Turmeric and Honey Face Mask

Turmeric Honey Face Mask

Whenever I walk by the Lush store it takes all of my self control to leave without armfuls of bath bombs, lotion bars and face masks. I would love to pamper myself everyday, but when a single bath bomb costs $7 you have to restrain yourself. To tide myself over between Lush splurges I made my own fresh face mask. It only requires two ingredients and I bet you already have them in your pantry!

Turmeric Honey Face Mask

The best thing about a simple at-home face mask is you can whip it up any time your skin flares up. You don’t need to make a trip into town and spend extra money to wake up the next morning with glowing skin – you just need to mix equal parts honey and turmeric together and voilà! You have the perfect face mask to help reduce redness and leave your skin feeling moisturized.

Turmeric Honey Face Mask

Turmeric and Honey Face Mask

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbs. honey
  • 1 Tbs. turmeric

Directions:

  • Mix the turmeric and honey together until smooth
  • Apply an even layer to your face for five minutes
  • Gently remove with warm water and pat your face dry
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July 18, 2018 at 2:00 AM

Strawberry Eton Mess

Strawberry Eton Mess

Traditional weddings have taken a backseat as unconventional venues, attire, and desserts gain popularity. This elevates the anticipation of wedding season as every aspect of the special day has room to surprise guests. Will the bride wear a floor length gown? Will they serve cake? Nothing is guaranteed at modern wedding.

Strawberry Eton Mess

This was no exception at the Hay’s wedding. As dinner plates were cleared away guests were served a delicate meringue topped with fresh strawberries in lieu of a slice of cake. I couldn’t have picked a better dessert to top off their countryside summer wedding and I was left thinking of it days after returning home. After picking up a small list of ingredients I got to work in the kitchen and added a slight twist to their wedding dessert – making them into individual Eton Messes. They offer a light and fresh dessert option for summer gatherings and are sure to tickle the taste buds of your guests.

Strawberry Eton Mess

Strawberry Eton Mess

Ingredients:

  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 C. white sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 C. whipped cream
  • 2 C. sliced strawberries
  • 2 Tbs. honey

Directions:

  • Preheat your oven to 300˙ and line a baking pan with parchment paper
  • Whip the egg whites until stiff peaks form
  • Gradually add the sugar, then gently fold in the vanilla extract
  • Spoon the mixture onto your baking pan and form fist sized circles
  • Place in the oven and bake for one hour
  • While the meringue bakes, place the sliced strawberries and honey into a small sauce pan on medium and bring them to a simmer
  • Once bubbling, reduce the heat and use a wooden spoon to mash the strawberries.
  • Continue cook for 10 minutes, occasionally stirring. Set strawberries aside to cool
  • Pull the meringues out of the oven, let cool, and then crumble into a medium sized bowl
  •  In small jars, layer whipped cream, strawberries, and crumbled meringue
  • Chill them in fridge and serve soon after assembling

July 11, 2018 at 2:00 AM

Month in Review: June, 2018

Month in Review: June, 2018

June, you were a month to remember! Our days were filled with birthday celebrations, summer festivals, a wedding, and exploring new cities. By the end of the month I felt like I needed a nice lie-in, but lazy mornings will have to be saved for a later date. Summer is the time to savor being busy and lean into new experiences. Here are a few of our favorite memories from June.

The month began getting to know our own city better. We are still new to the Milwaukee area and were excited to try out new places to dine during restaurant week. Best part – this event landed on Ian’s birthday weekend! It was the perfect excuse to get dressed up, drive downtown, and indulge in a three course meal.

Month in Review: June, 2018

Shortly after Ian’s birthday celebrations, we were packing our bags for another happy occasion – a wedding! Ian’s cousin was getting married in Scotland and we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to catch up with family and toast the happy couple.

Month in Review: June, 2018

Since we were already abroad, we decided to extend our trip to explore a new city – Copenhagen! It was our first time in Scandinavia and it won’t be our last. The city was breathtaking and we fell in love with the Danish culture.

Month in Review: June, 2018

Month in Review: June, 2018

We ended our trip with a quick stop in Paris. Since Ian and I had both been to Paris multiple times, we enjoyed exploring the the quieter spots tucked away in the city. I was teary-eyed a few times during our stay since it felt surreal to share this experience with Ian.

Month in Review: June, 2018

Month in Review: June, 2018

Month in Review: June, 2018

Once back home in Wisconsin, we were thrusted into festival season. On one Saturday alone there were six festivals taking place. I was overwhelmed with our options, but decided to check out the Strawberry Festival in Cedarburg. Ian and I strolled down the the main street looking at craft stalls, eating strawberry short cake, and stopping by the winery for strawberry wine.

Month in Review: June, 2018

We ended the month back in Green Bay! We grabbed dinner with old friends, visited our favorite spots around town and reminisced about our time living in De Pere. Even though we felt like we were melting in the 96 degree heat, we had the best time walking down memory lane.

Month in Review: June, 2018

Month in Review: June, 2018

Watch the video below for a deeper look inside our month! Enjoy!

July 3, 2018 at 3:05 PM

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