Jac o' lyn Murphy

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Star Spangled Sugar Scrub

We always spend the 4th of July with dear friends in the Napa Valley.
Five fun and festive families.
But the tide is starting to change for our annual reunion.
The oldest child, is about to head off to college 
and this may be the last summer we are all together. 
I wanted to do a simple, spirited treat for all the moms...

Exfoliating sugar scrubs are so easy to make 
and great to slough off all of that dry summer skin. 
To add some red and blue pizazz to my regular white scrub,
 I used rose and agapanthus petals.

I rolled and ...

snipped...



then stirred in oil...

and Star Spangled Scrub is ready for the fireworks!

Wishing you a sweet and smooth 4th of July.

Star Spangled Sugar Scrub
to fill one 8oz mason jar
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup light (in color) olive oil
10 to 12 rose petals (or any red flower) rolled and cut into ribbons
10 to 12  cut agapanthus blooms (or any blue flower) 

stir all ingredients until well combined and fill your jar



Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Red, white and Poppy Bridal Shower Invitations

Two of the things that epitomize Summer for me are 
the 4th of July and wedding season.
I've combined the two with a little California Poppy fun,
 for Lisa's Bridal Shower Invitations.

A festive, simple and pretty salute to this summer bride...

We've ignored that urban myth that it's illegal to pick a wild California Poppy, 
and gathered quite a few...







Friday, June 24, 2016

Taking a bite out of Shark Week

Don't be fooled by the calm water,
Shark Week is upon us!
Just when you thought it was safe to celebrate Summer.

You are going to need a bigger boat to deal with Jaws Cupcakes...



and just wait until you show up with a Great White bottle of wine...

or a blood thirsty red...

So much fun to sink your teeth into,

you'll wish Shark Week swam around more often.



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