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Dry Shampoo Recipe (And a Confession)

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Let’s face it, most of my readers are mom’s and they are probably going to be able to relate to my confession. We don’t get to spend as much time on our hair, makeup, outfits, going to the bathroom, (wait, did I really just say that? I can’t be the only one who can’t seem to find a minute to actually run to the bathroom. Right?).

Whether it’s because of a new baby, sleepless nights from sick children, or crazy schedules that don’t seem to end, it can be a struggle to get a shower in every day or every other day.

And I’m here to tell you right now that it’s ok. 🙂 I have the solution for you and hopefully it works for you just as scrumptiously as it has for me.

Did you know that if we wash our hair everyday it can actually be bad for it? Constant washing can dry out your hair. Our hair naturally produces something called Sebum, which is a light yellow, oily liquid. Sebum is a natural moisturizer for our hair, however if we wash our hair daily we are not allowing our hair to take advantage of this natural moisturizer.

Some ladies are used to washing their hair daily because of the oil buildup that occurs. Nobody wants to walk around with oil dripping off their hair (an exaggeration but you get my point).

Enter Dry Shampoo.

I recently started reading about dry shampoo and it intrigued me. For those of you who don’t know what it is, dry shampoo is a powdered substance used to clean the hair of the oils. It does this by soaking up the oil and dirt on the scalp, leaving your hair looking dry again.

You can buy dry shampoo, but I found recipes to make some that were extremely fast and cheap. That works for me!

The following recipe is the one I used since I have brown hair. This would work in black hair as well.

Dry Shampoo Recipe for Darker Hair

2 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder – I used Ghirardelli Brand since I had it for baking. Talk about luxury on your hair!

2 Tablespoons Arrowroot Powder or Cornstarch

5 Drops of Essential Oil (Optional) –  I used Lavender but I would love to try orange!

Directions: Mix the cocoa powder and arrowroot or cornstarch and essential oil (if you are using it) together and store in a small container. Apply it to the roots of your hair using your hands or a makeup brush. I tried both and found I preferred my hands over a powder brush. Use this wherever you feel or see oil on your hair. Remember the back half of your hair that you might not spot in the mirror!

dry shampoo

Dry Shampoo Recipe for Lighter Hair

1/4 Cup Arrowroot Powder or Cornstarch

5 Drops Essential Oil (Optional)

Directions: Mix the arrowroot or cornstarch and essential oil (if you are using it) together and store in a small container. Apply it to the roots of your hair using your hands or a makeup brush.

And now for the confession part of this post. I went *ducks head so I don’t see the shocked expressions* 5 days last week without washing my hair. Yes, I really did! The house we just moved into still has some repairs being done to it and we only have access to the bathtub, not the shower. It was an excellent time to try this dry shampoo out and I was thrilled how well it worked. It is incredibly easier to style my hair when it has not been washed that morning.

Dry Shampoo


I’m excited to have discovered this! Now when it’s been a day or two since I’ve had a shower, I’ll just put on some dry shampoo, style my hair with a flexi clip and call it good for the day! Oh, I will say that it’s winter time, so when summer rolls around that might change things a bit since I won’t want to go 4+ days feeling sweaty and hot without a shower. 😉

Give it a try and let me know what you think! I can’t wait to hear if it works for you! 


Modest Monday and a Link Up!

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Happy Monday! I’m one of those people who don’t always dread Mondays, instead I’m filled with hope that the week will go just how I dream it will. I normally always end the week thinking of all the things I wish we could do better, but Monday gives that fresh new start.

I’m having a professional organizer come over to my house today, which should be interesting! My Mother in law won a drawing at a women’s retreat that we were at together, and graciously gave the prize to me. I’m really hoping she can help give me some ideas!

I received my latest Stitch Fix box in the mail this past week and this lovely cardigan was included in the box! I’ll be sharing a full post on my box this week, but I wanted to wear this cardigan to church so you get a sneak peak of what was included!

Polka dots+cheerful pink=happy outfit. 🙂 

I’ve been looking for a short sleeve shirt for awhile and I just found one at Costco for $10! When I can find clothes at Costco, I love the affordable prices!

Here is a crazy “I haven’t washed my hair in 2 days and I need a last minute hairstyle for church” look. I really don’t know if it actually looked good, but I used some dry shampoo, twisted it, used an XL flexi clip to hold it up and hopped in the van. 🙂

What I Wore

Skirt – Marshalls

Shirt – Costco

Cardigan – Stitch Fix Box

Earrings – Meadowland Designs

Flexi Clip – XL Clip from Lilla Rose

Nude Flats – Zulily

Link Up Time!

Please feel free to share posts about anything concerning being a godly, feminine woman. Topics include: modesty, being a wife, mother, homeschooler, homemaker, cooking, sewing, etc.




Ipsy Bag For August 2014!

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Ipsy Bag for August!

I’ve seen so many people trying out Ipsy and Birchbox, that I finally decided to take the plunge and join for awhile to see if I liked it. I thought it would be a fun monthly blog post to share what I got, and what I liked out of it!

If you don’t know what Ipsy is, it’s a monthly subscription you sign up for $10.00 a month (includes shipping prices), and they send you out a new bag each month with sample size or full size products! When you join you enter information on your coloring, preferences as to what you use the most, and what kind of products you lean towards (I put natural).

Here is what I got for August.

Products I received from my Ipsy bag for August!

Out of all the products I was the most excited about the Lip conditioner (it’s organic and feels so silky smooth!), and the eye shadow. I was totally out of my L’BRI eye shadow in this lighter color, and I love the light shimmer that is included in this eye shadow.

I’m going to try the dry shampoo, as some days I go longer then I want without a shower because I’m so tired. Perfect timing on that one.

The Sheer Glo lotion is intriguing. You mix it with your foundation, or just apply it on your face after you put your foundation on. I did it today (very quickly) and didn’t notice a huge difference but I’m going to try it gain.

The Urban Decay eye pencil went in the trash. 🙂 I’m not big on eye pencils and this one was purple. I knew I wouldn’t use it.

I’m going to try Ipsy for a few months, and then maybe try Birchbox to compare and see if I want to stick with either one. It is really fun to get some new products in to try for a month! I’ve read that Birchbox leans towards the skincare/ body care side of products, and Ipsy is more about makeup. They are both $10.00 a month, so price doesn’t make a decision on which company to stick with.

Have you ever tried either company?

Top Ten Blog Posts from 2013!

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Here are the top ten blog posts from 2013!

The Not So Itsy Bitsy Bikini Bombshell


1. The (Not So) Itsy Bitsy Bikini Bombshell 

A Thanksgiving Unit Study For Little Ones!

2. A Thanksgiving Unit Study For Little Ones (Free!)

Homemade Dry Shampoo recipe!

3. Dry Shampoo Recipe (And a Confession)

Fitting a larger family into a smaller house |

4. Fitting a larger family into a small house.  

Are you needing to improve your marriage? Click here to read 7 great ideas on how to improve your marriage for the homeschooling couple! |

5. 7 Ways to Have a Great Marriage For The Homeschooling Couple 

Christians and Halloween, should we observe it? |

6. Christians and Halloween – Should We Observe It? 

Bikinis and Bras, is there a difference between what you wear to the beach? |

7. Bikinis and Bras – What’s the Difference? 

Encouragement for the weary mom |

8. Encouragement For The Weary Mom

How to make homemade play dough . Plus cute printable labels! |

9. How to Make Homemade Play Dough {Plus Free Printable Labels!}

Fall Scarf Ideas!

10. An Easy Accessory for Fall!

Are you looking for fresh inspiration as a mom? The Pursuit of Motherhood eBook can help! Start the new year with a new attitude as a mom.

On sale for $3.99! 

Looking for Inspiration for the New Year as a Mom? This ebook will help! |

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