Cheap Summer Beauty!

Okay so in honor of the warm weather and the fact that we all love to wear shorts and swimsuits when it gets warmer I am posting some cheap at home beauty treatments I found to take care of our hair and skin so that we can all look great! :)

Pomegranate Body Scrub
1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
1/2 cup white sugar
2 tsp oil
1-2 drops of your favorite essential oil (opt)
In a small bowl combine sugar and pomegranate seeds and crush both with a spoon. Add oil and mix. The pomegranate will naturally scent the scrub but if you want additional scent add a couple drops of essential oil. Massage gently onto damp skin. There should be enough for a full body scrub.

Yogurt Face Mask
1 cup yogurt
1 tbl turmeric powder
Cleanse face and remove all makeup combine yogurt and turmeric. Brush an even coating on face neck and chest using a clean makeup brush or paint brush. Leave on for five to ten minutes then rinse off and follow with moisturizer.

Citrus Hand Scrub
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup sunflower oil
a few drops of your favorite perfume or essential oil for scent
1/2 a lemon or lime
In a small bowl, mix the sugar, sunflower oil, and essntial oil.
Squeeze the lemon or lime juice into the mixture right before you're ready to use. Rub mixture onto hands and feet, then rinse. Follow with moisturizer.

Avacado Hair Mask
Half an avocado, mashed
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup sweet almond oil
Combine all the ingredients and mix well into a paste. Brush on wet hair paying special attention to the ends and let it sit a minimum of 30 minutes while you relax. Rinse out.

Honey Bath
1 cup sweet almond, olive, or sesame oil
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup liquid soap
1 tbl vanilla extract
Place oil into a bowl then carefully stir in remaining ingredients until fully blended store in a clean plastic bottle and shake before using. Add to running tap water.

Well that's it! I hope you all enjoy!



Thank you all for your comments after my last post. Ha. I promise I am not having a breakdown. We actually are nearly done. Tai has got one-sie's down. Now we just have to work on doing the two-sie's in the potty. ;) We are happy to say that we are almost diaper free. :) Woo!

It only makes me a little sad. No more babies. :( There are some days when I wish we could have more and then there are others, like when Tai is being Tai, and I'm like I don't know how I would deal with her and another baby. So I flip flop. But I know that everything happens for a reason and this is my thing right now. This is what I'm doing. Mom. Yup, I'm good with that.


Still Potty Training.

I cannot figure out what is so difficult.
Maybe it's just me.
Yes, that's it, maybe I'm just doing it wrong.
Pull ups do not work as Tai thinks that they are diapers and can still go in them.
So we switched to underwear only.
Tai no longer wears pants.
Because I'm tired of having to wash that many clothes.
Washing all those underwear everyday is bad enough.
Tai may or may not have been in our backyard naked last week.
Sorry neighbors.
She was brought back in quickly.
Yes I know this disqualifies me from the mom of the year award.
Maybe next year.
In short, progress has been made.
There is doubt that we will ever get there.
But I love her.
And darn it, she has that look.
You know.
The one where you want to be mad and she grins.
Yeah, that one.
The one where I can't be mad anymore.
Time to go, potty time.
Happy Tuesday!


For the love of loveliness!

I found the most amazing blog. This is especially for people with girls out there. But it's fun for all! It's called The Polka Dot Chair. It has some pretty amazing sewing tutorials on it like this one....

or this one...
Okay okay I know, sewing required but they are soo easy and she explains the process so well! You must check her out, trust me there is much more to see. :)
Oh and how fantastic are those fabrics? I'm hooked.