Jul 28, 2011

Natural face scrub

I love natural stuff. So I love this face scrub recipe! It's super easy, and it works really well.

2 Aspirin tablets
1 tbs. Honey 

First take your aspirin. Make sure it's plain old aspirin, nothing fancy in it.
Put the two pills on a plate, and drip a few drops of water on them. You seriously only need a couple drops. Let it set for a couple seconds and then poke at them. They should kinda fall apart into grainy heaps. If they're still hard, add a little more water and they'll fall apart. But don't use too much or your scrub will be runny!

Add about a tablespoon of honey. Mix together with your fingers and smear on your face! Now let it set for like half an hour. The hard part is not touching your face!
(Be sure your hair is pulled back. Majorly sticky stuff.)

Attractive, no?
After a while, put a tiny bit of warm water in your hands and scrub the honey mixture around. Then rinse it all off, and wa-la! It might take a couple times, but this really helps.
The honey is naturally antibacterial, so it cleans your skin well. The aspirin heals your skin because it is an anti-inflammatory. And the scrubbing cleans and gets rid of dead skin.
Good stuff!

Let me know if you try it!

Jul 26, 2011

Heat wave + Crayons

Recently I found a picture from this amazing etsy shop. This person melts crayons in gorgeous patterns!! Seriously, check it out.
So anyways, this week we had a MAJOR heat wave. So we decided to glue crayons onto a piece of paper and set it out in the sun. This is what happened:

Our art piece didn't turn out nearly as nice as the ones in that etsy shop, but man, it was fun. :D

Jul 18, 2011

Newspaper Nails

 Some of my friends visited yesterday and showed me how to print newspaper on my nails!

1. Paint a base coat. I used clear nail polish, but you could paint them white or any bright or light color.
2. Once dry, wipe your nails with rubbing alcohol.
3. Quickly put a piece of newspaper on top of your nails and hold in place with a rubbing alcohol soaked cotton ball.
4. Peel away the newspaper.
5. Paint a clear coat over top.

Notes and tips:
-Have little bits of newspaper torn off before you start, it's easier to handle small pieces.
-You will probably get bits of printing on your fingers as well as your nails. Wait until your last clear coat is completely dry, and then you can just wash the ink off your fingers.
-You can try using big and small print. One of my friends put a giant question mark on her thumb nail, a large "RED" on one nail, "2011" on one, "left" on her right hand etc. Have fun finding things to print!
-Make sure you read what you print. One friend told me that when she had done this earlier, she accidentally printed a bad word on her big toenail. ;-P
-The words print backwards. If you think about it, rubber stamps are made backwards so when you stamp them they come out the right way. Newspapers are the opposite, but still look amazing. I actually kinda like the bit of mystery added when the words are backwards. :)

Btw, my three friends are sisters. You can see the oldest girls blog at http://www.thousandwords-storyfingers.blogspot.com/, which is ironic, cuz now she really does have "story fingers" :)

Have fun!

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Jul 15, 2011

New places

I love going new places, taking a different road, turning down a new alley.
 A few weeks ago my sis and I randomly decided to bike through a college campus.
And we found a beautiful beautiful place:

Beautiful ivy covered lamp!

You never know what you'll find if you go somewhere new.

Jul 11, 2011


This weekend my Dad, brother and I went camping!
I love summer.

Campfire smoke in the evening sun:

My brother:

View from our campsite:

We went for a walk by a lake that evening. It was so gorgeous.

I love how this picture is abstract, you almost can't tell what it is, but it's beautiful. Just look at the range and depth of color shimmering on the water!

Have you gone on any trips this summer?

Jul 10, 2011

Bucket List giveaway

One of the many ways to enter this giveaway is to make a post about your bucket list. Hence dis post. :)

Some things I want to do before I die:

Learn to speak Dutch fluently.
Publish a book (or a few. :)
Own a rat and/or hedgehog and/or basset hound.
Ride a ferris wheel. (I know, I know. I haven't done this yet?? Shocking.)
Visit tons of countries. Including Holland, Indonesia, England, New Zealand, etc. etc.
Hold a monkey. :)
Milk a cow. Yes, that is on my bucket list.
Go to a really professional ballet performance. *swoon*
Read 100 or more books in one year.
Have a swing, hammock, slide or fireman's pole in my house.
Watch a meteor shower.
Ride in a convertible or a rumble seat.
Sleep out under the stars.
Fulfill my purpose.

Ephesians 2:10
For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

It's exciting to know I've been made for specific things. I wonder what they could be??

What's on your bucket list? I'd love to compare them, and see if I've done any of the things on your list!
Feel free to comment some of the things you'd like to do, or if you enter this giveaway I'd love a link to your post!