A Portrait of Lola: 14/53

Loves to read now.

"BOOK BOOK BOOK" is all I hear. It's one of my favorite pastimes as well, so I definitely don't mind. The fact that she wants to cuddle while we read? Love.

How To: Herbal Salve Recipe

This winter was pretty mild here in southern California, but being as Lola and I get mega dry skin even in the summer, I usually use a ton of salve on our skin to keep it from cracking. After looking into some of the scary ingredients in store bought ones, I decided to make my own.

I already have a plethora of essential oils around the house along with coconut oil. All I needed was beeswax, and you can order organize beeswax from amazonToo easy.

For this round, I used lavender, frankincense, rose geranium and a bit of patchouli. You can use whatever oils you want. I keep it to around 15 to 20 drops each for a majority scent, 5 for a minority. 

In a pot, preferably a double boiler, combine your chosen oil with beeswax on very low heat until the beeswax is fully melted. The basic formula is 1 oz. beeswax per 6 oz. oil. To test the mixture for proper firmness, place one tablespoon of the mixture on a small plate in the freezer for a minute, and check for firmness. If it’s too soft, add more beeswax; if it’s too firm, add more oil.

When your salve is at a consistency you like, add your essential oils and quickly pour it into prepared tin containers or small glass jars and allow to cool completely before using. Salves will keep for 1-3 years.

A portrait of Lola: 13/52She

She picked up this magazine and started paging through it while I picked up my eyeglasses. Tiny little person. Also? Her cousins got her into rainbow loom accessories now (eyeroll emoticon)

A portrait if Lola:12/52

This is my view lately, chasing after a very sure, fast run/walker. She always seems to know where she is going.

Recently enjoyed things.

Cupcake Eating

Kitchen all dialed in before the party

Soon to be filled with fooooood.

Lola has skills

This is how they ride together in a stroller.

And this National Geographic special was happening on my lawn.

Selfie obsession

I call this "Birthday Selfie woth Dirty Diaper"

Birthday gift of my dreams from mom and dad.

It was my birthday, along with my moms's, this week. We had a party at my house for family, where Lola got to be the center of attention for over 3 hours and had 2(+?) cupcakes. Sugar. High. For. Days.

I'm not big on my own birthday, but I love celebrating others, so it was a fun afternoon.