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Monthly Archives: February 2015

Puddles here I come…

 

Coat- H&M Trenchcoat $69.95
Scarf- Burberry silk scarf $395
Shirt- Tommy Hilfiger dainty dot shirt $50
Handbag- Michael Kors $358
Boots- Hunter Original adjustable gloss rain boots in navy $158
Jeans- Current/Elliott stiletto jeans in sunfade $198
Nailpolish- Nars nail polish in Paradiso $20
 
There’s something about a trench coat and a scarf (not to mention adorable rainboots) that makes me look forward to rainy days. Staying dry and stylish never looked so cute. I am so looking forward to spring right now. It’s like -99 degrees right now…lol, well not that cold but it still feels like it. And, there’s like a ton of snow. Oh, those great Canadian winters…. (sigh).
 
 

Disney Cruise 2014 ~ Sailin’ on the Dream

 
 
 
Our Disney cruise was so amazing. We sailed on the Dream for 4 nights and stopped in Nassau and Castaway Cay. I absolutely love Nassau because of Blue Lagoon Island. It’s like a little tropical paradise away from it all. It’s a 30 minute charter boat ride away from the city.  
Castaway Cay is wonderful too. I love that you can go to the beach for a day and then hop back on the ship and off to the dining room for dinner. Seriously carefree! I highly recommend a Disney Cruise to everyone.
 

 

 

 

 
This salad looked and tasted seriously amazing
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
Oh my gosh, I never realized that Chandon was crying in this picture until now. Who cries on a Disney cruise right next to Mickey Mouse? right?

 

 

 
 
 

Pop of Soft Pink

 

1. H&M Textured woven coat $59.95
2. Princess bib necklace from Shop Bijous $34.00
3. H&M Airy blouse $19.95
4. Juicy Couture skinny jeans in grey $125
5. Jessica Simpson Carmody strappy bootie $65.98 (sale)
 
I have been having so much fun putting together some new looks for spring. I have a hard time doing it at the stores because there’s too much to look at. But, if I do it in a collage like this it seems so much easier. This is seriously relaxing for me. And being in an all male household, this counts as therapy…lol. 
 

Make your own luxurious bath truffles {natural ingredients}

So it’s been a while again. But I was feeling pretty motivated to get back at posting some stuff to my own blog after browsing through some pretty amazing and inspiring blogs. And there are so many things I want to blog about that I just don’t know what to do…lol. I’m interested in trying everything. And I mean everything. I like cooking, fashion, beauty, interior design & home renovation, as well as crafts (especially knitting, even though I hardly get around to doing it). One of the many things I wanted to try was making bath products. So I got that in my head and picked up some supplies. Next thing you know, I’ve made some fabulous bath truffles.
 
These Lemon Poppy Seed Cupcake Bath Truffles were a cinch to make…..
 
 
 
 
 
So, first thing I did was search for a recipe (found on Soapqueen.com) and make a list of what I needed. I just ordered a couple of the ingredients from Amazon (Soap queen has them too). Easy peasy. 
I adapted the recipe just slightly to change the scent and add a little twist of my own to it.
 
Here it is….
 
Natural Bath Truffles
 
1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup citric acid
1/2 cup caolin clay
2 oz melted cocoa butter
1 oz melted shea butter
1 oz essential oil of your choice
optional: additive such as poppy seeds
mold or you can shape them by hand
 
Here is the link to where I found the recipe. They have a youtube video you can watch too to for more in depth directions.
 
http://www.soapqueen.com/bath-and-body-tutorials/bath-fizzies/making-bath-truffles-on-soap-queen-tv/
 
These make your bath smell amazing! These little gems fizz away in your bath, adding moisturizers to the water. I used a lemon cake perfume oil for the scent. Poppy seeds are a natural moisturizer and they can be used to treat eczema. My skin was so soft and silky after using these. 
Wrap them up in a pretty little box with some tissue and they will make a lovely gift.
 
 
<3 Amanda
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