It was my little ones 3rd birthday and he requested a chocolate cake. One of my favourites is German Chocolate. Not too sweet and oh so delicious. Sadly I didn’t have all the ingredients on hand that I needed. So I made do with what i had the result, amazing!
German Chocolate Cake
Not too sweet and very moist this cake is perfect for any occasion
I’m always looking for ways to make different products at home. Cost effective and easy to do here are five tip and tricks to help you get started.
1: Blackhead Removal
There are many recipes out there but this one seems to work the best. crush up a few plain regular aspirins (non-coated) then add a tiny amount of water to make a paste. Apply this paste like a mask, let it dry and then remove with a warm cloth.
2: To Remove Built up Residue from Hair
Use every two weeks. Mix 1 to 2 Tbsp baking soda with small amounts of water until a thick paste forms and then massage into damp hair. Let sit for 15 minutes and rinse with water. Shampoo hair.
3: Facial Scrub (Oatmeal and Honey Scrub)
Combine 1/4 cup of uncooked oatmeal, 3 tsp of honey, 1 tsp of apple cider vinegar and 1/2 to 1 tsp of water. Add mixture to your face and allow it to sit for 10 mins. Using a soft cloth apply some warm water and gently rub the skin in a circular motion as you rinse it off. ( make this before you are to use it, cannot be stored. )
4: Hand Butter
warm 1/4 cup of beeswax and 1/4 cup of cocoa butter in a pan until melted. Add 2 tablespoons of safflower oil and remove from heat. add a few drops off essential oil (if so desired) and beat with a whisk until cool. while its still soft put it into a container. This will be firm but will melt in your hands when you use it.
5. Apple Cider Vinegar for clear skin
Got eczema or acne ? Mix apple cider vinegar with some Epsom salts and add it to a warm bath for a skin cleansing, healing and detoxifying treatment.
Yesterday I the urge to make my chocolate chip cookies but the boys wanted ice cream. So I thought why can’t i have both. These cookie bowls are delicious and not that hard to make. I hope you enjoy them as much as we did.
Your in the process of making a cake and then the unthinkable happens. You don’t have that one ingredient that you need. We have all had it happen. It happened to me two days ago. Where there’s a will theres a way or a hack Here is a list of baking hacks that can save your dessert.
August is almost wrapping up and the end of summer is upon us. I’ve been spending my time taking advantage of the nice weather and the time i have with the boys before my eldest starts school. One thing we have done lately is sitting down for movie nights . I am very fortunate to be a part of Netflix Canada’s Streamteam and find myself watching Netflix all the time. This month the focus has been on Adventure. Some of our favourite shows this month thus far.
When I think of Adventure , I think of the outdoors and s’mores. So what better way to celebrate some August Adventures then with a cookie recipe. Lets get baking!
These cookies will bring you back to roasting marshmallows over the campfire.
Cloud Vitamin A with Retinyl Palmitate : Review and Giveaway
The summer weather not only brings a ton of outdoor time for myself and the boys it brings many sunburns. Being fair-skinned we sadly burn all too easy so sunscreen is very important. So when the people over at Cloud approached my to try their inaugural product I was more than happy to give it a try.
My boys and I have very sensitive skin that burns easily. I can remember the days of being lobster red when I would go out and forget to apply my sunscreen more than once. and have a hard time finding products that I like or can actually use. Many products tend to irritate my skin. Needless to say i was pleasantly surprised with Cloud.
Cloud Vitamin A with Retinyl Palmitate is the first consumer sunscreen to guard against the suns full spectrum of rays. Cloud Vitamin A is proven to reverse existing damage and signs of aging by stimulating the natural production of collagen within 6 months of regular use. It is free from parabens, fragrances , preservatives and animal testing.
What I love about Cloud :
The Ingredients are simple Purified Water, mineral oil, white petrolatum , retinyl palmitate , glaxal cream base.
Its Economical , One pump is enough per application that means a whole tube contains 1000 pumps
It is free from parabens, fragrances , preservatives and animal testing.
Easy on sensitive skin
reverses existing damage and signs of aging
You can learn more or purchase Cloud Vitamin A with Retinyl Palmitate here on their website.
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