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
My generation of Xenials was raised to think that fevers were always supposed to be reduced, and most often were treated with acetametaphine or ibuprofen (Tylenol or Advil). Nowadays though, we know a lot more about the function of fevers and how best to work with them to help your body fight off viruses or infection. There are many natural remedies we can use alongside the fever, to help support the body and immune system naturally.
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
I don't know about you, but I have trouble forcing myself to wash my face before bed. It's seriously a problem for me! I will forget to take makeup off my face and just fall into bed, regardless. I had to solve this problem because my face wasn't liking my lazy habits. Remembering the makeup remover pads of my teen years, I decided it was time to make my own using ingredients that I knew would be healthy for my skin and not sting my eyes.Continue reading
I know, I know. I have been absent far too much over these last few months. I have thought about you guys often, but life has gotten the better of me and I needed to take a mental health break to be able to process all of the life changes that my family is going through.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
Many desserts call for sweetened condensed milk, but for someone who lives a dairy-free lifestyle, what's a good substitute? You might not realize it, but it's extremely easy to make sweetened condensed milk yourself, and even easier to make it with ingredients that fit into your diet!