Sunday, October 28, 2012

Sassy or Silly Sundae!

New weekly series is it Sassy or Silly???!! What do you think???
My New "Bobs" by Skechers! Metalliac Silver Fabric! Very Sassy or Silly?
Just got this also this week of Ebay! Silver Sequin Purse.... See a trend? Sassy or Silly, which?
At Epcot this week in Japan Area see the hot pink sequin hat? Sassy is as Sassy does or Silly?
NA recovery bling bling necklace! Why not some sassyness in your recovery? Or Silly?

I think either way is fantabulous! I need more of both in my life! What about you?

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Life In a Instagram

Whewwwww is this month whizzing by??? It's amazing! And I'm so excited it's finally started to get to be our version of Fall here in Central Florida!

Finally it's getting cooler out. Ok compared to like 95 degrees that is! We actually have our windows open! And my melancoly baby mood has lifted! I likeluvvvvvvv this time of year! My designs reflect it too!

It's nice to wear a light jacket at nite. But really nice too still be able to sit outside & get a tan lol!
My drive home from work this week!
Pretty Florida Palms and Fall Clouds!
A sweet gifty from my bestie!
Latest Recovery Designs with bling!
Cooler weather chunkier blinger bracelets!
Angel Recovery Luv!
Says it all don't you think?!
Angel Wings Recovery Bling!
Fall Toes Florida Style! Three complimentary shades of pearly soft neon via Nicole Polish!
NA Symbol with glitter & rhinestones on leather bracelet (13 charm is my years!)
Custom Recovery Design, doing lots of them these days!

My days are filled with custom jewelry design orders, taking care of elderly folk, going to recovery meetings, watching Leave it to Beaver, sleeping with windows open, wearing more gold and silver bling, helping other recovering peeps, counting my blessings, enjoying lots of coconut scented skincare, and enjoying the change in the weather!

What are your Fall 2012 days like?

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Nexus 7 Tablet Luv

Ok the jigs up.... I'm a tablet luv'r. It's a romance that started when I spied the first iPad. And it's consumed me ever since! If they had a 12 Step meeting for them I'd be there! Haha! To me they just so make sense to my brain. Compact, Light and easy to use touch screen. And there's all those ever so cute accessories to dress them up!

My thing is I purchased a iPad 1 a couple of years ago after iPad 2 came out. I got a very juicy deal at HH Gregg and I really dug it. My iPad Baby was Fun, entertaining, all that music, all those apps, for awhile it was honeymoon bliss.
Then as with all luv affairs the light of reality settled in. And I started seeing the flaws. And of course like any obssession I thought I could Change iPad Baby. But I could not.
And I knew the affair was over. You see the big draw back for me was when I wanted to add new pieces to my Etsy Shoppe I had to use my laptop since the iPad Baby wouldn't let me upload my saved pictures to websites. And that was a deal breaker after awhile. Like big time.

I decided to tearfully sell my beloved iPad on Craigslist. It took literally 30 minutes, and a few hours later it was gone bye bye.

Then I started Tablet shopping. I checked out a few android tablets and couldn't find what I was looking for. Either too big, too heavy or too much mula.

Until..... Google announced their Tablet Nexus 7. And I lurked on the sidelines and read lots of articles and Utube Unveilings!

Then Kindle announced a new slew of Tablets and Readers. I was over the moon since I own two different Kindle Readers and read two to three books a week.
I sooo romanced the New Kindle HD Fire. Great price, and nice features. Biggest drawback is that it's limited to the Amazon "eco" system. And since Apple's iPad is also a limited "eco" system I knew I had to keep looking.

The decision was finally made and the Google Nexus 7 it was. We went to Staples in the Orlando area (the locale Staples didn't have any in stock) and checked it out and luv'd it.

It's the same size as a Kindle Fire, 7 inches. Weighs about the same as the Fire and it's way fast! It features google chrome as the web browser and it's integrated with all things google of course. And Android too.

The Google Nexus 7 is seamless, has a gorgeous colored screen that rocks and uploading new photos for my Etsy Shoppe is a breeze!

But it's also a great reader for my Kindle books, fun for games and movies and a nice throw it in my purse size! And priced at $199.00 respectively.

This is the Verso Cover I got from Staples that's leather and looks like a fine, vintage book! Hehe!

My Tablet dating days have ended and it's bliss! If your thinking of going Tablet Shopping totally checkout the Google Nexus 7! -Shanti

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Organic Spa Fall Free Online Magazine

Kick your shoes off, wiggle your toes, sip some warm chai tea and read the latest edition of Organic Spa Magazine for FREE!

Here is the link:enjoy!

Ciao Bella!

Cute Custom Hang Tags

I was purusing Etsy for a fresh way to show off my designs via hang tags or charms.
I wasn't feelin the vibe to out lay alot of $ for a pewter or metal stamped custom design charm/tag with my bizz name.
Although I plan on in the future!

What I found is a kicky alternative! Engraved custom wood tiny tag/charms!

So dang cute and I really think they personalize my bags I put the jewels I design in!
Cute right?

They were .25 for 100 piece plus shipping from Greece!

The Etsy Shop is Greek Art

I think they're fun & cre8tive and from Greece! How kewl is that?
Check out their shoppe! Shanti

M.I.A. Blogger......

Yah hmmm... That would be me! I have to apologize for the lack of September posts! I think that may have been a first in the years I've been posting! Well it was a much needed hiatus! And I'm feeling renewed and revived with a hint, yes only a hint of the Fall Season coming our way! I luv Fall and can't even believe it is already showing up, well at least on the Calender and in the Vibe the retail folk put out!

I have had a whirlwind month! It's been working a more regular forty hour week schedule, going to more recovery meetings, both NA and AA, reading lots and lots and a bit of beach, Studio time and Disney fun! But overall I would have to say my sabbatical was much needed! I started to feel like I had no voice on my blog and was drowning in should and have to's.... Now it's more like I see a bigger vision, purpose and awareness of what the blog may or could represent, one day at a time! But way full of fun, sillyness, and all kinds of good mayhem!
Newest Fall Design Angels Wings Dreams Necklace

I Luv Luv that Saying......T
 Tru Dat!!!!
Live the Life!

Feeling the go deeper into my jewelry designing vibe. Learn new stuff and take it to the next level, whatever that means! But also stay with the fun, flowy vibe....with Childlike vision and play... 

My recovery line of jewelry has started really taking off. I have alot of new styles and designs.. Etsy has been keeping me busy inbetween work!
 Yah that to me is Recovery!
Wonder Woman Recovery!

Also on a somber note my yahoo account was hacked like no body's business and some of my pics on this blog were..... well m.i.a.... Not sure if its related, but my flickr account was tied into that email. I have so I quickly updated the blog so the photos are back but I am planning a fun blog design overall soon..... Lot's of Sun, positivity and fun!

Goooood bye long hot steamy Caliente Summer! Hallo Fall breezes, pumpkin latte's, firepits, apple cider and maybe even a light jacket or sweater!

DIY Fall Purge

Yah! It's October! Fall is here for most of North America!

I get the urge to purge around this time every year!

And I go thru each closet, room, drawer and cupboard and do just that! Can you relate????
It's like a sanity thing to me.

I don't do well with clutter... I start feeling fuzzy, out of focus, & generally messy in my brain!

I like cleared tables, drawers 1/2 full, closets with lots of room left in them, shelves empty. It really makes me feel free!

 Steps to a Purge Detox

 1. Buy the largest, strongest trash bags.

2. Make sure your vehicle is empty, put seats down,etc

3. Play some great upbeat music. I likey Bob Marley, No Doubt, Abba for this type of task!

4. Start with the easiest space, room, area in your house and have two bags next to you. One for trash, one for donate.

5. Be honest if you have forgotten you even own said item and can't see yourself using it anytime soon donate.

6. If you find items you just can't part with put them in a separate pile.

7. Throw out any broken, rusted, missing pieces items. Would you want to buy it from a thrift store?

8. Anything you haven't used in the last six months, donate.

9. In the can't part with pile, look thru each item. Can you take a picture of it, replace it easily, or is it time to let go of the past? Photo's, mementos, paperwork can be scanned and put on your computer. Donate 1/2 of your can't part with pile. I know HARD!

10. With Clothing and Accessories timeless fashion pieces rock, think Breakfast at Tiffany's vibe! The black cocktail dress, silver flat sandals, classic Levi jeans, etc. Don't save clothing three sizes smaller or bigger. If you lose the weight you probably will want to buy a few things to celebrate.

11. Cosmetics have short shelf life. As do beauty products. 3-6 months, then pitch.

12. Crafty supplies: Have you ever used it? Do you plan on in the next few months? Would it be better to just focus on two different crafts instead of 9 or 10?!

13. Does your decor still reflect who you are today? Is it time to start with a clean decor palette?

14. Pet toys, accessories: do they still play, use, need said items? If not donate!

15. Books: can you get it on your kindle or nook? Will you really read it? Whens the last time you picked it up?

16. Cleaning Supplies: Are they old? Dried up? You can usually purchase a few cleaning items for all your cleaning needs.

17. Garage or Storage items: do you use it? Need it in the next few months? Forget you had it? Could someone else use it?

18. Kitchen: chipped plates? Glasses missing from full set? Handles lose on pans, items you don't remember why you bought them? Warped cookie sheets? Donate or pitch!

 After a Purge Detox I always recommend a spending hiatus. Re-thinking why you purchase stuff and your needs. See how long you can go without unnecessary purchases (food, paper products, etc not included)!!!

You may find after purging a renewed sense of energy, bounce in your step and general lighter feeling! Even IF only in our heads I think thatz a pretty kewl side effect of Purging!

OK off you go to celebrate Fall and lighten your load!