Friday, May 30, 2008

Casa de Baja, Mexico with Tammy Taylor

Casa de Baja, Mexico - May 22-26, 2008

Pictures of my trip to Mexico with my Niece Tammy, her friend Dorsa and 300 teenagers representing our Church, Mariners in Irvine, CA.

We built 14 houses over the Memorial Day weekend in Rojo Gomez, just 30 minutes from the US border; which is about 2 1/2 hours from Irvine, CA.

  • It was an amazing weekend. We all came back with a huge appreciation for everything we used to take for granted; like running water, to take showers, to wash dishes, to wash clothes & toilets that flush (there is no sewer system or running water in this area water is brought in by a water truck and they fill up plastic water jugs for their water).
  • Also, fresh vegetables and fruit is not able to be grown as there is no irrigation to grow food. This is a desert area and it gets over 110 F degrees (43 Celsius) in the summer, and the people have no air conditioning.

These are just a few of the things that we think are necessities and to the people in Rojo Gomez, these are luxuries.

I was a team leader for a group of 15 high school students; each group was responsible to build one house; each of our groups had a contractor to organize us and teach us how to build a house.

None of us had ever built a house before; however we had to learn how to frame a house, install drywall, spackle, lay a roof, put in windows, install a door, add a loft, use table saws, levels, chalk lines, T-bars, hammering nails, painting, hang trim and put in electrical wiring.

Our church partnered with the non-profit Baja Christian Ministries, and used their camp ground in Rojo Gomez. Baja Christian Ministries consists of contractors and construction workers who donate their time and money to building houses for the poor in Mexico. The families did not pay for their houses we built, everything was donated by our group.

When we arrived they had already laid the cement foundation for our house and put all of our wood and materials next to our home site. Our job was to build it.

Our church helps support the local Christian church in Rojo Gomez, who is in charge of deciding which families need a new house. The Pastor there is a wonderful man who knows everyone in the community and he knows who is in the most need.

Our family was a Mom (Alicia 20 years old), a Dad (Jesus 22 years old who works in a factory) and their 2 sons, a 4 year old boy Rodego and a 2 year old boy Diego.

When you look at the photographs, the Yellow house with white trim is the house we built. It has 3 rooms and a loft. Just behind the Yellow house is a little shack which is about 8 feet by 8 feet, this is where our family lived before we built their new house.

When we finished the house and gave the key to the family, it would be like us winning the lotto. Alicia was so overwhelmed, she could not say anything but the kids they said it all, they ran yelling into the house, laughing, playing and jumping. They could not contain themselves. It was one of the Happiest days of their whole lives and something they will never forget.

This could be the one thing that could change the path of their families future generations forever.
Maybe one of these children grows up and becomes President of Mexico and changes the living conditions for all of the Mexican people.

Maybe one of these amazing teenagers from California, who gave up their holiday weekend to help poor people in need, and in a different country, will grow up to be an Ambassador of the US that helps bring peace to our world.

We can change the world one child at a time. The children are our future, and the more love and compassion we can teach our young generations, the better the future will be for all of us.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Tammy Taylor Nail Designs from Around the World

"News Flash"Brand New Web Page!
"Tammy Taylor Nail Designs from Around the World"

You can now Enjoy seeing Nails from around the World, on my new Tammy Taylor Nail Designs from around the World web page. It is so fun to see what nail Technicians everywhere are doing. Doing Nails is an art, and my (your) new web page lets all of you show off your talent. I am not limiting it to only nail art; I want your nail art, nail designs, Pink & Whites, Prizma nails, etc… Everything you can possibly do with Tammy Taylor acrylic or Prizma.

E-mail your Nail Designs, Pink & White sculptured nails, Prizma nails, etc… to:

Make sure to send your name & country, and list the Tammy Taylor products (and colors) you used. Also, any special instructions or pointers you could give others would be appreciated. (Designs must be all Tammy Taylor nail products)

This is going to be so much fun. I can’t wait to see all of your Beautiful Nails and Designs.

Click Here to go directly to the Tammy Taylor Nail Design page.

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Monday, May 19, 2008

Tammy's 3 Favorite Drill Bits...

Tammy Taylor Drill bits are not the same as other drill bits

"When I am doing nails, I want my nail drill bit to do the job FAST, SMOOTH (no vibration), and with LESS HEAT. I would love for you to try my drill bits so you can see for yourself the difference.

I have chosen my 3 top favorite drill bits for you to try, in a special introductory promotion."

Tammy Taylor

The Tammy Taylor "Carbide" drill bits are:
  • Made in the USA to my Specifications.
  • Made from 100% "Carbide" so they cut and file nails FAST.
  • Made with a unique "center-less machine" that balances each drill bit as it is being shaped, so each drill bit will feel SMOOTH without any vibration while doing nails.
  • Made with a specially formulated "zirconium coating" that CREATES LESS HEAT while drilling nails.
  • Easy to clean. Soak in acetone to keep grooves clean and sharp, then disinfect.
  • Can be easily disinfected to meet State Board guidelines (will not rust or get dull). Make sure you have 2 each of your favorites, so you can disinfect one while you are using the other one. This saves time.
  • The 3/32nd shaft, fits virtually every nail drill on the market.Use on acrylic nails and Gel nails (Do not use on natural fingernails).
My 3 top favorites for you are the:

Large Barrel (medium) I use this drill bit to shorten the free-edge on nails fast; to re-shape the C-Curve and to thin out the tip of the free-edge.

Long Pointed Pencil (coarse) I designed this drill bit for all Pink & White backfills. It drills out the smile line beautifully & quickly, without leaving any shadows when you apply your product. Also, use to clean out underneath the free-edge.
2 week Wheel (coarse) I use this drill bit for doing 2 week Pink & White backfills on short free-edges, because it is easy to control when you do not have a lot of product at the smile line to drill out.