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!

Before_MariaS Continue reading “Before & After: Ribbon Art”

Before & After: Red Stools with Black & White Chevron Cushions


This month’s Before & After features some stools I made for a friend. It takes about a 5 hours to work on all of these (with some drying time in between) and one overnight drying period. Hope they inspire you to add some color to your home! Continue reading “Before & After: Red Stools with Black & White Chevron Cushions”

Your Favorite Blog Posts of Summer 2013

Hello amigos!

To wrap up the summer, I’m rounding up the best posts from the season. It was a great season here at Zania.net and I hit my first blog post goal of 25 posts! Next goal is blog post #50 and it is coming up soon!! Thank you so much for being a part of this blog. It’s you who keeps me wanting to share more content with you!!

Here are your favorite Blog Posts of the Summer.

  1. Not surprisingly, the Miss Ideas series dominates the top rated posts for the summer. Arma tu Mini Bar | How to Organize a Small Bar is #1 on the list featuring Puerto Rico’s “Don Q” Rum.Arma tu mini bar | Mini Bar Set Up Episode #7 (7.3.2013)
  2. One click away from the #1 spot is How do YOU Define Success? This is one of my favorite posts too! Along with the post I added this very informative infographic regarding today’s views on Success. I know you like Infographics!!

    Credit: HuffingtonPost.com Third Metric Infographic
    Credit: HuffingtonPost.com Third Metric Infographic
  3. Next one received a lot of comments on all social media platforms. It was Arregla tu maquillaje roto | How to Fix Broken Makeup. It really is very useful and it was so much fun to make. There’s an added blooper on the post too.Arregla tu maquillaje roto | How to fix your broken makeup Episode #13 (8.14.2013)
  4. Tied for fourth place are Organiza tu joyas |Jewelry Branch and Checking in on Week 19. I wasn’t expecting to get so many hits on my “Checking in” post but I’m glad to see that you like hearing about my milestones. I share them because I believe that you too can achieve your true potential and if we share our motivation then it can spread like wildfire and encourage us to keep going.Organiza tus joyas | Jewelry Branch Episode #8 (7.10.2013)What_Am_I_Doing_Instagram_zania
  5. Lastly, at position #5 is Your Guide to Temporary Wallpaper. This was a hit! You sent in lots of emails and questions regarding these. So glad you liked it!

    "Soprano Teal Wallpaper Elixir Graham & Brown" www.designyourwall.com
    “Soprano Teal Wallpaper Elixir Graham & Brown” www.designyourwall.com

Remember, you can always leave a reply on any post or contact me through the “Contact” page and let me know if there’s anything you’d like for me to blog about. Thanks again for all your support and I hope you had a great Summer!!!


Miss Ideas #15 – How to Tie a Tie | Cómo atar el nudo de la corbata


Do you know how to tie a tie? Usually, men know how to do it, but do you? I know men who think it’s sexy when a girl takes charge of this small task. On episode #15 of Yahoo’s Miss Ideas you’ll learn how to do just that. (Click on the video above). BTW, If you think ties are only for men, well, think again. They look pretty darn cute on girls too! Here are some pics to prove my point. For more videos from Miss Ideas please click HERE. Thanks for reading!How_to_tie_a_tie_titlecard

Photo Credit: www.fabsugar.com
Photo Credit: www.fabsugar.com


Photo Credit: www.chicous.com
Photo Credit: www.chicous.com

¿Alguna vez has intentado atar una corbata? Usualmente, los hombres aprenden a hacerlo mas temprano que nosotras, pero ¿sabes hacerlo? Se de hombres que piensan que las chicas se ven sexy cuando les atan las corbatas. ¿Será porque no se lo esperan? o porque la chica demuestra que está en control.? Mmm… De todos modos, si quieres aprender solo le haces click al video arriba. Y como pueden ver, las corbatas no son para los hombres solamente. Se ven muy chic en las chicas también. Para más videos de Miss Ideas vayan AQUI. Gracias por leer mi blog!


Behind the Scenes “No te necesito” Video Shoot Part 1


Hope you had a lovely long Labor day weekend! I know I did!

So, I recorded a music video! Woo hoo! This music video is for “No te necesito” an existing song in my “Dulce” EP on iTunes. (Yes! I do have an EP out it’s only $4.99 and you can find it HERE!) I released this album back in 2010. Since then, I haven’t done another EP or written a full song so I thought it was time to get back at it. This time it was all about having fun and not about what others thought was best for me. That said, I set out to get some “help me help you” favors and with a very limited budget got a music video. Anything is possible if you just ask for it. Here are some pictures to get you excited about the release!



Here’s how I did it:

  • A friend from my previous job had been wanting to get back into his Mr. Director role and said he would record and edit the music video for free. He would then promote me on his site and vice versa. Sounded good to me!
  • A friend of Mr. Director offered a location for free with a bar and an area to set up a mini stage. Perfect! No permits, no fees. We were even able to set up days before!
  • Since I love decoration and DIY, guess who became the set designer? Moi! I looked for an inexpensive way to make a big impact since I knew that the set needed A LOT of love. I will show you what I did and how I did it on the B&A series soon.
  • I got some friends to be actors and audience members, paid them with refreshments, Cuban and Puerto Rican “pastelitos”, beer, some stand-up comedy with friends and a free download of my album. Not a bad way to spend a Saturday afternoon.
  • The 50% OFF clearance rack at Forever 21 provided my dress & belt. My super fashionable friend, Gaby, let me borrow a very cool necklace from her online store Alma Mei . The exact necklace is HERE. (Check them out! They have some beautiful items on their online store and the prices are super reasonable. As a plus, they also share their proceeds with different charities. So cool!) The shoes are Cole Haan.
  • Hair and makeup was done by the same talented gal, Eli, who does my makeup for Yahoo’s Miss Ideas episodes. You can follow her YouTube channel HERE. If you live in the Miami area you can hire her to do your makeup for any special event! She’s great!



I will be announcing the release date of the music video through here and all my social media sites. You can connect with me at any time through the blog or find the link to my Instagram and Twitter on the column to the right.

If you want to see a previous music video I did for the movie SIN ELLA you can click HERE.

Thanks for reading & have a beautiful day!

Miss Ideas #14 – Renovando cojines sin coser | No Sew Cushion Covers


Si no tienes tiempo ni presupuesto para comprar un forro para tus cojines, te tenemos la solución aqui en Miss Ideas en Yahoo! Vean el video para ver como puedes hacer un forro con solo un pedazo de tela. Como decimos en Puerto Rico, ¡esto es un resuelve! ¡Que lo disfruten!  –Todavía estas a tiempo para votar por tu episodio favorito de la primera temporada AQUI. ¡Gracias!

Have you wanted to cover those ugly cushions on your couch for some time now but don’t get around to it because it’s too much money? Well, Miss Ideas on Yahoo has your perfect solution! Watch this video to learn how to make no-sew cushion covers with only some extra fabric. I hope you like it! — You still have time to vote for your favorite Miss Ideas episode from Season 1 HERE. Thanks for watching!

For more, can connect with me via Facebook. Para mas, me puedes conseguir via Facebook.



Submit your Before & After Pics

before_and_after_small_caps_zaniaHello beautiful readers!

I’m now accepting submissions for the Before & After series! I’m sure you have some projects around your home that you are super proud of! Right? Then share them here on Zania.net! I love to see what my readers are up to! You have amazing and innovative ideas that I’m sure would impress the followers of this blog. Anything you want to submit is welcome! For example, repurposing of old furniture, mural designs, flipping rooms, turning trash into treasure… Really, anything and everything is welcome to be reviewed.

Here’s how to submit: Continue reading “Submit your Before & After Pics”

Miss Ideas #13 – Arregla tu maquillaje roto | How To Fix Broken Makeup

Miss_Ideas_arregla_tu_maquillaje_roto_title_cardHi everyone! We’re back with Miss Ideas season #2 on Yahoo!! I’m so so so happy to share more tips with you! To start off this season we want to show you how to fix your broken lipstick and compact with some very simple steps. Did you know you could do this? I didn’t. I don’t even own a compact powder (well, now I do because I got to keep the one I fixed on this shoot). Score! Anyhow, just watch and learn! Oh and as a Bonus, I added a little blooper video at the bottom of the page. This is how I would have probably reacted if my makeup broke and I didn’t know how to fix it! So mad! (We have so much fun on set). Hope you enjoy this video made with love for all of you!

Hola a todos!! Empezamos con la segunda temporada de Miss Ideas en Yahoo! Me alegra muchísimo poder compartir mas ideas con ustedes. Para comenzar, te enseñamos como puedes arreglar tu lápiz labial y polvo compacto si se han roto. ¿Saben que se pueden arreglar? Yo no lo sabía. Ni siquiera tengo un polvo compacto en mi cartera (bueno, hasta que me regalaron el que arreglé en este video jaja!). Vean el video y verán el truquito. Como un bono, estoy incluyendo un videito de un “blooper” de este episodio. Creo que asi es como normalmente reaccionaría si se me rompe el maquillaje y no se como arreglarlo. ¡Jaja! A la verdad que gozamos muchísimo en estas grabaciones. ¡Espero que lo disfruten!

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Anunciando la segunda temporada de Miss Ideas | Announcing Miss Ideas Season Two


I’m happy to announce that the Miss Ideas series on Yahoo! En Español got renewed for another 7 episodes! Woo hoo! So exciting! We’ve already been recording the episodes and I am so excited for what’s to come. You will love the new projects we’re working on. Thanks again for all your support and please vote for you favorite episode of the first season on the poll below! You can also watch all of them HERE.

Me da muchísima alegría anunciar que la serie de Miss Ideas en Yahoo! En Español se renovó para una segunda temporada con 7 episodios nuevos!!! Woo hoo!!! Que emoción! Ya hemos grabado varios episodios y estoy segurísima que les van a encantar las ideas nuevas. Nuevamente, les doy las gracias por apoyarnos a diario y porfa voten por su episodio favorito abajo. Para ver todos lo episodios de Miss Ideas de la primera temporada vayan AQUI.

Thanks for reading! ¡Gracias por leer mi blog!