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June 2014 - Eventful Studio

Make: Brown Sugar Lip Scrub

A while back, I decided to try some of those sugar/salt scrubs I had seen all over Pinterest.  I made a body scrub that used salt, lemon juice, and olive oil to name a few ingredients.  It felt great on my skin, but left me smelling like a hint of olive oil.  I found this rather odd. So, when I chose to take what I learned from the body scrub to make my own lip scrub; I made some ingredient replacements.

Lip Scrub

Brown Sugar Lip Scrub

4 heaping tablespoons of brown sugar

4 tablespoons of coconut oil (the liquid kind)

1 tablespoon of honey or agave nectar

Mix them all together and put in your favorite jar or tub. You want the mixture to appear wet, but not swimming in the liquid.  Use twice a day or as needed for silky smooth lips!


30 Before 30

I will be turning 30 in just under 2 years.  Each birthday after 24 has gotten harder, but this one has been the hardest.  Not  because I am afraid of turning 30, but because I am afraid of turning 30 with little in my life to show for it.  This probably sounds pretty outrageous to my friends and family, but I know deep down we all feel a little bit of it.  I am married to the most amazing man, we own a home together, and I have recently started my own business. I want to do more, see more, BE more!

My list of 30 is a bit daunting as many of them are multi-faceted, but I am up for the challenge!  Without further ado and in no particular order other than category…


Health and Fitness Goals

1. Learn to surf (or at least attempt) by taking a lesson.

2. Be able to complete 30 real pushups in a row. 10 isn’t cutting it!

3. Hit my goal weight.

4. Complete a cleanse.

5. Beat my 1/2 marathon time (under 2:17).


6. Take my photography to the next level.

7. Learn to drive a stick shift.

8. Plant a garden…and keep it alive.

9. Bake my own sandwich bread.

10. Master the art of the macaron.

11. Master make-up application; especially eyeliner and flawless skin.

12. Learn to use a power drill.

13. Become comfortable hanging wall decor on my own (without my husband!).


14. Get professional head shots.

15. Hone my Photoshop skills.

16. Write an eBook.


17. Build a grown-up, well-stocked bar.

18. Completely organize and declutter our home.

19. Complete at least 5 home projects currently on our list.


20. Conquer a fear – Something like doing a zip line!

21. Establish a skin care regimen.

22. Complete a 30 day challenge.

23. Visit 30 local restaurants that I’ve never been to in Phoenix.

24. Start a collection.

25. Read 12 books in 12 months.

26. Do something cultural each month.

27. Complete 30 Random Acts of Kindness.

28. Unplug for at least 24 hours.

29. Become a morning person.

30. Become a mother.


Well, there it is! I will be giving an update of my status at least once a month until the big birthday, but you can check my status any time: here!