Handmade Bath Bombs

After the end of a long day I love taking a long hot soak in the tub; I don’t know what it is about sitting in a pool of hot water but it’s amazing!...more

Sleep Like a Baby Every Night

There are few things in life that a warm bubble bath can't help.  In addition to being extremely relaxing, there is now a scientific reason to indulge in a soothing bubble bath before bedtime....more

Workout Wednesday: Detox Bath

There are tons of reasons to take a detox bath and I didn't realize the importance of it, until one of my friends told me about them. As a runner, it was something that became very important to my body as I ran farther distances....more

Shampoop Please

If you take the time to stop and listen what a child has to say,  you are bound to end up with a smile on your face at some point. Most of my daily conversation involves my 2 year old daughter and 1 year old son. My daughter washes her hair with 'Shampoop' and loves to play 'Spacketball'. What comes out of your kid's mouth that keeps you smiling?...more

Rub a Dub Dub, Two Boys in a Tub

The other night, I was giving my boys a bath. My 15-month-old stood up in the tub, and while I was trying to convince him to sit back down, he nonchalantly sent a stream of pee into the bath water. My three-year-old was in the tub with him when he did this. For a moment, he was quiet. Then, he went into hysterics and demanded to be pulled from the tub and that we refill the bathwater (who knew he was so hygienic)...more

I'm going to NaBloPoMo! Will you join me?

For those of you wondering what NaBloPoMo stands for, it means National Blog Post Month. NaBloPoMo encourages bloggers to blog a post a day for an entire month. It is a great way to get the creative juices flowing and discover things about ourselves that we may have overlooked in our normal day to day or topical writings.I've decided to join this months NaBloPoMo in connection with BlogHer.com. I figure what a better way to kick off the new beginning of Cellar Door Beauty than a post a day!Today's topic?...more

Autumn at the Holburne Museum garden

At the weekend I returned to the Holburne Museum in Bath, the place where I'd previously walked ...more

Self Indulgence

If you have been reading the blog for any time now, you know a lot about my home and the woods surrounding my home, and the critters that live in the woods that surround my home. What you may not know is that there is one thing that was a selling point for us to move out to the country.And it had nothing to do with bears. Nothing to do with chickens either....more

Some Ideas for a Gift Basket

In a basket, add a cookie sheet, Betty Crocker cookie mixes, measuring spoons, cups, a rubber spatula, over mitts, pot holders, a muffin pan and mixes, dish towels, dish cloths or an oven timer. Whatever you do, whatever you can afford. Make a basket with a bottle of dish soap, a spray cleaner, brillo pads, windex, paper towels, dish towels and cloths or sponges....more
Someone just had a baby or recovering an illness, or depression? A C.D. of soothing ...more