Fermented Food Guide: the basics + 19 beginner recipes

DIY Therapeutic Bath Bombs

A great part about owning your own skin care business is that you basically have gifts on-hand all the time. I don’t know how many times we’ve been running out the door for a party or event and my husband or I say to one another… “Should we bring something?” “I don’t know, grab some soap to be safe!”

DIY Bath Bombs

Pumpkin Spice Coconut Oil Coffee Creamer

Okay, put your hand up if you love a good pumpkin spice coffee or latte in the fall and winter months… I’m guessing you didn’t actually put up your hand, because that would be weird, but you’re already a total fan because you’re reading this post!  But let me tell you… I have an awesome recipe for pumpkin spice coffee creamer that’s healthy, delicious and simple and I’m pumped to share it with you!

Pumpkin Spice Coconut Oil Coffee Creamer

6 Reasons to Feed Your Pet Open Farm Pet Food

There’s no questioning the bond between pet and owner. Our little fur-babies become our most reliable friend, softest shoulder to cry on, buddy to play with, and they love us unconditionally. When I got Charles, a miniature Daschund (@sausagedogcharles), I was going through a bit of a rough patch in my life. It was my last semester at University and I was in the middle of exams, when my long-term boyfriend broke up with me and I was forced to move out, which left me couch-surfing. During that same week, my Grandad, whom I was very close with, past away suddenly….
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6 Reasons to Feed Your Pet Open Farm Pet Food

5 Fabulous Essential Oil Blends for Fall

Fall is a stunning time of year – leaves are changing colour, the air is cool and feels purified, pumpkin spice is back in every form, and I can start burning my favourite fall essential oil blends, which, for whatever reason, only seems appropriate during this time of year.

Essential Oil Blends for Fall

Morning Glory Muffins with Sprouted Spelt Flour

This post has been sponsored by Anita’s Organic Mill. I received some product in exchange for this post, however, all opinions are my own and I would never promote a product that I wouldn’t use myself! Actually, I have been using Anita’s Flours for years 🙂 Today’s post is inspired by my four-year-old, Scarlett. For whatever reason, when she woke up this morning, she was determined to make muffins! So, at 8 am, we pre-heated the oven, and the three of us got busy making Morning Glory Muffins with Sprouted Spelt Flour! I really enjoy cooking with my kiddos. By doing…
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Morning Glory Muffins with Sprouted Spelt Flour

How to Make Iced Coffee Using Coconut Oil Coffee Creamer

When it comes to coffee, I’m a bit of a snob – there’s only one way I like it, and it’s in no way conventional. Yes, coffee with Coconut Oil Coffee Creamer takes a few extra steps, and when I’ve been up all night feeding the baby, those extra steps in the morning can be annoying, but once that frothy goodness that is coconut oil coffee hits my lips, it all becomes worth it. Last week we came home from a week-long vacation from visiting the in-laws in Manitoba. Knowing that I couldn’t go a morning without my coconut oil…
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Soaked Quinoa Pizza Crust Recipe

Today’s post is written by fellow real-food lover, Lauren, from Blue Feather Spirit.  I absolutely LOVE this Quinoa Pizza Crust Recipe that she’s sharing today from her new Ebook Blue Feather Food. I know all you Modern Hippies will love it too! I’ve always loved pizza but have not always been in love with the effects of eating it. What I’m really referring to is the usual white flour (processed wheat) and yeast combo, which for me, has been the trigger for digestive and skin issues. Thanks to the super grain, quinoa, I’m now able to enjoy pizza or flatbread, as…
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Soaked Quinoa Pizza Crust Recipe

Why I don’t Make My Own Makeup (and What I Use Instead)

As you probably know, I’m passionate about health and the environment, but what exactly makes me a “Modern Hippie”? Makeup is the perfect example. Unlike plain ol’ stereotypical hippies, who don’t wear makeup (or deodorant or shoes…), I DO wear makeup. Not all the time, but definitely when I’m hitting the town with the ladies, feeling (and looking) a little tired, or when my confidence just needs a bit of a boost. And not just any makeup will do, either – I’m pretty picky about quality. The “Hippie” in “Modern Hippie” represents the fact that, even when it comes to makeup, I’m still…
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3 Awesome Ways to Re-Purpose Mesh Produce Bags

As Scarlett (the three year old) played at daycare, and Ruby (the 4 month old) slept soundly in her swing, I set out into the yard with a camera hanging from my neck and a bag full of bags in hand. This is the life of a blogger – while the kids are occupied, we set out to take pictures of what many on-lookers would consider to be fairly insane. Today I felt particularly nuts, and smiled at the thought of what my neighbours would think it they peered through the hedges and saw me photographing old, mesh produce bags,…
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DIY Massage Oil for Pregnancy

It’s no secret that pregnancy is a strain on a woman’s body. At times, I remember feeling like I was going to rip open if my baby grew one more inch, and all the extra weight caused seriously achy joints and muscles. Thus, there’s no better time to pamper yourself then during pregnancy! And since you’re saving money by not purchasing margaritas and merlot, why not splurge on a professional massage from time-to-time (or all the time)! It’s one of the simple pleasures that expectant mothers are actually allowed to indulge in.

DIY Massage Oil for Pregnancy