May 4, 2011

Sun Sweet Peach Tea

Nothing says SUMMER is here better than some Sweet Tea brewin’ on the back porch!

I’m constantly craving Snapples Peach Tea, and always sending Craig out to grab some.
So when I seen Lipton’s Iced Tea w/ Hint of Peach at the grocery store the other day,
I HAD to try it!
¼ C Sugar
1 Mason jar
Lipton Iced Tea w/ Hint of Peach
The sun.
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Add sugar to mason jar.
Fill with water and stir.
Add 2 tea bags.
Set in sun and let it brew all day.
Place in fridge until cold.
Remove tea bags.
Add ice.
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Sip right out of the mason jar.
There is nothing better than sweet tea outta a mason jar!

Close your eyes, tune out the kids, and breathe.
OH the simple things in life.

# kristanlynn
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May 1, 2011

DIY Clean eyes!

Eye make-up remover is so darn expensive!
Here is a quick and cheap DIY Eye Make-up Remover recipe.
If you have kids, you’ll have the materials!
If you don’t… and you have to buy ingredients,
well, you’ll spend less than 3 dollars!
And get at least 30 bottles of remover.
1 C water
1½ TBSP Baby Shampoo (tear free)
⅛ TSP Baby Oil
(Cocunut Oil or Olive Oil) EDIT! Due to the overwhelming response to my use of Baby Oil. Please Note: Some say you should not use Baby Oil on your face, others say you should not use it period. If you are worried about it’s effects, just use Coconut Oil or Olive Oil. I will say that I have super duper expensive eye cream, that has mineral oil in it… andddd I don’t see a problem with it, BUT that’s just me. =) I mean c’mon… it’s like literally a DROP of oil you’re using. LOL. To each his own. Next time I make it I’ll probably try the coconut oil.
Mixing Bowl
Measuring cup/spoons
Bottle to put finished product in
(I used an empty medicine bottle; an empty baby oil bottle would work GREAT)
Small funnel (or improvise like me)
Combine ingredients.
I didn’t have a funnel.. and didn’t feel like messing with a  make-shift one.
I poured the mix from the bowl into a plastic cup (I guess I could have just mixed it in the cup?!)
I squeezed the top of the cup into a point and poured. Worked just fine.
I didn’t have enough room in my little bottle.
So I’m storing the rest into little glass jars.
It works PERFECT! Actually better than some super expensive brands I’ve tried!
It doesn’t leave a greasy film like most, and takes off the make up in one swipe.
Don’t put that Baby Oil away just yet… there are soooo many uses for it!
My favorite:
Stick it in your shower.
Rub it all over right before you get out next time.
Let the water rinse it away for about 30 seconds.
And VOILA, your skin is as soft as a baby’s bum… and has a glow to it too!
Edit: AGAIN… use Baby Oil AT YOUR OWN RISK.
What are some of your favorite uses for baby oil??
Hope everyone’s having fant├ístico weekend!
# kristanlynn
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