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i am a self-defined Nuyorican creative (that is a Puerto Rican who is from both the isles of Manhattan, NYC and the Caribbean). I share daily in the joy of education and live in a cute port town in New York, in a 'teensy-weensy' apartment with my two dogs and canary named Valentino. Check out my Etsy shop for purchasable pieces. Please do not reproduce imagery off of this site without explicit credit and no derivatives may be made of my original imagery- Thank You.

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Some of My NEW Favorite Things 

I had a restful and great Sunday this past weekend, which is slightly rare. My best weekender experiences usually fall on a Saturday, the day of the week that I would normally call one of my favorite things, but not this time. So I declare that Sunday is making the also-one-of-my-fave-things list.

So this Sunday I woke up early enough to do some morning reading. I'm currently taking a reprieve from my usual cerebral, booky, mystery fiction and I'm reading something that reads rather quickly due to my pressed time schedule this month. Since I am determined to be an author/illustrator combo some day, I'm now reading a fun young-adult graphic novel WONDLA illustrated and written by the author of The Spiderwick Chronicles, Tony DiTerlizzi. Best of all, this book has a phenomenal interactive website and it was one of my surprise b'day gifts from my hub!

Then I got to brew a whole tea pot of some of my newest addiction TEAVANA Rooibos Cocoa Praline Tart tea The ultimate zero calorie, caffeine free sweet tooth satisfaction! Try Haute Chocolate tea too- ooh la la is all I gotta say! Teavana Cocoa Praline Tart Rooibos Tea And thanks to that husband of mine I got to enjoy that tea in another awesome Bday gift- check out my new porcelain tea thermos from TEAVANAMy new procelain thermos

This Sunday Morning we also had a delicious omelette, a gift from my ladies and my hub:

our eggs my handmade ipad case by me

I made major progress (though I'm still not finished) with a daunting sewing project that I wanted to tackle now for a while, a handmade case for my iPad. I wish I could have done a tutorial for you all, but I seriously had no idea what I was doing! I just made it all up along the way and struggled to boot, which is something I usually don't do as an autodidact, but hey I can't always be sunshine and roses!

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Lastly this is going to be a GREAT thanksgiving week because my ART children are coming home from college and I get to see those fresh eyed babes who hold such a special place in my heart!

- Ciao Amarettogirl

Reader Comments (5)

ooh the ipad case is awesome....Santa bought me an ipad for Christmas...only thing is I cant play with until Christmas this case is so much better than the standard ipad cases from Apple

November 22, 2010 | Unregistered Commentertai

you know it.

and holy shit! that ipad case is insane! did you do the embroidered letters, or was that some machine that i don't know about?

it looks good.

November 23, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercolin

This post has soooo much!!!! I love each and every tidbit...It reminds me of that book about lost or forgotten treasures from all of the different stories and fairy tales...What a rich and magical land you live in, I hope you and your husband both drink deeply from that well long and often and take tolle time to breathe in the moments...I can taste the eggs too...what great colors!!!!

November 23, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterstainboy21

the case is perfect! (suppress your inner perfectionist!), i lovelove the hooks on it!

also, i am considering hauling down to the gsp to get some of the praline tart tea...it sounds so good. your favorite things are in league with oprah's

November 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterB

i want an ipad! oh and he perfect case too! an awsome tooltoy..... enjoy

December 11, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbluedemon

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