DIY Wood Drink Cooler

A couple years ago my in-laws celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary which is such a wonderful thing to celebrate! We were excited to do something fun for them and when we ran across this cooler, we knew they would enjoy something similar.

They have a great backyard with a pool and throughout the summer we all spend a lot of time there. My in-laws also host many pool parties so a cooler would come in handy but we figured for what they would use it for it needed to be bigger. We considered one large/long cooler or two coolers. In the end we decided to use two coolers because water/soda can be separated from adult beverages.

My hubby was the brains and the brawn behind this project and I put some finishing touches on it. :) I first showcased his wood-working skills here when he built an awesome patio table with built-in drink coolers.

Using the link above as a guide, he designed it to be two coolers pulled together with extra support in the middle so that the extra weight of the coolers would be supported when filled. We bought these coolers from Wal-Mart and used the ship to store option. We also used 2 hinges, 2 casters (for the legs on 1 side of the stand), 1 large handle (on the opposite side of the casters to help transport it easily... like a rolling cooler), and 2 small handles (1 for each lid) which we purchased from the hardware store. Lastly we added a bottle opener and cap catcher as well as a towel hook so that you can wipe your drink off and go! The cooler stand was oil protected when it was finished which should last 2-3 years.

My husband separated the cooler from the lid as they would be attached to the stand. The tops would be encased with wood and hinge open. We kept the cooler lid as part of the design to keep items cold inside the coolers since the wood lids would not.

He measured out the wood and pieces individually and put this together as he went since he is basically a handy man genius. I am sorry we don't have plans to supply you but maybe this can be used as an idea or a special project for the handy man in your life!

Overall it turned out great and has been quite useful at the pool the past couple of years! They even bought a grill cover that fits over the top to help protect it even more.

And who can deny how awesome this looks.... :)

Pretty awesome, right?!



Traveling with Kids: 4 Ways to Save Money on Family Vacations

Today wraps up the third and final post in my mini blog series on Traveling with Kids! This last post focuses on ways to save for your family vacations and not have to go into debt either. Some of these may seem obvious but hopefully you find and learn some new tricks.

Here is the round up of all the posts in this series:

And now we'll jump into the good stuff! :)

1. Accommodations

I know this is a given but you will save so much money by crashing with friends or family if they have the space. I say "if" because if you're all cramming into one bedroom that may not be so enjoyable... just be realistic about it. The nice thing about saving money on lodging by crashing with friends/family is that you can also enjoy a few fun things on your trip and, of course, not go into debt! We always offer to treat our hosts to dinner one evening as a thank you for their hospitality.

If you are heading to a destination where you don't know anyone then check out many hotel and deal websites for the best lodging at your destination. Here are some of my favorites:
Another option is to rent a house at your destination. You can find condos and apartments for rent too. Some have a seven day minimum and you have to pay attention to cleaning fees but this can be a great option for more space. Even better is to recruit another family to go and rent a house with you! It would save money and you can make memories together. Here are some great sites to check for house rental deals:
Lastly, when purchasing anything online check out Ebates first. Many times they offer cash back on a purchase you were already planning on making! Last year I received over $150 cash back on purchases I was already planning to make and I simply used the Ebates referral link to the site I was buying from. You can sign-up now and receive a $10 gift card to a retailer of your choice (they give options like Kohls, Amazon, Wal-Mart, Target) when you make your first purchase through Ebates. Super easy way to save on not just trips but ALL online shopping.

2. Travel To/From

If you have a couple kids then driving is the cheapest option, even with gas prices. You can drive to Florida from Missouri (that's where I am) on 2-3 tanks of gas which means you are looking at less than $300 roundtrip. Use a gas price app like Gas Buddy to find low prices near your stops to help save a couple more bucks each tank.

If you have little ones that can sit on your lap (under 2) then that is a way to make flying more affordable. You should know that there are safety risks with a lap infant during flight but we have had lap infants for more than eight flights with zero issues. Check out many airline websites to find the best price including independent deal websites and airline specific websites. Here are some deal websites I have used in the past:
And definitely use Ebates for these purchases too!
3. Food

Go to the store and pick up breakfast and even dinner items (like sandwiches) which will save a ton. I suggest dinner because dinner out is much more expensive then lunch plus you will likely already be out and about during the lunch hour so you will be more likely to eat out then. If you rented a house then eating is very easy because you can cook or grill... just make sure they also have a dishwasher so you don't have to spend time cleaning up! :)

Another option to save on food are local deal websites. You can look up deals in advance and some even offer instant deals. Just pay attention to the fine print (how, when, where you can use it) and make sure it doesn't expire before your trip! Here are some deal websites I recommend (which you can also receive cash back through Ebates with as well):
If you are wondering what places you should try when you're there then I suggest searching top food places on TripAdvisor. I always find good food and good attractions there!

4. Activities

This is where you make your memories so I understand wanting to spare no expense but consider how you may be able to save money doing the most amazing things and ones that are already on your bucket list. Most activities have deals, you just have to take a little time to find them. :)

When I am preparing for a trip I ask around, people you have traveled there and/or live there are great resources for attractions that are "must see". They also might have connections to local discounts! Additionally, they can likely make recommendations on what NOT to do... things/places that are not worth the time and money.

I also check TripAdvisor for the top attractions for that destination. Once I have a list of things we want to do with the price we narrow them down to the top attractions that we can reasonably fit in during our trip. It's amazing how putting it on a list with price can help clarify and direct you.

You can search in advance for deals for the places you want to visit while there. Google can be overwhelming but it is also really helpful. If you want to go to the San Diego Zoo just type in a quick search "San Diego Zoo discounted tickets" or something similar. In less than 15 seconds I was able to find $6 off each ticket up to 6 tickets. If you are a family of four that would save you $24 (I've always been good at math ;))! That's a quick lunch out to eat. And any money saved is helpful.

Another option for zoos, science centers, museums, etc is that if you are a member at your local attractions you may qualify for reciprocal benefits at many others across the country! Awesome! So here is how our St Louis Zoo membership reciprocal benefits work- based on the list at this link you can receive free or 50% off admission tickets. Additionally, if a zoo is free to the public sometimes they offer discounts on food and/or merchandise at those locations. There is a pretty extensive list! Our St Louis Science Center offers the same benefit as do many of our museums. It is worth checking into before your next vacation if you are interested in visiting one at your destination. A word to the wise though- if you are used to St Louis' amazing (free) zoo and (free) science center than you may be disappointed when you go to a different one! It's happened. Ours are pretty fantastic! :)

As well as these tips here are some deal websites you can check out to purchase attraction tickets in advance:
Soooo who's ready for vacation?! Now that I have completed this series I am definitely ready to start planning our next one!

Do you have any other tips to share? I would love to hear them!



Traveling with Kids: 15 Tips for Navigating Air Travel

Welcome back for day two of my three day Traveling with Kids mini blog series. Here's what will be covered:

Today's post is focusing on navigating air travel with kids.... as if it's not already stressful! :) Here are 15 tips I found useful when traveling with my two little ones last summer. I hope you find them handy too.

1. Pack Snacks... Lots of them

I packed a large amount of snack items for the airport and the flight because 1) it's a way to corral everyone 2) hangry is a real thing and I try to avoid it for everyone 3) Airport food is the worst for the budget!

I packed chips in soap containers for the kids because I knew that if they got crunched it would be a nightmare to eat in a tight space. I also packed pouches for decent nutritional value, fruit snacks, suckers (when you need them to just be quiet for 5 minutes ha!), snack bars, and I also packed sandwiches. We were flying throughout the day so the sandwiches were our lunch and a huge budget saver. I snagged condiment packs from a fast food place before we went and packed mini appetizer utensils that can be tossed after using. They were a big help and didn't take up much space!


2. Bring NEW Books

I say NEW emphatically because they need to be able to keep your kiddos' attention for a couple minutes and ones they know by heart can't compete with the sights/sounds of a plane.

3. Prepare Activities

I bought a pill holder and put little goodies in each slot. My son got to open a couple every 30 minutes or so as long as he was good. I cut up individual stickers, put little candies (M&Ms fit perfectly), and these pop out sponges.

Check out these 10 Tips from Delicious Baby too.

I also grabbed some sticker books and coloring books to try out while on the plane. I will say that if you are sharing a seat with a little one (allowed for kids under 2) then putting the tray down might be difficult.... No surprise there considering how little space each passenger gets!

4. Use a Car Seat Rolling Bag

I bought one of these on Amazon and it was a big help not to lug it around. Plus I had one seat for each kid! It would be impossible to get around if I wasn't able to roll it and stack things on it too. I bought one bag with wheels and stacked the second on top in a separate bag. It worked out nicely. 

5. Run and Explore as Much as Possible Before Boarding

Wear your kids out. Yup it's that simple. Play games, explore, run around, and keep them stimulated. We counted gates... ran up and down the wings counting gates and looking out the windows at planes. The HOPE is that when you board the plan they will be worn out and may, if you get lucky, take a nap. 

6. Wear Your Baby and/or Toddler

I have an Ergo and a Beco carrier which work great for babies and toddlers alike. Seriously you will want a carrier to help you get through the airport hands free (or at least hands on bags and strollers instead of kids). I have also worn both at the same time which is the ultimate workout (55#) and I am completely hands free! My 2 year old will go up on my back for a little bit and it's nice to not have to worry about where he might run off to while I am checking in at Security. You can wear a baby during your flight too but it is not allowed during take-off and landing. This worked great for my 4-month old to nurse and sleep for most of our flights. 

7. Change Diapers and Go to the Bathroom Right Before Boarding

Have you seen the sorry state of those teeny tiny bathrooms on the airplanes? I have changed a blowout diaper in there and I wanted to cry. The changing table is small, the bathroom is small, and it already stinks in there! Obviously nothing ever works perfectly but we usually make a bathroom trip when they call first class seats and finish just in time to board during family boarding before they call the group seating. 

8. Have a Tablet Loaded with Movies/Games

We have a small tablet with a flap case which my husband preloaded with some movies. I did a quick sew job on a tray cover and added a zipper where the tablet flap could slide in. It worked pretty great! If you want to make your own I suggest a fabric that does not stretch and a zipper that is at least one inch longer than the length of your tablet. I added ribbons to the bottom to make sure it would secure to the tray. Here's the tray measurements I went by: 10" x 17". Width is a little more important than height for this project.

The handy thing is that this tablet holder doubles as a tray cover since they are one of the germ-iest places on this planet... no lie! They NEVER get cleaned. 

9. Pack Lavender Essential Oil

I brought a small sample bottle of lavender essential oil for when we needed to calm down and de-stress. There was one point on our return flight that my son was just done with traveling and really, so was I! He was clearly discontent and crabby and I knew we were minutes from a meltdown and we were only five minutes into our 90 minute flight. I whipped off his socks and shoes, rubbed lavender on the bottom of his feet, and put his socks back on his feet. He was asleep in less than two minutes and a meltdown was narrowly avoided!!! I'm not lying and was a believer of lavender essential oil after that. Plus the plane smelled wonderful. :)

If you are interested in learning more about Essential Oils and/or would like to try a sample please email me for more information!

10. Make Sure You Have Drinks for Take-off and Landing

Little ears have trouble with the change in pressure as the plane lands and/or during take-off. One of the best ways they can alleviate the pain is by drinking. I brought a sippy cup for my son and bought a bottle of water once we were through Security.... DO NOT use airplane water. They recirculate water and it is not guaranteed to be filtered or even sanitary. I barely like to wash my hands with it. My daughter nursed and that worked perfectly too!

11. Bring a Travel Buddy/Partner

If you can bring someone to help you out then you really should. Honestly, I would not have made the trip with two kids under 2 if I didn't have someone to help me. It would have been so much more difficult, doable but hard. It was also nice to be able to switch kids every once in awhile... we sat apart. They get a change of scenery and don't get tired of just hanging out with mom. 

12. Have Treats for Those Around You on Hand

This isn't necessary but it is a nice gesture. I would only bring them out if my kids were being monsters... crying/screaming. Just a little something to let those around me that I do care, I feel terrible that my child is being a monster, and that I hope their flight/trip isn't completely ruined by a screaming child. I didn't actually have to get these out at any point (thank you Jesus) but they were in my carry-on and ready to go! I kept it simple with Ghiradelli squares. I had about 10. And since I didn't need to give them away I went ahead and ate half as a reward to myself for keeping it all together. ;)

13. Talk to Your Gate Agent

Your gate agent can be really helpful throughout the boarding process. As soon as we found our gate I would check in with him/her and ask a few key questions:
  • Do you allow families to board early? If yes, when?
  • Do I need a tag for the item(s) I gate check (i.e. stroller, carseat)?
  • Is the plane running on time? Helps to know how much time you have for #5.
  • If you are putting your little ones on your lap (did not purchase them a ticket) then that is a perfect time to ask if there are any open seats. If so you should ask to have them for your child's car seat. These days it is rare, unless you are on a red eye, to find a flight with open seats but it has happened twice out of a total of eight flights with our little ones. It is so much easier and safer to put them in a seat in their carseat. 
  • Lastly, ask them how their day is... They deal with so many people who only care about themselves all day so it is a great opportunity to brighten someone's day, especially if they just helped you through all your questions!
14. Bring a Stroller + Travel Bag

A stroller is useful for a couple of different reasons. 
  • You can strap your child in
  • If your child is walking you can load it up with all of your crap
  • It's useful at your destination too!
The bag is used to cover it to keep it safe when you gate check it. Sometimes things get tossed on top of it and that is just an added layer of protection. My advice- take a cheaper stroller. If it gets broken, oh well. I still liked a cup holder and basket at the bottom but found a lightweight, cheap stroller second hand that worked great and I didn't care that it got beat up on our trips.

15. Keep Your Child's Immunization Record Handy

This is especially important if you are bringing a child that will sit on your lap and does not have his/her own ticket. Most airlines require it though not all request it and/or verify their age. For our eight flights we got checked 3x. That's enough to make it a hassle if you don't bring it. Plus a piece of paper doesn't take up much space. You can also bring a birth certificate but I prefer the shot record because it doesn't cost to replace it. :)

Phew... that was a long post! Thanks for sticking it out with me!! Let me know what you think of these tips and check out the other two posts in this series:



Traveling with Kids: 5 Tips to Prepare

Last summer my two kiddos (4 months and 22 months at the time) and I, along with my mom, flew to San Diego to visit my sister, brother-in-law, and new 6 week old niece! I know going anywhere with these two is a chore so I prepared for weeks (if not months) for this trip. I am doing a short blog series on traveling with kids that will focus on the following:

For this first post in the series I will show you what and how I packed as well as some tips for you to use on your next trip.

Luggage is such a pain, right? You have to literally "lug" it around and on some airlines you have to pay anywhere from $25-50 to check luggage one way! Eek! Luckily for this trip the cheapest airfare we found was through Southwest Airlines and they don't charge checked luggage fees for the first two pieces. I knew I was just going to pack up one big bag for all of us so this was perfect for us.

5 Tips to Prepare for a Trip with Little Ones:

1. Make a List... or 8 of them!

About two weeks before the trip I started formulating my lists..  I had about six by the time the trip came along! I had a pack list for each person, a list of activities for my son on the flights and the trip, my Amazon.com list (I'll explain this later in #5), a list of fun things to do when we reached San Diego as well as budget, and a list of other carry on items. The packing lists were so crucial for my sanity and for ensuring a more relaxed trip.

Random Tip: Before you actually narrow your packing lists and start packing, check to see if you can do laundry at your location. If you can do laundry then you can pack less and save some space in your suitcase. If you can't then I would pack at least two extra outfits per person. It sounds like overkill but it's happened a few times that trips have been extended for weird unforeseen reasons and no one likes to put on dirty clothes. For this trip since we were staying at my sister's condo we were able to do laundry.

2. Pack Capsule Wardrobes

For the clothes I made up a capsule wardrobe for each person. A capsule wardrobe uses a few coordinating pieces that create a variety of different ensembles. These are the only way to travel if you are carrying all luggage on the plane with you or if you are cramming a lot into one piece, which was my plan since I would have carseats, a stroller, and carryon bags.

Random Tip: A mesh bag is great for those beach vacations. They don't catch/hold sand and dry in no time. It's easy to find the sunscreen at the bottom of the bag too!

I packed both reusable and disposable swim diapers. Did you know you can wash and reuse disposable swim diapers? Here's the dish!

3. Use Compression Bags

Most of the clothes were packed into three bags that are similar to vacuum bags. The difference is that these bags don't require a vacuum (excellent if you are not sure if your location will have a vacuum). You simply roll to push out all the air and then seal shut. This way the clothes take up less room and are protected from sunscreen or face wash busting out all over them. You can get them on Amazon in a value pack if you're interested.

Amazing, right? All of the clothes from the four pictures above fit in just half the suitcase!! Don't worry you will fill the rest with shoes, diapers, and other extras.

Random Tip: Use a wet bag for your personal hygiene items... then when you get to your destination you can use it for wet beach clothes!

4. Shower Caps for Shoes

I added shoes in to the suitcase using shower caps. I have this weird thing about dirty shoes touching clean clothes and the shower caps are a pack of 8 at the dollar store. I reuse them too for our trips! I just keep them in the pocket of the suitcase for the next trip.

Random Tip: As you can see I stuffed my baby girl's hair bows in my shoes along with some socks so that they wouldn't get smashed.

5. Send Bulky Things to Your Destination

I didn't pack too many diapers because I sent them to our destination! I sent a few other things as well... extra cups, utensils, a pack of wipes, sunscreen, snacks, etc. The nice thing about Amazon Prime is that your order is delivered in 2 days. I sent a pack of diapers for my son and a pack for my daughter. I also sent reusable swim diapers and a SPF hat for my daughter since I realized last minute that I didn't have one. Lastly, I included some of my son's favorite snacks, pouches and a pack of take and toss cups so I didn't have to bring a bunch and/or wash them constantly. It worked out nicely!

If you are staying with friends/family then shipping to them is no problem. Same with renting a house or condo at your destination. If you are staying in a hotel call them in advance and inquire about how packages get to guests. Most will accept the packages and ensure they get delivered to your room but you want to be sure.

Overall my packing was on point. The nice thing is that almost every place you go there is a store to pick things that were accidentally forgotten so don't fret too much about it.

I hope you found a few useful tips for your next trip and stay tuned for the next post on air travel and navigating the airport and the planes!

<- Kassy ->


Homemade Miracle Cream

Beauty supplies and products have such a huge market. These days there are a million to choose from and they range in price from dirt cheap to outrageous. The issue I have is that I hate to buy something and it fail or not give me the results I expected. The other issue is that some of these proven results products are more expensive than my gas for a month. And I can't convince my husband that it's worth it!

I recently researched what ingredients are good for our skin, anti-aging, smoothing, balancing, brightening, and curing (for those scars and marks). Some of the most simple ingredients, or at least natural ones, were items I had on hand so I made my own "cream" from some stretch marks (hello, two babies in the house) and wrinkles, my section scar(s), and acne scars. I tried out a combination of three of the items I researched and to my surprise it has been AMAZING! Seriously. I will spare you gross or awkward before and after photos of my section scar and stretch marks but please know that I would not be recommending this unless I really thought it was a winner. If you have the same results as me then you will be so excited and will never pay an arm and a leg (and a foot and a ear and a nose) for other creams. Why not try it? It's super easy and if it doesn't work you aren't out much except about 30 seconds 1-2x a day.

The ingredients are simple, there are only three and I have included some information, reasons why, and where to find them.

Coconut Oil:
- What does it do? It acts as a natural antioxidant. Oxidation is identified as a factor in skin aging! That means if applied to your skin it will help fight the oxidation and therefore fight skin aging. Second, coconut oil is known for being a great skin moisturizer. Restoring moisture in your skin will help with fading unwanted stretch marks! Also, it contains a lot of Vitamin E naturally within the oil. Vitamin E is something additional I add to the recipe because of it's amazing skin benefits and is discussed below.
- Why do I like it? Easily accessible, relatively affordable, and multi-functional... besides all the health benefits!
- Where do I buy it? You can get coconut oil almost anywhere these days! Even Aldi carries it!! Here's what you should look for: organic, virgin, expeller pressed coconut oil. The organic indicates reduced amounts of possible toxin absorption via your skin. The virgin means it is less processed and "extra" is a marketing term. :) The expeller-pressed indicates it is pressed by a machine (physically refined) rather than chemically refined by a solvent extra like hexane. When you are eating something or putting it on your skin it should be high quality, right?

Vitamin E Oil:
- What does it do? Vitamin E is an excellent vitamin for hair, skin, and nails... in fact it is included in many hair, skin, and nails supplements! It is similar to coconut oil in that it is an antioxidant which makes it effective in anti-aging.
- Why do I like it? It gives this cream and extra boost of the amazing vitamins already in coconut oil. Vitamin E added to coconut oil makes the coconut oil a little smoother and easier to apply as well.
- Where do I buy it? I first bought mine in capsules and just broke the capsule and squeezed out the oil. This was a lot of work but I knew that the oil was pure. I found these capsules that were d-Alpha which indicates that it is Vitamin E in it's natural form. You will also find dl-Alpha which means it is a synthetic, man made Vitamin E. Also, when looking for Vitamin check out the IUs (international units) and the ingredients. Sometimes, to save cost, companies will dilute the Vitamin E with another oil. Look for only alpha-tocopherol. This would also effectively lower the IUs. The higher the IU the more effective it will be up to the recommended daily value. The recommended daily Vitamin E value for adults is about 22 IUs. You will get vitamin E in some foods as well, like coconut oil. Here's a link to the pure Vitamin E oil, d-alpha tocopherol. You can see that it is 14,000 IUs in the whole bottle. A little bit goes a long way when it is pure!

Frankincense Essential Oil:
- What does it do? Frankincense has been prized as a precious oil, dating back to the days of Jesus! It is known for it's anti-inflammatory properties as well as skin rejuvenation. The frankincense is a go to soothe the skin but can also be used to relieve stress.
- Why do I like it? It is a secret weapon! A little goes a long way and it smells nice too. There are so many positive benefits to including frankincense health wise as well.
- Where do I buy it? Just like everything else I have listed above or that we have a choice in buying, there are levels of quality. I've said before that if you are putting it on or in you then you need to pay attention to the quality and essential oils are no different. I believe there are a handful of companies that sell high quality essential oils and after my own personal research I decided to focus on one company. If you are interested in learning more about Frankincense or essential oils in general then please email me!

So here's a rough "recipe" for my Miracle Cream...

1/4 C Coconut Oil
15 Capsules Vitamin E Oil, oil removed and capsules discarded or 1/2 teaspoon of oil
5-10 drops Frankincense Essential Oil

Warm coconut oil... I use a cup of warm water. Mix all of the ingredients together in a small, glass container. Why glass? Essential oils are strong! Essential oils can eat through plastic or any synthetic for that matter, it's safer to just stick to glass. Let sit for about 4 hours. The cream will go from liquid to solid and feel more like a cream.

Apply using fingers to problem areas- wrinkles, stretch marks, scars, etc- in a circular motion until the cream is fully blended into your skin. And that's it! I put mine on before bed and/or after I get out of the shower to keep that skin hydrated.

I have changed my recipe a little each time. I'm always trying something new! Some other variations I have enjoyed are to mix other oils. Some people don't like coconut oil for their skin which is ok because everyone's skin is different. Other good options to try are jojoba and almond. Both great for your skin as well. I will say that changing the oil will change it's consistency. Coconut oil is solid below 76 degrees so it feels more like a cream than an oil. It will work either way though! Another variation is to add other essential oils like lavender and geranium to your cream to give it additional benefits or aromas.

Are you going to try it? If you try it please come back and let me know what you think! Take your own before and after photos to help you see what your results really are. :)



DIY Make-up Remover- Just 2 Easy Ingredients!

I ran out of my make-up remover awhile back and figured I would make my own, of course. :) I asked around for good ingredients and surprisingly I got a lot of the same recommendation. Coconut oil! Lucky for me I have it in my pantry all the time.

I tried it and it was amazing. I would take a dollop on my finger and rub my eye lids with it. It makes a mess and you look like you had a rough night or have been crying your eyes out but then you simply wipe it all away! It is so easy and good for your skin I might add.

I like to do some double duty with it though. Make-up remover and eye cream in one. I had some Vitamin E oil on hand and I know the amazing benefits of it so I added that to the coconut oil for an added boost. So far I have been loving this mixture.... It removes eye make-up with ease, is good for the skin around your eyes- antioxidant rich and moisturizing, and so easy to make!

Here's the How-To:

1 1/2 tablespoons virgin, expeller-pressed coconut oil (<- A good deal when added to your Amazon Subscribe and Save!)
1/4 teaspoon Vitamin E oil
A small dish, bowl, squirt bottle, or a condiment/shot cup (which is what I use!) to store it in

Mix. Ha! I told you that was easy!!

Dab a little on your finger, rub gently over your eyes where you have make-up, then wipe away with a soft cloth (I sewed squares of scrap flannel to use which I wash and reuse). You will not want to use a washcloth as they are too rough and the skin around your eyes is sensitive! This is shelf stable for a looong time. You will use it up in about 1-3 months depending on how often you wear make-up.

As always, if you try it, come back and let me know what you think! I would love to hear from you.

Thanks and check back tomorrow to find out the recipe for my Miracle Cream.... I use it for wrinkles, scars, stretch marks, etc! :)