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11  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Re: Bride's Day Of: Survival Kit on: July 22, 2006 04:36:26 PM
Concealer and a blemish stick can be mighty handy, and a little sewing kit, too (just in case).  Oh, and snacks.  I did not eat enough on my wedding day.  A packet of emergen-c and some Advil might be appreciated on the day after...
12  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Re: flower and candle free winter wedding on: July 22, 2006 04:33:17 PM
Oh, I'm a little jealous -- I would have loved a winter wedding.  I've seen some stunning bouquets made from beaded flowers here on craftster, which could also be used as, or as part of, the table centerpieces -- maybe silver, white and blue flowers twined around the electric candles or tucked in amongst glass ball ornaments.  You could incorporate michaelsmom's idea here with your name and date on the ornaments.  Also, you could make ice votives which would be lovely for lining the walkway to the church or reception hall (assuming, of course, that it's an evening wedding) -- since they'd be outside you could use real candles (or not).  Just fill a bowl with water and sink a smaller container, like a yogurt cup, inside it and freeze (the size of the smaller container depends on the size of the candles you'd use).  Pop the ice out of the bowl and the container out of the ice and voila: a votive.  Don't forget to wrap the leafless trees with twinkle lights and crystal or beaded ornaments to sparkle in the lights.  If the wedding's after Christmas you can get a lot of this stuff on sale, and if not, people often unload Christmasy things at yard sales.
13  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Completed Projects / Re: Baby bibs on: March 16, 2005 08:55:15 AM
Those are amazing!  And if you're still looking for packaging ideas, the bibs themselves would be a great wrapper for other gifts, like matching onesies or socks or receiving blankets with the days of the week embroidered on them.
14  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies / Re: i need ideas on: March 16, 2005 08:43:07 AM
Here's another one on this thread, in case you missed it: a really cute fleece baby blanket with felt appliques.

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=26466.0
15  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Re: dry face on: March 09, 2005 10:44:55 AM
Honey.  I feel like I've said this a million times today (sorry for the repetition), but honey really does work.  Warm it up to make it easier to spread, massage it onto your face and throat and then hop in the shower.  It rinses off easily, and leaves my skin feeling smooth.  No acne issues, either.  I've tried the mayo thing, but I find that the vinegar in it stings my eyes.
16  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Re: at home, all natural self-tanner: coffee grounds! on: March 09, 2005 10:30:20 AM
I'm guessing you just sit in an empty tub, no? It's just a funny mental picture.....

yeah, I kind of feel like an idiot just standing there (the grounds on your butt make for uncomfortable sitting), so I clean off my hands and try to read for a while.

So ya just scrub all over? LOL.. I can just picture coffee grounds all over my face.
The last post I replied to was about putting mayo & lemon juice in my hair.

SO...now I am going to have mayo/lemon in my hair...and coffee all over my body. Yep... it's confirmed, my boyfriend is truely going to think I have lots my marbles! Cheesy

When I do the coffee scrub I put honey on my face (it's an amazing moisturizer -- just warm it up and slather it on), and sometimes avocado in my hair.  My bathroom is turning into a pantry... 

Hmm.  Sometimes the olive oil is a little too oily for me.  Maybe I'll try honey next time, as suggested by serac here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=13807.30.
17  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Re: sugar scrub (?) on: March 09, 2005 10:16:57 AM
I like to mix honey and sugar in almost equal amounts.  It makes for a very stiff scrub that is difficult to use at first, but once you get in the shower and it gets slightly damp, it scrubs beautifully and since everything dissolves in the water, there is no oily residue on my skin, or worse the bottom of the shower(since I have an old-fashioned claw foot tub that you really don't want to get oily).  And afterwards, my skin is unbelievably soft.

What a good idea!  By the way, if you warm your mixture first, it makes the honey much easier to spread.  I sometimes use honey on my face when it's really dry.  I pour out however much I want to use into a little ceramic ramekin, and set it in the sink, and then fill the sink with hot water to just below the edge of the container.  The warmed honey spreads so much more easily without being thinned by water.
18  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / at home, all natural self-tanner: coffee grounds! on: February 22, 2005 09:58:28 AM
So, I live in Vermont (aka Brrr-mont), and now that it's February, I'm completely pasty.  Ugh.  However, I'm too cheap (and skin-cancer shy) to hit the tanning beds.  I discovered in the NYTimes Style magazine on Sunday (the 20th of Feb) that you can use coffee grounds as a scrub/self-tanner!  What you do is take 1 cup of used coffee grounds, and mix them with 1 cup of olive oil for 5 minutes.  Get in the tub and scrub away and leave the mixture on your skin for 10 minutes before rinsing.  According to the Times, if you do this twice a week you'll turn a lovely golden color.

I've only tried it once, and while I didn't become tan, I was no longer glow-in-the-dark white, and my skin felt great.  And I didn't smell too strongly of coffee.  So I'm going to keep trying and see what happens.  Even if the tanning part doesn't pan out, my skin will be in better shape, and maybe I'll even tone down on some of that pesky cellulite.
19  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Craftster Itself / Re: problem with search feature -- a new one! on: February 22, 2005 09:42:26 AM
A new problem I discovered today: after doing a search (it happens with both a regular and an advanced search) and viewing one of the results, when I try to go back to the search results I get the generic Windows "the page cannot be displayed" error window, but I can go further back to whatever I was looking at before I did the search with no problem (like the homepage, for instance).  In fact, if I get multiple pages of search results, I can't go back from page 2 to page 1 (or pg 7 to pg 3, or...).  Anyone else have this problem?  I'm using Windows XP and Explorer here at work, but haven't tried to duplicate this problem at home on my iMac.

Thanks for fixing the old problem, by the way!
20  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: My mini-scarf with button. I shall start a trend. on: February 22, 2005 08:35:21 AM
A trend indeed!  I just saw a version of your scarf today on DailyCandy: a mini mini-scarf, with sparkly pin.

http://www.dailycandy.com/article.jsp?ArticleId=22609&city=4
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