Tuesday, August 30, 2016

I Didn't Have An Accident In The shower.

I have been thinking about doing some DIY home remedies for a while. When I  finished my Body Shop Spa of the World, African Ximenia Scrub, instead of buying a new one I thought I would attempt to make my own.
This was just 1 cup of coffee, 6 table spoons of melted coconut oil and 3 table spoons of sea salt. I also added a few drops of lavender oil as I hate coffee. I was trying to make the lavender oil over power the coffee which ended up being impossible.

When I used it, it was messy.  The consistency is not good and it just falls apart. Do not use it straight after cleaning the bath like I did or you will be very cranky. After using it my skin did feel softer and I think because of the lavender oil it also felt really moisturized. Unfortunately I smelt like a cappuchino. If you like coffee and making a mess and you want your skin to be softer and slightly moisturized, I would give it a go if your bored on a weekend. Has anyone made a good body scrub that they are happy with? If so what did you use? I need all the help I can get.

Saturday, August 27, 2016


 For my Birthday Hubby took me to the Kooroomba Lavender Farm for lunch. Attached to the lavender farm is a winery. Where we got to do some wine testing  and then picked the wine we wanted with our lunch. The lunch and the wine were delicious. Sorry there are no photos, I was to busy devouring my meals.
 After lunch we went for a wander through the lavender and the grape vines. It is such a beautiful part of the world, the sun was shining and the air was so fresh. You would never have thought that it was winter.
 We pulled out a picnic blanket and lay in the sun finishing our bottle of wine. It was so relaxing and peaceful that I could have stayed there all afternoon. Unfortunately though we had to pack up as we had a long drive back home. Before we left I snuck in the gift shop and bought some lavender bath oil, lavender bath salts and another cheeky bottle of wine.
 On the way home we stopped off at an information centre because it had a lure on it and we wanted to catch Pokemon. So we sat on the swings at the info centre and collected pokeballs and Pokemon for half and hour. Yes this is how we roll. Is anyone else playing it? it is so addictive.
When we got home I decided I wanted a bath. This adventure should end with me lying in the lavender bath drinking a bottle of wine. Instead my bath did not get warm and we realized we need a new hot water system. So we called a plumber friend who said he would fix it on Monday for us. So cold showers for the rest of the weekend YAY!!!!!!

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Anniversary Giveaway

Today is my 6 year anniversary, I’m not sure if it counts though as I leave and comeback and leave and comeback. Who cares though right now I am here and ready to celebrate. So without further ado my giveaway is a Kikki K My daily thoughts journal.

All you need to do is be a follower and leave a comment with your email address. I will draw it on the 10/09/2016. Good luck to everyone XXXX

Thursday, August 4, 2016

July Book review

I have a massive pile of books I need to read and then I see a new book series that I must have and those books are put on the back burner. So I have told myself I have to read two books from that pile each month or I am not allowed to buy any new books. I love bargaining with myself, does anyone else do that?

The first book from my pile of books to be read was, The Vampire Shrink by Lynda Hilburn. The main character is Kismet who is a shrink, one of her clients comes into her office explaining that she wants to be turned into a vampire. Kismet thinks she is delusional and has lost her way and really wants to help her and others that are feeling this way and decides to call herself, The Vampire Shrink. Little does Kismet know the huge underworld of Vampires that lives around her and the mystery of dead bodies turning up in her local area. Kismet ends up being caught in the middle of everything and it takes her a while to realise that Vampires actually exist. This is very different to any other vampire book I have read it would make Twilight readers blush. A great light read I would give it 7/10.

 The Infinite Sea the second book in the series, The 5th Wave was brilliant. It goes into a lot of details of all the characters that escaped at the end of the last book. I am really glad it did as Cassie has started to annoy me for some reason and if it just continued with Cassie, I would not have been as interested in the book. All I can say is Ringer is my all-time favourite character in the book and I think she handles herself so well. I don't want to say to much more as I don't want too give anything away. I give this book 8/10. I was supposed to finsh the 3rd book this month and then along came Harry Potter and spoilt everything as I read, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child instead.
 I had to take my Hubby to see the BFG, I had never read the book before so it had to be done. I loved every minute of it, Roald Dahl is a brilliant author. All I have ever read was James and the Giant Peach and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I really just want to sit back and read all of his work. This book is about young Sophie who lives in and orphanage and sees the BFG doing strange things at night. The BFG spots Sophie and runs away with her to Giant Country. Sophie at first is very frightened of the BFG, then learns that his job is to collect dreams and give them to young girls and boys. In giant county there are really bad giants that eat humans. It is up to Sophie and the BFG to save the world. Have you seen the movie? I thought it was adorable. I totally loved the scene with the queen farting it had me in stitches. I give this book 8/10
 The second book from the pile of books to be read was Vanishing Acts by Jodi Picoult. Delia has had a lovely life growing up with her Dad, until one day the Police come to her door and arrest her Dad for kidnapping. Delia think there has to be a mistake until she realises that the person who was kidnapped was her. This was such an interesting read with Delia trying to work out her past and deal with her beloved Dad being locked up in jail. I give this book 8/10
What have you been reading this month, any recommendations for me? Enjoy August, I can't wait for it to start warming up here. It seems to be getting colder and colder, not that where I live is that cold.