Crystals you NEED for your workspace (plus a $100 giveaway from Energy Muse!)

Hi there!

How are ya? How was the weekend? I'm thinking to post on Tuesdays now instead of Monday. I feel Mondays are 'back to the grind' days? Tuesdays may be better but if you have thoughts, let me know!

Anyway, I went to Vegas last weekend for my friend Emily's bachelorette. It was so good to see friends (it's always worth it!), but the low was definitely the TRAFFIC on the way back. A 5 hour drive turned into 8 hours. I pretty much went insane (you know if you saw my snap ha!) 

Today however, I'm writing from my little at home desk, in our bungalow apartment in Venice.

I say bungalow because it seems more California than saying 'small'. But, it's perfect, and we're by the beach. What more could ya want?

(Actually I definitely want A/C because for some reason they don't have it on the West side in Cali!)

Since I started working from home about a year ago, I've really thought about the desk space and home office. It's super important to be conscious about your workspace, whether you are home or in a corporate office. 

It's like, 9 hours of your day! 

At my desk, I have my succulents, orchids, my buddha, and of course my crystals.

Bringing me good vibes, cutting the EMF and any negative energy.

You guys know I am a huge crystal fan who believes in the energy they bring and the magic they have.

I wrote about it here, and here and am SO EXCITED that with this post I am partnering with Energy Muse to do a giveaway for you.

$100 dollars worth of free crystals for your workspace!

Energy Muse is an amazing company based out of California. They are the numero uno crystal babes, with a true dedication to inspiring others and are very KNOWLEDGEABLE about crystals and anything in the spiritual realm.


Included in the giveaway:

EVERY crystal we discuss in this post for you to keep at your home office, or bring to work (to ward off those negative work vibes and bring clarity to your everyday!)

Shungite Pyramid

A MASSIVE Selenite wand

Citrine Point

4 Black Tourmaline chunks

Fluorite


How to win:

Follow @hundredblogla on Instagram

Follow Energy Muse @energymuse on Instagram

Tag a friend (or two!) you think would love win, and comment on my Instagram which crystal you'd love to have most!

That's it!

The winner will be announced next Friday, July 29th.


Quick story about Energy Muse before we discuss the crystals in this giveaway and their benefit.

I went to the Energy Muse store in Torrence, and was BLOWN AWAY at how thoughtful, gorgeous, and welcoming the store was.

(They also let dogs in! This is Erica's dog Bo!)

At their store, I met with my friend and mega-babe, Erica who runs their influencer marketing. She's huge into energy, the moon, crystals and all things love and spirituality. So, it was nice to chat with her about lots of mutual things we have in common.

Like crystals, spirituality and blogging - she is 1/2 of SOLO!

In SOLO, Erica recently wrote about being laid off from her previous job a few months ago.

Knowing it wasn't the right fit for her, and that it didn't align to her deeper self, she reached out to Energy Muse to discuss a position she wanted to propose, and shortly after, she was starting her new dream career.

 Going from being laid off, to doing the job of her dreams that she manifested herself.

She wrote about it here - it's a DOPE story.

One of my favorites of the year.

I am going to interview Erica in more detail in a few months to discuss this further.

But, lets get to it, the crystals included in this giveaway from Energy Muse!


Crystals that will make a HUGE difference in your workspace

Shungite Pyramid 

Amethyst Stone

Amethyst Stone

Where to place: Place on or near your electronics you are working with daily - computer, laptop, iPad etc.

Meaning: Shungite is a tool of electromagnetic protection. It shields against negative, harmful energy while increasing work performance. The pyramid shape enhances higher vibrations and allows its healing properties to be carried a farther distance.

Black Tourmaline 

Where to place: Place 4 pieces in 4 corners of your room where your work space is.

Meaning: Black Tourmaline is one of the most powerful stones. It magnifies the protective energy frequency within a space and creates a protective shield.

(I also use a small Black Tourmaline stone to wear in my bra everyday to ward off any negativity!)


Selenite

Where to place: Place on your window sill

Meaning: Selenite is a great cleansing tool that dispels all negative energy while creating serenity and mental clarity within a space. It aids in energy blockages allowing a free, positive flow of energy through one's body.

 

Citrine

Where to place: Place on your business cards or in your wallet

(I actually wrote about my business cards here and keep my citrine point on top of mine!)

Meaning: Citrine is an amazing manifestation stone that heightens all wishes and intentions especially ones pertaining to manifesting wealth, prosperity and abundance. It is powered by the energy of the Sun therefore does not hold any negative energy.

Fluorite

Where to place: Place on your desk 

Meaning: Fluorite is known for its rejuvenation. It clears and resets the mind during times of "monkey brain", confusion, indecisiveness and negativity. It also ensures a constant flow of positive energy.

(YES PLEASE!)


I have been really loving Selenite lately especially to calm down and ease anxiety. Erica taught me to rest the wand on my chest and it REALLY calms. You can actually feel it working on your nervous system.

I've been doing that each night and I LOVE it.

Plus I've always really loved Citrine, because when I meditate with it, I notice a serious shift in my good fortune.

All of these crystals though, are amazing.

It feels really good that I can work with an AMAZING company like Energy Muse to give you something that's worth over $100 dollars. Products that I feel really matter.

That increase wealth and abundance, clear negative energy and create a more open workspace. 

(Closed mouth smile).

So cool right? This is a huge giveaway and I REALLY love my crystals and Energy Muse so I am excited about this one!

What questions do have for me about crystals, my workspace, or even about working from home? Do you work from home? Let's swap tips!

 If you have any questions for Energy Muse, I can also have them answer and discuss :)

Do you guys have crystals or use them? I'd love to know your favorites.

Feeling good about this, and loving you!

Have the best day!

xo

Krista

P.S. Thanks to Energy Muse for partnering with me to sponsor this post! Major credit to Erica Kmiec for being such a great partner, visionary and friend!

Photos: 2, 4, 6 via Energy Muse

Introducing: The LADY GANG (aka your new best friends)

Okay so.

I've written about podcasts before a few times and how I CRUSH podcasts on the daily. 

I listen to them ALL THE TIME.

When I work, when I walk, in the car... it's satisfied the quench for me to always learn and grow, and I can drop dope facts and information in conversation.

But the game was changed when I found the LadyGang Podcast, via Fashion Lush, who is an amazing blogger out of San Diego.

Currently, I only listen to podcasts that are in the business, self-help, and personal growth vein.

It's Tim Ferriss, Rich RollGary Vee...those types. The topics are on bettering yourself and ways to maximize performance in all aspects of your life, basically. 

So, after a while, it's like okay, I get it. Make your bed, meditate and say no to opportunities that you don't LOVE and journal. Right. Got it.

So I needed a refresh, a fun and light podcast that's more like a conversation, with friends. 

Yes, podcasters become my friends and mentors. 

Backstory real quick. 

I met Rich Roll, and his wife Julie Piatt and I was so nervous.

Which says a lot about me if I'm nervous to meet a 50+ Vegan Athlete and his wife - LOL. I blacked out and said,

"It's like you guys are my friends".

LIKE WHAT. YOU ARE NOT FRIENDS! They were like *blank stare blink blink* who is this random girl super excited about meeting us, who is obviously crazy and isn't our friend?

Shake my damn HEAD. At least I went for it, I guess.

But these babes are truly like friends. THEY ARE SO FUNNY, on point with topics and guests, plus they're HONEST and real.  I love that they're based out of L.A. and are SUPER successful business babes on their own.

(Read their bio's below!)

Especially during your commute, there is no better way than to listen to them chat and interview really interesting people.


What I love about The LadyGang Podcast

Realness. These babes are SO REAL, down to earth, and relatable. They talk about periods AND Hollywood parties in the same 30 minutes.

Rawness. There's nothing that's off limits, which makes you feel like you're hanging with your friends. 

The good week/bad week segment. Is freaking hilarious. I love hearing each of their insane stories from the week.

They answer questions from their listeners. You can email the babes and ask ANY question you want answered. It speaks to their coolness, and connection they want with their audience.

Their interviewing style. They bring in the guest to the conversation fluidly, which brings out an interesting side to each person they interview. It's more natural, and frankly, makes it more fun.


Let's meet the babes!

Keltie Knight

Emmy-nominated Keltie Knight has interviewed the biggest celebrities in the world, including Oprah, Taylor Swift, Pink, Miley Cyrus, Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey, U2, Stevie Wonder, Adam Levine, Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams, Gwenyth Paltrow and more. She also served as host of the The Thanksgiving Day Parade LIVE on CBS, CW's World Dog Awards with George Lopez, the CW's Greatest Holiday Commercial Countdown and US Weekly’s 2012 Emmy Awards Live From The Red Carpet. Recently, she made a cameo appearance in Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!, The Young and the Restless, and introduced the “Red Carpet Challenge” on Project Runway. Keltie is also a budding fashionista with best-dressed mentions in Vogue, Elle, Glamour, Just Jared, US Weekly, The Daily Mail, People Stylewatch and The New York Times. 

Jac Vanek

Jac Vanek is a self-made entrepreneur, CEO and one of the most powerful fashion and music influencers of her generation. She created the Jac Vanek brand from the dirty ground up, and has transformed it into an unconventional powerhouse that continues to defy long-standing notions, standards and boundaries of the fashion industry. Her sassy graphics and slogans boldly say what everyone else is thinking, and are worn by celebrities such as Cara Delevinge, Vanessa Hudgens, Joe Jonas and Ellie Goulding.  The Jac Vanek brand is stocked in major retailers, including Topshop, Zumiez and NastyGal, as well as high end boutiques around the country.

Becca Tobin

Becca Tobin is an American actress, singer, dancer, blogger and smart ass. She spent three years playing the resident “mean girl” on FOX’s hit TV show Glee. Her other television appearances, including NCIS LA, Drop Dead Diva, Mystery Girls, Late Late Show with Craig Fergusonand Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live. Tobin’s red carpet style has been featured in numerous publications. In September 2013, Becca launched JuneMoss.com, a fashion blog inspired by her two fashion idols – her grandma June and Kate Moss. The blog has been featured on WhoWhatWear.com and as one of “The Surprise Celebrity Blogs You Should Be Reading.”


Now, to the REAL good stuff!

I'm super excited to share this interview with these badass females.

I couldn't love sharing dope stuff more, and when it really aligns - my love for realness, honesty and insight. It's the BEST.


For those who don't know - how would you describe the The LadyGang Podcast?

LadyGang is basically a boozy mimosa brunch with three of your best friends, we talk about all of the good and bad stuff that women talk about with only their closest friends. We have celebs stop by, but the fun really is in the three of us!!

Your podcast is super refreshing and unique. How did the idea for the LadyGang podcast come about?

Becca Tobin and I had done a collab together on her blog JuneMoss.com and had always been talking about teaming up, over the course of a year we talked about what we wanted to create and started trying to see who might be our third gal. I think Jac Vanek is one of the coolest major babes in the world, and she offers such a different and unique view of Hollywood. She's self-made and super inspiring. We asked her and she said yes, and I can honestly say this whole journey has brought us all closer. 

It's really easy to get 'into' the show as a listener, it's like you're hanging with your best friends. Basically, you can feel how cool you are with each other. Were you friends previously?

That's the cool thing, we were all friends. But not best friends, and I think that's what makes the show great. I have no idea what Becca and Jac are going to say, and so I'm as surprised as the listeners. 

You each have your own successful businesses and ventures separately (here I will detail your accolades and achievements), what's specifically unique about doing The LadyGang Podcast?

The #1 reason we created the podcast was that we wanted to be in charge. We wanted to create something that was ours, and no one would be able to tell us we are too tall, short, fat, thin, nice or mean. That, to us, with the goal. It's so fun to be the boss! 

You guys talk about EVERYTHING that's real raw and honest. (Here, I will outline a few of my favorite bits, and link them). Is there a topic that's 'off limits' to talk about for you on the show?

Nothing! That's what makes us so fun. I mean, listen to Becca talk about "snail trail" and you know we go there :) 

Do you the men in yo life/husbands listen to the podcast? (When I'm giggling about 'the worst place to get your period' I think to times I've had a period incident with my boyfriend that I'm sure he'd love to relive, so I'm curious - HA)

My husband listens and sometimes he gets mad at me when I tell stories about him. We just did an episode where Becca's boyfriend came on and gave advice. It's so funny because I'll say things on the LadyGang that I don't even tell my husband or close friends and they will totally call me out on it! 

What's been the most surprising interview thus far?

For me, listening to Jeannie Mai changed my life, it was our most inspirational episode and I took some of her advice for myself. I loved our Morgan Stewart episode because she's living a life that is so different than mine. Of course, having Lea Michele on and her being so authentic and honest was incredible. We love all our guests, we don't invite them unless we are obsessed with them. 

What advice would you give to ladies/girls/women/whatever who want to explore a creative route in their career and do badass things like you've all done?

Just keep going. We get asked this all the time, our answer is always to not give up when people reject you or say no. 

What's the best advice you've received from a podcast guest?

Jeannie Mai talked about in her career how she made a personal mantra and then everything she doesn't has to fit under the umbrella of that. I went home and spent the weekend making my mantra. 

Anything major happening for your brands (even outside of The LadyGang) that you want to share with the readers?

Well, we are launching our LadyGang tanks, it's a limited run so only our original members will have the chance to get them. We are about to start working on our site and we really want to include our listeners and give them the opportunity to work for us, which is cool. We have a to-do list that is massive and throughout it Becca's shooting movies, Jac's running her empire and I'm shooting my TV show everyday. 

Get your Lady Gang Tank here.

How has the podcast evolved from it's first episode in December 2015?

I think the show is crisper, and we know what works. Our most embarrassing thing was that when we first got ads in our shows- we didn't know how long to make them so we would talk for 5 minutes about one of our sponsors, now we LOVE our sponsors but people were complaining! We had no idea! So, we've found a good balance, and I think we've really gelled. 

Major goals, or manifestations for The LadyGang in 2016?

Our major goal is that we get every one of our listeners to tell 5 friends about LadyGang and show them how to listen to podcasts if they don't know. That will help us be one step closer to world woman domination! 

XOXO THE LADYGANG  


Dope right? I can't wait until you listen, and thank me. LOL.

So glad you're here! Thank you so much for reading!

xo
Krista

ALSO: MAJOR Thanks to The Lady Gang for working with me on this. TRUE ANGELS.

What to wear to all these SUMMER WEDDINGS! (Serious favorites, for CHEAP)

"Wedding Season, y'all!" 

I know I know, it's a busy time to celebrate the ones you love, to buy them rolling pins and china they'll use once. The best time of YEAR! I have two coming up, back and back and I am SO EXCITED.

Seriously though, y'all need DRESSES for wedding season! There are SO MANY on sale at Asos. 

Almost all of these dresses below are between $20 and $50 dollars, and they are STUNNING.

That's why, I had to share!

I wrote a post previously on the best NYE dresses they had, and shared this hot little number that I am borderline obsessed with.

THEY STILL HAVE IT! It's $154 dollars, from Virgos Lounge and it's SO FLATTERING. Truly. It fits nicely and is just a bit dressed up. It's more than I wanted to spend, but I've never felt so glam. So, get it, it's worth it! It goes just below the knee, has a little slit and looks great with silver or gold. 



But these are the best of the best, hover over them too to see the price, since seriously more than half are less than $50 dollars.

I'm really into the off the shoulder ones, and florals, but also a classic basic is the best. 

Let me just say - that I am all about COVERING UP at weddings.

Like the wedding is about the bride, not me and I will do anything to not show too much skin. I still have nightmares about this girl at the wedding I went to over New Years eve. She sat in the FRONT ROW and her dress seriously went down to her belly button with her tits out, GRAZING the nipples. I die. Like this isn't your day with your tits.

ANYWAY, rant over. Weddings are for classiness. 

So, some of the BEST picks! There are also dresses similar to this that are GORGEOUS! I love the Virgo dress line from Asos.


Shop the look:


Are there any that are your favorites? Where do you shop for wedding dresses right now? I have 8 this year and need to STOCK UP!

Keep me posted! I have a wedding next weekend and I am thinking the black one that is like, $38 bucks! LOVE.

xoxo

Krista