Quilting Triangles

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Spring is on its way and quilting is in my heart. I have been busy on Pinterest looking for amazing inspirational  projects to try, you can image what I have found. One pattern that stood out and seem so simple to create was by  polkadotchair.com. On her site she shares easy and simple beginner quilts and with the arrival of my nephew I wanted to give him a comfy blanket for those cool spring days ahead. It took me a day to create this because it was toddler size. If you would like to give it a try head over to Polka Dot Chair and try your had a some of the beginner quilts she shares. below you will find a few pics of my day in creating this quilt. As always stay tuned for more of my sew life!




*Disclaimer - This is not a sponsored post. This is a my personal opinions*

Changes

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Bonjour,

I first want to apologize to anyone who is a fan of  Porfiria Gomez. I have been away for a few months dealing with health issues. The year of 2016 took a huge toll on my body. I shared with many of you my battle with endometriosis and the many surgeries I had to undergo. And yet just when I thought I was out of the frying pan, I dove head first into the fire with a critical diagnosis of adenomyosis.  

Finally, the battle of my health condition sent me to the hospital for yet another operation. This operation was one of the most devastating blows I have ever encountered because I lost something dear to me.  But through all of the chaos I faced this month and most of 2016 one I thing I thought about was my blog and the stories I wanted to share with you, my fans.  

So with a grand smile from my darkest hour, I can say "I'm Back".  This year my blog will focus on the things I love and adore like; sewing, motherhood, femininity, crafting and cooking.  So please continue to check in. I am still healing from my surgery and spending most days in bed (Doctors Orders).   I will continue to share my exciting stories with you.  So stay tuned for new posts!  Love you all and to those on my Social Media thank you all for the well wishes!

Outdoors With Bandannas

Wednesday, November 2, 2016


My Husband loves enjoying the outdoors but even more he enjoys  tailgating with his three boys. So recently as a Spring Creative Ambassadors  I was honored to create something from the Hav-A-Hank Bandanna. So because I am in the Quilting mode I decided to piece them together to create a huge quilt that hubby and my boys can use to stay warm. As large as these Bandannas are they give you plenty of room to cut and quilt.I almost consider them to be like fat quarters. As most of you do know Have-A-Hank Bandanna comes in all various colors and Spring Creative shares that with you. Hubby loves his throw and as you can see from the pics below he just feel right to sleep in it! Trust me it's that cozy and warm.


Back To School with "Bob Sweep"

Monday, August 29, 2016
       It’s that time of the year. When the schedules, alarm clocks,wake-up calls are in full effect. But one thing I never ever look forward to is the cleanup from my three boys after they have enjoy their breakfast. I get so stressed out when I turn around after waving bye bye as they load into the car and I turn around to see dirty dishes, spilled juice and cereal all over the floor. My first thoughts are ok how do I do this quick and easy so I can get my day started. Trying to be Mompreneurs I need to clean up quick and head out.
         So when I heard that a bObsweep PetHair,  were looking for moms to try their vacuums out I jumped for joy. I thought this is something out of the future, my bigger question was will it do the job better than I can. So when we got our bObsweep PetHair, the first response was wow this bot is gorgeous. I love the smooth goldish color. So without a thought I put it to work. I was a little concern it would not be able to handle three rambunctious boys daily breakfast mess but to my surprise it did all the work needed. Cutting my chore time in half. I was able to clear the table while bObsweep PetHair,  vacuum up the cereal that did not make it into my three boys belly. I must say I am enjoying my bob sweep and recommend to any domestic diva. I will be purchasing one for my Mother in law this Christmas. You can get yours at www.bobsweep.com find out more tips and tricks about this awesome little bot

P.S if you have boys like I do who Love robots it perfect way to get them to help clean up. follow them on Twitter @mybObsweep and Instagram (@bObsweep).  They've also got some funny photos and video of pets interacting with the bObsweep—just check out the hashtag #bobsweep to get your laugh on. 


Disclosure:
    This is part of a sponsored activation with bObsweep PetHair, . However, all opinions expressed are my own.


My Endometriosis Story

Tuesday, July 12, 2016
I know a few of you have been asking, "Where have you been Porfiria? " Well here is my story.......

I have always dreamed of acting in a film. Each day I reminded myself that I am in control of my world and I can play my life out however I wanted because I am the star in my very personal film.  But like most amazing films there is always some sort of life obstacle that is riddled with sadness.  In my story my life obstacle is called Endometriosis.  In 2012 during one of my many visits to the Lenox Hills' emergency room I was diagnosed with Endometriosis.  My initial response was to thank God for finally being able to put a name to what I was going through.  My second response was, "I'm not Crazy!"

 For many years I was constantly visiting the emergency room with severe nauseating pain.  The results of those visits was me being sent home with narcotics and the memories of doctors facial impressions showing their doubt that I was actually experiencing any pain. Their body language dismissive demeanor showed that they thought I was nothing more than a woman with mental issues.  

I can remember when I began dating my husband that I would feel exhausted from dealing with this condition. I got my period when I was 10 years old my memories took me back to lost days of school. I was unable to do anything while my classmates a chatted up how they menstruated for only 3 to 4 days. I remember thinking to myself that maybe I was not from this planet called Earth because I would bleed for 7-9 days.  And in those 7-9 days I battled vomiting, nausea, headaches, diarrhea, and constant cramping that would make any sane person want to rip their body open to find relief.  Entering into womanhood I was told that I would find relief after having children.  So after I married the man of my dreams we decided we wanted a family; in 2006 I gave birth to a beautiful healthy baby boy.  I thought my prayers would be answered and there would be no more pain.  But instead of finding relief the pain got worse.  After returning to work from maternity leave I found myself calling out sick when I knew my period was coming.   The pain was unbearable.  There were many days of lost work which meant lost income for me and my growing family.  Then there were the visits to the emergency which became more and more frequent.  My family continued to grow.  Before I knew it, I was blessed with two more beautiful boys but sadly no relief from terrible pain.

Today I have had a total of 4 surgeries with the last two being minimally invasive laparoscopic endometriosis surgery done by a surgeon who is one of New York's  leading Endometriosis doctors, Dr Tamar Seckin.  He is amazing, we developed a very wonderful working relationship and for the first time I had a doctor that seemed to really empathize with me.  Dr. Seckin performed two out of my four surgeries.  He believes that I have a long road ahead in my quest to find relief from this horrible pain.  Sadly, my battle is still ongoing but with diet and fitness I pray I will prevail. 

For more information and questions about endometriosis head over to /http://www.endofound.org/ 




Spring time Quiche Recipe

Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Happy March! Not only is it National Craft Month, it is also 19 days before spring.  This my favorite time for cooking because of all the fresh and yummy ingredients.  But during Spring there is nothing better than a Quiche.  So I made a simple one serving size for myself.  I went to my local Target and purchased a single serving pastry dish.  My boys are not yet sold on Quiche. I think it is because mommy has to make it... Check out the steps it's so easy breezy.
 
What you will need
1 egg
2 tablespoons of Parmesan Cheese or Sharp Cheddar Cheese
1 teaspoon of chopped Prosciutto ( or just regular Bacon)
1 teaspoon of Tabasco sauce
Fresh cracked Black pepper
Dash of Salt (optional)  
Fresh spinach leaves (5)
Tablespoon of chopped onion
Pre-made crust (optional)
 Step 1- Crack Egg in Bowl.
 Step 2- Add all the ingredients in the bowl together.
 Step 3- Whisk it together with a fork.
Step 4- Pour the egg filling in to your pie crust shell ( sorry I did not mention it before I used the premade pie crust.  
I cut about a third of it and spaced it into the pastry dish you can see that in the pick below.
 
 Step 5- Rough chop the spinach and mix it in.  I did this after because I wanted chop the right amount of spinach.
 Step 6- Lastly add a little extra cheese and a dash of Sea Salt if you prefer.  Let it bake for 25 min at 325 degrees or until
                eggs are firm and it looks brown on the top!
 
 
Tada!  Enjoy!!!
 


Sew Lovely

Monday, February 8, 2016
 
I know it's late but Happy New Year.  I've been  away trying to figure out what direction I will take in 2016. But while I was away my passion for sewing and design  has been brewing intensely.  There  will be a new series on my blog that  focuses on my two passions in life The first is Sewing clothing gear to making a woman feel O So lovely! And the second is my love for life. Recently on a visit to my fabric shop I stubble upon this beautiful floral silk . My first thought were feeling soft and beautiful and then I thought robes even more than that I simply adore Kimono robes. So I began to sew just that, It was inspired by  the soft glamour of  Hollywood in the 1950's one things for sure there was something regal about the fashion era that I am addicted too. I am very tall so I use two full yard to get the length I need. Here are a few pictures of the process.





 
 

Black Tulle Skirt

Thursday, December 10, 2015

This week I been working on a birthday/ New Years eve outfit and as most of you know I am in love with tulle skirts. I was able to find this beautiful black tulle. I began sewing this style of skirts last year. As a plus size woman full skirts always makes me feel modestly beautiful, this skirt took me an hour to sew and I think it came out lovely. What do you think? This January I hope to share an online tutorial on creating this skirt. If you really love it you can order it on my website and I will make one just for you.







Polka Dot Top

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

 
Hi
 
I know it's been a while but I'm back!  My sewing studio has kept me super busy these days.  But recently I had a chance to sew something just for me.  Most of you know I am addicted to fabric but I am even more addicted to polka dot fabrics. So when I found the fabric shown below at $1.50 a yard I went crazy.  I purchased two yards with the thoughts of creating a top.  To create this top, I used an old tee ( Hubby's Shirt) that I wore mostly to bed.  During the cold months, I enjoy wearing tights but I like my tops to cover my bottom.  Standing at a whopping 6'3", it really was always a challenge to find tops that work for me. So sewing this top was perfect just for me. It was super easy to create..( Check back soon, I will upload the tutorial soon.)

 
 
I did need help with the neckline so I use a back facing pattern to help keep in check!
 
 
 
 



 


Easy Noodle Soup!

Thursday, October 1, 2015
October is here! When I think of October I think of soup,soup,soup. Growing up when I wanted a quick soup my brothers and I would run and get a pack of Ramen Noodles. But these days I no longer eat those packs of Noodles(Too much Sodium). So I strive to make a healthier version of quick noodles. I used lots of yummy add-ons and fresh ingredients. At my supermarket they sell Organic Rice Udon noodles and my favorite add-ons are always bokchoy,spinach, carrots, cabbage and anything leafy and green. In this bowl I used carrots, spinach and shrimp. I wanted to share how I arrived at this delicious soup but I didn't have a chance to take step by step pictures but I will share how I got a this yummy soup.
 
First gather your ingredients if you don't eat seafood use chicken/ beef or just plan veggies. Bring a pot of water to boil and add a dash of salt and pepper. Meanwhile in a small frying pan I began to sautéed my veggies in olive oil, I only used a teaspoon.
 

 Next I sautéed my shrimp just until they are pink. Then in my boiling water I added garlic, fresh tyme and a chicken bouillon cube. Now drop your noodles in the water for about 2 mins. Separate the noodles from the liquid soup. Arrange your noodles and your add-ons in bowl .
 Pour your stock over your noodles. I added a boiled egg and Walla you are done, snuggle up with your favorite blanket and movie and enjoy!

Diary of a Craftista- Isaac Mizrahi Crafts

Monday, September 28, 2015
This week I finally had some me time after getting my boys adjusted at school and working on my sewing studio.  I decide to take a much needed walk through my second favorite craft store, Michael's (I am a  fabricholic so Joann's Fabric Store is my first favorite store ..lol).  Any who, to my surprise I stopped in my tracks while roaming through the aisles.  There in the distance was Isaac Mizrahi craft Yarn.. Yes......OMG!  I immediately fell in love with the grey/gold color yarn you see in the pics below.  It was on sale for $5.99 so I went crazy and purchased a few bundles.  Initially,  I wanted to create a scarf but soon realized a hat would be better.  I was so excited with my find that I started making my hat right away.  I completed my hat in one night.  I used only one bundle of this yarn to create my hat which was surprising because I have a lot of hair to fit into that hat.  I was really surprised by the amount in each bundle.  My next item will be a scarf so two bundles will be just enough. Check out the pictures below of this yarn.  P.S.  This is not a Sponsored Post, just the Diary of a Craftista!
 





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