Sunday, November 28, 2010

who knew...

this making of bath and beauty products could be so consuming?  After Janines workshop last weekend I have made my family try out different products and ideas, they haven't complained... much.

Today we tried a chocolate bath milk.  Ethan actually tasted it, it did smell tasty but I didn't like the fact that I had to clean the chocolate residue from the bath afterwards, the other bath milks haven't been a problem nor the bath salts.  A hot day today meant that the peppermint foot soak went down a treat and each family member sports their very own lip balm - chocolate, orange, rose and peppermint, all a little different, trying out different oils and sweeteners.

We have been trailing Wendyl's liquid hand soap this week and so far it's all good.  Playing with a linen spray idea.

Next challenge is to have a go at making bath bombs and some castile soap.

All good, but I really should be writing school reports...some things are a bit more interesting...

Sunday, November 21, 2010

take some white powders...

some essential oils, a couple of bowls a spoon and a fabulous tutor and the result is some delightful smelling talcs, bath salts, bath teas and milk bath.  I have just finished making another batch of the powder and trying to coax my kids into the bath to try out a bath salt mix I made at the Queenstown Scrap Retreat this weekend!  Loving the smell of rose and lavender permeating our living room.

I am making a list of the products I want to make some more of these for gifts for Christmas.

As well as the great company, laughs (assisted by some you-tube videos), meals cooked by Nik and time out from the normal routines I did get some cards made and some mini album pages completed too.  I also enjoyed sharing a reverse canvas idea with some of the ladies at the retreat (will upload photos eventually...).

Plans are under way for a retreat in Pukerau next March-ish as well as Winter Fest Retreat in June and another pre-Christmas crop in November  at Lakeland Park, Queenstown.

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Bop It

Four kids here taking turns with it.
Stayed with friends last weekend and their family enjoyed playing the did we and a shopping expedition last night saw us coming home with it.  
Different game options...solo, pass it & party as well as different levels you can unlock...
The party game reminds me a little of hackey sack games when at uni.
Miss 10 asked if we can play it with the whole family tonight.
What games do you play as a family or do you remember playing as a kid with the whole family?