So I posted a couple weeks ago about this, and apparently you guys really like when I post about stuff that I like. That’s good, I guess, since now I have other people succumbing to my same addictions. Now I don’t have to feel alone in spending all the money on all the things. So this may become a regular addition to the old blog. Without further ado, here is another batch of goodies that I am loving right now:
1) Homemade Face Wash
This is pretty much how I look when I use my face wash. It’s that thrilling.
Y’all. The love is intense here. I am enamored with this face wash that I MADE BY MYSELF. It is the easiest thing ever. Ready for the four ingredient list? Wait for it… unscented Castile soap, hazelnut oil, water and two essential oils. I KNOW. Life changing. And it works amazingly well. My face is so soft after I use it, and I have had NOT ONE break out since I started using it. Again, utter amazement.
Here’s the recipe:
1 c unscented Unscented Castile Soap
1 tbl Hazelnut Oil (can also use olive or Sweet Almond Oil)
5 drops of Frankincense Essential Oil
5 drops of Tea Tree Essential Oil
Just combine everything in a container with a flip top lid, shake to combine and that’s all she wrote. I use the tiniest bit morning and evening when I wash my face. I follow up with my homemade face serum and a good moisturizer.
2) The Pioneer Woman’s Dreamy Apple Pie
This pie is the bomb.com. Do people still say that? Probably not, but I just did, so it’s coming back. I use Martha Stewart’s pie crust recipe for EVERYTHING, including this pie. I do not like shortening in my baked goods, so I opt for full-fat, real butter. I follow the gist of the recipe, but I halve the heavy cream or it is way too runny for my taste. I don’t like to cut a pie and have the filling run out all of the plate, but I still like it to be really moist. I also skip the pecans. Those changes make it work perfectly for me. Reminds me of my peach pie with the streusel topping, which is a win. Go ahead and make two while you’re making one. Because yes. Also, I will live vicariously through you since I am trying to cut gluten- but I made this a few weeks ago before I took that step, and it was so, so good. I’ve been t thinking about it ever since.
3. Talenti Gelato
I wish I had never tried this, because seriously, I cannot quit. It’s becoming a real problem. Every ounce of weight I have lost from eating healthily is going to come back if I don’t chill out. I do split one container into at least two sittings, so that’s better right? Hush, don’t judge me. Trevor eats a whole thing at once, even though I tell him that’s against the rules. I love any chocolate-flavored variety… they’re all delicious. I buy mine at Publix, but it’s everywhere sinfully amazing ice cream products are sold.
4. Women are Scary by Melanie Dale
Y’all. Holy cow, this woman is my favorite ever. I read a blog post she wrote called “if anyone mentions oils, i’ll punch you in the face” and started reading through her blog and just laughed my butt off- that was all it took to hook me. She loves Jesus, orphans and sarcasm, and that’s pretty much a magical combination of loves for me. She’s basically the hypothetical humor child of Jen Hatmaker and Jon Acuff. That is literally the highest compliment I have ever handed out because they are both MY PEOPLE. Some of my best and favorite friends and I are reading this together, and it’s a riot. It’s all about making friends with other women as an adult- isn’t that something all of us need and/or want? You’ll laugh until you cry, and probably until you snort, so you should totally read it. Here’s a little book trailer featuring Melanie that will convince you.
That’s all for today- happy Monday!