Travel Sized Deodorant DYI Travel Hack

Have you noticed that store-bought travel-sized deodorants aren’t actually very travel-sized?  They also don’t have much product in the container and they take up way too much space in the TSA approved 2-quart bag.   Another problem with travel-sized deodorant is the amount of deodorant inside will not even last a full week… I found that one out the hard way when I ran out of deodorant on my very first vacation in the Dominican Republic.  If all of these issues aren’t enough there is still one more left and to me, it is the biggest problem of all – My favorite brand doesn’t come in travel-sized!

Today I decided to try to do something about it!

Here’s how it all went down:

The first thing I did was find these really small deodorant containers:

travel sized deodorant container


I collected the rest of my supplies:


I then sliced off the top of my regular sized deodorant,  placed it in a glass measuring cup, and microwaved it for 30 seconds. I took it out, stirred, and continued microwaving in 10 to 15-second increments until the deodorant was smooth and runny enough to pour.

Once the mixture was runny enough to pour I just poured it into my plastic container and let it sit for a while. It took about 20 minutes for my deodorant to become solid again.


After that, II just wiped off the excess from the outside of the container with a paper towel and smoothed the top of the deodorant with my finger.

THAT WAS EASY!  just like magic I now have a brand-new travel deodorant in my favorite brand that is also small enough to go anywhere my next adventure may lead!!



This whole process was very simple and I think it turned out perfect! If you are traveling in the near future give this a try! Don’t forget to leave a comment letting me know how it worked for you!

Thanks for reading and have a great day!






Niagara Falls

Wowed Once again – Niagara Falls

If you haven’t been to Niagara Falls yet you need to be sure to add this one to your bucket list!

I can’t even begin to explain the beauty and power that I could see and feel in this place and all I can say is, “WOW! God sure did an amazing job on this one!”

Check out these video’s I took

The United States view:

The Canada view:

Here are just a few of the hundreds of pictures I took –

These pictures don’t even compare to actually being there.

Of all of the places I’ve been to so far, Niagara Falls is at the top of my list in the beauty and power category, so if you can go there – then go! 🙂


Blessing Collecting

IMAG0114I will admit flying is not on my list of things I am fully comfortable doing.

No matter how much I do it I still feel a zing of fear go through me every single time I step on a plane.  Though I have gotten better and actually do enjoy it,  I am not truly at ease until the flight is completed and I am firmly back on solid ground.

You may be wondering if I am so scared of flying then why do I do it?  Because if I did not do it I would miss the blessing.

How would I ever see the beauty up there if I allowed myself to be captive on the ground by my fear?

How would I know the clouds are whiter and fluffier on the top than they are on the bottom?

Or how would I see a whole tropical island paradise with the ocean lapping at the shore?

Did you ever see a sunset from a plane? It’s even more spectacular in the air than it is on the ground.

Speaking of sunset, night time in a plane is pretty awesome too.  It seems like I always seem to land in St. Louis after dark and it’s absolutely amazing to see how the city looks all lit up.

I am still amazed that a plane can even get off the ground.  How is it that something that big can defy gravity and just soar through the air?

If I stayed on the ground I would never get to see the blessings God has planned for me up there.

If only we could see the other side of something before we begin it.  I can look back over my life and see that some of the biggest and most important blessings were found doing things way out of my comfort zone.

Blessings are waiting for us everywhere, not just in the good stuff but also sometimes even in the scary stuff.  We can either chose to be paralyzed with fear or we can chose to trust that God has us and that He will take care of us.

Tomorrow I will be boarding a plane to Jamaica.  My dear friend Paula and I going to hang out on the beach for the next 3 days where we are hoping to find some much needed relaxation and girl time.  As always before I fly I have that tiny bit of fear about the plane ride, but I will get on board anyway and I already know that I will  collect a few blessings.

What are you afraid of today?    Don’t let fear keep you grounded, go ahead, get on board. God has wonderful blessings all lined out for you and you don’t miss them.


Have a blessed week,