Monday, May 23, 2016

Gemini Traits, Crystals and Gemstones

Gemini Info Plus Crystals and Gemstones to Help Balance Gemini Energy.

Sanskrit Name : Mithun  मिथुन (means pairing, twins or pair of children.)
Symbol: Twins

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Pantone 2016 Spring Colors

Pantone is telling us it is all about pastels. I am not sure if I would call Snorkel Blue a true pastel but it does blend well with everything in the rest of the lineup. I have to say I am loving this seasons more muted palette. I really prefer these colors over some of the wild neons that have come into play in the past few seasons. Enjoy them while they are here or if you prefer those wilder colors hang onto them! No telling when they will come around again.

“Colors this season transport us to a happier, sunnier place where we feel 
 free to express a wittier version of our real selves.”
 Leatrice Eiseman Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute

Saturday, May 7, 2016

10 Gorgeous Ways to Wear a Head Scarf

A great video with 10 classy and modern ways to wear a scarf to accent your hair-or just keep it off your face for the next few months as spring turns to summer! These are some of the prettiest and easy ways to style your scarf, bandana or other head wrap that are seriously flattering for one and all.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Crystal Formations: What is a Self-healed Crystal?

Self-healed crystals have been broken off or damaged  at some time butn they begin to grow again after that damage occurs. It may take thousands of years for the crystal to heal but it does so quite successfully and continues to grow larger. 

Friday, April 8, 2016

How to wear a scarf 15 different ways...

I am getting the premiere subscription boxes for DHD ready to be shipped out in the next few days or so. April 10 is the cut-off date to order and I hope to have everything out the door for April 15th or so. 

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Gemstones for Anniversaries

Gemstone Correspondences for Wedding Anniversaries

Gifts have traditionally been given for wedding anniversaries since The Roman Empire. In 1922 Emily Post became the first person to publish a list of suggested anniversary gifts according to the year of the anniversary. At that time she posted suggestions for the first, fifth, tenth, fifteenth, twentieth, twenty-fifth and fiftieth years of marriage. 

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Introducing the Happy Dancing Dragonfly!

The Happy Dancing Dragonfly-a symbol of life's twists and turns!
Life has so many twists and turns and while some come upon us unexpectedly there are others that come after much contemplation, soul searching and, finally, planning. This is the kind that I am talking about today: contemplation that became a soul search and finally a plan that has born a whole new happy pathway for both myself ,and Dawn Hill Designs.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Monday, February 8, 2016

Increase your happy! 10 Outstanding Self-care Life Hacks

"Take care of yourself. "

"Make sure to take time for self-care."

"Take care of you first, or you won't be able to take care of anyone else."

How often have you heard those words or something similar? I know I have heard and said them more times than I can count. The problem is no one ever seems to give you anything concrete that you can actually DO in order to accomplish that goal.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

10 Ways to Invite Good Energy

Invite good energy into your life,  home, sacred space or work place.


Wind chimes, fountains, rattles, bells, singing bowls of crystal or metals, a triangle or other musical instruments like drums and even two sticks tapped together can all be used to disrupt the flow of negative energy and clear it. Even chanting can do wonderful things for the energy of your environment.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Freebie Friday! In the Pink!

The month of January is always my slowest time of the year and I have become very grateful for the down time it affords. I usually spend time playing catch up, planning for the year ahead, looking back at what is working and what is not. This does not only include my business life but my personal life as well. 

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It has come to my attention, and not through the most comfortable of circumstances, that my self-esteem has been, for a lack of a better term, in the toilet for the past few months. I believe I have gotten my head wrapped around about exactly how that came about and why and I am striving to "correct my course" and move forward in a more positive way. 

This includes some extra self-care time plus surrounding myself with positive affirmations, people and partaking of things that make me smile more. This is a huge part of that course correction and nothing short of a necessity. While I hate to admit it I have been down this path before and know what steps I need to take to regain the balance in my life.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

5 Terms Jewelry Lovers Need to Know

When purchasing jewelry you will often come across items that are described with unfamiliar terms. Here is the short list of what all jewelry lovers should really know.

AB - aurora borealis

Ab finish on Czech Glass and Swarovski Crystal
Like the flashes of the gorgeous colorful lighting seen in the northern lights, aurora borealis is a colorful finish that can be seen in some gemstones that are coated with metal oxides through vaporization techniques and in many kinds of beads and glassware that receive a special solvent coating.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Get Insight Into The New Year With These 15 Questions

The New Year Is Upon Us

The New Year is upon us and I must confess that I am no believer in "resolutions". It has been a very long time since I have made and, subsequently, broken one. I am a believer in doing what I need to do when it needs doing and try my best not to put things off. I know so many people who don't bother with resolutions because they either feel the same way I do or they do not want to deal with the disappointment of what "might have been."

Monday, December 21, 2015

What is Tuquoise Howlite? Is it "Real"?

Howlite is a very porous borate mineral that was discovered by Henry How (1828–1879), a Canadian chemist, geologist, and mineralogist. He discovered it first near Nova Scotia Canada and it was named after him by an American mineralogist, James Dwight Dana.