Restoration Hardware Holiday Catalog is Here!

The Restoration Hardware Baby & Child Holiday catalog is here!

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I just looked through it today, and I’m already thinking of some things I may get for my LO.  I don’t know if there are any other crazy Restoration Hardware fans out there, but I get super excited when a new catalog comes out.  My favourite is all the baby things.  If I could have a shopping spree at their store, I think Lainey’s bedroom would be almost entirely Restoration Hardware.  Probably the rest of the house too 😉

I thought I would share a few things I found in their catalog that caught my eye.  Take a look for yourself at their holiday items on their website: http://www.restorationhardware.com/

 

I had to share this photo as well.  Isn’t this LO so cute!  I almost have to buy Lainey these booties and hat because of this picture.  What do you think?

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Take care!

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7 Different Uses for Coconut Oil

Okay so the one thing I’m totally obsessed with right now is Coconut Oil!  I love it!

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I had no idea how many ways you could use Coconut Oil.  I first started using it on Lainey on her eczema, as I heard that it can help with keeping the skin from drying out and getting eczema breakouts.  I started using it and it helped for a bit.  However, then she started scratching and it got so bad that we had to resort to a prescription.  I’ll have to try it again after I have her eczema under control again.

Then I started using it for myself as I have very dry skin too.   Here are some other ways I’ve discovered to use Coconut Oil:

7uses

Eye Makeup Remover

This works awesome for removing eye makeup!  Not only is it great for your eyelashes but it moisturizes your face at the same time.  What I do is splash some warm water on my face then take some Coconut Oil on my finger tips and rub eyelids gently.  Then I take a cotton eye pad and wet it a bit and then remove the eye makeup.

Shaving

I don’t know why but I hate using shaving cream.  For the longest time I would use conditioner to shave my legs.  Then when I discovered some useful ways to use Coconut Oil, I thought why not use it to shave.  After I first tried it and got out of the shower I couldn’t stop touching my silky smooth legs.

Natural Deodorant

Did you know that you can use Coconut Oil as a natural deodorant?  Well I first discovered a natural DIY deodorant using Coconut Oil, baking powder and essential oil.  It smells great but for me personally I don’t think there was enough coconut oil for it to work like I wanted it to.  So then I just used Coconut Oil and loved how it worked.  I’ve heard so many bad things about antiperspirants that when I was pregnant and breastfeeding I really didn’t want to use it so I wanted discover an alternative.  Plus coconut smells great.

Lip balm for chapped lips

This is great for moisturizing lips.  It works great like Vaseline.

Moisturizer

You can use Coconut Oil as an all over moisturizer.  I bet it would be great for moisturizing stretch marks.

Hair

You can use on dry split ends or for frizzes and researched that it can be good to use as a hair mask.  Though for me I found it just left my hair greasy when it was done.

and of course Baking!

Pumpkin Scones

I can’t believe it’s Monday again.  I’ve been so busy now that I’m back to work that I just couldn’t think of a post for my blog this week.  I thought I would share one of my favourite baking recipes.  Pumpkin Scones.  And since it’s October, it’s that time of year when they taste that much better 🙂

These are so yummy.  If you like pumpkin spice recipes I guarantee you will love these.  This is a copy cat recipe to the Starbucks Pumpkin Scones.  Enjoy!

pumpkin scone

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 C    all-purpose flour
  • 7 TBSP   sugar
  • 1 TBSP   baking powder
  • 1/2 TSP   salt
  • 1/2 TSP   ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 TSP   ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 TSP   ground cloves
  • 1/4 TSP   ground ginger
  • 6 TBSP  cold butter
  • 1/2 C   canned pumpkin
  • 3 TBSP half-and-half
  • 1  large egg

    ICING

  • 1 C    powdered sugar
  • 2 TBSP  whole milk (2% is fine too)

     DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and spices.  Using a pastry knife, fork, or food processor, cut butter into the dry ingredients until mixture is crumbly and without butter chunks.  (What I did was combine all dry ingredients in the food processor then added my butter and mixed with the food processor.  It works great!)  Now set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together pumpkin, half and half, and egg. Fold wet ingredients into dry ingredients. Form the dough into a ball. (I used my mixer for this step and it was a lot faster.  For me it took too long to combine all the ingredients by hand.)
  • Pat out the dough onto a lightly floured surface. Form into about a 1-inch thick rectangle.  (This doesn’t need to be precise.) Use a large knife or pastry cutter to slice the dough twice through the width, making three equal rectangles. Now cut those three slices diagonally through the middle so that you have 6 triangular slices of dough. Place on prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 14–16 minutes. They should be a golden brown around the edges.  Take out and cool.
  • While they are cooling prepare the icing.  The directions say to wait until cooled to drizzle the icing on but I like the icing to melt onto the scones while they are still warm.  I drizzle the icing on with a pastry brush.
I found the recipe here