Banana Cream Sugar Scrub Recipe

Today has been one of those days where momma really needs some alone time. Ever have one of those days? The bird won't stop squawking, the phone keeps on ringing and my daughter wants to play me her flute concert....all while my head feels like it is going to explode from a PMS headache.  I managed to make dinner and take my son's pants to the dry cleaner so I am calling today a success.  Momma is going to treat herself to a hot shower before bed and I needed a new sugar scrub recipe to try.  This banana cream sugar scrub takes only minutes to … [Read more...]

Hair Care Tips for Thick, Wavy Hair #AvedaNaturallyStraight

These hair care tips have been sponsored by SheSpeaks and Aveda but all opinions expressed here are my own. When my daughter was little she had the cutest little curls and I was so sad when I had to cut them off.  Then, for years, she had stick straight hair.  She had it styled in an adorable little bob that flounced when she ran and it was incredibly shiny and straight.  Then she hit about age 10 and her hair started going wild.  I have no idea what inspired these hair changes but now at almost 13 her hair is thick, wavy, slightly frizzy … [Read more...]

This weekend’s nail art project!

I have never been much into painting my fingernails.  Seems like every time I put on a coat of nail polish I end up with my hands in the dishwater or digging up things in the garden.  Inevitably my nail polish would get chipped within hours of putting it on my nails.  Needless to say, I haven't experimented with nail art yet!  Seems like a lot of work for a few hours worth of sparkly nails.  Now, my daughter on the other hand LOVES painting her nails.  She would happily paint her nails a different color every single day of the week if she had … [Read more...]

DIY Pumpkin Pie Sugar Scrub Recipe

Last week my son was complaining because he thought his feet were ugly.  He's 14 and has reached that awkward phase of adolescence where he's self conscious of every single part of his body.  In an effort to improve his foot image and have a little mother/son bonding time I suggested a pedicure.  He tried to convince me that feet really did not NEED regular maintenance.  I assured him that everyone should be putting a little effort into their feet now and then even if they weren't going around sporting hot pink polish and toenail art. Hopefully … [Read more...]

DIY Beauty Tip: Easy Herbal Steam Facial

I have never been blessed with small pores.  As a teen I suffered from an average amount of acne but even when my skin was 'clear' I could easily see the pores and blackheads in my Tzone.  I used to use an assortment of scrubs, peels and facials to try and get my skin to look like all those models in magazines.  Recently, I have started using more and more natural products on my skin than I did as a teen.  DIY beauty products are usually easy to make, inexpensive and less irritating to sensitive skin.  Another great thing about DIY beauty … [Read more...]

Easy DIY Rosemary Hair Mask for Dry Hair

My daughter has incredibly thick hair that is also very dry.  The combination of the two means that some days she practically looks like a lion with her hair poofed up around her head!  Now that summer is here and she is in and out of the pool every day, the problem is even worse.  Nothing like chlorine to strip the oils from your hair completely.  We have tried different shampoos and conditioners.  We have tried leave in conditioning lotions, sprays, and oils.  Nothing has helped much so far but wow are we going … [Read more...]

All Natural DIY Acne Scrub Recipe

A lot of things have changed since I was a teenager.  Teens today are much more knowledgeable about sex, drugs, and a lot of other things I would prefer they stay ignorant of.  They are plugged in, much more aware of current events, and for the most part a lot 'older' than I was at their age.  One thing that has NOT changed since I was a teen is the constant battle with acne.  No matter how many times they wash their face or how many times I tell them to eat less fatty foods they still struggle with acne on a regular basis.  I am spending a … [Read more...]

Orange and Clove Sugar Scrub Recipe

Please note that this sugar scrub recipe post contains affiliate links.  If you click on the link and make a purchase I will receive a few pennies to put towards my adventure in blogging. With the advent of a new year comes a renewed determination to get healthier, spend less money and take more time for myself.  In reality I will probably end up just drinking more coffee and buying more frozen pizzas than I should but I like to start the year off on a positive note.  This easy sugar scrub recipe will hopefully help me … [Read more...]

How to Make Homemade Lip Balm

This homemade lip balm post contains affiliate links.  This means that if you click on the link and make a purchase I will receive a few pennies to contribute to my blogging adventure! There are few things in this world that I believe are worth buying the best quality  possible.  One of those things is food and the other is lip balm.  I seriously think I have a lip balm can find it in every room of my house.  I keep it in the car, in my purse and in my pants pockets. This is frequently a problem because I often end up … [Read more...]

Homemade Beauty Products: Kiwi and Yogurt DIY Facial Scrub

This homemade beauty products post was inspired by a product I received to review but all opinions expressed here are my own. Last week I went to the farmer's market and bought a few kiwi...along with about 20 pounds of other assorted fresh fruit.  Yes, I went a little bit overboard and discovered that there really is a limit to the amount of fresh fruit one family can eat in a week!  I still have way too much fruit in the house and am starting to have to find creative ways to use it all before it starts going bad!  Oranges get sliced up and … [Read more...]