Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Go Go, Baby

When you’re going to a private school with a very strict dress code, and you really want to fit in and follow all those rules because you’re a goody-too-shoes and that’s what you do, it’s hard to figure out why you end up with a little sister who goes to school wearing go-go boots.  Okay, they were white, the right color of the “code”.  Okay, she was in second grade and the school dress code was not on her radar.  Okay, she adored those boots and would have worn then to bed if she could.  Apparently, she was in-between shoes and there was nothing else for her to wear.  We’d all have to pile in the car over the weekend to get the regulation shoe—like that was on my mom’s top 10 list to do with four fidgety kids.  But then, the following weekend mysteriously got booked and another week went by.  That’s 2 weeks of having the more popular girls quiz me about the crazy boots.  It was way too much and I couldn’t bear to stand next to the go-go-boot girl in the carpool line.  Who did she think she was?  Marsha, Marsha, Marsha? Then Sister Jane couldn’t take it.  OMG, not Sister Jane!!!!  There was the note.  My mom was told that my sister had to comply with the uniform and stop wearing the boots.  The go-go boots that were not appropriate for a young girl in a black and white jumper with a peter-pan collar and a blue cardigan sweater.  Nope, the boots, with their white shiny luster, the boots that caused a minor controversy within the fenced gates of the schoolyard, the boots that previously were only worn to church on Sundays, would have to go-go! 

Boots or not, your feet will thank you if you pamper them with these easy foot soak remedies.

All natural, flirty soaps.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Love Fest

I missed you!  Did you miss me?  Ahhh...the love fest continues.  Spring is here and ready to go wild.  The sun is finally starting to peek through the clouds that have stubbornly stayed with us for awhile.  But no fear, baby.  You can have a spring day no matter what.  Why not try a little oatmeal and banana remedy for your cutie pie face?  

Oatmeal is a gentle (and we like gentle) and effective natural skin cleanser that removes surface dirt and impurities. It can be a soothing facial scrub and skin exfoliant too. Here's an oatmeal facial mask recipe that's easy and fun!  And using organic ingredients is always best!
Oatmeal Facial for Dry Skin/Exfoliation
1 ripe banana
1/2 cup of oatmeal
milk (as required)
Mash the ripe banana, add the oatmeal and mix well. Then add enough milk to create a nice paste. Apply the oatmeal and banana paste to the face and leave it on for approximately 10 to 15 minutes.  Rinse off  with warm, clear water. 

You're looking pretty good now, baby!

All natural, flirty soaps.