Happy Halloween 2013!


We really enjoy Halloween here at Zania.net. To celebrate the festivities, I’ve made some delicious Crisp Candy Corn Treats (click HERE for the Martha Stewart recipe), crafted some DIY mummy jars, decorated my door with our gleeful skeleton, put together a low budget costume for myself but I have yet to carve a pumpkin! Oh well. At least I was able to put together a cute Jack O’Lantern post for all of you to see. If you haven’t seen it, you can check it out HERE.

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This year, we’re headed out to Lincoln Road in South Beach, FL  with friends. I will be dressing up as Mary Poppins! I love that Julie Andrews. I’m just going to have to stop myself from singing “just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down…” Make sure to follow me on Instagram as I will be sharing my favorite costumes of the night!

What have you done this Halloween? Upload pictures of your crafts, decorations or costumes on my Facebook Page HERE.

Have a Spooky and Safe Halloween!


Think Pink!

Hello readers!!!

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, I’ve created this Think Pink board with all things pink that will definitely leave a smile on your face. I surely had fun picking them out. I just love how they all look classy and fun! Check it out!


1. Strut X-Large Table in Watermelon from Blue Dot – This glossy baby is a looker. Would work great as a conference table too. Who wouldn’t want to work with this as a backdrop?
2. Dozi Paperclip Holder by Alessi – This magnetic porcupine is so cute it hurts! Ouch!
3. Tori Collection Pink Diamond Tufted Headboard – No matter her age, the gal who sleeps with this headboard behind her will definitely have sweet dreams.
4. Woopsy Hot Pink Desk Lamp – Looks so real! Kids of any age will love this little piece of design in any space.
5. Jonathan Adler Throw Blanket Nixon Hot Pink at Layla Grace – I’m a huge fan of Jonathan Adler and this throw is just one of the many pieces I love from him. So soft too.
6. Picnic 100% PVC recycled rug from Surya – If recycled isn’t enough, this is also an indoor/outdoor rug! How convenient!
7. Painted and Digital Pink and Orange Pattern Art – A series of three of these would be great on any wall. A nice touch of modern.
8. Jonathan Adler Wallpaper Sun Pink at Zinc Door – I mean, just look at this wallpaper! A touch of flare (pun intended) and whimsy from the man himself. Lovely. Try this on a niche, the inside of a trunk or accent wall!
9. Worlds Away Charleston Pink Indoor/Outdoor Bench – This is a great way to add color to any modern space. Imagine this over a green lawn! Beautiful combination of colors!
10. Pink Eames Management Chair on eBay auction – I love a comfy office chair. I hear Herman Miller doesn’t disappoint. Well, honestly, who cares about comfort if your chair looks this good! LOL!

We all know someone who’s been affected by breast cancer. If you can, make a donation to Susan G. Komen for the Cure HERE. Your help will be greatly appreciated. Also, ladies make sure to get screened for mammograms! Early detection is key!

As a side note, every year, Eugene, our Halloween skeleton (he lives on our front door for 31 days) wears his Pink Ribbon on his chest supporting the cause. Here’s a pic!


I hope you are all doing fantastic and are planning fun Halloween festivities with friends and family.!! I’ll be sharing mine on Instagram! Have a great day and thanks for reading! To see the more Think Pink! images on my Pinterest board click HERE


Side note: Thank you for your patience while moving this site to this new self-hosted site. We had some glitches along the way, but that was to be expected. After working in the technology industry for 5 years, I know that nothing is ever a smooth ride. As time goes by, I will be making improvements, additions and some editing on the features you see here. Thanks again for all your love and support! xoxo


Not Your Average Jack O’ Lantern

After a recent binge pinning fest on Pinterest I ended up finding so many fun ways to decorate your Halloween pumpkin that I just had to share them with you! The only problem is now I can’t decide what to do! Here are several crafty ideas on how to create fun designs for your calabazas! Warning: image overload!

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via Shelterness.com Many more creative ideas if you click on this image link!!
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Aren’t these great?!! They inspire me to do something out of the box with my pumpkin this year! Almost every year my husband and I carve pumpkins. Sometimes we get a little too competitive and more often than not we end up biting off more than we can chew. Needless to say, it ends up being a fun activity. Here are our crafty creations from 2010.

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After taking a 2 year hiatus from carving pumpkins due to our wedding and a much-anticipated trip to Europe, we’re ready to get our hands dirty again this year.

If you like what you see here you can view more on my Halloween board on Pinterest by clicking HERE. Enjoy! Happy Halloween!


Miss Ideas #21 – Decorate With Duct Tape (Part 2) | Decora con cinta para ductos (Parte 2)

Miss_Ideas_Decorate_with_duct_tape_part2_titlecardAnd here is Part 2 of our Duct Tape series on Yahoo’s Miss Ideas! This one is easy to do and can give any table a shocking makeover. Now I want to cover everything in duct tape! Click on the image above to view the video.  To view Part 1 of this series click HERE. Thanks for visiting my page!
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Y aquí esta la segunda parte de la serie de decoración con cintas para ductos de Miss Ideas en Yahoo! Cuenta con una transformación increíble al cubrir una mesa con estas cintas. ¡Ahora me ha dado fiebre de cubrir todo con cintas! Házle click a la imagen de arriba para ver el video. Para ver la primera parte de esta serie házle click AQUI.   ¡Gracias por visitar mi página!
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Apple Streusel Muffins

As promised, here is the very first recipe from The Baking Corner! (Learn who’s behind The Baking Corner HERE). These apple streusel muffins, adapted from a Betty Crocker recipe, are so good I ate two of them while stuck in a traffic jam. One just wasn’t enough! I hope you make these at home for breakfast or dessert and then tell me all about it! ¡Buen provecho! Continue reading “Apple Streusel Muffins”

Miss Ideas #20 – Decorate with Duct Tape (Part 1) | Decora con cinta para ductos (Parte 1)

Decorate with duct tape? Yes, you read right! On this episode of Miss Ideas on Yahoo! en Español, we show you how you can personalize a frame with the use of duct tape. We found the tape at Target and Walmart. You can also get creative and cover notebooks, jars, phone cases, make wall art… Oh the possibilities are endless! Click on the image below to view the video. Next week, we’ll be showing you a bigger project you can do with this unconventional item! Stay Tuned! Thanks for reading!Decorate_with_Duct_tape_part_1_titlecard

Si, leiste correctamente. En este episodio de Miss Ideas en Yahoo en Español, verás como puedes transformar un marco con cinta para ductos. Estas cintas las encontramos en Target y Walmart. También puedes usar este método para cubrir cualquier objeto tales como libretas, frascos, el “cover” de tu teléfono o hasta hacer arte! Hazle click a la imagen de arriba para ver el video. La próxima semana te enseñaremos un proyecto mucho mas grande que hicimos usando estas mismas cintas. ¡No te lo pierdas! ¡Gracias por pasar por aquí!



Before & After: Ribbon Art

Hello everyone!

Some time ago I asked you to submit your very own B&A projects for this segment and your response was fantastic! Here is our first B&A post by reader Maria S. I’m so happy she submitted this because it is so easy and can add such a wonderful pop of color to any space! Thank you for submitting your project Maria!

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Miss Ideas #19 – Wine Table | Mesa de vinos

Since you liked the mini bar episode we made for Miss Ideas on Yahoo!, this time we are bringing you the Wine Table version! Here you’ll see which type of food pairs well with the wines. Your taste buds will have a party! Click on the image below to view the video. Thanks!Miss_Ideas_Wine_Table_Zania_titlecard

Como les gustó el episodio del mini bar en Miss Ideas de Yahoo!, pues aquí les presentamos Cómo armar una mesa de vinos para hacer una degustación. El sabor de la comida junto a estos vinos es tan rica que tus papilas gustativas estarán bailando de la alegría. Hazle click a la imagen de arriba para ver el video. ¡Gracias!



Announcing “The Baking Corner”

The Baking Corner ColorsOctober is here and I’m super excited to announce a tasty new series called The Baking Corner! I love sharing things that bring me so much joy and in this case, the decadent smell of oven baked sweetness! In The Baking Corner we want to give you delicious, easy, baking recipes you can enjoy with your family and friends. I was that girl who always took brownies to bake sales but by no means do I call myself an avid baker. That’s why I’ve enlisted some help… Continue reading “Announcing “The Baking Corner””

Miss Ideas #18 – Elegant Braid | Trenza elegante


And here we have the last braid of the braids series for this season on Miss Ideas on Yahoo  We label it as an elegant braid but like every other braid we’ve done, they are very versatile. Use it at night or during the day, for work, brunch or a date. I’ll admit my arms were hurting at the end of this braid but it was definitely worth it. Plus, I was so proud that I had done it! To view the video, click on the image below. Hope you like it! If you try it at home, please let me know how it goes! You can upload your braid pics to my Facebook page HERE. To see the other braids we’ve done, click HERE. Thanks for watching!Miss_Ideas_elegant_braid_zania_titlecard

Aquí vamos con la última trenza en la serie de trenzas de la segunda temporada de Miss Ideas en Yahoo. La categorizamos como una trenza elegante, pero al igual que todas la otras, es muy versatil.  Usala de noche o de día, para el trabajo o un paseo por la ciudad.  Admito que me dolían los brazos al terminar el peinado pero tu misma te sentirás orgullosa e impresionaras a todos. Si intentas hacerte la trenza, ¡cuéntame como te quedó! Puedes poner la foto en mi página de Facebook AQUI. ¡Espero que la disfrutes! Para ver las otras trenzas haz click AQUI. ¡Gracias por ver los videos! 

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