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Cutest Bibs Ever!

Posted on Feb 20, 2013 in Mommyhood | 1 comment

I cannot take credit for making these beyond adorable little bibs, however, I can brag that my aunt and her students did!  These were a gift I received for my future son (due in two weeks) and I can’t wait to use them.  She used recycled mens dress shirts for the materials.  In fact, the plaid bib is made from material that was once one of my brother’s old shirts.

Besides the western style they also make bibs with little bowties or neckties.  I’m not sure if they sell them outside of their local craft shows, but if you’re interested contact me and I’ll try to find out some information for you.

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Coconut Oil Hair Treatment: A Must!

Posted on Feb 12, 2013 in Lifestyle | 2 comments

A friend of mine forwarded me a blog post about how to help your hair grow and I’ve started taking some of the advice.  Unfortunately, I had a terrible hair experience almost a year ago that left me with a ton of breakage, the need to cut much of my hair, and dye it dark to help protect it.  One of the tips was to give myself a scalp massage a couple times a week with coconut oil.  I figured why not give it a shot…..after all, if you google ‘coconut oil uses’ you’ll find that you should pretty much be slathering the stuff all over your body, as well as ingesting it.

I found some at Trader Joe’s for cheap.  A jar is only $5.99 and seems that it is going to last a while.   You can find coconut oil online or various grocery and health stores.  I worked it into my scalp; giving myself a massage for about 5 minutes and then rubbed it into all of my hair.  It’s somewhat the consistency of petroleum jelly, so I would rub it into my hands first to ‘melt’ it and make it easier to spread throughout.   I left the oil in for over an hour and then showered.  I shampooed, conditioned, and styled my hair as normal.

This product works!  My hair has been so soft and manageable for the last week.  I’m going to do it again tomorrow and figure I’ll do a coconut oil treatment about once a week forever!  It is an easy, at-home, inexpensive way to help heal damaged ends and moisturize those locks.

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