Sunday, February 16, 2014

Wow Wow Weddings Submission - By Dena Miller


I wanted to spotlight our very first 
submission!

My good friend Dena Miller got married on Valentine's Day
(HOW ROMANTIC IS THAT!?!)
and she made a lovely video highlighting the magical moments of her special day 
with her now husband Jimi. 

Please check out her video post below, 
as well as her 


I hope you enjoyed this segment of 
WOW WOW WEDDINGS! 



Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day! 2014


Did you have a good Valentine's Day?
Did you get some fragrant flowers or some yummy chocolate's from your sweetheart?
I spent the past 2 days in my studio creating some cute little wooden heart ornaments for my mom's party that she has been planning for the past month...

I bought some little wooden hearts, I got about 20 in a bag for about $3 at the Hobby Lobby around the corner.  Aren't they so adorable!?!?


I added some terms of endearment and some glitter
for some extra 
MAGIC!!


KISS ME
BE MINE
LOVE
XOXO


you are such a 

CUTIE!


Won't you 

BE MINE?


Gems make them shine so nicely!


I added some lace so I could hang these cute little hearts as ornaments, and put some decorative bows on top to cover the imperfections...

   
   Not only did I spent some time in my studio the past couple days, 
This morning I spent some time in the kitchen with my mom 
making some DELICIOUS treats for her Valentine's Day 
Party!


I made some 
RED VELVET CUPCAKES


With some cute little heart sprinkles 
and hot cinnamon gummy hearts to top them off! 


I added them to my 3 tier platter...
I ran out of the pink frosting so I made a few without.  


I had some snowflake baking stencils on hand, so I made the pattern with some powdered sugar.
The tier was topped with a beautiful light up mechanical angel.



Don't forget about the hand dipped chocolate covered heart shaped marshmallows and we did make some hand dipped strawberries but by the time I took my pictures, they were already chilling in the fridge...


We even hand dipped some chocolate covered pretzel tips with sprinkles as well and laid them in a bed of sweet red licorice!!
The party is about to begin! 


 

What is this party missing? 
OH! I KNOW!
A cocktail OF COURSE!!!


Here is a recipe for the

LOVE MARTINI
1 1/2 ounces of Coconut Rum
1 ounce peach schnapps
2 ounces cranberry juice

Mix that altogether and serve chilled with 1 strawberry cut into halves as a garnish! 

I hope you enjoyed all of these yummy treats today, and I hope you all had a
LOVELY VALENTINE'S DAY!!


Tuesday, February 4, 2014

NEW BOHEMIAN MAGIC OFFICIAL SITE!!

HELLO LOVELIES!!!

So I did it, I took the plunge! 
I have registered an OFFICIAL DOMAIN for La Boheme Magique!
I have big plans for my "company" and I think everything should really start with a home base.
This place is now going to be "home base" 
I have some things in the works as far as re launching my E-Mag "Abra-zine!" with the help of some lovely people, and I want 2014 to be the year that I launch my Etsy Store.

I think I'm just scared, but I won't conquer that fear unless I just jump in! So here goes nothin...
But yea, my official site is all set up, so now I will be taking further steps very soon!

HERE'S TO 2014!!! 

Oh Yea! AND CLICK THE BUTTON BELOW TO VISIT MY NEW OFFICIAL SITE! :-)


Ta Ta for Now! 

Justina 
xoxo

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

BECOME A WILD SISTER TODAY!!


I am SO so SO so SOOOOOo EXCITED!!

Do you know why that is? 

Vintage Dragonfly


A WILD SISTER, YOU ASK?

Well, I want to let you in on a little secret....

I have discovered something so absolutely life changing, and exciting, and I am SOOOOO happy and honored to be representing this new tribe of women!  It just makes you feel SO EMPOWERED on a daily basis! I have never found a more positive haven than this.  It is an E-Mag and Social Network unlike any other! JUST FOR WOMEN! No Boys Allowed :-X !



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Are you ready to nourish your soul with wildness, inspiration + sisterhood? Step into your power with a tribe of Wild Sisters cheering you on every step of the way! Are you ready to love yourself, follow your bliss and change the world? 

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

HOMEMADE SUGAR SCRUB! (Good for Dry Winter Skin and YOU CAN EAT IT TOO!)


So I know it's been quite awhile since I last posted.  The last time I posted was at the start of September,  the seasons were changing, summer to fall, I was sick as a dog.... Man am I glad THAT is over.  I think it was a combination of things.  But I think it mostly had to do with the Ragweed in the atmosphere! I think it was just an allergic reaction, that went way too far... Man I don't wish that on ANYONE, how horrible! Now I am back, way more healthy, started taking my vitamins regularly, and really listening to my body, taking it easy when I'm under the weather, instead of pushing myself.

Now it is the NEW YEAR! 
Happy 2014 EVERYONE!

Hope you had a great NYE, I had a nice relaxing one, and Avi and I also celebrated our 5th Year Anniversary on New Year's Day, by lying in bed all day and doing absolutely nothing, lol.  It was lovely! 

So It is officially WINTER, and my skin actually isn't TOO dry, except for one odd little patch on my right arm.  It started off looking like a zit, and me being the skin picker I am, decided to try to pop it and pick away at it, and then it turned into a larger patch that started to look like eczema. I showed it to my aunt and cousin because my cousins get eczema and she told me to try sugar scrubs.



So then a lightbulb went off in my head
 (she calls me lightbulb face hahah!) 
I decided to kind of research how to start making my own 
Sugar Scrubs out of 
ALL NATURAL INGREDIENTS! 

The problem with store bought sugar scrubs is that they are loaded with CRAP!  They are filled with tons of chemicals to improve shelf life, change their scent, or color.  All of those chemically fragranced cancer cocktails are totally not good for your skin, and most tend to make my skin either too greasy, oily, or even more dry and itchy!! Not to mention suffocate your pores! Your skin is the largest organ you have so, it's important to feed it things that are going to hydrate and make it glow!! 

So the past couple days I have spent some time in my kitchen with just a few practical ingredients that you can find in your kitchen pantry or fridge!! 

Let's get started! 

Ingredients

2 TBSP Raw Organic Sugar 
(Should be Brown in color)

1 TBSP Extra Virgin Olive Oil 

1 TBSP of the Juice from Half of a Small Lemon

1 Biotin Caplet (1000mgs) 


Step 1 
Find a small jar for your concoction! 
Make sure it is clean before you use it, 
I just rinsed mine out with some palmolive dish soap.
Make sure it is completely dry before you add your sugar to it, 
cuz you don't want it to clump! 

Step 2 
Measure out your 2 TBSPs of Organic Raw Sugar and 
add it to your mason jar!
Doesn't it sparkle so beautifully?!?


Step 3
Measure out your 1 TBSP of Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
Place it in a small cup to the side.
Measure out your 1 TBSP of Fresh Lemon Juice 
from half of a small lemon.
Place that in a separate small cup, to the side.


Step 4 

Take your 1000mg Biotin Caplet 



and crush it into a fine powder
using a mortal and a pestle! 


Now I am not sure if biotin will work as a topical, and I have looked for some information on this all over the place.  It is unknown whether it works as a topical or not... But I figure it can't hurt. Although, it is best if the caplets are taken orally. Follow the directions on the bottle for dosage information! Biotin is good for hair, nails, and skin, so why not add it to our concoction!? 
(You can find Biotin caplets at any health food store, or in the vitamin aisle at almost any pharmacy!)

Now that all of our ingredients are prepped and set out for us to use readily, here is what you do!

Stir in a little drop of olive oil and mix that up until it's all mixed in. Then add some lemon juice till it's all mixed up evenly as well. The sugar will start to look crumbly...  Then more olive oil, more lemon juice, stirring evenly until it starts looking more goopy.  You may or may not even need the full teaspoons of both oil and lemon.  If it ends up too watery, then add more sugar back in!  

 I kind of experimented with my textures.  I tried one in a more crumbly texture, and one in a more goopy texture.  Try them both out for yourself and see what you like the best! 

You could also add essential oils for scent, or healing properties.  Some like to add chamomile, or lavender... 
I didn't have any of these things on hand, so I just kept it simple for now! 

There are many ways you can do these sugar scrubs! Get creative!

Instead of Olive Oil, try Coconut Oil!! 
Coconut Oil is SO good for your SKIN!
Instead of lemon juice, try the fresh juice from an orange! 
It is YOUR sugar scrub, do what you want with it! 

Here is the texture I ended with...


Now take a small dollop in your hand and massage into dry areas of skin!  Don't those little sugar crystals tickle your skin!!?!  It feels so soothing!! Scrub for a minute or two, then rinse with cool water, and pat skin dry with a cloth towel.

Store your jar at room temperature, and be sure to stir your mixture before each use! 

Now here is one thing you can do with homemade spa products, 
that you can't do with those store bought cancer cocktails...

TASTE YOUR PRODUCT!!!

Yup, that's right, 
YOU CAN EAT IT TOO!!!!
(I think I just about ate half of my concoction, omg it's so yummy and lemony, sugary, sweet!)

Now, if you can EAT a product , 
then it MUST be safe! 

100% NATURAL INGREDIENTS! 

Try it, Enjoy it!
HAVE FUN SUGAR SCRUBBING!

Let me know if you try this, and also if you try it with 
other natural ingredients! I'd love to know what you come up with 

Please also check out my good friend Dena's video for her yummy coconut oil sugar lip scrub!


:-)

Thanks for reading! 


Wednesday, September 11, 2013

September Poem

Summer is coming to an end
August was so bittersweet


  

Enjoy the days, 
they're dwindling down
and cooling off the heat...


Come rest under a canopy 
of flowers smelling sweet...
Come watch the faeries acrobat 
and fly lightly off their feet


Will you miss these summer days 
Of carefree relaxation?


Or do you look for Autumn Fairies 
with anticipation?


September brings the equinox
The start of autumn harvest 


The changing of the leaves 
beautiful reds, yellows, and oranges...


I can't wait for FALL!!
Can You?
:-)

PROJECT UPDATE: Welcome Mat

I know it's been quite awhile since I started this project, and it took me awhile to finally bring it into completion.  I apologize for leaving you hanging on this! However, the end of August has been a whirlwind with some special guests, other blog posts filled with recipes, and my never ending health battle....

Well I'm sure a lot of my readers are wondering why I am ALWAYS sick with "Upper Respiratory Infections"... Well I have been to the Dr. three times in the past 3 weeks, and I am still not showing signs of recovery. So what IS wrong with me, you ask? Apparently, I have asthma, and was never diagnosed! So the past 3 weeks or so, have been trial and error with different medications, and so far nothing seems to be working. I have just been super miserable all month long, as it has been flared up, and it might have something to do with the ragweed floating around this season. I had a blood test yesterday to test for allergens, so hopefully we can find out what exactly is irritating my respiratory tract. Well enough of that crap...  

I wanted to update you on my project that I have been trying to finish! 

Do you remember this!?


THE WELCOME MAT!


I started painting it at the beginning of August...


I used acrylics, as well as some metallic and glitter paint to give it some sparkle!


I painted the flowers and surrounding stones all beautiful vibrant colors!
It kind of looks like stained glass, doesn't it?


I used some of the dry brushing technique I learned in Kathy Monaco's painting class 
with my Aunt Fi Fi! Do you see how I dry brushed a darker shade of orange around the yellow bricks to give it some depth?


Here is the finished product!! 
My mom is going to love it!
I am going to finish it off with a sealing spray, this way it can be placed outside and endure different kinds of weather....