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A Quick Fix For Oily Hair . . . “Dry Clean” It

This post is brought to you by Amazon where you can get deals on household supplies! This stuff saved my life this week! Well, OK…maybe that’s a BIT of an exaggeration…but not much! Let’s just say I had a HAIR EMERGENCY on Tuesday and was VERY GRATEFUL I had recently seen this idea by Danielle on Hookable Designs. The funny thing is…I hadn’t originally intended on doing a post on this only because my hair is SO dry that I would never have the need to de-grease my hair. Here is my sad story…with a happy ending! Anyway…back to my sad…then happy…story. Sorry…having difficulty keeping on track today! So…I needed some professional “head shots” for some upcoming stuff and finally decided to bite the bullet and make an appointment. That morning I allowed myself plenty of time to get myself ready and went all-out in my primping session. I quickly located the recipe in my bookmarks and was thrilled to see I had all the ingredients on hand. I call it my: Oily Hair “Dry Cleaner” Ingredients: Related:  Health & Beauty

How to make your own exfoliating scrub Face and body exfoliators can set us back more money than we might like, and they're often filled with laboratory-concocted ingredients. Making your own natural exfoliators is easy and can save you a ton of money. Here are four easy exfoliator "recipes" to try. Exfoliating is a very important part of any skin care regime. As with any other exfoliating treatments, these should be used two to three times a week, not every day. Basic baking soda scrub The range of what baking soda can do just seems to be getting wider and wider. Nourishing sugar scrub Granulated sugar is another wonderful, natural exfoliant -- and with all these reports coming out that sugar may be toxic when ingested, I’m thinking we might be better served to use it on the body versus in the body. Invigorating coffee scrub Coffee is another fantastic natural exfoliant. Soothing oatmeal scrub People who use oatmeal as a natural face scrub swear by it, and now I know why. More green beauty ideas

These Photos Are Actually Pencil Perfect Drawings At just 22 years old, Italian artist Diego Fazo has developed the skill to create photo-realistic drawings using a simple charcoal pencil. His latest creation, pictured below, has drawn hundreds of positive comments on his Deviant Art profile. Don’t tell me you can tell the image below is a drawing and not a high-definition photograph, because I don’t buy it. In fact people were so skeptical this incredible piece of art was drawn by hand that young Diego Fazo had to put up some photos of the work in progress just to lay doubts to rest. Like other talented artists who started their careers on Deviant Art, Diego is a self-taught pencil master whose technique matured with the passing of the years. Scroll down for more of his awesome drawings, and check out his Deviant Art profile, as well. Reddit Stumble

Cooking Curls My hair is the worst when it comes to holding a curl, but, I have found a solution, thanks to my mom. She found the idea on Pinterest, and it's a fantastic cure to perpetually straight hair. You can make tight, spiral curls from root to tip or loose beach waves, which I'll be showing you! What you'll need: Aluminum Foil Hair straightener Simple huh? 1) Cut the tin foil into square pieces. Since I'm doing large curls, I cut larger pieces of tin foil, about 5x6 inches. 2) Then you'll take a piece of hair, again, since I'm doing larger curls, I wrapped my hair around 3 fingers, for tight curls, wrap a much smaller piece of hair around one finger. 3) Wrap the tin foil around the hair, and then fold the bottom of the foil up to hold. 4) Then use your straightener to heat the foil, for large curls, about 45 seconds, small, 20-25 seconds. 5) Wait for the foil to cool and then you can begin pulling the foil out, but don't pull it out until it's cool. My foil pieces. Fold the foil around the coil.

Planning to Get Fit – design finch Ouch! I just completed week one of “Operation Get Fit” and every muscle in my body is begging for mercy. I’ve rediscovered muscles I’d forgotten I had….and somehow even managed to bruise my tailbone within the first ten minutes of bootcamp today. Dang you, Groupon, and your irresistible deal on bargain-priced fitness classes! I’m not really sure what the impetus was for the sudden burst of motivation to get in shape (besides the impulse Groupon purchase). I feel like we were so active in Montana this summer, then returned home and quickly fell back into our sedentary ways. Of course, I decided that before I could even think about getting fit, I first needed to design a cute planner to track my progress. With planner in hand, I then went to town penciling in a simple workout schedule that hopefully I’ll be able to stick with. Monday: Walk/Jog with the DogsTuesday: YogaWednesday: Walk/Jog with the DogsThursday: YogaFriday: Walk/Jog with the DogsSaturday: BootcampSunday: Bike Ride

Good Food Matters » Blog Archive » Home Remedy Today’s post is a bit of a departure. It is not focused on food or drink. There’s no stunning roast or plate of pasta. No cooling beverage. No beguiling dessert. And yet, there is a recipe. An easy one, too, using four items found in most pantries: Apple Cider Vinegar, Honey, Ginger, and Cayenne… plus some water. And, so quick to put together, so beneficial, I had to share it with you. Combined, I learned from Maggie, that quartet of pantry ingredients creates a potent remedy to some of the ails of winter: Sore throat, hacking cough, tight congestion. Combined, they turn into a curious orange syrup that can cut through the croup. And, the taste is really good! Like you, we’ve been trying to duck the dreaded cold germs: wash our hands, eat well, get enough sleep, stay warm. I first mixed up a batch for Bill over the holidays, when he caught a cold accompanied by a strangling cough. So, last month, when I felt run down, tight with a tickle in the throat, I shook up a little Remedy. Stay warm.

How To Backcomb (tease) Your Hair I had a few titles running around in my head like How To Backcomb Your Hair So You Don’t Look Like You Walked Off An 80′s Movie Set or So You don’t Look Like My 1996 Yearbook Photo or my personal favorite Without Looking Like You Had An All Night Party With A Teething Baby And Toddler In Your Bed – and forgot to check the mirror before you ran out the door first thing in the morning to get diapers. Have you ever done that? Yep, that’s a big check for me. Then I found that photo and it made me giggle, so I settled on So You Don’t Look Like An 80′s Rockstar. You have no doubt seen all the fabulous hairstyle tutorials around the internet, but after trying them out may have been a little disappointed with the outcome. If you’re lucky, you have that enviable hair that pretty much does itself and that new style works like a charm. Unfortunately, most of us have a hair type that needs a little help. The Right Tools First things first, you have to have the right tools to get the best results.

Sunday Planning – design finch I recently read a statistic that said every minute invested in planning will save you ten minutes down the road. I can personally attest that not only does a little planning ahead help with time management, but it also saves money and reduces stress. Don’t we all want more help in those areas? No matter how busy I am, I try to set aside about an hour on Sunday afternoons to prepare for the week ahead. Check calendar for appointments.Make a “to do” list.Jot down a plan for dinners.Create a shopping list.Take items out of the freezer to defrost.Check the weather forecast.Iron work clothes for the week. When I don’t take the time to do these things on Sunday, I feel like I spend the rest of the week playing catch-up. While my iPhone has certainly simplified things, I still find it helpful to make lists the old-fashioned way because I find great pleasure in checking things off! Download Printables Here: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 Download Printables Here: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5

Bath bomb recipe Here is a Friday Flashback about making bath bombs. Bath bombs make the perfect Valentine’s Day gift when packaged to look like a bomb along with a tag that says, “You’re the ‘bomb’!” They would also make cute teacher appreciation gifts! How to make foaming bath bombs Supplies: 2 Cups Baking Soda 1 Cup Citric Acid 4 teaspoons massage oil ( or 2 teaspoons essential oil and 2 teaspoons olive oil) Spray bottle with water mold (60 mm 2 part plastic ball) (I am also thinking the bottoms of two large Easter eggs could be used) This amount only made 5 bath bombs. Mix baking soda and citric acid in large mixing bowl. Add in 4 teaspoons of scented massage oil (or other combination of skin safe essential oil for scent and another oil for moisturizing the skin). This next step can be a bit tricky because you don’t want your bath bomb to start fizzing. You will continue spraying until the mixture will clump in your hand when squeezed. Fill one half of your mold. Gently remove the ball from mold. Enjoy!