12.29.2014

Snapshots of Christmas


Christmas has always been my favorite holiday.

I can’t explain exactly why, but no, it wasn't only because of the gifts.
It was because of all traditions, time spent with family, and for all the affection and love shared.

The day of assembling the tree. Everyone helping with the ornaments.
The day before Christmas eve, we make cookies together. Special Christmas cookies, in star shape, hearts, angels and dolls.

And on Christmas eve, when I was a kid, I remember clearly… Near 8 p.m., children leave out for a walk in the neighborhood, while Santa goes home to left the gifts. Cause Santa don’t come when you have children at home, of course.

And then we come back and all the house lights are off, only the Christmas tree is on, blinking. And I opened the door, and my whole family was there, waiting and looking at me. And my brother and I ran for the tree, where suddenly had appeared several gifts.
And then my parents and grandparents exchanged gifts with each other.

And suddenly the tree was full of little chocolates. Hanging like ornaments. And after opening the gifts, we would start the hunting for these chocolates. And until the night of New Year was still possible to find one or the other here and there.

And the hugs and kisses and wishes. The Christmas was always a time of good memories for me.

Even now, after grown, we keep these traditions. My little sister is 6 years old and she already loves Christmas.






xo
Happy holidays friends!



12.18.2014

Endless December / Interminável dezembro



Endless December

I am officially giving up.

I'm needing to see the closing-time
And become aloof, unavailable, absent.
I'm needing to hear the noise of the zipper closing the suitcase.
And boarding lounge, connection, scale.
I'm needing the weight of the eyelid closing the eye.
And stay lazy, in bed, whole day.
I'm needing the smell of sunscreen.
And go to the sun, to the cold, to the bar.
I'm needing the sound of empty afternoons.
And look to the sky, to the day, and to the night.
I'm needing to hear bad music
And cookies, cake and french toast.
I'm needing to lower the frequency
And allow myself to slips, indiscipline, imprudence.
I'm needing to hug my loved ones.
And eat too much barbecue, too much beer, and too much pie.
I'm needing other scenarios.
Change clothes, axis, itinerary
I'm needing some calm.
To wash the car, the face, the soul.
I'm needing (soon) the end of the month
And turn me off of everything, again, one more time
I'm needing the night of December 24
To fill the glass, the cousin's patience, the plate.

I'm needing the night of December 31
And pay attention to my best compromise: none.


RUTH MANUS

I loved this text. It's perfect.
Specially for today. For this week. For me.

Can't wait to take a break.
Lie down in my grandma's lap. Play with my little sis. Eat pizza crazily with my big sis.
Drink wine with my girl friends and drink beer in front of the sea.

Yes. It's summer here!



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Interminável dezembro

Estou, oficialmente, pedindo arrego.

Tô precisando ver no relógio o fim do expediente.
E ficar alheio, indisponível, ausente.
Tô precisando do barulho do zíper fechando a mala.
E de sala de embarque, conexão, escala.
Tô precisando do peso da pálpebra fechando o olho.
E ficar de boa, de cama, de molho.
Tô precisando de cheiro de filtro solar.
E ir pro sol, pro frio, pro bar.
Tô precisando do som das tardes vazias.
E olhar pro céu, pras noites, pros dias.
Tô precisando ouvir música ruim.
E de brigadeiro, tapioca, quindim.
Tô precisando baixar a frequência.
E me permitir deslizes, indisciplinas, imprudências.
Tô precisando abraçar gente amada.
E de exagero no churrasco, na cerveja, na feijoada.
Tô precisando de outros cenários.
E mudar de roupa, de eixo, de itinerário.
Tô precisando de alguma calma.
E lavar o carro, o rosto, a alma.
Tô precisando (logo) do fim do mês.
E me desligar de tudo, de novo, de vez.
To precisando da noite de 24.
E encher a taça, o saco do primo, o centro do prato.

Tô precisando da noite de 31.
E atentar para meu melhor compromisso: nenhum.

RUTH MANUS


Eu amei este texto. É perfeito .
Especialmente para hoje. Para esta semana . Para mim .

Mal posso esperar por uma pausa.
Para deitar no colo de minha avó. Brincar com a minha irmãzinha . Comer pizza loucamente com a minha irmãzona.
Beber vinho com minhas amigas e beber cerveja em frente ao mar.


Sim. É verão aqui!

12.17.2014

Janome, Singer or Brother? - Help

Ok.
I wanna start to sew.
And I’m a beginner. And I don’t have a sewing machine.
And i don’t know nothing about sewing.
Actually, I’ve already helped my grandma a couple times to fix my own dresses or pants. But it was only little details , I can’t count that as an experience.

Why I wanna sew?
I don’t know when this started, but have 5 or 6 months that i am wishing it.

I have a lot of ideas about a lot of things I wanna work with. And all these projects involve sewing.

And so, I’m with a huge question.

Should I buy a sewing machine?
Actually I think I WILL buy one, because I NEED to try. Unless to try.
And I have this felling that I’m going to love it.

And, second question. As I’m buying a sew machine, which one should I buy?

I’m seriously thinking in buy this Janome 2018.
Looks like a good machine. Not professional. But in the other hand, not that simple.

I’ve read about some sewing machines, and they say this is a good one because has a solid structure, providing establish for work. And it’s electronic and not mechanic. And has a good number of stitches.




But I was also recommended to a Singer or a Brother.

Well, I am not sure about it yet. But I wanna buy it until the end of the year. If someone has some tips for me,  will be VERY WELCOME.


For now, I’ll still searching for information on the internet.
Xo

12.16.2014

FUJI Instax Mini - Love and everything blog

Everybody loves Fuji!

I know that Fuji Instax mini it's not a launching product right now, but i think it deserve some of my attention here.

Sometime ago I read somewhere in the internet about this Fuji camera, which works like a little polaroid camera. But, is not as expensive as one.

I don’t know if it’s because I grew up wishing to play with my dad’s polaroid camera, or if it’s because I simply LOVE toy cameras, but I bought one for me as soon as I saw it.
Really, in the same day.

I did a little research to check the prices here and there, looked for some films and ta-dã, in 3 days it was there, at my little home. S2





Now, why is this camera so loved out there?
It’s not because of the quality of pictures, or even because it’s cheap, because it’s not. A film with 10 exposures it’s about 10 dollars. Here in brazil we pay around 40 reals in the local stores.

I think it’s because of the same reason that made me to buy it in the first time I saw it.
We are a generation that grew up wishing a polaroid camera, and don’t being allowed to play with one.
If it was not your father's camera, it was your uncle's. Or maybe your neighbor’s, or your cousin’s neighbor who spent the Christmas at your home once and left everyone wanting one.

Anyway, the thing is, Fuji had a great idea launching it.
Here, in Brazil, everybody wants one. In the first party I brought it, my girl friends got crazy and, of a group of 6, 5 have one now.

Using it it’s pretty simple. The film is easy to put. The marker shows how many pics you still have. And you have 4 options of flash, but I strongly believe that with any of them, you are going to receive a huge bright flash on your face.





Anyway, the photos are pretty cute. And it’s great to take pics every time you want, and give it to some friends. Or create a big panel on your living room.




For now, I’m also an Instax Mini person.

xo.

12.14.2014

The Book of Lost Things / O Livro das Coisas Perdidas - John Connolly




Reading is easy .

In less than one week I had finished.
It is a good book, is intriguing, creepy. You read and think "This is a book for kiddos" while at the same time you are thinking "My God, a child can not read it at all."

What leaves me in doubt about it, is that it was not remarkable, hardly would get to read it again.
It's not a book that I would give que to a friend read.
It's up to you.
It is macabre, in an innocent way.

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A leitura é fácil.
Em menos de 1 semana já tinha terminado.
É um bom livro, é intrigante, arrepiante. Você lê e pensa “Isso tá mais para um livro infantil” ao mesmo tempo em que pensa “meu deus, uma criança não pode ler isso at all!”.

O que me deixa na dúvida sobre ele é que não foi marcante, dificilmente pegaria para ler de novo. Não é aquele livro que eu daria para um amigo ler.
It’s up to you.
É macabro, de uma forma inocente.




UO Kimono - Lace and Love

Ok. I'm kind of a beginner in this blog thing.
So, sometimes I don't really know how to start a text.
Like in this case.

But what I really wanna say is, I LOVED THIS KIMONO since the first time i saw it.
Seriously, was like, love at first sight.

I was crazy to wear it since it arrived, and today is the day! :)









I know I shoud have taken these pictures in an outside cool place, but I was all by myself today, so i had to figure it out with my cell and a mirror - Old school.

(Please ignore my rebel hair on the pictures)

Kimono - UO; Basic - Forever 21; Short Shorts - Forever 21; Gold Bars Necklace - UO



Cya guys.


12.13.2014

Minha sala com cara de minha! (Cores e Contraste)

Chegou meu aparador!

Sou daquele tipo de pessoa que precisa de uma plantinha em casa. Ou uma flor. Ou até mesmo um feijãozinho plantado no algodão.


Mas, morando em um lugar pequeno, meu problema era espaço.

Para falar a verdade, para tudo que eu ainda quero fazer/comprar/montar aqui em casa, 90% do problema é espaço.

Mas então, empurrando o rack um pouquinho para o lado, consegui um lugar do lado da janela onde bate sol de manhã, e parecia perfeito para me arriscar e ter uma plantinha DE VERDADE. Para ser específica, quero um pé de pimenta!

Para não ficar no chão, meu plano era colocar um banquinho ou um aparador. Então não me contive. Adoro cores e adoro o contraste que coisas vermelhas e amarelas fazem na minha sala azul.

Então, meu aparador chegou!





O pé de pimenta chega em breve. Então atualizo o post para vocês!


In love with my living room. S2

Cya guys,

Livro - José Luís Peixoto (Eu li!)



Quando começa, você pensa que é um daqueles livros que não vai ler até o fim.

Apesar de curto, demora para se acostumar com o jeito do autor escrever. E em um momento até cheguei a achar ele cansativo. Chato mesmo.

Mas de repente, ele me encantou e me conquistou. Nas pequenas coisas.

O modo como ele se expressa e exemplifica situações e emoções é simplesmente inexplicável.

Demorei pra terminar. Não é um livro fácil.
Mas quando você menos espera, o livro te dominou e faz você pensar nele mesmo quando não está lendo.

Se preparem para serem surpreendidos.




Great Friday guys! :)