DIY Lip Scrub

Mar. 3rd, 2014

Dry, flakey lips drive me crazy! You can put chap stick on it until the cows come home, but if you don’t scrub those bitties off, your lips will never be silky smooth. This all natural lip scrub does the trick!

2 Tbl Coconut Oil
2 Tbl Brown Sugar (or White Sugar if your lips are sensitive)
2 Tsp Honey
1/6 of a Grapefruit

1. Add all ingredients into a bowl and incorporate.
2. Transfer mix into a sealable jar.
3. Rub scrub on your lips for 15 seconds or until dry flakes are gone.
4. Remove scrub with washcloth or lick it off!
5. Store jar in fridge for up to 2 weeks.

Lip balm you can use after you scrub:


Travel Jewelry Case

Feb. 13th, 2014

I hate to admit it, but when I travel (which I do a lot for work) I put all my jewelry into a trusty ziplock bag and hope for the best when I reach my destination. After countless hours online shopping with no luck finding a travel jewelry case (let’s not feel too sorry for me. I may have found a couple dresses to keep me occupied), I found inspiration and came up with this neat solution. This case organizes your jewels and is the easiest thing to make! No DIY expertise necessary.

Placemat – something cute that you want to look at!
Hot glue
Your precious jewels

Santa bread

Dec. 13th, 2013

The holidays are here! And it’s time for Ho-Ho-Holiday bread! This adorably cute Christmas bread is actually easy to make and a show stopper at any holiday party. My family devoured this tasty treat only after taking 50 photos of it. It takes about 30 minutes and is well worth every second. Bake, celebrate, enjoy!

Here’s what it will look like!

Dough (see below for link to dough recipe I used)
2 egg yolks
Red food coloring

1. Shape half the dough into a triangle shape on a floured surface and set aside.
2. With half the remaining dough, create a flat half circle (or watermelon slice as I refer to it in the video).
3. With dough scissors or a pizza cutter cut 1/2 inch strips starting at the bottom of the circle up to 1/2 inch away from the straight edge. This is the beginning of the world’s cutest Santa beard.
4. Lay the beard on top of the bottom of the elongated triangle.
5. Twist beard hairs to make them more beard-like.
6. Use a palmful of dough to make a mustache.
7. Make a small ball for his cute nose.
8. Folder over the tip of the triangle (his hat) and add a big ball of dough at the end.
9. Add a flat straight piece of dough for the brim of the hat (tuck edge under the Santa head).
10. Add to raisins for eyes.
11. Take one plain egg yolk and coat all parts of the Santa that will be uncolored (beard, face, ball of the hat).
12. Take one egg yolk mixed with red food coloring and paint the hat, cheeks, and nose.
13. Cover bread loaf with foil and bake at 350° for 15 minutes. Uncover; bake 10-12 minutes longer or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.

Dough recipe:


Healthy chickpea corn nuts!

Dec. 8th, 2013

When I was a kid I would buy a bag of bbq corn nuts every day at summer camp.That crunchy deliciousness was the highlight of my bus ride home. Unfortunately, corn nuts aren’t the healthiest snack option and so as an adult, I retired my corn nut obsession. But then, as luck would have it, I discovered the corn nut’s long lost healthy cousin – the roasted chickpea. Try these. Seriously.

They. Are. Addictive.

1 can of chickpeas
1/2 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon cumin
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
Pinch of red chili flakes
Pinch of sea salt
Pinch of pepper

1. Rinse and dry chickpeas
2. Incorporate all ingredients except chickpeas
3. Once seasonings are mixed add chickpeas until fully coated
4. Bake for 35-45 minutes at 350 degrees. Rotate chickpeas every 5-10 minutes to prevent burning

Grilled chicken with frozen herbs

Dec. 5th, 2013

Leftover herbs? Or perhaps the leftover frozen herbs that you learned how to make with BWG? Greeeeat! I have a yummy recipe to clear out some of those lingering ingredients in your freezer that I just know you have on hand.

6 Chicken drumsticks
4 tablespoons of rosemary
4 tablespoons of oregano
1/4 cup olive oil
Salt and pepper as desired

1. If using frozen herbs: Thaw rosemary and oregano in microwave.
2. Add olive oil to herbs.
3. Add salt and pepper to mixture to taste
4. Put mixture in container or bag. Add drumsticks (can leave skin on or remove skin).
5. Marinate between 1-8 hours in fridge.
6. Preheat broiler.
7. Remove drumsticks from marinate and place on broiler tray.
8. Broil drumsticks between 15-20 minutes, turning every 5 minutes.
9. Keep oven slightly open so that broiler flame is continuous. Note: If you do this be safe and stay within eye sight of the oven!
10. Remove chicken from oven and enjoy!