Saturday, September 29, 2018

Geodes and Aprons

Before I get started on this rock/apron thing, I gotta give you all an update on the this bar soap shampoo I've been using.  One word... Awesome! It takes a little of getting used to. At first, you feel kinda odd, like you're doing the wrong thing in the shower, rubbing a bar soap against your hair, but I've seen the results and it's so worth it. My hair is shinier, silkier and surprise... not as frizzy! Another thing, having natural curls, I notice they are more defined. If you decide to try the hair bar for yourself, there's only one bit of advice I suggest. Start by lathering your ends first and then work towards the scalp. You really don't need to put the bar against your head because it is essentially soap and soap spreads.

Moving on... I've been missing my sewing time dearly. If you follow on Instagram, you may have noticed, I'm just m-i-a. But there was one day, one day when..... I realized I was all caught up with laundry, the girls were in school, the hubs at work and my crockpot was cooking dinner for us. Voila! I could sew! I ended up piecing together these two little lovelies in just about 2 hours. It was fabulous!

Aren't they adorable?! I love combining fabrics into one statement pieces!

There are so many projects I want to start. Fabrics have all been 'grouped' for future quilts, bags, pillows, and aprons. One problem. Finding some more time to do them🤔


On another note... the rock thing. I'm a rock girl, my daughters are into the crystal thing, and the hubs loves landscaping with stones. So yes, we love our rocks! But do you know how exciting it is to crack open a geode? If you don't know, let me tell you. Geodes are round rocks, sometimes hollow in the middle. They take thousands of years to form and often, their center consists of crystals. They kinda resemble eggs and they are lightweight. If you suspect you've found a geode, give it a shake. If you hear rattling inside, it's got crystals!

I flipped when I saw these getting sold at the Country Living Fair by the plant tent!
I had to have them!

We had a blast cracking these open! The girls have added some new crystals to the collection!

If you decide to take a try at rock hunting, there are a few rules you should stick to. 
1. Dora said it best... "Backpack, backpack 🎶" ~ Always bring your backpack.
2. Wear protective glasses if your planning on cracking your finds.
3. Do a double take, if you think it's a cool looking rock, make sure it's not the head of a snake.
No joke. 
4. Have fun in the sun. When the sun shines on the ground, you notice the shiny stuff better!

Up and coming.....
Mushroom hunting is in full effect. The garden is cleaned out. And all I want to do is decorate for Halloween. Let's hope you see some new creations on your next visit.

Happy Trails to treasuring free time!

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