Easy Floral Sugar Scrub

My Rose Jasmine Sugar Scrub is one of my favorite tutorials, and apparently a lot of you like it too!  However, I recently tried a slightly different variant of the sugar scrub, which I ended up liking even better.  In fact, I whipped up 3 jars quickly for the Peanut’s preschool teachers, and they asked me to tell them how I did it.  This is SO EASY and SO QUICK, and people can’t believe that you actually made it.  Given my frantic schedule, that’s a win-win.  It’s perfect for Mother’s Day too!  Let me show you how to make this lightning fast easy floral sugar scrub for your kiddo’s grandmothers, aunts or teachers.  Once you’ve started making it, you’ll make batch after batch!

Looking for a homemade gift idea for Mother's Day? This DIY Easy Floral Sugar Scrub can be made in under 10 minutes, with enough to give to several people.
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DIY Moisturizing Hand Soap for the Winter

A few months ago, I shared the “recipe” that I have been using for the DIY Homemade Handsoap that we’ve been using in our house.  However, I’m a person who is prone to developing extremely dry and cracked skin during the winter.  And crafting with glues and paints, and all of the messes that the little boys means that I wash my hands a lot, so they get dried out even easier.  When we started running out of our current batch of hand soap, I decided to make some more DIY moisturizing hand soap for the winter that had a greater proportion of enriching carrier oils.

Use Castile Soap and moisturizing carrier oils along with essential oils for scent to create an easy DIY Moisturizing Hand Soap for the winter to prevent drying and cracking hands.
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Improving Sleep Hygiene

Sleep Hygiene is something that I’ve talked a lot about in life. Mellow Man might even say that I harp on it. I don’t mean to, but sleep is SO important. It is critical for so many aspects of health—physical health, mental health, parenting health. Unhealthy sleep habits affect mood, brain functioning, weight and your immune system. It’s critical for all of us. And here’s the reality. Moms are tired.   Our sleep hygiene is crummy. I know, you are shocked, right? Like many other mommies out there, I am fueled by caffeine and faith.  So the question is– what can we, as mothers, do to improve our sleep hygiene, and overall wellbeing?  Well, there are a lot of options, and I’ve been trying out a number of them, as a part of my goal to get healthier this year (remember, I’m turning 40?!)  I’m going to share a bunch of my tips and tricks, as well as what I do when I’m struggling with insomnia from a day filled with too much juggling — Melatonin from Natrol. Actually, it was recommended by doctor, so when they asked me to write about their product, I jumped at the chance.

Sleep is so important for health and wellbeing, and moms don't get enough of it! Here are some great tips and tricks for helping improve sleep hygiene and overall health-- just what every mom out there needs {Sponsored by Natrol}
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Aging with Kybella & Artisan Plastic Surgery

This post was sponsored by the Everywhere Society and Artisan Plastic Surgery in Atlanta, Georgia.  However, my opinions and experiences with Kybella and Artisan Plastic Surgery are entirely my own.  I don’t share things that I don’t like and use myself.  **WARNING HORRIBLE SELFIES AHEAD!**

In just a month I’m going to be 40.  And that feels really old to me.  I don’t feel old on the outside at all– I feel the same as I did when I was 16.  BUT I remember that quote from one of my absolutely favorite movie, Steel Magnolias, when Truvy says to Shelby, “Honey, time marches on and eventually you realize it is marchin’ across your face.”  And I’m beginning to notice the effects of that age.  The crow’s feet (or laugh lines), the brow furrows, and just the shape of my face and jowls.  I’m looking old.  After the Peanut was born in 2015, I told my Mellow Man that he was going to give me a “Mommy Makeover”  to celebrate my life, but that feels a little too extreme for my life right now.  However, I wanted to feel good about myself for my birthday, so I decided to visit Artisan Plastic Surgery’s open house in late April to learn about ways of refreshing myself.  I knew about Botox, and thanks to Kylie Jenner, Lip Injections, but I didn’t know what other options were available for women like me.  While I was at the Open House, I learned about a new treatment called Kybella to remove submental fat, and a few weeks later, Dr. Inessa Fishman started my procedure in the offices of Artisan Plastic Surgery near Northside Hospital in Atlanta.

As I prepare to turn 40, I visited Artisan Plastic Surgery in Atlanta, GA to learn about a new treatment to remove submental fat (AKA my "wattle") through the use of Kybella. Learn about my experiences, aging gracefully and the awesome physicians at Artisan Plastic Surgery. I can't wait to get rid of my double chin! I had no idea that there were so many gentle ways to age gracefully! Can't wait to see all of the results! {This post was sponsored by Artisan Plastic Surgery}
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