Coconut Sugar Scrub Recipe


 

 

 

Need some thrifty ideas for Mother’s Day, Birthday’s or gift giving? Or if you
are like me, are you getting your skin ready for shorts and flip flops too?

 I take much better care of my skin in my 40′s than I did when I was younger,
and part of my routine is making sure my skin in well hydrated and moisturized.
But I am still a summer-loving girl at heart, and one of my favorite smells of
summer is the yummy smell of coconut mixed with hints of vanilla.  It
just reminds me of days spent at the lake, sun-streaked hair in a pony tail,
and relaxing with a fruity drink. 

 See, you can smell it now too!

So that’s the inspiration behind my own hand and body scrub and
sharing the recipe all wrapped up in a floral-laden jar.  Spring days getting
longer, sun, soft skin, and the sweet aroma of coconut.

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Huge Mother’s Day Giveaway – you are gonna LOVE this one!

Happy Monday Y’all!

I am so excited to be part of a HUGE Mother’s Day Giveaway this week! You are going to LOVE all of the fabulous
goodies each blogger hand selected for her basket, and you can enter to win one or all of them!!
How awesome is that? So, all you have to do, is scroll to the bottom of my post and enter my giveaway,
then click on the next blog link to jump from one blog to the next and enter to win!!

What’s in my Mother’s Day Giveaway basket?

 

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Inspiration Monday Party | Paint, Sew & DIY Your Home Ideas

Welcome back to Inspiration Monday Party!

Thank you SO much for joining us every week-

You continue to INSPIRE us!!

When you link your project here, it is displayed simultaneously on all

FIVE blogs at the same time, all you need to do is link up to ONE of our sites.

 

Be sure and follow all of us on Social Media as we love to share and promote your posts there too.
*Are you following our Inspiration Monday Pinterest board?

(If you are, you probably got a sneak peek at our favorites for the week.)

{This week at}

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We are working hard to spruce up for Spring & Summer fun…

easy outdoor lanterns

Lacy Outdoor Lanterns

&

diy moss letters 2

Blooming Moss Monogram Letters

AND this week’s fab features:

Paint, Sew & DIY Your Home Ideas!!

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Blooming Moss Monogram Letters


Hey there! How are you friend?

I hope you have had a wonderful week, and are perhaps gearing up to get your DIY on this weekend.
No matter how crazy (or wonderful) the spring weather may be where you are, we can all use a little
something pretty in our day.  I love flowers, real ones are of course are my favorite.  But I will take a
great faux version too.  I know some folks have an aversion to them, but I happen to like how easy &
low maintenance they are (I know, just dusting, but still!)

Lacy Garden Lanterns



Our Japanese Maple is in full regalia, and fanning her gorgeous feathers for Spring.  Around her are
bright pink Azaleas, and various mid to late spring flowers beginning to push through to the surface.
I was cleaning out a few bins of trim & craft supplies recently and came across a yard or so of a couple
different types of lace.  Like most craft supply hoarders, I cannot remember why or where I found them,
and since they are flat and wide, I’m not sure where I would use them.

I began looking at my jars and decided to experiment with a little Mod Podge and lace around a few different
sized jars headed for recycling.

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Inspiration Monday Party | DIY Kitchen Decor Features

Welcome back to Inspiration Monday Party!

Thank you SO much for joining us every week-

You continue to INSPIRE us!!

When you link your project here, it is displayed simultaneously on all

FIVE blogs at the same time, all you need to do is link up to ONE of our sites.

 

Be sure and follow all of us on Social Media as we love to share and promote your posts there too.
*Are you following our Inspiration Monday Pinterest board?

(If you are, you probably got a sneak peek at our favorites for the week.)

This weeks features are all about decorating the heart of the home…

the kitchen.

Congrats to all of you who were featured!

DIY DECOR INSPIRATION MONDAY PARTY

Spring Kitchen Nook by Vintage Finds

Portable Herb Garden by Yesterday on Tuesday

Carrot Centerpiece by Simply Suzanne’s At Home

Spring Green Napkins by Modern Monogramming

Checker Board Kitchen Floor by Simply Vintageous

Painted Wooden Spoons by Tiny Sidekick

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Building stronger bones together #ViactivYoursAndHers

I have to admit up until now I haven’t spent a lot of time thinking about my bones, or bone loss. But I am turning 43 this month, and I have been thinking about ways I can incorporate more calcium into my diet. Did you know that 70% of us gals on average are calcium deficient? I have thought that I had a fairly calcium-rich diet, but reassurance that I am easily getting 100% of the daily recommended amount of calcium, plus vitamins D3 and K is what I need at this point.

I recently tried Viactiv Calcium Soft Chews, and I really liked how convenient they were. The #1 reason I don’t take my vitamins or forget to, is the giant bottles up in the cupboard. These are individually wrapped so it’s really easy to toss a couple in my purse or bag as I head out the door. And, they are available at many of the places I already shop like Walmart, Rite-Aid, CVS, Target, Walgreens and drugstore.com.

Viactiv also has a 15th Birthday Bash Giveaway! For the months of April, May, June and July between the 4th and 15th of each month you can enter to win two canisters of Viactiv Calcium Soft Chews. One for you, and one for someone you love, to build strong bones together! Fifteen winners are chosen on the 15th of each month, for a total of 60 winners, not bad! Winners will be announced on the Viactiv Facebook Page, learn more at https://www.facebook.com/viactiv and http://viactiv.com/

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13 Beautiful DIY Spring Projects



Spring is such a great time to create, paint, refresh and brighten up our homes.  I love spring, and I didn’t need
to look any further than our Inspiration Monday parties every week to find a bunch of fabulous spring ideas!
Are you ready to get inspired? Me too!

Inspiration Monday Party | Favorite Spring Desserts

Welcome to Inspiration Monday!

We’re so happy you are joining us today. This week, your links are seen simultaneously on all
SIX blogs at the same time, all you need to do is link up to ONE of our sites.

Be sure and follow all of us on Social Media as we love to share and promote your posts there too!
It is so fun to look through the links every week and seeing all the creativity!
Are you following our Inspiration Monday Pinterest board?
(If you are, you probably got a sneak peek at our favorites for the week.)
It’s Spring around these parts and that means some of my favorite things: Bunnies, Peeps, Lemon and Cadbury Eggs.
Fortunately for me there were a lot of my favorite things shared in last week’s Linky Party
and I get to share some of my favorites with you!
spring favorites
Lemon Glazed Cake Cookies from Blissful Roots
Easter Peeps Cake from Stockpiling Moms
Hippity Hoppity Bunny Cupcakes from Two Kids and a Coupon
Peeps Frosting from House of Yumm
Easter Cinnamon Rolls from Lemon Tree Dwelling
Don’t Eat Peep from 30 Handmade Days
Chocolate Bird’s Nest Cookies from Five Heart Home
Lemon Drop Shake from The First Year Blog
And because it is just so darn pretty….
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Chocolate butterfly cake
Chocolate Butterfly Cake from The Pin Junkie

Floral leggings I {heart} for spring

This post is sponsored by toADORN, all opinions are my own.
 
I am crazy for flowers, bright, pretty flowers in my home, my yard, everywhere.  But I realized I never
really wear floral patterns.  With floral leggings being so hot this spring, I had to try some for myself.
When the amazing team at toADORN sent me a pair of their gorgeous leggings, I fell in love.  They are
super soft and pretty, without being overpowering.  They were just right, and now I am rethinking what
I usually wear every spring.  It’s time to spice it up and do something different.  I usually wear black
leggings and at a size 16 I wasn’t so sure I was going to love a floral pattern.  But paired with a crisp long
blouse, and layered with one of my favorite stretchy tanks & scarf I am loving how easy it was to pull
together a comfortable, trendy outfit.