1. Fiddle Fig Everything.
Earlier this past summer I scored a super cute, faux, fiddle fig leaf plant from Home Goods and have been wanting to find a photo or painting to pair with it ever since. While searching for inspiration I came across these gorgeous pillows on Etsy. The fiddle fig leaf plant was very popular this summer but I’m still loving it. I was enamored before summer hit and tried finding a plant during winter, but couldn’t find it anywhere. I’m so happy I found it and love how the green adds a splash of color to my home and I’m sure it will be uplifting during fall/winter months to come.
2. Rhassoul Clay
Rhassoul Clay has been on my mind for a very long time and I think it’s time for me to take action and give it a try. I usually do my clay washes with Aztec clay, but research is telling that rhassoul clay is supposed to be amazing as well, if not better. If you want to see how I make my Hair Wash/No Shampoo wash see my video here.
3. Paper Trimmer
I’m so excited to have finally purchased this paper trimmer! It’s the small things, LOL! I finished decorating my office but left hanging my photos on my To Do list for longer than I care to admit.
For the last few days I have been using lemon as an all natural deodorant. FYI, it doesn’t prevent sweating, but it does stop odor by killing the bacteria that causes it. I’m also curious to see if it will lighten my underarms. I had an allergic reaction to a new deodorant I decided to try this past summer and want to try the natural route for lightening. I will keep you guys posted on my results.
5. Running Shoes
I have been motivating myself to get back on the-good-foot to eating well and exercising. I have never been much of a runner, but I know how slimming it is and would like to do some slimming and trimming after my recent pregnancy. I would like to take these Nikes for a spin, again, if I decide to get them I will keep you all posted.
(Photo: LaRie Taylor)
The other day I made some yummy popsicles using frozen strawberries, yogurt and frozen blueberries. The turnout was delicious. I was inspired by a recipe I found in InSyle Magazine and I’m happy I gave them a try. The recipe is really straight forward even though it calls for “layering”. The first few layers I took my time and let each semi-freeze, but as I got toward the end I quickly poured in what was left of the strawberry and yogurt . They didn’t come out as neat as the mag images, but I’m sure they were just as delicious! Ha.
If you want to try them the recipe is HERE. (Photo: Johnny Miller)
So, I had an opportunity to try Shea Moisture’s Moisture Retention Shampoo for the first time and it was great!
As I mentioned in my latest haul video/post
, I had not shampooed my hair in 5 years!
It was due to my discomfort with the ingredients listed on most shampoo products and greatly due to my scalp itching like I had fleas whenever I did shampoo. I cannot say that shampooing will become a regular practice for me, but I will try again in the future since it was faster than having to make my clay wash. And after almost a week I have had zero itchiness. I shot a video detailing my conditioning process if you’d like to take a peek here.
Also, in the video
I share my recipe for my homemade deep conditioner:
1/2 Ripe Banana
2.5 Tbsp of Coconut Oil.
I slept with the conditioner over night and rinsed it out in the morning. I did not apply any additional product until I styled the following day, yet it felt super, sponge cake moist and soft!
For styling, I shot a video that I will share soon, but I used Shea Moisture’s Curl Enhancing Smoothie and Eco Styler Gel to set my waves. I had a chance to use that bonnet
I mentioned a few posts back as well! I LOOOOOOVE IT!
Hope you like!
Let me know if you decide to try the deep conditioning recipe!