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Friday, March 28, 2014
Posted by Laci Jo at 11:55 PM
Thursday, April 21, 2011
like, ME! lol, sorry guys I have been moving all OVER the place and have been completely neglecting my blog :( HOWEVER, I make no promises, I don't know how ofter I will be able to post in the next little while because I am studying to become a Doctor of Philosophy in Holistic Health, and so will not have a lot of time for chatting. I am very very excited about this and hope that I can eventually start giving some awesome tutorials on herbal medicine making along with yummy recipes (I've gone RAW!) and so I thank you for your patience!
SO, I just had to share this little rant with you because I seem to be attracting really unprofessional businesses on Etsy lately. BOO. Most recently I bought a really neat shirt with a quote I loved on it, and 3 weeks later have YET to receive the darned thing. Why? Because they apparently don't ever LEAVE to drop packages off at the post office..unless their lives depended on it...(and even then I'm not so sure...) SO, I decided to get my money back and make my OWN version because the more I looked at the shirt the more it bugged me. I could do it BETTER :)
Check out the end result: I am pretty jazzed with the results :D
I love the bird and now I think I am going to have to make these in several different colors!
anyways, Have a GREAT DAY!!!!
<3 <3 Laci <3 <3
Posted by Laci Jo at 6:59 PM
Thursday, February 10, 2011
I was looking for some powdered deoderant on Etsy when I realized, DUH I can make my own and so I did:)
Here is the recipe I made up and it turned out wonderfully! And for those who think oh that white powder will just get all over your clothes, think again. You only use a few pinches and you rub it in really well and its no problem! This stuff is notorious for being an ALL day relief for stinky armpits, even after a day at the gym so what are ya waiting for get in the kitchen, grab a blender and get to it!
Basic Body Powder
1/2 cup baking soda
1/2 cup cornstarch
The ingredients below are purely optional but if you want it to smell delicious AND do some heavy duty germ warfare then don't forget to add them!
4 drops peppermint oil
1 tsp fresh lemon zest
4 drops tea tree oil
Throw it all in a blender, seal it tight with a lid and blend for a few seconds to get it all mixed well.
Wait till the dust settles a bit and scrape into a dry lidded container. when it is time to use simply take a pinch or two and rub it into your skin well and GO!
Keep it dry or it will get clumpy (and if it DOES just re-blend) ... Hope you love it and let me know if you tried it!!! ENJOY!
Posted by Laci Jo at 6:31 PM
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
I just got done sewing this AWESOME wrap shirt and now I wish I had enough to make my own!! I LOVE this fabric and it is SO SO soft! Check it out by clicking on the pictures below or hop on over to my shop HERE!
Posted by Laci Jo at 9:22 AM
Sunday, January 9, 2011
What can I say? These are so good they probably wont last the day! Soft, smooth, and deliciously sweet and guilt free! try it today!
Maca is a great Libido booster, Almonds and cashews have been associated with benefits of reducing risk of coronary heart disease.
Here is an excerpt from this website on the benefits of raw cacao:
"*It acts as a stimulant, so that the energy level in your body will receive a boost and you will feel better about yourself.
* It can also help to reduce chronic fatigue and general weakness caused by stress.
*Raw chocolate and raw cacao can help strengthen your cardiovascular system.
*This special superfood helps to regulate your sleep.
* Most importantly, pure chocolate directly stimulates various neurotransmitters in your brain (such as serotonin) to help reduce depression and to give a sense of euphoria or a sense of well being. Hence, your mood will be uplifted and you will feel better about yourself.
*Raw chocolate has a very high ORAC quotient. ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity. This is an important property, as it denotes the ability to absorb free radicals from your body. This can be a very useful concept for helping you to protect your body from carcinogens and free radicals that cause cancer.
* Raw chocolate is also considered as a mild aphrodisiac as it has shown to increase sexual appetite after regular consumption.
* Raw chocolate can also help stimulate your immune system.
Of course, it is important to eat in a raw and organic state, so that these benefits can be derived from it. "
Need I saw more? your body will LOVE these, almost as much as your mouth!
Raw Cocoa Love Truffles
Makes one dozen
* 1/2 c. raw almonds
* 1/2 c. raw cashews
* 1/4 c. cacao powder
* 1/8 c. maca powder
* 1/4 c. + 2 TB raw honey or equivalent agave nectar
* 1/3 c. hemp seeds
* 2 TB cold-pressed virgin coconut oil
* 1 tsp vanilla extract (can use fresh scraped vanilla bean if desired)
* pinch of pink Himalayan salt
* 1/8 c. extra cocoa powder for rolling
Throw nuts and hemp into food processor and process until finely ground. Add the cacao powder, maca & salt and process again. Pour in the sweetener, coconut oil and vanilla and process until all is combined and sticking together. This should have the consistency of fudge batter. Pour 1/8 cup of cocoa powder into a bowl. Powder your hands with cocoa powder and roll mixture into about 1 inch balls in the palm of your hand. being careful not to press too hard. You may also use other powders of choice to roll with, including maca powder, goji powder, green super food powder, cocoa nibs, or whatever your heart desires! Refrigerate or freeze for storage (and maximum savoring time!)
Posted by Laci Jo at 12:13 PM
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
I and my husband have been brewing this wonderful tea for about 6 months and in that time have grown A LOT of extra scoby babies. We realized we had too many and started to throw them away, but were too guilty to do it. They are like sweet little life giving pets and we just couldn't do it! They almost seem to have their own little personality and decided that they were too good for the trash can, SO we decided to offer them here for free. All we ask is that you pay for shipping! It wouldn' t feel right not to add that my original scoby was purchased from another wonderful etsien (kombuchick http://www.etsy.com/shop/Kombuchick ) who also offers her scoby's for free. I believe that this is a wonderful tradition that should be passed along and it would be wonderful to see people sharing this beautiful healthy brew with as many people as possible.
~ There is enough for all. The earth is a generous mother; she will provide in plentiful abundance food for all her children if they will but cultivate her soil in justice and in peace. ~ Bourke Coekran
~ Be generous! Give to those you love; give to those who love you; give to the fortunate; give to the unfortunate - yes, give especially to those you don't want to give. You will receive abundance for your giving. The more you give, the more you will have! ~ W. Clement Stone
click on the pick below to be taken to my shop to order!
Comes with up to 1 cup of starter liquid to start your own brew)
Shipping cost reflects proper shipping of this perishable item)
Exerpt below from http://www.organic-kombucha.com/teakombucha2.html
Please visit this site or do your own search to find the many many many benefits of drinking this wonderful health tonic!
"Why drink Kombucha Tea?
* Drinking Kombucha promotes good health and helps millions of people with its excellent detoxifying and immune-enhancing
qualities. There are no known negative reactions from drinking kombu tea, except for improper brewing methods.
Its origins are lost in history, but in the earliest records two thousand years ago it was known as ‘the elixir of long life’.
* Kombucha is not just a health tonic; it is a complete therapy.
* Kombucha has proved itself to be a quite remarkable therapeutic drink, made from sweetened tea into which a Kombucha
culture (a symbiosis of bacteria and yeasts) is placed. It can taste similar to apple cider or a refreshing light wine, depending
on the fermentation time and type of tea used.
* There are at least six million Kombucha brewers world-wide.
* Doctors, consultants, and practitioners are now recommending Kombucha to their patients."
Posted by Laci Jo at 1:02 PM
THIS sandwich/burger is to DIE for!!!!
I am not a huge fan of cooked mushroom anything, but I thought I would try it out on myself and the family... needless to say, it was awesome! I had it on a whole wheat organic bun with tomato, mixed greens, a little ketchup, and slices of avacado) It was so good that my one year old actually took it out of her bread and ate it by itself and didnt even eat the bread...(and she LOVES bread!) I will be making this again tomorrow because I have lots of leftover ingredients, AND because I already want it again :) Thought I would share this keeper with the world! YUUUM!
½ cup ground flax seed
¼ cup hemp seeds
2 Tbsp fresh-chopped parsley
½ tsp fresh chopped thyme ( I use about a tsp of dried when I cant get fresh)
1 Tbsp olive oil
1½ Tbsp braggs aminos
2 cloves minced garlic garlic
½ tsp black pepper
2 Tbsp nutritional yeast
1 tsp stone ground mustard
¼ cup chopped walnut pieces
2 medium portobello mushrooms chopped into bite size pieces
In a food processor:
Add flax, hemp, parsley, thyme, oil, braggs, garlic, black pepper, and mustard and process until well blended. stop and add in the walnuts and mushrooms. (make sure that they are already well chopped before hand or you will end up chopping them into oblivion in the processor... the idea is to keep the nuts and mushrooms in the mix a little chunky for texture..) Pulse a few times in the processor and then mix with a spoon for good measure. Scrape mix into a bowl. Take about 3 tablespoons (more or less for size preference) and roll into a ball, and flatten on a heated skillet to make a patty. Cook for about 3 to 5 minutes on each side till lightly browned and heated all the way through. patties will never fully solidify on the inside but the creamy texture is DELICIOUS none the less! serve on a toasted whole wheat bun spread with mayo of your choice, tomatoes, mixed greens, and a few slices of avocado. I also add about a teaspoon of ketchup :)
Posted by Laci Jo at 8:55 AM
Friday, December 24, 2010
One of my favorite places (Hawaii Kawaii Shop) is giving away cute t shirts! Check it out By clicking on the pic below :)
Posted by Laci Jo at 12:09 PM
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Ok so I've officially got the bug,, the PLUSHY bug! Having SO much fun sewing these guys that I just can't stop! Check it out:
My Pink Plushy Bowling Set:
My Plushy Clocks and Watches:
and last (but not the last :) Monster stuff:
YAY for fun stuff to sew!!!!!
Posted by Laci Jo at 1:29 PM
Thursday, December 9, 2010
I was recently offered a blog feature on the neat little blog called Daffodil Mamma, and was super excited to accept! Hop in over and check it out and mark your calenders to participate in the Handmade With Love Winter Giveaway for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to my shop!
Posted by Laci Jo at 11:02 AM
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Just had fun creating this maternity shirt on Skreened.com!!! Spent all day drawing and RE drawing this pic and I think it finally worked!
You can change the shirt style and the colors and its only about 25 bucks with shipping! LOOOVE IT!
Posted by Laci Jo at 8:48 PM
Saturday, November 27, 2010
I am really into the power or intention, law of attraction, and any other names that have been put to it. This is a beautiful video put together about the Power of Love, and I just wanted to share it with you!
watch it here : www.The Power of Love.com
(ignore the stupid pop up after you try to close out ;)
Also, to learn a little bit more about the Law of Attraction check out this site: The Secret
I absolutely LOVE this site, and it has a bunch of freebies including a download of the book it was all based on and even more references, visualization tools, games, and even inspirational wallpapers. this stuff is AMAZING, I don't even get paid to tell you this, this stuff is just THAT amazing!
Also, while I am on that note, I signed myself up for a free creativity e-course called Creativity 101: Discover Your Creative Genius and it is SO fun! There is no catch, she offers other courses for a fee but she is giving this one away for free to tempt you and it is SO worth it! Here is a link to the first lesson so you can get a taste (this page gets sent to your email when you sign up, so shhhh its a secret!) At the bottom of the page there is a place to sign up for your own course if you like :)
Creativity 101: Discover Your Creative Genius
<3<3 Laci <3 <3
Posted by Laci Jo at 1:10 PM
Friday, November 12, 2010
I absolutely LOVE Kathy from Brave Girls Camp, and she has come up with an AWESOME idea. Finds something AWESOME in your life. And tell her about it. Or dtake a picture of you with it. Anything you are grateful for. I had many different ideas floating around in my head about what I wanted to share, but as I was opening up some mixed nuts my walnut gave me a small surprise:
needless to say, this little bit of love was AWESOME! Go share your awesome thing with her too, and you might win an AWESOME online Soul Restoration class! Head on over and comment and sign yourself up for some FREE amazing daily truths to help you keep your life in perspective, it REALLY makes a difference!!!!
Go HERE to comment for a chance to win , and click below to sign up for daily truths!
Posted by Laci Jo at 10:37 AM
Monday, November 8, 2010
So I wanted to make a fun cover for my laptop, and I had seen an etch a sketch cover someone else had make for their brother on another blog, and totally fell in love. I promised myself that if I ever got a laptop that I would make myself one. As I was finally realizing that dream, I saw a face in the etch a sketch design and decided to "monsterize" it! check it out: I would like you to meet, Mr. Obsolete!
I will be putting some velcro under the flap where his tongue is to keep it secure and then I can pull on his tongue to open it! He is made of blizzard fleece, as the store did not have any gray felt....oh well, hes a softie!
Posted by Laci Jo at 8:39 AM
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
WOW! It's been a long tme since I was able to get on my blog! being stuck out in thewoodswith firstdial up and then NOTHING wasso depressing! Now I have my own cute little laptop and high speed internet and I am SO ready to be back!!!!!!
<3 <3 Laci <3 <3
Posted by Laci Jo at 8:49 AM