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Sunday, December 28, 2014

Christmas 2014 Art Supply Haul!

For Christmas this year, I got to go on an Amazon Shopping spree! What did I fill my basket with?  Of course, it had to be art supplies!  Oh my gosh, too many things to name, just look at it all!!

And a set of 72 Derwent Inktense Watercolor pencils!  I will definitely be sewing a colorful padded case with handles to snuggly fit this beautiful wooden box!  Sophie even hopped over to see what all the excitement was about!!

I couldn't wait to try out my Distress Watercolor Markers! I got the whole set of 49! Woot woot! 

And guess what else I got?!?!?  A heated toilet seat (with a built in night light)!!! Oh yeah.  That is a priceless gift.  Seriously, you can't put a price on that kind of comfort!!  There's nothing I can't stand more than a cold toilet seat!! LOL

Monday, December 01, 2014

Bernese Mountain Puppy Watercolor

I made this greeting card for a dear friend.  After spending so much time on it I still can't tell if I got the eyes looking up in the right direction!  I used watercolor pencils on 140# greeting card paper.

Oh, and if you enjoy using Distress Ink in a more traditional style of watercoloring, then you've got to come over to my Facebook Group  Distress Ink for Watercolor! We'd love to have you join us!

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Sunday, February 23, 2014

DIY Deodorant

Wow, it's been so long since I've posted! Sorry bout that, life gets busy sometimes and time certainly flies by! So we have been on a DIY kick lately and after reading in so many places about how deodorants and antiperspirants are thought to "possibly" contribute to cancers, we thought we'd try some DIY deodorant and see if it works. And the only reason I'm even writing this post is to say...


Seriously, it really does!  I'm amazed and I wish I had done this years ago.  I've been using it for 3 weeks now and don't have any complaints!  Here is the recipe:

  • 1/4 cup Baking Soda
  • 1/4 cup Corn Starch
  • 5 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
  • Empty deodorant jar
The Coconut Oil does not have to be the extra virgin, expensive kind from the health food store.  (Although I do use that kind for lots of other stuff)  I picked this jar up from Walmart.  Coconut Oil can be stored in the pantry or the fridge.  76 degrees and above, it will be liquid.  76 degrees and below it will be a solid.  To make this recipe start with your coconut oil at room temp to make it easier to mix with the other ingredients.

Mix all 3 ingredients in a bowl and spoon into your empty deodorant jar.  Store in the fridge!

This amount make about 2 full size deodorant jars, or 4 of the travel size.

PS. It is easy to forget to put your deodorant on when storing it in the kitchen fridge instead of keeping it in the bathroom!!  You'll get used to it after a while! =)

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