Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Florida Vacation

I'm  back from my ten day trip to Florida. We drove down, stayed at South of the Border. Continued down to Clermont for a night with family. We watched Ken's 80 year old uncle lliterally lick his plate clean. Off the next morning to New Port Richey to stay at Ken's brother's place for two nights. We went to Clearwater Beach and watched the sunset. The next day, we went to Pine Island for a few hours, then over to Green Key.

The next morning, we drove to Fort Lauderdale to visit with my mom and aunt, who were down on vacation as well. We stayed there for two days and it was windy and stormy our last day. Driving back, we stayed at South of the Border again, then drove straight through to home.

It was tiring especially with an eleven year old and a two year old.

I'm glad to be back home, in the studio. Go see what I've been making:


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Rainbow Sugar Scrub Recipe

Rainbow cotton candy sugar scrub recipe.

Sugar scrubs are a great, simple way to exfoliate skin.

This recipe makes approximately one half pint of sugar scrub.


1 cup sugar
3 tbsp coconut oil
Cotton candy lip balm flavor oil
Food coloring
1 half pint mason jar

Melt coconut oil and pour into bowl with one cup of sugar and add 24 drops of cotton candy lip balm flavor oil. You can substitute flavor oil for an essential oil of your choice. Mix thoroughly.

Divide into 6 smaller bowls (approximately 2 tbsp each) and add food coloring to each bowl as follows:

Red: 1 drop red.
Orange: 1 drop red, 1 drop yellow.
Yellow: 1 drop yellow.
Green: 1 drop yellow, 1 drop blue.
Blue: 1 drop blue.
Purple: 1 drop blue, 1 drop red.

Mix each bowl thoroughly. You can double the sugar scrub recipe and use the same amount of coloring to get a more pastel look to your scrub and put it in a pint jar, or two half pint jars.

Scoop each color into the jar and pack down the mixture after each color.