DIY Body Mist and Scrub

Happy day loves,  I don’t know about you but my skin gets a little  thirsty for moisture  in the winter and this year it’s been even more obnoxious because of my post pregnancy hormones.  I decided to nurse my little guy and it was the best decision I’ve ever made.  It was challenging at times and I wanted to quit, but I committed to it for at least the first 6 months and I’m so glad that I did. Shiloh will be 6 months this weekend and I can’t believe how time has flown.  However this post isn’t about nursing, it’s about skin! I happen to follow Whole Foods Market (Galleria in St. Louis) on instagram.  The marketing team over there is pretty awesome and have been having some  neat DIY events lately.  A few months ago I made a DIY body mist and I use it every day.  Last month I made a body scrub and it has been excellent for turning my otherwise dry skin into smooth luxurious skin. I sound like a commercial lol, but it’s true.  It is a wonderful product that I got to make myself and it was free!  Even though the event has past.  I gained valuable knowledge that I would love to share with you all.

 

Body Mist recipe

Mist bottle

3.5 oz of h20

1T of Cacia Rosehip Oil

20 Drops of Lavender Oil

4 Drops of Rose Absolute

 

 

Body Scrub Recipe

3oz of Epsom Salt

2oz of Aura Cacia Sweet Almond Oil

20 Drops of Aura Cacia Lavender Oil

4 Drops of Aura Cache Rose Absolute

stir and enjoy

XO,

Christia

 

 

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What are you thankful for?? DIY Thankful Jar

This is the time of year where we begin to really focus and think about the things that we are grateful for. Sometimes we don’t even think about what we are thankful for until its actually thanksgiving day. I actually got the idea of this thankful jar about a year ago when I saw it on Pinterest. You are supposed to fill it up throughout the year with things that you a are thankful for and ten read them December 31st. Well, I had the best intentions to start this jar but it never happens until recently when I though about it again. I told my hubby “lets go ahead an start this jar ebb thought the year is almost over. So we sat down and began to think about all of the wonderful things that have happened this year, wrote them down and then placed them in the jar.  Out faces lit up as our nostalgia took us to found memories throughout the year. There was one memory that I wrote down that started out found but ended in tragedy and that was the miscarriage that I had not to long ago. When kent and I found out that we were pregnant we were scared and ecstatic all at the same time! When the miscarriage happened it was devastating.  We both cried a lot, but as I was reminiscing I began to be thankful for the fact that I was able to get pregnant and the hope that when the time is right, it would happen again. Thankfulness really does make a difference in your state of being. When you focus on the good in your life it’s hard to concentrate on the negative. So my fiends it’s never too late to start a thankful jar. What are you thankful for today?

~ xo
Christia

DIY Lip scrub!! A secret I had to tell!

DIY Lips scrub!! A secret I had to tell! This is an exciting beauty secret that I had to tell. So, I was in the mall the other day and I complimented this woman on her great lip color. It was this bold bright red that fit her skin tone perfectly.
  She informed me that she got the lipstick at Sephora. I can’t remember the name of it, but the rest of the conversation was hard to forget. She said that she found the secret to long lasting lipstick and that was to apply a lip scrub. So I asked her what lip scrub did she used and when she told me that she DIY’ed it, I got even more excited. I almost jumped out of my skin! lol…..She said, “I use sugar cane, brown sugar, and vaseline!” II screamed “Genius!!!!!!! Really, that’s it?!?!” So when I got home, I went into my cubbard. We only keep brown sugar in the house, so I dipped my finger in the vaseline and then dipped it in a bowl of brown sugar, scrubbed my lips for 30 seconds and then put my red lipstick on as I headed to Fashion Week as  well as another show afterward and I didn’t have to reapply not one time! Plus, my lips felt so smooth!! This scrub will definitely be great for the winter months! I hope you try and let meknow what you think!! ❤ Toodles
 
~Xo

DIY ways to feel refreshed!


2 DIY ways to feel refreshed with lemons! Lemons are such a great healing source.  They help with hydration, digestion, weight loss and even help get rid of acne! Here are two great ways to get refreshed DIY style with lemons!


RECIPE:

4 lemons
Water
3Sprigs of Mint
(use your favorite sweetener)

Mix together with Ice and enjoy!


DIY FACIAL SCRUB

DIY FACIAL SCRUB
With Just 3 ingredients that  you already have at home, you can scrub away the cares of the world and leave your skin feeling luxurious and fabulous.  Just mix some extra virgin olive oil with a lemon and brown sugar and there you go! An all natural body scrub.  This one is definitely one of my favorites!

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Gungor Swag (The music, The fashion, The movement)

Kenny and I had the pleasure of seeing one of our favorite bands of all time twice in one month.  This band is called Gungor.  They label their music as liturgical post rock, and even if you don’t know what that means, it in no way hinders connecting to their music. What I find most amaze about them is that everything they do is very intentional and interesting.  It’s very rare to find a band where the musicality and the lyrics can stand alone independent of one another but when combined create a most beautiful compliment. Not only is their music thought provoking, spiritual and quirky, but their style is on point as well and you can almost feel the music through their fits (outfits).  From the Cellist  to the bass player, the drummer, and Michael and Lisa, the leaders they are the complete package.
Drummer, Terence Garfield a.k.a.  our bro!! We love you!
Michael and Lisa Gungor, and their beautiful daughter and Terence Garfield. I am a huge fan of Lisa’s laced dress and colored tights and the fellas look pretty dapper.  I’m totally feeling Michael’s Top hat and Terrence’s handkerchief, two great statement pieces.
Me and Kenny with Gungor

This song really means a lot to me and Kenny.  I’m sure you will dig it as well!

Another one that we love!!

DIY: Spring/Summer clutch!

So it’s getting warmer outside and that means LESS CLOTHES whoohoo, but to me that also means smaller accessories. In the spring and summer I don’t really like lugging around big purses. I like to feel as light as possible. However I only had two clutches and they were black. A few months ago I found a really cool basket weave clutch from Target and that clutch inspired me to tinker around with making my own clutch and that’s when I found out HOW EASY it was I mean seriously EASY!.

The clutches that I made literally took less than 5minutes, except for the multicolored tribal print clutch, that one was a bit more intricate but still easy.

All clutches except for the tribal print clutch where made out of place mats that I scored from the thrift store for a $1.00!! Yes you read right! Place mats are the perfect size and the stiffer ones have the perfect sturdiness for this project. The tribal one is made from fabric, which i lined with a place mate.


There are a few easy steps while making your purse but first lets start with the materials that you will need.
You will need:

  • Fabric or Place Mat
  • Glue -Gun (I prefer the glue gun) or Fabric Glue
  • decorative buttons
  • razor (to attach buttons)
  • velcro

This is a Place Mat

Fold the place mat over a little more than half to create a nice sized pouch.

Super glue the sides down.

add Velcro as a fastener.

Add decorative buttons, flowers, etc to the front of the clutch or keep it plain!

DONE!
Now you have a one of a kind clutch that you can rock all spring and summer! NJOY!;)

For a dressier clutch try a flower… My mom made this one, after I taught her!;) XO

Rocking my clutch this weekend!
Rockin’ my clutch Easter Sunday