Saturday, August 23, 2014

Honey and Beeswax Lip Balm Blast From The Past Saturday

Welcome to Blast From The Past Saturday.  Every Saturday I will be posting a previously published post, in order to take my weekends off.

===Originally posted May 9, 2012===

I have been making this lip balm since January.  I absolutely love this stuff.  I have them all over my house, and I have given them to everyone in the office, even the guys.  My son uses it, my husband and daughter uses it.  My friend that I share an office love the stuff and keeps trying to get me to sell it.  I am just happy giving it away.

The ingredients in this balm are simple and wonderful for your lips.  It has honey, which is a natural humectant  (attracts moisture).  It not only moisturizes your lips, but it also helps remove the dead skin.  Somewhere along the way I read that if you put straight honey on your dry, chapped lips at night, all of the dead skin will be gone by morning.  It also has coconut oil a natural emollient, and beeswax which has natural fatty acids and is a thickener.  Very simple and great for your lips, and tastes good enough to eat.

Lip Balm Recipe

1 1/2 tsp coconut oil
1 1/2 tsp raw unfiltered honey
1/4 oz beeswax

Melt all ingredients together over low heat in a small saucepan.  Once melted, remove from heat immediately.  Fill a large bowl with ice and place saucepan in the ice.  Whisk the balm in the pan until it thickens.  Then use a spatula to put it into a small container for lip balm.

Containers can be found at a natural foods store, like a whole foods.  You can also find them online.

Have a great week.

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Homemade Lemonade for Friday's Happy Hour

We love Homemade Lemonade at our house it just feels makes you feel like summer.  So we are having this Homemade Lemonade for Friday's Happy Hour.  It is super easy to make, and tastes delicious!  And with only 3 ingredients, how can you go wrong?  It just feels like a little bit of summer in a glass.

Homemade Lemonade


1 cup sugar
1/2 cup boiling water
1 cup fresh lemon juice
8 cups cold water


Put 1 cup of sugar and 1/2 cup water in a pan on the stove and bring the water to a boil.  Stir until the sugar dissolves.

Next add the cold water and 1 cup of fresh lemon juice.

Stir and serve.

This lemonade is a delicious drink to end your summer with.  I always love hearing from you.  Have a great weekend.
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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Cookies and Cream No Churn Ice Cream

This is part two of my no churn ice cream flavors - chocolate and cookies and cream.  Last week I posted the Chocolate No Churn Ice Cream Recipe, and today I am sharing the Cookies and Cream No Churn Ice Cream recipe.  I found the inspiration for this no churn ice cream from Dana at This Silly Girls Life.  The recipe looked so simple and easy to make, that I decided I was going to give it a try.  I was very happily surprised to taste this delicious frozen treat.  It is amazingly smooth and creamy ice cream, I think that you are going to love it.

 Cookies and Cream No Churn Ice Cream


2 cups heavy whipping cream
4 TB Powdered sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
25 oreos crushed


Whip cream until it is starting to thicken, then add powdered sugar.

Continue whipping cream until it forms soft peaks and add vanilla.

Finish whipping cream until it forms firm peaks.  Just make sure you don't whip it too much or you'll end up making butter.

Gently add the sweetened condensed milk until it is all thoroughly combined.  You can do this with a mixer or by hand.

Next, fold in the crushed oreos.

Pour all of this into a loaf pan and put in the freezer.  It took about 3 hours in my freezer, for it to freeze.  So you will probably want to allow about 4 hours from start to serve time.

I'm not exactly sure how many servings, this makes, but it is a whole loaf pan full.

Now, wasn't that easy.  What a great dessert, and it is so fast.  The texture of this ice cream is so creamy and smooth and not to heavy at all.

I love hearing from all of you, so let me know what you think.  Vince asked for strawberry ice cream after he tasted it, so I will try that one next.

Have a great week.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Sale at Fire Mountain Gems

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Fire Mountain Gems and Beads

Fire Mountain Gems and Beads is running a great sale on gemstone beads and pearls, two of the most popular materials used in beading! From now until September 1, shoppers can save up to 80% on the over 2,000 items included in this sale. There's everything from amethyst, tourmaline, lapis lazuli, moonstone, and all types of pearls in all shapes and colors!

I've included a samples of the items on sale below.  This is just a small sample of what is on sale. 

Have fun shopping and I hope you make some great items.  I would love to see what you make.

Gemstones Beads and Pearls Sale - Save Up To 80% on over 2000 Products

Cultured Freshwater Pearl, Gold. Sold per 15-inch strand. 
Regular Price: $20.86
Sale Price: $10.43
Amethyst Rough Point Bead. Sold per 15-inch strand. 
Regular Price: $12.40
Sale Price: $6.20
Cultured Freshwater Pearls, 7-8mm semi-round. Sold per 16-inch strand. Regular Price: $15.37
Sale Price: $7.68

Assorted Gemstones Bead Mix. Sold per 6-ounce package. Regular Price: $43.24
Sale Price: $10.50

Giveaway! Craftsy Ateco Decorating Set and The Perfect Cupcake Class

This is an amazing Giveaway from Craftsy!  A cake decorating set and class to one lucky winnner!

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Wednesday's Adorned From Above Link Party 94

I want to thank everyone who shared with Wednesday's Adorned From Above Link Party 93.  We love seeing all of your posts.

Welcome to Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop 94.

Congratulations to this weeks featured bloggers.  You can get your featured blogger button in the sidebar.

From top Left:  DIY Homemade Bubbles from A Mother's ShadowHomemade Cherry Pie from The (mis)Adventures of a "Born Again" Farm Girl Annie Sloan Chalk Paint - Rocking Chair Makeover from Fun Home Things
Second RowKoala Crochet Hat - Free Pattern from Jenny and TeddyHow to Send Pinterest Messages from The Pin Junkie,  How To Be The Perfect House Guest from Around the Table
Bottom Row:  (The Ultimate) 30 Minute Cheesy Garlic Rolls from Butter and Jam,  S'mores Brownie Recipe from Home Made Interest

We are happy to have you at this week's party.  We always love hearing from you, so leave your comments.
Have a great week.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Dear God Note 3

Today I am sharing this verse from Jeremiah.

 And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.
Jeremiah 29:13

Have a blessed week.