Author: The 36th Avenue

The EXTRAORDINARY Desk!

Weeks ago my street had its annual neighborhood yard sale… I LOVE the ladies across the street from me. They are a group of four DIVALICIOUS best friends that get together every year and gather  their treasures for the yard sale at the house of one of them… which happens to be my SWEET neighbor. That day I purchased  a bunch of vintage jewelry from them, the little end table that is now in my room and the two small silver doves.  BUT my heart STOPPED when I saw this little guy. …It was instant love 😉 …What is up with me and the $10...

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…Sweet Dreams!

When do I blog?At night… …while my family is asleep.  They are adorable, I wonder what are they dreaming about… …sweet little things …you know the love of my life is asleep when the TV chanel doesn’t change… 😉 …and I am not sure HOW she can stay asleep like this. Believe it or not if it was for my kids they would sleep in the family room EVERY night… after all it is SUMMER...

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Sticker and Party Time {9}

It is Wednesday again… Summer is going by way too fast. I hope you are enjoying every minute of it. Last week there were so many cool ideas that I featured a bunch of them  here and there during the week, however today is STICKER day… so let’s go and give some of them away. I am giving the… to Grey Luster Girl for her pillowcase dresses… They truly are adorable and the pictures are simply lovely… They bring me  memories of my childhood… I grew up in sun dresses like these… …love them! …………………………………. I am giving the… to Chef-n-Training for her Oreo Stuffed Choclate Chip Cookie… Here is happiness for you in the form of a cookie. ……………………………………… The… goes to i should be mopping the floor for the cutest and funnest “Crab” Sandwiches that we’ve ever seen… ……………………………………… I am giving the… to That’s my Letter for her Summerlicious Lemonade Sign… Just looking at it makes me happy! ……………………………  the… goes to A Step in the Journey for her incredible kitchen makeover. Here is AWESOMENESS for you.. before… and after… It is hard to believe that it is the same room… …………………………………………………. and my last sticker of the day the.. goes to A Blondes DIY Life for her sofa table… now this is NOT a makeover, this is a true beginning to end construction of a table. Impressive! She started with...

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DIY Stamped Washer Necklaces

DIY Stamped Necklaces Tutorial. These washer necklaces are perfect for gifts and easy to customized!     I have the blessing to be part of a great organization inside of the church I belong to; called Young Women. The theme for the girls {age 12 to 17} this year is “believe”. I’ve been thinking a lot during the last six months about such a simple word and what it means to me. However it was during this weekend that I found myself thinking more deeply about it while working on these little necklaces that I was making for our girls.     So please forgive me...

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Napkin’s Aprons

Honestly… How many of you went to Target to purchase the Kitchen Towels that I used for these pillows…? Now how many of you didn’t just get the blue ones but the yellow ones as well? …I did! The thing is that I was sitting in my “Make It Happen Room” staring at the yellow towels and the two blue pattern ones, when a thought crossed my mind:  “Wait a minute… I know what I can do with those!” I can make an apron… …for my sweet Saydi! {click on the picture to see it larger} And one little apron…  {I can remove...

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Sticker and Party TIME… {8}

I am so excited about today’s features… Last week you guys made pretty AWESOME things and I can’t wait to share them with everyone. I was so AMAZED with this first project that I made a NEW STICKER for it…Ready? I gave the… to  Crossing the Bugger-Dixon Line for her A-M-A-Z-I-N-G  “Super J” Party… …These pictures don’t even show the entire AWESOMENESS. There is more where this came from… GIRL… for my family… in my house… at my Avenue : YOU ARE A SUPER HERO! ……………………………………… I am telling you… there is nothing but talent around here. Check this next one OUT… I am giving the… to Twin Dragon Fly Designs for her… “da da da duh da da duh da da… de de de deh de de deh de de” {you need to go to her blog to get this part} … Skor Cake …and YES I was almost licking the computer screen by the time I came across this picture. Don’t you know people that I am on a diet? …………………………………………… I am giving the… to Seven Sisters. for the coolest thing EVER! I love boxes, I love wood, I love numbers, I love saving money… Therefore, I love this! Didn’t I tell you in the beginning… AWESOMENESS, right here… so darn cool… …………………………………….. I am giving the… to Julia {by the way I LOVE your name} from 551 East Design, for her perfect example of making...

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4th of July Wreaths

Do you love the 4th of July Celebration? I do! I love it all… the fireworks, the barbecues, the flag, the music, the patriotism in the air… Today we are sharing some amazing red, white and blue wreaths to help us celebrate!   This one is HOT! Check out what Jen from Tatertots & Jello created with Red Hot Candy. AMAZING!       I found this FUN wreath made with Scrap-booking Paper at allyou.com        I am in love with the simplicity and quiet elegance of this wreath from Naptime Crafting Pure Perfection!        ...

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God Bless the USA!

It has been almost 15 years since I came to the United States and this beYOUtiful country welcomed me with open arms… As many of you know I was born and raised in the Canary Islands. There I learned about love… about hard work… about tradition… about family…about finding joy in the most simple things in LIFE!   After all these years I can say however that my  heart beats at the rhythm of two anthems…My Spain will always have my roots…   and the USA will always have the fruits of the tree… There I gave my first steps and here I have...

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How to stencil furniture – DIY Farmhouse Table

 DIY Furniture Makeovers are a lot easier to do than what you may think. This farmhouse table makeover transform our old kitchen table into a beautiful and new focal point for our dining room. We love it!      I bought this table almost two years ago from a young couple for $25.00.  The top of the table has never been in great shape but I didn’t mind since it was meant to be abused by countless amounts of spills, craft paint, hot glue and many other things.    Now it’s time to let the table retire from her previous duties and...

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Over The Weekend News: Monday, 20th 2011

What a crazy weekend… LOTS to do! I am so glad to have Sundays as a day to rest, to STOP, to just hang out with my family and take a nap on the trampoline with the love of my life… I wish I had a picture of that! BUT I have a picture of my babe’s Father’s Day dinner… Heck yeah!  Those are 10 lbs. of Mama’s BBQ Chicken Wings for you… …We love you Papa! ……………………………………. …Now, if you were here last Monday you may be thinking “THERE is NO way that she lost any weight after this dinner…” Here is last week’s DAY-ONE picture for you. And here is the picture of Week ONE… SEVEN days later 🙂 HOW cool is THAT! My goal this week is to be under 120… I haven’t been there for over a year and a half… So here is what I learned this week about weight loss. 1. WATER, WATER, WATER… Thank you to Mel M. M. Mc.Carthyfor your comment: “You can do it with the weight. I’m no pro 😉 but my BFF Kim is & she swears by water water water.” 2. Having a GOOD breakfast made all the difference… Oatmeal made with skim milk and with a bit of cinnamon is one of my favorites. 3. REMEMBER: Every time the desire of eating the big NO NO’S came to...

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