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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

5 Minute Pies 1 Savory 1 Sweet




Friday, August 15, 2014

DIY Pumpkin Scented Loofah Soaps


I have come to love making my own soap. There is something so rewarding about releasing a bar of soap from a pretty mold. When you make your own, you can scent the soap to your liking, my favorite part. Today I am going to share how to make a pumpkin scented loofah soap, using an easy melt and pour soap base.  Loofahs, also spelled luffa, are a natural way to exfoliate your skin. I think they look beautiful when used in your soap molds, don't you?

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Anything Goes Linky # 167, Features, Hematoma, And Birthday Cake

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Welcome to the party! I am so glad you, and Friday, are here! Although Friday's are really just another day to a mom, am I right?  
This last week has been exhausting.  My youngest tripped on his shoe laces, which I had just double knotted, not 30 minutes prior. He fell, and hit his forehead, on the cement in our front walk way. Although he was showing no signs of a concussion, we rushed him to the hospital, because it immediately looked terrible.  I know they say swelling on the outside is good, it's the inside you need to worry about. As a mother, I won't take any chances.  So after a trip to the ER, I was feeling better, knowing that even the skilled doctors couldn't find anything wrong. It was simply an ugly hematoma, that would need time to heal.  Please know Lucas is doing just fine. He is so tough, he didn't even request Tylenol after that night.  The swelling is down, although it took a couple days, for two black eyes to appear. I am so bummed he will be starting Kindergarten next week with a nasty boo boo.  Hopefully picture day will be a ways off.  I am still holding my breath, when I watch him play outside. Seriously can't we keep them in helmets until they are, I don't know, 18  21 years old?

This was Lucas last week, Thursday night, after a trip to the ER, and lots of ice. 

This was him, this week, on Tuesday, with his big brother.  As you can see, he is looking so much better, not nearly as swollen, but a little black eyed.   

Speaking of big brother, we celebrated our oldest sons birthday this week!  I have two of the best boys ever.  Happy 12th Birthday Joshua, I love you! Thank you for being such an awesome young man, and older brother.  It wasn't easy for us to buy you those roller-blades, you requested for your birthday, after this last week. Praying for no more trips to the ER. 

BTW, if you are ever in Reno, Nevada, you must go to Pinocchio's Bar And Grill. We have celebrated three birthday's there. They really do a wonderful job. They bring out a huge candelabra for you to blow out, and a  slice of the best tasting ice cream cake. It's such a cool dive, with lots of vintage memorabilia. I think I will bring my good camera next time I am there. 

Now enough about my drama. I apologize for the party delay.


In case you missed my earlier post, I shared how to turn runny lotion into luxurious scented body butter.

Now it's time to feature some of my favorite links from last weeks party:



Free Social Media Icon Buttons shared by I Gotta Create!

Reupholstered Chair  shared by No Business Like Sew Business. 

Crafts Using Recycled Belts shared by Redo It Yourself Inspirations. 

10 Ways To Add Exercise To Your Busy Life shared by Calm Healthy Sexy. 

From Everyday To Gourmet shared a Double Tomato Tart With Ricotta And Basil .  

Now it's time to party, show me what you are working with!







Disclosure: This is NOT a sponsored post.