When I am craving something sweet, I like to trick myself with sneakily healthy desserts that feed my sweet tooth cravings without all the guilt afterward. I feel like a lot of people don't realize just how easy it is to put together something sweet and tasty without all the icky stuff that you are trying to avoid with your diet right now. When it comes to making something quick to feed my midnight cravings, I always turn to smoothies.
It's the start of the new year and everyone is trying to keep themselves on track with their new healthy goals for 2016. Smoothies are definitely a big part of the health movement, and if you are trying to detox, go vegan, lose weight, or just plain be healthier, it's likely that smoothies on are your list to try out. I am right there with you! This year, with a renewed vigor for keeping my body healthy, I decided I was going to get serious about my smoothiemaking and really try harder to have breakfast every morning.
A new year means that many of us are taking a look at the healthy habits that we have in place. With every new year, I always try to make healthier choices that I am hoping will turn into habits. Sometimes, all it takes to make a change, is to try something new! This year, I am giving you a chance to sample some fantastic healthy brands to help you start a new year with a new you! I have teamed up with Sampler to bring you a week of healthy freebies and a huge gift basket to win at the end! We will be giving away TONS of FREE SAMPLES from Monday January 11 – Thursday January 14 at our sponsored online sampling event! If you RSVP for this event RIGHT NOW, you will not only get access to the events calendar for sampling events and flash giveaways, but you will also be entered to win the huge gift basket at the end! Continue reading “Start The New Year With a New You – An Online Sampling Giveaway Event”
In the middle of winter, my skin starts to dry out hardcore, and I start looking for more ways to get moisture into it. After a particularly terrible bout of poison ivy a couple years back, I didn't have any money on hand and really wanted something soothing like an Aveeno oatmeal bath. I decided that it couldn't be hard to make and in the end made mine way better than Aveeno's by upgrading the ingredients in my recipe!
It happened again last week! During quiet time, the kiddo was so good about playing quietly in his room that I accidentally took a short nap on the couch while I was supposed to be getting some work done. Syfy woke me with a start, grinning from ear to ear that he had caught mommy in a narcoleptic moment. For a minute there, I groggily stared at him, wondering exactly what moment it was that had done me in, but for the life of me, I couldn't even remember falling asleep. You can't blame me. I had been up since 3 am that morning, doing my job as mom, and then working at 7 am on the blog, getting homeschool done for the day after everyone is fed, walked, pooped, etc. By the time I sit down to get my own work done, I am already exhausted from the day. All I can think while drifting off to sleep unknowingly, is how does that Super Mom down the street, keep her eyes open for the WHOLE day??? I've got to have her secret. Continue reading “Wake Up & Go! How I Stay Energized Naturally, Without Coffee or Energy Drinks – A VokeTab Review”
Why are guys the ones with gorgeously long and thick eyelashes that every woman would kill for? I know that I am not the only envious one out there! I have lived my entire life with thin blonde-tipped eyelashes, that just don't show up to the party without a few coats of some good mascara. While there are some eyelash serums on the market that profess miraculous results, their ingredients are less than stellar, many of which are known carcinogens. Like all of my other beauty products, this is what led me to create my own herbal infused eyelash growth serum, instead. Continue reading “Grow Your Lashes to Envious Lengths – DIY Herbal Infused Eyelash Growth Serum”
I have dealt with eczema for nearly all of my life. For most of that time, it was just something that I dealt with and not something that I could get rid of. I was told there was no cure, was given all sorts of creams (many of which contained toxic ingredients that had large cautions on the tubes), and endured super itchy scaly skin that left everyone staring while I was scratching voraciously. It wasn't until Syfy started showing signs of eczema on the backs of his arms, that I began to care about finding a natural remedy to heal up our eczema. It turns out, like everything else on this natural hippy journey, the “cure” lies in your diet. Continue reading “Healing Eczema Naturally – DIY Herbal Infused Eczema Eraser Balm”
We are in the midst of the holiday season and so many of my friends are asking me what they should get their essential oil and herb loving friends and family members! This is just about the easiest question for me to answer because these are all things I would absolutely get super stoked over if I received any of these items as gifts! Of course, you might want to just try and homemake your gifts for her, him, or the kids instead! Continue reading “The Hippy Homemaker's Holiday Gift Guide For Your Favorite Aromatherapist or Herbalist”
During the wintertime, dry skin is a problem for pretty much everyone out there, but it can be even worse for those working in jobs where they are washing their hands frequently. If you are dealing with dry, cracked skin, then you are likely feeling the pain of trying to heal during the wintertime! Both the Hippy Hubby and I have worked in the service industry, having to wash our hands frequently, doing the dishes with harsh soaps several times a shift, and cleaning with harsh cleaners every day. All this wear and tear was taking a toll on the Hippy Hubby's hands, so I decided to make him a body butter, but I took it a step further and infused it with skin healing herbs to help heal his hands, while deeply moisturizing his skin. It turns out, this herbal infused body butter works so well, we both use it for all our skin healing needs now.
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There are so many great ideas for all sorts of adorable DIY Gifts for Her and DIY Gifts for Him, but what about DIY gifts for the kiddos? In this episode of the Bohemi Babes, we are giving you our absolute favorite homemade natural gift ideas for the kiddos, and there are some totally awesome ones that I bet you didn't know you could make yourself!
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