Be free-floating, allowing the situation to surround you, and be in it. Take in the full surroundings, including the temperature of the water.
This may bring incredible clarity, presence and focus. This is what is means to be a jellyfish.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Saturday Blog Shoppers Special - Get it before it expires!

Having a tough time deciding what to offer for sale for today's Saturday Blog Shoppers Sale, I was looking through my inventory and found this bright, Sunshine-y Yellow Scarf, smiled, and noticed it was about to expire. 

I certainly don't want that to happen without giving someone the chance to own this beautiful, fashionable-year-round scarf. 

To get it before it expires, you must order it today - Saturday June 26th.

And to help you make your decision to act quickly, I am offering The Sunshine Yellow Scarf  for almost 45% off.

Today only - get it for $10.00. 

Once it expires, at midnight tonight, it will not be re-listed.

Mention 'SBS-Sunshine' in the message to seller and it is yours for only $10.00.

And dont forget to check out the other great Saturday Blog Shoppers Sale deals here.

Happy Saturday!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Music Monday! Every Painting in the MoMa.

Love Art? Don't have time to go to a Gallery? Try this - a 2 minute and 5 second tour through every painting on display from the painting galleries in the MoMA on April 10, 2010. (from chrspck on YouTube -
 It is set to the piano solo "Mad Rush," by Philip Glass, which is a nice compliment to the eclectic mix of paintings you will see. It goes rather quickly, but gives a nice taste of everything there is, and you can pause whenever you like to fully enjoy the pieces you like.  This was mentioned in the latest Real Simple Magazine (my favorite), and once I checked it out, I knew my Music Monday followers would really appreciate this.

It doesn't replace the experience of actually visiting the MoMA, someday I hope to know what that feels like, but it sure does bring a taste of the wonderful things on display, and brings a yearning to visit a local art museum.

That is something we should all do this summer to get out of the heat (100 degrees in June in some places!), take a break from the sun (we don't need anymore sunburn!), and to let the kids experience something other than texts, movies they have seen over and over on cable, playing video games, etc.

Enjoy this montage of creativity from everywhere and every time! I did, and will again, then I will see what art exhibits are going on at local galleries.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Saturday Blog Shoppers - 20% off Hemp Clutch AND Scrunchies this weekend

Happy Saturday Everyone!

Time for Saturday Sales again - and this week Raige Creations would like to extend a 20% discount on the Hemp Clutch AND either set of Schrunchies for this weekend only. (Remember - all these items can be found at either store, Etsy or Zibbet.)

Summer is here - well next week officially - and the perfect time to keep you cool with your hair fashionably up with Red and Black or Blue and Wine Schrunchies and your necessities safely protected in a small fashionable Hemp Clutch.

This Sale if being offered for the entire weekend - until Sunday midnight.  Please send a messge to seller with SBS6-20 in it and I will offer a Paypal refund for these items in your order. 

Raige Creations GWP is still going on too - FREE Gadget Cozy from the Blue Stripes Collection or the Royal Collection Free with $10 order.  (Specify in the message to seller which you would like.)
Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy this offer for the whole weekend!
Visit the other SBS sellers too here.  Great sales from great creators!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Music Monday! Cats in the Cradle

Father's Day Special

I remember this song, a 1974 hit, when I was a small child.  The lesson got lost on me then - I just liked it because of the familiar nursery rhyme references.  It wasn't until Ugly Kid Joe made it popular again in the early 1990's, and I was about to have my first child, that the meaning of the song truly sunk in.  I was touched by the sadness, and took the warning of the message of 'actions speak louder than words' to heart.  I try to keep that in mind each day with my children, with those near and dear to me, and hope that my children will learn to value each other, family, and those close to them.

Let's remember this Father's Day to honor our Dad's and keep in mind how short life is - and don't let things go left unsaid or undone...

Raige Creations will still honor the Saturday Blog Shoppers Father's Day Special through today - Monday - in case you need a gift for your Special Book-loving Dad.

Blog Feature! Thanks to Brandy at Giveaway Blogdom. Inspired GWP.

Brandy at Giveaway Blogdom is such a hard worker! She is always finding great sellers to feature and who give great deals and offer giveaways to die for! Not to mention her hectic life as a mom and mom to be!

I am so honored that she is featuring me and Raige Creations today! Here is the feature.

I am so thankful that I have come this far with Raige Creations, both on Etsy and Zibbet, and feel it is time to offer my first GWP! (Gift With Purchase for those of  you not familiar with retail lingo)

Raige Creations is offering A FREE GADGET COZY with a purchase of $10 or more. 
(Toekinis can be included in this because with shipping it would be more than $10)

You can pick your FREE GADGET COZY from the Royal Collection or the Blue Stripes Collection.

Make sure to note which one you would like in the message to seller, and it will be included iwth your package at no extra cost.

Thank you to all my followers, fans, friends, loyal customers for helping me and Raige Creations to become worthy of be featured!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Saturday Blog Shoppers - Fathers Day Special on Tribal Page Saver!

Father Day is right around the corner (already!) so I give all of you procrastinators the chance to pick up this Tribal Page Saver for that special Dad that likes to read for only $5.00! (That's almost 40% off!)

Just put SBSFD in the message to the seller, and I will refund vis Paypal!  This Sale is good through Sunday June 13th until midnight. This should give plenty of time to arrive in time for Father's Day. 
Thanks for looking and don't forget to visit the other Saturday Blog Shoppers hosts to get great deals on one of a kind things. 

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Music Monday! I've got my Toes in the water, my Toekini's on....

Something new for Music Monday
Country Music - and not a bad song actually.

And something new at Raige Creations
Toekini's - very cute ones actually.

The Song - "Toes" by the Zac Brown Band
With lyrics like:
"I've got my toes in the water, ass in the sand, not a worry in the world, a cold beer in my hand. Life is good today, life is good today."
What's not to love about this song?

New Item - Toekini's - Ladybug, Dragonfly,
    and soon to be listed - Oriental Fish and others
With cute little Toekini's on, what's not to love about life?

Adios and via con Dios, I am leavin' NY soon.
Headin' further south, enjoying the warm weather each afternoon.
And with my Toekini's on, life is good today, life is good today.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Saturday Bag Lady Sale - for the Blog Shoppers

bag :
1.a container or receptacle of leather, plastic, cloth, paper, etc., capable of being closed at the mouth; pouch.
2.something resembling or suggesting such a receptacle.
3.a suitcase or other portable container for carrying articles, as in traveling.
4.a purse or moneybag.

1.a woman who is refined, polite, and well-spoken: She may be poor and have little education, but she's a real lady.
2.a woman of high social position or economic class: She was born a lady and found it hard to adjust to her reduced circumstances.
3.any woman; female (sometimes used in combination): the lady who answered the phone; a saleslady.
4.(Used in direct address: often offensive in the singular): Ladies and gentlemen, welcome. Lady, out of my way, please.

bag lady 
1.a homeless woman who lives and sleeps on city streets or in public places, often keeping all her belongings with her in shopping bags.

a woman who collects, carries, or distributes illegal payoff money.
Also called bag lady.

For all you Saturday Blog Shopper ladies, today is the day to get your bag.
Raige Creations is offering 25% off all bags/purses/pouches

That means:

Contact me with Bag Lady Sale in the message, and I will either adjust the price prior to your purchase or refund the difference through Paypal - tell which you prefer.

And you can then you can be a woman who is refined, polite, and well-spoken, with a container or receptacle of leather, plastic, cloth, paper, etc., capable of being closed at the mouth; pouch.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Allergies...Ugh - but this info may help us all.....

I have had a terrible week this week as far as allergies go. I still don't know what I am actually allergic to, but Tuesday night and most of Wednesday I was completely suffering more than all year! I took a normally effective medicine, Claritin, but it felt like I took nothing at all. I have tried other medicines, but most make me feel, as they say, foggy or cloudy, but I say like I am swimming in gel. (I hate that feeling!)

I complained to anyone who would listen, and found out some interesting things along the way. Many more people suffer from allergies than you think - more than 26 million Americans suffer from seasonal allergies. Allergies also take a toll on mental well-being. Studies have shown that during ragweed season, allergy sufferers often experience a general sense of fatigue — especially mental fatigue — and are more prone to feelings of sadness. People who suffer from allergies also are up to 14 times more likely to experience migraine headaches than those who don’t have allergies.

I noticed yesterday in particular, that after I ate an apple, I felt slightly better. I had noticed this on another occaision, but didn't think anything of it, but yesterday I wondered what was in an apple that could make my allergies a little better. We have all heard the saying "An apple a day keeps the doctor away" but I never associated an apple with an allergy remedy, just that it was a general good health recommendation.

But a friend told me to: "Eat lots of apples - the flavonoids reduce your histamine levels :) Also pineapples, mangoes and other Vit A's."  My hubby has been saying for years (as long as I have been complaining) to eat the local honey. And my friend said "Hubby' right too with the honey - gotta be local though for the same pollen. bzzzz "
What are flavonoids? And does local honey really help?

Well, to the internet I went. Apparently, flavonoids are a phytochemical that have some very great benefits. Some of the activities attributed to flavonoids include anti-allergic, anti-cancer, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-viral. It turns out vitamin C is a natural antihistamine too, helping to reduce nasal secretions and inflammation. Flavonoids such as quercetin, rutin, and hesperidin also have antihistamine properties, among many other important health benefits, and work well with vitamin C. (click on links to find out just how great these are!)

Quercetin, which is known for its ability to relieve hay fever, eszema, sinusitis and asthma. Luckily, vitimin C and the flavonoids occur together in many favorite garden foods, such as berries, plums, citrus fruits, peppers, spinach, and broccoli. Flavonoids are found in most plant material, and give fruits their colors. Green and black tea contains about 25% percent flavonoids. You can find flavonoids in apples and red onions (which have the specific flavonal, quercetin), and citrus fruits (which have the specific flavonals rutin and hesperidin). Red wine contains high levels of flavonoids, mainly quercetin and rutin. The high intake of red wine (and flavonoids) by the French might explain why they suffer less from coronary heart disease then other Europeans, although their consumption of cholesterol rich foods is higher (French paradox). Many studies have confirmed that one or two glasses of red wine daily can protect against heart disease.   Tea flavonoids have many health benefits. Tea flavonoids reduce the oxidation of low-density lipoprotein, lowers the blood levels of cholesterol and triglycerides.  Soy flavonoids (isoflavones) can also reduce blood cholesterol and can help to prevent osteoporis. Soy flavonoids are also used to ease menopausal symptoms. So do flavonoids really help? Apparently in more ways than one.

Honey has its own set of beneficial properties, however allergy relief is not at the top of the list. For at least 2700 years, honey has been used to treat a variety of ailments through topical application. Antioxidants in honey have even been implicated in reducing the damage done to the colon in colitis. Honey has also been used for centuries as a treatment for sore throats and coughs, and according to recent research may in fact be as effective as many common cough medicines, but this comes from an initial study with a small sample size. Though widely believed to alleviate allergies, commercial honey has been shown to be no more effective than placebos. A recent study did show that the pollen collected by bees can exert an anti allergenic effect and, in a complicated explanation, can have the effect of reducing allergic reaction, but to me there is no noticable effect.  My hubbys simplistic explaination for honey as an allergy remedy is that by constant exposure the body becomes tolerant to the pollens and irritants in the area that cause the body to release histamines and its domino affect, and thus the allergic reaction is dimished over time.  Either way, I will keep eating the local honey mainly because I love honey, and it makes me feel better just because it tastes so good.

We have been hearing of the benefits of some of these foods for quite a while, but I never knew that they would help allergies too. So if you suffer from allergies and want some relief, want to boose your antioxidents, inhibit some cancers, live healthy and happy - eat your flavonoids and honey!
Well, maybe the happiness would take a little more, but that's another blog post....