DIY Flat Iron Cover From a Dollar Store Hot Pad

We have one bathroom in our house for 5 people.  If that's not cruel enough, there's no storage in said bathroom.  I do have a large cabinet right outside of the bathroom, but in the actual bathroom I just have a small sink with no real counter space.  After I flat iron my hair, I have to set the flat iron on my kitchen counter to cool off.  Obviously, this isn't an ideal situation.  I made this DIY flat iron cover from a dollar store hot pad that I picked up at Dollar General for $1.  It's super easy to make.  I love anything that's cheap and easy to make!  Keep reading to see how I made it.

DIY Flat Iron Cover From a Dollar Store Hot Pad

Protect Your Eyes with Xperio UV Lenses

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I have several profile pictures across my social media, but they all have one thing in common.  Sunglasses.  I almost always wear sunglasses when I'm outside because the sun bothers my eyes.  I keep a pair in each vehicle, one in the house, and a pair in my purse.  I guess you could say that I'm a bit obsessed with sunglasses.  I don't use just any sunglasses though.  I want to protect my eyes, so I wear ones with UV lenses to protect my eyes.  Keep reading for the benefits of UV lenses for your eyes.

Sand Foam Recipe for Sensory Fun

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My children are homeschooled for several reasons, but one of the main reasons is that two of my kids have autism.  My oldest son is high functioning and doesn't need many accommodations, but my middle child, Caleb, needs some accommodations during the day.  To make our day go smoother, he has a sensory diet.  This is a schedule of sensory activities that he does to help him regulate himself and help him concentrate better when we work.  His occupational therapist has given us tasks that he can do for his sensory breaks, including heavy work, specific exercises, and sensory play.  Since Caleb is a sensory seeker, the messier his sensory play the better for him.  Last week, we made this fun sand foam recipe.  He loves the texture, and he got to use his favorite toys, his dinosaurs, as well.

Matcha Green Tea Sugar Scrub Recipe

I love using matcha green tea in beauty recipes because it's such a powerful antioxidant.  It can really give an anti-aging boost to just about any recipe.  This easy matcha green tea sugar scrub recipe has just four ingredients, so it's easy to make.  I like it because it's so easy to whip up, and it does a great job on my feet and legs.  I use it before shaving my legs to get a closer shave.  

The matcha green tea also gives this sugar scrub a rich shade of green.  I keep in in a clear mason jar to sit on the counter because it's so pretty.  

Easy matcha green tea sugar scrub recipe with just four ingredients, including coconut oil.

Coconut and Calendula Sugar Scrub Recipe

Summer is here, so that means it's time to get your skin ready for shorts and tank tops.  I like to use a sugar scrub about once a week in the summer so my skin stays healthy.  I made this coconut and calendula sugar scrub recipe because I just love my calendula soap recipe for my dry skin.  The calendula is a bright yellow, which just screams summer to me.  My skin gets a little sensitive when I'm in the sun, so I thought the calendula would be a great addition to a sugar scrub recipe.  

Coconut and Calendula Sugar Scrub Recipe