Wednesday, December 5, 2012

20 days and counting

I love Mary Engelbreit!
   Xmas is coming fast and furious! I have not been able to find empty tins that are suitable to putting popcorn in. I may have to take a trip to the Christmas Tree shop to see if they have anything. I also have to get working on the jam for my groomer. Ugh!
  The chocolate bark that I buy at Walmart to make my bon all gone! There was an empty space where the bark should be. I am stressing. I am going to try another Walmart 20 minutes away to see if they have any. This is what I get for being lazy and having surgery. I got lazy because I just did not give a fuck. Usually I would have already had the bark in the cabinet a while ago and I would be all set. Now I am fucked if I cannot find it. I could use another kind of chocolate but that is not the point! That is the kind I have been using for over 10 years.

  I did luck out on one thing though. I found this jar at the $1 store. I bought 4 at the time but I want to go back and buy a couple more. I am going to put the sugar scrubs in them. It is heavy too. Not some cheap ass glass jar and it has a rubber gasket. Perfect! There is one for Fred, each girl, and Rainbow. I just need to make some labels for them. I will get all that stuff and hopefully some larger sized tins for the popcorn soon. I am hoping the Christmas Tree Shop to the rescue. WooHoo!! I just looked at the flyer and they do have all shapes of Holiday tins! Yes! I will go there today and get the tags I need also.

This is the recipe that I am going to use for the sugar scrub:
What you'll need for the sugar scrub:
- mixing bowl and spoon
- 3 cups white sugar
- 1 cup + 2 Tbsp. good quality oil (I used olive oil, but you can use any nice, non-smelly oil)
- 10 drops of yummy-scented essential oil per jar
Combine your sugar and oil, mix it up well, and divide into separate bowls (if you're planning to flavor them separately). Add your essential oil, stir, and divide among your jars.

I may need more than 3 cups of sugar. I think each jar will take about 2 cups total but I will have to measure that out. I am glad I found the jars. I will pick up a couple more and I want to make a scrub for a friend of mine for Christmas and for another friend that does not have alot but does not like to take. She is modest so if I give her a home made gift, she will accept it.

 On a side note...I have NOT opened the giant box of chocolate. I hope you are proud. :)


  1. Is the sugar scrub for just hands or is it good for an all over body scrub? I may have to try that.

  2. I have used it in the shower for the whole body. Except maybe the face. Salt scrubs are a bit harsher so I went with the sugar because it is not so rough.
    I do not want to give dermatitis for Xmas

    Good to see you Trish.