Thursday, May 31, 2012

Overnight Excursion

With our granddaughters visit we thought that was a perfect excuse for an overnight excursion...The Hubs and I have not done that since our weekend in Greer six years ago...that is way too long!!

We planned it as a surprise and the suspense was just eating away at our granddaughter so she finally asked PLLEEEAASE tell me where we are going...Grampy's response...TO THE MOON!!! Hmmm she didnt like that answer, but that is the answer we kept up, so finally the morning of...

Kenzie: I know we are not going to the moon....we cant go to the moon...2 weeks ago they would have had to give us tests to be able to go.

Grammy: We got special permission, with Grampy being a pilot that makes us good to go.

Kenzie: MAYBE we are going to a place that LOOKS like the moon...oh maybe a science center....WAIT who wants to go to a science center in the middle of summer???!!

Grammy: But I thought you were a brainiac?

Kenzie: yeah but I dont want to learn in summer!!!

HAHAHA just gotta love off we went....and just what does the moon look like??

Bearizona! A drive-thru wildlife park where we had so much fun! They say allow for 2 hours...I say more like 3. We spent 2 hours alone at the walk thru part and watching the birds of prey show, where I got to see my most favorite animal....

A lil creepy to have him staring full on at you when you are only 3 feet away, but so very cool!!

The park is full of all kinds of animals, bears, lynx, wolves, bison and so much more. Totally worth the time spent there!!

Off to Williams Arizona for part B of our adventure....

Monday, May 28, 2012

New Eye Cream Packaging

We have been looking for a jar for our eye cream, and it has been hard to find just the right kind of jar...and I think we found it.

This jar is so classy and nice, and the lid has a great fit so your cream wont dry out.

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Sunday, May 27, 2012

Our Granddaughter Has Come For a Visit

And we are soooo excited! Out oldest granddaughter flew in from St Louis to spend a week with Grampy and I...We saw her plane touch down...

We stopped on the way home to eat at Cracker Barrel...all of us had breaskfast for dinner. :)

We also stopped off on the freeway to see the saguaro cactus...they dont grow in our neck of the woods.

They Blossom so pretty!!

So now the fun can begin!!!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Why We Self Test Every Recipe

As I have said many times, I began making my own products because my skin is so overly sensitive...everything seems to irritate it.

Lately I have been thinking a face mask would be a great addition to the shop. Using Kaolin Clay as the main base, I added Rhassoul Clay and some Aloe Powder.

Arent Baby Girl and I cute with our partial tester masks on....

We left it to dry only about 10 minutes and then rinsed it we are with our not so happy red faces. :(

Here is a close up, I found it interesting that we were both really red only on the tops of our cheeks.

We of course quickly washed our faces and after about a half hour the redness calmed down. I did a patch test on my inner arms of each ingredient seperate, and I found that the aloe powder was the culprit. So back to the drawing board (minus the aloe of course), but I thought this was a good showing of why each recipe is personally tested by me....if I react, it does not go in the shop.

Monday, May 7, 2012

The house is coming along...

...and The Hubs is doing a beautiful job!!

To recap, I acquired grandmas house along with my special needs cousin that grandma raised with us. Sadly the house was let go by the previous person to a terrible condition. So in order to keep Jenn comfortable and in her routines where she has been living the last 30 years, The Hubs has come to the rescue and he has set forth the project to restore grandmas home.

This was the kitchen in December....

And this is the progress....

Still a lot to do, a couple more cabinets to install and of course the flooring...

But what a difference already!!! So beautiful and bright!

Here is how the living room looked....

And how it is coming along now...

New windows and door and new drywall to brighten it up.

Now the big question...what are the best window coverings you would suggest?