#socs 5th oct. Cards!

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is card. Use it any way you like. Enjoy!
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I love getting cards from people. I love when someone gives me any type of card. I love being thought of! It is just such a lovely feeling when you either recieve a greeting card, a birthday card, a card, any card.
This month I have lots of birthday cards to buy! I have my furry babys card to buy too this month, he’s gonna be 8!
Imagine it! 8 years young!
I love to surprise my friends and family with cards that say I am thinking of you or, just because, I love to see how excited they get when I send the cards to them and they arrive through their letterbox!
We also love making cards. We make cards for our therapist and psychiatrist a lot. They love them! They always thank us for them. I think they enjoy the effort we put into making them!
So there you have it, my socs about cards!

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DIY natural foundation

DIY Natural Foundation

Homemade Option: At the recommendation of a friend who had used cocoa powder for natural bronzer, I started experimenting with natural foundation options, and came up with a recipe similar to a mineral make-up.

I start with a base of arrowroot powder and zinc oxide (can also use cornstarch, but arrowroot works better) and then slowly add in cocoa powder and finely ground cinnamon powder until you get a shade close to your skin tone. You can then store in a jar or old powder container and use a brush to apply. It took me a few tries of mixing to get the color correct for my skin tone, but most days, a quick brush of this is all I need. I later discovered that adding gold mica powder gave it an even smoother texture and made skin radiant.

Ingredients

2 tablespoons zinc oxide (Can use arrowroot powder instead if desired, but it will not offer quite as much coverage)

1 tablespoon arrowroot powder (optional)

1 teaspoon gold mica dust

1/2 1 tsp of desired natural clay powder (optional) I used a pinch of White cosmetic clay, Fullers Earth Clay and french green clay

up to 1 teaspoon finely ground cocoa powder OR bonze mica powder (or both) to get desired color

· Optional: 1 teaspoon of translucent mica powder can help for really oily skin

Instructions

1. Mix all ingredients to get desired color and coverage.

2. Zinc oxide will give coverage and matte finish.

3. Colored mica powders, natural clays and cocoa powder will give color. Start slowly and add as needed, testing on inner-arm as you go to find your shade.

4. Store in a small glass jar with a lid.

Note: If you prefer, just arrowroot powder (or white cosmetic clay), cocoa powder, and (optional) cinnamon powder can be used. This will create a great and completely natural/edible foundation but it will not stay as long as a powder containing zinc oxide and mica. I personally feel safe using zinc oxide on my skin (non nano and uncoated) but if you dont, just stick to the arrowroot version.

There is a lot of variation in this recipe creating homemade makeup is more of an art than a science and your exact color and base combinations will depend on the amount of coverage and color you want. Zinc oxide as a base will create a makeup very similar to store bought mineral makeups and adding mica powder will give skin a natural glow.

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DIY homemade vapour rub

DIY Homemade Vapor Rub- Dr. Axe

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

¼ cup olive oil

½ cup coconut oil

¼ cup grated bees wax

20 drops peppermint essential oil

20 drops eucalyptus essential oil

Glass jar

Directions:

1. Pour the olive oil, coconut oil and beeswax into a jar.

2. Place a saucepan with 2 inches of water over medium low heat.

3. Place jar in saucepan and allow oils to melt. Stir to combine.

4. Once combined, allow to cool slightly and add in essential oils.

5. Pour mixture into metal tins or storage containers and allow to set.

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ITS LIZ AND IM HURT

OK SO I AM HURTING AND SAD AND FEELING FUCKING AWFUL. YES. AND I’D LIKE TO KNOW WHY PEOPLE ARE SO FUCKING INSENSITIVE.
THAT DUDE BANNING CAROL ANNE. HE THINKS HE IS GOD.
HE’S ACTING ALL POWERFUL JUST CAUSE HE OWNS A FUCKING EMAIL LIST.
DAMN IT ANYWAY. WORDS HURT. SEEING EMAILS THAT ARENT MEANT FOR US TO SEE THAT TALK ABOUT US AND ARE DEROGATORY FUCKING HURTS.
I AM PISSED. BEYOND PISSED.
IT MAKES ME WANT TO GRAB A STEAK KNIFE OUT OF THE KITCHEN AND CUT UP OUR ARMS.
JUST BECAUSE I AM HURTING, AND I CANT THINK OF SOMETHING ELSE TO DO INSTEAD.
SO I AM REACHING OUT HERE FOR SUPPORT. AND I THINK PEOPLE SHOULD BLOODY THINK BEFORE THEY SPEAK. BUT THATS ASKING TOO MUCH I GUESS.
IS ANYONE AROUND?
LIZ

Irritating

So…I’ve been banned from a craft email list. A blind crafters list. I cannot believe it. Banned for posting too many messages. The owner said I didn’t know what the focus of the group was. But I do, its crafting, all things crafty! I posted asking for crafting ideas and beading patterns, and I posted asking how much a loom to loom knit would cost me. He said I posted to many craft suggestions all at once and how was I going to do them all. Well I wasn’t…I was just asking to get info! And now that’s a crime! HOnestly? If that is how they run a list then I don’t want to be part of it. But I am hurt because he’s emailing the other people who are helping him manage his list and ccing me in on the email and hearing them talk about me hurts. Him saying was he too hasty in getting rid of me and then saying he sent my reply to his other helper and would they just ignore me and he was leaning towards ignoring my reply. Well then fuck it. Who cares. Go ahead ignore me. It wont be anything I’m not used to. People have ignored me all my life. I don’t need you and I don’t need your list.
Banning someome bc they are excited to be part of a craft group for the blind and posting a lot is stupid. who agrees?

Doing creative activities

yesterday there were a few creative groups happening at the basement club. i decided to go to them. one was a knitting and crochet group. i cant crochet but I can knit. i decided to knit a scarf. th e group went on for an hour. it was a really nice space where we just sat and chatted as we either knitted or crocheted.
then in the afternoon there was an art space, where you could do any type of art and craft you wanted, there was relaxing music, and people did whatever they wanted, it was just a really nice relaxing space to create. i made a neckalace by threading beads onto wire. it was lovely and turned out really good.
i enjoyed creating and think I will like these groups.