Does anybody else think that everything at Bath & Body Works smells the same nowadays? Remember when they had those good scents like cucumber melon and all of those fruits with real names? I do, and I know for sure my mom does. She used to wear that stuff all over the place! Now every single purfume or lotion or soap smells like a chemical garden!
Anyway, lately, my mom and I have been trying to find a store with really good-smelling perfume at low prices. Not like any Gucci or Giovani that cost $100 for a bottle the size of your thumb. We kept looking in a store similar to Bath & Body Works called The Body Shop, but for as long I can remember, the only thing they ever had that we bought was soap. Then, today all of a sudden- BAM! -right in the front of the store they’re announcing that they’ve created a body mist (How fancy!) line of products. Me and my mom almost fainted because we had just come out of the B&BW hoping for the hundreth time that some of the good flavours had come back only to come out with headaches from their smells.
There was a sale going on where you bought 2 and got one free so each bottle was about $8 which is average for my mom’s beauty budget. She got Satsuma and Mango while I got Strawberry. If I were you, reading this, I would go out and buy some of this stuff because The Body Shop uses ingriedients that are about a thousand times better for the environment and people than any other beauty store I’ve seen in a long time. They also support fair trade and a ton of other things like stopping abuse and people trafficking.
It was my dad’s birthday last Wednesday, so me, my brother and my mom made him a cake. A strawberry lemon cake, to be precise. Now I will teach you how to make this elegant dessert.
For the cake I just used a Betty Crocker mix of Lemon Cake and followed the box directions.
Home-Made Cream Cheese Icing:
2 Packages of Philidephia Low Fat Cream Cheese
1 Stick of Butter (or 1/4 of a cup)
A medium to large bowl
A Stirring utensil such as a whisk
Directions, Put cream cheese and butter into the bowl and stir until well blended. Spread icing mixture onto the top of the cake. Place strawberries all over the place. Slice into pieces and serve. This cake is good hot or cold, I would prefer cold, though.
I’ve finally found a solution to the question:
What can I do with all of my yogurt cups?
I love yogurt. It’s pretty close to the top of my list for best foods in the entire world, right next to hummus and pita bread. In the future, when I get my own living area that’s not my parents house, I can see myself almost living off of yogurt.
But, what am I going to do with those cups of plastic? You’re probably thinking, “Just recycle them!”. The thing is, they seem like they could be used for something more… useful. So, I sat around and thought while I ate my yogurt. Here’s what I came up with!