Daily Tip

This is where you’ll find useful daily tips on motherhood, cooking, life, blogging and everything in between.


hair extensions and accessories
Today’s guest will help us keep up with the ever changing hairstyling trends.  Hair styling is often considered a form of personal grooming as well as a fashion statement. Some of the aspects that are known to influence hairstyling include; sub-cultural influences, socioeconomic status and trends in cosmetic enhancements and […]

Hairstyling Trends in Southern California


Charcoal and Bentonie Clay Soap recipe
Antibacterial Men Soap Recipe .  The oils: Olive Oil – 750 grams Coconut Oil – 200 grams Soybean Oil – 50 grams Lye solution: 280 grams Rosemary Tea with a tsp of salt dissolved. Sodium Hydroxide – as calculated by this lye calculator with a superfat of 5%     Additions at trace: 3 […]

Home Made Antibacterial Cleansing Men Soap Recipe


Home made Castile Soap recipe
Soap making instructions Picnic in the Forest Dotty Soap Recipe 500 grams Olive oil, 150 grams Coconut oil, 50 grams Shea butter Sodium hydroxide as calculated by this lye calculator with 10% Superfat Coconut water and coconut milk: 300 grams 1tsp Honey Pre-made dots: chocolate soap, cocoa soap, aromatic herbs soap, honey […]

DIY Cold Process Polka Dots Scented Soap



artisan hand made sunscape soap with blue sea and orange sky
I love a good painting and I find landscapes,  fascinating. Since playing with oils and lye in various attempts to make extra special natural soaps at home, I wanted to combine art and soap making and recreate the seascape that I see on my daily evening walk: turquoise sea, far away […]

Artisan Soap Design: Seascape at sunset


Use a spoon to scoop out the Aloe Vera gel
Today it has been my lucky day. I was walking my dog and passing by a skip full to the brim of garden cuttings, In the pile I noticed two huge plants that looked just like my little potted Aloe Vera plant, only on a much bigger scale. I broke […]

How to Extract, Use and Store Aloe Vera Gel


posture chair, balance ball chair
Say goodbye to your back pains after sitting at your desk for eight or more hours a day. What you see above is a Isokinetics Inc. Balance Ball Chair – with Black 52cm Ball and a Pump. The Swiss ball or gym ball alone is a great thing to have around the house, […]

The chair that forces you into good posture, just as ...



epsom salts in a wooden bowl
After 40 years of twice daily use of store bought conventional toothpastes, mouthwashes, floss, inter dental brushes, gum gels, etc.I found that I’m not even close to the perfect smile shown on the box. Every trip to the dentist, revealed a new cavity or a new tooth infection which translated in fillings, […]

Natural remedies for oral health


Sock aid for people who cannot bend down
The devices below feature handles to reduce bending and stretching discomfort for persons with back problems, using a wheelchair, or recovering from hip injury/replacement/knee surgery. Just click on the product that suits you to be taken to the details page where you can read about its features and more customers […]

Put your socks on – without any help


image of home made soaps using the cp method
Making soap from scratch at home is fun. Not only you control what goes in your soap but also you can give it as many colors, shapes and flavors as you wish, thus creating ideal personalized soapy gifts. Today I will write about cold process soap, as it is the number […]

Making Soap Bars at Home from Scratch: CP Method



Ally’s Daily Tip no 3:  Today we’re talking skincare and more exactly what can aspirin do for your skin. Well, salicylic acid, aka aspirin  is used as an ingredient in some very expensive face creams, or so I heard. First you need to remove the make-up and cleanse. I found […]

Glowing Skin with Aspirin and Honey


visiting the dentist during pregnancy
After making my own toothpowder using natural ingredients and found it works perfectly well, and researching alternative remedies for receding gums, I decided to also ditch the store bought products and create my own mouthwash, oil blend and routine for caring for gums, teeth and general oral health.  Again, I will […]

DIY Natural Mouthwash and Alternative Gum Care


financial responsibility for children
Today’s Guest informs us about the basic life support skills every parent should know by heart in order to be able to save their children’s lives in case of an accident. Checking the pulse, chest compressions, mouth to mouth, all the essential live saving skills presented in the form of […]

Can You Save my Life? Basic Life Suport Skills Infographic



proffessional photographer tripod image, photography, selling images, selling photos online
A few posts back, we looked into the different ways to turn photography into a profitable past time.Today we’ll find out how to sell your photos like a pro with Smug Mug 15% Off SmugMug Professional Subscriptions Until 4/30 (This post contains referral links which means I may receive a […]

Where to Market Your Professional Photography Business


Dog Batman Halloween Costume
We’ve already seen what my favorite apps are, now it’s time for today’s guest blogger to share his thoughts on his latest find. “As the owner of an elderly dog, and obviously wanting to keep him in perfect health, a Pet Organizer App is of utmost importance to me – […]

Pet Organizer


Sunrise at the sea image, family boat trip and other great family experiences
Summer is on its way and it’s time to start planning some great days out or the Holidays. A few posts back I was talking about how to take your family with small children out on a long bike ride (and have fun cycling too), but today’s guest will talk […]

Family boat trips and summer days out – a few ...



squeeze the aloe vera gel juice with the fingers to obtain a runny gel
For good health, smooth skin, shiny hair, nothing beats Aloe Vera gel from a freshly cut Aloe Vera leaf. Aloe Vera is considered to be a miracle plant and has numerous skin, health and hair benefits. It is being used as a key ingredient in foods, gels, cosmetics, dietary supplements, […]

Why Use the Gel from a Freshly Cut Aloe Vera ...


(This post contains affiliate links. I will be compensated if you purchase through these links) Ever thought of putting your favorite recipes into a stylish printed book that you can give as a gift or pass down to the generations to come? Well, thanks to Blurb, creating, printing and publishing your own cook […]

How to Make a Cook Book with Photos and Recipes


neti pot for sinusitis, allergy, headaches sfferers. Cleanses the sinuses.
Ally’s today’s  tip will be a lifesaver for sinusitis and hay fever sufferers. How to Treat sinus infection naturally with an 84% success rate This is a completely natural technique that has been used for centuries by thousands of people to keep their colds, headaches and allergies at bay with all their unpleasant […]

How to Prevent or Treat Sinusitis Hay Fever and ...



Have you been looking for a cool new running shoe for your next workout? Reebok has been inspired by hi-performance, Z-Rated tires, and created the Reebok ZQuick training shoe that delivers sports car handling for your feet. They have plenty of color combinations for those of you that like to […]

Reebok’s sports gear


Whatever we’re writing, most of us are going backwards and forwards editing, deleting, rephrasing and checking for errors and we’re still left with a certain degree of uncertainty with regards to whether the message can be conveyed in a better way.  Sometimes, we need to get the text proofread by […]

How to Perfect your Writing Style


Not too long ago, learning a skill or getting an education used to be a luxury. We needed to find time and money go to a physical classroom and pay enough for our lessons  to keep the teacher motivated. Thanks to the internet, everything changed. Whatever we want to learn, […]

Whatever your passion, there’s an accessible online class for you