Exfoliating Coffee Shower Melts

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While winter is almost behind us, spending an afternoon enjoying the great outdoors can still take a toll on your skin. Temperatures are beginning to rise, but the air is still dry and my skin is begging for more pampering. Therefore, I’m ramping up my skincare game and making a mental note to exfoliate once a week in order to have my skin ready to be on display come spring.

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These exfoliating coffee shower melts are able to fulfill two of my skin care goals – stay hydrated and exfoliated. Since these shower melts are enriched with ingredients to quench your skin, they won’t leave your body feeling tight and dry after exfoliation. Therefore, they are perfect when you are in a hurry. Simply pat your skin dry after your shower and your skin will still feel soft and hydrated!

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Exfoliating Coffee Shower Melts

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 C cocoa butter
  • 2 Tbs coconut oil
  • 1/4 C ground coffee

Directions:

  • Melt the cocoa butter and coconut oil together in a pot over medium heat
  • Remove from heat and set aside
  • Fill square silicone molds with 1 tsp of coffee grounds
  • Pour the liquid mixture over the top of the coffee grounds to fill the molds
  • Place in the fridge until set
  • Remove the shower melts from the molds and store in a cool area until ready to use

Month in Review: February 2019

Month in Review: February 2019

It feels surreal to flip the calendar over and enter March. Time is flying by, and I want to make sure I’m continuing to grow both in my relationships and my design business. Looking back on February, I’m glad I was able to balance these two areas in my life and schedule nights out with friends and attend networking events.

One of the highlights from February was a visit to Lake Geneva’s ice castle. Ian and I spent the afternoon walking through the castle in awe of its beauty and warming up by the fire near the shoreline. It was a magical experience that almost made me forget how numb my hands were. Oh, the joys of winter!

Month in Review: February 2019

Month in Review: February 2019

Month in Review: February 2019

Up next on our calendar was a trip to Madison to spend time with friends. It felt surreal to be back on campus and walk past all the restaurants we frequented during our early dating days. How has it been five years since we lived in Madison?! Time is going by so quickly.

Month in Review: February 2019

Once back in Milwaukee, I attended my first Creative Mornings networking event. I was nervous to go alone, but one of my goals this year is to get out in the community more. When you work for yourself, you can get comfortable being alone, but I want to push myself to network and meet other local creatives. This was a wonderful first step, and I’m looking forward to attending more events in the future.

Month in Review: February 2019

Month in Review: February 2019

We ended the month with a quiet weekend at home. The only thing on the agenda was to take a leisurely walk through the woods, snuggle up with our reading material, and make hot chocolate. It was the perfect way to say farewell to February and gear up for the start of a new month.

Month in Review: February 2019

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Strawberry Oatmeal Bowl

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Have you seen a breakfast more cheerful than this Strawberry Oatmeal Bowl?! I fully immersed myself in everything pink and heart-shaped leading up to Valentine’s Day. Clearly, I’m not ready to give it up yet. Though, who says you can’t enjoy pink delights after Valentine’s Day?!

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If it brings you joy, then go for it! I’m not putting an expiration date on making this Strawberry Oatmeal Bowl, so join in on the fun and make this for breakfast! It uses a childhood favorite – strawberry milk – to achieve that cheerful pink color and strawberry flavor. Topped with fresh fruit, this is the perfect breakfast to kick start your day!

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Strawberry Oatmeal Bowl

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 C. rolled oats
  • 1 C. strawberry milk
  • Handful of fresh fruit of your choice
  • Crushed freeze dried strawberries, optional

Directions:

  • Bring the rolled oats and milk to a simmer in a small pan.
  • Reduce to a medium heat and continue to stir occasionally for five minutes.
  • Remove from heat and pour into a bowl.
  • Top with fresh fruit and enjoy!