About Me

Simple to Special.
Zero to Hero.
Before and After.

You've heard 'em before. My version is blah to TADA! This is my little corner in blogland where I rescue things destined for the trash (blah), give them an instant make-over and, TADA!, they're useful again.

Claire Mercado Obias, Claire Obias
Many calendars ago, I authored a weekly newspaper column with the same concept. It was called "Cheap Thrills". In each article, I featured five different ways to bring new life into something old. I really had fun styling the photos and writing it. Plus, it was a good exercise in innovation and creativity, I couldn't help but continue it through this blog. Every week, I have a theme or a specific "blah" which I then transform into a "TADA!".

What I do here is a reflection of some of my personal mantras:

  • Be kind to the environment
  • You don't have to spend a lot of money to be happy
  • There's always room for second chances
  • Think outside the box
  • It's never too late to learn something new
  • Pursue your passions

When I'm not crafting, writing or taking pictures, I put on my most comfortable shoes and go on adventures. Here's what I like to do:

Hunting around markets, whether flea, flower, 
food or craft. I'm an equal opportunity 
market enthusiast!  
Indulging in a cappuccino with gorgeous latte art or
a rich hot chocolate (with marshmallows of course).
Traveling and seeing a city through
the eyes of a local.

It was very nice to meet you! I'm grateful for your visit, and hope you enjoy my blog.

xoxo, Claire 

P.S. You may reach me at blahtada@gmail.com