Thursday, March 24, 2011

I gave in...

I gave in and finally started a tumblr,

you can follow me here:

http://gemsandbeer.tumblr.com/

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

ATCs

Every once in a while I make ATCs (Artist Trading Cards) when I have the time.
Here are some recent ones that I made for some swaps on Atcsforall.com
My username is MyNameisJenn there, if you ever want to trade ;)



Tuesday, February 1, 2011

January giveaway winner!

After 105 entries,

The winner of my January Giveaway with the help of random.org is...

Auqakuh!!

Congrats! I'll be emailing you shortly to find out which color owls you would like :)

Thanks to everyone who entered!!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Barenaked Ladies - One Week (Video)



Just love singing along to this song!

Monday, January 17, 2011

January Giveaway: Win some owls! :)

Hello All,

It's been a little while since I've done a giveaway and so for this one,
One winner will win a pair of owl stud earrings in their choice of color :)




These owl earring are handmade by me out of polymer clay and silver plated post earrings!

How to enter (please leave your email with each entry)...

Mandatory entry: Tell me one of your new years Resolutions for 2011!

Extra entries (you can do as many as you wish):
-Follow this Blog via Google Friend Connect (leave your username) -1 extra entry
-Favorite my etsy shop JennTRC-1 extra entry
-Follow me on Twitter here! and Tweet the giveaway (please include @jennrach and the link to the giveaway in your tweet) Only one tweet per day please! -1 extra entry per tweet!
-Blog about giveaway and receive 2 extra entries! Post your link and leave two separate comments!
-Make a purchase from my etsy shop JennTRC and receive 5 extra entries!

Giveaway ends on Monday, January 31st.

"I Have A Dream" Martin Luther King



Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

How to make Banana Oatmeal Facial Mask!

Browsing through my Cabinets and Refrigerator, I came up with this for an at home Facial Mask for my dry skin.


You will need:
2 Tablespoons of Oatmeal
1/4 of a Banana
1 Tablespoon of Honey
1 Tsp of Fresh Lemon Juice



1. Mix Oatmeal and the Banana, mush the banana with a fork or use a food processor if you like.
2. Add the honey and Lemon juice.
3. Mix, Mix, Mix :)
--Note: If the mask is too runny for your liking, feel free to leave in your refrigerator for a little while to thicken if up.
4. Apply to your face. I leave my mask on for 15-20 minutes and then rinse with warm water.




Now the skin on your face should feel refreshed ;)

Home - Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros Acoustic Cover (Jorge & Alex...



How cute is this!? I just love it.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Etsy picks: Rings!

This morning, walking down the steps of my apartment and out onto the sidewalk, my clumsy self slipped and fell in the snow and I felt one of my rings fly off! I've searched the area of snow several times and to the point where I confused the postman (as he thought I was waiting for him). So long little silver ring, hopefully I still can find you when the snow melts.

If anyone in Lawrence, finds a silver ring in the snow that's a size 7...it's mine ;)

On account of my story above and the fact that many people I know are getting engaged...

My etsy picks for today are rings that I found and love!

Without further ado, some etsy rings:


Citrine 925 Sterling Silver Ring via yeganeart


Pink Drusy Ring via LvoffStudio


Lapis Lazuli Ring via KatrinasJewel


Large Turquoise and solid .925 Sterling Silver Ring via curiouswing


Pink Tourmaline Ring Sterling Silver and 18k Gold via Forkwhisperer


Hard Candy Ring- Gold Garnet via hperl


Hulali - Designer Druzy Quartz and Oxidized Sterling Silver Ring via blacksanddesigns

Such beautiful rings on etsy :)

My skin is so dry (home remedies)

My skin is so so dry, I can literally feel my skin peeling off my face when the cold Kansas wind hits it!

So I've looked up some home remedies for Dry Skin and thought I'd share...

Egg Yolk, Orange Juice, Olive Oil, Lime Juice:
Prepare a fine mixture by adding 1 egg yolk, 1 teaspoon of orange juice,1 teaspoon of olive oil, few drops of rose water and some drops of lime juice. Apply this well prepared mixture on the face in the morning 15 minutes before taking bath. This is very useful home remedy for dry skin.

Banana:
Mash a ripe banana and apply it on the face and neck. Leave it for sometime and then wash the face with lukewarm water. This is a best dry skin cure.

Cream, Rose Water, Lime (for Lips):
For dry and chapped lips the best home remedy for dry skin is to massage lips with a little cream of milk by adding few drops each of rose water and lime juice every night before going to bed.

Grapeseed Oil:
Massaging the skin with grapeseed oil is the best and effective method for dry skin.

Castor Oil or Avocado Oil:
Dry skin remedy - In severe cases of dry skin castor oil or avocado oil is highly beneficial.

Green Clay Powder, Raw Honey:

Blend together 1 teaspoon green clay powder and 1 teaspoon raw honey and apply this well prepared mixture to your face, avoiding the eye area. Leave it on for fifteen to twenty minutes, then wash well with lukewarm water. This dry skin remedy is very simple and one of the effective home remedies for dry skin.

Recipes via Natural Home Remedies

Have you tried any of these? Know any other home remedies for dry skin, feel free to share :)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Etsy Shop Update!

I updated my etsy shop, here are two new pairs of earrings:




You can check out the rest of my new listings here: my shop

Monday, January 10, 2011

GLEE - "Teenage Dream" Full Performance!



This makes me want to watch Glee. Do any of you watch it?

Friday, January 7, 2011

Better than ice cream..



Dannon Light & Fit yogurt is currently one of my favorite things. I buy the packs where each yogurt cup is only 60 calories each and it's heavenly to eat!
My favorite flavors are vanilla, strawberry banana and blackberry.

I used to eat Dannon vanilla all the time with a dab of pure honey and some granola. Maybe I will have to start doing that again ;)

Do you like yogurt? What's your favorite kind/flavors?

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Etsy picks: Teeth!

In honor of going to the dentist today, here are some etsy items based around teeth! Enjoy!


Silver Wisdom Tooth .925 cast necklace via billyblue22



Smile Hand Painted Tooth Fairy Box via omgurl


Brass teeth Ring via AMictlan


Tiny Tooth via Sweetlittlefelt


Sugar Skull Wood Brooch via rapscalliondesign

Find any cool "Teeth" or "Tooth" themed items...feel free to share ;)

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Watercolor table...

Found this off of a link from buzzfeed this morning,


Isn't it beautiful? I just love seeing people mix colors and their color palettes.

It's from this tumblr post by canadaaustin

Get free Zoya nail polish!!




Get free Zoya Nail Polish...That's right! Zoya is having a promotion that if you like their facebook fan page and then head over to their website with the code "FB2011" you can pick any 3 bottles of nail polish and only pay for shipping! Super cool! :)

But hurry, this promotion ends January 7th at 11:59 EST.

My picks were Yasmeen, Suvi, And Pru :)

You can check out all the madness on Zoya's facebook page
here

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Far East Movement ft. The Cataracs - Like a G6 Official Music Video



This song is really stuck in my head, but what a terrible music video. So lame.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy 2011!




Happy New Year!
It's officially 1/11/11 today, how cool is that?!

I hope everyone has a wonderful year filled with many great things! :)