Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Homemade Hand Cream

Wanted to share our time-tested recipe for hand cream.  I started making it when my 20-year-old daughter, Lacey, was 2 and had eczema.  Not only was it was a miracle for her skin, but we all loved it and have been using it ever since!

Here us our recipe, so you can make some too.  The original recipe calls for baby lotion.  We have found it works well with any lotion and not just the baby kind.  Just make sure to use the same number of ounces :)

Homemade Hand Cream:

2 (15-16 oz.) baby lotion
8 oz. Vaseline
2 jars (8 oz.) Vitamin E Cream

First, whip the petroleum jelly with a mixer, then add in the remaining ingredients:

Whip until fluffy.

It will look something like this:

I wash and reuse the jars from the vitamin E cream and petroleum jelly (and any other empty jars from creams, butters or lotions that I can find).  Any plastic container with a lid will work just fine.  No need to purchase fancy new jars…. unless you really want to :)

Use a rubber spatula to get every last bit of cream into the jars:

Don’t forget to fill a couple travel size jars to keep with you in your purse. 

It seriously looks like a LOT of hand cream, but we use it so quickly!  There is now only 1 jar left and it will be time to make more soon.  I am going to try using coconut oil instead of petroleum jelly in my next batch… I’ll let you know how it turns out!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Yellow + Gray Blankets

Yellow & Gray Twin Blankets

These pretty blankets were special ordered by a proud auntie… of twins! 

I think her idea is GENIUS -

Both blankies are yellow and gray, but one blanket is granny squares:

Yellow & Gray Granny Square Blanket

and the other is a hexagon blanket:

Yellow & Gray Hexagon Blanket

They coordinate and are so similar, yet each baby will have their own special blanket!

Hexagon & Square Baby Blankets

Aren’t they pretty together?

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving



Happy Thanksgiving, friends!

Give thanks to the LORD,

call on his name;

make known among the nations

what he has done.

1 Chronicles 16:8

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Sunday words



Give thanks to the Lord

for He is good

His love endures forever.

Psalm 107:1

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012


El Elyon

{the Lord Most High}

still is in control

and my HOPE and TRUST are in Him alone.

Dear friends, let us DAILY be as passionate about seeking Jesus


praying for our nation as we have been with this election.

May God’s grace and mercy flow over us

as we seek to walk humbly with Him.


 There will be an end to these troubles

But until that day comes

Still I will praise You . . . still I will praise You.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Did You Vote?


Don’t forget to make your voice heard and vote today, friends! 

And please remind those around you to do the same!!

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