Moving seems to be one of the skills that I am BEST at. As a military brat, I practically spent my childhood moving around, and now as an adult who loves apartment life, I have found myself moving around town, almost as much. This year has been no exception. The Boyfriend, Syfy, and I made a move into a new apartment this summer and boy has it been interesting combining two households! Fortunately, I was able to lighten our load with my easy green cleaning methods throughout our new home, and today I am sharing with you my favorite ways to clean using simple non-toxic methods and essential oils!Continue reading
Summer is here and The Boyfriend, Syfy, and I have finally unpacked from our move into our new apartment! It's been a stressful two months, having to pack everything up and move right at the end of the school year, and I was in dire need of a spa treatment (and a good beer). Luckily, my friends over at Lather had just what I needed to give my skin the vacation it needed! They hooked me up with their Honey Moisture Mask w/Propolis Extract and Bamboo Lemongrass Body Smoothing duo and I supplied the beer. I had everything that I needed to get my summertime spa up and running…the only question I had was could I convince The Boyfriend to join me at the HippyHomemaker spa? The answer…YES!
Last year was a tough year for me and my being human and all, I found myself going through a period of time where I let a lot of things in my life go, including my nutritional care for myself. We've all been there, where we let things in our lives slide because we just don't want to deal anymore. Incidentally, when I started to crawl out of my hole, my body didn't want to join me. I was feeling lethargic and my muscles were constantly tired. When I stood up I would feel dizzy and I couldn't seem to shake the daily headaches. I was worried, so I decided to make an appointment with my doctor.Continue reading
With Valentine's Day just around the corner, I have been racking my brain trying to come up with ways that I can show the boyfriend that I am head over heels in love with him, without buying into the consumerist side of the holiday. We both agreed that we would make each other gifts for our first Valentine's Day together this year, and you know that I excel in the DIY area of gifting, so he's going to get a great Hippy surprise!Continue reading
Let’s be honest here. Chocolate is amazing. I could sit and eat chocolates until every last one is gone and everyone is wondering who ate all the chocolates. I never realized how easy it is to make my own chocolates until I found a really simple recipe in one of my mom’s chocolate cookbooks. I took that recipe and reworked it with healthier ingredients and lo and behold Hippy chocolates were created!Continue reading
Summer has been flying by and I have been trying my best to balance my work and our summertime play. I haven't been doing a great job working this summer. There's too much fun to be had during the summertime! I don't feel guilty though because I worked my butt off during the Spring to write my newest book; The Complete Book of Essential Oils for Mama & Baby – Safe and Natural Remedies for Pregnancy, Birth, and Children.Continue reading
I was completely exhausted and having trouble keeping my eyes open, but I still had an entire day of parenting ahead of me, which meant a nap was off the table. I had been sleeping poorly lately and I was really starting to feel it in my body. Every night had become the same routine of tossing and turning, trying to find a comfortable position. It wasn't until my new Naturepedic organic mattress arrived in the mail (yes, the mail!), that I finally found the comfort and support that I had been looking for and without all those nasty toxic chemicals!
It's sooooo hot outside right now, down here in Texas. Unlike the northern states, there is a point in the summer where we like to hide out in our homes because the heat threshold has hit the maximum. We're talking frying an egg on our front porch kind of hot. That's the point during the summer when I start making all sorts of yummy frozen desserts to cool me off. This summer is no exception.Continue reading
For many people around the country, spring has come extremely early. Here in the great state of Texas, I think that spring took over winter and we narrowly escaped having to experience the cold that should accompany this time of year. With all this crazy warm weather here so early, I got started on my garden extra early this year! As it turns out, I do not have acres of sprawling fields and forests. I live in an apartment and have a patio worth of space to fill up, but that is not stopping me from building a fruitful garden to feed my family!Continue reading
It's that time of year when the kiddo is bringing home all sorts of viruses from school and I am trying my best to keep him healthy through it all. The problem is, even at my best, he is so picky that it's nearly impossible for me to find a healthy version of things that he's willing to try. One of my favorite ways to get him his vitamins and minerals while he is under the weather is with my Flowerchild Immune Support* Electrolyte pops! I combine my Flowerchild Refreshment punch, electrolyte-rich coconut water, and citrus juice, along with mineral-rich salts to make popsicles that help replenish electrolytes, vitamins, and minerals when your kiddo needs them the most!*Continue reading