Thursday, March 24, 2011

Senior Gala

Just trying to get a feel for who's going. Hoping y'all have this on your blog roll. :) Leave a comment if you think you're going or not. We made it guys! Congrats!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Home-Made & Non-Toxic Face Paint for Halloween

Hi Ladies,

I received an article about toxic face paints and thought I'd forward these healthier, non-toxic recipes for those who are going to be using face paint on thier children this Halloween.  Even if face paint labels state that they are hypo-allergenic, that doesn't mean that they don't have various heavy metals in them.  I hope you get a chance to try some of these... let me know how it goes!  Have a great Halloween!!!

Face Paint and Halloween Makeup

To avoid heavy metals and other potentially harmful unknown ingredients in traditional Halloween face paint, try making your own using food-based ingredients. Remember, foods can cause allergies in some kids: always test your concoctions on a small patch of skin and read up on natural food colorings before sending your little ghouls out for a night of painted fun. And don’t forget that some foods can stain skin and clothes.

Face Paint Made with Natural Food Coloring
Natural food coloring is available at health food stores and typically derived from foods and spices. We recommend reading up about natural food colorings and potential allergies first. Do not substitute conventional food coloring, which may contain synthetic chemical ingredients.


-Base of safe, unscented lotion (search Skin Deep for safe options) OR pure cocoa butter (available at health food stores) OR safe, mild toothpaste (search Skin Deep; avoid mint flavors, as they can make skin tingly)

-Natural food coloring (see note above)

Mix a few drops of natural food coloring into the base ingredient of your choice. Test on a small patch of skin before applying to face or body.

Face Paint Made with Food
Make sure young children understand they can’t eat these paints unless you make them without the base. Test a small patch of skin first to make sure your child isn’t allergic to the food you’re using.


-Base of safe, unscented lotion (search Skin Deep for safe options) OR pure cocoa butter (available at health food stores) OR safe, mild toothpaste (search Skin Deep; avoid mint flavors, as they can make skin tingly)

-Turmeric, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, beets, avocado, spirulina, cocoa, chocolate sauce, squid ink or other colorful foods, juices, herbs and spices


Yellow: Add 1/4 tsp. and a large pinch of stale turmeric to base.

Pink: Using a sieve, mash the juice from 3 fresh or thawed frozen raspberries, blackberries or beets directly into the base. Or, use a deeply colored berry juice or puree.

Mint green: With a fork, mash 1/4 of a small avocado until creamy. Mix this into your base.

Emerald green: Add small amount spirulina or bright green chlorophyll to base.

Purple: Using a sieve, mash the juice from several fresh or frozen blueberries into the base. Or, use blueberry juice.

Brown: Add cocoa powder or chocolate sauce to base.

Black: Use a small amount of squid ink in base for true black.

White: Mix powdered sugar and water.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Book Group in May!

Hello Dental Wives! I'd like to get together again and I love to read so I thought everyone else might like to as well. If you choose not to read it, still come! The book I have chosen is called 'Left to Tell' by Immaculee Ilibagiza

It can be checked out at the library or purchased here
It's a short book - I read it quickly - and it seriously changed my life. We will be meeting May 15 at 10:30 to discuss the book. If there is a major conflict I am not aware of please let me know. I will put up questions to think about in a few days when I get a chance. My thought was to have the discussion at a park so that the kids could play while we talk. Does anyone know of a good park that would be perfect for this? I have a few ideas, but none are great. I hope we'll see you all soon!

Swim time

I have a really nice heated pool that is actually warm. I thought it'd be fun this month for everyone to come swimming at my place. Email me at for further questions and directions. It will be April 17 @ 10:30 AM.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Hello to the long lost Dental Wives Club!!

Come join fellow dental wives for a Valentine's Day Craft at Aubrey Pettit's home on Friday, February 6th at 10:30 am. If you know of anyone who'd like to come but doesn't check the blog, please pass the info along! We're making little felt fortune cookies with personalized messages. Check out the picture below. Aubrey is kindly covering the cost of the craft, so don't worry about bringing money. Also, if you'd like to snack while we socialize, bring something to share. RSVP Aubrey at Hope to see you there!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Revamp the Wives Club!

So I really want to get together more often and on a regular basis. One of my friend's husband is in medical school back east and the wives get together a lot!! They have such fun ideas like auctions, craft night, cooking club, etc. Everyone is so talented and I know there is tons of things we could get together and do. So... to start out slow, I thought we could assign two days a month. One in the night for the wives that work and then one during the day for kid-friendly/stay-at-home during the day stuff (everyone is welcome to both of course!) I don't know if everyone is available for October so let me know what day/night of the week works best for you and what you would be interested in doing. This really will be so fun so let's get it started!

Here are a few of my ideas for adult activities:
-scrapbook night (bring a project you are working on and a treat!)
-card exchange (everyone makes x amount of cards and then everyone trades and you walk away with tons of new cards!)
-craft night (it would be fun to make a holiday craft together. I could show the example, everyone could sign up if they want to make it, I could buy the stuff, and then we can get together and make them.)
-recipe exchange (maybe again?)
-Auction night (Everyone brings a service/item they could auction off and then we all get a certain amount of little candies to bid on things.)
-movie night
-dessert or dinner night

Kid-friendly activities:
-Bounce U
-Lied Children's Museum
-Bellagio gardens and water fountains
-picnic and park
-kid crafts
-Chuck E Cheese's or Peter Piper Pizza

So, please leave me a comment and let me know what you would be interested in and what day/night works best for you.

To get it started, I would prefer Monday or Friday days and Wednesday or Thursday nights.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

For Twilight Fans!

As you Twilight fans may know, the movie is coming out on November 21st (which is a Friday). Me and some friends are getting together for dinner and then we're all going to the movie afterwards. It will be in North Las Vegas though so I'm not sure if that's convenient for everyone. I just thought I'd let you know... it's a great excuse to have a girls night out. Just let me know if you're interested. I don't have all the details yet because it is still a few months away but just a heads-up! Thanks, Mandy
P.S. Has anyone read Breaking Dawn yet? I just finished it and it was great! A friend of mine is having a book club on it next week so you're all welcome to come join us for that!