A Gem of a Deal

Went to the flea market with my aunt and uncle this past Sunday and I found the best deal. I have been looking for shelves to display my gemstones on, but could not find a resonably priced one. But alas, I found a beauty.

Got this little baby at the low price of $10.00 and it looks lovely directly in front of my desk. I can enjoy the beauty and the energy as I work. Woohoo!

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Love Saves Lives

desktop-1418309390I have been in a bit of a funk lately. So many things I used to enjoy just aren’t working for me right now. I think it is because of the extremely intense waves of darkness and negativity swarming around nearly everyone.

I spend a lot of time on Facebook, it is how I keep in touch with my friends and family, and it is how I find things to laugh about and smile. But ever since the campaigning started, there has been a drastic decline in positive and funny posts. Everyone is so angry.

And the violence, both physical and emotion. The fiasco with Ellen DeGeneres and alleged racism. Really? Pleeease!

And don’t get me started on the olympics. The racism, the sexism, the flagrant disrespect for the feelings of others. It isn’t about the sports any more, its all about sensationalizing the bad things that happen. The Phelps-Ledecky headline. The vicious Brazillian spectators who thought/think it is all right to boo whoever they choose…Renaud Lavillenie..come on, really? How little you must be to boo and hiss in such a dramatic venue as to make a grown man cry while being watched by the entire world. You nasty little pissants! Sorry, but that is just evil.

I want my world back. I want to feel the love of my friends and family. I KNOW for a fact that love makes a difference. It saves lives. It saved mine.

Look at the homeless victims in Louisiana. It seems like Mother Nature has it out for the Cajun state and I just want to slap her in the head and tell her to leave those people alone. Same with the people in Pakistan. They have endured months of rain and what little so many had has been washed away.

All of those people need to know they are loved and supported. Let’s stop fueling the hate and negativity by ignoring the stupid media antics and focus on sharing our love and healing energy with people who need it the most. It’s our love that will save those people in need. Don’t close your heart or your sense of giving off to those in need. Give what yoou can, when you can. Do what you can, when you can.use-your-voice-for-kindnessyour-ears-for-compassionyou-hands-for-charityyour-mind-for-truthand-your-heart-for-love-kindness-quote

We’ve got to put love back into the equation or we are all doomed. I don’t want to be doomed. I want to see joy and I want to see peace, and more than anything, I don’t want there to be so many people in need, physically or emotionally. I want to love and I want to be loved.

#LoveSavesLives

 

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Come and Buy My Handmade Crafts

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#lovetrumpshate

Several days ago I wrote a ridiculously negative post on facebook. I’m not sorry I did it, but looking back I wish I could have found a more positive way to express my feelings. I am feeling better and want to make up for my pissiness. Here are five links that are sure to make you smile.

I hope you will watch them, save them, share them, and watch them again when you start feeling down.

And maybe you could take a little time and do someting nice for someone else. Something totally awesome that, no matter how big or small the gesture/action, will add positive nergy to that person’s life. A new spin on the pay it forward idea.

Oh and if you choose to, maybe you could share this simple hashtag as a reminder to others that love is what we need.

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Smile:

 

 

 

Ozzy: Fried, or Fed Up?

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Okay, I am going to speak out about something that I am certain is weighing on the minds of most of the human race. What the hell is going on with Ozzy Osbourne?

Rumors are flying! Have he and Sharon split? Why would he leave? Why would HE leave? Was there an affair? Who had it? Would anyone be that surprised? I would!

I believe in Ozzy. I believe in his sobriety. I believe in his love for his wife and children. I believe in his loyalty to the fans that have stuck by him through all of his “living.”

Is Ozzy missing? Oh my gosh, where could he be? Fans are chomping at the bit, salivating for a new thread of gossip during this obviously slow news week. Speculation has toppled greater men…and women.

Here is what I think. I think Ozzy is sober. I think there is a perfectly good reason he left his home. Perhaps a trip, a business trip, a spa week. Could be any of these dreadful thing or so many more. And maybe the media has not been informed because it is none of their damn business where he is.

robyn_williams-depressionOr the poor confused man might be hiding from the frothing at the mouth “journalists” and photographers who track his every movement! He could have gone underground…with his wife’s blessing…to find some much needed and deserved peace and freaking quiet, away from prying eyes and whining, fainting, screaming, lunatic fans. Now this is not really a slam against his fans, but imagine if you had to live your life like that? I know he made a choice. But what choice did he make? I am CERTAIN he did not choose to be the butt of industry jokes, hounded by the media about things that are none of their damn business, or even to be the subject of criticism about the most mundane aspects of his life.

I think he perhaps he chose to be a family man (he has always stood by his family) a musician, and an entertainer. We put entertainers on these high ivory towers and then we hound them to death, sometimes I think literally. Yet we are shocked when they come tumbling down in a psychotic haze of self-destruction and extremely bad choices. No one can survive under the pressure we place on entertainers. This is how we show our respect and admiration?

Let it go people. Need someone to judge and gossip about? Take it into your family, your home. Everyone in your life above reproach? Nobody in your family to talk about? Don’t make speculating and gossip your super power…that would make you a villain, and not everybody likes a villain.

Shellbent for Teal

I am getting ready for my first jewelry selling event so I have been making all kinds of neat stuff. I am uploading a ton of things I made today, all with a teal theme. It is all for sale, so if you see something you want to purchase, just jot down the item number listed in the caption and pop me a note at karenlsyed@gmail.com . As always, shipping is free.

Since there are so many, I will post them in sections over the next couple days. Today is Bracelet Day. All one of a kind and they are 7-8″ stretch with no clasp.

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Silver Frosted Stretch Bracelet $6.00 (B-104)

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Silver Flash Stretch Bracelet $6.00 (B-103)

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Teal Pearl Stretch Bracelet $6.00 (B-105)

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Shell Teal Frost Stretch Bracelet $6.00 (B-102)

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Silver Sparkle Stretch Bracelet $6.00 (B-107)

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Topaz shell Stretch Bracelet $6.00 (B-106)

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Chunky Shell Topaz Stretch Bracelet $6.00 (B-100)

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Shell Sparkle Stretch Bracelet $6.00 (B-101)

 

Pearls for Pleasure

Today’s new item is a carryover from yesterday, but even better. I have taken the Pearl Delight pattern and added a matching necklace. I really do love this set, and pearls in general because you can easily dress them up or keep them casual. Too awesome! And don’t forget, if you want to order any of these items or anything else, you can use paypal.me/KarenSyed. Simply let me know what items and sizes you want.

I hope you will take a few moments and share my links and shop info with friends. So many people are waiting for transplants and a portion of the proceeds from my sales go to Donate Life as they struggle valiantly to educate people on the need for organ donors. Your purchase will help save a life.

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Pearl Delight Necklace 20″ size cusomizable $15.00 usd

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Pearl Delight Bracelet 7″ size customizable $10.00 usd

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Pearl Delight Earrings 2″ $6.00 usd

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Pearl Delight Set size cusomizable-necklace/bracelet $21.00 usd save $5.00 on full set