How I Integrate My 360 Lifestyle

I once used to struggle with the concept of a balanced life style, and I say struggle because I really could never find a right level of equal time for each aspect of my life. This went on for many years, but then I realized that it could not be balanced, what I had to…

March, Month of the Women and Birthing of Spring!

Keeping track of National month of this and that can be a daunting task for some of us; but come on, its Women’s History Month and is first day of Spring month how could we not celebrate the mother of all things; Mother Nature and Mother of Humanity! March events celebrating and recognizing women began…

Amor, amor, amor…

I have to say that Valentine’s Day is my most favorite time to give! Even for my children, we skip the Christmas card exchange and rather put our efforts and money into preparing cute and lovely goodies for their classmates. Since we launched our stationary greeting card line I’ve had a delightful time creating these simple and…

My Happy Jar

I first  saw this idea of a jar of happy moments on Elizabeth Gilbert‘s Facebook page, I love it so much., I’m putting it to practice! this will be my first year doing it. It’s simple, just grab a jar ( or any form of container to your preference) and every day or week write down…

How can my Holiday Party Invitations stand out?

As we make our way into December, our Holiday atmosphere just intensifies, and so do the events. I was recently interviewed by Alexandra Anastasio for BELLA New York Magazine for their Holiday issue. I shared some key tips on how to create the right invitation for a Holiday party and how best to present it so…

The Making of BELLA’s White Party Invitations

My heart stutter when I first learned that BELLA New York Magazine had picked D&E Papel to design and craft the invitation for their annual White Party hosted by Lisa Vanderpump who is the star of Beverly Hills Housewives and Vanderpump Rules. First thing that came to mind was, I have to pull over and take…

An Artist Party!

Deogo and Ella’s painting birthday party! So I’ve been meaning to share these for the past week but I’m crazy busy and the days flew by like there was no tomorrow. I shared the invitation a few weeks ago for this artist theme and let me tell you…This was such a self entertaining party, the…

A Patriotic Bowtie

Originally posted on Estrellita By mamá:
Hello girly girls,,, I just made this Red White & Blue frame for a challenge over at A Homespun Affair  and wanted to share it with you. I put this together by doing a quick hunt around my tiny craft corner, I used regular cotton fabric for the bow tie and mix and…

Let’s Paint

“I feel like painting mom” is what my daughter Ella told me, my son Deogo was not really convinced and by all accounts he has a pulse for it, I tell you. Well, for their birthdays, since they are a week apart, I usually celebrate them together, So for this year an Artist theme it…

Memorial Day is Decoration Day

As I prep my children for a family gathering and the traditional Memorial Day BBQ, I wondered how it was for those families who’s loved ones have come to pass at war. For the mom who saw her son/daughter’s handwritten letter or postcard, or for that matter his/her bedroom in search of reminiscence on this…

RSVP Stands for?

RSVP stands for….well., not quiet. Let’s take it back a few centuries. RSVP is actually the French abbreviation for the phrase Répondez s’il vous plaît.   Which we can roughly translate to: Respond please.  or Reply if you please. However;  today in France the common phrase for asking a guest to respond is simply: French: Prière de…

It’s Paper Alright!

ONCE UPON A LETTER It’s National Card & Letter Writing Month and I believe the perfect timing for this post; in 2011 I made my business introduction  to one of my clients in a very crafty way. It all started at a Country Living fair…in the beautiful state of Ohio I found myself perplexed in front of a mobile booth with…