Succulents are my new obsession. Not only are they fascinatingly beautiful, with their lush symmetric leaves, and incredibly easy to maintain, but they are also very drought-friendly. Which is music to the ears of any California or dry-region gardener....more
Every season has its own particular beauty and, while I enjoy each one in turn, I have always especially loved autumn. There is something about the ever-changing colours of the trees and the fresh crispness of the air that makes me want to take long, slow morning walks and ponder the ever-changing nature of life......more
We Hippies live near Toledo, OH and Handsome Hippie Hubby works there. Last week we witnessed what happens when world comes to a screeching halt for nearly half a million people when an algae bloom on Lake Erie contaminated the city's water supply. Residents of the city and many surrounding communities (thankfully not ours) were told not to drink, or even touch, the water coming out of their taps....more
Yes, this post is about periods. Anyone who feels they can't get over that should really just leave. Here, read this post instead. It involves donuts and Ted Nugent and zero blood, except maybe deer blood, because Ted Nugent is made of deer-hating dickcheese. ...more
My interest in using natural beauty products has definitely increased over the past few months. I've begun to explore different, more natural products to replace the go-tos that I've been using for years. Here are a few of my new must-haves.
You remember the car commercial that aired during the Winter Olympics and the Oscars? The one with (Neal McDonough extolling the virtues of workaholic Americans accepting luxury cars as our reward in place of vacations like those lazy French bastards? You might have passionately argued for or against this commercial's message, but I bet you don't remember the actual car being advertised. And that's a shame, because the Cadillac ELR is a terrific car that, despite being a super-niche offering, more people should know about....more
Let’s start off with some transparency. As much as I consider myself environmentally aware, I am by no way perfect. No where near. However, I also understand it’s all about, as my friend Betsy likes to say, Progress not Perfection. As I look over my life in the last five years and the simple changes I've made, it’s truly amazing how much my lifestyle has changed. I have learned so much because of Southeast Green’s mission....more
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