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Purrfect Summer Bliss DIY

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Purrfect Summer Bliss DIY
Today I wanted to share some of my tips for Summertime bliss! To keep you relaxed, peaceful & beautiful! For a Summer to remember!

We all know that Summer is for flip flops, swimsuits, pool parties and vacation time!
But it can also be a hectic, stressful, busy time with the children out of school and routines thrown to the wind!!

It's important to take time to relax,
Savor, languish and take in every wonderful, funny, silly, sweet, summer memory that you'll want to embrace and enjoy!

You can try the ala carte version or do each of the suggestions every week!  Enjoy these easy peasy DIY fun activities that you can do to create more bliss this summer!

*For Yourself*
-take 10-15 minutes everyday to just sit and be. Fake it if you have too. Listen to your breath, start out with some simple deep breaths at first then regular breathing. Close your eyes, imagine your day full of bliss, joy & peace.
-using the Manifestation meditation repeat the Mantra AH out …

DIY "Emergency" Ocean Inspired Spa Therapy

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How's your Summer 2012 shaping up? Mine is very busy with more stress then I want to admit!
I usually only post DIY's that I incorporate into my life! And it's easy peasy is number uno importance to me!




Can't you feel the warm balmy breeze and smell the salt water?!!




List of goodies needed:
Bag of Sea Kelp (dried)
Epsom Salt
Sea Salt
Ocean Inspired Music, App
Coconut oil
Tea Tree
Glass Jar w Lid
Glass Spritzer Bottle
Magical Mermaid Cards iPhone App

That's it!!!!!!

Mix 1 cup sea salt (fine or course ur call) w 2-3 tablespoons of coconut oil in glass jar w lid.
In glass spritzer bottle mix 4-5 drops per 8 ounces of tea tree in good ( I use distilled) water.

Draw a hot bath & put 2-3 cups of Epsom salt in tub. Add 5-6 pieces of dried sea kelp (u can put them in a Muslim cotton bag) I usually just put them in tub since they're big pieces.

Turn on some ocean inspired music, I use my iPhone and Sleepmaker Waves App. It has different settings & watery sounds! I luv it!

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Beach Gypsy Dreams Studio

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I've been snapping lots of pictures as of late of jewelry, and now my studio.
Since my studio is a signature peachy orange hue, it's HARD as heck to get a good picture in there! But I tried and here are the results!




My Workspace! If it ain't messy I ain't been working! LoL! I find that it's best to let the mess have it's way and realize it's all part of the creative process!




The work table is actually our old built in nook table from our kitchen. It came with the house and is way way heave duty so it's perfect for pounding & forging on!




My studio is actually a small bedroom that I'm blessed to be able to utilize as my studio!
Which brings me to this Disneyesque type quote: Dreams really do come true!
-Shanti

My Summer in a Instagram

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Wow it can fassssst here in Florida! One day it was Spring then boom! It's Summer way before the calendar say's so!!!
My week has been ups & downs & testing my emotional fortitude! Some smiles, some tears, some hugs and some fears......




Newest Beach Gypsy Dreams Design.. Going straight to my Sales Rep.




Another New Design!




Sea Turtle Tribute Wrap Bracelet




Day at da Beach Celebrating Nat'l Flip Flop Day!




Stormy looking Summer Florida Weather!




Isn't Canaveral Nat'l Seashore just gorgeous?!! Sigh..




Beautiful Florida Evening Sky!




Tony at Sunrise Bakery!




Me at Cracker Jack's Restaurant on the Indian River!

I picked up a new client who has mid stage Alzheimer's and Dementia. It's a new thing for this client to have a Home Health Aide come in for eight hours a day so it's a challenge at the moment.

It make's me realize that change is inevitable but not always welcome and sometimes can be a messy affair!!!

-On a personal note:
It's such a balancing act l…

White Sands Buddhist Temple

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A funny thing happened on the way to the forum!! :-)
No more like on a drive out to see where my new client lives....
In a spot called "Hog Valley", outside of Mims!

Anyway on the rural drive out there we passed the White Sands Buddhist Temple! In the middle of nowhere!!

My husband has great interest and has studied Buddhism over the years, so I knew he would enjoy a visit to their spot of Nirvana! As I luv meditation, this was a nice treat for me!

The Monks and Nuns were gracious and sweet. They had strong Vietnamese Accents but spoke English. They let us enjoy their large Compassionate Buddha and meditation nature spots! It was incredible!!



The Temple with one of the Monks



The Meditation Area all the benches say a word, like forgiveness, breathe, Compassion, etc.



Large Bell!!!



Huge Great Compassion Buddha



Lotus Statue



Huge marble piece with Vietnamese Buddhist Saying



Guardian Lion Statue!



Tony with hands in prayer position

Really nice surprise in middle of nowhere!

Funny if you keep y…

Beach Gypsy Dreams Summer Edition

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Ahhhh smell the Ocean air? Feel the sand between your toes? And hot sun on your face? Yes it's Almost Summer and I luv me some fun Summer Dreams list!

Beach Gypsy Dreams Summer Edition!




Let Summer BeGaN!!


Canaveral Nat'l Seashore New Smyrna Side
1.-Weekly Canaveral Nat'l Seashore Beach Visits



Our View last year at Algiers Motel!
2.-3 Day Weekday Getaway to Treasure Island at Algiers Gulf Resort



3.-Weekday 3 Day Mini Vacation to Riverview Spa & Hotel in New Smyrna (Hot mineral baths to die for!)



4.-Enjoy lots of Organic Zippy Slushes



My Metallic Candy Pink Kindle Case!
5.-Summer Book Reading (on my Kindle) in our Backyard Hammock



Photo from Creature Comfort Blog
6.-Make some fun Faux Snowcone Garland



Doggies on their Trip from Cali to Florida last year!
7.-River Walks with Doggies



8.-Watermelon Feasts



9.-Buy Yearly Disney WaterPark Passes ( Fla Residents pay $60 yr!)
10.-Weekly Disney WaterPark Visits







Super Duper New Room for $38 a nite during week!
11.-Weekday 3 Day Getaway WorldGate Ho…

Beach Gypsy Days!

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We've been using our Canaveral National Seashore pass like crazy! Monday we went to New Smyrna Side and had blast.

It was empty, quiet, beautiful and sunny!









Then we high tailed it to The Famous JB's Fish Camp!






With wet hair & sand in our flip flops! We sat in the open shaded area and gazed at the Indian River! Food was great as usual!

What a fantabulous Monday! Like going on Vacation for the day!

-Shanti