Miss Ideas Webisode #3 – Buenas ideas para envolver regalos


This is the third episode for Miss Ideas on Yahoo En Español. Here I teach you how to wrap gifts in three different and unique ways! You can get so creative with this and you’ll definitely get some compliments! It doesn’t take much time and it’s pretty easy to do. Just watch and learn! If you have any other suggestions or comments, please let me know below! I would love to hear what ideas you have.

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Éste es el tercer episodio de Miss Ideas para Yahoo en Español. Aquí les enseño como envolver regalos de trés maneras diferentes. Es muy fácil y no toma mucho tiempo. Solo necesitas tu imaginación y ¡listo! Vean el video y dejenme saber si les gusta. Si tienes algun comentario o sugerencia, me encantaría escucharla! Escribelo abajo en la sección de comentarios.

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Thanks so much for reading! ¡Muchas gracias por leer mi blog!


Miss Ideas #1 Trending Video on Yahoo en Español!


Very proud to announce that thanks to you the Miss Ideas scarves webisode is the #1 trending video on Yahoo En Español! We’re soaring over #2 Ways to Cure Irritated Colons and #3 The Steve Jobs of Sex Toys! LOL! Hey, whatever works! Go Miss Ideas! Click on the image below to view the videos.

Gracias a ustedes el “webisode” de bufandas de Miss Ideas es el video #1 en Yahoo en Español! Vamos por encima de #2 Jugos e infusiones para curar el colon irritado y #3 El Steve Jobs de jugetes sexuales! JAJAJA!! Oye, no importa que, estamos #1! Arriba Miss Ideas! Házle click a la imagen para ver los videos.

Miss_Ideas_Trending_on_YahooThank you for your amazing support! ¡Muchisimas gracias por su apoyo tan increible!


Miss Ideas Webisode #2 “Recilando revistas viejas”

Miss Ideas Episode 2 SnapshotWebisode #2 of Miss Ideas is up on Yahoo!! Click on any of the images to view the video.

This idea was taken from a book that I’ve had since 2010 called Playing with Books: The Art of Upcycling, Deconstructing, and Reimagining the Book by Jason Thompson. This is a beautiful book filled with great ideas on how to use books to make art. I made two place mats for my kitchen table out of old magazines (like the one I made in the video) and surprisingly they’ve lasted 3 years! I’ve spilled water, milk, crumbs and maple syrup on them and they actually hold up pretty darn well. The best part is, that if you damage a section of the place mat, you can easily replace it by taking out the damaged rolls and placing new ones!!! It works just like the rug/carpet tiles!

I hope you enjoy this video as much as I did making it.


El segundo Webisode de Miss Ideas ya este publicado en Yahoo! Puedes verlo si le haces click a cualquiera de las imagenes arriba.

La idea detrás de esta webisode vino de un libro que compré en el 2010. Se llama, Playing with Books: The Art of Upcycling, Deconstructing, and Reimagining the Book escrito por Jason Thompson. Este libro es verdaderamente impresionante. Te enseña como hacer arte con solo utilizar libros y/o páginas de revistas, música, etc. Yo hice 2 de estos mismo manteles individuales  que hago en el video y me han durado 3 años. ¿Increíble, no? He derramado agua, leche, migajas y hasta jarabe de arce y después de pasarle un trapito humedo, no se rompen asi de fácil! La mejor parte es que si se te daña una sección, facilmente puedes botar esa y reemplazarla por otros rollitos de papel! ¡Que conveniente!

Espero que disfruten el video!

Thank you for reading! ¡Gracias por leer mi blog!



Cómo usar una bufanda | Different Ways to Wear a Scarf


After several months of brainstorming, shoots and long days, Miss Ideas is finally up on Yahoo En Español!! This is the first of 12 episodes that will be featured on the Yahoo platform. I am so excited! This combines two of my passions, Video and DIY projects (to be seen later on)!!

I am very proud of the results and have to thank the wonderful producers from S PLUS A MEDIA Stephanie Fonticiella and Aymee Cruzalegui for bringing me in without hesitation as their “Miss Ideas”. I have to say that I am very pleased with their dedication to this beautifully done project.

I hope you enjoy this as much as I do. So without further edo I introduce to you Miss Ideas Episode #1″Cómo usar una bufanda”. Click on the image to view.

Cómo usar una bufanda | Different Ways to Wear a Scarf Episode #1 (5.22.2013)
Cómo usar una bufanda | Different Ways to Wear a Scarf

Después de varios meses de brainstorming, grabaciones y dias largos, “Miss Ideas” ya lanzó en Yahoo En Español. ¡Que emoción! Este es el primer episodio de 12 que se estarán publicando. Esto combina dos de mis cosas favoritas que son Video (TV/web) y mini proyectos para la casa que verán mas adelante. 

Estoy muy contenta con el producto final y quiero agradecer a las productoras maravillosas y talentosas de S PLUS A MEDIA, Stephanie Fonticiella y Aymee Cruzalegui que confiaron en mi desde un principio y me dejaron aportas mis ideas. Las felicito porque este proyecto les ha quedado precioso!

Y ahora, con mucho gusto y cariño les presento Miss Ideas (hagan click en la foto del video).

Thanks  for reading! ¡Gracias por leer mi post!

Signature_ZaniaFor more posts from Miss Ideas click HERE. Para mas videos de Miss Ideas vaya AQUI.

Donate your Formal Dresses


As you all know, Prom nights, Sweet 16’s and Quinceañeros end up becoming an essential part of every teenage girl’s life. Unfortunately, some girls and their parents don’t have the means to purchase a dress or accessories for these very special events. That’s where DonateMyDress.org comes into play. This organization collects formal dresses, jewelry, shoes, makeup and even perfume for girls in need of them. Isn’t that a great idea?

On April 5th 2013 I was able to donate over 20 formal dresses to the South Florida Chapter of Donatemydress.org. I got my friends and co-workers to participate and the response was absolutely fabulous! Nothing feels better than giving back to the community. Do you have anything you’d like to donate? A pair of shoes that are collecting dust? Maybe an old bridesmaid dress that you swore you’d wear again but obviously never will? That dress might actually make one girl’s Prom fantasy a reality!

Testimonials from DonateMyDress.org

The year of my high school prom, I was homeless and living in a car or sleeping outside on the street. I had nothing other than my (very few) school supplies and the clothes on my back, but I knew if I kept going to work and school, I would be OK. I just wanted a real prom and when I picked up the flier for the Princess Project at school, it made all the difference. Because of them I was able to have a real prom with a dress, accessories, and makeup! There’s no way I would have been able to do that before and I can’ t thank them enough for making my year a little more enjoyable.”
“I am finally getting back on my feet after a long battle with my health and subsequent unemployment due to health problems. It has been very important to me that my daughter not work while she’s in school so that she can focus on schoolwork to make the most of herself. I would not have been able to send her to prom if it wasn’t for you. You gave her literally everything she needed —a beautiful dress, shoes, jewelry, cosmetics, and even a limo certificate!”

Look for the nearest Donatemydress.org chapter near you (here) and start donating! Prom season is upon us already and you’ve got to act fast!

Thanks for reading!


¿Have you donated your formal dresses to DonateMyDress.org or any another organization or person in your area? Please tell me about it! Comment below. 

¿Has tenido la oportunidad de donar tu traje formal a DonateMyDress.org o alguna otra organización o persona en tu área? ¡Cuéntame! Comenta abajo.

Quick Tips on Buying a Cruiser Bike

May is here!

Flowers have bloomed and the air is warmer (or muggier and hotter in Miami) just in time for me to take out my new Beach Cruiser Bike!! I’m very excited because the last time I owned a bike it must have been around 1997. Since I’m a huge FRIENDS tv show fan I’ve named my bike Princess Consuela Bananahammock! If you want to know what that refers to, click here. (Paul Rudd is in that video. I adore him).

A bike is a great way to get around. You can see so much more of your community and all the while you get a nice workout and the wind is always brushing against your skin. I absolutely love the feeling of it. It reminds me of the scene in The Sound of Music when all the children and Maria are riding their bikes along the beautiful scenery of Austria. Man, how I would love to bike through there!

Princess Consuela Bananahammock Bike

Buying a Cruiser?

Cruisers differ from mountain bikes or road bikes. They are really just for cruising around a boardwalk or carrying a cute little dog in the front basket or picking up some fresh fruit at your local farmer’s market. So cute! They are not meant to be used for off-road purposes or any racing. I bought my Huffy Cruiser bike at Walmart and it was very inexpensive. For a great selection of cruisers at low prices click here. Cruisers also come in various sizes so make sure you try them out at the store. Tip: You should always be able to keep your knee slightly bent when you pedal down.

I’m so excited to bike some more!

Thanks for reading!


When was the last time you rode a bike? Do you get the same feeling of freedom and joy? Tell me all about it! Comment below. 

¿Cuando fué la última vez que corriste bicicleta? ¡Es igual de placentero para ti que para mi? ¡Cuéntame! Comentarios abajo.

Welcome to Zania.net!

Hello beautiful people & welcome to Zania.net!

On my first blog post I would like to tell you a bit about who I am, what this blog will contain and why it is coming to life.

My name is Zania. I’m 30, married and living in Miami, FL with my husband and my brother. I just resigned from my job in corporate America for two important reasons; 1) I was miserable and 2) I wanted to put my talents to work 24/7. After years of being numb at work I decided it was time to snap out of it and be true to myself and work towards achieving my dreams. I’m now working from home, building my brand, starting a business and starting to blog (amongst other things). I’m also in search for the highly sought after “flextime”. I figured this would come in handy for when I have kids in the future. Thankfully, I have my family and friends to support me while going through this risky part of my life. Could not be more thankful to have them in my life. {For more on my background click HERE}

Here at Zania.net my goal is to share with you a few of my favorite things such as beautiful spaces, inspirational moments, pieces on women empowerment, curiosities and who knows what else could be posted! I’m in the process of learning about myself and figuring out how to move forward with all of the ideas that clutter my mind. I thought a blog provides a platform where my ideas could be made public while in the process maybe help or inspire others. I’m scared as heck but excited to find out what the future holds! I am fully aware that it won’t be easy, and it will take me some time to find my voice, but that only makes me want to work even more. Stay tuned if you want to join me on this journey!

Thanks for reading! Have a nice day!


Have you taken a leap of faith like this before? Tell me about it! I want to listen and learn! Comment below. 

¿Ház tomado algún tipo de riesgo que te haya aterrorizado? ¡Cuéntame! ¡Quiero escuchar de ti y aprender! Los comentarios van a abajo.