"Bonding over Beauty by Erika Katz is a great mother-daughter beauty guide to foster self-esteem, confidence, and trust."
Mom's with daughters this book is perfect for you!!! :) I thought that this book would remind me of the things I knew already about beauty but wow my eyes have opened up to so many new ideas! :)
Here are the topics in each chapter that you will get to read about:
1. Bonding over Her Hair
2. Bonding over How She Cares for Her Skin
3. Bonding over Makeup & Brows
4. Bonding over Her Hands & Feet
5. Bonding over Getting rid of Unwanted Hair
6. Bonding over Puberty & Hygiene (Yes, it can be done!)
7. Bonding over Nutrition & Fitness
8. Bonding over Aromatherapy to Feel Beautiful
9. Bonding over Getting Her Ready to Be Away from Home
I know I still have a few years before my daughter enters the tween years but I am so looking forward to discussing and creating new memories using the many ideas in this book. I am one excited mom that I know my daughter and I can create fond memories while learning how to care for the beautiful bodies that Christ gave us.
In the caring for skin chapter I was delighted to read a few different recipes for sensitive skin as my daughter has sensitive and very dry skin. It really is helpful to know what not to do for those skin types! I also was shocked that I have been told so many myths about beauty, such as it really is OK to shave many different areas because your hair WILL NOT grow back thicker or darker!! Trust me there are several other myths that we have been told that will make you wonder who started telling us these silly myths.
I know this book covers the beauty end of it and when my daughter is older to discuss these things I will use this book along with the help of God to remind her who she is in CHRIST JESUS! I do not want to teach her the beauty things unless it is done with Biblical principles at the same time, as true beauty is from within.
ENTER the GIVEAWAY:
Since you all loved the other cookie giveaway I did last week I thought a St. Patrick's Cookie Giveaway would be another great one for those of you who have a sugar tooth. :) This giveaway is sponsored by Gourmet Cookie Bouquets ! I personally have not tried these cookies but looking at the pictures of all the cookie bouquets made me ready to try them! I absolutely love the creativity in all their Holiday Bouquets! 2 Lucky winners will win a fun St. Patrick's Day Bouquet that is valued at $50. GOOD LUCK! I hope one of my readers wins!! Use the rafflecopter widget below to enter the St. Patrick's Day cookie giveaway. The mandatory entry is commenting on this post, but once that entry is completed, various other entry options will become available. Any option is acceptable, but the number of entries per person are limited to the number indicated in the contest rafflecopter form. Entries will be reviewed and duplicate or uncompleted ones will be removed
St. Patrick's day is March 17th so its approaching quickly. I have a few ideas on art and food projects that i want to do with the kiddos. Hopefully I will have enough time to complete them and share them with you. This was a super easy one for those little hands. I cut the stripes of colored paper but if you are working with a preschooler or school aged child then they can practice cutting. The two toddler boys here only had to glue the pieces on their piece of paper. EASY, but they enjoyed it! :) It sure has brightened my kitchen with them hanging on the fridge! :) I also talked more about the Promise God gave us with the rainbow since I know that history a whole lot better then the history of the Irish Holiday!
MY MEMORIES SUITE Review and giveaway! (#1 rated scrapbook software) The above is one of the scrap pages I have created. Super easy and super fast. I only took a couple minutes to create a 8 page photo book. I am still going to do some more with adding more embellishments! The below is one I created all from scratch and it only took me about 5 minutes! :) SO EASY! Here is a great video explaining more about the product. There are also tutorials available on youtube.com I am not sure if you are like me but I have spent hours online trying to upload photos to the web to place them into something I was trying to create. THE BIGGEST BONUS to My Memory Suite is the fact that it is downloaded to your computer so you do not have to wait forever for a picture to upload! It made my experience much quicker then other programs I have used online. The scrapbook software was very easy to download on my computer and did not take long to learn how to create. :) One feature t