Monday, August 23, 2010

Moving time!!

Hello!! I know, I know… I have been MIA a long time but I took a trip and it had no Internet access and then when I got home the moving began. I officially have an apartment in the city! My roommate went apartment hunting by herself because she is a controlling freak. So I just seen it on photos but I trust my roommate. It’s a two bedroom on Midtown West with too little closet space. I’m really looking forward to decorate it! Here is a peek:




As far as my moving process, well it’s a complete chaos. I have too much clothes and too little suitcases so I’m sending some stuff by mail. I can’t believe this is all happening! I officially moving next week, it is all real! Btw I’m so short on cash, moving is expensive. I spent $3500 for the apartment deposit, first month rent and other related fees; plus airplane tickets, postage for boxes, etc. I would definitely travel lighter on future moves but hey, it’s my first one and everything seems like a must to take. Lol!


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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The Invisible Woman




I saw this video a while ago and it really gave me a different perspective on things.

Btw I promise to write an update soon about my monumental mess. It is getting even more confusing and stressful!


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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Giveaway: Original Acrylic on Canvas Painting by Holly Ferencze **CLOSED**

I got such amazing feedback with art giveaways, I decided to partnered up with Holly Ferencze’s Shop. This Etsy shop is fun and it has a lot of works to choose from. I’m also keeping the UNISEX theme for this week giveaways so I chose this wonderful original acrylic paintings great for both us girls and the guys. It looks just right for any empty space at your home or office.

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Original acrylic paintings on 4" X 4" studio stretched canvas with 1 3/8" gallery profile. Title, signature, and date are located on back of canvas and both pieces have been finished and protected with heavy gloss gel medium. Click on the image to see more views of the painting.


To win (must be a follower):

Mandatory entry Visit Holly Ferencze’s Shop and comment below telling which item you liked the most.

Additional (optional) Entries:

Post about this giveaway at your blog and leave a comment below with the link. {4 entries}

Follow me on twitter and leave a comment below telling your username. Already following counts! {1 entry}

Retweet this giveaway post and leave a comment below with the link. {1 entry}

“Like” me on facebook and leave a comment below telling me so. {1 entries}


Good Luck! Giveaway ends on 7/22 at 11:59pm. Come back the 23rd to see if you won!

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Winner thanks to random.org. Congrats!! Please email me with you mailing address so i can send you the prize!!

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Giveaway: Porcelain Bear Cup **CLOSED**

These summer giveaways have been so fun! I’m loving all the positive feedback and not to mention the amazing Etsy shops I discovered! This next giveaway is both for my ladies and for the guys. I choose it for that very purpose. I wanted something that could be unisex since I do have a small but no less important male audience.

Mie Kongo Studio makes this beautiful porcelain cup fired to 2250F. Measures 3’ high and holds 12oz. It is lead Free, Dishwasher & Microwave safe. The handle/bear sitting on a pinecone is attached when the clay is still wet. This glaze is white with a blue tint. Retail value of $25!


To win (must be a follower):

Mandatory Entry Visit Mie Kongo Studio Shop and comment below telling which piece you like the most.


Additional (optional) Entries:

Write a Blog Post about this giveaway at your blog and comment below with the link. {4 entries}

Follow me on twitter and comment below telling your username. Already following counts! {1 entry}

Retweet this giveaway post and comment below with the link. {1 entry}

Like” me on facebook and comment below telling me so. {1 entries}


Good Luck! Giveaway ends on 7/19 at 11:59pm. Come back the 20th to see if you won!

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I went to random.org and the winner is:

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Congrats Melanie!!! Please email me at info@nycislandgal.com with your mailing address so I can send to you, the fabulous prize!


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Saturday, July 10, 2010

Watercolor Giveaway Winner and Givenchy fall 2010

Hi! I’m so sorry I haven’t been writing a lot lately. My sister was in the Hospital and it made it impossible to get in my computer. I haven’t read the comments either but I promise that I will catch up as soon as I can! Anyways, I had a little time today so I passed the entries on excel and selected the giveaway winner. So without further due the WINNER of the Watercolor original painting is:

Please email me at info@nycislandgal.com with your painting preference and your mailing address so I can send you your wonderful prize.


On another note, have you seen the new Givenchy Haute Couture fall 2010? Truly remarkable!


{Don't forget to enter this week wonderful Handmade Fabric Necklace giveaway and to vote for me at the 2010 BlogLuxe Awards, under "Best Eye Candy". Thanks and enjoy the weekend!}

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Giveaway: Handmade Fabric Necklace **CLOSED**

I’m really excited for this week giveaway since I’m a personal fan of the shop. Shabby yet elegant and delightfully playful, this sweet statement necklace is every bit as easy to wear as its name implies. Great for when you're feeling sprightly, it also begs to be grabbed on those days when you need that little extra schlep in your step.

This necklace is handmade with care with new and upcycled materials. Brass chain is a vintage find and hangs roughly 6" on either side. Extra fastening links are added for adjustability. Reinforced with a sturdy felt backing for durability and comfort. Value of $37!


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To win (must be a follower): *

Mandatory entry Visit Fable and Lore Shop and comment below telling which piece you like the most.


Additional (optional) Entries:

Post about this giveaway at your blog and comment below with the link. {4 entries}

Follow me on Twitter and comment below telling your username. {1 entry}

Retweet this giveaway post and comment below with the link. {1 entry}

“Like” me on facebook and comment below telling me so. Already "liked" counts! {2 entries}


Good Luck! Giveaway ends on 7/12 at 11:59pm. Come back the 13th to see if you won!

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Thanks to random.org for selecting the winner:

Congrats CJ!!! Please email me at info@nycislandgal.com with your mailing address so I can send to you, the fabulous prize!

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Monday, July 5, 2010

The big "maybe"

Last night I received a called from my cousin and this is what happened:

Me: Hello!

Her: Hey! Can you keep it down, I’m on the phone here!!! (Screaming on the back) Is your mother home?

Me: Hum… yes but she is at the shower.

Her: Hey I said no fighting!!!! And Edwin no more chocolate!!! Can you hold on a second?

Me: Sure.

(Lots of screaming, loud noises, crying, something seems to be have broke and then the call got disconnected.)


Right, babies. They are so cute and funny and annoying all at the same time. I would love to have one of my own but the truth is that I can’t bear with the fact that I might not be a good mother. My father is a very bad parent, as in selfish and only thinks about how he could benefit from everything he does. What if I get that bad parent gene? Unlike me, my sister is the most motherly person I know and she is 4 years younger than me! She always knows why my little cousins are crying, knows how to pick them up and feed them. She is a natural. I’m not. I’m a mess when it comes to babies. I get all frustrated and even cried once because I couldn’t find out why was he crying. I don’t even know how to play with them. I get all awkward and uncomfortable. Needless is to say that nobody leaves me alone with their babies. Some people tell me that I just need to have one of my own and the instinct will come all by it self but, what if not?

I’m a bit selfish when it comes to my space. I like my quite daily reads, the time I send in my computer and watching my TV shows. I like not cooking on a routine and sleeping all night. A baby will mean to change and adapt my complete lifestyle since I will be putting the baby’s needs first. I think some of the reasons to have a baby are almost as selfish as the ones to not have one. I mean, for what do you want a baby? To leave have an heir, to someone to keep you company, to teach your life secrets, to have someone to love, to have someone love you or simply because you want to experience the motherly love. I’m not saying they’re wrong; I’m just saying they are pretty selfish. In my case, besides the selfish reasons of my quite space, I have a completely non-selfish reason of not wanting to break the child’s heart because I’m a bad mother. I don’t want him or her to suffer. I’m not saying I don’t want ever to have a child but I have my concerns. Mostly it comes from having a very irresponsible, selfish, cold dad. I will definitely need therapy once I fully decide to have a baby, to help me take care of my fears.

I think a child is the most beautiful blessing God made and that the love that you might experience is beyond scientific understanding but what comes with it scares me. On my sophomore year at college I had an English professor that was obsessed with feminist literature. He had us reading it every day to hand in responses. It completely changed my perception of being a mother and a wife. Many of them just wanted their freedom back, something they will never get back. I once heard that a child is like getting a tattoo on your forehead, you have to be a hundred percent sure because it will be with you for the rest of your life. Yes they loved their children but they made clear that they were suffocated by their life. If you haven’t read any feminist’s work is something like the character Lynnette from the TV show “Desperate Housewives”. She loves her kids but has a constant struggle between choosing them over her career and life it self. She has breakdowns and barley keeps it together sometimes. I’m not sure I want to live my life like that but i don't want to end up at my 50s regretting not having one either.

Some women think is wrong or maybe even forbidden to discuss such real issues. Take for example, Charlotte’s character in the movie Sex and the City 2. She is always trying to be a perfect mother and wife. She doesn’t even what to admit to her friends that her life is sometimes miserable. I think she doesn’t want to even say it out laud because it will mean that she is admitting it to her self too. Most people do this; they only talk about the wonders of being a mother. But that is so wrong with being real and letting everybody knows that you are not perfect and that having a kid sucks sometimes? Lately I’ve read a lot of good, real and raw mother’s blogs and it make me happy that there are women that are letting us know what we are getting into, the highs and the lows. Thank you!


{The giveaway winners are now going to be announced at the original giveaway blog posts. You can find them on the right side bar menu under giveaways. So go check out if you won!}

{Don't forget to vote for me at the 2010 BlogLuxe Awards, under "Best Eye Candy". Thanks and I hope you enjoyed the weekend!}

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