Toners always seem so harsh for my skin. I can remember my first introduction to a toner was rubbing alcohol – it burned and angered my skin beyond belief. This initial experience with an astringent set the stage for what I thought toners should be – harsh, stripping and aggressive. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Toners are meant to be soothing and gentle, balancing your pH - … [Read more...] about Calm + Sooth + Balance with these DIY Toners for Sensitive Skin
Calm + Sooth + Purify with these DIY Cleansers for Sensitive Skin As a little red haired girl, my skin was destined to be sensitive, reactive and easy to anger. Growing up in Eastern Washington, I can remember how my best friend would turn into a bronze goddess the second the sun touched her skin. Me? Well let’s just say, I vividly remember the days of laying out at the lake, hoping to get … [Read more...] about Calm + Sooth + Purify with these DIY Cleansers for Sensitive Skin
Calm + Sooth + Hydrate DIY Moisturizers for Sensitive Skin I get so excited when I come across a DIY Skincare Recipe that is even better than I originally hoped it would be. That was the case when I created this Calming, Soothing, Hydrating Homemade Moisturizer. It's light weight, anti-aging and totally calms the skin. But don't take my word for it, my mom is the one that convinced me just how … [Read more...] about Calm + Sooth + Hydrate with these DIY Moisturizers for Sensitive Skin
Beyond Acne & Aging, the biggest reason people need help with their skin is typically Redness, Irritation, & Sensitivity! So I thought today I would shed some light on the internal and external reasons that you might be dealing with Red, Irritated, Sensitive Skin and I have a Simple concoction to calm that angry skin in no time. Recently, I had a reader write in and ask about this … [Read more...] about How to Fix Red, Irritated, Sensitive Skin
It takes a blogger to know where to find other GREAT bloggers! I have the inside scoop - and it wouldn't be fair to keep all these amazing sewing blogs to myself, now would it? Through blogging conferences I've had a spectacular opportunity to meet other online sewing teachers and their work is really beautifully crafted. And since I am not blogging about sewing as much as I use to I thought … [Read more...] about The Best Sewing Blogs on the Internet!
*There May Be Affiliate Links In This Post One of the questions for any practicing esthetician is: WHY I NEED TO EXFOLIATE YOUR SKIN? To be clear, when we talk about exfoliation it’s the practice of removing dead skin cells through granular, enzymatic, mechanical or chemical exfoliation. But before we go into all the ways to exfoliate it’s important to understand why you should exfoliate, at … [Read more...] about Why Exfoliating Your Skin Is So Important!
Ooooooohhh, I am so excited to start sharing The Maker's Guide to Making Money with you. It's time to get honest and real about how creative people take their passion and create a business. As many of you know, I owned a retail craft & fabric shop and while it's easy to assume that a cheerful shop owner is smiling all the way to the bank, that's rarely the case. That's why over the past … [Read more...] about Practical Advice for Crafty, Creative Entrepreneurs
There is the moment in every new sewists life where a choice must be made, to continue on the path to fearless creativity or do you give up all together. It's the moment when you want to throw your sewing machine out the window and cry. And it is the moment when you're needle won't move, the hand wheel is stuck and you start to panic. Chill OUT, We've all been there ! And I'm going to show you … [Read more...] about My Needle is Stuck! My Hand Wheel Won’t Move! HELP!!!!!!!
Over time I've become kind of fussy about my inside seams looking as beautiful as the outside of any project I create. Now, this wasn't always the case. When I first began sewing - pillows were my gateway project and since I was still in a learning curve I didn't really care about the inside of the pillow - after all - who was going to look inside, right? But overtime, I started really getting … [Read more...] about 2 Techniques to Fix Fraying Fabrics!