I’ve been suffering from migraines since I was about 9 years old. I have tried every OTC medication and prescription I could try. OTC can sometimes provide some relief, but I found out a few years ago taking these pain relievers was wrecking my kidneys and liver. I knew I had to find some alternatives because prescription medications never settle well with me and often the side effects were worse than dealing with the actual migraine. I remember there were some herbal/holistic treatments I had tried in the past so I decided to get back to basics. [Read more...]
I am thrilled to announce that I will be joining the 27.2 Miracle Marathon which helps the Children’s Miracle Network hospitals. My hospital of choice is Beaumont Children’s Hospital in Royal Oak, MI. Great hospital, great cause, great to be a part of. I’m on a mission to get back on the exercise track while saving kids’ lives. Since a traditional marathon is 26.2 miles, Miracle Marathon is adding 1 extra mile “for the kids.”
So, I laced up my sneakers and logged Day 1 of the C25k program. This is my 3rd or 4th time starting C25k. The furthest I got was week 3 or 4 and then I quit. Osteoarthritis and degenerative disc are only half the running battle. The good part about this marathon is that I don’t do it all at once. You do a mile a day. So, over the course of 27 days participants can walk, run, dance, skip or any other movement to reach the goal. [Read more...]
It has come to my attention that Jewelry In Candles has decided to implement a monthly quota for their direct sales representatives. This comes after they decided to charge reps for signing up to their direct sales program. As it is worded, free sign up still exists but one must purchase the rep start-up kit for $38. That is a minimal investment compared to some direct sales companies. In the time that I have been with Jewelry In Candles I have seen the company go through a lot of growing pains and were not always so professional with the way they handled things. [Read more...]
Ok, confession time.
Hello my name is Chrystal, I am 39 years old and I am addicted to Veggie Tales.
In all fairness I am not the only one in this house who loves their Veggie Tales. Husband and kiddo love them, too. At 9, kids are often caught in that middle where they feel some cartoons are too babyish for them and yet some of the shows on ABC Family are still a little too adult. Especially when they have older brothers or sisters. Kiddo has both. And, she has a younger sister. So, she still tends to watch a lot of cartoons when she’s at her moms during the week. [Read more...]
If you have found your way here, welcome. I am so glad you found me.
For a lot of you, this domain will come as no surprise. I have had it for four years (yes, four!) And never really did anything with it. I first purchased it when I realized that as I started to publish I really needed something to build my name instead of using Self Employed Writer, which was more about my freelance writing.
After some time I stopped writing on the site and ended up turning Chrystal Mahan into a business card website. Meaning, it just was a one page site with a bit about me and where to find me.
Over the years I have started and stopped many sites. I’ve been at this blogging thing a long time (like 1997!) and if things don’t work the way I want them to, I scrap the idea. Often I will buy a domain or start a blog on Blogger thinking I can really get with the name, and then after a while it just doesn’t really catch what I want it to. [Read more...]
Last week I did a review on Self Employed Writer regarding this amazing hair color brand, Madison Reed. I wanted to give another review and a bit of an update; mostly because I can’t stop bragging about this awesome product! My hair is naturally a medium to dark brown. In the summer time when I lived in the South it would lighten up quite a bit. Of course, I helped it a little for a while. These days I tend to dye it a super dark brown or soft black. I wanted to try something different to see how it would turn out so I tried Palermo Black – 3NVV [Read more...]
Today is jewelry reveal day here at Everyday Living with Chrys. I was excited and I didn’t want to keep it to myself, especially since my candle was Banana Nut Bread. I guess that also means I have a Jewelry In Candles update. For those of you who have been keeping up with my new site, I posted an update back in January about some issues the company was having and how that spread into its direct sales agents. I was one that got caught in the crossfire along with so many. After my original post I had to go back and update it.
My Jewelry In Candles store is
still active and I have not asked to have my store closed. I really was upset but at the same time I know growth is hard. I was angry about the way they handled things and felt some of the practices were a little unprofessional.
However, they did try to make good on my order and do you know they still sent me my rep kit even after I had canceled the order?
UPDATE: 1/10/2014 – Like I mentioned in my post, I canceled my order and had decided to cut my losses. Imagine my surprise when the mail lady rang the doorbell and handed me a package. I did not recognize the return name and assumed it was a product for a sponsor post. Imagine now my confusion as I cut open the box only to find a notecard , a rep kit, and a special gift from Jewelry In Candles. I’m a big flabbergasted as I have been issued a refund for the rep kit, which occurred shortly after I canceled my order. Not sure what’s going on here!
January 7: Back in November I made a post regarding a new candle company called Jewelry In Candles. I was pretty excited about this opportunity because at the time they were allowing free sign-ups. They had food scented candles that sounded simply amazing! It should have been a giant red flag, too. I did a little research on the company (at least judging from what little I could dig up) everything looked legit and with the amount of feedback in the Facebook groups it seemed like a wonderful opportunity to jump in on.
In theory, it seems like a great business. Candles and jewelry pretty much sell themselves. Toss that in with a free rep website and creative freedom and you are going to have a business explosion.
Shop from the comfort of your own home with ThreadUp and get $10.
I LOVE ThreadUp. I have been shopping there for kiddo since the site launched. When it first launched it was similar to a thrift shop on the web. In recent months it has gone through a shift in what they accept and now they accept Juniors and Women’s clothes, which is awesome! However, they stopped accepting store names like Kmart, Wal-Mart and Meijer and have stuck with top brand names like Gap, Tommy, and Justice. Which, is also awesome. The only difference now is that some of the $2 and $3 bargains are a little harder to find. But, that is ok because I still find a lot of great deals.