Thursday, June 14, 2007

My new pretties....coming soon to a lobe near me

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1 gauge...pretty

Books to Read: Before I die

Slowly but surely I will read these books...

Dune Series:
By Frank Herbert

Dune: House Atreides

Dune: House Corrino

Dune: House Karkonnen

Dune: Chapter House

Children of Dune

Heretics of Dune

The Road to Dune

God Emporer of Dune

Dresden Files: Jim Butcher

White King

Proven Guilty

Death Masks

Blood Rites

Dead Beat

Small Favor -To be released SOON!

To be continued. . .

Monday, June 11, 2007

Some of my Favorite things...

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Can I say again how freaking awesome these are?

They are my new wedding plugs custom made by Will from Frozenfire located on

I highly reccomend them and wil buy them again.


Some more of my favorite things?

Claire De Lune Cloth Pads

I actually don't mind my period anymore. Seriously, I am going to buy more as gifts.

And lastly my eczema LOVES this new soap. Its Vegan, its got charcoal and gets rid of eczema and acne in one daily washing.

Its the Charcoal Eczema and Acne soap. She is currently making new Batches but Natural Body Spa by Spoiled Rotten Soaps is the bomb diggity.

And last but not least. Hair sticks that are a unique as you are by Night Blooming. A fellow Minnesotan (though I am now a NY transplant) Makes your hairstick dreams come true.

Can't say it enough. Buy from individual crafters and buck the system.


Friday, June 08, 2007

Bippster Balls

Prototype A.

I am going to look into knitted hair thingies too. But these come in Light Pink Stripe, Black Stripe and color shown.

I am trying to get my hands on Purple, blue and green.

These are metal free and wet knotted so as to last, no glue used, no place to snage delicate strands.

More to come...

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Kind Outreach First Web Newsletter

Hey there, its JUNE and Kind Outreach is FREAKIN busy yo!

First and Foremost we have literature now in conjunction with VERA House and Spay and Neuter Syracuse to hand out to families relocated by domestic violence, displaced by catastophy or just down on their luck.

Also we have Info packs to give to schools and educators on Humane education and are still plugging away at a curriculum.

We are in need of leashes, kennels, old carriers, portable water bowls, animal themed coloring books, reams of paper, cameras/film, Ace Bandages, Sterile gauze,Newspapers, and dog/cat food. We are getting into kitten season and also are looking for foster homes and "scholarships" for neuters and spays.

If you can help us, give us a ring.

We want to have a Recipe Book (Cook Book) gathered with vegan/vegetarian recipes to sell for a buck or two for KOHEP's first of hopefully annual fundraising effort to support Spay and Neuter Syracuse, Vera House, Humane Association, Wandering Paws , and others too numerous to mention. If they help kids in crisis and the animals they love, we will help with whatever we can.

We are also trying to formulate a Can drive and Change for Change drive. If you or your business would like to host a can/change drive give us a rin and we will drop off a container or pick up your cans.

We will be getting ready to do some outreach at Summer Events and will be recruiting for volunteers! There are ferals to trap at Toomey and there are going to be kittens soon that need to be trapped tested and dealt with.

To save paper we will NOT be doing a newsletter but info will be e-mailed and available on our blogger site

Speaking of the web:

48 kittens! Plus the 6 Amy has! Pass it along to your friends. (le SIGH people really do suck...Amy, wandering paws, SANS, and other awesome kitty huggers RULE BTW Jeci hug Maggie and Talia for me)

And just to keep things interesting:

Won't YOU be our neighbor?

Short and Sweet, just like KOHEP

Heads up, paws forward,
"It is not enough to have compassion, one must act." -His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Joy (KJ) Manlove & Amber Coon
Kind Outreach and Humane Education Project
Syracuse, NY 13210

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Shea Butter Deep Conditioner Recipe and Keen Favorites!

Keen's Make Your Own Shea Deep Conditioner Recipe
(Fox's Recipe...Bastardized!)

1 Tablespoon Shea Butter REFINED! (Gets rid of the stink of unrefined)
1 Tablespoon Cone-Free Conditioner. I used Strawberries and Champagne by vo5,
and Kiwi Lime Squeeze By VO5.
1/2 Tablespoon Jojoba Oil
A few drops of essential oils (I used Rose with the strawberries and cream and Cypress with the Kiwi lime)

Mix together, heat for 10 seconds in the microwave, stir and use on damp ends or all over wherever hair needs moisture. Shampoo out.

Also...I have found these new conditioners that are great and no silly-cones (silicones)

They do have silk proteins and Honey though...

VO5 Silky Lavender Luster
Water (Aqua), Cetyl Alcohol, Cetrimonium Chloride, Stearalkonium Chloride, Stearyl Alcohol, Steareth 21, Glyceryl Stearate, Hydrolyzed Silk, Tocopheryl Acetate, Biotin, Niacinamide, Polysorbate 20, Ascorbic Acid, Panthenol, DMDM Hydantoin, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance (Parfum), Red 33 (CI 17200), Blue 1 (CI 42090)

VO5 Silky Champagne Kisses
Water (Aqua), Cetyl Alcohol, Cetrimonium Chloride, Stearalkonium Chloride, Stearyl Alcohol, Steareth 21, Glyceryl Stearate, Hydrolyzed Silk, Tocopheryl Acetate, Biotin, Niacinamide, Polysorbate 20, Ascorbic Acid, Panthenol, DMDM Hydantoin, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance (Parfum), Red 33 (CI 17200), Yellow 10 (CI 47005)

Good Stuff. If you are an Anti-honey vegan. Well Make yer OWN!
Burts Bees Shea and Grapfruit Deep Conditioner
Water, Cetrimonium bromide & Cetearyl alcohol (coconut oil emulsifier), Sucrose ester (natural sugar ester), Sucrose ester (natural sugar ester), Vegetable glycerin, Honey, Shea butter, Glucose (sugar), Betaine (sugar beet), Grapefruit oil, Orange Oil, Lemon Oil, Tangerine Oil, Lime Oil, Ginger Oil, Petitgrain Oil, Arabic gum (natural thickener), Polysorbate 60 (sugar emulsifier), Glucose Oxidase & Lactoperoxidase (natural perservative)

Burts Bees Sugarbeet and Grapefruit Conditioner
Water, cetrimonium bromide & cetearyl alcohol (coconut oil emulsifier), sucrose ester (natural sugar ester), vegetable glycerin, honey, betaine (sugar beet), hydroxypropyltrimonium oligosaccharide (sugar moisturizer), marula oil, glucose (sugar), grapefruit oil, orange oil, lemon oil, tangerine oil, lime oil, ginger oil, petitgrain oil, polysorbate 60 (sugar emulsifier), glucose oxidase & lactoperoxidase (natural preservative).

Burts Bees More Moisture Rasberry and Brazil Nut Conditioner
Water, centrimonium bromide & cetearyl alcohol (coconut oil emulsifier), sucrose ester (natural sugar ester), vegetable protein, wheat protein, betaine (sugar beet), vegetable glycerin, honey, marula oil, glucose (sugar), brazil nut oil, raspberry extract, bergamont oil, orange oil, eucalyptus oil, fennel seed oil, strawberry extract, mandarin petitgrain oil, litsea cubeba oil, vanillin oil, davana oil, polysorbate 60 (sugar emulsifier), fragrance glucose oxidase & lactoperoxidase (natural preservative).

Green Tea and Fennel Conditioner
Water, centrimonium bromide & cetearyl alcohol (coconut oil emulsifier), sucrose ester (natural sugar ester), betaine (sugar beet), vegetable glycerin, honey, marula oil, glucose (sugar), fennel seed extract, jewelweed extract, green tea, lemon oil, bergamont oil, nutmeg oil, lime oil, tea tree oil, rose oil, thyme oil, black current oil, polysorbate 60 (sugar emulsifier), fragrance, glucose oxidase & lactoperoxidase.

Monday, June 04, 2007

Healing treatment for Eczema with Acne

Yes I know first hand how much eczema on the face sucks.

So here is something I did and I finally have a face that has no acne or eczema and a much happier scalp.

First of: Never use anything drying on the face. I use Pears Glycerin soap or Charcoal & Clay soap from and a cool washcloth.

Second: Always moisturize DIRECTLY after rinsing the suds of your face. I use Shea Butter, Almond oil, or Aveeno Naturals.

Third: Always use a gentle 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide lotion on existing and in acne prone places. ONLY once a day!!! I cannot stress this enough. Too many applications can exacerbate acne AND eczema.

Final: Drink lots of water. and Watch what you use on your HEAD. Shampoo, Hair color, Sprays,gels,mousses, can all cause your scalp and face to flare up. I have found Chagrin Valley Shampoo bars or Hesh Ayumix Shikakai Shampoo bars to be the best for me.

Good luck and don't scratch it!

Henna Recipe-Easy go rinse

So I have thick course hair and have had a dicken of a time getting the Henna mix the right consistancy.

So I came up with a recipe last night that seems to work really well.

You will need:

Amla oil OR 3 tablespoons AMLA powder with 1 tablespoon coconut oil/3 tablespoons coconut milk
2 cups hot liquid:
RED: Use Sandalwood, Paprika, or Cranberry Juice
BROWN: Use Tea, Coffee, or Black Walnut powder
1 heaping cup henna powder
1 drop patchouli, lavendar, cedar,or tea tree essential oil
mix in a glass or ceramic bowl
Use whatever is easiest to clean to stir it.

Cover with plastic wrap and let sit 6-8 hours.

Consistancy should be about "pudding" apply to dampened hair, leave on 3-8 hours.

Rinse out using conditioner, then shampoo and condition again.

Wait 3 days and before washing hair again.