Archive for October, 2010

Skin Care in Winter Months

October 21, 2010 at 18:08 PM
Posted by RubaDub

winterskinDuring the winter skin can dry out and become cracked because of a lack of moisture in the air, and also because of the extreme cold. It’s important to keep your skin healthy to avoid itching, soreness, and even bleeding. For chapped lips, the natural choice is lip balm, but be sure you choose one made from all-natural ingredients. For dry, cracked skin in the palms and on the hands, a skin moisturizer like shea butter lotion works best. If your cheeks or face becomes chapped you can use sunscreen as a moisturizer. It’s also good to avoid using the heat too much in the car and at home as this will dry out your skin even faster.

If you put on moisturizer and lip balm regularly, you’ll find that you won’t need to do it throughout the winter, and that most of the negative skin conditions won’t manifest at all.

Making Your Own Gift Basket

October 5, 2010 at 8:33 AM
Posted by RubaDub

purpGift baskets are a delightful way to surprise a family member or friend on any occasion, and also simple to make by yourself. To get started with your homemade gift basket, choose a theme. For the sake of this example, let’s say we’re making a fall gift basket. Fall gift baskets often contain things like candies, autumn coffee blends, pumpkins and gourds, fine wines, cheese, and kettle corn. You can put in pretty much anything that falls under an autumn or thanksgiving theme; the choice is yours.

Once you have your items together, you will want to arrange them in a manner in which all the items are visible from the front of the basket.  Put taller, heavier items in first, then display the other items against them or in front of them.  You can stuff the basket with straw, or silk leaves to make it look more authentic, and act as a buffer in between the items.  Viola~!  You have a beautiful fall basket all made at home.