DIY Honey Facial Cleanser

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After experimenting with a few different store bought “gentle” facial cleansers my skin was left as a dry, irritated, acne-filled, enlarged pored mess. So, I did what I always do and concoct a DIY cleanser tailored to my skin’s immediate needs which was calming it down (not stripping any of my skins natural oil-barrier) but also highly antibacterial to aid with the rampant, unhappy acne.

SIDE NOTE: I suggest for anyone, not just people with sensitive or dry skin, to beware of stripping products. Messing with your skins natural acid mantle can lead to overly oily skin, dry skin, acne, sensitive skin, dermatitis and premature aging. (read more about what the acid mantle is and why it’s important) Continue reading

Whole Body #003

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mouth: this Warm Summer Fruit Salad is a visual feast.

feet: get your doormat ready for summer with this DIY which involves watermelons

hands: drink with two hands.

heart: brings tears to my eyes literally every time I watch this

eyes: how to photograph writing with sparklers

being: I really want try the 30 day minimalism challenge – who’s with me?

skin: self tan with tea?

wrist: a summer-y DIY rope bracelet

hair: quick knotted updo, perfect for a summer picnic by the lake

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June To-Do List

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  • Make DIY garden bunting
  • Plant said garden
  • Finish reading a “If You Find This Letter” by Hannah Brencher
  • Use my potted herbs in my cooking. Mmm…fresh herbs!
  • Try at least 6 new hair styles (one, …)
  • Stain our deck
  • Learn The Last Goodbye on piano
  • It’s summer! Make a fruit salad with cinnamon chips (probably minus sugar substitute butter for coconut oil)
  • Eat on the deck, often.
  • Prepare pictures for my next round of Project Life printing (yup still haven’t finished this)
  • Be more consistent with blogging
  • Buy these beauties?

Life Update + An Unusual Way to Relax

Currently my Tesla is insistent on placing herself directly on my lap, draping her cat chin, paws, body on as much real-estate of arms/hands as she can manage. This is making typing (or even reaching my laptop) rather difficult but I’ve sat down to write a life update. So I shall try. <update: put her by my feet, she has returned>DSC_0218

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Whole Body #002

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nails: make your polish last longer with only one item.

hands: a method to make a wedding bouquet last forever.

eyes: dear photograph

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15 Quick Budget-Friendly Decorating Tips

Maybe the budget is a wee tight but you want to add a little zest to your living space. Maybe you’re in a slight inspiration/motivation slump but want to get the creative juices flowing again. Sometimes it just takes one small change.

1. Make it smell lovely!

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