No more oreos, pop-tarts, diet Dr. pepper or Monster energy drinks. This was Jonathan's diet... some of you just spit out your pop-tart. I have cleaned the pantry of processed foods. We eat limited sugar- mostly from fruit. We eat a lot of vegetables with protein. I also limit our carbs- Carbs have sugar.
I cleaned up my diet in 2008. One year after Lucy was born. I had to lose the 40 pounds of baby weight that I had gained. I learned how to count calories and eliminate processed food. (I'll have to dig up a picture of "Cinnamon Pop-tart". She is a sight to see.) I cleaned up my diet and as a family we always ate a balanced dinner together but I didn't cut out the families processed food.
It has been a change. Little Henry whispered to Cookie, "Cookie, will you take me to Walmart and buy me some pop-tarts."
Our rule- If God didn't make it we shouldn't eat it... There are no pop-tart trees.
I am slowly taking the chemicals out of our house. No more Clorox. This is hard. I don't feel like our bathroom is clean unless it smells like the city pool!
-Mainly I clean with Vinegar and Thieves spray.
-I've even made my own soap... (I'll post recipes later)
3. Voodoo Oils
I have bought into the voodoo oils. We do it for calming and relaxing. I love our young living diffuser. I have even caught Jonathan starting it by himself if he goes to bed before me. (I'm not making a career out of selling these oils but if you are interested in some more information I can help you get started)
I have 8 indoor plants. They help purify the air. I also like the look of an indoor plants. I have an alarm on my phone that reminds me to water them.
We have always recycled but now I have started a compost. My thoughts on recycling- If God put enough effort into creating the earth: plants, trees, animals, then He found it worthy enough of His time and I should take care of His creation.
This isn't a change.This is just part of my hippie living. I love second hand shopping. It is an adventure every time I go! Things are so cheap! The majority of my clothes are resale. Also my home furnishing. I'll have to post some of my favorite finds. People get rid of some of the best stuff- especially in Frisco, TX.
I'm a hippie. Next I'll have dreadlocks and wear tevas...
1. I love tevas... They are so comfortable.
2. I don't brush my hair. It takes the curl out. I just run my fingers through it, gel it and go. But, I have been known to get a dreadlock. The worst part is when I show up for a hair appointment and my stylist finds it before I do!! I can usually brush them out...
If I could emphasis just one of these things, It would be to clean up your diet! Veggies are delicious and so good for you!
I'd love to hear your hippie tips!