Thursday, January 26, 2012

My Life in a Instagram

Week full of 75 degree sunny beach weather, new haircuts, visiting family, 2012 designs and them changes...oh them changes...




Hmmm Sun looks likey a heart!



Mega "Winter" Sun!



Our Fountaine we look out to at nite & hear the soothing sounds!



The sky from my sunroof!



Beach Dayz all week long!



Newest unfinished designs!



My new bob cut that totally works with my wavy, curly hair. Finally a cut that works with the crazy hair of mine! Blonde sunny highlights to come!



Latest pic of my packaging! Yes I include a shell necklace from "our" beach!



Using one of my Instagram pictures to make a new Sponsor Ad!

Them Changes....
We are at a crossroads in so many areas of our lives, and I know were not alone.

I'm grateful for the choices and decisions we will be making in the next few weeks.
Not easy ones but ones we need to meditate on, pray on, and trust in as we move forward to our destiny..

I believe that rest, lots of good food, water, meditation, sun & movement helps me to assimilate this time of shifts, changes..

2012 is certainly proving to be a year of optimal living & shedding of fears!
-Shanti

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Easy Peasy Weekly DIY

This week I wanted to share a lovely DIY that will help you drown those winter blues (right down the drain)! Since I've been doing Esthetician related work for almost ten years some of my DIY's reflect that! And this time of year alot of peeps get a bit sad since sun is hiding & weather is cold! I'd luv to give everyone a piece of Florida Sunshine followed up with side of warm balmy breezes! So since I can't the next best thing is a luxurious quick & easy moisture infused Spa treatment!

This treatment is great one evening when you've had a long day & need something to change that vibe! You should come out of this treatment refreshed & renewed and drink lots of water to flush out all the toxins!

There's a great book I read as a kid In the 70's (even then I was into this stuff!) by Beverly & Vidal Sassoon A Year of Beauty and Health




Totally recommend it!

Ok here's today's DIY!



-Shanti

Monday, January 23, 2012

Crafty App of the Week

This App is way too mucho fun! So get ready to get your groove on!






Photo Tropedelic

Is like a Peter Max Design created from your photo's! It's available for iPad & iPhone & so easy and fun to use! Total Pass on this one! $1.99 and worth it IMHO!

You can adjust how many stars, colors, you can do mirror image, gradient, work off the color of the photo or Tropedelic! It's fun also because you can stop it at almost any point & save photo to your pics!

Here's info from the Tropedelic Website:

•Complexity
Select the amount of detail from clean simple lines to
intricate layers of pattern.
•Color Selection
Choose the PhotoTropedelic color palette including
bright pinks, blues, yellows, and greens, or
generate intensified true to life colors.
•Color Variety
Select the number of colors you want in your final
image.
•Line Width
Choose no lines, or desired width.
•Embellishments
Use these features to add “Pop” to your images:
•Star bursts of vibrant colors radiating to the heavens.

•Psychedelic Stars, Circles, and Magic Fairy Dust!

•Yin/Yang Auto-mirror.

•Border reduction brings detail to the center.





Here's some samples of what I did!



Before



After!



Before


After! Nice? Huh?



Before




After!


Kewl???



Before



After!



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After! Two different styles!

So I think you get the vibe of this way kewl App! I plan on playing with it for a long while!!!!
Enjoy!

-Shanti

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Keepin it Real




Or getting real, making it real, being real, etc.
I haven't been and need to rat myself out big time!
No longer am I ashamed or embarrassed of my inadequacies... At least at this moment today.

My fears are:
Financial Insecurity
Abandonment
Failure
Being Alone
Sickness
Getting old
Dying
Living
Others dying
Losing Control
Relapsing




I'm not in control of most of the above, hence my inadequacy.
And the root of most of my fears.
FEAR=
False
Evidence
Appearing
Real

I'm not free in my mind. I'm prisoner of all that I fear.


I wanna be free.
I need to be free.
I deserve to be free.

Are u Free?

-Shanti

Thursday, January 19, 2012

My Life in a Instagram

This is a bit late, since it should read last week instead...
After being horribly sick w bad bad tummy flu I kinda missed out on such things as blog posts & photo snapping!

So good to be part of the living my friends! And to be back in the world of creating!




This is where I spent alot of time this week! And changed sheets & bedding way to many times! It's our Ikea Platform bed with Hippie bedding..We got it FREE (bed frame that is) on Freecycle in Huntington Beach, Ca!



Our gorgeous lotus flower painting that hangs above our bed! It's huge!



These Holly Golightly Eye Shades worked overtime this week!



Revlon Electric Blue Glitter with big chunks of glitter!



Karma & Zen Zen not very happily enjoying their bath!



Zen Zen asking where is mommy to save me!



Sneak Peak Springtime Designs!



Blog Soup Party (yah I got in) Mix for my partner!



Tony hanging out on Coquina rock on the beach!



Coquina rock showing itself!



Beautiful warm sunny Florida winter beach day!

I haven't been to the beach since last week before being sicky... So with this gorgeous weather I'm itching to go ASAP!

Sending you lots of warm sunny Florida vibes!

-Shanti

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Easy Peasy Weekly DIY

Here's my latest weekly post of yummy fun!

Why I wanted to do this weekly series?

I dig easy yes I said it Easy, quick DIY's! Something I can accomplish in late afternoon hours while enjoying glass of tea & biscuits (yah right!)...I'm like most of you busy, tired, in a hurry alot of my life, and to be able to create for just the sheer fun of it is renewing, uplifting & reconnects me to what really matters!

Today's Easy Peasy Weekly DIY is Creating a Inspiring Photobook.

Supplies:



-Mixbook Account

I recommend going to this site
You can see the latest groupon $15 for $50 worth of Mixbooks!

-Flickr Account (or upload your pictures to your hard drive)

-Computer


Once you get your groupon on, go to Mixbook & Start your new project. Choose size, hard or softcover, look thru all the styles & add what you like to layouts, background & stickers. Once you've done that upload your pictures from Flickr or your hard drive ( remember you can't remove the pictures you chose to use till after they've published the book!) FYI Mixbook doesn't have you upload any software to your computer!

My Mixbook I did for this DIY is softcover and called 2011 My Cre8tif Bliss Life.
I chose to include all things that encompass that, home decor, journaling, living at the beach, etc!

I decided on this theme because I'm aspiring to be creative in all areas of my life! And by being able to browse the book I made reminds me how far I've come in that area! It can also be uplifting, renewing to look back in a fun, personalized way & helps to get my creative spark lit (if I need it).

I of course use alot of my Instagram pics, but I also like to use sayings, slogans, ads, etc that impacted me the past year!

Here's a mini look into my book....



Cover of my Mixbook.... I chose my new blog header I luv!



Fun Instagram & more pics! Creative decor, and doggies (do u see what I see?)



Uplifting and awe inspiring "vintage pics" of me...reminder of truly blissful moments!



My mantra last year! Let's have fun! Reminding me its a lifelong one!!



Journal journey! New journal I started when we moved back home! Luv the sunglasses sticker?



From one Bizz design I likeyed to newest one I luv luv! Don't settle! Luv flip flop sticker?

I obviously used Beachy backgrounds, stickers! You may chose woodsy, or wintery, or something just completely you!

Have fun! I did 30 plus pages in a few sittings! Enjoy it! Or get it done at once! I added borders, text, backgrounds on backgrounds so it took me longer! They ship pretty fast & I think you'll be happy with result! High quality glossy paper!

I also made a journal! I'm waiting to get it & I'll show pics when I do! I used the different lined paper background & background pages that looked like crumpled paper as well as few inspirational pages thrown in every so often!

Be as creative as you want! But if you just wanna get it done, they do have random auto feed to fill your book for you!

Also I am aware of Blurb & the fact they do Instagram picture books! It's just more mula & not enough customization for me!

I know easy right? And creative? And fun??? Make it your own! Like your life!!

-Shanti

Monday, January 16, 2012

2012 Coming in like a Lion

Or Bad Horrible Tummy Flu.. This is my look the last few days... Bed, Bathroom hit repeat. Today I'm thinking I'll live..
Today is also old Movie Marathon, and lots of Organic coconut water, Distilled water & a bit of organic celery...

I rewatched for 1000s time Breakfast at Tiffany's. I also watched parts of a few other movies, The Last Mile with Mickey Rooney, The Large Rope with Donald Huston 1953 British Movie..Although I've been dozing in-between & during the movies!



Get better thru rest & fluids?

Here's a sneaky peek at my latest 2012 Designs!









Available in my Etsy Shoppe. Ok back to R&R...
Hope you don't get three days of he__ flu.

-Shanti