Saturday, September 26, 2009

The Secret life of bees

What do the bees know that we don't? The Queen Bee has spoken and demanded all of her worshippers to hunt and harvest the very essence of one of nature's most beautiful gifts; the flower. Bring it back to my Queen-dom and feed me the essence of Life itself.And so they go... to travel miles upon miles to dance in whispers and hums on delicate flowers all the while and unwittingly introducing each one to another and creating magic and love all around them.There is something so sensual in the way that honey drips and oozes with it's amber mystique and naturally sweet nectar.
Sometimes nature can produce the best ingredients for health and well being. Honey is incredible when taken internally for a myriad of ailments. It also is extremely beneficial in skin care. One of the keys to skin care in keeping it soft , supple, and glowing is moisture!Simple Hydration! Honey is a Humectant- a substance that absorbs or helps another substance retain moisture. It is also oozing with antioxidants which help guard against uv rays and aids in the cell regeneration and skin renewal. It is also beaming with it's very own anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties due to the extremely high content of natural sugars and super low content of water.

For centuries women have been using honey in skin, hair, and over all beauty recipes. Even more than beneficial when taken internally. I use the raw and unfiltered honey in a variety of my products and bases to bring the extreme benefits to your gorgeous skin. You could also treat yourself to a honey mask at least 2 times a week. All you need is honey and time and you will have very very soft skin with all the suppleness you could desire. Don't be surprised if it starts to glow a bit and people start telling you that you are radiating a light and golden aura that they have never seen before!

Next time you have a visiting bee in your house, think about how hard he has probably worked today to help keep The Queen herself, and your skin for that matter, happy, and just gently shoo him out of a window or door and send him on his busy little way!

Here are just a few products to try at The Dirty Housewife that contain this life force

Land of Milk and Honey

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffin

The Bitchy Teen

Friday, September 18, 2009

Charlotte Sometimes

I am a child of the 80's -oops , did I just date myself? Anyway..The Cure was a favorite band-prob my all time favorite! Their music instantly takes me back to so many places, things, and people. I like to do random searches on Etsy with weird or quirky words. I searched "Charlotte" today and not surprisingly, the items that came up , fit perfectly with this deep and dark song.. So..Charlotte. Sometimes. :) Scroll down past lyrics (but read them first) to see these amazing items from Etsy Artists!

Charlotte Sometimes
The Cure © 1993

all the faces
all the voices blur
change to one face
change to one voice
prepare yourself for bed
the light seems bright
and glares on white walls
all the sounds of
charlotte sometimes
into the night with
charlotte sometimes

night after night she lay alone in bed
her eyes so open to the dark
the streets all looked so strange
they seemed so far away
but charlotte did not cry

the people seemed so close
playing expressionless games
the people seemed
so close
so many
other names...

sometimes i'm dreaming
where all the other people dance
sometimes i'm dreaming
charlotte sometimes
sometimes i'm dreaming
expressionless the trance
sometimes i'm dreaming
so many different names
sometimes i'm dreaming
the sounds all stay the same
sometimes i'm dreaming
she hopes to open shadowed eyes
on a different world
come to me
scared princess
charlotte sometimes

on that bleak track
(see the sun is gone again)
the tears were pouring down her face
she was crying and crying for a girl
who died so many years before...

charlotte sometimes crying for herself
charlotte sometimes dreams a wall around herself
but it's always with love
with so much love it looks like
everything else
of charlotte sometimes
so far away
glass sealed and pretty
charlotte sometimes

Frozen Charlottes are a type of unjointed china doll popular during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The name came from Fair Charlotte, a well-known American folk ballad attributed to William Lorenzo Carter. It is believed to have been composed some time between 1833 and 1860. The ballad tells the tale of a beautiful young woman who set out in a sleigh with her lover, Charles, on a bitterly cold night to attend a ball fifteen miles away. Her mother warned her to wrap herself in a blanket to keep warm, but:

"No, no, no," fair Charlotte said
And she laughed like a gypsy queen
"To ride in blankets muffled up,
I never can be seen."

This FROZEN CHARLOTTE GERMAN BISQUE DOLL, a pocket watch pendant necklace in the Steampunk Fashion by edmdesigns is almost the embodiment of this song

Here Charlotte is already in her coffin at Ghost Love Jewelry

Here is Charlotte in Red by Nostalgia Factory

Poor Charlotte! Damaged and broken but still utterly sweet over at Reginas Studio

Beautiful and Bright "Liquid Charlotte" 5x5 signed print on canvas by OLAN

Charlotte Snow white teardrop earrings byLuxe Deluxe

A Darling "Charlotte Sometimes" custom skirt that is actually inspired by "The Standing on the beach" years -Love it and her shop! by Square Jane

An unassuming and graceful Sweet Charlotte Choker by Painted Horse

The perfect coffee Corset to make your coffee beautiful! The Charlotte by JennGee

And since it is Friday (Thank god ) here is the Charlotte Weekend Bag by Third Willow

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Halloween Giveaway with Lemon Drop Studio!

This is my very first Blog Giveaway and I have teamed up with Shauna from Lemon Drop Studio one of the sweetest places on Etsy! Shauna is sooo very fabulous and makes the sweetest things and most fun, happy, meaningful and timeless cards, silhouettes, prints and gift tags for family, friends and for YOU.

Shauna is the owner and designer behind lemon drop studio. Besides staying busy with her business, Shauna is an awesome + fun wife to Trask, lucky mom to sweet son Taylor, native Oregonian with a passion for family, life, kindness, crafts, blogging, sales, laughter + potty humor. Shauna earned her degree from the University of Oregon in Family and Human Services but is a happy stay-at-home mom and business owner with flair for sarcasm and the color green.

We are pleased to offer this adorable and Witchy Halloween Card

And she is even more than generous for throwing in these Skull tags that are more than perfect for scrapbooking, Halloween treat bags, decorations, cupcake toppers, card making and more.

So if you want to enter for a chance to win these 2 items here is what you have to do:

1. Tweet, blog, or Facebook this post and send me link
2. Visit Lemon Drop Studio and post your favorite item here in a comment

And for 2 extra entries make a purchase and reference my Blog in message to seller

Winner will be drawn on 09/22/09

Happy Halloween!
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