Friday, April 30, 2010

Mother's Day Sale

~*:: Earrings at Kasiablue ::*~

~*:: Luxury Body Butter & Bath Salts at Body Luxe ::*~

~*:: Vintage Charmers at Poetica ::*~

We're having a Mother's Day Sale at all of our shops on Etsy and at our Online Store, Kasia!!!  Save 15% on all items at our Etsy venues, Kasia Blue, Poetica and Body Luxe  and save 20% at

Tell Mom you lave her with a gift of style or a relaxing pampering treat! 
All refunds will be processed through paypal within 24 hours of purchase.  Expedited Shipping is also avaialble for a small fee to get your gift to Mom in time!

Happy Shopping!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


I am standing
on the precipice
of the forward movement
ruling my destiny
My stomach
is churning
for I know
that my plans
are being carried out
by the hands
of those
who would be invested
in an outcome
beneficial to them
and I am afraid
not of change
for that has been
sweeping through me
for the past few years
but of failure
and not being able
 to meet obligations
and expectations
of others
I have been without
many things
in this life
and I have
but today, I await
what is next
for a chapter has closed
in my life
and new book
is beginning
authored by

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Springtime Delights

Just a couple pictures that drew me into springtime...just thought that I would share :)

Friday, April 23, 2010

New Items at Kasia Blue Sneak Peek

Just a few items to tempt you a bit...maybe make you think that summer is on it's way to dazzle you once again.  Blues and oranges for the sun in the sky and the water below.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Body Luxe Giveaway at Delectable Swank

A deep thank you to the lovely Aera (love her name) at Delectable Swank for doing me the great honor of an interview and hosting a giveaway.  Check out her fabulous blog here to read about the giveaway and to peruse some really awesome posts!

Enter the giveaway here:

Good luck my lovelies :)

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Worth the Wait

Take a look at them...they are all sleeping together after a long, hard night of playing.  Who knew their life would be this good?  Keep on praying for Blue and Creamsicle...they need a good home too!

Friday, April 9, 2010

New Territory with an Old Love

I have been an Alchemist for many lifetimes.  The realization came to me slowly over the past few years, and the truth of my soul pattern has won out over the resistance that has presided around me.  As some of you may, or may not know, my education is in Medicinal Chemistry.  An Organic branch that specializes in making medicines and pharmaceuticals. 

Yet, this is not what I do for a living.  I have worked for a major grocery retailer for the past 10 years, cutting the cheese with a smile(well, most of the time).  My decision to leave my profession was dual fold, one by choice and the other by necessity.  You see, both my hubby and I worked for the same company and as I was starting my third trimester of pregnancy with my daughter Sarah, they started to downsize...three times to be exact.  I was spared each time, but with a bun in the oven and all our eggs in one basket, we were scared for our future to say the least.  That was when I decided to look for different employment.  As you could imagine, jobs in my profession were pretty scarce in Buffalo and my options at 7 months pregnant were few and far between.  Many nights were spent soul searching and scanning the job ads, which at that point were multiple pages (unlike now with 4 pages that include job hunting tips and advertisements....sad, but true). 

I haven't regretted leaving the place where I worked, but I sure miss the work.  It is something that I have struggled with more and more as time has gone on...knowing that something was missing, knowing that there is a void that needs to be filled by the choices I have made.  When I was getting my degree I truly felt satisfied with the work that I was doing, studying until I was bleary eyed, memorizing reactions to the point that I was a walking textbook.  Yet, here I am today...

Long ago I had this dream to have my own skin care line.  It was about 15 years ago and hey, I was young and the world was my oyster.  I was full of hopes and dreams, rosy colored glasses and blue cloudless skies.  My potential was unlimited...and then I became an adult.  Bills and obligations started to roll in, I fell in love, got married, had kids, and a mortgage.  My dreams had been put on hold, indefinitely.

If you have been following my blog, you know that I had a little scare with a brain tumor about a year and a half ago.  Gratefully, it was only there to get my ass in gear and set me back on my path.  I have been thinking, soul searching, reading books, you name it to find my direction. 

And then, one day, I bought some shea butter and essential oils...

I started to play around.  Made a batch of super body butter from the recipe that came in the package (with my own tweaks of course) and sampled it out to a few friends.

Then I forgot about it.  Not intentionally, really.  It was just because it was Christmas and I was selling jewelry and doing shows, working FT, taking care of kids, hubby, home.  I was plain tuckered out.  There was no time.

The new year rolled in and I still had lotions on the brain.
 People were asking if I actually made some more.  I will, still working on it, maybe next week, were my responses. 

Kasia Blue was burned out.

Then I started to have my lion dreams.  Over and over a roaring lion across a great chasm in room 413 (don't ask, I never said that I was normal).  Then the camel colored lion with crazy lotion or shaving cream all over his mane roaring at me in my otherwise grey colored dream "Are you ready yet?"

 Ready for what?

I had another dream not too long after that and this name just came to me, tag line and all...Body Luxe, your body, only better.  There you go, you already have your name.  Now, go make some lotion!

I bought some raw materials, bottles, had my graphic designer put together my labeling/branding (Seriously, I have a graphic designer, it sounds so foreign to say that but good at the same time).  Then, I started blending, measuring, emulsifying, experimenting.

I cannot tell you how good it was to be back home.  My Alchemist soul was in bloom once again.

So, here is my introduction of Body Luxe to the world.  I have already set up my Etsy shop and will be listing items after my show this weekend at the Earth Spirit Expo in Hamburg NY (if you're from the area, stop in and say hi!  i'd love to see you).  All of my items will eventually be listed at my Kasia Blue website... but baby steps for now.

Best case scenario, I'll have nothing left to list and will have to make more.  Please send some good lovin' vibes my way so that I seel out!  I'd like to seel some jewelry too, since I still am enamoured with all things sparkly :)

I am finding my bliss throough the roughly winding path we call life.  I pray that you too, can find yours.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

And The Winner of the Kaleidoscope Giveaway is...

Many of you have been waiting to hear who won, who won?  Well, first of all I want to say thank you to all of my new's been so nice to get to know you.  Welcome to my blog and other sites.  I hope that what I say and do will keep you here for a long time to come.  And also, to many of my wonderful "old" friends (because we know that age is a state of mind) for supporting me in so many ways.  I am so grateful for all of you and your encouraging words.  All of you are priceless to me!

So....want to know??? Ok, so here it is, the winner of the Kaleidoscope Necklace Giveaway is...

Som of Som's Studio!

Her choices were of the cooler palette in either Blue or Purple.  Once this lovely lady chooses her favorite, I'll send it off to balmy India to hopefully give her some cool respite.

Som, please contact me on Facebook so that we can exchange information, or by email!

Again, thank you to all of you for participating and having fun!  Stay tuned on my blog for more previews of designs and some random musings from my crazy, overloaded brain.
And, if you just can't live without one of these trinkets, they will be available soon at my website, and my Etsy store too.


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