Hippy Mother’s Day With Vegan Strawberry Orange Cinnamon Rolls

002_1We all know how much I love coming up with crazy awesome vegan sweets and treats. I can't help myself, when I get a craving for something…I have to create it! I decided for this upcoming Mother's Day, I wanted one of my favorites, but revamped for spring. Cinnamon rolls! These aren't just ordinary cinnamon rolls though, they are orange strawberry cinnamon rolls, and they are GOOD!! Continue reading “Hippy Mother's Day With Vegan Strawberry Orange Cinnamon Rolls”

DIY Dishwasher Tablets For Hard or Soft Water (and homemade Lemishine)

In our old house, I was utilizing castile soap in my dishwasher and always getting fantastic results. I had no clue that the difference in my water softness could make such a huge difference in how well some of my natural cleaning products worked. When we moved into our new home, my first load of dishes came out of the dishwasher covered in a white film. I was beyond disappointed.  At first, I had no idea what had happened, but after doing some reading, I found my problem. If you have really hard water, castile soap will turn the water cloudy, and consequently, will cause your glasses to come out cloudy too. I knew that now I needed to come up with a new dishwashing plan for hard water. Continue reading “DIY Dishwasher Tablets For Hard or Soft Water (and homemade Lemishine)”

Ban the Bugs With Essential Oils - DIY Bugs-B-Gone Candles & Spray

It seems to me, that every year I feel like the bugs come out bigger, badder, and stronger. Last year the grasshoppers ate my entire vegetable garden; but this year, I have plans to prevent any bug infestations from ruining any outdoor fun I want to have! I have created The Hippy Homemaker Bug-B-Gone candles and spray. The smell of this spray is absolutely wonderful and refreshing. We have even sprayed this spray on our picnic tables and blankets, to help keep the bugs off of our area. This spray works so well that I carry a bottle of it in my purse, just in case! Continue reading “Ban the Bugs With Essential Oils - DIY Bugs-B-Gone Candles & Spray”

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

Homemade Hippy Honey Wheat Bread (and why you should be paying attention to the ingredients in the bread that you buy)

About six months back, I said to the Hippy Husband, “I need to start making bread by hand because I bet you $10 there are absolutely no nutrients in the over processed sliced bread that we have bought from the grocery store our whole lives.” Continue reading “Homemade Hippy Honey Wheat Bread (and why you should be paying attention to the ingredients in the bread that you buy)”

Easter Basket Alternatives to Candy (and Syfy’s Waldorf Inspired Easter Basket!)

With Spring time officially here and Easter in a week, I decided to put together an Easter basket for Syfy that would help to also build up our Waldorf style homeschool classroom. I have NEVER been the kind of girl to put candy in Easter baskets or Christmas stalkings. When I was little, the memories that I have are the ones that my own Mother gave me by putting cute accessories,  jewelry,  gift cards, pencils, pencil tops/erasers, and other crafty little doowahickeys in our Easter baskets and stalkings. My sister and I always got really excited by this too! We didn't care that our friends were getting baskets full of candy because when their candy ran out, we knew that our sweet gifts would still be in use. Continue reading “Easter Basket Alternatives to Candy (and Syfy's Waldorf Inspired Easter Basket!)”

The Un-Paper Towel, A Tailored Home Review

I have been using my microfiber cloths for well over a year now, but I still missed having a roll of paper towels. It was always handy having a roll in my cute little paper towel holder! After browsing through Pinterest (of course, pinterest is always a pot full of great ideas!) I accidentally came across the most GENIUS idea! The UN-Paper Towel! There were a couple of different shops that I could purchase these from, but they were roughly all the same price. There was one shop that stood out as far as color choices and design, A Tailored Home. I was super excited to order myself (yes, this is not a review for something that I received free…I haven't gotten that far into blogging to get sweet free stuff yet, lol) a set of these Un-Paper Towels for our kitchen! Laura@A Tailored Home even sent a free gift with them, these adorably cute (and very functional) cloth sponges! They matched my un-paper towels too! Continue reading “The Un-Paper Towel, A Tailored Home Review”

DIY All-Natural Kid’s Paint That Is Even Better Than My Last Recipe

I really do love to paint. My mother was an aspiring artist in her off time and she always did fantastically fun craft projects with us when we were kids. I am a right-brained thinker, so the artsy fartsy stuff was ALWAYS what tamed my wild ways.My son did not fall far from the tree. He is just as active of a kiddo as I was, and sometimes the energy that he exudes is just beyond me! Arts and crafts are one of the ways that I am able to keep him sitting still for ANY length of time. Sometimes, not even that can stop Super Silas! Continue reading “DIY All-Natural Kid's Paint That Is Even Better Than My Last Recipe”

Vegan Applesauce Spice Cupcakes With Maple Cinnamon Icing

I have a love for apples in deserts. There is no other fruit out there (except maybe coconut) that I find myself wanting in my pies, cakes, and cobblers (also my peanut butter!). Applesauce spice cake is especially good to me because it's so moist, it's like eating a decadent pound cake…without all the pounds! Using apple cider vinegar in this recipe helps bring out even more of the apple flavor, but make sure that it is unfiltered and organic! Continue reading “Vegan Applesauce Spice Cupcakes With Maple Cinnamon Icing”