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Halloween projects

This time of year I get really into crafting and holiday plans. I’m starting my holiday baking and candy making with 3 ingredient fudge and am looking forward to making apple pies with my grandma. This might be one of the last few years that she can do thanksgiving and christmas hosting, so I want to make it as easy on her as possible. We are just waiting for her apples on her tree to ripen. There might be 3 or 4 bushels this year, it seems to go in cycles one year she might get nothing, this year its loaded.

I’m going to do that modge-podge coloring thing and make pumpkin  lanterns

Working and busy holidays

This month has been busy, i finished my semester at school with a b average, I started working with my Dad again. Painting and restoring our cousin’s house. Its starting to look nice. I’m glad to be working and have money to spend. I’ve recently discovered pinterest and its a struggle to stop pinning things and make them. I’m finishing up my holiday knitting and crochet projects, I think January will have to include a massive clean up of all my crafting stuff.

This sugar scrub that i made is really good for people with dry skin.


1/2 cup of sugar or salt

Olive oil EVOO

sunflower oil about 1 tsp

Vitamin E oil- a few drops

3 tsp honey

1 jar I used a half pint jar left ocer from canning because it had a screw on lid

Fill jar half way with sugar, pour in nough olive oil to make sugar wet but not too wet, mix well, add the sunflower oil, vitamin E and the honey. I like a consistency that is wet but not too oilly, this seems to work well on my dry skin. Makes about 2 uses for whole body or multiple uses for just the hands. do not use on face, as sugar is too rough.

Base foot creme


1/8 cup olive oil

1/4 tbs bee’s wax (This is an estimate as I had to shave it off a large block)

A little distilled water

Optional a few drops of your favorite oil (mix in with olive oil before heating)


Heat olive oil and bee’s wax in microwave, checking every 20 seconds or so until bee’s wax is melted. Stir in water a few drops at a time until mixture begins to thicken. (Here I kept stiring and stiring for several minutes, because I had added too much water I had to carefully pour some out).Keep stiring until you incorporate all the water and oil together. Pour into sterile container. You might have to mix it each time you use.

Mine made a thick foot creme that works very well on dry skin. I would recomend using after a bath or shower, and putting socks on until your feet absorb all the balm.

Here is what I used:

1/4 cup canola oil

1 tsp bee’s wax

2 tsp amber honey

1 tsp cranberry juice (Iused white cranberry juice)



Heat oil and beeswax in microwave save bowl about 2 minutes, stiring until beeswax is melted. Place on potholder as bowl will be hot, mix in honey, cranberry juice, and a little distilled water. Keep stiring until mixture begins to thicken. Pour into clean container. Mixture might seperate, shake or mix before each use.

This month March 2012 I’d like to complete a few goals some are Health related some hobby, and some related to school.

  • I have a internship that I’m applying for teaching adult literacy.
  • I am currently searching for a job.
  • I’d like to open my own craft business selling patterns and products.
  • Work with dad to grow his business lots of stuff to talk with him about:

                   Make website for his construction company:

                               -Decide where it would be.

                                      >add a video of him/his crew from start to finish

                                -Make posters

                                -Advertise on Craigslist

                                X-put his business cards around town

                                -Advertise somewhere else? Paid? Free?

  • Submit by the 13th an Entry for Breaking Ground Magazine

I am a 26 year old female. I live in binghamton ny and am a student at BCC. This blog will be mainly for showcasing my art projects and art work.

My interests and hobbies include Arts and crafts, basketweaving, beading, books-both fiction and non-fiction, calligraphy, cooking, crochet, exercise, fishing, fitness, geology, health, history, knitting, jewelry making, health, nutrition, running, web design, yoga, and lots more.