Homemade Mother’s Day Gift Idea: Sweet Orange Energy Scrub

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Homemade Mother’s Day Gift Idea: Sweet Orange Energy Scrub

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Such an easy and heartfelt gift idea!

I am such a sucker for trying out new beauty products from small start up companies. Body Butters, masks, sugar scrubs, and cosmetics line my dresser and remind me that I *may* have a slight addiction. I have always wanted to delve into the world of making homemade soaps, balms, and scrubs. Finally, I have put my dreams into action and made my first energy scrub that I am very happy with!

Thinking of an inexpensive homemade Mother’s Day Gift idea? My Sweet Orange Energy Scrub recipe is concocted to wake your skin up, revitalize, and renew your soul. I used some after shaving, and wow…amazing! I just want to note that you must be careful in the shower or bath with any body scrub containing oil because things tend to get a bit slippery! It is an amazing exfoliate for your body, but too harsh for your face.

Since money is tight these days,  homemade gifts are just so much more meaningful! I was lucky to find some awesome craft supplies in the Target Dollar spots which includes the burlap gift sack, and labels. The little jar is from Ikea and was equally inexpensive ($1). Many of you probably already have some essential oils hanging around so you could tailor this to what you have if you please.

Orange Sugar Scrub Homemade Mothers Day Gift Idea: Sweet Orange Energy Scrub

The oils will rise to the top, requiring a good mix before each use.

Here is what you will need to make a month’s worth of Sweet Orange Energy Scrub – The perfect Homemade Mother’s Day Gift!

  • 40 drops of Sweet Orange Essential Oil
  • 3/4 Coconut Oil
  • 1/3 cup sea salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Jar, label, bag for gifting
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Personalize it to your liking.

It is so easy to make that you literally just mix everything up, and put it in a jar! The scrub is so sweet smelling and almost natural depending on if you use white, or organic sugar! Your mom, or even yourself will love this gift! I was paying upwards of $10 per jar for this beauty must have, but not anymore! Now for a fraction of the cost I will be making all my own salt, sugar, and energy scrubs!

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Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe

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Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe

cauliflower crust pizza recipe 1 Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe Anyone in the mood to eat a little healthier this week?

I know I try to eat healthy, but I often stumble with all the sweet temptations that come my way. Being a foodie blogger doesn’t help my cause much because I come across way too much inspirations for yummy treats. Today however, I have an “out of the box” pizza crust recipe. You might think it sounds weird, but I can tell ya it tastes so good!

Have you ever tried cauliflower pizza crust?

I have been wanting to try it for months since my husband and 4 year old cannot eat regular pizza. To be honest, the price of cauliflower was holding me back! I wasn’t ready to spend $5 a head on this veggie if it was going to possibly be disastrous. Thankfully, it was a success even though my picky kids beg to differ.

cauliflower onion pizza Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe Cauliflower Pizza Crust ingredients *two medium sized pizzas*

  • 2 heads of cauliflower
  • 2 cups Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 eggs
  • baking sheet
  • parchment paper
  • Pizza sauce
  • 1 cup pizza cheese for topping
  • Onions, optional pizza toppings

cauliflower crust pizza Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe Directions:

  • Using a box grater, grate both heads of cauliflower until you get to the hard core. You want to have 4 solid cups
  • Place grated cauliflower in a large microwaveable bowl, and cover with a paper towel. Microwave for 9-10 minutes until soft
  • Once done, pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees
  • Remove cauliflower from the microwave, add eggs, 2 cups of Parmesan cheese, and spices.
  • Flip a large baking sheet ups aide down and cover it with parchment paper
  • Divide mixture and form two crusts on your baking sheet
  • Bake for 15 minutes
  • Remove from over and top lightly with sauce, pizza cheese, and toppings. I suggest you do not go too heavy on the toppings for baking purposes.
  • Bake for 10 minutes
  • Remover from oven, and allow them to cool
  • Serve with a fresh salad, and enjoy! You will not be able to hold these like traditional pizza so I do suggest a fork and knife.

Come back and let us know how much your family enjoyed your cauliflower crust pizza, which is naturally gluten free!

Kool-Aid Drink Dyed Coffee Filter Flower Wreath Craft #Shop #KoolOff

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 Kool-Aid Drink Dyed Coffee Filter Flower Wreath Craft #KoolOff #CollectiveBias

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Coffee filter flower wreath Kool Aid Drink Dyed Coffee Filter Flower Wreath Craft #Shop #KoolOff Spring is here, and the weather is finally starting to warm up. I see pretty purple tulips, pansies, daffodils, and green grass when I look around outside. It is such a wonderful feeling to finally be able to enjoy the gorgeous sunshine when I take my daily walks and do yard work. The fresh spring air also makes me want to craft. I just finished up a beautiful Kool-Aid Drink Dyed Coffee Filter Flower Wreath which cost me under $8 to make!

Wreaths are a great way to dress up your indoor space any time of year. I probably own more wreaths than I should, but I love their versatility. I have been crafting my own wreaths since I was a teenager because my mom used to make her own as well. A decorative wreath can go for well over $40 so I tend to reuse, and up-cycle materials to craft my own.

Kool Aid Kool Aid Drink Dyed Coffee Filter Flower Wreath Craft #Shop #KoolOff Did you know that coffee filters and Kool-Aid fruit juice drinks are two inexpensive, and versatile crafting supplies? Ok, so it may sound a bit strange, but Kool-Aid works wonders for dyeing coffee filters, and white fabric.Kool Aid at walmart Kool Aid Drink Dyed Coffee Filter Flower Wreath Craft #Shop #KoolOff I recently headed over to my local Walmart Supercenter to pick up a jug of their new Ready-To-Drink 96oz Kool-Aid bottles, and a few packets of their drink mix in assorted flavors. The four colors would be perfect for dyeing my plain white filters. I mean really, what could be better than trying out a new juice drink, and using it to dye my coffee filter flowers?

Want to make a Kool-Aid Drink Dyed Coffee Filter Flower Wreath?

Kool Aid Packets Kool Aid Drink Dyed Coffee Filter Flower Wreath Craft #Shop #KoolOff Here is what you’ll need:

  •  Ready-To-Drink 96oz Kool-Aid
  • Assorted Kool-Aid Packets *depends on what colors you want your wreath to be. Our’s is 4 colors:
  • Yellow
  • Pink
  • Light Pink
  • Purple
  • 100 coffee filters
  • 4 hot glue sticks
  • foam 8 ” wreath
  • glue gun
  • ribbon/twine to hang it up
  • gloves

Directions:

  • Start by filling 4 containers up with steaming tap water. I added two cups of water per Kool-Aid Packet, and filled one container with two cups of the Ready-To-Drink 96oz Kool-Aid.
  • Separate your coffee filters into piles of 10
  • Kool Aid Dyed Coffee Filters Kool Aid Drink Dyed Coffee Filter Flower Wreath Craft #Shop #KoolOff Using gloved hands, dip you filters in and allow them to soak for 1 minute
  • Kool Aid Dyed filters Kool Aid Drink Dyed Coffee Filter Flower Wreath Craft #Shop #KoolOff Squeeze out each dipped set and lay flat on a baking sheet; repeat until each filter has been dyed in your desired colors
  • Dried Coffee Filters Kool Aid Drink Dyed Coffee Filter Flower Wreath Craft #Shop #KoolOff Allow your coffee filter to dry overnight, or place them in an attended clothes dryer on low heat for 10 minutes. *keep any eye on them-this is my favorite way to dry them quickly.
  • foam wreath Kool Aid Drink Dyed Coffee Filter Flower Wreath Craft #Shop #KoolOff Tie a ribbon or twine to make a loop for hanging your wreath.
  • Prepare your hot glue gun
  • To make coffee filter flowers, fold your coffee filter in half once, in half again and then again. It will look like a rose bud when crunched.
  • coffee filter dyed wreath Kool Aid Drink Dyed Coffee Filter Flower Wreath Craft #Shop #KoolOff Fold a 1/2 inch section of the flattened bottom and apply glue, and adhere it to your wreath; repeat in a colored pattern until finished.

coffee filter flowers Kool Aid Drink Dyed Coffee Filter Flower Wreath Craft #Shop #KoolOff The finished Kool-Aid Drink Dyed Coffee Filter Flower Wreath is so beautiful and really makes a delicate Spring and Summer decorative item. For such a frugal price it is my kind of crafting project! It also smells like fruit due to the Kool-Aid juice drinks!

On a special note, want to hear something really cool?

Jim Dillard, pro fisherman, could be coming to your local Walmart! There will be product giveaways, t-shirts, games, and more fun activities!

Friday May 30th 5-7pm:
13675 Highway 43 Russellville, AL WM Supercenter
Saturday May 31st 3-5pm:
3100 Hough Rd Florence, AL WM Supercenter
Saturday May 31st 6-8pm:
517 Avalon Ave Muscle Shoals, AL WM Supercenter
Friday June 20th 5-7pm:
1210 Mineral Wells Ave Paris, TN WM Supercenter
Saturday June 21st 3-5pm:
1225 Paris Rd Murray, KY WM Supercenter
Saturday June 21st 6-8pm:
809 N 12th St Murray, KY WM Supercenter
Friday August 8th 5-7pm:
360 Harbison Blvd Columbia, SC WM Supercenter
Saturday August 9th 3-5pm:
1326 Bush River Rd Columbia, SC WM Supercenter
Saturday August 9th 6-8pm:
2401 Augusta Rd West Columbia, SC WM Supercenter

If you have a fishing enthusiast, you will want to head on over there to check it out!

 

New Nature’s Valley Protein Breakfast Choices Available at Target #PlatefullCo-Op

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New Nature’s Valley Protein Breakfast Choices Available at Target #PlatefullCo-Op

Natures Valley Greek yogurt Protein New Natures Valley Protein Breakfast Choices Available at Target #PlatefullCo Op Are you looking for some healthy and convenient breakfast choices to start your mornings out on the right track? The folks at Nature’s Valley are at it again and have created three new breakfast and snacking products that provide a great source of protein to nourish your body. These products are available at Target stores nationwide, and they sure are great tasting!

Natures Valley Protein Granola New Natures Valley Protein Breakfast Choices Available at Target #PlatefullCo OpFirst up is the Nature’s Valley Crunchy Granola with Protein. This product comes in a generous sized bag and can be eaten alone or paired with yogurt, oatmeal, and even cereal. I prefer mine win fruit and yogurt, and love that I am getting protein to keep me fuller longer. The clusters are also the perfect size for snacking on in between meals.

Nature Valley Breakfast Biscuits  New Natures Valley Protein Breakfast Choices Available at Target #PlatefullCo OpAre you a fan of breakfast biscuits? I know I sure do love them, and it makes me excited that Nature’s Valley now makes their own! We got a box of Honey Flavored Breakfast Biscuits which I love! They are sort of like cookies, but they are flatter, and have a subtly sweet taste. They pair well with hot coffee, and tea and are perfect for on the go!

Lastly, the Greek Yogurt Protein Bars from Nature’s Valley are both my husband and I’s favorite snack, and on the go breakfast choice. They have a creamy and delicious coated bottom that tastes awesome! I have been buying these from Target for a few weeks now and was excited to receive another box from General Mills!

Did you know that Target is a great place to find all of your General Mills favorites including the items above. They have everything you need for breakfast, lunch and even dinner!

To learn more about the Nature’s Valley Protein Collection, please head over to their official site. You can also connect with them on social media sites Facebook and Twitter.

Baby Fanatic: The Official Maker of MLB Products For Little Ones!

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Baby Fanatic: The Official Maker of MLB Products For Little Ones!

Boston Redsox MLB baby gear  Baby Fanatic: The Official Maker of MLB Products For Little Ones! Now that baseball season has officially started, that means my husband is going to be glued to the TV a little more now that our MLB Boston team is playing. He grew up with baseball and started the sport when he was just 5 years old. It is a athletic activity that he enjoys so I know he secretly hopes his one and only son will share a love for the sport.

spill proof sippy cups  Baby Fanatic: The Official Maker of MLB Products For Little Ones! There is a saying to “start em’ young” and that is exactly what our latest review from Baby Fanatic is helping us to do! We received a Sippy Cup Two Pack, and Security Bear Blanket designed with our Boston team in mind. I was very excited when these products arrived because I have always wanted my son to have gear just like daddy. He already has a licensed cap, like daddy so now he has his “toddler” version of daddy’s blanket, and glasses.

MLB Bear security blanket  Baby Fanatic: The Official Maker of MLB Products For Little Ones! Baby Fanatic is the best online shop to get you licensed MLB, and NFL gear for infants-toddlers. I love that they sell gift sets, BPA and Phthalate free pacifiers, sippy cups, and bottles. The two items that we received were so adorable and clearly made with little ones in mind. Baby and red sox sippy cup Baby Fanatic: The Official Maker of MLB Products For Little Ones! My son was so excited when he saw the red and blue sippy cups! He recognized them as his “bot bots” and couldn’t wait for me to even take pictures! He wasn’t into the Security Bear Blanket too much because he already has a coveted blankie–a true boy! However, he talked to it and played with it for a while.

baby and security bear Baby Fanatic: The Official Maker of MLB Products For Little Ones! Overall, we love our products, and would surely recommend Baby Fanatic to our friends, family, and readers. You can learn more about all the MLB and NFL sports gifts Baby Fanatic sells by visiting their official site, or connecting with them on social media site Facebook.

Apparoo™ App of the Week: Tic Toc Time Only $.99! #apparooapps

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 Apparoo™ App of the Week: Tic Toc Time Only $.99!

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Tic Toc iPhone  Apparoo™ App of the Week: Tic Toc Time Only $.99! #apparooapps Trying to find great apps for moms or kids can be hard with so many available. That’s why I’ve partnered with Apparoo™ - the app discovery service for busy moms. Each week I’ll be sharing the ‘Apparoo™ App of the Week’ with you. Very often they’ve negotiated to bring you great paid apps at heavily discounted rates and sometimes even free. I’m very excited about this and welcome your feedback on the apps you decide to install.

This week’s app is all about helping kids tell time. I don’t know about you, but sometimes I forget that my kids do not know how to tell time. I’ll ask them what time it is in the midst of cleaning something, and then it hits me that they haven’t learned about the subject of time yet. I think my newly turned 7 year old is just starting to learn about telling time now, but she has not mastered it.

With today’s digital age of technology I think apps are a great way to help kids learn new things. That is why I purchased the Tic Toc Time App for just $.99 thanks to  Apparoo™. Using a Beaver family to help kids learn about time, this app is highly engaging and made especially for little ones. It teaches them the concepts of minutes, clock hands, and places.

Tic Toc Screenshots 1  Apparoo™ App of the Week: Tic Toc Time Only $.99! #apparooappsA little about Tic Toc Time:

From a kid’s perspective, time is a bizarre concept: there are 60 seconds and 60 minutes, but 12 hours… unless there are 24! And phrases like ‘a quarter til’ and ‘half past’ that we take for granted just seem to make their brains melt. Tic Toc Time takes a holistic approach to teaching time; a family of beavers leads a progression of fun games that first explain using a compass and the movement of the sun and shadows before logically arriving at both digital and analog time-telling. A good time is guaranteed for all! Download it here now for just $.99—regularly $3.99!

The One and Only Zero Gravity Chair from BrylaneHome *An Outdoor Must Have!

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The One and Only Zero Gravity Chair from BrylaneHome *An Outdoor Must Have!

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bronze zero gravity chair The One and Only Zero Gravity Chair from BrylaneHome *An Outdoor Must Have! Spending time outdoors is one of my favorite things to do this time of year. I mean who really wants to be stuck indoors when there is just so much to do outside? Between the fresh air, warm breeze, and birds I am on cloud nine. I love to safely sit in the sun and soak in it’s warm rays to get my daily dose of vitamin D. Now, my sun bathing has gotten even more comfortable with the One and Only Zero Gravity Chair from BrylaneHome!

Zero Gravity Outdoor Chair The One and Only Zero Gravity Chair from BrylaneHome *An Outdoor Must Have!Ok, so if you love relaxing in or even out of the sun, the Zero Gravity Chair from BrylaneHome is for you! This one of a kind chair features a pillow and canopy that will keep you cozy and comfortable. Have back issues? This product is for you! This chair evenly distributes body weight (up to 350 lbs) and provides superior lumbar support when you sit down, hence the “zero gravity.”

Zero Gravity Chair The One and Only Zero Gravity Chair from BrylaneHome *An Outdoor Must Have!This outdoor chair is available in 6 colors which are all very stylish. I figured the Dark Bronze would work best for us, and went with that color. Assembly was not an issue with this chair as it literally comes folded up nicely in a box. I thought that was super cool because it meant that my husband and I could test out this outdoor chair right away.

  • 350 lbs. capacity
  • sturdy rust-resistant, powder-coated steel frame
  • waterproof textured vinyl
  • double bungee cords at sides for stability
  • pillow headrest and adjustable canopy
  • folds for easy storage
  • reclining lock
  • dimensions:
  • chair: 69″L, fully reclined. 44″H x 29 ½”W x 35½”D
  • seat: 21¼”W x 18″D, 15″H from floor

adjustment knobs The One and Only Zero Gravity Chair from BrylaneHome *An Outdoor Must Have!When you sit down on the Zero Gravity Chair it feels amazing! You can easily recline and control the chair between the sitting and lounging positions with ease. There are small, black knobs under each arm rest that allow you to conveniently control your position making this the ultimate outdoor lounge chair! Plus the pillow is such an added bonus that provides adequate support if you want to read, or nap. You can also adjust the canopy to your liking depending if you want to be in/out of the sun.

man on zero gravity chair The One and Only Zero Gravity Chair from BrylaneHome *An Outdoor Must Have!Overall,BrylaneHome managed to yet again set the shopping bar high for quality products, lightening fast shipping, and excellent customer service. They are the ultimate online store for everything home, and they even specialize in furniture for plus sized people. The best part is they always have tons of great coupons and promos that make their products so affordable.

You can purchase this product {currently 50% off} at BrylaneHome.com

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