DIY Mini Bath Bombs
I have found over the years some products made for babies that are still great to use as an adult. Call it life-hacks, if you will. With my busy schedule of taxi-mom, taking the kids to homeschool classes, music lessons, sports practices and more I often feel like I live in my car (and the front seat on my is my office). One product I am able to find at my neighborhood Walmart that I love to have is Johnson’s® Baby Bedtime Baby Lotion. It works great for dry skin, smells great and is hypoallergenic. I don’t have to worry about perfumy lotions that might bother others around me and I can keep it in my car or a travel-sized one in my purse.
I have sensitive skin and some lotions bother my skin or bother my allergies. The Bedtime Baby Lotion has been a product I have been using for almost 17 years now on my kids and my own skin without any problems.
At my local Walmart I was able to find the Bedtime Baby Lotion and a large variety of other Johnson & Johnson products in the baby section. I like buying from a reliable company that is there to meet an assortment of baby needs, from bath to bedtime. Speaking of bedtime, the lotion is also great to help sleep. Yes, it is for babies but who says adults can’t use it too, right? The lavender in it is a calming aroma and the lotion leaves the skin feeling soft and smooth. I like that I can go to Walmart and know exactly where to look for the lotion. I was able to grab it and a few small items and check out in less than 10 minutes.
Now I can use it for my own DIY Mini Bath Bombs. Great for a relaxing bath and nice way to end the day.
To make a bath bomb simply use these ingredients (whole thing is printable too).
1 cup baking soda.
½ cup citric acid.
½ cup Epson salt.
1 teaspoon water.
3 Tablespoons of Johnson’s® Baby Bedtime Lotion.
Small amount of red and blue food coloring (to make the bath bombs purple.
Get two small bowls. In one bowl mix the dry ingredients. In the second bowl mix the wet ingredients. Add in the food coloring to the wet ingredients and mix well. Slowly add in the wet ingredients to the dry and mix well.
Add the mix into molds. You can purchase bath bomb molds online but I used my mini-muffin tin for perfect small ones.
Let dry for 24 hours, remove and store in an airtight container.
“I have been compensated by Johnson’s® Baby for this post; however, I am sharing my own thoughts. All opinions are my own.”
19 Low-Carb Cauliflower Recipes
Fantastic recipes for people on a low-carb diet. Wanting to not have all the calories. Want more veggies in your meals. Or avoiding flour. Who knew Cauliflower could be made like a bread? I certainly didn’t. I first learned about it with pizza crusts from Cauliflower. They sent me a few types of pizzes (margherita and three cheese) plus a pizza crust to make our own. I was VERY hesitant to try them. I’d seen cauliflower recipes online. A few times. But honestly, it sounds weird. Sorta gross. I’ll eat cauliflower raw but am not a huge fan of it. It has to have dip, lots of dip. So, I was hesitant to try a cauliflower pizza. Now.. I’m hooked. Very thin crust (not sure it it can be made in a thick crust) but taste just like a regular pizza. Not kidding. So I’ve been researching online for cauliflower recipes to expand and found some from other sites to share. I’ll be making these too since my kids liked the cauliflower pizza too! My daughter even made one with tofu chunks on it.
- Cauliflower Pizza Crust (Cha Ching Queen).
- Cauliflower Rice (The Holy Mess).
- French Onion Meatball & Smashed Cauliflower (Small Town Woman).
- Cauliflower Curry ‘Wurst’ (Mom Nom’s).
- Cheesy Cauliflower Leek Quiche (Dukes & Duchesses).
- Cauliflower Pizza Bites (It’s Cheat Day Every Day).
- Cauliflower Au Gratin With Ham (Mashup Mom).
- Three Cheese Fast Baked Cauliflower (Farm Fresh Feasts).
- Fried Cauliflower Rice & Shrimp (The Fit Blog).
- Cauliflower Bread Sticks (To Simply Inspire).
- Loaded Mashed Cauliflower Recipe (The Baking Fairy).
- Cauliflower Quesadillas (Wholesome Yum).
- Three Cheese Cauliflower Pizza (Recipe This).
- Cauliflower Salad With Mustard Vinaigrette (Small Town Woman).
- Cauliflower Waffle Rolls (Mashup Mom).
- Vegan Calli-Fil-A Sandwiches (The Baking Fairy).
- Cauliflower Pot Pies (It’s Cheat Day Every Day).
- Roasted Cauliflower Soup (Dukes & Duchesses).
- Cauliflower Tots (To Simply Inspire).
If you have cauliflower recipe idea please share them! Comment below with your cauliflower ideas.
5 Unique Attributes to Living in Austin
Being in Austin is close to being in a place of diverse of things to do and experience. Considered as one hot city in Texas, the place seeks coolness and entertainment, paired with gastronomic ventures all year round. Being in a place like Austin is distinctly different from other cities in the Texas state. But you are probably living in it when you see and observe these five things.
- Barbecue everywhere
Living in Austin means you are also living with barbecue. In this side of Texas, barbecue is a way of life. Smoked meat in various joints are everywhere! You should try out and review each to know where is the best and the worst.
After indulging in barbecue, the next thing about an Austinite’s diet is Tex-Mex and margaritas.
The most popular names in this business are Matt’s Famous El Rancho, Chuy’s, Trudy’s, Vivo, and Maudie’s. Also watch out for food trailers offering these.
- Mini cars for transportation
Many believe that Austin is not good for city walking. While it is also known that Austin houses a lot of big tech companies like Facebook, Google, and Dell, it has made transportation a little difficult. Biking is one way to travel from point A to B. Because Austin is a spread out city (it has been dubbed by Forbes as one of the fastest growing cities as well), many busy people rely on mini cars for a better transportation system. Mini cars are vehicles you can use within the city and just leave it parked wherever for the next user. You need not return them after picking up.
- Parks and fitness centers
Austin living can be associated with getting fit. The place is known for more than a hundred parks where you can have an afternoon walk or an early morning jog. All in all, Austin has 220 parks. It also has lakes for water sports. Establishments offering fitness services also sprout within the city—there are about 250 gyms, restaurants serving healthy meals, and yoga studios for the fitness buff. Bike tours regularly happen too, with many tourists flocking to the city to witness.
- Barton Springs
Everyone knows that Barton Springs, a swimming pool, is being flocked to by people during summer time when the scorching heat of the sun embraces the city. Austin is known for its very hot temperatures during summer which can last up to six months. It is known for men and women who frolic by the pool and the grassy hill beside while half naked.
- Going to the movies is a lifestyle
Just like eating barbecue, moviegoers in Austin take films seriously. Live comedy, singing performances, and films are being celebrated like a special occasion. One popular movie house is the Alamo Drafthouse. Theaters like the Moody Theater, One World Theater, Zach Theater, and Austin City Limits Live are known for regular show performances.
Austin is also recognized as a haven for many artists with quite a number of galleries spread across town. Few art museums like Blanton Museum, Austin Museum of Art, and Umlauf Sculpture Gardens, are also some of the must-see establishments.
Enter To Win Tickets to Simi Valley’s Cajun & Blues Music Festival
I can’t believe this is the 28th annual Cajun & Blues Music Festival! Time sure flies. Wonder how many people can say they have been to every one! Some this might be your first time. It just seems to get bigger and better every year! For anyone wanting to attend- you can enter to win two tickets! This is a family fun event for all ages.
Just some of the awesome fun that will be happening:
- Two stages of music. One for Cajun and one for Blues.
- Two dance floors.
- Dance lessons.
- Over 100 craft booths.
- Authentic Cajun Food (don’t forget to try alligator on a stick) and Southern Barbecue.
- Mardi Gras style parade each day at 4pm.
Some AMAZING bands, including The Yardbirds, Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels & Robby Krieger Band. On top of that, I’m dying to see Big Bad Voodoo Daddy!
This whole event is ran by volunteers and 100% of the profits go to charities.
The event is at Rancho Santa Susanna Community Park Memorial Day Weekend.
May 27th and 28th. Saturday 12-7:30pm and Sunday 10:30-8:30pm
Tickets are available online for $25 or $30 at the gate. Active military are free with ID. Children under 12 are free. You can also get 2-day passes and SuperTicket passes.
Now For The Giveaway
Winners must be of the age 18-years-old, or older. Be able to pick up their tickets at the box office on the day they pick. I will notify winners after the contest ends and they have 24 hours to reply. I’ll need to know which day they want to attend too.
There will be two winners. Each winner will receive two tickets, valuing $25 per ticket.