The kids had the day off Friday (and it was raining cats and dogs), so we headed over to the Virginia MOCA.
It’s our favorite local museum and the one we visit most frequently. The kids loved the new ARTlab and again, I felt thankful to live in a place with easy access to the arts.
Going from New York to small town Texas involved some culture shock , to say the least, and moments like these make me realize how much I missed easy access to the ballet, museums, and the like. Anyway, back to the MOCA, they have a photography class that I would love to attend. Hopefully some day soon, I can find the time to make that happen!
Saturday found me doing some projects I’ve had on the back burner for a while. I finally made dishwasher detergent using Nici’s recipe and now I feel complete. O.K., not quite, but that was the last household product around here that wasn’t homemade. I’m trying to do better at taking care of my hair and letting it grow rather than getting bored and cutting it off every few years like I normally do so I also made my own version of the ever popular (for natural hair) whipped shea butter.
The consistency of the finished product makes it perfect for use on hair and skin. Here’s the recipe:
- 1 cup room temperature shea butter
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1/4 cup sweet almond oil (or substitute another favorite oil)
- 1 tbsp vitamin E
- a few drops of your favorite essential oil, if you like
Combine items in a bowl and beat (I used a handmixer) till fluffy. Super simple!
Aside from a quick trip to pick up an old toy jeep from an acquaintance, Sunday was a major cleaning day. We were on a roll with the laundry, until my machine decided to stop working during the spin cycle. I can’t tell you how much fun it was to remove heavy, wet clothes, and wring them out by hand. The machine is still full of water while I figure out if to get an extended warranty or just call a technician. This is the second month in a row this thing has had issues! My last machine, I had for 6 years with no problem and it wasn’t even new when I purchased it. Ugh.