terça-feira, 22 de outubro de 2013

2 ways to reuse soda cans

1- Make pencil/pen holder

a) Using a can opener, open the can, and take off the lid:

b) After, make sure the edges are not shrp, if yes rub them in sand paper.
c) And you are done!

2-Plant vases: 

a) First, cut off the top, just like in the first idea;

b)Make small holes in the bottom of the can

c)Then, smooth the edges;

d) After smoothing all the edges, you are ready to plant!

planting: add dirt to the can;
then, add the seeds, water, and you are done!

sábado, 5 de outubro de 2013

My Artifact

I got this little necklace when I was 8, right after my first serious ballet recital, who gave it to me was my grandmother, the mother of my mother.

It meant a lot to me because we are not very close, and she used to be a dancer too, and a very good one.  For me, having her, give that to me was amazing I felt as if I had made her proud, I found a connection between us, and it was something that I wanted so badly. Because I have a very big family, and we usually compete for attention, so I felt amazing.

For me the necklace represents strength, standing out, being unique, and that has a lot to do with my brand, because I love the thought that I am unique, that out of 7 billion people, there is only 1 Beatriz Kauffmann, that danced and has a necklace.

3 Simple Tips for Taking Better Photos if you are not a Professional Photographer

1- Make your subject comfortable: sometimes when people are posing for pictures they tend to get tense and "force smile", to avoid that from happening start talking to them, make them laugh, this way your pictures will be more natural!


2- Rule of Thirds: The rule of thirds is a simple photography that consists in taking pictures of your subject in the third "section" of the screen, not only it makes the picture interesting but it makes it look better. And if you need help, you can simply add the grids to your digital camera screen.

notice how the subject isn't in the exact middle of the picture.

3- Define the Subject: When you are taking a picture you think about this for moment "what am I taking a picture of", if your answer has only one word, you are good to go, but if not then maybe you might want to define it.

here is an example of a well defined subject:

clearly the subject is the boat

terça-feira, 1 de outubro de 2013

40 minutes of my life

40 of My Life

1- Introducing Me- Camp Rock 2 listen to it!

This song is very important to me because it reminds me of my childhood in Brazil, my old school, where I met my best friends and where I learned to speak English. Even tough the song is annoying, it is very important because, it was where my brand started, my beginning, where I started to have an opinion about things and to "shape" myself.

2-Amor pra Recomeçar- Frejat listen to it

This song is very dear to me, it brings back memories from a school presentations, which I worked a lot. And it was the last time that I worked with a couple of friends that were switching schools, so not only the lyrics are beautiful but it reminds me of hard work and good times.

3-So os Loucos Sabem- Charlie Brown Jr listen to it!

This song talks about how the crazy people behave, and all of us have a crazy side, and the choices we make. For me it is perfect because it describes a life lesson, everybody is crazy sometimes. And having that with me, in my brand is important, since my brand is all about being different.

4-Good Life- OneRepublic listen to it!

This is a good song, it played a lot when I was in a summer camp in Switzerland, and that was the time that I realized I could do more, I had more potential, and I wanted to go live elsewhere than Brazil.

5-Secrets-OneRepublic listen to it!

This is my personal favorite song, it reminds me of the time I changed schools,and for me itwas incredbly hard, and I love that it reminds me that life has obstacles.

6-Open your Eyes- Snow Patrol listen to it!!

This song is okay, but it represents my mother, because she used to exercise listening to it, and I loved it. My mom is the one who will always give me strength so its good to remind myself that I can always come to her.

7-Burlesque-Christina Aguilera listen to it!

Burlesque brings up my dancer memories, and the moments I was in stage, and the power you have, thats important to my brand because everyone has the power to do something all you have to do is want it, and work hard.

8-In My Mind-Ivan Gough & Feenixpawl ft. Georgi Kay listen to it!

This song isn't particularly my favorite but it makes me retrospect to when I moved to US in the airplane, and the feeling of having dreams coming true.

9-Love Story- Taylor Swift listen to it!

I honestly don't like this music but it brings back my times in school, learning english and reminds e that practice makes perfect, my english is not perfect but it got really good with time.

10-Hey Soul Sister- Train listen to it

When I was little I went to summer camp in Brazil with my cousins, and it was one of the best summers of my life, so I having a song to remind me to call my family sometimes to check how they are doing.

segunda-feira, 30 de setembro de 2013

Brand Statement

I am student, daughter, and dancer. One of the things I care about most is my friends, friendship to me is very important, in general I am very outgoing, I thrive socialization. One of my core values is loyalty,it is very important that people trust me and that I can trust them. I think it's good to learn to forgive, and evolve, Act above the others, be mature.
I am a good, strong, student , and I really like helping my mother, specially with chores. I love to learn, no matter what, the most important thing is to learn, because the wiser people, are those who know a little of everything, and this is a saying that I take with me. As I just said I love learning and my will to know everything is huge.
I was volunteering, by teaching children english, it was a very enriching experience, and I loved it.
As a dancer, I dance with passion, it is a huge part of my life, it is how I express myself freely, specially in studio, but sometimes when we present in stage, it is completely different, I don’t enjoy it very much, only that one moment when you are in front of everyone and the fear has gone away and you get to be free, be the center of attention.  In Brazil I felt that I grew up a lot as a dancer, but I came to a point that because it is my hobby not an obligation, sometimes I have sacrifice it for academics, for the time being.

In the same way I sacrificed my hobby, my parents are also sacrificing a lot so I can study here, and for that I am very grateful. As sister feel it is very important I be an example for him.

about.me page!

quinta-feira, 19 de setembro de 2013


“We have too many high-sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them.”
by: Abigail Adams
explanation: I choose this quote not because I think it is beautiful, but because it makes me want to prove it wrong, it pushes me to do things, to have better actions.And that is what my brand is about it is about doing, no talking, but doing.

atualmente, a tua mente, atua ou mente?

currently does your mind act or lie?

I chose this again because it represents my logo, I am all about doing and not sitting and watching, and I am constantly in that doubt , that you talk but never act.

If I'd observed all the rules, I'd never have got anywhere.
Marylin Monroe,

And I picked that one because it talks about something really important to me which is thinking outside the box, be different, people may like normal but they cherish different.


I think this logo is great because it isn’t too serious, it is kind of friendly, and the twisted, upside down F is also very friendly. I made it like this because it isn’t normal, it is not something you see every single day, it is different, special, i gives you an idea that I think outside of the box.
   The color orange represents determination, productivity, and success, and those three qualities, in my opinion are vital, they are incredibly important, and they represent what I am, and the way that I want people to see me. And the blue detail is to show that besides all that I am someone you can trust, confide in.