Herbaria All Natural Soap

I found yet another soap site online that I thought that seemed to be very interesting. I ordered a soap gift set from Herbaria Soap. Go check it out & I will post a review & pictures when I get my package.

Some of you may wonder what I've been doing w/ all these soaps I've been purchasing. Well I test them to begin with. My sister has eczema so her skin is very sensitive and she is highly allergic of certain chemicals. I have learned to respect her skin's preference to certain products and I have come to realize that whatever works on her skin is usually a product that is of great quality, moisturizes and healths the skin. Basically whatever is good for her is great for me.

ALSO, Christmas is just around the corner. I want to give my friends & family gifts that I think are not only great for their body but is good for the enviroment. NO I have NOT jumping on the "go green" bandwagon. I have noticed that companies that usually go organic usually do not promote or conduct animal testing. I am a dog lover and I have become very consciously aware of what I use and consume. I guess I'm getting older and wiser. *shrugs*

New Soap... Kopah

On or about Aug. 19th, I ordered the "Sample Soaps Gift Set" from Kopah which are all natural soaps made by the talented Candice.

I had the yearning to emerce myself in a large body of aqua, which I mentioned in my previous post, hit me. Well thanks to tropical storm Fay, my plans to go to the pool were ruined.

But every cloud has its silver lining. Not even expecting anything in the mail this morning, my mother handed me the package that contained my order of Kopah soap. I squealed like a little girl on her birthday as I opened it.

The soaps are SO CUTE & smell ABSOLUTELY DIVINE! *sniff sniff* True soapaholic!

Since they are only 1 oz a piece, I will use a couple as guest soaps and the rest I will test in the shower. Too bad they were not labeled. It took my nose aka "the super sniffer" to decipher them. Which only took me a minute :)


I purchased the coconut, berry wine, lavendar, sandalwood vanilla and unscented.

Go check out Kopah Soaps. Every order over $15 is shipped for free!

Rather Be At The Pool...

Man I really wish I had a pool. Have you ever heard of a pacific islander that would rather go to the pool than the beach!?

Well you have just met one. I would rather splash around the pool and live on the beach.

The image is of me and my sister at Shipwreck Island Waterpark here on Panama City Beach.

That was the FIRST time I have actually been in a bathing suit on the beach this year. At a freakin' waterpark. I am so suburbanized. *stands up* AND PROUD OF IT!

Every time I have went to the beach, something bad has happened. May it be minor to the time a school of stingrays circled around us. Yeah, I lost my cool. I was terrified! So I only go when people bully me into it, which isn't often or easy. Ask Suzie. *laughs*

Now my body is yearning for a large body of water. *sighs* I really wish I had a pool right now. I would purchase a $50+ pool at Target but my doggies will distro it in 30 seconds flat. What a dilemma!

IPod Shuffle


  1. Open your music library (iTunes, winamp, media player, iPod, whatever)
  2. Put it on shuffle
  3. Press play
  4. For every question below, type the song that’s playing
  5. New question — press the next button
  6. Don’t lie and try to pretend you’re cool

I did this a few months ago when my sister posted it on her myspace. Well I found it again. Have Fun! AND NO CHEATING!

Opening credits: "Only the Young" - Journey
First day at school: "Thinking Back" - Color Me Badd
Falling in love: "Famous" - Puddle of Mudd
Breaking up: "Shoot Down the Stars" - Gym Class Heroes
Prom: "Summer Love" - Justin Timberlake
Life’s Okay: "I Will Be Alright Without You" - Journey
Mental breakdown: "Viva La White Girl" - Gym Class Heroes
Driving: "Girl Can't Help It" - Journey
Flashback: "I Kissed A Girl" - Katy Perry
Getting back together: "Change the World" - Finger Eleven
Wedding: "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" - Marvin Gaye
Divorce: "Single Again" - Trina
Current Mood: "Brown Skin" - Richie Spice
Final battle: "How Do I Breathe" - Mario
Death scene: "Donde Estas" - Baby Boy
End credits: "Let It Go" - Keyshia Cole


My name is Judy ....
I am a vegan/organic soap addict.
I have been scowering the internet for organic soaps
That will keep my body fresh, scented and natural.

I have researched so many websites and came across Oracle Oraganics vegan soaps. They have left my body moisturized, soft as a baby's behind and smelling so pleasant. I do not have to put lotion on except for the obvious feet, knees and elbows.

I bought the "Soap Sampler" which included the Clarify, Purify, Renew, and Simplify bars. They even threw in the Enliven bar as a gift. I recommend them ALL.

Act now because Oracle Organics is having a summer sale and everything is up to 40% off. DON'T MISS OUT ON THE SAVINGS!!!

I ordered the "Sample Soaps Gift Set" from Kopah after I saw that they sponsored the Creature Comforts blog. I absolutely adore EVERYTHING they post on their blog so I HAD to check these soaps out.

I was notified by Ms. Sheldon that my order will be shipped tomorrow. I should have them either by Saturday or Monday. I can hardly wait. I will give an update after I have used atleast 2 of the 5 bars that come in the sampler.

* Just a heads up. Free shipping for soap purchase of $15 or more!

To My Sister

As I sit here and reminisce on all the things that have happened in my 28 years on Earth, I doubt there are a lot of things in my life that make me smile as much as my family does. At this time I am missing one person in particular. Hopefully the next conversation I have with her is tomorrow. I am going to request that we go down memory lane.

Do you remember when you used to mix together soy sauce, salt, pepper, garlic salt, water and oranges and made me sample your cuisine? I painfully do. You said you were the next Julia Childs.

Do you recall asking me if I think girls get hurt when somebody junk punches them? I may not recall the 1st experience, but I sure as hell remember the 2nd. And to answer your question... HELLS YEAH THAT SHIT HURTS!

Do you have any recollection of me saving your life? That was the 2nd scariest day of my life. I recall fogged glasses and you yelling at me. After you finished yelling at me I remember pulling you out and crying.

Do you have any memories of that day when I told you he was too young for you? Every time I think of that day, my heart tightens. What I also remember vividly is when he said “I do” to you March 3rd, 10 years later. Hopefully you do not recall the advice I gave you. I was so off.

It doesn’t matter if you don’t remember any of those memories. I do. I have the distinct feeling that I will NEVER forget. These are stories I will be telling our children and their children. I hope we get to make more memories not only together but w/ everyone else that matters.

Thank you for being my sister & loving me the way you do. I wouldn’t trade you for anything in the world… well maybe for 50 million dollars. Not a penny less.

Weekend Movie Review

Like every other weekend, I peruse through my Compact On Demand to view a new movie in the comfort of my own home.

I've read great reviews on "Dan In Real Life". My opinion of the movie is favorable. Like a lot of Steve Carell's characters, he is mild mannered and his intentions are always good. Unlike his "40 Year Old Virgin" character, Dan has actually has had sex. Matter of fact, he has 3 very emotional daughters. I enjoyed the movie. I recommend it to all the people that like romantic comedies, Steve Carell and forbidden love.

Coincidentally, Emily Blunt has a part in the movie. If you watched "The Jane Austen Book Club", you would have noticed that Ms. Blunt played Purdie. I have become a fan of Ms. Blunt's. I have admired her performances since "The Devil Wears Prada".

"I Like It Like That" (1994)

Now this is a throwback movie.

I first saw this movie at the tender age of 15. I do not recommend any parents to view this while their children are awake or in the same room. Lets just say it started off really "strong".

If you like the more intense, confusing, inner workings of young romance, well then this is the movie for you. I thought this movie was written and directed by Spike Lee because it was satirical and emerced in the urban community. One main Spike Lee ingredient was lacking... A message. I investigated the movie and found out it was written and directed by Darnell Martin.

Mr. Martin now writes for Law & Order. Very impressive.


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Missing Friends.

*** This was sent to me in an email. I just thought it was the saddest most heart breaking story. It reminded me of when we put our dog Copper dow nand our other dog Shadow waiting for Copper to come home. So sad!

Twenty-one years ago, my husband gave me Sam, an eight-week-old schnauzer, to help ease the loss of our daughter who was stillborn. Sam and I developed a very special bond over the next fourteen years. It seemed that nothing that happened could ever change that.

At one point, my husband and I decide to relocate from our New York apartment to a new home in New Jersey. After we were there awhile, our neighbor, whose cat had recently had kittens, asked us if we would like one. We were a little apprehensive about Sam's jealousy and how he would handle his turf being invaded but we decided to risk it and agree to take a kitten.

We picked a little gray, playful ball of fur. It was like having a road runner in the house. She raced around chasing imaginary mice and squirrels and vaulted from table to chair in the blink of an eye, so we named her Lightning. At first, Sam and Lighting were very cautious with each other and kept their distance. But slowly, as the days went on, Lighting started following Sam - up the stairs, down the stairs, into the kitchen to watch him eat, into the living room to watch him sleep. As time passed, they became inseparable. When they slept, it was always together; when they ate, it was always next to each other. When I played with one, the other joined in. If Sam barked at something, Lightning ran to see what it was. When I took either one out of the house, the other was always waiting by the door when we returned. That was the way it was for years.

Then, without any warning, Sam began suffering from convulsions and was diagnosed as having a weak heart. I had no other choice but to have him put down. The pain of making that decision, however, was nothing compared with what I experienced when I had to leave Sam at the vet and walk into our house alone. This time, there was no Sam for Lightning to greet and no way to explain why she would never see her friend again.

In the days that followed, Lightning seemed heartbroken. She could not tell me in words that she was suffering but I could see the pain and disappointment in her eyes whenever anyone opened the front door or the hope whenever she heard a dog bark.

The weeks wore on and the cat's sorrow seemed to be lifting. One day as I walked into our living room, I happened to glance down on the floor next to our sofa where we had a sculptured replica of Sam that we had bought a few years before. Lying next to the statue, one arm wrapped around the statue's neck, was Lightning, contentedly sleeping with her best friend.

Jane Austen Book Club (the movie & book)

Movie: The Jane Austen Book Club

Cast: Maria Bello, Emily Blunt, Kathy Baker, Amy Brennen, Maggie Grace, Jimmy Smits and Hugh Dancy.

Explores Austen's adage that general incivility is at love's essence. Sylvia's husband dumps her for another woman, so Bernadette and Jocelyn organize a book club to distract her. They recruit Sylvia's daughter Allegra; Prudie, a young teacher whose marriage may be on the rocks; and Grigg, a sci-fi fan who joins out of attraction to Jocelyn. The six read and discuss one Austen novel per month. Jocelyn tries to interest Grigg in Sylvia; Allegra falls in love with a woman she meets skydiving; Prudie contemplates an affair with a student; Sylvia's ex keeps popping up. In the discussions, characters reveal themselves in their comments. By the end, are truths universally acknowledged?

My Review:
I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. Not only is it inspired by the amazing Jane Austen but life once again imitates art. Your heart strings will experience tragedy, love, forbidden passion, understanding and forgiveness.

The interaction and comradery of the characters made me yearn for my close knit friends to sit at a local Starbucks or in our homes sipping on red wine and have inspirational and throught provoking conversations. Discuss life, love and how not only to guide each other but also inspire one another. This movie inspired me to go out and explore everything new with a fair amount of self control and wonder... "What Would Jane Do?"

I recommend not only the movie but the book to ALL Jane Austen fans.


It is official, I am obsessed with glitter. All thanks to the Crafty Chica She is the GLITTER QUEEN!


I have ordered 4 of her 10 fantastic glitters. I cannot wait to use them. I purchased Bollywood Blue, Frida's Fuchsia, Popstar Purple and Glamour Queen Green.

If you have already, check 'em out and purchase some you can go here and snatch up some. To view the rest of Kathy's product line, go here. You won't be disappointed.

I have several projects lined up for them. So far I want to work on my bliss book and some more scrapbook pages w/ the glitter. I have glitter-fied several of my favorite pictures of yours truly. Yes, I am vain and I cannot, or rather do not care to, help it. *laughs*

I got so glitter happy that I started glittering EVERYTHING. Anything from shopping lists to junk mail. I can finally see the allure of glittery objects.

As you can see I kind of started a floral vine design on my beading shopping list.


If they are ALL I hoped they will be, some folks are going to be getting them for stocking stuffers.

Woe to Me...

All my life I've been told I am creative.
I could put anything together and make it just so.
I am a perfectionist ... of sorts.
Up until like six (6) months ago I have not done ANYTHING creative.
Slowly but surely I have opened up my mind to all the possiblities.
I've taken back up cooking, baking, journaling and designing my website.
Which is JUKIE-FIED.COM (yeah I plugged myself *laughs*)
Recently I have taken up scrapbooking, beading and cake decortating...
About cake decorating, I used to do it back in high school & I have found the passion again.
Hopefully I can find my way back to pastry school...
Or I succumb to self torture and get my AA to become a paralegal.
I think my creative soul was crushed by the corparate world.
Oh woe to me. *laughs*

I pray that my creativity well does not dry up and I become unable to produce something pretty again.

So far I am very optimistic. Very unusually for me. *laughs*

Wednesday Questionaire 001

***NOTE: Just highlight, copy and paste the questions into the comment box and answer away. Be candid. Be creative. I don't care! Only requirement is to HAVE FUN!!!

  1. ... you were given a post-it note, what would you scribble on it?
  2. ... you were given $1,000 right now, what would buy?
  3. ... your ex-significant other called you up today, what would you say to him/her?
  4. ... you had the day off, where would you go?
  5. ... you found the perfect outfit for less than $20 and somebody else was eyeing the same outfit, would you fight for it?
  6. ... you found out you were three (3) months pregnant, what do you think your initial reaction would be?
  7. ... you were the deciding factor of who would be president, who would you elect and why?
  8. ... you were asked to volunteer at any non-profit organization, where would you volunteer?
  9. ... you were stranded on an island, what would be the first thing you accomplish?
  10. ... you were given the oppurtunity lonely and rich or poor and happy, which would you pick?

Not Morgan Freeman!

TMZ reported today the following about Morgan Freeman:
TMZ has learned that Academy Award winning actor Morgan Freeman, 71, has been injured in a serious car accident in Mississippi.
Cops tell us the "Dark Knight" star was in a one car accident around 11:30 PM last night north of the small town of Ruleville. He was airlifted from the accident scene to a hospital in Memphis, Tenn. We're told alcohol is not suspected as a factor in the wreck, news of which was first reported by MediaTakeout.
Freeman's condition is unknown, but state troopers tell us he was talking at the scene before he was taken to the hospital. The condition of an unidentified female passenger in the car is also unknown.
Story developing ...

***UPDATE: From MSN News:

Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman was injured in a car accident late Sunday night and is in a hospital in Memphis, Tenn.

Regional Medical Center spokeswoman Kathy Stringer said Freeman, 71, is in serious condition. The hospital is about 90 miles north of the accident scene in rural Tallahatchie County in the Mississippi Delta.

Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesman Sgt. Ben Williams confirmed Freeman was in a wreck shortly before midnight Sunday, but said he was still gathering information and had few details Monday.

Clay McFerrin, editor of Sun Sentinel in Charleston, said he arrived at the accident scene on Mississippi Highway 32 soon after it happened about 4 miles west of Charleston, not far from where Freeman owns a home with his wife.

McFerrin said it appeared that Freeman's car was airborne when it left the highway and landed in a ditch.

"They had to use the jaws of life to extract him from the vehicle," McFerrin said. "He was lucid, conscious. He was talking, joking with some of the rescue workers at one point."

McFerrin said bystanders converged on the scene trying to get a glimpse of the actor.

When one person tried to snap a photo with a cell phone camera, Freeman joked, "no freebies, no freebies," McFerrin said.

The hospital where Freeman is being treated is commonly known as The Med, and is an acute-care teaching facility that serves patients within 150 miles of Memphis.

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As some of you already know, Morgan Freeman is one of my favorite actors. Lets all pray that he and the "unidentified female passenger" are all right and, if there are any injuries, that they are on their way to speedy recoveries.
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Mummies, Vampires & Literature... Oh My!

I finally got my organic vegan 100% natural (whatever that means) soap from http://oracleorganics.com/. I have used the "Purify" soap which is a salt bar w/ green tea extract. I can honestly say that I like the product thus far. I've been sniffing the bars of soap, they remind me of my mom's spice cabinet. I really like it.

On Friday, "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor" came out. I am a fan of the "The Mummy" series so I HAD to go. A lot of great special effects, explosions, rapid gun fire, bazookas, martial arts, fight scenes, resurrecting the dead and of course Brendan Fraser. So basically a typical Mummy movie. I liked it. Moving on...

Also on Friday, rather at 12:00 a.m. Aug. 2nd, was the release "party" of Stephanie Meyer's "Breaking Dawn". It was just as big as the whole Harry Potter situation at Books-A-Million. I normally do not accompany Krys but I was the one that pre-purchased her book & I was curious as how one of these things operate. It was pretty interesting to say the least.

After 2 HOURS inside of Books-A-Million... This is ALL I got.

Just joking! I had a BLAST w/ Krys.