After finally recovering from my cold, I was hit with a cold, steely determination: I will make a non-scented, nourishing lip balm! I am at the best of times very picky about what I put on my lips - not too sticky, not too sweet or pungent, nothing that has nasty chemicals in it that dry out my lips and force me to constantly re-apply. And when you’re sick I think all of the things that irritate you multiply by 100%. So as I said, I was determined to find a natural recipe not only for when I’m sick and a huge sook, but also for everyday use. This basic one from Fellow Fellow is great and you can just eliminate the scent to be super natural. You will know exactly what’s in it and for me, that makes me feel better about putting it on my face!
I’m not sure why I love this little chair so much, but I do. Maybe it’s the fact that it’s upcycling something in a way I would never have thought of myself? For whatever reason, it’s so much fun and would make a great kids chair.
p.s. Home Story is a German website, so the link to the DIY is translated through Google but the link to the website will point to the original German site. Just paste website into Google and you can have a look around!
Continuing my obsession with natural beauty and makeup, here is something I didn’t think was possible - an all natural blush! I’ve made blush before but always used mica. Well this blush is made from…beetroot powder! I hope I’m not the only person who found this surprising (just lie to make me fell better alright?!). There’s directions on how to dry out your own beetroot to turn into powder or you can purchase it (a quick Google search turned up about a million hits, I’m sure you can find it!). There’s some great tips on how to change up the colour to suit your skin too. I’d love to know if anyone has used beetroot blush before? How long does it last?
DIY Recycled Plastic on DIY and Craft
Weaved fabric roses tutorial - http://craftideas.bitchinrants.com/weaved-fabric-roses-tutorial/ - #art, #diy
DIY chevron friendsh on DIY and Craft
DIY Embellished Party Heels - A Pair and A Spare
Easy way to brighten up a plain or tired pair of shoes.
Plush Bear Pattern - Molly Moo
Free pattern for this adorable bear, a super cheap and simple craft.
Quinoa & Coffee Chili http://cookingstoned.tv/recipe/quinoa-coffee-chili/
While the flavors required to make an amazing chili are complex, the recipe itself only has one simple rule. If you don’t cry while making it or sweat while eating it, you’re doing it wrong! This quinoa and coffee chili does both. Oh, and you’ll be surprised to find out that it is vegan.
- ½ Pound dried beans (mix of black, navy, red and pinto)
- 2 Tablespoons Salt
- 5 dried ancho chiles
- 2 dried New Mexico chiles
- 2 dried guajilo chiles
- 2 dried chipotle chiles
- 3 dried chiles de arbol
- 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
- 1 yellow onion, chopped
- 1 shallot, minced
- 2 ribs celery, sliced
- 5 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 Teaspoon dried Oregano
- 1 Tablespoon ground coriander
- 1 Tablespoon ground cumin
- 1 Tablespoon Brown Sugar
- 28 Ounces diced tomatoes, fire roasted
- 1 Tablespoon Tomato Paste
- 5 Cups Water
- ½ Teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 Tablespoon finely ground coffee, Philz’s Aromatic Arabic Blend
- 7 allspice berries
- 4 whole cloves
- 1 Star Anise
- ½ Cup Quinoa
Mini Clay Pot Magnets via The Merrythought
Add some greenery to your home in an unexpected way with these adorable mini magnets.
DIY “Girard” Floor Cushion:
Awesome free pattern and tutorial from Tried & True.