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The new Messenger Bags by Zazzle

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One for all and all for love Messenger Bag  by  aportugueselove View more  courier bags . Yesterday  I was very excited about the prospect of creating new products on Zazzle. But I discovered that my old computer can not export large files anymore. I can not create Messenger Bags or the biggest of the new Sleeves available. But I really wanted to try to make some Messenger bags. The only file I could use to do it was the Portuguese Water Dog one. But it’s quite as they say - necessity is the mother of invention. I decided to use Zazzle fonts only. Just using that and Zazzle Edit Tool I created a series of bags without using my software. These bags have all been designed very quickly. For me, it was a discovery as I never use it that way. Initially, I even made all product lettering in my software!! Later I discovered that the customizable option was the way to go. But it took me some time to adapt! I really like some of the Messenger Bags I created. I might even buy one! I can sa

Woman that keeps 80 stray dogs needs help

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Newspaper cover Correio da Manhã watch it here . Television cover RTP1 watch it here . People call her Mother Theresa of the Dogs but her name is Maria José. This lady is 67 years old and she is retired now. She lives in Pinhal Novo and she keeps 80 dogs and 20 cats. Some can be adopted, but others do not because they are sick or too old for that. The lady and the animals are facing eviction from the house they inhabit, for nonpayment of rent. The landlord threatened to pull the gates of the land where they are and cut water and electricity to Maria José. She feared that if things come to her animals will escape and eventually die or be injured. No one wants these animals in the streets again or dead by city hall services. A group was born on Facebook to help the lady and the animals. She has already a place for herself. The group focus is on the animals she has been helping for some years now.  How can you help? PROMOTING this postage to your Facebook, Twitter, and email f

Meet Fudge, my new partner in business!

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This is a "Thank you" postage! I want to thank Sue and Fudge. Fudge is a Portuguese Water Dog and Sue owns him. They live in Missouri state. You can meet Fudge and read about his adventures at his blog called The Portuguese Water Blog . He's not alone in the house as he has more than 7 companions of his breed to play with. There's a great photo of them right at the blog's heather. I've been updating some sections of my store since Zazzle launched its new tagging policy. It has been a boring task and I really don't know if there will be positive results for products searching out of it. But now it's almost done. Fortunately, I don't have a big store. Even so, I had to re-tag a lot, and meanwhile, I decided to update old products that I think to have some selling potential and even create some new ones. I wanted a Portuguese Water Dog photo so I could create some more products that buyers could customize by uploading their own dog's photo in i

Love Rrring - Today's Best Award at Zazzle's!

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The Zazzle team liked this proposal for a Valentine's Day necklace. I had a telephone like this one until I went to college. It wasn't white, it was black. I spent hours talking over that phone back in the time when there was no such thing as mobile phones! The Love Telephone Necklace is a cute Valentine's gift for those sweethearts who spent hours talking sweetly over the phone! You can change the text, of course, with the Zazzle edit tool and write your own sweet words of Love!  (This product is not available anymore.)

Help Inter Care Medical Aid with used stamps!

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That's right! My Irish friend Rosetta Jallow just posted an appeal on Facebook for Inter Care Medical Aid initiative of collecting stamps. These are then used to help African people. It was the first time I heard about the reused stamps used for this purpose. Hence most people probably got at least some Christmas and New Year's greeting cards I think it's the ideal time to promote this idea! Inter Care collects used stamps which are then sold online to stamp collectors around the world. All you need to do is to cut stamps out from the envelopes you receive. Let some paper around the stamp, at least 1cm ( 0.3937 inches). Then, when you have a few, send them to the address below. It's an inexpensive way to help AFRICA. I will send some Portuguese stamps. Go to INTER CARE MEDICAL AID to know this organization and its awesome work against poverty in Africa. Inter Care 46 The Halfcroft Syston Leicester LE7 1LD

What's your New Year Resolution?

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Figueira da Foz: 1000 mini fireworks Guiness Record

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On New Year's Eve, some minutes before midnight 1000 mini fireworks were lit in order to achieve a Guinness World Record for Figueira da Foz. We made it!

Let's dance on the first day of 2012

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Velas e navios sobre as águas  - video I just wish you could understand the Portuguese language so you could understand and admire the beauty of the lyrics of this record. Not easy to translate, sometimes I do it for you but I don't think I can this time! But you can enjoy the great music. It's called Em busca das montanhas azuis - Searching for the blue mountains - and the name of the singer is Fausto. His inspiration has always been Portuguese history and very much one book called Pilgrimage. This book was written by Portuguese writer and explorer Fernão Mendes Pinto. Pilgrimage is Pinto's memoir of 20 years of travel back in the XVI century. He went as far as the middle and far east, Ethiopia, China, India, and Japan. He claimed to have been among the first group of Europeans to visit Japan. He wasn't an enthusiast of colonialism. He wrote that he was thirteen times made captive and seventeen times sold. It's hard to believe all he wrote! He got famous