Monday, April 30, 2012

Spring Bling Giveaway on Lavender Dreams

Ahhhh Springtime!! Bright Colors, beautiful warm sunny days and blue skies!!!!

Here in Florida were pretty much on a Perpetual Calendar of Spring/Summer!

Do these bracelets feel, look like Spring/Summer to you????

This giveaway means that there's not one winner but THREE!!!
Run, don't walk over to Diane's Awesome Blog Lavender Dreams and Enter!

Good Luck and Spring on!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

What's in my Purse????

Let's play a little game! Called what's in my purse! Leave a comment with a link to your post and show us what's in your purse!!

My new fav fav purse is from Diane of Lavender Dreams Fame!

Also she's a awesome Seamstress and designs wonderfully gorgeous wristlets and purses!!! Her shoppe is Diane's Dream Designs she's on Vaca right now but put her blog on Google Reader to view her designs when she gets back from North Carolina Bliss!
Ok on with the reveal......

-Diane' Dream Design Wrislet (cute cute cute!)
-My wallet is a Ocean Inspired Drawstring Pouch by Diane's Dream Design
-Alba Organics Passion Fruit Nectar Clear Lip Gloss
-Pacifica Hawaiian Ruby Guava Perfume Roll on
-Aubrey's Organic Pink Cherry Lipgloss
-Bath & Body Works Dancing Waters PocketBac Hand Sanitizer
-IPhone 4S
That's it! Lite, I know but for everyday it's great! And my shoulder doesn't hurt from the weight of a heavy purse!
What's in your purse?

Friday, April 27, 2012

Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade

This is a tiny sneak peak at the 3pm weekday parade Magic Kingdom offers! We got at the park at 3:10 pm! And were able to buzz over to Frontierland and see the beginning of the Parade! It was AwEsOmE!

This is from Disney's Website:
Celebrate A Dream Come True Parade is a lively musical procession full of Disney Characters in Magic Kingdom theme park.

Minnie lookin GooD!

Alice and the Mad Hatter Haming it up!

Cinderella & Prince Charming looking Gorgeous!

The Castle of Dreams!

So tru dat!

YouTube Video

Snow White quick mini video!

It was a fun way to celebrate my bday! We've got passes for year so expect more pics of other parks!
You can follow me on Instagram I'm Shantifla!

may all ur dreams come true!

Wish Upon a Dream...

Latest Bracelet Design
Has wishbone, heart & Czech faceted glass wrapped briollette lucky charms for added Dream power!
This really kewl design (imho!) is influenced by Walt's Pixie Dust Vibe! TY Walt you were amazing and awesome Dreamer! King Dreamer!
I luv that the Magic Kingdom still has a olde school charm about it! Especially in Tommorowland!

- Shanti

Monday, April 23, 2012

Magic Kingdom Bliss

Yes I live in Florida. Yes I'm only a hour away from Disney and Yes I got a Year Pass to all four parks for my Birthday ( Early Gifty!)...
I LUV Disney... I luv being in a Fantasy for a Day! There's really nothing I don't like about the Parks, EXCePT it's hot, tiring, crowded and usually a very long day!!!

So what and how do I prepare for the adventure?
-Go during the weekday early!
-bring my own water and bottle strap they sell here or get one at the park!

-Wear my Skechers Shape-Ups Women's Slingback Sandal CoMfY!!

-Sunscreen No. 30 on shoulders, face, back, arms, legs & feet! I use a Organic Coola brand.

-Backpack (Hubby carries) with nut mix, extra water and umbrellas
-Just scored these Women's Dri-Balance Racer Tanks from Groupon for $22.00 including Shipping! They keep you dry I ordered one size up to be a loser fit!

-I bring my Studio Waterstone recycled leather pouch for a purse. It only holds the necessities! iPhone, credit card, license and pass! I attached two silver bangles and clasp to it so it's a bracelet!

-Bottoms are Organic Cotton Yoga Capris Wide leg... Way comfy and light.

-I'm not into hats right now, but I'll probably find the purrfect one at the Park to wear!

I likey this one though from Etsy! Selvage Bucket Hat
- I have to wear my Custom Designed Magic Kingdom Charm Bracelet by Moi!

That's pretty much all I prepare and take!
There's a few good iPhone Apps that help with Park Info once your in, but I use the old fashioned map they give you!

Soooo this Wed. We're going again to Magic Kingdom and gonna ride my fav It's a Small World!!! I'll be going a few times while hubby rides Space Mountain!

Any ideas you can add to making a day at a Disney Park blissful?

When you wish upon a Dream....

Keeping the Bliss when Stress takes over

Yah that would be me..... Recent big changes and my bliss took a vacation without me.......

Dang hate when that happens..

What about you? That ever happen? Ok I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one!

I guess I should rat myself out and mention I suffer from Anxiety Attacks and the big "D" Depression. I have been on medication for my depression for years but I choose not to take anything narcotic (I'm in recovery) for my Anxiety. So these top ten suggestions are for severe cases like mine...

What and how do we get our Bliss on?

Well I gotta few tricks up my sleeve to jump start the whole process..

1. Go to Puritans and score some I-Theanine 100mg 30 capsule bottle.
They are running special 5 bottles for $17.99 killer deal!!
I have taken up to 400 mg at time. It is a incredible Stress Reliever...

From Puritans Pride Website:
A close relative of Glutamate, studies indicate that L-Theanine interacts with the neurotransmitter, GABA (gammaminobutyrate).** GABA, known for its importance in nervous system functioning, works with the mood centers of the brain.** Studies in Japan show that L-Theanine helps support the body’s ability to deal with PMS and occasional, everyday anxiety.**

2. Rescue Remedy by Bach Flowers.

I keep some on hand and take a few drops when my Anxiety gets the best of me. It really helps! Also I give a drop or two to my doggies when they travel! Really helps them relax!

3. Melatonin 10 mg before beddy bye..

Really helps to relax me....
Puritan Pride Website info: Sometimes it’s hard to unwind after a long day. That’s when it’s time for Melatonin, a hormone naturally produced in the body that is closely involved in the natural sleep cycle.** It’s a terrific choice if you experience occasional sleeplessness or jet lag, or if you want to improve your quality of rest.**

4. Watch or read something funny before bedtime.

5. Purchase a Cozy Hugs Aromatherapy Animal! Filled with Lavender! Their microwaveable for a warm cuddle relaxing sensation! Plus their seriously cute and cuddly! I found my at Marshall's for $9.99. You can find them on for $20.00 plus shipping.

6. Read your favorite blogs with cup of caffeine free herb tea.

7. Cut out Caffeine and sugar if possible or at least cut back. Try Stevia as a Sugar Substitute and Green Tea instead of Coffee.

8. Drink lots of good water.

9. Take deep breaths throughout the day. A lot of times I do shallow breathing when I'm stressed.

10. Put a few drops of Lavender Oil on your pillow case to relax and ease your mind before sleepy time!

I Hope this helps and try just one or two or a ala carte menu! And please leave comments if you have any suggestions!
- Shanti

Belated Happy Bday Earth!

Sorry I'm late Earth. But the sentiments are the same as every year! Your Birthday is everyday! Not just one special day! You are the most precious and valuable resource. I luv you and cherish you every single day. Thank you for everything!

Here's a post from 2009 Earth Day

Happy Green Day!
Happy Earth Day, Earthlings! What a beautiful day to enjoy the Earth and all the sentient beings that inhabit and share our Planet. We care and are very concerned for the wellbeing of our Planet and everyone and thing on it!

Luv Shanti

Let's take time today to do something for the Planet, as well as make a commitment to change one thing that can lead to awareness for our Planet. Here is a list of ideals that we can all implement (and a lot of us already do) on a daily basis.

1. Recycle cans, bottles, and plastics and use glass bottles for water on the go.

2. Take a cloth or recycled tote whenever you shop.

3. By recycled goods instead of new. Furniture, bikes, dishes, etc. is a great find for gently recycled objects!

4. Write down everything you purchase new. See if it was really necessary and where you can curb spending and consuming. When purchasing something, donate, give, sell something else, making for less clutter.

5. Plant trees, bushes, and plants. Give plants, and small trees as gifts for holidays, birthdays, etc.

6. Use green products in your home, for household cleaning, yards, cars, as well as skincare, body care and doggie/animal care.

7. Donate that which you don't use and haven't used in over a year. Clear space and have a relaxing clutter free home, and commit to reducing buying of new products. Borrow and share products and items with neighbors, friends and family.

8. Use recycled and green products when remodeling. Use items that are gently used (cabinets, countertops, even flooring!) You can remodel and build using almost all recycled and green products! *go to for more info!

9. Bike, and walk more, drive less. And make it a family fun event, going to the grocery store, beach, park, etc. See how long a tank of gas can last you~

10. Join a group that is making a difference for our Planet. Get involved in locale events that create awareness. Or create your own group. By actively doing something we can create awareness on a community scale~

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Wrapped, Stacked & Layered Challenge: REVEAL!!!

Today is the big Day for all of us who joined in on the Arm Candy Train! Ok the reality is I luv bangles, beads and bobbles..
And when I was growing up there was a cart inthe Lansing Mall called that! Ok it was the 70's and all.......

My luv of Bangles, beads and yes bobbles(whatever that is) came from early childhood. I couldn't get enough bracelets,and loved layering them! In the 70's that was the norm, pretty much! And sinceI am Half Italian I guess the Gypsy spirit comes thru my blood. I can't think of a day I don't layer bracelets.. And usually they have significant meaning to me... And help remind me of the bigger picture whenever I get caught up in the details! LoL!

So this Challenge was such a natural for me. Not going out of my comfort zone and sometimes that is just so ok! After our huge move and remodel on the house all in short order I need to be groovin in that zone, for a bit at least!

So without further ado......
This is where my head is at right now Bangle wise that is!

This Stack of goodies starts with my Freshly designed Custom Sober Life Bracelet being I'm in recovery I working on some really kickin Wonder Woman Type Sobriety Bracelets! Ya feel the Power? Next up I had to give homage to Vintage and my new town Titusville. It's a local find that came my way this past week... Rhinestone Luv baby! Followed by my Be the Change Hamsa Luv Design Bracelet. Silver plated goodies that represent my spiritual walk! Always gotta include the Classic Beaded Chain Wrap bracelet design. Waxed Linen color is fuchsia with a silver tiny beaded chain. Next is my totally out there pay homage to Macrame Leather Bracelet with Blingy Rhinestone large holed bead goodness, and in my humble opinion the piece de la resistance my newest creation this week (maybe something to do with going to Magic Kingdom yesterdayvibe?) Silver plated When you wish upon a Dream Bracelet Charmer, the back of the bracelet has a wishbone silver plated, small deep gray briolette silver wrapped and a silver dangle heart.. All kinds of Charming! 

Now this look is all subject to change..As with everything in life! I created a few of these designs just for the Challenge and a few a while back. I tend to design and sell bracelets over any other style of jewelry cause of my luv for them! I like you can see them and use them as a touchstone if need be (which is usually daily btw!)....I luv my necklaces and earrings but I have to do the whole mirror thing or look down and pull on the necklace to really dig it.... Oh the whole I wanna enjoy the adornments as much as everyone else who gets to see them! 

Now click on everybody else's blog and see the whole Arm Candy Train GOODNESS! So many dang talented folks who rock out with design! And goodness.......

Shout out to Tracy Statler of For putting this whole shabang together! You are so talented and I have been digging your blog for quite a while!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Bye Bye Discovery

Thank You Mollie Harrigan for such a beautiful photo from the beach in Satellite...


Saturday, April 14, 2012

Flap your Wings Design Challenge Blog Hop

I didn't know Judy Glende, but wish I had. From the beading communities response to her passing I felt the admiration, love and great sense of loss on March 14, 2012. This is why I joined the blog hop.
Thank you too Moobie Grace for this opportunity to be part of something much bigger then all of us.
Without further ado here are my designs. I look up, curtsy and smile to sky knowing such a creative and lovely lady is now designing her gorgeous creations in heaven.

Take another little Peace of my Heart Design
I luv this necklace! It features very beautiful elements &; I feel more inspired just by putting it on!
Coppery lights of a Dreamy Angel wing surrounded by peaceful dreams....Just for you Judy..
24 inch dangle necklace w vintage copper peace dove floats along with a dyed forest green howlite carved peace sign & gorgeous jasper carved angel wing hand wrapped in pure copper. A vintage Brass watch fob attaches all this beauty to a pure copper chain with pure copper hand cut jump rings & copper toggle closure!

Guardian Angel of Peace Design
This exclusive design is so dreammmmmy and uplifting!
Lovely Silver plated beautifully detailed angel of peace words on one side and Angel on other side. Gorgeous Angel wings charm centered with silver plated nicely done peace sign. on a silver plated chain with heart shaped silver plated clasp! All jump rings are hand cut!
Gentle reminder that we are looked after & loved and covered in Angel Wings.
My designs are for sale and the proceeds will be donated to Judy's Luv Mustang Alley Animal Rescue.

In Judy's Obituary, the following charities were suggested for donations:

Mustang Alley Horse Rescue, 1020 Walters Road, Greenville, TN 37743 

Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Dermatology Melanoma Research Fund, 55 
Fruit Street, Bartlett Hall Room 622, Boston, MA 02114

Now go to see the other beautiful creations that these lovely designers created!

(Amanda regretfully couldn't participant in the reveal but will be making a donation)

12. Kym Hunter 

Thank you again Tania of Moobie Grace, you rock....