Right around this time of year I totally start to sound like a broken record. It goes something like this:”I really don’t like winter. I’m cold. Everything looks so gray. I need some sun. Why do we even live here?”… And on, and on it goes. And every year as my tolerance to the cold and gray seems to diminish so does my skin’s tolerance to dry air and extreme temperature swings – arrgh, the itch is real, you guys.…
We usually don’t send family Christmas cards around to our friends and relatives. The sheer thought of it is paralyzing to me. Maybe it’s because Christmas cards were never a thing where I grew up or maybe it’s because Mister Tinker could care less. And then there’s the logistics of it: Am I supposed to have my mantle decorated in mid November so that I can pose the kids in front of it? Because let’s face it – it will take me at least a month to design, order and mail them. And then there is the photo shoot itself. I don’t have the worst photography skills, but trying to photograph my kids is equivalent to photographing wildlife. You have to be sneaky, you have to be quick, and forget it if they know you’re lurking there with your camera….
Today we’re going back to basics and will talk about how to make bath bombs. Making bath bombs is fun and you can really get creative with it. My kids absolutely love them and they make for really nice homemade gifts. To me it is so much fun to see the bath bomb fizzing away in the tub. It simply gives your bath time this special sparkle and excitement while at the same time delivering gorgeous scents and skin loving goodies. What’s not to like?…
Finally the unicorn craze has reached Tweak & Tinker HQ. Better late than never. And let me tell you it has hit hard. These days all I seem to be able to come up with are unicorn-y designs. These super adorable unicorn bath bombs are just the beginning (muhahaha).
This is a great project to make with your kids. It’s easy enough (even my 2 year old had fun helping), but the fun part is when they take the bath bombs out of their molds and see how the design turned out.
Ready? Let’s make some unicorn bath bombs!…
Big, elaborate projects can be fun and rewarding. Like the one time I made Blossom Soap Macarons , a project that took a lot of time and practice. Lately I’ve been in the mood for short and sweet projects. Things that don’t require a ton of ingredients or equipment and still come out awesome, of course. These little dinosaur bath bombs (technically bath fizzies) check all the boxes and they’re so cute I can’t even….
I didn’t grow up celebrating Halloween, but after moving to the U.S. and especially after having kids, Halloween has become a major holiday in our household. This year we started pestering our 4-year-old in the middle of August about what he wanted his costume to be. He just gave us this sideways look and said: “uh, no idea.”
Around this time of year I also always find myself coming up with a bunch of crafty projects. In recent year’s I’ve made papier mache trick-or-treat baskets matching the kid’s costumes – Fun! I’ve also toyed with the idea of somehow sewing their costumes myself, but at this point in my life it would probably only lead to a lot of frustration and grumpiness on my part.
But what I definitely wanted to do this year was to come up with a fun Halloween inspired project for you to make. And, here it is: Jack-o’-Lantern Bath Bombs 🙂
These will be sure to delight your kids, and maybe they’ll even want to make some themselves.
If you are a mom and especially a mom of tiny ones (like me) chances are that you haven’t been on an exotic vacation for a looong time. Sure we bring our brood to the annual beach stay and spend our nights at the boardwalk while we’re there and it’s all lovely.
But I’m talking about hammocks, daiquiris and romantic dinners by the beach. Oh well, a girl can dream……
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It’s been bath bomb mania around here. Every day I’ve been testing and trying out new ideas. I’m mainly obsessed with one design idea that has been floating around in my head for quite a while. BUT, I can’t make it work just yet. Who can relate?
If I ever get it to a point worth sharing, you’ll be the first to know, I promise 😉
In the meantime I’ll share with you another neat project that kind of emerged from all this tinkering around. Funny how that works sometimes: you’re so focused on this one thing and then all of a sudden a new idea emerges that has a complete different vibe to it. Creative chaos at it’s best :)…
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Bath bombs are a great addition to your bath and they’re fun to make as well. I always feel like a kid in the sandbox. You remember – trying to lift that sandcastle mold very slowly so it doesn’t break.
I came up with this project while thinking of our beach vacations and how much I missed the ocean.
The smell of these is amazing. Just like the ocean breeze. The dead sea salt makes them super soothing for your skin.
Sick of winter? You’ve gotta try these :)…