Monday, December 31

Holiday Update

It has been a while since my last post. I got bit by the scrooge bug and couldn't shake it. I'm not sure why, but I had no interest in decorating a lot or going on baking spree's this season. I didn't want to shop and I didn't really have anything I felt was worth while to post about here. I want this space to be as upbeat and motivating as possible, so during my little scroogy funk, I decided to just stay quiet and disconnect a bit. I also took a little break from social media and to be honest, not seeing what everyone is doing every hour or so has been refreshing.
For some reason I also seemed to boycott my nice camera too, so here's a little update in photo's that are not so great because they came from my phone.
I am, however out of my funk and ready to start a new year - with nice pictures and everything! :)
Solstice Morning before a candle lit breakfast.
Stella had some major molar action during the last few weeks, and this was the only place that kept her happy.
Carrot apple pear juice, fresh from our new juicer! I'm so excited about this! And of course a homemade mustache glass, because juice just tastes better in a mustache glass.
Sharpie mug gift makings, courtesy of Pinterest - Love Pinterest!
A quick, and terribly blurry snapshot of my littlest reader.
I hope you all had a wonderful Holiday and have a safe and Happy New Years!
I will be back in a few days.
Take Care!

Monday, December 3

Natural Homemade Lip Balm and Shop Update

I have exciting news! My esty shop is up and running again! Yay!  You can visit it here.
The newest addition? These awesome little tins filled with organic goodness.
I have been experimenting for quite some time with natural beauty products.
Lip balm became my front and center focus when my four year old found a sudden obsession with the stuff. Commercial lip balms can contain petroleum, mineral oil, aluminum salts, and artificial sweeteners, just to name a few. Combine that with the fact that not only does lip balm rest on your lips, you ingest it as well.  I remember being a kid and hearing that the average woman consumes 7 POUNDS of lipstick/balm in a lifetime! Yikes! I don't know if that's true or not, but either way, whatever is going on my child's lips or skin needs to be safe.

So, just for my little Hannah, I came up with two yummy smelling lip balms. Mint Chocolate and Vanilla Mint. One goes on clear and one adds a hint of color.

And do you want to know where that hint of color comes from? Cocoa powder! Yup, the stuff in your kitchen cabinet. These balms are made with organic olive oil, organic beeswax, raw honey, essential oils, vitamin E and in the case of the mint chocolate, cocoa powder.

That's it, pure and simple.

And I love them! So much so, that I think other people might love them too. I have a bunch listed in my shop. These are large 1oz tins that will surely last a long time.
And just for fun, here's a few pic's of my quickly growing baby bean...
And her very helpful big sister...
Happy Monday everyone!