Friday, February 27, 2015

Dance Party




I love to dance with my kids, and when cousins come into the picture it’s a Dance Party! (Dancing with my kids is my exercise when I can’t get out and walk the dog. So here are some fun ways you can keep your kids entertained and dancing for an good hour, yes I promise a good hour of dancing exercise for momma’s and kids here is  my game plan:

Lighting: multi colored Twirly flashy light ball -  I wish I knew the name of this said thing but you can find one for about $17 on sale, I got mine at Lowes and then bought another one because 2 is better than one. With the multi colored twirly light ball going I turn of the lights and just let the colors dance around the room.
Things to dance with: puppets, cheer leader pom poms  scarfs, dress up clothes, silly hats, ribbon streamers , makes sure if it’s to dark you use another light  room to put in the dress up cloths so no one gets hurt. 

Music : we like to dance in our living room so we will put on Pandora on, if it’s really impromptu I have my smart phone with Amazon Prime music on it with a blue tooth speaker to use for more sound. I like Rover Beats T12 for this, it’s small and portable, so if we are outside its great as well. I like to put on Amazon Prime play list for a long dance party, my favorite play list is Songs to bug your parents, honestly one hour of dancing to this music will be enough for a long time but it’s great songs to dance to because they are so silly.

Other tips:  I like to dance, with my kids, once I stop they usually will too, that’s just how it works. I also like to put in some our our family favorite songs, along with silly ones like the Chicken Dance. Oh yeah and move furniture out of the way so you have plenty of room to dance, better yet go out side! We have lots of fun!

Winter Hand Scrub




How to Make Sea Salt Hand/Body Scrub
  • 1 cup fine Sea Salt)
  • 1/2 cup Oil
  • 5 - 15 drops Essential Oil (optional)
Mix together ingredients in a small bowl.  Massage gently into skin, then rinse off with warm water.
Winter hand scrub
1 C Epsom Salt
½ C Grape Seed Oil (Coconut oil works well also just melt the ½ C before trying to mix in the Essential oils.)
20 drops of Lavendar Essential Oils
16 drops of bergamont Essential Oils
10 drops of Tea Tree Essential Oils
Makes 12 oz of scrub, pefect fit for a jelly mason jar to give as a present.
Extra Additions
If you want to take your sea salt body scrub to the next level, try these extra additions:
  • Add 1 tbsp of honey for additional moisturizing benefits
  • Add 1 tbsp dried lavender, rose petals, or other herbs (Where to Buy)
  • Add 1 tsp of Vitamin E oil to repair skin and help with fine lines and wrinkles
  • Add 1/2 tsp of lemon or orange peel zest for an invigorating scrub