Wednesday, December 24, 2008

I've been tagged

There is a tagging game going on here among art and craft bloggers and I've been tagged by The Blue Cat

The rules:

1. Place a link to the person that tagged you

2. List seven unusual things about yourself

3. Tag (and link to) seven other artists at the end of your post, and post on their blogs to let them know they’ve been tagged.

Wow, I have to list 7 unusual things about me? 7?! I think someone else is better fit to say that for me, cuz I dont think I have anything unusual about

1. I have come to USA from Macedonia 10 years ago. Weird as it is, I still forget some words in english even though I have been studying it at home for 10 years + my 10 years of living here

2. I cant live without an SUV anymore :-( I know, maybe its a spoiled thing, but in MI I dont know what I would do without one.

3. I am a book worm. Geeky? Yeap, maybe :-(

4. A lot of times I am perfectly fine being by myself, for days

5. I get hurt by massages....yeap, I feel like I have bruises on my spine when my husband massages me

6. I dont like wearing earings or any kind of gold or silver....also, not crazy for diamonds either. I would rather wear a stone on a leather rope.

7. I hate, hate my red hair. Its not really bad though - its more brown than red, but growing up in a country where its 99% dark and blonde people, it didnt feel good to jump out with the looks like that

This is the blogs that I liked and tagged:

Mommy Melee

Sunday, December 21, 2008

The ULTIMATE healing cream!!!

I felt like creating something new. Seeing how many people around me have all kinds of combinations of skin problems, I decided to do a little research and come up with a cream that can be ALL-IN-ONE. Plus, I was bored!

I know that most healing creams are actually more like salves - greasy! I wanted something with enough greasiness so it can hold moisture throughout the day AND silky smooth and soaking into the skin within seconds.

This is what I came up with:

Shea butter has been used to help heal burns, sores, scars, dermatitis, psoriasis, dandruff, and stretch marks. It may also help diminish wrinkles by moisturizing the skin, promoting cell renewal. Shea butter is a particularly effective moisturizer because contains so many fatty acids, which are needed to retain skin moisture and elasticity.

Mango Butter helps with the elasticity of the skin thus preventing wrinkles and stretch marks; it helps with psoriasis, dermatitis and eczema; its extremely moisturizing; rejuvenates skin; helps with blemishes and rashes, wounds, cracks from dryness, scar reduction.

Mowrah Butter is known to reduce the degeneration of skin cells, prevent wrinkles and restore skin flexibility and prevents dryness.

Coconut oil's ability to nourish and heal the skin has been known in the tropics for hundreds of years. It has been used for centuries in Polynesia and by our ancestors to retain soft and wrinkle free skin.

Grapeseed Oil is a great moisturizer and contains a very high percentage of vitamin E.

Colloidal Oatmeal Colloidal oatmeal works great to help relieve dry, skin patches (Eczema), psoriasis, acne, bug bites, sunburns, and other minor skin irritations. It also helps relieve chicken pox, poison ivy, poison oak, poison sumac, and other itching and scratching rashes.

An excellent exfoliant, milk contains natural alpha hydroxy acids, which help to gently slough off dead skin cells. In addition, milk helps to reduce redness and soothe irritated skin.

Rose Floral Water maintains the pH balance, stimulates regeneration processes, has a calming effect in acne and sunburns. As a result the skin texture becomes even and elastic.

Bergamot essential oil is know to help with all skin conditions - including psoriasis, dermatitis and eczema

I fell in LOVE with this cream and so did everyone that tried it! My skin has never felt so smooth and soft.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

The secret is always in the photo!

I have been obsessing about my photos since I started selling online. How are you to deliver the effect via the internet if not through a good photo? The people are not next to you so they can touch, smell, see. We shop with our eyes, even more so when we shop online. So, I just want to share the difference between a stock photo and the "prettyfied" one that I just listed today.

Here we go:



Now tell me, which one of these would you be more inclined to buy? The after one, I think.

One more set:



Friday, December 5, 2008

101 for the Sacral Chakra

Whew....a little time to breathe :-)

So, lets continue with the basic info on the chakras



Lower abdomen to navel area.


Energy center through which we perceive other peoples's emotions (clairsentience);
- Concerned with day-to-day physical aspects of living; also with the people to whom we relate and with the quality of our relationships
- Concerned with sexual energy and its point from which we send and receive sexual feelings
- Also concerened with creativity
- Sometimes refereed to as the "low heart" chakra in women


Cord in 2nd means either, "I am interested in you sexually", or "Give me your emotional support, pay attention to my emotions".
- Sex cord can be left in depending upon whether or not you are enjoying it
- Best to remove an emotion cord because it is a potential energy drain for you and is often accompanied by a "needy" vibration. (Its easier to respond to someone's emotional needs from your heart chakra than from your second chakra)

Mental, Emotional Issues:

Problems with money; sex and control issues with other people; blame and guilt; power or control in the physical world; emotional upset; fear of abandonment; sexual, emotional abuse/incest

Health Issues:

Sexual dysfunctions; reproductive disorders; fibroid tumors; allergies; skin disorders; hemorrhoids; prostate and bladder problems; pelvic/lower back pain; over-indulgence in food or sex.


Nature Therapy:

Relax in a body of water, feeling the water soothe you and lift you as it flows around your body; washing away any tension or negativity. As you look into the night sky, notice the glowing moonlight as it reflects of the water. Let the moons nurturing beam of light help balance the feminine energies of the second chakra. Oftentimes emotions are symbolically represented by water, so it is only appropriate that water would be one of the forms of relaxing and healing the emotional center, the 2nd chakra.

Sound Therapy:

Similar to the concept of flowing water, to relax the 2nd chakra you want to listen to music that seems to flow, is harmonious and soothing. There are a number of CD's that combine this soothing type of music with the sounds of ocean surf, waterfalls, rainfall, and running water to produce a very powerful sound therapy tool for this chakra.
Vocally you can chant the vowel "o" spoken as in "November", or you can sing it in the key of D.

Color Therapy:

For the 2nd chakra, clear orange is used to stimulate and renew your energy. It facilitates your letting go of rigid emotional patterns and lifts your self esteem.


A few scents can be used to balance the emotions, improve digestion (the ability to "let go" and release) and ease stress are bergamot, vanilla, bitter almond and sandalwood. Ylang Ylang stimulates sensuality and is often used to help "set the mood" for a romantic encounter with your loved one.


Locate the pressure point immediately above the inside heel, but not yet at the arch of the foot. Massage, applying gentle, steady pressure to the point to release blocked energies in the 2nd chakra.

Gemstones and Crystals:

Amber, Carnelian, Citrine, Coral, Moonstone, Gold Calcite, Gold Topaz, Peach Aventurine

Thursday, December 4, 2008

101 for the Root Chakra

Lets do a little basic info on the 7 main chakras. They are all important and its very important that ALL of them are balanced and clear from all clogs that dont let the life energy within usu to flow freely.

So, I'll start with the basic, first, the chakra of primal instinct - the Root Chakra:


Base of spine in men and between the ovaries in women.


Sometimes called the "survival" chakra.
- Concerned with those mechanisms which keep the physical body alive: money, food, shelter;
- Family scars and social and familial information that form a persons idea of reality:
- Includes immediate and extended family, race, social status, educatial level, family legacy and family expectations as handed down through generations;
- "Tribal mind" ; concerned with loyalty - not love, kindness or tenderness. "Love" being confused with obligations to the tribe: "If you really loved me, you'd come visit your family and me more often."


Cord in 1st chakra means "I want you to help me survive".

Mental, Emotional Issues:

Inability to keep a job or permanent living situation; lack of commitment; operating out of fear; need for safety/security in the world; not able to stand up for Self or to provide for life's necessities; unfinished business with parents; abuse or neglect in childhood; limiting psychological programming ("You are stupid", "You are a bad person").

Health Issues:

Sciatica; varicose veins; chronic low back pain; rectal tumors or cancer.


Nature Therapy:

Sit on the ground with your legs crossed in the lotus position. This position brings the 1st chakra in direct contact with Earth and thus provides a grounding effect. Look at or imagine the beautiful red and orange colors that appear in the sky at sunset and at sunrise. Let the beauty and harmony of this natural display of color bring rejuvenation into your 1st chakra. Feel it spread warmth throughout the entire chakra system and body. The beautiful red and orange colors gently stimulate your senses, awaken the fire, the passion inside of you for life.

Sound Therapy:

Listening to music that contains a steady, driving and forceful rhythm awakens the primal energy forces of the 1st chakra. Drumming raises this energy throughout, at times leading to a ritualistic, ecstatic dance as the energy surges. You can even witness this on the dance floor in music clubs when the music has a driving bass or drumbeat. To relax the 1st chakra, listen to sounds of nature - birds singing, crickets chirping, frogs croaking in a rhythm attuned to nature.
Vocally you can chant the vowel "u" spoken as "ooh" or you can sing it in the key of lower C.

Color Therapy:

Clear bright red is used for this chakra. The red color warms, revitalizes and awakens the life force energy. I suggest the lighter, brighter end of the red color spectrum rather than bluish reds, as the darker reds are often associated with depression and unexpressed anger. As always, check it out for yourself.


A few of the scents that can be used to activate the 1st chakra, reduce depression, stimulate circulation, and generate warmth are rose, jasmine, patchouli and sandalwood. To improve your connection with Earth, you could try cedar. Clove is wonderful for dissolving blocked energies.


Locate the pressure point on your heel and slightly to the inside. Gently massage. Apply steady pressure to the spot to stimulate the chakra and release energy blocks.

Gemstones and Crystals:

Agate, Bloodstone, Black Tourmaline, Garnet, Hematite, Obsidian, Pyrite, Red Coral, Red Jasper, Ruby, Smoky Quartz, Snowflake Obsidian

Thats the Root Chakra basic info. If you guys are interested to read more about chakras, let me know....the next 6 will come later :-)

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