::Hair Talk Tuesday - Homemade Flaxseed Hair Gel::

My husband sees me making this stuff for the UMPTEENTH time and he says, “I thought you didn’t like that gel?” I told him I was attempting again and for him to mind his business.

So yes, I tried my hand at the flaxseed gel again, why? The plan is to make my hair love it! I don’t know. I could’ve used too much, or too little. I might have combined it with a product, or used it alone? Whatever the case may be, YES, I am attempting this flaxseed gel and my hair is going to like it!! 

Now that, that is out of the way, flaxseeds are power packed with Omega 3 fatty acids and oil that your hands and hair will love you for. How do you make it? Keep reading…

Take 1/4 cup of whole flaxseeds and add to 2 cups of water. Boil for about 20-25 minutes or until the combo become gel-like.  I should have taken a photo of it while it was in the pot. Yikes!

Find an old jar and be sure to clean it out. Take an old stocking (I prefer to cut off at the lower calf) stick inside your jar and fold the edges of the stocking over the jar.

Pour the mixture into your jar (make sure your jar can withstand hot temps otherwise you may have a melted mess on your hands).

I use to use metal tongs we had to BBQ on our grill but my husband gave those to our tenants. Today I used a combination of my hands, spoons, and my husband’s pliers. Don’t ask. Squeeze all of that gooey, sticky, gelatinous stuff into that jar. Add some essential oils to your liking and other oils. Place in the fridge.

No, that isn’t snot. That is flaxseed gel my friends and my hair is going to LOVE every bit of it. At least it better. 

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::Motivation Monday:: 

We hold on to our old habits and old thoughts, and then wonder why we are finding ourselves in the same place, surrounded by the same people, doing the same thing! Don’t worry, this post is for me too. 

The only way to make it out of this rut is through change. Change calls for us to let go of those old habits, those old thoughts, and that old way of conducting ourselves.  Change is hard, and admit it, no one likes change. At least I know I don’t! 

We like to keep on doing what we’ve been doing all of the while because it’s what we’ve been doing and we are comfortable doing whatever it maybe, even if it’s to our own detriment. 

Think about it, if what we are doing in life isn’t working to our benefit why NOT change?! What is the worst that could happen? We become happier? We end up doing more exciting things in life? We meet new people? I definitely think the change is worth it! 

Let’s take it one day at a time. New habits, new thoughts; changed life. I’m in, are you?

Living Simplistically

::Motivation Monday::

We hold on to our old habits and old thoughts, and then wonder why we are finding ourselves in the same place, surrounded by the same people, doing the same thing! Don’t worry, this post is for me too.

The only way to make it out of this rut is through change. Change calls for us to let go of those old habits, those old thoughts, and that old way of conducting ourselves. Change is hard, and admit it, no one likes change. At least I know I don’t!

We like to keep on doing what we’ve been doing all of the while because it’s what we’ve been doing and we are comfortable doing whatever it maybe, even if it’s to our own detriment.

Think about it, if what we are doing in life isn’t working to our benefit why NOT change?! What is the worst that could happen? We become happier? We end up doing more exciting things in life? We meet new people? I definitely think the change is worth it!

Let’s take it one day at a time. New habits, new thoughts; changed life. I’m in, are you?

Living Simplistically

::It’s Official!! Stella & Dot Launch Today::

Welcome to Stella & Dot!


Hello beautiful people! I am thrilled to have recently joined the Stella & Dot family. If you are not familiar, Stella & Dot "gives every woman the means to style her own life." 
There are several ways to enjoy S&D:

  • Host a trunk show - Gather your friends and family and let me style you. Try on jewelry, learn about what’s in season, and earn free jewelry as a host. To learn more about the perks of hosting click here.
  • Shop on my site - Looking for that WOW gift? Check out my personalizedwebsite featuring the entire collection. Each items comes boxed beautifully and is sure to make a great impression. Of course, you are welcome to shop for yourself too!
  • Join my team - Do you love fashion, have style and a desire to own your own business? Join me and I will coach you all the way providing you with the tools you need to be successful. To join my team message me on my site so we can chat!
  • Share the love - Telling your friends and family about S&D is one of the ways to fashionably spread the love. 

There is something for everyone! 

 

OCTOBER IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
 ~SHOP FOR A CAUSE~
When you purchase one of the bracelets below (Strength - L, Inspire - R) proceeds go towards Noreen Fraser Foundation to help support Cancer Research. 

Pick a Trunk Show Date and Pick a Stud! Contact me today to not only earn free jewelry, but to get a FREE pair of S&D studs at your show. Now that’s a good looking, win-win!

The 2014 Fall collection is in! Stylish. Chic. Classic. You! Click here to order your fall collection items today.
Contact me to book your trunk show today:

Christie R. Edwards
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…and then there was soap! Homemade DIY Soap

When my son was little, I was use to make his soap, lotion and his baby food. Several years later, here I am today still in the mood to make some of my own soap. I have been looking for recipes that don’t use lye but unfortunately soap is not soap without lye.

Because I am not that pleased with the idea of using lye, I went ahead and found a melt and pour soap kit that would be simple to use (you know I like simple). All you have to do is cut up the base (we used a goat milk base), melt it in a microwave, add your oils (we added Shea butter and coconut oil), lavender oil and pour into your molds. I found this mold on Amazon.com for $8 which makes 8 soaps. We decided to make a couple of different soaps. One plain (with Shea butter, coconut oil and lavender), one with coffee (for toning the skin), and oatmeal soap made with real oatmeal. My daughter helped me with our soap and she enjoyed every minute of this process. We like making thangs! 

One thing to note: the soap mixture can cool very quickly so make sure you apply all of your additions as soon as possible. Not when it’s too hot, and not when it’s too cold, but when it’s JUST right…I feel like I’m talking about the 3 bears.

…and then there was soap!

Soaps are one of the easiest things to create and make really nice gifts!

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