Day 3: Salt Scrub

Day 3 – Salt Scrub

E has been suffering from awfully dry hands this past couple of weeks.  I found this recipe on Pinterest for a nourishing salt scrub.

In this project I used the following:

  • 1 cup Epsom Salt
  • 1/2 cup oil (saffron oil – I am sure you could use other kinds, this is what I had on hand)
  • 5 drops of essential oils
  • small mason jar
  • 1 drop food color

Mix all of the ingredients together and there you have a wonderful smelling salt scrub.

I tested it out on E and he kept saying it felt weird, but his hands feel as close to as they did when he was a baby.  Smooth and supple.

My week continued in the direction is was heading in last week with a broken car and a $650 repair bill.  Seriously, I am living in a very depressing country song: Car broke down, dog died and lost my job.  I am determined to come out of top and better because of everything I have experienced in the past week.  This too shall pass and this too I shall over come.

Dolly Parton – Travlin’ Thru – Click here for Video

I will leave you with this tonight, I have had this song stuck in my head all day.  One I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Dolly and if this doesn’t lift your spirits I don’t what will.


Day 2: Tie Rug

The Tie Rug

So for sometime I have been wanting to make a tie rug for the kids bathroom out of my favorite pair of sheets that got holey. This project took more than one day, I worked on it for 3 to  be exact, but am very happy with the results.

This project was an excellent practice on patience which is something I really struggle with as my ADD usual kicks in and I am one for wanting instant gratification.  There is alot to be learned about powering through and seeing it completed.

For this project I used the following:

  • King Size sheet, cut into 5in by 1in strips
  • Misc left over fabric cut into 5in by 1in squares in this project I used a old pillowcase and an old t-shirt.
  • non-skid rug backer cut to size

I then just randomly tied the strips of fabric to the non-skid mat.

I also took Frank for a walk in on the Pokegama Dam Ski Trails.  Despite the gloomy weather it was a good day for a walk.  Here’s Frank checking out the Mississippi River.  I am pretty sure if I had let him off of his leash he would have launched himself off the side of the river banks.

The walk was a great way for me to mediate and clear my head and enjoy the nature and scenery around me.  So full of inspiration and relaxation.

Day 1: Rhinestone Cowboy Costume


Day 1 – Rhinestone Cowboy Costume (30 Day Creative Practice)

This is by no stretch of the imagination the most profound thing I have ever created, but its a start.  P and I were invited to a halloween party this weekend and the rest of the people we are attending the party with are going as Cowboys and Saloon Girls.

Because P and I enjoy being unconventional, P is going as a Rhinestone cowboy, I am still contemplating dressing up as a olde-thyme saloon owner.  Will keep you posted as to what we decide.

The above costume was made from the following:

  • $0.99 – Cowboy hat from the Salvation Army
  • $0.97 – Wood medallion
  • $3.50 – Metallic Spray Paint
  • $2.99 – Tub of Glitter
  • Rest of the costume will be made up of items we already have around the house including, jeans, boots, shirt and belt to attach the buckle to.

I will be sure to update this post once we complete the look.  For day 1, not too bad.  Have gotten a jump on Day 2 as it might take me a while.  So far so good, I think it will look amazing.

On a side note, I shopped at Salvation Army and Walmart both stores I usually avoid like the plague.  I would also like to mention today was the first day I have worn makeup, jeans and an actual shirt since being laid off. (Yay, to being human again!!!) Let’s just say that the people watching at both establishments was entertaining to say the least and I even saved $60 on my usual grocery shopping list shopping Walmart.  This ex-Target employee gasps at that last statement, but we are on a fixed budget these days.  Who can blame a girl.

Until tomorrow!!