A Wizzography

by lou16

What exactly is a wizzography? It sounds like something magical doesn't it? Join me (lou16) and discover what a wizzography really is.

What is a Wizzography?

A Collection of Articles or The Minutes of a Wizard's Gathering?

If you chose the first option you'd be right, a wizzography is a collection of articles on the content site called Wizzley.   I do love the name wizzography though because it does conjure up thoughts of magic and wizardry.   You'll be glad to know that some of the articles you come across on this Wizzley site have been known to cast an enchantment spell over you so that you just want to keep reading.

Wizzley is a relatively new site but already contains a few great Wizzographies and this particular wizzography belongs to me - 'Hello, I'm Lou16.'

Do You Zazzle?

I do Zazzle and I currently have two Zazzle stores, although I'm planning on opening a few more.   My main Zazzle store is called Lou's Zazzle Store.   Not a very original name I know, but I do tend to use the name Lou on a lot of my writings, which is funny if you knew me when I was a child.

When I was a young child I would refuse to answer to the name of Lou, I expected people to use my full name - Louanne.   My parents both respected this (although I know at times it could be frustrating) and when other members of my extended family called me Lou I just ignored them!

As I got older I allowed one of my aunts to call me Lou and once that happened most of them followed suit including my parents.   My friends, however, never called me Lou until I made a very big life change - I moved half way around the world.

It seems to be quite an antipodean thing that everyone shortens your name without asking if it's okay.   I've actually gotten used to it and am very comfortable to be called Lou or Louanne although I was a little exasperated when I was called Louise a year ago.   A friend of my hubby's who had always called me Lou was talking and invited hubby out and said, 'oh, bring Louise too.'   Is there something he's not telling me?!

Back to the wizzography - as I was saying I do Zazzle and my first article on Wizzley was about how to make money on Zazzle.   I have since published another article on my Zazzle Journey.

Here are links to all of my making money online articles on Wizzley and I hope you find them helpful yourself.

How To Make Money Online

Lou16's Tips
Wizzley only has one Amazon module, but it can be used a number of different ways to add interest to your page. Join me to discover the various looks of Wizzley’s Amazon module.
Do you want to know how to make money on Zazzle? Well there's actually 2 ways to do this, let me take you through these two ways step by step.
It is possible to earn money from your photographs – ask me how and I’ll answer you in one word – Zazzle!

Zazzle Now Have Notebooks!

Zazzle is constantly looking at providing their artists with different products to put their art on and when I saw that they do notebooks I was very happy.   I love notebooks and have piles of them in my home, but gorgeous looking ones like Zazzle offers - I've found paradise!

Okay maybe that's going a little overboard, but I have had fun making a few and I've even created some pages here on Wizzley about them.

My Daughter's Favorite Notebook

From My Collection Anyway!
A notebook is taking writing back to old school style and is a great way of keeping a journal, to do lists or planning events such as parties, weddings or Christmas.
Polka dot notebooks are great for all ages as they add a touch of fun to a notebook cover and transcends generation barriers.
Making a personalized recipe book for someone is a great gift idea that can be handed down over generations to come.

My Zazzle Stores on Wizzley

I have several Zazzle stores these days as my main one was getting large and all over the place in terms of what you could find, setting up some niche stores seemed the way to go and a couple of them have really taken off.

What does this have to do with Wizzley?   Well I've written articles about them to introduce you to them (well not all of them yet, but we're working on it!)

If you love waterfalls you’ll love this Zazzle store as it’s full of images of waterfalls available on canvases, posters, cards, throw pillows, iphone cases and lots more items.
If you're looking for a gift that is quintessentially Kiwi then the Kiwiana Shop is the place for you.
Seagull images star in the ‘Watching Seagulls’ Zazzle Store which features these gorgeous birds on it's range of products.
Looking Back in Time is the name of a Zazzle store that offers vintage photos and illustrations on a number of products from cards to iphone cases and more.

Fantastic T-Shirts

Superhero Tees, Big Bang Theory Tees and More

I actually have a blog on t-shirts, they are such a comfy thing to wear.   I don't know about you, but give me a pair of jeans and a comfy tee and I'm happy as can be!

My second article on Wizzley was actually on Superman t-shirts.  I have a few articles on Squidoo about Superman iphone cases, mugs etc and I was due to do a page on Superman t-shirts which meant it was an ideal thing put on here instead.

I later also made pages on Big Bang Theory t-shirts as this is one of my family's favorite shows at the moment.  Personally I still love Dexter, but Big Bang Theory makes me laugh and Dexter's not playing at the moment!


T-Shirts on Wizzley

Brought to you by Lou16
Celebrate Australia with a cool Australia T Shirt whether you’re a fair dinkum Aussie or just someone who loves the lucky country you’ll love these Australia t shirts.
Superman t-shirts or Superman tees you’ll find a great selection available here. These Superman t-shirts make great gift ideas and are extremely comfy as well as being superhero
We all know someone who thinks the world revolves around them, well know you can get them the t shirt that confirms this!
Are you looking for the Big Bang Theory's Sheldon Cooper's range of fun t-shirts? If so you've come to the right place from vintage superheros t-shirts to the number 73 tee.

Tees That Rock

More T-Shirts from Lou16
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Did you know how many cities around the world start with the letter A?   The answer is heaps!   Actually I'm not sure exactly as the different websites show ...
Koala Shirts are Cute! Are you looking for some koala t-shirts? If so I’ve found a great selection for you to browse through, those little koala bears are so gorgeo...
Scooby Doo T-Shirts for the Whole Family! Whole Gang 18 Mystery Inc Shirt Scooby Doo t-shirts are so much fun that the whole family wants to wear one – what is it abo...

Do You Like T-Shirts?

Lou16's a Mum

I'm a mum to one, a gorgeous tween aged daughter who has in recent times discovered cosmetics.   In particular she loves nail polish and has been growing her nails, unfortunately she decided to try and file her nails by herself and has triangle shaped ones that I'm trying to get back into shape for her!

It's hardly a surprise that I've since started writing about nail polish.   I've been fascinated by nail art for a long time and even brought a set of nail art pens a few years ago.   I've personally used nail decals and had fun with patterned nails.  

I first started writing about OPI's Black Shatter nail polish on one of my blogs and then I wrote a page on Squidoo about the whole Katy Perry Nail Polish Collection which included Black Shatter.   Then when OPI brought out their second shatter nail polish - Silver Shatter I wrote on hubpages about it.

Now OPI have released a number of different colored shatter nail polishes so guess what?   Yes I wrote an article here.    My daughter has just 'discovered' a new type of nail polish so there may be a new article soon - stay posted!  It's here - the article that is!   My daughter has been wanting color changing nail polish since a friend of hers wore some to school.

Nail Polish for Your Nail Art!

You don't have to be a nail art expert to achieve amazing looking nails with OPI's Shatter nail polishes. In the words of my tween they are "awesome!"
My daughter’s latest nail polish obsession is color changing nail polish, if you haven’t heard of this nail polish then you’re missing out on lots of fun.
Nails are a great way of adding the latest hot color to your wardrobe and in 2012 that means mint! So get some mint green nail polish and follow my tips for a cool look.

My daughter has lots of interests - some last a long time and others are fleeting.   One of the things she has liked on and off for a while now is skateboarding which is where these next article ideas came from.

As more and more girls turn to skateboarding it’s good to find some cool skateboards for girls. Not all girls want skulls and flames on their decks after all!

My daughter was also the person who introduced me to the Angry Birds game which has led to me writing several pages on them including Angry Birds t-shirts and iphones (at a different site) and Angry Birds costumes (see under my costume listings below) and this next article on Angry Brids plush toys -

Angry Birds plush toys are hotting up to be the must have toy this Christmas and the easiest way to get them? Purchase them online of course!
Learn how to create an awesome Angry Birds birthday cake for someone special. You could even make Angry Birds cupcakes as well for a really special birthday.

I'm thinking she might like the Angry Birds Knock on Wood game opposite for Christmas.   She does love getting games out when her friends come over and they play lots of them so this could definitely be a winning idea for her.

Click on the product to read what the reviewers have to say for yourself, personally I think it sounds like something she'll love and all bar one of her friends will probably enjoy as well.


Having a daughter I've gone through all of the stages (this far) that it seems girls go through - Disney Princesses, Dora the Explorer, Bratz (we missed Barbie somehow), Hannah Montana etc and one of the things I love to do is look at what's available online to create great girls bedrooms for people who's children are still at these stages.

It's so much fun I would love to do nothing but create girls bedrooms as a job, but as I don't do that I'll just share a few pages with you online instead :)

Creating a Girls Bedroom

I've Got Lots of Options to Choose From
Creating a girls bedroom can be a lot of fun and very rewarding when you see their face light up as they enter their own special kingdom for the first time.

My Halloween Articles

Cupcake stands are a great way to showcase your best cupcakes and these Halloween cupcake stands are no exception.
Looking for a quick and easy way to transform your cupcakes into Halloween cupcakes? Try some of these Halloween cupcake wrappers or Halloween cupcake picks.
Are you going to serve a Halloween cupcake or two this year? There are some great ways of making and/or decorating your Halloween cupcakes which I’ve tried to pull together here
Are you looking for instructions to make some great looking spider cupcakes? I have some great spider cupcake recipes for you to choose from.

Costume Articles

More Halloween Fun!
Looking for a popular Halloween costume what about dressing as Lady Gaga? Lady Gaga costumes are a huge hit all year around, but especially at Halloween.
What should you dress your baby in for their first Halloween? I have some classic Baby Halloween Costumes available for you to choose from from Candy Corn through to Ghosts.
Angry Birds are such a phenomenon it’s not surprising that you can now dress up in an Angry Bird Costume. I've actually managed to find several Angry Bird costumes to choose from
We all think our baby's are pretty special, now we can show everyone that they really are Super Babies with these Superhero Baby Costumes!

I Love Christmas

Christmas is a holiday I love.   When I was growing up I celebrated Christmas in winter - it was like a bright spot in the middle of winter - and it was fantastic.   The second half of my life has seen me celebrating Christmas in the middle of summer.

I must admit I still dream of a white Christmas, but I also love spending Christmas day in the pool!   In recent years I've actually had my white Christmas in the form of a Snowball (a delicious cocktail) instead of the real cold, wet stuff!

Check out a few of my Christmas articles -

Christmas ornaments are one of my favorite Christmas decorations as they make the Christmas tree feel dressed and festive.
Vintage Christmas cards are always a popular choice for people to send and I've found some gorgeous ones available online for you.
Advent calendars are a long time Christmas tradition that help us to count down to Christmas Day.

Cocktail Articles

Celebrate Halloween with one of these spooky Halloween cocktails......or two or three!!
Cocktails are a great way to celebrate Valentine’s Day and a cocktail made for two sounds very romantic, so let’s check out some cocktails for two recipes.
Christmas cocktails are a great thing to serve at your Christmas parties or get togethers and I've managed to compile a great selection for you right here.

Valentine's Day Ideas

Stuck on how to say I love you? What about saying it in a different language? Here's a few linguistic ways to say I love you.
Valentine’s Day cards are a great way to let someone know that you love them and around the world people do just that on February 14th – do you?

Aromatherapy is Great!

I have a diploma in aromatherapy and have been using essential oils for years.   I actually managed one of the largest health shops in New Zealand for over 10 years (although that seems a lifetime ago now).

I've decided I really should start sharing some of my knowledge with you so here's what I have at the moment -

Tea Tree oil has lots of uses from helping to fight infections to cleaning floors. Originally used by the Aboriginals in Australia Tea Tree oil is now a must have for every home.
Lavender oil has been called a first aid kit in a bottle so let’s examine the many lavender oil uses. From headaches to chest problems lavender oil has a range of health benefits
Lemon oil is one of my favorite essential oils and a lot of great uses. Lemon oil is an excellent oil to have for sickrooms especially.

Jigsaw Puzzles are Fun!

My parents have done their fair share of jigsaw puzzles over the year so it's hardly surprising that I would get the bug too!   I haven't thought about jigsaws for a few years and then Zazzle introduced them and I realized that I missed jigsaw nights.

If you're looking for some puzzling fun then you'll love these next pages from me -

A personalized jigsaw puzzle makes a great and unique gift idea that is bound to bring a smile to someone's face.
Sitting down and finishing a jigsaw puzzle as a family is a great Christmas activity, why not use Christmas jigsaw puzzles to mark the festive season?

I Love Jewelry

Surprisingly I don't actually own as much jewelry as you would think ....... although I do have quite a bit!   I've always loved hearing tales of famous pieces of jewelry and myths about what different gemstones are supposed to signify.   I'm surprised that I never became a jeweler, although I did apply to work for one not once, but twice.

I occasionally write about jewelry online including right here on Wizzley as I think jewelry makes a perfect gift, after all as I've said to my hubby - it is portable!   Let's have a look at some of my jewelry articles here.

Silver Celtic jewelry is a very popular form of jewelry that represents Celtic history making it even more special to jewelry owners with Celtic heritage.
These beautiful pieces of jewelry are a great gift idea for Valentine’s Day as nothing quite says I love you like a piece of portable ‘bling’!
An interlocking necklace has been a way of saying I love you for many years now from school yards to engagement gifts there’s just something about them which really appeal.
Diamond initial pendants are a great piece of jewelry to give as a gift, it’s definitely the type of jewelry that doesn’t appear to be going out of fashion any time soon.
Starfish are very special marine creatures that lend themselves beautifully to jewelry as you can see with these gorgeous starfish pendants I have on display here.
Beautiful Pandora heart charms are a great was to let someone know that you love them.
Pandora charms are used to make unique pieces of beautiful jewelry which people around the world are falling in love with.

I Live in Queensland, Australia

After spending 10 years in New Zealand my hubby and I decided to make a big move ourselves when he was offered a job in Australia.   The job didn't work out, but once we found ourselves living in Queensland we both felt like we'd found our home.

I've written a few articles about places in Queensland here on Wizzley and I'll probably be writing a few more soon.

Cleveland is a historical suburb in Queensland that in the 1840s was a serious contender to become the state capital over Brisbane.
There are three main waterfalls on Queensland's Mount Tamborine - Cedar Creek Falls, Curtis Falls and Witches Falls and they are gorgeous!
What is significant about the Cleveland Point Lighthouse? To me it just looks cool, but it has historical significance in Queensland and in particular Redland City.

Wedding Articles

Weddings are a big event to plan generally, although I had a very small wedding myself.   I'm not sure why I've started to become quite interested in weddings recently, probably a culmination between a couple of friends re-marrying and a younger friend looking at getting married for the first time.

Whatever the reason I have found some cool wedding ideas and the range of wedding favors, wedding decor etc that you can source online is nothing short of amazing.   It's because of all of this that I started writing about weddings on another site and a couple of articles have spilled over to Wizzley, they'll be more to come as well because they're lots of fun.

I get all of the fun of the wedding planning with none of the stress so what's not to love about producing these webpages?

A Gothic wedding dress is a unique choice for a bride to wear on her wedding day whether she's actually a Goth or not.
A popular type of wedding theme in recent times is the Calla Lily wedding which is based around the Calla Lily.

Yet More Articles

Things That Have Taken My Fancy!
Dress you dog up for the season in these cool doggy t-shirts, dog clothes for Christmas, Easter, Independance Day, Halloween and more.
I love novelty slippers they’re a practical gift idea that is also funny. I love wearing them as well as they keep my feet warm while showing off my fun side.
I’m sure you’ve heard of 80s Goth, but exactly what does 80s Goth really mean? Let’s take a look at the 80s subculture of Goth – gothic music and gothic fashion.
Check out this list of dogs that don't shed to find a great companion that won't leave their dog hair all over the place!
I love artworks that depict winter snow landscapes, there's just something magical about that special white blanket that snuggles the landscape on a cold, winter's day.
Winter means flannel pajamas in my house and I love it. My flannel pj’s are just lovely and snuggly warm to see me through the harshest winter’s night.
Everyone knows about Valentine's Day, but there are lots of other days worth celebrating in February like Umbrella Day or Polar Bear Day.
Every year it seems that people make New Year’s Resolutions only to abandon them during the second week in January, but this can be avoided with a little planning.
Baby bibs are a must have for any parent so why not have a little fun with them? These funny baby bibs will bring a smile to your face as you clean up after them!
These rose pillows are handmade in the USA and are designed to compliment your decor beautifully.
There are a number of different holidays to celebrate in March including Peanut Butter Lovers Day and the much more well known St Patrick's Day.

Feeling Hungry?

After reading all of that you must be hungry, I'm certainly hungry after writing it all!   Normally I would suggest some chocolate, a biscuit or a slice of cake, but instead I'm going to offer up my food articles that I've written on Wizzley.

Bon Appetit!

Baked potatoes are a delicious base for a meal, all you have to decide is what to add to them. I've compiled a list of delicious baked potato topping ideas for your reference.
If you want to learn how to cook a baked potato you've come to the right place as I'm going to show you a couple of different options for cooking the best baked potato ever.
Are you going to serve a Halloween cupcake or two this year? There are some great ways of making and/or decorating your Halloween cupcakes which I’ve tried to pull together here
Are you looking for instructions to make some great looking spider cupcakes? I have some great spider cupcake recipes for you to choose from.
Updated: 01/30/2015, lou16
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wrapitup4me on 08/22/2012

You are an inspiration. Don't know how you do it all.

lou16 on 08/13/2012

Thank you Katie - I am planning on creating more as this wizzography is getting pretty big and it's also missing my last few articles so I need to do something :/

katiem2 on 08/11/2012

I like your example of a good wizzography, I plan on changing my own to be more functional as is yours. Do you plan on creating other wizzographies?

Michey on 06/23/2011

Great idea to put together a portfolio, and the name of wizzography looks good and funny to me.
Thanks to let my know you better.

tandemonimom on 06/15/2011

I know all about people getting your name wrong, so I feel for you there, Lou! Nice to get to know a bit more about you!

WordCustard on 06/15/2011

I'm impressed -- you've been very busy since you joined Wizzley, Lou! So far all your readers have been Zazzlers, definitely a common interest around here so I bet your Zazzle pages will be useful.

vikksimmons on 06/12/2011

Lots of good stuff, here. Nice job. No Wizzography yet but I did do a Who is. :)

sheilamarie on 06/12/2011

This was a fun read, Lou. You've put together quite a few wizzles here.

BarbRad on 06/11/2011

You have reminded me that I really ought do my own Wizzograpy one of these days. Guess I'm waiting to have more to put in it. I enjoyed reading yours. I always learn at least one new thing with each piece you write. This was no exception.

mbgphoto on 06/11/2011

Good information. I'm off to visit your Zazzle stores.

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