Thursday, February 25, 2010

My dad called me and asked me if I'd like to go to an estate sale.... It was only a few blocks from my house and only a couple more than dads house. He just bought a house within a block of me :) I said of course, so the storie goes..... I have never been to one of these before, only heard of them. Although it was sad to see people going thrue someone's belongings some good came from it I guess. I got this set of antique furniture. The day before it was priced only 800.00 dollars and on the second day it was marked to 400.00 which is when I arrived with my daddy :) He bought it for me! pretty cool Dad I think. He has also collected 4~crocks from my great Aunt and Uncle that belonged to my Great Great Grandmother last week. He's always got an eye out for my fave antiques! I love my dad so!!!! Please dont pay to much attention to the ugly bedroom, Jimmy and I re-did all the kids rooms from the walls to the floors and in this process I moved my room upstairs which is a finnished off attic. I have to get new flooring and paint still :( but I do have cool furniture now to put in it! You will see the the headboard is way to tall to get into the room :( and the dresser mirror is too tall for placement as well. I wanted to cry. I'll figure something out, kinda wishing I had not giving my old large tall ceiling room to my daughter.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Back to painting with OILS.....They seem to suit me best. The colors blend the way I like. I started this piece today but cannot concentrate on it for I have so many things I should be doing instead. Errands and the joyful cleaning :( Yucky! Hope you all are having a wonderful day, God Bless, Connie

Monday, February 22, 2010

Natural chemical free face cleanser and moisturizing treatments to try....

Natural chemical free face cleanser and moisturizing treatments to try....

I've just got my new "Herb Companion" and was inspired by these natural recipes to try at home. Like most of you I spend a lot of cash on face care products always trying to find that miricle in a bottle but hate the prices :(

BUT what I really hate MOST of all is the idea of myself and my daughters putting all of those chemicals on our skin knowing how we absorb them all. I found these and wanted to post and give them a try. Let me know if you try them and give me feedback. I will be trying them right along with you. Please becareful not to use anything you are alergic to.

Gentle cleanser~

said to be a good alternative to harsh soaps. This cleanser has soothing properties that make it especially good for sensitive or mature skin.

1~Cup whole milk or soymilk

1/2~ cup whole oats

1~tablespoon honey

~Pour all ingredients on high until smooth and creamy.

~Pour into a clean jar with a tight-fitting lid. Store in refrigerator.

~To use: Place a small amount in the palm of your hand, then gently massage into your skin. Rinse well with warm water and pat your skin dry.

Anti-Aging Cream~

Don't forget an important part of the complexion: your neck. This evening neck cream is rich in skin-conditioning oils. For soft, smooth skin, massage a small amount into your face and neck nightly.

2~tablespoons coconut oil

1~tablespoon olive oil

1~tablespoon grated cocoa butter

1~teaspoon vitamin E oil

~Mix all ingredients in a small pan and heat gently on the stovetop until the mixture warms and just begins to melt.

~Remove from heat and stir until completely melted and mixed. Pour into a clean jar with a lid.

~To Use: Massgae a small amount into your neck and face at night before going to bed.

Restoring Mask

As we age, our skin becomes drier. This moisturizing mask plumps up dry skin with egg yolks, which are an excellent sourse of skin-softening lecithin. If you have extremely dry skin, use weekly.

1~egg yolk

1~teaspoon olive oil

1 to 2~tablespoons mashed avocado

~Mix all ingredients and stir until smooth.

~To Use: Spread on damp skin. Let sit 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water; pat dry.