Thursday, January 21, 2016

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How to wash your thinx underwear!

Since I have been getting questions regarding how to wash thinx underwear, I figured I would make a post about it. While you can wash them in your regular load of laundry, you still have to rinse out the blood before you can throw them in with your other clothes. I usually just wash them by hand since I am practically halfway there anyways. Here's how I do it to ensure they dry overnight!

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That's it! It's quick and easy. If laundry soap bothers your skin then just use gloves while washing your thinx. If you'd like to try thinx underwear, you can find a $10 coupon on my previous.

Saturday, December 12, 2015


Thinx period panties completely eliminates the need for tampons or pads ever again. For every pair sold, they send period protection to girls who don't have the resources. I was extremely skeptical, but they work! They are leak proof and hold up to TWO tampons worth of blood, depending on which panties you purchase. If you want to try out a pair or just learn more about thinx, here is $10 off your purchase. Shipping is always free!! Think of how much you will save! Feel free to ask me any questions you have!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Homemade baked potato chips

You will need:
1. One potato
2. Olive oil

Preheat oven to broil. Use a cheese slicer or food processor to slice the potato
to obtain even and thin slices. Place slices on a cookie sheet and drizzle with
olive oil. Spread an even, thin layer and broil for 15-20 minutes. Allow to cool
before consuming. Enjoy!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Homemade and healthy Orange Julius

1. One banana
2. Two oranges
3. ½ cup non dairy milk
4. Squeeze of agave
5. Orange zest
6. One tablespoon of vanilla
7. Ice

Put all into blender. I used almond milk as my non dairy milk. 
Add ice until a nice frozen consistency, pour into cups and enjoy!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

How to repurpose Polaroid duds.

Anyone else find that they have some Polaroid photos come out blurry or too dark/light? I did. I felt horrid about the thought of just throwing the duds away in the trash when they are just SO cute. So I thought, why not turn them into little chalkboard Polaroids?? Best idea I've ever come up with. Here's how I did it:

Gather your supplies: tape, chalkboard paint, paint brushes, and of course your Polaroid duds.

Tape your Polaroid down and cover everything but the picture portion. This makes it easy to just paint and not worry about getting it on the white portion.

Go crazy!

You may have to do multiple layers. Let it dry overnight.

Now gather your finished Polaroid, wet wipe, and chalk.

Now wipe on the chalk and then wipe off with the wet wipe (water works fine too). Do that a few times with the chalk to set the chalkboard portion up.

Write your message, hang, add a magnet to put on the fridge, or send to friends, and enjoy!!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

DIY Postcard

Making your own postcard is easy and more fun than buying one from the store. It's fun to take your own photographs and send them to friends! I made mine by taking a 4x6 photograph and used a plain white piece of photo paper. You can also use card stock or whatever else you choose. Be creative and have fun with this! I then had to glue the sheets together and mark my lines. Since I wanted to put a slight "beachy" touch to it, I poked some holes on the side and threaded a line on the side. This also acted as a double security feature for keeping the two cards together. I wrote my letter, sent it out, and my recipient said it got to her just fine! If it's in any other season than summer, you can place the entire postcard in a small plastic bag to keep it safe from wear and tear from the weather outside. Super easy and fun! What do you think?

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Homemade Essential Oil

I decided to give homemade essential oils a try. The process seems pretty simple. Take a clear jar and add a non fragrant oil to a good handful of what you want to turn into oil (I am doing lavender and peppermint). Set it in a windowsill for at least 48 hours, shaking at least every 12 hours. Strain, and store in a dark place or dark container. If the oil is not strong enough for you, add more to the oil and repeat the process until desired scent Is obtained. That's it!

We will see how this turns out! If it works well, then this will make for some nice gifts during the holidays!

Have you tried making essential oils? Any tips?