My DIY “Lemon/Garlic and Ginger-Infused Honey” PT1

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My DIY “Lemon/Garlic and Ginger-Infused Honey” PT1

I got up this morning really excited about starting this DIY project!
I washed, dry and thinly slice about five lemons, peel and slice a few garlic cloves and a good chunk of ginger root. Next, I washed and dried several jars…
I placed the ingredients in the jars, not too tight though, leave enough room for the honey to fill in between the lemon slices. Then I poured the honey slowly and carefully over the slices, closed the jars and placed them in the back of my refrigerator. OMG…They all looked so pretty I want to make more! I made five jars…so far!
So I’ll wait patiently till the end of November (3 months from today…)
before I open them again and taste the finished product…So, that will be My DIY “Lemon/Garlic and Ginger-Infused Honey” PT2. Stay tuned ;-)!!!

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“Lemon/Garlic and Ginger-Infused Honey”

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I came across this recipe for a lemon and honey delight on the internet a few days ago. http://catherineboley.blogspot.com/2009/08/preparing-for-winter.html This photo shows a lemon and honey blend. I love to use ginger so, I plan to add some (and maybe some garlic) to my recipe. As the summer slowly fizzles, I can feel a connection to the subtle shifting of the season. I also feel an inner desire to plan a few DIY projects for Fall…So I’ll start with this one. Today I picked up some 8oz Ball mason jars from Target. I already had some lemons, garlic, ginger and a few jars of honey on my pantry shelf. I can’t wait to experience this tasty looking mixture after it sits for a few days. In a few months from now it should become somewhat jelly-like and really potent…I’ll be sure to post my own photos and let you know how it turns out…I already know it’s going to be a delicious treat!

My Upcoming Natural Hair Event

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My Upcoming Natural Hair Event

It’s about six days away and I’m doing all of the final prep work to make this an awesome, informative, fun event. They’ll be prizes, gift bags, refreshments, Q&A and lots of positive sharing on the topic of…natural hair and holistic health

A Ladybug Visited Me Today

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A Ladybug Visited Me Today

This morning while sitting in my office…checking email, Face Book and Pinterest; I happened to look up by my left shoulder and noticed a ladybug sitting on the shelf next to me…hmmmm. So, I googled it!

“What does it mean to see a ladybug (no windows in my office, so it had to traveled quite far across the living room to reach me!)”

The following is what I found out…..

The ladybug symbolizes love, protection, and good fortune. They are used often in gardens because of their voracious appetites that allow them to eat up to 5,000 aphids during their 6 week life-cycle, making them the protector of gardens.

Ladybug is colorful and many people find them to be cheerful and delightful not realizing the full extent of their power and usefulness. Their bright color allows them to deter predators. Ladybug people tend to be very nurturing, protective and highly resourceful.

Personal Reflection…

When ladybugs appear they are a sign from the universe that you are being protected and that you are safe as you work hard to promote yourself and your ideas. Ladybug tells you to be cheerful in your work and to share the joy of your creativity with others.

WOW, How amazing???!!!

That’s what I’ve been doing all summer…working hard to promote my Ancient Blends natural hair and body care line, as well as my insights for making healthier lifestyle choices…

I love receiving personal confirmations that the universe’s got my back…

I AM GRATEFUL

THANK YOU!!!

Ending July With A Celebration For Haiti

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We had the perfect ending to a very full month. On Sunday, my husband and I attended an awesome event…H.A.R.T (Haitian Artists Rallying Together) for ROOT, ROCK, RACINE FEST…http://hartforhaiti.tumblr.com/ A Fundraising Celebration for Haiti which was held at Fisherman’s Dawta Restaurant (in the backyard garden). Here’s a link for more info about them http://fishermansdawta.blogspot.com/  Also spicing up the night air was Zing Experience http://www.zingexperience.com/ fusing Haitian Roots, Reggae and Rock to create a soulful sound along with the hypnotic guitar and chants of Monvelyno Alexis http://www.monvelynoalexis.com/. Also representing at this amazing event was Haiti155 http://www.haiti155.org/ We recently had the honor of meeting Lionel and Constance (really nice guys) of Haiti 155, which is a New York based not for profit organization committed to creating a permanent bridge of friendship between the people of the United States and the children of Haiti. The atmosphere was filled with inspirational folks, finger-licking cuisine, great music,and good vibes…Looking forward to more events from H.A.R.T

 Ending July With A Celebration For HaitiSarah Dupuy… folk, world and soul songstress. More about Sarah Dupuy: http://www.voicesfromhaiti.com/inner-views/sarah-dupuy-ayiti-cherie/

Enjoying heart-warming sentiments with friends…songstress Sarah and Debbie of Martine’s Dreams http://martinesdream.com/

Brown Rice Family: winners of WNYC ‘the battle of the Boroughs: Brooklyn 2012 …We finally got to experience their amazing sound…I heard about this group earlier this year via a client. They also create amazing natural soaps…Yes, muli-creative!!! http://brownricefamily.com/ I hear they’ve got some great events coming up for August…We’re looking forward to seeing them perform again!

Old Favorites Coming Back…From Ancient Blends With Love

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Old Favorites Coming Back...From Ancient Blends With LOve

I’ve decided to re-introduce a few old favorite Body Butters to my product line. There’re about nine delectable, aromatic blends in total. I used to offer all of these butters about 4 years ago. Recently, one of my online shop customers requested a blend that I’d stop making. So, during the process of creating that Body Butter for her, I was actually re-inspired. As the scent filled my kitchen-healing-lab, I felt the need to bring them all back! I know you’ll just absolutely love ’em up!

I’ve already started with ‘Inspiration’… a scent-sational blend of patchouli, lavender, vanilla, etc, etc, etc LOL…hmmm just real good!! So, just to drop a few names (of the other Body Butter blends that is 😉

COMING SOON TO: http://www.cowrieshell.com/shop.html

Chi–a blend of bay, cloves, anise, etc…
Enlighten-Mint–a blend of spearmint, tangerine, etc…
Passion–a blend of rosemary, geranium, etc…
Transcend–a blend of jasmin, lime, lemongrass, etc…
Celestial—a blend of mint, grapefruit, etc…

These Body Butters (spiritual tools) assist in purifying your personal energy field. They may also be used to help you create a protective shield for your auric field as well as to promote a sense of wellness, enabling you to reach your highest vibration of tranquility and love. Ancient Blends Body Butters will help to sooth and heal numerous skin afflictions from eczema and rashes to burns and scar tissue. The pure butters are great for both after-sun care and winter protection. They can be used literally from head to toe… great for the hair and gentle enough to use on the face and lips.

ENHANCE YOUR SPIRITUAL CONNECTION TO INNER HEALTH AND WELL-BEING.

My New Healthy Hair Herbal Tea Drink

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My New Healthy Hair Herbal Tea Drink

My new ‘Ancient Blends Healthy Hair Herbal Tea Drink’ is for DRINKING!!! I do have another product called Ancient Blends Herbal Hair Tea Rinse (which is a topical deep treatment for hair). For years, many people have asked me if this combination was okay to consume internally. I personally felt that due to the amount of herbs in that blend…sixteen different herbs, it was really too much to drink on a regular basis. So, I’ve blended a smaller combination that can be consumed safely and also daily for the benefit of growing healthier hair. This is a natural, caffeine-free drink. You can drink it hot or cold. It’s also organic and contains all of the essential minerals and vitamins for promoting healthier hair. This tea works from the inside (where healthy hair originates) to assist in promoting hair and scalp healing…it’s also a nice alternative if you have a hard time swallowing vitamin capsules, I know a lot of people do.This all natural hair growth combo is also a delicious tasting way to care for your natural hair as well as definitely benefiting your body! Ancient Blends Healthy Hair Herbal Tea Drink is an all natural hair growth blend of certified organic Burdock Root, Peppermint Leaves, Nettle leaves, Shavegrass Leaves and Rosemary Leaves. These hair nourishing herbs were hand-blended. They are rich in calcium, biotin, silica, chlorophyll, copper, zinc, vitamins A, B, C and E, potassium and iron. This hair growth recipe works by purifying the blood stream to boost circulation which will then promote healthy hair growth. As a herbalist, I do recommend drinking loose teas whenever possible instead of pre-packaged tea bags. This allows the water to thoroughly extract the healing properties from the herbs without the hindrance of a filtered tea bag. I also recommend that you drink at least three cups of this blend per day to benefit from it’s healing and nurturing qualities. DO NOT ADD SWEETENER…Simply sit back and enjoy ‘the experience.’

ALSO AVAILABLE AT MY ONLINE STORE www.cowrieshell.com