Monday, October 27, 2008

Honoring the rainbow crowd

I decided to honor the rainbow crowd by making a rainbow set of bags. so far I have only done a mini bag set of 6 but I can make the regular size at anytime.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

My bags hit the shower!

I just had to share this with you! One of my customers came up with a new use for my eco-friendly mesh produce bags... she uses it to store things in the shower so all those little bits and pieces aren't always getting under her feet! She sent me this photo to show me - isn't it great?!
Check out my Etsy shop: FickleFaerie - I have these bags in so many colors... to suit just about any bathroom color scheme!!

The possible symptoms of menopause

Menopause is not fun :( I just turned 50 this October and the menopause hit me hard.

Here is a list of menopause symptoms that can affect you... They can occur during perimenopause and menopause and are either cyclical in nature, or respond to treatments (both traditional and alternative) known to address hormonal imbalances:
  • Hot flashes, flushes, night sweats and/or cold flashes, clammy feeling
  • Irregular heart beat- Irritability
  • Mood swings, sudden tears
  • Trouble sleeping through the night (with or without night sweats)
  • Irregular periods; shorter, lighter periods; heavier periods, flooding; phantom periods, shorter cycles, longer cycles
  • Loss of libido
  • Dry vagina
  • Crashing fatigue
  • Anxiety, feeling ill at ease
  • Feelings of dread, apprehension, doom
  • Difficulty concentrating, disorientation, mental confusion
  • Disturbing memory lapses- Incontinence, especially upon sneezing, laughing; urge incontinence
  • Itchy, crawly skin
  • Aching, sore joints, muscles and tendons
  • Increased tension in muscles- Breast tenderness
  • Headache change: increase or decrease
  • Gastrointestinal distress, indigestion, flatulence, gas pain, nausea
  • Sudden bouts of bloat-Depression
  • Exacerbation of existing conditions
  • Increase in allergies
  • Weight gain
  • Hair loss or thinning, head, pubic, or whole body; increase in facial hair
  • Dizziness, light-headedness, episodes of loss of balance
  • Changes in body odor
  • Electric shock sensation under the skin and in the head
  • Tingling in the extremities
  • Gum problems, increased bleeding
  • Burning tongue, burning roof of mouth, bad taste in mouth, change in breath odor
  • Osteoporosis (after several years)
  • Changes in fingernails: softer, crack or break easier
  • Tinnitus: ringing in ears, bells, 'whooshing,' buzzing etc.

About seborrheic dermatitis

A commom symptom of aging is a scalp disorder called "seborrheic dermatitis". This condition hit me when I was in my mid 40's. My scalp was dry, flaky and had scales that would ooze when rubbed. I visited a dermatologist and was told it could be brought on by stress (my life at the time was pretty stressfull). I now use a tar shampoo a couple of times a week and use "nizoral" shampoo inbetween. If an outbreak is really bad then I need to use a prescription nizoral where the pharmacist adds a mixture or a steriod cream to the regular nizoral. This helps get rid of any fungus that may be present. I know it sounds terrible but it just means it has gone too far before you treated the problem. This condition is very easy to get rid of and control with regular tar shampoo treatments. The best place for price to buy the tar shampoo is Walmart.

Man friendly produce bags are here!!!!

I now have man friendly reusable produce bags. Thanks to one of my customers for requesting some bags with nylon cord instead of ribbon for her husband.

Monday, October 6, 2008

More great reusable produce bags!

DID YOU KNOW that reusable produce bags serve a great purpose: four or five reusable bags, used at least once a week, can replace the use of 250 plastic bags each year!!!

I have gift sets that include 5 regular sized bags (regular bags are about the size of the clear plastic bags they use for your produce now) and 4 single minis to match.

The single minis are great for small things like 1 tomato, a lemon, 2 kiwis - that sort of thing.

There is also a color coordinating cotton pouch to carry the produce bags in - ready to go!!!