Spring Cleaning: 16 Things You Forget to Clean

aqua air plant holder with spring cleaning tips written over it

Nothing says Spring like a a good Spring Cleaning. Except maybe sunshine, daffodils, & flip flops. But, daffodils are self-cleaning and flip-flops are well, flip-flops. So here’s a mighty list of the 16 Things You’re Forgetting to Spring Clean. And, in Frugal Hippie style, we’ll show you how to clean it all naturally & on … Read moreSpring Cleaning: 16 Things You Forget to Clean

Mashed Potatoes, Making & Freezing, Part One: The Hoard

bowl of mashed potatoes with a melting butter pat

What’s better than Mashed Potatoes? A purple pet pterodactyl.  But I don’t have one of those, so the answer is…..     A crap ton of mashed potatoes! Growing up, a big ‘ol pot of mashed potatoes was a staple at every holiday meal.  It was my Gran’s job to make them and it was … Read moreMashed Potatoes, Making & Freezing, Part One: The Hoard

SeaGypsysVardo Feature Friday

hand holding stained glass peace sign suncatchers

The fabulous Cherie of Sea Gypsy’s Vardo Blog interview us about our small shop, Mountain Woman Products, for Featured Friday and we’re sooooo thankful and sooooo excited! Here’s a pic and a tiny excerpt: A little hippie, and a little trippy… Shannie, of Mountain Woman Products, is no slave to trend. Going with the flow … Read moreSeaGypsysVardo Feature Friday

Homemade Flour Tortillas & BLT’s

I should probably preface this post with the myriad of reasons why I’m qualified to teach you how to make Homemade Tortillas and subsequently, BLT’s: 1. I like tortillas. 2. My parents live in Mexico eight months out of the year. 3. Farmboy knows how to grill bacon really well. 4. It’s a long, time … Read moreHomemade Flour Tortillas & BLT’s

Grapevine Wreath DIY, Hot Farm Boy Optional

Grapevine Wreath DIY Red cat looking at grapevine wreath

I’ve wanted to make a Grapevine Wreath for a gazillion years, but for some reason, suspected it would be an intensive process that required years of foraging knowledge, a hiking expedition up Everest, a chainsaw, full body armour, and a baby pool. Oddly, none of those things are necessary.     As it turns out, … Read moreGrapevine Wreath DIY, Hot Farm Boy Optional

Deadheading Flowers: Off With Their Heads! 

Deadheading Flowers: Grooming your garden   It’s oft been said to me that being Queen of the Universe must be a terrribly difficult position to hold, what with all the responsibility. But I can assure you, it’s not all bad. You get a nice chair. And your minions take care of all the mindless, exhausting … Read moreDeadheading Flowers: Off With Their Heads! 

Herb o’ the Month: My Preeeeciouuuus Carol Salad Burnet

Salad Burnet herb peeking out of snow.

Lost in the dreary doldrum of winter, my eyes gaze out upon my dry, crunchy garden, brown silhouettes the only reminder of the once lush, invigorating kaleidoscope of life that filled those sturdy wooden boxes. Though only a few short months ago, it feels like eons since I’ve laid eyes on anything green. When fwaaaabaaaapppp! … Read moreHerb o’ the Month: My Preeeeciouuuus Carol Salad Burnet

Fall! Fall! Fall! Fall! It’s Almost freakin’ Fall!

Masking jar annoying vase on table filled with pink cosmos

  Fall is in the air! Can ya smell it? Campfires, apples, crisp nights in comfy sweaters, and pumpkin everything! We grew our first set of jack be little pumpkins with seeds from a friend this year in the middle of our ridiculous wildflower patch. Shockingly, they’re actually not large enough to carve a house … Read moreFall! Fall! Fall! Fall! It’s Almost freakin’ Fall!

How to Dry Herbs like a Brit. Part One: Harvesting Herbs

So I don’t have a ton of talents…I’m a passable seamstress, half decent at massage, and I excel at sleeping. I’m like, super good, truck could run over my head, the-apocalypse-could- occur-and-I’d-miss-it kinda good at sleeping. None of those, however, have a thing to do with this post. What does is that I’m incredibly skilled … Read moreHow to Dry Herbs like a Brit. Part One: Harvesting Herbs