Pinterest Magic #3

This week’s Pinterest magic was spectacular! Lol, at least my feet think so!

My husband says it’s the hippie in me, but I’m always walking around barefoot, and my feet have definitely paid the price for my free spirit.  I have tried a bunch of different ways to supposedly soften my feet, but unless I go down and pay $$$ for a pedi, none have worked.  Then I saw this pin, and thought, “Why not, I’ve tried everything else.”

Simply, add a cup of Apple Cider Vinegar and a cup of Epsom salt to a bowl of warm water (I liked my water almost to hot for comfort) and soak for 10-15 minutes.  Afterwards, simply give your feeties a good scrub with your pumice stone, and sit back and enjoy almost new feet! Seriously, I’ve only done this once and it worked incredible! I can’t stop rubbing my feet!  Oh, and Liam saw me soaking my feet and wanted to get in on the action, so I filled a tub with water for him too…just making sure he’s well rounded!



Since I don’t exactly have a 60,000 mile warranty on this bod of mine, I’m always interested in a few good tips! Dry brushing…who knew?!  I’m going to dry brush at least three days a week, and see how it goes.  With benefits like these, why not?!

“Dry brushing benefits: eliminates cellulite, cleanses the lymphatic structure, eliminate dead skin coatings, makes the immune system stronger, stimulates the hormone and oil producing glands; tightens the skin to prevent aging, makes the quality of your muscles better, stimulates circulation, enhances the performance of the nervous system, aids digestion and most of all, it is considered the simplest and cheapest way to rejuvenate your skin.”

This lil’ beauty reminded me of my DIY wood sign with stickers and inspired me to try it out with my own kids!

I picked up two 8×10 blank canvases from Hobby Lobby (on sale for $5! Score) and used my Cricut to cut out the boy’s names and a star for each. I didn’t have any vinyl, so I tried just using a roll of shelf contact paper I already had.  It actually worked pretty good! At first it was very irritating how it didn’t want to stick, but that actually allowed me to be able to move the letters around with ease, and when I wanted them to stay put, I just really flattened them out, pushing pretty hard.  Here is how it turned out! We had a blast, and once the canvases were completely covered, we decided to start on some body painting, followed with LOTS of water play after! Thank you washable paint!


Ever find that after awhile, your white shirts start to get these horrible yellow stains around the pits?  Not even straight bleach seems to get rid of them, and then you end up throwing away a perfectly good shirt!  Apparently all you need is Dawn Dish Soap, Peroxide and a lil’ bit of baking powder! This woman is a genius! So we pulled out a pile of yellowing shirts and gave it a whirl! It totally worked! Lucky for me, Jerad has about 20 white T-shirts for me to practice on!

Last, but definitely not least, is this super duper trick using a dust pan and ridiculously short sink faucet! While cleaning my hubby’s office, I needed to scrub the floors, but the only water available was through this old, short faucet which my bucket of course didn’t fit under! Lame! Then I remembered this, and tried it out! It worked perfectly! Now if only, it cleaned the floors too!

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