Lullaby by chuck palahniuk 

Pelhuaz: Tell us about your Small Business… Why did you decide to open Nature Junkie?
Kristin: I started Nature Junkie in June of 2012 when I was expecting our son. I was bored at home and decided to treat myself to a sewing machine. I taught myself how to sew and in no time at all I was creating and selling my products. I originally started with selling baby items but decided to switch gears in November of 2012.

I am a huge nature lover and a firm believer in reducing, reusing, and recycling. We need to preserve this beautiful planet. That's when I started thinking about all of the daily things that people throw away. With a new baby and my eco-friendly beliefs I started making kitchen items that were not only reusable but put money back into your wallet. 





Pelhuaz: What is your favorite item available at Nature Junkie? Provide a pic.
Kristin: This adorable I Scream for Ice Cream Hanging Towel


Pelhuaz: What do you wish you had known before you started?
Kristin: How important product photos are! They can really make or break a business. 



Pelhuaz: When is your Store Anniversary?

Kristin: Jun 18            

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?
Kristin: I would advice to start off with strong product photos. Also be realistic. It's very rare that a business will take off in just a few weeks. It took almost a year to establish myself as a business. Work hard and get your name out there.




To be honest, I love everything that Kristin offer at her shop. My three favorite items are:

The Octopus Reusable Snack Pouch

The Happy Sushi Unsponge

and The We All Scream For Ice Cream Hanging Towel


In order to celebrate her anniversary, Kristin is running a Multivendor Giveaway at her Facebook Page. Don't missed the opportunity to win a fabulous prize from one of her favorite shops. Pelhuaz is included... Yay!


If you want to know more about Kristin and Nature Junkie you can find her at Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

Thank you so much for taking the time to read about this eco-friendly shop and let's start thinking about the future that we are planning for our children. Enjoy your day!

Besos,

Zei


Monday, June 16, 2014

Special annoucement & Pelhuaz nominations for the Liebster Award

Fabulous things are happening this week. Save the date as June 21 (next Saturday) members of The Indie A List have a fabulous sale. Visit your favorite store from The Indie A List and enjoy this fabulous ONE DAY ONLY FLASH SALE. Pelhuaz will be part of this fabulous flash sale, so don't miss the opportunity to score your favorite item for my store.



On other notes... Few weeks ago I mentioned you that my Fabulous and Exquisite Friend Tessa from KRMBAL nominate Pelhuaz Blog for the Liebster Award. Is a huge honor that she thought about me. 

So what was it and how does this work? Easy... With the Liebster Award, I nominates 11 blogs who have less than 200 readers. The Bloggers answer 11 questions given to them by their nominator. In this case, I'll be answering KRMBAL 11 question. Then, I'll pay it forward and nominates 11 bloggers with my own 11 questions. 

If you are curious regarding my answers at Tessa's questions, click here to get chance to read the post. 


My nominations are: 
1. Danielle Strong from Squshies - Felt Animals 
2. Brittany Boutique from Off the Hook

3. Toni Conn from Little House of Crafting

4. Chelsea from Crafteroni & Cheese

5. Nicole Monk from Baby Moon Boutique

6. Kelly and David from Craftypodes

7. Kristina from Joyfully Smitten

8. Tracy from SAHM of Two: My So Called Crazy Life

9. Kelly Kiser from Kiser Krafts

10. Eny from Eny Time Creations

11. Carrie from Lily and Bo

If you are a nominee here's what you have to do. Answer the following questions and pay it forward by nominating 11 new candidates.

Here are your 11 questions:
1. What's your favorite fruit?
2. How often do you felt asleep at work or a doctor's office?
3. What's your favorite item from your favorite handmade shop?
4. What's your favorite super hero or villain?
5. Tell us something funny about you.
6. MAC or PC?
7. What's your favorite color?
8.The deadline to your project is closing in and you are 75% at the completion stage. You know the project won't be on time no matter what, what do you inform at your status meeting report?
9. Cake or ice-cream? Tell us the flavor.
10. If you were an animal, which one will you be?
11. Pizza or Quesadilla?

As you can see, I was hungry at the moment of writing this questions. Hope you have a great time answering them. Can't wait to read them all.

Besos,



Saturday, June 14, 2014

Happy Saturday and for tomorrow Happy Father's Day!

My birthday celebration was amazing. Such a great time with the family. Hubby officially gave me my new VAIO. Is a 13" laptop that you can turn into a tablet, touch screen and the coolest part is that the keyboard can be hided behind it. SO is like a tablet! I feel so fancy using it. So, new hardware to run Pelhuaz & Pelhuaz Blog. Yay! Isn't she pretty?


I had my Happy Birthday Cake, my Praline and was able to asked for my wish and the Little Fella cooking at my belly kept the party going all night. No much sleep due to that - but happy that he's there making his thing!

Flowers that my Girl pick from our yard!


My delicious cake

My (all mine) Praline! Yay!


Tomorrow is Father's Day and I was able to order a fabulous manly-mue macho bracelet for hubby. It has engraved our initials - including the Baby Boy that is on it's way. I'm sure he's gonna love it! He deserve so much and the girl love him to the moon and back (and so do I). 


Hope you are able to enjoy your day and that the Daddy in your life receive all the love.

Happy Saturday and Happy Father's Day!

Besos,

Thursday, June 12, 2014

My favorite picks from Kiser Kraft: Handmade Mania Week 34

Yesterday was my birthday, and I wanted to show you things that I want. Kiser Krafts Blog shared with all of us, as a weekly basis the best of the best at the handmade community. I like visiting shops and making wish list for the time I win the lotto. It will be soon... I can feel it! :D

For this week, as I have My Girl and the Baby Boy on my mind, I decided for this 3 items: 

From Dazzling and Dapper this cute shirt for a Baby Boy -  King of the Castle Embroidered Shirt



From this amazing art that will look fabulous at my girls room
Bravely Hand Painted Wood Slice


From Bally and Lis this Large Cosmetic Bag that will be awesome for my stuff inside the baby bag.

 
Visit Kiser Krafts Blog and let us know which one are your favorites items. I really enjoy looking thru all my friends shops.

Enjoy your day!

Besos,





Monday, June 9, 2014

Happy Birthday Week!

Yes, it's that time in the year when I celebrate my life... My happiness... My achievements... My family! On Wednesday, June 11 is my birthday and how awesome thing is that I have so much to celebrate. 




I have to be honest with all of you, it's being a thought ride. I've cried, I've scream my lungs out, I've felt like giving up... But I didn't! And due to that, I found my true happiness next to an amazing man that loves me and had gave me everything than any gal had dreamt about... A Loving Family. 


 

We might not be wealthy, but in our fridge there's always something to eat, our cars has gas to move around, and when something get broken, we managed to get it fixed. 





So I want to celebrate not only my birthday, but also the power and confidence that I have to say "I'm happy"!

Enjoy your Monday... Enjoy your week... and Let's get this thing going!

Sending my love your way!


Besos,
Zei  



Saturday, June 7, 2014

A quick view of Pelhuaz Exquisite Friends (Part 2)

Few weeks ago I presented few of Pelhuaz Exquisite Friends. Today I'll show you a few more. As mentioned before, Pelhuaz Blog was born as a crazy idea of mine, and it success is in great deal due to the amazing crafty friends that I have made in the process. 

The Pelhuaz Exquisite Friends is a elite of fabulous shops that offer so amazing products, that today I'll continue with my list.

This week we have Kiser Krafts, Imagineif, Crafteroni and Cheese, J by G and Little House of Crafting. I'll get to each one of them, but I did't want to make the post too long. Please visit them and let me know which is your favorite.


Kiser Krafts

Sock Stuff Animals and Monsters, and home decoration.


Penny Pet Bunnies
   

Imagineif

Safe, natural, open ended toys

Eco Friendly Wood Toys
                           

Crafteroni and Cheese

Amigurumi and Eclectic Products


Crochet Toys

J by G


Handmade polymer clay figurine creatures.

                              
The Wezens


Little House of Crafting

Handmade pinback buttons, magnets and perlers. 

Custom Pins


I hope that you have a week full of great things and happy moments. Remember to Support the Small Business. Behind every Small Business, there’s a story worth knowing. When you buy from them, you are becoming part of their supporting group. Shop Indie. Shop Handmade.

Besos,