Saturday, December 22, 2012

Merry Christmas from FEST!

Monday, December 3, 2012

December's Em-Powering Days

If you are not familiar with Ellen Whitehurst then you should be!
Ellen Whitehurst is a Better Living Expert and is recognized as the country's premier expert in Feng Shui and other empowering modalities.
If you would like to know more about Ellen Whitehurst, you can subscribe to or read her website.
And as part of this month activities, we would like to share our picks from the Florida Etsy Street Team to help your Shuistrology for this month.

DECEMBER 2  Sun opposing Jupiter makes this a great day to do some holiday prepping and planning and maybe even a little decorating too. Feng Shui says that if/when you hang garland, you should always hang it at a ‘smiling’ angle with the ends pointing up creating a small swag. Speaking of swag, this cure’s got it in spades. See decorations that have ends hanging down can subtly influence moods and energies to head in that same direction, but, things that are hung so that they ‘lift’ do the same to holiday spirits.
WOODEN CHRISTMAS SIGN - "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" on distressed green w/ red & white wood

DECEMBER 10   Mercury the Messenger slides on over into Sagiittarius where the chatty planet will stay until New Year’s Eve. Generous Jupiter in Gemini is in mutual reception to Mercury all month so that means that all your communications, commitments and ideas will be inspirational, expansive and outstanding. Dream BIG and then share them with anyone interested. And don’t forget that hanging a round and faceted clear quartz crystal either over where you sit or over your computer on your desk can exponentially help those expansive efforts along.
Backpack Charms Purse Charms Key Dragonfly Star Dreams

DECEMBER 11  Mercury squaring off against Neptune! Now, now, why can’t these two just make nice? As clear as the communications field was yesterday is as cloudy as it could be today. Cross all your ‘t’s and dot all your ‘i’s while making sure you have the 411 on every little thing. And then see yesterday’s Shui to help today’s efforts along as well. Ps . . . if you’re sending gifts or cards today, just like a certain jolly ranger we know, check that list - - twice. Or don’t say that I didn’t warn you.
Christmas Cards - Set of 4 - team FEST

DECEMBER 13  SUPER STELLAR HOLLY-DAY! Today really will feel like a holiday! And you know you can find out how and why only if you’re a newsletter subscriber. WHAT? YOU’RE NOT? Hurry - - get to and sign up for my free newsletter so you will never be without this empowering info again!
Boardwalk Hotel Christmas Tree - Walt Disney World Orlando, Florida 8x12 Fine Art Photograph

DECEMBER 14   Mercury trine Uranus makes this a brilliant breakthrough sort of a day! Following hot on the heels of the Super Stellar Day, well, this surely is a swell bunch of days. If you are flexible and in the flow you will find all sorts of opportunities opening to and for you today. Keep the front lights on. Inside and outside the front entryway to your living space. If you illuminate the pathways for opportunities to find you, they will LIGHT. YOU. UP.
Sunshine Print

DECEMBER 16   HAPPY HANUKKAH! Venus squares off against Neptune on this day so celebrations will be best enjoyed if they are easy and simple. Of course lighting NINE red candles in the ‘FAME’ area will get you some recognition and reward as the year begins to end. Lighting eight of them will get you blessed.
Gorgeous Vintage Indonesian Teak Long Candle Holder Wood Engraved Sides Votive or Tea Lights

DECEMBER 19  Venus trine Uranus. A very HAPPY day! Life is unexpectedly loving and good. Angels and cherubs are lucky symbols that will bless you life with good will and peace, exactly what today’s energies promise as well! How about you take an angel under your wing and place some representative of one anywhere in your living and/or sleeping space? Heaven on earth. Just like today.
The Herald Angel Fabric Postcard

DECEMBER 21  Winter Solstice. Sun enters Capricorn while also sextile Neptune today too. A most perfect night for an adventure! Or to decorate the tree with fruit (for a good harvest) and coins (for prosperity) while mistletoe is hung over the doorways to bring healing, peace and love. OR you can carve an image of the sun into the side of an orange or yellow candle and let it blow your intentions up in smoke. Or you can do both. And you should definitely do this: since today is not the end of the world, but, rather, the beginning of the evolution of expanded consciousness, hop on over to my facebook page and read the monthly Shuistrology to see what everyone of every sign should be doing to raise their vibe while taking total advantage of this amazing galactic alignment!
Chinese Coin Replica Brass Color 16mm pack of 20

DECEMBER 25  MERRY CHRISTMAS! Mars enters Aquarius and Uranus in is Aries. Sun squares Uranus as well. What’s it all mean? Don’t overindulge or give in to overwhelm. Keep cool, calm and collected and use side lighting or soft candles to keep easy energies flowing. The scent of cinnamon will do that too! Just boil a bit of the grated spice in water on the stove or spritz a little essential oil around.
Merry Christmas banner decoration mantle garland

DECEMBER 28  Full Moon in sensitive and caring Cancer. Pay down one debt before the New Year comes calling. Finishing up this year inviting prosperity to come and live with you during the next new one.
By the Light of the Blue Moon With Wolf Painting

DECEMBER 30  Sun conjunct Pluto / Sun sextile Saturn too. A great day to find bargains and/or to strike one too. Keep a little plastic bag of sea salt in your wallet to magnetize more money to it. Change the salt every 30 days to keep attracting cash and coin.
Ocean Waves Sea Salt Soap - Awkward Teenager Facial Soap

DECEMBER 31  Mercury enters Capricorn. Mars sextile Uranus. Mercury sextile Neptune. There’s a lot of sexting going on today. Moon in Leo. Jupiter trine Mars. HAVE A HAPPY AND WONDERFUL NEW YEAR, these planets promise all same. And don’t forget to put an image of a red bird by your bed tonight. Ancient traditions tells that whoever looks upon a red bird first thing New Year’s Day will get only good news all the rest of the following 365! My son and I wish you a wonderful, happy, healthy, loving and prosperous New Year!
Red Cardinal Velvet Christmas Ornament

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Raffle Bags Ready!!

The Baskets are ready for the Raffles this weekend at our Holiday Party!

Yeah Baby - a LOT of amazing stuff here to be GIVEN away THIS WEEKEND at

A BIG thank you to all of our awesome team members that donated these items and other supplies like

This awesome banner and all of the supplies from Beth at FROMBETHS along with supplies for our Pine Cone Project in the Elf Village portion of the event.
And thank you to Barbara of ANGELOCO for your most generous donations that got us all of these goodies
 to be used for the LOVE LETTERS project that we will be doing at the event as well!!
There are MANY more team members that have given their time and have given donations and I apologize if I do not have them all posted/mentioned - I just wanted to get some of these pics up so that all could see. Please DO NOT hesitate to give yourself a kudos and mention it here in comment and I will add in, I DO NOT want to exclude anyone but am just running out of brain matter these days :P

Monday, November 26, 2012

Pinecone Crafts from Sunshine Kids Craft Corner

Agh the Holiday time. So many fun and beautiful handcrafted things to make and do! This is a great little handmade pinecone ornament craft that you can so easily make with the special little one's in your world. Let that imagination run free with Pinecones~ here's what we came up with. Reindeer Pinecone Craft Ornaments Supplies 1. Pinecones from the Yard! 2. Glitter Pens in Various Colors 3. Carpet Cleaners in Various Colors 4. Little Pom Pom Balls in Various Colors 5. Sticks from Around the Yard 6. Leaves from Around the Yard 7. Googlie Eyes
Step 1 Using a little Glue ( Elmers or Glue Stick) Add Some Silly Googlie Eyes to your Reindeer Step 2 Once those Eyeballs on are there good. Grab a fun Colored Pom Pom for your Reindeers Nose
Step 3 Time for some fun Antlers. These can be made with sticks from yard ( very rustic and cute) OR you can also use carpet cleaners and bend them in fun shapes. Then find a snug little spot on each side of your pinecone to slide them in and add a little glue. Step 4 Reindeer like to be able to hear so grab some nice little leaves from the yard and walla! Reindeer Ears!
Step 5 Make a Hanger by taking two pipe cleaners and twisting them around one another ( like a candy cane spiral) and connect them to either side of the PineCone with a good Twist! Step 6 GLAM! Get out those kid friendly glitter pens and add some pizzazz to your handcrafted reindeer pinecone ornament.
SMILE and Happy Holidays FromBeths and the Sunshine Kids Craft Corner

Monday, November 19, 2012

Swag Bags for FEST HOLIDAY EVENT 2012

SWAG BAGS ARE READY!!! 100 uniquely designed - fun filled Bags, ready to be given out to 100 super lucky shoppers at our FLORIDA MARKET DAYS AND HOLIDAY PARTY!! The event will be held on December 1 and  December 2,  2012 at the  FLORIDA AGRICULTURAL MUSEUM !
The FLORIDA AGRICULTURAL MUSEUM is located in Flager County, on Old Kings Rd and we have a great selection of FLORIDA ETSY STREET TEAM  members that will be coming out to sell their wares and to celebrate the holiday season at our Holiday Party!
and we also have a great selection of team members that have sent in items to be included in our SWAG BAG giveaway! The donations keep coming in, but so far this is an example of what one might get in their bag -

so far:


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Florida Etsy Street Team 2012 Holiday Event:

This year, we are having our first HOLIDAY PARTY!!!
The FLORIDA ETSY STREET TEAM is getting together to spread the word, share some smiles and have some fun at the FLORIDA AGRICULTURAL MUSEUM:

Who's comin? ..Here is a list so far:
Chelsea Paterson
Debora Boyd
Koko's Jewelry
Binky Crowd
Perfect Scents
Emily Hazen
Wendy Cirrito
Sandra Heck
Ecclectic Home Designs
Artfully Yours
Florida Folk Art
Cindy Dennison

Thursday, November 1, 2012

November's Em- Powering Days

If you are not familiar with Ellen Whitehurst then you should be! Ellen Whitehurst is a Better Living Expert and is recognized as the country's premier expert in Feng Shui and other empowering modalities. If you would like to know more about Ellen Whitehurst, you can subscribe to or read her website. And as part of this month activities, we would like to share our picks from the Florida Etsy Street Team to help your Shuistrology for this month.

 NOVEMBER 1  According to the Catholic calendar today is called ‘All Saint’s Day’ and, well, since Venus, the planet of love is opposing Uranus, the planet of unexpected surprises - - relationships could be put to the proverbial test. Call on Saint Valentine to smooth out all forces seemingly beyond your control. Invoke Valentine’s intercession, three times, and ask that you be given strength and protection from any energies striving to separate you from your beloveds. Now, can I get an ‘Amen’??
All You Need Is Love KITCHEN Tea Towel

NOVEMBER 3   Venus squares off against powerful Pluto and adds to yesterday’s relationship strain. Take the pressure off and put the heat back into your love life. Light two pink candles in the ‘Romance/Relationship’ area of your bedroom and let them burn all the way down. As they get smoking hot, so will your relationship. Again.
Spiced Cranberry Soy Candle in Contemporary Glass Cube

NOVEMBER 4   I normally wouldn’t comment on Daylight Savings Time (“spring ahead/fall back”) but it’s my boy’s birthday and since he IS the light of my life, I thought I’d share a failsafe fertility cure: Place TWO elephant statues on the floor by the bottom of the bedroom door. Make sure that they are positioned as if they are walking INTO the bedroom. Place a small rock or stone on the back of each and pretty soon you’ll be saying “rock and roll, baby, rock and roll.” HAPPY 17th BIRTHDAY to the boy who saved my whole life, I hope that he gets all that happiness and love showered right back on him! 
Small Beaded Elephant keychain or ornament

NOVEMBER 6  Election Day and Mercury the Messenger goes retrograde. The last time this happened was the Bush/Gore election where the ‘chads’ were faulty and the Floridian vote even faultier still. Mercury will stay retrograde until November 26 - - could be we don’t see a new prez until after then. In other news, back up your computer and sit a clear quartz crystal somewhere close by. But know that crystal clarity and Mercury retrograde NEVER go hand in hand. Just sayin.
For Just That Moment - Bridal Necklace - Rock Crystal Stone Teardrop

NOVEMBER 9  TA DA! Super Stellar Day! Venus and Jupiter are involved and that means sweet sparkling miracles on this truly magical day. If you want to know the best and most effective ways to use these high vibes then you’ll have to get my free monthly newsletter. Subscribe away at! Then click on the SUPER STELLAR DAY icon and change your life!

NOVEMBER 11   Neptune, all full of fantasy and dreams, goes direct in its home sign of Pisces today after being retrograde since early June. It’s like the jailer just gave up the keys and the cell doors swing open. FREEDOM. If you’re still not feeling entirely and happily independent then be sure to clear the clutter in your closet and turn your shoes so that the toes are all facing out. As if those shoes are going to walk right out of that closet door. Sensing a theme?
Statue of Liberty New York Landmark Bead Sterling Silver LM016

NOVEMBER 13   New Moon Solar Eclipse in Scorpio. This eclipse as well as Mercury the Messenger squaring off against Neptune will mean different things for different signs. Some will be great energies and opportunities while others, well, not so much. Come to my Facebook page and find out where your sign stands and what you can do too!

NOVEMBER 17  Mars sextile Neptune makes this THE PERFECT DAY to return to a long ago dream and perform some CPR on it. Remember that dream you dropped in favor of paying the mortgage or the tuition or marrying the partner your parents so sorely wanted? Dig deep. Think of that dream and then make a small ‘Vision Board’ or ‘Treasure Map’ that focuses fully on that special intention. Make a mini collage of your hopes and wishes and blow your breath on it four times. CPR for the soul.
Guardian of her Dreams Print

NOVEMBER 21  Sun enters Sagittarius while Venus slides into Scorpio. Normally that would all be good news/good times but with the Sun also squaring off against Neptune we can’t tell what’s real and what’s not. Just the facts ma’am. And/or listen ONLY to your own gut hunches, instincts and intuition. Ask yourself this one simple question; “what is my intuition trying to tell me today?” Now, listen for the answer and then act on it. Carry on. 
Leather Flame Mask

NOVEMBER 22  THANKSGIVING DAY! I am so grateful to and for all of you that I have a special bonus and free THANKSGIVING DAY SHUI report just waiting for you over on my facebook professional page. - - believe me there is magic in this report and I ain’t just talking turkey here either! HAPPY HOLIDAY from my humble and grateful house to yours! XOXOXE
Pilgrim Owl Polymer Clay Bead Bow Center

NOVEMBER 23  Black Friday leads me to the golden mystic knot. Either draw a number 8 on its side (the infinity symbol) in gold ink or download an image of a golden mystic knot. Place this in the ‘WEALTH’ area of your dining room in order to activate extra abundance. We will also pre-release the SHUISTROLOGY FOR THE YEAR AHEAD 2013 to our audience ONLY today. Get yours at this special holiday discount while this price lasts! 
George money clip

NOVEMBER 24  Mars sextiles Saturn says that you can go ahead and start planning your life again - - just wait another three days until Mercury is out of retrograde before taking any definitive and empowered actions. Leave the front lights on though – inside and out – at least three consecutive hours a day – so that opportunity knows that you’re almost ready for it to come calling. Again. 
Gorgeous Vintage Indonesian Teak Long Candle Holder Wood Engraved Sides Votive or Tea Lights

NOVEMBER 26  Cyber Monday. Mercury goes direct in Scorpio and Sun trines Uranus. Ideas and inspirations abound. Talks will go amazingly well. Carry a bit of CROWN OF SUCCESS powder with you. A quarter cup of powdered sugar mixed with that same amount of cornstarch and then blended with 33 drops of pure basil essential oil. Stir with the index/pointer finger on your power hand (the one you write with) and stir 33 times in a clockwise direction. Shake some on your hands and carry some with you so you can be, well, crowned by and with success! Today it will be auspicious to take a powder! 
Holy Basil Tincture Vana Tulsi Extract 1 oz  - teamecoetsy

NOVEMBER 27  Mars conjunct Pluto means you make money. Hang a small bag of sea salt in the center of the outside of your front door. Leave it there for 30 days and dispose of outside the house. After cash and coin have moved in.
Aromatic Bath Salts Mermaid Sea Mist Fragrance