Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Local Indie: Products Of The Earth!


Products Of The Earth is a local Chicago company that sells haircare and bodycare products. They were selling their items at an event that I happened to be vending at also. And since I am such a "product junkie" I had to stop by their table and take a look at their products. Needless to say I liked what I saw because here I am writing about them. All of the products are natural and full of oils, butters, and herbs that are great for skin and hair. So of course I had to buy something. And though they had many products I was interested in trying I finally settled on the Herbal Hair Revitalizer and the Herbal Body Lotion. I have been using both these products since I got them and I really like them. I would definitely buy them again and next time I'll check out some of their other products. I am particularly interested in the Revitalizer Spray. Maybe I'll try that next! Hmmm! We'll see and I'll keep you posted.












Note: All photos are from the Products Of The Earth website-I will remove all photos if requested by representatives of the company

Monday, June 21, 2010

BGLH Naturals Meetup is June 26!

I will be selling my jewelry  in another BGLH natural hair meet up. It will take take place on June 26, 2010 and will last from 11 a.m. to 3pm and there's a $3. There will be a discussion about natural hair at 11 a.m. and you'll be able to check out the vendors at noon. The location is:
Little Black Pearl
1060 East 47th Street
Chicago, IL

If you are in the Chicago area please check out this event and you do not have to have natural hair to attend but If you have been interested in becoming natural and need encouragement or inspiration this is the event for you. Hope to see you there and here is the Facebook event page.
 http://www.facebook.com/find-friends/?expand=pymk&ref=hpb#!/event.php?eid=106168672762685&ref=mf

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Welp, I Have A Tumblr!

I opened a Tumblr account about a week ago. It's called Soap Fiending and it's
dedicated to soap and only soap. Soaps that I have, love, and also ones that I want to try. Check it out if you like. I only have two posts so far but that will change soon.
Oh, and spell check says that  fiending is not a word but it is where I come from. Lol.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Teeccino Herbal Coffee!

I like coffee, I really do but I've recently been trying to cut back on the caffeine a little bit-mostly because I hate having that feeling of dependency.  And although I claim that I am not addicted and  just really love the taste,  I do seem to develop a headache and tiredness when I don't have coffee.

So I have decided to give coffee alternatives a try and one of the brands that I really enjoy is Teeccino which is an herbal coffee.  It is ground like regular coffee and you brew it the same way. And I must say that it tastes great and yields a deep, rich coffee-like beverage. Plus there are many flavors to choose from and my favorites so far are Vanilla Nut and Maya Chocolate.  An 11oz bag will run you about $8.99 on the website and there are also trial sizes for $2.00 a packet. I've also seen Teeccino in Whole Foods but I don't quite recall the price.

Oh, and I must mention their newest product called Tee-Bags which Teeccino in tea bag form. And they come individually wrapped so you can take them wherever you go. I have bought a couple of boxes and I was not disappointed. I got the same tastes with the convenience of a tea bag.  So, if you are interested in trying coffee alternatives I think Teeccino is a great choice and you can get a free sample by subscribing to their newsletter. Give it a try and let me know if you like it.

By the way, I know some of you might be wondering why I don't just drink decaf and the reason is simple-I like to try new things. And please note that I  have not totally given up coffee, I just don't drink it as much as I did. As a matter of fact I have not had a cup of coffee all week and I feel fine. No withdrawal headaches or drowsiness. Yay!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

I'm In a Etsy Treasury! Yay!

I, for the very first time, was added to an Etsy treasury by Kaylee Hull. It is called Blue Skies and Lemonade and features my Aqua Terra Jasper and Copper Earrings. I'm pretty excited because I've never been in a treasury before. Maybe I'll get a front page soon.That would be really great. A few sales would be nice too. I'm still trying to make it to 10 sale. Lol.  Anyway, please check out the treasury and don't forget to  click and comment!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

I'm Volunteering For Chicago Cares Serve-A-Thon!


Every year, for the past 17 years, Chicago Cares has hosted a day of service called the Serve-a-thon.  And this year I have decided to take part in it. On June 12, I and many other volunteers will meet at Soldier Field and then disperse to various Chicago Public Schools to revitalize and beautify (painting, building playgrounds, organizing libraries, etc...). And I must mention that I have been a member of Chicago Cares for a few months but I have not really done any volunteering yet. So when one of my twitter friends mentioned  they were starting a team for the Serve-a-thon and needed volunteers I jumped on it.

Now that I am team member I am supposed to recruit more volunteers and solicit donations. Our teams' goal for donations is $1000 and each member is personally challenged to raise $150. So far I have raised $20 with ten dollars being my own money. And the other $10 came from @Paintboxsoaps of Paintbox Soapworks  (you should check out this shop - great soaps and other products).

I am really hoping we reach our team goal and I want to reach my goal too. So in the next few days I am going to tweet, email, and update facebook asking people to volunteer and/or donate to our team so that we can help make Chicago Public Schools a little better. And I plan to make a larger donation too. Every little bit counts

If you would like to volunteer or  make a donation here is the link to our team page:
http://chicagocares.kintera.org/faf/search/searchTeamPart.asp?ievent=347877&team=3768483

And Here is my personal member page:
http://chicagocares.kintera.org/serve-a-thon2010/jazjewelz