I’ve been a bit under the weather this week. My husband brought home a cold last week and despite my body valiantly trying to ward it off, the virus finally won sometime around Tuesday.
On top of that, I had the week from hell at work. It was really terrible, especially with being sick.
As if that weren’t enough, I was supposed to have the week off for vacation (it is Thanksgiving this week in the US), but due to the aforementioned hell at work — everyone’s vacation is cancelled. Therefore, my much-needed rest and relaxation will have to be put on hold and I will have to put in more hours and energy at work for another month or two until this project wraps up.
All this has left me feeling depleted and a bit moody. My cold is finally starting to fade away, but I am lacking energy and vigor. Continue reading “Give Me Strength! An herbal tisane blend”
Treat your mind and body to a relaxing, aroma-filled, skin-pampering bath! You deserve it! Below is a free recipe so you can make it happen! Continue reading “Lavender & Benzoin (Vanilla) Bath Bombs with Oats & Chamomile Extract – Free Recipe”
I didn’t feel much like doing anything too crafty today. I am getting ready to go back to work tomorrow because my vacation is sadly over. 😦
Instead of making soap, lotions, sewing or doing any of that stuff, I decided to dip into my herb stash and do some experiments of the tasty kind.
I don’t have any tea drinkers in my family, so this was “just for me”. However, I wanted to make them look pretty too, just in case I do find a tea drinker, so I could have a presentable gift for them.
Continue reading “Teas and Tisanes – Tasty Experiments – Ten Free Recipes”
I’ve been at it again, messing up my kitchen, filling my house with fragrances, and overflowing my dining room table with finished products! I wouldn’t change a thing about it though — I am having so much fun!
This weekend I managed to make 5 things: Telangyn Peptide Lotion, Gladback Collagen Facial Serum Spray, Oatmeal Milk & Honey Whipped Body Butter, Facial Clay Masks, and Body Balms.
I think I am done now with making everything for my sister’s birthday visit, but I keep thinking of more things to make. Good thing there is only one more weekend left before I see her because I am running out of room!
Continue reading “Let the Good Times Roll!”
Time again for my weekly wrap-up! It was quite a weekend.
Friday night I made two soaps: Spearmint Patchouli and Carrot Ginger Orange.
Saturday I made 4 lotions – Dry feeling lotion, luxury facial cream, luxury facial lotion, luxury conditioner.
Today I made one more soap (Dragons’ Fire) and got my pictures taken and measured the pH of my lotions.
I’d say I had a great time! I love my weekends! And next week is a long weekend because I am taking July 3rd off work (the day before the US Independence day Holiday). So I will have a 4 day weekend! Can’t wait! Continue reading “What a weekend it was!”
I am so excited to announce that I have published my fourth Kindle book, Home Spa Formulary: Versatile Recipes for Bath, Body and Home. Read on for details.
Continue reading “Book Launch: Home Spa Formulary: Versatile Recipes for Bath, Body & Home”
What a week I had! We closed down a big project at work and are getting ramped up for the next one. It was busy! Now I am happy that the weekend is here so I can relax and have some fun (but first I need to calm down and re-focus).
I bought some more whole oat tops and chamomile from Mountain Rose Herbs, so I had to re-package them into a bigger jar. As I was doing that, I got inspired to make a nice, mellow, relaxing tisane to start out my weekend right! If I rest well tonight, then tomorrow I can have all day to play! Continue reading “Mellow Friday Tisane”