Next week Jennifer at Quiverfull family will be hosting. If you would like to participate in next Monday’s edition of The Homesteading Carnival (THC), Submissions can be made on Blog Carnival.
Decoding The P31W Graphics via A Pondering HeartAs you can see I do a lot with writing and managing blogs on a regular basis (in one week!). I am also putting the September GGM into PDF magazine version, which has already taken two days to do half, and I am getting all my articles done for the next issue. Let's not forget school and housework... oh and goats - Wilbur is still in the house, btw, but I think he is getting stronger (vocally too! ;-/).
Our Great God via A Pondering Heart
Homeschool Memoirs: #5 My Favourite Things - Er - Sites! via The Homeschool Post
Making The Home: KP #2 via GGMagazine
Mother's Memo via GGMagazine
Senior - Miss Nastya via Homeschool Seniors
Miss Serenity via Feelin' Feminine
US Constitution Week Projects via States Exploration
Since June I have been using a new face scrub that works wonderfully and is safe and all natural for your skin. I make it myself and the ingredients are very simple. You use cinnamon and raw honey, and that’s all. Honey contains many, many vitamins that are good for your body inside and out. A Spoonful Of Honey keeps the ailments down, but add cinnamon to the mix and you’ve got some powerful stuff.
CinHon Face Scrub:
1 tablespoon of cinnamon
2 tablespoons of honey
Now you can make the face scrub right when you’re going to use it or before and preserve it by sticking it into the refrigerator. I haven’t been able to do it yet, but I’d like to make some and put it in an old mask tube or face pump that way when I need it I can just squirt it out.
Because honey is naturally runny the scrub may run if you choose to leave it on for a while working like a mask, especially if it’s hot out. I prefer doing this over just washing my face with it because it is able to work on my skin longer. The info from where I originally got this recipe says to leave it on overnight but I have yet to figure out how this is done, especially because I do toss and turn during the night. If you use this scrub continually for two weeks, and especially leaving it on for at least half and hour, it is proven to remove zits from the roots.
The cinnamon is actually pretty grainy so when you go to wash it off go in a circular motion to scrub any dirt or dead skin off.
The first time I used this I was desperate to get rid of a nasty zit on my forehead and when I had applied it and rinsed it off half and hour later my zit had gone down a considerable amount. My face also felt SO soft and smelled like honey too!
I really enjoy using this and it takes nothing to make. Yes, the honey may be expensive but it’s natural and not anymore, if less, that what you’d have to pay for some good organic face wash. Go on and try it! You’ll feel the results instantly!
Flip-flopping on what to serve for dessert? Create the talk of the dessert table with delicious colorful "sandals." Print out this template and use it as a guide to cutting and assembling your flip-flops.
Prep Time:45 min
Start to Finish:2 hr 30 min
1. Carnivals To JoinThe Homesteading Carnival (THC)
2. What "Carnival"?Though I have never had an official word on it, I believe people call them carnivals because like going to a carnival where they have many different booths, all on the same topic, but with different information. The only thing that differs from a blog carnival and a real carnival is you don't have to pay an admission fee, it's not just for pointless amusement, and you can visit at anytime of the day.
3. What's The Purpose?A carnival is designed to bring people together from all over, all from different viewpoints, writing about the same topic (ie: homesteading, homeschooling, education, etc) to educate you or to inspire. A carnival enables you to share your ideas and to learn from others... ideas, tips, thoughts, and experiences. It's also very convenient because all the links on this one subject are all in one place. You can use this carnival to visit many in a short amount of time, and you'll know exactly when as all Carnivals have a "day of the week" they publish.
Now, that you got an idea about what a carnival is you may find one you want to participate in. The easiest way to submit an article is using the blogcarnival form. You add your link into the URL box and the page will then reload with all the information from that post. After that all you do is add your name and email and push send. BlogCarnival will then send your entry to the host for that week, and the host will have your email to let you know when the carnival is posted.
One very good reason to participate in a carnival is to get exposure and meet people who have a common interest. When you give out your blog links, free of charge no doubt, people will then come to your blog to read it. I have had a lot off good blog exposure through carnivals, and it's always nice to meet new people.
5. PromotingIt is kind and polite to announce and promote the carnivals you participate in on your blog and spread the word. This will get more people reading your posts and more joining the carnival, which will also give you more exposure. A lot of times carnivals have an icon to place on your sidebar as icons are more likely to catch someone's attention than a text-link will - this also helps remind you to submit something.
The first rule of hosting is you must participate in the carnival. It's unfair for you to host a carnival, especially a popular one, if you have not helped it by contributing for at least a month. When you're a "weekly attendee" you may be asked or offer to host a carnival, which is very simple. Just be participating in carnivals you get the idea of how it's put together. A lot of times people are creative and do the carnival in "editions. I just posted THC's edition called "The Carnival Can Help" and focused on how the carnival can better your life. As host you're welcome to do the carnival in whatever fashion or theme you please - adding photos, quotes, etc. Depending on the popularity of the carnival will depend on how long it takes you to put it together. Some carnivals get 50-100 submissions weekly while others only get 15-25. When you're done with the carnival usually late the night before it's supposed to be posted you publish it and then email everyone who submitted something with the link to it and ask them to announce it on their blogs. You should also always include a link to the blogcarnival form (for that carnival) and a link to the next week's host (or the carnival's home blog).