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Long enough I haven’t posted and I think this is a good opportunity for me to express my feelings about the way we’ve been treating our planet and our everyday environment starting from home….

This 2010 Earth Day there are still infinite issues that need to be abolished, we’ve been talking about this situation for nearly 20 years and it’s about time we start doing something seriously to change that, it’s our responsibility, only reflection isn’t enough, Earth Day is everyday, action is needed, cos nature is shouting out everyday louder, as you can see here

Theoretically is easy talking but in a daily basis our behavior is far from our speech, transforming information in action, preserving bio adversity is critical at this point.

See below a few changes we can start making little by little and that will lead us to a bigger change.

. Keep your pipes, faucets and hoses working in good condition, any liking or perforation might waste 3200 liters of clean water a day.

. A regular shower takes only 6 minutes and 140 liters of water :O, avoid peeing before showering, you will save 20 liters of water that would be used to flush. Another simple and practical idea is to use 2in1 shampoo and conditioner, you save time in the shower and still reduce by half the number of packaging, isn’t that a good deal?

. Perishable food will be less wasted if you buy only the quantity you will need, try making good use of vegetable peels for soups and fruit peels for teas or desserts. Organics are not a brand but a choice, and local farmers will appreciate your choice for their items. For more information, visit SlowFood

. Diapers take 250-500 years to decompose, you can choose (organic) cotton pre-folds diapers but if in case you dont have a washer machine at home or live in an apartment you can go for those eco-friendly ones here or the Australian corn fiber ones.

. Climb the stairs whenever possible instead of taking the moving stairway of elevators, you’re putting your energy saving to action.

. Take a ride or take a bus if you have a friend from work living close by or if you have a bus station nearby your work and home.

. Wash your clothes only if they are really dirty or estimate a number of times to wear them before taking them to the laundry, many people wear the clothes just once and put them to wash, specially jeans.

. Buy reusable water bottles.

. Try using the heat and air conditioning only when is extremely necessary and don’t let them on once you leave the room for long time.

. Recycle dish washer and laundry machine water, you can use them to flush the toilet or wash your car, the driveway, and mop the floor if needed.

. Always Have a spare bucket for clean water so when it rains you can capture up to 10 gallons of water.

. Try not to use paper towel, use a rag or a cloth to wipe out or clean the dirty and mess in the house but if you do, try reusing them over a few times, there is a type you can wash like rags and reuse it.

I know there are lot more to do and you can help me leaving your suggestion here but those are the ones I remember now and they are adjustable to our way of life and do not cost a thing. Happy Earth Day Everyday 😉

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Self-Expression of my Soul

1. As you become more daring, people familiar with your work may think you have been snorting liver of sulfur. they just like the old stuff. Your new work may not sell well initially, and you may be tempted to retreat to your former design comfort zone. Film director Sydney Pollack stated that he looks for that small wedge of the public pie that will support exactly what he loves to do. Rather than adjusting to external demands, Frank, too, looks for the wedge.

2. Your jewelry will likely face increased rejection. This is a good sign. It means that your designs are strongly self-expressive,and some people are simply no going to warm up to them. Rejection may come in the form of harsh criticism, but, more likely it arrives in the form of a ”stare” or quickly averted eyes. Accepting, even welcoming, rejection takes the power out of it.

3. You will feel happier and more passionate. Even though he faced fear of financial ruin, Frank Gehry routinely experienced joy in his work after he stopped constructing malls. All of us have had at least flashes of pure satisfaction in manifesting our vision.

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Brazilian Easter chocolate eggs are a tradition. every year tons of Easter eggs are sold in stores nationwide like this one, this one and this one that seems not to feel the economic recession weight.
Way before Easter time, they are already decoration the places with chocolate eggs, baskets, bunnies and all kinds of chocolate gifts you could possibly imagine and attracting thousands to shoppers and chocolate lovers no matter if kids, teens, adults or seniors everyone has to buy chocolate eggs.
Prices and sizes vary and you can have them in baskets or just in a single wrapped decorated foil paper, the kinds are suitable to all tastes and flavors are added every year as a surprise, below are some my mom sent over to me, those are ones of the traditionals, last year I couldnt show them, they came all broken but this year I got them all in perfect condition. Hope you appreciate the view as much as I will appreciate eating them thinking of you 😉 Happy Easter you all ….

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A few pieces of mind

Not always life allows me to be here bringing what I found interesting for and from the handmade world, I have found a lot of good stuff to bring over but not being able to take the time to organize and bring it in a neat condition the way everyone deserves, long gone it was the time where just writing about could be enough, now we have many other options to reach for if we want an attractive presentation so the time you get for a post is pretty much increasing day by day, especially when the author has more than one blog or sites to post to so here I am, just to let folks know Im still up and about but that will be down and off sometimes to take care of my life a bit, now I have a new member in family too so things have change a lot in quite a few days, life is surprising and we should be aware of this every second of it waiting for smtg to happen, good or bad, doesn’t matter, it will…..

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To all the women that made and make my life everyday
To my craft friends,
My teachers, My neighbors
My friends, colleagues, co-workers
To the ones who fight by my side and against me,
To the ones in Iraq, Mozambique, Haiti,
To the ones in Brazil, Portugal, Spain, Chile
Mexico or wherever they could be
The rich ones, the healthy, the sick
The ones in prayer on their knees
To the abused, scared and hurt
To the homeless, slave, forced to serve
To the mothers, grandmothers, aunties and cousins and sisters
My thoughts are for you, this is your Day
And no matter how hard life is
The power of every change lies only inside of you
WOMAN!

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This is my lucky week, just got the gift of stones.
There is the package that just came from Artbeads. I was commenting to a friend online I had a few projects in mind trying to make some more money for my donations this month that I have 3 places to send the money I make, the Restavek Foundation for Haiti, my usually supported cause The not for sale campaign and Chile red cross, dont know if I will make it there but will try at least a few bucks for each one of them, I’m doing my best but things still slow, then my friend turns to me and say ”I have a coupon” , the rest you can figure out, can’t you….

I couldn’t help but notice how beautifully wrapped my gift arrived, how careful they are with each package that leaves their warehouse, wish I couldn’t have to open but….. can’t help being silly 😛

Now, here I am just about to jump into my big cup of pretty crystals, rondelles, gemstones, cabochons, vintage glass, I hope I can work hard enough for my purposes… ^_^

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