DIY hair gel in 10 minutes (cheap and really works)

I have been using DIY hair gel for the last two weeks and I am OBSESSED

I had seen a bunch of curly girls rave about DIY hair gel on social media, but quite frankly I thought they were taking this natural movement to the extreme, because who has the time and energy to make their own DIY hair gel, conditioner, masks and whatever? (go suffer buyers remorse at Clicks and Dischem like the rest of us!) I wondered, who are these people? but now, I am these people – since I found out the benefits of Flaxseed gel on your hair and also how cheap the seeds are and easy the gel is to make.

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Banting and diabetic “safe” cocktails

I’m putting safe in quotations because I am no expert on how safe alcohol would be in banting and diabetic diets. My own dietician was like, let’s cut out alcohol and revisit it. I figured I’d do some research (on reputable sites) so when she was ready to revisit I would be super ready to cater this visit.

So it felt like perfect timing when InterContinental hotels & resorts sent me a stunning (I might have to redo my lounge for it to fit in) cocktail set. I was eager to try it out, but with my diabetic situation and financial situation (adulting in 2017 is expensive, joh) I knew I needed to keep both the sugar and the cost down.  I managed to do both with these recipes

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Christmas Crafts: Monster Wallet

I’m starting out my series of Christmas Crafts with a quick tutorial…how to make a monster wallet. Aidan really wants a wallet and since I figure he is going to lose it anyway (I know my kid) I decided to make one…it makes an ideal stocking filler, especially if you put a card/coins from game center in there.

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Awesome party DIYs and the chance to party with Appletiser in New York

Given any thought to your New Year’s celebrations? I have, and so has Appletiser, it seems…they are giving 50 people the chance to each win a New Year’s Eve party, this includes one lucky person who will be jetted off to New York!!! Yes THAT New York, the one everyone from Frank Sinatra to Jay Z have sung about…

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Details to their fabulous competition below, but first two DIYs that are sure to be a hit at any New Year’s Eve Party…

Allow me to show you how to make your own party popper/glitter cannon/sparkly things shooter/mess maker and yummy Appletiser based ice-lollies

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DIY Paint markers for kids

I made DIY paint markers for Aidan using empty roll-on deodorant bottles. It’s all part of trying to declutter a little. You know how we are always crafting at my house?  Well my husband says we are actually always making a mess – we are very different people the two of us…think of the movie Yours, Mine & Ours and you have Rob and I – So I thought I’d try to play a little neater with this project and create a minimal mess set for Aidan’s Craft Box.

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To create my diy paint markers I needed to decant Aidan’s finger paint into something that wouldn’t spill and the paint wouldn’t get mixed into four little brown blobs, because the rinsing of brushes between colours thing has not caught on.

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Guilt Free Chocolate Pretzel Recipe

So with the diabetes diagnosis came a lot of life changes…some good, like fitting into pants that wouldn’t even come up past my thighs a few weeks ago and being more health conscious and some bad like the lack of baked goods, man I just want to stick my head into a donut! (is that a thing?) I’m resourceful though so I have come up with a few recipes that are not too bad like these “sugar free” chocolate covered pretzels

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Here’s how I made the chocolate pretzels…

I used the Clicks Smart Bite Range because it tastes good, mostly sugar free and you can always get it on that 3 for 2 sale, this is not a sponsored post but if any of you want to sponsor me, I do take candy (sugar free) from strangers…

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