Friday Favorites- Inspiration

In case you’re in need of a little bit of inspiration, here are a few things I found fun or inspiring this week.

Favorite Yum: Gimme Some Oven- Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites

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We made something similar a while back (see here), but it didn’t include chocolate, which I think is a great addition.

Favorite DIY- Dip Dye

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These are so cute! Wouldn’t they be an amazing gift?

Favorite Inspiration: Skunkboy Blog- Disposable Camera Challenge

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I love this whole concept.

Favorite Funny- Taxes

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Favorite Hair: Delightfully Tacky- Low Tuck Up-Do

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This hairstyle idea is totally do-able. Elizabeth (above) just uses a plain black headband, which is totally an option, but when I tried it, I used a sparkly one- it ends up making it look a bit fancier. Despite how it looks completed, the up-do is incredibly simple and easy- and it looks great on thick, curly hair (like mine), and thinner, straight hair (like a friend’s who introduced me to the hairstyle).  My new go to hair for when I want to feel fancy 🙂

Favorite Outfit Inspiration- Neutrals

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This makes me want a full skirt all over again…

Favorite Wanderlust- via

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Always inspiring.

Favorite Words- Prayer

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I absolutely love this perspective on prayer.

Jordan 

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Coffee & Coconut Oil Body Scrub

My Daughter and I- Coffee and Coconut Oil Body Scrub

Ahhhhh… coffee. I love everything about it: the taste, the heat and, of course, the smell. Using coffee grounds in a body scrub may seem a bit strange, but it exfoliates skin well, and the smell is to die for. Also, because the coffee is packed with antioxidants, it’s a great anti-inflammatory, and the caffeine also makes your skin feel softer and firmer.

I’ve made coffee body scrub before (here’s the original post), but I used olive oil in the recipe. We had a jar of coconut oil floating around in our pantry, so this time, I found a recipe that included coconut oil instead. The coconut oil is a lot more moisturizing then the olive oil, so you probably won’t need to put lotion on after you shower.

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Coffee & Coconut Oil Body Scrub

3/4 cup coffee grounds (Used or fresh. Coarser coffee grounds seem best, but anything works)

1/2 brown sugar

1/4 cup coconut oil (or olive oil)

1 tsp. cinnamon

 

Mix all ingredients well and store in airtight container.

 

Here’s the original recipe (I made quite a few modifications.)

 

Jordan

 

Friday Favorites- It’s Summer!!

Happy Friday! Hope you enjoy the cool/funny/cute things I’ve seen around this past week. Have a great weekend!

Favorite Funny- All By Myself music video 

What else would you do when stuck in the airport alone overnight??

And here are a few more funny things because I couldn’t choose just one…

“Chancho- I need to borrow some sweats”

I laughed just a bit too hard at this. 

Favorite Summer Outfit Inspiration

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I’m in love with everything about this outfit.

Favorite Recent Beauty Find- L’Oreal Paris Anti-Oxidant Spray

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I bought this spray a month or so ago at Wal-mart and love it so far. I’m not totally sure how much “color vibrancy” it adds to my hair, but it smells super good, it makes my hair soft, it helps with frizz and it adds a ton of volume. And it doesn’t get sticky, greasy or weigh my hair down. Since I dyed my hair, I only wash it once every 5 or 6 days, so this spray helps adds some body and life when it’s a little sad looking.

Favorite Life Hack- How to Ripen Bananas

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This seems like it would be helpful to know at some point.

Favorite Worship Song (right now)- Chains Hit the Ground

I love this song- I heard it for the first time at youth group and was blown away.

Favorite DIY- DIY Kimono

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My mom and I were talking the other day about kimonos like this- we’d seen a couple people wearing them, and liked the idea. This DIY project seems simple and totally do-able.

Favorite Food Gawk- Snickers Bars Cinnamon Rolls

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Favorite New Company- Birch Box

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For about $10 a month, Birch Box will send you a little box full of high-end beauty and make-up samples- like one of the boxes pictured above. We’ve received two so far, and I’ve been really impressed with the cute packaging and the samples are fun to try out.

Favorite Homemade Item- DIY Laundry Detergent 

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This seems like such a huge money saver and it looks really simple.

Favorite Hair Color- The Clothes Horse

_MG_0373_zps04ba6965 Also, this pink hair. Here’s another picture. And a video. Can you tell I’m just a little obsessed?

I have the hair color itch- I love the dark red I’ve been dying my hair, but suddenly bright hair is really appealing to me. I’m really hesitant to bleach my  hair because I don’t want to damage it, so the bright hair idea is going to be a bit hard to achieve. We’ll see what I ultimately decide- I’ll keep you all posted on my hair endeavors 😉

Jordan