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Story Stones: Pinned It. Did It.

Story stones are great for imaginative play - make your own! ::

Photo by Miss Bean, age 3.

Have you ever had a project that you thought about for a really long time, and then when you sat down to do it, it took almost no time at all?

That was this project for me. I’ve had a collection of story stones tutorials pinned for nearly a year because I wanted to make a set for Bean, but it wasn’t until the week this post was promised and due to Liz that I finally sat down to make them.

They took only a few minutes. And Bean has been playing with them ever since.

Read about how I made them and how we will be using them over on Liz’s blog in the Pinned It. Did It. series.

And then go start that project you’ve been putting off!

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3 DIY Beauty Supplies Made With Organic Coconut Oil

The popularity of coconut oil is not overrated - you can do so much with it! here are three easy beauty products you can make for your self (or for gifts), using simple ingredients including coconut oil. ::

This post was originally published on Modern Alternative Mama.

Our skin in our largest organ and it is porous. Chemicals rubbed onto the skin can enter the bloodstream quickly, sometimes faster than if we were to ingest them.

Conventional beauty products often include harsh chemicals, artificial colors and fragrances, paragons designed to prolong shelf life, and other ingredients that you probably don’t want in your body. Between cosmetics, cleansing and skincare products, we might be putting 20 or more products onto our skin each day, with however many chemicals each of them happens to include.

Last year, I decided I wanted detoxify my cleaning and beauty routines. I was already buying products marketed as “natural’, but reading through the list of ingredients didn’t convince me that they were any less chemical-laden than the mainstream stuff.

I had been struggling with both acne and dry patches on my face and the collection of products I had amassed to help deal with those conflicting issues were hard on my wallet and also not effective. It was time for a change.

I wanted my morning regimen to set the tone, not just for my day but my life. It needed to be as natural and simple as possible.…

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Pinned It. Did It: Salt Dough Leaf Ornaments (a guest post on Liz Lamoreux’s blog)

Guest Post: Pinned It, Did It: Salt Dough Leaf Ornaments | Nurturedmama.netI love Liz’s series of Pinned It. Did It. posts. Real people, trying out real Pinterest projects, with (mostly) good results. I’ve been following it for a few months now, and found my current favorite soup recipe as a result. So I’m especially excited that Liz agreed to share a salt dough Pinterest project I did with Bean a couple of months ago. Not only was it a fun project, but it reminded me of a useful parenting tool that has come in handy a lot recently.

Click here to read more about it.


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