June 27, 2011

June is Pride Month!

12ª Marcha do Orgulho Gay, Lisboa

June is Pride Month. June it's almost over but I think it's important to think about what this Proclamation means. This blog celebrates love, acceptance, tolerance, pride, and diversity. All year.

June 21, 2011

Celebrate Summer with Licor Beirão Giveaway

Summer is my favorite time of the year. As I live by the sea it’s a great time to enjoy the beach every minute I can. My readers may remember Licor Beirão. I wrote a post about this traditional Portuguese liquor some weeks ago. Licor Beirão enjoyed my post and sent me some merchandise to distribute to my blog readers. It’s time to accessorize for the Summer that officially starts today and these are the gifts Licor Beirão is offering 10 of my lucky readers:

- A fabric case for your laptop as I know you will be going outside to enjoy the sun!

- Cute tattoos (4 different ones) to show with your summer light clothes!

- Magnetic bookmarkers because reading on a garden or on the beach is a must with this weather!

- A diary where you can draw or write down stories about your summer days…

- And 6 very cute small bottles of Licor Beirão, 6 of my readers will have a chance to taste this traditional Portuguese drink. All winners will also be sent an informative sheet on Licor Beirão with a few suggestions on how to prepare some refreshing drinks for the Summer, the company and liquor store.

The gifts list:

1 - 1 bottle of Licor Beirão, a laptop case, 1 magnet bookmarker, and 4 tattoos

2 - 1 bottle of Licor Beirão, a diary, 1 magnet bookmarker, and 4 tattoos

3 - 1 bottle of Licor Beirão, 1 magnet bookmarker, and 4 tattoos

4 - 1 bottle of Licor Beirão, 1 magnet bookmarker, and 4 tattoos

5 - 1 bottle of Licor Beirão, 1 magnet bookmarker, and 4 tattoos

6 - 1 bottle of Licor Beirão, 1 magnet bookmarker, and 4 tattoos

7 - 1 magnet bookmarker and 4 tattoos

8 - 1magnet bookmarker and 4 tattoos

9 - 1 magnet bookmarker and 4 tattoos

10 - 1 magnet bookmarker and 4 tattoos

What you must do to win:

a. Like A Portuguese Love Facebook page here

b. or Subscribe to this blog via email (use Feedburner window on your right to enter your email address)

c. If you already Liked my Page or Subscribed to my blog you can follow me on Twitter.

d. Leave a comment on this blog post indicating what you did + your email contact.

A random draw between those who entered will be made on July 21st to determine the winners. The lucky winners will be announced on this blog and A Portuguese Love Facebook Page. Gifts will be shipped the following two weeks after I get winners addresses.

June 19, 2011

Wood texture Iphone 6 Cases from Zazzle are eco-friendly and sustainable!

pattern with cute cats and birds carved® maple iPhone 6 bumper case


People like to cover technology in wood. Most of us are too young to remember old radios and first televisions and their wooden boxes. My parents oldest TV had no wood on the outside but the box imitated wood. My grandmother old radio was covered in beautiful wood. One thing I am certain is that we still like gadgets covered in wood. That's a classic. One chic way to protect your Iphone is to get a cover made of wood. It’s pretty and irresistible. It’s an organic material, it’s a really awesome choice.

But not all the wood cases on the market are sustainable and we care for the planet, don’t we? It’s not a pretty thought thinking we’re chopping trees just to get Iphone’s nicely covered! That’s why I found these Zazzle creators idea a good one – they are offering Iphone cases that imitate wood. There are several species of wood to choose from and if I don’t think too much they look almost like a craftsman's hands work. These Iphone skins are made of 100% real Zazzle imagination, which is both sustainable and eco-friendly.

And now I have a curiosity to share. Sure you’re familiar with the expression "knock on wood". In Portugal we also have the same expression – bater na madeira – but as we say it we utter “lagarto, lagarto, lagarto” that means “lizard, lizard, lizard”! Well, don’t ask me why we say “lizard” three times because it’s a mystery to me too.

Now, check some great wood texture Iphone6 Cases I found on Zazzle! That is no mystery!

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