Thursday, August 29, 2013

New Additions to the shop - Aromatherapy Pillar candles

 I have  been working on  aromatherapy candles  lately and I love the scents that I have been creating with them. These candles are so therapeutic and relaxing. I just love just even the smell of it. If you are allergic to  essential oils then these candles are the alternative to help you with your goals. Even though they are just scented , you can be the creator  of  turning them into spell candles of your choice. It gives you greater flexibility to create your own magic candle. In fact it's really awesome if you try to get creative into doing  your additions to the candle. Just adding your creations  into a simple candle can just make the candles more part of who you are and from  the moment you light it, you can still feel the magic with you when you experience your own self how fun and exciting it can be dress up your candle.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Shop Feature: Mending Life Together

Panda Crinkle Tag Blanket, Security Blanket, Baby Shower Gift

This week's shop feature is Mending Life Together by Olivia Hook.  I love how cute this shop  is as it caters to baby items. you can find so much stuff ranging  from  messenger bags,  bibs, cloths, and even  blankets. Pretty anything you need for your baby  needs you can find here.  Here is more information about the shop itself. 

1. How did you come up with the Name of your Shop?
I came up with my name while I was at an adoption party for my moms friend. I remembered a saying my grandma used for fixing jeans and it was Mending. I didn't want to put my name in the shop and, I also didn't want to say sewn item, kids, toddler, or babies in the title. In case I wanted to expand the store. So I thought of other words for mending which were fixing, together. So I wanted Mending, and Together in it. Then the word Life just popped up. That's how I came up with my name.

2. Tell us a little bit about your shop and what you think makes it unique?
What makes my items unique is that the prints aren't something you would find in everyone elses stores. I try to find unique fabric so that you won't find something like it in any other store. Also that a 15 year old girl made these items kinda makes them unique in their own little way.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Shop Feature: Eternal Girl Shop

Key Earrings

This week's shop feature is  Eternal Girl Shop by Julia Toussaint. Swan makes very unique  jewelry such as  necklaces and earrings and I love the greeting  cards that she makes.  I think the Key earrings are very cute  and creative as well. I love the symbolism she gives in each of the necklaces as I think that is what makes her shop very unique.  Check  out more about her shop below. oyu just might find a  jewelry piece that is unique and represents you for who oyu are through her store.

1. How did you come up with the Name of your Shop?
"Puer aeternus," which is Latin for 'eternal boy,' has mythological meaning of being child-like and craving boundless freedom; being forever young in a sense. My artwork is an outlet of my inner expressions, my inner child, so to speak. Being a women and creating jewelry for women, I used the female version, puella aeterna, or eternal girl to describe my work.

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

Eternal Girl specializes in handmade jewelry and greeting cards. The jewelry is made of my own hand-drawn designs. Eternal Girl's designs are inspired by henna art. Each drawing features symbolic images specific to henna tradition. Available products include necklaces, rings, key chains, earrings, and open-ended greeting cards. Custom orders are also available.

Monday, August 19, 2013

New Additions to the blog

 Hi everyone,
  If you have been  visiting  my blog  regularly you might have noticed a new change on the top left corner.   I wanted to share you what that is all about.  It took me a while to learn how to  update this section but in the mean time  its finally completed. So here is the low down on what all that stuff is there.

 First let me say I love  the flower girl theme. In all honesty, i feel in love with the design when I first found it because she does represent me and my own style. I love her and the colors are what I like because its more a bright  and flowing to work on. Anyways, I wont be changing the theme any time soon.  I found the  perfect  fit for this personal  blog  so unless something inspiring comes along the way, this theme is here to stay! :)

Now  the new stuff...

1.  Joie Joelle Shop:  This leads to my  main shop at Storenvy.  You can just click on this link and it will take it right to your site.  I dont have an Etsy link because I am always  promoting my own store front. But rest assure both shops are exactly the same. The only thing I dont  offer on Etsy  is psychic readings. I  believe  Etsy is catered to handmade items and honesty it just never felt right for me to add psychic readings on there, after this is Etsy  and I do want to make sure that I am  following their  rules on there.  But otherwise  both stores are the same.

2.  Psychic Joelle Website- this is my business  page. My intention was to turn this into a store at  first but then it jsut got so complicated that i realize wow that is just too much work 3 stores?  It's way too much to do. So Psychic Joelle  is about me page. Behind it you will get to read about my experience as a psychic, my mottos, testimontials etc... I will  just link this page to everything I have together. It will work better for me all the way around. I am not sure if I want to add psychic readings  on there to purchase yet,  if i can get the shopping  cart to work right then of course i will have it there. In the  mean time I kept it clean simple and  me as always. I hope you like site.

3.  Be a Sponsor- Yes  Sponsor  my  website, that's right by just placing your ad there! I am open to swapping ads as an  exchange. All you have to do  is add my  blog button to your site, and tada I just make  sure  its on your site and you will be approved. Otherwise its a $5  fee for an ad space but that is  for 30 days! So if you have a shop and want some spotlight on you, invest  your time here.  

4.  Featured Wednesdays-  yesssssssss this is the section where one shop is  featured every week. It's been a hit for  several months  but really worth it it. My readers love reading this stuff all the information is at your disposable there so if you  are a shop owner or you know  someone  that will benefit  from  this, let  them know! 

Well that covers the  new chnages here, I worked hard  on this  for a few weeks so I do hope you like the change, if  you have any questions  be sure to  leave a comment  or  email me and I will  get back to  you.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Shop Feature: KimBloombergDesigns -- An Artful Balance

periwinkle chalcedony gold hoop earrings, 14 karat gold filled periwinkle purple lavender earrings

This  week's shop feature is Kim Bloomberg Designs. She  makes earrings, bracelets, necklaces and rings. I actually love how  simple and elegant these pieces  are made by her.  You might just love her style too.  I think my favorite piece is the Green Amethyst necklace. Here are more information about her beautiful pieces of jewelry.

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

 Nothing too creative - it is my name.

2. Tell us a little bit about your shop and what you think makes it unique? 
My shop is a small display of the thousands of pieces of jewelry I have designed. All of my jewelry is inspired by nature or nature's affect on architecture. On my facebook page I run an ongoing series called "inspiration/creation" where I show the picture of what inspired the jewelry. 

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Awaken Your Senses - Lemon Cayenne Energy Drink

 Post image for Morning Drink: Lemon Cayenne Water

I am not a big fan of  energy  drinks  but I did  come across a  recipe from a book I was reading on last month and wanted to  share  this drink  recipe for you.  One of the reasons I like this recipe is the  fact that its healthy and all natural. I have  this drink once a day because it gives me energy and it's   very delicious.  The other benefit of this drink is that it can be detoxifying for your liver and digestive system.  If you drink this in the morning  you will get your digestion and  metabolism  going. That also means you can burn more fat too,  the overall drink can  actually get your body going and  more tasty than you popping an energy  drink like the red bull. While its great any time  of the day I prefer to pop this in in the morning, wakes me up very good... well I have it after i have my coffee LOL but that is drink I enjoy like a treat!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Shop Feature: Tiki Bar Soap

This week's shop Feature is Tiki Bar Soap

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

My shop is called Tiki Bar Soap. I really liked the play on words, Tiki Bar, a Bar of Soap... I also really like 50s retro and rockabilly themed items, from clothing to housewares, so I thought my little bath and body company should be a reflection of that. I try to stick to that theme when designing labels, packaging, and products. At first I was only going to offer drink scents, but have since branched out into a range of essential oil and fragrance products that nearly everyone will enjoy. 

Natural Soap, Handmade, Shea Butter Soap, Cocoa Butter Soap, Scuppernong Wine Soap, Palm Oil Vegan Soap

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

I make handmade vegan bath and body products that are also palm oil free. I eat a high raw vegan diet 85% of the time (hey, no one is perfect! and I do have free range eggs from time to time but besides that my diet is devoid of animal products) and wanted to create something that everyone could enjoy, even very strict vegans. None of my products contain honey, beeswax, silk, goats milk, etc. I also check with my suppliers to ensure that every item I purchase is deemed vegan friendly and has not been tested on animals.

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

My dead sea facial products - the soap and mud mask - my skin has truly been transformed since I started using them. Less oil, fewer breakouts, just overall awesome skin.
Mineral Makeup All Natural Mineral Foundation 

4. What inspires create your products?

Even though I come from a very technical background, I have always been very artistic and creative. My business is a natural outlet for my creativity and I really enjoy planning the colors, scents, and themes of all of the items I create.

5. Where can we find you?

Online at and on etsy at

Vegan Lip Gloss, Lip Balm, Adorable Lip Balms, Kawaii Lip Gloss

6. Do you have any coupons or discounts for us?

30% off, use code psyched

7. What advice can you give for other sellers out there for their shop?

Don't give up! Success isn't instant, and you have to continue to work at it. Even though I have been in business now for over a year and this is now my full time gig, I have tons of areas to improve upon. No one is perfect, and you should not expect immediate success or an income that will replace your day job to instantly materialize. You get back what you put in, but you have to focus your efforts or you can be putting in lots and getting back very little.

Now some fun facts about you

I love pandas! I also like green smoothies, programming and web development, I TRY to exercise every day (I love working out, but it is sometimes difficult to find the time! I would live in the gym if I could though). I also have 3 very spoiled cats. I have a PhD in chemistry. I am really into natural childbirth - both our kids have been born at home. I like watching cartoons and kids movies. I am really into EDM and that is basically all I listen to all day. I also like gardening but this is only the second year I haven't killed all my plants. I suppose the fact that they go into my soaps is motivation to water them! I also have more time now that I am not working full time plus soaping full time to remember to water them :)

8. What is your Favorite Food?

Hands down Thai - I love anything spicy.

9. Describe us one positive event in your life in your life that you felt was a miracle to you or that you knew the Universe was there watching over you.

When I was 16 I had a car wreck that should have killed me. When I got out of the car a man in a white suit came over and prayed with me, then vanished. Now, I am not a very religious person or anything, but I really do think this was a miracle. My friend later told me that it was most likely his crazy uncle that liked to wear a white tux from time to time. I told him if it was his uncle, he put on the tux to come out and help me, but whatever the case I felt like that moment was really transcending.

10. What is your favorite vacation shop and why?

I always spend most of my money on food and coffee when I am traveling, and like to pick up little trinkets from local street vendors - support handmade, you know? I also try to study the language before taking a trip so that I can least make an attempt to start a conversation, ask for directions, hail a cab, etc. So far I have learned Spanish, French, and Japanese (sort of, lol. Like I said TRY)

11. Anything else you like to share about you?

I love doing custom orders! Just shoot me a message on my contact form, I would love to hear from you!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Joie Joelle Storenvy Theme Update

Just wanted to update you on my shop at storenvy.  I  am really happy to hear that Storenvy  got a  new theme design going on called Copper. To be honest the current  theme worked for me, it was all right but I wouldnt say its my thing.  I can tell you  now I am loving this  theme more.  For a long time I have wanted all the  categories  on the left side bar like it is now.  This has really  got me motivated since the change!

I also  went with more modern earthen  tone in the background. While I went through different  backgrounds to change it up I realized that  keeping it simple and clean is more  my style.  I thought that triangles in the background were too light at first so I was trying to bring out the triangles out more. It didnt work lol, but thank god  it didnt, I think it would been  too distracting and taking the  the  focus off my store itself.

Anyways, this site is almost perfect, the only thing I wish they  did was add  variation pricing  like my Etsy store  has right now.  I hope they implement it  soon, that would  really help me run things  smoother.   I love the variation pricing and tagging it helps me keep everything  under one item and I think it clears out the confusion here on my items. For now,  because there is no  variation pricing I will just make sure I section off everything  in the  right categories.  Also I will also be updating some of the descriptions of my items it might take a while though as that is alot of items to get through but its worth it.

 I have  learned that no shop is  perfect anyways but I sure try my best to keep my shop fresh  as much as possible. In the mean time I  have been  creating more items and new candles too, so can't wait  to share the news with you  on the new stuff coming up when I get things  sorted out. :)   
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Sunday, August 4, 2013

Mini Love and Healing Candles Giveaway

Hi everyone,
   It's the month  of August and  I have decided that I will be giving away a pair of Love and Healing  candles with the magic  love  oil.  These  candles are  blessed and dressed to  healing  your relationships. Healing  energy is to help both partners to  let go  of any stress worries or anything that may come up  to the surface. Forgiveness and realizing  the  love between each other  is what makes this candle special  The red  outside is to help promote the  love  between couples. So if you have been struggling in your relationship and need clarity to  let go, and forgive then your love will bloom again.