Wednesday, January 26, 2011

homemade is well-made

I have been notified that my camera is shipped! Hurray!

I wandered into some very cool things the other day. Firstly, I found this blog which I find sometimes very silly and sometimes wuuuuuunderfully helpful. The most wonderful of the wonderful finds was this post on making your own body lotion. Amazing. I have adult eczema which, I assure you, is a pain in the ass, and I spend just all of my money on expensive lotions and moisturizers. To have the ability to make them myself?! And for an extremely cheap amount of money!? Glory be. Also, I recently acquired a lotion specifically meant for eczema treatment, meaning it is 1% colloidal oatmeal. This particular lotion is upwards of $13 for 8 oz. That is ridiculous. So I found this: how to make your own oatmeal bath (on babyparenting.com, obviously, because that is who has eczema. Babies.). This teaches you how to make colloidal oatmeal in your blender which you can then (I imagine) easily add to your homemade moisturizer.

I will let you know how this goes. Or, maybe I won't and you will just receive a surprise gift of homemade moisturizer in your mailbox.

Also, through some friends blogs, I found this gem of a gluten-free blog. Flat bread recipe looks amazing, though I'm not sure my hand-me-down blender is entirely up for the job.

In other news, I got my hair cut. At the mall. I have been needing a hair cut for months now. About five, I'd say. Maybe eight (how long ago did you move, Haley?). I cut it myself (see something in a previous post about self hair cuttery), with minimal success (I mean, it was shorter) but have recently been craving a real, stylized, posh sort of hairs on my head. D and I have a friend who works in the mall. His girlfriend also works in the mall and cuts hair. Well. Plus, since she is a friend (or friend of a friend) she made it so that I can actually afford getting my hair cut at the mall. And, I like it. A lot.

1 comment:

carrotsformichaelmas said...

I want some pics of your haircut. And I miss cutting your hair. Now I only get to cut boy hair. Not as fun as girl hair.

Haley