Friday, November 7, 2014

Fun, Busy Day

Turned out to be an interesting  day!  I took a recipe (just ingredients) over to show Sonsearae and we determined we had the all ingredients to make it.  Next to print it!  Because it was a Kindle cookbook I couldn't copy and paste or right click and we did a screen shot from the phone and I sent it via text but that didn't work as we wanted.  For some reason it printed it weirdly.  So we sent it via email and that worked.  This took about an hour to figure out.  

She already had chili cooking for the cook off later and she needed to bake a cheesecake.  While she got that going Holly and I started prepping the food for Tortilla Azteca-Mexican Lasagna from Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook.  Delicious!  It sure makes a lot and Jim didn't care for it so I probably won't make it again.

I stripped the bed and did laundry.  After lunch I napped. Jim did the dreaded black tank.  

Jim will head to the hospital again Tuesday to have a procedure on his leg.  Apparently it's not healing as well as it should and they need to 'play' with it.  Not sure what all will be done, I just hope this helps with the healing and closing up of the hole in his leg.

Around 1700 we headed over to The Columbia Correctional Institution where Chris is the Assistant Warden.  Jim, myself and Holly are the judges for the chili cook-off!  We sampled our way through 9 pots of chili and the winner was a guy from Houston Texas! Then everyone joined us and chili along with cornbread was enjoyed by all.  Meanwhile outside the corn hole competition started and continued into the evening.

We left after Jim had eaten his fill.  Sonsearae and Holly returned home while we went to Verizon to get new phones.  Apparently you can upgrade to a Droid Turbo at no additional cost to your monthly plan.  Now we have the fun of upgrading and installing and playing!

A Fun, Busy Day!

Sugar scrubs are a great way to exfoliate and soften your skin and can easily be customized using different types of sugar, salt, oil, and essential oil. This  sugar scrub using Autumnal oils is gentle on your skin and has a delicious spicy fall aroma. This scrub is naturally white in color but can be glammed-up with some natural, skin-safe, food coloring. 

What You Need:

3/4 cup white sugar (you can also use brown sugar or sea salt)
1/2 cup  Coconut Oil (you could also use almond oil, grapeseed oil, or olive oil)
4 drops Cassia essential oil 
4 drops Clove essential oil 
4 drops Ginger essential oil

1. Combine sugar and  Coconut Oil into a bowl.

2. Add essential oils.

3.  Stir until the mixture is the consistency of a slushy. You may need to add more sugar or Coconut Oil for desired consistency. 
If you want to add color, now is the time. For separate colors, divide scrub into bowls depending on how many colors you want. If you want three colors, divide into three bowls. Color as desired and carefully pour on top of each layer. 

4.  Add to an air-tight container. You’re done! Use 1-2 times a week on hands, feet, legs, or arms.

Make this for yourself, you deserve it! This could also be given as gifts.  Pick up some jars at a craft store, add a label and some ribbon.  Viola!  No wrapping required.