Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

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Mother’s Day is right around the corner! If you’re still on the hunt for last minute Mother’s day gift ideas, then you’ll love this collection of Mother’s day gift ideas! Make them in just an hour in an afternoon and then gift them the same day!

If you're still on the hunt for last minute Mother's day gift ideas, then you'll love this collection of Mother's day gift ideas you can DIY for mom in an afternoon that are ready for gifting the same day!

Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas to DIY

1. Adzuki Bean Soap Recipe – This easy DIY adzuki bean soap makes a beautiful and functional homemade Mother’s Day gift! Made from a glycerin soap base, this adzuki bean soap recipe is a snap to make and is ready to gift the same day.

2. Custom Dry Oil Body Spray Recipe – Learn how to make this DIY Dry Body Oil Spray as a custom scented homemade Mother’s Day gift for mom!

3. Homemade Solid Perfume Recipe – This easy homemade solid perfume recipe makes a wonderful last minute Mother’s Day gift idea! Simply customize it with mom’s favorite scent!

4. Lush Inspired Massage Bar Recipe – This Lush inspired massage bar recipe is super simple to make and is a wonderful homemade Mother’s Day gift idea!

If you're still on the hunt for last minute Mother's day gift ideas, then you'll love this collection of Mother's day gift ideas you can DIY for mom in an afternoon that are ready for gifting the same day!

5. Natural Sal Butter Sugar Scrub Recipe – This naturally colored and scented sal butter sugar scrub recipe creates a natural, nourishing scrub that is especially suited for mom’s maturing skin. In addition to sal butter, this sugar scrub recipe also contains healing neem oil and moisturizing coconut oil.

6. Organic Peppercorn Massage Melt and Pour Soap Recipe – This fun homemade soap contains black peppercorns that gently massage skin as the soap is used.

7. Natural Lavender Bath Salts Recipe – Help mom keeping her skin looking and feeling great with this natural coconut milk & lavender bath salts recipe.

8. Ginger Lime Salt Scrub Recipe – Looking for a fresh new scrub for a last minute Mother’s day gift? Try this invigorating ginger and lime homemade salt scrub recipe! Not only is it easy to make, but it offers exceptional exfoliating and moisturizing benefits for your skin.

If you're still on the hunt for last minute Mother's day gift ideas, then you'll love this collection of Mother's day gift ideas you can DIY for mom in an afternoon that are ready for gifting the same day!

9. DIY Custom Herbal Tea Blends – Create the perfect last minute Mother’s day gift by gifting her with a relaxing, custom herbal tea blend!

10. DIY Lemongrass and Sage Bath Bombs – These freshly scented bath bombs make a relaxing last minute Mother’s day gift idea.

11. Homemade Lavender Bath Melts Recipe – These easy lavender scented bath melts contain soy wax to help them stand up better to storage before use and help to moisturize and protect dry or maturing skin from the elements.

12. DIY Terrariums – These cute terrariums are perfect as last minute Mother’s day gift ideas! Just collect materials from outside and combine them in a glass container!

For even more last minute Mother’s Day gift ideas you can DIY, be sure to follow my Homemade Mother’s Day Gift Ideas Pinterest board as well as my post, DIY Mother’s Day Gifts You Can Make and Gift.

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Spring Beauty Trends at ModCloth

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Fantastic spring beauty trends now at ModCloth! Favorites from theBalm, One Love Organics and Rosebud Perfume Company Inc. I LOVE these!

Spring Beauty Trends

It’s finally spring and that means lots of amazing new spring beauty trends! One of my favorite online shops, ModCloth, has a fantastic collection of new spring beauty finds available now on their website. Their latest spring beauty trends include these retro and vintage inspired products from theBalm, One Love Organics and Rosebud Perfume Company Inc.

Here are my top spring beauty picks from Modcloth.

1. Body, Mind, and Spirited Antioxidant Serum :: You’ve already mastered smart style – now you can apply your knowledge what’s underneath by using this antioxidant body serum from One Love Organics. Made of all natural and organic ingredients – lightly scented with gardenia and tea – this gentle mist hydrates, nourishes, and promotes healthier and more beautiful skin, assuring that your self glows with radiance equal to your bright ideas.

2. Soothe Move Skin Balm :: An important aspect of self-love is skin-love, and using this organic balm by One Love Organics is one suave way to achieve a smooth surface! This travel-sized tub is packed with natural ingredients, with coconut oil and beeswax as the base, bringing out your innate radiance and offering a lovely scent to top it off.

3. Precisely! Liquid Eyeliner in Black :: Highlight your lovely eyes with the thin, true black line that this felt-tip liner offers and you’ll get the exact look you were going for. Primed to make your pin-up look the most perfect one, this Schwing liquid eyeliner by theBalm is just what your makeup bag is missing!

4. Salve the Day Lip Balm Set in Luscious :: Give the gift of stylishly soft lips when delivering this cute tin of flavored lip balms! Nestled within crisp crepe paper lie three vintage-inspired containers of sweet salve in brambleberry rose, mocha rose, and menthol and eucalyptus flavors – the perfect rescue for a pucker in need of a pick-me-up! Also available in Lavish.

Looking for a new spring wardrobe? You can shop ModCloth’s new spring styles here.

Fantastic spring fashion trends now at ModCloth! I LOVE these retro and vintage inspired outfits!

Looking for great spring styles at bargain prices? Then visit ModCloth now and check out their latest sales event! For a limited time, they’re offering some of their most unique spring styles and accessories for $20 and under. All apparel is $20, and everything else is $15, when you shop ModCloth during their enormous Stylish Surprise sales event! Sale begins March 28th, 2016 (12 pm EST) and continues for as long as supplies last. What are you waiting for? Take a peek!

For more spring inspired ideas, be sure to check out the ModCloth blog! You can also follow my Bath + Beauty board on Pinterest for more of my favorite spring beauty trends and skin care products.

My Memorial Day Weekend

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Scott Watering the GardenScott is watering the garden again today. He’s been faithfully watering the garden by buckets since there’s no hose or outside water faucet on the days the ground gets dry. Luckily we’ve had some good rain so far this spring and it’s supposed to be a rather wet summer since this can get a little tedious and I seem to keep having him add an extra row here and there. Right now we have tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, and cucumbers planted. I also have a row of organic Summer Bibb Lettuce seeds from Cubits planted in the ground and in a large pot along with some Basil and Calendula. Scott still has one more row to sow so I can plant my mix of organic Heirloom carrot seeds from Cubits.

I spent a lot of time outdoors yesterday cleaning up both the front and back yards. We rent and this is only the start of our second year here – and our first with any sort of extra income – so we’re just now getting the yard to our liking. I don’t have hedge trimmers yet – I spent money on a weed eater and an a/c unit – so I trimmed trees with my hands and a pair of craft scissors – which was surprisingly effective. I also spent a lot of time pulling up Virginia creeper out of the ground and off the fence. While it looks a lot better, it did send my allergies into overdrive so I’m nursing a sore throat today.

If you’re allergies are giving you fits as well – even with medication like mine – there are some natural home remedies that can help. One of my favorites since I have a variety of herbs planted out front is to drink peppermint tea. The peppermint oil acts as a natural decongestant. Simply add 1/2 ounce of dried organic peppermint leaves to a one quart jar then fill two-thirds of the jar with boiling water. Steep for five minutes, sweeten if desired and enjoy.

And since we’re on the topic of gardens, dirt and mud, I am offering 50% off my new Rose Body & Facial Mud for Memorial Day weekend! Just enter coupon code: FLASHMUD at checkout and receive half off every jar of Rose Body & Facial Mud you purchase from Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen through Memorial Day. (Coupon code expires 5/27/13 at 11:59pm EST.)

I hope everyone enjoys the holiday weekend. Scott and I will be going out to buy a small charcoal grill today so we can enjoy some grilled bratwurst and burgers purchased on the market this weekend from a local farmer.

On to the Black Friday Sale!

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I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I went over to my brother’s house for Thanksgiving and we all – meaning the girls because men apparently have trouble being silly – played a game called HedBanz. It was pretty neat and definitely a great family game. You basically wear a headband and you get a card for it that you can’t see. You then have to guess what you are by asking the other people playing what you are. Like “Am I an animal?” “Can you eat me?” “Do I have hair?” etc. I was a dragon first. Then I was a giraffe. My mom ended up being spaghetti, ketchup and a shirt!


So now that Thanksgiving has come and gone for the year, I suppose it’s time for the shopping to commence. I won’t be braving the malls – I never do having worked in retail at the mall for many years – but I will be shopping online and of course supporting other artisans like myself. For Black Friday this year I’m offering 45% off everything – including sale items – from my shop, Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen, through November 23rd, 2012 11:59pm ET. Just enter coupon code: BLACKFRIDAY at checkout for the discount on great bath and body products including my Handmade Pumpkin Pie Milk Soap (pictured) that comes wrapped and ready for gift giving or stocking stuffers. Happy shopping!

My Top Eight Favorite Etsy Shops

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I love to shop, but I really love to shop for handmade and vintage finds.  So of course Etsy is one of my favorite online destinations. Following are my top eight favorite shops that I’ve purchased from on Etsy in no particular order.
Not all vintage shops are created equal. This vintage shop is exceptional in my eyes. Starlet Vintage carries clothing and shoes that are the most fabulous, must have fashions. All of the clothing comes cleaned and ready to wear from lovely Vancouver, B.C. I always have shoe envy when browsing this shop.

2. Bean Pickle Sprout

I love Bean Pickle Sprout for the super cute kitchen hand towels and pot holders. They hold up and wash well and add a wonderful touch to my kitchen decor.

3. Tea for All Reasons

If you’re looking for a delicious loose leaf tea, you will not be disappointed with Tea for All Reasons. Located in my home state of Virginia, Tea for All Reasons creates a wide selection of black, green, rooibos, herbal and white teas. Not once have I been disappointed.

4. Oktak 

Because sometimes smaller is better, this is where I go for well made clutches. I especially love the frame purses with handles and carry mine whenever it suits the occasion.

5. Dahlia Soleil Collection

Dahlia Soeil carries the perfect handmade hat styles for fall and winter. I love my Blush Pink Cable Knit Mary Jane Hat and have received many compliments on it. It’s well made and looks great on!

6. Laksaware

Extremely high quality, eco-friendly, hand crocheted kitchen scrubbies, coasters and dish cloths. These dish cloths are crocheted extra tight and are superb at scrubbing the tile on my kitchen counter tops.

7. Artwear by Caron

There are thousands of places online to shop for handmade jewelry but very few really stand out in the crowd. Artwear by Caron is one of them. She uses all semi-precious and precious stones in her finely handcrafted rings and pendants which are made by hand from sterling silver. I was blown away by the necklace I purchased from this seller. It was well worth the price I paid. You won’t be disappointed with this shop.

8. six06 – art by julie zarate

Beautiful dark and even erotic original art and prints. I own several ACEO’s from this artist ‘s earlier work.