I’m kicking off a new series called ” Just Call Me Martha,” I’ll be sharing easy DIY projects on the blog occasionally. This series was inspired by a nickname given to me by my friends; they call me “Martha” because of my love of cooking, crafts, and home decor. Lately, I’ve been into trying out new all natural beauty regimes. A few months in a magazine, I saw several recipes for at home masks and scrubs. During the change of the seasons, I suffer from really dry skin and lips. So I decided to create my own lip scrub using ingredients from my pantry.
DIY Brown Sugar Lip Scrub
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
1 tablespoon honey
Peppermint essential oil (optional)
Small glass or plastic container from the travel section of your drugstore
In a small bowl, mix all ingredients together until you’ve got a smooth consistency. Store at room temperature.
As I mentioned in my last blog post on finding inspiration for creating vision board, I hosted my first vision board party on Sunday. I invited a few friends over to create our boards and books together. I’m a bit of a magazine hoarder, so this was also an opportunity to get rid of the stacks piling up. I decided to create a vision board this year rather than setting new years resolutions. I wanted to be able to visualize, pray and meditate over my goals on a daily basis. I’ve heard how transformational vision boards were and wanted to try it for myself.
How to create a vision board
- Gather your supplies – Head to your local grocery or craft store to pick up the essentials for making your vision board. You’ll need scissors, glue, magazines, poster board. I decided to frame my board so I can hang it above my desk. One of my friends decided to do hers on a push pin board so she can change her board as needed another one created a vision board book so each year she can add a page. I got most of my items at Target, Marshalls and Hobby Lobby.
- Plan your goals– Write out the goals that you would like to work toward this year on a sheet of paper. I knew that for 2016 to I wanted to make strides in my career, travel, my relationships, and staying balanced.
- Choose a color theme- I ran out of room on my vision board but my goal was incorporate fabrics that matched my home office/guest room. I brought green and gold fabrics to add to the board. I think adding color to the board allows it to pop but also match the area where your board will be.
- Start clipping and collecting– Flip through your favorite magazines to find quotes and images that are inspiring to you. Clip them and set aside. I started looking through my favorite magazines days ahead and putting the clippings in a ziplock page.
- Have fun!- Have fun when organizing your board. I had a little bit to much fun and ran out of places to put all of my clippings.
- Find a place to hang your board- Lastly find a place to hang your board. Make sure it’s a private area that’s your visit everyday. Some great places are your bathroom, your closet, or an extra room.
If you create a vision board, share it with me on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.
Yesterday I hosted my first vision board party. For years I’ve heard people talk about how powerful vision boards had an impact on their life. So before hosting my first party I decided to do a little research on vision boards to find some inspiration. I browsed YouTube, Pinterest, and Instagram to find tips on creating an inspiration board. It was amazing to see how many goals came to life from what people had put on their vision board. I’ll be sharing my board tomorrow and how you can create your own to kick off the New Year. While you wait to see mine, check out a few of my favorite examples below.
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