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Forward: If we could make our house a home, and then make it a sanctuary, I think we could truly find paradise on Earth. -Alexandra Stoddard
“To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.” -Osho
“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.” – Martha Graham
This page is for creation. A way in which to share with you possibilities which may awaken your soul to different forms of art. Whether it be crafts, painting, cooking, gardening, acting, writing, dancing, etc. You name it… you hold the power to create, and it’s important to open your minds to the possibility. What do you love to do? If you have forgotten, maybe it’s time to look into your childhood and reflect? Was there something that you enjoyed with your grandparents? Or parents? Did you sew, knit, garden, cook? I believe we all have a creative way to express ourselves.
Hopefully this page will light a candle within your soul to experiment with your hidden creativeness.
Think Mother’s Day Gift… 😉
¼ C Granulated Sugar & ½ C Coconut Oil (I use Trader Joe’s).
Essential Oils My preference for morning diffusers, or baths are: Peppermint or Lemon, depending on my mood. I love an array, but these are my two standbys.
Essential Oils My preference for nighttime baths, or diffusers are: Lavender, Chamomile, or Aniseed. Again, I like an array, but these are my standbys.
You’ll want to mix your coconut oil and sugar together. Heat your oil just enough to get it softened and then mix your sugar into it. (you don’t want it so hot that it melts your sugar). Then add drops of oil depending on your liking! I add anywhere from a tsp to 3 tsp. You can also use fresh zest or crumbled herbs to the mix! Mmmm… now I want to go take a hot bath again.
While you’re taking your hot/warm bath, use your sugar-scrub as your last step. That way your skin will be silky soft and smooth when you dry off. Make sure not to do this on the bottom of your feet during bath times (save that for pedicure times). Because it’s a slipping hazard (make sure you clean out the tub afterwards, so your hubs/wife doesn’t slip and fall during his/her showers).
You can also use this scrub as a face exfoliant. Coconut oil is wonderful for your face because it’s a natural moisturizer. It’s also antibacterial, and anti-fungal. Gently rub the sugar-scrub between the palm of your hands until it softens and dabble it onto your face. Rub it carefully in circular motions, keeping it away from your eyes. Rub it down your neck and onto your chest. Again, use circular motions. When I make my sugar-scrub for my face, I use patchouli essential oil. My husband hates the smell… but I love it. I also love that it promotes cell growth and smooth’s the appearance of lines/wrinkles. It’s also been known to help skin conditions. Look up the benefits of Patchouli when you get some extra time. You’ll be surprised!
If you enjoy making sugar scrubs, you may want to invest into some jars: I would recommend these.
You can wash them out and reuse them. Or you can fill new ones, label them, and give them as a beautiful gift for a loved one. Think “Mother’s Day”.
Photo from: “The Life of Jennifer Dawn, living a beautiful creative life” June 2, 2017 (check out her site!) https://www.thelifeofjenniferdawn.com/2017/06/lavender-sugar-scrub.html
It’s officially Spring in 2018!
4/11/2018 – There’s little time to do anything when you’re chronically ill. So, until my body goes into remission… I enjoy doing crafts as an outlet (when I’m feeling up to the task). Crafts, painting, drawing, coloring, sewing, etc… It’s a very boring life when you’re unable to the physical things you want to do. So get your creative juices going again. Even if you’re only able to devote 10 minutes to a project, you will find yourself going into a meditative state. Creativity is good for your soul. Enjoy! And, please share with me ways in which you use your creative spirit.
“Is the spring coming?” he said. “What is it like?”…
“It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine…” – Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden
Every once in a while my daughter-n-law will surprise me with gifts that fill my heart with joy. She knows what Momma likes, and she spoils me when she can. I always tell her she’s the daughter I never had, and I always wanted!
While sitting out on my porch the other day I noticed that the little birdhouse I have hanging on my post was becoming quite ragged; nearly falling apart. I remembered that Jen had surprised me with a little white birdhouse, that I had sitting on a shelf in my dining room. This particular birdhouse was blessed with a chain, and I thought how wonderful it would looked distressed. Before giving it it’s new home, I wanted it to give it a more weathered look.
So downstairs to my little craft room I went! In between paint times, I would say this project took about a half hour, and I’m happy with the results. If anyone is interested in how to do this, please send me a comment… and I’ll be happy to send you the directions.
*As you’ve probably noticed, I forgot to take a before photo… I’ll try to be more diligent about this in the future. (wink)*