Saturday, June 25, 2011

Oh No, My toes are showing!

Toe Nail Fungus is a common problem for a lot of people.  According to a staff member at the Mayo Clinic... "An infection of nail fungus occurs when fungi infect one or more of your nails. A nail fungal infection may begin as a white or yellow spot under the tip of your fingernail or toenail. As the nail fungus spreads deeper into your nail, it may cause your nail to discolor, thicken and develop crumbling edges — an unsightly and potentially painful problem."

Nail fungus can be difficult to treat enough with all the different types of medication on the market.  Even after you manage to rid yourself of the fungus, there is a chance the infection will recur.  If you are one of those people suffering with toe nail fungus here is a simple remedy that you may find interesting.  Just swab the affected toe nails with Lavender and Tea Tree essential oils.  Simple isn't it? The best part about it is that it actually works!

Lavender’s essential oil works wonderfully on toe nail fungus when it is used with Tea tree’s essential oil. Tea tree oil contains powerful anti-fungal properties and it is a potent antiseptic.  Add this to lavenders healing properties and we have a wonderful combinations for combating Toe nail fungus.

How to Use:
To use the oils apply one drop of Tea tree essential oil with 1 drop of  Lavender essential oil to the Q-tip or cotton ball.  Swab the combination of oils under top edge and around affected toenail twice or even three times a day.  This method has been very effective in ridding the dreaded "Toe nail Fungus."  Let me know if it works for you!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

BESTeam Feature on CK Silver

Here is a Daughter and Mother teaming up to created beautiful handmade Jewelry. Cindy (daughter) has a background in design specifically in the area of graphics and marketing. On her spare time Cindy creates stunning works of art in the form of jewelry. Cindy likes to use silver as the base material for her designs. Marilyn (Mother) has always had an affinity for silver jewelry, and like her daughter, is inspired by the vibrant colors and the beauty of nature. Together they are no other but the creative artists and curators of CK Silver.

Cindy loves to make jewelry. She said, “It is so much fun making new creations in sterling silver, freshwater pearls, semi-precious gemstones, and swarovski crystal. I love creating my own unique designs or developing a design of your own choosing. I have all birthstones available either in the stone itself or in swarovski crystal."

Cindy and Marilyn live in the beautiful town of Chelan Valley, Washington. A community filled with breath taking scenery, as well as a natural inspiration for their creativity.

This necklace is a beautiful combination of red brecciated jasper, black onyx, and sterling silver. It features a beautiful sterling silver cross wire-wrapped for strength and beauty on a 35mm brecciated jasper pendant.
Beside the Necklace is the matching Midnight Remembrance bracelet which can be worm alone or as a set with the matching necklace.
The Midnight Remembrance Collection,  reminds Cindy of the price that Jesus paid on the cross for my sins and "The Old Rugged Cross" hymn that is an old time favorite for so many people. 

At CK Silver, they offer handcrafted sterling silver jewelry that is beautiful, timeless, and elegant. Each piece of jewelry is unique, and many are one of a kind. Most pieces incorporate sterling silver, freshwater pearls, semi-precious stones, and swarovski crystal.

Moonlight Sonata Moonstone and Green Fancy Jasper Necklace
This is such an elegant piece.  This necklace reminds Cindy of the moonlight playing gracefully over a mountain forest. It incorporates brilliant rainbow moonstone 4mm beads, green fancy jasper 6mm beads, and sterling silver on clear, strong, and very flexible Accuflex wire. Beside the necklace are the matching Moonlight Sonata  earrings. Each piece is sold separately but are perfect as a set.

At CK Silver, their goal is to provide you with extraordinary service. You are their highest priority! CKSilver know you are the reason they exist and they are grateful to you!  f you would like a custom made piece maybe with you birthstone, CK Silver is happy to accommodate you.  Just send them a convo and your special piece will be well on it's way to becoming yours.

If you are interested in seeing  more of CK Silver's Jewelry visit... CK Silver on etsy
or follow them on their CK Silver's blog.

BESTeam Feature: "ChickyDs" for your ChickaDee

Loving arts and crafting, Danielle knew from an early age that she would be pursuing a career involving art. Now, a graduate in Graphic Designs and working at a local newspaper, Danielle misses the art and crafts, hand’s on type of work. Please don’t misunderstand, Danielle loves her job but also enjoys being able to create things with her own two hands. So, with every trip to Hobby Lobby Danielle’s mind raced with ideas for a new Etsy adventure and that is how “ChickyDs” was born.

Danielle from Peru, IL opened her new shop “ChickyDs” on April 19, 2011. The shop is full of accessories for Big and Little Girls alike. Just check out these Military Style Hat!

    Child Military Style Hat                                             Adult Military Style Boutique Hat
     with Yo Yo Accents                                                 - Pink, Teal, Purple and Green

Adorable cotton canvas military style child's hat has a touch of uniqueness with three coordinating yo-yo accents. 2 small and 1 extra-small yo-yo give this hat a real sense of style. The hat is child sized and non-adjustable with elastic in the back to allow for extra room.


Fashionable khaki colored cotton canvas military style adult's hat has a touch of uniqueness with coordinating yo-yo and button accents giving this hat a real sense of style. The hat is adult sized and non-adjustable with elastic in the back to allow for extra room.
As a child, Danielle's Mom absolutely loved to accessorize her outfits with hair bows.Danielle tell us, "I'm not really sure how much I really liked them at the time, but now that I've grown up and realize what fashion is I can appreciate the effort."


Today Danielle creates her own Bright, Colorful, hair accessories:

Polka Dot Pink and Black Clippie 3 Pack
Fun polka dot pink, hot pink and black clippie assortment. These would make a great gift or party favor. Made of 3/8 inch ribbon with heat sealed ends to prevent fraying. Great for holding bangs back or adding to a ponytail.

Wire Edged Floral Boutique Style Bow on French Clip
This stacked boutique bow features a wire edged floral focal ribbon. The wire edge helps the bow maintain it's shape. A surrounding bow in a sheer olive color can be seen and is stacked on brown, red and blue.

Fabric Yo Yo with Button Clippie Boutique Accessory
Small boutique yo yo in a garden pattern is perfect for holding bangs back, accenting a ponytail or being attached to a headband. The yo yo is attached to a partially lined alligator clip with an added no-slip grip. Orange button creates a fun, focal center.

So take a minute to stop by “ChickyDs” or follow her on her blogtwitter  and facebook

If you are interested in retro and vintage photographs stop by my other shop  at

Monday, June 13, 2011

Today in 1920: US Postal Service rules children may not be sent via parcel post

Today in 1920: US Postal Service rules children may not be sent via parcel post:

After parcel post service was introduced in 1913, at least two children were sent by the service. With stamps attached to their clothing, the children rode with railway and city carriers to their destination. The Postmaster General quickly issued a regulation forbidding the sending of children in the mail after hearing of those examples.

The Image is from the Smithsonian's Flickr stream of historic, public domain photos, a shot commemorating the end of being able to ship your children by postal mail.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

The Dance between Biology, Physics and Spirit

The Dance between Biology, Physics and Spirit
By Lillian DelValle K., M.Sc.

Chapter 1

In various religions and spiritual beliefs, the relationship between Body, Mind, and Spirit makes prefect sense.  However, the link between biology, physics and spirit seemed impossible.  Biology, physics and spirit seem to dance around each like a wonderful fantasy, a fairytale with its ‘happy ever after’ ending, though far from reality. 
This thesis paper will explore resent studies and experiments conducted by researchers, scientist, and medical professional who are slowly discovering links between the three realms of existence, the body, mind and spirit.  By entertaining the idea or illusion that coincidences and so call phenomenons may be more then just a dance of imaginary coincidence.  In fact, it may be a necessary trinity of coexistence.  Through an intelligent force of creation we are all coexisting on multiple levels of realities; realities which consist of multiple possibilities in which we choose the outcome.   In other words, the body mind and spirit connection is an intelligent design for co-creating our existence and the world around us.  Thanks to new discoveries in various fields of science, including quantum physics, ‘Spirit’ is now being recognized as an important part of our existence, the vibrational force which propels our thoughts into form.   
Throughout history spiritual healers have existed.  From the very beginning human beings have known that we possess the power to ‘Self’ heal.  It is our instinctive nature to use our hands to comfort those who are thought to be out of balance or ill, whether emotional or physically.  We have also believed in the power of positive thinking and miracles.  Since, ancient times the human body was believed to encompass three bodies. The three bodies comprised of the physical, mental and spirit aspects of life.   Together, the three bodies form the essence of humanity.  It was understood that this trinity brought wholeness to the very being of whom we are, our connection to the creator as well as the earth and each other.  Although, the connection was solely understood from a spiritual or religious standpoint, we are now beginning to understand this relationship from a vibration, energetic point of view through the study of quantum biology and quantum physics.
 Today our understanding of energy has evolved.  We now know we live in a network of vibrations and we ourselves are made of subtle energy.  When we look at the physical body, each organ is made of cells; each cell is made of molecules, which are made up of atoms, which in turn are made up of protons, neutron, electrons and other electromagnetic particles spinning in orbit.  When we are healthy, we are in a harmonist vibration and the whole organism functions properly.
However, as humans we have ‘free will.’  We can choose our thoughts, words and action, which mean we choose how we will use our energy, whether in a positive or negative manner.  By doing so, we are creating the energetic environment that we live in.  This energetic wave of creation not only affects us but also affects the environment in which we live in as well as the state of humanity.   

Kaiser, Lillian DelValle, M.Sc. "The Dance between Biology, Physics and Spirit", pp 1-2, May 11.
* You may freely repost or use this material, in research, papers, and talks as long as you properly acknowledge Lillian DelValle Kaiser as the Author.

© 2011 Living Vibrations, All rights reserved.

Friday, June 10, 2011

BESTeam Feature: Not Your Grandmother’s Pearls

These Not Your Grandmother’s Pearls! Beautiful, Modern, but Still Chic and Classic!
The Elegance of this designer’s style is apparent in each piece of jewelry. As we all know pearls are classic, elegant and simplistic. Jaynemarie Crawford takes the elegance of pearls and metal into the 20th century while maintaining the classic elegance of pearls symbolize through out history. Just take a look...

Both necklaces are beautiful and unique.  So which would you choose?  The Elegant collection with graceful curves of sterling silver, each curve tipped with white freshwater pearls.  A contemporary version of the classic pearl necklace and earrings, with the bonus of a matching bracelet.
Or The simple yet beautiful necklace of peach freshwater pearls and sterling silver. Perfect for you and your bridesmaids! Jaynemarie used sterling silver and gem quality pearls to make this necklace, Gem quality pearls are pearls with intense luster; these pearls will last a lifetime.

Jaynemarie Crawford is the owner of “Jewelry By Jaynemarie” an etsy shop from the San Francisco Bay Area, in California. Jaynemarie is a custom designer who specialty is designing for bridal parties, using pearls, crystals and gems to match any color scheme. But she doesn’t stop there, Jaynemarie will customized anything in her store to meet your needs. How is that for service? If you have you own design in mind, just contact her and allow her creative nature to design the prefect piece just for you.

Wondering about the Quality of Jaynemarie’s design? Jaynemarie clearly states, “I only use the highest quality gemstones and pearls because they give a texture and depth in my designs that nothing else can. I wouldn’t wear anything less, why should you?” If Jaynemaries promise isn’t enough, I’m sure her fans will vouch for her. Jewelry By Jaynemarie has well over 100 people favoring her shop Jewelry By Jaynemarie and has also receive a 100% in positive feedback. Still not convince? Just take a look at this...

Beautiful & bold filigree pendant with a "chain" of green peridot rondelles complete this 18" (46cm) necklace. The pendant has prehnite, peridot & crystal quartz set in sterling silver with goldfill accents.

Surprisingly, “Jewelry By Jaynemarie” offers a lay-away on request. What a gracious offer, in today’s economy an offer like that is greatly appreciate, thank You JayneMarie!

If you want a custom item, please email me at ""
If you want to see more visit “Jewelry By Jaynemarie.”

You can also learn more about “Jewelry By Jaynemarie” and her timeless designs by follow are on her blog, Facebook or Twitter!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Aromatherapy and Healing Touch...

I use aromatherapy in combination with Healing touch, the results are amazing. There are so many Energy Techniques to release pain, balance the body and release emotions. The best part about it is that it is non invasive and there aren't any negative side effects. Healing Touch and other energy healing techniques are now being practice in various hospitals.

Just something to think about...

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

BESTeam Feature: From Hawaii - Redemption Art

This is one unusual little Hawaiian Vintage shop. You will find things from all over the globe that have somehow made their way to my little Hawaiian islands. Connie's the owner of RedemptionArt grew up in Hawaii. Her shop features Vintage treasures that she finds, along with some of her personal Hand Made creations and Upcycled Art from Hawaii. Connie is a very creative lady as you'll be able to tell by browsing her shop.

Just take a look at these True Vintage Clip-on Earrings, Adorable! These clip style costume jewelry earrings can be dressed up or down, great with that little black dress as well as those favorite pair of jeans! Measuring 3" long and about 3/4" at their widest point, they are actually very light and easy to wear.

Episcopal Mitre approximately 3" and is in excellent condition.
For those shell collectors, here is a Episcopal Mitre.  This shell is associated with spiritual or religious values.  This shell received its name from its resemblance to the miter headgear worn by clergy.  According to Michelle Hanson, Author of  "Ocean Oracle", attraction to the Episcopal Mitre encourages a more conscious evaluation of one's religious or spiritual values.

What an interesting piece! Beautiful single to double serving cast iron, porcelain lined tea pot. Very ZEN.. bamboo and possible cherry blossom and pine raised designs. Hot water is poured over your favorite tea that sits in a metal mesh insert.

The body of the pot measures 5" at its widest point and 6" if you include the spout. It measures 6 1/2" tall, including the handle which is stationary. Nice and heavy cast iron weighing approximately 2 pounds. Really beautiful and in excellent vintage shape.

Currently, Connie is in the process of transferring her handmade treasures to my second etsy shop called "VolcanoGirlCreations" and would love to see you there too! For an exotic shopping experience you must visit RedemptionArt!

You call also follow her blog at