Take Breakfast On-The-Go With Healthy Instant Oatmeal Packets – 10 Delicious Flavors

Breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day, but sometimes we have no time in the morning to make it! This leads to unhealthy choices on-the-go, but NO MORE! It's so easy to make a healthy energy-boosting bowl of oatmeal in any flavor you like and the best part is you control the ingredients! For our upcoming backpacking trip, at the end of this month, I wanted us to have a healthy whole foods breakfast that was quick and easy to make, with flavors we could vary. Instant oatmeal was my answer; but I didn't want to bring the instant oatmeal packets, found at our local grocery stores, because of all the unhealthy additives in them! Continue reading “Take Breakfast On-The-Go With Healthy Instant Oatmeal Packets – 10 Delicious Flavors”

Take Herbs On All Your Outdoor Adventures – DIY Herbal Outdoors Kit For Hiking, Camping, & Backpacking

I spent my childhood hiking, backpacking, and camping with my Dad, all over the West coast. I was the daughter that adored the outdoors and couldn't get enough, no matter how dirty or banged up, that I got. The addiction was solidified when we first started hiking through Yosemite National Park. With every trip we took, I soaked in the redwoods and sequoias, the glacier cut boulders and the majestic waterfalls that seem to only exist in Yosemite and my dreams. These trips made me realize that I was born to enjoy the outdoors and that my future was somehow going to be connected to my passion for this amazing place. Fast forward 20 years and now I am planning how I can instill the same great love of the outdoors, in my own son.  Continue reading “Take Herbs On All Your Outdoor Adventures – DIY Herbal Outdoors Kit For Hiking, Camping, & Backpacking”

Make Your Mother’s Day Extra Great With An Online Sampling Giveaway Event

Mother's day is coming up in less than two weeks, what are you doing for your very special mama? My family is taking me to a national park for a day of picnicking, hiking, and outdoor family fun, which is pretty much the best thing ever in my book! This year for Mother's day I am participating in Sampler's Mom's Week Sampling Event, to get you and your Mom the best samples ever! If you have been following me for awhile, you have likely gone through one of these fun sampling events before! If not, you are totally in store for some great stuff! Continue reading “Make Your Mother's Day Extra Great With An Online Sampling Giveaway Event”

Soothe Itchy Rashes & Bug Bites DIY Anti-Itch Calamine Lotion

Hiking out in nature is pretty much one of my favorite activities in the world. I love a good adventure outdoors, but sometimes that means coming back far itchier than you left. Whether you know what to look for and avoid (with poison ivy, oak, and sumac) or not, anyone can end up with a rash before their hike is over!  Continue reading “Soothe Itchy Rashes & Bug Bites DIY Anti-Itch Calamine Lotion”

Start Your Day Off Right With Strawberry Banana Energy Bars – Gluten-Free, Vegan, Naturally Sweetened

I am beginning to plan out our summer adventures. Seriously, I can NOT wait until we go on our upcoming backpacking trip, so much so that I am doing an entire series over the next month and a half on everything you will need to get ready for YOUR family's outdoor adventures! You're going to love what I have in store for you! This post however, is a tasty way to start your day! These strawberry banana oat energy breakfast bars are soooo good, they might not make it to your breakfast table! Continue reading “Start Your Day Off Right With Strawberry Banana Energy Bars – Gluten-Free, Vegan, Naturally Sweetened”

Healthy Homemade Whole-Egg Mayonnaise + 4 Different Flavor Variations (Chipotle, Cilantro Lime, Dill Pickle, Garlic Black Pepper)

I am totally a mayo kinda girl! I love it on my burgers, sandwiches, and even in my salad dressings. I have even been known to put it on my breakfast sandwiches in the morning! I hear some people even like it with their french fries…though that's going a bit far me! What I don't like is eating mayo that is filled with all sorts of extra additives and artificial ingredients. Continue reading “Healthy Homemade Whole-Egg Mayonnaise + 4 Different Flavor Variations (Chipotle, Cilantro Lime, Dill Pickle, Garlic Black Pepper)”

5 Ways to Grow Food Without a Garden

Gardening is one of my favorite pastimes, and as a budding herbalist, it’s one of the most important skills you can learn! Today I have a fantastic treat for you! One of my favorite blogging friends,Susannah Shmurak is an avid food gardener, sharing her wisdom on her awesome blog,HealthyGreenSavvy, and she is here to share her wisdom with us today, on 5 Ways to Grow Food Without a Garden! After you read her post, don’t forget to check out her blog! -With love, Christina Continue reading “5 Ways to Grow Food Without a Garden”

Using Essential Oils in Your Home & Garden to Kill Pests + DIY Bugs-B-Gone Home & Garden Spray

We can all agree that bugs have their purpose in this world, especially our favorites; the pollinators, but getting rid of the pesky ones naturally can sometimes be a bit of a conundrum. What to use that will actually work, is natural, and if eaten won't kill us people, our little ones, and our pets…but still kills pests? The answer is not as tricky as you think! There are a couple fantastic natural options  for use against insects and bugs of all kinds, but the one I am sharing with you today is a fantastic All-Purpose bug spray because it can work outside, inside, and on any bug you like! Continue reading “Using Essential Oils in Your Home & Garden to Kill Pests + DIY Bugs-B-Gone Home & Garden Spray”

Inspire Creativity Using Aromatherapy – DIY Muse Essential Oil Blend

I spend a lot of time on here writing about the virtues of health from the things that we put on our skin and in our bodies,  to the cleaning products that we use around our homes, but I haven't touched as much on the spiritual aspects and benefits of opening up to the real you, and learning to love yourself. I have always wanted to talk more about the power of truly loving yourself and how that love will bring everything else that you are looking for in your life. It probably sounds a little hoaky to you, but part of my success here on The Hippy Homemaker comes from the happiness I get from fulfilling my dreams and living in my own skin, daily. I won't settle for less than those two things. EVER! Continue reading “Inspire Creativity Using Aromatherapy – DIY Muse Essential Oil Blend”

You Don’t Have to Know a Thing About Gardening to Grow Your Own Food

Gardening is one of my favorite pastimes, and as a budding herbalist, it's one of the most important skills you can learn! Today I have a fantastic treat for you! One of my favorite blogging friends,Susannah Shmurak is an avid food gardener, sharing her wisdom on her awesome blog, HealthyGreenSavvy, and she is here to share her wisdom with us today, on getting started gardening! After you read her post, don't forget to check out her blog! -With love, Christina Continue reading “You Don't Have to Know a Thing About Gardening to Grow Your Own Food”