Seeing that the name of this blog is Joyfully Submitted, I thought it might be a good idea to post some of the joyful things about our life. My usual posts deal with issues of submission to God and to our husbands. But my heart with this blog is to paint or draw a picture of what our lives could be if we simply choose to let go of the ideologies of the world, turn a deaf ear to feminism as well as resist all of its temptations, and find our joy…our rest…our peace and purpose and promise, in embracing the life God designed for us with soft, engaging, educating, inspiring, definitively feminine hearts. Having lived a large part of my life with a feminist heart and mindset, let me tell you that the grass really is greener over here!!! Now, that is not to say that submission and change are easy, or that the things I do, or will share on Fridays are a mandate from God for you to do. They are simply things I am learning to do for fun with my girls…and sometimes with the boys too :D, and things that as women, some of us have believed are beneath us or are menial and unimportant. Well ladies, my aspirations of power suits and heels have been JOYFULLY exchanged for socks and an apron!!! And I love my life and want to share that love with you! So from here on out, Fridays are dedicated to FREE, FRILLY, FANTASTIC, FEMININE FUN FUN FUN!!!!
Let me just say that everything we do is not planned, and a lot of what we plan does NOT go according to plan :D! This is our life. And we embrace it! And I work hard not to be in control of it… Ok! Being really honest…I work hard…to JUST HAVE FUN!!! 😀 I tend to be a lot more serious than Ukali and the kids!!! They definitely get their sense of humor from their father 😀 But over the years I have to say that fun is better, and so much more rewarding than stern and controlling. So we have a lot more fun, we do a lot more things spontaneously. Some things, like todays post, are the result of a spontaneous act. I’ve always wanted to make my own lip balm, and I’ve always wanted to teach the girl to make their own everything, so this morning was one of those unplanned experiences that we loved. Below are the steps in our basic Shea Butter Lip Balm that the boys are happily using as we speak! Enjoy!!! So, enjoy your weekend with your loves, and find something to do that is JUST FOR FUN 😀
The Ingredients are… 100% Shea Butter. We emptied out existing lip balm tubes due to Ukali having a slight reaction to almost every lip balm. We wanted 100% natural, so decided to make our own 😀
The Shea butter was melted down in a pot and then the liquid was poured into the tubes. They were then put into te freezer to set faster and when they came out this is what they looked like inside.
So more Shea Butter was added to fill completely, and they were placed into the freezer again to finish 😀
The freezer worked pretty quickly! These set completely in 10 minutes 😀
This is the finished product 😀 We made 3 additional ones so that everyone in the house has their own!!
This was sooooooo simple, and Leah found several other recipes that we can attempt this weekend…JUST FOR FUN!!! 😀