Soothe rough lips in only 5 minutes with this amazingly simple DIY just peachy lip scrub. I know you’re going to just love it! Soothe rough lips in only 5 minutes with this amazingly simple DIY just peachy lip scrub. I know you’re going to just love it!
I just love the word “peachy”, don’t you? It’s such a fun word that means good. But I do have to be honest… I typically don’t use the word “peachy” on its own when things are good. It’s normally my snarky retort when somebody has irked me to the core and then they want to smooth business over. You know the drill, right? That’s when I toss a sarcastic “just peachy” back. BUT, if I add the words “keen” and “jelly bean” into the mix, well I’m happy and things really are “peachy”. Make sense? Haha, probably not :) But I should say, things over here are just peachy keen, jelly bean!
And things truly are good right now. I took almost 40 days off of work. Wowza, right? It’s definitely one of the perks of being self-employed. Last month, on Friday the 13th, believe it or not, I flew up to Oklahoma where my dad and my sister and nephew picked me up at the airport (the nephew was holding a terribly embarrassing sign that had people straight up giggling as we filed into baggage claim) and then the day after that I boarded an Amtrak passenger train with my 2 best guys (my nephews :) and we rode all the way down to San Antonio, TX. This was, like, a 10-hour thing and the train is so much bumpier than I had anticipated, but you can’t drive a car and read your Kindle or play on the Switch at the same time, so it wound up being pretty cool. Plus there is a snack car, restaurant car and bathrooms you can visit at absolutely any moment you want to instead of waiting for a rest stop, again, pretty cool.
In San Antonio, we did all sorts of touristy things for 4 days including taking in our first ever live magic show, The Magician’s Agency, that was honestly, really cool. Rob got called up on stage to shackle down the assistant for a trick and Con got to drink magical strawberry milk and we got to sit in the front row which apparently made us ballers, or something :) We also took in a mirror maze and, we seriously went through it twice and could NOT figure it out. Like, we got so lost and frustrated and we had to go back out the entrance because 2 of us desperately needed to pee and I think we had more fun with the free mirrors out front :) Or at least Holden and I did :)
From San Antonio (which the boys kept calling San An Tone, I think just to drive me nuts) we drove a rental car and followed Rob and the dogs down to Brownsville where we went to the beach, threw pots on wheels at an art studio about an hour away, Hands in Art and Rob took the boys on a dinner cruise on Laguna Madre I was too sickly to go on. But I think the most fun thing we did was we made a movie called Rumble in the Jungle and it was so. much. fun.
We came up with a story and title: Rumble in the Jungle, drew out how it would look visually with a story-board, created a logo and even went to a big action movie Skyscraper to research how to make our movie better (intro needs to be exciting and across some loud action-y music that winds down to the action, for example – which is why we had our logo spin out onto flames and fade into our first scene :) Oh, and Con also drew up the logo for the movie because you have to have an eye-catching graphic for that intro, right?
Basically, we were having a crappy day on vacation and nobody felt very well. The train took a lot more out of us than we anticipated and everybody was just pissy. While we visited the San Antonio Botanical Gardens, Con and I started filming “action scenes” that we took even further once we got home, really developing our just over 11-minute action movie.
Back at my house, we bought a bunch of green tablecloths and turned the living room into a studio complete with our own DIY green screen. With props from around the house, like a pizza pan for a steering wheel we made do well enough, I think :) Plus, the boys were even able to wrangle Rob and their Yaya as co-stars so we had a nice, well-rounded cast.
Over 5 days, the boys and I edited all of our few hours of footage into 11 minutes and 18 seconds of awesome action movie that we gave to their mom for her birthday in a special home premiere. And it was so awesome, we’ve already started the sequel. “Escape from Prison Island” :) And in all honesty, DIY home action movies is like my favorite craft right now and, hopefully, we can make another in 2019!
After the boys went back home to Oklahoma, we had a big family goingson so I house and pet sat for my parents so everyone could get business taken care of. But then I fell sick and wound up having to stick around for an extra week until I felt well enough to drive back home. And here I am!
I’ve got only a few weeks before I’m heading out, yet again, this time for 2 weeks to help my grandmother with an upcoming surgery, so I’m trying to work it while I can work it. And so, today, my first day back, I’m sharing with you one of my favorite DIY beauty products DIY lip scrub is so easy to make because it’s a pantry raider. You can substitute lots of things to make just about anything you please as far as flavor or general purpose. Since I cannot stand itchy, dry and chapped lips, it’s my favorite thing to do in my facial regime (which has gotten seriously involved since I started to worry about wrinkles, ugh) :)
Without further ado, I suppose I should put my awesome summer behind me and get back to work. Peachy keen, jellybean?