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Bath Salts for Cold and Flu Recipe

Make these bath salts for cold and flu before you get sick so you'll have them on hand when you aren't feeling well. Tis the season for colds and flu. I have been down for over two weeks with bronchitis, and my husband is on week four of pneumonia. It's not fun to be us right now! I'm still not feeling great, but I am able to get up and do a few things each day. I made sure to make these bath salts for cold and flu because they are nice to have on hand. When you feel yucky is not the time to start to think about making these. They will sit on the shelf for months, so make them now for when you need them. This is one recipe from my new book  Bath Salts: 30 Easy Recipes for Fun & Profit . BATH SALTS FOR COLD AND FLU RECIPE Links in this post may be affiliate links, which means that I earn a small commission from sales. Unfortunately, life doesn't stop when I'm sick. I tend to be overly sensitive to cold medications, so I don't like to take

Non-Costume Halloween Women's Clothes, Shirts

Halloween is my favorite holiday.  I love the crisp fall air, the fun colors, and getting dressed up.  Some years I wear a costume, but sometimes I want a Halloween shirt or outfit without wearing an actual costume.  These festive Halloween women's clothes and shirts will have you in the spirit of the holiday without having to wear a costume. Links in this post may be affiliate links, which means that I earn a small commission from sales at no additional cost to you.

How To Make Glycerin Soap Without Lye

How to make soap without lye.  Lye is necessary to make soap, but you can still make soap at home without using lye by using glycerin or melt and pour soap.    If you are new to soap making, glycerin or melt and pour soap is the easiest type of soap to make at home. It is also called melt-and-pour soap because you simply melt the soap base and pour it into a mold.  You can make a basic bar of soap, or you can customize the soap with things like color, scent, and additives to make a fun bar of soap.  You can get so creative with this kind of soap, so have some fun with the different melt and pour soap additives !   Learn how to make soap without lye with this easy step by step tutorial.

Fall Beauty Tips

I'm not sure where this summer went.  I don't even remember June, and I'm pretty sure July lasted about 2 days.  August?  Yeah, that flew by and we are in our second week of school now!  At this rate, I think I'll be sipping a pumpkin spice latte whilst wearing Ugg boots next week.   It's time to start thinking about changing my beauty routine from summer to fall.  My hair and skin both have different needs in the fall, so I usually get a lot of new products.  Here are my top fall beauty tips for your skin, hair, and makeup.

Save Money on Beauty Treatments with Groupon

This post has been sponsored by Groupon.  As always, all enthusiasm is my own. I don't feel like we summer was much of a break because we were so busy.  As soon as summer died down, homeschooling started, which means that extracurricular activities and sports started.  With such a crazy schedule, I need to schedule in some down time for myself.   Right now, I'd love to schedule a facial or a massage so I can get some time to relax.  

Kings Island Kicks Cancer and Other Fall Events

This post is sponsored by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company in conjunction with Blog Meets Brand, and I have been compensated for my participation. As always, all enthusiasm and opinions are my own. Last week, we took a day off and went to Kings Island to have some fun during their Kings Island Kicks Cancer promotion.  We could not have picked a better day to go.  School had just started in that area and it was pouring down rain in the morning, so the park wasn't that busy.  When the rain stopped shortly after the park opened, it turned in to a beautiful day.  

Reverse and Prevent Signs of Aging with Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair

My birthday is next month.  I'll be 36.  In the last year, I've gained some new fine lines and my uneven skin tone is worsening to the point that I need to correct it with new makeup products.  I've been using sunscreen since I was a teenager to help prevent the signs of aging, but I need to step up my beauty routine with anti-aging products like retinol.  I've partnered with Neutrogena for this post to use their Rapid Wrinkle Repair and Ultra Sheer collections for 7 days to show my results. Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair The Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair collection is unique because it combines anti-aging products and SPF to prevent future signs of aging.  This line has the fastest retinol formula available, so you can see results in just one week!  Retinol is the #1 anti-aging product recommended by dermatologists, and it's clinically proven to reduce the signs of aging.

How to Make Theraputty

I haven't talked much about autism on this blog, but I've decided to share the DIY autism and therapy tools that we use since I know some of my readers are also autism parents.  My son, who is 10, is currently receiving ABA therapy and occupational therapy. I prefer to make most of our therapy tools because it's cheaper, which allows us to have tools in our toolbox.  Having a child with autism can create financial strain on the family, so maybe these will help other people too. Another advantage to making my own is that I don't have to wait for shipping.  We start homeschool tomorrow, and there were a few things that I forgot to purchase for our sensory nook.  Oops! I learned how to make theraputty with things we had on hand, so we can work into our school day tomorrow instead of waiting.   How to Make Theraputty What Is Theraputty? My son's OT uses theraputty at every session.  It's a stiff putty that really gets his finger muscles workin

How much money can you save with Dryel?

Thank you to Dryel for sponsoring this discussion.  As always, all enthusiasm is my own.   When I introduced you to Dryel back in March, I mentioned that I love it because it saves time and money.  I've been using it for so long that I didn't even realize how much money we were saving.  I haven't had to drop a single thing off at the dry cleaners in over 10 years, so I was a little out of touch with the current prices.  When I did see a price list, I was shocked.  I knew we were saving money, but I didn't realize just how much we were saving.   How much money can you save with Dryel? At the dry cleaners, you can expect to pay: $4 per shirt $14 per men's suit $6 per pair of pants $6 per sweater The Dryel starter kit retails for about $10 and cleans 4 loads.  It also includes the bag that you put the clothes in, but you can reuse this with the refill kits.  The refill kits clean 8 loads for about $10. You can add 1 to 5 garments in each lo