A Day of Rest


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A Delightsome Life relaxing day

I have been working very hard to renovate our kitchen. There are two main reasons.

It’s our kitchen

a hub of daily activity…

kitchen hutch painted and beadboard wallpaper added

kitchen hutch painted and beadboard wallpaper added

Company is coming

This coming weekend is Family Reunion for our family – a big gathering of my husband’s father’s family. BIG. Darling Daughter has a friend coming over…my room, The Retreat is full of Kitchen stuff and needs to be cleaned out.

I had reached the point of physical fatique from painting and scrubbing. So I decided yesterday, I needed a day of rest.

Rose Milk and Honey bath A Delightsome Life

Recipe for a relaxing bath

Petals of 3 roses

1 cup whole milk

1 cup honey

20 drops rose essential oil

In a warm bath add the whole milk and the honey, stir with your hands. Add the petals and the essential oil. Enjoy quiet moments with soft music and candles…warm to hot baths are wonderful for tired muscles – take the time to relax.

Oatmeal Exfoliant

1 tablespoon honey

1/2 cup oatmeal, uncooked

Oatmeal is a wonderful, natural exfoliant. It is gentle  and effective in sloughing off dead skin in a soothing way.

Green Tea Mask

2 green tea bags

2 tablespoons Green Tea Clay

3 vitamin C Capsules

Green tea is wonderful in its beneficial attributes – antioxidant, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory. Vitamin C aids the skin in elasticity and improving texture –

Steep the green teabags in a kettle filled with water until the kettle whistles. Pour 1/2 cup of the green tea into a small bowl. Add green tea clay and stir well. Open the vitamin C capsules  and pour over the green tea mixture – blend well. Apply to your face and allow to dry – avoid the eye area. Rinse with warm water.

Relaxing bath rose milk honey A Delightsome Life

Rejuveniting Tips

◊ Power Naps – 20 minutes

◊ 20 – 30 minutes of exercise each day

◊ 15 minutes morning devotions

◊ Fill your home with flowers

◊ Drink plenty of water

◊ listen to your favorite music

◊ read a good book

◊ indulge in a weekly bath

◊ connect with family and friends

*Tips and recipes from Natural Beauty: Homemade Recipes for Radiant Skin & Hair by Elizabeth Tenhouten
A Delightsome Life breakfast tea and biscuits

I am enjoying a lovely cup of tea and a biscuit with butter and honey – so delightful.

A Delightsome Life good morningI have my list of Most Important Things To Do Today. I have my water bottle filled. I have beautiful music playing…and I have planned a relaxing break for this afternoon. My day is set. I hope you have a blessed day, wonderful week and that you take time to relax and enjoy the wonderful gifts we have in our lives.

My Bliss for this week:


Time with family

Rose Petals

Ice Cold Water

Freshly washed linens

Battenburg Lace

Lemon Meringue Pie

I am sharing this post with these Delightsome blog parties:

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Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Make It Pretty Monday @ The Dedicated House
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The Scoop @ Cedar Hill Ranch, Farmhouse Porch, Confessions of a Plate Addict
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Teatime Tuesday @ Rose Chintz Cottage
Teacup Tuesday @ Martha’s Favorites and Artful Affirmation
Tuesday Cuppa Tea @ Antiques and Teacups
Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
Blissfully White Wednesday @ Timewashed 
Cottage Garden @ Fishtail Cottage
Friends Sharing Tea – Tea in the Garden @ Bernideens Teatime Blog
Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life
Homemaking Party @ Hope in Every Season
You’re Gonna Love It @ Kathe with an E
Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson
Shabbilicious Friday @ Shabby Art Boutique
Cottage Style Party @ Lavender Garden Cottage
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
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