Archive for the ‘Mis Colores’ Category

It’s that time of the year again and to help you have it easy during the Holiday Shopping, this friendly blog has some great gift ideas designed for each one of you.


BEACH PILLOW – Again, this is my all times favorite product. So comfortable, I can’t believe! Take it to the beach or the Park and just relax with your book or favorite tunes.

From MisColores


iPhone CASES – This site had the best prices and coolest iPhone cases. I love the purple one with the stand, it’s great to watch videos and read recipes in the kitchen.

From iQase.com


TRAVEL KIT – This is the cutest travel kit ever, with a blanket and a set of underwear and shoes bags. This site is in Portuguese but they ship everywhere!

From Maria Lembrancinha


SHAMPOOs, moisturizer, soaps – Everything here is made with tropical natural brazilian resources. Feels and smells delicious! They have a shop in NY, in the Upper East Side.

From Kesali


How great would that be, to give to a loved one a gift certificate from “There is Always Room”?. Four hours with a hands-on professional organizer is the perfect gift for whoever dreams of a clutter-free home. Contact us now!!


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Well, if Oprah has a book club, so have we! I got in the book mode after the last post and decided to recommend the good books that I’ve read this year.

Here it goes:

By Kathryn Stockett

The Help is an uplifting read about friendship, overcoming prejudice and loving oneself. I couldn’t put the book down and night after night I found my self traveling back to the 60s trying to understand the prejudice that happened back them and how it still exist in different forms nowadays.

It’s about the struggles of African-American maids in the 1960s and the white women they worked for. Set in the segregated and volatile town of Jackson, Mississippi, The Help focuses on three women. The first is Aibileen, an African-American woman who has worked for white families for more than 20 years with a special love of raising children. The second is Eugenia “Skeeter” Phelan, a white woman recently graduated from college who wants to be a writer. Third is Minny, Aibileen’s best friend, who has a reputation for back-talking to her employers and for being the best cook in town, especially for her pies.

In addition to racism, the book also touches on sexism and classism as the main characters and the women around them deal with being “the weaker sex” and the struggles that come from being considered “white trash” or a “society lady.”

The story is coming up to the big screens soon. I wouldn’t miss it for anything in this world!

By Muriel Barbery

When I first started this book I had a hard time with some of the words and with understanding the main character, Renné. But as I moved forward a new world opened up to me, with many emotional revelations about human relationships.

It’s about life, art, literature, philosophy, culture, class, privilege, and power, seen through the eyes of a 54-year old French concierge and a precocious but troubled 12-year-old girl.

Renée Michel is the 54-year-old concierge of a luxury Paris apartment building. Her exterior (“short, ugly, and plump”) and demeanor (“poor, discreet, and insignificant”) belie her keen, questing mind and profound erudition. Paloma Josse is a 12-year-old genius who behaves as everyone expects her to behave: a mediocre pre-teen high on adolescent subculture, a good but not outstanding student, an obedient if obstinate daughter. She plans to kill herself on the sixteenth of June, her thirteenth birthday.

Both Renée and Paloma hide their true talents and finest qualities from the bourgeois families around them, until a wealthy Japanese gentleman named Ozu moves into building. Only he sees through them, perceiving the secret that haunts Renée, winning Paloma’s trust, and helping the two discover their kindred souls. Moving, funny, tender, and triumphant, Barbery’s novel exalts the quiet victories of the inconspicuous among us.

By Meg Mateo Ilasco

The perfect book to start your own creative business.

This is a fantastic book if you are inspired to start a new creative business! It helped me a lot when setting up my Mis Colores Shop on Etsy. It makes you ask the hard questions while encouraging you to push ahead and find the confidence it takes to put your product into the marketplace.

Craft, Inc. is the hipster business primer for entrepreneurial crafters to turn what they do for fun into what they do for money. Pro crafter Meg Mateo Ilasco offers a step-by-step guide to everything from developing products and naming the company to writing a business plan, applying for licenses, and paying taxes. Chapters on sales, marketing, trade shows, and publicity round out the mix.

Buy the books here:

<a href="“>CRAFT.INC

<a href="“>THE HELP


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A christmas tree should have personality, one should never copy that pretty tree in the cover of a magazine. At least this is my opinion… Bring home ornaments from trips around the world, from vintage shops and, of course, from Etsy.com @ Miscolores.

Coming from a warm and tropical country, these are the ornaments that I’m hanging on my Christmas Tree! For me, the more colorful the merrier.

If you like these felt ornaments, there are plenty more for sale, right here!

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Guys, this is the best product I’ve came across last Summer!! It is so comfortable, pretty and practical that I couldn’t help but bringing some to the US to present it here.

The great news is that it’s on sale at my Mis Colores shop on Etsy. I’m very excited about this product and I think it’s going to be huge, if people love it just as half as I do.

Be sure to get yours, I’ll have some more custom made by the end of the year!

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Hi guys!

I am so excited about my new shop at Etsy.com that I’m giving away a beautiful purple flower brooch. It’s the first giveaway at the blog, but many more are yet to come.

I am happy to ship internationally, so anyone can enter. In order to enter, please state in the blog comment area what kind of product you mostly like to buy online. The winner will be randomly selected.

Leave a comment before Monday, August 2nd, and make sure to come back to see if you got picked.

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I’ve got some great news today! My new shop at Etsy.com has just opened and I have some cute stuff there for decoration, party favors or gifts.

Pay me a visit and take a look at the products.  Everything is handmade with lots of love. New products are going to be made by next month, so feel free to give me suggestions of cute things I could make.

And come back here by the end of this week. I’ll be giving away a gift from the shop to one of you.

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Back in Brazil I was helping the planning of a 6-year-old birthday party. It was a costume party, with no specific theme. We decided to theme it as carnival, without masks or cliché decoration, just using stripes representing serpentine and dots representing confetti. And of course, lots and lots of colors!

I designed the party favors: customized CDs with the best Brazilian carnival songs, inserted in a cute fabric case with the message: I hope the Party continues at your place! And bubble gum machines, very cute as well, purchased here in NYC and very original in Brazil.

The birthday girl’s mom worked very hard and the party was a hit among the little ones!

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