Sunday, January 26, 2014

Valentine's Day gifts. Have you bought any gift already?

With Valentine's Day just around the corner I bet many of you have already bought that special something for your sweetheart. I believe that it's easier for a man to find a Valentine's Day gift for a woman. As a general rule men aren't into the traditional Valentine's Day presents! How to pick a gift for our special guy on Valentine's Day? Any suggestions? Do you go for romantic, heartfelt and thoughtful gifts? Do you ignore any pratical sense and go for humorus and silly gifts? Maybe naughty gifts? Do you belong to those who just ignore Valentines' Day? Share your ideas! Not the ideal time for it? Ok, maybe next time! 

I have some Valentine's Day gifts suggestions for those that are still looking. It's from Zazzle's marketplace, as always. Just browse this selection of products handpicked by me! Pillows, necklaces, posters, candy tins... and more! I hope you enjoy it and find that special something or maybe inspiration!
Vintage Couple
Vintage Couple by JuJuGarden
Check out more Vintage Candy Tins at Zazzle
Love Birds Mug
Love Birds Mug by artladymanor
Get the best in mug printing from Zazzle.
I Love You Spiral Notebook
I Love You Spiral Notebook by madotta
Create your own personalised journals online at zazzle.com
Hedgehog Love Magnets
Hedgehog Love Magnets by TheWildWood
View Hedgehog Magnets online at zazzle
Magnet: Lovebirds
Magnet: Lovebirds by MheaKids
Look at Fridge Magnets online at Zazzle.com
Faces of Faery 140 NECKLACE Valentine Fairy
Faces of Faery 140 NECKLACE Valentine Fairy by strangeling
Check out Artsprojekt Necklaces online at zazzle
Be My Valentine! Red Hearts Christmas Tree Ornaments
Be My Valentine! Red Hearts Christmas Tree Ornaments by ZuzusFunHouse
Look at more Be my valentine Ornaments at zazzle
Queen of Hearts - Vintage Tie
Queen of Hearts - Vintage Tie by UponRequest
Check out more ties on zazzle.
Love Heart Chalkboard Poster
Love Heart Chalkboard Poster by NeatoCards
View Love Posters online at zazzle
Art Deco design Posters
Art Deco design Posters by artofmairin
View custom art Posters & Prints at online Zazzle
_v1 candy tin
_v1 candy tin by KariNComA
Look at more Love Candy Tins at zazzle
Colorful Hearts Candy Tin
Colorful Hearts Candy Tin by twopurringcats
Find other Heart Candy Tins at zazzle.com
Be my Valentine - Poster
Be my Valentine - Poster by yumkeks
Look for more office art at zazzle.com
Love Hearts Quilt Ties
Love Hearts Quilt Ties by inspirationzstore
Browse through more neckties from Zazzle.

This month of February I've been writting a lot about the color red. So here it is some curiosities for you! The use of color Red in quotations, proverbs and expressions. Have a look!

- "The rose is a flower of love. The world has acclaimed it for centuries. Pink roses are for love hopeful and expectant. White roses are for love dead or forsaken, but the red roses, ah the red roses are for love triumphant."

- "Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin. That, or a kick-ass red lipstick." - Gwyneth Paltrow

- "The rose is red, the leaves are green, God save Elizabeth, our noble queen."

- "Painters use red like spice." - Derek Jarman

- Caught red-handed - meaning either caught in an act of crime or caught with the blood of murder still on one's hands.

- Red-blooded describes someone who is audacious, robust, or virile.

- Blood of the workers - representing the suffering of the proletariat.

- Seeing red - a physical reaction to anger, increased blood pressure, or physical exertion.

- "I can't imagine anyone becoming bored with red - it would be like becoming bored with the person you love." - Diana Vreeland

- Red carpet treatment - giving privileged treatment to an important person.

- Red in the face - to become embarrassed.

- Red flag - a warning of danger.

- Not worth a red cent - having no value.

- Red letter day - a memorable, joyful day, important or significant occasion.

- Red tape - excessive formalities in governmental process.

- Red sky in the morning, sailor's warning; red sky at night, sailor's delight - pay attention to good and bad warning signs.

- Paint the town red - celebrate, go out partying.

- Red eye - an overnight flight.

- Red herring - something that deceives or distracts attention from the truth.

- In the red - being overdrawn at the bank or losing money , a term to describe an economic loss.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

The color red in fashion and decoration

In the English language, the word red is associated with the color of blood, certain flowers (e.g. roses), and ripe fruits (e.g. apples, cherries). Red is for the amorous, outspoken, and optimistic. They say people who love red, love life.
Colors can affect us mentally and physically. Red fuels enthusiasm, stimulates energy, encourages action and gives confidence. 

Red is the big favorite in two major holiday color: Valentine's Day and Christma's Day. I always loved this color. When I was a child I asked my mother to dress me red from head to toe. I use red a lot when I create designs because it's a warm, powerful and elegant color. Red's positive connotations include: love, passion and festivity. (Red also have negative connotations like war, revolution and danger!

Do you wear red? Red clothing gets noticed. The color red can make a clear statement of power. Since it is an extreme color, red clothing might not help people in negotiations or confrontations.

Red gemstones can be used to strengthen the body, promote will power and courage and add vitality. Carry a gem or jewel or place red gemstones around your home or office to stimulate vitality and energy.

The secret to wear red is finding the right tone for our complexion. Red is a bright color that compliments most all skin tones. Women with porcelain skin and blonde hair, can wear true reds. Deep dramatic reds look good on brown-eyed women and sultry dark-brunettes. Wines and plums look good with tawny browns and grays. Those with olive and darker skin can wear scarlet. If you are not someone who is comfortable wearing red every day, the holiday seasons are great to try on the color and just have fun wearing red. Red is certainly a fashionable color for Valentine's Day


Feng Shui recommends painting the front door of a home red to invite prosperity to the residents. For the house decoration, use red as the main hue for rooms that are meant for entertaining (dining rooms). Consider that lots of restaurants use this color. Do you know why? It is said that is stimulates appetite. It makes people hungry by increasing our body's metabolism.

Use it to draw attention to certain points in the room, certain walls. Don't paint an entire room in bright red or you'll find a hard time to rest there. It's counter productive for relaxation as it increases pulse rate and breathing and causes blood pressure to rise Now, if that's your love nest it will be pretty cool!


To illustrate this postage I picked just a few red/magenta tshirts - and one black! - from Zazzle. These designs are inspired by Valentine's Day. Have a look! Do you like it? All these products are available at Zazzle's marketplace. You must click on a product to know details.

Don't Waste Energy Shirts
Don't Waste Energy Shirts by itshappybunny
View other Happy bunny T-Shirts at Zazzle.com
Hangin' Hearts T-Shirt
Hangin' Hearts T-Shirt by Lotacats
Make your t shirt custom from zazzle.com.
Im with Cupid Tshirts
Im with Cupid Tshirts by GoodToGoTees
Check out other I'm T-Shirts at zazzle.com
I Love You Heart (white) Shirt
I Love You Heart (white) Shirt by 220Luxe
Shop for Heart T-Shirts online at Zazzle.com
I am loved. tshirts
I am loved. tshirts by SeraphNoctum
View more Robins T-Shirts at zazzle.com
Cute Cupid Helpers Tee Shirt
Cute Cupid Helpers Tee Shirt by Kakigori
Browse Saint valentine T-Shirts online at Zazzle.com
Valentine's Day Hearts T-Shirt
Valentine's Day Hearts T-Shirt by jamiecreates1
Design your own photo t shirts online at Zazzle.

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