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BrookeZiegler.com ↞ Farm girl with a gypsy heart. Life-long obsession for junking and all things vintage. Working on on being a wife & mama, our next travel adventure, enjoying the little moments, colorful salads and a healthy earth. ↠ Read About BrookeRead more posts by Brooke

Hotel Donaldson

Need a not-so-FAR-to-GO getaway? On my boyfriend’s birthday, we took a trip to F…f…f…Florida? Fiji? No. Fargo. Yes. Fargo, ND. While I’d envisioned a beach bound birthday, duty calls (work), and we were north bound and down. After doing a little homework on the city and the treasures it holds, I booked Hotel Donaldson in downtown Fargo. IContinue reading

DIY Dr. Bronner Foam Hand Wash

Before the moving boxes were unpacked upon moving into my house a couple years ago, I had my DIY mason jar foam soap pumps set out in the kitchen and bathroom sinks. The foam soap concoction (made with Dr. Bronner castile soap) even took a fresh black paint spot out of beige carpet (see my makeup brush cleanerContinue reading

eggshell plant food

Barefoot, groggy and hovering over the stove, I watched my eggs boiling in the sauce pan this morning. Thinking about all the nutrients in those lil’ eggies (from cage-free, pastured chickens), I was determined to reuse the water they cooked in. Why not water my plants with it? I let the water cool back down to roomContinue reading

salt face mask

Half-way around the world, I float lifelessly in a brine lake. At times, I fight the calm and attempt to dunk my body entirely underwater, only to be forced to the surface almost instantly. The salt goes to work, while I do nothing (I like this already), to give my skin a healthy glow, wrinkle-free appearanceContinue reading

gladiator sandal, free people, forever 21, valentino

Show off your pedicure with Grecian goddess sandals this summer. Keep it simple on top, to allow your sandals to bask in the spotlight for once. Expose those toes! On a trip to Charleston, I spotted this southern gypsy goddess playing bags at Bohemian Bull. Speaking of Bohemian Bull (I go on tangents a lot), if you’reContinue reading

boho maxi dress spring 2015 trend

This season, patterned boho maxi dresses are showing up everywhere. Get your floral or paisley maxi now, and check out my picks below to splurge or save. Floral Be bold and beautiful with a Yumi Kim Enchanted Maxi in Black Vintage Poppy for $298, or save and snag this ModCloth Gambol in the Garden dress for $69.99. PaisleyContinue reading

10 healthy snack swaps

  Preservative-packed, high sugar and artificial ingredients are out. Nutrient-dense, whole food and organic ingredients are in. Clean up your cupboard at home or in the office lunchroom with these more nutritious snack food and drink swaps. You’ll be amazed at how tasty and simple these swaps are. 1. This for that: breakfast cereal SwapContinue reading

Hippie Headscarf

I was strolling in the hip, funky Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago, and in addition to great tacos at Big Star and a fancy schmancy cocktail at The Violet Hour, I spotted a new favorite way to wear a scarf (via the hippie headscarf wrap). She’s so adorable, right?! Hello, Rihanna! To get her stylish look, follow theseContinue reading

Recycle or Die.

In Bolzano, Italy, where everyone speaks German or Italian (or both), everyone understands this universal message. I spotted a beautiful Italian woman at an outdoor hotel concert event and couldn’t take my eyes off her (bag). Confidently, I strolled over her way, introduced myself and complimented her. Men, take some tips! She was all smiles as she showedContinue reading

venice gondola

Venice. Millions visit the city of romance every year. With crowded streets, low-quality food and foot blisters, the romance can quickly fizzle. Don’t get caught in the tourist trap! Before my own spring trip, I read a variety of sites that gave various do’s and don’ts, and we still ended up with our share of trialContinue reading