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Archive for August, 2011

Food Allergy + Art + Fun

If you have food allergies, or know someone with food allergies, you have to check out Food Allergy + Art + Fun. Thankfully, my food allergies aren’t life threatening, but they do make me very sick. Most of my family and friends are really supportive but I have met a few people who just have a hard time “getting it” and I know it’s probably just because they have never had anyone in their life with allergies before. Tiffany’s cartoons are hilarious and relatable. Here are a few of my favorites but you should definitely check out her website!

Homemade Lemon-Green Tea Sugar Scrub

Last week I was doing some research for Molly and came across a neat Lemon-Green Tea Sugar Scrub that she used in her  newsletter about lemons. I just ran out of my exfoliation scrub so I decided to try to make this one. It was so easy and works AMAZINGLY! I tend to get dry skin and this made my skin feel so soft and smooth. You should go make some right now! Here is how I made it: (Note: I changed the recipe a bit, but you can find the link to the original one in Molly’s newsletter.)


1 1/4 cup sugar
3 tablespoons Epsom salt
10 teaspoons olive oil
2 teaspoons honey
4 green tea bags
1 large lemon to zest
1/4-1/2 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon


1. Zest your lemon and set it aside.

2. Mix the sugar and Epsom salt together in a large bowl.

3. Open up your green tea bags and add in the loose tea.

4. Next, stir in the olive oil, mix in the honey, and then sprinkle the lemon juice evenly over the mixture and mix together thoroughly. If the lemon juice causes the mixture to clump, just pinch the clumps apart and spread out evenly. (Note: Be sure to do it in this order. The olive oil will help the honey slide right out of the spoon.)

5. Add the lemon zest last and mix again.

Store the scrub in an airtight container and enjoy! I don’t think I’ll buy any kind of exfoliator ever again. This stuff is amazing and it’s so easy to make!

Free Compliments!

I just found a neat poster on the Econobusters website that they found on the Kind Over Matter blog. What a fun idea! I printed it out this morning and put it on our fridge so when friends come over they can take a complement home and give it to someone else. I’ve also been thinking about where in our community I can hang one of these up at. Maybe at the grocery store or our mailbox?  What do you think? And who you are you going to complement today? 🙂