Thursday, December 30, 2010

Peace Through Pampering

Most of us try hard to pay attention to what goes into our bodies, especially with the increase of genetically modified and engineered foods and cloned meats coming slamming the market.
We have long known that pesticides and herbicides collect in our bodies making us suffer innumerable illnesses and diseases. We don’t want to feed these things to our families, we know that ingesting harmful chemicals is bad for us. We scrutinize labels attempting to sound out the ingredients so we can at least pronounce them although most of us don’t know what they are, never mind the effects they are having on us. We do all this for what goes into our bodies, sometimes forgetting that what we put on our bodies is equally important.
How much attention do we pay to our bath products? The soaps and lotions, salves and ointments we put on our skin can contain harmful ingredients, which then pass through the skin into our bloodstream.
I have come across a new line of products created by a North Carolina mom that you will want to try. I had actually received some as a gift and wanted more.
Here is what Barbara says about her journey:
"As a mother of 3 I have learned that life is full of movement, noise, homework, chores, cooking, dishes, laundry and a general hectic pace. I can't count how many times I've heard a mom say "If only I had one more hour to a day!" Bathtime, grooming time, my ME time has become critical to my mental well being. After trying hard to feed us all a balanced diet with natural ingredients, I started to read the ingredients on our bath products. Lots of cetyl alcohol, polymers, disodium EDTA and other unpronounceable ingredients. Skin is the largest organ on the body; it readily absorbs what's on it into our bloodstream. So began what my husband refers to as my 'mad scientist' mode; blending and creating natural products that benefit our bodies. After rave reviews and encouragement from family and friends, I am hoping to help others achieve "Peace Through Pampering".
What she leaves out is that she has been painstakingly researching every detail for 3 years now. Even the delightful packaging was thoughtfully considered in order to give her family and now the rest of us an all natural, aromatically pleasing peaceful alternative to commercially prepared, chemically saturated bath products on the market.
Her shop will be opening this week so make it a point to stop by and see what she has to offer. A couple of things you won’t want to be without this winter are the lip balm and sugar scrubs…delightful!
Peace Through Pampering is a name you’ll want to remember and after you try her products it is one you won’t forget!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Show Your Team Spirit

Now you can show your team spirit in a very fashionable way! With the NCAA football championship game on the horizon a friend from Oregon asked me to create one of my Flapped Flapper Hats in yellow and green for the Oregon Ducks football team and here is what I came up with.
They are made with a top shelf 100% lambswool so they are not only really warm but also very soft without the itch wool notoriously has. The earflaps are a little longer than most and help to keep not only your ears nice and toasty, but simply tie it up and you can keep that hard to protect jawline area as well. These are perfect to wear to your favorite sporting event, fun in the snow, walking Rover, or any other outdoor winter activity.
You can order the hats in any 2 colors and you get to choose which color goes on top. I can leave the flower off and the hat is suitable for men as well as women.
You can see many more color combinations and order your hat at Divella Delights

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Go Ducks!

Do you have a favorite sports team? Are you an Alumni member who likes to show school spirit? If so, you will want to see what I have come up with. It is the new Flapped Flapper. I took my Flapper design that sells so well and altered it to be a hat with earflaps and make with 100% Lamb’s Pride wool so it is nice and toasty and still really soft. Siting out at those games can get pretty cold!
In this new design the classic Flapper Hat meets present day practicality while keeping the timeless feminine appeal from an era long past. This new fashion forward design is pleasing to the touch, as soft as it is warm. It is made with Lamb’s Pride 100% wool in your selected colors with a coordinating flower…or not.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Stunning Glassware

Gorgeous Glassware
While tripping around Etsy looking for gift ideas, I spotted these amazing glasses! They would be perfect for a winter wedding or New Years Eve. So then I began looking around this shop and here are some of the things I found.
Here is the Bio from the shop:
Thank you for taking an interest in our Daydreem Designs. "This shop is created by Michael and Aimee.Many people would say that Michael has dreamt of being considered an artist all his life. With the love and support from family and his fiance' Aimee, this dream has become reality. Basically self taught in all areas of his work. Pens and pencils is where everything started, then came airbrushing and murals. Portraits, glass engraving, and wood carving soon followed. Extreme satisfaction from creating works of art for other people is the only gratification needed. Custom Orders are always welcome and keep us very busy. Absolutely everything is and always will be created by hand."
The glassware is absolutely astounding and so well crafted you won’t want to part with them although they would make magnificent gifts. I have asked my Santa for something from this shop!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Free Bracelet Pattern

When you see a blue star flag in the window of a home it tells you that this family has a child serving in the Armed Forces Active Duty during wartime.
As a thank you to all you military moms out there I would like to offer one of the above Blue Star patterns free as a gift from Divella Delights
As a mother with a child serving our nation, I know the sacrifices you make every day. There are times we have no communication with our children for months at a time. We miss Holidays and birthdays as well as other important events in our lives and theirs.
To get your free pattern simply e-mail me your e-mail address to and let me know which pattern you would like. If you would like to join the e-mail list you may do so using the link at the bottom of every page, I will not add it when you request the pattern. I send about about 10 e-mails a YEAR and have drawing for a free gift pulled from a hat using the e-mail list every month.
This pattern measures 1.75 X 6.44 inches and make excellent beaded bookmarks or bracelets. Please let me know which one you would like, the single star or the 3 together.
This listing is for my original pattern design using even count peyote stitch and includes clasp instructions for a plain loop and toggle and the medallion style as well and even instructions to make a pair of matching earrings.The pattern uses Delica #11 beads and is 1.75 inch wide by 6.44 inches long before adding the clasp. The pattern is 6-7 pages long and includes:Page 1: Bead Legend, pattern (for more experienced beaders) and bead count complete with Delica color's and quantities of each bead needed
Pages 2-6,7 Very detailed Bead by bead, and row by row instructions.
You will receive your PDF format pattern via e-mail within 24 hours (usually right away).

All patterns ©2009 Divella Delights and while you may make and sell the bracelets you may not re-sell the patterns, or use them for teaching purposes. It would be nice (and is customary) for you to give design credit to Divella Delights should you choose to sell the items made from these patterns (pattern created by Divella Delights) By completing this purchase you are agreeing to these terms.