Wednesday, January 28, 2009

What Tarot Card are you?

Yeah, yeah, yeah....I am posting again, so what! :-)

I was blog hoppin, droppin Entrecards and on the blog MY HEART VOICE I found a test to see what Tarot card are you at this moment. Well.....I happened to be my ultimate favorite Tarot Card - The High Priestess!!!!

It is soooo me its unbelievable. I am like a sponge when it comes to learning. I stopped reading regular literature years ago and concentrated on other things....spiritual knowledge, ancient secrets, archeology, evolution, myths...there is a plethora of knowledge there and it all comes together and fits perfectly!

You are The High Priestess

Science, Wisdom, Knowledge, Education.

The High Priestess is the card of knowledge, instinctual, supernatural, secret knowledge. She holds scrolls of arcane information that she might, or might not reveal to you. The moon crown on her head as well as the crescent by her foot indicates her willingness to illuminate what you otherwise might not see, reveal the secrets you need to know. The High Priestess is also associated with the moon however and can also indicate change or fluxuation, particularily when it comes to your moods.

What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.

Do you ever feel tired of everything?

I was laying in bed last night and thought how worn out I am since I started selling online. Nope, not complaining, just relieving myself of the thoughts. I dont want any negative thoughts to be bringing me down, so I am releasing them.....

I have no time to meditate anymore. That saddens me. Yes, I know that if you want something so bad you can make it happen, but I dont want to fall a sleep while trying to relax and get into the meditative state of mind.

I have not healed myself with Reiki since last summer. I do send it out to people that request it, but have failed to do so for myself. My hands tingle every time I think of it and I think that it flows into my creams and lotions every time I make them - cuz I am so focused and doing it with huge love.

I just need a break from all the promoting, bookmarking, forums activites, marketing.....I grew so tired of ALL social networks. I rarely go on Twitter, I dont feel like I have anything to say in the forums of Etsy, ArtFire or any of my soap groups that I belong to.....I feel bad about the soapgroups though, because I am there and its like a free advertisement and I am doing nothing. Same thing about my Pagans of Etsy group. I love my pagan friends, LOVE them - but I find myself with less and less time to pay attention to all.

Why cant someone else do all of this for me? Since when are the artists holding the jobs that maybe 2 other people would fill in for? Market, promote, design of labels....I mean, c'mon! Why cant I just stay in my kitchen and cook up the creams and lotions, huh?

Ok, done for now.....Listen to me Universe, I do see myself happy, healthy and succesful! Bring it down on me!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Tattoo Care....Gentle Natural Cleanser

So....yeah, I am obsessed with creating products to treat a new, fresh tattoo. But dont worry, I already have a cream in the works for already existing and older tattoos - for optimum enhancement and gentle moisturizing.

This thing that I researched is a cleanser with Witch Hazel and Rose Floral Water. The two of the best put together. I was so happy when I found out that my husbands tattoo artist used Witch Hazel to clean while tattooing (instead of alcohol) that I wanted to jump!

The rose floral water nourishes & Moisturizes skin, hair, body; naturally regulates skin's oil production; balances skin Ph balance; heals irritated area. It is said that its a gently cleansing and toning product for all skin types. Stimulates regeneration processes, has a calming effect in acne and sunburns. As a result the skin texture becomes even and elastic.

And the good old Witch Hazel...I cant do without it! And I cant recommend it enough. It never burns any kind of irritated skin, nor a burn or scared tissues....and the tattoo is a wont feel a thing! And it has a cool touch which is just so soothing for the tattoo. I dont even wanna mention how good it is at cleaning the skin! Also, it still helps with the healing.

I used this and the KISS MY TATTOO BALM on my husband and he had no scabbing, his ink is still there and vibrant and his tattoo healed within days, no weeks! He had no problems with the skin drying and itching either. These two worked so good in combination!


I was awarded a Triple Award from Gypsy on one of her blog Barefoot in the Sand....a wonderful blog that empowers you, I like following her thoughts and experiences and her collages are taking me to another world. Her other blog Confessions of a Kitchen Witch is full of recepies, info on the herbs, fruit, incense etc

Here are the rules for the recipients:

1. Put the logo on your blog or post.

2. Nominate at least 10 blogs which show great Attitude and/or Gratitude!

3. Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.

4. Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.

5. Share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received your award.

And the nominations are:

(she already stole all my pagan have to search harder now)

Curious Curandera

Infinite Reiki

The Kitchen Grimoire

Voodoo Who Do

The Paranormal Dimension

Magic Stones

Riding the Astral Plane

Pagan Witch

Pagan Dad

Incursions Into Otherworld

I have dedicated this to the people that write about my beliefs. Enjoy.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Tag! You are it!

Well, there ya go.....I was tagged time by the environmentally aware bloggerista ecogeneration...

These are the seemingly simple rules:

Mention the person who tagged you and link the person.
Post the Rules in your blog.
Write 7 random things about yourself.
Tag 7 people at the end of your post and link to them
Let each person know they've been tagged.

I say seemingly cuz...I just dont know how many different things I can say about myself *shrugs* But, here we go:

1. The only part of my job that I do not enjoy is making labels for my bottles. Its a pain in the butt!

2. I miss being a kid....we used to go on vacation every, I havent been anywhere to relax for almost 10 years!

3. I miss mountains...I grew up in a country that all you see is huge peaks and hills....Metro Detroit Michigan is just sooooo flat!

4. I still hold hopes that I will get to go to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. I have seen pictures and it looks breathtaking.

5. I am 100% hooked to watching LOST....ha....add me to the other million

6. I am talkative and friendly, but not very social...does that make any sense?

7. I hate the cold and I hate the heat....would rather have a fall weather all year around - without the rain drenching

Now, for the blogs that I will tag:








Now I am off to let these ladies know what just happened to them - they got TAGGED!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

What is good for ingrown hair and for your skin? Whipped Orange Slices body butter and Orange Slice Brown sugar scrub

Well, last Saturday I started the base for a sugar scrub that I wanted to make since....forever! I wanted something that is going to hug the skin and moisturize it, as well as exfoliate.

So, I started melting the shea and mango butters, added the coconut and grapeseed oil....aside I warmed up the rose floral water. When I started mixing, the e-wax was not really emulsifying the mixture as it was suppose to, so I thought - oh, well, I'll just add polysorbate 20 to emulsify it....

Ummmm.....oooops! The bottles looking similar, I added sweet almond oil, I ended up with some greasy mixture that I had to remelt to fix it :-)

The almond oil is actually very good, so I dont feel bad about adding it, but it wasnt planned, thats all. In the case of the sugar scrub, this oil is actually recomended. I guess it was ment to be - like something was guiding my hand to add the ingredient that was needed.

I got tired of the girly girly scents, so I wanted to add something sweet and citrusy - a ripe orange. Yeap - Sweet Orange and Lemon essential oils are in this mix and they are awesome for oily skin.

Well, the whole thing looked so white and fluffy and OMG just amazing that I had to package it all on its own, before I even started adding the sugars and the colloidal oatmeal.

Now, brown sugar and sweet almond is said to help with ingrown hair. Its gentle and wont hurt the skin. One can rub it in with circular motions and rinse.

The way to prevent ingrown hair is to apply antiseptic lotion (like something with Tea Tree Oil) after shaving or waxing - this prevents the open pores to get infected. 5 days later you should start exfoliating every second day and until the hair start being visible again. ingrown hair aside :-) This sugar scrub is awesome just for any use - shred those dead skin cells and moisturize your healthy skin! Enjoy the benefits of the soothing colloidal oatmeal, shea butter, mango butter, rose floral water, coconut oil and grapeseed oil....with the added benefit of Orange and Lemon essential Oils

Whipped Orange Slices:

Etsy Listing

ArtFire Listing

Orange Slice Scrub:

Etsy Listing

ArtFire Listing

Monday, January 19, 2009

My salt water aquarium saga

We have had fish tanks since I remember. First we started out with a small 20 gallon fresh water tank with gold fish. My mother in law got herself a little pond, so I gave her the fish for the pond and they grew HUGE!!!!

So, since my goldfish were gone, my husband wanted something more aggressive. We got some oscars and fed them small my heart broke seeing the little things being eaten, but I guess thats the cycle of life....I also feel bad when I see the little white mice in the pet stores waiting to be snake food....

I forgot what happened to the Oscars....all I remember is that next we set up a salt water tank. Oh, damn, the difference!!!! The salt water tanks looked wayyyy better and it was way easier to clean and maintain! There was no more so frequent water changes, no more dull look!

It does take patience when you first set up a salt water tank. You need to check your salt levels, Ph level, amonia levels.....then you have to let it cycle for about 2 weeks. Only then can you add some fish - and you cant add right away that Yellow Tang or Shark or add fish that help with more cyclening - damsels! They are cute though...we usually get the blue ones with yellow tales and they look so cute under that neon light we got :-)

I have had some sad stories :-(

We got a baby snowflake eel just to find it dead on the floor the next morning.

We got a puffer fish and somehow it was dieing and we had to flush it down the toilet bowl, because when they die - they release poison and they can ruin the whole tank - sand, water, rocks - everything!

We had a Lion Fish and it died...why? Because we were putting way too many guppies in the salt water tank and them, as fresh water fish, screwed up something in the water.

And then it was our beloved sharks turn - we got a Leaopard Shark - the most beautiful creature I have ever seen. It was fine until our friend asked us to keep his 3 foot long Green Morray Eel that looked so creepy and scary! We were suppose to keep it only for few days, but the dang thing stayed with us for couple years! It started taking chunks out of our shark - killing it slowly. One day we found our beloved shark on the carpet. I think it jumped out of the tank on purpose...what else could have happened?

So, now after 3 years of not having the tank set up, we did it again. We cycled it, left the damsels there for another few weeks, bought live rock and coral started growing on it....its so beautiful!

AND, the other day my husband brough home the amazing lion fish! Now this time, I am feeding it one guppie at a time, I dont want nothing to go wrong! The damsels are pretty stressed out and I think that they might die from it.

Ok, so....sharing few pix from the new set up, hope you like'em.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Boriska the Boy from Mars

I am gonna stear away a little bit and post this article that my sister send me. I thought it was an interesting read for the people that want to know more about Indigo Children.

Boriska—boy from Mars

Sometimes, some children are born with quite fascinating talents, unusual abilities. I was told the story of an unusual boy named Boriska from members of an expedition to the anomaly zone located in the north of the Volgograd region, most commonly referred to as “Medvedetskaya gryada”…

“Can you imagine, while everyone was sitting around the campfire at night, some little boy (about 7 years of age) suddenly asked everyone’s attention. Turned out, he wanted to tell them all about life on Mars, about its inhabitants and their flights to earth,” shares one of the witnesses. Silence followed. It was incredible! The little boy with gigantic lively eyes was about to tell a magnificent story about the Martian civilization, about megalithic cities, their spaceships and flights to various planets, about a wonderful country Lemuria, life of which he knew in details since he happened to descend there from Mars, had friends there… Logs were cracking, night's fog enveloped the area and the immense dark sky with myriads of brightly lit stars seemed to conceal some sort of a mystery. His story lasted for about an hour and a half. One guy was smart enough to tape the entire narration.

Many were stunned by the two distinctive factors. First of all, the boy possessed exceptionally profound knowledge. His intellect was obviously far from that of a typical 7-year-old. Not every professor is capable of narrating the entire history of Lemuria and Lemurians and its inhabitants in such details. You will be unable to find any mentioning of this country in school textbooks. Modern science has not yet proved existence of other civilizations. Second of all, we were all amazed by the actual speech of this young boy. It was far from the kind kids his age usually use. His knowledge of specific terminology, details and facts from Mars' and Earth’s past fascinated everyone.

“Why did he start the conversation in the first place,” said my interlocutor.

“Perhaps, he was simply touched by the overall atmosphere of our camp with many knowledgeable and open-minded people,” continued he.

“Could he make this all up?”

“Doubtful”, objected my friend”.

“To me this looks more like the boy was sharing his personal memories from past births. It is virtually impossible to make up such stories; one really had to know them.”

Today, after meeting with Boris' parents and getting to know the boy better, I begin to carefully sort out all the information obtained around that campfire. He was born in Volzhskii town in a suburban hospital, even though officially, based on the paperwork, his birthplace is the town of Zhirnovsk of Volgograd region. His birthday is January 11th, 1996. (Perhaps it will be helpful for astrologers). His parents seem to be wonderful people. Nadezhda, Boriska's mother, is a dermatologist in a public clinic. She graduated from Volgograd medical institute not so long ago in 1991. The boy’s father is a retired officer. Both of them would be happy if someone could shed the light onto the mystery behind their child. In the meantime, they simply observe him and watch him grow.

-After Boriska was born, I noticed he was able to hold his head in 15 days, recalls Nadezhda. His first word “baba” he uttered when he was 4 months old and very soon afterward started talking. At age 7, he constructed his first sentence,

“I want a nail.” He said this particular phrase after noticing a nail stuck in the wall. Most notably, his intellectual abilities surpassed his physical ones.

-How did those abilities manifest themselves?

-When Boris was just one year old, I started giving him letters (based on the Nikitin’s system) and guess what, at 1,5 he was able to read large newspaper print. It didn’t take long for him to get acquainted with colors and their shades. He began to paint at 2. Then, soon after he turned 2, we took him to the children day care center. Teachers were all stunned by his talents and his unusual way of thinking. The boy possesses exceptional memory and an unbelievable ability to grasp new information. However, his parents soon noticed that their child had been acquiring information in his own unique way, from some place else…

-No one has ever taught him that, recalls Nadya. But sometimes, he would sit in a lotus position and start all these talks. He would talk about Mars, about planetary systems, distant civilizations…we couldn’t believe our own ears. How can a kid know all this? Cosmos, never-ending stories of other worlds and the immense skies, are like daily mantras for him since he was 2. It was then that Boriska told us about his previous life on Mars, about the fact that the planet was in fact inhabited, but as a result of the most powerful and destructive catastrophe had lost its atmosphere and that nowadays all its inhabitants have to live in underground cities. Back then, he used to fly to earth quite often for trade and other research purposes. It seems that Boriska piloted his spaceship himself. This was during the times of the Lemurian civilizations. He had a Lemurian friend who had been killed right before his own eyes…

-A major catastrophe took place on earth. A gigantic continent was consumed by stormy waters. Then suddenly, a massive rock fell on a construction…by friend was there…, tells Boriska. I could not safe him. We are destined to meet some time in this life. The boy envisions the entire picture of the fall of Lemuria as though it happened yesterday. He grieves the death of his best friend as though it was his fault. One day, he noticed a book in his mother’s bag entitled “Where do we come from?” by Ernst Muldashev. One should have seen the kind of happiness and fascination this discovery triggered in the little boy. He’s been flipping through pages for hours, looking at sketches of Lemurians, photos of Tibet. He then started talking about high intellect of the Lemurians…

-But Lemuria ceased to exist minimum 800 000 years ago…, I uttered in response to his statements. Lemurians were 9 meters tall! Is that so? How can you remember all this? -I do remember, replied the boy. Later, he began recalling another book by Muldashev entitled “In Search of the City of Gods.” The book is mainly devoted to ancient tombs and pyramids. Boriska firmly stated that people will find knowledge under one of the pyramids (not the pyramid of Heops). It hasn’t been discovered yet.

“Life will change once the Sphinx will be opened,” said he and added that the great Sphinx has an opening mechanism somewhere behind his ear (but he does not remember where exactly). The boy also talks with great passion and enthusiasm about the Mayan civilization. According to him, we know very little about this great civilization and its people. Most interestingly, Boriska thinks that nowadays the time has finally come for the “special ones” to be born on earth. Planet’s rebirth is approaching. New knowledge will be in great demand, a different mentality of earthlings.

-How do you know about these gifted kids and why this is happening? Are you aware that they are called “indigo” kids?

-I know that they are being born. However, I haven't met anyone in my town yet. Perhaps may be this one girl named Yulia Petrova. She is the only one who believes me. Others simply laugh at my stories. Something is going to happen on earth; that is why these kids are of importance. They will be able to help people. The Poles will shift. The first major catastrophe with one of the continents will happen in 2009. Next one will take place in 2013; it will be even more devastating.

-Aren't you scared that your life may also going to end as a result of that catastrophe?

-No. I’m not afraid. I have lived through one catastrophe on Mars already. There still live people like us out there. But after the nuclear war, everything has burnt down. Some of those people managed to survive. They built shelters, new weaponry. There was also a shift of continents there, although the continent was not as large. Martians breathe gas. In case they arrived to our planet, they would have been all standing next to pipes and breathing in fumes.

-Do you prefer breathing oxygen?

-Once you are in this body, you have to breathe oxygen. However, Martians dislike this air, earth’s air, because it causes aging. Martians are all relatively young, about 30-35 years old. The amount of such Martian children will increase annually.

-Boris, why do our space stations crash before they reach Mars?

-Mars transmits special signals aimed at destroying them. Those stations contain harmful radiation.

I was amazed by his knowledge of this sort of radiation “Fabos”. This is absolutely true. Back in 1988 resident of Volzhsky Yuri Lushnichenko, a man with extrasensory powers attempted to warn Soviet leaders about the inevitable crash of the first Soviet space stations “Fobos 1” and “Fobos-2”. He also mentioned this sort of an “unfamiliar” and harmful for the planet radiation. Obviously, no one believed him then.

-What do you know about multiple dimensions? Do you know that one must fly not on straight trajectories, but maneuvering through the multi-dimensional space?

Boriska immediately rose to his feet and started to pour all the facts about UFOs. “We took off and landed on Earth almost momentarily!” The boy takes a chalk and begins drawing an oval object on a blackboard. “It consists of six layers,” he says. 25%--outer layer, made of durable metal, 30%-second layer made of something similar to rubber, the third layer comprises 30%--once again metal. The final 4% is composed of a special magnetic layer.“If we are to charge this magnetic layer with energy, those machines will be able to fly anywhere in the Universe.”

-Does Boriska have a special mission to fulfill? Is he aware of it?- I pose these questions to his parents and the boy himself.

-He says he can guess,- says his mother. He says he knows something about the future of Earth. He says information will play the most significant role in the future…

-Boris, how do you know all this?

-It is inside of me.

-Boris, tell us why do people get sick?

-Sickness comes from people's inability to live properly and be happy… You must wait for you cosmic half. One should never get involve and mess up other peoples’ destinies. People should not suffer because of their past mistakes, but get in touch with what’s been predestined for them and try to reach those heights and move on to conquer their dreams. (These are the exact words he was using). You have to be more sympathetic and warmhearted. In case someone strikes you, hug your enemy, apologize yourself and kneel before him. In case someone hates you, love him with all your love and devotion and ask for forgiveness. These are the rules of love and humbleness. Do you know why the Lemurians died? I am also partially at blame. They did not wish to develop spiritually any more. They went astray from the predestined path thus destructing the overall wholeness of the planet. The Magic’s Path leads to dead end. Love is a True Magic!

-How do you know all this???

-I know…Kailis…

-What did you say?

-I said “hello!” This is the language of my planet.

Gennady Belimov “NGN”

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Results of the tattoo healing balm know how I was talking that my husband got himself a new tattoo. This happened last Saturday, a week ago. He had an old one that the new artist touched up a little bit because it looked so bad...

I want to share some pictures of how his new work looks like now. The pics were taken at day 5 after the tattoo was done.

At day 3 he woke up with a lot of pealing things on the tattoo (dont mind my descriptive words, I am not an english native talker, speaker or whatever you call After few applications of my balm the pealing things were all but non-existent. The next day there was NO peeling at all.

He was at ease with the itching problems....because they were almost not even there. The balm soothed his tattoo and he had no discomfort what-so-ever.

The new tattoo is the names. The cross was done by someone else. I dont
know if anyone can see the difference, but I do :-) The bumpy things are
his zits...well, I am working on getting rid of that too :-)


Tattoo healing balm

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

American Cars ARE of better quality!

I gotta kill the myth here that started in the 70's....AMERICAN BUILD VEHICLES ARE OF BETTER QUALITY THAN ASIAN ONES!!!!!

Ok...How powerful can this be coming from someone that is not even born in USA, huh? I am very upset that japanese vehicles are not in the news every day saying how they suck! And they do! And what kind of people live here that would rather put their money in a foreigners hand by buying foreign, huh? I know, I know....these days its hard to pin point what is and what is not 100% american made, but look at it this way:

Ok, I make homemade bath and body stuff, right? I get my supplies from everywhere. My butters are from Africa, Asia...some essential oils are from Europe, I get all this at my house and from all these small parts I make something. Is it homemade or not?

The same applies to the cars build here. They are put together by Americans in America! If we dont buy things made in the country we live at - where is our economy gonna go? Europe supports buying made in Europe. My small little country supports buying from their own too. What have become with the people in USA?

Ok....back to the quality of the vehicles.....Mike from "Dirty Jobs" went straight here, in Michigan to test the trucks from the Big Three and Toyota....please take a look:

And I just have to share the sticker that I have on my american made truck:


Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Tattoo Healing Balm.....continued.....

Ok....I present to everyone my first of the newest line of products - KISS MY TATTOO healing balm :-) I am very, very nervous and anxious about how this is going to develop...but hey...without risk there is nothing!!!

As I said, my husband is a tattoo freak! His first tattoo didnt go that well and I think thats because he was using Triple Ointment on it to heal. This is the deal with the commercial ointments - they contain petroleum and lanolin and BOTH clog the pores and dont let the skin to take a breath! Why do this to your brand new tattoo after hours on that chair and taking the pain in? Why not use something natural, light and moisturizing that is going to help you keep those vibrant colors that your artist drew on you?

Here is down low on this balm:

I used Unrefined Shea Butter, Mango Butter, Hemp Seed Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Coconut Oil, Carrot Seed Essential Oil, Rose Absolute Morroc Essential Oil, Calendula Herbal Oil and a little Beeswax.

The butters help to prevent the itching and help with the scuffing.

Hemp Seed Oil has the perfect balance of Omega Acids - PERFECT for the people that are allergic to any fish oil, this is a way to get the necessary nutrients for the skin.

Carrot Seed has the necessary vitamins to help for returning the skin to a healthy state.

Grapeseed Oil is naturally full of Vitamin E

Rose Absolute preserves the clarity and boldness of your tattoos and brightens colors.

Calendula is very gentle and perfect for soothing and healing.

Coconut Oil is awesome for the dry skin and it soaks in very quick.

Beeswax on its own is very pharmaceutical.

Mango butter is rich in vitamin A, E and beta carotene

Unrefined Shea butter will speed healing while reducing or eliminating pain and itch associated with the healing process after receiving a tattoo. Using Shea butter will also help reduce scaring.

Treat the tattoo as a huge wound, because thats what it is - you really should to avoid hot tubs, swimming pools and soaking in bathubs of water during the healing period. Before the surface heals, the skin is susceptible to infection and public pools and water are easy sources of bacteria. Also, the soaking can cause the scab to come off too soon, which can also hurt your new tattoo.

Wash your tattoo gently with unscented and natural soap, dont let it sit under the hot shower for too long, dont pick at the a thin layer of the balm and massage it well in the skin

You can find it here:

My Etsy Store

My ArtFire Store


I was presented a Blog Award

I log in today on my blog to see that lovely Duni from
has presented me with a beautiful Blog Award! Not one, but two of them :-) I have to give a little shot out to her - she is quirky, sweet and a talented artist. I LOVE visiting her blog and giggling at her Full Moon sleepless girl, you may be suffering, but I think its kinda cute :-)

Is it time now for me to award these 2 to blogs that I enjoy reading? Sure it is!

Here is few blogs that I visit very often and I think they are oh-so-awesome!!!

Confessions of a Kitchen Witch

Life Earth Sky

Simply Sentimental

Stumbling upon the path of the Goddess

Ultraviolet Wind

Gotta go have some breakfast now.....and you know what else? I have bough bunch of homemade lip balms and commercial ones too....but my tattoo balm oopsie works the best on my lips!!!! Go ooooopsie!!!!!

Friday, January 9, 2009

A little something from my old country

I dont know if anyone knows, but.....I was born in Europe, on the beautiful mountainous Balkan in what used to be Yugoslavia.....nostalgia hits guys, dont mind me writing this, I feel like crying as I am listening to songs from there right at this moment....

So.....this part of Europe is just full of heart and full of soul, their songs are heartbreaking and its all in pieces...6 different pieces....My part of the country now is Macedonia. How I miss the mountains, how I miss the music blasting from every window of the buildings, how I miss just having everything I need right next me....

Well...enough of the whining here...I wanted to share a song with you that lately has taken me away:

Hari Mata Hari's representative song for Bosnia at Eurovision :

Zeljko Joksimovic's representative song for Yugoslavia at Eurovision:

They are not brand new, but love the mix of traditional instruments with moderns sounds

Thursday, January 8, 2009

My dog just put a hole through my wall

Ahhhh.....the joy of having dogs, two of them! Pit Bulls too! I love them to death, but they are just such rascals and when they play its like a tornado going through my house. Both are about year old - and still puppies full of energy. Now that they are both well over 60lbs, I avoid playing with them in the house. But because of the nasty weather I cant let them play outside - they are gonna get all muddy and honestly, I dont feel like cleaning them before they enter the house.

So, my 3 year old daughter is at grandmas, my 6 year old is sitting nicely at the table and I said....maybe I can play some ball with them. I ordered one of them to stay away while I played with the other. The only reason I did this is because he is just clueless and doesnt know how to play - he gets the ball and just flops at the spot without bringing it back to me. And I did teach him to bring it back.....he just doesnt get it :-(

Everything is going fine and dandy, we are playing and having fun until......Blue slid on the carpet getting the ball, slammed into the wall with the ball in his mouth and put a hole through it! When I sighed at that, poor thing thought he is in trouble....awwwww, I felt so bad. My daughter was asking me if he is hurt and if his head explained to her how Pit Bulls are very resistant to pain and he is not really hurt, how Pit Bulls are such a great dogs that in some other country called England they are called the Nanny Dogs. She was melting that she has a strong and gentle dog at the same time :-)

Soooo.....wanna see the hole?

And here he is, the Tornado Monster Blue, tired after playing ball:

and....this is Vuk, the one that has no clue how to play ball:

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I am happy to announce that I have been featured at Simpy Sentimentals Blog

Well...yeah..I just love her little space, its so neat and clean and she is such a sweet person with a LOT of cute items, I mean a LOT....she is unselfish and shares her blogspot with other artists, giving them a little spotlight.

Check it out:


Tuesday, January 6, 2009

I am starting a monthy drawing giveaways for all purchases!

I have been reading about this a lot and I finally decided to do this. This is what is going to be happening:

1. Every 6th of the months (because today is the 6th) I will be drawing names of the people that have purchased from me to win a prize.

2. The more items bought - that many times your name is going to be counted for.

3. If you recommend someone to my store, let me know about the username and if they purchased - your name will be added for each person you bring to me.

4. If you liked my product and wrote a review either on your blog or at
your name will be counted extra again

5. I will have all the names on a piece of paper, fold them, place them all in a container, shake it and draw one out of there.

6. You will be emailed and asked if you want the prize or not. If declined, I'll be drawing another name. kick start this, the first prize is going to be an 8oz bottle of moisturizer. To be honest, it was suppose to be a cream, but I made it too liquid. There is absolutely NOTHING wrong with this product. It is made with unrefined shea butter (which is superior because it retains its natural vitamins like A and E), Mango Butter, Mowrah Butter, Coconut Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Colloidal Oatmeal, Powdered Milk Bergamot Essential Oil and Rose Floral Water. Its very moisturizing and nourishing. It smells very fresh and citrusy - just like Bergamot!

You can purchase from any of my stores to be counted in:


Friday, January 2, 2009

The benefits of teas for the skin

I always wanted to make something really herbal - not something that is with essential oils (I could though) and finally did it. I made a tea from chamomile, lavender and raspberry leaf and mixed it with jojoba oil, shea butter, mowrah butter and cocoa butter. I was really curious how its gonna turn out and how its gonna feel on the skin.

I decided to NOT put any beeswax and just go with the flow and see what happens. Well, what happened was a nice fluffy, whipped and light mixture of the butters and teas! The natural scent of the tea was still there - an amazing aroma of chamomile, lavender and raspberry leaf! If I added any essential or fragrance oil it just wouldnt be the same - it would have ruined it! So, I am sacrificing it having any sensual, enticing scent and going for the healing powers of our herbs and butters.

The cream is so light that its perfect for moisturizing the face. When you put any heavy cream, lotion or oil on your face and around the eyes - it makes those dark circles and bags under the eyes pop even more. So, aside from this light - it has the chamomile tea to help with that too. Chamomile is known to help with dark circles, do you remember you grandma ever telling you to place a teabag of chamomile on your eyes? Because its containing Mowrah Butter - it helps with the elasticity of skin and helps prevents wrinkles.

Chamomile tea is rich in an essential oil called azulene which has anti-inflammatory properties and can help to relieve skin irritation and itching. Together with Shea Butter, this works perfectly for skin conditions such as itchiness, rashes, psoriasis, eczema, very dry skin etc. My next project would be making an exfoliate paste of chamomile tea and powdered milk for sensitive skin.

Lavender tea tones the skin and we all know that lavender has a wide use for skin care - psoriasis, eczema, bug bites, acne, burns, chaffed and irritated skin etc.

Raspberry leaf tea acts as an astrigent on irritated skin, it tightens the top layer of the skin amd improves tissue firmness - thus is perfect for applications on face or hands. A raspberry leaf decoction is a home remedy for inflamed or oozing skin. The tannins in the leaves can shrink blood vessels and stimulate skin regeneration. Because the decoction is a mild disinfectant, it can help prevent bacterial infections.

So, all these together work in perfect harmony! When I apply it to my face it stays soft as never before the whole day! Not one commercial cream has done that for me!

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Do you have any ideas or suggestions of other tea combinations that can be made into a cream?

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