Tuesday, November 19, 2013

When Wedding Plans Throw You a Lemon

Immediately following a wedding shower this weekend, my mom, Bailey, and I went to pick out the wedding cake. Yes, I picked out my wedding cake 12 days before my wedding. It's the procrastinator in me. We brainstormed with the help of Pinterest and decided on a beautiful Italian Cream Cake with fluffy frosting and an A&M cake for John. 

As the decisions commenced I glanced out the window into this country backyard in the middle of New Ulm, TX to find an enormous lemon tree. Ms. T.J., the decorator of my upcoming cake,  was quick to offer them up, claiming the more we took the less she had to juice for her mother-in-law. We obliged and took three gorgeously ripe lemons. The citrus scent intoxicating the drive back to Austin as if we had won the lottery of citrus fruits.  And we had. 

Currently half of said lemon is on my face, combined with honey and turmeric. After flirting with the thought of adding oats to the mask, I settled on this pure complexion potion and will probably apply once more before the big day to brighten and exfoliate. 

Directions:
Mix one-half lemon with 3 Tbl honey, or until the consistency is thick enough to apply on your face. Then, dust in some turmeric (about 1 tsp) and stir until evenly dispersed. 

Apply to face and leave on for 30 minutes, or as long as desired. 

Disclaimer: Don't sit outside with honey on your face unless you're looking to collect bugs. I learned this quickly on our back patio.
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