Dry Skin Formula

Cream in a Jar

My dad came over the other day and was complaining about the skin on his back being so dry. He also has really dry hands, we both do.. my back and hands and my legs from this winter is really doing a number on me, so I went to the Oily boards and asked what everyone uses and the common answer was Lavender in a Coconut base with Melrose and Frankincense. I mixed it up with fractioned coconut oil and regular coconut oil to give it a creamier base and voila. His back is MUCH better. I use it at night on my hands and it is really helping me. I’m also using a mixture for my nails, but that will come in another post.

How did you soothe your skin this winter? Did you use any special remedies, old wives’ magic, or voodoo as my daughter calls it?

There’s Beauty in Everyone…
Xo,
Fanny

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Clean Skin

Oils-Bottles

So, part of my green living journey is trying to get my skin in some sort of order. In addition to the stuff you put in your body, you need to pay attention to the stuff that goes on your skin, so I decided to try the oil cleansing method. Having read about it years ago, I thought I would revisit it. My skin isn’t changing, it’s been the same for a while but it’s dull and I am starting to wrinkle. What can I possibly lose by trying to add some oil to my skin. The theory behind it is that oil dissolves oil, but you have to find the right oil combo for your skin. I am working with pretty oily skin now, so I went to the Oil Cleansing Method website and read up on it. For me, this is the recipe Oily Skin: Try a blend of 30% Castor Oil to 70% Sunflower Seed Oil…but I read that you can use Olive Oil as a carrier oil, so I tried that. So far, my skin is drier and I heard that is a possibility, but then I moisturize it with Apricot Kernel oil and frankincense oil. It seems to be working pretty well and I wish I had taken a picture of my skin before hand. My skin seems smoother and brighter and plumper. The oils dissolve pretty well and leave me feeling refreshed instead of weighed down. It is softer and even my husband is noticing the difference. I also notice I am needing less makeup, foundation, etc. Check out my Beauty Pinboard on Pinterest and you can see what other ideas I am toying with!

What other “offbeat” beauty ritual do you have? What would you be willing to try?

There’s Beauty in Everyone…
Xo,
Fanny

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Fancy Pants

Everything is coming up Spring! We are *finally* on a warming trend this week and it’s time for me to get my printed palazzo pants ready. This year, I am also embracing the print jogger much to the dismay of a few of my co-workers, but hey they’re comfy and if I can wear Fancy JOGGING pants to work, then so be it. Here are some of my favorite prints. I am so drawn to the yellow floral print from Macy’s and I have no idea why .. I am normally not a yellow kind of girl.. so here you go and let me know if there are any that tickle your Spring Fancy!

There’s Beauty in Everyone…

Xo,
Fanny

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International Women’s Day

words-have-power

Beauty

strength

The other day, a friend of mine and I were talking and we wound up on the topic of body image. It is an interesting time, for sure, to be raising girls and we are in a society where body image is always in the headlines, you are either too fat or too thin too tall or too short, your hair is too curly or too straight. Everyone deserves to be respected and everyone deserves to feel beautiful. It’s our Tag ling here at Mazie’s Method and I really believe that. I also think it is our jobs as mothers and fathers to little girls to show them that everyone is beautiful and to have respect for what people look like. The other day I was changing and my daughter patted my belly and said, “EWWW…” I reminded her, as I have done in the past, that the belly she just said that to was her original home and that she should know that’s where I kept her safe and warm and that is where she was able to grow. I will never be a swimsuit model, which is fine with me, I am not one for the cameras, but I will tell you this… my daughter will respect people no matter what they look like and she will realize that everyone is beautiful. If I teach her nothing else, that is the one mission I will try my hardest to accomplish.

Happy International Women’s Day…
Here’s to BEAUTIFUL women,
May we know them,
May we be them,
May we RAISE them…

There’s Beauty in Everyone…
Xo,
Fanny

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Fuzzy Wool Balls

dryer balls

Let’s discuss laundry.. dirty laundry… as you all know I have started my journey with Essential Oils, and I will be honest, I could not be happier. If any of you want to join Young Living and want me to hook you up, I can, let me know. Anyway, recently the husband thought it would be romantic to buy me some dryer balls. Wool dryer balls to be exact. I have used plastic ones in the past and they are ok, but these are AMAZEBALLZ. I hate to admit such an old fashioned “here you go honey go to the laundry” gift was so nice, but it really is. I add Thieves oil to the balls when I throw them in the dryer to kill extra germs and to keep things fresh. They dry my wash in half the time and I am pretty sure it will be saving on my energy cost as well. I’ll keep you posted, but I am SO happy with them.

There’s Beauty in Everyone…
Xo,
Fanny

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Valentine’s Day

So this is the post where I am supposed to show you all the things I want for Valentine’s Day, but we don’t really celebrate Valentine’s Day here since we had the princess. We usually go for pizza and to get an ice cream sundae and spend the day doing not much of anything, so here are some cute outfit ideas for a relaxed Valentine’s Day. I did also throw some cute dresses in there also if you do take the time out and go on a date.

What do you think? What do you all usually do for Valentine’s Day?

There’s Beauty in Everyone…
Xo,
Fanny

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Packing for Disney

I am not going to Disney for a LONG time, but in the interim, I am starting to gather the clothing for the trip. I stole the idea from a friend who wore all Princess shirts on her trip. I thought it would be cute to try and coordinate my princesses with my daughter’s princesses. Anyway, these are the shirts that I picked up from Torrid for my trip. I snagged these shirts because I am not ashamed to wear Disney shirts during the rest of the year. I don’t necessarily need to be on a trip to Disney to wear Princess shirts.. Yes I am *that* girl. I proudly wear Belle, Elsa and Ariel shirts any other day of the year, and I will gather them all into my suitcase for the trip to Disney with the kid and the husband later this year.

What do you think? Who are your favorite princesses?

There’s Beauty in Everyone…
Xo,
Fanny

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Between the Sheets, Part Deux

Target Sheets
A good friend and faithful reader of mine asked a question today about sheets. After many years of being married and being in a house I finally gave in this year and bought new sheets. My husband doesn’t like using a flat sheet so we usually buy sheets that aren’t sets. It is so hard for me to find single sheets that I love so I have caved and bought sets recently. Also, did you ever wonder why extra pillow cases are so darn expensive? Anyway, I realized we needed new sheets and took myself over to Kohls one night. I got a lovely pair of Sonoma sheets in grey. They were instantly soft right out of the package and being that I wash my sheets before I put them on the bed they were even softer. 100% cotton sheets. What a treat they were. First set of new sheets in 8 years. I know that sounds strange to some people, but that is how long it took. Then I was in Target one day and happened upon Threshold sheet set in a Botanic Print. They don’t have the ones I bought so these are another set that I went back for at a later date. I decided to pair these sheets with purple and peacock blue pillowcases. Why not go to hell with myself and make that happen. Another time in Kohls I got a set of Trellis Print Apt. 9 Sheets. They were so awesome and I paired them with red pillow cases. My husband dubs them the Christmas Sheets. They are so soft and cozy and they really do make the bed look Christmasy.. maybe I will reuse them for Valentine’s Day. Anyway, these are my recommendations for sheets. What do you use on your bed? What is your favorite sheet brand? I really do recommend 100% cotton sheets and you don’t have to pay a lot for them. I never pay full price or too much for things. Trust me!

There’s Beauty in Everyone,
Xo,
Fanny

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What’s on Your Nightstand?

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I admit, I am a nosy girl… I love to know what people carry in their bags, or wallets, or what is on their nightstands. So I was thinking last night about that and I said, why not share what is on my nightstand. It is an eclectic assortment, for sure, but it is what comforts me and that is what keeps me happy. I am really into my oils lately, so we can start there.

diffuser pear

I have my Young Living diffuser on hand and pretty much on as long as I am in the house. Even if I am not in the bedroom, I have it on, so that when I do go in, whatever oil I am diffusing is serving its purpose. It is sitting on the Mom’s One Line a Day book that I try to scrawl into before bed for my daughter. I was horrible at keeping a baby book, so I think this is my way of making it up to her. In front of that I have a pear light that one of my oldest friends got for me. I love pears and when my husband and I got married, our theme was “The Perfect Pair.” Everyone needs a tissue box on their nightstand, enough said for that one. I also keep a mirror being that I am so superstitious and I read somewhere that if you have bad dreams they will get trapped in the mirror, so I have an antique mirror on my nightstand where they can get trapped if they do so.
go go and buddha

oils

stack

Who doesn’t need an adorable coaster for the obligatory glass of water I sip from during the night. I have a stack of books that are there always there for a quick reference or a read, if I am not too tired. Of course I also have some oils to diffuse and rub into my hands at night before bed. I have my new trusty nightlight, which let me tell you, was AMAZING this morning. It gradually woke me up and I was in such a good mood.
Alarm Clock

I got up and took my vitamins and prepared my daughter’s lunch and some things to take with me as well today. Took my oils and tea and was ready to get my day started. Let’s hope that this will work again tomorrow and I can be as chipper then as well. I normally trudge around the house growling at people in the morning. And last but not least, my humidifier. I need it to breathe. I dry up so horridly in the winter.

What do you keep on your nightstand?

There’s Beauty in Everyone…
Xo,
Fany

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Wake Me Up

Philips Clock

I am going to confess something.. I hate waking up.. I am not sure who loves it, but I am not a proponent of getting up in the morning with the chickens, but hey, it has to happen. Someone has to go to work and teach the future of America while pondering the latest plus size fashion craze. Anyway, lately, I want to stab my alarm clock each time it rings which happens to be my phone. Since I cannot do that, it is a major mode of communication, I need an alternative. I am trying to be a bit healthier overall this year and taking more “me” time.. one of the best and worst things you can do as a mom depending on which generation you talk to, I decided I needed a new alarm clock. I went to Google, and I found this one from Philips and Amazon. It has awesome reviews and I hope the Wake Up Light will work for me. I have started a new essential oil regimen as well as taking more vitamins and colloidal silver, oh so controversial, but it is working for me. I will report back on the new alarm clock.

How do you all get up in the morning? What is your morning routine?

There’s Beauty in Everyone…
Xo,
Fanny

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