5/6/13

... what do I do + Mother's Day gifts ideas by my dear sponsors and friends

I've decided to include two quotations in my today's blog.

One goes for the Blog every day in May Challenge, day:6.
Today's theme is - "what do you do"?
(in term of everyday job)

I love my job. I work as a TV editor in one production house,I have wonderful colleagues,I meet all kind of people,I can be creative in my work,I sometimes work really really a lot (I mean really really!), I bring my job home (but it's fine!), I travel a lot, I write a lot,and I wouldn't change it for no matter what!

I also love to create at home! My other wanna be jobs are making lovely little lavender sachets for my Etsy shop Tinel, as well as social media icons for blogs/websites on my other Etsy shop This Girl Design.
While I do any of that job, I relax... I create what I want... I enjoy.

Another 24/7 job that I am dedicated to is loving my hubby. :) Best job ever!





As Mother's Day is approaching,I was thinking about writing a post dedicated to gifts for our Moms.
Actually, gifts that my beautiful sponsors and friends bloggers think would be a lovely sign of appreciation.
And I totally agree with them!
Find your inspiration for a lovely gift for your Mom among these lovely stuff!


















If you're into home made DIY gift projects, my friend Michelle Pino, Spa Manager at Skana, a spa in upstate New York at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, NY, has perfect home made scrub recipe that you can make. Spoil your Mom with this amazing and luxurious  easy-to-make body scrub!


Beat The Dry Skin Blues With A Homemade Scrub


Winter is finally fleeting, and summer weather is almost here. For most women, that means baring a little more skin in the form of flirty summer dresses, playful shorts, or comfortable sleeveless tops. But what to do about that dull, drab winter skin?


After cozying up in warm clothes for months, most women's skin needs a good exfoliation. Getting rid of the top layer of dead skin cells exposes the fresh, glowing skin underneath. While you can go to a spa and pay hundreds of dollars for a full-body treatment, it is much more affordable to make a high-quality scrub and treat yourself in the comfort of your own home.


The basic ingredients for any scrub are quite simple, and widely available in any grocery or health food store, if not already in the kitchen.
 
You will need:
 
Either salt or sugar
Good body oil
Optional essential oils for fragrance
 
Plain old white sugar is usually a little gentler on skin than salt, especially if used right after shaving. Women with especially sensitive skin may fare even better with a dark brown sugar. Either way, make sure the salt or sugar is somewhat finely ground. Large granules can unnecessarily irritate the skin.


A high-quality oil will moisturize the new skin at the same time the dead skin cells are removed. Coconut oil and extra virgin olive oil are very healthy skin oils, but other oils will also work in a pinch. Some women have reported good results with baby oil, almond oil, sunflower oil, and others. Experiment and see what works best for you.


Mixing together this homemade spa scrub is very simple. Stir together two parts sugar or salt and one part oil in a small glass jar. Start with just a few tablespoons to test whether the results are satisfactory before mixing up a huge batch. It is normal for the salt or sugar to settle to the bottom; just stir it up right before using it. For a luxurious fragrance, add 5 drops of a favorite essential oil or essential oil blend.

To exfoliate using this easy scrub, just hop into the shower or bath, apply a small amount to the palms, and rub on the skin in a gentle, circular motion. Rinse thoroughly when ready. If any oil remains on the floor afterwards, be sure to clean it to prevent anyone slipping on the tub or shower. With just a few minutes to mix up a scrub at home, any woman can save plenty of money and enjoy a home spa experience.
 
Michelle Pino, is a Spa Manager at Skana, a spa in upstate New York at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, NY.  She enjoys DIY projects, healthy recipes, exercise, and all things related to skin care. If you have any comments or questions feel free to contact Michelle via email at michellepino@turningstone.com.




One more wonderful idea! If you plan to prepare a morning breakfast surprise for your Mom, here's a simple yet tasty recipe suggestion from my friend blogger Ivana and her food blog Kitchen de Mol!



Have a nice day, my friends!... and many, many lovely ideas for suprising your Mom! :)

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

great post,lovely mothers day gifts, and need to try that salt scrub!
Freya x

Elizabeth Mayberry said...

:) great list! I also love space nerdy things! DO you watch Dr. who?! It is the best! and you should!

Suzana S. said...

I dooo watch The Doctor! :) And love it of course :) Thank you for stopping by! ;)