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Sunday, February 23, 2014

DIY Deodorant

Wow, it's been so long since I've posted! Sorry bout that, life gets busy sometimes and time certainly flies by! So we have been on a DIY kick lately and after reading in so many places about how deodorants and antiperspirants are thought to "possibly" contribute to cancers, we thought we'd try some DIY deodorant and see if it works. And the only reason I'm even writing this post is to say...


Seriously, it really does!  I'm amazed and I wish I had done this years ago.  I've been using it for 3 weeks now and don't have any complaints!  Here is the recipe:

  • 1/4 cup Baking Soda
  • 1/4 cup Corn Starch
  • 5 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
  • Empty deodorant jar
The Coconut Oil does not have to be the extra virgin, expensive kind from the health food store.  (Although I do use that kind for lots of other stuff)  I picked this jar up from Walmart.  Coconut Oil can be stored in the pantry or the fridge.  76 degrees and above, it will be liquid.  76 degrees and below it will be a solid.  To make this recipe start with your coconut oil at room temp to make it easier to mix with the other ingredients.

Mix all 3 ingredients in a bowl and spoon into your empty deodorant jar.  Store in the fridge!

This amount make about 2 full size deodorant jars, or 4 of the travel size.

PS. It is easy to forget to put your deodorant on when storing it in the kitchen fridge instead of keeping it in the bathroom!!  You'll get used to it after a while! =)

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Newest Family Member! Meet Sophie my Mini Lamb!

David brought home a new baby!!!! We now have a miniature lamb!! Her name is Sofie and she is the sweetest child. The girls adore her and are sticking very close to her! She is only 3 months old! We are already in love with her! Follow me on Instagram for more pics! Our newest family member!! Her name is Sweetie. She is a miniature lamb!! She is only a few months old and wont get much bigger! Lacey said her fav treat is dog food! The girls are infatuated and have been talking to her nonstop!! Happy Monday!! Emma has her new best friend!! Bye-bye begonias!! Sleeping angel Sofie!!

Friday, April 26, 2013

Pecan Tree Blossoming

The pecan trees are blossoming!  This is one of my favorite spots to sit in the mornings or evenings!  A perfect view of the pond!

Blooming Bridal Wreath Flowers

The beautiful Bridal Wreath is in bloom!  This bush is located between the chicken coop and the clothesline!  Aaahhhh Spring.....!!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

New babies in our home!

David brought home 2 baby squirrels!! They were abandoned.  After doing some research online today I'm sure I can care for them until they are old enough to be set free in the backyard!  Their eyes aren't open yet but I think it will be very soon!  I'm feeding them powdered puppy formula through a syringe and they are eating very well (every 4 hours)!!  I'm estimating they are 1 month old.  1 of them is a busy body and I've been calling him Zippy.  They other one isn't as busy but I haven't thought of a name for him yet.  Any suggestions??? I'd love to hear your name ideas!

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Felt Birdie

I made this felt birdie the other day.  Not sure I like his legs though.  Visit my sewing page at

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Kitty Pics

I know it's been a while since I've posted anything! (sorry!)  We had a big move and have been adjusting!  But things are wonderful!  I've been doing A LOT of sewing lately!  If you are interested in seeing what I've been up to... check out my Doodle Clouds facebook page!  I'm sewing zipper pouches, tote bags, cute little coin purses, and other what-nots!  I'd love it if you checked it out!  Wanted to share a few kitty pics!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Flowering Almond - Vintage Photo

This photo was also taken in Granny's yard!  This is the beautiful Flowering Almond!  I gave this photo a vintage textured look!  Hope you like it!

Camellia Bloom in HDR

Camellia flower photo edited in Topaz Labs Adjust plugin with HDR effects! =)

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Girls sitting on bench!

The girls (Emma, left & Francie, right) love sitting on the bench under the pecan tree and looking out over the back field! 

Friday, July 13, 2012

Please vote for Francie!

I entered Francie into a Pet Fashion contest - I wanted to enter a pic of Emma too, but I could only send 1 pic.  Please click her pic to go vote for her to win!!  Thanks friends!!

Red Rose

Just felt like playing around in Photoshop for a little while last night!  I photographed this little potted rose on my back deck. I spray painted a white poster board with a cool blue color and used it as the backdrop.  Here is the original image SOOC. (Straight Out Of Camera).

Friday, June 29, 2012

How to bath a kitten in Dawn video!

My first video tutorial! My little kitties got fleas from Mama kitty, Sunshine and so I had to bath them in Dawn detergent to kill the fleas! I hope you enjoy and I would love to hear your feedback!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Sweet Emma!

Sweetest child in the world!
(see full image)

Sent from Tiffany's Iphone!!!

Francie's haircut

My new haircut really accentuates my belly rolls!! 

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Fuchsia Watercolor

8x10 watercolor Fuchsia flower!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Morning Glory Watercolor

5x7 watercolor Blue Morning Glory flowers!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Pink Dogwood Watercolor

5x7 watercolor of Pink Dogwoods.  Lightly sketched with pencil then covered drawing with masking fluid.  Painted the background. Let it dry. Removed masking fluid.  Painted flowers!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

A day on the Ogeechee River

I had some fun and played around in Photoshop with these photos!

Saw this across the river from our property! Looks like somebody made themselves a hut!

A big water mocassin!

This was about a 4 foot alligator! We saw a 13 foot in this same spot last year!

We counted 19 turtles this day!

Saturday, April 07, 2012

Rose Petals Watercolor

I sent a little birthday thought to my sweet Aunt Nella! I watercolored a few rose petals on a 5x7 watercolor paper and doodled a little on the back! I made her address label from my spellbinders die cut! and doodled a black-eyed susan garland with my copics!

Thyme Embroidered Dishtowel

I embroidered this Thyme Herb Dishtowel for a gift! 

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Granny's Funeral Flowers

Well, Granny's been gone since November 1, 2011 and I've finally gotten the notion to make these flower arrangements from her beautiful funeral flowers sent by all of her family and friends. I've never dried flowers before, this was my first try!  I collected so many from the graveside, they were all so gorgeous I couldn't bare to let them go to waste so I brought them all home with me not really sure of what I was going to do with them.  I didn't know which ones would dry nice and which ones wouldn't.  Now that it's done, I can tell you that lilies, daisies, and hydrangeas don't save at all.  But the rest of these did quite nice.  And I was really happy they kept their beautiful color! 
I went to Hobby Lobby while their pottery/vases were 50% off!! Each of these vases ended up being less than $10 each!! Great deal.  I also got 3 of those green foam blocks.
Yesterday, I thought it was time.  I wanted to make something really pretty in remembrance of my Granny.  I made one for myself, one for my sister and one for my Mom.  I just began clipping the stems and sticking them into the foam.  I had no plan or layout, its' all just very random.  I just kept sticking and sticking anywhere I saw a empty spot.  I even used some of the baby's breath and tinier little delicate flowers that all dried, surprisingly, very nicely!
So Mom and Laura, since this is your first time seeing all the flowers I saved... I hope you like them!  I'll get these to you soon!  Click photos to enlarge!

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