Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Change these 3 things and you're on your way to a healthy lifestyle

Thanks to the help of Food Alchemist Christina Avaness, author of Living Beyond Organic I have been able to make the 3 subtle diet changes and increase my energy, better my immune system, and help me keep my body in shape!

The first of the essential 3 is Real Salt 

Real Salt is natural sea salt that has not undergone the 400+ degree drying, processing and bleaching that regular table salt endures. Real Salt actually has minerals and is good sodium for the body!
Here is a rough break down:
Complex Chlorides 98.32% 
Calcium .40% 
Potassium .12% 
Sulfur .11% 
Magnesium .10% 
Iron .06% 
Phosphorus .05% 
Iodine .002% 
Manganese .0015% 
Copper .001% 
Zinc .0006%

So go ahead, get rid of any other salt you have at home, and encourage friends and family to do the same today!

Number 2 ... Organic Sucanat - Natural Sweetener
This sugar alternative is as pure and natural as it gets! 
It's made by simply crushing freshly cut sugar cane, extracting the juice and heating it in a large vat. Once the juice is reduced to a rich, dark syrup, it is hand-paddled. Hand paddling cools and dries the syrup, creating the dry porous granules we call Sucanat. Nothing is added and nothing is taken out! 

(Typical analysis*)
Serving Size: 1 Tsp (4g)
Servings per package: varies per pack size
Calories per serving: 15
Calories from fat: 0
Total fat (g): 0
Saturated fat (g): 0
Cholesterol (mg): 0
Sodium (mg): 0
Total carbohydrate (g): 4
Dietary fiber (g): 0
Sugars (g): 4
Proteins (g): 0
Calcium (mg): 0
Iron (mg): 0

Ingredients: Organic Evaporated Cane Juice
Product of Costa Rica

Certified Organic by Quality Assurance International

I use this to sweeten my tea/coffee and also use it for all my baking!

Last but not least...#3   My reason to wake up...LOL...
                                                                 Papua Coffee!

Papua Coffee is a strong detoxifier. It draws toxins into the colon for elimination. Its unique alkalizing properties neutralize acidity and unlike other coffee, even those sensitive to caffeine enjoy it daily! 

I could NEVER drink coffee before Papua. It really helps control my body's acid levels and gives me a GOOOOOD feeling after I drink it!

I could go on for days but I will blog my progress often with these products! I just wanted to get the word out!

I'm available for questions or comments at

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Unconventional Ring Holder

I am a jewelry fiend! and over the years I have built my collection of rings to many more than I can wear at one time!  In fact, the collection grew so big I had to store them away before they took over my vanity area. My friends would by  me ring holders (from places like Claire's, Home Goods, etc) but those just wouldn't hold all of my rings. So I figured out a way to hold (almost) all of my rings! Here it is...


This two-sided towel holder stores all my rings where I can see them and actually use them all with matching outfits. I've always had a passion for using stuff in ways they are not meant to be used.

Have you figured out an alternative use to a regular house-hold item? Let me know below and dont forget to visit my shop to see some of my other work!

Sunday, January 16, 2011


My fingers are numb but i'm loving this piece! It took me approx. 7 hours to make and it has a whole mish-mash of elements everybody loves. The base is textured brown leather, crochet net surrounds the agate stone, and brass chains are netted all around in an assymetric fashion the will catch everyone's eye.

Visit my shop to find this piece and many others!

Please remember that I custom make these leather cuffs also, so if there is a special occasion or outfit to match...I will be more than happy to customize it!
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Friday, January 14, 2011

I'm an 80's baby that went from dial-up to dsl...what else changed?

 Born in the late 80's, a lot of things have changed over that past 20+ years. Here are some of the changes I experienced. 
~the change from dial-up to DSL/cable High speed internet
~went from 99 - 5000+ channels on my TV
~regular to HDTV
~talk n' text to 4g LTE mobile internet
~letters to emails
~push button to touch screem
~cassette to CD's to MP3's
~aim to myspace to facebook SOCIAL NETWORKING
~regular desktops to laptop's with webcams and wifi capability built in
~walking into gas stations to paying at the pump
~Marijuana went from illegal to de-criminalized and readily available at dispensaries with Med. MJ card
 ~Ebay, etsy, blogs n wikis

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Leather Buddha Cuff

The Buddha Cuff is finally finished!

Scrap Leather (Dark brown w/ texture)
Wooden Buddha Charm (very detailed)
Copper and Brass chains
Semi-precious stone - Agate

Go to my shop now to get this one-of-a-kind piece!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Get It Now! The Bullet Casing pendants are available for sale!

Only on MY etsy shop <~~ BUY THEM HERE

These are all brass bullet casings wire wrapped with copper wire and adorned with crystal quartz wands!
$37.00 each.  FREE SHIPPING

Want a custom made pendant? just email me at!

Bullet Casing Jewelry

So a couple weeks ago, I went to a shooting range with my man and I was interested in shooting...but I was WAY MORE INTERESTED in collecting the bullet casings that were on the floor. I could picture them polished and adorned, maybe even wire-wrapped ... hanging on someone's neck. Its a statement piece for sure! Here is what i'm starting with...45mm , 9mm, 22mm and 308mm brass bullet casings 

       and this is just two that I've finished and will be available for sale here soon!

What do you think? Like edgy jewelry? Comment below!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Leather Cuff - Buddha

This is the next piece that will be available for sale on I use and re-use scrap leather with charms, chains, and stones to create these cuffs that will make the outfit. Think jeans and a brown tank + NeenaJay Leather cuff = down to earth WOW! lol I do custom make these pieces. Leave a comment, I'd love to know what you think! THank you for readin, hope you enjoyed! - NJ
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Monday, January 10, 2011

My First Etsy Post

I have spent the last few days working on small projects. This is my first post on etsy where I am selling cute little hair clips for baby girls. You can view and purchase them here.

Welcome and Stay Tuned

Welcome to my blog! Stay tuned for a mish-mash of articles from me about arts n' crafts, self help, self healing, diet, nutrition, exercise and whatever else fancies me at the moment!  Hope you like it!