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Friday, November 27, 2009

Countdown to the Bonanzle Cyber Monday Street Faire!

One of the largest cyber street fairs in e-commerce, the Bonanzle Cyber Monday Street Faire will feature over 120 vendor booths, featuring arts & crafts, antiques, clothing, items from around the world, collectibles, and much more.

In addition to the booth line up, the faire includes YouTube Videos that have been created for the event by sellers. Bookbrowsers won the contest http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8lviR-S4bY, with yeshuazgirl earning fabulous mention with http://www.onetruemedia.com/otm_site/view_shared?p=9e9a9f84c5793a2334efc1

Hand picked lists have been created by members to showcase the rich assortment of goodies being offered at discounts from 10 - 55% off. The Hand-picked lists offer collections of merchandise arranged by themes, price points, and gift guides by category (baby, husband, grandmother, etc.) They are a really fun way to browse the wide assortment of merchandise available!








While at the faire, you won't be able to help but notice the offbeat and trendy unusuals that make up the Browse our Most Expceptional Items Pages where you'll find items tagged as most beautiful, funniest, most bizarre, coolest, and best priced by shoppers. There is truly something for everyone!

The Bonanzle Cyber Street Faire has an electric, upbeat energy around it, the unique atmosphere mirrored by a pleasant, easygoing community of seasoned merchants who have all worked together to create the event. In the spirit of the season, Bonanzle sellers give, and give, and give... of their talents, time, and experience to help each merchant learn the ins and outs of online selling, and best practices that result in extraordinary customer service, great values, and a fun shopping experience for buyers!

In addition to the plenty of bargains to be had, many merchants are available to talk with in real time via the chat box found in each booth and the site's messaging system. So get out your list, check it twice, and head over to Bonanzle on Cyber Monday! You'll be sure to find some sweet deals, and make some new friends!

May you be blessed!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Bonanzle Merchants Gearing Up for Huge Cyber Monday Sales, Deals and Deep Discounts!

If you've got a few minutes to spend browsing today,
head on over to Bonanzle with your Holiday Gift List
and plan your strategy for scoring the best gifts at the lowest prices!

Most coupon codes are for Cyber Monday only,
but with Bonanzle's chat feature and message system
you might just be able to haggle with booth owners today...
~ The early bird gets the worm! ~

Don't wait for Black Friday or Cyber Monday
to discover all that Bonanzle has to offer!
Have a Terrific Tuesday and happy shopping!

Coupon code: HolidaySpa gives 20% off on Cyber Monday

Coupon code: cyberday gives 40% off monday only until 9pm est

Coupon code: Cyber Monday gives 25% off

Coupon Code: CYBERMONDAY gives 15% off all 3 & 4 tier diaper cakes

Coupon Code: CYBER gives 30% off everything in booth

35% off with the code: Cyber Monday

Coupon Code: XMASBLING gives 25% off everything PLUS free shipping

20% off everything with coupon code: MerryChristmas

Coupon code: Christmas2009 gives 40% off all candle jars, multipack tealights, multipack votives, and multi votive scented bars

Coupon code: cyber20 for 20% off!

Coupon Code MERRY = 20% OFF Any Jewelry Item. Christmas Shoppe Items Already Just Above Wholesale & Receive FREE Snowman or Santa Plush with Shower Gel with any Christmas Item Purchase! [while supplies last!]

Coupon code: CYBERMONDAY15 = 15% off everything, hand crafted Porcelain Limoges Boxes from France among other goodies.

Coupon code: OSHUNSPIRIT gives 25% off PLUS each $10 purchase made on 11/30 = 1 entry to an awesome doorprize drawing!

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Save 30% with coupon code HOPE

Coupon code: SAVE15 gives 15% off everything! Free Shipping. Each $15+ Cyber Monday sale earns an entry to win a custom Journey Beads 9-Bead Bracelet, a $55 value!

30% everything!

20% off w/code THANKS

15% off everything with Coupon Code: Christmas

Save 25% with Discount Code: Cyber

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30% off all items (except gift certificates) from midnight Sunday until midnight Cyber Monday! Simply use code: Cyber.

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Coupon Code:Apple Monday receives 20% off anything, and will combine shipping when applicable.

35% off. with coupon code: “cheese”

20% off of every item

Handmade 925 Sterling Silver Gemstone Ring & Earrings. 50% off any Ring Coupon Code: Silver Ring. Buy any 1 pair earrings $20, any 2 pair $36, any 3 pair $50. FREE Shipping.

15% off over 25.00 purchased. Combined shipping where possible.

$6.00 jewelry sale includes shipping. $10.00 store all items include shipping.

25% off. Combined shipping. Coupon code: CM

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buy 2 products and get 1 product free

Coupon code: latenight gives 10% off, plus buy one get one free in Manic Monday category.

vintage and modern collectibles and replacement china
Get $5.00 off purchases of $30.00 or more (before shipping and tax) with Google Checkout. Limit 1 per person. No resale. We always find the best shipping prices for you.

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Free USA insured shipping. Free gift wrapping plus card.

25% off everything with coupon code: newriverone!

15% off with code cyber.

15% off plus FREE SHIPPING Coupon Code: Save

15% off with $30 purchase, combined shipping

20% off everything! Coupon code: cybermonday

15% off with Coupon code: worldpeace

Coupon Code: THANKS gives 25% off everything





Sunday, November 22, 2009

Journey Beads Gift Certificates now available on Bonanzle!

Journey Beads fit your Pandora, Troll, and Biagi jewelry. They are created to hold energy for inspiration, healing, awareness, creativity, and prosperity. You can create a beautiful one-of-a-kind bracelet, a necklace, a bookmark, or a set of touchstone prayer and meditation beads. We hope that Journey Beads will add beauty and and light to your journey, and remind you to celebrate each step and milestone!

The Perfect Gift! Choose a Journey Beads Bonanzle Gift Certificate in any amount of $10 or more. Gift certificates are sent via email as .pdf documents so you can print them out and tuck into cards, OR attach to an email greeting. Valid through 12/31/2010, no cash value.

Gift Certificates are redeemed by entering the number as a coupon code at checkout. We'll include a FREE Murano glass bead with every $10 purchase! It will be sent as an added surprise with your recipient's order.

Start with a bracelet! We offer several styles and sizes.

Add our Affirmation Beads for prayer, meditation, and mindfulness as you navigate life's twists and turns. An affirmation is a statement expressed in the present tense and phrased in the positive. Affirmations focus the mind and clarify attention and intention. Affirmations are simultaneously an expression of expectation and an expression of gratitude, they are both a journey and a destination. An affirmation tag is included with each bead in this collection.

Pathway Beads help you to stay focused on your dream, be it the path to prosperity, joy, balance, courage, motherhood, healing, love, recovery, or spiritual growth... our paths are many! You set the intention for your pathway beads. Directions on how to power up your jewelry with Solar energies are included with Pathway Beads.

Milestone Beads are a beautiful way to celebrate every insight you experience and every goal you reach, large or small. Milestone Beads are charms which represent movement and flexibility. Each bead in this collection is blessed with positive energies and comes with an affirmation tag.

Spacer Beads to remind you to breathe, relax, enjoy the moment, and have faith that your journey is unfolding as it should. Choose from several styles in Tibetan Silver.

Stop Beads are hinged to clamp onto your Pandora Style Bracelet to keep the beads together in one segment and to keep them from falling off your braclet when you remove it.

Custom orders: We'll be happy to help you create a set of crystalline Journey Beads and positive affirmations for your unique journey, or for someone you care about. This service is free of charge.

All Journey Beads purchases arrive beautifully wrapped in scented, silk rose petals!

"Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us." – Samuel Smiles

May you be blessed!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Restore your balance and well being with gemstone essence soaps, oils, and salts

For over twenty years I have offered a technique of healing using crystals and gemstones positioned on and around the body called crystal healing. I have found it to be a most effective method to ease pain, stress, and tension particularly in sessions where Reiki and Aromatherapy are used in combination. A typical session lasts between 30 - 60 minutes.

Crystal healing is a gentle, relaxing, non-evasive therapy which seeks to balance energy in the body, mind, spirit and emotions. Since ancient times crystals have been used to heal and restore harmony. Crystal healing continues to be the cornerstone of my own practice.

Crystal healing uses the natural energies, color and vibrations of crystals and gemstones to clear and energize the aura and rebalance the chakras. The crystals are also used to work on releasing emotional and physical energy congestion. I offer both physical laying-on-stones and distance/auric grid sessions.

In my experience, I have found that crystal healing is effective in:
* promoting deep relaxation
* encouraging detoxification
* accelerating healing by supporting the body’s natural ability to heal
* moving and clearing energy blocks in the physical and auric energy fields
* opening the self to new levels of awareness and spiritual growth

When a client comes to my office for a crystal healing session, I will place crystals on specific areas of the body called chakras, the energy centers of the body and subtle bodies. Each center is associated with a unique vibration, sound, and color. The same color crystals as the color of the chakras are laid upon the body to enhance the flow of energy. Complementary colors are sometimes used to balance the energy or to direct the flow of energy to a particular part of the body. Others can be used to clear negative energy fields before they manifest as physical illness. The energies of specific crystals might be purifying, calming, energizing, grounding or uplifting.

'Tis the Season! The season of lights and the season of stress. And because crystal therapy promotes peace and tranquility and reduces mental and nervous stress, my appointment book is filling fast.

But even if you cannot schedule an appointment with me, you can enjoy the benefits of crystal healing in your own bath or shower reach day. I currently have over a dozen aromatherapy inspired, spa quality soaps which have been carefully formulated to balance and restore you when you need it most. The effects are powerful, and cumulative. Olive, soy, and essential oils pamper your skin. And, these soaps smell Divine!

I've blended gemstone and botanical synergies to use both in healing baths and in your morning shower. Bathing with gemstone essences not only revitalizes you, but also helps in cleansing toxins from your body, can help release emotions and energize your total being. I also have formulated gemstone oils which can be poured into the bath or used with a diffuser, as well as a nice selection of bokek salts with gemstone essences.

One of my favorite blends to restore balance, calm emotions and increase awareness is the Lilac, Lapis and Luvilite soap. Lilac is historicaly known as the flower of love and purification. The scent of fresh lilac flowers alone is an effective stress reliever. Paired with Lapis Lazuli and Luvulite which boosts intuition, awareness, objectivity, clarity, creativity, and serenity, you've got the perfect antidode to holiday stress in a bar of soap. It's true!

May you be blessed!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

44 Days til Christmas? Santa's Helpers, Mellow Elves and Warm Fuzzies

This morning I was leisurely browsing for gifts online when I came across a red and green banner flashing a warning: Only 44 Shopping Days Til Christmas! It was complete with a really jarring sound loop of jingling bells and animated elves frantically jumping up and down in the corner, waving their arms.

These elves had a crazed look in their eyes. Too many sugar cookies with their eggnog? Maybe they'd all been into the magic hay they feed to the flying reindeer. I closed the page and closed my eyes, nauseous.

So much for the warm fuzzies. You know, those feelings of happiness, joy, and connection. Of love.

I need my gift giving to have meaning. I want it to be joyful, and stress-free. I like it to smell like cinnamon buns, and I want to take my time, and that's why I shop online in my pajamas while I'm having my morning tea and biscuits.

Santa's cartoon helpers left me feeling overwhelmed, frazzled, and just plain visually exhausted. I know that these psycho-elves, and others like them, have been created precisely to spin me into a buying frenzy, to create the madness that sends cash registers ca-chinking, but I just couldn't look at it. In fact, I felt assaulted.

I don't want to be warned that I'm running out of time, stressed or pressured as I am browsing for the perfect gifts to express my gratitude and love to the people I care about. I want to be in the creative zone of inspiration and delight. I want to go on a little magical adventure, to hunt for the unexpected treasures I will be excited to share.

I love what Debra Dean has done with her Bonanzle Examiner Showcase. In each piece she offers a nice selection of thoughtful gift ideas (love the slippers by the way) with links to the items at the Bonanzle marketplace. There is no danger of dancing dwarfs trampling your holiday spirit, no muzak rendition of the seasonal classics, thank you. Her current selection features fashion and accessories that are all under $50 including shipping. Last week she featured all things Unique, Vintage and Antique.

Gifts don't need to be expensive, and for me, it isn't about the gift so much as it is the energy – the excitement and joy that comes from giving something to another that will make their face light up with the joy of receiving special something. It's all about the love that is being exchanged, for I believe that is the truth behind the season.

I appreciate suggestions, I need a Santa's helper!
But make mine a mellow elf, cherish the warm fuzzy.
Thank you, Jamiro!

May you be blessed!

image credit:ecletech.com

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Before the Madness: Create Sacred Space for Seasonal Serenity!

Before the Holiday Madness overtakes your sense and sensibilities, I urge you to create a quiet, inspiring place in your home that helps you feel more connected to what's meaningful in your life. Like me, many of you already have sacred spaces dedicated for practices such as meditation, yoga, prayer, healing, or divination. But even if you do not need a dedicated place for "daily rituals", or you already have a space for these, you might want to create a space simply for "seasonal serenity".

Creating your own sacred space lets you express your deepest human need for ongoing spiritual nourishment, which transcends obligatory holiday shopping and social engagements which can be devoid of any nourishment at all. Everyone can benefit from creating places where they intentionally choose what surrounds them. Entering a sacred space is like giving yourself permission to take a moment to be renewed, to find rest, to get out of your head and honor what's in your heart. Sacred spaces feed the spirit. And, that can go a long way toward helping you feel more centered, grounded, healthy, and happy.

Creating sacred space is all about making personal choices that feel right intuitively, so there is no right or wrong way to do it. Begin by arranging objects that give you energy, inspire you, and are pleasing to all of your senses – that which tastes, sounds, smells, looks and feels good to you.

Even if you can not dedicate an entire room, you can use a corner of a room or garden. Also consider using a cushion, rug, low table, or screen to make your sacred space feel more contained, relaxing and personal. I personally love outdoor spaces, in all seasons, as nature's voice is most often what I need to hear when the Madness is calling me. I maintain a medicine wheel on my beach, and a beautiful crystal grid in my herb garden which are both large enough for me to sit at their centers. Because they are used often, they hold tremendous positive fields and are magnets to many of the sweet little creatures that also share my yard; butterflies, birds, chipmunks and more! Those creatures provide me with a wonderful connection to the Earth, and they are in fact the most important sounds, and sensually pleasing additions to my sacred spaces. Indoors, I have a traditional healing space pleasing to Oshun. The only sound is the waves of the lake caressing the shoreline.

Whether you create a space outdoors or inside, focus on aesthetically pleasing items that speak to you, inspire you, and that are meaningful to you. You might include:

  • Stones and shells that hold memories from special places
  • A dish garden or fountain
  • Talismans and symbols of peace and safety
  • Artwork and photographs of loved ones and special places
  • Statuary and traditional symbols of divine and protective energies
  • Candles, incense, scented plants and flowers
  • Color, light, texture, fabrics, mirrors, crystals, chimes
  • Poetry, sacred texts, favorite quotes and words of wisdom from any and all faiths
  • Personal Divination Tools such as Runes, Shells, or a favorite deck of Tarot cards
  • Music: Instruments or CDs

It all starts with a desire to make something as beautiful and as comforting as you possibly can, just for you. This space is yours. Today, honor your heart's desire to feel more connected to what's truly meaningful in your life. I wish you seasonal serenity!

May you be blessed!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Feeding Your Body and Soul with Chakra Healing Foods

I've had many inquiries from new clients who are just beginning to explore chakra wellness through the Journey Beads. While using color therapy, aromatherapy, laying on gemstones (crystal healing), and Reiki are all effective techniques for balancing and restoring harmony to our energetic bodies, we cannot forget to nourish our physical bodies as well!

When I notice a disconnect between my actions and my emotions, or level of spiritual awareness (I know better but I did it anyway...) I scan my chakra system, but I do not first consider the types of foods that I have been eating. And I should.

Because our chakras are energy vortexes and invisible to most of us, we can conclude that chakras thrive on energy, prayer, and other such spiritual stuff... you know, those things that we can't see with the human eye – and they do. However, the chakras cannot sustain our human body without our help. It is important to feed and nourish the flesh in order to help support and fuel our our subtle bodies.

Whenever one or more of your chakras is misaligned first see if you are not eating or possibly overeating the foods that fuel that particular chakra.

To feel more grounded, feed your root chakra. Choose root vegetables such as carrots, potatoes, parsnips, radishes, beets, onions, garlic, and protein rich foods like eggs, meats, beans, tofu, soy products, peanut butter. Spice it up with horseradish, hot paprika, chives, and cayenne pepper

To nourish your sexual and creative energies, feed your sacral chakra.
Choose sweet melons, mangos, strawberries, passion fruit, oranges, honey, cinnamon, and vanilla.

Boost your self-esteem and encourage self love by feeding the solar plexus.
Many sensitive people have allergies to foods that nourish this chakra. If you have gluten sensitivities aor you are lactose intolerant I beleive its your cellular/karmic directive to focus here. Comfort foods include pastas, breads, cereal, rices, flax seed, sunflower seeds, and dairy milk, cheeses, and yogurt. Many of us need to learn how to love ourselves in new and different ways!

Lighten emotional hurts by healing the heart chakra. Think green, airy, leafy vegetables such as spinach, kale, dandelion greens,broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, and celery. Enjoy green teas and teas from basil, sage, thyme, cilantro, and parsley.

Speak your truth. Your throat chakra responds to water! All liquids, including fruit juices, herbal teas, lemon water, and sour-ish citrus fruits are helpful Add a dash of salt, and lemon grass.

Awaken your intuition by feeding the brow.
All, dark bluish colored fruits are beneficial. Choose blueberries, red grapes, black berries, raspberries, red wines and grape juice. Spice it up with lavender, poppy seed, and mugwort.

Fast to opening and clearing the crown.
Intermittent fasting as a spiritual discipline has been recommended various religious and cultural practices around the globe since throughout time. Because it resets out metaboloic processes, many physicians recommend supervised fasting to rebalance and detoxify the body. Always fast under the supervision of a qualified practitioner.

Incense and smudging herbs including sage, copal, myrrh, frankincense, and juniper are recommended to purify and open your spiritual center as well.

Of course, using affirmations remains a powerful technique to align and focus the mind, body and spirit. Combine affirmations with meditation, energy work and a diet update and you'll not only feel better, but you'll BE better.

May you be blessed!

image credit: farm1.static.flickr.com

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Not gone, just gone on ahead

Taking a moment to remember Chelsea, who left this earth yesterday. She is


She is my other eyes that can see above
the clouds; my other ears that hear above
the winds. She is the part of me that can
reach out into the sea.

She has told me a thousand times over that
I am her reason for being: by the way she
rests against my leg; by the way she thumps
her tail at my smallest smile; by the way she
shows her hurt when I leave without taking her.
(I think it makes her sick with worry when she
is not along to care for me.)

When I am wrong, she is delighted to forgive.
When I am angry, she clowns to make me smile.
When I am happy, she is joy unbounded.
When I am a fool, she ignores it.
When I succeed, she brags.
Without her, I am only another woman.

With her,
I am all-powerful.
She is loyalty itself.
She has taught me the meaning of devotion.
With her, I know a secret comfort and a
private peace. She has brought me understanding
where before I was ignorant.
Her head on my knee can heal my human hurts.
Her presence by my side is protection against
my fears of dark and unknown things.

She has promised to wait for me...
whenever... wherever in case I need her.

And I expect I will as I always have.

She is just my dog.
– Gene Hill