Shifting Gears

Hello 2015!

Well hello there! It’s been a very long while!! Lots to talk about and wonderful things to share.
This blog became a huge part of my life for about a year and a half and after starting a new job in June of 2014 I purposely stopped blogging. Why? My priorities shifted and blogging was not in the forefront. That leads me to this post’s topic…


Priorities and goals can change. Have you noticed that sometimes we insist on focusing our time and energy on following through with certain goals that no longer make us feel excited and happy? Instead they feel like an obligation. This can happen with small situations like making green smoothies on a daily basis, to more significant life-altering events such as a career change. The instant you feel that pressure weighing you down, then that’s the moment when you have to decide if continuing to pursue that goal is worth your time and energy. While your answers may vary, it is only you who can make that decision.

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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!



Are YOU a Leader in Your Own Life?

On September 12-14 I had the pleasure of attending the Hispana Leadership Summit at the Disney Grand Floridian Resort in Orlando, Florida. This event promotes the importance of leadership in Hispanic women in all aspects of life. This event surfaced those conflicting and guilt driven conversations we have with ourselves. It brought to life the things we know and talk about but fail to put into action. Speakers, panelists and fellow attendees managed to share their wisdom and experience to help those women who need inspiration and motivation to get back on the horse.

Here are some quotes and thoughts from some of the speakers at the event that struck a chord with me:

“The pursuit of perfection prevents progress” – Luly Balepogi “Balance is Bull$h!t” @LulyBTweets

“Live life. Don’t let life live you.” -Bert Oliva “Body Talk”

“You are not your mind.” Cecilia Ramírez Harris, “The Power of Positive Thinking” Univision Networks “Nuestros Hijos”

“I’m dispatching trucks while tweeting to a fan who’s at Walgreens looking for deals. It’s all about the interaction with people and loving what you do” – Myrah Duque “Latina Blogger Success Stories”

“Changes happen. Adapt and overcome” – Irene Zoppi “Courageous Leadership” Commissioner for the state of Maryland

You see, sometimes we lose ourselves in our work, in our families, in our relationships and in our thoughts. I’ve been there before and I bet you have too. We need to find a way to recognize those symptoms and then pull ourselves out and back in control of our life. The choices we make on a daily basis can get us there. Are you making yourself a priority? Are YOU a leader in your own Life? Are you happy?

Luly B. couldn’t have said it better, “Put your oxygen mask on first and then help the person next to you” Sounds simple, but can be so difficult to obtain.

Feel good dancing during Bert Oliva’s talk
Putting in my 2 cents during Luly B’s keynote

Take a moment to think and ask yourself; are you a leader in your own life?

Have a great day!



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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Miss Ideas Webisode #4 “Uñas Ombré”


This fourth episode of Miss Ideas shows you how to create the ombre effect on your nails. You can use two or three colors to create the effect from light to dark or vice versa. You can get creative with colors or do this effect on only one nail. Experiment and let me know how it goes! Click on the image above to view the video on Yahoo! Have fun!

El cuarto episodio de Miss Ideas te enseña como hacer el efecto ombre en tus uñas. Para crear el efecto de claro a oscuro o vice versa puedes utilizar dos o tres colores. Puedes hacerte esto en todas las uñas o tal vez una sola. ¡Que disfrutes el video! Para ver el video solo hazle click a la imagen de arriba.

Thanks for reading! 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!


Welcome to!

Hello beautiful people & welcome to!

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 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.