How do you get your daily dose of water wellness? Filtered water in a cup or reusable bottle? Plastic water bottles? From the faucet? What about frolicking up to a fresh water mineral spring and drinking straight from the source? Maybe in our dreams, but glass bottled water from mineral springs IS accessible for theContinue reading

Molly's Suds Wool Dryer Balls and Young Living Lavender Essential Oil

Mom seeking chemical-free, budget-friendly, effective laundry products for the whole stinkin’ family. Sound like you? *Get 25% off natural laundry detergent, and enter our giveaway (details later in post). I’ve tried over a dozen natural detergents from wellness stores and online, and most recently I’d DIY’d a Borax-free powdered laundry detergent with castile soap. Once I wasContinue reading

Round here, there’s not a week that goes by without some sort of activity such as yoga, paddle boarding, mountain biking, horse riding and the like, but, in all reality, being a mom is the most physically (and MENTALLY!) taxing thing on my body.  Running on little sleep, hauling around a 22 lb. baby, andContinue reading

curry cilantro deviled eggs Native Gypsies

This Easter, I missed out on our holiday dinner with my relatives for the first time while my husband and I were still in France as his hockey season wrapped up. Family holidays have at least one long-standing tradition- seeing how fast everyone eats my aunt’s famous deviled eggs. Since I missed out, I came upContinue reading

Autumn is the time of year when crops and fruits are gathered.  However, the Autumn I experience in California is a lot different from the Fall-time harvest of the small, Midwestern farm I grew up on.  Instead of yellowing fields of corn with husks drying to paper-like textures, spanning the horizon where golden colors fallContinue reading

Remember when I told you about: “The Innovative Stunt Man & Singing Farm Girl Flipper” (That’s my husband and me!) Well, we finished our first flipping feat (a remodel turned reBUILD), and sold it quite quickly!  It was a learning experience to say the least, but now we know how to do “EVERYTHING” when itContinue reading

French Brocante Shopping - Native Gypsies

Shopping at the mall and boutiques is fine and dandy, but there’s something special about hunting for old treasure (a treasure with a story behind it). Looking for a deal on vintage decor and apparel is half the fun, and the other half is giving something old a new life. When my husband and I first landedContinue reading

Having grown up on a farm intrinsically makes me an ever-conscious person with how my foot-steps impact the earth.  Now that I live by the ocean, I am becoming increasingly more interested in how we can care for the Aquatic life of Nature’s deep, under belly in the fathoms below! Practicing Yoga helps me attuneContinue reading

I love to wrap up in a “story” or two in cold, Winter months.  Whether I’m visiting my farm in snowy Minnesota or at home in Los Angeles, my vintage, hand-me-down & thrift-store sweaters are a favorite garb for grab! (Winter isn’t the only time for sweaters, see my post on “Androgynous Fall Fashion” below.)Continue reading