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Black and White Infant Mobile

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As I prepare for my own newborn, I thought I’d bring back this guest post/tutorial that I did a loooooong time ago.  It’s the perfect project for a newborn’s nursery – a stimulating black and white infant mobile.  Just last week I got the sweetest email from a reader living in Dubai who has made a few of these for friends.  She says that both the mamas and the babies love them and she loves making them too!  It was seriously such a heartwarming email to read and it made me feel so happy to share these kinds of tutorials with you.  Thanks Julie!

I made this mobile forever ago and I’m excited that we’ll finally have a little one to enjoy it.  I mention this in the post, but please note that I used a slightly older than newborn model for my pictures.  But this mobile is recommended for…

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Facts about Coconut Oil

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Coconut Oil is a Super Food.

Here are some facts about Coconut Oil that you may or may not have known.

  1. Can be applied directly to the face or hands as a moisturiser.  The essential fatty acids protect the skin against moisture loss.
  2. Perfect for acne prone, infected, dry, scale or damaged skin.
  3. Has been shown to help psoriasis and eczema suffers if applied twice a day.
  4. Contains anti-bacterial properties.
  5. A powerful anti-oxidant: scavenges free radicals that age skin prematurely.
  6. Rich in Vitamin C which helps stimulate collagen production.
  7. Sun protection of SPF 4.
  8. Great as a topical nappy rash application.
  9. Improves Type II and Type I diabetes.
  10. Conditions and strengthens the hair.
  11. Prevents head lice.
  12. Great for circulation by helping increase blood flow when massaged into the skin.
  13. May prevent or reverse the effects Alzheimer’s Disease by taking 2 teaspoons a day on its own or in cooking.
  14. Has very high heat tolerance, so it can be used for baking, cooking and frying.
  15. Promotes weight loss by increasing the metabolism.

Stay young & Beautiful!

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Raw Honey & Coconut Oil Face Mask

Raw Honey & Coconut Organic Mask

My 79 year old Grandmother, bless her crooked legs, always tells me that men see with their eyes and accordingly, it is our responsibilities as women to, first and foremost, preserve the beauty of our face.

From the age of thirty, up until my grandfather passed away in 2006, my grandmother had professional facials performed as a monthly ritual.  Every night she applied home made masks from an edible concoction of fridge leftovers, such as: yoghurt and strawberries, egg yolk and olive oil.

All her life people have said that she looked at least a decade younger.  Even now, with the loss of my grandfather and weakened bones due to arthritis, she still looks absolutely beautiful and I love her dearly!

Here is one such tried and tested face mask which will leave your skin feeling refreshed and perfectly smoothed.

Organic Honey & Coconut Oil

Ingredients

  • Organic Honey
  • Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
  • Spoon
  • Mixing bowl

Directions

  1. Cleanse and exfoliate your skin.
  2. Wash and dry.
  3. Mix together 1-2 teaspoons of honey and coconut oil.
  4. The mixture should resemble cloudy honey.
  5. As coconut oil is quite firm, the consistency is likely to be a little thick.
  6. Apply the mixture to your face with your fingertips.
  7. You will notice that as you blend it into your face, it will start to warm to your skin and may possibly drip a little.  Have a towel (or your tongue) on the ready to wipe off the drips.
  8. Leave the mask on for about 15 minutes.
  9. Gently rinse off with a damp face washer.
  10. Apply a toner and a quality moisturiser immediately after.
  11. Voila!

This face mask is exceptionally good for acne prone skin as the small molecular structure of the coconut oil allows the skin to quickly absorb and metabolise it.

I recommend only using unrefined (pure / raw) Coconut Oil and Organic Honey.

I used the following two products:

Organic coconut oilOrganics Honey

Try this face mask and let me know how you go.

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Loss of a Friend

Dear friends

Today, I learnt that a school friend who was trekking in Nepal was tragically killed.  The micro-bus in which she was travelling was speeding when it made the fatal error that caused it to overturn and plunge into the Trishuli River.

I was driving my car at the time and to literally had stop my car to catch a breath that was pulled out of me.

http://www.smh.com.au/national/melbourne-woman-dies-in-nepal-bus-crash-20131017-2vnj2.html

This beautiful soul had encountered challenges in her personal and love life but she always bounced back.  Her friends and I will always remember her happy, with a Cheshire cat smile across her face, eyes glistening.  A kindred spirit, taken too soon.

A friend had said that the rescuers found her mobile phone and used it to contact her parents back in Australia to let them know that they are standing beside their daughter’s body.  Whether this detail is on-point is extraneous, one fact remains true – these parents will soon bury their daughter.

They say that G-d is the true judge.  It is not for me to rationalise the Divine discretion.  In the thickness of the tears, it is hard to see reason as to why her Maker would reclaim the soul of someone so young.

All that I know is that tonight, I will give my children extra kisses and cuddles, as I put them to bed and tell them one hundred times more that I love them!  I hope that you will do the same.

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I always knew that I wanted to be a Mum.  It was an innate feeling.  I think I was born wanting children.

I am not exactly certain what my husband and I were doing before we had our daughters (clearly all the wrong things)  – I call that time BC (“Before Children”).

This Blog is an opportunity for me to share all the things that are pure and beautiful about being a Mummy.  It affirms that mothers are human and that we make mistakes.

I will post my stories, styles and experiences.  I will also share inspirational quotes, beauty tips, yummy recipes, useless facts and everything in between.

Parenting is a journey.  Hop onboard this Blog and take this journey of discovery with me.

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