Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
Sorry for the lack of posts, last week was a school trip and this week is going to be just as crazy (finishing up the planning for my school formal which I somehow am doing all by myself. But hey, that just means it'll be just what I want right?) With all that going on I'm going with a mellow post today.
Monday, April 14, 2008
Last night I was cleaning my room (a VERY rare occurrence) and found some things I had gotten at the Alameda Flea Market. I went there twice last summer and loved it! They have the best selection of super cheap antique/vintage everything! From old doll parts (yeah, kind of creepy I'll admit) to boxes and boxes of inexpensive vintage clothing (I swear I got light headed when I saw it) they have it! Here are a few things I picked up last time I was there.
My mom found this one just as we were about to leave and we both fell in love with it. Although my family isn't exactly blessed with the bar tending gene, it's nice to know that we could whip up an "Angel's Kiss" with just a quick glance to the recipe on the tray.(sorry for the glare, I just couldn't get a picture without it!)
Last time I went it was by the shipyard, but I believe it moved, so to find out more info and get directions click here. Happy hunting!
Currently Loves:Bazooka Bubble Gum
Monday, April 7, 2008
Friday, April 4, 2008
Over the last few years I've collected TONS of recipes for homemade beauty remedies (some good...some not so much). So here are some of my favorite recipes/products for baths that will turn you into a bathing beauty. Enjoy!
Ginger Spice- Warms/Revives Sore Muscles
Add a small piece of fresh ginger (around the size of your big toe) and steep with a gallon of boiling water for an hour or two. Strain, place in bath with a few drops of any essential oil.
Got Milk?- Softens and Smooths Skin
Add a quart of full fat milk or mix in a pot of powdered milk into your tub. Stir and soak up.
Oatmeal Lavender*- Exfoliates
Get a square of muslin and fill with 1/4 cup ground oatmeal and 1/4 cup dried lavender. Tie off with ribbon and tie underneath the faucet to let the running water wet it, then scrub all over.
This stuff is amazing. It feels like you're in a blanket of Jello...without the what you'd imagine to be a sticky mess. I love it after a long day or flag ball practice (yes...I do play that, it's the most un-meish thing I do).
The Best Bubble Bath Ever*- Just plain groovy
Mix together 1/2 cup unscented shampoo and 3/4 cup water. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt and stir until it gets thick. Mix in about 15-20 drops of any essential oil (I like grapefruit and coconut mixed together, with a bit of cantaloupe.)
*These ones keep well when placed in containers and make really nice/easy gifts.
I love early birthday presents (yeah, I've jumped on this bandwagon a little late). Tomorrow I go shopping for my party outfit, so hopefully I'll have some good things to post. And possibly see Leatherheads (I'm a sucker for anything John Krasinski...except that movie with Mandy Moore...that was just painful).
ps:Thanks for the comments, they made my day!
Currently Listening to: The Engine Driver- The Decemberists