Happy Mothers Day! 🌺

I hope my followers and visitors of my blog have an awesome and delicious day today!

I know for some of you it’s a glorious day and others it is a hard one for an array of reasons.

But enjoy your mom and grandma or other mother figures in your life today! And celebrate 🎉 the beauty and memories of Mother’s Day!

I’m going to write a love letter to my Mom today. Her fave & my memories lives with me forever.

Who Runs the World 🌎 ?

WE do!

Happy International Women’s day!

Celebrating all you fabulous & fierce women today.

💕

I salute the women of Ukraine too! They had to leave EVERYTHING!

! I can’t even stand the thought of not taking my lipsticks with me for the day!

How did they choose? What did they choose in those backpacks? Or roller luggage? Or their children’s backpacks?

Also love ❤️ and bless the women of Poland 🇵🇱 who thought to leave baby carriages and strollers for the mommy’s of Ukraine arriving to Poland at the train station on their journey with their babies or little children.

What an amazing beautiful gesture!!! I cried when I saw that on the news and in social media.

We have much to learn from these women in peril and perhaps hopeless.

Bless you ALL… Bless you.🙏

Do you know … someone with Down Syndrome?

If you ever have seen these beautiful people and smiled and said “Hello!” You’d have a loyal and sweet friend!

People born with Downs Syndrome are kind, bright, loyal, funny, gifted and special.

Best part they are so LOVEABLE! 🥰 and want to be loved just like you and I.

Love ❤️ More!

Yes, they may look a little different but don’t we ALL? That’s the beauty in us in life! We all don’t look alike and or think alike.

What got me thinking about people born with Downs is yesterday not only was it it Halloween 🎃 it was also the last day of Downs Syndrome Awareness month.

Since Celebrating Halloween had to be put on hold due to Covid I found I truly missed the fun of it all. I delight when I see my neighborhood light up with smiling masked faces come my way! The kids so excited! Some come yearly and my have they grown! I love giving them all kinds of fun things! Not just candy.

I pulled out all my faux creepy candles, my basket of treats not tricks and a chair. I wore a sexy vampire mask with red lips 👄 and I had a friend by my side. A Chucky Doll. You know all the movies Chucky? My brothers favorite! He loves & lives spooky movies, Sci-Fi and Star Trek too!

It gave me comfort as I remember with my ❤️ heart this wonderful person in my life and best brother ever! Did I mention he was born with Downs? I know first hand what a joy it is to have a family member with Downs in our lives.

We were a bit poor but he made us rich. He taught us so much! He loved us unconditionally.

If you don’t know what Downs Syndrome is google it to learn more.

They are more than what meets the eye. Get to know them and open your eyes to ALL people. Not just colors of the peoples faces. People with disabilities or handicaps whatever you want to call it.

You might just make an awesome friend for life.

Welcome them in your life! Smile at them. Acknowledge them if you see them on the street, in church, on a plane or in a store. If you own a business and can …employ them.

As I write this I have tears in my eyes. It is so hard to even talk about him. I wish I could see his beautiful sweet face again and get one more hug from him!

Memories … I treasure them.

Our Bodies Need Some LOVE!

At times like these we need to take care of our immune system and body too. Since it is summer and we shed our clothes and show more skin we need to also slough off dead skin cells. As well as hydrate the skin on our face and body too. One of my clients shared this recipe with me a long time ago. And I recently discovered it in my pandemic cleaning purge of some paper work etc.

I almost forgot how much I like this recipe alongside eating a bowl of oats or granola with home-made yogurt and fruit in season. To make home-made from scratch yogurt I use Belle + Bella. They have an amazing starter packet and unit to make it. It is fun and when i have leftovers (right) instead of licking the spoon I use the fresh yogurt on my face for a gentle neck and face mask.

red strawberry and raspberry on white ceramic bowl
Photo by Life Of Pix on Pexels.com

 

What you will need for this hand or body recipe:

1 cup of olive oil

1/2 cup of ground up organic oats

1 tbs. vanilla

1 tablespoon of maple syrup

She stirs  in all ingredients and suggests you take some time in the tub.

Place a handful of the mix onto your body. She recommends paying close attention to rough areas like,elbows,knees, hands and feet. Allow the scrub to rest on your skin. Next she recommends rubbing with warm water and a washcloth or a loofah sponge.

Rinse well.

After you get out of the tub. Dry your skin slightly and while damp apply your favorite hand and body lotion.

Your skin will feel soft and fresh you’ll feel brand new!

 

 

Love Chocolate?

Dry lips 👄 will love this mask.

1/4 cup of natural cocoa powder (sugarless) 🍫

2 Teaspoon heavy cream 🥛

1 Teaspoon of honey 🍯

Place all of these in bowl. Stir well. Apply to your clean lips

What you’ll have is a natural creamy chocolatey lip mask that you can leave on your lips 10min.s Next rinse with lukewarm water and a washcloth.

This D.I.Y. …Lasts up to 10 days in a sealed container in your fridge.

ENJOY!