Kira Joya’s Blog

Healthy and Wealthy

Posted in Holistic Healing, SAHM, WAHM by Alissia on May 9, 2009

Busy! Busy! Busy! That describes my life for the next month. The craziness of summer has begun already. May started off with a bang and it’s just going to keep going and going. Last week was spent at my sister’s house. We had the kids’ pictures taken and Kira and I had an appointment with a holistic practitioner that my sister sees regularly. She muscle tests for food allergies, environmental allergies, and a wide array of other conditions. She also muscle tests to see what holistic healing methods your body needs at that time (essential oils, vitamins, minerals, homeopathics, etc.) I had my first session with her and we discovered that one of my main issues is a full body yeast overgrowth. I also have allergies to quite a few foods…a lot of them are nuts. She prescribed for me a custom set of points (KI Method or Jin Shin Jytsu) to do everyday for 10 days. She also prescribed two homeopathic remedies (Tobacco Detox and Pain), some flax seed oil, some zinc, some Grapefruit Seed Extract, and some essential oils (Pink Grapefruit and Rose Geranium). To alleviate the food allergies, she gave me a recipe for making a homeopathic remedy for each food. (If anyone wants this remedy, please comment and I will send it to you…it’s definitely worth a try.) Hopefully, after I follow all of her suggestions, I will be yeast and allergy free and on my way to perfect health. I’m feeling very optimistic about this, especially since others have had such a positive experience when working with her. I will keep you posted on the results.

Anyway, this weekend we’re off to Atlantic City and then to my in laws at the Jersey Shore for Mother’s Day, next weekend back to my sister’s house for my niece’s second birthday party. Can I keep up? I think I can, I think I can…Actually, I’m pretty sure I can keep up and maybe I can even win a little money in the process. I may not have any new jewelry pieces for a few weeks and I may struggle to find the time to update my blog, but I think I will be OK. As far as I’m concerned, these are good problems to have. I’m excited to see the ocean again…it’s been awhile! It’s so calming and awe inspiring to be at the shore. I love it! It’s one of my favorite places to be. Maybe I will have some good photos to share when I return. Well, I’m off to start the whirlwind…

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Try and Try Again

Posted in beads, Jewelry, Kira, SAHM, WAHM by Alissia on April 18, 2009

Earlier today I spent an unreasonable amount of time trying to find a theme that I liked for this blog. If the same person were to have checked this page 20 times today, they probably wouldn’t have seen the same format more than once. My vast numbers of followers must have been really confused. I found myself not liking any of the WordPress pre-made templates. There was something wrong with each of them. If you choose a custom header, then you can’t choose custom colors or lettering and some of them have just a title, no subtitle….ARGH!! It sucks to be such a perfectionist sometimes. I guess I will just have to learn some coding so I can do it myself. I settled on this theme, because I could use one of my photos as a header. However, I could not change the brown lettering and that bugs me!! Oh well, I think I will deal with it until I am a little more comfortable with the whole blogging realm….then I will do the whole custom thing.

Pieces of my latest creation

Pieces of my latest creation

I feel like I spend more time on the computer talking about making jewelry and finding out how to market it than I do actually making it. Here are the pieces of a necklace I intended to start on tonight. Now, I find myself writing on my blog instead. The beads are multicolored tourmaline and the squares and cubes are Hill Tribe silver. I think it’s going to be awesome when it’s done. The thing is, it was already done once. I hadn’t finished it totally…it still needed to have the clasp put on and the beads were not secured in place. One little 4-year-old hand swooped in and a little voice said, “Mommy, what’s this?” I heard lots of little tiny pings as each bead hit the floor. Nooooooo! Oh well, gotta start over. Look at this face, it’s hard to be mad at this face…well, sometimes not so hard. You know what I mean. Tomorrow I will make this necklace and I will post a photo of the finished piece.

Kira

Kira

One more thing to share before I go…I’m so excited!!! I signed up for the wire wrapping class that I talked about in a previous post. Here’s a link to the piece we are going to make in the Beadfest Wire class. The class itself was very reasonably priced…however, all of the equipment to make the piece seems to add up rather quickly. I just chalk it up to the betterment of my skills. If I am to grow as an artist, I need to learn new techniques. I will post photos of my bangle after the class…I hope it looks at least somewhat like the one in the picture. I’m so ready…I wish it was tomorrow. Sadly, I have to wait two weeks, but I have plenty to keep me occupied in the meantime.

So long, farewell, alvedersain, good night! (and yes, I like show tunes!)

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