Saturday, June 2, 2012

Auto travel for your family

Summer time is coming, for many that can mean family trips and excursions away from home. This is our last summer before the start of school for our little one and I hope we get good use of it. Here are some tips and games that have gotten us through long car rides (that is if your child or children like the car) and some fairly decent air travel.

We made up a game called PT Cruiser (instead of punch buggy) fireball, when ever someone sees a PT cruiser on the road or parked the first person to say "PT Cruiser Fireball" gets to choose who they imaginary fire ball gets thrown at, and that person (in a most dramatic way says "NOOooooooooo"). This could be altered for whatever make and model you like (we are just attached to our PT, and there are quite a few of them on the road here). The game keeps the kiddo's eyes active on the world around her and teaches her about good sportsman ship, sometimes you throw the fire ball, some times you don't but we can all have a good time and keep trying.

A small shoe size box with activity/coloring book and some small markers or crayons have helped make a LA commute not so terrible for the kiddo. The box keeps everything from rolling under the seats and accessible by almost everyone.

On long trips the ipod touch has been a life saver! A bit pricey I know but the amount of free PBS kids shows, and app games are that extra little bit of balm for a kid who's been in the car for more than three hours. We even bought a movie we already own and she has watched it off and on for the last two years. I haven't even mentioned how you can use the camera feature yet!

Stay tuned for the Air travel tips!
Head Bather

P.S. While we don't need it anymore one of my friends always has a small travel kiddie toilet in her vehicle. She has plastic baggies or something to deal with the "deposit" and it makes it so much easier on a long trip if your little one has to go NOW! Other tip is "Nature pee", gently stand on their toes and hold their hand while they squat back as you would. They aren't as balanced as we are so from about two to five or so we have used this method while out in "nature" and haven't had a problem.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Foundation that works, with a conscience

I have been on the search for a liquid or cream foundation for a while now, some have been fine but the wrong shade, others didn't agree with my skin. We are all different after all and our skin tends to adjust its needs with the seasons.

While wandering around Sephora on my birthday, just to play with all the pretty colors, a lovely young woman who worked there asked if she could help me. I usually just say "no thank you" but she said the magic words "would you like me to freshen up your makeup for your birthday?".

How could I refuse, I love to feel pretty and pampered.

They were doing a promotion for a new line in their stores by Josie Maran. The tag line is "luxury with a conscience" she uses Argan oil in many of her formulations. Famed for its multiple uses as a skin and hair oil, it is called "liquid gold" and has a very high Vitamin E content.

The foundation she used on my face was a light/medium color matching serum formula that changed from white to the best match for your skin tone. It's SPF 30 and wears like a dream, I have less dry patches and no oil slicks by the end of the day. I tried the pressed powderconcealer, moisturizer, and bronzing oil which were all outstanding.

After my make over (which was pretty and subtle) I though; splurge on foundation or moisturizer (I was in no way compensated for this review, I just wanted to let you know I found something I think is great). I choose the foundation and I have been using it regularly for the last few weeks. My face loves it, less redness and breakouts. Win win.

Head Bather

Friday, May 25, 2012

Re-crafting a tee shirts

I love to sew cloths. I also love a good tutorial. Here is a great one, I just wish I still had some old maternity tees or plain men's tees to use.

Head Bather

Thursday, May 24, 2012


Worldfest 2011
Originally uploaded by ritualbath

“Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.” Helen Keller

Head Bather

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

I finally found a sunscreen I like!

I have been searching for a sunscreen/moisturizer for my face. After loads of fine print reading I found one who's ingredients didn't seem so scary (my sensitive skin has problems with even sensitive skin formulas) and had an SPF rating that I was comfortable with.

So I bought it.

A week later, my skin looks great! I have less dry patches, no cystic out breaks, and a bit less rosy cheeks (a touch of roseacea perhaps?). The product feels a bit tacky right after application but it absorbs into the skin well and is a great base for my mineral makeup.

I was not compensated for this review. I purchased this at retail at our local health food store. This is my own opinion and mileage may vary.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Food on Pinterest

Food can be a feast for the eyes as well. I found this recipe on pinterest and it was out standing! Creamy, savory, tangy, and sweet. I think I hit all the taste-buds with this one. Be sure to click the image to get to pinterest then to the blog recipe. It was so good and I made another recipe with the roasted grapes too. I now know what to do with grapes that are past their prime in the crisper.

Head Bather

My little creative

There used to be organized colors in their own bowls. Now it's tea being served to me in a tea cup. *sigh* oh well she is having fun so I will bite my organized tongue.

Head Bather

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Coffee scrub

Five tablespoons coffee grounds, half a cup sugar and oil of your choice till it's a paste or runny, your preference.

Head Bather

Monday, January 2, 2012

Back to life

Back to business!
Hope everyone had a great holiday season!

On to great things in the year ahead!

Head Bather