Aug 25, 2014

DIY: Invigorating Salt Body Scrub

When's the last time you gave your body a good ole scrub? Well that's too long! Try this awesome (yep messy) invigorating body scrub with caffeine to give your body that extra exfoliation that it's been craving. 

Please note: My doTERRA affiliate link is in post.

Invigorating Body Scrub

  • 1/2 cup Epsom Salt
  • 1/2 cup coffee grounds (3 K-cups)
  • 2 tbs honey
  • 2 tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 5 drops of doTERRA Wild Orange essential oil
Note: caffeine is an excellent natural exfoliant


Mix the salt with the coffee grounds in a glass bowl

Add honey and EVO; stir well until mixture is well incorporated (paste-like)

Then drop in doTERRA Wild Orange essential oil or your favorite invigorating essential oil.

To Use:

In the shower, wet body; take a small handful of mixture and scrub your entire body. Scrub for a few minutes away from the water. Rinse well and enjoy that instant glow!!

You will have some left over for your next glow be sure to keep mixture in an airtight glass container. Use again in about 3-5 days.

*I want to give Morton Salt the credit here. I used their recipe but did put my own twist on it.
Aug 24, 2014

DIY: All Natural Baby Powder {COPY CAT} doTERRA

This All Natural Baby Powder is not just for babies. I'm finding that I need to apply powder to my hot spot know, what those dreaded hot flashes leave behind! I got tired of taking two bathes a day b/c of perspiring all the time, so I decided to copy cat the recipe I found on doTERRA's website to sprinkle a little here and a little there!!
I have become a serious Wellness Advocate of doTERRA's, so you will find my affiliate link in this post.

DIY: All Natural Baby Powder

What you'll need:
  • 1/2 cup corn starch
  • 1/2 cup arrowroot powder* 
  • 1/4 cup finely organic ground oats** 
  • 1 drop doTERRA Roman Chamomile essential oil 
  • 2 drops doTERRA Lavender essential oil 
  • A shaker
 *Arrowroot powder can be found at Sprouts in their bulk spice isle or other health food stores.

**I grind the oats in my Black&Decker Smart Grind that I've had for years. Worked great!

In this recipe, only a few drops of essential oils are needed. You really don't need to add any more than the recipe calls for. AND...if you want no scented baby powder, do not add the oils.


Add corn starch, arrowroot powder, and ground oats together in glass bowl.

drop in oils and mix. Makes enough to fill up a Pampered Chef Shaker. Any shaker will do, I just happen to have an extra one of these. It looks like there's too much powder for my PC Shaker, but since the lid is oval shaped, it works perfectly.

Whether this recipe is for your baby or for yourself, you'll find it works great without all the added toxins. ENJOY!

To find out more about using essential oils in your recipes, and how essential oils can replace your household products that contain chemicals and work just as well, please check out my doTERRA website at

Sunday Stroll Giveaways + Blogger Link Up 8/24/14

Mommie..Again and Christy's Cozy Corners are Co-Host for Sunday Strolls each Sunday.

BLOGGERS: Please feel free to link up all your wonderful giveaways here!! Link directly to the giveaway.
Those linked to websites or main blog pages will be removed.

Please use blog name, giveaway title and end date when posting. Post some, Enter Some, Win Some!
Here is a list of all the book reviews to date (some with on-going giveaways) for "Free Average Joe" @FreeAverageJoe
Aug 23, 2014

A Day at Bugs Bunny BoomTown at Six Flags Over Texas #SFMommyBloggerDay

I was given tickets to check out the new Bugs Bunny Boomtown and to play in the park at Six Flags Over Texas for a fun Mommy Blogger Day - Thanks Six Flags! #SFMommyBloggerDay See Press Release below.

We sure enjoyed the full day of fun, friends and food - given by Six Flags Over Texas for a few of us Mommy Bloggers. I invited a friend and her grandson to tag along with us to enjoy and explore the mighty entertainment that Six Flags always provides to their customers. The boys had a great time. These little boys would have both rode every ride there if they were just a tad taller!!! Phyllis and I ...not a chance!! We are wimps. I actually rode all rides with the kids and there was a scary one that we all said we were not riding that one again. Sorry, I can not think of the name of it.

Me and Brody. Phyllis and Lieghton.

I wanted to share their Press Release with my local readers. 

Bugs Bunny Boomtown Opens at Six Flags Over Texas
Enhanced kids’ section offers a variety of rides, ample seating and shaded areas

ARLINGTON, Texas— April 26, 2014 — This weekend, Six Flags Over Texas opens its newly expanded children’s area geared toward little thrill seekers in training. BUGS BUNNY Boomtown features five brand new rides, plenty of seating and shade, plus expanded walkways to allow for casual strolls to take in the impressive enhancements.

At the heart of BUGS BUNNY Boomtown guests will find Looney Tunes Adventure Camp—an interactive play structure where kids can climb, slide and discover fun surprises. Taz Tornado Swings will have children spinning round and round as they twirl above the park in pint-sized swings. Bugs Bunny Cloud Bouncer will allow youngsters to take on new heights, while Marvin the Martian Space Rockets offers the perfect flight for future aviators. Daffy Duck Bucket Blasters gets everyone engaged in a fun water battle as riders spin around in water barrels, splashing everyone within reach. Moms and Dads can join in on the excitement of BUGS BUNNY Boomtown by riding with their little ones on some of these great family-friendly rides and attractions.

“We are committed to providing our guests first class, family entertainment and attractions,” said Steve Martindale, Six Flags Over Texas park president. “Bugs Bunny Boomtown offers interactive rides for our younger guests and their parents, plus a place to sit back and enjoy all of the wonderful sights and sounds of a theme park.”

BUGS BUNNY Boomtown will also feature fresh, new colors and theming, along with ample seating and shaded areas. BUGS BUNNY Boomtown opens Saturday, April 26, 2014. Six Flags Over Texas is currently open weekends, and daily operation begins Wednesday, May 14, 2014. For more information on operating hours and BUGS BUNNY Boomtown, visit

About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company with $1.1 billion in revenue and 18 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. For 53 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling water parks and unique attractions including up-close animal encounters, Fright Fest® and Holiday in the Park®.

About Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.

LOONEY TUNES and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.


Fright Fest.  Begins September 27 and runs through November 2.  By day, the park offers Halloween-themed shows and treats for younger guests and families.  Then by sun’s set the ghastly ghouls, goblins and zombies emerge and the hunting and haunting begins throughout the park’s midways.

Holiday in the park. Runs November 22- December 23.  From more than a million twinkling lights, holiday shows, toasty campfires, delicious hot cocoa, and roller coasters, to the nearly 60 foot Holiday Tree of Trees, Santa Land and of course Santa Claus. Special moments and thrills can be found at North Texas’ largest holiday festival.

Why not consider Six Flags as you make your fall and winter family plans!!

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