Sunday, July 27, 2014

Planting Creative Seeds

Can you guess which one of these little pots is mine?

A few of us came together early this morning to create a special little pot for planting seeds of desire...ahh, what a nice idea!

We'll be writing down our dreams, intentions or desires and "planting" them in the pots to help them grow.

We had a wonderful time making a little creative chaos out of our crafting table today. The only rules were there were no rules and worrying about perfection was not an option!

My thanks and gratitude go out to Dawn and Michelle...I appreciate you more than you know! :)

By sharing this with all of you here, I encourage you to gather a group of friends or just your friends me, myself and I to let your creativity flow!!! It's well worth making the time...

Please share if you are joining us in planting creative seeds!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Christmas in July!

It's that time of year again...crafters get ready! Time to start thinking about making those holiday gifts or preparing your crafts for the fall/winter craft show circuit!

For me, I enjoy thinking about gifts I can make for people. Usually my thoughts turn to jewelry, but this time around when the Cousin Corp sent out holiday beads to the Ambassadors, all I could think of was a craft project!

The latest 'Tis the Season bead products are now making their way into the JoAnn stores, yay!

Since I just upgraded my Kindle, my thoughts were around making an embellished bag or case for it. The cool thing about JoAnn's is they are pretty much everywhere.

We made a stop while on vacation last week at the JoAnn store in Dearborn, Michigan. We spent a couple days there to visit the Henry Ford Museum, which was AWESOME! I recommend a visit if you ever make it to that area.

When I saw this great bag for only $5.99 I knew my 'Tis the Season beads, especially the sparkly red shamballas, would really pop against the grey. I just used a needle and clear monofilament to sew all these pieces on and just in case the gift is for me, the ten year-old child within made me sew on my initial in clear bicones.

Ya gotta love that "kid"... :)

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Fruit & Veggie Smoothie Bracelet

It's not uncommon for things in my life to become represented in pieces of jewelry.

I've been sort of obsessed with my NutriBullet high speed blender/whole food smoothie maker. I continue to learn wonderful things about the health benefits of organic fruits and veggies. Things I never knew.

Why didn't I know that fruits and veggies are medicine? I've done every diet in the book, read my fair share of health and nutrition books and magazines, but for some reason it never sunk in that lemon can help remove toxins from your body, etc. 

Reading about the amazing benefits of apples blew my mind. It never seemed to sink in before.

Here's the scoop: In addition to vitamins B and C, the phytonutrients and antioxidants in apples may help reduce the risk of developing cancer, hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease. 

There is also growing evidence that apples can potentially improve neurological health, prevent dementia, reduce risk of stroke, lower levels of bad cholesterol, ward off breast cancer. Wow! 

Definitely worthy of an obsession!!!!!!!

So, I ordered sparkly beads in color of bicones I thought would represent my nutribullet creations well!!

Do you use a Nutribullet? If so, please take a moment to leave your favorite smoothie recipe! :)