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