Catching up

Christmas was real nice ~
even with the last minute shopping.

As i mentioned in a previous post,
Jamie & I
purchased the Vitamix
that was *suppose* 2b
THE gift.
The only gift
each other this year.

Jamie went shopping anyway...
i found out last minute, so i ended up running out the day b4 Christmas eve.

The gift from him was a new
Nikon Coolpix S570 Camera.
Similar to the one i was going to purchase myself that week
he told me
"it was sold out."
I love this thing!
The video quality is SO much better than my old camera, and the
run time is like 90 minutes!
The photos are SO much nicer as well. 
I'll have to take some new jewelery pics and post them soon.

My daughter had a few places to be that day, so she stopped here first.
She gave me a sterling silver blue sapphire pendant necklace
with  little white sapphires crawling up the chain.
I don't wear necklaces
once she put this one on me, i fell in love.
Something about it...

i made.
her a chunky turquoise ring with a cigar band
~ she loved it ~

Other items we got her were for her new apartment.
A vacuum, towels, shower curtain etc.

I made 3 pr of earrings for family.
The Labradorite earrings i posted a while back
were for my sister inlaw.
The 2 pair below were for my nieces.
Both married with kids of their own.
Distressed & Oxidized
Sterling Silver
Red Brass
roughly 1" round.


 Both pics were taken last minute
(with my old camera)
and little time to edit
they're not great pics.
I do love the way the earrings turned out.

Wishing U all 
a wonderful
~ 2010 ~


Bet this makes ya smile!

Watch this lil kitty ~ so funny!

I hope ya'll had a 
wonderful holiday!
I'll blog a little about mine soon.
Right now
I am 
just plain tired.


Detox: A Fresh Start in 2010 | Crazy Sexy Life

2 weeks tomorrow
(Thursday Dec 24th
since we began drinking fresh
fruit & veggie
smoothies every morning for breakfast 
eating healthy dinners every nite.
We tossed all 
foods from our fridge and cupboards
when we started this;
 our fridge 
was almost empty.
Now it's FULL of organic fruits & veggies!
We added some *kale* to the mix this week
(that was new to us)
and like it.
A dark green leafy veg light in flavor
very good for you.

There is no turning back at this point
~ we love it ~

It does cost a little more to eat this way
but our quality of life 
is worth it!

I am still waking up feeling refreshed every morning.
I can't stress this enough!
I went from dragging my butt to the coffee pot upon
feeling unwell every morning,
until we made this change.
I am also waking B4 my alarm
goes off every morning
which feels SO good!!!

As far as my "severe" back pain
I now know some is related to
I did some research the other night, and found that
fluctuation of
 estrogen levels 
have an impact on the way joints and muscles feel.
So I'll be adding new exercises they claim will help.
The strange part of the pain is
it shows up
about a week b4 my period
(when they decide to randomly show up)
and lasts roughly 3-5 days in.
the day those are
will be the day
this horrible pain subsides.

We also bought some cocao powder
and made some chocolate sorbet tonight using
organic raw sugar
2% milk 
it was sooo good!
Click here to read about it


Energy ball recipe - Update

I made these a few hours ago with organic, lightly roasted, unsalted peanuts in the vitamix.
The peanut butter when warm, was so smooth and even a little sweet & very yummy!
When cooled (which was very quick) it got thick (as it should)

i just wish i would have tossed the rest of the ingredients in while it was warm and smooth.

Anyway, I have no clue what "crispy oats" are ~
we looked all over the natural food store for them, but found nothing; 
so we bought a small amount of bulk granola with pumpkin seeds and a few other things
in it, to add instead.

I used ghirardelli  dark chocolate chips
which are a little large but worked fine.
I had a nibble off of my finger as i was forming them into balls.
my taste buds went *errr ummm i doa-nooo*
But once they stayed in the fridge to chill for 1.5 hours or so, they tasted better.
Not an *OHH YUMM* good, but OK.
If you use a sweet peanut butter like Jiff (is it)?
 they may taste better to some.
One can never tell what another will think...
i just figured i would add my thoughts on them. 

I do think the longer they chill, the better they'll taste.

 These were MUCH better today
(the day after)



Energy Balls Recipe

I saw these on the 
Dr. Oz
show and thought i'd share.
They sound so 


I'll add the 
dark chocolate 
along w/walnuts

(i can't live w/out nuts)

Going to try and make this weekend.

A Treasury & More

A big thank U
for including my
"Fresh Fallen Snow
in her treasury.

Thanks J!


New addition to my shop. 

I also made 
other pieces
Christmas gifts.

I would show you
i'm not sure who's
I'll try to remember and post pics over the holiday weekend.
Back pain has been horrible the last few days.
I wish i new what triggered this!
Seems to come more often as of late.
I stopped taking the muscle spasm meds 
(flexeril)last week,...
 started valium the last doc gave me; 
which helped for a bit,
but then seemed to do nothing so i stopped.
(I HATE taking meds)
even Tylenol.

I just took 2 valium
a total of 10mg.
(i was only taking 5mg)
Only because i can't take much more of this pain.
I will be in tears b4 i will take most meds.

for those of you who believe in 
~ power of distant healing ~
my body
could sure use some
~ PS ~
a week tomorrow 
w/nothing but 
 lots of
whole grains
chicken breast/tenders
dipped in egg whites
 dipped in
crushed almonds.
Love this on my salad w/maple dressing
(which i need to find a healthy recipe for using Vermont maple syrup)

Jamie makes himself a 
 fruit & veggie smoothie
morning @ 5:30am
and is enjoying this new way of eating
as much as me.
Who-da thought it would have been this easy!
It's a great feeling!


Are you going with the flow?

I usually have a real hard time doing so.
This winter
I am going to do my best
to go


It's a Beautiful Thing

In the past, I would have said...
~ " only in my dreams" ~

it does happen; we're living proof. 
Eleven yrs later
Jamie and Me
communicate through telepathy 
on a regular basis. 
Our meeting, was the first time,
we' together
true spirituality.
Something him, nor I, had ever experienced

 It's a beautiful thing. 




Green Breakfast Smoothie

I went to bed last night at 3am 
(i get lost in this raw food research)
opened my eyes at 9am.
Got out of bed
went to the kitchen
where Jamie had just made 
fresh coffee,
and started pulling fruits & veggies together for our breakfast smoothie experiment.

The pitcher that came with our Vita-mix is a 64oz.

Filled it 3/4 full with fresh spinach 
added some fresh orange juice
(roughly 1/2 a cup)

two 1/2 moon slices of pineapple
1/3 cucumber w/skin
1 long celery stalk
1 carrot
1 large banana
3 tbs ground flaxseed
drizzled in a little honey
just enough ice to make it cold
once blended.

~ I must tell you ~

it's been years
(approx 7+)
since i've got out of bed ready to start my day
~ feeling happy ~ 
~ less stiff ~

 ~ AWAKE ~

just an over-all 
feeling of wellness.
The last 2 days
i wake-up feeling pretty darn good!

We totally stopped eating out at the
restaurants like  
over the summer.

Found 2 
that we're on the 
Now we are down to 
which we go to on Saturday nights.
They buy everything from local farmers.
(one being his uncles farm).
The owner/chef
is always there.
They're the best place
*to date* 
found to eat out.

The last year has been a big struggle 
for both of us, as far as 
cooking & eating

was concerned.
It got pretty bad.

We hated the thought of going to the grocery store.
We ate "healthy"
only at these 2 restaurants.
but, that was getting expensive.

~ Then ~

we came across this guy in Costco
doing the Vita-mix demo.
It was a god-send
what i like to think of as a 
i'm sure she is looking down on us
with a huge smile.

Jamie loved this 
as well as 
Organic is the way 
we will continue to eat.
I love how everything we purchased
the 2nd half of last week
as fresh as when we bought it.

I'd like to thank Dan
from youtube
for sharing his info
that is helping so many others.
He's the first person i found when 
starting my research.

a special thank you to

for a gift that is coming in very handy 

And all of the wonderful people over on facebook
who are sharing their info.

I'll keep ya'll posted.

~ PS ~

I had just got out of bed and ran for the fruits & veggies
and started washing and tossing into the VM
to take photos
(i was hungry).

it was just 
~ green ~
~ cold ~ 

it made two
16oz glasses.
Jamie downed his.
I drank mine 
8 oz's
@ a time.
It was D-lish!




I'm offering free shipping
everything in my shop this weekend.


The Package

finally made it!
Yesterday evening.

On his way home tonight ...
Jamie stopped at the organic store
(i forget the name)
and picked up ...

*grape juice concentrate*

*frozen strawberries*



*red seedless grapes*





~ After dinner ~

we washed everything
tossed a little of
into the

~ no measuring ~


It was SO GOOD!!!
You would NEVER guess in a million years
this had veggies in it!

Chakra Cleansing

If you've not tried anything
like this
~ b4 ~
i highly recommend
giving it a shot.



The Makepeace Brothers performing 'Hero'


New Work & A Special Photo

Canadian Jade
(chain was changed on 5/20/10)

~  now in my shop  ~

My birthday was Nov 23rd.

Jamie took me out for a nice dinner
bought me a great pr of hiking boots
that will be put to use starting this weekend.

gave me a beautiful bouquet

Three of the flowers were
white iris.

I have never 
seen an iris
in white.

I snapped some photos a few days in...

i captured this one
that will be
filed and framed.

I love this photo!


Oh My My ...

I was just checking my 
facebook account and 
saw this
"just like cheesecake"

- by Emily Lee Angell

We are going to my brothers
~ Christmas Eve ~

I think this will be perfect 
to bring along.

It sounds divine!!!

2 cups raw macadamia nuts
1/2 cup dates, pitted (I use medjools)
1/4 cup dried coconut
3 cups chopped cashews, soaked for at least 1 hour
3/4 cup lemon juice
3/4 cup honey
3/4 cup coconut oil (I only use Virgin coconut oil )
1 teaspoon vanilla (I use raw organic, alcohol free)
1/2 teaspoon Celtic sea salt (optional)

 Raspberry sauce:
1 bag frozen raspberries
1/2 cup dates

To make the crust, process the
macadamia nuts and dates in the food processor. Sprinkle dried coconut onto the bottom of an 8 or 9 inch springform pan (found in Target). Press crust onto the coconut. This will prevent it from sticking.
  To make the cheese, blend the cashews, lemon, honey, gently warmed coconut oil (do not use microwave), vanilla, sea salt (if using), and 1/2 cup water. Blend until smooth and adjust to taste. Pour the mixture onto the crust. Remove air bubbles by tapping the pan on a table. Place in the freezer until firm. Remove the whole cake from the pan while frozen and place on a serving platter. Defrost in the refrigerator. (I've never defrosted fully)
To make the raspberry sauce, process raspberries and dates in a food processor until well blended. (Do not use a blender for this or the raspberry seeds will become like sand.)
As with any recipe, you may want to play with it until it suits you.
Makes: 24 slivers



Finished Opal Necklace

It started out with a square backplate
then i dropped the pliers & left a couple
marks so close to the bezel i couldn't remove
them or do anything with... so i cut it away.

It's a Koroit Opal 

 I'm going to have to spray-paint my
mannequin head/bust, or something
the color is no good for photos.
It's a skin tone color
(sort of)
but something messes with the pics color
it drives me 
~ K r A z Y ~


One of those places...

I find my 'calm'.

 It's time
to take care of

I've  neglected to do so for 2 long.

@ this moment,
i am 
leaving the chaos

Give it a try.

a little
never hurt anyone.


Happy Thanksgiving!

It's just Jamie & me today.
The turkey will go in to the oven at approx 3pm.
He took advantage of the
"warm weather"
(temp in the 50's)
and hopped on the bike for a ride.

I told him to "go 4 it; I would do the laundry & cleaning
while he was away."
Tomorrow, he
*in return*
will paint the bathroom
i didn't manage to get done ~ (he has Friday off).
He said  "i was going to surprise you and do this anyway"...
i told him "he can still
surprise me 
by having it all done and cleaned up by the time i get home." hehe..

Have a wonderful day!


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