Sunday, February 20, 2011

The News About Amber

Ok, so I started making amber teething necklaces last summer and they have been a big hit at Frog Princess Designs. I'm pretty happy about that.

For those wondering though, why amber is good for teething babies, here is a small rundown on amber properties.

Amber isn't a stone, first of all, so it's not a gemstone. It is a fossil - the fossilized remains of coniferous tree resin (sap) - formed millions of years ago. Amber is a natural analgesic which basically means that it is a natural pain reliever. As the amber is worn on the skin, it warms up and gradually releases succinic acid, the pain reliever. It works on a lot of different ailments from teething pains and drooling relief to arthritis and migraine relief.

I was a skeptic about this so I made myself a bracelet to test it out. (I suffer from carpal tunnel in my right wrist.) I was amazed at how well the amber helped to relieve my pain! I wore the bracelet all day and by the end of the day, the pain had passed and my wrist was back to normal. Skeptic no more!

Just like all types of pain relievers, while it may work for some people, it may not work for everyone. While some babies may feel complete relief from pain while wearing the necklaces, for others it might offer no more help than the reduction of drooling. Babies should be supervised while wearing these necklaces. The necklaces should be removed at nap time and bedtimes.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Fat/Not Fat

This is just amazing:

Ok, so I'm fat. And, most of the time, I'm ok with that. The rest, well, everyone has those days, the ones where nothing fits right, nothing looks right, and you feel all out of sorts and fat.

The reason I'm changing my diet isn't to do with how I look or how I feel about myself. It's to do with my health and family history. My family history is full of people with cysts, PCOS, and diabetes. I've just been diagnosed with PCOS which tends to explain why all the diets I've tried in the past have failed. I don't need a diet, I need a lifestyle change to make me healthier. And if the result of that lifestyle change is dropping some weight and becoming less fat (cause, face it, I'm realistic about this, I'll never be skinny) then I'll be happy about that but it isn't the main goal of my lifestyle change. It's my health not my looks that are the reason for change.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Saturday, February 5, 2011

iPhone Update

Forgot to update on the iPhone dunking. Left the phone in a baggie filled with rice for 2 days (to soak out any excess water) and it came out perfectly fine. I mean, I wasn't fin for those 2 days while the phone was drying off; I felt like I amputated a limb with my phone gone, but thankfully the phone came out all good.

Thank goodness!

Day - I Don't Remember Anymore

Egg whites without the yolk are tasteless and bland.

And that's all there is to say about that.