What a long, strange road it’s been.

Hello, friends! It’s sure been a while since I posted here, hasn’t it? The same was true of everywhere but Facebook until I started posting on Instagram again recently.

I’ve been dealing with a lot of brain fog and physical limitations for the past year, and I strongly suspect that everything has continued to be so difficult because of lingering side effects from my time on Cymbalta. I’m very happy to say that I’m finally getting more functionality back, thanks to eating as healthily as I can manage, figuring out which supplements help me the most, becoming a Reiki practitioner, starting to make my own essential oil blends, and using small amounts of MMJ to keep my pain from becoming unbearable. It’s been a long, hard road away from the pharmaceuticals that I’d hoped would help give me my life back. I’m now taking the reins myself when it comes to my fibro and chronic pain, and it feels amazing to be healing.

I’ve been doing monthly auctions to help make ends meet over in my event group on Facebook. There’s one happening right now, ending Thursday evening. There are still many pieces without any bids. If you have a moment. pop over and join the group so you’ll be ready to bid if something tickles your fancy — I’ll be adding even more items today and possibly tomorrow. Here’s a peek at some of the items…

30% off & free US S&H!

2016-10-17-samhain30Good morning, sunshines! I have a great deal for you during the rest of October. Use the code “SAMHAIN30” to save 30% on all non-custom items. Spend $50 on any single order, including custom pieces, and receive a refund of US S&H charges!

Your decision to shop with Baubles & Blessings is a decision to support a small business and a disabled artist couple working hard to make ends meet, and I appreciate you more than I have words to express. Thanks so much for your support, whether you’re a repeat customer, a signal booster, or you’re brand new to the family.

Get your browse on… baublesandblessings.com

PS: I was unable to ship last week due to a flare brought on by storm preparation and celebrating the 10 year anniversary of our first date. I’m aiming to ship again this Wednesday.

SOS! I need your help, friends.

Friends, I seriously need your help! I’ve been having to take less and less MMJ because I’ve had so little funds coming in — I’ve had one $3 sale in the past week — and it just isn’t enough relief to keep up with my business page, making new pieces and doing chores. I need your help in order to keep functioning!
 
You can help by doing any of the following…
– Visit my GoFundMe page; consider making a contribution or sharing. Everyone who donates will receive distance group Reiki services, starting in the next few weeks.
 
– Join my Facebook group; consider purchasing or sharing available goods and services.
 
– Stop by my Facebook page, check out recent posts and deals, and consider boosting my signal by getting interactive. Find coupons and save up to 50% on everything in my shop!
 
Prayers, candles and good mojo in general are also appreciated! Thanks so much to everyone who has been offering us support in any way. It means so much to me and AJ. ❤

Thank you!

2016-08-26-ThankYouHello, friends! ❤ This week’s auction ended earlier tonight, and just about everyone’s paid up. Huge thanks to everyone who placed bids, purchased items or services donated by the amazing folks who have contributed their time and wares, and/or helped to spread the word!

I was able to borrow from our grocery fund in order to restock while we were out with friends on Tuesday, and I am now set for meds until the end of next week. The latest auction purchases even paid back the grocery fund for that loan, so that we’ll have that need taken care of tomorrow. Now I just need to work on scraping up the funds for the next MMJ restock — any contribution to my GoFundMe campaign means that you’ll be included in near-daily group distance Reiki in the near future, unless you choose to opt out.

I am of course working on some ways that I hope will help us to become more self-sufficient over time, and a big part of that is figuring out how we are going to move ourselves to Oregon, where we’ll be able to grow our own medicine in a state run by people who have more compassion and empathy for patients on limited incomes who need this medicine — and they also have a separate MMJ system that survived the legalization of recreational marijuana. We were just blindsided by how much this expense increased literally overnight when WA closed down all dispensaries, and we need some help while we figure things out.

Thanks again, everyone! Whatever form your support has taken, we appreciate it and we appreciate you. 🙂

Much love and many blessings,
Bri

PS: You can still use the code RAIDHSE50 to take 50% off jewelry through Sunday, or RAIDHSE25 for 25% off everything else in my shop!

Fundraiser Auction & Crazy Sale!

Good morning, friends! I wanted to make sure that you all know about some great deals currently available, all of which will help add to my medical marijuana fund.

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Click on the above image for more info on anything shown here, to get your bid on, or to be among the first to see when new items are added. If you would be interested in adding goods or services to the fundraiser, please let me know. Most of the vendors involved thus far have donated 100% of proceeds from their items, but that is NOT required at all!

Also, it’s not too late to save 50% on ready to ship jewelry or 25% on gemstones and other goodies in my shop! Just use the applicable code at checkout — RAIDHSE25 or RAIDHSE50, respectively. “Raidhse” is Irish for abundance! 🙂

And, of course, if you’d like to make a contribution to my GoFundMe campaign, that would also be so very appreciated. In return, my hubby and I are offering near-daily group distance Reiki starting in about 4-6 weeks for everyone who donates. Just let me know if you’d prefer to opt out.

Auction, Prayers & Gratitude

This week’s auction has less than 19 hours remaining! There are 10 pieces of jewelry and one custom clay creation being auctioned off, with just 5 bids between them — as well as several items donated by other artists and vendors with BIN prices. I am a hardworking chronic pain patient, and every bid/purchase helps to make sure that I don’t have to go without the medicine that helps me to function.

Huge thanks to everyone spreading the word, donating items, getting their bid on and praying for relief and abundance on my behalf.

You can bid on current items here, or join for easy access when new items are listed. ❤ And of course, if you’d rather just make a donation to help me pay for my medicine, you’re welcome to do so via my GoFundMe page. My hubby and I will soon be sending near-daily group distance Reiki to everyone who contributes any amount, unless they choose to opt out.

As always, much love and bright blessings to you, friends! ❤

New fundraiser link!

I had no idea that it would be against anyone’s rules to raise funds for my legal medicine, but Fundrazr closed my campaign, didn’t respond to my inquiries, and then deleted my entire account when I posted a new campaign raising funds for bills and rent, with the cost of my medication coming out of our earnings. Apparently it’s against some weird arbitrary rule to run a fundraiser when you are a medical marijuana patient… How odd. And their customer service is awful, at least if they have a problem with your campaign and you attempt to discuss the matter with them.

So I went back to GoFundMe, which I’d used previously to help us get settled in the Pacific Northwest. I contacted their customer service and asked whether I could raise funds for my 100% legal medical marijuana. The rep who helped me was super nice and I was reassured that it would be fine, as long as it was clearly stated in the campaign info where I’m located and that it’s legal here. I should have stuck with them in the first place; I was just hoping not to have to wait up to a week for withdrawn funds to hit my bank account now that I can no longer use PayPal on GoFundMe. (My account had previously been grandfathered in using PayPal.)

At least it all worked out in the end! 🙂 You can visit the new fundraiser here. All donations made on Fundrazr have been added to the new tally, along with funds for items that other vendors have donated to sell in my new Facebook group. (If you’d like to add one or more items, please get in touch! So far, everyone has donated 100% of proceeds, but I’d be fine with a 50% split as well.)

Apologies for any confusion, dears! Much love to you. ❤

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