Thursday, 26 April 2012

Summer Wreath

I needed a cute wreath to adorn my front door. I mean lets face it I don't think its socially acceptable to have the Christmas wreath up at the end of April :) So I grabbed a few things from Hobby Lobby, one of my favorite stores since moving back to the US, and made this sexy little number:
It was so simple. I literally covered a styrofoam wreath with some scraps of burlap I had around the house and then stuck some sunflowers on and a cute bow to finish it off. So simple and yet really cute. I do think I will have to bring it inside during the CrAzY TeXaS StOrMs!! They are wild here!!

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Family Rules

So since we moved back to the US I have been trying to decorate. I have a million and one projects on the go and about the same number to blog about. Here is something that I made today for a little table in our living room. Im sure there will be more of these to come.

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Natural Homemade Facials

Recently I have been asked quiet a few times if I have any suggestions for simple Natural remedies for skin care. See I am a trained Esthetician. I went to school when I was in my early 20's and gave it up when we moved to England and had children so that I could be a stay at home mom. Even though I don't go to work and give facials or do aromatherapy any longer it doesn't mean that I am not interested in the skin any longer. In fact my 8 year old has recently been put on some medication which causes her to break out, not good!! I wanted to use some very mild Natural products on her and decided the best way to do this was by making homemade products.

There are two tips I want to share with you:

1) Always wash your face twice. The first time all you do is remove make up or dirt that is on top of your skin. The second wash is to actually was your skin.

2) Wash your face with warm water. This opens your pores and allows you to clean your pores. When you are finished splash your face with cool water. This will close your pores up and keep any new dirt from getting inside.