A List Maker's Life: May 2015

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Sublime: A Simply, Citrus-y Mom's Day Surprise

My mom is subLIME!
ORANGE you glad we have each other?
I love your ZEST for our family. 

Last year Anne Hope and I hosted all of the neighbor girls to create a special gift they could surprise their mommas with on Mother's Day.  Their moms never suspected we were crafting, hot-gluing, and arranging flowers instead of our usual hide-and-seek or Disney Headbands games.

A few weeks ago the oldest neighbor friend asked if we had a new Mother's Day gift idea for this year. Just like that - a tradition was born! 

We brainstormed several ideas, took inventory of the craft supplies we had on hand, and picked up a few fresh linen towels at the store.

Supply List
~White Tea Towels
~Citrus Fruits Sliced in Halves
~Citrus Colored Fabric/Craft Paint

Looks like a slice of sweet, summer sunshine to me!

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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Essential Oils: Flavored Lip Balm

Lately, when Anne Hope has friends over instead of asking for a craft project she requests an oil recipe.  During our last playdate we were excited to give this raspberry lemonade lip balm a try!  Gather beeswax, coconut oil, frozen raspberries, and the citrus essential oil of your choice.  Our sweet ladies chose citrus fresh when they couldn't decide between orange and lemon.  We also prepped three 4 oz. glass jars with label stickers.   

The lip balm mixed up quickly and tasted delish on the lips.  The color wasn't quite as pink as the girls were hoping for, so perhaps we could have added a few more berries.  This would be a fun last minute pamper mom gift to put together before the weekend and needs only a starter kit oil!

Essential oils have changed the way our family cleans, cures, cooks, and copes with day to day stress...and the way we craft :)!

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