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Top 10 Font sites

Typography makes the world go round! Well, it helps with communication and arranging fonts in an appealing manor. There are many places to look for typography - some good and some bad! There are web fonts and print fonts - important to consider when choosing your font selection for a project. Here is a list of my top 10 fav sites! Some sites are free or by donation. Happy font  shopping!

Screen shot of MyFonts.com Hot New Fonts page

Screen shot of MyFonts.com Hot New Fonts page

DIY Natural beauty products!
face cream

Bonjour! I have been exploring homemade beauty products and found some amazing recipes on Pinterest! The reason for my shift in expensive beauty products  to natural beauty products was simple - I was not happy with the results of some products, nor was I happy with the price and the amount of sulfates, phthalates and parabens used in products.

You are what you eat, but I also believe everything you put on your body is absorbed into your skin. So I figured I would look into homemade remedies. To start my natural, homemade beauty routine I made: a moisturizer, face wash and hand soap! These are my favs and links to find the amazing recipes!  

oils

Here is a inventory of all the supplies I have purchased so far! Note: all of these can be purchased on Amazon and some at your local grocery store! Happy shopping!

  • Coconut Oil
  • Sunflower Oil
  • Vitamin E Oil
  • Lavender, Eucalyptus, Tea tree Essential Oil
  • Castor Oil
  • Castile Liquid Soap

Eventually I would like to incorporate more natural homemade products into my daily life :) Some other items on my list to try are: tooth paste, household cleaners, bath salts and candles! A huge variety, but also would make cool gifts (the bath salts and candles!)

There is a ton of helpful information out there and awesome blogs to get you started on the chemical free path! Explore and let me know what recipes you enjoy!

DIY Creative Read!
ohjoy

Received a fun gift from my husband - the Oh Joy book by Joy Cho! Inside the pages are unique ideas to entertain and fun activities to do with kids! There was useful information on making that perfect birthday cake or treat! I enjoyed the fun, playfulness of the book with unique DIY projects. My fav project is the confetti food! If you are looking for a fun craft book for kids and the young at heart, I definitely recommend this book! Happy crafting!

Fav Winter Recipes

The cold weather has arrived (even though we are having a mild winter) I thought I'd indulge in some of my fav cold weather recipes! Winter cooking is comforting. It's great to make those delicious warming soups and hot toddies! Here are a few of my go-to winter recipes. 

Broccoli cheese soup & snuggles from Stanley

Broccoli cheese soup & snuggles from Stanley

Dishes I enjoy to make with my Mom during the holidays are perogies and sauerkraut perishky buns! On a cold day before a game, a hot chocolate always keeps me warm! To add a little more warmth Baileys or Kahula pair nicely with hot chocolate! Adding whip cream and cherry on top is always a good idea! Stay Warm! 

Homemade Perishky Buns

Homemade Perishky Buns

Homemade perogies

Homemade perogies

Warm winter drink