I can’t quite remember who first introduced me to the idea of duping Egyptian Magic. It may have been Meredith, it could have been a reader. It seems my memory isn’t that great on this one. Anyhow, it was a great idea. As with many of the more natural products out there, I was floored by the cost, especially considering the ingredients, which are all pretty easy to get. So, in the midst of an extreme dry spell, I whipped up a batch of my own, and it’s fantastic.
Whether you’re vegetarian, or you’ve got a vegetarian coming over for Christmas dinner this year, here’s a few delicious menu suggestions. From side dishes to delicious mains, I’ve got you covered.
After decades of winters with dry skin, I’ve started to think “if I’m going to be dry, I might as well make it interesting.” That’s where this hydrating body mist comes in. It’s perfect for spritzing yourself with right after you get out of the shower—it’ll impart some added moisture without much added work. Plus, it kind of has the effect of turning your January bathroom into a bit of a tropical spa, and if a tropical spa is the end destination, I will happily bridge any gaps with my imagination.
It seems everybody around me is having babies. Most of my friends and coworkers are older than I am, so I’m chalking it up to that. Anyhow, I figure if my assorted DIY hobbies are good for anything, they’re good for helping the lovely mums-to-be in my life soothe their stretched out bellies. So I made these bars, and according to the ladies, they’re working like a charm.
I will happily confess that I have a bit of a thing for gingerbread. It’s delicious, and it smells fantastic. It is also a beautiful, deep colour that seems to be to hearken to days gone by, where rye bread, dark liquor, and unrefined foods abounded. A bit overly romantic, I’m sure, but it’s a nice wintery image all the same.