Neida Nieves

 I'm Neida and I am thoroughly enjoying life!

Have ya got a craving for some yummy eye candy? Then come on over to my blog at http://faridesigns.blogspot.com/ and indulge!

I enjoy spending some of my spare time blogging, reading, crafting just about anything, or making jewelry.   I'm passionate about decorating and love a mix of old and new - from anything sleek and moderno, to the vintage, retro, shabby, and antique. More recently, I'm completely smitten by Swedish and Norweigan interior design; I'm drawn by its calm color palette and raw, rustic styles. I can never get enough of the Antiques Roadshow [makes me wonder if there is something of ridiculously gargantuan value in my basement!]. Wealth TV has also quickly become an addiction - I enjoy the Top Travel series, Palatial Passports and castle tours, Art Museums of the World, Classical Journeys, Let's Shop Series, Culinary Travels, and boy oh boy - the yacht tours/voyages and all that Wealth TV explores.  My latest TV addiction is Spike TV's Auction Hunters! I love those guys and would love to spend a day with them!


I frequent bookstores - I'm a true book-a-holic. One of my favorite bookstores is an old musty one in the heart of Center City Philadelphia. I can spend hours there delving through the many facets of literature.

I love the tropics and beautiful beaches...must be the Latina side of me :). I'm also enamored with city living - I love the history of my city, the excitement, the skyline, the quaint sidewalk cafes, the unique clothing boutiques and art galleries and museums and more. I am enthralled by old architecture - it draws me with great magnetism and it truly is a form of art that we inhabit.

Photographing and collecting anything old...truly fulfilling for me. Aged items have a story to tell. In my ventures, I keep an eye out especially for old doors that boast great character. 

"Fari Blog" is my venue for sharing my interests, my photographs, my adventures, and my hobbies...so tune in every now and then!

Happy blogging!

Neida 

New Fari Jewelry

Spent the first day of the year making some jewelry...they already sold. :) ...more

Fall in Love with the Season!

 Spent some time on this wonderFALL day and did some simple decorating in my foyer. :)...more

Head Wraps - A Popular Look for the Fall Season!

Hurricane Irene didn't stop me from enjoying some photo time. I love how this pic of my daughter turned out, featuring a popular head wrap look, which seems to be a hit these days and into the Fall Season! Check out http://faridesigns.blogspot.com/.  {Hope everyone has resumed to normalcy after the storm.}...more

A Most Romantic Bed! (Part II of Home Made Pallet Furniture and More)

Visit my blog at faridesigns.blogspot.com to view photos of home made pallet furniture and the most romantic bed ever! All hand made by my son, USMC Corporal S. Jeremy Nieves. I love that he has carried on the familial creative knack!The pieces are pretty amazing and I do hope they inspire you to create!Feel free to leave a comment ;)....more
l want to jump in that bed!! Your blog rocks- you are an inspiration. more

An Outdoor Party on a Budget - Reveal!

June 18th has come and gone, and as promised, I have posted pics of my daughter's graduation/birthday celebration. The party was a success! (See my previous posts on Outdoor Party on a Budget on Blogher, and visit my blog for all the party pictures @ http://faridesigns.blogspot.com/.   Your comments are most welcomed! ...more

Custom Bridesmaids Jewelry

visit http://faridesigns.blogspot.com to view photos!visit http://faridesigns.blogspot.com/ to view photos!...more

An Outdoor Party on a Budget - Part III - More Decorating Ideas

When it comes to a party, for me - it's all about presentation, making guests feel welcomed, and good food!...more

An Outdoor Party on a Budget - Part II

As I continue planning my daughter's combo High School Graduation and 18th Birthday Party, I'm excited to come up with some more ideas.We all see those wooden pallets strewn about near dumpsters just about everywhere. Well did you know they can be used for so many things? Even furniture? Yes!  My son is actually working on making a bed using pallets...so it inspired me to attempt to make some additional seating for the upcoming party - using pallets!...more

An Outdoor Party on a Budget

I'm in the middle of planning my next party - it'll be a combo High School Graduation and 18th Birthday Party for my daughter. I can't wait! The decor will mainly be shabby chic/vintage.My goal is to be as frugal as I possibly can - so that means flea markets, thrifting, crafting and creating things myself!Here's the low down so far......more

Making Masquerade

My daughter's Senior Prom was this past weekend and the theme of the prom was a Masquerade.  She needed a mask to go with her gown, and after some searching on the world-wide-web, we couldn't find exactly what we were looking for. How perfect. It only motivated me to brainstorm and break out the glue gun...a perfect opportunity to get in creative mode. ...more