10 Beauty Products for the Warm Weather

The weather gets scorching hot here in the South Carolina mountains. I try to maintain a simple beauty regime. I enjoy the natural no-makeup look that is hassle-free yet put together. Here are my ten favorite beauty products for the spring and summer months.

  • 1- Versed Dew Point – Daily Lightweight Gel Face Moisturizer for Hydrated, Bouncy Skin. A non-greasy and lightweight gel moisturizer with green tea and aloe that keeps the face hydrated all day.
  • 2- Flower Beauty– Powder blush that is smooth and silky. It gives your complexion a natural and lovely rosy glow.

  • 3- Olay Body Wash– This body wash is packed with vitamin B3 that leaves your skin soft, hydrated, and silky.

  • 4-Clinique High Impact Water Proof Mascara– A perfect mascara that won’t smear in the heat and gives your lashes extra length and fullness.

  • 5-Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer– A rich combination of lipgloss and lipstick all-in-one. Protects and hydrates your lips with a hint of color.

  • 6- It Cosmetics CC– Full coverage hydrating serum with SPF 50 sunscreen. Protects your face and covers any imperfection leaving your face with a dewy and sparking glow.

  • 7- Degree Ultra Clear Deodorant– This antiperspirant deodorant protects you for 72 hours and leaves your clothes stain free. Plus, it has a delicate powdery scent that is not overwhelming.

  • 8- Moroccan Oil Hydrating Shampoo– This has been my favorite shampoo for many years. It restores dryness, adds shine, and leaves your hair silky. Plus, the argan oil scent is spellbinding.

  • 9-Moroccan Oil Hydrating Conditioner– The heat can do a lot of damage to your hair. Moroccan hydrating conditioner is sulfate free which is perfect for color treated hair. It leaves your hair soft and manageable.

  • 10- R+Co Cool Wind pH Perfect Air Dry Cream You can leave the blow dryer alone during the hot weather. This is the perfect air dryer hair cream when you are in a rush. Also, the cream keeps your frizz at bay and maintains your hair style.

Warm Wishes,
Debra Roinestad

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Gluten-Free Stuffing for Thanksgiving

Gluten-Free Stuffing (c) Debra Roinestad, The Comfy Cabin, 2022

Please, pass the stuffing!  Here is a quick and easy gluten-free recipe for Thanksgiving that will be a crowd-pleaser for all your guests and loved ones. All the ingredients are packed with savory flavors that will leave everyone asking for seconds.

Many Blessings,

Debra Roinestad

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P.S. I used ALEIA’S Plain Stuffing. To purchase ALEIA’S click here.

You can use any gluten-free bread of your choice. Just toast it and cut it into cubes.

ALEIA’S Plain Stuffing

Gluten Free Stuffing

The Comfy Cabin
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • 1 box ALEIA'S box plain stuffing Optional: Use gluten-free bread, toast the bread, and cut the toast into cubes.
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • ½ cup apple cider
  • 1 cup dried sweetened tart cherries or raisins
  • 1 tablespoon parsley flakes
  • 1 tablespoon sage
  • 1 tablespoon thyme
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 pound Italian sausage
  • 1 large egg, whisked with 1 tablespoon of water
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter


  • Preheat oven to 350° degrees F.
  • Cut the Italian sausage into small slices. Heat the olive oil in a large non stick pan over medium heat. Add the sliced sausage for 10 minutes. Lower the heat and add garlic, sage, parsley flakes, and thyme.
  • Cook for another 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Combine the gluten-free bread cubes, dried sweetened tart cherries, and sausage in a large bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together chicken stock and apple cider. Then add the chicken stock and apple cider mixture to the bread and sausage mixture. Mix well to combine.
  • Grease a 9 inch baking pan with butter. Add the stuffing mixture to the pan. Pour the egg wash over the stuffing.
  • Bake for about 40 minutes until the top is crispy and browned.
Keyword gluten free, stuffing

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Nature Lovers: Squirrel Visiting at the Cabin

Ever since I put up the squirrel feeder, I have been popular in the neighborhood.

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Squirrel Enjoying the Feeder, (c) Debra Roinestad, The Comfy Cabin, 2022


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Wishing everyone a lovely day!

Kind Regards,
Debra Roinestad 🌿

Setting-Up Trail Cameras In The Woods

The back of our woods belongs to bears that hibernate and start poking around for food and adventure during the Spring. I wanted to set up some new trail cameras to catch some of the action. I gathered up my hiking equipment and had a fun yet, grueling two-hour hike through the woods behind our cabin. The trail was once a logging road…I’m guessing back in the 1800s. Now it is overgrown with trees and mountain laurel. It winds through steep rolling hills. I wore my sturdiest boots since snake season had just arrived. The woods are mature, but you can still see signs of an old farm including rusty strands of barbed wire and the remnants of a shed.

We researched and decided on the Visionner 4.0 WiFi 830 Trail Camera, though there are many other excellent trail cameras out there. The camera has a function that captures high-quality images and videos with night vision. The images can download directly to an app on your cellphone if you are within 60 feet of the camera.

App. for the Visionner 4.0 WiFi 830 Trail Camera. (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022

Read more about the trail camera here.

Video of the Bears Visiting Us Last Year

Black Bear and Cubs. (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022
Hiking Trail, (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022
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The trees in this area are covered in a blanket of moss. It was challenging to find the right tree with the correct thickness to hold the cameras steady. Trail cameras need to wrap securely around the tree trunk with velcro straps. We encountered a small brown snake and an adorable ‘spiny lizard.’

Read more about the lizard here.

There were bear tracks along the area during our hike. So, I’m hopeful we will get some footage! I’m excited to share the trail camera images with you.

Warm Regards,
Debra & Kurt Roinestad

Cabin Lights At Night

Solar Garden Lights (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022

I just love these twinkle lights at night. It gets very dark here in the woods so these lights add a little comfort and enjoyment. You can brighten your home with these lights too. I listed them below this page or click on the link here. Plus, other lovely garden lights that I have used to decorate around the cabin.

Solar Garden Lights (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022
Solar Garden Lights (c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022

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