Favorite Things Friday: Crystals and Rainbows and Unicorns


Just kidding. I don’t like unicorns. I don’t even think they are real.

I do like crystals, but not in a hippy, wear it around your neck to ward off bad spirits sort of way.

I just like them because they are glass. Really pretty glass.

And they make really awesome rainbows. Which can’t be a bad thing, right?


I have heard that crystals can help circulate the Ch’i – which is a Chinese word meaning life force energy – in your home. Nobody wants stagnant Ch’i. Maybe it’s true, maybe it’s not. I certainly don’t want to take any chances with my Ch’i.

Apparently, there are all kinds of things that can help circulate Ch’i – just look around the next time you are in a Chinese food restaurant or nail salon. There will probably be twirly things, or bells, or mirrors – OR crystals – right above the door and near the cash register area. Maybe they are on to something.

There is a Chinese saying, “If you want change in your life, move 27 things in your home.” Moving things gets the Ch’i moving. You could also try hanging up a crystal. Even if all of this is hogwash, having a really pretty glass thing that makes rainbows hanging in your room certainly can’t be a bad thing!

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  1. kay boyle says:

    i am lucky enough to have an eastview bedroom window, all my crystals are hanging in the window, so if the sun is shining i wake up to rainbows. i consider myselfl ery lucky. it starts my day beautifully and always with a smile

    1. annie kip says:

      What a lovely way to wake up!!! We should all give ourselves as many everyday pleasures as we can!

  2. Deb says:

    I wanna come over to your house tonight and have some wine (and ice cream, remember?!) and see that crystal in the dark for myself! Love it! And love you! Happy Weekend, Annie!!

    1. annie kip says:

      Oh Deb – I wish you could! I miss hanging out with you!!!

  3. Ingrid says:

    Oops I need to learn to proof before I press the SEND
    Button. Hope you all got the gist

    1. annie kip says:

      I totally get it!!! Thanks for commenting!

  4. Ingrid says:

    I am LOL because you say youh wouldn’t wear a crystal
    Around you neck as that is new age woo woo but then
    Gave all these examples about house energy and Chi
    Not sure what I believe but you could say we are each a house to ourselves
    So in that case wouldn’t wearing crystals be equivalent to hanging them?

    Why is one energy force real and the othe woo woo?
    Have you ever found a special Rick that called to you at it felt
    Energetically special? As my kids would say
    Just Sayin
    Actually I font believe in crystals around your neck
    But do believe in chi so interested in what we would embrace one
    And not the other? It’s like Ham I am Jewish will eat bacon
    And even buy sliced deli ham but would NEVER bake
    A whole ham!

    1. annie kip says:

      Don’t worry – the irony of what I was writing wasn’t lost on me! I am a very complex gal ya know! I know you are too!

  5. Very pretty, Annie. Now we know how the disco ball came to be 😉 Happy Friday!

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