Wednesday, March 27

Mother's Day Drawing!

Mother's Day is sneaking up on us quick, it's on May 17th in case you forgot, and that means that jewelry stores and flower shops everywhere are going to be getting busy. I intend to make gift giving easier for one lucky person who will win a Mother's Day basket.

The basket will be filled with gifty things like a small handmade candle, a gift certificate for my Etsy shop, a cute little amigurumi heart, a bottle of wine, a wine bottle cozy/bag, and maybe a few other little things depending on how much feedback I get. 

Now, you may be wondering, how do I enter? Easy! First, everyone gets one free entry, just go to HERE and enter your info. Now on to the topic of extra entries, a purchase from my Etsy shop (or in person) will provide you with another entry. A share, and comment, on Facebook elicits yet another entry. Favorite an item in my Etsy shop and boom! there's another. And finally, any of the options, minus the free entry, can be used twice! Now the best thing is that I am allowing up to 5 entries per person meaning that a person could:

  • Use their free entry
  • Make a purchase on Etsy
  • Share 2 Happy Mountaineer FB posts, and comment on said posts
  • Favorite an item on Etsy
So, there you have it. 5 entries. After each of the above options you can either come back to this post and click the above link or click the little link on the top of the sidebar. The entry form will come down on April 28th and the lucky winner will be announced and contacted on May 1st.

I have a bunch of new items up on Etsy and have the fan page on Facebook here. I'll see everyone in a few days!

Saturday, March 23

Winter Wrap Up!

Credit goes to Ask Pun Pony
Spring is upon us! Although the Winter Wrap should have been a few days ago as the last day of Winter I feel like we're a few days behind. Snow still on the ground and temperature peaking at about 40ºF. At least Spring is here and Summer is on its way! Finally time for flip flops, swimming, and fun! Along with Spring comes Easter and Spring cleaning. On that note I'd like to announce my Easter sale in my Etsy store. Free shipping for purchases and special orders $10 and over to the US. Just type in "SHMEASTER13" at checkout for the discount to be applied. 

I have all new stuff up in my shop right now including tablet cases and gratitude stones and hackey sacks. I'm still working on getting some more listings up including a few listings for beanies, slouchy beanies, and market sacks. I'm also going to get some baby items worked up including nappy covers and cart covers. If anyone has any ideas that they would like to see worked up and put in the shop, comment and let me know. 

This is just going to be a quick post today but I would love if everyone could check out my friends Etsy shop too,  Etsy Shop - Burrito Princess. She makes kick ass perler art and shrinky-dink art. Plus! I have a button on my sidebar that goes straight to her Etsy shop.

If you have a blog or shop or site that you would like me to add to my friends link list on the side comment, send me a message on g+, or jump on over to my Fan page on Facebook and send me a message.

I hope everyone has a good and safe Spring Break. Comment, subscribe, and share and I'll see everyone in a few days.

Review of 21 Drops Aromatherapy

Recently, I bought 2 of the bottles of 21 Drops. 21 Drops is a "Modern Essential Oil." From their website (
Essential oils are the root of it all, benefiting the mind, body and spirit. These are fragrant and highly concentrated molecules, extracted from various parts of the plant – leaves, fruits, woods, seeds and flowers. Interestingly, essential oils represent a critical part of both the plants immune system and survival mechanisms.
Because plants and man have evolved alongside each other with the same chemistry, once these oils are either inhaled or absorbed into the bloodstream, they interact with your body, creating balance and wellness. The science of Aromatherapy is based upon this principle.
At 21 Drops, we source our essential oils from organically grown herbs or plants, collected – sustainably -- from all over the globe.
The resulting distilled oils are in their purest, most effective form. Select essential oils are carefully fused to create the most effective “customized” solutions to answer each and every one of 21 blends’ solutions…from Headache to Heartache.
21 Drops captures the incredible power of these pure essential oils for our therapeutic blends, empowering our friends and customers to Feel Better. Be Better.  We've chosen a unique palette for our 21 Drops house blends comprised of hard working adaptigens, combined with more targeted and delicate plant species for specific effects. All our oils are 100% organic or wild-crafted, and sourced from artisan distillers around the globe
I picked up "05 Headache" and "08 Pain Relief", the headache for myself and the pain relief for Joey. They are the only 2 that I have tried thus far but I fully intend to get a few more like "01 Invigorate" and "09 Focus".

At first, I was skeptical whether these little bottles of oil would actually do anything but I am determined to try anything once, especially if it could help with my migraines and terrible headaches. Luckily I was able to try the headache oil almost immediately after buying it. Flying always lands me with a headache from the pressure changes and from dealing with people acting like they lost their heads in the airports. So I slapped a small amount of oil onto the pulse points of both wrists, my temples, and the back of my neck. Our flight took off and I started reading my book and was listening to music. Within about 15 minutes I no longer felt sick to my stomach (which happens when I get a headache) and no longer had a headache.

I've since used the headache multiple times and I feel that it works just as fast for me as ibuprofen does. Plus, I prefer the fact that I don't need to be popping pills and can pretend to be "all-natural" but then again it does make me feel healthier because I'm not popping Advil like candy. Joey uses the Pain Relief from time to time when his gout flares up or he has back pain. He has told me that it works for him and it is one of the few things that makes his gout less noticeable. He still takes anti-inflammatories when he has a full blown flare up. I've used the pain relief a couple of times on my hand and it seems to work just as well as the headache one.

Since originally starting this post we have picked up 01 Invigorate and 09 Focus. I love both of them. I hate drinking coffee in the morning and some mornings the invigorate just gives me that little extra pick me up that I need to get going.

I guess the tl;dr here is that from personal experience I wholeheartedly recommend 21 Drops to everyone. I guarantee that there is a drop that would be useful to you, even if it's just 07 Equalize or 18 Sleep.

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