Monday, April 14, 2014

10 Easy Things You Can Do Right Now to be More Eco-friendly (and not spend a dime!)



10 Easy Things You Can Do Right Now to be More Eco-friendly (and not spend a dime!) | Musings of a Modern Hippie

April is National Earth Month, but that doesn't mean you can't make some eco-friendly changes right now! Here are 10 easy things you can do immediately to be more environmentally conscientious without spending a dime. And they might even save you some money!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Raw Milk Ice Cream Recipe

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 Raw Milk Ice Cream Recipe | Musings of a Modern Hippie

This recipe uses almost all organic ingredients, but the star is the raw milk. If you don't currently use raw milk, I highly recommend it. You can't beat the freshness, flavor, and nutrient value in raw milk. Need help finding a quality source? Check here. This recipe does technically pasteurize the milk but the quality of the starting ingredients is what really matters. Concerned about killing all those natural probiotics? You can always add powdered probiotics to the cooled custard right before freezing. 


Sunday, March 30, 2014

2014 Comprehensive Vaccination Guide

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This is an update to last year's Comprehensive Guide to Vaccinations for School Aged Children. The NYS requirements have changed for the 2014-2015 school year. I've also included individual vaccine ingredients listed with the data sheets this year.

This guide is geared toward residents of New York State because that's where I live. Much of the info can be applied to other states as well though, and I have included links to find your own state's requirements.

The goal of this guide is not to sway you to either side of the controversy. It is simply to educate both of us. What do vaccines even do? Why do we get them? What's in them? Do I have options? Everyone has an opinion when it comes to vaccinations. My opinion is this:  Do your research, ask questions, and make your own informed decisions on what is best for you and your family. It is critical in this day and age, and absolutely our responsibility as parents to educate ourselves when it comes to our children and their health. You can no longer rely on the expertise of the government and health care industry to provide accurate and unbiased information and research when it comes to your health. They just haven't been able to keep up with all of the changes that have occurred. It's a scary thing to take charge of your own family's health and advocate for them. It requires honesty, responsibility, and accountability.


2014 Comprehensive Vaccine Guide for School Age Children - Requirements, Brands, Ingredients, Exemptions, Safety, Issues, Natural Immunity | Musings of a Modern Hippie

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Ultimate Chocolate Espresso Cake Recipe

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Ultimate Chocolate Espresso Cake Recipe | Musings of a Modern Hippie

There really is only one time a year when I make a particular cake. This cake is the most wonderfully chocolate, moist, rich, decadent cake I've ever had, much less made myself. It literally melts in your mouth. I only make this cake once a year because, A. It's a lot of work, and B. we are on our path to healing, and while I use only the best ingredients, it still takes quite a bit of sugar. It's cake after all! 



Sunday, March 16, 2014

DIY Measuring Cup and Spoon Organizer

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DIY Measuring Cup and Spoon Organizer | Musings of a Modern Hippie


Looking for an easy way to organize your kitchen or home and reduce clutter? 

This is a spin-off of a previous project I did called DIY Cupboard Chalkboard. It's another easy way to organize your cupboards and utilize space that otherwise doesn't get used.

Store your measuring cups and spoons on the inside of your cupboard! This is super easy. 


Sunday, March 9, 2014

DIY Cupboard Chalkboard

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DIY Cupboard Chalkboard | Musings of a Modern Hippie


Looking for an easy way to organize your kitchen or home and reduce clutter? 


Why not add a chalkboard to the inside of your cupboard! This is super easy. As you can see, we use ours for meal planning, but really the possibilities are endless...grocery list, chores list, To Do, Honey Do list, vacation planing, important dates, behavior chart, etc.


Saturday, February 22, 2014

Homemade Creamy Broccoli and Chicken Soup

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Homemade Creamy Broccoli and Chicken Soup

Creamy Broccoli and Chicken Soup | Musings of a Modern Hippie

Would you believe that this recipe came to me in a dream? It's funny how the mind works when you are a sleep. I woke up and thought, "Yum! I have to make that soon!" And I did. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.