Yes, you read that right. Coffee + Brown Sugar + Olive Oil = an amazing body scrub that my mom and I are both totally obsessed with.
I really do start an absurd amount of my conversations with that very sentence. Ever since I got a Pinterest account, I’m catching myself falling into the well-known Pinterest rut: repinning cool ideas, but never actually doing anything with them beyond that.
This Coffee Brown Sugar Body Scrub was one of the few things that I’ve seen, repinned, and then actually made. And it was so worth the energy it took to get up from my computer and walk out to the kitchen 😉
But seriously, it’s awesome. I love the yummy coffee smell of course, and my skin feels absolutely incredible afterwards. It’s so easy too.
Mix the coffee and brown sugar…
and then add olive oil until desired consistency is achieved (I added olive oil until sort of moist, but definitely not watery yet).
And that’s it! I use it every 3 or 4 days, though I don’t see any reason why you couldn’t use it every day. I put the scrub into a canning jar for the pictures, but I actually have it in a small plastic container normally, because I felt like a glass jar in the shower might not be such a great idea.
Coffee Brown Sugar Body Scrub
3/4 cup coffee
1/4 brown sugar
Mix the coffee and brown sugar and then add olive oil until desired consistency is achieved (I added olive oil until moist, but not watery).
^^From our John Muir Trail backpacking trip this past summer.
We’ve never been big Black Friday shoppers around here, so when REI announced that they were closing all of their locations on Black Friday, and giving their employees a paid day off to be outdoors, we were thrilled! What an awesome idea.
Whether or not Black Friday shopping is your thing, think about joining us in spending some time outside with loved ones this year! What a great way to thank God for his creation, and for all he’s blessed us with.
Hey! It’s been way too long since our last Fashion Friday- I’ve missed it! Here are a few fun Fall-y looking things I’ve seen around and loved.
I hope that you’re having an amazing week!
Hampshire Chambray Overall Dress
Cute and simple.
Aren’t these gorgeous? I love the color.
Denver Seamed Top
This looks so comfy- I’m a little unsure how the seams down the front would look in person though.
I tried this on at Loft and loved it, but it seemed a little too formal for my day to day life. It was a great length and cut though!
Birchwood Crochet Accent Blouse
This color is so beautiful and the detail around the neckline is incredible.
Floral Button Back Swing Shell
Another thing I saw in person and really liked. I didn’t try it on, so I’m not sure how “swingy” it is.
Stand Your Underground Booties
Velvet booties might not be the most practical choice, but they sure are fun!
Dot Striped Henley Blouse
I love this- a perfect classic.
That seems to be a general trend around here, doesn’t it? Between my mom and I, we subscribe to a lot of different blogs- food, fashion and everything in between. It’s awesome to see what other blogger’s are up to- it’s so inspiring!
A handful of blog posts that popped up in my inbox this week were so great that I just had to share them with you all. And it just so happens that many of them are food related. So get ready to drool- hope you enjoy!
Gimme Some Oven: Banana Bread Smoothie
Doesn’t this look and sound absolutely incredible?
A Beautiful Mess: Easy (and Healthy!) Three Ingredient Ice Cream
You might remember a similar post on our blog- Banana Ice Cream. It’s a total hit during the summer- easy, healthy and delicious! That great thing about this post from A Beautiful Mess is that they include a ton of great ways to mix up the basic recipe.
Skunkboy Blog: 5 DIY’s I’m Dying to Try
I’m not a crafty person- it’s just not one of my strengths. I loved this DIY post from Skunkboy blog though- so many cute ideas! I especially love the homemade fire starters (shown above). Also, the colorful backgammon game is amazing!
The Pioneer Woman: Crunchy French Toast
Oh my goodness. This Crunchy French Toast looks like heaven- french toast battered in sweetened panko and then cooked in butter…yummmmmm.
Proverbs 31 Ministries: Why Did This Happen God?
Lysa Terkeurst’s devotions are awesome- I’d highly recommend checking them out. I especially loved what she had to say about Philippians 4:12-13- a verse that can sometimes be tough to swallow, and is always tough to live out. Worth the read.
That’s it for today- have an amazing weekend!
I don’t ever wear real, denim jeans anymore. I hope I’m not alone in this. All my “jeans” are really more jeggings- way stretchier and comfier than the original. I’ve tried on real jeans a couple of times recently, and I just can’t convince myself that I’d wear them. Comfort is king.
But boyfriend jeans?? Maybe, just maybe, I could get behind those. These jeans from Madewell are super cute and actually look comfortable. Time will tell if I actually end up wearing real jeans again at some point 😉
And now for the rest of Fashion Friday, which happens to have nothing to do with jeans. Real or otherwise.
Journey to Bali Top
I love the color and fabric of this top- it dresses up the otherwise casual tank top.
Montauk Me Through It Bootie
These are adorable and seem really versatile.
Forest Trove Plaid Hi-Lo Top
My favorite type of top.
Woven Shift Dress
This dress is on sale at Nordstrom right now- it comes in a ton of cute patterns and colors, and is only $21.90.
Dew as I Do Ring Set
This is just plain gorgeous.
North Caicos Printed Dress
So summery and cute.
Free People Sweet Talk Dress
This is an unusual pick for me, but something about the unusual silhouette and length caught my eye. It could be super cute on.
Have to Tri These Earrings
These are simple and pretty, but a little unusual with the wood.
Saltwater Sweets Top
Have you seen all the gorgeous Rifle Paper Co. products floating around lately? If you haven’t, look them up- such beautiful stuff. Anyways, this pattern reminds me of something they’d make.
That’s it for today! Have an amazing weekend!