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Mary Helen
Austin, TX
I can Haas Avocado?
Interests: Mary Makes Good is a lifestyle blog featuring whole food recipes, DIY projects, natural beauty, and a parenting diary.
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A crazy delicious bowl of comfort made with Randall's new Signature products. Plus, a gift card giveaway! #sponsored Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Mary Makes Good
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I am thrilled to announce a ton of great workshops coming up over the next few months! I'll be running two series of public workshops and one free event at CRAFT, a truly spectacular hands-on crafting studio in East Austin, AND I'm participating in the Boss Babes Spring wellness retreat, Revitalize. I've partnered with Better Shea Butter, a local supplier of natural skin care ingredients like unrefined shea butter, cocoa butter, beeswax, and other staples, for two of the Bath & Body series classes. You'll save $5 on each of those workshops thanks to our friends at Better Shea Butter.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2016 at Mary Makes Good
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Tuesday, July 26 | 6:30pm | Austin, Texas | Discover the basic technique used to create all-natural soaps completely from scratch. Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2016 at Make It Good Apothecary
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Thursday, July 14 | 6:30pm | Austin, Texas | Find out what separates a lip balm from a sheer lipstick or a slippery liquid gloss in this hands-on DIY lip care workshop. Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2016 at Make It Good Apothecary
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Thursday, June 23 | 6:30pm | Austin, Texas | Learn how to craft all-natural, customized bar soaps using a grate and melt re-batching technique. Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2016 at Make It Good Apothecary
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Thursday, June 16 | 6:30pm | Austin, Texas | Make luscious bath melts and gorgeous bath salts inspired by the beauty of semi-precious stone. Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2016 at Make It Good Apothecary
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Thursday, June 02 | 6:30pm | Austin, Texas | Learn to craft your own glycerin soaps in fun colors, shapes, and scents. Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2016 at Make It Good Apothecary
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A personal update on our efforts to add another babe to our brood. Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2016 at Mary Makes Good
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Saturday, May 21 | 2:00pm | Austin, Texas | Create your own custom facial masque using all-natural ingredients. Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2016 at Make It Good Apothecary
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Wednesday, May 25 | 6:30pm | Austin, Texas | Create your own custom facial masque using all-natural ingredients. Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2016 at Make It Good Apothecary
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Thursday, May 19 | 6:30pm | Austin, Texas | Learn how to create your own whipped body butters and body scrubs. Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2016 at Make It Good Apothecary
Sponsored: Two delicious plant-based breakfast recipes plus a look at the Every Cart Counts promotion by Randall's and White Wave Foods. Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2016 at Mary Makes Good
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Win a pair of tickets to Austin's Colossal Curry Cookoff! Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2016 at Mary Makes Good
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A soothing and balancing DIY hair masque made with manuka honey, banana, and apple cider vinegar Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2016 at Mary Makes Good
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My favorite places to take cooking classes in Austin, TX Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2016 at Mary Makes Good
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Guys! I'm so thrilled to announce that my teeny-tiny business, Make It Good Apothecary, is finally getting off the ground. I've been in a kind of experimental phase with the business over the past year or so. I've held workshops, taught classes, tested products, and brainstormed like crazy to get to this place. After all of that thinking I've finally settled on two lines of products that I whole-heatedly believe in and I can't wait to share them with you all. So what is this little business going to be selling? First and foremost, Make It Good Apothecary is about... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2016 at Mary Makes Good
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This deep cleansing facial recipe starts with steamed fennel and activated charcoal blended with gentle kaolin clay and soothing aloe vera juice. An intense masque for all but the most dry or sensitive skin types, this recipe will be loved by those with oily or acne-prone skin. Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2016 at Make It Good Apothecary
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Fresh grapefruit juice is packed with vitamin C and natural citric acids. These ingredients help deep-cleansing chickpea and kaolin clay brighten and exfoliate the skin while honey and turmeric provide a balance of soothing moisture. Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2016 at Make It Good Apothecary
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This simple toner is easy to make and works well on most skin types. Those with dry, sensitive, or combination skin may love this recipe even more! Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2016 at Make It Good Apothecary
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Sunday, April 3 | 10am to 2pm | Austin, Texas | Join us as we celebrate our market debut with a free DIY facials bar! Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2016 at Make It Good Apothecary
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This gentle facial masque is great for all skin types. Made with our mild Oat & Honey Facial Base, skin-brightening yogurt, soothing aloe, and fresh rose petals. Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2016 at Make It Good Apothecary
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Once upon a time my husband and I went on a juice cleanse. Being the types of people who enjoy taking things past the point of reason, we decided that a 30-day cleanse would be a great way to start off our relationship with vegetable juice. If you're going to do something a little crazy, why not go all the way, right? The first week was awful. My head hurt. My stomach ached. I saw stars, used curse words a lot, and spent most of my time sleeping. Then, after six or seven days without solid food a fire lit... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2016 at Mary Makes Good
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Vinagrette, Craft-Austin, Schoola, and more Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2016 at Mary Makes Good
This is an incredible giveaway! I would love the chance to learn more about herbal medicine.
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Guys, I am so excited about this weekend's workshop at The Pilates Bungalow! Come join us on Saturday for a fun afternoon focused on wellness and DIY as we enjoy delicious sips and snacks in a beautiful space. It's going to be great! I'll be hosting a DIY Facials Bar filled with all-natural ingredients like organic herbs, local honey, cosmetic clays, and pure essential oils. Folks will be able to make two of their own customized masques to take home. My friend, Stephanie, will be providing mini skin care consultations helping attendees determine the best type of facial for their... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2016 at Mary Makes Good