July 16, 2012

Summer | Photos and Favorites, Day 3


Photo: My 4 beauties.  I L-O-V-E this picture.  I can see each one of my girls personalities just shining through, even little miss Sadie on the far right.  What fun we are having together this summer, filling our days with friends, outings, scrapbooking (the two older girls get to work on their own books), and everything else we can think of.  This is my last summer with all my children home with me all day since Kailyn will begin Kindergarten this fall (so bitter-sweet). Thanks to Kim again, for these precious pictures.


Favorite: New DIY Face Masks...all natural ingredients, you can literally eat! Destiny in Bloom (two days in a row, I know - but they're that good!) shared some great face mask recipes and these are my favorite:

Nutmeg, Cinnamon and Honey Mask:
Combine 2 tablespoons of honey with 1 teaspoon of both cinnamon and nutmeg.  Apply to your clean face like a paste and let sit for 30 minutes before washing off.  This mask is calming, can reduce redness and puffiness as well as prevent infection!

Brown Sugar, Coconut Oil Scrub
Mix 4 tablespoons of brown sugar with 1 tablespoon of coconut oil (liquid form).  Gently exfoliate your face (and body if you want).  Rinse off well so you don't feel sticky afterwards.  Not only will your skin feel revitalized as the sugar rubs away our dead skin cells, but the vitamin-rich coconut oil will nourish and repair your skin!

Check out all of their DIY Face Masks for more skin-types and some GREAT uses for coconut oil (I'm excited to try on my children's exzema!)

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