Happy Birthday With a Birthday Cake Sugar Scrub

It's my birthday (on October 13th) and I'll be celebrating with lots of sprinkles, birthday crowns, cake, and fancy spa day goodies! I love making beauty products with a theme, so I thought I would enjoy a sugar scrub that looks and smells like a birthday cake celebration! It smells so good, that I might also need to make my famous vegan vanilla birthday cake to eat alongside my bathtub spa time.

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The BEST Homemade First Time Mom’s Kit! (or any new mother for that matter!)

It's springtime in the northern hemisphere and everyone around me is getting pregnant and having babies! It's that time of year for twitterpating and baby showers! The most recent baby shower that I attended, was thrown for a family friend and her impending little princess, Kirbi! I decided it was time that I put together a Hippy Homemaker Homemade First Time Mom's Kit and fill it full of homemade goodies that I figured she would need (and a couple gifts that weren't homemade but I still figured were needed!) The invitation that I received to this baby shower had a really cute owl on it, so I found adorable owl clothes pins at Michael's and used them to add a cohesive theme to my gift's look! Continue reading

Make Your Own Holiday Gifts: Peppermint Lavender Soy Candles

Did you know that most of those candles that you buy at the store are just burning toxic fumes into the air that your family and visiting friends breath, in your home? Those toxic chemicals are called “VOCs” (Volatile Organic Compounds) and they have been linked to everything from cancer to fertility problems. I had no idea that all of those wonderful clean linen scented Glade and Febreeze candles, that I used to love, were so full of all kinds of chemicals. Continue reading