52 Weekends No.22 – Sugar Hand Scrub

I love the weekends – guilt free relaxing, lazy breakfasts, lots of coffee, reading books, hanging out and watching movies with the family. I find weekends especially lovely at this time of year – sunny and warm inside, cold and crisp outside, however this weather is playing havoc with my skin so this weekend I decided to make a lovely sugar scrub to give my poor dry hands a pamper.

It’s super easy – I used equal amounts of sugar and coconut oil (but you can use less sugar if you prefer the texture less abrasive) and two drops of pure lavender oil. The sugar is a great natural exfoliator, the coconut oil is the perfect moisturiser for dry hands and the lavender oil calming – the aroma when mixed together is sweet heaven! I found this cute little jar in The Range for £1.29 which is perfect for storing this scrub and has a handy little wooden spoon for scooping it out… also this would make a lovely handmade gift especially with Mother’s Day approaching!

Coconut Sugar Hand Scrub | 52 Weekends | Stacy Grant | Creative Photographer Coconut Sugar Hand Scrub | 52 Weekends | Stacy Grant | Creative Photographer

Homemade Nachos and Salsa

This is a lovely quick recipe for a mid week snack or starter.

To make the nachos slice up wholemeal tortillas or wrap like you would slice a pizza and brush with a little oil and bake in the oven at 180c for about 10 minutes, but keep watch as they catch quickly.

For the salsa I chop lots of tomatoes and put in a bowl mix in a little (or a lot) of diced red onion, plenty of vinegar, teaspoon of tomato ketchup, half a teaspoon of tomato puree, dried coriander, fresh as well if you have it, salt, pepper, paprika to your taste. Mix it up and your ready to go… enjoy!

Nachos | Homemade Nachos | Stacy Grant | Food Photographer