Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Dry skin is no fun and I have tried a variety of things to combat the condition.  Curel Hydratherapy is an in-the-shower moisturizer that is easy to use.  Apply to the skin as you come out of the shower and pat dry.  It helps immediately but I prefer a longer acting moisturizer and have found argan oil/butter to be a better solution.  It lasts all day without being sticky and can add a soft fragrance.  I use it on GD all the time.
Since it is a yucky weather day, we need a lovely fragrance!
I am enjoying Estee Lauder Fragrance Treasures ~
I have worn Beautiful over the years and it is a nice floral as is Pleasures (the top 2).  I am not crazy about Modern Muse so I will give that away.  * This set is still available if you like this line ~ they are purse size sprays.  A convenient way to try out different scents.

I love crackers and they are my go-to snack when the migraines begin.  This is a fun grown-up version and makes a nice gift when you need a small, quick gift to take.  I made this frequently in my catering days and it was always popular.  Everyone has their version of this recipe so add any ingredients that you like.
Easy ranch snack mix
1 cup veg oil (You may not need the entire amount depending on how many ingredients are added)
1 packet of ranch dip mix
Add your favorite seasoning = oregano, dill, al purpose *I add a TBS of rosemary and a can of mixed nuts for adults
1 cup rice/wheat cereal - if you like it
1 bag of fish shaped cheddar crackers
1cup white cheddar crackers
1 bag oyster crackers
2cups small pretzels
1 cup peanuts

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees 
  2. Combine oil and all flavorings
    On a baking sheet  combine the rest of the ingredients. Stir to mix.  Drizzle oil over the snack mixture ~ stir well.
Bake the mixture, stirring every 15 minutes for about 1/2 hour. Remove from oven and spread on paper towels. Cool.
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  1. Thanks for the tip on Curel and argan oil. I need to try. Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home.

  2. So interesting products, look really useful! Great and tasty recipe, thanks for sharing. Enjoy in a day, darling!♥

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  4. Love how you cover different things in a post. My daughter experiences dry skin so always good to hear how others tackle it. #BrilliantBlogPosts

  5. Thank you for linking up on Fancy Friday linkup party!

  6. Thanks for linking up at I love Curel and use it daily! Nice to meet you!

  7. I have seriously dry skin, so I was interested in seeing your suggestions. Thanks for the ideas. I use argan oil in my hair, but hadn't thought about trying it for my skin. Thanks for linking up with Fabulous Friday!

    Jennie - A Pocketful of Polka Dots

  8. It's always fun to try smaller sizes of new fragrances - a great way to discover a new favourite! Your Snack Mix sounds deliciously dangerous - I might not be able to leave it alone! Thank you so much for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Have a lovely week!

  9. It's cold and rainy here right now so you're chili looks extra good!

  10. I love Estee Lauder perfumes, and the small bottles are perfect for popping in your handbag. Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx

  11. Your hair looks lovely! I am in need of a salon day ... at least a pedi to get out of the winter doldrums. The perfume is lovely as well. I use coco mademesoille.
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx

  12. The recipes look very tasty, the makeup look is very pretty on your eyes!

    ~xo Sheree

  13. Hi there! As last week's Thursday Moda co-host, I just wanted to pop over to thank you so much for linking up. Have a wonderful week!
    Suzy xx

  14. The copper gold eyeshadow is just gorgeous!! What an interesting article to read. Will definitely read some more of your posts!