Showing posts from May, 2015

DIY After Sun Spray Recipe

Soothe your skin and add moisture back with this DIY after sun spray recipe. In the summer, we spend most of our time outside.  There's always work to do on 12 acres of land.  We have a large garden, so we spend time weeding it and caring for the plants and then picking. Between mowing, taking care of the garden, trimming trees, and everything else that needs done outside, we are outside most of the day. In the evenings and on the weekends, we are cooking outside and usually eat outside on the patio.  We also have a pool, so we spend time in that or the kids jump on the trampoline or play on the swings. I'm big on sunscreen.  I wear sunscreen on my face every day.  In the summer, I also use sunscreen on my body when I'll be outside. Even with using sunscreen, burns can happen.  You might miss a spot, or you sweat and it comes off.  It happens. The sun and swimming zap moisture from your skin, so it's important to take care of your skin after being in the sun eve

Gardener's Soap Recipe Using Melt and Pour Soap

Since Ohio completely skipped spring and went from winter to summer, it's almost time to start my garden!  Last year, we had four large gardens.  This year, we are only planting two gardens because the weeding is a little out of control.  We only want non-GMO, organic plants, so we don't use chemicals.  This will still give us enough food to preserve for the winter, but we won't be selling any this year.  Trust me when I say that we get dirty working in the garden.  The weeds can stain my skin, and the dirt seems to embed in my skin.  I just made a few bars of my gardener's soap to help keep my hands clean.  I carefully selected each ingredient in this recipe, and it's easy to make.  I also love that I could use my leftover coffee grounds so they didn't end up in the trash!  

Restful Sleep Update + DIY Sleepy Spray Recipe + Giveaway

Disclosure: I am part of the PTPA Brand Ambassador Program with  Restonic,  and I received Compensation as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own. Last month, I posted some tips to help you -- and me! -- get more restful sleep .  I'm one of those people who needs at least 8 hours of sleep to function, but I really do better with 9.  If I get less than 8 hours of sleep, I am worthless the next day.  I know this, yet I used to stay up way too late. I'm a night owl.  I do my best work after the kids go to bed when the house is quiet.  I've been like this since I was a teenager, and it's just how I am.  However, the local authorities would frown upon my kids being late for school every day, so I have to get up a 7:30 a.m. each morning to get two of them off to school.  This means that I have to #GoToBed no later than 10 p.m. to have time to relax to go to sleep.  That is very, very difficult for me, and it takes careful planning be