Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Baby Love

Baby Love Oatmeal, with a little shea butter and honey is one of my latest Soap Tart soaps, inspired by the many health benefits of oatmeal and this little guy in the tub.  In fact, next week, I’ll share homemade recipes using oatmeal as a toner, masque, scrub and more.  Stay tuned. Cheeky, cheeky!
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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Be Prepared

It’s February, 1956.  My mom managed to get all of us out the door, with gloves and hats and purses.  She tried to prepare us for life with all these little rituals (not that they stuck).  And although we were all under five, I’m sure we wanted to be just like our mom.  I mean look at her – the little feather in her hat, a darling clutch and a cool dress.  And that’s a maternity dress!  She was six months pregnant with my sister.  But amidst all the fashion and accessories, I’m just fascinated with the now infamous potty that would travel with us on road trips, just in case.  At least it matched my hat!
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Monday, May 7, 2012

The Fab Five

The Fab Five
It's Mother's Day week, so I will write a little something about my mom every day until Sunday.  

It's 1960 something.  We were on a camping trip in Northern California and we all packed a dress in case we went into town—which we did.  Not sure why we were so stiff or didn’t show signs of fingertips but you could still see the resemblance of our precious Beatles.  From left to right; John, with those angular features, George, complete with a unibrow, Ringo, hanging in the background, of course with those infamous go-go boots and Paul, with that cute round face.  Yes, we were all wearing the same strange shift-thing which hid any signs of curves (not that we actually had any), but don’t our arms look great!  And then, of course, our glam manager/ mom, who could pull it all together with a trendy little bag and heels – even on a camping trip.  Yeah, yeah, yeah, baby!
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Friday, April 27, 2012

Hooray. Hooray. It's Arbor Day!

Arbor Day was declared a national holiday almost 100 years before Earth Day existed to honor and celebrate trees.  Poor little Arbor Day.  Since 1970, it’s been like a bridesmaid to the more celebrated Earth Day, the popular bride.  But Earth Day was so 5 days ago!  So, today, let’s love the one we’re with and honor our trees in celebration of Arbor Day.  Let’s go outside and hug them and climb them and nurture them.   Let’s treat them like the BFFs that they are.  They give us shade and provide beauty.  They bear food and homes to so many little creatures.  OK, I really don’t want to think about that part, however important, while I’m eating my lunch under one.  Or just go for broke, and plant one.  Yeah, baby!

“Each generation takes the earth as trustees.”  J. Sterling Morton, Founder of Arbor Day, 1872
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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Spring Cleaning

If you’d like to take Spring Cleaning to a higher level, than just dusting your closet, let’s talk.  Now’s a good time to experience what you’ve always thought was a good idea in the bath or shower, but  just wasn’t sure?  SO DO IT ALREADY!  Glam up your bar scene and get your hands on some Soap Tart soap.  Once you try it, you’ll wonder why you took so long to take the all-natural plunge.   It’s why we’re here, sweetie.  And it beats dusting your closet any day of the week! 

And while you’re in the bathroom, here’s a quick tip to keep your bathtub clean.  Naturally, of course. 

Use baking soda as a scouring powder.  Sprinkle some in your sink or bathtub.  Moisten a cleaning cloth with a little water and scrub.  It might take some elbow grease, but the soap scum and dirt will come right off with no scratching. Then rinse the residue away.   

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Monday, April 2, 2012

Sidewalk Siblings

This was probably the reaction to the announcement that broccoli was for dinner. Tyrannosaurus boy is holding out.  Maui girl's not sure.  If you have any misgivings, fear not.  Here's a little recipe for a fabulous broccoli smoothie that will get you off the sidewalk, because when it comes to basic nutrients, broccoli is a winner!  

1 chopped carrot
4 florets broccoli
1 or 2 handfuls of spinach
1 chopped apple
2 oranges peeled and quartered
More orange juice
Ice cubes if desired

Blend all of the above in a blender and enjoy!
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