Expiration Dates

As almost heartbreaking as it is to read it, it is to write it. I do believe the life of MyCupkeiki has reached an end, of sorts. I’ve been going over and over this in my head, and my heart (as I’ve opened myself up on here in a way that was therapeutic, fun, and educational), and I feel like MyCupkeiki has strayed, taken a turn- that while not negative, isn’t going or doing the things I had hoped it would. This is certainly not an end to sharing the things I enjoy making; it is however an end to wanting to keep people up-to-date on my experience with motherhood, because in all honesty I find that to be a difficult topic to discuss, and perhaps a bit boring (I’m really not that exciting of a mama).

I will be starting fresh, coming up with a new name and a better focus. I will share, on here, the link to a new blog. Thank you to everyone who has followed, stuck around, enjoyed and experimented with my food/crafts over the last three–nearly four–years. It’s been a real joy and I have a feeling that I will enjoy starting over and getting more specific.

Aloha, for now.

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Muddy Sunday

I recently purchased some food grade Bentonite Clay, for a remineralizing toothpaste, but after reading about reactivity with metal fillings I had to scrap that idea and come up with something else. Enter clay face masks. 

  So here I am on a beautiful Sunday morning, mudding my face and enjoying the the tingling and drying effects of clay, honey, oats and tea tree oil!

Here’s my DIY Clay Mask that’s left my face feeling tightened, soft and rejuvinated!  

 Ingredients:

 1 Tbs. Bentonite Clay (got bought mine at my local food co-op in the bulk section)

 1 Tbs. Raw honey, (my honey is Rice Brand, it’s local honey from Greeley, CO) 

 1 Tbs. Oats, ground up into powder using a mortar and pestle for a few minutes.

 4 drops Tea Tree Oil (I used the Now Brand)

 2-4 Tbs. Water (enough to make a paste)  

         

 Mix everything together, and apply to face and upper part neck in a circular motion. Leave on for 10-15 minutes, and wash off with warm water and a wash cloth.

Tea tree oil and honey have great antibacterial properties. The honey and oats moisturize and the clay helps pull out toxins and add minerals to the skin, which may help the skin become more balanced and healthy. Look for clay that has a grey-green color, not white. 

Oh and that idea I had about a remineralizing toothpaste scrapped because of my uncertainty with clay and metal fillings…well I made one up but without the clay and my cupkeiki and I love it! So check back for that recipe soon!!

Awake My Soul

Hands BW

There’s a part of me that has been in a deep hibernation. I’ve not been able to stir it, to bring it up from the dark depth of my soul. Yet I can feel it, tossing and turning; reminding me of what I’d laid to rest years back. It breaths deeply, forcefully and a spark between it and my conscious has been aroused. My heart feels the collision of awareness between the two.

I’ll wait, patiently. Letting it whisper its presence coming to light. Reveling in the surges as they course through my veins…

Waiting

 

In the darkness, illuminated by a night light,

In the silence, made noisy from the steady stream of passing cars, 

I wait patiently.

I’m waiting for a jolt of the day drifting away,

Waiting for the quietness of soft snores and steady breath,

Waiting patiently and then smiling as I know you’re off to the land of nod,

Off on an adventure only your wild imagination could create,

And I close my eyes and I listen and I wait.