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Sweet Summer Scents

 

I LOVE candles. I am so excited that I found these fresh spring and summer scents at the mall. Bath & Body works has their line of spring scents out and I couldn’t be more thrilled. I am so sick of winter! I got a coupon for 20% off in my inbox plus they were on sale. Great deal. Make sure you sign up for emails to be notified  when they have sales.
Don’t these look so pretty. They smell just as good as they look. I couldn’t help but light Strawberry Rhubarb Marmalade.
 
 
 
A spring market favorite – scrumptious marmalade made from handpicked garden strawberries and rhubarb
My house smells so amazing right now, you don’t even understand…lol
 
 
 

 

I don’t see Tequila lime cupcake online but I picked it up in the store. If you see it, get it. It smells like fresh cupcakes with a hint of lime. The perfect blend of bakery scent and fresh scent.
I can not wait to try this one. The perfect spring bakery style scent.

 

 
 
The intoxicating scent of sunny mandarin, sweet mango and juicy plum with a freshly salted rim.
I LOVE this one. I had this one in a wallflower and my bathroom smelled so pretty and fresh all of the time. You know how some scents that mix with smelly places like trash and bathrooms start to smell yucky because it just reminds you of trash?lol. Well this one didn’t. With four little boys in the house our bathrooms gets a lot of use and there are quite a few….shall I say.misfired shotshaha. This one is a good scent for basically anywhere in the house.
 
 
Don’t their descriptions sound so good? 
I was eyeing up the new soaps too. They all look so pretty and the names of the scents are so good. I’ll have to head there to pick some of those up soon too.
 
 
Amanda <3

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

Pottery Barn Kids Lazy Susan

Ok, so I just HAD to blog about this. Recently I ordered a few pieces of furniture from Pottery Barn Kids (btw…totally happy with the purchases) I hummed and hawed about getting this and finally decided to go for it.
This little lazy susan is so simple yet so smart. It is just so nice to look at and so incredibly handy. I was not sure if its use would be any different then any other plastic container or bucket but it has become a handy goto homework organizer in our household. When Cohen has homework I pull out his books and plop the lazy susan in front of him. Everything he needs is there, nicely organized. And, he thinks it’s neat so it makes him want to do his homework…hehehe.
I highly recommend this for any study space or craft area.


http://www.potterybarnkids.com/products/mini-lazy-susan/       $35.00

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