Monday, December 26, 2016

DIY Peppermint Lip Scrub



Hello There! I know winter time is here and during the winter we tend to be a bit more dry. Our skin needs a little bit more care. But don't worry, today I'm going to show you a simple recipe for peppermint lip scrub. I love using lip scrubs and I never thought to just make my own using the ingredients in my Kitchen. Its really a very simple process and the scrub lasts about a week or 2 depending on how long you want to keep it. This is a great idea for giving a gift or just as a treat for yourself.
What you will need is?

INGREDIENTS
1. Sugar (Raw)
2. Olive Oil or Coconut Oil (or any oil you like)
3. Peppermint Essential Oil
4. Vegetable Glycerine
5. Small Jars 
6. Candy Canes (Optional)
7. Food Coloring (Optional)
8. Twine or Jar Labels


I found these really small jars at The Container Store and they come in many different sizes. They are great for DIY Projects or storing small goods.



First you want to gather all of your ingredients and mix them in a small bowl together.






For the next step you are going to finely crush up your candy cane





For an added bonus you can add some pretty food coloring, of any color you like to spice up your scrub.



 Now Pack them up and enjoy! I hope you enjoyed this easy fun DIY. It will have your house smelling like peppermint (which is a great thing)
ps. Thank you to my wonderful niece for helping me with this DIY

Until Next Time XOXO




















Wednesday, December 14, 2016

DIY Book of Quotes and Inspiration



I know we all love giving gifts and receiving them, and during this time of year I know a lot of people love giving gifts. In all reality you don't have to go to the store and max out your credit card giving people gifts. Gifts from the heart are definitely my favorite. Creating something with your hands and really knowing the person you are giving the gift to is much more thoughtful and heartwarming. I have a gift idea for you today that I hope you love.



 I created a "quotes book" filled with inspirational quotes that I feel the person would love or quotes that have helped me in my life. These quotes can be religious or just quotes you live by or quotes from your favorite author or your own quotes.



I found this gift to be so caring and thoughtful to have a personalized notebook filled with love and a true connection to your loved ones. What I love most able this gift idea is you can personalize the saying to fit the persons lifestyle. If you know someone who is struggling with a personal issue or someone who wants to give up on a dream. You can fill their notebook with individual personalized quotes. Just talking about it makes me so happy! I really hope you give someone a special sentimental gift from the heart this year, because you never know who may need it. Always remember a gift doesn't always have to be bought sometimes gifts from the heart are the best gift.











Sunday, December 11, 2016

Tips on having a Productive Work Week


Hey Hey There! Long time no see. Well let's put all that aside because today I'm talking{ all } about having a productive work week. I know finding that motivation to prepare for a new work week can be draining (for some) AKA me. but with a few simple preparations it will be a piece of cake. I like to start early on Sunday mornings, I feel more productive when my day starts between 7-9am. I definitely try not to procrastinate (remember the more you put off today the more you have to do through out the week)


I usually like to start with my weekly planning || I plan out all the things I may have due [ bills etc] or things I have to get done [ washing clothes, answering emails, clean my car etc] Luckily for me my planner comes with a printed out schedule for easy planning. I like to set a goal of 3 productive outcomes for the week and 3 productive outcomes for the day.



After I get all of my planning done I get to work. First on the list | Washing Clothes | I prefer to get all my washing done on Sunday or Saturday so that when the new work week rolls around I'm all set and prepared || And who doesn't love the smell of freshly washed laundry.


Plan your meals and grocery shop || I use this super helpful grocery shopping list through out the week, that way I know exactly what foods I need. It also makes meal planning a lot easier.



 Pick out your outfits. This may be an extra step but it definitely helps in the long wrong on those days you may be in a hurry. I like to pick out and iron my clothes in advance for a stress free easy morning.





Clean your house and your car. This is probably my favorite thing to do. I love having a clean, fresh car come Monday morning. It makes my drives my peaceful actually. Having a clean house when you wake up in the morning is also another icing on the cake. My day doesn't feel fulfilling if I wake up with cl- udder all around me.


Drink plenty of water. This may not seem like a big process but drinking water through out the day keeps you hydrated and refreshed.



Remember to check and respond to emails. This may be one of those dreadful tasks but keeping a clean organized inbox makes you feel better and keeps your on track and productive. I know I hate those days you wait a whole week to check your email and you may have 1,000 unread emails in your inbox. Then you feel overwhelmed and stressed. I advice you check and respond to emails daily.



 My last tip of the day is to take 20mins to an hour to just meditate and dedicate time to yourself to write down your thoughts to just clear your mind. Just grab some tea and find a nice quiet spot all to yourself.



Get plenty of Rest, Relax and Enjoy your Sunday!!