Monday, April 29, 2013

Lemon Yogurt Cake Recipe

This  weekend I wanted to share a recipe with you that I absolutely love.  I am a big  fan of Food Network. One of my favorite chefs is Ina Garten.   Every time I  learn from her, I do feel like a professional chef at dishes  I make.  I love baking  because when I am the process of mixing the  ingredients together I feel really relaxed. baking makes me happy and improves my mood!  So for today's  recipe I have  Lemon Yogurt cake. I  usually leave out the glaze part with the confectioners sugar and lemon juice as I dont feel its  needed but I do pour  the lemon sauce. Yes, I have done  it both ways.  It does  taste really good with the glaze too but i just save calories cutting that glaze out. yet of course if I am taking to some to family or friends  i do add the glaze to make it look yummy.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Shop Feature: Skinny Macaque, Enter For A Giveaway!

 Hello Everyone,
   This weeks  shop feature is Skinny Macaque  by Vy Chau. She specializes in making handmade leather bags, wallets, cellphone cases and so much more. Also she is  from Vietnam. I actually find her hand made items lovely and  very cute design. So here are a  few things  to get to know her right here. I love her handbags and  wallets.  I  feel they add a nice personal touch to the store she has on Etsy.  Vy has been so kind to sponsor a giveaway as well. So  At the end end of this post, you can  enter to win a Free Cellphone case of your choice from her Etsy shop. She is international but the shipping is Worldwide and shipping is Free for her item.

1. How did you come up with the Name of your Shop?
The name of my shop come from my Hungarian friend. Actually it is my nick name, they call me "Maki", in Hungarian "Maki" means "Monkey". So Macaque is Monkey, is me^^. And skinny is leather, right? I think that it is a nice name^^

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Shop Feature: FLORABEAUTY Natural Jewelry Made With Real Flowers and Plants

The Shop of this week is FLORABEAUTY.  She is from Europe and I have to say that she has amazing  talent. After  looking at her shop I  really find her work very unique. I never  imagines you could put real flowers or plants  into jewelry like she does. What I really like most about it is how  natural looking each piece is and very unique in  her own way. but  I love how simple and clean the jewelry is as that is my style. I like all the simple designs and they look the best on me. Read more details on her amazing shop, 

1. How did you come up with the Name of your Shop?
Well, that was not hard. I have tried to find a phrase, which will combine the beauty of the flowers. The Latin word for a flower is flora, so I said to myself: Why not use something traditional, something that is here longer than we are (i.e. flowers=flora) and point them as something beautiful that is here for us.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Candle Magic Tip #3 Burn Negative To Positive for Best Results!

This week's Candle Magic Tip has to do with burning negative candles  first then  positive candles after.   What I mean by this is negative candles are usually candles that we are using  to either  transform ourselves or trying to get rid of the negative energy or the  blocks in our lives.   Since I do a lot of magic candles at my shop I will use my candles as  examples in this post.

Negative  candles in my shop would be pretty much the black ones I have such as banish and transformation candles. You can also use the white candles  such as Cleansing and Protection  to remove negative energies as well .  So if  you have purchase any of the following candles, I recommend you burn those candles first. Usually, its because we are  getting  rid  of the bad that no longer serves us so that we can be open to absorbing the more  positive energy whether it be for love,  love thyself,  money candles etc...   Now a  good reminder is don't get all candle happy. By that I mean give it a bit of time for the energy  to set in from the first candle,  perhaps a few days or couple of weeks. Black candles like mine can really give a big shift and it can be  very much doing its magic along the way. In this case you want to wait a bit before  you  burn your first positive candle.  It helps give that  balance in your life if you do it this way.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Sponsoring Dream Sampler Box Giveaway!

Have you been  wondering where my Gift certificates have gone?    They have gone to My  Dream Sample Box! I know I have  changed  it up on my blog  because I wanted  to have a change  of pace but  for April I had signed up to sponsor  one of my sampler companies  this time  for the  $20 gift certificate  to my Etsy store.   Just head  over to My Dream Sampler box  now to enter!  It's good until the end of the month and Ariel will announce the winner  when its over. If you can't find how to enter,  just click on the small  link at the bottom of the post where it says a Rafflecopter giveaway which I  have linked for you so you don't get confused!  :) Good luck everyone!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Shop Feature: 2WIRED

This week's  shop feature is 2wired! Elivra  des  lovely work here and I have to say  looking a her  shop its hard to  choose which one is my favorite because her  jewelry is very unique and its nice to see that she has one of a kind jewelry here. I would say purple  flower necklace is more my style but I absolutely love the key necklace as well! Bracelets are beautiful love the stones  she has in them. Here are  some  more  information  on her shop!

1. How did you come up with the Name of your Shop?    I figured I work with wire and that name was suitable because I think alot about my projects.. Like what can I improve on the piece I am working on.. Or how do I make that special bead fit into the piece etc. So you could say I am 2Wired!

2. Tell us a little bit about your shop and what you think makes it unique?
    I think that my jewelry is pretty unique.. And because it is handmade, no piece in my shop is ever exactly alike.. If a customer buys a piece from me, she can be sure that she is the only person in the whole world wearing that exact piece.. 

3. What is your favorite item at the store and why?
     I don't really have a favorite item. I love them all, and everytime I see one go, I am a little sad.. but also happy, because I can share that unique piece with somebody, who appreciates it...

Monday, April 8, 2013

Enhance Your Tarot Card Readings With These Simple Tips

 I am not the  biggest  fan  of tarot ,  maybe its because I find it  takes me a bit longer to  interpret  tarot cards. I love spirit  messaging  more  because I find that  spirit messages  seem to get the  most important  messages out  to my clients first. For the most part, I find  tarot can  fill in some missing  information  in  my readings  so  that is why I have my tarot cards on hand  during sessions, just in case I need to check my work for a bit.  But if  you're using  tarot  cards, here  is a  few  pointers that I want to share  with  you to help you  enhance  your  experience with  the the tarot decks you have on hand.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Shop Feature: MAMA OWL SHOP

Hi Everyone,
   This week I am featuring Martha Davenport from  MAMA OWL SHOP.  She seems to do some crocheting here and I  do love her little shop she has going on. I would say my favorite piece from her shop  so the  black crochet headband and the Ipad cover she made.  In the mean time here is a little bit more about Martha and her work :)

1. How did you come up with the Name of your Shop?

    I love Owls, and I am a new mommy, So MAMA OWL SHOP seemed appropriate and I think fits with the quirkiness of my items.

2. Tell us a little bit about your shop and what you think makes it unique?

    My shop features items for everyone, whether your in your 20's and in college or in your 40's and work in sophisticated business attire. For men, women, and littles. Items are practical, chic, and trendy with a little bit of whimsy. 

Handmade Crochet Bow Headband - Made to Order - Any Color - Hair Accessory

3. What is your favorite item at the store and why?

    My favorite item currently is the crochet rosette headband. I imagine a very    bohemian bride wearing a dusty rose colored one on her wedding day.

Monday, April 1, 2013

April Give Away Peace & Tranquility Spell kit

Peace Spell Candle Sample Kit Pack, with Peace oil, for peace, relaxation, calmness, healing, tranquility

Hi Everyone ,
   Starting off this  month, I thought that I offer something more different this time. So For this Giveaway, I am  going to giving away the  following:
 Peace and Tranquility Sample Pack for your enjoyment! You  will get the chance to try  a pair of mini Peace and Tranquility sample candles with the match peace and tranquility spell oil. And you will have a sample of 2 oz of Peace and Tranquility Bath salts. It will  be wrapped up in a cute  cellophane daisy bag well :) Peace and tranquiltiy  candles are blue and white. It gives a nice healing touch and helps you  feel more calm and  relaxed.  Very soothing when you just need to let go and  have some peace and balance into your life.