The week before last I received an invitation to a Mother’s Day brunch at Woman’s Day magazine corporate headquarters. I said “Yes!” Not really knowing what to expect, it was a delightful few hours this past Tuesday morning. They had invited about a dozen bloggers and we got to “play”.
Take a look at the cupcake I decorated to, ahem, “match” their cover cupcake. My bee looks a little distressed or crabby, don’t you think? I didn’t mean to make it look like that but the woman next to me accidentally hit my elbow while I was drawing on the face. Oh well! What was really fun was being able to meet some other bloggers in person. Previously we had only known each other through commenting.
The team at Woman’s Day is so impressive. These editors are top notch – all young, beautiful, super organized and as the Editor in Chief, Susan Spencer said, “they get it done!” The magazine is so deep with ideas on food, fashion, crafts and projects, books to read, you name it!
Do It Yourself (DIY) projects are very big with their readers, so another thing we learned is how to make your own salt or brown sugar body scrub. I’m a salt person myself so I made a lemongrass salt version. It’s so simple, it’s stupid and to think I spent all this money on scrubs from Bliss in the past and I could have made this in my kitchen? Who knew? Estee Lauder started in her kitchen and look where that got her!
So let me share this recipe with you. Make this and use it, as it won’t last too long. They say it will keep for about a month in a closed jar in a cool dark place. So all you moms out there should make this for yourselves and give yourself a spa day Mother’s Day!
Homemade Body Scrub – from Woman’s Day magazine
3 rounded Tbs. Kosher salt
2 Tbs. olive oil
5 – 6 drops of any essential oil – lemongrass, lavender, peppermint, you decide!
Place salt in a small clean glass jar. Drizzle in olive oil and stir with a wooden stick or chopstick. Add in the oil and stir again.
Store in a cool dark place and use within a month.
My boy are coming over to cook me a surprise dinner for Mother’s Day. (It’s my favorite holiday!) I can’t wait!!
Hope you all have an awesome day on Sunday!