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Ellie’s Faves Dispatch #1
These are 5 of my new & old favorite things.
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Orual @ Ride or Die | Miller Theatre
The Golden Record #3
Perelandra @ Westobou Gallery
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Continuum @ Artzilla Show | 600 Gallery
Golden Record Show @ Field Botanicals
Jove’s Measure @ Shakespeare | Book Tavern
Bull Mountain | Book Tavern
Dream Within a Dream @ Poe | Book Tavern
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Doing For One’s Self
Links to recipes, homemade things, and more
DIY Solid Cologne or Perfume
This easy-to-make, very quick recipe for solid cologne. Fun to make your own signature scent from essential oils and to use recycled mint tins for containers.
Homemade Laundry Tabs
So, this is my favorite laundry recipe I’ve made, they work, they hold together, they were very easy to make, and smell lovely.
Bentonite Clay Deodorant
Natural, affordable deodorant that really works, believe me, I’ve got that hormone funk part of the month and this helps me greatly. I used Lavender Oil instead of Tea Tree because that is what I had and since both are anti-bacterial either would work. Enjoy!
Chocolate Oat Milk
Used this recipe and multiplied it for a gallon but added more water and sweetener because the cocoa was so strong, ended up with almost two gallons. Try one small batch specific to the recipe to get the taste you want and then multiply that revision for later use. Will update when I revise my recipe.
Leftover Oatmeal Muffins
I used this recipe to make leftover oatmeal muffins from chocolate oat milk pulp but can be used with any oatmeal. It won’t be really Chocolatey so use chocolate chips instead of raisins if you want it to be, I left out the mix-ins bc the kids didn’t want any and made a cinnamon sugar crust by adding cinnamon sugar (instead of oatmeal) to the wet pan before putting in the oven.
Ellie Eugenia Benson
I’m Ellie Benson, An Encaustic Artist, Mother, Wife, and Friend. I live in Augusta, Ga in a 1,000 sq ft, old centennial home with my Illustrator/ Designer husband, @kennethjamesbenson and my four children, two cats, and dog. I am half Latinx/Salvadoran and was born in Panama on the canal military base in the middle of summer. I have lived in many places and I now live in the south and am learning to embrace it all.
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Ellie‘s Faves Dispatch #1
Take a look at some of the lovely things I’m loving this week of 08.10.19
# 1. Helen Milan Home BKR Water Bottle
I have been looking for a sustainable water bottle solution for home and the gym. This is will be my next purchase for myself. I don’t think there is a more beautiful water bottle I’ve seen.
#2. Sotela Sol Collection
This is my favorite dress, comfortable and beautiful. I wear it almost everyday. I have a minimal wardrobe so save up for key pieces I can wear for years. Sotela is Latina owned and has inclusive sizing which is so important, and you can’t really beat the personal touch of knowing your dressmaker. I am eyeing some more pieces and thankfully they take Afterpay so you can break up payments into four, That’s what I did with this lovely dress. I do promise to take an image in my dress but look at the Sotela feed for beautiful models that look even better in it and check out all their clothing.
# 3. CandyLab Toys Wooden Racers
Our boy’s favorite toys, wooden racers. This one has been well-loved already. We love all the CandyLab cars and have more on the way for gifts.
# 4. Sundays Toxic-Free Polish
The only nail polish that doesn’t make my husband gag (he hates the smell of nail polish) and lasts me through hand washing several loads of dishes without even a topcoat. I’m not a hand model obviously but you can see them on me here, also, not the best nail painter but they still look great! Non-Toxic so good on everyone!
# 5. The Ladies of Grace Adieu
One of my favorite books is Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, The genre feels like Jane Austen’s world meets magic, yes to that. So, I was thankful to start this book of short stories by Susanna Clarke lent to me by a dear friend @krisarussell. If in Augusta order it from the best local bookstore, the Book Tavern.
As always you can find me at Instagram.com/thesteadystill and Instagram.com/ellieeugenia
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