Beautifly Blended

Beautifly Blended
"Like clay in the hand of the potter, so you are in My hands." God said. Jeremiah 18:6

26 July 2013

I need the "POO"!!!!

I have been doing a lot of research on shampoos that are good for you and your head. I have a friend who introduced me to the no poo shampoo.

That is a funny name to me the NO POO... but after months of using the no poo, I realized that I love the POO in my shampoo. The so called poo part of the processed shampoo is the lathering. Now, I don't know about you but the lather part makes me feel like I am actually doing something.

However, I have moved from these....

 To this....

The no poo shampoo consists

1 T of baking soda
1 c of warm water

There you are done. After I would apply this to my hair it felt course and unnourished, I immediately knew I needed something to condition my hair. Back to the computer. I found that apple cider vinegar was what people were using the bring back the shine and health to their hair.

So, I hopped in my car drove to my "Local" natural store and bought me some vinegar with "mother" in it. The Mother of the vinegar means that it isn't pasteurized. 

There I am no poo shampoo and a "nice" vinegar rise to top it off.

There is only ONE problem. My hubby can not stand the smell of the vinegar rinse. He absolutely hated it, fussed every time I had to do it. Which turned out only once a week. That was nice!!!

When I ran out of the original no poo shampoo, I just made some up. This one consisted of the same ingredients except I used Dr. Bronner's castile soap and a few drops of essential oils.

The shampoo with some poo

1 T of baking soda
1 c of warm water
1/4 c of castile soap (any fragrance) I used Hemp almond
5 drops of essential oil. (I used a lavender)

You must shake it before each use!

This has been doing good for me, but it still make my hair feel striped of moisture. However, when I style it, it doesn't look that way. But, I again ended up driving the my "local" natural store and bought, yes that is right BOUGHT  some organic conditioner. This one I bought for the smell and the moisture. But, I would love to find a shampoo that does it all.

Back to the computer again to find a different shampoo with  more moisture in it.

 I found one that was made with coconut milk. Wow, really Milk in my hair.

I figure at this point what could be so bad right?

Stay tuned for the update on the coconut milk shampoo........

14 July 2013

My menu and Ty's birthday

Well last week was really Ty's birthday my baby has now turned 15...

Whaaaaaaaa.....sniffffff, weeeeeeeeeppp

It is so hard watching them grow up..

I am thankful that God has blessed me with these beautiful children.

Monday: Muffins

Eat at football camp

Hamburgers, Potatoes, Salad

Tuesday: Grits, Eggs, Bacon

Eat at football camp

Steak and Shrimp, Pasta noodles and broccoli, Garlic Naan

Wednesday: Pancakes

Eat at football camp

Pizza, Salad

Thursday: Egg Casserole

Eat football camp

Chicken wings, Salad

Friday: Cream cheese Pastry, Fruit

Eat at football camp


Ty's Birthday party

Saturday: Eggs, Sausage, and toast

Crock-pot cheesy chicken salsa, Ice cream cakes, snacks

Chicken pot pie

Sunday: French Toast, Fruit



11 July 2013

Another Painting Adventure

Okay so, we have just about lived in our new home for about 3 years.

I know it seems like FOREVEEEERRRRR!! But, seriously its only been 3 years. And, I believe no as a matter of fact I know I have mentioned in the past that I just love CHANGE, Again, I just LOVE IT!!!

Now back to my original post PAINTING I had said one time or another I wanted to paint the bathroom again. I looked and looked, nope I didn't really look all that hard I perused through the Lowe's color wall and picked up a card or two and was out the door. I didn't really mull over it or think about it much. when I got home with the color card I laid them on the floor of the rooms the were intended for and thought to myself.....

YEP these will work. Asked my hubby to pick them up, called my friend Joli  NOT to ask if she would come help but, to see if she had any primer left from painting her house. However, she came anyway (YAY!!) and between the two of us we were done in one day.

I would say that is record time.

We are up for hire, however we get to drag along our 6 children. Plus, you have to sign a contract that says we are not liable for anything they break.

Here are the before and afters........

There ya have it... This dark red paint job that I just had to have. Later do I found out from my hubby that it is too dark and he doesn't like. Well Me Either. So, we (Joli and I) changed it to this.

Okay so, at 9:30 at night I was hanging mirrors back on the walls and putting all my jewelry back up.

When I laid my head down that night it was like it had always been that color. I called Bro in to ask how he liked it and he said, "It looks like a big booger!!"

And, you know what he is RIGHT!!!

Some extras I took that Joli didn't know about and some she did!!

He may not look like it but he really loves his Aunt Arica...

Well, That is the end of our bloopers...

02 July 2013

We are HOME!!

Okay I had a blast. I didn't think I was going to enjoy hanging out with a bunch of teens but, the experience was awesome and I got to know the kids better, even if 3 of them were already mine.

I tell all of you if you have never gotten a chance to go to a camp Youth or adult I recommend that you go.. It will CHANGE YOU FROM THE INSIDE OUT!!!!

We went to Go Tell and you can visit there website by going to Here are just a few photos of the great time we all had!!
I know Bro is not a youth but he is our son and well me and my hubby went..

This is EXODUS. They are part of Liberty univ. ministry.. Awesome job guys!!1

See there is my hubby having a great time with the girls.. I just love this man.. We were having some fun in our breakout devotions..

We did have devotions even if it doesn't look like it.. Bro even led one for us. It was on love..

It took forever to get a photo of this guys.. He is like a ninja every time the camera comes out he seems to disappear.. But not this time.. MOOOOHHHHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA

There was fantastic rec time. A huge slide, in ice berg, tubing, and swimming, canoeing, paddle boats and much more that we didn't do.. But, hey maybe next year.

shhhh she didn't know we took this.

This is what we did when it was raining.. 

This is a coffee moment.. And, if I didn't mention this before you will NEEEEEED MUCH coffee if you ever decided to go off with teens..

This is our pillow fight, throwing toys at each other.. and do you see that man? Yes my pastor, he was in on it too..