Ten Things You Might Not Know About Me

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Fair Warning: This post isn’t so much about crystals as it is about me.  The reason I’m doing this post is b/c I’d like to connect & bond with my readers here, creating more of a personal connection. I feel that sometimes I forget that & leave some personal things out unintentionally.  At the same time I don’t want to get too personal & give you TMI or boring tidbits you just couldn’t care less about. You may be completely uninterested & are really just here for the crystals so I may be totally off track here but I’ll take a risk, throw caution to the wind & for the sake of having FUN, take a chance! That being said, this won’t be a regular thing either. 😉
The last thing I want is a dry and dull crystal blog…if you’re looking for that, you’ve landed in the wrong spot!
So let’s go!
1. I’ve worked some sort of job since I was 11 (babysitting!) & worked full-time paying my own way through college & grad school with no grants or loans. I lived with a roommate in an apartment in Miami & got a full time job when I was 17. I worked in department stores, then waitressed & finally bartended my way through college. No government assistance. It took me longer but at 25 I finally graduated with my bachelor’s degree in Biological Anthropology with an emphasis in Primatology & Geology. Later getting my Masters (started off with Geosciences later switching to Curriculum, Instruction & Technology) while still working full time as a Science Department Chair and teacher. You CAN do it!!

2. My hubby & I met when he was 14 & I was 13 in a bowling alley. I fell hopelessly in love but all we did was talk on the phone. It wasn’t meant to be since we didn’t go to the same school. The stars aligned just perfectly bringing us together just as I graduated high school & we were “just out of high school sweethearts” for one summer. He then moved to Los Angeles & my heart broke. 🙁 I thought of him every day for years & years. I went on with my life & had a serious relationship but as soon as it ended 8 years later…who did I call? My Frankie! He dropped what he was doing & met me & my BFF out that night & we’ve been inseparable ever since. We’ll be married 16 years this New Year’s Eve.  He’s quite literally the love of my life.♥

3. I have a SUPERBAD memory. OMG!! Its so bad that my friend’s have been telling me I have Alzheimer’s since I was in high school. But now its getting really really bad. I could be so much smarter if I could just remember shiz! Plus, my BFF always has to remind me of fun stuffs that happened when we were younger. I can never remember it!

4. I drank a glass of bleach thinking it was 7Up when I was 5 years old. *Wait! how did I remember that? LOL.* Got my stomach pumped & lived to tell the tale!

5. I’m 100% Italian. 1/2 Barese & 1/2 Sicilian. My parents both came over on the boat so I’m 1st generation American. I do speak Italian but its getting very rusty with no one to really speak it with on a regular basis. I miss you Nonni!

6. I wanted to be a dolphin trainer in high school. Instead, college got me interested in primates & I ended up working with them & just about every other animal as an animal trainer in the Miami Metro Zoo daily shows. 3 shows a day! Funnest job ever = Lowest pay ever!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. My favorite thing to wear these days is cool T-shirts!! I’ll wear rock tees (that would be “rock bands”, although I do have a T-shirt with actual rocks on it!!) but Geek tees are my ultimate! And my fav place to get them are ThinkGeek.com!! Woooooot! T’is a new favorite of mine!

8. I got into crystals very young. I remember leafing through a Smithsonian Museum book of my father’s at about the age of three, the amazing photographs of crystals and gems just stopped me in my tracks! I would leaf through that book over and over again, just staring until the pages were worn. Of course, I had no idea at the time what these beautiful objects were. I was just intrigued that something as gorgeous & perfect as a crystal could emerge from the dirt & rough rocks!

9. I don’t watch TV at all. I just find it all too mind-numbing. We subscribe to Netflix though & watch lots of documentaries (No Impact Man is a recent good one) or watch some shows via the Internet & our kick-but Google box streaming the Internet to our TV. We can watch the local news if need be through the digital antennae but very rarely find the need (except during hurricane season here in tropical Florida). I do read a hellalot of books though! Oh yeah…I have managed to get hopelessly addicted to Breaking Bad with no TV, go figure!

10. I banged my head! Between the ages of 17-19 one of my many jobs was as a TicketMaster (diff. name back then, can’t remember…LOL!) sales girl & record store clerk. My friends & I went to EVERY Heavy Metal concert that hit town during that time period since I could get the tix right away. This was circa 1986-88. I won radio contests, back stage passes, my luck was superb!! I tried hard to win but I also KNEW that I would win…& I would! *law of attraction Party Peeps* I even won a limo ride+ dinner + back stage passes to a Bon Jovi/Cinderella concert. Yes, met them all (& lost the photos!!!) Because it was Valentine’s Day, I brought by boyfriend at the time (not Frankie) instead of my BFF, Cathy! I think she still wants to kill me!! What an idiot I was!

[caption id="attachment_3474" align="aligncenter" width="604"] Me & Cathy, circa 1987, going to Poison, Cinderella & Stryper![/caption]

OK, that was a fun little detour. We’ll be back to our regularly-scheduled crystal posts next time. Promise!!

  • Do we have anything in common, Jelly Bean? Please comment on it below.
  • Tell me something fun about YOU that I don’t know!

With an Open Heart. Mwwwaaaah!♥

Spiritual Adventures!

Hibiscus Moon ceremony, chakras, cleansing, Crystal Healing, divination, energy work, Everyday/Personal Stuffs, Fun, spirituality 2 Comments

Hey Crystal Hotties! Guess what? The Monster Gem Elixir eKit is THIS CLOSE to being released!! I know you’re just gonna love it.
In the meantime, this is the last of the footage from Arizona this year…I promise!! Just thought you might like to see some gorgeous sites, some rock stacking, some dowsing and some medicine wheel. Enjoy!

There’s about 1 more week to sign up for Crystal Therapy for Prosperity & Abundance. If you’d like to learn more about using crystals as powerful tools to make massive shifts in your mindset & to learn simple daily practices that are like adding rocket-fuel to abundance potential…then join us for an ENERGY-packed LIVE class online: Crystal Therapy for Prosperity & Abundance, Tues., May 1 at 8pm, EST.

How Do You Store Your Crystals?

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Are your crystals & stones out sparkling away, safely stored or simply gathering dust?

This is what I used to do (3 years ago)…but no more:

So, how many of you Crystal Hotties have your crystals, rocks, stones & goodies constantly out & exposed, or whether you like to have them kept in safe places & only get them out for those special occasions…like healing & meditation work?

Or like my friend & Crystalline Cohort, Cindy, says:
“Sometimes you want to just play & bond with them.”
I can totally relate! Ever have the need to do that? heeheee!

I keep most of mine out where I can look at them & purely enjoy them & where they are free to do there thing.

So where do I keep them?:

  • I’ve moved some of my more delicate or expensive pieces into my China cabinet to keep little kiddy hands off of them when they come to visit (thy can’t RESIST!!)
  • Some are busy working in crystal grids
  • Some smaller pieces are stored away in that wooden box in the vid up above with a cloth lining just to keep them all where I can easily find them
  • There’s my programmed crystal that’s always stored away SAFE & SOUND to hold its program better: I wrote a whole post recently on some changes I’ve implemented with that & why
  • There are others sprinkled around the house for various reasons (EMF protection, projecting good vibes, a little feng shui & a couple in my purse & car)

So what do you like to do, My Sweets? Please share more in the comments below! We love to share & read this stuffs!

Tucson Crystal Memoirs of 2012

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In February, my Sweet Hub & I make an annual trek to Tucson, Arizona to shop for the most exquisite crystals in the world for all my GORGEOUS SPARKLY Crystal Hotties. I have to tell you, this is a pretty Sweet Gig!! Mucho fun!!

[caption id="attachment_2838" align="aligncenter" width="300"] …this year we took a road trip over to Sedona[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2848" align="aligncenter" width="640"] I brought my quartz pendant & we used it to cleanse our chakras while we meditated at the vortexes!!![/caption] [caption id="attachment_2850" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Hiking up to Bell Rock to find some Sedona red rocks to take home.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2851" align="aligncenter" width="300"] With Kim Carlsberg on our way to meditate at the vortexes.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2857" align="aligncenter" width="253"] After our UFO Sky Tour in Sedona with Kim (complete with night vision goggles) we had to hit this diner!! *yes, we did see UFO’s!*[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2852" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Readying for our Pink Jeep tour.[/caption]

I am so grateful to the Universe for being able to live out these AMAZING experiences while here in Mother Earth School!

Have you been to Arizona for the Tucson Gem Show or nay other reason? How did you like it? Any favorite spots, tips, etc.? Please share with the group. We’d love to know!

Sparkly Blessings!