Outdoor Outing.

imageThis weather has been too good to not take advantage of and we have another beautiful weekend coming up!  Last weekend we headed out to Mt. Tam and Stinson Beach for a full day of sun and beautiful surroundings.  What else can you ask for?!  I definitely recommend it for any fellow bay area friends.

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Don’t miss out on taking advantage of one of the most beautiful areas in the country when the weather is nice.  We all know the fog is just around the corner 🙂

Wombats Wednesday: Your Body is a Weapon.

image(Chels and I with Murph from the Wombats last Spring when the Wombats came to the Fillmore)

I have this freakish obsession with a band called The Wombats.  I know it’s not normal anymore at this age to geek out about such a thing but let’s be honest, sometimes you can’t resist.  After a long awaited arrival of the new track off an upcoming album, I wouldn’t expect anything less than an agressively adorable title such as “Your Body is a Weapon.”  Alas, I leave you with my soon to be most played track of the month.  Thank you Wombats gods!

No, I don’t want no scrubs …

I just want a sea salt exfoliate.  Big difference.  Chelsea had been talking about this amazing body “scrub” that she had made a few years ago and how great it made her skin feel.  Before she left for her trip, she decided to make a few batches while I worked on another project.  Let me tell you, this stuff is amazing.  I’m a pretty simple person and not into too many scents or crazy soaps but this is so refreshing and makes your skin so smooth!

What you will need (We stocked up on ours from Whole Foods):
1. Sea Salt
2. Coconut Oil
3. Lemons

IMG_6473(To start out, you may have to heat up the Coconut Oil because you want to make sure that it’s a liquid consistency)

IMG_6466(After the oil has turned to liquid, add it to the sea salt in a large mixing bowl.  The amount of sea salt and oil you use all depends on the storage containers you are going to put them in at the end.  We used mason jars here.)

IMG_6468(Squeeze fresh lemon in to liking.  We added extra lemon because it smells so good!)

IMG_6475(Place the delicious contents in mason jars and add some big chunk slices of lemon.  Voila!  A natural and fabulous body exfoliate.)

These could be a great and thoughtful gift for a friend or family member’s birthday.  Or you could even make this to keep and pamper yourself.  Either way, it’s very simple to make these.  Enjoy!