OLD T-SHIRT TURNED INTO AN AMERICAN FLAG tank top

fabric paint _ DIY american usa flag for july 4th Independence day_red white and blue Psst, yeah you! Ready for the weekend celebration of Independence Day? Check out how I created a USA flag tank top – made with no sewing, and upcycled from a t-shirt –  in 8 steps using 8 items. First thing to do is go shopping … in your home closets or dresser. I went to the men’s dept in my home – also known as – hubby’s dresser, to steal up-cycle one of his old white t-shirts (psst, this isn’t the first time I stole one of his t-shirts, see what I made here). . . .  Continue reading

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MULTI PURPOSE item TO TIGHTEN A LOOSE HAT

Hat_Velcro uses_ Size a hat - Ada Gonzalez - New York economical Interior Decorator stylist _ black flopping hat copy I love HATS and I love any-all-everything that makes life easier. You know, the quick solutions that save money and have us enjoy life even more. As much as I love my ever growing collection of hats, I kinda have to check the weather before I wear them bec if it’s windy my biceps end up getting a workout grabbing the hat’s edge before it flies away = life not easy. Continue reading

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5 STEPS FOR MAKING A HANGING BRANCH CLOTHING RACK

DIY clothing rod for baby clothes for easy access Today’s 5 steps for making a hanging branch clothing rack was inspired by my clients who are having a baby this month (yep, arooound the corner). Their nursery room is adorably small so I wanted to give them a gift that made their ‘new lives” as mommy and daddy easier. A (not-stuffed-in-the-closet) hanging rod not only makes it easy to display cute outfits, but it always makes ACCESSIBILITY awesomely convenient.
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HENA TAYEB’s DIY LOFT PLAYHOUSE IN HER BASEMENT

2_Hena - DIY playhouse penthouse Hena Tayeb is an Architectural and Travel Fine Art Photographer, wife and mom of two boys. With the help of her husband and father, and having her adorable boys as their inspiration, they created a top notch DIY loft playhouse in their basement with a … wait for it … ball pit zone. Awesome sauce, right!

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TOUR time! MALDIVES DHUNI KOLHU VACATION

0_Ada Gonzalez and Patrick Dwyer Vacation in Maldives - Dhuni Kolhu island paradise

Here it is! The tour of our amazingly beautiful Maldives Dhuni Kolhu vacation / wedding anniversary trip (part 1!). I have lots of photos so to give you a full tour of the beautiful islands I’m creating separate posts. So grab your snorkel and fins and lets dive into some tropical fun photos.

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THE EASIEST BATHROOM STORAGE SOLUTION EVER | diy toothbrush holder

0_3M command hook for bathroom storage solutions Here’s the easiest bathroom storage saving solution ever – hang your toothbrush on your mirror cabinet door to save space inside the cabinet or on your countertop. Easy breezy, right!

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DIY SILK SCARF PAINTING CLASS (in NYC)

4_Ada gonzalez DIY painting silk scarf  with Rekha Krishnamurthi When textile designer Rekha Krishnamurthi told me she had a DIY silk scarf painting workshop in New York I immediately signed up. Play with paint? Tsst, of course I’m in! The class was yesterday, I took a few pictures to share with you. Continue reading

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A NUDIST (yet adorable) SHEEP!

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Sheep-to-Shawl is a cool event that occurs annually at the Philipsburg Manor in Sleepy Hallow, NY; set up to educate us on how sheeps’ wool were sheared with a scissor-like tool back in the 1700s (no electric razors back then since they didn’t have electricity). Also, no ouchies for the sheep. Wait until you see the photo I took of the sheep, I think it was giving me a peace sign with it’s hoofs. Seriously. You have to see the photo.

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WATERPROOF DIY photo GARDEN TAGS (and what I stole to make it)

Above is a peek at the water resistant garden labels I made. Do you likey? Steps are simple, first …. I had to go to Starbucks and steal “obtain” (wink wink) wood stirrers for “my coffee”. You can use any wood sticks …. like from popsicles (the yummy kind), or salads (the healthy kind!): Continue reading

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3 GORGEOUS LAMPS (hint of gold!) plus how I lost 5 lbs in 1 day

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Resources: Horse Head // Vintage Brass // Marble Base Floor Lamp 

Check out the 3 GORGEOUS lamps I spotted for one of my client’s office. A black shade mounted on a white horse, a hint of gold in the vintage brass lamp that sings acappella opulence, and the sleek floor lamp that has a marble base to contrast the dark wood floor.  I can’t stop staring at the gorgeous vintage brass desk lamp. I may need to get my sunglasses to stare at it some more.  Continue reading

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