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Thankful Thursday

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Happy Thursday!

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It is 6:53am on Thursday morning and it is now 54 degrees, when yesterday was 72. Too much of this kind of weather can drive anyone crazy. I love cold weather because it gives me the okay to throw some thick leggings on with boots under a pea coat and scarf and still look somewhat fashionable. I just wish our cold weather were more consistent.

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This week I am thankful for the warm weather we have had lately. The weather in NC is far from normal. It can go from 40 degrees one day to 72 the next. This week we actually had two beautiful, sunny days! Yes, I am very excited about that lol. I am over winter at the moment and can not wait for the first day of spring. I have it marked on my calendar, although around these parts it doesn’t exactly mean that the weather will be warm, still I am hoping for the best.

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This spring, I am looking forward to quite a few things:

  1. Gardening, I am obsessed with trying to not only master planting, but growing my own vegetables. So there will be a lot of YouTube watching in the near future.
  2. My usual park runs! I love my treadmill, but I really don’t use it the way I should. The reason, I need fresh air! My treadmill is crammed in a corner of a guest bedroom with the view of a wall. It only does the job for so long. The park in the spring is great, it’s not too hot, the air is crisp in the morning and it provides me with scenery that isn’t a wall. There are two seasons I love the most and that is fall and spring. You get the best weather in both. Not too hot or cold, the leaves changing colors in the fall are beautiful, the sun shining just right in the spring is the perfect warmth. Yup I am reminiscing. It is definitely time for spring.
  3. Last but not least, my baby pie’s birthday! On May 4 my son will be 1 years old. It is so hard to believe my little 7 pound baby will be turning one in two months. He is growing so fast, I was warned to be ready for the day I turned around and he is a toddler. My heart sank just a little yesterday as I was leaving a store and the sales clerk asked how old Ty is. I accidentally said 9 months and had to correct myself. “10 months, he is 10 months today.” My little baby pie is growing up and somehow I wish I could slow him down just a little.

What are you all thankful for this Thursday? Leave it below if you would like to share.

Have a happy Thursday and Stay Inspired!

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Caring for your skin naturally

 

 

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I thought I would do a skincare video and share all of my tips on natural things you can can do to promote healthier skin. I have had eczema for some time now and I spent some time trying out over the counter products that did nothing but irritate it further. I finally feel confident enough to say that these simple natural tips will help keep skin healthy and glowing.

Check it out below!

Natural Skincare Tips

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DIY Natural Moisturizer

 

 

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Yes, I did it again. I told you guys that last DIY lotion made me want to experiment. I made a body moisturizer with Shea Butter. I have had some bad experiences with Shea butter in the past but I decided to try this brand out. You can find it here. Check out the video below to see how I made it.

Items Needed:

  • Coconut Oil- 1/4 cup
  • Shea Butter- 1/4 cup
  • Olive Oil- 1 tsp
  • Container to mix ingredients
  • Jar to store ingredients

DIY Natural Moisturizer

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DIY Body Lotion

 

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I made some body lotion! I found it on wikihow. I wanted to make something simple before I started mixing things together on my own. I probably just created a monster. I am pretty sure after this one I will be mixing my shea butter, adding in my black soap all kinds of goodness. I have eczema and I have searched for something that can help for the colder months. Unfortunately, the colder it gets the angrier my eczema gets. This moisturizer really quenches my skins thirst and helps soothe my eczema. Best thing about this DIY is I didn’t have to buy a thing.  I LOVE THAT! Check it out below.

Items needed:

  • Vaseline (Two tsp)
  • Coconut Oil (One cup)
  • Measuring tools
  • Container
  • A bowl to warm the ingredients

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One cup of coconut oil.

One cup of coconut oil.

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Two tsp vaseline

Melt ingredients in pot.

Melt ingredients in pot. Just warm the water first , then remove from heat and place the bowl in the water to melt the ingredients.

Next whisk in the water. I did about a tsp but add little by little.

Next whisk in the water. I did about a tsp but add little by little.

Pour ingredients into container.

Pour ingredients into container.

Let sit for atlas and hour and a half. I let my sit longer. You can place it in the refrigerator also.

Let sit for atlas and hour and a half. I let my sit longer. You can place it in the refrigerator also.

It should solidify.

It should solidify. Use after showers or when desired 🙂

DIY Body Lotion

It came out pretty good! The consistency reminds me of vaseline with a very light consistency to it. A little goes a long way. My skin felt great after applying very soothing and refreshing 🙂 I am pretty sure you can add an essential oil to it as well for smell. I chose not to because some fragrances tend to aggravate my skin; so I use fragrances as seldom as possible. I recommend trying this if your skin sensitivity is very high. Hope you enjoyed! Have a great weekend and Stay Inspired!

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