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Easy Mother’s Day DIY – Vanilla Coconut Salt Scrub

10 May

So it’s almost Mother’s Day, and of course you want to get your mom something special, but she either already has everything or you have no idea what to get her…. tada! HOMEMADE VANILLA COCONUT SALT SCRUB!!!

This will only take about ten minutes and will last your mother or grandmother a long time and she will love it.  It also smells amazing, will exfoliate, moisturize, soothe, and be something your mom can actually use.   Anyone can make this, too!  Even if you’re a dad, make this with your kids for your wife or mother, she will appreciate it.

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Ingredients:
16 oz. Epsom Salt
3/4 cup Coconut Oil ((I use the thick virgin coconut oil and melt it a little))
1 tbsp. Vanilla Extract

That’s it!  Mix them all together, and put them into one or two mason jars, depending on the size or amount of mothers you are giving this too.  Cut a small square of fabric and fasten it into the mason jar for an extra cute motherly touch.

Hope you enjoy making this, and that mothers all over are pleased and enjoy their day.  They deserve it!  Happy Mother’s Day!!!!!

DIY More Chic than Shabby Statement Boots

11 Feb

So you have a pair of boots or booties that just sit in your closet, and they’re O K, but they’re just missing something

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Oh, but those boots are kind of cute, right?  WRONG.  They were purchased on a whim about 5 years ago, and look like unflattering Peter Pan boots when one is wearing them.  SOLUTION:  DIY More Chic than Shabby Statement Boots.

Yes, I know this has been done before on Pinterest and such, but it was such a neat idea that I wanted to do it myself ((DIM)) add my own flair to it because I find the ones on Pinterest either too shabby, or too plain and chic.  I wanted to create a more feminine version with a natural cozy feel to it.

Start out by going around your house, through your accessories in your room, picking out whatever seems natural, dainty, interesting, foreign, etc.  You can also go to a fabric store and purchase any kind of ribbon or fabric that intrigues you such as lace, feathers, etc.  It’s probably the simplest DIY project you can do.

So I used a feather headband I had previously made, a turquoise necklace given to me by my sister, beaded necklace, feminine looking ribbon, two Native American maskaipachas ((one Incan, one from a Cherokee woman)), and a skinny vintage tie.  I just tried to alternate the light and dark colors on the boot, and create the boots so that although they are completely different, they soooorta match in a quirky way.  And here’s what happened:

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If you want even chic-er statement boots, and you have the supplies, feel free to make both boots look exactly the same.  You can glue down the pieces if you’d like, but it’s also fun to leave them loose so you can try another design a different day for a different outfit.

This is a lot like my “What’s in the Refrigerator Vegan Quinoa Soup,” where you can just pretty much create whatever your little heart tells you, to your taste.  Even men can create statement boots by adding a belts, ties, headbands, etc. without the dainty stuff to their boots.  Here is an alternative version I made just for fun:

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Making these is almost therapeutic… Have fun!

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