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Real Life Fairy Tale Things!

Guys I am geeking out so hard right now! Not only am I going to an special early showing of the new Beauty & the Beast movie tomorrow night, I just found out that you can have your very own enchanted rose. This is some real life crazy fairy tale awesome! The company is called Forever Rose, and they are offering up living flowers that can last up to three years without water or sunlight and theoretically last indefinitely if they are kept in their protected glass domes.

When I saw these white ones, all I could think was how they would be amazing centerpieces at a wedding. Heck, they would probably even upstage the all-important wow of the wedding dress. Oh, and of course I need a full arrangement to live in my work office. 

I can’t even begin to articulate how badly I want one of these. It’s one thing to have to get a shirt or a mug with images from the movie on it, but to be able to to have a real piece of the magic? It doesn’t get any better than that for me. Now all I need is a yellow ball gown and a talking teapot and I will be set.


Images from here & here.

Practical Magic

Practical Magic is one of my favorite movies, and one of the very few story lines where I liked the film better than the book. I own the book, the DVD, it is in my “Watch Instantly” Netflix queue, and if I come across it while flipping through the channels I have to watch it.  I can’t even pinpoint what initially attracted me to the movie, but I can’t imagine ever getting tired of it.

Imagine my delight when Zoe, author of the blog Blessed Bee, posted a recipe for the in famous Oatmeal Mint Shaving Cream. You remember the line : “He really loved my mint oatmeal shaving cream. He couldn’t stop eating it.” So I had to share it with you guys.

Mint Oatmeal Shaving Cream

45 gms cocoa butter
30 gms base oil such as grapeseed/calendula/jojoba
20 mls liquid castile soap/olive oils soap
Peppermint oil (few drops)
Ground Oatmeal

Melt the cocoa butter and oil  in a large bowl over a pan of simmering water.  Once melted allow to cool just till the edges start to solidify!
Whisk the mixture with an electric whisk and add the liquid castile soap.  As you keep whisking the mixture will increase in volume, the cocoa butter will cool and the mix hold itself as a foam.  Now add in the peppermint oil and ground oatmeal  and give it a quick mix.  Finally put into jars and label to use the shaving cream scoop a little out and mix with a little water to make a lather.


Recipe & Photos from Blessed Bee