Gracious Gift

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I have lived and breathed the adventure of motherhood everyday now for a little under two years. A few months ago when I became a part of the blogging world, I chose to name my blog Pocketful of Motherhood because it represents the present time in my life—a time that is filled with so many different things and a time that I do consider to be a GRACIOUS GIFT.

The miracle of my son is a gift in itself and in case you missed that story you can read my post from a few weeks ago called, A Plea For Grace. Despite the challenges, God was faithful to bless my husband and I with something we both desired: a child.

So today I’m thankful for the gift of life, I’m grateful for the blessing of a son and I’m confident that no matter what the day brings God is right by my side.

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:17

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© Pocketful of Motherhood, 2013

Candy Cane Sugar Scrub

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My mommy-hands can definitely use a little pampering from time to time, especially in the upcoming cold winter months. I’ve found that sugar scrubs are a great way to fight off unwanted dryness and the best part is that they are so simple to make! In light of the Holidays, I found a great recipe for a Candy Cane Sugar Scrub here that smells great and will leave your hands feeling wonderfully soft. It makes a great gift too!!!

To make the scrub you need:

2 Cups of  Granulated Sugar

1/3 Cup of Light Olive Oil

1/4 Cup of Coconut Oil (melted)

1/2 Teaspoon of Peppermint Extract

Red Food Coloring

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Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl expect for the food coloring. You can adjust the ingredients a little until you get consistency you’re looking for.

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 Take about half of the mixture and place it in another bowl so you can make some red sugar. Add the red food coloring a drop at a time until you reach the desired color.

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The last step is to package the scrub.  I used a 16 oz. mason jar and I had a little left over to use on my hands. 🙂

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A few simple steps and you’ll have a festive treat that’s great for Holiday gift-giving this year!

hannah

(C) 2012 Pocketful of Motherhoood