How to Make Lip Gloss out of a CRAYON!

So it seems I am on a bit of a crayon kick lately. Once you start searching pinterest for crayon ideas, the results are pretty much limitless. I discovered this amazing tutorial & I couldn’t believe how easy it was! Make your own lipgloss out of crayons and coconut oil!

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XO Lisa O


Homemade Cough Syrup Recipe!

My household has been sick more than ever this year. Pearl, Jack, and myself have all been victims of multiple colds & other viruses over the last few months. I’ve tried lots of things & this recipe I found on Pinterest has been the best so far at defeating the almighty cough. Store bought cough syrups contain all kinds of nasty chemicals. I have never felt comfortable taking, much less giving to my child. This recipe contains all natural food ingredients, specifically raw honey, which has been proven over and over again to aid in respiratory health.

It is safe to use on kids, just don’t use on a baby under 1 year old since it’s not recommended they have raw honey. Let me know if you have any cough syrup recipes you like in the comments!

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons raw hone
  • 2 tablespoons unrefinedĀ coconut oil, melted
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

 

XO

Lisa O


Homemade Recycled Crayon Tutorial!

Hey guys,

So, we have lots of old crayons lying around our house. Instead of throwing them away, I like to melt them down into shapes and make brand new crayons! It is SO easy, you won’t believe it. Kids love this project, too! I used a heart shaped silicone mold, but you can use any shapes you want. Watch the video below :)

XO

Lisa O


My Christmas Decorations!

Here are some photos of my Christmas decorations this year. I didn’t’ go all out because I barely got this much done with a sick toddler. It took me a week to decorate the tree, only. Lots of people ask me about the “fake snow” on my tree. It’s called “flocking”. When you get your Christmas tree, ask the seller if they do flocking. Most of them do. When you are choosing your tree for flocking, choose a tree that has more flat branches with some “gaps” and spaces. The snow looks better on them than a tree that is super full. My tree was custom flocked, so I asked for heavy on the top and medium-light towards the bottom, so it looks like natural snow fall. I used different ornaments that I’ve collected over the years. I prefer an array of ornaments rather than having everything match. I love a more homemade look rather than having something that looks like it’s in a department store. It’s just a preference for my own home, but I do enjoy all sorts of tree decorations! We also set up a smaller fake tree in the living room since we already had it. Merry Christmas and happy holidays to those of you who celebrate other traditions!

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